Title: One Night Only
Summary: This began as a one shot deal based on a Lure prompt (Luke is drunk and has a one night stand with Reid. Reid does not know he was a virgin). I just couldn't stop there. So here is part two and three...
Disclaimer: Based on ATWT; I don't own them or Luke and Reid would still be a couple
One Night Only: Part Two
4 months later
Holden sighed at Luke. "You know, son, it is just that we are so disappointed in you. We expected better."
"Is this because of Noah and that girl?" Lily asked.
Luke groaned . "No mom. I did this mess all on my own."
It had been a difficult few months. Noah and Ameera were always on campus, truly married now, always pawing each other. It made Luke want to drink again, but ever since he had that one night with that stranger, he had been sober. Casey had suggested going out with Reg, a boy in school who had always liked Luke. So Luke had tried that. Reg was nice, and unlike Noah, Reg was totally gay. But after the first few times of fooling around with Reg, Luke had to admit there were just no sparks.
After sleeping with Reid, whatever his last name was from wherever, Luke could not continue to see Reg. All he thought about were Reid's kisses and how totally hot they had been. He could see Reid's hands running all over his body. Reid pushing him down into the soft grass. It was just cause I was drunk, Luke told himself firmly, that is why it seemed so ...explosive. He tried to put Reid out of his mind.
He had attempted to distract himself by hanging out with Casey. That was when the trouble began. Stupid guys on campus had teased Reg, harassed him about being gay. Casey had been there and defended him. Casey loved a good fight. Then Casey had the bright idea that Luke should run against that group and try to be class president. One disaster after another had led Luke to cheat at the election.
"Trust me, dude," Casey had promised, "Nobody will know and those prejudice bastards will be out."
But they had found out. Ameera had heard about it from Maddie and had told Noah...Noah had turned in Luke. Another betrayal. Walking around the campus that day, Luke felt like his loneliness was visible on his skin. In the past, Luke could not wait to go back to school. But now he would be glad to leave.
Luke felt no love left for Noah after that incident. Noah had insisted it was for Luke's own good. Ha! He had been kicked out of college now. Noah just hadn't wanted his ex-boyfriend around his wife. He wanted no reminders of Luke. He considered Luke a "mistake."
At least Luke had covered up for Casey.
"Look," he told his parents now, "I wasn't that excited about college at any rate."
"What will you do?" Holden said pointedly. "If you stay with us then you must apologize and go back -"
"Yes," Lily said. "Mother knows the dean and we can get you back in. Luke?"
"I'll go see grandmother," Luke sighed.
Lucinda Walsh observed the misery in her favorite grandchild's eyes. They had just called the dean to make an appointment.
"Tea, dear?" she offered Luke. Lucinda thought that Luke looked too sad; his eyes were sunken in and it looked like he had not slept well.
Luke took a sip. He looked over the big office at Worldwide. It was as impressive as his grandmother. The office was massive. It was meant for intimidation, but Luke had good memories of the place. Lucinda had let him play in the office many times.
"You never went to college, did you grandmother?"
Lucinda laughed, "I wanted to. Nobody thought much of a girl's education then." Lucinda's eyes hardened, "But I showed them."
She examined Luke again. "Darling," Lucinda said slowly. "If you need a break from college and that boy Noah and all-"
"Well, how about working here for a bit?"
"Why not? It is a family company."
Luke grinned suddenly. "Mom will kill you, grandmother."
Lucinda cackled. "Fighting with Lily is half the fun of my day!"
Then she shrugged her elegant shoulders. " Don't worry about that. What else is new between your mother and me? Look, I can give you work. Let you have time to think."
Luke smiled, "What would I do here? Make copies? Get coffee?"
"Of course not! Your a Walsh-Snyder. You go right to the top. Besides, I have a project you'd be great at. I need somebody compassionate and thoughtful; I think it could be you."
"What is it?" Luke asked , intrigued.
"I have a friend, Eliza Judd, her poor grandchild is sick. Right now the girl and her parents are in Dallas with some great doctor. Well, they won't accept Eliza's help with money and their hotel bills..." Lucinda rolled her eyes. "So Eliza and I thought we could have somebody go down to Dallas and create a special family wing in this hospital -where loved ones can stay -they can be right there..."
"Wow," Luke said, his face lighting up with interest. "That sounds amazing."
Lucinda nodded, "You'd have to go to Dallas, dear, and stay awhile."
Luke shrugged. He'd felt for weeks now that he was trapped in a place in his life where he was doing nothing but waiting. Getting out of town and taking some action sounded fine to Luke.
"I'll do it."
"Wonderful!" Lucinda tapped Luke on the leg. "You never regret what you do, my boy, only what you don't have the guts to do."
Luke smiled at that. He had spent most of his life being careful to do only what had been expected of him. Then Noah had broken his heart and Luke had done something completely crazy. Yet Lucinda was right. Luke had kept on expecting to regret his one night with Reid, but those feelings had not emerged. It had actually helped him move forward, past Noah and all of that humiliation and pain.
