I know you said that wasn’t your Best Work, but I’ve literally never related to a character so much. I’m a 26 year old woman who has never even been kissed. I’m definitely always in the best friend role and tried alcohol for the first time on my 26th birthday and hated it. Y/n is me to the core lol even romanticizing relationships with strangers. All that to say I’d LOVE a part 2 and thank you for writing this. Makes me feel less crazy and alone.
Thank you! I don’t know; I think it’s because I was thinking of making this a one shot that I didn’t like it? But I’ve gotten so many messages - my inbox was full of 107 messages this evening when I got back from work and I was blown away. I don’t think I’ve had that many responses since “You’re too nice” so I was shocked. But then I started reading all these messages and it seems Bartender Y/N is a character that a lot of people need right now. She’s okay with being alone, she’s strong and smart. But she’s not okay with being lonely anymore and is trying to convince herself that she is.
It’s at the point in her life where she’s so tired of getting her hopes up that she’s suppressing them and, by doing that, she’s almost suppressing a part of who she is. And what’s interesting - like most real interactions - is that Harry doesn’t notice. He’s not leaping in to make her feel better or putting himself out there for her. He’s just another guy that happens to now be in Y/N’s life and she’s trying her hardest not to think anything of it.
Part 2 will most likely be on it’s way soon!