Naya thinks about it for a bit, “Favorite part of Hawaii? Most definitely the water or something.” She got to experience paddle boating, kayaking, scuba diving, and dolphin diving. She couldn’t wait to go out on more water adventures. “It’s just so calm and relaxing at one point, then crazy and wild in a few minutes. I am definitely a water sports fan now.” Naya smiles at him, “And also the fact that it brought us together. I love that part too.”
He smiled, happy she felt the same way. He was just about to say something to her when their waitress came back with their food. She set their plates down in front of both of them and asked them if there was anything else she could get for them. He shook his head no and thanked her before she walked away.
He picked up his fork and played with his pasta, mulling it over it’s self. He twisted a bit of it around his fork and brought it to his mouth, chewing and swallowing. He put his fork down and took a drink of his water, setting it down. “It’s also just really nice to not have to worry about anything out here. It’s relaxing and the change of scenery is refreshing in it’s own.” He ate a little bit more of the pasta, chewing and swallowing.
Naya had to admit, she was a jealous from the waitress flirting. She hands the menu to the waitress and she leaves. Naya blushes again when Grant winks. How did he do this to her?
“Well, either one is fine with me.” she says with a smile. “As long as I’m with you, I’ll be the happiest girl alive.” Naya realizes she said that aloud and covers her mouth quickly. “Forget I said that…” she mumbles, messing with her water glass.
He grins widely at her when she covers her mouth and mumbles and he almost blushes himself, taking a drink of his own water and looking over at her. “Well,” He says, setting the glass back down on the table in front of him. “I’m glad. And ditto.” He licks his lips and looks around the restaurant, his eyes not resting on anything in particular.
He turns back to Naya and takes another quick sip of his water, setting it back down quickly. “So,” He starts, raising an eyebrow and putting his elbows on the table. “Favorite part of Hawaii so far- go.” He says, smirking. “Mine’s probably being so close to the beach, you know? I love it.” His eyes light up. He loves the beach. A lot. Not even just the swimming component of it, he just loved the saltwater and the way the sun looked there when it rose and the big rocks you could sit on and just take in everything. “Also this.” He said, making eye contact with her. “Pretty content right now.”
Naya smiles widely, “A water also.” she tells the waitress who was shamelessly flirting with Grant. Naya didn’t mind though, it just tested Grant to see if he was loyal and faithful, which she sure he was. “Alright then, I’ll take your word on it and have that too.”
Naya continues taking in the scenery of the restaurant, but her eyes always went back to Grant. She blushes a bit when she realizes she’s been staring with her mouth parted, a little too long. She messes with her napkin in her lap, trying to busy herself. “So what movie are we watching after?”
He thanked the waitress and gave her their orders, handing her his menu and giving her a small, polite smile before turning back to Naya and giving her a genuine one. The waitress was being a little too friendly with him and he fought the urge to furrow his eyebrows at her a little. He shrugged a little and looked around again at the restaurant.
It was as nice as he remembered it and that made him happy. And he wasn’t lying about the food- it was delicious last time and he had good hopes it would be tonight. He looked back at Naya who was looking at him, her mouth open slightly. He catches her eyes and winks, and laughs a little when she realizes she was staring and blushes. He laughs again to himself when she looks down and then back up at him.
"Well, we can either go and see a movie, as there’s a movie theater within walking distance as well, or we can go back to my room and watch a movie on demand there. Either one is fine with me," He replies, smiling.
Naya laughs, “Seriously? You haven’t heard the word before? I am shocked.” then she blushes slightly, “Really? I guess, but there are people who are more wonderful than me.”
She was glad Grant was enjoying the time with her. Naya was afraid that she was too boring or something along the lines of that, “Im having a wonderful time with you as well.” she says with a smile.
Nays shakes her head in amusement when Grant opens the door for her. Guys never did that for her before. The hostess leads them to a secluded table in the restaurant and she looks around, it was beautifully decorated. Grant pulls out her chair for her and Naya sits down. She looks at the menu, she could feel every pair of eyes on them from those in the restaurant but she ignores them. Naya wanted nothing to ruin her date with Grant tonight. “What do you recommend?” she asks him.
He walks to the table with her and pulls out her chair for her, always being a gentleman. He really couldn’t help it to be honest, it was just how he was raised. He was always polite to people, whenever he could be. He sat down in the chair opposite hers and pulled at his napkin, placing it on his lap. He looked around a little, his eyes flicking around. He noticed people looking, mostly at Naya, but he brushed it off and looked back at her, smiling a little.
"Well," He said, exhaling and opening his menu. He held it out in front of him, surveying. "The last time I was here, I came with my family a couple years ago. and I got the crab pasta alfredo. And that was delicious, and probably what I’ll get again." He said, smiling and putting down his menu.
