I was beyond excited to be in Chicago for our next stop of the tour. We had been touring the U.S for the past month, stopping in the biggest cities and their biggest venues. Overall, Magcon was a great experience. I met so many amazing people only in the past month, like Jack and Jack, Sammy, Nash, Cameron, Matt, Aaron, Carter, Taylor and Mahogany.
It was definitely awkward being one of two girls around so many guys, but we all became one big family. I was added on to the tour last minute and wasn’t as well known as the others, so I always felt like I had something to prove.
I was currently waiting to get on stage and do my set. I had three song covers planned out, the same songs I had been doing each stop. I did my vocal warm ups backstage, as I waited for Nash and Cam to get off stage.
“You’re gonna be great Y/N, you always are.” Sammy whispered in my ear, surprising me.
“Jeez Sam, you scared me.” I said holding my chest.
“Sorry! I didn’t mean to, I just wanted to wish you luck even though you don’t need it.” Sammy said smiling down at me. If I had gotten close to anyone over the past month it was Sammy, he was beyond kind and we really connected. I hoped this would someday turn into something other than friendship.
“Thanks!” I replied as I brought him in for a hug.
The crowd and the vibe was great, Chicago was an amazing city. Finally, I was about to do my last cover, “Superbass” by Nicki Minaj, one of my favorites.
Not even halfway through the song, the crowd was so hype. Then suddenly, my earpiece turned off. I shrugged it off and continued like nothing happened, I couldn’t ruin this. I then noticed the crowd going wild and screaming, before I could turn I felt ice cold water cover my entire body. I was too stunned to even continue singing, I turned to see Jack and Jack holding an empty bucket, they were smiling…how could they smile this was beyond embarrassing for me.
I tried to put on a brave face and continue with the song as I was interrupted once more, by Matt squirting whipped cream all over me, where did he even come from? This was the final straw, how on earth could they do this.
I ran off stage, doing my best not to cry, locking myself in my dressing room. I sat on the floor against the door, the tears now flowing down my face. My body was soaking wet and sticky from the whipped cream, my outfit probably ruined. Not to mention hundreds of people just witnessed this and probably got videos of it to upload to YouTube.
As I was having a breakdown I heard muffled voices coming down the hall. I recognized the voices to be Aaron, Carter and Taylor.
“ Yo that was amazing, they got Y/N good!” I heard Carter say.
“I don’t know man, did you see her run off stage she looked pretty upset, but it was still funny as hell.” Aaron said as the other guys laughed.
I couldn’t believe they all decided to prank me in front of everyone. I knew the guys liked their pranks, but why did I have to be the guinea pig to be pranked in front of an entire audience. Why couldn’t they have done something off stage?
I glanced at the clock on the wall and knew the show had to be over by now. I had to confront everyone. I slowly stood up and left the room, still dripping and feeling sticky.
I walked down the quiet hall to the group lounge where we usually went after our shows. As I opened the door the guys and Mahogany turned at looked at me. They all laughed, except for Sammy who looked saddened. Their faces changed once they saw my expression, which was probably full of rage. I didn’t even care that I was soaking wet either.
“Why the fuck would you guys do that?” I screamed.
“Relax Y/N, it was a joke. You know we like pranks.” Gilinsky said.
“It was good too, you gotta admit.” Matt added.
“We got you so good, don’t even lie to yourself.” Johnson said.
Everyone else began laughing, I stood there with my arms crossed against my chest. How could they think this was funny. Suddenly, Sammy stood up.
“Yo guys chill, don’t you see how upset she is. You embarrassed her in front of all those people, I told you she wouldn’t take this how you thought. Why couldn’t you have done a smaller scale prank that wasn’t on stage?” Sammy said loudly, causing everyone to stop laughing.
I was so taken aback that Sammy would actually stick up for me and he wasn’t done yet.
“All you guys think of is yourselves, what if that happened to you? You’d feel as bad as Y/N does right now. Look at her, can’t you tell she’s been crying? How is this funny to you guys?” Sammy said, looking at me with sympathetic eyes.
“Wow Sam, I’ve know you since middle school and I’ve never seen you defend someone like this.” Gilinsky said, raising an eyebrow.
“Yeah seriously, you never stick up for anyone or anything.” Nash added as the boys nodded.
“Maybe because he understands how hurt I was because the rest of you were too blind to realize.” I said as I began to feel really uncomfortable and suddenly more sticky. I left the lounge without saying another word and headed to the shower backstage to finally clean up.
After staying in the shower for longer than I should have, I returned to my dressing room and got dressed. As I brushed my wet hair, I heard a soft knock on the door.
“Come in.” I said in the farthest thing from my cheery voice.
Sammy entered the room. “You okay?”
“I could be better.” I said not looking at him.
“Everyone was talking and said they’re sorry.” Sammy said as he rubbed my arm.
“Then why are you here and they aren’t?” I questioned.
“Isn’t it obvious, I like you Y/N. It hurt me to see you hurting, I had to make sure you were okay. The rest of them put two and two together when you were showering, they finally understood why I was so defensive.” Sammy said trailing off.
“Wait, what…. You like me?” I said almost laughing.
“I do, a lot actually. This past month we’ve gotten so close and you’re such an amazing person. I can’t be the only one feeling the way I do, please tell me you want to take this to the next level.” Sammy said gazing into my eyes.
I was honestly at a loss for words, so I nodded.
“I’ll take that as a yes.” Sammy whispered leaning down, kissing me softly.
The sudden sound of the door opening, broke us apart.
I looked to see all of the guys and Mahogany in my dressing room, each of them holding some sort of apology letter or gift.
“I’m gonna speak for all of us when I say we’re sorry Y/N. We just wanted to initiate you into all of this with a prank. We definitely took it to the next level and should’ve done something behind the scenes instead of in front of everyone. Sam was right, you’re lucky you have him looking out for you, he really cares for you. And we have every right to expect a retaliation prank.” Johnson said as everyone nodded.
“Thanks everyone I appreciate it. I’m so lucky to have all of you.” I said my eyes landing on Sammy as he squeezed my hand, the one I was the most thankful for.
“So are you guys like a thing now?” Mahogany asked smiling.
Sammy and I turned towards each other both of us smiling from ear to ear, nodding.
“Yeah, we are!” I said feeling like I was on cloud nine.
“Oh great, now Y/N’s gonna have Sammy involved in her revenge scheme.” Taylor chuckled.
“Totally, you know I gotta help my girl out.” Sammy said as my heart fluttered at the sound of him calling me his girl.
“You all better sleep with one eye open tonight and for the rest of tour.” I said as I began thinking of the best ways to get everyone back.