In which Taylor Swift writes a song about Julian. XD
"…are we there yet?"
Derek rolled his eyes, keeping his eyes fixed firmly on the road in front of them. “For the seventeenth time, Jules, not yet.”
Julian sighed and shifted in the backseat, throwing his legs across the empty space next to him. “But I’m so bored.”
"Go back to sleep," Logan said, fiddling with the dial of the radio.
"But I’m not tired."
"That’s a first." The blond winced at the static erupting from Derek’s speakers. Eventually, a relatively clear voice burst forth, and he sighed in satisfaction.
"…and have we got a surprise for you today! Taylor Swift’s newest single, ‘Brown Eyes’, played for the first time ever…"
Julian jolted up in his seat, nearly strangling himself with the seatbelt as he leaned forward to bat at the radio.
"Hey!" Logan shoved his arm away quickly, shooting a glare at the brunet, "I’ve spent the past five minutes looking for a station that actually works here!”
"I don’t like this song, okay?"
"How would you know? They just said it was new!"
"I first saw you on the movie screen; America’s star; you stole my heart away…"
"Just turn it off, Logan!" Julian stretched forward again, half-falling into Derek’s lap when Logan shoved him away again.
"I’m driving here, guys!” Derek snapped, elbowing his friend away, “Jesus, Jules, it’s just a song.”
"We talked for a while and you shot me a smile and I fell…"
"Could you please just turn it off?”
Julian groaned, flopping back into his seat and throwing an arm over his eyes.
"With your big brown eyes and your movie-star looks, it was a love that was meant for the history books but you walked away."
"Could you just…please turn it off?”
Logan spun around, narrowing his eyes at Julian. “What the hell, Jules? I didn’t realize you hated Taylor Swift so much.”
"I don’t! I just…don’t like this song…"
"We could’ve been perfect, we would’ve been great, we’d stand together against the pain of our fame…"
"Wait a second," Derek straightened in his seat, "Jules…this song isn’t about you, is it?”
"What?" Logan’s brow furrowed, "Why the hell would you—"
"No, listen!" Derek reached forward, turning the volume up.
"Don’t—!" Julian shot forward, slamming his hand against the radio dial. A burst of static blared from the speakers, and all three winced as Julian fumbled for the power switch.
For a moment, tense silence filled the car. Logan cocked his head, gazing curiously at the actor.
"I…fuck, I turned her down at a party, okay?”
"…is that so?"
"We didn’t even—we barely talked! She asked me out and I said I wasn’t interested in dating anyone at the moment and the next thing I know, my agent gets a phone call about this song and I swear I didn’t actually do anything to her—”
Derek snorted loudly, shoving a fist in front of his mouth as he held back a laugh.
"Are you telling me," Logan asked solemnly, "that Taylor Swift wrote a song about you because you turned her down at a party?”
Julian nodded violently, eyes wide. “Yes!”
Logan and Derek burst into simultaneous fits of laughter. Julian huffed in aggravation, crossing his arms as he flung himself backwards.
"It’s not funny!"
"Yes it is—" Derek choked out through his giggles.
"You broke the poor girl’s heart, Jules!"
"You stole her heart away—"
"Your love was meant for the history books—"
"This is priceless,” Logan wiped a tear from his cheek, body still shaking with laughter, “I can’t believe you were trying to hide this…”
"It’s humiliating!" Julian threw his hands in the air, "It’s not even subtle, she mentions like three of my roles in the chorus—”
Derek’s head slammed against the steering wheel as he fell into another laughing fit.
“Stop laughing at me!”
Logan swallowed hard, covering his mouth as he fought the chuckles, “Sorry, sorry.”
Derek cleared his throat, fixing his eyes to the road once more.
Julian shot glares at them both, waiting for their next reaction. When both remained silent, he nodded, satisfied.
A few minutes passed in silence before Logan spoke again.
"This wouldn’t have happened if you stood with her against the pain of your fame.”