“You can stay here, chicka,” Aiden pointed out. “The manage never checks the empty apartments. She won’t even know you’re here.”
“You sure about that? Cause, I’d love to stay in a nice place like this! I just don’t have any money…”
“I promise~” Aiden smiled. “And if she does somehow find out, you can stay with my brother and I.” He rubbed the back of his head nervously, giving her a light smile. “Ah, you know, if you want. It’s getting late and my bro has the car…”
“Ah, uh. Okay!” She gave him a derpy smile. “Uhhh, which apartment?”
“Apartment 5C is the available apartment if you wanna take up the offer of staying in an unoccupied apartment. Apartment 3E is mine if you’d like to stay with my family and I.” He pointed to an apartment building across the lot from them. “That building is E.” He then pointed to the building they were standing near that he was previously sitting at. “That’s C… Confusing, I know.” He chuckled softly before taking a small hit from his cigarette.
Joine coughed a bit at the cigarette smoke. “I-I’ll get used to it. Hehe~”
Noticing her slight discomfort at the cigarette smoke, he quickly stubbed it out in the ashtray he held.
“You just have to listen to the people around here and figure out when management is going to be here. She generally makes planned visits here with potential renters. That’s the only downside to that.”
Aiden was about to make another comment before he was interrupted by a little girl grabbing onto his pants leg, looking at the red haired girl he had been talking to.
“Daddy, who’s that?”
“This is…” He trailed off. They hadn’t introduced themselves yet. “Uh, well…”
"Oh! My name’s Joine~" She smiled at the girl.