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.


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Renee

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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."