A/N: I’m sorry if there’s typos, it’s four in the morning and I just had to finish it! I hope y’all enjoy x
Word count: 4953 (looong)
After Zane had received notice that the group of five would have to move out by the end of their lease due partly to the numerous complaints from neighbours about noise and unnecessary disruptions but overall because of the 1,400 pounds of dry ice they had dumped into their pool, Toddy had the genius idea of throwing a celebratory party for all of the good times they’d experienced at their shared residence. The boys were immediately on board and decided to throw the biggest party they’ve ever thrown before in remembrance of their soon to be ex-home. Invitations were sent out to anyone that’d ever spent time over at their house, and of course their friends as well as friends of friends. There was no doubt that this party was going to be one of the biggest their neighbourhood had ever seen from the vlog squads house yet, and you had the privilege of going.
You were fairly new to the group of friends, as you had only moved to California five months ago and had only just been welcomed into the group four months ago after you Toddy finally asked you out to lunch after bumping into each other at the gym on numerous occasions. At first you thought it was a date, which put you slightly on edge. Todd had taken you to a moderately empty café which looked as if it was created in the image of it being the perfect setting for a couple’s first date, and although it was lovely, it only made you feel even more awkward. Yes, Todd was undeniably cute and funny - never failing to make you laugh during work outs, but he wasn’t exactly your type. You liked Todd, which is why you agreed to go, but you just didn’t like him in that way, believe it or not.
Being alone with him made you feel uneasy, almost as if you were constantly on the edge of your seat; full high alert. You feared that if Todd did bring you out with the intent to date you, you dreaded that you would ultimately have to reject him, which only made you more uncomfortable as you didn’t want to ruin your first and only friendship in California. A few had minutes passed and the two of you talked about the expected small talk topics. Such as how you were finding life in LA and whether or not you were settling in, but it wasn’t until four unfamiliar faces took up the empty seats at your table that you felt less uneasy, but more confused at the situation.
“Hey guys, I hope you don’t mind I brought a friend of mine from the gym to have lunch with us” Todd said in a rather chipper voice.
“Oh sure, yeah, ‘Friend’” The older man teased, which made you to laugh, half embarrassed at the unexpected comment. “I’m only kidding, it’s a pleasure to meet you. I’m Jason” He said extending a hand out for you to shake it, which you did happily, all the while appreciating his humour and straightforward nature.
As Jason sat down everyone introduced themselves to you. Next was Scotty, you remember admiring the detail and mix of tattoos sprawled across his body, as well as the golden gleam he resonated when he smiled at you. Then it was Zane who you immediately felt welcomed with, because of his warm and inviting personality, it was if everything about him made you smile. You felt home with these people, comfortable. It was like you were all old friends meeting up for the first time in a long time and they all made you feel this way. All except for Heath. Heath was the last person to introduce himself, and when your gaze met his your stomach did a backflip, your prior thoughts melted away into puddles, it was hard to believe you could feel this way by simply introducing themself.
The more you got to know Heath the more you started to like him. He was unquestionably funny and you loved the relationship he and Zane seemed to share. From that day on, whenever you and Toddy met up at the gym, he’d bring you along to lunch with the boys and soon from there, they invited you to come over and hang out. From that point on your friendship’s bloomed. You learned more about their vine careers as well as their youtube personalities and came to make even more friends, especially David, and Liza.
The days went by and you all became closer, you couldn’t thank Toddy enough for helping you settle into LA and making you feel welcome, although out of all of your new friends, you spent time with Zane and Heath the most. You even had the privilege of being apart of a few of their coffee talks, which you loved being apart of more than anything - they were certainly a lot more enjoyable than David’s pranks that’s for sure, but if you were honest with yourself, you spent as much time alone with Heath as you could. Even upon first meeting Heath you knew you liked him and the more time you spent with the even stronger your feelings grew, but you tried your hardest to ignore them. It was no secret that Heath had no shame in getting up close and personal with whoever, so whenever it seemed like he was flirting with you or treating you like he saw you as more than just a friend, you ignored it. To you, that was just Heath being Heath, nothing more, nothing less. Of course that little mantra didn’t help with the little heart aches you’d feel when the two of you were together.
