The sun warmed Kelsey’s body and as she opened her eyes she noticed she was covered with a jacket.
“It’s all I have”
Kelsey looked up and saw the bartender sitting next to her.
“I think introduction is in order. Keith” he said sticking out his hand, but Kelsey only stared at him confused. “My imagination is too restricted to fully understand what happened last night, but I have quite some theories” he added.
Kelsey rubbed her forehead.
“Stay here, I’ll get you some clothes” Keith said and he returned to his bar. A few minutes later he came back with some clothes. “I left a note to say you’ll return them all washed up and ironed. I’ll get back inside. Meet me when you’re dressed” he said and he went back inside.
Kelsey put on the clothes and followed Keith. “Did I stay there all night?”
“No” Keith answered after a few seconds. “I don’t know where you went or what you’ve been doing, but you came back when you were changing back”
“Why didn’t you bring me inside?” Kelsey asked.
“I was too shaken to think straight” Keith defended himself. “I’m sorry… I stayed with you though”
“Wow, thank you so much” Kelsey said sarcastic. “Look, I have to get back to my motel, if you don’t mind”
“We have rooms upstairs” Keith said. “I’d like you to take one. On me. See it as making up for my poor manners, for letting you sleep outside”
“No, I can’t do that” Kelsey declined.
“Why not? You have no place to go anyway, I’m sorry. You might as well stay here and keep me some company” Keith insisted.
“Yeah, because as a bartender you must be really lonely” Kelsey sarcastically noted.
“You have no idea” Keith replied. “So, is that a yes?”
“It’s a maybe” Kelsey said. “And now we’re so generous you could give me a ride home”
“I thought they kicked you out of the house?” Keith asked.
“They did” Kelsey nodded. “But I’m going to kick myself back in… My parents have some serious explaining to do”