Kat calling Adena "Baby" and the Sutton gushing that occurs
It happens before she can catch herself. The three of them are in line, waiting to order their coffee, and Adena is standing off to the side because Kat’s buying for both of them.
She gets up to the barista and realizes she forgot—
“Hey, baby, did you want cinnamon on your latte?”
Adena is standing just a few feet away, taking note of all the local ads on the shop’s bulletin board, when she looks to Kat and nods, smiling.
She doesn’t realize what she’s done until she hands over her credit card and notices the look on Sutton’s face next to her.
Her eyes are wide, sparkling, and Kat can see the teasing that’s about to happen before it even escapes her mouth.
Kat lifts her finger, jabs at her chest, “Don’t even.”
Sutton grins wider, while Jane steps forward to place her order next.
“Oh, no no. We’re talking about this.”
Kat’s cheeks blush pink and Jane turns around.
“Talking about what?”
“Can we not?” Kat whisper shouts. Adena notices and looks over at the three of them, curious.
“Okay, okay, fine… baby.”
Jane realizes then, what Sutton’s talking about, and starts laughing while Kat glares at them both.
They all step to the side, to wait for their coffee orders, and Adena slips her arms around Kat’s waist from behind, rests her chin against the side of her shoulder.
“Everything ok?” she asks, sensing Kat’s shift in mood.
“She’s mad we’re making fun of her,” Jane explains, and Adena quirks her eyebrow in question, arms still around Kat.
“But only because it’s the cutest thing ever and she’s never been like this,” Sutton adds, poking at Kat’s arm to get her to lighten up.
Adena nudges Kat with her chin, looks up at her for an explanation, and Kat smiles, shy when she says, “You bring out a different side of me, that they’re not used to.”
Sutton is smiling so wide, bouncing on her toes, that Kat thinks her best friend’s face might crack.