||[Aug. 2nd, 2004|11:38 am]
The Fantasies of Miracle
|||||"Lady Marmalade" - Lil Kim, Mya, Pink and Christina Aguilera||]|
I wrote this a while ago, this is my fanfic about Bah and I! lol. That's bascially it!
"Good Morning New York City!!! Wake up all you sleepy-heads! This is Woodman in the morning with your ten songs in a row on K104."
Lauren reached sleepily over toward her nightstand and smacked her radio/alarm clock.
"Shut the hell up." she mummbled into her pillow. Begrudgingly, Lauren sat up in her bed, ran a hand through her tangled mess of culry, dark-red hair and finally got out of bed.
The walk from the bedroom to the kitchen was short, considering how the apartment itself was tiny. Modern, but tiny. When you first entered the apartment, you'd walk down a flight of seven stairs into a little hallway. To the left, was the bathroom. In front, was the bedroom, and to the right, was the closet that doubled as a laundry room and another short hallway that led into the living room/kitchen/dinning room. It wasn't the apartment itself that Lauren wanted when she first bought it; it was the view. You could see all of New York City from the main window in the living room. Sometimes, late at night, Lauren would just sit on her couch and look out into the night at the New York City skyline.
Nelly, Lauren's bouncy Beagle puppy, was already in the kitchen anxiously waiting for her breakfast. Lauren ignored Nelly and put the coffee pot on. She leaned against the counter to wait for her coffee. Lauren glanced down to see a pair of big, brown eyes staring back up at her.
"What?" asked Lauren. Nelly whimpered. Lauren let out a deep sigh and said, "Alright." She walked over to the refridgerator and pulled out a can of dog food. She dished the food into Nelly's bowl.
Lauren was about to get her coffee when the phone rang.
"Hello?" asked Lauren.
"Laur, where are you?!" exclaimed the very panicky voice on the other end.
"Meg?" asked Lauren.
"No, it's Eric Lindros," said Lauren's best friend, Meg sarcastically, "Of course it's Meg!"
"What do you mean where am I, I'm at home, duh." said Lauren.
"Lauren, it's 8:15, you're suppose to be here, ya know, at work!" yelled Meg.
"Meg, I don't go in 'till noon." said Lauren.
"Um, that's not what the schedule says." said Meg matter-of-factly.
"What do you mean?" asked Lauren, slowly.
"You-are-late-for-work." said Meg.
"Holy crap!" exclaimed Lauren, "I have to go!"
"I'll see ya in bit Meg! Bye!" Lauren quickly hung up the phone and nealy lunged into her bedroom to get dressed. She grabbed her work uniform which consisted of ugly, low-heel, plain black shoes; black stockings; a short, black mini-skirt; a black vest; a plain white blouse and a black tie. The typical outfit for a New York City waitress.
Lauren brushed her teeth and threw her curly hair into a sloppy pony-tail. She grabbed her purse and house keys and left the apartment.
The walk from the apartment building to the Marriot Marquis hotel was only four blocks. Lauren had finally reached the hotel at around 8:40ish. She quickly jumped into the elevator and headed up to the 8th floor to the revolving 'Times Square' cafe that obviously looked out at Times Square.
"There you are!" exclaimed Meg, rushing over to Lauren, "Nancy was checking to see that you were here earlier. I had to cover for you just so know."
"Oh my god, thank you so much! I owe you one Meg!" exclaimed Lauren. Meg smiled, handed Lauren her apron and said, "As always."
Lauren stared out the large, glass window at the many tourists down below in Times Square.
"Laur, that table over there are waiting for their drinks." said Meg. Lauren tore her gaze away from Times Square and walked over to her table to give them their drinks.
"Hey Laur it's 5, our shift is over." said Meg untying her little, black apron.
"Really? Already?" asked Lauren.
"Wow, the day sure went quickly." said Lauren. She went to go put her apron and notepad away wioth Meg.
"The girls and I are going out later, do you want to come?" asked Meg.
"Well, I dunno." answered Lauren grabbing her purse. The two women strated to head out of the hotel.
"Why not?" asked Meg, "It would be so much fun, besides you need to get out more often."
"I was only kidding." laughed Meg.
"Yeah I know," said Lauren, "I just have a lot to do though."
"Yeah like what?" asked Meg.
"Do the laundry, take care of Nelly, pay bills, etc.." lied Lauren.
"Mmmhmm, sure..." said Meg, obviously not convinced. "Come on Laur, you never have any fun anymore!"
