|Only Sure Thing
Author: KatHardyy PM
What happens when Jane Murphy moves back to the nieghbourhood and falls in love with a Donnelly?Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Humor - Kevin D. - Chapters: 17 - Words: 29,443 - Reviews: 4 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 03-23-13 - Published: 04-21-12 - id: 8047885
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I realized that my first couple chapters are a bit difficult to read, so I decided to edit them some more.
Disclaimer*** I do not own The Black Donnelly's
"Can you please come with us?" My sister begged me. Her and her friends were going to the FireCracker, a bar near my apartment and they wanted someone to make sure they got home safely.
"I'm not friends with your friends, it'd be weird. My apartment is only a couple blocks away, just call if you need me."
"Fine!" my Sister snapped at me pulling on her jacket and slamming shut the apartment door. I sighed and went back to my living room to finish my essay that was due in a couple of days.
Around 3 am my phone started to ring and woke me up. I had fallen asleep on the couch, my television was still on. I stretched my legs and picked up the phone.
"Uh hey, Sophie's pretty drunk, she told me to call this number when she got wasted." I recognized Tommy Donnelly's voice. I hadn't seen the any of the Donnelly's in a couple years; I had gone up to Boston for college and just transferred back to a nearby school.
"Sophie?" I asked immediately awake. "Yeah, okay I'll be right over, thanks."
I threw on a pair of flats and my jacket and hurried down the stairs of my apartment building and ran over to the FireCracker.
I pushed open the door of the bar and the noise of people talking and music quickly flooded my ears. I tried to scan the bar for Sophie or one of her friends but I couldn't see any of them in the sea of people.
"What can I get you?" The bartender asked me as I leaned against the bar. He looked familiar but I couldn't place him.
"I'm here for Sophie." I said bluntly. The bartender smiled at me, like there was a joke I wasn't aware of.
"I'll go get Tommy." He shouted over the noise of the crowd.
Soon the bartender came back with Tommy; he looked surprised to see me which was odd since he had called me.
"Jane? Jane Murphy, Haven't seen you in a while." Tommy said giving me a one arm hug.
"Been out of town for a bit, but's it's nice to be back." I smiled.
"Sophie was a little past drunk when I called." He told me I as I followed him into the back of the bar and down into the basement.
I found Sophie lying on the ground next to the couch. I rushed over to her and tried to wake her but she was passed out. I groaned, how the hell was I supposed to get her back to the apartment if she wasn't even awake.
"Are her friends still here?" I asked Tommy hopeful.
"No, they left with some guys about an hour ago. I think she was waiting to see if Sean would take her home." He explained.
"Sean? As in your brother Sean?" I asked with a snort, I always remembered Sean as being somewhat of a cutie. But I didn't think Sophie liked him like that, I guess he had changed.
"Yeah, but he was a bit preoccupied with a pool game tonight." Tommy explained laughing.
"I don't think I want to know how she tried to get his attention." I said looking back at my sister who was curled up in the fetal position sleeping.
"Do you need help moving her?" Tommy asked.
"Uh, that'd be great." I told him crouching down to Sophie's level.
"I'll be right back." Tommy told me.
I nodded and tried to clean up my sister a bit: She looked like a complete mess, hair in a big knot and her once perfect make-up was now smeared all over her face.
"Damn it Tommy, why do I always have to do these things." A voice said makings its way down the stairs.
I turned around as a man walked into the room. He stopped when he saw me and immediately broke out into a smile.
"Jane!" Sean said racing over and giving me a hug. "It's been ages since I've seen ya. How have you been doing?"
"Not too bad, yourself?" I asked. Sean and I used to be best friends when we were little kids.
"Jane needs some help moving her sister." Tommy explained.
"Sophie? I thought I saw her tonight." Sean said looking over at Sophie. I tried to stifle my laughter; Sean was oblivious when he was distracted by something. In this case it was a game of pool.
Sean went over and picked up Sophie like she was nothing but a bag of feathers and threw her over her shoulder, and walked up the stairs.
I followed Sean as he lead the way out of the bar, my sisters head swaying back and forth as he walked. Once we were out on the street I took the lead silently and showed Sean the way to my apartment.
"Thanks for all your help." I said, trying to make conversation. We were friends when we were little, but it had been years since we talked. I knew almost nothing about his life now.
"It's not a problem." Sean said smiling.
"What are you so happy about?" I asked him curious by his grin.
"Nothing, just glad to see you. So, you live close by?"
"Yeah I do, that building right there." I pointed to the brown building just a small block away.
"If you live so close, how come I've haven't seen you in years?" He asked me.
"You've never seen me because I left town for school, I just transferred back here. Besides I've been busy with school most of the time, and when I'm not at school I'm working at the restaurant." I told him honestly.
"Your family still owns that restaurant?" He asked me.
"Yea, still waitressing just like old times." I said pushing the door open to my building.
