25. I have the time.
The music is way too loud. He wishes he'd brought Watson or Pete along, but none of the two could help Ian. They'd freak him out if he really was acting manic. Like, Monica-manic. Bipolar, was another word for it. Ethan had always feared that one of them would turn out to be more like their mom than was good for anyone. He always thought it would be Debbie. She was the most emotional one in the family. But if it was Ian that meant it could be him too.
"Hello hot stuff! Why are you just sitting here, a handsome guy like you? " He looked up at an man, maybe in his early 20's, with a head of black hair and a sexy smirk. If you find guys sexy, that is. "Uh- me? " The guy nods and sits down next to him at the bar: "Let me buy you a drink. What are you into? " Ethan shrugs: "Whatever you're having? " The man grins and orders some drink Ethan has never heard off: "You come here often? " He shakes his head: "No, first time here. " The man nods and hands him a drink: "Okay then. My name's Shane. " Ethan takes a sip of his drink, and then he cringes: "Wow, it's sweet. My name's E.T. " Shane smirks at him: "So, you from around here? " Ethan smiles at his drink: "No, um, it's a long story. " He awkwardly eats the cherry from his drink. Shane places his hand on top of Ethans. "Well, I have the time. "