Love of Music

Love of Music

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Music has a lot to do with love, if you think you know the person in the music itself, show them.

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It's new years eve, and you're out with a bunch of friends. You each read your horoscopes and received a song. You realize that the song describes you better than a four page paper. Only thing is, it's a love song. You'll find your true love tonight. You won't know who it is until midnight, and after midnight you do what you wish Lead the characters in your image.

Neon Blue- Club One
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Pink- Club Two
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O'Rileys- Bar
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(Edit: Sixth Slot because I know I hate getting left out soooo Just one male slot open remember to get your charies in :D)
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1. Laura Stanley
2. Yollanda Cummings
3. Adrianna Madison Scott
4. Gabriel Sye
5. Alissa Banks


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1. Michael House
2. Ryan Huntington
3. Near Moore
4. Zack Tribune
5. Trevin Frost

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Laura Stanley was not new to New York. Her party spot was at Neon Blue, one of New York's notorious dance clubs. Right now the club was filled with back to back dancers. She was amongst the thick of them grinding and bumping into other dancers, she was on her fifth martini and it was the night before New Years. She knew she should have stopped after number two, yet, the sweet succulent taste rolled between every taste bud which drove her senses mad. She paid the bartender five bucks to watch her purse, shoving her money into her bra, where it was safe. Laura, had no idea where or when she had lost her hat, and that made her very upset. It had been her favorite hat, it had panda ears, and was black and white. She was knocked out of her dancing, wild thoughts by a young stranger who made her wish she hadn't. He was taller than everyone, and had a goofy smile on his face; he was bad news.

She turned on her heels ran to the bartender shelled out ten bucks and he handed over her purse, everything intact. She swung it over her shoulder swiftly walking over to the bouncer, 'Ted' wasn't that his name? "Hey Ted!" she shouted, he looked up from his scanning of the crowd. He saw her and smiled, waving her over. She cupped a hand to his ear and whispered "Hey Ted, that tall guy he's following me, do you think you could hold him up for, I don't know, ten minutes? Long enough for me to get away." Ted was looking for the man as she spoke, his eyes found him and he only nodded. "Bye Ted!" Laura yelled over the music while running out the door, heading for her newly owned apartment, three blocks away. Laura heard sirens and a loud bang of the club door, the police ran up to the door, shoved the man who had been following her into the back seat and drove away. Ted winked at Laura and she waved thankfully, turning around and walking around the street looking for something interesting.

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"You're leaving already? Sheesh, Yollanda, it's not a school night, in fact we still got several weeks!" a brunette sighed to the blonde.

"I am sorry Sherry, but I really am tired. Thank you for inviting me out though." Yollanda smiled at one of her friends.

"You can at least wait past midnight silly. It's New Year's Eve after all." an African American girl replied.

"No thanks Natalie. You can stay though, I wouldn't want you to spoil your evening."

The group groans. Yollanda had met up with her friends from college at Pink, their favorite club. It was Christmas vacation and the girls decided to stay New York City to spend the holidays there. Yollanda didn't really have any family so she was staying at a friend's house. When school starts back up again they would move back into the dorms. Yollanda didn't like the night life much and wanted to go to bed. It took her a few more minutes, but she finally got them to let her go and she started to walk back to her friend's house. She had a spare key and couldn't wait to get back. Her feet were hurting. As she walked along she turned the corner and accidentally bumped into someone.

"Oh I am sorry."

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Adrianna was walking down the streets of New York, which seemed much more busy than usual seeing as it was New Years eve. Adri was walking to the bookstore to pick up the book she had ordered when she felt her phone ring. She felt her phone vibrate in her pocket, making her look and see it was her co-worker, Sarah.

"It's New Years you should come out with us." Sarah said. "Some of our clients are here and asking about you."

Adrianna smiled shaking her head. "Nah, I think I'll pass. I am just gonna go to the bookstore then probably head home."

"Adri, you're 21 years old and trying to go home on, New Years Eve." Sarah said trying to make her see reason. "Look just try to come to Pink's after you get your book. Please, please, please..."

Adri laughed. "Alright!" She said trying to stop her begging. "Let me just get what I need, go change and I'll try to get there." She said before hanging up shaking her head at Sarah's antics.

Adri walked into the bookstore deciding to browse real quick and see if there were and title's that interested her. Just as she reached out to grab a title another hand did as well.

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Zac was walking down the street, on his way to Neon Blue. He didn't know why he went out with his friends. He knew they were just going to ignore him and make out with their girlfriends. It always happened. He wondered if they even were his friends. He sighed and put his hands in his pockets, looking at his feetbas he walked. He bumped into someone.

"Oh I am sorry." She said.

"It's fine." He mumbled. "Not your fault. I wasn't paying attention..." his depression made him take the blame for everything, even if it truly wasn't his fault. It was just simply a fact of life that he dealt with.

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A shot glass was slammed upside down on the table. The buzzcut black haired man sat on one side of the table, a rougher looking man wearing a big brown, ripped up jacket sat on the other. They had been at this for about five minutes now. It all started because of a girl. 'obviously' The buzzcut man was dancing with a girl and then mr. brown jacket rolled in and took her out of his care. Needless to say, this upset buzzcut and he immediately challenged him, and after about twelve shots each, they were looking shaky. It was brown jackets turn. He swallowed a hiccup and reached for the glass. In one swift, but clumsy motion he picked it up and downed it. He flipped it and smacked the table. His eyes were starting to roll and Ryan knew this guy wasn't going to last much longer. Buzzcut looked shocked that brown jacket had lasted this long, but he looked like he had more in him.

One more shot was on the table and it was buzzcut's turn. So far, fourteen down each. Buzzcut picked the glass up in three fingers, probably because he couldn't feel the other two. He moved it to his lips and tipped the glass. As soon as he did this his head dropped and so did the glass. It shattered on the ground and the contents spilled all over the floor. Ryan, who was sitting at a safe distance on one of the bright blue couches, with a random girl, grinned in victory. The only thing he knew about this girl was that her name was Phoebe. Phoebe bent over and kissed Salem.

Lets back up a few minutes.

"Hey, my names Ryan," he said while taking the seat next to her. He was dressed in a black vest over a white button up shirt and black slacks. The shirt was buttoned up to the second button from the top and the sleeves were rolled up to the elbow. She seemed totally uninterested in this club. Without allowing time for a response from this mystery girl he said. "You look quite bored." He said as he took a sip of his drink. The girl looked over and smiled. "Yeah, well, this isn't really my scene, ya know? Idiots getting drunk doesn't really excite me." Ryan chuckled and nodded, "That girl over there is my roomate, and she insisted i come out on new years eve." she said with a frown, as she waved to her friend. Her freind was getting hammered. This was about the time he spotted the two men having a seat at the table for their little challenge. He also noticed, his new lady friend had an empty glass.

"Why arent you drinking anything?" he asked. She didn't seem like she had an aversion to alcohol. She shrugged, "I'm broke" she said with a half pathetic smile. Ryan smiled and looked back at the men, recieving their first shots. They seemed like they could last a while. He looked back at the girl. "I have an idea of how we can turn these drunk idiots into something more interesting." mischeiviously " See those two guys taking shots over there" he pointed. "If the bigger one with the buzzcut wins I will pay for all of yours and your friend's drinks tonight." The other man was smaller, and didnt look like he had much of the advantage, but he looked like he had a few drinks in his time. "but... if the other guy wins... you have to kiss me, right here." he said. This was kind of reaching, but she had been giving him a 'im interested look' and he decided to act on it. He knew this wasn't going to go anywhere, but he kind of wanted to see if this would work. He smile and held out his hand to shake on it. She quizically stared at him and then shook his hand... "Deal, Im Phoebe by the way." Ryan smiled and turned his attention to his wager. He knew the little guy wouldn't win without help so as one of the shot carriers walked by he pulled him aside and handed him a ten dollar bill. "If you can make sure the big guy gets some... more potent stuff about halfway in, theres more where that came from." he patted the mans shoulder and sent him on his way.

And now we are back to the present. Ryan's kiss was interrupted after a few seconds by a tall goofy man being thrown out the door. Phoebe backed away, blushing. "Uh, ive got to go. Heres my number" She handed him a piece of paper with ten numbers on it. Ryan shrugged and put it in his pocket. He watched the girl leave the bar with her drunk friend and never saw her again. "Hmm, interesting" he said with a smile. He put his arms on the backs of the couch seats and crossed his legs.

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Lisa slid past people carefully as she reached the entrance to O'Riley's. She held her handbag tight to her front, overly cautious of the strangers around her. She didn't go out too horribly often, but just enough to know that places like this could hold some real creeps. Once she actually entered the bar, the smell of alcohol hit her head. She scrunched her nose and made her way over to the bar, lifting herself up on to a stool. Once situated, she stole a look at her phone to check the time.

In exactly 20 minutes, Lisa was supposed to meet up with a couple of her friends. she had a habit of being early, but this was a time that she regretted it. She didn't want to sit alone in a bar for 20 minutes. She didn't go out to often, but knew the types of people that hung around places like this.

"You want anything to drink, ma'am?" She was snapped from her thoughts by the bartender calling to her from a couple of feet away.

"Uh, n-no thank you! Not yet." There was absolutely no way she was drinking without someone with her. The results of her drinking were usually dangerous for her, either resulting in her blacking out or throwing up after more than 3 or 4 drinks. She couldn't handle alcohol for her life.

Sighing, Lisa propped her arms up on the counter and leaned her head on them. She would simply wait in silence and not disturb anyone else.

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Adri smiled at the man who tried to grab the same copy of the book she was. "Oh I am sorry. Please." He said offering her the book. "I would never take the book from such a beautiful woman." He said grinning at her, looking her up and down.

Adri sighed internally, already having a feeling she knew where this would go. She shook her head smiling politely at the man. "No, really its okay. I actually have a copy of this at home...I just wanted a new one. You go ahead and keep it." She said softly. "Happy New Years."

