“Tom’s fingers were trembling. His eyes followed my glare to his hands. He jerked them behind his back. Much better. After three tries the question finally came out: ‘Would you… Like, you know. Maybe, some time, have a drink somewhere. Like, with me, I’d be there too.’”
“He was very nervous, that was obvious. Asking me out was really scary to him.“
Let me introduce you: show vs. tell.