Even though you were sure that Heath only saw you as a friend, when Scott invited you to their fair well party, Heath kept on asking you if you were going and seemed almost concerned when you teasingly hinted that you wouldn’t be even though you were. It was unlike Heath to be this paranoid, he was almost always badgering you about the subject, he would even offer to pick you up and drop you off if that meant you coming to the party would be set in concrete. Every time he offered you’d always decline, assuring him that he had nothing to worry about as 'you wouldn’t miss it for the world’, then he’d sigh in relief and give you a look as though you had lifted the weight of the world off his heavy shoulders. Whenever he did this you couldn’t help but blush, he was so cute you almost wished he wouldn’t look at you that way, because it only made you fall harder.
The night of the party came quickly. You arrived a few hours early to help the boys set up their impressive array of food and alcohol choices, as well as hiding anything breakable from Christine. Zane was in charge of setting up the cheap 99c store decorations, Scott was tidying up the house, Todd was cleaning the pool area, Elton was setting up a safe space for Circa and you were in charge of setting up the food. As you continued to work you realised you hadn’t seen Heath anywhere. Part of the reason you came to the party was to spend time with him and he wasn’t there? Heath spent all that time assuring that you’d be here and he wasn’t even here? What game was Heath playing at?
“Hey, Zane?” You questioned sheepishly.
“Yeah, baby girl?” He replied sassily, keeping his focus on the decorations.
“Uh, you haven’t seen Heath around have you?”
“Um, I think he’s picking up a girl?”
You froze. 'A girl?’ you thought to yourself.
“Like, his girlfriend?” You asked, trying to sound calm.
“Maybe?” Zane stated uncertain, continuing to hang up random banners.
“Oh, okay, thanks” You thanked Zane and walked away.
You didn’t know how to feel. You congratulated yourself for not getting your hopes up, but that didn’t overweigh the feeling of disappointment that had overcome you. Of course Heath had a girlfriend, he probably wanted you to come to the party so he could introduce you to her, nothing more, nothing less. These thoughts swelled inside your head, you almost felt numb. You were supposed to be setting up the confectionaries but you didn’t know what to do with yourself. Even though you didn’t allow yourself to think that Heath had feelings for you, you always secretly hoped that he did, but now there was no chance of that happening.
“Hey, are you okay?” A familiar voice questioned you.
You snapped out of your daydream, only to look up and see Toddy looking down at you with a worried expression.
“Uh, y-yeah, just got lost in a daydream is all” You laughed and smiled to put Todd at ease.
“Really?” He wasn’t convinced.
“Yeah, totally” You continued to smile up at him.
“Okay, it’s just you looked a little sad when I walked in and you kinda just stayed in place for a while” Todd smiled nervously, rubbing the back of his head.
“Oh - Yeah, nothing to worry about. Just a stupid daydream”
There was a brief moment of silence between the two of you. Todd looked at down at you and his eyes seemed to sparkle when he looked in your direction. His mouth sat sweetly in a charming smile which only caused you to smile in return.
“Well, uh, I’m done outside. Do you need any help here?” He gestured to the numerous unopened boxes of alcohol and snacks in front of you.
“Yeah, I’d like that”
The two of you were opening boxes and bags of drinks and snacks, but most of all you were laughing together. When you and Todd were together, your humour’s correlated perfectly. A lot of your jokes were fired quickly to which Todd could fire back just as fast, not to mention you absolutely loved how Todd could keep up with your banter. The two of you spoke for so long you lost track of time and by the time the two of you had finished your set up people started to arrive.
The night started off with a boom. The house was full almost immediately, to the point where some people had to hang out in the drive way of the house. The music was pumping and everyone was having the time of their lives. Todd had helped you get your mind off Heath and when David and Liza showed up, they only made you feel better. David had brought four 26 pound gummy snakes which drove everyone insane and with Gabbie and Liza dancing, everyone followed suit, needless to say you were having the time of your life, all until you spotted Heath.
