Summary: Y/N, Connor and Zoe decide to take a trip to the mall. Things escalate in Bath and Body Works
A/N: I combined two requests here. One for the general plot of this, and one for the reader wearing Connor’s sweatshirt.
I knocked on the door of the Murphy household, a bag slung across my shoulders. The door opened to reveal Mr Murphy, a slight smile on his face.
“Hello Y/N. I take it you’re here for Zoe.” He said and I nodded, smiling at him.
“Yes, Mr Murphy.” I said and Mr Murphy chuckled, leading me into the house. I took a seat at the breakfast bar crossing my legs.
“Please, call me Larry.” He said and I smiled, nodding my head. Suddenly I heard footsteps, and I turned to see Zoe standing there, a smile on her face.
“Y/N!” Zoe called, pulling me into a tight hug. I chuckled, returning the embrace.
“I’ll leave you two to it. Just make sure the car comes back in one piece.” Larry said, chuckling as he deposited the car keys on the kitchen bench.
“Thanks dad. We’ll see you this afternoon!” Zoe said, letting go of me and pressing a kiss on her father’s cheek.
“You wanna head upstairs? I just have to sort some things out before we leave.” Zoe said and I nodded, trailing after her as she walked upstairs.
I walked into her room, and took a seat on her bed. “Hey, do you have a jacket I could borrow? I’m freezing my butt off right now.” I said and Zoe chuckled, sitting down next to me.
“Unfortunately, I do not because they’re all in the wash. However, Connor has like 50 jackets, so you can just steal one of his. I’m sure he won’t mind.” Zoe said and I nodded, feeling my cheeks heat up.
“His room is just next door.” Zoe said, pointing down the hall. I nodded, walking out to the room next to Zoe’s.
I walked into Connor’s room, praying to God he wasn’t in there. I let out a breath I didn’t know I was holding when I saw the empty room.
I noticed a black sweatshirt lying haphazardly across his bed, and I picked it up, feeling the soft fabric. I slipped it on, and noticed that it was considerably large.
I didn’t really care, because I was a lot warmer, and I felt a sense of comfort at the fabric enveloping me.
I walked into Zoe’s room, and Zoe smirked slightly at the sight of me in Connor’s sweater.
“You do realise that he adores that sweater, right?” Zoe said and my cheeks flushed pink as I fiddled with the hem of it.
“It’s really warm.” I muttered and Zoe chuckled, taking me by the wrist and leading me downstairs. We were back in the kitchen, and Zoe smiled widely at me.
“You ready to get going, Y/N?” Zoe said, picking up the car keys and tossing them about in her hands.
“I’m ready if you are.” I said, adjusting my bag slightly. We were about to walk out the door, but we were interrupted by Connor.
“Where are you guys going?” Connor asked, and I glanced over at Zoe awkwardly. Suddenly the sweater I was wearing seemed to weigh a ton.
“We’re going to the mall. What, you wanna join us or something?” Zoe said, putting her hands on her hips. Connor froze slightly, his eyes trained on me.
“I, uh, what are you, is that mine?” Connor stammered, pointing to my sweater. I felt my cheeks flush pink and I tugged on the sweater.
“Zoe didn’t have any and she said you wouldn’t mind if I borrowed one.” I blurted out, waving my hands about as I spoke.
Connor’s cheeks went pink, and Zoe smirked slightly. “Are you coming or not, Connor?” Zoe asked, her smirk widening.
“I, um, sure. What harm could it do?” Connor muttered and Zoe beamed, shooting me a not-so-sly wink.
“Awesome. Let’s go, then.” Zoe said, opening the door and marching out. We scrambled after her, and all piled into the car.
I was in the front next to Zoe, and Connor sat awkwardly in the back. “So, uh, what will this trip contain, exactly?” Connor asked, fiddling with his fingers.
“Well, we have to stop at Bath and Body Works because I have a gift card from Alana I wanna spend, and I know Y/N will want to stop at Hot Topic. She wouldn’t stop ranting about the new Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2 pop vinyls they got in.” Zoe said and I felt my cheeks burn.
“That, uh, that sounds cool. I like Hot Topic.” Connor said and I smiled slightly, much to Zoe’s amusement.
Zoe turned on the radio, and I relaxed, sinking into my chair slightly. Soon we were at the mall, and we all got out of the car eagerly.
“First stop is…” Zoe said, gesturing for me to give her a shop name.
“Hot Topic.” I blurted out and Zoe groaned, an affectionate smile on her face.
“Of course it’s Hot Topic. Let’s go then.” Zoe said, dragging both Connor and I along with her.
“So, uh, do you have a favourite Marvel movie?” Connor asked as we trailed behind Zoe.
“I love both the Guardians Of The Galaxy movies, obviously, but I do love The Avengers. The first one, that is.” I said, rambling slightly.
