((Anti-solution; *resends* Besides, how must the poor bird feel? Being rejected so many times... I'm not taking him. I can't. You must. It's on your wishlist, anyways; what's the point if you won't take it?))
Aarik stood up with her. "Wait!" he called. He walked up to her until they were face to face. Then, he kissed her full in the mouth, closing his eyes. About a generous second later, he let go. "That's if you never want to talk to me again," he said, blushing. Then, he walked off quickly, not looking back.