Once the couple was far enough away that no one would be able to eavesdrop on their conversation, Priscilla turned to her boyfriend and looked up at him with pink cheeks. "Um, Robbie. I'm going to ask you something and I need you to tell the truth... Is there anyone else that you like? More than me?"
"No, of course not. You're my girlfriend," he replied, not understanding why she would ever ask such a thing.
"So you don't think any of your teammates are more attractive or maybe more interesting to talk t-"
Thanks to all of the romantic comedies that Priscilla had made Robert watch with her, the boy decided that the best way to convince his girlfriend that she could trust him was by cutting her off with a kiss. Lucky him, it seemed to have worked.
When their lips separated, she smiled at him at first before turning to a guilty frown. "I guess that's one way to tell a girl you love her. I'm sorry for not trusting you."
Robert just shrugged, not seeming to mind his pink-haired girlfriend's lack of trust. "It's fine. You were kind of gone for a long time and I honestly thought I'd never see you again, that you were gone for good. I guess I understand why you'd feel that way, but I can promise that I would never do such a thing."
"I'm glad to hear that... So, uh, what was that about doctors? What were you doing at Beacon's Medical Wing?"
Now it was Robert's turn to feel awkward, scratching the back of his head as he forced a smile. "Oh that? That was nothing. Things just sort of went... Well it was like this... Uh... Basically, on our last mission, we got attacked by a lot of Grimm and I got hurt. But I'm okay now, so it doesn't really matter."
"You make it sound like you just got a bad cut on your arm, but if you were being hospitalized than obviously it was a lot more serious than that."
Robert was silent for a few moments. He didn't want to worry Priscilla, but at the same time he didn't want to lie to her either. "Alright, I guess I should just start from the beginning then..."
"Oh my God. Robbie, why didn't you tell me this? You practically died and you didn't even tell me. Hell, someone on your team freakin' died."
"But I didn't, so I didn't really think it was important enough to mention my injuries. And Delta... that's my burden for failing to keep my team protected, not yours."
"Your. Life. Was. In. Danger. Why would you ever think that's not important?"
"Well our lives are in danger almost every time we leave city. Actually, with the White Fang, it's more like every time we leave the school. As long as I'm still here, does it really matter if I almost
"Yes, it does. Robbie, I know you've seen some really bad things, you told me about what happened to your family. That doesn't mean you should just... trivialize death. Once we're gone, we're gone. You need to worry more about your own well-being. If not for yourself, than for me."
Robert looked down at the ground and kicked up the dirt beneath his feet. "Yeah, I guess you're right."
Priscilla smiled at her boyfriend as he finally conceded defeat, wrapping her arms around him in a hug.
"So is that all you wanted to talk about?"
"Well, there is one other thing... but it can wait until after Family Day is over."
"Are you sure?"
"Mhmm," the pink haired girl said, not wanting to ruin the rest of her boyfriends day with her disheartening news.