"No way. We finished in the same time. I know it." he would bluff his way out of it. He wanted the tie he had imagined in his head. She was the one risking their friendship right now in his own mind. The little scenario he had played out in his mind wasn't going the same way as the dreaded reality. Emmett inhaled the dusty air before smiling again with his trademark, stupid grin. He shook his head and finally stood up, rolling his shoulders back.
"Other than that, thank you. You're too fast of a runner, I don't want to run ever again." he said under his breath, grabbing her by the collar. Usually that was some kind of an indication that you were about to beat your mate up. He only wanted for her to stand up and join him to read those damned books she kept talking about. Lightly and very carefully he shook her collar a bit.
"Let's go, we're already here. You promised to hang out with me." his impatience shone as he now switched to yanking her hand. Trying to get her to follow him, it looked funny to the eyes of an outsider. Two children all red and breathless trying to get to the library, as if they had run away from a danger or something like that.
"Do I need to be a motivational speaker? Come on Eri Windstone. You can do it, I believe in you. Stand up or I'll have to resort into dragging you." he swiped his locks out of his face.
It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.