Requested: Hey please could you do an Ashton imagine like where your bestfriends when you were younger and then you move from Australia to the UK and then like 5 years later your family move back and the boys help you surprise him, and then like you get really close and become a couple Sorry if it’s like a really specific one and stuff 😘😘💗
I’m sorry this took me so long hahah. hope you love it though! requests are open you guys, don’t me afraid to message me :) x -h
Your phone rang and you answered it, the voice on the other end shouting at you and surprising you. “’Ello govnah, are you enjoying your tea and biscuits?” He said in an awful English accent and you rolled your eyes.
“You’re such a dork Ashton.” You laughed. “I’ve only lived in London a few years, I don’t actually say stuff like that. But yes, I am enjoying my tea.” You said, glancing at the cup sitting on your desk.
“But a few years is pretty much a lifetime.” Ashton groaned.
“Hey, my dad said we aren’t staying forever. I’ll be back before you know it.”
“Okay fine.” He groaned.
“I made a promise that I’d be your best friend forever. I intend to keep it.”
“We made that promise when we were 12, I didn’t think you’d remember that.” Ashton chuckled quietly.
“Sounds like you remember it too.” You smiled, happy to hear that he remember the day in the park when you pinky promised to be friends forever, no matter what.
“Of course I do.” He said, and it was followed by a yawn. You looked at your clock, did some mental math, and realized it was 1 AM where Ashton was.
“Okay Ash, I’m cutting you off.” Your comment was followed by protest, but the yawns won him out. “I’ll talk to you when it’s not so late over there, alright?”
“Do you promise?” Ashton asked quietly, and you knew he was already drifting off to sleep.
“I promise. Now hang up and go to bed.” Ashton said something groggily that you couldn’t understand, then the line clicked off. You smiled and looked back at your computer, pressing the un-mute button and revealing Calum and Luke huddled in a room together.
“You’re back.” Luke said, and you nodded. “So back to the surprise. You left off at Cal picking you up at the airport…”
You wiped your hands nervously on your jeans. Your knees were bouncing and you ran your hand through your hair for the hundredth time. You didn’t think you’d be so anxious.
“Y/N, you alright?” You glanced over at Calum and nodded.
“Yeah, I’m totally fine. Don’t worry about me.” You smiled and looked back out the window. Calum pulled up to a stoplight and looked over at you.
“Are you sure? You’re really jumpy.”
“I’m fine, promise. Just keep driving.” You pointed to the green light and Calum slowly pulled forward, still eyeing your knee that was bouncing uncontrollably.
“Okay, it’s your surprise, we’ll do it your way.” He said and you looked over at him.
“How would you do it?” You asked, and Calum smiled.
“My way would involve a DJ, confetti canons, and you popping out of a giant cake.”
“Your way sounds messy.” You laughed. You felt a little more at ease. But you turned down a street, and even though you hadn’t been there in almost five years, you instantly recognized it. Sixth house on the right, the one with the white trim and green door. Ashton’s house. Calum parked a little ways down the street and pulled out his phone.
“Luke texted and said that Michael has Ashton inside. But Michael is acting weird and Ashton knows something is up.” Calum said as he rolled his eyes.
“You let Michael be the distraction?” You asked.
“Yeah, that wasn’t very smart.” Calum said quietly, realizing the mistake. But you just laughed and opened the car door.
“Then I guess we better hurry.”
You stopped at the front door and let Calum go in first. “See you inside.” He nudged your shoulder, gave you a big thumbs up, and slipped inside. You were going to follow after, but when the door shut in front of you, you couldn’t bring yourself to knock it. You hadn’t seen Ashton in person for years. It felt like lifetimes. And even though you made other friends in London, Ashton was always your best friend. What if he didn’t feel the same way anymore?
You tried knocking three times, but instead walked down the porch and leaned against the railing, looking down his street at the different houses. The streetlights illuminated the night, and you breathed in the cool Australian night air.
