Yo guys! Been in love with this show since it started! THIS COUPLING MAN. Anyway, was gonna make this a one shot- but I reckon I'm just gonna make a series! Let me know if you want me to continue first!


(What's the Story) Morning Glory?

Chapter One:

"It's Not Lying- It's Selective Truth"

God, I hate him.

He sits there looking like he fucking owns the place- with those sexy jeans and his gorgeous smile- that's not even the point.

The point is, Finn kissed Chloe. Chloe kissed Finn. They kissed each other. They kissed. Don't know what I'm supposed to say- or do. Aside from punch him in the face, that is.

Chloe had her paws all over him- I swear, any excuse to touch him, whether it was 'accidently on purpose' spilling her water in Finns lap so she could mop it up with a napkin- or a hug that lingered too long. She was marking her territory; she'd done it too many times before for me to miss the signs now.

I sipped angrily at my beer when she leant in to playfully grab his arm. I saw him glance at me out of the corner of his eye. Probably feeling awkward about dating my so called 'best friend'.

"Rae?"

I turned to see Archie beaming at me. After I had discovered that he was in fact a gayer- me and Archie had been closer than ever.

"Yeah?"

"Finn likes you." He whispered.

I almost choked on my pint. What?

"What?" I said aloud.

"Watch this."

He grabbed my hand and intertwined our fingers, making sure it was in view of the entire gang. Namely, Finn.

"Ay, ay- what's this?" Chop chuckled.

"Well," Archie smiled, "I just wanted you all to know- that myself and Rae are… an item."

"Oh my god! Yay!" Izzy cheered. "I'm so happy for you Rae!"

I was completely and utterly stunned. Finn- what? The man that I had been fantasizing about for weeks on end, liked me? Me?! Yes- I was still on that. It's a lot for a blob like me to process.

"Wow, Rae." Chloe smiled. Bet she was happy. She had free reign of Finn now.

"Well, I never." Chop declared. "I think this calls for a celebratory drink- Finn, give us a hand will ya?"

Finn didn't move.

I finally looked at Finn, as did everyone else. He was staring straight at me. I was suddenly transported back to the cupboard- Finn was giving me the same look he had when I had told him I didn't want to be his friend.

But it was different this time. He had made his choice.

"Finn, mate?" Chop prompted.

"Er, yeah." He mumbled, shuffling out of his chair- almost as if he was being careful not to look at me again.

I looked back at Archie- who was smiling silently to himself. But not about what the others thought he was smiling about. No, he was smiling because he thought he was right.

"Archie- outside." I grabbed his arm and yanked him out the doors of the pub.

"Raemundo! Where you going? Finn just got you a drink!" Chop called, his hands cupping two glasses.

"Probably going for a cheeky snog!" Izzy giggled.

"I'll have it Finn, they may not be back for a while." Chloe said, trying to sound seductive by the sounds of it.

Izzy and Chop sniggered. Hell, I even heard Chloe laugh a bit. Finn, on the other hand- I didn't hear a peep out of.


"What are you playing at?" I shouted, when we were further enough away from the pub.

"Listen, I know you're going to think I'm mad." I inwardly chuckled. If anybody round here was mad- it'd be me. "But I think Finn really likes you."

"How is that remotely possible? I mean, look at me! He kissed Chloe last night, not me."

"So, I kissed you! We were all drunk Rae- doesn't mean to say we feel the same the morning after."

I huffed. "So, what- he told you this himself did he?"

"I've been his best friend since nursery. I know when he likes a girl. Which isn't that often- as it happens."

"What do you mean? He has all the girls after him!"

"Doesn't mean he likes them back Rae. These past few weeks all he's been talking about is you. You and music. Music and You. That's literally all me and Chop hear. Someone should give us a medal or something for listening to him." He smiled. "You honestly saying you don't like him as well."

It hit me then. Archie didn't know about my feelings for Finn. Nor did anyone else- with the exception of Tix and Danny.

To lie, or not to lie? That is the question.

"No, I can't say I do."

Shit. That just came out.

"Really?" he smirked.

Ugh.

"Okay! Maybe a little bit."

"Thought as much. Fortunately for you- I know how Finn operates. I'm going to help you."

Oh god, I didn't like the sound of this.

"Honestly, Archie- it's fine. I don't want to interfere with what Chloe and Finn have." I sighed, resigned.

"They don't have anything! Yet." He looked down at me and grabbed my hand. "Now, are you going to walk back in there and be my girlfriend or what?"

I couldn't help but laugh. Archie was the nicest gay best friend I'd ever had. Well- he was the only gay best friend I'd ever had- but still, it's the thought that counts.

"Okay. We'll see how it goes!"

"Great." He brought the hand that he had been holding, and my other hand up into his hair. "Now, for the details." Using my hands he mused his hair- as he mused mine.

"Got to make this look realistic." He said sheepishly, when I must have looked at him dumbfounded.

"I see. Hang on." I unbuttoned one of the buttons on his shirt and creased it up.

Archie doubled over. "Jesus, Rae- they're gonna think we've been going at it like rabbits."

"Isn't that what we want them to think?" I asked.

"Touché." He grinned. "Ready?" He held out his hand.

"Ready." I nodded.


When we got back into the pub- Izzy, Chloe and Chop were all still laughing around the table. Finn was smoking gloomily next to Chloe.

"Oh, you two took your time." Chloe chortled.

"Yeah." I said. "Lots to do, you know?" I glanced at Finn using my peripheral vision.

"I bet!" Chop bellowed.

"Rae, we were just talking about a party at Finn's tomorrow night, are you coming?"

"Am I invited?" I gazed at Finn.

"Course." He said dismissively.

"You going then Archie?"

"Any excuse to get drunk!" He answered.

"Rae? You definitely in?" Izzy asked again.

Archie gave me a sideways glance.

"Wouldn't miss it."


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-Laura