Klaus smiled back at Caroline as she came out. She looked radiant. Confident. She was definitely born to be a ruler. She wasn’t meant to fall into anyone’s shadow. He intended to make her see that. Holding out his arm, he wrapped hers around it and then escorted her outside to where his car was sitting. He thought about driving the Porsche over, just because it was fancier…but he wasn’t sure that was something that she would like. So instead, he had driven his Charger over. Black outside and inside, leather and tinted windows, and all the best things money could buy. Plus, it had a roomier backseat. Not that he intended on trying it out with her. At least not that night. He opened the door for her like a gentleman and then quickly got in himself, smiling at her as he took her hand and kissed the back of it. “Thank you for allowing me to take you out this evening,” he said. Very formal. He smiled at her and then he started driving. Before long, they were outside of Williamsburg and parked in front of a really expensive, really fancy looking Italian restaurant. Opening her door for her again, Klaus once more took her arm through his as he led her up and into the restaurant. “Can I get you anything? Feel free to order whatever you like,” he said with a smile. “Tonight is all about you snapping your fingers, and getting whatever it is you want.”
The restaurant was beautiful and Caroline was immediately impressed. No guy had ever taken her somewhere like this before. No guy was ever as interested in her as Klaus was right now. It was new and exciting and Caroline liked it. Caroline would never admit any of this, though, and tried to keep her expression neutral as she took in her surroundings. “Not bad,” she said as he walked her in. “I don’t want to do that, though,” she told him. “I’ll have whatever you’re having.” She examined her hands, trying to think of something she could say. “How was your day?” she asked, keeping the conversation casual. She was sure it would become serious soon enough and she wanted to enjoy the small talk.