A/N: This is for @cliffwoes and @cliffovevo‘s blurb night! I’m in love with the concept of best friend!Calum and I’ve been feeling emotional for the past few days so this baby was born! I hope you enjoy it! (I also use a part of a quote in a section of dialogue!)
The moment you see Calum, face puffy with eyes leaking droplets of water, standing outside your apartment, your heart skips a beat.
“What happened? Are you okay?!” You ask, alarmed at his bedraggled appearance. Your best friend doesn’t say anything, merely walks inside your home and makes himself comfortable in your bedroom.
Following him, you watch as Calum collapses onto your bed and curls into a tight ball - shorts loose with his tank top askew - providing a perfect view of his stiff collarbones.
“Cal? Talk to me!”
You plod across the floor before clambering on your bed, facing him and reaching across to tug at his arm. The gentle sounds of his violent tears sadden you: you can never bear to listen to anyone being in pain, let alone the one person who’s always been there for you.
Silence ensues, the comforting circles you’re pressing into his skin seeming to do nothing.
“Please, I’m worried,” You whimper, beginning to grow scared that something serious could have happened.
Calum’s gaze slowly drifts up, focusing on your face. The red lines blurring his eyes send a pang through your heart, pain strewn so delicately through his pupils it takes your breath away.