"May I have this dance?" her best friend Ray had asked her.
It might have been the fact that he asked her this in such an old fashioned way on the dance floor of a busy night club with techno music blasting in the background. Or maybe it was just this uncharacteristically gentlemanly behaviour from someone Lillith was used to see acting more like a hyperactive jokester. However undeniably charming that suave gesture had been, it was so unexpected that she couldn't help but laugh heartily as she took his hand. She closed her eyes as she did, failing to see how his smile softened and his eyes gazed mildly at her.
Ray loved making her laugh. No other feeling could match it; the way her smile made his heart beat faster and yet somehow feel calmer than usual, or how the look in her eyes always found a way to soothe his restless soul.
He gently leaned his forehead against hers, in a moment of unspoken, mutual attraction.