Title: Three times they answered and one time they let it ring
Rating: Nothing really
Disclaimer: Not mine!
Summary: Three times Barney and Robin are interrupted by phone calls. Spoilers for Splitsville
Three times they answered and one time they let it ring
Hey, I’m really sorry about that phone call.
Robin is surprised at the admission. After all, Barney Stinson is hardly a man who admits to any faults. So she brushes it off, deciding to save him the embarrassment. He does sound genuinely apologetic. But Barney isn’t finished.
No, it is so not fine. I was a jerk.
Barney can’t stop berating himself. How could he do that. He knows how painful daddy issues can be. And especially to Robin. Robin, who’s the awesomest person he knows and really does not deserve to be treated like that. Suddenly, he has to tell her. He has to let her know that she deserves to be cared about; that her dad should have called.
And if you don’t mind my saying, your dad is a complete idiot for not calling. He should never let a day go by without calling because when I let a day go by without talking to you… umm… that day’s just no good.
And just like that, Robin feels like she could fall in love with him all over again. She’d forgotten how sweet and genuine Barney could be when he really wanted. She looks up at him and gives him a bright smile, but suddenly he’s leaning over her. His breath is on her lips and his eyes are slightly glazed and all Robin wants to do is kiss him. She knows it’s a bad idea, that it could complicate their friendship, but right now she doesn’t care.
Then the phone rings. And Robin has to answer it. Has to pull it out because she’s scared and confused and to be honest she isn’t quite sure what she wants. So she excitedly greets her dad and tries to forget about how badly she wants to kiss Barney Stinson. Because that would be a mistake. Wouldn’t it?