Story 2 - Drive-in Theaters and Double-Features
A Jane & Lisbon Story
By Brown Eyes Parker
Lisbon and Jane go to the movies, sequel to "First Date Disasters".
Author's Note I: I think we all need a spoonful of sugar after the healthy serving of angst I've been dishing up.
"Popcorn with extra butter and a diet Coke," Jane said, hopping over his car seat and handing Lisbon her treats.
"Did you get Sour Patch Kids?" Lisbon asked, putting the large soda in the console to her left.
"Did I get Sour Patch Kids?" Jane repeated, pulling the bag of candy out of his pocket and tossing them on her lap. "Of course I got them. But you know, I never had you pegged as a Sour Patch Kid candy kind of girl."
"I'm not really," Lisbon answered as she ripped the bag open and picked through them. "I only like the red ones, you see."
"Well. . . everybody really only likes the red ones of any fruity candy," Jane replied. "Ask anybody what their favorite Skittle is, and they'll tell you the red flavor. Ask them their favorite Starburst, and it'll be the red or pink flavor. When it comes to Jolly Ranchers, it'll either be the blue, red, or pink kind. Really, I could go on for ages and list all the favorite kinds of red or pink candies."
"Actually," Lisbon said as she popped another red Sour Patch Kid into her mouth. "When it comes to original Skittles, I like the green flavored ones the best. And my favorite jelly beans are buttered popcorn or toasted marshmallow."
"We're talking about the majority here," Jane said with a grin as he stole a yellow Sour Patch Kid and popped it into his mouth.
Lisbon smirked and took a sip of her drink. "Hey, do you think you could run and get some M&Ms?"
"Way ahead of you," Jane said as he pulled two packages of M&Ms from his pocket. "What kind would you like? Plain or peanut?"
"Both," Lisbon answered as she grabbed the bags from Jane and ripped them open before holding the yellow bag out to Jane. "Want some? I know how much you like peanut M&Ms."
"I'm good," Jane replied. "This is your night, remember? I'm trying to make up for the disaster that was our date last night."
"Come on! The end of the night wasn't so bad," Lisbon said, waving a blue M&M in front of his face.
Jane smiled and shook his head. "Really, I'm good. I don't like M&Ms all that much anyways."
Lisbon sighed. "Fine, more for me then."
"On second thought. . ." Jane grabbed the peanut M&Ms from her and tossed a handful into his mouth.
"Hey!" Lisbon said, lightly punching him in the arm. "The offer expired five seconds ago. If you want some, you have to go and get your own."
Jane just smirked and wrapped his arm around her shoulder, pulling her a little bit closer. "Maybe later. Right now, I just really feel like sharing with you."
"You've never been to a drive-in theater, have you?" Lisbon asked.
"No," Jane replied. "Why?"
"Most guys wait until the movie's playing to cop a feel," she replied as she tried to get comfortable in her new position.
"Not that guy over there," Jane said, nodding his head towards the car next to theirs.
Lisbon craned her neck and saw a couple heavily kissing. She frowned slightly. "Isn't that Rigsby and Sarah?"
"I guess so," Jane answered.
"Did you know they were going to be here?" Lisbon demanded.
"Uh, no. If I did, I would have taken you somewhere else," Jane replied. "Rigsby and Sarah making out is the last thing that I want to see in the world. Their parents for goodness sake's, they shouldn't be making out in public."
"Technically, nobody should be making out in public," Lisbon said, turning her attention away from her teammate and his date to pick through her Sour Patch Kids.
"You only say that because you've never had a really good kiss in public," Jane answered.
"Oh no, I only say that because it's true. Private things should be kept private," Lisbon retorted. "And besides, we paid to see a movie. Why do you want to waste all of that money on concession food and tickets then make out for four hours straight?"
Jane shrugged before turning to look at Rigsby and Sarah again. "It's quite fascinating though. . . the way it seems going to a movie makes a person have these tendencies—"
"Hey," Lisbon said, waving her hand in front of Jane's face. "I'm over here Jane! And the movie is going to start any minute now. . ."
"Sorry," Jane replied, turning back to her with an apologetic smile. "It's just weird being here with Rigsby one car over. I feel like a father running into his son and his date."