At first you were excited, you had forgotten what had happened to make you sad, until you saw her. An unfamiliar blonde whom you’d never seen before was standing next to Heath, a little too close for your liking if you were honest. You immediately disliked her, it was petty but it’s how you felt, you weren’t going to deny that. You stood still in the middle of a room full of raving people. You were the anger in a sea of ecstatic people, but you didn’t care.
You then walked up to Zane Toddy and pulled the both of them backwards by their shoulders. You brought them back to the place you were standing, a spot in the middle of the dance floor where you could see Heath and the blonde conversing in the kitchen.
“y/n what hell?” Zane shouted drunkenly over the music.
“Do you guys know who she is?” You shouted back, almost as drunk.
“The blonde?” Todd asked.
“Yeah” you shouted in reply.
“Maybe it’s Heath’s girlfriend?” Todd replied.
“Yeah, that’s what I thought?” Zane commented.
“Haven’t they been going out for a while now?” Todd said, looking at Heath jokingly.
You fell silent. Todd must’ve noticed your mood drop as he immediately shouted back,
“I’m kidding, y/n!” Todd shouted
When you looked over again, Heath and the girl had disappeared. You were glad you didn’t have to watch them together anymore, but you were sad Heath was gone.
“Hey-” Zane said, looking down at you sympathetically. “Why don’t we go in the kitchen and get shit faced?” He continued, looking rather excited.
“Thanks, Zane” You smiled up at him, happily taking the arm he offered out to you with Toddy linking with your other arm.
It wasn’t long after that that the party began to die down and people started to go home. The only people still hanging around were basically the all of those featured in any of the squad’s vlogs. You were still in the kitchen with Zane and Todd, although you were now joined by Elijah, David, Liza and Gabbie. Your conversations were quiet but rowdy all the same, with the main theme of conversation being the frat-party vibe you were getting from each other because of the seven of you drinking from red solo cups. It was chill, but you were still having a great time with your friends with your only worry being Christine, since she hadn’t done anything destructive all night, you were almost certain there was a storm of chaos brewing.
“So, y/n, have you thought about becoming a vlogger like the rest of us?” Elijah asked, taking another sip of his bear.
“What? no way? no one would watch me anyway” You laughed.
“Oh, shut the hell up, whenever you’re in my vlogs there are people down in the comments asking me when you’re gonna start your own channel” Zane shouted sassily.
“I’m only gonna admit it this one time but same here” David added, raising his hand in defeat.
You couldn’t help but blush at their support. You had thought about making your own channel but weren’t sure if you’d just be seen as a copy cat or some LA vlogger cliché.
“Same here” A familiar voice commented from behind David.
With one swift movement, Heath now stood across the space from you, between David and Todd. His eyes scanned the room to see who was occupying the space, and as soon as his eyes laid their sights on you, he stopped.
“Oh my god, y/n, I’ve been looking for you” Heath’s face lit up, but it wasn’t enough for you to hold back the bitterness that’d been brewing inside you the entire night.
“Oh you have, have you?” Your words had bite, with the attention to sting the person they were directed at, and by the looks of it, it worked.
Heath’s smile faded into a look of confusion, with the entirety of the room looking between the two of you, in absolute awe at the tension that had just built up between you and Heath.
“Uh, y-yeah, I was-” Heath paused, “You look absolutely amazing by the way” He laughed nervously, red tinting his cheeks ever so slightly.
You had planned on given Heath the cold shoulder, but due to his nervous fumbling compliment your mouth scrunched up as you tried to hold back your smile, but to no avail, you just couldn’t fight it. In return, Heath’s face lit up once more, flashing that million dollar smile that you had been waiting to admire the entire night.
