allenbert - barry let's slip that he was almost scouted for a role on glee and julian's all "sing something, right now" thinking he's calling bullshit on barry
“You were not!”
The answering smile is equal parts abashed and pleased. “Yeah, I was,” Barry says, suddenly unable to meet Julian’s gaze. He studies the textured tablecloth instead, still grinning.
“You can sing?”
“Yeah, a little. I mean, I’m not great but…”
“Yeah! I did tap when I was a kid. Like, way, way forever ago,” Barry gestures with his fork, waving it around as though he can physically point out the passage of time.
Julian shakes his head. “I don’t believe it. Sing something. Right now.”
Barry stutters out a nervous laugh. “Right now? Julian, we’re in a restaurant.” The fork waggles around again, illustrating Barry’s point.
“I need proof. I mean, I suppose it doesn’t have to be right no–oh, hello?”
Barry drags his chair over, planting himself next to his date. He glances over his shoulder once, twice, then leans over to sing softly into Julian’s ear:
“I’m thinking ‘bout how people fall in love in mysterious ways
Maybe just the touch of a hand
Oh me I fall in love with you every single day
And I just wanna tell you I am.”
For the space of a breath, Julian doesn’t move, doesn’t breathe. Finally he raises his arm, flagging down the waiter. “Cheque please,” he says, fishing for his wallet.
Barry pulls back, frowning. “We’re going?”
“Yes. Going home.” Julian’s hand curls around Barry’s tie, dragging him in for a quick kiss on the cheek. “I still need to see if you can dance as well as you can sing,” he whispers.
Julian pulls back, giving Barry a slight push, motioning to the half-finished steak. “Finish your dinner. You’ll need your strength.”
Barry dives for his food.