From the Brio childhood friends to lovers fic (because I’ve got about 5k written for the next chapter of “Off The Record” and I have like, 3 more scenes to work in and I needed a distraction OKAY?!) -
Beth settles into a stool at the bar, glancing around quickly, before trying to catch the eye of the bartender.
It’s busy tonight, so she’s rushing around and Beth settles back, sympathetic. She desperately needs a drink, but she can be patient.
Beth turns her head to the left, the deep rumbled greeting from the guy next to her catching her a bit off guard.
He’s pretty cute, with dark hair and eyes and an insanely muscular body, and her thoughts briefly travel to a dirty place before she shakes herself out of it, clearing her throat as she wills herself not to blush.
“Hi!” She responds, giving him a polite smile before turning away, tapping her phone screen on to check the time.
“Name’s Adam. Can I buy you drink?” He tries again and Beth graces him with another smile, almost feeling bad that he’s decided to try to pick her up tonight, unaware of what a lost cause that particular venture is.
She opens her mouth to politely decline, but is jostled from her other side, hard enough that she bumps into the guy trying to buy her a drink–Adam, and her hand comes up to grasp at the edge of the bar top as she pushes away from him and straightens up in her chair. “I am so sorry.”
“No, no, not your fault.” He says, glaring at the person behind her and Beth turns to glare too.
The first thing she notices is the giant tattoo spread out across his neck.
(more under the cut!)