"It's not that big of a deal, Jess!"

"It's not a big deal TO YOU, Cece! But I know there must be something wrong with me! Why don't guys want to have sex with me?!" Jess whined.

22 year old Jess and Cece were on their way to Clyde's Bar with a mission for the night- get Jess laid.

"Jess, I know you want this to happen, but I don't think you want it to be with some random guy at a bar! I know you better than you know you and you DO NOT want your first time to be some drunken mistake. You want magic."

"The time for magic is over. I want to stop carrying this thing around with me." Jess said with a frightened determination.

Cece stopped and couldn't help laughing. "Did you just call your virginity 'this thing', Jess?!"

"Oh, you know what I mean! My V CARD!" Jess said, obviously embarrassed that Cece had shouted about her virginity so loudly.

"Ok. But take it from me, someone who lost their virginity to a random guy in a bar, it wasn't that great." Cece said in a final ditch effort to convince Jess to change her mind.

"I'll take my chances. Hey, maybe I'll meet my future husband here tonight!" Jess said as they entered the bar.

"Those guys look single." Cece pointed to a booth where three young men sat, pouring their beers into a giant glass.

"Hahaha! Mega beer!" The guys said, obviously pleased with their creation.

"Ugh. Kill me now." Said Jess, already overwhelmed at the prospect of attempting to find a guy to sleep with. "Let's just get a drink."

Cece and Jess sat down at the bar and ordered cocktails. Jess didn't start drinking until she turned 21, so she was still trying to figure out what she liked and what "her drink" would be. Cece on the other hand, always ordered vodka and soda water.

"What are you thinking, Jess? Anyone catch your eye?"

"Ummm, I don't know. Maybe. Yes? No?" Jess stood up from her seat and threw her hands up. "I can't do this, Cece! Forget the mission!"

"Jess! Stop it. You can do this! You just need to relax and be yourself! You're adorable! Guys love you!" Cece said, shaking Jess a little to try and get her to relax.

Jess sat back down and started chugging her drink.

"Easy there, champ."

Jess looked over and saw one of the mega beer guys standing next to her at the bar.

"Oh.. I..." Jess turned and looked at Cece who was smiling and walking away, saying something about the bathroom.

Jess turned back to the guy, who was staring at her with an upside down grin on his face. She had never seen anything so strange and adorable.

Letting out a little giggle, she said, "Hi, I'm Jess."

"I'm Nick." He held out his hand for her to shake.

"I ummm... Need some courage. That's why I was drinking my drink as quickly as possible. Liquid courage." Jess said with a smile.

He returned her smile and nodded. "Yeah, I know how that goes."

What do I do know?! Jess thought. How do you tell someone you want some sex?! She struggled with the thought as she stirred what was left of her drink.

"Well, here ya go." He slid her another drink. "Hopefully you find the courage you need." He smiled at her while he picked up his beers and turned to go back to his friends.

Jess stared at him, eyes wide, and smiled. She was taken aback by his strange combination of sweetness and grumpiness.

"Hey Nick!" She shouted at his back.

He turned, his brown eyes meeting hers, and they both smiled.

"Yeah, Jess?"

"Umm, thanks for the drink. If I find the courage I'm looking for, I'll let you know." She smiled, feeling braver already.

"Yeah, you do that." He smiled and went back to his friends.

Jess sat at the bar, considering the guy she just met. Could Nick be the guy she loses her virginity to? She glanced over her shoulder at him and saw him and all of his friends staring in her direction. Her face flushed and she turned to her drink again.

Cece returned a moment later with a huge smile on her face.

"Sooo?! He's not bad! Kind of cute, actually!" Cece said excitedly.

"Yeah, he was nice. He even bought me a drink. But... Cece?" Jess started with a sad look on her face. "I can't believe I'm saying this, but I don't want my first time to be like this. I do want magic."

Cece looked at Jess with a happy smile on her face. "I told you, babe. And honestly, you deserve it. I mean, you've waited THIS LONG!"

They both laughed as Jess stole one last look at sweet Nick. He was looking at her too and they both smiled.

"Let's get out of here, Cece."

"Ok! You wanna hit up a club?!" Cece said with a little dance.

"Nah, let's go get some fro-yo and watch Dirty Dancing at my place." She smiled tentatively.

"You're lucky I love you, Jess." Cece said as they both got up and made their way out of the bar.