Attached (Part 9)
Summary: Modern AU. Your first day at the New York Bulletin takes a catastrophic turn when you accidentally overlook a fellow employee’s private chat session. Inspired by the novel Attachments by Rainbow Rowell.
Word Count: 1,602
A/N: Your expression of love and support for this series have brought me endless mirth, and your comments and messages never fail to put a smile on my lips. For that, I am thankful. With this chapter, we are taking a little breather from the Bulletin and Barnes, but I still hope you enjoy it nonetheless.
You sat in the dining room in silence as you browsed on your laptop and looked through the job listings you bookmarked over a month ago. The day after Barnes came back from his illness, you decided to call out sick, your mind too frazzled to come in for work. You simply needed a personal day off from the Bulletin…and from Barnes. Though they were gone for a couple of days, you felt like you were on your tipping point after your last conversation with them. Your feelings toward them blossomed into something more than a friendship, and even though you tried to push those undesired affections aside, you couldn’t hide away from them any longer.