army romance

Life Swap Chapter 6

Hi everyone! Hope everyone had a fabulous Monday! Here’s Chapter 6. I realized this one seems short so I might post chapter 7 this week too, i’m not sure yet cause i’m very indecisive. But good news is i’m seeing Shawn in august, so that should be amazing as well. Maybe i’ll see some of you guys there who knows! I hope you all like this chapter, it’s definitely a fun one. Tell me what you think or if ya like to just chat send me a message! Enjoy :)

Chapter 6:

           My eyes slowly open. The cold bathroom floor cools my burning skin down. I rub my eyes to wake myself but it just doesn’t seem to be working. Remembering last night seems pointless because it’s just hurting my head to think right now.

           I try sitting up but the room is just spinning. I don’t know how much I drank last night but just the thought of alcohol can make me vomit right now. I crawl over to the sink and reach for the counter to help me up. The reflection in the mirror makes me gasp, I’m a hot mess. My makeup from last night smeared under my eyes. I quickly find makeup remover and toss my hair in a bun to make myself look somewhat alive.

           I walk out of the bathroom to get my morning coffee. I’m not sure where any of my things are. All I remember is Shawn bringing me here and throwing up all night.

           While I basically walk like a zombie toward the kitchen, a tall girl with boxers and a baggy shirt tip toes towards our apartment door. She looks at me with confusion, she probably is wondering what I am doing here. I give her a smile to reassure her I won’t do anything but she continues on anyways.

           “Shawn did you just sleep with her?” I question him while I walk into the kitchen. He faces toward the kitchen sink cleaning whatever dishes he used. His lose white shirt is slightly see through, and his tattoos become more evident as he turns toward me.

           “Maybe…” he says giving me a smirk.

           I shake my head as I walk passed him to grab a coffee mug.

           “Still in last night’s clothes huh?” He says pinching my shirt as I walk by.

           “Yes, we both know I had a traumatic night, so can we please just forget it.” I sass him. It’s weird to think that we are already at a joking level because for the past couples days we have been at each other throats.

           “You know I’m trying to be civil here.” He says picking a fight. There’s the Shawn I know of. I knew him being nice to me last night was a onetime thing.

           “I wasn’t trying to be rude.” I say taking a seat, and sipping from my coffee.

           There was an awkward pause as he leans his backside on the counter and flips through his phone. I just inspect his every movement and give him a nasty look because I don’t like being invisible.

           “If anything I should be mad because you are sleeping around.” I say as a side comment to loosen up the tension. Shawn took it the wrong way because he slowly lifted his eyes from his phone screen. His eye brows raised in frustration while I sat awkwardly with my coffee.

           “I can do whatever I want, I’m not actually dating you. Maybe you seem to forget that.” He takes a pause and then continues, “I also tried to be nice by picking you up yesterday but you obviously didn’t appreciate that, so why should I even attempt being nice.  You think I can be an asshole, well I can really show you my mean side if you want it that way.” He says raising his voice.

           “You never let me explain myself. I do everything Nicole says, so this is a favor. I’m doing this to benefit your career. I was thrown into this, you think I wanted this life. That girl you just slept with is going to tell everyone and news is going to spread. Nicole will not be happy because her whole plan is going to be destroyed because of your stupid decisions. This isn’t on me. I’m trying to help here. So don’t get nasty.” I rant to him.

           He strokes his hair in frustration and clenches his shirt so he doesn’t take his anger to another level.

           “Y/N, tell me why are you the only one who doesn’t take my shit. Why can’t you just be normal?” He says leaning his elbows on the table in front of me, as he connects his eyes at mine.

           “Shawn everything you do is just abnormal. You live a totally different life that I am not used. Do you think this is easy for me? Two girls videotaped me while I was working and asked if I knew you. I didn’t even know what to say because I didn’t want people to invade your privacy.” I say getting up from my chair and grabbing my coffee cup. I was about to walk away but I wanted to add more.

           “Also yes I do resent you because the past year you never bothered to remember by name when I serve everything for you, get your laundry, get your food, you name it. So yes I have every right to think you are an asshole. I also never said I wasn’t thankful for you picking me up. I’m pretty sure I said thank you but of course you wouldn’t remember. So thank you.” I say storming away into my room. His face was in shock when I left but I wasn’t considering his feelings.

           I look around my room for my phone and it was laying on my dresser. A notification from Nicole pops up. I flop on my bed and get comfy because I really don’t want to move for the rest of the day. I get in a comfortable position and begin to read the message.

           Hey you two. Big movie premiere tonight. My makeup and wardrobe team will be coming in an hour to get you guys started.

           I look at the text and sigh. I wish she gave a heads up for most things instead of the day of because I feel so rushed, and now I have to spend a day with a guy who can barely hold a conversation without fighting.

After reading the text I hear a knock on the door, I only assume that is Shawn coming to talk about Nicole.

“Come in.” I shout, it’s obvious that I’m in a bad mood with tone of voice I used.

Shawn opens the door slowly and peeks his head in before saying much.

“Hey can I talk to you for a sec.” Shawn asked while he walked closer to the bed. He looks timid with his hands shoved in his pockets while watching his feet take tiny steps.

“I don’t know can we?” I say being childish, but he deserves it.

“Listen, I just came in here to apologize.” He says sitting down on my bed in front of me.

“Wait a sec. Did I just hear those words come from your mouth?” I sarcastically remark.

“I know we had a rocky start. And I know I can be an asshole. So can we just start new? I’ll remember your name and everything this time.” He says letting out a giggle.  

I look up from twiddling my thumbs and give him a smile. I stick my hand out in front because maybe this is a clean start to a friendship.

