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The couple reached a small, cute, quiet café down the street, entering as smooth, emotional Blues music filled the atmosphere.
The sound of caffeine-needy customers chattering non-stop, the sound of coffee beans being grinded, the tapping of the worker's feet as they waited impatiently, the sound of the scribbles of a pen a waiter was holding while jotting down orders, the sound of feet shuffling as people entered and exited the coffee shop, the sound of the bell ringing everytime someone opened or closed, the sound of notifications going off in some people's smartphones, the sound of the timer ringing when it was someone's turn to receive their titbits, the sound of chair being pulled out and tuck in, the legs of the seat being dragged across the maroon carpet-covered wooden floor, the sound of people bickering over chick-flicks.
Magnus could hear every single sound clearly, not missing a motion.
Because this was music to his ears.
Alec just walked past it, ignoring the insignificant noises.
He wasn't considered a philosophical man.
The pair found an unoccupied table, taking their places as they sat across each other. A waitress passed by, asking for their orders. "Good evening! What would you two like to have today?" She asked, flashing a smile.
Magnus scratched the back of his neck, undecisive.
He can't even remember the last time he's been to a café.
Alec noticed his worried expression, saving him from the awkwardness immediately. "We'd both take a cappuccino with a side of chocolate cake," He answered as Magnus heaved a sigh of relief. The waitress shifted her gaze towards him, nodding as she jotted that down. "Are you two a couple?" She questioned, looking up from her notepad. The pair's eyes widened in utmost surprise. "Uh, no... of course not," Replied Alec. "No, um, we're not," Magnus responded at the same time, stuttering with him. "I'm so sorry, I misunderstood," The waiter apologised, clicking the pen. "I just asked because we have a couple's set that would be half the price of what you have ordered." She clarified, the tension in the air decreasing slowly. (More in Comments :D)