...he is. Korra sighs in relief.
"Is this-" she gestures vaguely at his pants "-okay?"
His face becomes serious as he gazes at her. "Korra, just how far are we intending to take things tonight?"
She blushes at the implication of his words. "I don't know, I mean, now might be a bad time to tell you, but I've kind of liked you for a while now, you know, as more than a friend."
Mako stiffens, eyes widening. Immediately, she feels nervous. What if he thinks she's totally pathetic or something?
Then she takes in a deep breath and stiffens her spine. Alright then, Mako's entitled to his own stupid opinion, but she's still going to try to salvage their friendship if he's going to reject her now.
She opens her mouth to tell him right to his face that she doesn't just want a one-night stand with him, that if that's what he's out for, then he can piss right off, but before she has a chance to say so, his lips are crushed to hers again.
He pulls back after a mere second.
"So, is now a good time to tell you that I'm in love with you then?" he whispers hoarsely. She feels him trembling slightly, and knows he's telling the truth; he's also about to have a nervous breakdown, it seems.
Her heart beats out a jagged, erratic rhythm, and she almost wobbles on her feet. This is more than she's bargained for, more than she...