Will swirled his whisky around a few times before taking a large gulp. He relished the burn as it slipped down his throat and he slammed the empty glass down a little too loudly. “Another?” he asked flatly.
"Bad day?" a man said next to him.
Will turned his head a little so he could see the owner of the voice. He had dark brown hair and big brown eyes. He had a slight smirk on his lips and his eyes twinkled with amusement.
"I hate weddings. Especially in this town," Will answered.
"I’ll have what he’s having," he told the bartender who was sliding the full glass to Will. "I’m right there with you. I’m not exactly a fan of weddings myself," he said, turning his attention to Will. "I’m Sonny, by the way."
"Will. So how’d you get stuck here? You a reporter or something?" Will asked, taking another swig of his drink.
"Nah. The groom is my Uncle Vic."
Will squinted his eyes in thought. “You’re one of Justin and Adrienne’s sons.”
"The youngest. That’d be me. Before you say anything, yes, my name is Jackson, but there are always so many Jacks everywhere that people just started calling me Sonny."
Will nodded. “I’m Will Horton. I’m sure you’ve heard of my family.” There was a hint of teasing in his voice.
"You’re Kate’s grandson, aren’t you? Lucas and Sami’s kid?"
"Unfortunately. God, I have no idea how we got here," Will mused aloud. "A month ago, Kate was shacking up with Stefano and now she’s marrying Victor. This is why I plan on never getting married. It’s stupid and pointless and doesn’t mean anything."
"Yeah. I get where you’re coming from, man. If I was from your family, I wouldn’t want to get married either. Not that I do actually want to get married anyway. I’m more of the traveling around the world kinda guy. Settling down, having a family. Not really my style," Sonny said, taking his second glass of whisky from the bartender.
Will took his third glass and held it up in the air in between him and Sonny. “To never getting married.”
"To never getting married," Sonny responded.
They clinked classes and both downed their drinks in seconds.