"Meg, I have classes tomorrow morning. You know Monday; school day." said Lauren.
"Please??? Come on Laur! Everybody's gonna be there! Amanda, Janine, Kelli, Carly, everyone!" exclaimed Meg.
"I'll think about it." said Lauren. Meg squeeled and said, "Good! I gotta get going, I'll see ya later!" Meg waved goodbye and then headed down to the subway.
It was already quarter after 8. Lauren was sitting on the couch in a her blue, pajama shorts and blue "Orange County Choppers" shirt, basically just watching TV.
The phone rang during a commercial break.
"Hello?" asked Lauren.
"Hey!" exclaimed the familiar Irish voice on the other end.
"Hey Manda." said Lauren plopping back down on the couch.
"Meg says you might be going tonite." said Amanda.
"Oh c'mon you should! Besides, I want to drunk!" exclaimed Amanda.
"Amanda, where are you? I can barely hear you." said Lauren, practically shouting so that Amanda could hear her over the loud noise at the other end.
"The club, where we always hang." replied Amanda.
"Lauren will you just get over here?! Swallow your damn pride, get dressed, call a cab and get your ass down here!" said Amanda. Lauren couldn't help but just laugh.
"Yes ma'am! I'm comming."
It a matter of 20 minutes, Lauren had hopped into the shower and dried off. She started fishing through her closet to try and find anything remotely nice. She found the perfect outfit and started to get dressed. She was wearing a pair of low-rise, denim, hip-huggers; a pair of black, spike-heeld shoes and a sparkily, blue v-neck, halter.
Lauren brushed out her shoulder-lengh hair and pinned a portion of it up and left a few curls hanging. She put on her diamond cross and silver "Lauren" nameplate and well as her favorite hockey necklace. It wasn't much, just a black cord with a blue hockey skate charm from Claire's. As for earrings, Lauren went with her pair of silver, chandeliers for her first hole and diamond studs for her second hole. The piece of jewelery, were rings. On her left hand, Lauren wore her silver "spoon-handle" ring and her silver "Lauren" nameplate and on her right hand, she wore her gold school ring form CCHS and her great-grandmother's wedding ring.
The outfit was finally complete.
Lauren unpluged her cell phone from it's charger and threw it into her purse, along with a package Eclipse gum and a small container of Advil. She looked around the apartment one last time, and then left.
Hesitantly, Lauren stood outside the club, debating whether or not to go in.
"What the hell." she said to herself as she decided to just go in.
The club, as usual, was busy and loud. Lauren spotted the "girls" almost immediatley, considering how they were at the same table they always sat at.
"Lauren you came!" exclaimed Meg. Lauren smiled and joined the girls at the table.
Meg was right; everyone was there. The entire group of ten girls. Amanda, the fiesty, fiery Irish woman from Georgia; Meg, Lauren's best friend from Kansas; Janine from Maryland; Chrissy and Ashley, the Texans; Carly and Steph, both from Arizona; Kelli from Indiana; Sam, the New Jersey native and Libby from Miami. None of the girls were originally from New York, but each one left there homes to persure big dreams in New York, and it made it their home. The girls were all very different, but had one thing in common; the love of hockey. That's originally how they all met, at a hockey website. They all became friends off the bat and have together since.
"Laur, you came just in time!" exclaimed Carly.
"What do you mean?" asked Lauren, taking a seat in between Janine and Ashley.
"See that table of guys over there?" asked Kelli pointing to a table not far from theirs.
"They're hockey players!" exclaimed Libby.
"How do you know?" asked Lauren.
"Amanda went over and asked the bartender. He seems to know them pretty well." said Steph.
"Have you talked to them at all?" asked Lauren.
"No, not yet." said Sam.
"Are you going to?"
"I will." said Amanda very casually, "The one with the big ears is pretty hot!" The girls started laughing.
Just then, a waitress came over to the girls' table and started passing out beers.
"Um, we didn't order these." said Janine.
"No, the guys over there, did for you." said the waitress pointing to the hockey players' table. The hockey players pretended to be talking so that it wouldn't look so obvious when the girls received their beers.
"Yeah, well invite them over." said Ashley to the waitress.
"Sure" said the waitress, she handed the last beer out and then walked back over top the guys' table. Once the waitress left their table, the guys all got up from their seats and headed over to the girls' table.
"Oh my god, they're actually comming over here." said Sam, somewhat pleased and somewhat in shock.
One of the guys, was definitely the "leader of the group", considering how he was the first to talk.
"Hope you lovely ladies enjoy your beers." he said.
