It's Saturday night at Reds' and Brett, Marlin and Bryce are hanging out on their night off.
Marlin: Well, I'm off, but I would rather be working. Not for the tips, although they'd be great. I just want to be occupied. You know?
Bryce: I get it. But don't even worry about it. Or better yet, maybe you can just find someone else to pass the time with. Brett, are you busy on Valentine's Day? Maybe you guys could hang out together. What do you think?
Marlin: Well, isn't Valentine's Day for lovers? We're just friends.
Bryce: Everyone knows you can spend time with someone you enjoy being with, not just a lover. Just hang out, pass the time. Don't be a drag, Marlin. Go have fun.
Brett: Think about it for a few minutes. I need to excuse myself.
Brett leaves to find the restroom.
Bryce: Thanks. I have to help people out. It may be my calling. Will you be alone on Valentine's Day.
Zale: No, I won't. Isn't that cool?
Bryce (laughing and getting the hint): Yes, it is.
Gia walks over to check on people and Zale puts a bottle back on the shelf. Then she decides to mingle with and check on other guests.
Bryce: No, thank you. This place is very nice. The drinks tonight are delicious.
Gia: The food should be served shortly. Please try to taste everything. You won't want to miss a thing on the menu.
Marlin: I'm hungry, so I think I can do that.
Gia: Great! I'll stop by again and check to see how you like what you taste.
Gia starts talking to other guests.
Marlin: I know. I guess I was just taking a break because of...well, some things I needed to work on about myself.
Bryce: Do you think that you've worked on those things?
Marlin: Yes, with a little help. But I definitely know I've changed some.
Bryce: Then at the very least, just go out with Brett once. I don't think you'll regret it. Give him a chance. It can tell he's into you.
Marlin: Do you really think so?
Bryce: No doubt.
Marlin: No, but it will be soon.
Brett: Oh. Well, that's good. The menu looks good tonight.
Marlin: Brett, I thought about it and I do want to go out on Valentine's Day. It will be fun. Let's go out and have a good time.
Brett: Really? Sure. I'm glad you want to go out. We'll have a great time. You won't regret it.
Marlin: I know I won't.
Bryce (talking low to Brett): See, I've got your back. You've got this.
Thanks for stopping by. ~ Jaye