Adri left the bookstore unconcerned with the fact that she didn't even pick up her order. Then her phone vibrated with a text, Hey! We're leaving Pink and heading to Neon Blue, so don't even worry about changing just head over. I know you are already dressed to impress as always ~ Sarah

"Okay...I guess that's better then Pink." She really didn't like that club to much, Neon Blue was definitely more to her taste and Sarah was right she really wouldn't have to go home and change. Her hair was straightened and she was wearing a nice fitting dress and heels.

Walking the short distance to Neon Blue, where Ted the bouncer was and he let her in seeing as she had come here before with her co-workers. Adri sighed looking around not seeing them at their normal table. She walked across the room to the bar asking for a martini, before going and sitting on the couch next to a guy with brown hair.

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Gabriel smiled at Maddy. "Please! You cannot even handle your booz! No way that you could you have ten beers and not throw up." Her and her best friend was off school fro new years, sitting in Neon blues bar. Maddy snickered and said "I already had seven and I'm fine!" Her words were slurred and Gabriel tsk'ed jokingly. "Well go ahead and have ten, but I'm not dragging your butt back to the hotel when you puke." Gabriel and Maddy both laughed a bit, before ordering another beer for both of themp[".

About a half an hour passed before Gabriel finished her third beer, and Maddy had just had her tenth. Gabriel watched her, stunned. "Wow so you feel fine?" She said giving a small blink with her green eyes. "Yep." was all her friend replied with, giving a flick of her blonde hair. "Well, I guess all you lost was some of your unused blonde brain cells." Gabriel teased as Maddy ruffled the top of her hair, messing up her black head. "Aww your too cute." She said sarcastically, before Maddy got a sick expression over her face. Gabrie'ls eyes opened wide and her heart beated a mile a minute. "I told you!" She yelled out to her, before grabbing her arm and dragging her through the crowds of dancing people, to the bathroom. Shoving through the lines in the stalls, Maddy got into one free one and began doing what the ten beers did to her, all the while this girl behind us was complaining about "It was our turn!"

Walking from the Bathroom... well I guess more like stumbling, Maddy muttered in her slurred voice "I think I should go to bed." Gabriel was sad, but it was the best Idea. It was new years eve and it would probably be hard to get a taxi. Walking outside, they both tried hailing a taxi. Finally after fifteen minutes, she let Maddy get into the car and gave her tax fair. Waving goodbye, she slipped back into the club with a long exasperated sigh that she couldn't even hear over the loud music. She wore a black tank top, a red leather jacket, and grey skinny jeans. She wanted to take the jacket off as it was getting hot with all the people crowded together, but it would probably get lifted. Shrugging the thought off, she looked around before spotting an empty couch seat. Gabriel made her way over to it, swerving through the dancing people. Sitting down on it she pulled out her phone and sent a quick text to Maddy to call her when she got to the hotel.

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Ryans eyes opened in surprise as the couch cushion moved. He had dozed off and was not expecting people to sit by him. He looked over at the intruder on his left and had to mentally command himself not to let his jaw drop. She was gorgeous... like supermodel gorgeous, without the anorexia that is. The bar was dark and he couldn't see her entire body particularly well but he faintly made out A tightly fitting dress, that did not hurt her gorgeousness. He raised his eye brows and turned back. He retrieved his drink from the table in front of him and took a sip.

He swallowed and was about to turn to talk to the stranger, when another woman... drunk... fell onto the couch next to him. He glanced over at this girl. She was beautiful as well, but he wasn't as awe-struck as when he saw the other girl. The fact that this girl was trashed kind of dropped her attractiveness factor. This girl soon pulled out her cell phone and began texting. She obviously was not interested in him at the moment. He turned back and faced forward.

After taking another drink from his glass he set it down and turned to the girl on his left. "Hello" he said. 'ooh, thats original' "What brings you to neon blue on new years eve? I'm sure a girl like you has better, more sophisticated places to be around here." once he said this his brain went into overdrive. 'shes gonna blow me off,' 'shes going to laugh and we are going to talk for hours' 'she is gonna ignore me and leave' All different scenarios ran through his mind, but he didn't show any of these thoughts on his face. He had quite a poker face. At least, this is what he was told. When he managed to make all of his friends poor at 'poker night'.

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Adri turned around hearing some ask what she was doing here. She turned around noticing that the guy next to her was the one who had spoken. He seemed pretty good looking from what she could tell but she knew his type, internally she rolled her eyes, 'He's gonna be just like the rest stupid and trying just get in my pants with silly pickup lines. Adri decided to be nice, a little.

"I am here waiting for my co-workers, they are supposed to be meeting me here and what did you mean a girl like me? What kind of girl am I?" She asked wittily with a raised eyebrow trying to catch him off guard. They always fumble after this, they completely expect me to go for the first line. she thought to herself.

Adri was always dealing with guys like this, her friends thought it was something to be jealous about. She just hated the fact that guys thought she was an easy lay because of how she looked. All she wanted was a guy who was actually interested in more then the way she looked or the money she had, even the clothes she wore. Her mother was always sending men with all of those qualities her way, and she would grin and bear it through conversations and set up dates although she couldn't stand it.

She just wanted a guy who was interested in the her Adri as a whole, looks, personality and intelligence included but here in New York she had yet to find one yet. And this guy will be the same..Its a shame he's actually attractive

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Yollanda cocked her head to the side and looked at the man she had bumped into. He was pretty good looking, but seemed to be a bit down. Maybe he had no where to go on New Years. The blonde couldn't help but try and cheer him up for it was in her nature to make people happy, even at her own expense.

"Well, I tend to be the clumsy type anyway. Um, I hope you don't think me nosy, but are you okay?" she asked with concern.

She couldn't help but ask herself a bunch of different questions. Yollanda had the habit of being naturally curious and she could remember one of her 'old' relatives scolding her for it once. Thinking of those times almost made her sad, but she didn't want to make a fool of herself. So she continued standing there, waiting patiently for the man's reply.

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Laura was sitting with her purse between her ankles at O'Rileys. She asked the bartender for a full bottle of jack and she gulped it down fast. Jack was the only alcohol she knew wouldn't wear off in three hours flat, with jack she got about four. Before she knew it she was face down on the bar upset because for the second new years' in a row, she was alone. Even though she grew up here, she had always been the girl never to get famous, she used to be a nerd, always hanging out in Sandy's Book-Loft, but now she only sat alone in Neon Blue sometimes O'Rileys. It was so bad Ted the bouncer and Laura were on a first name basis. Laura being the nerd she was graduated tech school at the age of 21. Able to make money quickly and whenever she wanted online was a bonus for the young party girl; unfortunately boys never fell for those types, being a former nerd didn't help much either. Especially because even now she was always online via her phone, and laptop computer at home.

She was giving up, but finally she snapped out of her thoughts. Tonight she would flirt hard core, she decided. 'Maybe that horoscope was right' she thought curiously. Hopefully she'd make a few friends too, other than Ted. So she sat at the bar and waited for a guy flirt-worthy to walk in.

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Feeling her phone buzz lightly in her hand, she jumped up from the couch and answered it quickly. "Maddy?" She answered with in a concerning voice. Hearing nothing but a slight mumble on the other end she said to her "Hold on, I'm going to try to find a quieter place." and with that, she left the club and went into the back alley. "Hey Madds, you okay?" she asked through the phone, her eyes worried for her friend. "Gabe, calm down. I'm fine, I took some medication." A sigh of relief left her lips. "Well I'm going to catch a taxi, Ill be at the hotel in f-" She was cut off by Maddy's frantic please of drunken state. "No! Stay there have fun okay? I'm fine. If I'm still up Ill call you for happy new years!" Maddy stated on the phone with a drunken Gabriel. "Hey but don't go all pukey like me, you ere the one who always handled her drinking properly. I bet all you've had was those three beers." Gabriel gave a small chuckle and said a goodbye to her friend before ending the call.

Gabriel leaned against the side of the doorway, taking a breather. She contemplated going somewhere else, but everywhere probably was just the same on new years eve. She might as well stay here for a few minutes to cool off.

She watched as drunken partiers walked by, slurring there words and yelling annoying and self centered thing, drinks all in hand. Crossing her arms, she looked up towards the dark sky, only hearing the yelling, traffic, and sirens that always filled New Yorks atmosphere.

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Ryan smiled at this girl. She wasnt the usual street trash that comes in these doors day after day. He could have guessed this though. She combated his statement and he raised an eyebrow. She had obviously done this before. He quickly replied, trying not to seem like a playboy trying to bed some girl from the bar. "Well, what I mean is, you seem much too... put together, for this bar." he paused. "I mean, look around at the local populace of this place. They are all out to party and get drunk. You look like you've got self respect, unlike most of the girls in here." He was taking yet another inductive leap here. He came to this conclusion because if a girl sat next to him at a bar, usually they would be too drunk to sit up straight and fall in his lap. This girl did not, aaand she said "co-workers" instead of friends.

He then realized she probably wasn't there for him, and probably couldn't care less about him, but hey. who cares. Its wierd to just sit in silence with somone in a club. Might as well make conversation, even if it means getting blown off. He was never one for picking up chicks. The thing with the girl earlier was a fluke... not at all an unfortunate fluke, but a fluke all the same. He just didn't have the heart to lie to a girl just to get what she was willing to give up. This girl seemed like she had some depth though. That and she was absolutely stunning.

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Adri tried to hide her shock at his answer, it was nothing like the ones she was used to hearing. 'He didn't even say the word hot or sexy once in that sentence...' She thought to herself. 'Maybe I was wrong about him, and he wasn't like I thought.' Adri took a small sip of her martini deciding to give him a break.

Besides she had gotten that horoscope today. Although normally she never followed them or even cared about the messages from the stars, this one seemed to really catch her attention. Open the curtain to you heart and you maybe surprised what you will find.

Adri looked around club already knowing she would see exactly what he was talking about. When her friends would drag her down here she would see the same thing and always refuse to be an easy conquest for men. "I try to make myself separate from them...although most people don't think that. Thanks for the compliment though...most guys say something about my appearance and try to coerce me into the bedroom, within 5 minutes of meeting me. " She said looking at him.

