Nothing in this chapter has changed except for Jethrow's, Calvin's, and Harold's name: watching The New Normal has informed me that they are, in fact, Amir, Freddie and Ian :)
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So this isn't a Glee fic. This is going to be one of two fics based on my latest and greatest obsession: The New Normal. Bryan and David are my new OTP. They are perfect in every way possible and they are the most adorable couple I have ever seen.
So this particular fic is about how they eventually and officially called themselves a couple. The beginning takes place during the scene in episode 2…so I guess there are spoilers that don't really spoil anything…But just to be sure:
SPOILERS FOR EPISODE TWO.
Disclaimer: I do not own the utter perfection that is The New Normal. All of that glorious credit goes to Ryan Murphy and whomever helped him!
It felt like a huge weight had been lifted off of his chest. School was finally behind him-all he had to look forward to now was finding a hospital to hire him. Of course that wouldn't exactly be a picnic…but at least he had a few days of relaxation before throwing himself out into the job market.
David had been out all day celebrating with Ian, Freddie, and Amir, and the three's girlfriends. The foursome had been best friends for what seemed like forever by this point, and had even gone so far as to attend the same college. Of course it was nice already knowing three people right off the bat…though the four of them sharing a room hadn't been the best of ideas.
By the end of the day, when the girlfriends had all gone home, David expected the four of them to slump off to their apartment and fall into their beds. It was nearly ten already, and David was looking forward to sleeping in-something he hadn't done in a very long time.
"One of you guys can drive," David said, letting out a big yawn. "I'll fall asleep at the wheel."
"No, no, no," Amir said, grinning. "The night isn't over yet, David my friend."
"What?" David asked, furrowing his eyebrows. "Why not?"
"Because while we've had our fun with our girlfriends," Freddie began. "You haven't had any fun of your own."
David opened his mouth to protest, but Ian interrupted him. "Trust us, Davey boy," he said, winking. "You're going to love where we take you."
David's eyes widened as he, Amir, Ian, and Freddie walked through the doors of the gay bar his friends had brought him to. He glanced around, taking in all of the good-looking guys dancing to the catchy music-guys that would never give him a passing glance. No guy ever went for David when they could have someone who didn't wear thick glasses and wasn't head of the Mathletes. The four of them found an empty table in the middle of the dance floor, and David scanned the room again before turning to his friends.
"I can't believe you guys brought me here," he said, raising his voice to be heard over the music. "What do you expect me to do?"
"Well, you could start by just talking to a guy," Freddie said. "And you have plenty of variety."
"Take your pick," Amir said, flourishing his hand in front of him as though presenting a feast.
Shaking his head and biting back a smile, David once again returned his gaze to the pack of male bodies on all sides of him. There were guys with big muscles, guys who were short-though he had no room to talk-, guys who had long hair, guys who had colorful clothes, guys who wore little clothes…
David was about to give up-no one here really seemed to be his type-until his eyes moved over a figure moving through the crowd. He was alone-surprisingly so, as this boy was heartbreakingly beautiful. But the eagerness on his flawless face hinted towards the fact that he wouldn't be alone for long. Sighing to himself, David turned back to his table, starting when he saw his three friends grinning at him.
"See something you like, David?" Ian asked slyly, glancing briefly at the boy David had seen. He was now sitting at the bar, glancing at the door every now and then in expectation.
"What if I did?" David shrugged. "It doesn't matter. A guy like him would never go for a guy like me."
"You got to stop putting yourself down like that, David," Amir said, sighing and shaking his head. "You're a catch. You're nice, smart, and funny-any guy would be lucky to have you on his arm."
David smiled. "Thanks, but-"
"No!" Freddie said. "No buts! You are going to march your butt up to that bar, and you are going to talk to that guy!"
"Go!" all three said at the same time, pointing. Glaring at his friends, David stood up out of his chair and started walking.
David was already feeling nervous after the first step. He had never actually walked up to a guy to try and pick him up before. And he couldn't believe that the first time he tried would be with someone who had fallen down from Heaven.
I can't do this, he thought, stopping. He immediately resumed walking. No. No, I can. I can do this! Oh, who am I kidding, no I can't. David stopped again. But his eyes widened when he realized he was right behind the boy, who was staring out into the bar.
"Excuse me," he blurted out before he could stop himself. "Excuse me, hi." The boy turned to face him, and David was struck again at how beautiful he was. "Uh, is this seat taken?"
"It's for my date," the boy responded, looking at David as though he was wondering why he was talking to him.
I knew it. I knew it. David started to turn and walk away, wishing the floor would open up and swallow him. But he was stopped by the boy speaking again.
