Proper Date Manners
approximately 7k of fake dating, un-fake feelings, and Jane Austen!
based on this tumblr post
ransom & holster belong to ngozi, creator of @omgcheckplease
also on ao3
“Bro. Don’t look now, but that girl’s been checking you out for the last fifteen minutes.”
“‘Swawesome,” Ransom said, keeping his eyes on his phone.
Holster frowned. “Dude. When I said 'don’t look now,’ I didn’t mean for you to actually not look.”
Ransom shrugged. “I don’t really feel like hooking up tonight, man.”
Holster squinted at his best friend. “You 'haven’t felt like hooking up’ for the last three months, Rans. I thought you said your breakup with March was mutual?”
“It was,” Ransom insisted, but Holster wasn’t convinced. Three months was a lot in college time, and a guy as attractive as Ransom wouldn’t be having any trouble getting a date unless he didn’t want one. Which meant…
“Are you still upset about it?”
“Then there’s no reason for you not to let me hook you up, is there?”
Ransom probably thought he looked casual, but Holster knew his best friend. He could see the way Ransom’s fingers tightened around his phone case at Holster’s question. So when he said, “Guess not,” Holster didn’t waste a moment in slinging an arm around Ransom’s shoulders and steering him towards the girl he’d noticed. Ransom was an amazing guy. He deserved to have a nice time.
Of course, Holster would have really liked to be the one showing Ransom a nice time… but that was beside the point.