"I'm sure we will." said Libby in a firty sort of tone.
"By the way, I'm Bah." said the "leader". He smiled boyishly at Lauren, who immediately started blushing.
"This is Johnson, OC, Rammer, Buzzy, Pav, Jimmy and Rizzo." said Bah.
"Those aren't your real names are they?" asked Steph.
"No." replied Bah.
"Thank god." mumbled Steph under her breath. You could tell that each of the guys was different than the other. Bah was the leader, but also the clumsy goofball too. OC was the good looking all-star and playboy. Buzzy was like the "pimp". Rizzo was more of the peacekeeper, like Janine was in the girls' group. Rammer was the charmer. Jimmy and Pav were both kind of the "normal" guys, shy yet, sexy and Johnson was the shy little boy. He stood behind all the other guys, a bit overcome by so many good-looking women. Carly, Libby and Ashley all eyed him intently.
"I'm Amanda, that's Janine, Carly, Lauren, Ashley, Libby, Meg, Kelli, Steph, Sam and Chrissy." said Amanda.
"Pleasure to you meet you all." said Bah.
"I pretty sure the pleasure is ALL ours" said Carly to Steph.
"Enjoy your beers." Bah smiled one last time at Lauren and then he and the guys' went back to their table.
"Awww, they're so shy!" said Chrissy.
"I think they're adorable, especially that Buzzy one." said Janine.
"Me too!" agreed Chrissy.
"I saw Bah checkin' out Miss Shy Lil Lauren here!" teased Meg. Lauren started blushing.
"Well, like I said, I like the one with the big ears! I think his name was Pav." said Amanda.
The song in the club turned to a slow song and the place quieted down.
"I think I want to ask OC to dance." said Steph.
"Go for it!" exclaimed Carly. The other girls agreed, except for Sam.
"Hey if you ask him to dance now, I get the next dance!" joked Sam. Steph nodded. Slowly she got up from her seat, fluffed out her blonde hair and shyly walked over to OC. The girls couldn't make out what she said, because the tables were too far apart to actually hear anything, but they did see OC smile at her. He got up from his chair, took Steph's hand and pulled her out onto the dance floor with him. Steph's entire face lit up.
"Alright, that's it I'm next!" exclaimed Amanda, she got up from her seat, walked right over to Pav, didn't even bother asking him to dance and practically pulled him up from his seat and onto the dance floor. In a matter of seconds, there were smiles on both of their faces.
Meg didn't even have to get up to ask Rammer to dance, because he had actually approached Meg first. He gave her a charming little smile and said with his deep voice, "Meg, right?" Meg nodded. "Do you want to dance?" Meg nodded again. Rammer took Meg's hand and gently wrapped his arms around her on the dance floor.
Carly, Libby and Ashley all gave each evil looks and then they all made a mad dash to get to Johnson first. His eyes went white, when he saw these three women rush over to him, he even looked a bit frightened. Carly won the first dance, but Rizzo settled the dispute by making out a "rotation" to dance with Johnson. Carly would go first, then Libby, then Ashley and then back to Carly and so on.
Buzzy and Rizzo approached the table next. The two of them both shot smiles at Chrissy and Janine. In the ned, it was Buzzy with Janine and Rizzo with Chrissy.
Kelli and Jimmy both got up at the same time and met half-way on the dance floor. No words were spoken, just smiles exchanged and they too were also a cute couple on the dance floor.
Lauren just stayed in her seat watching her friends as they had fun with their hockey boys. She really wasn't doing much except drinking her beer. She jumped when she just realized that Bah was standing next to her chair towering over her.
"Lauren, do you want to dance?" he asked. Lauren hesitated at first. She stood up from her seat, but still didn't give him an answer.
"Sure she would!" exclaimed Sam. Out of nowhere, she pushed Lauren into Bah's strong arms.
"Yes I'd love to." said Lauren. She and Bah joined the other love-struck couples out on the dance floor. Bah's arms felt so secure around Lauren, and his eyes were just amazing. They were a deep, clear blue that you could just get lost in. Without thinking, Lauren said, "You have really beautiful eyes." Bah grinned.
"Your just beautiful in general." he said, "Hey, do you want to get out of here?" Lauren nodded. She went back over to the table, grabbed her purse and she and Bah left the club, holding hands.....
Bah and Lauren started walking down 54th street. It was a bit chilly, being as how it was mid-August. Lauren shivered.
"Are you cold?" asked Bah.
