After a long and stressful day of work, I sit down on my couch with my pitbull, Sonic, a blanket, and a glass of wine and begin watching episodes from American Horror Story. Sonic had her head in my lap and was fast asleep. It was a really nice ending to an annoying day.
Just as I was about to finish the episode, my phone vibrated in my pocket. Sonic lifted her head up slightly and tilted it towards my pocket. I giggled while patting her head. “It’s okay baby,” I said. She looked up at me as she wagged her tail. I took my phone out of my pocket. It was a text from my best friend, Austin. I opened it and it read:
‘Hey how was your day?’
I replied back with:
I sipped on my wine and realized that the episode had ended. I looked at my clock on the wall to see that it was 8:45. I sighed wearily while stretching my arms. My phone vibrated again. I looked at the message:
‘Shitty. We didn’t get anything done in the studio and I got into a fight with Alan.’
‘Aww, I’m sorry. :( Do you want me to cheer you up?’
I knew he was going to say yes, which meant I was going to his house. I tapped Sonic’s side with my hand and said, “okay, Sonic. I have to get up baby.” She stood up and jumped off the couch. I went up to my room and changed into some jeans and put my vans on. I looked at my phone to see that Austin had said yes to my question. I grabbed my keys off of my table and headed towards the door. Sonic followed me with excitement running through her.
I stopped her when I got to the front door and said, “no Sonic. Not right now.” She sat down and looked at me confused. I kissed the top of her head. “Sorry sweetie. I’ll be back soon.”
I walked outside and over to my car and drove to Austin’s. When I got to his house, I walked inside and found him in his kitchen hovered over his counter on his phone.
“Hey dork,” I exclaimed. He turned towards me with a huge grin on his face. “Hiya!” He walked towards me to give me a hug. He went to wrap his arms around me, when I ducked and slid past him. He chuckled. “No hug?” He inquired. I wrapped my arms around him from behind and he put his hands on my forearms. I quickly let go of him and moved in front of him. I let him give me a real hug.
“I’m sorry you had a bad day,” I said. “It’s okay. It’ll pass. I just needed to see you! I haven’t hung out with you in so long.” “I know, it’s been like forever.” He let go of me and looked in my eyes. I smiled which made him smile and I giggled. His smile quickly faded, though. I could tell that he was really bummed out by today. My smile faded as well. “Was it that bad?” I asked. He nodded slowly. I tried to think of how I could make him feel better. I gasped. “I know!” I exclaimed. “What?” He asked.
“Wait right here,” I said. I ran up to his room and over to his closet. I grabbed one of his sleeveless shirts and changed into it. I tied my hair back and rolled up the bottom part of my jeans to reveal my ankles. I went into his bathroom and took one of his nose rings and put it in. I rand downstairs over to his speakers and plugged my phone in.
“What are you doing?” He laughed. I scrolled to The Flood album and pressed a random song. O.G. Loko came on and he started laughing. I began to lip sing to it and head banging and running around like I was him on stage. He sat down on his couch in front of me and watched me. When it got to the end to the break down, I put my foot on top of his table and pointed at him with a serious look on my face. He put his hands over his mouth while laughing really hard. In the song when Austin goes ‘shhh’, I shushed and then headbanged really hard. At the end of the song, I put my fist up in the air and stuck my tongue out.
The Great Hendowski came on next and I lip sang and danced around like a fool just to make him continue to laugh. Let Live and Still Ydg’n came on next and then I stopped because I was exhausted. I sat down next to Austin while sighing greatly. “That was great,” he chuckled. “Well, I was trying to act just like the guy who sings those songs,” I said sarcastically. “I heard that guy’s a dork,” he responded. We looked at each other and I said, “I dunno, he’s pretty darn cute.” I pinched his cheek and he laughed.
My phone vibrated in my pocket. I saw that I had a text from my friend, Molly. I opened and she said:
‘Did you see what Austin posted on Instagram?’
I looked at him confused but he didn’t see me because he was on his phone. I went to Instagram and scrolled through my feed. I found Austin’s post and it was a video of me. I turned the volume on and watched it as he has recorded me performing O.G. Loko at the end. I glared at him and he laughed. I looked at the caption, which read ‘I’m gonna marry this dork someday’. I looked at him again and he was looking at his phone. “Austin,” I said. He raised his eyebrows while still looking at his phone and then finally peeled his eyes off of his screen. He smiled when he looked at me. “Yes?” He answered. I kissed him. I was in love with him. And he was in love with me. I wanted to be in his life and I wanted him in mine. That was it.
I stopped kissing him and studied him for a moment. “You will marry that dork one day, I promise,” I said. His eyes flashed with excitement. “You have no idea how happy that just made me,” he chuckled. I kissed him again. “I actually do, because, I’m in love with you.” “You are?” He seemed so surprised. “Yes. You’ve just treated me like I mean something in this world and you’ve helped me through so much and you just know how to make me smile. And I feel like I can be myself with you. And talking to you and being with you feels right. And I don’t know, I just knew from the moment we met that I would fall in love with you.” “I feel the same way, Y/N.” I kissed him again. “I would be honored to marry you, Austin.” He pulled me into an embrace and kissed my forehead. “I love you,” he whispered. “I love you too.”
I spent the night at Austin’s that night and we talked about life together and the future and we made love twice. We ended up staying awake until around 2a.m. I was so happy to finally be with him.