Ash heard Johnny shift a bit, somehow terrified he’d flee. Before she realized what had occurred, she was on her feet. Standing, she faced the gorilla who stood rather awkwardly at the doorway; his large hands still a bit proffered as if still holding the case. Her body moving of its own accord, she grabbed onto one of his hands in some desperate attempt to keep him here.
For whatever reason, she really wasn’t sure.
Perhaps enough time for her heavy tongue to begin working again so she could at the very least utter some form of thanks. Johnny’s fingers slightly twitched under her own when she ended up grabbing his index and middle finger in her tiny fist.
“Thank you.” Ash managed to mutter out; the gratefulness echoing through her quiet voice and it seemingly calmed any confusion on his part.
Johnny looked a bit shocked at her voice at first; not speaking as his face fell for a moment to look at their conjoined hands for a split second before his brown eyes met her icy blue yet again. This time, a laid-back smile was quietly bestowed upon her. So taken aback by his toothy smile, she didn’t even realize when he grasped her hand back by curling his unbound fingers around her paw.