“Hi I’m Y/N.” I say looking at my hand and then up to his hazel eyes. His smile grows big.

“I’m Shawn, it’s nice to meet you.” He says taking his hand and shaking it with mine.

“So you ready for this premiere.” I say releasing from his grip and laying back on my bed. He lays down next to me while scrolling through his phone.

“Eh these things get old. You’ll probably like it though.” He say so unenthusiastically.

“Why aren’t ever excited about anything?” I ask as a serious question.

“It’s really a who looks better contest and people bragging to each other, interviewers asking question. It is tiring.” He admits.

A noise sounds from outside my bedroom.

“Shawn! Y/N! Time to get ready!” Nicole says peeking into the room. She snaps her fingers and a swarm of people merge into my room.

“Set up where ever.” She says to the stylists.

“You two! No time to waste! Get your butts in those chairs and let’s get ready!” She says grabbing our wrists and dragging us to director looking chairs.

While we get our hair and makeup done, Nicole talks to us about how we should act on the red carpet and in the viewing area. I thought it would be simple but she has been rambling on and on.

“You guys have to be hand and hand. At least one kiss in front of the paparazzi, whisper into each other’s ear and smile, make it seem like you’re in love please. Shawn make sure you do interviews and be open to questions about Y/N. In the theater, act like a couple, talk to people as a couple. Cuddle, hold hands, and watch the movie as a couple. It’s pretty simple.” She rambles. We just stare at her with no answer because what are we supposed to say.

“Okay, well you two got to get dressed because we need to go.” She says trying to hustle Shawn into his room to change into his clothes, while I slip into my dress.

Once Shawn leaves the stylist leads me over to a rack that has a bunch of dresses on it.

“Here hun. These are your options.” The lady says spreading the clothes on the rack. All of the clothes had a complex design with minimal beading because I didn’t want it to be crazy. A golden dress caught my eye, which would complement my skin tone. The v neck would enhance my cleavage but also would hug every curve.

“Can I have that one?” I ask eagerly.

“Of course. This would look amazing.” She says unhooking the dress from the rack. She carefully unzips it and places it over my head. She tries hard not to mess up my hair that was just put into an up do.

I feel so glamorous. I have never had special treatment like this before.

“Ten minutes until we are leaving people.” Nicole shout from the Hallway.

The stylist grabs a clutch bag that goes with the dress.

“Have a great time hun. You look stunning.” She says while walking me to the front door.

“She’s right you know.” Shawn says from behind. I turn around to see a handsome Shawn right in front of me. His six foot self has a rustic look with his curls gently pushed back in a natural way, and his Armani suit like no other,

“You don’t look so bad yourself.” I say giving him a wink. I don’t want him to get any ideas that I like him. I don’t want his ego to grow anymore.

“Enough small talk, lets go.” Nicole says pushing us out the door.

Once we get to the theaters, you can hear the fans screaming. A-list celebrities are here, so it’s not just Shawn fans this time. He wrote a song for the movie so it’s only suitable if he goes.

He looks out the window and glances at the scene in front of him. The driver gets out of the car to open the door for us.

“Hey you okay?” I ask him while I gentle tap his shoulder.

“Yeah just thinking. Let’s go.” He says giving me his hand. His long fingers intertwine with mine. I give him a smile to reassure him that I’m here for him if he gets nervous.

I look around and fans are screaming at the top of their lungs. Lines of fans and paparazzi surround the whole red carpet.  Shawn’s name being repeated from every corner.

“Holy shit.” I say under my breath.

“I know it’s amazing!” He says while pulling me along.

He waves his hand up in the air saying hi to his fans that have come out to support. He releases from my grip for a short moment before he starts blowing kisses to his fans who patiently wait to meet him.

“I have to go give some autographs, just follow me.” He says trailing behind Nicole. He places his hand on the small of my back and guides me to the front of him so he can see where I’m going.

“Shawn! Shawn! Can I have a picture?” I fan asks while waving a poster in front of him.

“Sure hon, how are you?’ he asks. The girl is mesmerized she doesn’t even answer. His smile brightens.

He moves on to the next fan, as quickly as possible so he can get as many autographs in as he can.

“Hey Shawn is that your girlfriend?” The second fan asks.

I try to listen in because I’m curious to see how he is going to answer.

“Yeah” He answers and turns around to give me a wink. I just let out a laugh. I feel bad because he is telling a lie to his fans.

They didn’t seem to care though because they all let out a scream. Maybe they didn’t know how to react.

“Alright guys, I love you all! See you soon.” He says blowing kisses and waving to everyone. He trails back over to me immediately and our hands just join together like magnets at this point. I think we are finally getting good at the act.

“You are such a tease.” I said to him with a smile.

“I know, I just have a way with the ladies.” He comments.

 We run into some of his celebrity friends that he has worked with. They were all super nice and each asked how I was. It made me feel completely normal.

“Come on guy’s time to take pictures.” Nicole says gesturing to move toward the line of paparazzi.

I latch one hand between Shawn’s arm as he walks me over to take pictures.

“How do I even do this?” I talk into his ear. We both laugh because I don’t think even he knows.

He looks at me with a clever smile.

“Just go with it” He says while looking at my eyes and inching closer to my lips. I close my eyes while he takes his pointer finger and lifts my chin so our lips perfectly intertwine. His kiss so warm against mine. I place my arm on the small of his back, pressing our bodies closer. I don’t know why this is feeling so good.

We both smile as our lips part and our eyes both light up. I think we both feel weird but don’t want to admit it, so we just continue on and forget.

The world is ugly, but you’re beautiful to me
—  My Chemical Romance