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* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': Subverted in the sequel ''Picking Up the Pieces'' - Gentle Step wakes up with a hangover and finds Memorizing is ''not'' in bed with her. She considers, for just a moment, that he was only using her... and that's when he walks in with a tray of breakfast and something for her headache, asking if she's okay, which makes her very happy.

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* ''FanFic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': ''Fanfic/ThePiecesLieWhereTheyFell'': Subverted in the sequel ''Picking Up the Pieces'' - Gentle Step wakes up with a hangover and finds her best friend Memorizing Gaze, whom she's just undergone a RelationshipUpgrade with, is ''not'' in bed with her. She considers, for just a moment, that he was only using her... and that's when he walks in with a tray of breakfast and something for her headache, asking if she's okay, which makes her very happy.


* Creator/JimHenson's ''Series/TheStoryteller'' retelling of "Theseus and the Minotaur": Theseus loves and leaves Ariadne as in the myth. When she wakes up a WomanScorned, she calls down a curse on his head in true [[AncientGreece Ancient Greek]] fashion. The curse cause him to forget to put up the right color sail to tell his father he survived -- and thus, as she curses him, he witnesses his father leap from a cliff.

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* Creator/JimHenson's ''Series/TheStoryteller'' retelling of "Theseus and the Minotaur": Theseus loves and leaves Ariadne as in the myth. When she wakes up a WomanScorned, she calls down a curse on his head in true [[AncientGreece [[UsefulNotes/AncientGreece Ancient Greek]] fashion. The curse cause him to forget to put up the right color sail to tell his father he survived -- and thus, as she curses him, he witnesses his father leap from a cliff.

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* Double subverted in Fanfic/CabinFeverPartingShot: First of all, Paul does (reluctantly) stay for the extremely awkward breakfast; but he hightails it out of there the instant he is finished, curtly dismissing a request from his beloved for him to wait so that she can come with him. Secondly, he wasn't actually the one who slept with the girl; he stumbled upon another guy bedding his unrequited love and now he just wants to run away from both of them.
** Averted later on with an impulsive casual sex scene: the sort you figure that the participants will probably regret immediately afterward, and would typically set-up NotStayingForBreakfast. Yet despite at least one of the lovers having a WhatHaveIDone moment [[BedmateReveal when they notice who they've woken up with]], the pair stick together for a cozy morning lay-in.


* ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'': The very second episode opens with Prue pulling this on Andy, waking herself off to take off before he wakes up. [[MindOverMatter She even uses her powers to]] [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments toss his alarm clock out the window when it's about to go off]].

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* ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'': The very second episode opens with Prue pulling this on Andy, waking herself off to take off before he wakes up. [[MindOverMatter She even uses her powers to]] [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments toss his alarm clock out the window when it's about to go off]].off.



* [[SmugSnake Benny]] doesn't bother sticking around after sleeping with a female character in VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas. He ''does'' leave a note, however, that is simultaneously [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilarious,]] [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments sweet]], and completely infuriating.

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* [[SmugSnake Benny]] doesn't bother sticking around after sleeping with a female character in VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas. He ''does'' leave a note, however, that is simultaneously [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments hilarious,]] [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments sweet]], hilarious, sweet, and completely infuriating.



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* This is discussed non-sexually in ''[[Fanfic/SurprisingButterflies denouement]]''. When Mion sleeps over at her not-quite-girlfriend Rena's house, she sometimes has to leave in the morning for family reasons. Rena hates this and, during one sleepover, begs Mion not to be gone in the morning.


** In "Innocence", Angel leaves Buffy the morning after because he turned evil. As EvilIsPetty, he returns to taunt her over how ItDoesntMeanAnything to him. As this is [[TheirFirstTime Buffy's first time]], the event is so traumatic this trope gets a CallBack whenever Buffy takes a new lover.
** In "The Harsh Light of Day", we have the "went to get coffee" version when Buffy sleeps with Parker. When she sees the coffee, she's greatly relieved, which makes the following reveal - that Parker was really just in it for sex - much more cruel.
** In "The I in Team", Buffy wakes up in bed, turns over in alarm...and finds Riley smiling back at her. As per the RuleOfThrees, she's finally found a decent man.

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** In "Innocence", "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS2E14Innocence Innocence]]", Angel leaves Buffy the morning after because he turned evil. As EvilIsPetty, he returns to taunt her over how ItDoesntMeanAnything to him. As this is [[TheirFirstTime Buffy's first time]], the event is so traumatic this trope gets a CallBack whenever Buffy takes a new lover.
** In "The "[[{{Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E3TheHarshLightOfDay}} The Harsh Light of Day", Of Day]]", we have the "went to get coffee" version when Buffy sleeps with Parker. When she sees the coffee, she's greatly relieved, which makes the following reveal - that Parker was really just in it for sex - much more cruel.
** In "The "[[Recap/BuffyTheVampireSlayerS4E13TheIInTeam The I in Team", Team]]", Buffy wakes up in bed, turns over in alarm...and finds Riley smiling back at her. As per the RuleOfThrees, she's finally found a decent man.



