You know a few people, but for the most part you're a stranger to the crowd. Big parties like this are intimidating, and you find yourself standing alone. . You tell him to lay off with the hands. You're not really used to this kind of thing--it's pretty wild. You're at a huge party--there's hundreds of people and they're all, for the most part, drunk and ready to mingle.
One of them comes up behind Steph and starts whispering in her ear. Girls in little black cocktail dresses and glitzy heels dot the crowd, swishing their hair and checking their phones. She says that she's a waitress at one of those fancy restaurants in the city. You can't really tell if Steph is into it or not. It's a little more revealing than you're used to, but you went for it for fun. You feel sort of on edge because you don't know this guy at all, but you're willing to give him a chance.
He reaches out and squeezes her hip, trying to pull her onto his lap. He squeezes you one last time, really hard. If you think it's ok to sexually harass someone at a party, or anywhere else, then you're wrong. Everyone looks gorgeous and your self-esteem isn't exactly up to par. You tell him, as loudly as you can, to stop. He starts dropping some big names that you've heard your friends talking about, but you're not really up on mainstream music. Yesterday you went shopping and bought a new outfit for the party.
You grab her hand, tell the two guys to grow up, and walk away. He tells you that he works in music--he's some kind of producer but you're honestly not entirely sure what he said. There's plenty of business casual guys, freshly shaven in blue button ups. They're clearly trying to make a move, and are getting more handsy with every sip. They get you and Steph cocktails--heavy on the liquor.
If someone tells you to fuck off, you fuck off. Her goal is to save up some money so that she can get her Masters in Education. You say hi to the guy standing next to you--he looks pretty nice. You're all enjoying the cocktails and the small talk is ok. Steph agrees and backs off from the other guy. .
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