It’s Mid Week Tease time again, hosted by the delightful Sandra Bunino!
Right now, I’m working on a new romantic comedy. It’s a story about a billionaire, his best friend/bodyguard, and their complete inability to understand that they belong together. In the teaser below, Jesse has just barged into Alex’s house in the middle of the night because he can’t stand living with his ex-girlfriend anymore.
“I don’t know what’s wrong with me, man. My relationships never work out.” Jesse craned his head back, eyes flickering over the mural on the ceiling. “I mean, you don’t think I’m emotionally unavailable, do you?”
Alex grimaced. “No, I don’t. Do we really have to talk about this? Why can’t we just drink some booze and call it a night?”
“She said that I kept part of my heart locked away.” Jesse slumped further down the sofa. “Where does she think I put it? In a jar? Ugh.”
Alex didn’t want to tell his best friend that he probably spent too much time with him and not enough time with her. Them. Whatever. Because you’re a selfish bastard, and you don’t want him to stop hanging out with you, especially now that he’s back home for good, he told himself. “Are we actually having a relationship conversation?” He walked over to the sideboard and poured himself a shot of brandy. “If so, I need fortification,” he muttered.
“I’m not emotionally unavailable,” Jesse repeated morosely. “I’m reserved. I’m not into big scenes and all that crap.”
“You look pretty emotional to me right now,” Alex said, handing him a glass.
Jesse took it and sipped. “Thanks.”
Alex wasn’t sure if he was thanking him for the drink or the statement.
“So what if I don’t want to get married? Is that a crime?”
Alex wondered if Jesse knew he was having the entire conversation all by himself.
“And her mother is crazy.” He looked at Alex and made a face. “I mean, C R A Z Y,” he spelled the word out. “With all caps and bells on.”
“You wouldn’t be marrying her mother,” Alex said, shoving Jesse’s legs out of the way and slumping down onto the sofa. Damn, he was tired. He should really just go to bed and let Alex ramble on alone.
Jesse gave him a pitying look. “I know you don’t date much, and that statement proves it. Women turn into their mothers, dude. Happens every time.”
“I don’t date at all,” Alex reminded him.
Jesse fell silent for a moment. “Huh. That’s true. I can’t remember the last time you went out.”
“Seven years ago,” Alex said, closing his eyes. “Rob. The stylist.”
Jesse chuckled. “He was a piece of work. When he broke your grandpa’s precious candelabra, I thought the old man was going to commit murder. That was just before I left for basic training.”
Alex grinned, remembering the old man’s face. “That was a good day.”
“The day your grandfather stabbed your boyfriend with his cane? That’s what you call a good day?” Jesse was outright laughing now.
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