* In the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode ''Divided Loyalties'', Talia (in Ivanova's quarters) wakes up and is surprised to find the other half of the bed empty. The next scene is an attack on Lyta Alexander, who has arrived at the station to deliver a warning about a Psi Corps sleeper agent. [[spoiler: This turns out to be a bit of misdirection; after an episode with many clues pointing to Ivanova, the sleeper agent turned out to be Talia.]] The scene also serves as a deniable indication of the characters' [[HideYourLesbians possible]] [[BiTheWay relationship]]. WordOfGod has since confirmed that they'd slept together in more than the strictly literal sense.

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* In the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode ''Divided Loyalties'', "[[{{Recap/BabylonFiveS02E19DividedLoyalties}} Divided Loyalties]]", Talia (in Ivanova's quarters) wakes up and is surprised to find the other half of the bed empty. The next scene is an attack on Lyta Alexander, who has arrived at the station to deliver a warning about a Psi Corps sleeper agent. [[spoiler: This turns out to be a bit of misdirection; after an episode with many clues pointing to Ivanova, the sleeper agent turned out to be Talia.]] The scene also serves as a deniable indication of the characters' [[HideYourLesbians possible]] [[BiTheWay relationship]]. WordOfGod has since confirmed that they'd slept together in more than the strictly literal sense.



* The first episode of the second season of ''Series/ThePunisher'' has Frank trying to do this after spending the night with Beth, except downstairs he unexpectedly runs into her son, and he ends up taking them out for breakfast. And he even comes back to her bar the next night, but that doesn't end so well...

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* [[Recap/ThePunisher2017S01E013AM The first episode of the second season season]] of ''Series/ThePunisher'' has Frank trying to do this after spending the night with Beth, except downstairs he unexpectedly runs into her son, and he ends up taking them out for breakfast. And he even comes back to her bar the next night, but that doesn't end so well...

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* In ''Film/GangOfRoses'', Johnny attempts to pull this on Chas. He also attempts to rob her in the process. Both decisions prove very unwise on his part.

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* The first episode of the second season of ''Series/ThePunisher'' has Frank trying to do this after spending the night with Beth, except downstairs he unexpectedly runs into her son, and he ends up taking them out for breakfast. And he even comes back to her bar the next night, but that doesn't end so well...


* In the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode ''Divided Loyalties'', Talia (in Ivanova's quarters) wakes up and is surprised to find the other half of the bed empty. The next scene is an attack on Lyta Alexander, who has arrived at the station to deliver a warning about a Psi Corps sleeper agent. [[spoiler: This turns out to be a bit of misdirection; after an episode with many clues pointing to Ivanova, the sleeper agent turned out to be Talia.]] The scene also serves as a [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar deniable]] indication of the characters' [[HideYourLesbians possible]] [[BiTheWay relationship]]. WordOfGod has since confirmed that they'd slept together in more than the strictly literal sense.

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* In the ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode ''Divided Loyalties'', Talia (in Ivanova's quarters) wakes up and is surprised to find the other half of the bed empty. The next scene is an attack on Lyta Alexander, who has arrived at the station to deliver a warning about a Psi Corps sleeper agent. [[spoiler: This turns out to be a bit of misdirection; after an episode with many clues pointing to Ivanova, the sleeper agent turned out to be Talia.]] The scene also serves as a [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar deniable]] deniable indication of the characters' [[HideYourLesbians possible]] [[BiTheWay relationship]]. WordOfGod has since confirmed that they'd slept together in more than the strictly literal sense.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' episode "Couples Retreat", it is [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar heavily implied]] that Charmcaster and Darkstar had sex, because Charmcaster wakes up in bed and wonders where he went.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10UltimateAlien'' episode "Couples Retreat", it is [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar [[DidTheyOrDidntThey heavily implied]] that Charmcaster and Darkstar had sex, because Charmcaster wakes up in bed and wonders where he went.


* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': The very second episode opens with Prue pulling this on Andy, waking herself off to take off before he wakes up. [[MindOverMatter She even uses her powers to]] [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments toss his alarm clock out the window when it's about to go off]].

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* ''Series/{{Charmed}}'': ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'': The very second episode opens with Prue pulling this on Andy, waking herself off to take off before he wakes up. [[MindOverMatter She even uses her powers to]] [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments toss his alarm clock out the window when it's about to go off]].



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* Lampooned in ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'':
--> '''Torg''': So how'd your date with Gwynn go?
--> '''Riff''': Don't know. When I woke up she was gone.
--> '''Torg''': Dude! All right!
--> '''Riff''': No, I mean I fell asleep at the restaurant.

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* One episode of ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}'' has Elaine warn a coworker (who's a virgin and has it bad for Jerry) about this trope. When this coworker finally manages to sleep with Jerry, she asks him in the afterglow whether he's planning to leave now.
--> ''(bewildered)'' Why would I leave? This is ''my'' apartment.

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* Charlotte Hatherley's "Bastardo" tells of how Charlotte had a one-night stand with a Spaniard called Antionio. When she woke in the morning, not only had Antonio disappeared, but he'd taken her favourite guitar with him.


* In the 2002 mini-series ''Napoleon'', his Polish mistress turns up just as his troops are marching off to war. When he hesitates to spend the night with her, she jokingly points out that he has the perfect excuse for leaving when he grows tired of her, as he has to go command his armies.

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* In the 2002 mini-series ''Napoleon'', his Polish mistress turns up just as his troops are marching off to war. When he hesitates to spend the night with her, Napoleon looks reluctant, she jokingly points out that he has the perfect excuse for leaving when he grows tired of her, as he can always say he has to go command his armies.

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