Remus paced in the kitchen at Grimmauld, muttering something to himself.
"Moony, stop being awkward. I know I'm pretty, but really-"
"Don't flatter yourself, I'm always this awkward."
"Please Moons, I know you are just waiting for your chance with me."
"Pads, shut up."
He sighed, "You know she'll say yes. She's crazy for you."
"No, I don't know that. You can't know that."
"Yes, I can. while you were too busy trying to actively avoid paying attention to her, I was watching."
"Yeah right, you're too busy looking at Kingsley."
"Well, he is fun to look at."
"He's only straight because he hasn't given me a shot."
"Hence why he hasn't given me a chance."
"Pads, shut up."
"Oh come on, it's just a date, it's not like you're proposing again."
"It's my first date since Tonks."
"I know. She'll say yes Moons."
What Sirius wasn't telling him was that he had not only caught her staring at the werewolf almost nonstop, but she had forgotten a silencing charm during one very enjoyable shower. He knew exactly who she thought of when she touched herself. The man currently freaking out over asking her out.
"Oh hey, Remus. You're up early today."
"Yeah, I was hoping to catch you actually."
"Yeah... I umm."
After a little bit of silence, she cleared her throat.
"Bloody hell I am too sober for this." He said as he turned to the cabinet he knew held Sirius' secret stash of firewhiskey, one that Molly always seemed to find. He poured a generous glass and knocked it back in one gulp before repeating the process a few times.
Hermione sat watching the normally calm werewolf as he downed four glasses of firewhiskey, "Too sober for what?"
"To ask you out" he whispered.
"To ask me what?"
"To ask you out."
If he had been looking at her, he would have seen a smile on her face, but instead, he took her silence as a bad thing.
"I know, it was a stupid idea but Pads talked me into it and I'm sorry, I really don't want this to ruin-"
"Remind me to thank him."
"Because I have been waiting for you to ask me out for ages Remus."