Just to clear up confusion. Mhairi is pronounced Var-i. It's Scottish for Mary, I know it's kind of weird, I have told her, repeatedly. Also, again she is really a lovely person but she was also lovely enough to let me turn her into a complete bitch in this story.
DISCALIMER: Still in no way any closer to owning Team Starkid so whatevs there.
'Strippers?' Lauren pondered out loud to the surrounding group of girls sitting at the table.
They were planning Bex's bachelorette party, so far unsuccessfully.
'What about fancy? Like really fancy drunk?' Beth suggested.
'No, Bex isn't one for fancy in this kind of situation. She'd want something wild, or weird!' Emily B explained, and being the maid of honour, everyone agreed.
They'd been sitting in Lysette's kitchen for just over 2 hours imagining possible themes and settings for her party, which was to happen in 4 days, with the wedding now just 6 days away.
'I've got it! She's got some Scottish roots right?' Jaime exclaimed.
'Yeah, she's a quarter Scottish. Why?' The other Emily (Em) asked.
'Well, there's an old Scottish tradition that when a girl is getting married she goes around her village or town, and along with her friends, she collects money by doing pennies for a kiss!'
'Pennies for a kiss?' Mhairi asked sarcastically, rolling her eyes at Jaime's suggestion.
'That sounds like a great idea! And David won't get jealous because it doesn't mean anything and we'll all be doing it too!' Emily said, happy that they finally decided upon an idea and trying to ignore the disgruntled look Mhairi gave her.
'STRIPPERS!' Akshay, one of David's best men, shouted across the room.
Yells of agreement from every guy were soon to be heard at the very last minute bachelor planning session for the party that was meant to commence that very night.
The boys, consisting of David's friends, Akshay, Reuben, Harry and a few others as well as most of the guys from Team Starkid: Joey, Walker, Moses, Dylan, Jim, Brian, Brian R and Darren, made their way towards David and Bex's apartment to collect their honoured guest…and drag him to a strip club blindfolded. Surprisingly, everything went according to plan, and soon their now hostage was safely being carried to the local strip club almost happily.
'BAR NUMBER ONE!' Lauren bellowed as she reached for the creaky old doorknob of the first pub on their list. All the girls with buckets in hand entered wildly, Jaime draping a feather bower around Bex's neck and then adjusting her white veil they had forced her to wear.
'BRIDE TO BE IN THE HOUSE!'
Laughter filled the already packed pub and, after the rules were explained rather loudly from an already tipsy Meredith, the girls got to work, making their way around the pub offering to kiss a guy in exchange for them putting money in their bucket. Jaime didn't really attempt to get any kisses unless she was asked as she didn't want to feel like she was over stepping her and Joey's trust.
'Not risking anything are we?' Mhairi smirked. 'Boyfriend too precious?'
Jaime had had enough of her snide comments. 'What is your problem with me?' She almost yelled, but Mhairi had wiggled her way back through the crowds and could no longer hear Jaime's complaints.
The girls had made it around five of the pubs on the list they had made and Bex was extremely happy and relatively drunk. In actual fact all of the girls were pretty much off their heads, content and having an excellent night.
'Hey guys, I think we should go to the strip club next! There'll be LOADS of guys there!' Em shouted, spinning her bucket around her head in the process.
'YESSSSSSS!' Bex shouted, and, being the bride, everyone followed her lead as she headed back down the street towards the club.
As Jaime pushed back the tacky beaded curtain that was the entrance she saw something she never wanted to see again. Moses and Dylan swinging, topless, around a stripper pole to the deafening cheers of a very drunk audience.
'Oh my dead wizard god,' Slurred Denise, 'this is where they choose to have a bachelor party? Really?'
Bex erupted into peals of laughter as she saw David, tied to a high chair and wearing an oversized top hat being forced to eat a piece of cake off of Walker's stomach, who was laid across the plastic table of the chair on his back. She ran over to him, pushed Walker onto the floor and put her hands on her hips with a stern look plastered on her face. David quickly tried to shake off his bonds with no avail to the amusement of his friends. Then Bex pounced on him, laughing and putting so much force into her hug that the chair toppled backwards and David's hands got trapped underneath, but he didn't seem to notice as his face was currently attached to his fiancés.
Jaime laughed at the couple and started to search for Joey, knowing he wouldn't be too far away from the action.
Joey had been wondering around the strip club for a while, after the amusement of Moses' strip tease on stage had worn off, and then heard the volume near the entrance hall increase dramatically. Confused about what could have made such a racket, he turned away from the stage and squinted through the flashing lights towards the door, only to see his girlfriend, surrounded by her plastered friends crash through the door shouting pennies for kisses. A quick smile leapt to his crooked jaw and he started to make his way towards her.
Before he had even made it half way across the room, he felt an unfamiliar hand on his shoulder. Turning to see who it was he was met with the face of one of Bex's friends, Mhairi, whom he vaguely knew from meet ups and wedding rehearsals.
'Penny for a kiss?' She asked, her words relatively well pronunciated considering the intoxication levels of her fellow friends. She batted her eyelids at him suggestively and ran her tongue across her top lip.
Joey looked around nervously, trapped in front of Mhairi by the large crowds that were behind him and the majority of his friends behind Mhairi nearer the door. His eyes flicked towards Jaime who was in mid conversation with Darren about the tiara that was placed precariously on top of his curls.
Mhairi didn't wait any longer for an answer and took a step closer to Joey; before he was able to back away he felt her hand grab the front of his shirt as she pulled him roughly towards her and brought her lips onto his. Joey panicked and tried to push her away but her grip on his shirt increased in strength and she reached her other arm around his waist so their bodies were pressing against each other.
Eventually she released her grip on him and turned her back on him and headed back towards Bex, flicking her head back towards him on the way to flash him an evil smile.
Joey stood stock still until he felt a presence to his left; turning slowly he saw Lauren staring at him, shock etched into every line on her startled face. She turned on her heel and started to head back towards the girls, towards Jaime.