“Y/N?” A voice asked quietly behind you, and you quickly turned around to find Ashton. “Is that really you?”
“Surprise.” You said quietly, waving your hands and smiling. Ashton took long strides towards you, wrapping you up into the tightest hug and swinging you back and forth.
“Oh my god, I can’t believe that you’re here! When did you come back? Why are you back? Why didn’t I know you were going to be here?”
“Well, my dad’s contract at the company was only for five years, and they offered a better position back here. I came back this morning, and I wanted to surprise you. So here I am.”
“Here you are.” He said softly, studying your face. “London did you good. Like, you look really good.” He said, chuckling and taking a step back. “That was weird, sorry.”
“No, it’s fine. I’m the one who couldn’t even go through with my own surprise.” You leaned back against the railing again and crossed your arms over your chest.
“Why do you say that?” Ashton sat on the railing next to you.
“I don’t know.” You said, looking down at your feet. “I was scared that you wouldn’t be happy to see me.” Ashton wrapped an arm over your shoulder and pulled you into a hug.
“I’m so happy to see you, you don’t understand. I’ve missed you so much.”
“I’ve really missed you too.” You said with a smile, looking up at Ashton. You’d both grown up a lot in the past five years. There was something different about Ashton. A new confidence that he didn’t have when you were 14.
“Talking on the phone, Skyping, none of it has been as good as seeing you in person right now.” He hopped off the ledge and stood in front of you, placing his feet on either side of your stretched out legs. Your heart raced as he leaned closer to you, and the feeling caught you by surprise. He took a hand and gently brushed a piece of hair behind your ear. “Is it possible to fall for someone after they leave for five years?” He said, biting his lip after he said it, like he didn’t mean to say it out loud. “Hypothetically speaking of course.” You laughed and nodded.
“I think so. I think that not seeing someone for a long time makes you think about them a lot. And then you see them in person and you realize that maybe it was the late night calls that made leaving home easier. Then seeing them in person again makes you wonder what you ever would have done with out that person.”
“Could the person that left for five years feel the same way as the person stuck in Australia?” He asked, his hand cupping your cheek. You smiled at the feeling of his touch.
“Oh, of course, just hypothetically.” He smiled.
“I think, hypothetically, that person could be realizing it right as the one who was stuck in Australia is standing in front of her.” You bit your lip and looked into Ashton’s eyes, which were just as hypnotizing in the dark.
“So this fake, hypothetical girl. Would she want the imaginary guy to kiss her? Or do you think he should wait?” He said quietly, glancing from your lips to your eyes, and making you suck in a breath. His question caught you by surprise, but your answer did too.
“I think the girl would like that.”
Ashton leaned down and gently kissed you, holding onto your face gently and pressing his body against yours. You wrapped your arms around his waist, pulling him in closer to you and turning your head to deepen the kiss. Ashton leaned back and rested his forehead on yours, closing his eyes and grinning softly.
“Why did it take me 6 years to finally get the guts to do that?” He chuckled. You shook your head.
“I’ve only been gone for 5 years though.” You pointed out.
“Who said anything about only liking you for 5 years?” You grinned and bit your lip, grabbing behind his neck and pulling him down for another kiss. He smiled against your lips before returning it, gripping your lower back in an attempt to close the space between you. You pulled back and looked at his face, smiling and laughing to yourself. “I really missed you Y/N.” He said finally.
“I really missed you too Ashton.”
“Are you home for good?” He asked, a hint of worry in his eye that you’d say no.
“Don’t worry, Ash, I’m home for good.” He let out a sigh and hugged you tight.
“So it would be okay if I asked you out on Friday night?”
“I would love that.” You said before pecking his lips. “Now let’s go inside, I didn’t wear a jacket and the guys are probably wondering where we are.”
“Good idea.” He said, but he didn’t let go. He held onto you for a little bit longer before kissing your forehead and leading you inside, never letting go of your hand.