Connor chuckled, and nodded his head in agreement. “I could agree with that. I’m not a big Marvel fan, but I don’t mind The Avengers.” Connor said and I gasped, placing a hand on my chest.
“Next time I come over, we are having a Marvel movie marathon.” I said and Connor nodded, a slight smile on his face.
“I hate to interrupt whatever’s going on here, but we have arrived!” Zoe exclaimed, gesturing towards the store in front of us.
My smile widened as I marched in, taking in a deep breath. “And I’m home.” I muttered, earning a laugh from both of the Murphy siblings.
“Hey Y/N.” I turned to see my friend Jake behind the counter, a smile wide on his face.
“Hey Jake! You got those Volume 2 pop vinyls for me?” I asked and Jake chuckled, nodding his head.
“They’re out the back. Why don’t you guys wait here, and I’ll go get them?” Jake said and I nodded, smiling brightly at him.
“Thanks Jake!” I shouted, earning a laugh from him as he trailed away.
“So, uh, who’s that?” Connor asked, his voice suddenly a little lower than before.
“That’s Jake Dillinger. He and I go way back. I don’t know if he’s gonna have a maid of honour at him and Rich’s wedding, but if he does, I’ve called dibs.” I said and Connor’s eyes widened.
“Wait. Is he… gay?” Connor asked and I shook my head, leaning back on the counter.
“Nope. He’s pansexual, and Rich is bi, but they’re happy together.” I said and Connor nodded, and I noticed that he seemed a lot less tense now.
“Here we go! As per your request, we have the complete set! Star Lord, Rocket, Gamora, Drax, Mantis, Ego and last, but certainly not least, Baby Groot.” Jake said, dumping the boxes onto the counter.
“You’re a legend, Dillinger.” I said, handing him a fifty dollar bill. Jake took the bill and put it in the register, a smile on his face.
“So, how’re things with you and Rich going?” I asked as he packed the boxes into a bag for me.
Jake’s cheeks went red and I smirked, accepting my change. “Rich and I are going pretty steady. We went out to dinner last night, and it was awesome.” Jake said and I smiled at him.
“That’s great. Well, thanks for the pop vinyls. I’ll see you at the play, which I’m looking forward to seeing.” I said, winking at him. He chuckled and waved me off.
I looked around to see where Zoe and Connor had gone, and chuckled to myself when I saw them trying on various accessories.
“Yo, Murphy’s! Let’s go!” I called, and their heads whipped in my direction. They put down whatever they were holding and made their way over to me.
“Are you sure you can carry that bag? It looks pretty heavy.” Zoe said and I shrugged my shoulders.
“I’ve carried heavier. You keep forgetting that I was a scout when I was younger. We went on some pretty nasty hikes.” I said and Zoe nodded, walking alongside me.
“I didn’t know you were a scout.” Connor said and I smiled at him.
“Yeah. I wasn’t one for long because it was getting too expensive, but it was fun while it lasted.” I said, glancing over at Connor.
His hair was hanging loose, and his eyes were shining slightly. “You guys! We have arrived at Bath and Body Works. Aka, heaven!” Zoe said, and I chuckled to myself.
“Has she always been this obsessive over this store?” I asked Connor, and he started laughing loudly.
“For as long as I can remember, she’s had some weird love affair with this place.” Connor responded as we walked in.
I shook my head and looked over at Zoe, who was already sniffing various containers of body lotions and soaps.
“Jesus Christ.” I muttered, eliciting a laugh from Connor. I walked up to Zoe, and took a look at the vast wall of products.
I picked up a bottle of vanilla bean perfume, and sprayed a bit. I let out a sigh, the smell flooding my nose.
“Now I understand why you love this place so much.” I said, and Zoe gave me a knowing look.
“Connor looks so lost here, oh my god.” Zoe said, and I turned to look at Connor. I bit back a laugh when I saw him awkwardly walking around the store.
“Hey, Connor.” I called and he turned around, his eyes wide. “I have an idea.” I said, and Connor gave me a curious look as he walked towards me.
“What’s your big idea, Y/L/N?” Connor asked, crossing his arms over his chest. I smirked and whipped out the perfume bottle, suddenly spraying him.
“What the hell?” Connor said, swatting at the air around him. I cackled and put the bottle down, noticing the wide smile on Zoe’s face.
“Perfume war. Find the best, or worst, smelling perfume you can, and attack the other person with it. Ready? Go!” I said and Connor sprinted off, desperately trying to find a bottle.
I found one labelled Toasted Marshmallow, and I smirked, plucking it off the shelf. I snuck up behind Connor, but he turned around just as I sprayed the perfume.
“Jesus Christ! That tastes so bad, oh my god.” Connor said, wiping his mouth vigorously. I doubled over with laughter, and Zoe joined in.
