Lex's return to work seemed quiet compared to the last few days, but she was glad of it, what with the op on Luca to get prepared for.
She took her place behind the bar and waited on some customers.
Alec walked through the back entrance of Crash, careful that no one saw him, nor detected his presence leaving the underground. Not an easy thing to do, but he had a promise to keep.
He was glad that she'd put off this Luca thing, and hoped that maybe this would give him a window to talk some sense into her. With White hanging around, it was a big risk...for them both.
Sneaking up behind the bar, he noticed a few familiar faces from Jam Pony. He repressed a sigh. Things had been so simple for him then.
"Lex," Alec said quietly from behind the bar, sure he was unseen.
Lex reacted quickly to Alec but her face remained impassive, a flicker of her bar wench smile, but no more, just another customer on a quiet Thursday night. "My name's Alice. Can I get you something?"
"Alice? I'm going to make a million jokes about that later. They can't hear me, just you. Superchick hearing remember. And don't draw any attention to me, I know those guys and they know what I am," Alec pointed to the table where the Jam Pony crew was.
"So come back here and talk to me for a second while I've got it," Alec said and retreated back.
Jondy had, for once, arrived a few minutes early to work and was behind the counter, checking over the inventory.
Lex spotted her friend as she moved away from Alec, and smiled broadly "Hey Nicole, are you early or did my break over run?"
"Don't worry, Hell seems to have frozen over, so I decided to show up a little early today," Jondy said, grinning at Lex. "What've I missed?"
"Nothin' so much as you'd notice boo, 'cept your girl just rolled on in." Lex waved at OC.
"Oh, awesome, I wondered if she was coming out tonight," Jondy said, turning to grin and wave at her roommate. She turned back to Lex. "So what's been up with you lately, Alice?"
Afraid of what was to come, Cindy stepped into Crash to see the normal crew, except there was no Alec, there was no Max, and well, there was no .. Original Cindy. Things just weren't the same.
She looked over to the bar to see Jondy and Lex, or should I say, Nicole and Alice... the bartenders here at this fine establishment we refer to as Crash.
Lex caught OC's eye as she talked with Jondy. "Hey girl, first beer's free if you're hanging with the barkeeps!"
Lex bid goodnight to Jondy and the others who had stayed to help with the clean up, shrugged on her leather jacket and flipped up the collar to obscure her barcode, she wasn't in the mood for trouble tonight.
Unfortunately trouble seemed to be following her, as she felt someone watching her leave.
"Slick? OC? Nicole?" She called out to anyone she could think would still be there and listened in the dark. The dark chose not to answer, so Lex spoke again.
"Fine, if that's the way you want to play it, you know where I'll be!"
She listened again as the ghost of a laugh drifted in the darkness, smiled to herself and began to walk away.
"You know I thought we were past the 'Slick' stage. Forget me already? Ouch, I'm wounded here. You're going to have to make up for that somehow," Alec said emerging from the shadows to fall in step by her.
Not breaking stride he walked straight in front of her and kissed her with all the restraint he'd held onto for so long breaking. He was upset. The close call at TC had shaken him. He needed to feel the reason he was doing this. He just needed to be Alec for awhile. With her.
Lex sank into the kiss, hating for a split second how good this felt, and the spike of fear that came with it, the idea, that somehow, she could lose it, as she'd lost everything else she cared about.
She broke the kiss only to come up for air, and dropped he hands so they looped his waist, looking at him.
"Forget you? Things were getting a little hazy, but it all seems to be back in sharp focus now!"
She grinned for a second before putting on her serious face.
"Now, are you gonna tell me what's wrong or do I have to beat it out of you?"
Reluctantly Alec pulled back and heaved a small sigh. "Psh. Like you could. Or like you would..." Alec smirked as he snaked a hand around her waist, avoiding the question.
"You know what's a better question? Why are we in the middle of the street still? Unless you're into that sorta thing, which, hey, no complaints here," Alec chuckled and resumed kissing her neck, once in a while moving across her jawline.