Leaving It Up To You
Summary: Months after your break up, you and Mark decided to meet at the diner the two of you first met at. With the idea of becoming close again, Mark may or may not have some hope that you’ll get back together… there’s only one problem. That problem was named Evan.
Hey! So this is pretty short in comparison to what I normally write and I like it, it may need a little sequel but I’ll let you guys decide on that :) Also, I recommend that you guys listen to this lovely melody by George Ezra while reading!
The light breeze aided in cooling off the people in Los Angeles from their try-hard sun that always shined a bit more than needed. Mark made his way to the diner where the two of you first met- to say the least it was full of clumsy mistakes, apologies, and orange juice flying everywhere. It was quite literally a sweet meeting that made a lovely stain his memory- as well as on his shirt.
You agreed to meet him there for brunch around eleven so the two of you could catch up. It had been five months since your break-up, something he didn’t want, but didn’t fight too hard against either. Careers are demanding and yours wanted you to move to another state for your promotion, so, begrudgingly, the two of you decided to end your relationship. And since you’ve moved, he’s been told you’ve also moved on from him.
The man was said to be another member in your department, yet slightly more successful- due to his parents’ fortune- and apparently he was quite charming according to his sources. Although to Mark, he sounded rather boring.
Mark walked into the darling diner and sat down at what was deemed your table since the moment you had met. As always, he arrived early- even if he did stop to grab you flowers. Would that be considered trying to hard? Maybe. But, he had to give it a shot after all. Besides, to his benefit, he’d been told your new boyfriend was also rather annoying. And while Mark knew he could be too, he personally thought he was annoying in a cute way. He compared himself to a pestering kitten in that manner; impossibly adorable yet bothersome at times.
You strolled in much later and waved sweetly as you came over to the table. You were delightfully surprised by the flowers and took them happily. It wasn’t long before the two of you began to talk as if nothing ever changed. There wasn’t any awkwardness that hanged onto words, not that he expected any, but it was good to see you were just as comfortable as he was. Thoughts of this reconnection being able to grow into something more invaded his mind; the idea that you two would be close again, holding each other, and being with one another was one that was simply to tempting to ignore.
And goodness, your laugh only added to his daydream, how could anyone have such a beautiful laugh? Even with the stupidity in some of his jokes, you laughed nonetheless! Then, you even started to retort with own dorky jokes which made Mark’s heart light with joy. Everything was going wonderfully!
Or at least, it was. At some point, your half wit of a boyfriend decided to rudely interrupt your moment together with a phone call. But being the gentleman Mark was, he said it was alright to take it. You looked apologetic yet went outside anyway to answer the call.
The more he thought about this guy, the more Mark didn’t like him. Possibly because he was now yours, instead of himself, but his horrible manners had done nothing but make it worse. It was probably a good thing he didn’t come along or else Mark may have ended up harming your darling by now. He must have known you were out, so why would he call you? Or maybe, he knew exactly what was happening and decided on being a cheeky asshole to purposefully ruin the moment. Either way, it only piled onto his disdain for your current playmate.
You came back as a sigh fell from your lips. Your boyfriend had apparently told you that you needed to come home now. Mark, to say the least, didn’t like this idea. You were obviously upset too, although you looked as though you’d give in to make things easier. “He just gets… impatient, y’know? It’s nothing, maybe he’s lonely or something, but I should probably go just in case.”
Mark chewed his lip and stood up beside you, his courage summoned while a smirk made its way onto his expression, “Well… You don’t have to go,” he pointed out, “we were having a good time and if he really can’t handle you being away for an hour, then that’s his problem. Not yours.”
You wanted to defend him, the problem was that you honestly couldn’t. Mark was right and this hadn’t been the first time something like this happened either. It was especially frustrating because he had the habit of making it a double standard, where he’d get upset if you called during a ‘guys night’. Because obviously, that made perfect sense. A new found rebellious spirit found its way into your heart, you nodded and sat back down, “You’re right! If he can have undisturbed fun when he goes out, then so can I.”
Confidence boosted within Mark and he sat back down across from you, “Exactly! You go, chickadee!” He cheered on as his chuckle echoed out into the diner and his smile never left his lips. “Now, as you were saying…” The conversation flourished once again and Mark couldn’t help but throw in a few flirty, but playful, remarks. You surprised him by not only laughing at them but occasionally returning with some as well. And for a moment, it really did feel like old times.
Eventually, he knew you’d depart from your new darling and his rude habits- even if he did have ‘charm’. The moment you did, Mark would be there for you.
Whether the two of you got back together, well, he’d leave that up to you. But, he’ll try to sway you to the best of his abilities- which may or may not include sugary sweet romantic acts and silly pick-up lines. Clearly, they were truly the best weapons in a romantic arsenal.
However, until that time comes, Mark was more than content with these meetings. They, in addition to the thought of having you in his arms again, drove his determination.
You were back in his life, and he wanted you back. Surely, somewhere in your heart, you must have wanted him too.
Little did he know that during this lovely rendezvous, you’d been having the same tempting thoughts that he was.
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