You caught her crying in the bedroom, curled up on her side when you came out the bathroom. Her tail was wrapped around herself and she was shaking like a leaf.
So of course, you were worried.
“Lili? Are you okay?” You called out, still toweling your hair dry from the shower you just took.
She froze hearing you call out to her, her sniffling pausing. You walked over to her, sitting on the opposite side of the bed.
“Lili, what’s wrong?”
She sat up, her hair caught on her horns. She looked over her shoulder at you, her eyes a little puffy.
“I’m… I’m-” she cut herself off with a sob and you reached for her, wrapping her up in a tight hug. You gently rocked her back and forth in your lap, running your fingers through her soft, red hair.
“Shhh… It’s okay. Tell me what’s wrong.” You encouraged her, her crying slowing considerably.
“I’m afraid you think I…” She paused, rubbing at her eyes again. “I’m afraid you think I mainly use you for… For…”
You caught on fairly quickly and it pulled on your heartstrings.
“Lilith, hun, I don’t.”
The tenseness in her body seemed to fade slightly. She looked up at you, eyes still tearfilled.
“But,” she started. “But it’s how- We-”
You sighed, pressing a soft kiss next to her horn where you knew her scalp was a bit more tender.
You thought back briefly to when you met.
You’d gone out with friends to have a few drinks and catch up when you met her. You’d flirted and exchanged numbers and met up the next day.
It had ended in a romp back at her place. This had repeated itself a few times and you two because friends with benefits. And now here you were, holding her, fresh out the shower after one of your meetups.
You were kinda taken aback by how stern she suddenly sounded. You held up one of your hands in mock defeat as the other one still held her.
She sat up in your lap, straddling it.
“I don’t want you to think I just want sex. Cause I want more.” She said, her voice a little shaky. She put her hands on your cheeks, looking at you with something of determination in her eyes. “I… I freaking love you.”
Your eyes went a little wider, a blush spreading on your face.
“I want you to know that. I want us to be more than friends with benefits. I want… I want to be your girlfriend.”
She opened her mouth to say more but you cut her off with a kiss, wrapping your arms around her waist. You felt her tense up in your arms before she melted into the kiss. You only parted when breath became a real necessity.
“Lili you,… You nerd.” You said, laughing a little breathlessly. “I love you too.”