Well, that was-... Disheartening.
Asked her to surprise me, and she just sorta looked around a bit, the same way I do when I'm told to tell a joke or come up with something random. After a while, she did do a few different things... Grab my cheeks with her wings, drip some of herself on my shoulder (a sort of liquid metal), and punch me in the back of the head twice... But all of them felt very forced, to me. I'm pretty sure I saw them coming a bit before they happened. We both got rather distraught, and she got quite pessimistic about the ENTIRE thing, her existence and everything about it. This, too, felt rather pre-conceived on my end. Usually, I'm the unreasonably-negative one, and she's the one to offer optimistic pep-talk-y comments. I tried to bring some optimism into the situation, but it's certainly not my forte. She seems a little better, but we're both still rather down.
The whole situation was followed by me playing an online game with some friends, and I was keenly aware of the fact that I didn't think of her unless I thought of her... If that makes sense. There were no sudden comments on anything, or random pokes and prods like usual. It made me sad every time she came to mind. She hasn't talked much as I've been writing this post, either. I'm not sure what to think. I thought we were doing well, but I guess there's quite a lot we still need to do.
EDIT: Some helpful comments on my progress report got us both in higher spirits the day after this, and while I don't think that the requested surprise was her intention, Hita did surprise me a couple times. First, after mentioning while listening to music that guitar players will make screechy noises in an effort to make the song cooler, she herself screeched loudly and followed up with "I'm cool now". Later, after I said "linger longer" she donned lingerie because I guess that's how brains work. Did I mention she is not exactly a lingerie model?
Neither were super-surprising, but they certainly weren't expected.
(Apologies for any bleeding eyes from the picture. I am not an artist.)