Panic (Janthony x Reader) Platonic
Word Count: 717
A/N: I tried my best to write this well. I’m sorry if I didn’t do it justice.
Anthony stood in the doorway of his sister’s room, listening quietly. (y/n) didn’t know he was there, and he wanted to keep it that way. Jasmine appeared at his side, wrapping her arms around him from behind and resting her chin on his shoulder. Anthony tore his eyes away from his sister to peck his girlfriend on the nose.
“She sounds great,” Jasmine said quietly. Anthony nodded, humming along with his sister’s soft singing. He watched as her fingers moved expertly across the fretboard of her ukulele, her other hand keeping up with continuously rhythmic strumming. Her voice was light and pleasant, and the ukulele complimented it nicely.
Anthony had been scrolling through Twitter in the kitchen when he heard his sister start playing the ukulele. He had quietly moved to her doorframe, to avoid disturbing (y/n)’s created calm. Her large window was letting in the golden afternoon sun, giving his sister and her beloved instrument a warm glow. She was content, and so was Anthony.
“If you’re going to stand there and be creepy, will you at least sing with me?” (y/n)’s voice broke through Anthony’s calm thoughts. He and Jas exchanged a smile, moving into (y/n)’s room. Jasmine sat on (y/n)’s bed next to her, and Ant sat on the floor, leaning his head back against Jasmine’s legs. Jasmine immediately and methodically began running her fingers through Anthony’s hair, which was pulled back into a bun.
“Here,” (y/n) handed each of them a lyric sheet. She plucked a few strings, then began strumming. Anthony began singing the first verse, and (y/n) came in with the first few words to give Jasmine the harmony. As very talented musicians, the duet came easy to the pair.
“Lucky we’re in love in every way,
Lucky to have stayed where we have stayed,” they sang, as (y/n) grinned larger and larger. When the song finished, the three just sat in silence, in pure bliss.
(y/n) pulled out her phone, one hand still holding onto her ukulele. Anthony noticed her eyebrows furrow and her breathing quicken. Her hands started shaking and tears were forming in her eyes.
“What’s the matter (y/n)? How can I help?” Anthony immediately jumped to his feet, sliding next to his sister on her bed.
“Jas can you get some water please?” Anthony lowered his voice. Jasmine nodded, getting up and moving quickly to the kitchen. Anthony put his hand on (y/n)’s back and started caressing it gently, wordlessly reminding his sister that he was there for her.
After Jasmine brought the glass of water to Anthony, she stepped back out into the hallway, observing the way Anthony interacted with his little sister. It seemed like Anthony had done this before, and knew exactly what to say. After a while, Anthony kissed (y/n)’s head, then stood up and joined Jasmine. He took Jas’ hand and brought her into the small living room. They sat together on the couch, with Jasmine tucking her feet underneath her and leaning into Ant’s side.
“Sorry about that,” he said offhandedly.
“Is she ok?” Jasmine dismissed his apology.
“Yeah, she just gets panic attacks pretty frequently. That’s part of why she lives here with me. Mom and Dad don’t always understand how to help her. I don’t blame them, half the time I don’t know how to help her either, but I at least try,” Anthony said, his thumb moving across Jasmine’s skin.
Jasmine didn’t know how to reply, so she stayed silent.
“Someone from (y/n)’s school posted about their boyfriend. (y/n) got out of an abusive relationship a few years back. She’s doing much better now, but sometimes her anxiety will come back. I hate seeing the damage he’s caused her. He moved to California. He probably doesn’t give her a second thought, while (y/n) is stuck feeling like she can’t breathe and has no control over it. If I ever meet this kid, he’s not gonna know what hit him,” Ant said. Jasmine placed a sweet kiss on his cheek.
“He’ll never be half the man you are,” Jasmine confirmed. A smug smile found its way onto Anthony’s face as he kissed his girlfriend fully and passionately.