Superior in strength? Dinu knew this was not the case. Elves were known for their battle prowess, as well as their allure. If anyone could beat Dinu in his first real fight, it would be her. But as she spoke, Dinu found his mind drifting away as she covered the distance. He felt her hands on his chest, and his damnable heart started pounding once again. Damn his body, thinking for itself.
Her hands slid up to his shoulders, and her lips hovered barely an inch from his ear. Then she whispered a contrasting threat, and emphasised the point by running a finger along his throat, causing him to swallow his mouthful of air.
Dinu couldn't let her have the last word, though. His stubborn human pride had kicked in, and he waited until she started moving back before wrapping an arm around her waist and pulling her close again.
'You know, you talk like you hate everything in the world. Whatever made you feel like this isn't me. To get to Olduiin, we need to work together, Mino-wa. If we don't, we won't even get past Faust'
He released her, then stepped back, leaning on a redwood tree.
'So, are we going to try and work together? Or are we going to fight the whole way there?'