3 A.M. (Jared Kleinman x Reader)
394. “It’s 3am and you’re the only person in McDonald’s right now and why do I have to work the night shift”
A/N: Okay, so this is the first fic I’ve ever posted online so be gentle, please lol. I really have been meaning to write this for a long time, but it took some self-convincing. Anyways, here it is and enjoy! I do take requests about anything to be honest so ask away!
You were bored. Scratch that, you were dying from boredom. Why did you have to work the night shift, rather why was there even a night shift? It’s currently past midnight and the only customers you’ve had since midnight are junkies without money. You were resting your head on your hand and leaning over the counter. You sighed heavily and stared at the clock, watching the minutes pass by. You wanted nothing more than to wash the grease off of you and to lay down in your bed watching your favorite show on Netflix.
Just then, the bell hanging above the door chimed. A customer at this ungodly hour of the night? You instantly recognized who the customer was. He was wearing a flannel with a striped T-shirt underneath. He wore big glasses and had brown hair and plastered on his face was his big shit-eating grin. The insanely annoying Jared Kleinman. But he was also your friend, so maybe he can tell you some of his stupid jokes to cheer you up.
“Why are you here? Seriously, it’s 3 am.”
“Is that how you talk to paying customers? Honestly, I’d like to speak to your manager.”
“Go ahead, she’s probably in bed asleep considering she left 3 hours ago. What do you want, Kleinman?”
“I just wanted to visit my best friend slaving away her youth in a shitty fast food chain restaurant. Are you seriously the only one working?”
“Afraid so. There’s no point in me being here.”
“You’re right. Let’s ditch it and go to my house.”
“Isn’t that a little suspicious? You know, a girl actually wanting to be at your house at 3 am?”
“Fuck off. I’m trying to save you from this hellhole, but if you’re going to act like that-”
“Look, it’s not that I don’t want to, but I can’t just leave.” Jared looked around the restaurant. Literally he searched every corner of the dining area and came back.
“That’s funny, I don’t see anyone else here. No manager to force you to stay. C’mon, live a little (Y/N).”
“I appreciate the sentiment, Jared, but seriously, I can’t go. Maybe another night.”
“Alright, I guess I'll tell everyone to come in, then.”
“Everyone?” Jared smirked and dialed a number on his phone.
“Yeah, man, she said she can’t leave. Alright, come on in.”
He shut his phone off and you stared at him in confusion. Just then, you heard a couple car doors slam shut. The bell chimed again and in walked Connor, Zoe, Evan, and Alana.
“Guys, what the hell are you doing here?”
Zoe answered you, “Since you couldn’t leave work, we decided to come here to try and convince you to hang out.”
“But you guys can’t stay unless you buy something.”
Everyone “checked” their pockets for money, meaning that they didn’t actually look for the sake of getting you to leave your job. Connor spoke,
“Aww man, we don’t have any. Guess you’ll have escort us out and then ditch this place.”
“Alana, you’re going along with this?”
“I know, it seems so out of character, but Fridays aren’t fun without you, (Y/N).”
You wiped your hand on your face and looked at your friends’ pleading faces.
“Okay, okay, fine. I’ll leave. But if I get fired, it’s on you.”
Jared clapped your back, “Aaand we can help you find a new one. One that doesn’t make you work a night shift at 3 am on Friday nights.”
You locked up the restaurant. You had changed clothes before leaving and even put on some deodorant because no one likes lingering McDonald’s smell. Everyone else had already piled in Jared’s car. Jared hung back with you. You turned to him,
“So, you’ve dragged me out of work to hang out? We could’ve done this another night, you realize.”
“Now what kind of friend would I be if I let my best friend in the whole world out to dry working?”
“A normal one..?”
“Good thing I’m not normal. Unless you’d rather be in there with all the grease fuming up into your hair-”
“No! I-I’m happy that you came and got me.”
“That’s what I thought. I mean who can resist the insanely cool Jared Kleinman?”
You two began walking to his car as you said, “Oh, definitely not me, Jared. My life would be too boring without you.”
You were joking when you said that, but you knew deep down that it was true. If it wasn’t for Jared, you’d still be at work, bored out of your mind. Jared always came to the rescue, whether it was getting you to ditch work or to even chase off creepy guys who were flirting with you. You couldn’t imagine your life without him.
You got in the passenger seat while Jared got in the driver’s seat. He smiled at you as he turned on the radio. He plugged in his phone and began playing Cupcakke’s Deepthroat. You and the rest of the gang started shouting the lyrics, except for Evan and Alana who were terrified at the horrid lyrics.
