Erm Tintin… I’m not sure how to ask this. W-would you be willing to accompany me to a ball? *blushes* You don’t have to, but I’m a little bit nervous and I think I’d feel more comfortable if I went with someone brave like you! A lot of other girls already have a partner and… um… I would appreciate it!

Tintin tipped his head in confusion. Why did she seem so nervous to ask? But he offered a gentle smile in return to the question from his friend.

Of course I will. There’s no need to be worried. Just let me know the details so that I’ll be able to work around it. But I’d be delighted!