Someone Like You

Chapter Five

"Hi!" a voice said from behind Sara. She turned around and found herself staring into a pair of blue eyes.

"Uhm...hi," Sara said, smiling weakly. She had never in her life seen eyes like those.

"I'm Brian Littrell," he introduced with a smile, holding out a hand for her to shake.

"Sara Jefferson," she replied, shaking it. She could have sworn that she felt sparks when their hands touched.

Brian nodded towards his friend. "And this isó"

"A.J. McLean," A.J. cut in, all but pushing Brian out of the way. "Or Bone, whichever you prefer."

"I'm Sara," she replied. "It's nice to meet you." She offered her hand to A.J. and giggled as he kissed it.

Brian sighed, knowing where A.J. was going. He turned to the other girl, the one with red hair, who was subtly checking out A.J. "Hi, I'm Brian," he said to her with a friendly smile as he extended his hand.

"I'm Linz," she said, shaking hands with him.

"And that's A.J.," Brian added, nodding towards where A.J. was shamelessly flirting up a storm with Sara. He couldn't help but laugh.

Linz laughed too. "Is he always like that?" she asked. She had been initially more attracted to A.J. at first, but now she was having second thoughts. Brian seemed to be really sweet, and his boy-next-door good looks didn't hurt either.

"Pretty much," Brian said honestly, smiling at Linz. A.J. had been right, she was really pretty, even though he had liked Sara more at first.

"So what do you do?" A.J. was asking Sara with a dashing smile. Sure, maybe Linz had caught his eye more on first seeing her, but Sara was really cute and charming.

"It's...kind of complicated...and boring," she replied with a smile. "But it pays well, so that's okay." She stole a glance over at Brian, who was talking comfortably with Linz by now and felt a touch of disappointment. Oh well, this A.J. guy wasn't bad either, even though she didn't usually go for his type.

Just then a new song came on, and Brian and A.J. both took it as a sign.

"You wanna dance?" Brian asked Linz.

"You wanna dance?" A.J. asked Sara.

"Sure," Linz said.

"Sure," Sara said.

Linz took Brian's hand, and Sara took A.J.'s hand, and the four of them started to move to the rhythm of the song.

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Katie sighed as she took a seat at the bar. This night wasn't turning out all that great. Her head was pounding, her stomach was starting to hurt, and she felt like she was going to collapse from weariness any minute. Next time Linz tried to take her out, she would be more adamant about not going.

Katie got a glass of soda from the bartender, as she wasn't a big drinker. Alcohol would only make her throw up and would probably worsen her headache. She sighed as she took a sip of the bubbly liquid. Maybe she could just get a taxi and go home now.

As Katie set the drink down on the counter, she squirmed uneasily in her seat. Someone was watching her, she could tell. She could practically feel their eyes on her. She hated that feeling. It was the feeling that she had always gotten around Chris. She turned her head to her right and scanned the crowd quickly. No one there was looking at her. Katie took a deep breath and turned her head to the right. She immediately found herself looking into a pair of light green eyes.


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