Ryder Lewis and Coco Vane discussing asking Lola out // January 18th 2050
Ryder wasn’t really paying that much attention to where he was going, between his homework thoughts, the letter from Brayden and Lola, his head was all over the place. Letting his legs carrying him wherever he soon found himself walking towards the great hall lost in thought.
“Could you walk any slower I swear I just saw a turtle pass you.” Came Coco’s voice from the side of him making Ryder jump. He turned to look at Coco who was standing up against the wall smirking at him.
“Geez you scared me.” He replied letting out a shaking breath as Coco frown at him the smirk disappearing from her face.
“Wow you‘re really jumpy today” She said kicking herself off the wall swaggering towards him, before coming to a holt. “Let me guess thinking about Lola?” she grinned.
Ryder resisted the urge to roll his eyes at her by looking away and avoiding the question that was so obviously written all over this face. His step father’s advice was pretty much straight to the point “ask her out” which had pretty much been what Coco’s advice had been. Neither had been much help at all and he definitely was not going to ask his Mum for help because he knew all she would do was make a giant deal out of the whole thing. It would involve a lot of fussing and “oh his first girlfriend” Ryder did not under any circumstances want to be dealing with that embarrassment.
“RYDER!” Ryder jumped again and looked back at Coco slightly dazed, aware he had zoned out on her. “Oh good grief” She snapped before grabbing his arm and dragging him into the hall. “Before you ask she isn’t in here I already checked”
Ryder yanked his arm out of Cocos grip and frowned at her slightly confused “What do you mean you already checked?” Coco’s expression went from aggravated to slight panic in seconds.
“Oh no reason” She replied feigning the best innocents she could muster. Ryder raised an eyebrow at her. “Well I was going to sit down and talk to her about stuff….”She trailed off avoiding his eyes.
“What kind of… Stuff would that be?” Ryder asked her crossing his arms with amused look on his face at the fact he knew she was lying for all it was worth but had decided to play the game anyway.
“Oh you know girly stuff like… clothes” Coco replied clicking her fingers and pointing at him somewhat triumphantly.
“I know what you’re doing” Ryder smirked back at her although he looked completely confident on the outside he was panicking on the inside.
“What am I doing?” Coco asked suddenly confused.
“How did my Mum and your Uncle get together” He asked still smirking watching as Coco now really looked confused.
“My Mum set them up….” Coco now looked panicked and went to turn and run, before Ryder grabbed her arm.
“Not so fast, you have already pulled enough schemes with Lola and I so what are you planning now?”
“Well at least my schemes are better than your attempt to wow her with your a dismal Quidditch skills. It was rather entertaining though to watch” Coco laughed as Ryder’s eyes narrowed at her. Coco sighed before crossing her arms “You like her correct? Just ask her out”
Ryder’s eyes diverted to back around the room before they fell on Flynn who was sitting next to some girl at the Hufflepuff table. “It’s not that easy Coco”
“Sure it is, walk up and just ask her out”
“How many boys have you asked out hmm?” Coco’s blushed slightly and looked away.
“None” She mumbled. Ryder normally would have taken a swipe at that but suddenly his heart wasn’t in it.
“Doesn’t feel so good does it” Coco shook her head before there was silence between the both of them.
“Well at least Flynn can get a date I mean look at him” Coco said pointing towards Flynn who was now giggling with a girl who looked completely smitten with him. “If he can ask someone out you can” Coco snapped, her mood suddenly back to the idea of scheming and Ryder knew he wasn’t going to get out of this alive.
Ryder knew he had to ask Lola out eventually even if it did mean facing rejection, he just didn’t think he could muster up the words to ask her without sounding like a stuttering idoit.
“Oh look there she is” Coco said snapping Ryder out of his thoughts for the third time today. He looked over to see her walking closer to them.
“Now is your chance before someone else gets in” Coco said excited but before he could retort to it, she had pushed him out in front of Lola. He stumbled for his balance before blushing as he came to his full height to look at her. His heart pounding a million miles a minute was he really about to do this………