joker's always wild
but I just can't smile without you
Emi could only hope for the handsome guy in the black and burgundy suit to play along with her banter, and the provocative smile that she wore only grew as he certainly delivered on that. She was hoping to get that reaction out of him! Oof. That scowl was everything though; it practically fueled her to bother the grumpy version of Pom Pom all the more. How could she stop when that delectable man with a spoonful of cake was scowling like that? He was practically asking for it!
"Only me and cake.”
"PAHAHAHA! Nice one!" Emi burst into a laugh at his teasing retort. She hadn't thought of that as a response! He was so quick and clever with his commentaries. "You're so fun to tease!" She boldly complimented with a grin.
“Not for too long, hopefully,”
"Pfft! Long enough for me, handsome!" Emi flirtatiously teased him with a giggle that she failed to stifle with a bite of her lower lip as she glimpsed down at his pants, a playful innuendo that caused a salacious smile to curve along her lips while trying to get a reaction out of him. Yep. That's what she said. Ah, Emi would've said as much when she returned her gaze back into his blue eyes at eye level, but the next thing he said caught her off guard and the perverted joke she had thought of never escaped her parted lips.
“Though if you keep looking at me like that I might just– What…?”
Emi slowly blinked her large green orbs wide as a tiny blush began to flush across her cheeks. Whoa. Wait. What?! Was he actually flirting with her back?! Shocked and caught off guard, Emi parted her lips and failed to come up with anything in response; no pick up line, not even a joke. Life seemed to throw a joke at her face all by itself though when the guy that spoke to his food stood up and moved closer to them JUST as she was about to be finally be flirted with in return. There was no time to dwell on that though, for Emi blinked several times in shock upon seeing what the man was doing with gravy that looked like he was eating - eww! A wry, confused smile formed on her face as Emi crinkled her small nose and glimpsed over at the grumpy version of Pom Pom to see his reaction to that. Given how she did things for a reaction, she could tell that this guy was trying to do the same to the red-head. Is this what teasing for a reaction looked like from the outside? Huh..weird.
“I assure you that I am well-versed in the art of eating. I am used to quite a few different cultures of cuisine, as am I able to order in various languages. Anyone is more than welcome to test it out at any time. Even those with a great personality."
The more he spoke so highly of himself, the more the wry smile remained. She was fine with being confident in your abilities, but she really disliked braggarts. It was the reason she greatly disliked certain Gaiyans, specifically elves. Wow. How many languages did it take to order that cucumber up his butt? Unfortunately, she couldn't muster any response. That joke that popped in her head sounded gross because she instantly thought of what he did to the gravy. She never thought she'd admit this, but her mental joke actually made her visibly cringe considering how cringy some of her bad jokes were to get that cringy response. Yep. Butt jokes were officially ruined for her. At least until she could get that image out of her head, which she was sure alcohol would help with.
“I think both the lady here and I are good. Thanks,”
A blush flushed across her cheeks when the red-head gave her bare shoulder a light squeeze as he spoke up in their defense and she glimpsed over at the blue eyed red head in shock. Emi had been so astounded by this entire mind-numbing scenario that she hadn't even considered what to actually say as her response. She was usually the one that was quick to defend people, but she'd been thrown off by both of their responses towards her. It didn't even occur to Emi how long she had been quiet for, but anyone that knew her would say that it was uncharacteristically long. It took her a solid minute after he said those words of comfort, which made her smile, until the end threw her off again. "..Huh?" Emi muttered stupidly with a quizzical look when he somehow knew her name. Honestly, that was all she would've been saying this entire time. She was only too thankful that it was only once out loud. Oh yeah the name tag! Duh. Emi tossed a quick glimpse down at her name tag centered on her chest of her striped burgundy dress, then a playful smirk returned on one side of her face again. Definitely looked at her boobs to find out her name, hm? She knew she put her name tag on the right spot! "Oh, um...pfft! Don't worry about it!" Emi waved it off with a smile. "He's so nasty, that when he's asked in a various languages to take out the trash, he has to leave the room! Pfft!" Emi muffled her mouth with her own hand to stifle a giggle. Alright Emi was a little petty there with her unapologetic joke made at his expense, but he pretty much killed the mood AND her one chance to being flirted with. Sigh. Probably didn't help that he looked like nobility. Even though appearance shouldn't matter for the thief that literally stole this dress, the way he bragged about how cultured he was while he wore that outfit was enough to remind her about how nobles act. She greatly disliked nobles. They only made her wanna mess with them more.
Turning her attention to her food, Emi chose to eat from her plate of food out of frustration. Just because he made her crave it, Emi chose to go for the cake slice on her plate that she had previously served on the buffet. "Mm.. this is nice.." She mused after swallowing her piece, a comfortable smile forming on her face. Realizing how she might've sounded for someone dressed as a noble, Emi quickly added in a joking manner, "..I wouldn't say I'm well-versed, but I'd say this cake has a great personality!" She imitated the guy earlier with a giggle she was trying to stifle. Alright, alright, she was done teasing the other "noble" looking guy that left. In reality, Emi wasn't commenting on the food being nice. She was commenting on the fact that it was nice that she could actually sit down to eat without having to turn her head over her shoulder for anyone that wanted to capture her. Normally she had to just eat while on the run. "Thanks..by the way.." Emi finally said softly to the red head with a small smile of gratitude. She wasn't used to asking for help, but she'd provide the thanks when someone did back her up, especially when she had to acknowledge that she was completely speechless earlier.
"But if you think that was too much for you, then you might as well leave now.." Emi's voice uncharacteristically changed to a sultry tone with the sound of amusement in its timbre as she narrowed her eyebrows over her dark green eyes that flickered over to the red-head, a challenging smile sliding along her lips. It was the way her voice always sounded when she was mischievous or competitive. "It's single's night, after all!" She added, her voice slowly returning back to it's jovial tone again. "I have a feeling it's probably going to get a lot worse during the games.." She teased him playfully, while also giving him a fair warning that it was probably going to get raunchy or gross from here on out. If he wasn't into that, then he probably might as well go while he still had a chance. "And I dunno about you, but I'm set on beating the competition!" She remarked boldly with a clench of her fist, smirking at him. Her dark green eyes would be blazing with passionate fury if they could!
In an instant, the petite girl in the knee-high burgundy dress leaned on the counter again and raised an finger to signal the bartender and make her order of drinks, "Three Vyldka shots please!" Her competitive mode always ramped up whenever she had some alcohol in her. She grinned as soon as she saw the three shot glasses in front of her, then moved one of them over in front of the red-head. "Here you go! How about a shot of much-needed brain bleach?" Emi tossed him a wink as she joked about the alcoholic shot with a smile, hoping that he would forget about what just happened, especially given that the green-haired guy stared at him while doing it. It was probably way worse for this red-head than it was for her. Emi was always about teasing others and bothering the snot out of people, but she was always all about making them feel better in the end. Either way, she was taking her two shots, she could take a third if he didn't want it. Bottoms up. With that, Emi quickly tilted her head back and drank in the alcoholic contents of the two shots in front of her before placing the empty cups on the table in front of her with a grin. She was so pumped for the games!