In which Bailey introduces apple juice to Derek.
(utter complete nonsense written here. I am ridiculous.)
BUT I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HE THINKS OF IT NOW.
I know, right!? I bet he likes it..
Seriously?! Haha but that was total rubbish!
For you guys, though…
"You know what, apple juice isn’t that bad."
Logan choked on his coffee.
"I’m sorry," He coughed. "but what?”
Derek shrugged noncommittally. “Seriously. It’s not as goddamn awful as everyone in this house makes it out to be.”
Logan, having recovered from his choking fit, gave him a skeptical look. “…Bailey brainwashed you, didn’t he.”
"No, he just forced the damn packet into my hand so I tried it!"
"And you think it tastes fine?"
"…It’s average." Derek admitted.
Logan gave him a skeptical look. “You’re insane.”
"Who’s insane?" The two glanced towards the doorway as Julian made his way into the common room and seated himself next to Logan, leaning his head on Logan’s shoulder. "What did I miss?"
Logan interrupted. “Derek likes apple juice now; he’s nuts.”
Julian bolted upright and shot Derek a look of complete incredulity. ”You can’t be serious.”
The varsity captain groaned in frustration. “Why is it so hard for you guys to believe me that apple juice isn’t horrifying?”
"Because it’s apple juice." Julian sighed. "Apple juice is for preschoolers who don’t drink coffee."
"But we only ever drink coffee!" Derek rolled his eyes in exasperation. “I mean, have you two even tried apple juice before?”
He was met with silence.
"Uh. I never really liked apples."
"What, you expected me to say yes?"
Derek facepalmed. “We all live under a damn rock.”
Julian smirked. “Let’s see how the rest of Stuart takes it.”
And he promptly stood up and announced, “Derek’s suggesting we try apple juice instead of coffee!”
"Jules-I never said that!”
The other boys in the common room, though, had heard Julian loud and clear.
“Have you forgotten that we need coffee?!”
"How on Earth can one even think of such a preposterous thing?”
"Yeah, coffee’s the solution to everything!"
"Someone take Derek to the coffee machine, stat!"
"God…" Derek moaned, sinking deeper into his armchair. "Logan, you could have prevented that!"
Logan held back a grin. “But you saw it coming yourself.”
Julian sat back down and glanced around the room, laughing. “I think they’re planning a coffee ritual for you. You know, a re-initiation of your faith in coffee.”
"You know," Logan started. "I think someone’s already talking about giving you a coffee lecture…"
Derek groaned. ”God, you guys are ridiculous!”
And he stormed out of the common room, taking out his phone and sending a hasty text before rushing off.
BAILEY TIPTON, APPLE JUICE DOES NOT BELONG IN STUART HOUSE.