In for a penny
an Everlark drabble for trivia anon. thanks for remembering random ass facts about me <3 hope you enjoy!
“Can I buy you a drink?”
Katniss stifled a sigh at the unsolicited offer, sparing a glance at the man who’d suddenly appeared at her elbow. With a tight smile, she held up her beer. “I’m set. Thanks.”
He smiled at her. “The one after that, I mean.”
The man wasn’t bad-looking, she supposed. Blond hair, big muscular build, perfectly symmetrical face. But there was something smarmy about him. Like the fact that he saw a woman by herself in a bar and probably thought to pry her legs open with cheaply bought alcohol.
Katniss lifted her eyebrows at him and pointedly swished the beer around in her half-full bottle for demonstration. “I don’t think I’m going to be done anytime soon.”
Obnoxiously, his smile only widened. As soon as he slid into the stool beside her, she realized her error. “I can wait,” he said confidently.
Katniss groaned inwardly. Fucking fuck. She just wanted to enjoy an alcoholic beverage at her favorite hole-in-the-wall, Jabberjays, in peace. The urge to tell him to fuck off was strong, but she got the feeling he would only take that as a challenge.
A few paces over the blond beefcake’s shoulder, she saw another man stroll up to the bar. He also had blond hair, but it was an unpretentious styling of curls instead of an overly gelled pompadour, and his face was kind. And much more pleasing to the eye, with his chiseled jaw, blue eyes and a natural curve to his mouth that made him look approachable, not predatory.
She made a snap decision, flashing a fake smile at the beefcake beside her. “That’s awfully nice of you to offer, but my boyfriend prefers to get all my drinks,” she said.