Description: After breaking up with Jackson, Aaron thinks meeting Rugby playing Ed Roberts is the answer to his problems, until Ed's behaviour takes worrying turn...
Disclaimer: All characters belong to Emmerdale, this is STRICTLY fiction.
**Fic based on Domestic Violence - If you have any issues with the subject I suggest you stop reading.
Aaron sighed as he stared at his reflection in his bedroom mirror. He was getting ready for a night out with Adam, and as always, found himself standing infront of his mirror for almost an hour deciding what to wear. He wanted to look good. He knew Jackson was going to be at Bar West tonight, and since Jackson was insistant on rubbing it in Aaron's face that after a two year rocky relationship; they'd finally broke up, Aaron decided to turn the tables and show Jackson what HE was missing instead.
He settled on the blue shirt that Jackson once ridiculed him for wearing when they went to meet Hazel. Aaron secretly knew he looked good in blue but he'd never be caught admitting it.
He grabbed the tub of hair wax from his side table, and with a final tweaking of the fringe and a few splashes of Hugo Boss, he was finally ready.
Aaron thundered down the stairs and walked straight past Chas without even as much as a goodbye before he entered the busy bar.
"Ooooh!" Chas squeaked, following her son "You look nice! I always told you you look good in blue kid. So...Anything interesting happening then?" Chas asked, cocking an eyebrow.
"Yeah I'm going out to Bar West and I'm going to slag it up. I've got a list of men as long as my...arm...and I'm ready to join the biggest orgy I have ever witnessed. I dont have any protection and I'm just gonna let them do whatever the hell they like. I'll either be home with a bloke or several STDs...whichever comes first."
Chas shook her head and served Cameron, who was giggiling after hearing the whole thing. "So in other words you're heading to Bar West, looking like that to make your ex boyfriend jealous while you dick around playing pool with Adam with the hope of pulling someone?"
Aaron smiled and nodded "Yep. Bollocks to Jackson. Turning up here every night with a different guy and shamelessly flirting with them only when he knows I'm around. Pig."
"Watch out Bar West, and lock up your queers." Cameron laughed, sofly punching Aaron in the arm to show he was only messing.
"Your date has arrived." Chas laughed, gesturing to the door that Adam had just walked through.
"Alright lad, you ready to go?"
"No...Im just standing here looking like a member of fucking Westlife cause its a hobby of mine!"
"Oh so It's Sarcastic Aaron tonight? Has Mardy Aaron gone away now?" Adam teased
"Yeah he has. First round's on you son for being late. I don't like to be kept waiting you know."
"Can I just say, in a non-gay way, you are definately gonna pull tonight. You're looking really good!"
"I know." Aaron smiled "Cheers Adam."
Bar West was quiet tonight. Nothing compared to the usual Wednesday Night. "Bit quiet innit?" Adam asked
"Yeah..It'll pick up though, It's still early, Normally this is people's last port of call if they've had no luck elsewhere!"
"Think you've pulled already mate!" Adam laughed, pointing to the far corner where, of all people, Jackson was sitting, staring straight at them.
"Ah fuck it mate, let him stare. He's not ruining this night. Probably waiting for guy number 312 to walk through the door."
"I couldn't believe what he was doing in the pub on Saturday. Mate if I was there I would have decked him."
"Think Mum was about to aswell...What you drinking anyway?"
"Usual mate. I'll get the pool table set up."
Aaron ordered the drinks and heard a voice behind him.
"And Just when I was gonna offer to pay...you buy two..."
Aaron smiled and turned around to face the man, and he was surprised that he liked what he saw. The man was tall, muscular and athletic. "Ed Roberts" the man smiled, extending his arm.
"Aaron Livesy" Aaron replied, shaking Ed's hand.
"Anyway, I just wanted to say Hi...Didn't realise you were here with someone." Ed said, pointing to the pool table where Adam was waiting
"I'm not...Well, I am...but he's not my boyfriend. I'm young, free and single mate." Aaron winked.
"Winner stays on?" Ed asked gesturing to the pool table, which got a laugh from Aaron...How many guys in this place were going to use that line on him?
"Yeah alright then." Aaron smiled, heading towards the pool table and catching sight of a dejected looking Jackson in the corner, having obviously been stood up by whoever he was waiting for. He smiled and raised his bottle of beer and nodded towards Jackson, before laughing and turning his back on his former lover.