“So, how’s it going in here guys-” Before Heath could finish his sentence, Christine came bursting into the kitchen. Pushing past Heath and David and running up to Elijah who was leaning on the counter space next to you. Christine’s spontaneous entry startled you, but it was nothing you hadn’t witnessed before, you were only worried about what came next.
“ELIJAH, ELIJAH!” Christine shouted urgently, grabbing Elijah by the shoulder.
“What the fuck, Christine? What do you want?” Elijah spat his words at her sourly, but it didn’t seem to phase her.
“I have to- I have to show you this cool thing I found” Christine explain, her words slurred. She was now forcefully pulling at Elijah’s arm, signaling for him to follow her, but he protested.
“Christine, I’m not interested in whatever 'cool’ thing you found at our friends’ house” Elijah stated bluntly, trying to keep his ground in the spot he was occupying.
The two of them were now playing tug-of-war with one another, Elijah was at a slight advantage as he wasn’t as out of it as Christine was. Everyone in the area began to smile and laugh at the shenanigans now occurring in the tiny kitchen space. Phones were brought out and videos were being recorded, only to be pasted to Instagram and Snapchat seconds later. Needless to say you found Elijah and Christine’s relationship amusing, all until Christine finally managed to pull Elijah away from the kitchen, only he had bumped into your arm forcefully in the process. The bump caused your arm to jolt towards you, and the contents of your red solo cup came out with it, covering you in keg grade alcohol. You sat there on the counter, looking down at the mess that had now been sprawled out across some of your best clothing, your mouth gapping open slightly in surprise.
Everyone looked at you concerned and awkward, awaiting your reaction nervously. After a few seconds, you sat up straight and looked forward.
“I’m surprised to say that I never thought I’d be the victim of one of Christine’s drunken antics” You sniggered and laughed at everyone’s surprised and relieved facials. You could tell everyone was expecting a chaotic reaction but what you delivered is what kept the night alive and well.
“Jesus, I thought you were gonna freak out!” Liza said through laughter.
“I thought the exact same thing, I was actually a little terrified” Zane added, struggling to stop his laughter.
“Ooooh but your cute outfit though” Gabbie commented, jokingly frowning.
“Here,” Toddy said removing his shirt from his toned frame, “You can wear my shirt” Todd handed you his shirt and then winked at you flirtatiously, causing gossiping whispers and cheers to break out within the group.
“Uh, thanks, Todd-” You blushed laughing.
“You know I can take you to my room and you can change” Heath interjected seriously, his expression differing from the rest of the group.
“Wait, really?” Heath’s offer surprised you more than his expression, as he didn’t usually let just anyone in his room.
“Yeah, I mean, you don’t wanna wear Toddy’s shirt. He’s drunk and he’s been wearing it all day. I’ll open my closet and you can change into whatever” Heath explained trying to sound nonchalant, earning suspiciously smug looks from everyone who heard.
“Sure,” You said simply.
“Okay, let’s go.” Heath said placing his beer on the counter, leading you to his bedroom.
When you got to Heath’s room you could hear the muffled music through the walls. The light flickered on slowly, illuminating the room dimly, revealing an unexpectedly well-kept room.
“Sorry about the lighting, I think I gotta buy a new bulb,” Heath said, walking over to his mirrored closet.
“It’s cool, I don’t mind” You said, shooting Heath a warm grin. He looked away, looking slightly flushed.
Heath opens the closet doors dramatically, revealing an array of hung up shirts and jackets.
“Uh, so you can pick our a shirt or a hoodie and I’ll see if Kristen has any shorts or pants you can wear.” Heath smiled.
When Heath left you could feel yourself heat up. You were alone in his room, and it just felt so right to be there. You like the simplicity of his decoration and the organisation of his wardrobe as you gradually looked through the numerous shirts and hoodies Heath owned. After a few minutes of browsing your choices, you found it. The simple black shirt that Heath always wore. You loved it when he wore this shirt as it hugged him in all the right places and would often, accentuate the bulk of his biceps.