Jared pulled into the parking lot of a park. Everyone got out and ran around like kids. You laughed at Connor and Evan who were recreating the Jack and Rose scene from Titanic at the top of the slide. The night was filled with many pictures and snapchat videos of you all just goofing off and having the time of your lives. You saw a tree at the back end of the park that seemed sturdy enough to climb, so you raced towards it. You reached up to the lowest branch and hoisted yourself up. You grabbed onto the next branch and sat upon it. You leaned back against the trunk and watched your friends run around.
“Hey, you better be careful up there. You don’t wanna end up falling out of it like Tree Boy over there.”
“I’ll be fine, Jared, I used to do this all the time when I was younger.”
Jared hoisted himself onto the branch that was next to yours. He faced the trunk of the tree and leaned against the other branches. You smiled and averted your gaze, blushing. Thank God it was dark out.
“Hey, thanks for bailing me out.”
“What are awesome friends for, amirite?”
“Man, I really don’t know what I’d do without you.”
“In all honesty, you’d probably be better off. I mean, you could lose your job by being here.”
“So what? If it wasn’t for you, I’d still be there and not here… with you.”
“(Y/N) (L/N) if I didn’t know any better, I’d say you were flirting with me.”
He smirked as you sighed. Then you grinned as you said,
“And what if I am?”
It was his turn to blush. For once, Jared was speechless. He just laughed awkwardly as you chuckled.
“Okay, okay, calm down there. I know I’m irresistible, but no one can tie down this loser.”
“Pfft. Whatever, Kleinman. You’d jump at the chance to get with me and you know it.” Jared just smiled and avoided your gaze.
“Nothing. Hey, I’ll race you to the slides!”
“Oh, you are so going down!”
You and Jared jumped from the tree and took off running for the slides. You had taken a shortcut under the jungle gym and climbed up to the top. You jumped over the side of the bars. You stopped him in his tracks.
“Damn, you got lucky.”
“I sure did.”
You smiled as you kissed his cheek and immediately went down the slide. He stood there in utter shock and then chased after you. After an hour, Jared drove everyone to his house and passed out in his living room. You and Jared had somehow ended up in a cuddling position throughout the night. Your face was in his chest and his arm was draped over your waist pulling you in closer.
You woke up to the smell of him and grinned. You hesitantly sat up and looked at your surroundings. There were your best friends in the whole world passed out on the floor in the living room of the guy you had been crushing on since 6th grade. You reached around for your phone and picked it up. You looked at the pictures from the night before and reminisced about the fun times that happened only hours ago. You saw the picture of you on his back with him holding your legs and your arms wrapped around his neck. You were both smiling and laughing. You cheesed at the photo.
“That might actually be the gayest photo of me.”
Jared was up. You, jokingly, pushed him away. Pretty soon everyone woke up and it was time for everyone to leave. They all, once again, climbed in Jared’s car as he dropped them off one by one. You were the last one to get dropped off. Jared walked you to your front door.
“Thanks for everything. Seriously, that was the most fun I’ve had in awhile.”
“Glad I could help. Seriously, if you ever need me to bail you out again, I’m one text away.”
You smiled as you turned to go into your house. Jared’s hand on your wrist caught you by surprise.
“Jared, what th-”
He cupped your face and crashed his lips onto yours. You, mindlessly, grabbed onto his flannel as you kissed back. He pulled away as he rested his forehead against yours. You both smiled as he pecked your lips.
“Sorry, I’ve wanted to do that for a long time.”
“You can do that whenever you like, I won’t complain.”
You both laughed as he started back to his car.
“I gotta run, but I’ll see you tomorrow.”
“We’re hanging out tomorrow?”
“Well, I just now decided that we are going to a movie tomorrow. I’ll pick you up at 7.”
“Well, aren’t you assertive.”
“You love it.”
“You’re damn right I do.”
He chuckled and kissed your hand before leaving. You walked into your house and sat down on the couch. Your mom came in and scolded you about getting fired because you went to hang out with your friends. Apparently, the security cameras were on.
After your mom was done, you sent a text to the group chat with everyone in it.
To: Tree Squad🌲
Guys, I just got fired!!!
Well, you didn’t need that job anyways!
Oh my god! I’m so sorry! We didn’t mean to!
Haha, relax, Hansen. I can just find another one.
McDonald’s fucking sucks anyways. Have you guys seen this meme?
Jared what the fuck
Honestly that’s just in poor taste Jared
I’m really starting to think that that can’t even be considered a meme
See? I’m funny! (Y/N) is the only one that gets me!
(In a separate text)
Hey, sorry about your job. I’ll definitely make it up to you.
You already did
Well there’s more where that came from.
Just then he sent a picture of your face in his chest from this morning. You smiled.
You should definitely take more naps at my house. It’s like hella cute and all that gay shit
Thank you once again insanely annoying Jared Kleinman :p