london to leeds
(aaron/robert, train meet cute)
inspired by @bartsugsy and the robron bsa massive ;)
Trains from London to Leeds are far too slow.
Robert’s got a window seat, but even that isn’t enough to kill the boredom. His phone has been on 10% battery for a while now, and the asshole at the table in front won’t let him charge it up.
There’s also the idiot sitting next to him, who keeps dropping off. They’re not even a half hour into the journey, though it is almost half five so he can probably be forgiven. Still. That doesn’t really excuse the fact that every time the guy starts to fall asleep, his head nods closer and closer to Robert’s shoulder.
It could be worse, Robert thinks wryly. The guy’s not conventionally attractive, but Robert’s open-minded and it’s not too that late in his life that he can’t learn new things about himself; namely, that beards and the rugged look do it for him.
He’s contemplating whether to ask the guy to move so he can get a coffee, when the guy’s head finally lands on his shoulder. Robert freezes, doesn’t really know what to do.
Robert’s self-aware, knows that he can be enough of an asshole to ask the guy to get the hell off, but he’s also been raised right, and can only imagine his mum’s face if he was that rude.