You checked your surroundings to make sure it was safe to remove you clothing - clear. You removed your alcohol soaked clothes and checked to see if it’d left a scent on you, which it had, but it was nothing a little cologne or perfume couldn’t fix. You threw on Heath’s shirt which draped over you nicely, it filled you with delight when you noticed his shirt stilled smelled of him.
You put on your thigh high boots and began to admire yourself in Heath’s mirror. You couldn’t help it, this shirt really did look good on you, especially paired with your boots. You began looking at yourself from different angles, completely enthralled by your simple but cute outfit.
“I really do look cute” You complimented yourself.
You were still in front of the mirror when Heath walked in with a pair of black white striped shorts.
“Kristen thought that these might be more-” Heath paused when he looked up at you, his eyes hungrily eating at your image, taking in every inch of you. “-your style.” he continued, still stunned.
“Is it too much? I can change into something else or-” You mumbled.
“No, no it’s fine just- wow, I never thought I’d have someone else wearing my favourite shirt” Heath laughed.
You were still apprehensive, averting your stare to the floor.
“-and look this good in it” He smirked.
Your head shot up with a jolt, you weren’t expecting to hear, let alone from Heath.
“You think so?”
“Hell yeah, baby”
Heath then walked over to you with a sly smirk on his face as his eyes devoured you, getting more and more in-depth visuals with every step he took towards you.
“Here.” He said, handing you the shorts.
“Thanks, cowboy” You replied, playfully flicking his cowboy hat.
The shorts were a little bot smaller than your usual size, but they fit nonetheless. You tucked the front of the shirt loosely into the hem of the shorts and your new outfit was complete, and not to be bashful, you looked good, and Heath knew it. You turned to look at him, but he didn’t react. He had sat down on the black leather couch across the room, leaning back relaxed, watching the way your body moved. You’d never seen Heath look at you the way he was now. His eyes were drowned in lust as he took in every inch of your figure.
“Heath?” His head shot up, his body following suit. Your voice had pulled him back to reality.
“U-uh, you can keep your clothes here and I can wash 'em for you” He laughed nervously, desperately trying to change the subject.
“Yeah, sure. Thanks, Heath” You said just as nervous.
The room filled with an awkward silence as Heath stood on one side of the room with you directly across from him. Your mind raced and your heart pounded, you’d never been alone with Heath in his room before. If anything this was the perfect opportunity for either of you to make a move, but you were hesitant. You weren’t sure if Zane and Todd were joking about Heath’s mysterious unknown girlfriend or not, so you didn’t want to make a move and have the rumour be true, consequently ruining yours and Heath’s relationship. As time past the silence became progressively more deafening. You were both lost for words.
“Hey-” Heath spoke, finally breaking the silence, “-I’m really glad you came tonight.” Heath said, taking small steps towards you.
“I told you I would be, didn’t I?” You responded teasingly, standing your ground, waiting for Heath to come to you.
“You did, I’m just happy you’re here, y/n. With me.”
You and Heath were now inches apart from each other. Your face was burning hot and you felt as if your feet were cemented in place; you couldn’t move even if you’re life depended on it. Your heart rate increased rapidly, you could feel it beating in your chest. It was so strong, you feared Heath could hear it.
“What’re you doing?” You question, keeping your attention to the floor. You couldn’t bear to look him in the eye.
“Nothing, just that you wearing my shirt is driving me crazy” He said lowly, slowly raising his hand to your cheek, caressing it tenderly with his thumb.
You held his hand in place and leaned into his touch. His other hand then rested on your hip, pulling you closer into him.
“Heath I-” You were hesitant to confess, even though this was the prime time to do so. You knew what was happening but it all felt like a complete fantasy. You had dreamed of this moment since the day you met Heath, but now that it was happening it all felt so surreal.
“It’s okay, baby” Heath whispered.