"I'll do a good job," he told his grandmother.
Lucinda grinned, "Fantastic! I will send you on the jet in a few days. Do prepare yourself though , darling. "
"I heard their child's Doctor, Dr. Oliver, is not too crazy about our idea."
A day or two later, at the Dallas General hospital, Reid was having a terrible day.
"No way," Reid told his boss.
"I don't have time for this!"
"The Judds are your patients,"
"The money Worldwide if offering us and this family wing - it could put us on the map."
"Who cares about some wing to hold the hands of the healthy?"Reid demanded. "What a stupid idea. We need a new Cardio wing, new Neurology wing too. Not this."
"Dr. Oliver - "
"And who is this Mr. Snyder? Some young, spoiled brat with deep pockets telling me to meet with him?"
"You will do this, Dr. Oliver. It is not a request."
Reid left the room furious at his boss, at this Mr. Snyder, at the Judd family. He needed to focus on Annie and only on her. Not coddle the rest of them .
He frowned and picked up his cell phone. He had been ignoring the texts from Mr. Snyder, but now he had no choice. Still, a nasty smile spread over Reid's face, nobody said he had to play nice.
Okay, Mr. Snyder. I heard that you and your money are flying in to town. I will take you on Richie Rich tour of your life. But that is it.
Reid expected Snyder to tell him to go to hell and go off to do his good deeds someplace else. He was shocked when a text came back.
Fine, Dr. Ice -I mean Oliver . You can buy me dinner and we can plan the wing.
Why should I buy you dinner, Reid texted, "Aren't you Mr. Checkbook? Then Reid added, Do you even know a thing about a hospital? Oh wait, you must own one back home.
I might own yours too before my day is done, the text came back, be careful.
Reid shook his head. At leat this Mr. Snyder had balls . He just hoped he had a brain in his rich boy head. Reid planned to convince him to forget about a family wing and give the hospital some new equipment.
Luke checked into his hotel and then called Mr. Judd. The man was so angry and fearful. He had all of his hopes on this Doctor Oliver to save Annie. From what the Chief had told him, Annie was not going to be saved. Doctor Oliver had only promised to try and extend her life by a few months. Luke had felt so sorry for Mr. Judd. He became determined to provide Annie and her parents with a state of the art wing to visit in. Even if this Doctor Oliver was already making it clear that he resented Luke, Luke was determined not to fail. Not again. He wouldn't be a disappointment to Lucinda like he'd been to his parents.
Doctor Oliver was supposed to pick a place for dinner, but his texts kept putting it off. The man sounded like he never went anywhere!
Luke texted Doctor Oliver again. Why don't you just meet me in my room here and we can order in chili?
Chili? came the swift reply, don't you mean caviar and champagne?
Jerk, Luke thought. Although a small part of him was enjoying all the snark. At least Doctor Oliver was honest and his texts kept Luke on his toes all day.
That is not my style, Luke texted back. Be here by 7.
He enjoyed ordering this big shot Doctor around.
Reid entered the hotel about 15 minutes early. He just wanted this to be over. He went up to Mr. Snyder's room and hit the bell.
"One minute," called a voice behind the door.
Reid stood there. The door flung open.
Luke had only a towel wrapped around him.
Luke had assumed it was room service with his chili and ribs. It wasn't.
It was Reid. The only man he had ever slept with.
One Night Only : Part Three
The two men stood looking at each other in shock.
"What are you doing here?"
"You're Mr. Snyder?"
"You're Doctor Oliver?"
Luke's eyes widened. Reid glanced down at him, and Luke blushed, realizing he was only wearing a towel.
"I- I thought you were room service,"
"Lucky bell boy," Reid smirked.
"One minute," Luke fled to the bathroom to dress.
It didn't matter. Reid could easily picture him naked. He could picture how tight his ass had been as Reid had pushed inside of him...He could picture Luke's expression of awe and delight as he came.
"Should we discuss the family wing now?" Luke asked. He had surprised Reid, and Reid jumped.
"Sure. Why not?"
Reid kept his gaze intensely on Luke.
There was a knock on the door.
"That must be the chili and ribs I ordered," Luke said and opened up the door again.
As they ate some and looked over the hospital papers, Luke kept sneaking glances at Reid . It had been dark that night and he had been drunk. He remembered Reid's taste and touch, but his actual looks had been murky. He remembered he had thought that Reid was cute, but - Oh, God...
Really, Luke did not remember those piercingly blue eyes or those perfectly firm lips or strong-looking fingers. Luke watched as Reid wrote a note down. Those fingers that had been inside of him and had ---
"Earth to Snyder! Hey!"
Luke looked up. Reid was waving a paper at him. "I said you need to sign these."
"Oh. Right." Luke grabbed at the paper. Their hands touched. Reid smiled slowly at him; his eyes were looking Luke over.
