|It's a Mans World
Author: Average Everyday Sane Psycho PM
Katie Matlin is a female sports reporter trying to deal with the men in her life including her best friend, brother in law, and the guy that took the job she'd been working her but off for. AU Loosely inspired by the series My BoysRated: Fiction T - English - Katie M. - Chapters: 18 - Words: 21,453 - Reviews: 50 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 07-28-12 - Published: 03-10-12 - Status: Complete - id: 7910662
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It's a Mans World:
Ok this is a Degrassi AU piece that just hit me. I don't know if the name will stick or if people will be into the premise enough for me to continue but here we go.
Katie Matlin paced the hall in front of the bosses' office.
This was the day, she thought to herself, the day her boss would offer her the promotion she'd been working her but off to earn.
"Kate," Archie 'Snake' Simpson her boss at the prestigious sports magazine she'd been working for in various degrees since she graduated college two years ago called out, 'come in here."
Entering the room with a confident air in her step, Katie smiled at her boss.
"What's up boss," she said with a smile trying to downplay her excitement for the words he was about to speak when suddenly she spotted another person in the room whom she'd never seen before.
She let her eyes scan his well-toned body up and down and while she thought herself a strong independent woman what Katie saw she definitely liked.
"Kate," the older man said, "this here is Drew Torres."
"Drew Torres," Katie repeated as she wracked her brain trying to think if the name sounded familiar. He had to be some kind of prospect that she would be interviewing on top of getting her promotion.
"I've heard a lot about you Kate," he said taking her hand, "and I can't wait to work with you."
Looking at Drew like a deer in headlights Katie sputtered out.
"Working with me?" she asked, "what does he mean Snake?"
The older man placed a hand on Drew's shoulder as he flashed Katie a smile.
"Drew here is taking the field reporter spot isn't that exciting."
Katie wanted to scream. The field reporter spot! That was her spot! She'd been working toward moving beyond the glossy pages and onto the big leagues of on field interviews for ages and yet this…this…meathead got the job.
"It's not because you're a woman it's cause you're a brilliant writer," Katie spoke out loud as she sat with her friends later that evening at the local bar they always hung out at.
"That Snake is truly a snake!" said Owen Milligan as he was checking out a woman who was playing pool at the moment and causing Katie to roll her eyes. She'd known Owen since college where they'd become work out buddies. Now working as a personal trainer her friend her friend was all play and no game.
"Yea I know, his comments were not sexist at all," Jake Martin said as he shook his head at Owen's selection and pointed to a different woman who'd been sitting by the bar. Jake was Owen's best friend and constant wing man who worked at a local sporting goods store.
"Do you want to rant about it on my radio show?" Eli Goldsworthy asked causing Katie to shake her head but not without letting out a little laugh. Of all her friends she'd known Eli she'd known the longest and it still amused her that her 'rebellious' best guy friend wound up following in his father's footsteps of being a radio DJ.
"I'll think about it," she replied as the doors to the bar opened and the smiling yet flustered face of her brother in law Zig Novak appeared.
"I'm sorry I'm late," the youngest member of the group said as a waitress placed his regular order on the small table they were sitting at, "I was skyping with Maya…"
"I still can't believe my kid sister's about to play the Royal Albert Hall while I'm being held back in my career mainly because I have a uterus."
Zig took a sip of his drink as he nodded wishing that he was able to take time off his job as a school teacher to follow his wife to Europe where she was following her dreams. Looking towards his sister in law he rolled his eyes.
"Did I miss something?"
"Some Noob got the field reporter job over Katie." Eli said filling the younger man in.
"Katie I'm sorry," Zig said causing Katie to shrug her shoulders.
"What's to be sorry about?" Katie said shrugging her shoulders as she listened to the sounds of her cell phone signal she had a text.
GNO 2night 2 cell-a-br8 ? – Mer
Katie let out a sigh as she thought of Marisol Lewis her only female friend who was her polar opposite. Sure Marisol also worked for a magazine however not in the same extent that Katie did. She worked as a dresser at a popular fashion mag where her job was to go through wracks of clothing picking out what the models should wear amongst other tasks.
There were days where Katie swore the only reason she was friends with the other girl was because like with Eli, she'd known Marisol forever.
Katie simply texted back. No, tonight Katie was going to wallow a bit in self-pity before plotting her move against Drew Torres
Thoughts so far? The concept of this fic very loosely is inspired by an old TBS comedy series called 'My Boys' as well as my new head cannon that Katie should end up working for ESPN/a sports magazine when she gets older now that her knee is shot out. This chapter was just to set up the characters and their relationship to one another in this AU Verse. As far as ships go, I know there will be some UST where Krew is concerned however I don't know yet if Katie should fall for the new guy or end up with one of her friends in the end nor do I know at this time what other characters may pop up and in what capacity.