She and Nameless decided to go to the bar at the base of her old building, since it was so close to where he was staying. She assumed incorrectly that they had a good beer menu, and he decided to order a cocktail when he realized she'd been wrong.
After arguing about Marvel movies, who was the best Batman, Why a movie was a best Batman, the differences between "masculine" and "feminine" and him bullshitting with the bartender, he asked her if she wanted another drink. She declined, again stating that at some point she was going to need to drive home. He was again disappointed that she wasn't staying, and she told him with all the last minute she didn't have time to prepare.
He had one last beverage, she enjoyed her water, and then they walked back to the hotel. The evening had been so wonderfully nice; good food, good conversation, great drinks. He listened to her, respected her opinions, but was able to debate and throw down when need be. Even though their hang out sessions had been rare, they had finally maintained an ease. She leaned into his towering 6' 2" frame as they got into the elevator, and he maintained the closeness. She wasn't used to someone not pulling away, emotionally or physically.
She checked out the view, which was just her old view but closer to the ground. They were suddenly kissing, the act was so fluid she didn't even remember it starting. It felt so familiar and warm, as if they had been doing this all along.
Emotionally and physically they both knew where the other one stood. He would only be in town occasionally, the worry of any sort of relationship was alleviated by the fact that he no longer lived in town. It was the perfect casual encounter. He was attentive both before, during, and after. It was exciting, wonderful, and she felt like her heart was also in a safe place.
When she said she should be heading home, he again chided her for not packing a bag, then walked her out to the corner where her car was parked. He gave her a quick kiss goodbye, and she road the high for a long while. They tried to meet up again the same week but the schedule didn't work out, so she said to just let her know a week beforehand in the future so she could clear her schedule.
Then the radio silence started up again, but she didn't mind at all.