"Ah. I find it's pretty cool, that you can rely on someone like that. I'd be dead long before, if it hadn't been for Yaphaeral. But enough of that. What about you? What do you like to do, other than music?". Ryan said. He was glad that he had gotten so far. Most people dropped the conversation once they saw Yaphaeral. Past that, he was reasonably lacking in social interaction. He was staring at Claire when his mind kicked back into gear.
What are you doing! This is the best chance you're going to have! Tell her you love her before it's too late! Wait! That'd be awkward! Get to be her friend first! He was deep in thought when he realized that he had been muttering all of his thoughts aloud.
"Uh. Sorry if this is kinda awkward... you love Kale, don't you? Never mind. I'll back off. I can recognize a lost cause. God, me and my big mouth!" Ryan suddenly yelled, and the waiter flinched as he arrived with their food. Ryan, too embarrassed to do much, simply stared at the plate in front of him, feeling dejected.