Dare - Ashton Irwin Fanfic - Part 25
Summary: You and your neighbour Ashton never really got along until he decided to change that, making you two the most unlikely set of best friends. Both of you are dancing on the edge of desire but the question is, who will slip first?
Me and Ashton were almost home from the hospital. This was the first time I’d really been away from dad since I got there and it felt strange. My life had been spent in that room for the past week or so and it was like I had completely forgotten about the outside world. I suddenly realised that everything just plods along as it always does, even if I’ve stopped. It was a little unsettling for me to be out of that bubble.
We had just picked up a few bits from the grocers and Ashton had ordered the take out to be delivered from the good place across town. As we walked past people I’d suddenly become acutely aware of how much TLC I was desperately needing. Walking around with three day old hair and a very questionable cardigan that I’d had on for longer than I’d like to admit was starting to play on me.
“Come on, move your butt. I really need a shower and a fresh pair of pyjamas on.”
I weaved ahead of him, quickening my pace when I could see the familiar building coming into view as we rounded the corner.
“Oh, so now you believe me about the stink?” He asked rhetorically.
“Just hurry your arse so I can start to feel human again, or I’ll not shower and I’ll sleep next to you with the thickest pyjamas I own on. Then you’ll know what smelly really is.”
“In that case…” he grabbed the only bag of groceries from my hand and placed the plastic bag between his teeth since his hands were full, before sprinting off in front of me. Idiot.
I shook my head and skipped after him. I’d missed him. He hadn’t went anywhere, he’s actually been by my side most of the time, apart from working and sleeping. I just felt like I hadn’t spent time with him I’m ages. I missed the simple comfort of him. I liked being around him because I liked me when I was around him. I liked the way he brought the best out in me, I was happier and more myself than I ever was alone.
“Ladies first” he held the door open for me and I nodded a thanks at him before taking the stairs two at a time. My grandparents had already went back home last week but I hadn’t moved my stuff back from Ashton’s yet obviously. I’ll be able to move it once Dad gets out the hospital but for the time being I guess we’re back to being roomies. I didn’t mind too much, he was the easiest and best roommate ever. He cooked and cleaned and he was always doing little thoughtful things for me, like folding my laundry and getting that cheese that I like. He was just a total sweetie that was too good for me. I got to the top of the stairs and puffed out a breath before something caught my eye. I tuned my head to see this beautiful arrangements of flowers in front of my door. They were in a quaint little garden tin pot. It was filled with colour, bright green and brilliant yellows making my eyes open a little more as I tried to take them all in. It was beautiful. I picked out the little card that was held in place with a clip amongst the flowers.