PATRICK LAUGHED and watched Rhys put a hand over his heart as he feigned injury. With a sip of beer, Patrick’s smile widened when even the patented Cyrus-fangirl grin got no favorable response from the woman Rhys was trying to pick up. A moment later, Rhys bowed rather gallantly over her hand, dropped a kiss on her knuckles, and then returned to Patrick at their spot at the end of the bar.

“Dude, you’ve got to stop trying to use those stupid pickup lines. They never work.” He paused to sip his beer when Rhys glared at him. “Which one was that, anyway?” Patrick asked, trying not to laugh too hard.

Rhys sniffed. “I’ll have you know it was one of my best: ‘If you’re going to regret it in the morning, we can sleep in till late afternoon.’”

Patrick snorted. “Dude, that’s really lame.” He shook his head and laughed. “I’m surprised you didn’t get a drink in your face for that one.” He snickered again.

Rhys scowled. “What do you know?”

“I’m married,” Patrick reminded him, raising his eyebrows. “I have a woman.”

“Yeah, which means you don’t remember how to pick them up,” Rhys said, chuckling. He sighed. “See, the problem here, as I see it, is that there are way too many actors in LA. We need to go somewhere that they’d recognize us but that there aren’t a lot of other actors. So, we’d… you know, stand out. In a good way.”


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