"I'll admit at first I thought you would be like them...but you have made me rethink my initial impression." She truthfully. This man had gained her interest and seemed to be worth her time, "I am Adrianna, but everyone calls me Adri." She said smiling softly offering a hand to shake.

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Ryan breathed a sigh of relief. He internally high fived himself for not commenting about her beauty. 'good choice bro!' anyway, Ryan smiled at her comment. He could imagine that she got guys coming up to her every ten seconds giving her some crappy line that would barely work on some New Jersey floosie. She gave him her hand and told him her name. 'Adrianna...' he repeated in his head as he took her hand and gave a firm shake. He smiled.

"Well, Adri, I am very glad I changed your first impression, It would have been quite upsetting to be labeled as 'one of them'" he air-quoted his last words. He paused to take a drink. "So, when will your colleagues show up and whisk you away? I want to know how long we have before we never see each other again." He joked. He didn't know why he was talking like this. He usually wasn't this open romantically. Maybe it was something about this girl.

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Adri smiled shaking her head, she looked at her phone. It had been about an hour since she got the text from them which made her frown slightly. "I don't know actually. They are actually coming with some clientele from the PR firm I work for, so they will most likely be a while." She said looking at him with a real smile, "So you have some time with me."

'This is different, normally its the other way around' She thought to herself. Adri didn't know what is was but this guy actually seemed sincere with everything he said, she didn't feel like he was the average guy. She didn't even know his name and she knew there was something special about him, something she liked. 'Speaking of which..' "Don't you have a name?" She teased lightly. "I'd like to know it before I am 'whisked away' by co-workers."

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Zac blinked at her question. Always the same, is he okay, was he alright? He didn't know the answer to any of these questions. He couldn't remember a time when he wasn't like this. He touched the metal bracelet on his wrist, running his fingers over the letters. His initials. He felt hollow thinking of the man that gave the bracelet to him. But in response to her question, he simply shrugged. "I could be worse." It was true. He had been much worse. But he wasn't exactly "okay" either. He saw that she had a thousand questions already forming in her mind, and sighed internally. Great, another person to attempt to get into my head. he thought to himself. The therapist was bad enough. He didn't need another one. He then thought of his horoscope. Letting others into your heart and mind is the key to your happiness. But that was stupid. He wasn't going to give his life story to this girl...

Then he noticed where exactly they were. It was a very dangerous part of town. "What about you, where are you going? You know, these streets aren't safe at night on your own." He said to her, his caring and protective side kicking into overdrive. He wasn't about to let this girl walk alone. He would walk her to her destination, then go on his way. Or maybe he could get her to come with him to Neon Blue... but that wasn't a good idea. He touched the heart tattoo on his neck.

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Perhaps I was being rude. Wait a go, Yollanda. You're always too curious for your own good, Yollanda thought as she waited for the young man's reply.

When he did answer her, his answer sounded like her usual answer, I'm fine. In other words, it was true, but not the whole truth. Still, she wasn't going to press more. She was starting to feel nervous now. Here she was in the city of millions alone with a man she just met and the blonde hair college student didn't know what to say or do next. For some reason, she remembered her horoscope for today.

Opportunity knocks, so keep your eyes peeled and take hold of it when it happens.

She honestly didn't know what that meant and didn't know why she was thinking about it now. Her thoughts are interrupted when the man asked her where she was going. Her eyebrows raise up a bit. She honestly didn't expect that and wasn't use to it.

"Um, it's not a big inconvenience is it? I've walked home this way before. I wouldn't want to keep you from going where you're going." she said.

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Zac listened to the girl's reply. He shrugged. "I'm not too excited about going to Neon Blue to watch all the other couple make out and remind me that I'm alone." He remembered that part of that was in a song he knew. He loved the song. I have to block out thoughts of you so I don't lose my head. They crawl in like a cockroach leaving babies in my bed. Dropping little reels of tape to remind me that I'm alone... That was it. That was the song. Not the song on his horoscope. No, that was country, and it was happy. Not like this song. He then snapped himself out of his thoughts again. He had to stop drifting off like that when talking to people. "You could come with me if you want, or I can walk you to where you are going. Either way, I'm not letting you walk alone." He looked for the pervade on the street that he knew were there somewhere. He didn't see any at the moment.

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Ryan smiled at her when she said they had a while before she got taken away. He let go of her hand and took another drink. Salem raised his eyebrows when she asked him for his name. 'of course I forgot to tell her my name' he internally chastised himself. He laughed, He couldn't believe he forgot that. That is like... essential for conversation. He stopped yelling at himself in his head and spoke up. "Oh, sorry, my name is Ryan." he said "haha probably shouldv'e opened up with that." he said and laughed.

He leaned back into the chair stretching his back. "so, these associates of yours, are they all as well behaved as you? Or are you just putting on this charade until they show?" he asked with a smirk. He could imagine her freaking out when they showed up and, would start dancing like a street walker. He was fairly certain this wouldn't actually happen, but it was an entertaining image. He chuckled to himself waiting for her answer.

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Adrianna laughed lightly. "Well Ryan, if you call drinking until they can barley put together a sentence then...no they aren't. They enjoy having a good time, as do I." She said softly turning towards him. "I just don't think its necessary to be completely drunk to do so. I can dance, have a enough drinks where I don't hinder myself and still have fun at the end of the night." She said with a smile.

Yes, Adri had just recently turned twenty one, no more then 6 months ago but had been drinking prior to legal age. The idea of being drunk just never appealed to her so she never really tried to be that way. That wasn't to say it would never happen. Adri liked being able to be poise and at her best when she went out.

She could foresee some interesting and fun conversations with Ryan, he was just as witty as she was and seemed to have a comebacks to match hers. "So the most you might see in a change is I may go on the dance floor more. The guys I work with like to dance with me and I like to dance." She said shrugging softly.

Adri looked at him, 'He's handsome, seems quite intelligent, and he's got a cute personality...it's got to be too good to be true' She realized she was probably staring and started decided to ask him a question that had been on her mind

"So Ryan, what are you doing here on this New Years Eve?" She said as she crossed her legs placing her drink on the table.

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Ryan smiled as she talked about her drunkard friends. He also picked up on the sarcasm she put into the word Ryan. This was a very respectable answer. He didn't like to drink excessively either. It just made things messy, he thought back to the two men and their contest. 'messy'. She pointed out that her male co-workers like to dance with her. 'wonder why' he thought sarcastically. She stopped talking.. or more like just stopped. She seemed to have spaced out. She quickly remedied her status, and started conversation.

"So Ryan, what are you doing here on this New Years Eve?"

Ryan thought about that. He had lived here for a while, but he had never, really been out during New Years Eve. He never liked the crowd. He was out this evening because of an e-mail that showed his horoscope. He usually didn't read into that stuff, but he read this one. "your lucky color is blue. Don't miss out on the chance of a life time tonight. It won't be there forever." He didn't believe it, but figured, if it was real. This would be the best night to witness something amazing, so he went out. Consequently, he went to Neon Blue... his lucky color.

He didn't want this girl to know the real reason he went out... He never told anyone this kind of stuff. His hopes and dreams and all that jazz. He wasn't that open. So he decided to stretch the truth a bit. "A friend convinced me to get off my butt and have some fun, He kind of ditched me earlier, but its all good." he said. "I don't hit the clubs much." he admitted. That was true.

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If he didn't want to go to Neon Blue, than why was he going there? Yollanda didn't like the club either. She and her friends had gone there a few times but it was too rowdy for their tastes. Also, Yollanda almost became a victim of a Date Rape because once when she wasn't looking some guy had slipped something into her drink and it was the only time she got drunk and passed out. This had happened when she arrived at the club early before her friends did and the local bouncer had caught on just before the guy could leave with her. Her friends also showed up too and ever sense then she always arrived with a friend or made sure she was the last person to arrive. It was also the last time her friends went to that club. Thinking about it, brought a shiver up her spine and Yollanda tried to blot it out.

Snap out of it! she tried to tell herself.

Looking at the man again she managed to reply, "Well, okay, you can walk me home than. I am staying at a friend's house that's several blocks from here. I am sorry, I honestly don't like Neon Blue."

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Zac shrugged like he didn't care. "Whatever." Was all he said. Had he actually gotten his hopes up? He had been emotionless for years, and here he had been, getting his hopes up. Oh well. He was probably just going to ditch his friends anyways. He didn't need to look at all the displays of affection, and the completely discusting drunk ravers. Zac looked at his feet, and started walking in the direction that he noticed this girl had been walking. He stayed silent, contemplating. Should he just let this girl go home? Or should he beg her to go with him somewhere, anywhere she wanted? This was the first time that he had felt an emotion in years, even if it was hope followed by rejection. It was still feeling. And in the words of a famous band, 'I'd rather feel pain than nothing at all.' Ah, he loved how music so perfectly fit everything in his life. He was constantly quoting music in his head.

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((I just gotta say this: AWWWWWW))

Something inside of Yollanda stirred. Did she say something wrong? Oh, man, she was making a muck of things. It seemed like she couldn't do anything right. As they walked, she wondered why she felt like she missed something. Did she miss an opportunity? Normally Yollanda wasn't into that kind of stuff, but she couldn't just ignore her instincts either. When she did listen to them, they usually pointed her in the right direction. Maybe it was time to took a risk and did something for herself? She looked up at the man next to her when he mentioned he'd rather feel pain than nothing at all. Taking a deep breath, she decided to take that opportunity and run with it.

"Um, I don't have to go home now. We can always go someplace else, as long as it's not Neon Blue. Oh, my name is Yollanda, sorry for not introducing myself earlier." she said.

Okay, now she would see what would happen.

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Adri nodded. "We have that in common aswell." She said with a smile. "I was actually just going to go to the bookstore pick up some books and enjoy a night in." She said with a smile. "But then I got the text and you know what happened from there." She said shrugging.

