Fuwaaa~! Wasn’t she just adorable? The immediate reaction that was received from her amused the elder, more than it would’ve entertained anyone else to be completely honest. Features seemed pleased, furthermore, as orbs carefully eyed the femme in front of him; observing each of her movements and actions in general. She really was a ball of pure cuteness! As he took her overall features into account, everything returned to him - a sudden flash back passing over his visage as if her own voice had caused such thing to occur! This lady was the one he’d met not long ago at that particular event!
Reiji really couldn’t help but laugh - he was just standing there, laughing at the sheer memory of her back then!
”A-Ahahah~!Ne, ne, did you fix your dress?”
Making reference to the prior event in between his laughter, though the sound -
despite being lovely~- came to an end, slowly… eventually. And the brunette’s facade was instead adorned with a warm, welcoming smile; a hand extended to offer it to the female after having taken a few steps closer to her.
“A handshake in exchange of your name~!”
Sounds fair enough, mn~?
It took a moment for the reality of the situation to sink in and in the next moment it took all she had just to keep calm at the fact that Reiji Kotobuki was standing right in front of her, with that same bright and energetic smile that she had seen on TV so many times, that same smile that she couldn’t help but smile back at, no matter how terrible she was feeling.
She jumped a little at the mention of the dress that was still hanging in her closet, waiting to be repaired. He…remembered her? She supposed that it hadn’t been TOO long ago (only two months or so) and she did make a pretty big fool of herself at that time, but she figured it would have quickly been forgotten, considering how busy an idol’s schedule was. There was always someplace to go and new people to meet. All of a sudden, she could feel her cheeks warm and she glanced down at the hand that was offered to her before hesitantly taking it. She didn’t know if this was some weird dream or not, but it would be rude to refuse, right? “D-Danielle,” she stammered in return, silently cursing herself for looking like nothing more than a starstruck fool twice in a row. She managed to collect herself (at least temporarily) in the next second, however. “But…what are you doing here?” she finally asked, curiosity getting the better of her. Surely there was somewhere he had to be?
Oh, yes. It was definitely T H E Reiji Kotobuki that so casually approached that lady he remembered so well. Who could forget such a face, similar in tone when comparing her current fluster with back then’s; not to mention the impact that her presence and dress had caused! He might seem like a happy-go-lucky person, which he is, without a doubt, but it is far from meaning that he lacks a brain and or a good memory. In fact, the brunette could go into details of how the dress looked, and her hairstyle, maybe not the shoes - but a minor thing is a minor thing, no?
Ah! The hand! It was accepted!
”Aaahhh! It burns!” Joked momentarily, a bit too dramatic than it should’ve been like, before smiling while a hand worked on a small, dismissive wave. “Danielle~?” Repeated, making sure to register the name and memorize it for eternity. Fingertips carefully, yet equally firmly, led the female’s hand in his possession upward, guiding her extremity to be lifted along his own.
“You already know me so~, it’s vury vurryy nice to meetcha’, Dress-chan.” A following chuckle danced after his words, apparently amused. Her name was safely engraved in the confinements of his brain, yet he’d decided to use another of his own.
A bit embarrassing for her, huh?
— ”Ah! I forgot actually, ahah.. but you know what they say,” A long pause; had he forgotten his next words, too? Ah, not quite; he just really had nothing else to say about what.. ‘they say’, hah! “… Something about destiny, maybe, that works, yeah.” Without releasing her hand, he lowered it in order to hold it properly; gently enough for her to pull away if that was her desire. “Grab a snack with me, destiny… dress-chan. D-D! Awesome!“