Hardly believing the sight, Kairo stood there silently for a minute, ears flicking forward, all her seven tails swaying low. (Two more than she had last time she saw Tan). When the other had attempted to hurry off, Kairo herself began towards her.
"Tan, wait—" She reached to her, jogging to catch up, taking hold of her arm. "Tan, I know it’s you… your energy and scent are unmistakable.. what’s with the sudden avoidance?" She frowned, moving to stand in front of the woman, emerald eyes attempting to meet Tan’s.
"Gods, I—-" She wanted to say more, but stopped herself, waiting for the other fox to respond, letting go slowly of her arm.
The fox woman froze again when her old friend touched her arm. Kai came around to look her in the eyes, but Tan refused to meet. She couldn’t lie, no when she was this close to her. There was no way to trick her into believing her. Instead, she made a 180 degree change on the subject.
"Chilly tonight, isn’t it?" she asked, almost cheerfully, although entirely cosmetically so. "Do you know what I think would be good? Waffles. Waffles and a coffee. Nothing better than a nice coffee in the middle of the night," she rambled on. "There’s a place right down the street that we can go, I’ll pay."
And with that, she began striding off again. Kai would follow her, she was 90% sure she would. She’d probably ask questions too. Tan wouldn’t make eye contact, though- or answer. Not until they were inside the cafe at least.