The Twilight Twenty-Five
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Prompt: # 8
Pen Name: Missus T
Word Count: 496
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For about the tenth time that night, Edward asked himself what the fuck he was thinking when he decided to buy a bar. He'd loved it for the first few years, but somewhere along the line he'd started to burn out. He worked nights, holidays, and every major sporting event known to man. Hell, there was even a regular who wanted him to get some extra channels so he could watch cricket.
His best waitress and cousin, Rose, set her tray down hard on the bar top. "Two mojitos, a Captain and Coke, and four cosmos for the bachelorette party."
With his back to her, he nodded and finished the drink he was making, holding back an eye roll even though she couldn't see him. Fucking cosmopolitans. It'd been almost ten years since Sex and the City went off the air and he was still making the damn things like they were the latest craze.
He heard a gigglesnort and glanced over his shoulder to see who was laughing. He froze, his eyes locking with a gorgeous brunette who'd brought her hand up to cover her mouth.
Her shoulders shook and her eyes sparkled with laughter.
Suddenly, he was in no hurry to make drinks. He turned and slid the completed drink in front of one of his regulars before using the age old excuse of wiping the bar to make his way in front of her.
"What's so funny?"
"Nothing!" She blushed and shook her head.
He put his elbows on the bar and leaned closer to her. "You can tell me, you know."
Their eyes held but she kept her mouth shut. He raised an eyebrow and she shook her head.
With a shrug, he started making the drinks, because although he'd love to stand and flirt with her, the bachelorette girls would only continue to spend money if he made their cocktails. He muddled the mint and sugar for the mojitos and made the Captain and Coke with a wedge of lime before starting the dreaded cosmos.
She giggled again as he rattled the ice in the cocktail shaker. He raised his brow again, and she burst out laughing. Shaking his head, he poured the drinks and loaded them on Rose's tray.
"Alright!" She shook her head. "It's dumb. I was just wondering what Carrie Bradshaw would think if she knew people were still sucking down cosmos like there was no tomorrow."
"Not dumb at all, sweetheart." He smirked and slid a glass of leftover cosmo to her. "In fact, I've often wondered the same thing."
He nodded. "Yup. But you know what I'm wondering about right now?"
She shook her head before taking a sip.
Reaching forward, he pushed some of her hair over her shoulder. "Your name."
Her eyes dropped to her drink for a second, then she raised them to his, reaching her hand towards him. "It's Bella. And you are?"
"Edward. And I'm very pleased to meet you."
For the record, SydneyGen and I would both like to say that we've never met a cosmo we didn't like... the disdain was strictly for the use of this prompt. In fact, if Gen were close enough, I'd be pouring us cosmos right about now!