"Goddamn that was smooth," he replied with a grin, eyes practically twinkling as he scarfed down another bite. "Just throw me into bed already that was the smoothest remark I’ve ever heard in my entire life."
Then the Doctor paused, and smiled. “Thanks though. Don’t think I’m the best, because that’s obviously you, but thank you.”
"I know," she said smugly, dropping her fork on her plate and rubbing her face with her napkin. She then leaned back in her chair. "I am known to be incredibly smooth.” She practically reeked of sarcasm.
Then she dropped the self-satisfied look and smiled warmly at him. “And you are incorrect about me being the best, but I appreciate the thought.”
A smile danced across his face and then he sat back in his chair, still smiling at her. “So, how’s breakfast? Magnifique?”
"Just like you," she intoned, lifting more of the egg into her mouth. Then, even before she finished chewing, she added, "Fitting, seeing as you made it for me." She swallowed. “‘Cause you’re the best."
"Actually, no, I’m not just saying that," he replied, his voice light but very serious. He took a bite, swallowed, then: "You are impressive in every way possible."
She grinned down at her plate again and poked at her food. She was tempted to deny the compliment, because she didn’t quiiite agree, but she didn’t want to be rude.
"Thank you, sweetheart," she giggled quietly, still not meeting his eyes.
"Oh, so everything’s impressive?" he replied, raising an eyebrow. "Calm down on the compliments, there, or you might give me a complex."
A smirk spread across his face, but then, he added, “It’s not as if you’re not impressive, though. Because you are. Very impressive.”
She looked down at her plate and chuckled coyly as she stabbed another piece of egg with her fork.
"You’re just sayin’ that," she denied playfully, then stuck the food in her mouth. After a moment, she added, "Yoooou just can’t stand not returning a compliment when you get one.”
Trinity, Red Tailed Buzzard (Photo by layofautumn)
1. Greek mythology: a type of nymph (female spirit) who presided over fountains, wells, springs, streams, brooks and other bodies of fresh water.
2. Biology: the aquatic larva or nymph of a dragonfly, mayfly, or stonefly.
Etymology: Ancient Greek Ναϊάδες, Naiades, from νάειν, “to flow”, or νᾶμα, “running water”.
[Annie Stegg - Lilaia the Naiad]