Title: You've Got A New Co-Star
Author: scottjohn4evaRating: erm, there's swearing...PG-13
Summary: Kristen finds out she has a new co-star
Pairing: Tom/Kristen (friendship)
AN: I'm not entirely sure if this is even the character Tom is playing... and Kristen probably would have found out earlier, but this story won't leave my head...and sorry for the really random paragraphing. okay, so this fic in general is pretty rubbish :)
“Hello?” I mutter into my phone, my voice croaky from sleep.
“Sturridge, what the fuck it’s...” I glance at the clock to my right. “It’s three in the fucking morning. What do you want?”
I get no response from the other end of the line.
“Shit, Tom what is it? Is it Rob? Is he okay? Tom?”
Still no response.
“Tom would you fucking answer me! What’s wrong?”
I hear a rustling sound on the phone, then Tom’s voice.
“Jeez Stewie why are you shouting? I left the telly on and had to go turn it off.”
I relax back into my pillows, hugging my knees to my chest.
“Don’t fucking do that to me alright? I thought something had happened.”
Tom laughs, “Oh Stewie, nothing’s wrong. Believe me, I am about to make your day, possibly your year. Actually screw that, I’m about to make your life. You’ll love me far more than Patty.”
I frown at my duvet, “What are you getting at Sturridge?”
“Tom.” I growl, starting to lose patience.
“Keep your knickers on Stewie. Anyway, you’ve got some guy in this new film you’re doing don’t you? Carlo Marx?”
“Yeah. What about him? He’s uncast, they had some sort of issue.”
“Not anymore they don’t.” I can practically hear Tom’s grin.
“Sturridge will you cut the crap and get to the point?”
Tom clears his throat for effect before telling me. “They cast me.”
A full minute passes before I can speak. “They did what?”
“You’ve got a new co-star. You are on the phone to Carlo Marx.”
“Get out!” I yell. “That’s awesome!”
“Uh huh. I head out to Canada next week.” He replies.
“That’s awesome man. Does Rob know?”
“Yep, phoned the wanker just before you. Told me I could keep an eye on that Garrett guy you’re with.”
I scowl again, “How many times, there is nothing with me and Garrett.”
“Yeah yeah, but Rob’s an insecure little bugger isn’t he?”
“Tell me about it.”
“But come on Stewie, how great is this? Ah, we can walk the red carpet together!”
I laugh, “Alright Sturridge, getting a bit excited there. How did you even get the part?”
Tom pauses, “I dunno. My agent called, had to go meet some guy, read a couple of lines, he offered me the part.”
“It’s going to be weird being in a film with you.” I say.
“Oh gee, thanks Stewie.”
“Not like that you idiot. It’s just. You’re you...it will take a lot of getting used to you being on set.”
“Yeah yeah, laugh it up now. I’ll have you know I’m a very serious actor.”
I burst out laughing at that, “Yeah you’ll have to prove that to me Sturridge.”
“Shut up Stewie. I’d probably better let you go. Patty would kill me if he knew I was stopping his girl from getting her beauty sleep.”
“Alright. Night Sturridge.”
“Ah Stewie I almost forgot, one more thing. You owe me twenty quid.”
“What the fuck? No I bloody don’t. Why?” I say angriliy.
“Did you genuinely just say bloody?” Tom asks.
“I spend nearly all my time talking to Rob, it rubs off on me.” I snap. “Why do I owe you twenty quid?”
He laughs, “Have you not read the script Stewie? You bet me twenty quid that you’d never get in bed with me. Carlo gets in bed with Mary-Lou. I think that counts as us being in bed together. Don’t you?”
I stare at the phone in my hand. You have got to be kidding me.
“Sweet dreams Stewie.”