She showed the bartender two fingers. He seems not to understood her sign, so he started mixing some kind of a drink. Charlie gave all of her attention to a new acquaintance.
“You are mistaking me for someone.” He shook his head and looked down at his tea, coffee or whatever it was.
“Come on, stop pretending!” Charlie pulled his sleeve. “It’s not funny!” She bit her lip and gave him a sad but close look.
“You are definitely...”
“Oh I am!” She waved her arms apologetically. “I’m sorry.”
If she stopped talking at that very moment - she had a very good chance of losing her ten. And that wasn’t a good time for losing - she had to pay rent and was about to be broke.
“I’m Charlie!” Her face turned serious.
“Nigel Smith.” He replied. Damn, what the hell was wrong with him? He didn’t even look at her neckline.
Charlie clasped her palms and said with the same tone as his, “Charlotte Chester.” Lisa and Erin on the other side of the bar were chuckling. There was no way she could lose a bet now.
“You are so serious,” Charlie blinked and moistened her lips. “Aren’t you bored?”
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Nigel turned again and checked her out. Now he was staring at her neckline! Finally! Charlie followed his eye... oops. A print on her shirt was saying “Fuck off.” And he was looking at it...
“Oh, that wasn’t meant for you...” What the hell made her put this shirt on? No, it was cool and everything, but it totally worked only on jerks like Nick. She had to recreate the wheel. Charlie pushed a glass towards him and said, “this is for you. For inconvenience...”
She didn’t even notice that the glass was filled with a pink cocktail that reminded of a strawberry stubbed with a piece of ice.
“Thank you, but I can not accept this.” Damn! Why did she have to be so unlucky?! “I’m driving.” Nigel answered and got back to his coffeetea.
“Really? Me too!” Her repartee was limited by the sky only. “Well, not today, no. But I know how to drive. Well, if you don’t want...”
If her intelligence didn’t work on him, her sexuality would. It always does! Charlie took the glass and tried to take a sip as hot as she possibly could. Damn! The drink was so cold! Anyway, she reached for the straws and pulled one, dropping five more.