- Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:50 am
Henrietta grinned at his charming compliment tagged with his request and nodded. She wasn’t going to judge because she had seen many patrons take on the role of the designated driver. She grabbed one of the glasses and filled it with ice, fixing up their order. ”Coming right up.”
Kara was surprised at the amount of affection she was getting in a public setting. In the past she was never given this sort of attention so she appreciated this from her new boyfriend immensely—knowing this would generate questions from her employees as soon as they got the chance. Her husband was out of prison and as he was very much alive, it was a known fact that their divorce hadn’t yet dried. Her former relationship with Casey was all they’d ever known so seeing her with this new gentleman was definitely foreign territory. She returned the kiss with a contented hum and smiled as she pressed her forehead against his. He was so wonderful.
Henri and Seamus exchanged glances; they were both impressed by the rather vigorous display in the bar, but instead of voicing his thoughts about it, the blushing young Irish lad kept his mouth shut and let them be. Henri nodded with a smirk, knowing that was probably a good idea.
Jace's response to the word date was less volatile than she expected. It was actually civil and that in itself was simply wonderful, since she figured he would have grumbled and bitched about being 'among the annoying lot'. She clung to that bit of normalcy for dear life, and was glad things were working out with them enough to bring him into the city. “Well we won’t ever be normal, but this is…this is lovely.” She snuck another quick kiss and held him close. It was a nice thought, knowing that she could be this free with him, even in a public setting. She felt more like a girlfriend than a trophy, and actually being loved on as opposed to being distant. This felt so right, and she was so happy he decided to come out with her because she much preferred his company over venturing out alone. Not to mention, she'd dressed up pretty nice for an impromptu date; black leggings with a burgundy top, brown ankle boots and bronze jewelry to match.
But...Was Anne watching her? Did she see the exchange with Jace and the employees just now? Why was she there? “Yeah, I do.” She felt a bit of dread in the pit of her stomach. If Anne was here, and she was alone, it meant that something bad must have happened. Kara sighed. "Tsk... Well, I hate to work in the middle of our date, darling but I'm afraid this one is live. Now just remember that I’m no Phoenix. And I mean that in the same way you say you’ll end anyone who let’s the wolf out of the bag. She’s a friend of a friend, and that friend might be in danger. Understood?”
It was less on the nose and more in the way of code in case someone was listening. She didn’t have time, space or the means for muffliato, and found Jace might be able to follow better with everything spelled out this way. The fact that Anne worked behind the enemy line, Kara being a resistance fighter couldn’t come to light. A free woman or not, she was always a breath away from being thrown back into Az for one reason or another. She held that secret in the same regard of the Pack's demand for secrecy, and she needed him to do the same. “Come on, love. I know you’re at your quota for meeting new folks, but just one more tonight, it shouldn't take long.” she couldn't make any promises but if things went sideways she had to find some way to make it up to him since he came all the without there with her, after all.
After paying for her drink, Kara offered Jace the water he ordered and reached for his free hand. She squeezed it softly and if he let her, she led him through the crowd toward her usual booth, stopping at the end of the table with a worried smile. "Hey, Anne, it’s been a while, how are you?” it was a stupid question but it was at least a start. She could pick apart the details from here.
Kara didn't want to assume she would be invited into her own booth but she waited to be seated in case she wasn't the person Anne was looking for.