Brady didn’t bring up Wednesday’s little incident so neither did I and we made plans to barhop with Carly, Chris, and Preston on Saturday night. We met at their duplex for some pre-bar beers.
“How are you?” Brady greeted me with a kiss. He handed me a beer and the five of us stood around the kitchen drinking.
I could tell by the way Brady was boisterously telling a story that he’d enjoyed some beers even before we showed up.
“Whatever you do, don’t let me stay here tonight,” I whispered to Preston. Brady was clearly going to be drunk and so would I. That could only end one way.
Preston rolled his eyes. “Are you still pretending you don’t want to fuck his brains out? I’m so sick of this charade.”
I didn’t have a chance to answer as Brady was approaching us.
“You look really pretty,” he said snaking an arm around my waist.
“Doesn’t she? I picked this dress out for her like a year ago. She was going on a date with an NFL player. He actually turned out to be married,” Preston said.
I turned and gave him a discreet, but “Have you lost your damn mind?” look.
He cackled and said, “I’m going to get another beer.”
We took a cab to a street of bars Chris suggested. He bought us a round of shots then Brady bought us a round of shots. Preston and I ran off and got vodka Sprites, people watched, danced and stood at the bar being obnoxious. I started talking to this guy who was kind of douchey but really hot. We were kind of playfully bickering back and forth about whose college was better (he went to Ohio State so I don’t even know why I entertained him). I pretended to be mad and turned my back to him, dismissing him.
He touched my waist and said, “Here, let me buy you a drink.”
I turned to accept his offer when I heard someone say, “I’ll buy her drinks tonight. Thanks though.”
Brady slipped in between me and my douchebag friend and said, “What are you having?”
He didn’t let me out of his sight after that. The three of us hung out for a little while until Mr. Murphy showed up to pick up Preston.
“Ugh. You were supposed to be my babysitter tonight,” I told him.
Preston kissed me on the cheek. “Do it tonight, darling. He wants you so bad.”
Obviously Brady wanted me and I wanted him too, but not when we were both trashed.
Our night turned into a double date and the four of us went to a few more bars then took the obligatory trip to Taco Bell (the quesarito is phenomenal, def. recommend). We went back to their place and hung out in the dining room. Brady was being super affectionate and kept pulling me on his lap and kissing me. It was the complete opposite of the Brady I know, but I loved it.
Eventually Chris said he and Carly were going to go smoke and asked if we wanted to join.
“Reese doesn’t smoke,” Carly said, matter-of-factly.
Out of all the things I’ve tried in my life, weed has not been one of them. I don’t know why, but it’s just not my thing. I only recently found out that I’m probably the only person in the universe who hasn’t at least tried weed. Even straightlaced Kendra smokes from time to time.
“You don’t smoke anything?” Chris clarified as if that’s so unbelievable.
I shook my head. “Nope.”
Carly and Chris headed down to the basement and Brady and I went to his bedroom. We made out and fooled around for a while. I made sure to keep my clothes (mostly) on, but I felt like I was back in high school. I remember making out with boys in my basement and being worried about my parents coming downstairs.
We took a break and sat there next to each other.
“You’re so different when you’re drunk,” I said.
“So are you,” he replied.
“Well, I know that.” I thought about how I was trying to hide Drunk Reese when actually Brady had a drunk alter ego too.
“I like you either way,” he said.
“I like you either way too, but you’re so reserved when you’re not drunk.”
“I’m sorry not everyone can be as gregarious as you all the time.”
I smiled. “But you can be sometimes with just me.”
“I’ll work on it.”
Brady paused for a moment and I sensed he was going to say something so I was silent.
“We’re having this charity gala at work next weekend. It’s like a dinner thing. Do you want to go with me?”
I was already computing an outfit, shoe and makeup budget.
“Is this Drunk Brady or Sober Brady asking?” I couldn’t help teasing.
“Both,” he smiled.
“Okay,” I said.
So I need to schedule an emergency shopping session with Preston to find something for Brady to show me off in.
We started kissing again and ended up in the same position we were on Wednesday – Brady on top of me, shirtless with his belt undone. He reached under my dress and tugged at my underwear. I knew if he got them off there was no going back.
“No,” I said really quietly, hoping he wouldn’t hear me. I desperately wanted him to keep going.
“No?” Brady repeated, looking at me. He had the most concerned look on his face and it was so adorable.
I shook my head reluctantly.
“Okay,” he said and climbed off me. I watched him change into a pair of shorts and go into the attached bathroom. I hoped he wasn’t pissed.
I got up and found a t-shirt in one of his drawers, changed, then got in bed. I was just going to pretend to be sleeping. A moment later Brady climbed into bed and spooned me. I actually did fall asleep after that.
When I woke up, my mouth was dry and I had a migraine. I reached over to pull myself closer to Brady, but his spot was empty and I was alone in the bed. My phone was nowhere to be found and it was light outside but it didn’t look like the sun was out so I had no idea what time it was. I rolled over and fell back asleep for thirty minutes or three hours, I have no idea.
Brady woke me back up.
“I got breakfast,” he said, standing over me.
I immediately rose up hearing that there was food. “Give me.”
He laughed and presented two styrofoam takeout boxes and handed me one. There was a mound of french toast topped with berries and whipped cream in it. It’s like he can read my mind. I popped a berry in my mouth.
“You know me so well,” I said.
We sat in his bed and ate then laid there for a few hours talking. While talking to him I decided that I thought I was ready to have sex with him, but only as long as we were both sober. We aren’t exclusive or anything (yet), but it’s bound to happen right? Plus he’s taking me to that work event so that means something. I need dress ideas!