Sakura jumped in surprise when Ean called out to her. This made two times now that he’d addressed her when he shouldn’t have known she was in the room — and that made her suspicious that maybe he wasn’t actually the ‘nice, normal’ boy she’d assumed.
Which possibly made him a candidate for romantic interest again.
Ean squeezed his eyes shut. Probably because he knew I wasn’t going to let up on him until he got a freaking romantic interest, because dammit: that makes for good subplots.
“Sakura?” Ean asked before I could get on him about it more.
“Um,” Sakura said as she pulled her wits together. She hesitated, then asked: “So, Ean, is Rachel a really hot blonde?”
“Yesssss…” Ean said slowly. “Why?”
“Oh,” Sakura answered. “No reason. I’m just… er… trying to figure out if the person I saw get kidnapped was your Rachel, or someone else with the same name.”