1/11/2016

Story Orgy Presents: This Is Not About part 2 #mmromance #storyorgy


Welcome back to Story Orgy Monday! Got your coffee? Today, we learn more about Mick Stone, Drake's friend from last week. Read on!



This Is Not About #
January 11, 2016
He Was Wearing That Ring

“And he just sat there, staring at me, like I was speaking French or something.” Mick complained. “But worst of all… he was wearing that ring.” That stupid, fake, meaningless, stainless steel xoxo ring that the ex had given Drake for Valentine’s day a year earlier. Yeah, Mick had always hated that trite, trivial piece of junk jewelry. 
“Mm hm.”
“I mean… it’s been a year. Drake needs to get over this and get on with his life.” He continued.
Mindy just huffed a fringe of blonde hair out of her eyes and pursed her lips. The stylist was usually a very good listener and functioned as much as a sounding board for Mick as she did “fashion consultant”. Her title was ambiguous, because really she was all things to him and his Morning in America Co-host Abby Jones. Mindy did make-up, hair, clothes… and attitude adjustments if either of them got too big a head.
“Mindy?” He nudged her gently with the toe of his foot.
“Yes?” She muttered, picking up a pair of scissors from the vanity and turned on him, an irate gleam in her green eyes.
Mick flinched instinctively. “Okay… Okay. I said enough about Drake already. No need to get… snippy.” With a pointed glance at the scissors, he grinned as she groaned at his lame witticism.
“Look, bossman.” She flipped the hair back out of her face and met his gaze. Her sea green eyes were slightly exasperated. “Every Monday you come in here and it’s the same old, same old. Had dinner on Friday with your bestie from high school. Blah blah blah.”
Unable to stem the hurt that remark caused, Mick sat upright in his chair and let his face go blank. “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to bore you. Is that what you wanted me to wear today?” Of course it was. The suit jacket hung on a hook in front of the closet, obviously waiting for him to don it, and next to it was a cozy looking cream colored sweater that he’d have chosen for himself given the opportunity to shop for his own clothes, not that the network would ever allow such a thing.
“That’s not-”
He brushed off her apologetic tone and forged on. “Charcoal grey with a fisherman’s sweater, huh? We must be doing another outside shoot.” He knew perfectly well they were. Spring was in the air and though it was biting cold outside still, the powers that be insisted that if the big wigs in New York could film outside in short sleeves, then Mick and Abby could too.
“Mick, stop. I didn’t mean that to be … insulting.”
“Well, it was.” He admitted, immediately hiding by pulling the creamy thick knit sweater over his head. Unfortunately, he really couldn’t cower behind the garment forever. He tugged it into place and settled it, meeting Mindy’s eyes again.
“It’s just ironic, you see? You talk about Drake getting on with his life, that a year is too long to be hung up on a guy who doesn't want you. But boss, how long have you been hung up on Drake?”
“I’m not!” He protested, but the words rang hollow in his own ears and he saw from Mindy’s expression that she wasn’t buying it either. “He’s just a friend.”
Fortunately, a rap on the dressing room door saved him from having to justify that. 
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1 comment:

  1. I get Mindy's 'tough love' attitude - but I'm so on Mick's side. lol

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