Seeing Anke eye her as Regina forced perhaps Osnen's most unphotogenic smile left Regina with weak legs, but she couldn't entirely fathom precisely why that was. Anke had gone from her unhappy self to wearing a more proper smile once again, and it had Regina feeling a lot better than a few minutes prior. Anke was back to herself...or at least the herself that Regina knew and was finding she preferred. Anke pulled Regina close for a moment, giving her another compliment that left her face darkening as she tried to comprehend what Anke possibly saw in a smile only a mother could love that outclassed the dress she'd tried on for her. Regina was quick learning to just not think about why what made Anke happy did so, but to instead simply accept it.
That being said, her particularly suggestive comment swept the smile away from her face, leaving Regina looking more flustered than thankful. "I...er..." Regina was aware of innuendos and their use, but for Anke to drop them on her so casually...Regina didn't know how to respond. "Let's just...go back to my room." Regina followed Anke, who was already making her own way back in that direction. She followed a short distance behind, wondering just what Anke was thinking. Was she serious, or merely...teasing her? Regina figured the latter, but the former...the way Anke looked at her sometimes, Regina simply could not be sure. She caught herself in her own head for a minute, only refocusing once the familiar silver door came back into view.
Once she stepped into the safety of her own room, Regina looked down at their food, musing to herself for a moment before shrugging her shoulders. It seemed like there were more important matters anyways. Regina sat down on her bed, folding her arms and continuing to stare down at the floor. "Sometimes I wish I could be more like you. So unafraid of what will happen if I ever act differently." Regina shook her head. "I have too much riding on everything. Too much reputation. Too many orders. Too many expectations. I know what will happen if I fail." Regina sighed softly, wondering just what she was doing. Unloading her own worries and qualms. So unlike her. But perhaps it was part of what was needed. Regina looked over to Anke. "You declared your affection...so easily. On national television. And I don't know if I can even have-" Regina sighed, cutting off her own sentence. "I want to...I want to be...right for you. I don't know enough about being a proper...well." Regina was shaking a bit as she struggled to voice her own thoughts. "Please show me what I can do...to make you happy."