Adri looked at him, "As for your friend ditching you, as sorry as I am that you got left by him. I'm glad you came." She said smiling at him. "God knows what I would have had to deal with if you weren't here...and your pretty good company too." She said with a small laugh.

"You know it's actually funny, normally my email puts those crazy horoscopes in the spam folder but today it didn't and for some reason I read it. It turns out that following what it said brought me here, who knows maybe it was fated that we meet." She said lightly laughing at the idea. You wish...on thing your fated to is to become some man's trophy wife like mother wants...this guy is to good to be true and probably has some other girl he's interested in. Adri thought to herself

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Zac blinked. He hadn't meant to sing the song outloud. It was just supposed to be a passing thought. Oh well, the damage was done. "Well, O'Reilly's is a mellow place. And I'm not up for real partying." He told her. He just didn't want to be at a super.loud club. He wanted a place that at least came close to what he was feeling and served alcohol. He then listened to her introduce herself. Yollanda. A unique name. Not bad. "My name is Zac." He told her. She probably thought is was spelled the traditional ways, like Zack or Zach. Or mag be she thought it was short for Zachary. All were false. It was just plain old Zac. It matched him. Nothing really special about it. He turned slightly, heading in the direction of O'Reilly's.

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Michael was sitting in O'Rileys at the bar, lost in thoughts. Once again he was alone for New Years. But that wasn't really a big surprise for him. He always faced rejection, and didn't really understand it. He glanced down the bar and seen a young lady two seats down order a bottle of Jack and quickly gulp it down. He thought to himself that she was beautiful and thought about talking to her, but decided "Nahh. She'll never talk to me". Before he knew it, he was moving towards her. He thought, "Michael, what are you doing? You idiot!" But then decided, "You know what? The worst she can say is shove off."

"Is this seat taken?"

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O'Reilly's? Yollanda had never been there before. She heard about it from some guys that her friends knew, but that was it. When the man introduced himself as Zac, Yollanda nodded. She had quickly picked up that he wasn't the talkative type. That was actually fine with her since she wasn't much of a talker either. In fact, she was the one who listened more. She wondered if he mistook her for being younger than 21. One person thought she was 16 recently and that had been kind of funny. Being 5'2", she was pretty short. Of course the guy next to her was pretty tall. He must be at least 6 feet.

"Um, what is O'Reilly's like? I have never been there before." she asked him as they walked along.

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Zac thought about the best way to describe O'Reily's. Really it was pretty simple. "Its just like a regular bar. It isn't a club. They play music, but its your choice, like on a jukebox or something. I don't know, I don't request music. You can sit on a barstool or on a table. There's a pool table. Just a classic bar." He shrugged his shoulders. "Guess I'm just a classic guy. My "friends" say that O'Reily's is no fun, its for old lonely men. I say that just makes it more peaceful." His lips had the ghost of a smile. It was like they wanted to show amusement, but didn't know how anymore. But there was that feeling thing again. Usually he cracked his jokes without feeling. Now he was amused. This was the most he had talked in a while. Maybe that was why.

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Laura looked up from her bottle of jack and her little wallow of sadness to see a boy walk up, and ask "Is this seat taken?" It took her more than a second to respond, it'd been so long since she'd talked to a boy that she didn't know. He had blue eyes, and black hair, a combination you didn't see very often. Overall he was really cute, and if she had a type he'd of been it. Suddenly she forgot how to speak, and suffered a nod. Laura set her bottle on the table and looked at the boy, he belonged at a club like Neon Blue, or at Sandy's Bookstore; but then again, so did she. Laura looked at him again, trying to find words, finally she muttered very quietly "Why are you all by yourself?" 'I am so stupid!'the young red head thought looking back at her bottle.

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Ryan smiled in sympathy as he took, yet another drink. She apologized for Ryan's make believe friend not showing up. He was thankful for the dark lights in the place, because what she said next made him blush a bit. It wasn't very often that he got a real compliment. It was usually halfwitted utterings from street urchins when he got a compliment. He couldn't believe how easy it was with this girl. They were connecting so well, it was just... so natural.

Salem took one last drink and finished off his glass. He was about to swallow when she said the nest thing. He almost did a spit take. 'no way.' he thought. 'theres absolutely no way.' he swallowed hard and turned to look at her. He could not believe that she had that happen to her as well. 'dont miss out on the chance of a life time'

"fated..." he repeated quietly, putting down his glass. He nodded his head and stood up. "Maybe it is fate. If so, let's get outta here." he offered with a smile. "Don't worry, we aren't going to "get coffee" or anything. I just feel like something amazing will happen tonight... and I don't want to miss it." He held out his hand to help her up. "So how about it, want to go on a New Years adventure Adri?"

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Michael took a seat next to her. "Well...I'm usually alone...not that that's what I prefer, it just happens. What's a girl like yourself doing alone? I'm Michael, by the way." He looked down, embarrassed. Why is it that he couldn't find any words? He was grasping for words to say to her, and didn't understand why.

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Laura heard "A girl like yourself" and was confused, why would he say that, she was nothing special. 'His name was Michael, it fits him' she thought thinking of what to say next. "I'm Laura," she began, feeling nervous about her words. "I just got stalked out of Neon Blue, and I don't know anyone anymore. Everyone I used to know grew up with me here, and well I was the only one NOT to get famous" She explained unsure why she was telling him this. Her eyes were suddenly caught in his and it took all her will power just to pull away. 'Can someone say gorgeous eyes?' she thought.

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Adri bit her lip softly as she considered what he was suggesting. The fact that a complete stranger was asking her to leave with him should have put up the red flag but it didn't. 'The others are coming to meet me...I really should stay here and wait for them.' She thought to herself. 'I could stay here and watch my friends get drunk...or I could go with this pretty amazing guy I just met.

Adri looked at his hand, and softly placed hers in his. "Okay." She said with a smile as she nodded, standing up. I trust him, even though I barley know him...and for some strange reason I don't mind.

She looked at Ryan, "I'd love to go on a New Year adventure with you." She said smiling widely. This is me opening the curtain to my heart...lets see what happens. Adri thought to herself, pleased with her decision for now.

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"Oh well, I prefer quieter places. Give me a good book over partying any 'ol day." Yollanda replied on honestly.

She did love music though. In her spare time when she was alone, she tended to sing out of habit. One time one of her friends caught her and insisted she take lessons because she thought she was great, but this was one thing she did not want to do because the idea of sharing something like that scared her. She had already been rejected in the past, what if it happened with something she truly loved doing? It just wasn't something she was willing to risk.

Soon they arrived at O'Reilly's and the place looked very welcoming. It didn't feel like an ordinary bar.

"Where shall we sit?" she asked Zac.

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When she took his hand Ryan grinned in victory. When she touched him he felt electric. He didn't let go, he couldn't, not yet. "Well come on then" he elated. He pulled her out of the bar and onto the street, all the while thinking. 'I don't do this, I am never this forward. I usually would have just sat there, and waited for her to talk to me, if she would have.' He didn't think she would have if he hadn't started it. She had this magnetic affect on him. He had never met a girl like this. He was glad that when he did, he had the guts to make a move. 'dont miss out' He sure as hell was not going to miss out.

Once they were both outside in the cold he noticed all the people. He had been in the bar for a good couple hours and the number of people exploded. He rolled his eyes and checked his watch. They had a few hours before the ball dropped, so they were going to have some fun. Ryan lived nearby, so he made his way towards his apartment. He lead her along through the crowd, until they were out of the ocean and had some elbow room. Once Ryan could hear his own thoughts he turned to Adri to let her know what was happening. When he saw her he couldn't help but gasp. She was even more stunning in the moonlight... well street lights. He shook his head to get his thoughts straight. "I'm stopping by my place to grab something, and then we can get moving, lots to do tonight. He said this with a smile and, without waiting for her to answer continued walking, still holding her hand.

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Adri watched as he grinned from the moment she put her hand in his. He led her out of the bar and onto the street, she let him lead the way not really having the urge to pull her hand away. 'His hand feels so...perfect holding mine,' She thought to herself as they slowly made their way out of the heavy crowd.

She looked at his form as he pulled them to the crowds, he was still fairly taller then her even if she was in heels. Adri wasn't sure but he seemed to be slightly muscular but not in a bulky way...he was more lean.

It was at that moment when he turned around making her take in a short breath at the sight of his blue eyes and smile. He's gorgeous and handsome at the same time. She thought to herself. "Okay." She said nodding as he said that he had to stop at his place for a minute, she allowed him to guide her not minding at all that he wasn't letting her hand go and she wasn't going to pull away. Please don't let this be too good to be true. She said a silent prayer of hope as they walked down the streets.

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Zac looked around the bar, noticing there were two people at one end of the bar. "Well, assuming you want to drink, the bar." He said in response to her question. He sat at the opposite end of the bar than where the other people were, giving them privacy. He sat in the chair closest to the wall. He always enjoyed being in corners and small places. He was comfortable there. He turned to the bartender. "Scotch on the rock's, please." He said to the bartender. He nodded and went to work on his drink. Zac turned to Yollanda. She wasn't bad looking. In fact, she was pretty attractive. "So..." he said to her. He didn't know what to say.

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Yollanda decided to sit at the bar. She honestly didn't know what she was going to have at first. True she wasn't that much of a drinker, but she did like some drinks. She decided to ask the bartender.

"Um, excuse me, but do you make Grasshoppers here?" she asked.

"Aye we do. Are you old enough to drink?" he asked her as he got Zac's drink.

Yollanda was use to this and simply pulled out her driver's license before showing it to the bartender.

"Hehe, all right you pass. Just had to ask. You look younger than 21."

"It's okay I get that a lot. Can I have a grasshopper please?"

The bartender nodded before getting Zac's scotch and than than Yollanda's grasshopper, which was a type of cocktail that was mint flavored. Soon he served both drinks. Yollanda thanked him before taking a sip.

"It's delicious, thanks." she smiled at the bartender before looking back at Zac.

It looked like he was going to say something and he tried to, but stalled. Yollanda could emphasize for she wasn't a conversation started. She was having problems thinking of something to say. It took her a few minutes to think of something.

