Feysand + 6 for the AU thing! :)
FeyRhys + Meeting at a coffee shop au
Feyre orders another cup of tea as she gets up to stretch her legs. She’s been curled up in her favourite chair for too long; she’s got cramp and pins and needles everywhere. She rolls her eyes as she realises that her least favourite barista is back from his vacation and hasn’t been mauled by bears like she’d dreamt about and drawn in great detail.
“Don’t you think you’ve had enough?” Tam asks.
“Enough tea? It’s not exactly hardcore drugs, dude,” she says, tapping her foot impatiently, knowing there’s at least one other customer queuing behind her.
“But it’s not good for you,” he argues.
“So? What do you care?” she demands.
“I’m just trying to protect you from yourself.”
She’s about to lose her temper with Tam when the guy in the queue behind her butts in.
“Just let her have the tea, man. You’re holding us all up here.”
Tam gives in, but takes his time getting her drink. She turns to the stranger and nods. “I didn’t need your help. But, thanks.”
“You’re welcome,” he replies with a grin.
Feyre walks the length of the coffee shop before dropping back into her chair to get back to the comic she’s working on. She’s so consumed by her tablet that she doesn’t notice when the stranger drops into the seat opposite her; she only notices when she goes to pick up her tea.
“I’m Rhys, by the way,” he says, smiling at her.
“I’m busy,” she replies, turning her gaze back to her tablet.
“Short for Elizabeth?” he asks, taking a sip of his drink and getting cream on his nose.
“What?” she asks.
“Busy? Is that short for Elizabeth?” he asks with a small laugh.
“Oh my God. You are so funny,” she replies, completely deadpan.
“Thanks. So, that guy? He bother you a lot when you’re here?” he asks, sincerely.
“Yeah, pretty much, but he’s harmless.”
“You know, a buddy of mine owns a coffee shop a few blocks from here and I’m sure she wouldn’t mind you hanging out to draw there. And she won’t bug you about your tea consumption.”
“If it’s so great, why are you here?”
“I’m a sucker for a pretty face.”