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"Is there a reason you're sitting outside of my apartment Root?" Shaw asked as she walked from the elevator towards her apartment. Root stood up from Shaw's doormat and dusted herself off. "Not that I'm not happy to see you." 

"I wanted to ask if you wanted to go to a movie with me," Root said and Shaw nodded. 

"You can come in and sit while I get ready," Shaw offered and Root smiled in acceptance. Shaw unlocked her front door and the two of them went inside of her apartment. Root sat on the couch and waited for Shaw to get ready. It didn't take that long, which Root was grateful for. Shaw had gotten home from her classes later than expected and Root hadn't been completely honest with why she was outside of Shaw's apartment. "So, what movie are we going to see?" 

"Whichever you want to see. There's a horror movie and some new Disney movie playing at the theater a couple blocks from here in 15, but if you want, we can grab something quick to eat and then go to the theater with the reclining seats and watch that new Angelina Jolie movie," Root suggested. Shaw's stomach answered for her and she grabbed her car keys so they could get going. "You know, it's kind of weird that you actually drive in New York." 

"It's not exactly my plan to stay here forever. I like the area, but I'd like to move out of the city eventually," Shaw told her. Root smiled to herself at the progress she'd been making with Shaw. They had been talking more and spending a lot less of their time fucking around. Yes, they still definitely had a lot of sex, but Shaw wasn't trying to deflect questions with it now. "What about you?" 

"I don't really know what I want," Root said and Shaw nodded. 

"Understandable." Shaw pulled Root out of her apartment and down the hall. Root was sort of surprised that Shaw didn't immediately let go of her once they were in the hallway. Somebody could see them together, and technically, nobody knew that they were dating. Yes, it had been a couple of months since Shaw came to her and mended their relationship, but things were still a secret.


"Are you excited about this?" Root asked as they found their seats towards the back. 

"Um, I guess. Are you?" Shaw asked and Root shrugged. "What kind of movies do you like?" 

"Science-y ones I guess. Also, I'm a sucker for a good romantic comedy," Root told her. "They make people happy and sad, which normally amounts to cuddly and touchy." 

"I'm not a cuddly person," Shaw told her. Root rolled her eyes and put Shaw's arm around her shoulders. Shaw didn't move it the entire movie, not even as Root turned to make out with her. Shaw liked action movies, the ones with senseless violence and the occasional one-liner before somebody got killed. This was the type of movie that Shaw would have been completely engrossed in, but instead, all she could think about was Root's body pressed against hers. Then, she was thinking about how nice Root's lips felt on hers and how she wanted to do a lot more than make out. "Can you be quiet?" 

"Quieter than a mouse," Root promised. Shaw slowly moved her hand up Root's thigh and then against the inseam of her jeans. Shaw popped the button of Root's jeans and Root pulled the zipper down herself. Shaw pushed Root's legs apart and slipped her hand into Root's pants. Root let out a soft moan as Shaw began to tease Root, running her finger through Root's folds through her underwear. "Shaw, please." 

"I don't know if you're wet enough for me," Shaw teased. Root bit her lip and Shaw watched her closely. Shaw pushed Root's underwear to the side and repeated her actions before, but without that barrier separating them. Shaw was able to push into Root, who gasped in pleasure at the feeling. "I said be quiet, you don't wanna get us kicked out, do you?" 

"No, I don't." Root tried to keep her tone steady. Shaw continued to slowly fuck Root with her finger before Root put her hand over her mouth so Shaw could do more. Shaw teased Root a little longer and then gave her what she needed. Root kept as quiet as she could and Shaw made sure to work quickly because they weren't exactly alone in the theater. Root's little squeak when she came didn't go unnoticed by Shaw, who stopped after that, knowing it was a bit risky to go for another round in the theater. 


"Are you staying again tonight?" Root asked as Shaw sat up in her bed. After the theater, they had come back to Root's apartment and Root had gotten her second, third, and fourth round. Root was exhausted, much too tired for a fifth, but that didn't mean they could indulge a bit in the morning before breakfast. 

"I have to study for an exam," Shaw told her and Root frowned. "I'd stay if I didn't have to study. You rest up because when I get back, you're gonna need a lot of rest." 

"Promise?" Root asked and Shaw nodded. 

"Promise, now I'll be back in the morning," Shaw told her. Root watched her get dressed and then decided that it was a better time than any to say her piece. 

"I want us to be exclusive. I want you to be my girlfriend." Shaw paused and slowly turned around to face Root. "Do you think that's something we can manage?" 

"I don't know how it'll work out, but I guess that as far as people go, I like you and I'm willing to try," Shaw told her. "So, yeah, I'll be your girlfriend."