(I wish I knew how to insert break from my phone, sorry for the dash invasion!) “And so the truth came out!” Iroh was already pretty sure that she was love struck to some degree, however, he had been wondering if she would ever speak up about her health. The question now, was how to not spill it and embarrass her. “I should have noticed it sooner. Your cheeks are just naturally rosy, aren’t they? Anyway, my offer still stands. The night is still young though and I was hoping you’d be able to repay me by playing a few songs on your instrument. That is an instrument, right? The case sort of gives it away.” As he finished the sentence, the cab driver swerved to their stop, waiting for the General to pay up. After a quick exchange of words and currency, Iroh exited the car and lead the young lady to his room. The ride itself wasn’t as expensive as he thought it would be.
A small giggle sounded from the sable-tressed girl as she listened to him, glad that he hadn’t bothered to point out her more than obvious fondness for him. If he had then she may as well have hidden her face to keep the blush hidden from there on out, but he hadn’t; and so she remained. His questions only made her relax that much more as she nodded quietly at his observation; infatuated or not, her cheeks were always at the least a shade of lively pink, that was a given.
She perked up at the suggestion of playing a song in return for staying the night at his house. Was that all she needed to do? In all honesty, she felt bad; there must be something else she could do, since simply playing seemed like doing too little in return. Though if that was what he wanted, so be it; Xiao-Mao would be sure to offer him the best performance she’d ever given. After all, she loved to play and was good enough already; perhaps playing for him wouldn’t be so bad?
Exiting the car, she held the guzheng case close to herself and smiled, nodding and giving the general a bright smile as mint-green met with striking amber. “I’ll play whatever you want me to on my guzheng, General~!”