"Are you from here?" she asked.

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Zac took a sip of his drink as he listened to her question. "Well, no. I'm actually from Tennessee. I tend to hide my accent as well as I can." He told her. It was odd, not even his friends knew this about him, and yet she asked him that first. "What about you?" He wondered if Yollanda was another city girl, or if there was another one of his country folk around. He didn't care either way. It wasn't like it changed the person.

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"Oh well, I moved around a lot, so I am not really from anywhere. I was born in LA and moved around California a lot before moving to Rhode Island. Stayed there for several years and than moved to a small town in Texas. Now I am going to college here." Yollanda replied.

No need to tell him that her life had been rough and that she didn't have any parents. She hadn't seen her mother since she was a kid and her father didn't want to have anything to do with her. Yollanda originally didn't want to move to NYC because it was so big, but her best friend from high school was living here and she feared being alone more than anything so when her friend asked her to move to NYC she took it. If she was honest with herself though, she secretly missed the small town where she attended high school. The people there were so nice and welcoming. Here everything was a bit more cutthroat.

"How did you end up here than?" she found herself asking next.

She unknowingly had turned in her stool more towards Zac and had slightly leaned towards him.

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Ryan reached his apartment building and stopped walking. He pushed open the door with his free hand and entered the main lobby. The whole time thinking about what he was going to do tonight. He had a semblence of a plan he was mulling over, but it wasn't perfected yet. He was only on the third floor so they took the stairs. He lead Adri up the stairs wondering what she was thinking, and if she was feeling the same electricity between the two of them. Once they arrived at his apartment he halted and turned to Adri. "Uhh, one second, wait here apartments a mess." he said. He let go of her hand and walked inside.

Once inside he put his back to the door. The apartment wasn't a mess. He didn't want her to see his dingy apartment. He exhaled deeply and looked at his hand. The feeling was gone. With a door between them he couldn't feel tingling he felt when she touched him. He shook it off and walked to his kitchen. It was only a small one bedroom apartment so his kitchen was close by the door on the left. He reached into the door and grabbed his cell phone and a small digital camera. He had left his cell phone at home, because he didn't want to be bothered by his friends tonight.

He walked back to the door, stupidly thinking in his head. 'what if she just left. what if she thought, 'finally hes gone i can leave.' He rolled his eyes at himself. He hated this lack of confidence. It always screwed him over with this stuff. He opened the door she was still there patiently waiting. He smiled. "Alright, we can go now." He was then faced with a dilema.

He had no excuse to take her hand now. they had no reason to be attatched so they could break through a cloud. If he were to take her hand now it would be totally unprovoked. He didn't care he needed to feel the electricity again. He figured, 'hey you made it this far, if she hasn't left by now, go for it' and he did. He took her hand with a smile and descended the stairs to leave his apartment. Next stop... Rockefeller Plaza.

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Adri followed him until they reached his apartment building and walked up to his apartment on the third floor. He asked her to wait outside in the hall while he went in for a moment because his apartment was a mess. Adri nodded softly leaning against the wall as the door shut behind him.

'Is it bad that I wish he would have invited me in just so that I could still be close enough to hold his hand?' She shook that thought from her mind

Adri pulled out her phone looking to see if her friends and co-workers had texted her but saw nothing. She sighed looking around,'If he saw my apartment he would probably think I am stuck up rich girl...who gets hand outs from her parents.' Adri knew that this wasn't true that she worked for her everything she had...yes her trust fund from her grandmother helped but she never asked her parents for anything. I just don't want him to get the wrong idea about me...because of money.

Just as she continued this thought the door opened and Ryan appeared to have a worried look on his eyes which quickly melted away as he saw her standing there. Adri could feel a soft smile growing on her lips as he grabbed her hand again. 'Maybe he feels this too..' She thought to herself.

As the made it outside off his building she looked at him. "So where are we off to now?" She asked him with a smile. "I can tell you've got something planned."

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Ryan and Adri left his building. They were on the streets of New York, and, He checked his watch, About five hours until new year. He knew where he wanted to end up, but not what would happen in between. He smiled at Adri and looked around. He saw a cab coming and whistled. The cabbie stopped in front of them, and he did not look happy. "You two realize its New Years Eve right? Don't you think I have a family I want to be with." Salem raised an eyebrow at this man. "Sorry sir, but its about five hours until then, and if you will get us where we need to go as fast as possible, I promise you will make it home in time to spend New Years with your family." He pulled a twenty out of his pocket and gave it to the cabbie. "I will add one of those, for every stop you take us to before we send you home." he said. "Scouts honor"

The man looked disbelieving. but He saw honesty in Ryan and believed him. "Sure thing man, get in ill take you where you need to go" he said a bit unwillingly. Ryan opened the door and ushered Adri in with a grin. He sat next to her in the cab and leaned in to the cabbie. "I'm Ryan," he said holding out his hand. The cabbie looked back. "Ernest" he said with a half smile and shook his hand, "Where to?"

"Take us to Rockefeller Plaza" He said and sat back in his seat. He had let go of Adri's hand, he found it awkward to hold someones hand inside a car. He sat back and put his arms behind the head rest, or lack thereof.

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The cab made its way toward the destination Ryan had asked for, Adri looked out the window until something registered with her.

Adri looked at him, "Rockefeller Plaza?" She asked smiling softly. " I actually live really close to there." Adrianna's condo was right off of 48th street, in the middle of Midtown. It was a really nice place with a great view, and she actually wanted to change into some jeans so she could enjoy this night to the fullest. "Do you mind if we actually stop at my place too? I know you have some thing planned and this dress most definitely isn't the easiest thing to a lot of things in ." She said before she realized what she had done.

Great, now he's gonna see how nice and expensive your apartment is and think you only care about money. She berated herself. Adri knew she really didn't care about materialistic things but people's first impression of her proved otherwise once they saw her possessions.

Adri looked at him. Who know's he seems to be different with everything else.

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Ryan turned to her with a smile when she asked to go to her place as well. "definitely, wouldn't want you to be restricted tonight." he said. He found himself looking into her eyes, and wondering what made her tick. She looked succesful, to say the least. She did not seem like your typical spoiled brat, she seemed like she knew how to earn a living. A little voice in the back of his head whispered that she might be too good to be true. He promptly told that little voice to shut the hell up. He wondered what her childhood was like. He wondered how her school life had gone. Had she had a lot of boyfriends? He was fairly certain she had. College? Parents? Hobbies? He found himself wanting to know anything and everything about this miracle girl. There would be time for that later. Tonight he didn't want to pry too much.

He realized he was staring and shifted his gaze to the front of the car. This, however was not good enough. He turned back and started conversation. "So Adri, sorry if I am about to start the 'first date small talk' but I'm curious." he airquoted 'first date small talk' "What do you do when you aren't getting hit on at bars... or hanging out with drunk colleagues?" he said with a small laugh. He expanded upon this. "You wouldn't happen to have any... interesting hobbies, would you?" he asked with a sly smile.

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Adri laughed as he air quoted 'first date small talk' and mentioned they two pinpoints of the night she had told him of earlier. "You make my life seem so horrible."

Adri turned to Ryan. "Okay I'll tell you about my hobbies and I answer any questions you have...but, then you do the same thing afterwards."

She thought before answering him. "Well, I told you before that I am in the PR business or Public Relations so I always volunteer to travel for work because it's just me at home, I don't have any loved one's to worry about. So I travel." Adri always volunteered to work the jobs that required that they leave the city, because she knew how it was to have a loved one always leave for work on business trips and she didn't want anyone have to leave their family behind for work.

"I also play the piano and sing when I am bored." Adri said shrugging. "It just something I do for fun."

Adri looked outside and saw they were getting close to Rockefeller Center. "Hmmm, interesting hobbies though? I really don't think I have any." She said trying to think of something but coming up with nothing. "I used to be on the gymnastics team in high school...but that's about it."

Adri smiled at him teasingly. "And I bet you thought I was interesting too..but really I am just as normal as they come."

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Kat grumbles as she looks down at her iPhone. "Crap... Where is everyone..?" Like always she was late. She was pacing back and fourth in front of O'Reily's though the crowd of people as she sends a massive wide text to all her friends in her contacts. "Sorry guys! I over slept! Where is every1?! I'm in the middle of Timesquare." She closes her phone and slides it into her purple jeans. She pulled up her black sweatshirt that was sliding on her right shoulder. She looks around trying to see if she saw anyone she knew either in the crowd of people or at the front of O'Reily's. "Those bitches better text me back..." She muttered...


((Sorry guys! I was out of town. ^^;;))

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Ryan smiled and listened to her talk about herself. She traveled a lot. Ryan liked this, life sucks if you are always in the same place, he just never had the means, or a reason to go anywhere other than the city. He wondered though, about her family. Were they dead, or just not around? He wasn't going to ask her about it yet. That could come later.

She talked about her piano and singing skills. Ryan grinned at this. Music was hugely important to him and the fact that Adri had musical talent made her even more perfect.

As they approached Rockefeller she told him she used to be on the gymnastics team and a nice mental picture of her in a once piece gymnastics leotard. He smirked at himself and turned his attention back to Adri. She was finished, and all it did was raise more questions, but again, they had some time. He was about to speak when Ernest stopped the cab. "Rockefeller Plaza!" Ernest exclaimed. Ryan smiled at Adri and leaned forward to pay Ernest. Her handed the cabbie a twenty. He pulled a reciept out of his wallet and wrote his cell phone number on it. "We will be about an hour, so you can go somewhere and hang for a bit, call me and tell me where you are som we can find you again." he smiled and Ernest nodded in approval.

Ryan pushed open the door and got out. He reached a hand back in to help Adri out, "Lead the way" he said with a smile. He was going to get to hold her hand again!

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Adri smiled taking his hand, "My condo is four blocks up so it's not far." She said smiling at him as he didn't let go of her hand while she led them to her apartment. She decided to tell him a little bit more of herself for the trip up to her place, then on they way back she could find out some stuff about him.

