Who ever made Jameson shots trendy? They scream "Let's get shitfaced". They scream "I want to get drunk as quick as possible". They scream "DANGER".
Danger is waking up in an unknown apartment at 7 am on a Friday. Danger is waking up next to a woman and a man who you're not sure if you know. Danger can be fun.
You remember going to see your friend Simon after leaving Chris & Josh, 2 guys you are seeing, Bruce, your ex-boyfriend, and Sarah, your co-worker, converse all together.
As you walked towards Simon, you looked over at Chris and Josh, couldn't believe they knew each other. But you live in such a small city, this was bound to happen.
Of course you had a favorite. Of course there was one you liked more than the other.
Josh of course. Josh, who had said "not really" when Chris asked if he was still dating Marie, his ex-girlfriend. Then again, you hadn't had the exclusivity talk with any of them. You were dating both, you hadn't really made up your mind. So why should they?
There was something about the fact that you knew Josh was a little emotional unavailable that pulled you closer to him. It made you want him just a little more, it made you crave him just a little more. Women, we're crazy like that. We like what is often unavailable. And as a young dater in our twenties, we thought we would grow out of that phase. Clearly we don't.
You kept your eyes on Josh, as you spoke to Simon. He looked over to you.
You made a jolt to the bathroom. And he did the same.
He cornered you right before you walked in to the ladies room.
"So. Who's Chris?" he asked you, as he cornered you against the wall. It was kind of sexy.
"He's a friend", you answered, shakingly.
"Don't bullshit me. You can't bullshit a bullshitter".
"What Josh? What do you want me to tell you? Ok. Chris and I are a little more than friends. Who the hell is Marie? You never told me about her neither."
"It's complicated. But that's going to change." he tells you.
"Complicated? Wow. Ok. Well. I don't want to have this conversation right now. I drank. I'm with my friends. Can we talk about this later?" you answer, playing your "I'm going to act like an adult" card.
"Fine. But I don't care about Marie anymore. I realized that I don't want to share you anymore. I want you. All to myself."
BOOM. "I want you." The words you were dying to hear for such a long time.
"Josh, let's talk about this later. I really care a lot about you too. Let me finish my conversation with my friend and I'll come see you right after".
In the mean time, you are finishing up your conversation with Simon, 20 minutes or something go by, and you turn around to look for Josh. He's nowhere to be found. You go to the washroom, he isn't there. You walk around the bar, not there. You look outside, maybe he went for some air, not there.
How strange. You check your phone. No messages. You head back to the bar again, have a drink, still looking everywhere. Maybe something happened. You were starting to get worried.
You head back to the bathroom, and to your left, before the ladies room, there is an office door. A door that leads to the bar's back office. The door is a little open as you walk by and you can see mouvment inside.
You aren't usually one to snoop around, but curiosity strikes you, and you peek in between the door that isn't fully closed.
You see a man's back, with a woman clearly sitting on a desk. Legs open. Him in between. You can't really make out if they are having sex, but they are definitely making out.
The girl has long beautiful black hair, that she keeps whipping in every direction. She is throwing her head back, eyes closed, as the man kisses her neck. It's actually quite sexy. And what a location! A bar's back office. Why not! You can't stop watching the hot scene, as it plays out in front of you. His hands up her skirt, up her thigh. It's quite exciting to watch.
A overadventurous waiter walks by and drops a couple glasses because he thought he could carry 15 at a time. It startles you. The man turns around to see what happened.
The mysterious making out man is Josh...
The second you realize, you storm in. You never knew you could go crazy girl, but at that moment you did. There is something in you that just couldn't resist. He had JUST told you he wanted you. What was he doing?
"WHAT THE &;$%? JOSH???"
"Oh shit. I'm sorry. I can explain"
"I can explain? 20 minutes ago you told me wanted me. And now you're in a backroom with another girl. Your explanation should be "I have short time memory loss caused by a childhood accident and I can't remember what I said 20 effin minutes ago." And who the hell are you?"
"Marie. Who the hell are you?"
Ha. The famous Marie. Beautiful girl actually. You hated her already.
"Wow. Josh, you're a lying asshole."
You stormed out. You couldn't even believe how this night was turning. You walked back to Simon, who was still at the bar.
"I need a scotch...on the rocks. Oh and 4 more shots of Jameson."
"Kiddo. What happened?"
You don't answer. You gaze back at Chris, Bruce and Sarah who are still talking to eachother.
"All rules are off." you tell Simon.
"What does that even mean? he asks you."
"I'm not quite sure yet. But I'm feeling dangerous."
You turn back to the bartender. "Can I have 3 more Jameson shots please? Let's make this evening a little more interesting."
You walk back towards Chris, Sarah and Bruce. You hand them each a shot.
"Haha what's this for?" Chris asks.
You turn to him. You raise your shot glass.
"To danger. May we always be tempted with a little danger." you answer with a little smirk.
To be continued.......
(Note to all, all these stories are fiction. As per all those super Hollywood movie disclaimers, All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.")