sometime in the near future...
Nick is so fucking drunk. Absurdly, ridiculously, hilariously drunk. Everything is fuzzy and has this sort of glow around the edges and he’s smiling and laughing so much his cheeks have started to feel tight.
They’re all crammed into a sticky little booth in the corner of the bar, the one the guys like because it’s just a few blocks down from the loft. Schmidt is telling some hyperbolic story that only gets more absurd as Winston goads him on. Jess, their designated driver, just laughs and shakes her head at their nonsense as she nurses a glass of pink wine while the rest of the guys get hammered.
Jess keeps nodding and smiling at Schmidt’s story, and for some reason Nick can’t stop staring at her bright pink lips. Winston makes some sarcastic comment that Nick doesn’t quite follow, but Schmidt gets all red and starts to sputter anyways. Jess bites her lip to hold back a laugh, and Nick wants to replace her teeth with his own.
Wait, what? He’s drunk. So drunk.
part 2 of In Another World begins on Monday!