Luke stood suddenly.
"Well, I think we've worked enough tonight. I assume you have a home to go to and things to do..."
Luke gestured towards the door.
"Yeah," Reid agreed, and he picked up the rest of the papers. "I should go," he said. Then Reid just stood there and stared at Luke. No one had ever stared at him quite like this before. He stared at Luke like he was going to devour him.
Luke nervously rubbed his palms up and down his jeans. Reid's eyes followed the gesture. Luke saw Reid's eyes had darkened slightly.
Luke felt himself grow hard.
"Do you need to take the actual plans home?" Luke asked and cursed the higher pitched sound of his own voice.
Reid tapped the side of his head. "Naw. Photographic memory."
Reid took a step closer to Luke.
"I never really forget anything " Reid told him with a small smile.
Luke was certain that Reid must feel his heart pounding.
He looked up into Reid's eyes.
Luke's own eyes were huge. They looked like doe-eyes. Reid saw that they were filled with both confusion and longing.
Reid cupped the side of Luke's face.
Suddenly, it did not seem to matter that Luke barely knew Reid, his body was insistent about remembering every touch. Luke leaned against him. He inhaled Reid's scent like oxygen.
"I can't believe you are Mr. Checkbook, deep pockets Snyder," Reid stroked Luke's face some more as he spoke.
Reid's other hand touched Luke's blond hair gently.
"Don't try all that fancy romantic talk, Doctor Oliver, " Luke said back, "I might faint."
Reid grinned at him then.
Then Reid's face became serious. "You were a bit drunk that night," Reid said slowly. "No regrets?"
Luke reached out and played with the collar on Reid's shirt. "What makes you think that I even remember?" Luke teased.
"Brat." Reid continued to touch him.
Luke laughed. "Well, I do havea really nice jacket from that night."
Reid rolled his eyes.
"And of course,' Luke's voice deepened . "I also lost something kind of big."
"My virginity," Luke said softly.
Reid's eyes went wild. "What?"
Luke couldn't repeat it again. He had not meant to say that at all. It had just slipped out of his mouth. Luke just shook his head.
"You told me about a boyfriend," Reid said in a measured tone. He had dropped his hands to his sides.
"He always wanted to take it slow," Luke whispered. "All we ever did was kiss."
Luke reached for Reid again, but Reid pushed him away.
"Is this some kind of game?" Reid demanded. "You look me up somehow? Follow me here?"
"No!" Luke reached out for Reid imploringly.
Reid shoved Luke back against the wall. They looked at each other in anger. The tension flew all around them.
"I'm not sure you were a virgin. You seemed to suck me off easily enough," Reid accused angrily.
Luke felt his own rage and grabbed on to it. "You are- I - you -" Luke stumbled for a reply. " Maybe you used me. Did you know I was going to be part of the Worldwide money? Did you know who my family was?"
"Hey, I don't need some spoiled boy's family for anything. I make my own way."
"Great! Good for you. Just get the hell out of here." Luke shoved back at Reid. Luke refused to allow this guy see him break down.
The two men were face to face and Reid still had Luke pinned up against the hotel wall. They looked at each other. For a moment neither one moved.
"I will," Reid dropped his grip on Luke and headed for the door.
"Fine," Luke said and rushed past Reid to open the door for him, "You weren't that good anyhow," he added, trying to hurt Reid.
"Don't come around the hospital or bother me again," Reid instructed as he left. The door slammed behind him.
Luke slumped down against the wall. Don't cry, he told himself, not over that jerk.
Reid stormed over to the hotel elevator. Images of that night with Luke crossed his mind. He recalled Luke's drunken state, Luke's sorrow over his boyfriend's marriage, and the look of sheer surprise on Luke's face when Reid had flipped him over...
"Aw, damn," Reid groaned. Luke really had been a virgin.
Reid pinched the edge of his nose and thought. There was really no way this could be anything but a crazy, cosmic joke. He glanced back at Luke's hotel door and frowned.
Luke covered his eyes and tried to calm down. He nearly jumped out of his skin when the door opened again and Reid stood there, towering above him.
"Here is the thing," Reid said, "I don't think either of us did plan that night."
Luke quickly wiped his eyes with the heel of his hands.
Reid gave the younger man a moment to compose himself.
"If I had known..." Reid said finally, "I would have stopped."
Luke just nodded.
"You first time should be with somebody special," Reid said awkwardly. "Shit, I sound like a greeting card."
Luke smiled slightly at that.
"I tried that - to be in love-" Luke said, his voice quivering. "He just didn't really want me."
Reid bent down to Luke. He gently kissed Luke's tear-stained face.
"Sounds like a big moron to me ," he said.
Luke pulled away. "I don't want pity." He stiffened.
"Good," Reid told him, "cause I don't do pity."
He took Luke's hand and placed it gently at the bulge in Reid's pants.
"What I am feeling for you, Mr. Snyder, is certainly not pity."