"Oh, no, I'm fine." lied Lauren, teeth slightly chattering. Bah smiled and took his jacket off. He wrapped it around Lauren's arms.
"Are all New Yorkers as stubborn as you?" teased Bah. Lauren chuckled.
"I see you're a hockey fan." said Bah.
"How can you tell?" asked Lauren.
"Your necklace." replied Bah.
"What sharp little eyes you have." teased Lauren.
"Oh, you ain't seen nothing yet..." said Bah. Lauren half smiled and raised an eyebrow.
"So, how long have you lived in New York?" asked Bah, trying to make conversation.
"All my life. I moved here when I was three months old, just after my parents divorced." answered Lauren.
"Where did you live before then?"
"Killeen, Texas." and answered Lauren, "Where are you from?"
"Anoka, Minnesota." replied Bah proudly.
"What's your real name?" asked Lauren
"Nate." replied Bah. "I'm usually never called that, unless I'm in trouble." Lauren chuckled and said, "I know how you feel. My real name is Lauren Dana, but I'm never called that unless I'm in trouble too."
Bah and Lauren started their way into Times Square, Bah was so amazed by it that, even as tall as he was, he had to crane his head up to see everything.
"Wow, this is awesome!" exclaimed Bah. Lauren smiled, and then she had an idea.
"Come with me!" Before Bah could even answer, Lauren had already garbbed his hand, pulled him across the street and into the Marriot Marquis.
"Ooh, are we getting a room?" joked Bah. Lauren smiled and rolled her eyes. She pulled Bah into the elevator and up to the 8th floor. Once the elevator stopped, Lauren pulled Bah over to the Times Square cafe. It was closed now and the floor wasn't revolving. The lights were off and no one else was there, but you could still see everything perfectly from window.
"Wow!" breathed Bah, "This is sweet. How'd you know about this place?"
"I work here." answered Lauren.
"Lucky you." said Bah. The two of them stared out at the view for long time and then finally left the hotel when it started to get late.
"Thank you for bringing me here." said Bah. He gave Lauren's hand a squeeze.
"Your welcome." said Lauren as she and Bah continued walking.
"I really love it here." said Bah looking around.
"Yeah me too. It's my life." said Lauren. "I was raised in a small town outside of New York City in the suburbs, ever since my first trip to NYC, when I saw the Christmas Spectacular with my family one year, I've vowed that I would live here. Now I even go to school here."
"Really? What school?" asked Bah.
"SUNY Purchase. It's actually about 10 minutes away, but I figured this was my one chance to actually get to live here. So, it's really not that bad of a commute." replied Lauren.
As if it was a sign or something, a down pour started.
"Oh crap." said Lauren, trying not to get wet from the rain.
"Oh, well." said Bah.
"Here, come on, my apartment's not to far away." said Lauren. She pulled Bah toward the apratment building and they quickly went up to Lauren's apartment.
Nelly greeted both Lauren and Bah right at the door.
"Aww, whose this?" asked Bah.
"That's Nelly." answered Lauren. She threw her purse on the kitchen counter. Bah came down the small flight of stairs and started looking around.
"This is a cute apartment." said Bah.
"Thanks. I'm just gonna put your jacket in the dryer, that way that's atleast dry for you." called Lauren from the hall closet. There was no answer. Lauren figured that wasn't a bad thing, so she just threw the jacket in the dryer and waited. She leaned aginst the dryer, back towards the closet door.
She almost jumped when she felt muscular hands grip her sides and warm lips caressing her neck. Bah turned Lauren around so that she was facing him. They looked into each others eyes and started to lean in toward each other.
"Oh god, you're too tall." said Lauren pulling away.
"What?" asked Bah, a little confused.
"Move back." said Lauren.
"How come?" asked Bah. Lauren bit her lip to keep from laughing.
"Because I am going to jump onto the dryer and I don't want to kick you in the balls in the process." said Lauren honestly.
"Oh." said Bah. He inched back from the dryer and almost in a reflex, covered his groin area. Lauren got situated on the dryer and said, "Now where were we?"
Bah smiled boyishly and walked back over to Lauren. He stood between Lauren's legs against the dryer and wapped his arms around Lauren's waist.
"Do you always ruin perfectly romantic moments?" teased Bah.
"That's better." said Lauren. She had perfect eye contact with Bah. They both closed their eyes and placed their mouths upon each other's. Lauren reached up Bah's shirt, feeling every muscle line on his chest. Bah lifted Lauren up and carried her into the bedroom, shutting the door behind him, shutting the world out from them.
Sorry, that was a bit looooooong!