"So I'll tell you some more random facts about myself to occupy for the walk to my apartment then on the way back, you can tell me somethings about yourself..." She said smiling in anticipation.

As they walked Adri wracked her brain for something to say. "I am from upstate New York, and graduated from Columbia University. I guess you could say I enjoyed college, I more so enjoyed the fact that I was away from my house and on my own for the most part." She said purposefully leaving out her family. 'He'll see once we get to my place...and maybe his reaction won't be as awkward as I am thinking it will be. Or maybe he will act strange like the few guys I let into my life.' She thought to herself.

Soon enough they came to view of her building which was impressive enough. Adri smiled although she was freaking out inside. 'Well the moment of truth...' "Here we are..." She said as they walked up to the building. The doorman, Kevin opened the door. "Good evening, Kevin." She said with a smile leading Ryan through the door, as Kevin replied in greeting.

Adri pulled him up to the elevator hitting the button for the 17th floor. She glanced over at Ryan not really able to gauge his reaction. " I recently moved here...I used to live closer to the University." She was about to say something when the elevator chimed signaling they were on her floor.

She held Ryan's hand until they got to her condo at the end of the hall, when she unlocked the door. "Come on in." She said smiling in hopes he wouldn't change because now he knew she had money. "Oh shoot! Ryan I hope your not allergic to dogs...I have a puppy, named Ella. She's a Siberian Husky."

Adri put her key's on the piano her father had bought her. She looked back at Ryan to see he was still taking it all in. 'That better than what I thought would have happened.' She thought to herself. "Feel free to look around, I am gonna go change." She said pointing down the hall. "Also don't be surprised if Ella come's out from nowhere. She hides when people she doesn't recognize come in...then she slowly makes her way out." She said before going back to room to change. 'Please don't let him freakout like the others.' She thought to herself as she went into her closet to pick something out.

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They walked down the street hand in hand while she talked about herself. Ryan smiled as she described her college. He wondered if there was some subtext in the fact that she needed to get away from her house. She said "here we are" and Ryan was surprised at how big it was. He probably shouldn't have been, Adri looked pretty well off. He looked to her. She seemed tense, he smiled to put her at ease.

They walked in the door and she greeted her doorman. a doorman... hmm. He nodded in acknowledgement of Kevin the door man and they made their way to the elevator, all the while Ryan took in the environment. It was high dollar and classy. He liked it. It was much too swanky for his wallet but he loked the atmosphere. They entered the elevator, and Ryan kept quiet. The soft elevator music annoyed him. How boring, elevator music should be kick ass. Makes the ride more exciting. He smiled to himself.

They left the elevator and walked to her condo. She let go of his hand and opened the door. She warned him about her puppy. He smiled. He loved dogs. "Don't worry about it" he said. They walked in and Ryan got a look at the inside of her home and was pleasently surprised. Her home was really suave. The decorations were very stylisitc and classy, with the piano in the corner caught his attention the most.

She left him alone in the main room and went to change. Ryan looked around with his arms crossed. He was very happy with her taste. He was about to walk into the kitchen when he spotted movement in the corner. He looked over quizzically and a little puppy strolled into the room. Ryan smiled and sat on the floor as Ella approached. Once she was close enough he pet her head. Ella got closer and closer until she was lying in his lap. Ryan loved dogs, he just didn't have the means to get one in his current situation. He scratched Ella's ear and belly, waiting for Adri to come back.

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After changing into a dark green Cami with a ruffle sweater to match and jeans with suede knee high flat boots, she made her way back to the living room. Upon approach Adri sighed, feeling the tears fill her eyes as she saw the empty living room but long and behold Ryan was on the floor.
She smiled as she watched him interact with her dog. 'He's doesn't seem bothered at all...' she thought to herself, in awe of him. 'This guy is different that's for sure...and in a good way'. Adri smiling walking over to the two of them, "So Ella, you like him huh?" She said as the dog jumped up and ran over seeing her approach.

Picking up Ella she smiled rubbing her behind the ear as she waggled her tail at Adri. "I think I do too." She said softly with a smile to Ryan before she put Ella down.

Adri turned to Ryan. "So how about we start this night out on the town." She said with a smile, grabbing her keys and phone and putting them in her bag.

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Ryan's new friend was relieved of him when her master came back in the room. Ryan looked up and for the faintest moment he saw a look of sadness on her face. He didn't know what that was about. Either way, he disregarded it and stood up. He focused on Adri. Even when she was out of the dress she looked absolutely gorgeous. Her new ensemble fit her very well. both physically, and personaly.

She picked up her puppy and had a little whisper with her. She looked over at Ryan with a smile, and made him think that she was talking about him to her dog. 'Thats adorable; Ryan thought.

She asked him to start the night. Ryan grinned and walked towards her. "Why, absolutely." He said. He walked to the door and opened it for her. "First stop for the night is Rockefeller." he ushered her out of her condo, taking her hand, and the two of them made their way back to the street. They left the building and Ryan nodded to the doorman once more. Once outside Ryan realized he never told her about himself.

"So, I went to college at Shenandoah University in Virginia, thats where I'm from. I moved from Virginia to the city a few years back with a friend." he smiled at the memories. "We had started a band, and we thought that coming to the city would help us get our music out there easier, but we had a bit of a falling out, and thats the end of that. I decided to stay, I had fallen in love with the city. My hometown wasn't me. It was too boring, nothing ever happened, a bunch of freaking cows everywhere... not my scene."

He thought about what he could tell her. "I, uhh... I played lacrosse in high school. I've played trombone for 10 years, and guitar for 5. I currently work as a music agent. I basically get gigs and keep track of everything for local bands hired by the record label I work for. It's about as close to "rockstar" as I'm going to get any time soon."

He figured he had covered about as much ground as she had. He turned to her. "Any more questions?" he asked with a smile. Her answer would have to wait, they had just arrived at Rockefeller Plaza. He lead her to the balcony overlooking the ice rink. They werent going to go skating, unless she wanted to. He thought it was a bit cliche'. He turned and leaned backwards on the balcony facing her. He let his question hang there, waiting for her answer.

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Adri smiled as he spoke about himself. He told her that he was from Virgina, and went to Shenandoah University. She wouldn't have pegged him for a southern boy. She knew he must have had good memories there as he smiled telling her of the band he made. She was loved the fact that he seemed to have a strong interest in music based of his talents and his career.

As they arrived at Rockefeller at the balcony that overlooked the ice skating rink she smiled realizing something. "So we could have met before this. The PR firm I work for deals with the musicians from record labels all over the city."

He looked back at her his back to the rink. "My parents used to bring me here when I was little." She said looking down at the rink. She missed the times when she got along with both her parents. Then she remembered he offered to answer any other questions. "So what are your parents like? I mean I imagine they must be pretty great. They raise a successful, hardworking son who made it in the big city." She said putting her own back to the rink.

She was very impressed by him and everything he was saying and everything was saying just made her not want this to be the first and last time she spoke to him or even went out with him. Adri wanted this to happen a lot more. She couldn't keep her eyes off him as he spoke.

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She mentioned that the two of them may have met before. Ryan shook his head. "I don't think so," he smiled at the ground. "There is absolutely no way I would've forgotten you." He said. She began to talk about her parents, how they had taken her here when she was little. This was only the fourth time Ryan had been here. He never really had a reason to come by. He was snapped out of his thoughts by a question about his parents. He shrugged. the story between him and his parents wasn't anything new, or anything he deserved sympathy for.

"My parents are amazing people. The two of them owned a restaraunt down in Virginia. They never really pressured me to take up the family buisiness, but I knew they wanted me to. My dad was not too happy with my decision to leave town and go to the city. He thought my friend was a bad influence, he always did. Because of this... friction i guess.... we havent spoken in a while." He paused a second to think about it. "Anyway, enough about that" he said brightening the mood. He looked up at the starry sky... or the New York attempt at a starry sky. All the lights in the city block them all out. "That is one of the only things I miss about Virginia." he stated. "The sky was... amazing at night." He said still looking up.

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Across the ice skating rink a woman stood with her friends. She turned and looked across the rink and spotted Ryan. He was with another girl. 'we just kissed like... 2 hours ago, and he's already on some other girl?' she angrily thought. She turned to her friends and said. "Hey I'll be right back." she said. She began to venture around the rink, heading for the man she kissed at Neon Blue earlier.

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Adri smiled sadly feeling like she understood where he was coming from as he spoke about his relationship with his parents. Her parents were great people too, her father was a hotshot lawyer and her mother did interior design. Her only problem was with her mother who was the more materialistic of her parents. She always wanted Adri to have the best which continued even into her relationships. She had the notion that Adri should go for guys who could support the lifestyle she was used to, and not be concerned with how she felt because those feelings would come...is what she would tell Adri.

She shook her head to clear her thoughts as Ryan spoke about the sky. "Yeah, I never really got to really see the stars that well here. I bet they are really nice down south where their aren't that many lights." She said looking back at Ryan.

She looked at Ryan asking another question that had been on her mind. "So why didn't you try to be a musician, go solo? I am sure your good enough, which I want to hear your skills, by the way." She said looking at him.

Just as she said this she looked behind him she saw a girl staring at Ryan approaching from behind, she seemed to have an angry look on her face. She looked in confusion. "Uh Ryan do you know her through work or something?" Adri asked looking at the girl who was getting closer and closer.

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He nodded in agreement as she talked about the stars she never got to see. They were really beautiful down south. She asked him a question he had considered many times before. "Why hadn't he gone solo?" His main reason was that if he made it, he wanted to make it with a friend. He wouldn't want to celebrate his success alone. That would suck. He also wanted second and perhaps third opinions on his ideas, If he ran everything no doubt there would be some goofy half cocked ideas.

He was about to say this when she brought up a different subject. There was, apparently a woman, coming to see them. Ryan recognized her and his blood went cold. 'shit' he thought. It was the girl he made out with in the bar, just before he met Adri. This is not good. He knew this wasn't going to end well, and braced himself.