Lisbon snuggled into his side as the parking lot lights dimmed and the Johnny Cashsong stopped as the opening credits for Roman Holiday started to roll. "Have you ever watched Roman Holiday?"
"Once. . . a long time ago," Jane answered, skimming her ear with his fingers. "When I was a teenager, I snuck away from the carnival and went to the town we were closet to. I spent the day at a movie theater that ran the classics. They were showing Audrey Hepburn's greats films that day, and I watched every single one of them. . . including My Fair Lady."
"What was your favorite?" Lisbon asked quietly.
"Charade," Jane answered without missing a beat.
"You would like Charade," Lisbon replied, smirking at him.
"Shhh—" Jane said as he pointed at the screen. "They're talking now and I want to hear what they're saying."
"There's an intermission between movies," Jane said as the screen went blank and a Pointer Sister's song started to play over the speakers. "Is there anything else that you'd like from the concession stands?"
Lisbon shook her head. "I'm good for now, that pizza and candy really filled me up. But maybe after Breakfast at Tiffany's is over, we could go and grab ice cream somewhere, if that's okay with you."
"Sure," Jane replied easily, glancing over at Rigsby's SUV again. "Can you believe that they're still going at it?"
"Jane," Lisbon said in exasperation.
"Yes?" He asked, turning his attention back to her with a cheeky grin.
"Please just pretend that they aren't here," she pleaded. "This was supposed to be just the two of us tonight."
"As you wish," Jane answered, leaning into brush a gentle kiss on her cheek.
"Thank you," Lisbon said, settling into his arms again as the Breakfast at Tiffany's theme began to play and Holly Golightly started her lonely trek down the streets of New York.
"Well, that was quite an enjoyable evening," Jane said as he dropped Lisbon off at her apartment after making a stop for ice cream. "Thank you for agreeing to a do over date with me."
Lisbon smiled. "It was my pleasure. I had a nice time, thanks for taking me to the movies tonight."
"We should do it again next week," Jane said. "They're showing Pretty Women and Notting Hill. Are you interested in going?"
"Sounds good to me," Lisbon answered. "I'm always up for Julia Roberts."
"And if you're interested, we could do something between now and Friday night. Maybe grab a bite to eat somewhere."
"Or I could cook for you. . . here," Lisbon replied, not caring how domestic it sounded. She quite enjoyed cooking meals for people when she got the time to.
"You name the night and I'll bring dessert," Jane said.
"I'll look at my calendar and get back to you," Lisbon answered, grinning at him.
"Okay then. . ." Jane trailed off and shoved his hands in his pocket. "I guess I'll say goodnight now."
"Goodnight," Lisbon replied, lifting her face up towards him and closing her eyes, fully anticipating a kiss (their first ever).
Jane smiled and leaned down, gently brushing his lips against her's. "Goodnight Lisbon, I'll see you—"
"Tomorrow," Lisbon finished for him, a little disappointed by the kiss he had just bestowed on her. "We could meet for brunch after I get out of church."
"I'll meet you at Marie's," Jane said.
Lisbon nodded and fished through her pockets for the keys to her apartment. She was just about to unlock her door when she whirled around. "Hey Jane!" she called. "Could you come back here for a second?"
Jane turned to look at her, frowning slightly. "Sure. Is everything okay?"
"Everything's fine," Lisbon assured him as she started towards him. "I-I just need to tell you something that I forgot to tell you earlier."
"Okay," Jane said as they met in the middle of the hallway, the toes of their shoes touching. "What is it?"
Lisbon smiled at him coyly as she wrapped her arms around his neck and stood on tip-toe as her lips found his. She felt a small shiver of pleasure as he wrapped his arms around her waist and pulled her closer, returning her kiss.
She pulled away after a couple of minutes. "That's all I wanted to say. See you tomorrow."
Jane laughed and dragged her in for another kiss. "See you tomorrow Teresa."
As always, this story didn't go exactly the way I wanted it to. But I just needed to write something stupid after "Sinking". Hope you didn't hate it too much, honest reviews are always appreciated. And I will be starting the sequel to "Sinking" soon.
Have a great and safe holiday weekend. I'll see you guys soon. And I promise, my next one-shot will be WAY better than this one. I just haven't written anything fluffy in a while. . .