114 jeffmads???? im so sorry if you arent doing these anymore aa
“It’s midnight, what do you want?”
Author’s note: This is college AU. I like to think that Thomas has really shitty eyesight, but wears contacts most of the time. Guy probably looks really hot with glasses though, not gonna lie.
Thomas Jefferson did not take too kindly to having his very peaceful sleep interrupted by a phone call at twelve in the morning. He didn’t know too many people who could honestly say they were fond of such experiences. Especially not college students. Wasn’t fun for him, and when and if he answered the phone, it was never fun for the poor, unsuspecting caller.
So it came as no surprise to James Madison when the first thing he heard from his best friend’s side of the phone was a growl.
“It’s midnight, what do you want? And who is this?” Without his glasses or contacts in, and in his dark bedroom, he couldn’t make out the name of the caller.
“It’s James.” His voice was soft, and strained. Like he was holding back tears.
Thomas shot up into a sitting position. James never called randomly, and he certainly never called this late.
“What’s wrong?” He heard James’s little chuckle; he must have sounded more worried than he’d meant to.
“I- I think I need to drop out.”
Thomas shook his head. “What?! You can’t drop out! You need to get your degree! You’re the smartest guy I know. Why?”
“It’s just too much. The stress of it all. I broke down three times this week! I can’t handle this. I shouldn’t have taken all those classes. I don’t even have time for my job anymore!”
Thomas sighed. No. He was not letting his best friend do this.
“Come over. Right damn now.”
He heard a deep sigh before he heard a response. “Okay. But you better have a bottle of wine waiting for me.”
Thomas couldn’t help himself; he snickered. “Of course I do. Hurry over.”
“See you in a few.”
Thomas set his phone down after he hung up, getting up to grab a bottle from his stash of alcohol.
All he had to do was convince a guy in the middle of a mental breakdown not to go through with the easiest way to prevent more breakdowns. Piece of cake.