The girl arrived in front of the two of them, looking enraged. She quickly slapped Ryan across the face. She pulled her hand back and began to speak... well... scream. "WHO THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?" she screamed. "I THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO CALL ME, AND INSTEAD YOU COME OUT WITH THIS TRAMP!!" she said turning to Adri. She then turned and walked away in a huff. Ryan rubbed his cheek where she slapped him, and could almost feel the hand print start to form.

He had no idea how Adri would react to that, he was in shock, and unable to speak.

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Adri watched with wide eyes as the girl yelled at Ryan. 'He promised to call her? Tonight?' she thought to herself in denial. 'No, she's just probably some crazy ex...'. Adri's thoughts trailed off as she saw a peice of paper on the ground that looked like it fell from his pocket. She leaned down picking it up as the girl walked away. "Are you okay Ryan? You dropped...." she trailed off agian seeing all the numbers on the paper .

'It was too good to be true.' her mind resounded as her face showed the betryal she felt. "You lied to me..." shd said gesturing to the paper. "You said you weren't looking for girls to be a notch on your bedpost....but you're just like the others. Trying to get as many numbers as you can...and I was one of the ones who really fell for it." She shook her head, tears filling her eyes in anger.

"I ... thought you would be different. " Adri said softly throwing the paper at him in her anger, she couldn't bring herself to slap him. "I can't believe I let myself start liking you." She said to herself, unintentionally speaking aloud.

"Have a nice life Ryan." Adri said wiping her eyes as she quickly turned away heading away from Rockefeller and Ryan. 'I just got played...and I bought everything he told me.' she thought to herself, 'He was obiviously lying. Too good to be true.' Her mind said. Adri never felt more betrayed...it wasn't often she let people in but she felt like she and Ryan had a connection...she trusted him.

Adri shook her head to rid her mind of the conflicting thoughts as she made her way down the streets of New York seeing as the evening was ruined.

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Ryans eyes fell to the floor as he noticed the paper. What is...? Ryan instantly stiffened. No. No no no no no.. He pleaded for luck. He internally begged she thought it wasn't his and tossed it back to the ground. She didn't.

He saw the tears welling in her eyes before he heard her speak. The first thing she said hit him like a freight train. "You lied to me." He was partially deafened from the punch of those words, He could see she was still tearing into him but he was comatose. He was unconsious with guilt. He stood there motionless as the barrage of her words hit him one by one. All he could do was mutter unintelligable half words. "Bu.." "I..." "Adri..." She wasn't having it.

She finished it off with a bullet to his heart. "I thought you would be different." His brain screamed at him to say anything. His heart screamed at him to do something. but she was already on her way out of his life. All he could do was say "Adri" as she walked away from him. He felt like his heart had been torn out and she was walking away with it. The only thing he could feel was the tears rolling down his face. He looked down at the paper. That paper that just destroyed his life. He dropped to his knees and grabbed it from the ground. He crushed it in his hand, shaking with grief. He cried at his own stupidity.

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Adri sighed shaking her head to rid her mind of the image of Ryan's distraught face. "I guess I'll go home...no point in being out alone on New Years." She muttered to herself. She walked the short distance to her her condo trying to smile as she saw Kevin her doorman. "Ms. Scott, I didn't think you would be back so soon." The older man said.

She smiled sadly at him, "Yeah neither did I...he wasn't what I expected." She said looking at the ground ruefully. The doorman looked at her softly with a distinct seriousness in his eyes. "Are you okay, Miss Scott? Did he hurt you?"

Adri shook her head. "No, of course not." She said defending him before correcting herself. "At least not that way. It was my own fault anyway."

She smiled gently at the doorman. "Thank you for the concern, Kevin." Adri said walking to the elevator and pressing the button for her floor. Once she made it to her apartment she used her keys to open the door and saw Ella on the sofa. "Hi Ella." She said softly as the puppy ran over to her with a waggling tail. "Well its just me and you again..."

Adri dropped her handbag on the sofa as she looked out the window in the living room. Everyone was on the streets still most likely heading to time square. "Ella you want to go for a walk?" She said going into the drawer and grabbing Ella's leash. 'I won't stay inside and mope just because I met a jerk who lied to me...' She thought to herself trying not to seem as down as she really felt. Maybe a nice peaceful walk through central park with Ella.

"Come on, Ella." She said scooping Ella up and grabbing her keys as she headed back out the door, not noticing she left her phone behind.

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After a good five minutes of pathetic moping in the middle of Rockefeller Ryan decided to move his depression elsewhere. He pulled himself together enough to stand and began to walk. He didn't know, or even care where. He just needed to go. He walked along the street with his head down, hands in his pockets. Adri was everything he ever wanted. He never met anyone like her. She was so smart, so beautiful, so... perfect. The two hours he spent with her were the best in his entire life. And because of his own idiocy she was gone. Forever.

He looked up and realized he was near Central Park. He blinked and looked back down. Who cares where he goes. She won't be there. He crossed the street and enterd the park. He could hear the leaves crunching underneath of his feet. The cold air gave him a chill and he shivered as he walked past a couple sitting on a bench with their arms around each other. He left a trail of tear drops behind him as he walked past. Lucky.

He stopped walking and looked around the area, he had gotten a good ways into the park, and decided he was done walking. He picked out a lonely little bench in the corner and made his way over to it. He sat in the middle, and then pivoted onto his back. He put his hands on his head and stared at the sky. The stars were not out. The party was still going on all over the city. People elsewhere were with their loved ones. And Ryan was crying on a bench. "Hell of a New Years" he groaned.

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Adri walked down the street after leaving her condo. She and Ella slowly walked through the throngs of people on the street. She hummed as they walked the seven blocks to central park. She always walked Ella down here, it was a nice walk and she normally got to interact with other dogs sometimes but she was always wary at night.

Considering it was New Years Eve she wasn't so worried about being out here. It seemed pretty empty out here except for a few people heading in to Time Square. There were also a couples walking around. She had been walking for a a while, with Ella smelling everything around her when she heard a few rowdy voices.

Adri sighed seeing a group of guys in front of her going toward time square. "Hey!" Hey called his voice slurring slightly. "Where are you going?! The party's this way." He said pointing in the direction he and his friends were going.

Adri scoffed shaking her head and continuing to walk away with Ella. "No thanks...I am not interested."

"Aww come on you should hang out with us. A pretty girl like you shouldn't be alone out here." The other said stumbling grabbing her arm, making Ella growl from on the ground.

"I suggest you let go of my arm!" She said yanking it out of his grip.

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Ryans mope fest was interrupted by a very obnoxious group of frat boys meandering around the park. He slowly opened an eye lid and growled. He closed his eyes and decided to ignore them. They kept on drunkenly lolling through the park, and then it seemed that they had made a new friend. This new friend probably didn't want to be their friend.

He heard a voice refusing their party proposal. It seemed very familliar. No, it couldn't be. He shook his head, he was losing it, hearing voices? 'Get ahold of yourself' He zoned out once again but was brought back by a loud barking. Ryans eyes snapped open. "Ella?" he breathed. He sat up and looked towards the frat boys and his heart skipped a beat. She was here?

How? why? when? all the generic questions flashed through his head, but the only thing he focused on was the guy who grabbed Adri. He furrowed his brow and stood. He couldn't think straight, not that this was a change from earlier, but this time he was to focused to care. He walked over to the group. The man who grabbed her before reached back and grabbed her again. "Hey whats your problem lady? That wasnt very nice" He said. Ryan reached them and grabbed the guys arm. He pulled it off of her and threw it back at him. "You should get lost... now" he offered the man. He didn't seem to get the memo that Ryan was not to be messed with right now.

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Adri heard Ella barking at the men already knowing her puppy wouldn't be able to do any real damage to them. The guy grabbed her arm asking what her problem was. Just as she was about to remove his arm herself she felt another hand pull it off of her. She looked at the man who had intervened making her eyes widen.

"Ryan?" She said shocked looking at his face, he seemed quiet angry. 'What?' She thought to herself. Adri had come here to get away from any thoughts of Ryan and here she was running into him again. Then she heard Ryan tell them all to leave.

"You can't tell me what to do...maybe the lady wants to come with us." She watched in horror as the guy threw a sloppy punch towards Ryan's face hitting him in the eye with force. "Ryan!" She cried out ignoring how she felt earlier, genuinely worried. She watched as the guy chuckled seeing Ryan stumble back from the shock of the hit. Adri rush over forgetting her anger at him briefly. "Ryan are you okay?" She asked concerned.

The drunken guy chuckled grabbing her again. "You should come with us, if your boyfriend can't take a punch...or defend your honor. You're way to good for him."

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It hit him like a bullet. The punch sent him backwards, he caught himself before he fell to the ground. He didn't think the guy would be stupid enough to actually hit him. He grinned and rubbed his eye. "Damn that hurt" he grumbled quietly. He stood up and walked back towards the men holding Adri. He rolled his neck to stretch. The man seemed confused that he had gotten up. "Huh, didn't think you would get up from that." the leader said.

Ryan stepped in front of him, once again pulling his hands off of Adri. "Look, I'm gonna say it one more time, get lost, before you get hurt" He said calmly. He could alreadey feel his eye swelling. That wouldn't be helpful. This frat boy obviously wasn't having it. He chuckled and... threw the same punch as before. What kind of idiot... Oh, yeah. A fight.

Ryan lifted his left arm and blocked the right hook coming for his eye again. He grabbed the inside of the mans elbow with his other hand and spun underneath of his arm. He wrenched the now twisted arm straight up and heard a satisfying scream from the man. He kicked the guy in the back of the knee and he dropped. He pulled the twisted arm behind the mans back and pushed up. The man fell to the concrete quickly. Ryan then dropped the mans arm. He stepped onto the squirming mans back as the rest of his entourage fled the scene. Ryan rolled his eyes and stepped off of the man. He kicked him in the ear, a little harder than he should have. "Your friends are smarter than you are bud." he said. The man grunted in acknowledgement. "Happy New Year" He kicked him again and the man went unconscious.

