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“You are very sweet, Joey,” I smile as we walk down the hallway towards my hotel room. “And, from the stories the others told, the only normal one.”
The both of us laugh as we step up to my hotel room door. His laugh makes me feel different inside. A very good different.
“I think you’ll fit in with our group, though,” Joey pats my shoulder. “Not that you’re weird or anything,” he quickly rambles.
I giggle, “With a brother like mine, there’s no doubt I’d be a little weird.” I open the door and the two of us head inside.
“So, what do I have to do?” Joey steps into the middle of the room.
I flop down on the bed, “Nothing. My stuff is still in my suitcase,” I smirk. “I did just arrive yesterday. “Come, sit by me. I want to talk.”
Joey smirks right back at me,” About what?” He walks over to the bed and flops down next to me.
I kick my shoes off, “About you. You know about me, and you are best friends with my brother. So, what do you do?”
“I’m an actor.”
“Really? Would I know you from anything?”
“Dr. Drake Ramoray on Days of our Lives.”
“Are you serious!?” I bolt into a sitting position, looking over at the man lounging next to me. “That makes you Joey Tribbiani. Holy shit, that makes so much sense. I loved watching you, those few years ago when you were on. I wrote review articles for practice and my old teacher always said I had a gift. Oh, sorry,” I place my hands over my mouth.
Joey chuckles, “No need to be. It was cute. Your rambling.”
I let my hands fall to my sides and turn so my body is fully facing Joey. “Thanks. My rambling is more of a coping mechanism than getting with guys ever was. Anyways, tell me more about yourself.”
“Um, I’m Italian, I have six sisters, and I love pizza.”
I giggle, “Pizza is a favorite food of mine.”
“No way,” Joey bolts up. “We should get some.”
I shake my head. “Sorry, but no. I have dinner with Chandler in like, two hours.”
“Oh,” he lies back down. “Another time.”
“For sure,” I pat his knee. “Say, do you like sandwiches? Well, do you like food a lot in general?”
A smile slowly etches back onto Joey’s face, “I do.”
“We’ll have to go get sandwiches one day then. And anything else you would want.”
“I’d like that.”
The two of us just go silent and smile at each other. It feels nice to just be able to sit without messing things up with words.
“So, how do you like the city?” I break the silence.
“Oh,” Joey snaps out of whatever trance he was in. “Um, I like it. Lots of good places to eat. Lots of chances to do something with your life. Lots of girls to,” his eyes go wide and he says no more.
“To do what?” I cross my arms over my chest and curiously look at the man.
“Nothing,” he grimaces and adverts his eyes from mine.
“Oh Joey, tell me,” I laugh. “I don’t care what you think of other girls. We just met, and you’re my brother’s best friend.”
“No,” his hands begin messing with each other. “It’s better you don’t hear it. It’s stupid.”
“If you say so,” I shrug. “Do you think we should head to Phoebe’s soon?”
“If you want,” he finally looks back at me. “Nothing else you want to learn about me before we head out?”
“Hm, I guess there’s one thing,” I let my arms uncross and fall to my sides. “You get with a lot of girls, don’t you? One night stands, I bet. Just because you want to find that one girl you instantly click with. Right?”
“What?” Joey looks shocked. “Psst. No,” he draws out the word.
“Joey, I did the same thing. I get it. No need to lie.”
“Fine,” he looks like he’s just ended a long, hard argument. “You got me.”
I chuckle, “No need to be, like, embarrassed. Some people are just like that.”
He shrugs, “I just didn’t want to tell you.”
“I’m not going to judge you. It won’t ruin my image of you. I did the same. I’ll still give you a chance,” I wink.
Joey smiles and sits back up, “Nice to know, but we shouldn’t. Chandler is my best friend.”
“Eh,” I slide over to the edge of the bed. “Whatever happens, happens. But I will respect that.”
I stand up and head over to my suitcase. “Well, we better head to Phoebe’s. I’d like to get settled before dinner with my brother.” I look back at Joey. “Thanks for being so sweet. I’d love to hand out again. As long as there’s pizza.”
I really hope you liked it! :D I have so many ideas for this, as I do most of my stories, and I can't wait for you to read them.