They looked around when Ghastly cleared his throat, and watched him touch the tattoos on his collarbones. Clear skin flowed over his scars, and he walked awkwardly up to Tanith. “Um,” he said to her. “Don’t die.”
“OK,” Tanith said.
“When this is over,” he continued, “I’m going to make you dinner. You don’t have to like it, and you don’t have to eat it, and I suppose you don’t even have to be there, but… But that’s what I’m going to do.”
Tanith frowned. “Are you asking me on a date?”
“I think so, yes. Will you have dinner with me?”
Tanith smiled the most beautiful smile. “I’d love to,” she said. She laid a hand on his chest, tapped her fingers on his collarbones, and the clear skin retracted. Once his scars were revealed, Tanith kissed him, once, on the lips. “I like steak,” she said. “Can’t go wrong with steak.”
“Steak it is,” he murmured.
He stepped away, and Valkyrie grinned at Tanith.
“Oh, good God,” China said, rolling her eyes. “I do hope the Remnants kill me first.”
*Sniffle* ALL OF THE AWARDS, YOU TWO. ALL OF THE AWARDS.