Love your posts ~! :) Can you write something AU where Emma is a computer tech person and Regina is her neighbor and Regina ends up buying a computer (on purpose so she has an excuse to get Emma in her house) and may a relentlessly flirty Regina and hopelessly shy computer nerd Emma antics ensue ? :D
Thanks for the prompt :)
“You are ridiculous and hopeless,” Regina rants at her reflection before resuming pacing around her apartment.
She bought a new computer.
She didn’t need one. In fact her laptop was only three months old…but her next door neighbour is…utterly incredible and cute and god it’s driven Regina crazy. What started as a crush is now a full-blown infatuation and Regina needed an excuse to talk to Emma.
She knows she could have just knocked on the door and talked…but at least this way she has got an ice-breaker.
“Just go knock on the door,” Regina mutters sternly to herself before walking confidently to the door next to hers and knocks. When Emma opens the door, with her hair in a ponytail plait and wearing her glasses, Regina’s confidence disappears, replaced by an utterly dumbstruck feeling.
“Are you okay?” Emma asks worriedly after a few moments of silence.
Regina curses realising she must have just been staring and gaping like an idiot. “I…uh…I bought a new computer and I know you’re good with computers so I was hoping you could help me set it up?”
“Sure,” Emma replies, “I’ll come on over.”
Regina grins goofily before heading back to her own place relieved when Emma follows. Emma spots the computer immediately dropping down onto the sofa and reaching for it so she can get to work.
Regina smiles closing the door before sitting as close to Emma as she can get, “How does it look?”
“State of the art,” Emma gushes, “I love a new computer. Okay…so how much of a set-up do you need? Can you turn it on?”
“You can turn me on,” Regina says without thinking. As soon as the words slip out she blushes and groans internally.
Emma goes beet-red at the flirty comment before fumbling clumsily with the computer to press the on button, “I…um…yeah.” She’s noticed her neighbour, of course she has, but she’s never dared speak to her before. Regina’s beautiful, confident, smart and graceful - and Emma couldn’t imagine any universe, outside of dreams, wherein Regina would be interested in her.
“So…is this a hard job?”
“No, this is quite easy…setting up a personal laptop shouldn’t take too long.”
“So you have plenty of free time to spend with…”
Emma shrugs, “My cat mostly. His name is Henry.”
“Nice name,” Regina replies before leaning in close to Emma so she can look at what the blonde is doing, “Does the cat mind your going out?”
Emma blushes again as she feels Regina’s arm and chest flush against her side. She hastily runs her hand through her hair as she stammers, “Um…I…so long as he gets leftovers…he’s okay.”
“I’m not opposed to bringing a cat leftovers.”
“Oh that’s sweet of you but you don’t have to bring my cat food.”
Regina sighs as Emma is clearly not getting what she means, “Can I bring you food?”
Emma frowns curiously before turning to face Regina, her cheeks reddening impossibly further as she finds herself within breathing, and kissing, distance of the brunette. “Huh?”
Regina sighs once more deciding to give up on the clunky flirting that has never been her forte, instead she’ll just have to go direct, “Would you like to go to dinner with me? On a date?”
“But you’re….you…and I’m…well I’m me.”
Regina frowns, “What’s that supposed to mean?”
Emma shrugs, “Well you’re amazing and hot and I’m…well I’m just a computer geek.”
“An incredibly cute computer geek with an infectious smile,” Regina corrects, “And I like you.”
“Emma I bought my laptop three months ago.”
“So why’d you get a new one?”
Regina blushes this time, “So I had a reason to invite you over.”
At that Emma laughs softly before replying, “In that case, I’ll pay for dinner.”