Many thanks to nowforruin, Lulu M, and fantasmeqrt for inspiration, beta'ing, and sound boarding. An update a day for the next 25 days. Let me know what you think.
She's the prettiest girl here, and she knows it.
I can't take my eyes off of her; neither can anyone else. It isn't very often we get a newcomer.
Billy tells me to "man up," and buy her a drink.
I watch her turn to her friend then she looks right at me. I tip my mug to her, and she responds in kind.
Billy elbows me hard, and I fall off my stool. He nudges me her way and I walk over, trying not to trip over my own feet.
"Can I buy you a drink?"
"I'd like that."