“I take it that it doesn’t taste like marshmallow. What does it taste like?” I said, wiping away a stray tear.
“Why don’t you find out?” Connor said, and I gulped, getting ready to sprint off. What I wasn’t ready for was Connor placing his lips on mine.
I was so caught up in the feeling of Connor’s lips against mine, and his hands on my waist, that the horrid taste didn’t register instantly.
Unfortunately the taste did register, and I immediately pulled away when it did. I wiped my mouth, and Connor started cackling with laughter.
“Oh my god, your face!” Connor said, bending over and slapping his knee as he laughed.
“It’s not funny! That tastes awful!” I whined, scrubbing at the corners of my mouth.
“Now you know how I felt!” Connor exclaimed, running a hand through his hair.
“You’re so mean.” I said, crossing my arms over my chest. Connor’s face fell slightly, and he put a hand on my shoulder.
“But you’re ok, right?” Connor said and I nodded, glaring at him slightly. Connor smiled at me, and I felt my stomach fill up with butterflies at the gesture.
“Come on lovebirds. We should probably go before we get kicked out.” Zoe said, steering us out of the shop. I felt my cheeks heat up, and I noticed that Connor’s cheeks were pink as well.
“By the way, I, uh, I think you look really good in my sweater.” Connor said, and my stomach did a flip.
“Thanks.” I squeaked, pressing a tentative kiss to his cheek. Luckily, his skin didn’t taste like the perfume, and I took a hold of one of his hands.
“I really want to kiss you right now, but I know I can’t.” Connor whispered, and I froze slightly. My cheeks were probably redder than a tomato, but I didn’t care.
“You two are disgusting, ugh.” Zoe said, and Connor wrapped an arm around my shoulders, pulling me closer to him.
“Us, disgusting? Never. What do you think, Y/N?” Connor said, and I shrugged my shoulders, still in a state of disbelief.
The room was deadly silent, no one dared to make a sound.
“I understand.” Was all Brent said, his eyes growing with tears. Y/N looked at him, pity in her eyes, she walked over to him and hugged him tightly, burying her face in his chest.
“I’m sorry, I just…” Y/N trailed off, she didn’t have the words to say. She didn’t honestly know WHAT to say. But Brent obviously did; He gripped her tighter and let out a sigh, before pushing her away gently.
“It’s whatever will make you happy, Y/N. I want what’s best for you.” Tears were threatening to spill from his eyes, but Y/N wiped them away, tears of her own stinging at her eyes.
“I’m so sorry Brent….this was supposed to be your big day.” She mumbled, she felt horrible. Leading him on, only to leave him on their wedding day. He shook his head and placed his hand on her cheek, giving her a weak, forced smile.
“I don’t want you to be forced to love me. You mean the world to me, Y/N. I want what’s best for you, and if being with him if best for you, then so be it.” Brent said, his voice breaking at the end. Y/N nodded, before hugging him again, forgetting about the crowd.
“Thank you Brent, thank you so much…I hope we can still be friends?” She whispered, pulling away from him, patting away her tears.
“Of course, Y/N.” He chuckled, his voice watery. She nodded and turned to Jack, whose eyes were glued to her. She was speechless, she had no clue what to say. She felt as if every eye in the crowd was on her, silently judging her. She shook her head and looked to the priest.
“I’m sorry for wasting your time.” She mumbled, seemingly unable to make proper eye contact. The priest shook his head.
“It’s completely fine my dear.” He said, giving her an encouraging smile. She nodded and grabbed the microphone.
“So, this is the ideal wedding…” She joked awkwardly, causing some chuckles from the crowd.
“I’m sorry that you probably didn’t get the "happily ever after” wedding you wanted, but….please don’t hold this against me or…“ She sucked in a breath and closed her eyes, before letting the the breath and opening them back up.
”…Jack. He was just doing what he thought was right. And it was. I don’t want to marry Brent, I want to be with Jack. He’s been with me since the beginning, he’s the one I love. You’re probably like, “this isn’t what I came here for!” Well….it’s what you got. And there’s still cake, so that’s always good, right?“ She laughed, which in response gained laughter.
"So again, I’m sorry you didn’t get what you came for, but that’s that. Now, who wants cake?” She asked, smiling as Y/F/N rolled out the cake, a tall, white frosting covered vanilla cake with frosting pink and white roses going up the side.
“Okay, family members first. Then friends.” She said, helping people get into line.
“Brent? Help cut cake?” Brent nodded and stepped forward, helping Y/F/N cut the cake.
“Hey Y/N…? Can I talk to you for a moment…?” Jack pulled her aside for a moment, an awkward smile on his face.
“Soooo….” He laughed, taking her hand and swinging it playfully.
“Sooooo….” She mocked, giggling at him. He blushed and rubbed his neck, giving her hand a squeeze.
