A/N: Ok, so this is my first ever attempt at a Normero fic. It is extremely AU. I hope you guys like it and please review!

Chapter 1

Norma James pulled right into a vacant parking spot at the sports bar of…..truthfully she had no idea where the hell she was at. As she pulled her gear into park, she sat still for a second.

She'd driven for over an hour and truthfully the entire drive had been a blur. She'd just caught her boyfriend in bed with her best friend and all she wanted to do was to forget it. In order to do that she needed to get shit faced wasted. She knew that she needed to get the hell out of town. She didn't need to run into anyone she knew and have them try to stop her.

Norma breathed deeply before getting out of her car and strolling towards the entrance. She walked in the door and walked straight over to the bar, she didn't even notice a pair of brown eyes that had settled on her from the moment she walked in the door.

She sat down in one of the stools not even noticing that she was right next to somebody.

The bartender walked over to her. "Hey, what'll it be?"

"Washington Apple," Norma replied as she laid some money out in front of him. "six shots."

The guy quirked an eye brow at her.

Norma immediately took offense as she wasn't really loving guys at the moment and his hesitation to do her order was starting to tick her off. "You got a problem?"

The guy just smirked. "No, no problem at all. It's your hangover." He replied before grabbing six shot glasses, setting them in front of her and poured. "Enjoy."

"Thank you." Norma rolled her eyes as she downed her first shot.

The guy that was seated right next to her, watched her with curiosity. He had watched her ever since she walked through the door. She'd looked hurt and his heart had tugged with empathy.

Now, as he watched her down her fifth shot, he could see that she was a fast drinker. If he wanted to talk to her, he'd better do it before she left.

"I…." Come on, Romero he scolded himself. Just say something. "I don't believe I've seen you here before."

Norma rolled her eyes without even looking at him. "That's original."

That went real well dumbass, Alex internally berated himself. "I'm Alex." He continued. "So, what brings you here?"

Norma turned to tell the guy to back the hell off when she was met with the most amazing brown eyes she'd ever seen before. It was like the moment she gazed in them, she felt herself get lost and she completely forgot about what she was going to say.

"I'm Norma," She replied after a few moments. "and I'm here to get wasted. What about you, Alex? What are you here for?"

Alex laughed. "Well, I appreciate your honesty. I've been working double twelve hour shifts for the past two weeks, just needed a night to relax."

Norma downed her sixth shot, starting to feel some of the effects. "Wow, double twelve's. That's gotta be rough."

"Pays the bills," Alex shrugged. "Can I buy you another drink?"

Norma's head told her to just grab her shit and get the hell out of there, she didn't know this guy and she didn't need more alcohol. She was tired of listening to her rational head though.

"Why not?" Norma smiled. "Sure."

Alex smiled back. "You want another shot?"

"Well what are you drinking?" Norma asked.

Alex frowned. He was drinking beer and that was the last thing that girl should be mixing crown royal whiskey with. "Listen, Norma…."

Norma sensed a lecture coming and it made her become defensive. She was sick of people telling her what was best for her.

"Are you gonna tell me what you're drinking or not? Because it really makes no difference. If you think you're gonna stop me and be my hero…..ya got another thing coming. I'm no one's damsel in distress." She glared at him darkly.

Alex quickly realized that this girl wasn't gonna respond well to being told what to do. He would just have to keep an eye on her in a tactful way. "Fair enough." He responded after a few minutes. "I'm drinking beer, corona."

Norma looked at him and smiled. "Good choice."

Alex looked Norma over for a few moments…he could sense a deep sadness in her just by staring into her beautiful eyes.

Norma felt mesmerized by Alex's eyes…but they also scared her. She felt like he was looking right down into her soul…

"What?!" Norma snapped, turning her defense mechanism on quickly to full blast…something she did whenever she felt scared or cornered. "Why don't you just take a fucking picture or something?!"

Alex was taken aback by her sudden anger.

This girl clearly had some deep seated issues…and a part of him told him to just leave this girl be…not to get involved in whatever drama she had going…but a bigger part of him, told him to try. To not give up…to try to know this girl. He already felt something for her. A connection.

Alex breathed deeply before leaning in close to her and gently placing his hand on hers.

Norma felt an electrical current from the moment his hand touched hers. And her defense mechanism told her to say some snappy attitude like thing to him…threaten him if he ever tried to touch her again…but she didn't feel fear from this guy. She just felt….a safety of some sort.

Alex took it as a good sign that she wasn't pulling away or getting angry. "Norma," He breathed gently. "do you want to talk about it?"

Alex being this close to her was starting to mess up her brain function…she was forgetting everything else but how close she was to him…how much she wanted to kiss him. "Talk about what?" Norma feebly tried once again to pretend that she was just here to get drunk…end of story.

"Norma…" Alex said softly. "I don't know you…but you are not fooling me…I can…" He gently pushed a strand of hair out of her eyes and caressed her face. "I can see your pain.."

With those words, with his look of empathy and kindness…just like that Norma broke. She started sobbing…hard and heartbreaking hysterical sobs.

Alex quickly pulled her into his arms, gently tangling his hands in her hair as he tried to comfort her. "Shhh…" He breathed into her ear. "Its ok…I've got you and it's going to be ok."

Norma gripped Alex's shirt tightly as she let out all of her heartbreaking tears against him.

"Norma," Alex said softly. "do you want to get out of here? We can be alone…and you can talk to me…or I can give you more alcohol if that's what you want…but I can't leave you alone in this bar…you're too vulnerable to the wrong kind of guys.."

Norma pulled back, her face stained with tears as she looked into his eyes. "Alex," She breathed softly. "Why do you care?"

Alex looked into Norma's tear-filled eyes, wanting nothing more then to comfort her…he didn't even know this girl but he cared…already.

"Norma," Alex said softly, leaning into her, gently stroking her hair. "I've been where you are. I know what it's like to wanna get lost."

She looked at him for a few moments, really looked at him. "Kiss me," Norma whispered, leaning in even closer.

Alex's lips were a breath away from Norma's. His heart was racing as he was so close to claiming her lips with his. "Is that what you want, Sweetheart?" He placed a feather light kiss on Norma's lips, she lightly moaned. "You want me to kiss you?"

"Mmmm," Norma moaned softly. She was now in his lap, her legs were wrapped around him and she ached as she moved softly to gain some friction.

"Norma," Alex groaned. "I'm trying to be the good guy here…but I only have so much restraint…"

"Has it ever occured to you that maybe I don't want you to be the good guy?" Norma returned softly. "Kiss me. Please."

"Screw it." Alex muttered before crashing his lips to hers, kissing her with everything inside of him.

Norma let out little moans and cries against his lips, her arms around his neck and her clothed crotch grinding against his desperately.

"Norma," Alex groaned against her lips. "Do you want to get out of here?"

Norma looked up into his eyes, more than aware of the decision she was making.

"Yes."