A waitress came over to their table and introduced herself nicely as Leah, and then asked what they wanted to drink. He smiled and said “I’d just like a water, please.”
Naya could hardly contain her happiness. She loved every passing moment that she was with Grant. “Azure huh? I’m positive I’ve heard it somewhere, or I’m just being crazy.” she says with a laugh. They hold hands and walk down the streets of Hawaii, Naya grinning the whole time. “Has anyone told you how adorksable you are?” Naya asks Grant, turning to him with a smile. “I don’t know how you do it, is there like some secret class you go to? Are you just naturally like that?” She laughs at the ridiculousness of her question, “Never mind.. I’m just really happy right now.”
He smiled at her and turned his head, catching her eyes. “Adorksable?” He asked, laughing. “I don’t know if I’ve ever heard that word before. Actually, I’m pretty sure you just made that up.” He squeezed her hand a little and looked ahead of him. “And no, I don’t go to any classes. I promise. Wouldn’t be surprised if you did though. You’re pretty wonderful, you know that?” He asked, tilting his head slightly. He shuffled along with her, the air cool and the atmosphere nice.
"And I’m really happy as well. Just, being here." He mused, his voice light. "With you." He added, looking down in front of her before shooting another glance her way. "I really am."
It was nice, just walking with her. The scenery was beautiful and everything was relaxed. They were almost to the restaurant and he led her across a small street and to a small restaurant. He held open the door for her, it was always nice to be polite, right? He walked in after him and went to the hostess, smiling and saying “Reservation for ‘Gustin,’ please.”
Naya blushes at the way Grant looks at her. She never thought twice about it when other guys did it, but Grant wasn’t like other guys. She nods and closes the door, walking with him. Naya could feel the knot in her stomach unraveling as she spent more time with him. She was really looking forward to tonight.
They wait in the elevator and when they reach the lobby, she casually reaches for his hand and interlocks their fingers. They walk hand in hand outside, “So, where are you taking me?” Naya asks with a smile. She didn’t really care though, as long as she was by his side.
He smiles when she reaches for his hand and intertwines their fingers. He looks down ad their hands and looks at them for a second, smile growing a little. He looks up and continues to walk with her hand in hand. When they get outside he welcomes the cool air the sunset brought with it. He looked up at Naya when she asked where they were going.
"A place called ‘Azure’" He answered, looking back in front of him. "It’s a nice restaurant and it’s within walking distance." He squeezed her hand slightly and walked on a bath next to the street, taking in everything around him. The restaurant wasn’t that far away, but it would be a good ten-minute walk. He was very content being in Hawaii, going on his first date in a while, to be honest, with Naya. They continued walking, passing by people every now and then.
Naya franctically runs around, getting ready. She was so nervous, butterflies in her stomach and everything. It had been a long time since she had been on a real date. Sure, she had small ones just for fun, but this was real. Naya slips into one of her casual dresses, some flats, and puts her hair in a half up-do, skipping the makeup.
She hears a knock on her door and shouts, “Coming!” before quickly grabbing her clutch. Naya turns off the lights in her rooms and opens the door. She smiles at how handsome and adorable Grant looked. I mean seriously? How was she so lucky to get the full package: witty, smart, funny, charming, kind, dorky, adorable, and handsome. “Hey handsome.” she says with a wider smile.
He grinned back at her, sort of set back at how pretty she looked. He could tell she wasn’t wearing any make-up, which made him silently laugh to himself. She didn’t need make-up, she was naturally gorgeous.
"Hey." He said,leaning in and kissing her on the cheek. He leaned back and smiled at her again. "You look beautiful." He said, tilting his head a little. "Are you ready to go?" He asked, motioning behind him. He walked out into the hallway and waited for her to close her door before beginning to walk down to the hallway to the elevator. As he walked side by side with her, he slightly thought about how he was still kind of nervous, but less now. He was more happy to be with her.
They got to the elevator and he pressed the down arrow button and waited for the elevator. It dinged and opened, an he walked in, pressing the lobby button.
Grant looked in his mirror and let out a breath, playing with his hair. It was kind of still on his forehead but he really couldn’t help it at that point. He brushed his teeth quickly and smoothed out his button up shirt he had on, looking at himself again in the mirror. He decided he looked fine and gave himself a nod of approval. He was kind of nervous. He knew he shouldn’t be, but he couldn’t help it. He always got kind of nervous before he went on a date, he didn’t want to screw anything up.
He gave himself one last smile before he walked out of the bathroom, flicking the lights off behind him. He walked into his hotel room’s main room and looked around, thinking whether or not he had to bring anything. He turned off the TV he had been watching before and ran his hand through his hair out of habit one more time before grabbing his roomkey and walking out his door. He walked a little ways down the hallway before he got to Naya’s. He raised his hand and knocked on the door three times, smiling.