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“It has been very nice talking to you, Joey, and getting to know more,” I smile as a yawn escapes my lips. “Thank goodness I’m staying over at your place tonight.”
“How can you be tired?” Joey chuckles. “Do you not like parties?”
“Well, I don’t know anyone here. Besides a select few, and we’ve been sitting on the couch just talking. That doesn’t get the blood pumping.”
“Moving on then,” he leans in just a tad. “How are you liking the books?”
“Oh, they are so good. Well, I mean, I’m only reading one right now, but it is awesome. Thank you again.”
“No problem,” he smirks. “Are you ready to get back to work?”
“Well, I haven’t really started yet. I am though. Even if I am starting at the bottom. I will work hard to make it to the top.”
“That’s a good attitude. I hope to get back into TV, and hopefully a movie.”
“You will. Don’t you even worry about it. Say, next audition you have, I’ll come with you. Just give me a couple day notice.”
“That would be very cool of you. I’ll try and remember for the next time.”
I nod, “Good. Do you know how much longer until midnight? I am so tired.”
“Someone will announce the one-minute mark. Don’t stress, you can make it. Seriously, why are you so tired?”
“I don’t know,” I yawn. “Ugh, this is not cool.”
Joey chuckles, “I think it’s cute.”
I tenderly smile, “You’ve been flirty since Christmas, and I don’t know how to feel about it. Do you think you are going to get with me?”
“If I try hard enough, yes.”
“One minute!” A man shouts out.
I giggle, “You sure won’t give up.”
“Of course not,” he smirks. “Have you ever been kissed at midnight?”
“Probably. Years ago. Why?”
“Okay. Who are these people, anyways?”
“Co-workers of the others.”
“Ten seconds!” The same man shouts out.
Everyone begins counting down, and I feel a small burst of energy. Joey takes a quick glance around the room, and as the countdown reaches one, he leans in even closer.
“Happy New Year,” Joey whispers. Then he gently connects our lips for a split second.
My face heats up in an instant, “Oh.”
He leans back, a smirk on his lips. “Anything?”
All I can do is nod.
“Ah, I knew it would.”
“Chandler didn’t see, right?”
“I made sure. Don’t worry.”
“Can we head to bed now?”
“Sure. Let’s head across the hall."
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