“Hold still. It will never be right if you keep wiggling everywhere.”
Normally, Jade was not one to fuss too much over how well others kept up their appearances. It was none of his concern, after all. However, if Saphir was going to attempt looking nice for an evening, there was no sense in letting him ruin it with something so simple as a crooked tie.
Before there could be any protest, Jade’s hands were at Saphir’s neck, swiftly adjusting the strip of cloth into a fresh knot. He paused a moment, leaning back slightly to make certain it was straight, before pushing the knot upward, tightening the tie. Perhaps a little too tight.
Withdrawing his hands again, he briefly seemed to look Saphir over again; distracted enough to brush a bit of hair from in front of his glasses before he could catch himself. He did, however, once it was tucked behind an ear, and wasted no time in removing his hands once more.
“There. Maybe now someone might be fooled into taking you seriously.”