Hey, look at this! Another story for you guys just because I love Studio 60 and miss it!! So please review and let me know what you think! Oh, remember I am a Marriet fan so don't go crazy at me just yet!! This fic is for Allie, who's been waiting for it!!

A Different Kind Of Love

What's so great about baseball? It was a dumb sport played by dumb players. Okay maybe they're all not dumb...maybe only Darren Wells...that's a dumb name as well...

Matt Albie downed half the bottle of beer that the barman had placed in front of him. It had been a terrible week. First he had a stupid fight with Harriet about dumb Darren Wells (That's his official name now, Matt decided,) then he had broken his window with the dumb bat that dumb Darren Wells had given to Harriet. The worst was Danny told him to put some of Ricky's and Ron's idea into the show and it turned out the only good piece they had, had been stolen from, well from Studio 60 but he didn't know that at the time. They had gone to the wrap party and then Simon suggested they go to this club he knew. So Matt, Simon, Tom, Dillon and Danny left the party earlier. Now here, Matt was at 1:30 sat alone at the bar, downing beers. Danny got bored within the first 30 minutes of being there and went home. It wasn't long after that before Dillon had one too many and Tom had to take him home. Matt wasn't sure where Simon had gone but he guessed he wouldn't be back any time soon because the last time he saw him, he was heading off with some girl. So, he was alone, getting drunk trying to work out a way to blame everything all on dumb Darren Wells.


"Uh, hi." He said, turning to see a pretty brunette sit down on the stall next to him. "I'm Matt."

She smiled. "I know. I'm a big fan. I'm Jessica...Jess."

"Well, Jess...can I buy you a drink?" He asked.

"Sure a beer would be great." She smiled again and for some reason unknown to Matt, it made him smile too.

He called the barman over and ordered two more beers before turning his attention back to Jessica.

"So, your boyfriend's not going to come over and start beating me up or anything, is he?" He asked.

"I haven't got a boyfriend." She laughed slightly.

"Good, I had to ask because of the bad luck I've been having lately."

"Well, maybe your luck is about to change."

He smiled again. "I hope so."

She had asked about the show and Matt told her about it and about the cast. Then she told him how she was training to be a teacher.

"Thanks for the beer." She picked up the bottle, taking a mouthful.

"No problem..." When he went to reach for his, he slipped and nearly fell of his stall.

"Wow, you okay?" She laughed, reaching to help him sit back up. "I think you might have had enough to drink."

"No, if I had, had enough I wouldn't have been able to notice how beautiful you are."

"Are you flirting with me?" She asked.

"I don't know... if its working then I am... if its not... then no, I'm not flirting."

"You're too cute." She laughed.

"Thank you." He grinned, reaching for his beer again.

"No, I think maybe we should go and get a coffee, to sober you up." She told him, stopping him. "I know this great place with the best coffee."

"Yeah? Where?" He asked, standing up when she did.

"My place." She turned and grinned at him.

"Well, okay if you're..." He started before frowning at her. "Are you hitting on me?"

"If its working then I am... if its not... then no, I'm not." She repeated what he said earlier, teasingly.

"Okay, I can deal with that." He nodded. "Lead the way."

"Okay." She smiled, taking his hand, leading him out of the club.


A couple of months had past and Matt thought it was about time Jessica met Danny and he loved her. Which surprised Matt. Whenever he introduced a girl to his friend, he would always point out some kind of flaw or tell him she wasn't good enough. Danny, who was currently dating Jordan, had told Matt, he thought she was perfect for him and Matt questioned his state of mind. Although he agreed with Danny, he was use to defending his choice on girls to his best friend. Although when their relationship first started, Matt had told Jess that he wasn't looking for anything serious and he had told her all about his relationship with Harriet. He was surprised she hadn't ended it there and then but she admitted she was just out of a serious relationship and felt the same.

Now it had been 3 months since they had met and they were still together. So much had happened in those 3 months. Christmas had come and gone, Danny and Jordan were still going strong and Harriet had broken up with dumb Darren Wells and was currently seeing Luke Scott. He really cared about her, he didn't know whether it was love or not yet but he was happy to stay with her and find out.

Once she had met Danny and they actually got along, he decided to make their relationship official. He was going to take her to the wrap party for the first time so that meant she was bound to run into Harriet. He didn't want things to be awkward so he decided to tell Harriet about her first before she found out by someone else.

"Hey, can I talk to you for sec?" He asked, knocking on her dressing room door an hour before the show.

"Yeah, sure." She replied.

"I heard you're bringing Luke to the party tonight."

She sighed and turned away from him. "Matthew, please don't start..."

"No... No I wasn't going to." He assured her. "I think it's good."

"Yeah right." She looked at him.

"I'm serious…" He insisted.

"Okay, what's going on?" She asked.

"Well, I'm kind of bringing someone myself." He told her. "Her name is Jessica... I've been seeing her for a few months."

"Oh." She said surprised.

"Yeah, I just didn't want you to think I was bringing her to get back at you for being with Luke." He told her.

"Right." She nodded, slightly. "A few months, huh? You guys must be getting serious."

"Uh, I don't know... she's great and I care about her...I'll guess we'll have to see where it goes."

"Well, I'm happy for you." She told him.

"Thank you." He smiled. "I'm just happy that we can still be friends...and we both are moving on."

"Me too." She nodded, smiling.

"Good, well I better get back upstairs... Danny's probably going crazy, looking for me."


"Oh, Harriet." He said, stopping at the door.


"Have a good show."

"Have a good show." She repeated with a smile.

"See you." He smiled at her one more before disappearing out the door.

"Bye." She whispered trying to fight the feeling of jealousy that she felt rising from the pit of her stomach. She couldn't help but hate the fact that he was moving on even though it was her who told him too.


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