He turned to Adri. He was sure his black eye was not too attractive. He was just happy to see her again. He nervously looked down at his work of art sprawled across the ground. "Uhh, are you ok Adri?" he asked.

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Adri watched in horror as the fight ensued in front of her, worried that something would go wrong and Ryan would get hurt. Much to her relief the men fled the scene as Ryan knocked out the other guy. She looked at him as he turned to her seeing he would most likely have a black eye. 'Thank god that's all that happened to him.' She thought to herself as he asked her was she okay.

Instantly the anger that once flooded her body returned, mixed in with her worry, sadness and relief leaving her a jumble of emotions she felt at once. "Am I okay? Yes Ryan I am perfectly fine. Sadly, I can't say the same for you on the other hand." She said gesturing to his eye. "What were you thinking starting a fight like that, Ryan?! They could have killed you, pulled out a gun or a knife...anything! This isn't the south Ryan, people do crazy things here. You can't just start fights..." She said looking worriedly at his eye.

She was about to reach out to get a closer look when she began to remember she was still mad at him and wanted nothing to do with him.

"I know you were trying to defend my honor and I thank you, but don't. I really don't need it from you especially or any other man, I can handle myself." She said looking at him as the negative feelings began to resurface. 'Leave now before you forgive him...he lied to you, remember' Her mind said soundly. She sighed looking at him one last time sadly before turning around in the opposite direction. "Have a Happy New Year, Ryan." She said softly before turning back towards home.

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She walked away... again. Ryan put his hands on his hips and breathed. 'What did you expect? You thought your display of maniliness would win her back. She is too good for that. Too smart. Too genuine. He sighed and sat down on top of the guy he had just knocked out. He knew that he probably shouldnt have fought this guy, but when he grabbed Adri it was all he could do not to kill him. She was still visible in the distance and Ryan put his elbows on his knees and held his head up, watching her. "Good one Ryan" he breathed. "You had her, you freaking had her. And you lost her." He sighed.

He felt a stirring underneath of him and looked down lazily. The frat boy appeared to have woken up. "Rise and shine" Ryan said.

"Uh..." the goon intelectually replied. Ryan needed to talk to someone, no one else was around. Guess who got the honor. Ryan tapped on the side of the guys head with the back of his hand. "Hey bro, wake up."

He struggled underneath Ryans weight. It wasn't much, and Ryan was sure the guy could lift him. He struck the guys thigh with his elbow, causing it to go numb. "Now now, lets calm down." Ryan said. The frat boy responded with a "Hmph" and stopped fidgeting.

Ryan looked up again and saw that Adri was finally out of site. Ryan sighed and looked at the guy. "What's your name?" he asked. He got a little unintelligeble "Chad." Ryan chuckled. 'Of course it's chad.'

"So Chad, what do you do when a girl is pissed at you?" he asked. He looked down and patted Chads shoulder. "Im sure it happens to you a lot" Chad grumbled. "Asshole"

"I buy her something expensive. And then im back in bed." Chad said with an approving nod.

Ryan raised an eyebrow. helpful... Ryan stood and looked down at Chad. "Thanks Chad, Happy New Year" He said, and once more kicked him in the head. Chad went onconscious again and Ryan turned around to leave the park, following the trail of Adri.

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Adri sighed again once she finally made it out of central park, "I can't believe that just happened Ella." Adri said softly as they walked though the crowded street. Who would have thought that she would have run into the person she was trying to avoid at central park.

'Someone up there must have it out for me.' She thought to herself. Tonight had been the most drama filled night she had since high school. She met and amazing guy she thought she had a connection with, then had a breakdown after finding out he lied, and finally to be approached by bunch of rowdy drunks. She shook her head as she approached her apartment building she saw Kevin frowning at her.

"Miss, what are you doing back here?" He said disapprovingly. "You should be out at Time Square enjoying your youth." He said with a fatherly grin as he added. "Giving some lucky fellow a New Years Eve kiss?"

Adri smiled softly at the older man, who always took care of her during her time living in the building . "Regrettably, I don't have anyone to give a New Years kiss to...so I was just taking Ella for a walk and I was gonna take Ella upstairs."

"Miss Scott please, if you could do an old man a favor and go enjoy New Years at the Square?" He said softly. "I am too old to go out there anymore...besides I met my late wife out there on this night 40 years ago. New Years in the square always brings good things." He finished with a raised eyebrow

Adri looked at the man softly. "I would Kevin, but I have to take Ella upstairs."

"I'll take her up if you wish, or I could keep her down here." He offered easily

"But, I'll feel so strange being around all the couples whe-" Adri said trying to make up an excuse to let him down easily.

He grin softly at the young girl in front of him. "You know Miss... I have a feeling there might already be a lucky fella out there...he's just waiting for you."

She looked at Kevin, with soft eyes as he seemed to strongly encourage her to go. She felt kind of bad just refusing him, especially after seeing how set he was on seeing her bring in the New Years like him and his wife did. "Alright. I'll go-" She said making him chuckle warmly at her.

"Alright you better get going. Where getting close to midnight. I'll have Miss Ella here when you get back." He said as Adri made her way toward Time Square. She sighed looking up at the sky, 'Please don't let me regret this.' Adri thought to herself as she made her way down the crowded Manhattan streets.

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Ryan was on a mission. He had to find her. He couldnt go through life wondering what could have happened if he just walked away that one New Years Eve. He ran past Rockefeller Plaza, It seemed to go in slow motion as he passed. That place would never be the same to him if he couldn't find her tonight. It had to be tonight. There was no hope if he missed her tonight.

He skidded to a halt in front of her apartment building. He doubled over, breathing heavily. Running from central park to Rockefeller will do that to you. He jogged up the steps and before he could reach the door it was opened by the door man, Kevin. Ryan nodded to him quickly and ran for the elevator.

"Hey there, stop. She left already"

Ryan slid to a stop. His body went rigid. He missed her.... He turned slowly and saw Kevin holding Ella, standing in the doorway with a kind smile. Ryan's sadness must have shown on his face because then Kevin said. "She is on her way to Times Square son." the man said. Ryan took slow steps toward him. "You might want to hurry," he said this as he checked his watch. "Youv'e only got ten minutes left before midnight."

Ryan nodded at the man. God must be smiling upon him today. ' a chance of a lifetime' Ryan opened his mouth to thank Kevin.

"GO!" Kevin ordered. Ryan obeyed. He bolted out of the building and onto the street. He took a hard left and ran down the street headed for Times Square.

Ten minutes left.

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Adri walked the crowded streets of New York along with it seemed everyone else who lived in Manhattan. She saw everyone else seemed happy and excited as the music poured out on to the streets. For some reason unknown to her she couldn't get excited like they were.

Another year same old her, she was still as as alone as ever maybe even worse off then before...she was broken hearted.

Soon enough she came to the barricade blocking off the streets leading to Time Square which, all too crowded with people. Adri made her way through the crowd as far as she could before she couldn't go any farther. She found a bench and stood on top of it seeing as she couldn't very much with all the people. As she stood on the bench she looked up to the ball and saw that there were 5 minutes left.

'If things had gone right....I would have been here with Ryan.' She thought to herself full of regret at the turn of events. 'Maybe I should have given him a chance to respond.'

Adri sighed shaking her head. "Its to late now...he's gone. You'll probably never see him again."

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Ryan exploded through an extremely dense wall of people. He arrived in Times Square. He gazed at the sea of people before him and his heart dropped a bit. 'theres no way ill find her in here' he thought. He shook his head, 'can't think like that.' He began shoving people out of the way. Politeness was a luxury he just couldn't afford right now. He was getting evil looks from people, but he couldnt care less, he continued to shove his way through.

He looked at the enormous clock up near the ball. 12:58

"Shit!" he growled and pushed aside some black guy and his friend. He saw a bench on the side of the street that no one was using. He picked up the pace and vaulted off of the curb onto it. He now had a view of the entire Square and all he saw was people. Drunk, stupid, giddy people. He scanned the crowd and was getting more and more worried as time went on. He finally saw her. Well the back of her, but there was no mistaking it. It was Adri. She was standing on a bench much like he was, but she was facing the other direction.

He leaped off of the bench and landed in a group of people who immediately looked at him like he was stupid. He rolled his eyes and kept running. He chanced a look up at the clock. It had started the countdown. He pushed through everyone in his way. He felt like a real jerk for this but that guilt would have to wait.

45 seconds

Adri was pretty much across the entire Square. For future reference, never try and duck and weave through Times Square on New Years Eve. He was at the intersection, but the crowd only got thicker.

27 seconds

Ryan knocked many people over in his mad dash across the street. Adri had gotten down from her bench, but he hadn't taken his eyes off of her since he saw her.

13 seconds

Up until now no one had confronted him about his sprint, but he ran into a policeman. This policeman clearly had had enough of drunk idiots this evening. Ryan was grabbed by the arm and his momentum was halted. He screamed inside his head.

9 Seconds.

Ryan knew this was a bad idea, but there was no time. He wrenched his arm from the cop and took off running again. The cop was yelling something incoherant as Ryan dissapeared into the crowd.

4 Seconds

She was literally ten feet away. Between them, about thirty people.

3 Seconds

There was one wall of people in between them. Ryan's heart was about to jump out of his throat

2 Seconds

He pushed through the people and was right behind her. He grabbed her shoulders, and turned her around.

1 Second

There was a milisecond of confusion in her face, but He didn't care. He wrapped his arms around her waist and kissed her.

The ball dropped, and everything exploded, everyone cheered, it was a wall of sound that is nearly impossible to describe, but it might as well have been a whisper.

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Adri watched as ball began its decent and everyone began counting down "Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three-" She was pulled out of her counting as someone grabbed her shoulders turning her around.

She looked wide eyed, when she realized with was Ryan and suddenly his lips were on hers as the ball dropped bring the crowd to a roar. Adri ignored everything around them, wrapping her arms around his neck realizing there was no other place she rather be.

'Definitely Magic' she thought to herself, as everything else but her and Ryan faded away.

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