Contemporary MM Holiday Story
Sawyer is too busy to worry about something as frivolous as Christmas. College is hard, but he’s focused on getting into law school. Kable is studying to make the family business, Del Buon Gusto, into a successful chain restaurant. When a party debacle at the restaurant gives Kable a chance to get close to Sawyer, he’s shocked to learn Sawyer’s a Christmas Grinch. He's determined to change Sawyer’s mind, but their dates are one debacle after another. It just might not be possible to make this into Sawyer's first Merry Christmas
Kable grinned. “But wait, you don’t have to tell me! You never come out for a drink with the rest of us, not even for coffee, and you’re always studying those books on your breaks. I’ve never heard you even talk about doing something like going to a party. You thought you were here to work tonight, didn’t you?”
Sawyer grit his teeth. “So what? Your dad just said he wanted us all here.”
“And you didn’t put two and two together?” Kable gestured toward the room.
“I did once I got here. He said he was throwing a party for friends and family. What else was I going to think?” Sawyer was getting tired of Kable’s questions. He lifted his cup to hide part of his face before Kable noticed his scowl and figured out he was getting to him and made the stupid mistake of taking a drink. “Oh, ew.” Sawyer desperately wanted to spit out the eggnog, but there was no polite way to do so. He forced the mouthful down, swallowing repeatedly in an attempt to get rid of the liquid still coating his tongue. It was as horrible as he thought it would be. He stared at the cup in disgust. “People actually drink this... on purpose?”
“Yeah. It’s good with rum in it. Wait, I thought you didn’t like it, not that you hadn’t tried it before.”
“I don’t think alcohol would make this any better. There’s not rum in it, is there?” Sawyer didn’t drink. “I have to drive home.”
“Calm down.” Kable plucked the cup out of his hand. “It’s non-alcoholic, plus I don’t think one swallow of a mixed drink would make you too impaired to get behind the wheel. Come on.” Kable snagged Sawyer’s hand, lacing their fingers together.
“What are you doing?” Sawyer pulled back, but when Kable didn’t let go he went along with it. Making a scene would only make the whole night worse, so he let Kable tow him through the room.
“Getting you another drink.”
“I don’t want another drink.”
Kable looked over his shoulder, somehow still managing to avoid bumping into anyone as he wove their way through the crowd. “It will be much better than eggnog, I promise.”
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