He ran his through from your cheek to your hair, and you snaked your arms behind his neck and did the same, the both of you pulling one another closer. Your breaths became heavy, your heart beats beating in time, you could stand the suspense, although still apprehensive to make a move of your own. Heath then leaned down to the base of your neck and left a trail of vehement kisses leading up your neck, stopping just below your jaw bone to leave a teasingly passionate hickey. You held back moans, gripping at Heaths hair to control yourself, but he pushed you over the edge; your moan only making him nip at your sensitive skin harder.
After leaving his mark, Heath came up for air. He was breathing heavily and you did the same, it was simple but intense. Passionate. Everything you’d dreamed of and more. As Heath caught his breath, you finally looked into each other’s eyes and it was clear what was coming next.
“I’ve been waiting for this ever since I met you” He breathed.
You crashed your lips into Heath’s, engulfing each other in a drunken haze of passion and lust. As expected, Heath tasted of cigarettes and alcohol and it didn’t bother you in the slightest. Your mind was racing and everything melted away. Nothing mattered to you in that moment, not until the question scratched at the back of your mind - Heath’s girlfriend.
Even though you didn’t want to, you pushed Heath away. He looked at you worried and confused, concerned that he may have done something to hurt you.
“What’s wrong? Did I do something-”
“No it’s not that just-” You spoke frantically “W-what about your girlfriend?”
“Girlfriend?!” Heath shouted, seemingly surprised.
At that moment, Heath’s lightbulb gave out with a loud pop. The two of you were masked by darkness.
“Oh fuck- it’s okay I got it” Heath said fumbling around, feeling for his room lamp.
You knew Heath’s room well enough to know where the lamp was yourself, in your awkward state you attempted to find Heath’s lamp as well just so you could do something, other than stand there in the night.
Heath found the light a mere second before you did, in the confusion, you bumped into Heath’s frame causing the two of you to fumble around, trying to regain your balance’s. Heath fell backward onto his bed, pulling you down with him. You landed on top of his chest, coincidentally butting your foreheads together. You groaned in pain and laid your head on Heath’s chest. Although it was unnecessary and your intimate connection ended abruptly, you began to laugh, as did Heath as he too understood the stupidity of the situation.
When you calmed down, you lifted your head up to look at Heath, smiling giddily.
“What are we doing?” You laughed, looking down into Heath’s mesmerizing eyes.
“We? What’re you doing, baby? I don’t got no damn girlfriend” Heath laughed.
“But Zane and Toddy were telling me-”
“Ugh, of course it was - fuck!” Heath then sat up, causing you to straddle him in the process, resting your hands on his shoulders with Heath holding your hips for support.
“What’re you talking about?”
“Those two knew that I liked you and kept telling me that you liked me. I didn’t believe them, so they obviously tried to wingman” Heath looked away embarrassed.
“I swear- Then why weren’t you at the house helping us set up?” You looked down at him puzzled.
“I was picking up Meghan, y'know, the one I told you about?”
That name clicked. Heath had talked about you meeting Meghan for weeks, he was so excited whenever he talked about it, he always spoke about how well the two of you would get along and how much he couldn’t wait for you to meet her. From those memories, it all fell into place.
“Oooooooh” You blushed, you now understood what was going on.
“Yeeeeeeeeah” Heath dragged.
“So, that blonde you were with, that was-”
“So, you don’t have a-”
“Nope” He smiled up at you, adoring how cute you were being.
“Ugh, I feel so stupid” You said, resting your forehead on Heath’s.
“Y'know, I don’t have a girlfriend but-”
“Yeah” You smiled.
“But, y'know, if you wanted to you could maybe-” He scratched the back of his head nervously.
“Uh-huh” You could feel the excitement bubbling inside you.
“Ugh, fuck it, will you go out with me?”
“Very straight forward, baby” You teased.
“Is that a yes” He smiled wide.
“That’s a yes” You smiled just as wide.
The two of you embraced in a long awaited kiss, unsure of whether or not the two of you wanted to return to the party, preferring to spend the night alone together for the first time. After all, you’d been waiting this long, might as well take advantage of your ‘last’ night in the old house by spending it with your baby, Heath.