"But I don't think he's coming! It's-I got stood up." The boy looked adorably put out, and David said the first thing that came to his mind.
"You dodged a bullet," he said, leaning his arms on the empty chair next to the boy. "Anyone who'd stand you up must be crazy." He wanted to kick himself immediately after saying that-he'd just met the guy! Now he was going to think David was crazy or something!
The boy immediately brightened. "Ohmygod, I thought that too but I thought I was the only one." David grinned at him, half in relief and half in amusement. "Do you wanna sit?"
David stared at the chair, momentarily stunned that this boy had invited him to sit with him. "Oh," he murmured before quickly taking the seat.
"I was supposed to meet Lance Bass," the boy said once David had sat down.
"Oh, I don't know him."
They boy looked at him like he was crazy. "The closeted singer? From NSYNC?" David shook his head. "God nothing?" he added, causing David to shrug. "Are you sure you're in the right type of bar, sir?"
"Oh, uh," David began, turning around, "you see those guys over there in the corner?" His friends waved as he pointed. "Yeah. Those are my boys." He made a little fist over his chest that he immediately regretted doing.
"Well aren't you the piggy eater," the boy said, making David want to laugh.
"Oh, no, they're not like me-us." The boy was making David nervous-especially after looking into those eyes for so long. "Uh, we just graduated med school today."
"That's a lot of reading."
"Well, I was out all day celebrating with their girlfriends, so they wanted to support me with my thing, ya know…"
"Ah!" the boy said, laughing slightly.
"Actually, I've never been to one of these places before," David said, smiling and turning and taking off his glasses to rub at his eyes. He blinked widely. "It's a little smoky," he added, turning back to the boy that he had to learn the name of.
He was surprised to see that the boy looked starstruck. "Good God, no wonder you keep those things sheathed. They're the color of Picasso's most overrated period or…a box from Tiffany." David's surprise turned to shock, and he smiled as the boy grinned and turned away bashfully.
Smile widening, David leaned forward slightly and asked, "Can I…May I buy you another drink?" The boy turned back to him, still grinning that wonderful grin. He turned away again, and David lost his train of thought. He spluttered before continuing. "I'll leave right after, I promise. It's just…my-my friends are really rooting for me, and I don't want to let them down."
"Come on, let's dance," the boy said suddenly, turning back to him and standing up out of his seat.
"Huh? I don't really…do that," David said, a little stunned at the abruptness of it all.
"You've never danced with a boy before have you?" the boy asked, leaving David breathless as he leaned down close over him.
"One that….you know…leads?"
"It's Bananarama, sweetie," the boy said. "We all do."
And with that, the boy took David's hand in his own and pulled him out onto the dance floor, throwing an "I'm Bryan, by the way" over his shoulder. To which David responded. "I, uh…I'm David!"
David had never really danced with anyone before, so he assumed he would be bad at it. But he was surprised again when Bryan commented on how good he was, and he found himself really enjoying it. They danced through a few songs before a softer, sexier one came on, and both stopped dancing, smiling awkwardly at each other before David led him off the dance floor and over to his friends.
"See, now aren't you happy we told you to go for it?" Freddie asked, smirking at David. Bryan cocked an eyebrow, but David pretended to ignore his friend, cheeks red.
"Bryan, these are my friends: Amir, Freddie, and Ian. Guys, this is Bryan."
"You should have seen David's face when he saw you walk in," Amir said, winking at the pair. "We all thought he had died and gone to Heaven." David's jaw dropped, and he turned to Bryan to try and do some damage control, but he stopped when he saw the pleased look on his new friend's face.
"Well, clearly, David has common sense," he said, grinning. David sighed in relief, and he smiled when Bryan turned slightly so only David would see his wink.
"Well, David, we should probably get back to the apartment," Ian said, yawning and stretching.
David's smile dropped. "Oh…"
"That's too bad," Bryan said, turning to David. "I was hoping you'd want to get something to eat with me. I skipped dinner tonight-too excited to go out with Lance Bass." He rolled his eyes, causing David to smile.
"I'd love to," David blurted, pretending not to see his friends' smirks.
Bryan brightened. "Good! I can drive you home afterwards."
"That works out perfectly," Freddie said, as though planning a play date. "We'll see you later, then, David."
"Bye," David said, waving to his friends as they left. Turning back to Bryan he asked, "So where are we going?"
Bryan smiled and took David's hand in his. "Just follow me," he said before tugging David to the door.
David grinned-this day had turned out even better than he had ever imagined.
So that's the first chapter :)
It'll probably be the least exciting of them all since an actual scene from the show takes up most of it :)
I hope you all liked it! Let me know in a review!