He continued to ask me questions about my life, but I could tell he was getting tired of carrying Sophie. Thankfully for Sean my apartment was on the second floor.
Sean followed me in as opened the door to my apartment, I wish I had cleaned before I left. My place was a mess: my school books were all over the table and dishes were all over the place.
"Just throw her on the couch." I told Sean, as I quickly tried to clean the mess by shoving various dishes into the already full sink, as if that would help tame the mess.
"Your place is nice." He told me walking into the kitchen from the living room.
I laughed. "This place is a mess, but thanks."
Sean smiled and walked over towards me till we were standing a couple feet apart. He leaned in towards my face; I didn't catch on to what he was doing till I felt his lips touch mine and his hands on my waist pulling me into him. It was nice and he was gorgeous, but it felt wrong like kissing your cousin. It just shouldn't happen.
I pulled away from him putting distance between us. "Uh, I need to look after my sister." I said as an excuse to stop what was going to happen.
"Yeah, I guess you're right." Sean said scratching his neck awkwardly.
Thankfully my sister took this time to wake up and rush into the bathroom to throw up.
"I should go." Sean said quietly.
"Thanks for all your help, tell Tommy thanks too."
"It was nothing, hey maybe I'll see you around." He said smiling at me hopefully.
I nodded my head, even though I knew I probably wouldn't.
After Sean was gone I went to check on Sophie who was throwing up into the toilet. While she was busy being sick I filled her in on what had happened while she was passed out. She was not happy when she found out who carried her home.
"Can you grab my purse?" She asked me, her voice was scratchy and broken.
I nodded and went to the living room to get her purse. I couldn't find it so I went into the kitchen but it wasn't there either.
"Crap, Soph I can't find it. You must have left it at the bar."
"What? You have to go get it for me."
"No way, just go there tomorrow and pick it up." I told her walking back into the kitchen to get her a cup of water.
"Are you crazy? I can't go back there, not after what happened." She said looking at me like I was the crazy one.
"It wasn't that big of a deal." I promised her. "Besides I'm tired I want to go to sleep."
"If you don't go, I'll throw up on your bed." She threated. I groaned because I seriously wouldn't put it past her.
"You owe me." I told her as I shut the door closed behind me. I heard her call out 'thank you!' as I ran down the stairs.
In my haste to leave I had forgotten my jacket in the apartment so I ran towards the bar, in an attempt to keep warm. I bumped into a man as I ran past I called out my apologies and kept going.
"Jane?" a familiar voice called out
"Huh?" I stopped running and there was Sean standing on the sidewalk smiling at me.
"Where are you going?" He asked as we walked together.
"Back to the bar, Sophie forgot her purse there and she needs it." I explained.
He nodded, we quickly got talking about old times. Soon we were laughing at all the crazy things we did and all the trouble we got into. All the awkwardness of the kiss was gone or so I thought.
I was about to walk into the bar when Sean pulled my arm turning me around.
"Hey, I was wondering if you wanted to go out on a date some time?" He asked me.
I felt my mouth open in shock. "Look Sean, we're friends and everything. But you're like a brother to me, I just don't think of you that way." I told him
"Yeah okay. Hey, let me buy you a beer before you go. I'm not taking no for an answer." He said walking past me into the bar.
I laughed as I followed him in. I took a seat beside him at the bar.
Tommy and Jimmy walked towards us, Tommy was carrying two beers.
"Seany, when I saw you leaving with a girl, I didn't expect you to be back so soon." I recognized Jimmy right away, but he didn't seem to recognize me. I didn't take it personally; I was never as close to Jimmy as I was with the other Donnelly's. I was mostly friends with Sean and Kevin when I was little.
I looked down at my beer blushing at Jimmy's comment.
"Shut up Jimmy." Sean muttered.
"I came to get Sophie's purse, I think it's downstairs?" I asked unsure.
"Yeah sure, no problem." Tommy said giving Sean a look that I wasn't supposed to see.
I followed Sean and Tommy through the bar and into the basement.
"What happened? I thought when you left with her you were going to make a move?" Tommy whispered to Sean.
"I did, but she turned me down." Sean muttered glumly.
"What?" Tommy said loudly.
"Shh!" Sean hushed him turning around to make sure I didn't hear I quickly turned my gaze away from them.
Once we were down stairs I grabbed Sophie purse from off the floor and turned around. Sean was gone and Tommy was looking at me closely.
"What?" I asked tugging on the bottom of my shirt, feeling self-conscious.
"Nothing." He started to say something but stopped himself.
"Uh, thanks for everything." I said starting to walk back upstairs.
"Jane Wait!" Tommy called.
"Yes?" I asked turning around.
"I have to ask, why you turned down Sean?"
I rolled my eyes, Tommy was so nosy. "I just don't think of him like that." I was being honest, Sean was nice and good looking, but I just didn't feel anything for him, least not romantically.
With that I turned and walked up the stairs and out of the bar. I felt Sean and Jimmy's gaze on me as I walked out of the bar.