Overhead while walking to the parking lot, on campus: an actual real-life college-student + sugar daddy AU in the making:
Male College Student: so I think my roommate’s older brother is, like, hitting on me.
Female College Student: really??
Male Student: yeah, well…like, he’s like helping us out with rent and stuff? And he, like, wants to hang out a lot…like, even with just me, like, Roommate isn’t even there…and then he bought Roommate’s books for next semester, except he asked if I wanted to come to the bookstore, and then he bought my books. Like, I didn’t let him buy all of them ‘cause I felt weird. But then he bought me dinner. So, like…
Female Student: (half-joking) is he hot?
Male Student: uhhh…I guess? Yeah. Maybe. I mean, I dunno.
Female Student: wait, though, is this like a creepy thing? Is he creepy?
Male Student: no! No, dude, he’s not like–like he’s actually a pretty cool guy, like he’s paying for Roommate to go to college and helping us out, and he’s all smart, like he’s a lawyer and shit, and he’s, like, chill, y’know, and–
Female Student: oh my god you like, LIKE him.
Male Student: (loudly enough that heads turn) I’M NOT GAY.
Female Student: you totally like him!
Male Student: BUT I’M NOT GAY.
Female Student: you’re, like, gay FOR HIM.
Male Student: (stops walking) BUT–FUCK.
Female Student: you could, like, be dating a lawyer!
…at which point, because they’d stopped walking, I had to maneuver around them and pretend I’d not been eavesdropping, and find my car.
We may never know the outcome, but I like to think that Sudden Epiphany College Student and Roommate’s Hot Lawyer Older Brother are now happily dating. (I also wonder what Roommate thinks of this–as a friend I imagine he is pleased–and whether he was secretly hoping for this outcome.)
Anyway, though: imagine your OTP. 😀
Just to provide slightly more context, now that I’m home and not posting from my phone:
1 – I teach at a college in Southern California, in Orange County. Yes, the O.C. Which perhaps helps set the scene, and;
2 – neither of them had been in my class, I just happened to be walking behind them at the right time;
3 – Female Student was tiny, adorable, delighted, and, best guess, about thirty seconds from pulling out a phone and calling Roommate’s Hot Lawyer Brother just to make sure these two idiots got their act together;
4 – Male Student’s concluding “FUCK” contained such profound layers of emotion–dismay, dawning realization, personal thunderstruck revelation, hope–that no words can do it justice here.
Now which pairing do I apply this to first…