by Tenshinrtaiga

Disclaimer: I don't own Once Upon a Time or the song (Meatloaf – You Took the Words Right Out of my Mouth)

Pairings & Characters: Ruby (Little Red Riding Hood)

Summary- A response to my claimed prompt table at Once Upon a Prompt. Ruby tries to find her wolf.

11. Roses

"You sure do love this wolf," a younger man spoke as he idly toyed with a red glass wolf. He laughed before speaking again, "On a hot summer night, would you offer your throat to the wolf with the red roses?" He grinned wickedly, reaching out to toy with a strand of her dark hair.

Smiling along at the joke, Ruby replied, "Will he offer me his mouth?" She asked coyly.

"Yes," He leered back.

"Will he offer me his teeth?" She asked, nibbling on her lip enticingly for emphasis.

The man snapped his teeth at her playfully before replying, "Yes."

Moving closer, she pressed soft kisses along his jaw line before whispering in his ear, "Will he offer me his jaws?"

He swallowed uncomfortably at her proximity, "Yes," he replied unsteadily.

"Will he offer me his hunger?" She asked innocently, even as she ran her fingers up his thigh.

"Yes," the man squeaked out, a pitch higher than normal as he looked around the diner to see if anyone had noticed them.

Ruby pulled away rapidly, turning her head to look away, appearing for all the world like nothing had just happened, "And will he starve without me?"

"Yes," the man insisted, reaching out to grab her hand, drawing her attention back. He was unsure when their positions shifted, but it appeared that she was now the wolf in this scenario.

"And does he love me?" She asked curiously.

He swallowed nervously, looking away for a moment, before returning her steady gaze, "…Yes."

Ruby blinked and paused for a moment before replying, "Yes." The man froze in complete surprise. Seeing that her boyfriend wasn't playing along anymore, she finished for him, "On a hot summer night, I would offer my throat to the wolf with the red roses."

Once again catching on, he replied with a grin, "I bet you say that to all the guys." His grin got wider as Ruby dragged him into the back room for some fun. But he didn't need her words to know that he would never be the wolf to her.