Hawks chatted on about something as you listened quietly, your mind going 100 miles per hour trying to come up with a reason for Hawks to not walk you to your front door.
“I mean… I know where the spare key is.. I could just see if it’s there and go in? Then leave when he leaves?? But what if the house already sold to another family AND THEY’RE HOME?!”
Hawks continued with his story, watching you from the corner of his eye. He wanted to see if you would break and tell him you had moved house.
When he had come to your rescue that day he had seen you come out of the apartments but by the time he got to you, you were out the front gate and it looked like you had just been bailed up by the cocky removal guy as you walked past.
Because you hadn’t said anything to him about moving house, he figured that you didn’t want him to know about it so he pretended he didn’t. He just guessed it had something to do with your father and considering that he wasn’t supposed to know anything about him and the whole quirk thing- he kept his mouth shut.
He also wanted to test where he stood on your trust scale… and so far he felt like your trust of him was very low… which he understood completely considering what your dad had drilled into you from a very young age.
He had been impressed with how well you had kept your mouth shut up to this point but you were about to come undone now.
As you got closer to your old place you started to slow down.
“You ok?” Hawks asked when he noticed the pace had dropped.
“Hawks…” you said softly, not looking at him. “I…I need to tell you something…”
“What is it chicken?” He asked tenderly.
“We…we moved house… my mum and I…”
“Oh? You did? Why didn’t you say so?” Hawks asked with a gentle smile.
“You don’t trust me, Y/N?” He asked and you looked up at him sympathetically.
He had a neutral look on his face, didn’t seem particularly hurt by the fact that you hadn’t confided in him about moving but you still felt bad.
“No it’s not that… it’s…”
You dropped your gaze again.
“Yes?” He asked, tilting his head to the side curiously.
“We needed to get away from… sad memories…” you said softly. “Oops almost said BAD memories.”
Just then he put a hand on your arm and you looked up up at him again.
“I wouldn’t go any further towards your house if I were you anyway.” He said lowly.
“W-what do you mean?” You asked, looking around.
“Y/N was you dad in trouble or something? Is that why he left?” Hawks probed. He knew the truth but he wanted to see how much you would tell him.
“I…I don’t know…” you lied. “Why?”
“Because there are some people staking out your old house…” Hawks said as he looked up from you and down the road in the direction of the house.
“How do you know that?!” You said in surprise.
“Feathers, babe.” He said, still looking off in the distance.
“They’re talking about you. They said your name.”
“You can hear them?!” You gasped in shock.
He nodded, still listening.
“It’s not safe here, come back to my place.” He said.
“N-no wait, come to mine… come for dinner.” You blurted out. “Mum has plenty of food.”
“You sure?” He asked looking back at you.
“Y-yes… I trust you…she would like to see you again too.” You said with a smile.
“Ok, which street are you on? I’ll fly us there.” He said taking your hand and pulling you against himself.
“Uh…uh… succma street.” You mumbled into his chest, grateful he couldn’t see your blush.
“Oh yeah I know the one, got a ball court at one end.” He said casually as he spread his wings. “Don’t scream now.” He said with a chuckle as he shot up into the air.
You clamped your mouth shut and grabbed onto Hawks with all your strength. He held you close as he flew quickly to your street.
“Ok here we are.” He said as he alighted half way along the road.
You let go of him and tried to take a shaky step back but your knees went weak and you buckled slightly.
“Woah there, drunken miss.” Hawks laughed, “here, hold onto my arm.” He said, extending his arm out for you to hold onto.
You held on and pointed a shaky finger down the street to the block of apartments.
“That’s where we are.” You whispered, still focusing on trying not to pass out.
He smiled and you both walked down the road to your place.
You were feeling better by the time you reached your apartment and pulled your keys out of your pocket and placed it in the lock.
You let go of Hawks arm and placed your finger to your lips deviously in a ‘shh’ sign to indicate to him to stay silent.
He smirked and pretended to zip his mouth closed as you unlocked the door and led him inside.
You took his hand and walked him to the kitchen, sneaking through the door.
Your mum had her back to you as you entered and you quickly sat Hawks down in a chair at the table with a smile then turned to your mum.
I’m back.” You said suddenly and your mum jumped and spun around.
“Y/N!” She gasped, then she saw Hawks sitting casually in the chair at the table with a bright smile on his face and she nearly passed out. “OH MY HAT! HAWKS!” She cried, slapping her hands to her cheeks in surprise.
You laughed and Hawks looked happily from you to your mum.
“Hey Mrs L/N,” he said with a chuckle as he got up and walked over to her. “Forgive me for intruding like this.”
“Oh not at all Hawks! To what do we owe the pleasure?” She gushed as he bent his head to the side and kissed her cheek in greeting.
You were gobsmacked.
“THIS SMOOTH MOTHER TRUCKER!”
“I bumped into Y/N at the shops and she invited me back.” He said to your mum with a smile, “I hope that’s ok?”
“Wow… he just effortlessly glossed over that whole other bit in there.” You thought with a chuckle.
“Not at all!” Your mum said emphatically, “we have plenty of food! I’m making Y/N’s favourite tonight.”
“Are you?” He asked eagerly, “I’d love to try some of her favourite dish.”
He looked over at you and winked.
“My!” Your mum gushed again. “You seem very familiar with my daughter.”
“Well we do see each other at work.” He said with an endearing smile. “So I’ve gotten to know her over the past few months, she’s a beautiful girl Mrs L/N, you’ve raised her well.” He complimented.
“I’m right here guys.” You deadpanned from the doorway.
“She’s good fun too.”
Your mum was overjoyed and you could almost see the wedding bells in her eyes.
You groaned and covered your face.
Your mum and Hawks chuckled together.
“I cannot deal with these two!”
After dinner Hawks offered to help with the dishes but your mum refused.
“We have a dishwasher Hawks it doesn’t take long to load.” She said with a chuckle. “Please don’t rush home now that we’ve finished dinner. You and Y/N spend some time together.” She added with a devious smile and a twinkle in her eye.
“Ok, if you insist Mrs L/N.” He said, smiling at you as he stood up. “I’ll at least carry the plates to the sink for you.”
“Oh thank you.” Your mum said gratefully.