"You’re going to make me apologize, aren’t you?"
"Can’t a guy visit his on again, off again, one-of-us-disappears-for-months-at-a-time girlfriend without it being a whole thing?"
"It might have been less of a thing had you not done the spooky bat thing and found me in a random coffee shop, or, I don’t know, texted."
"I’m going to be entirely honest, on the list of people I was expecting to run into, you weren’t very high on it.”
(Look, I (k)no(w)? I’ve been gone a— Clint, what (t)he he(‘)ll happened?!)
It took more effort than he’d ever be willing to admit to keep from closing the door and walking back to the couch to ride off the rest of the buzz his pain killers had given him. He instead turned away from her, leaving the door ajar, and stumbled back to the cushion he’d planted his ass in for the past day. With a sigh, he collapsed back on the couch, staring at the television that rarely showed the character’s mouths close enough for him to pick out any dialogue.
"Awesome. Silent treatment. I guess I deserve that. Can I at least get a thumbs up to tell me you’re alright?"
Kate stood there awkwardly in the room that would have been silent if it weren’t for the television that was turned up unreasonably loud. Maybe he didn’t hear her over the noise…? She hadn’t been expecting him to take her in his arms and twirl her around to celebrate her return or anything, but this was weird even for Clint.
After a few more seconds of frustration, she marched over to him and waved a hand between him and the screen. “Earth. To. Clint. If you want me to leave, just say it.”
"Look, I know I’ve been gone a— Clint, what the hell happened?!"
"Stupid—- no good— idi— Excuse me! Girl trying to make an incredibly annoyed dramatic exit here!"
"… Right. Still don’t see how emoticons are necessary. You can tell just as much by tones."
"Said like a true emoji-less individual. You wouldn’t be saying that if you knew how much a dolphin really adds to a conversation."
I can make that happen. —But for future reference, you think way too cheap.
I’m new to this. I’m not exactly familiar with how people normally price their services…. Too late to up my number?