I’ve Got Your Name Tattooed - Part Twenty
This is part twenty of a Calum soulmate!AU where your soulmate’s name is tattooed on your arm, based on those posts with all the AUs that float around (I’d link but idk where the original idea came from!). I hope you enjoy! track the tag igynt fic if you want to catch when a new part is added!
“Does anyone else know about your tattoo?” Calum and his soulmate were getting ready to go back to Ashton’s place for dinner, ‘getting ready’ consisting of wiping sleep from their eyes and righting their clothes. After spending some time lost in each other’s kisses the pair had fallen asleep on the couch tangled together - it felt like the last twenty four hours had lasted a week, and their bodies were feeling it.
“Oh, um, Ashton and his soulmate know the most, since I was kind of a mess when I went home with them last night.” Calum’s soulmate smiled gently as she spoke, brushing through her hair with her fingers. Calum nodded, still feeling guilty.
“I’m sorry about last night. I shouldn’t have left you.” His soulmate walked over to where he sat on the edge of the bed, placing her hands on his knees.
“It’s okay. You’re here now.” She paused, as if contemplating whether she was going to keep talking. “You know, for a while after my soulmate passed away I only wore tank tops and t-shirts so my wrist showed. I wanted people to feel sorry for me, to ask what happened, why I didn’t have a tattoo. But then I kind of realized that I cared too much about my soulmate to use him like that. He was good to me, you know?"
Calum nodded, his hands resting on her sides as he listened. He couldn’t help but feel slightly jealous of her old soulmate, the one who she loved and knew that she could love without a doubt, the one who her wrist said belonged to her. He also thought of his own wrist, the one that had changed so many times in the past but seemed to want to stay with this soulmate. At least, he hoped it stayed.
“What’s on your mind?” she asked quietly, tapping her fingers against his denim covered knees. “You look like you’re in la-la-land.” Calum smiled at her words, squeezing her sides gently.
"Do you think you could love someone else like you loved him?” Her face seemed taken aback when she heard his question but then she became thoughtful, looking at Calum with soft, gentle eyes.
“Do you think I’d be with you right here, right now, if I didn’t think so?” she whispered, leaning forward and pressing a kiss to his lips. Calum’s tattoo tingled with warmth, his lips parting in a gasp as she pulled away.
“I want to tell you something,” he whispered, her forehead pressed against his. “It’s about my tattoo.”
Calum, however, was interrupted by the ringing of his soulmate’s cell phone, the sound jarring and uncomfortable in the moment. She sighed before pulling away, grabbing her phone from her pocket.
“Hey!” she said brightly, mouthing to Calum that it was Ashton’s soulmate. “Yeah we’re on our way now. Okay, see you soon.” She ended the call, glancing back at Calum who was now standing up, feeling as if the moment were ruined. “What were you saying?” Calum shrugged, wrapping an arm around her shoulder and leading her out of the bedroom.
“Nothing, I’ll tell you later.”