bolin was a mix of excited and nervous for his little date with rin tonight. the two of them have really hit off since they met and it was a rare thing when the two didn’t at least grab a quick hot cocoa together if they couldn’t hang out very long due to bolin’s line of work. for those longer days, bolin would often walk with rin around town to all the places he has found while living there. even the ones rin has seen; she seemed happy to see it again with bolin. of course, bolin felt the same way. it was like he was seeing something with fresh eyes whenever he was around rin. and there was these feelings that bolin had inside that only got deeper and deeper with each passing second. he was almost certain that rin felt the same way. she just looked at him like no one else had before, and it was that look
. it was more than just thinking bolin was attractive...it was like she appreciated every part of him, even the negative parts. bolin also did the same, he felt the entire person of rin was amazing; not just her obvious inner and outer beauty. bolin had never felt this way in his life; he had never felt as complete
as he did around rin.
honestly, it was a little frightening even for someone who was used to relying on someone else for everything. this was an entirely different situation then what bolin has been through with mako though. there was also the fact that as much as he loved mako, bolin could go on if his older brother left this world or decided he didn’t want anything to do with him. of course, it would hurt and it would take a long time to heal in either instance...but with rin...it was so much more. it is hard to pinpoint but the closest bolin could think is that being around rin felt like he was finally around apart of himself that he could not go on without. it was intense to say the least. but as scary as the possibility of losing that part of himself was; he wasn’t about to continue on with not at least trying to make them become a thing. tonight would be the perfect chance to make the leap too. tonight, bolin was taking rin to the winter gala that was being held in vesper. there would be dancing, twinkling lights and bolin brought some mistletoe incase there wasn’t any strung about. perhaps it was a little cheesy...but at the same time, it was too good to pass up.
bolin was somehow able to tame his hair and he wore the same suit he had at one of asami’s parties. it still fit, though he did wish he could afford something new. at the time it had been top of the line; given by asami herself. but it didn’t seem to fit in with some of the other suits he had seen in the windows of fancy department stores. “welp buddy, i think this is fine.” sadly, pabu would not be attending tonight because he could get lost. he pat the firefox’s head and gathered up a corsage he had gotten that fit the color scheme of rin’s dress. he hadn’t seen it, but rin had told him the colors. the two of them agreed to meet at the gala to make it more special and bolin was glad for the time to try and settle his nerves. when he arrived at the gala, he took a deep breath and clutched the corsage box close as he looked for his beautiful date. it was then that he saw her. his mouth dropped and a flush covered his cheeks. “wow.”
he breathed, realizing he looked a bit like an idiot with his mouth wide open. the earthbender shook his head and walked closer to her with a tender smile upon his face. “you look beautiful rin.” he opened the box that held her corsage and waited to place it on her wrist.