Notes: For primeval_denial: Team fest drabble trees.
Word/Prompt: In bold in each drabble.
Previously posted in the drabble trees but collected up here as I like to keep everything together.
“Are you sure that I’m not intruding? It’s your father’s birthday; it should be a family occasion.”
Jess took Emily’s hand firmly in hers. “You are family,” she said. “Besides, my mum and dad want to meet you.”
She could see the fear in Emily’s eyes. Honestly, anyone would think she’d asked her girlfriend to face a T-Rex, not meet her parents.
“It’ll be fine,” she said reassuringly, pressing a kiss to Emily’s lips.
Later, as her mum and Emily bonded over a cup of tea, her dad sat down next to her.
“I like her.”
Jess smiled. “Thanks, dad.”
Title: Seeking Mr Right
Pairing: Hints of Matt/Becker
Jess watched miserably as Matt flirted with Becker, seeing Becker smile back, reaching out to touch Matt’s arm as they shared a joke. Typical, she thought; she finally found the man of her dreams, and he turned out to be gay. She always fell for the wrong men.
“Jess? Are you alright?”
She turned to see Abby watching her with a concerned expression and forced a smile.
It was clear that Abby didn’t believe the perky façade as she said,
“If you want to talk, you know where I am.”
This time Jess’s smile was genuine. “Thanks, Abby.”
Title: See me
Jenny was getting tired of it now. She wasn’t even sure that Cutter was aware that he was doing it, but every now and then, he would make a comment, something that seemed innocent and barely noticeable, but still there.
Claudia didn’t wear that much makeup. Claudia wouldn’t have handled the situation like that.
When was he going to get it into his head that she wasn’t this Claudia person? That she was a completely different person.
Cutter was a nice man, and she was growing rather fond of him. If only he could see her for who she was.
Title: When subtlety doesn’t work…
Nick looked confused as he opened his door.
She smiled. “Aren’t you going to invite me in?”
He showed her into the living room, hastily kicking some of the mess under the sofa.
“I think its time we stopped dancing around each other, don’t you?” If he wasn’t going to make a move, then she’d just have to help him along.
He nodded, and she slowly unfastened her coat, dropping it to the floor. His eyes widened as they roamed over her naked body, smiling when he saw the red stilettos.
“Your move, Nick.”
He didn’t need asking twice.
Title: Here come the girls
Abby refilled everyone’s wine glasses and sat down again. She’d forgotten how much fun it was to have a girls’ night; wine, sappy films, and just relaxing.
“It’s not fair,” Jess lamented, sounding slightly tipsy. “What’s wrong with us?”
Abby frowned. “What do you mean?”
“Becker and Matt? They preferred each other. Connor went off with Lester. Why didn’t any of them want us?”
Abby shrugged, smiling. “Who says we need them? That’s why vibrators were invented.”
Emily looked puzzled.
Abby shared a look with Jess. “Wait right there,” she said, heading for her bedroom. “You’re going to like this…”
Connor didn’t understand women, he admitted, yet he kept trying. He thought that speeches taken from Star Trek would impress her, or that she would swoon at his impressions of Yoda, always looking baffled when she wasn’t as thrilled as he expected her to be.
But he’d kept Rex a secret for her, and got him back after her idiot brother lost him. He was always there for her, even when she pushed him away. In his own way, Connor understood what was important to her better than anyone.
She was even beginning to find the Yoda impressions rather endearing.