Stan and Mable try to give Ford some pointers on how to win her over but Ford, who doesn't know much about socialization, doesn't really understand. They manage to give him a bit of an idea of how to attract a girl and everyone, soon, heads off to bed. Ford struggles to sleep for a bit, having Linnette on the brain, his work no longer mattering in his opinion.
For the next three days, its the same thing. Ford works up the courage to speak to her, he talks to her for a bit, then, walks her home after Stan lets her stay for awhile after-hours. Ford's nervousness around her doesn't go away, still unable to admit his love openly to her. Soon, the fourth day comes around and he is walking her home, once again.
They are talking to each other when, Ford suddenly interrupts their conversation, putting himself in front of her protectively and becoming instantly alert. “What was that?” He stares into the woods intensely when, what looks like a giant Sabre tooth tiger launches itself out of the woods and at Linnette. Ford instantly tackles it down and joins in in its ferocious roars.
Linnette just stares, backing away a bit from the battle, hearing two sets of roars, but only one monster. She quickly makes the realization that his wings are actually real and that the second roar, is from him. Suddenly, he gets pinned to the ground and he grows another arm, throwing the monster off. He then, gets scratched across the face and he transforms the rest of the way, giving a warped, inhuman, growl.
He gives a loud roar, sounding more demon than human and he launches himself into another attack. The battle rages on for a good twenty minutes when, he finally pins the beast on its back and bites into its neck, pulling out its windpipe. He is injured badly and he shakily walks towards her, panting heavily and blood dripping from his mouth, along with black fog slowly drifting from his mouth, nose, and eyes. He speaks through breaths. “I... [pant] I'm sorry I... [pant] should have... Should have told... [pant] told you...”
Ford's limbs shake violently and he goes down, to get his head caught and cradled in Linnette's arms and then, gently lain in her lap. She speaks, concerned for him. “There is no need to apologize! You just saved me!” “But... A-arent you... a-afraid...?” “Absolutely not.” She then, pets Ford's head gently, carefully running her slender hands over his catlike ears.
He grins softly and purrs quietly at this, allowing his eyes to slowly close. She looks at Ford, then at his beat and battered body and speaks. “We need to get you patched up. Don't worry, I have medical training. You think you can sustain human form until we get to my house?” Ford nods and struggles a bit, but turns human, his head still in her lap.
She grins and then, manages to help him up and walk him to her home. As they were walking, she had kept urging Ford to stay conscious and he did. For her. She quickly gets him doctored up after he had turned back to demon form and lays him down in a queen size bed. “I hope you don't mind but, we're going to have to share a bed.” All Ford can do, is nod, telling her that its alright.
Ford then, quickly relaxes, allowing his consciousness to slip from his grasp, but just holding on by a sliver. Linnette grins and cant help but blush a little, seeing how quickly he had went to ease. She then, cant help but gently reach out and pet Ford's head again, finding his body soothingly warm. Her grin softens and she curls up into bed covers comfortably and whispers. “I love you too...” Ford grins softly in his dreary haze then, lets go completely.