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18 March 2010 @ 08:44 pm
The Snack Bar Incident  

After waiting months (and I really mean months), I've finally written my fic for randomdarling !  Thank you so much for waiting!

Title:  The Snack Bar Incident
Author:  gotaprettymouth 
Prompt:  Orlijah and swimming pool
Rating:  PG
Summary:  Elijah works at the snack bar at the local swimming pool.


It was 3pm. Wednesday. All Elijah could think about was the last hour he had to stand behind the snack shop window waiting on rowdy children and arrogant teenagers. Well, that and his current obsession (okay, his obsession all summer if you really wanted to get technical). At 4pm he could abandon his post and go swimming (as he always did) right under his watchful eye.


Um... excuse me?”


Elijah turned back to the counter with the best fake smile he could muster. “Yes, how can I -” he stopped, transfixed as the inspiration for all of his fantasies was standing before him. “Yes, how can I help you?”


Can I get an order of onion rings and a diet coke... Elijah? It is Elijah, right?” The brunette smiled awkwardly.


Elijah felt the burn of his blush all the way up to his ears. Orlando, the name of the boy in front of him, actually knew his name. I mean, sure, he knew his name, but who wouldn't with all the girls usually fawning after him. “Uh...”


Oh! I thought that was your name, I'm sor-”


No! I mean, yes, that's my name. It's just that... most of the lifeguards here don't know I even work at the snack bar let alone my name.” He grinned slightly (but not too much) and nodded. “Yes, onion rings and a diet coke.” Turning away from the window, Elijah let his grin turn into what some would consider a dopey smile. He, no Orlando knew who he was. While not exactly a huge development in what he coined as the “pine after the lifeguard summer,” it was definitely a nice thought.


Good. I mean, that's what I thought. I see you swimming every day after your shift and I thought I heard your name and.. umm... yeah. I noticed you over here too, but I usually eat before I get here it's just that today I was hungry, see, and I thought that. Well, I'm here, right?”


Elijah snickered to himself. He was rambling like a child with ADD (and it was oh so adorable). “Yes, I've seen you too. You get on your shift when I get off mine... kind of hard to miss it.” He cringed. So much for being nonchalant. He all but admitted to Orlando that he watched him.




Elijah grabbed the onion rings and the diet coke and turned back around. Orlando stood there looking at the ground. “Hey, here's your order.”


My order?” Orlando looked up. “Oh, right. Thanks.”


Elijah watched as the brunette (with curls... oh so touchable curls) walk away with his food... and then suddenly turn back again. “Is.. Is something wrong?”


No. Well, I was just wondering. Never mind.” Orlando walked away and turned back again. And stopped. “I was wondering what you were doing after my shift at the pool was over and if you wanted to go grab something to eat or something. Or whatever. Or you don't have to, it was just a suggestion and I-”


Yes. Food. After your shift would be... good.” Elijah smiled and saw Orlando smiling back at him. “See you at 8 then?”



Thanks all for reading, and thanks again, my dear, for being so patient.  Hope you like it :)


tweedle_tweedle_ on March 19th, 2010 06:26 pm (UTC)
I love shy hopeful boys and the idea that they've been watching each other. :) I hope we get to hear about this date! :D
precious: orli sadgotaprettymouth on March 20th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
i know... shy hopeful boys are my favorite :) there may be a date story... who knows :)
elisamariaelisamaria on March 20th, 2010 12:00 am (UTC)
So sweet!
precious: orli sadgotaprettymouth on March 20th, 2010 02:25 pm (UTC)
thank you! :)
randomdarlingrandomdarling on March 20th, 2010 02:39 pm (UTC)
That is too lovely! The pair of them secretly watching each other, too shy to make a move, is completely adorable. Thank you for writing! x
precious: ob sexygotaprettymouth on March 20th, 2010 05:59 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it! (especially after those months of waiting) as i said, i'm a huge fan of shy boys ;)
stormatdusk: christopher reeve superstormatdusk on December 2nd, 2010 07:20 am (UTC)
My order?” Orlando looked up. “Oh, right

awwww. you had me on the edge of my seat right along with the both of them! so sweet.
precious: ob sexygotaprettymouth on December 3rd, 2010 06:26 am (UTC)
thank you :) it was really fun to write.