He had been SO BORED. He just couldn't help it. All of the random girls he knew nothing about. All of the disappointed looks from Lily and Marshall. It sometimes made him reconsider his current lifestyle. But to what could he change it? He was sure he wasn't going into some long-term relationship. And still he couldn't get back to his previous life. Even though he promised himself to stay the same 'till the end of his days.
"No-one can stay the same their all lives, Barney. We all change a little bit every day. Yesterday I wouldn't even thought that your sudden 'want to change' was true, but today I may actually believe in it," said Ted, when they went for another round of beer. "Oh, and I hope it wasn't another way to try, if the chick would believe in your lame story 'cause we all wanted you to change for such a long time."
"Well, that was mouthful." Lily and Marshall stared at them for a second.
"Barney wants to change his life." Ted patted him on his shoulder.
"That is awesome, dude!"
And just like that Barney thought that maybe he could stay the way he was and be entirely different. But how to? He wanted to know this so bad.
His eyes stopped on Ted, his best friend. The only person who cared what he would do. Well, Marshall and Lily cared too, but not in the same way. He analised him, while Mosby was talking with Eriksen. Maybe there was something different in the way his voice held some kind of solace within it. Or maybe it was something about the way the pub lights reflected in his eyes... Because Barney couldn't tear his own eyes of him.
It didn't took Ted long to notice, he moved his gaze onto Stinson and gave him that reassuring smile of his. And Barney couldn't help but return it. He just felt so nice, so warm somewhere inside. And once again - those eyes... In that moment he just wanted to grab Ted and kiss the living crap out of him.
"Oh no." Barney and Lily said at the same time. When he looked at her, she started to shake her head and mutter "no, no, no, no, Barney, no," but no-one could hear that.
"What is it?" asked Mosby, still smiling. He really couldn't look anywhere else, but his lips right now.
"NO, BARNEY! No, no, no, no!" Lily started to talk louder.
"I have this thing to do, see you later!"
He just run away.