Bechloe coffee shop AU; pt.4
Beca didn’t return to the coffee shop until the next afternoon, a lot later than she usually got there. She didn’t think anything of it though, having been busy with sleeping and classes that she, for once, had actually attended. Chloe had been worried though, or at least Beca was pretty sure that she had. She could tell by the way the redhead’s blue eyes lightened up the second she saw Beca on the other side of the counter. Or maybe that’s just how she reacted to seeing anyone. She was that kind of person, after all. She got excited way too easily, Beca could tell that much even after only knowing her for a few days.
“Your coffee’s cold,” Chloe bit her lip, giggling a bit when Beca furrowed her brows in confusion.
“What? I didn’t even order-..I literally just got here!”
“I know,” Chloe giggled again. And it infuriated Beca for two reasons. One, why couldn’t the redhead just stop with that cryptic talking and tell her what’s going on? And two, Beca hated it when people giggled. It was annoying, always, when other people did it. But out of Chloe’s mouth, it sounded cute. And that made her hate it even more. “I prepared a coffee for you, earlier. But then you didn’t show up,” she shrugged.
Beca raised her eyebrows at the other woman. “And that is my problem, why..?”
“It’s not! I’ll make you a new one,” she smiled brightly and got to work, while Beca just shook her head. How could a person be that fucking cute and over the place?
The brunette paid for her coffee once the barista placed it in front of her, still smiling at her. Seriously, how could she keep that up all day? “Thanks,” she nodded at Chloe and backed off to her corner so she could get to work.
She had started a new mashup and completely lost herself in it just a few minutes later. It was very different to her usual music, even though she wasn’t going to admit that to herself. It might have been a little inspired by a certain, oh so annoying, redhead.
The coffee shop was really empty that day. Except for Beca there was only one older woman around, reading her newspaper and drinking her coffee. And of course that prompted said redhead to annoy Beca even more than she usually did.
“Hi,” she smiled brightly as she sat down opposite from Beca, who was still completely engrossed in her music. Beca jumped a little when Chloe tapped on her nose to get her attention. She quickly took off her headphones, glaring at the barista.
“Dude, what the fuck?!” She groaned and slammed her laptop shut once again.
“Hi,” Chloe just repeated cutely, still smiling brightly at Beca. “What are you doing?”
Beca huffed and rolled her eyes, already knowing she wouldn’t be able to just shake her off. Not today.
“It’s none of your business.”
That obviously didn’t satisfy Chloe at all and she was soon trying to snatch Beca’s laptop from her.
“Dude stop it, I’m serious!” Beca managed to place the laptop on her lap, where Chloe wouldn’t be able to get it. She never let anyone listen to her music. Except for Jesse, her best friend, sometimes. And even he only knew the songs she was going to publish anyways.
“Come oooon!” Chloe whined, obviously very desperate to find out what the brunette had been doing here all day. “You come here every day. I see you working on something every single day. Do you know how hard it is for me not to know what exactly it is that you’re doing?”
“Oh I can imagine, trust me.” Beca just chuckled, finding it very easy to imagine just how nosy the redhead with no respect for personal space must be. “But seriously, it’s none of your business.”
“Pretty please??” Chloe kept begging for the next few minutes, giving the brunette her best puppy eyes. And Beca couldn’t believe what she was about to do, but Chloe’s eyes were so hard to resist.
“Fine,” she grumbled. “I produce music. Mashups mostly. I’ve just started working on a new one. Now, you’re going to listen to this. And you’re not gonna say one word after that, alright? You’ll just listen to it and then mind your own business, yes?”
Chloe didn’t even let her finish her sentence before she excitedly grabbed the headphones and then Beca’s laptop once she handed it to her.
Looking at Chloe while she listened to Beca’s song was a goddamn rollercoaster, apparently for both of them. From what Beca could judge, the redhead’s emotions were all over the place. She never stopped smiling though, unsurprisingly.
“Beca..woah!” Chloe started as soon as the song was over and slid the headphones off of her ears, but Beca immediately stopped her and started packing her stuff.
“It’s not even finished and you promised not to say anything,” she reminded her as she put on her beanie.
“I know, but I just-“
“Shut it!” Beca glared at her, but Chloe could tell she wasn’t actually mad at her. Which was hard to believe considering she was frantically putting all of her things into her bag while simultaneously getting dressed.
“Titanium, huh?” Chloe asked then, having recognized the song as soon as she had hit ‘play’, even though Beca’s version was much slower. She held her hand up, silently telling Beca to wait for a second while she started to prepare another coffee for her.
“I heard you hum it the other day,” Beca admitted as she thankfully took the coffee and paid for it.
She immediately saw that special Chloe smile break out on the other woman’s face and rolled her eyes.
“It has nothing to do with you, I just happen to really like that song,” Beca explained as she left, barely finishing her sentence as soon as the door closed shut behind her.
And Chloe Beale couldn’t stop smiling, because she knew damn well that it had, in fact, something to do with her.