“Did you mean what you said? About loving me…?” Jack asked, suddenly bashful. Y/N blinked once in confusion, then laughed and shook her head slightly.
“Of course I did you dummy. Otherwise I would’ve just ditched my would-be husband.” She said, pulling him closer.
“I love you Jack. Always have, always will.” She pressed a soft kiss to his lips before pulling away.
“Anyways, lets have some cake and talk more afterwards.”
Jack nodded and pulled his hand from her grasp, going to stand by Conor and Anna in line. Brent turned back to face Y/N, walking over to her, something small in his hand.
“I wanted you to keep this. For memories.” Brent handed her her ring, which she took, closing her hand, tears springing back into her eyes. She lowered her hand and looked up at him, sighing.
“Are you sure? It must’ve costed a lot, I don’t have to-” He cut her off with a smile, shaking his head.
“It did cost a lot, but I bought it for you. Even if you’re not mine, I want you to have it.” He said, before running his finger over her cheek, pressing a soft kiss to the delicate skin there.
He walked over to Jack, Y/N in tow.
“Listen, she loves you and I can see you love her. You better treat her right, otherwise I’ll deal with you.” Y/N giggled and shook her head, smiling at Jack.
“He will, Brent. I promise. But if he doesn’t-” She winked and Jack, whose cheeks were burning a bright red, causing her to laugh. “-I’ll report back to you.” Brent nodded and went back to the cake, leaving Y/N alone with Conor, who was shovelling pieces of his slice of cake into his mouth, Anna, who, unlike her older brother, was taking small bites of the cake, and Jack, who was smiling like an idiot at her, his hand inching towards hers.
“Here you go, Y/N.” Brent said, walking over to hand her a piece of cake. She took it and thanked him with a smile, taking her first bite of the delicious cake.
“Hey Y/N…” She looked up, blushing as Jack’s finger brushed across her cheek, his cheeks alight with a pretty pink.
“You had some frosting…” He trailed off, staring at her lovingly. Y/N just smiled before continuing to eat her cake.
“You gonna have any?” She asked Jack with a smile, who quickly blinked and shook his head.
“Nah…Hey, so….I got you this…” He shuffled over to where he was sitting previously and grabbed a white wrapped box, Y/N looked at him and smiled, handing her cake over to Conor, sitting down to open up the box.
“Oh my gosh…Jack….you shouldn’t have….” She gasped, by now, everyone besides Joe, Josh, Mikey, Zoë, Alfie, Conor, Anna, Caspar, and Oli, who were standing around her, eyeing the box.
Inside was an assortment of items, but the biggest was a big, white and black notebook with the words: “Best Friends” written in big, shiny black letters. Y/N put a hand over her mouth as she opened it, flipping through the pages. There were pictures of her and Jack from when they were kids, to screenshots of them in videos. She flipped to the very back, and looked up at Jack, it was a handwritten note.
“Umm….I expected that you were gonna marry Brent so I had written that but….I guess you can still read it.” His cheeks were dancing with a bright pink blush.
“Dear Y/N.” She began to read out loud, her eyes on the neat cursive writing on the paper.
“Dear Y/N, I know you’re happy with your husband, Brent. And that he’s all you’ll ever want, but I had to tell you this. I never had the courage before to tell you how much you meant to me, and I ended up losing you because of it.
Y/N, I love you. I love you so, so much. When I heard you were marrying Brent my heart broke. I never said anything because I know you’re happy with him and you don’t feel the same way back to me.
I’ve felt this way since primary school, when you and I used to lay in the grass at the park, staring at the sky, cloud gazing or just randomly pointing out details that we saw in the area. Or in secondary school when you had that fight with your boyfriend and I pretended to be your new boyfriend to make him back off, or when you and I broke into that park and played on the swings until dawn. Those were some of my favourite memories. Not because of the events, but because I got to spend them with you.
When you read this please don’t feel bad for me or pity me, I’ll move on eventually. I just needed to get it off my chest.
Much love, Jack Maynard.”
Y/N finished off with tears in her eyes, her hand covering her mouth.
“Jack….” She said shakily, standing up to hug him.
“I hope you like it….” He whispered in her ear, wrapping his arms around her waist.
“I absolutely adore it Jack. And by the way, you are the cheesiest man to ever exist.” She giggled, pecking his cheek affectionately. He laughter and shook his head, letting out an embarrassed sigh.
“They are some more things in there!” Oli piped, to which Y/N glanced at Jack, who nodded.
“Yeah, we all put our own little something-something in there.” He smiled, his blush not subsiding.
“Oh my gosh, Joe!” She laughed, pulling out a purse with an attached makeup bag and wallet.
“You shouldn’t have! It’s beautiful!” Joe smiled and walked over to her.
“It’s nothing, love. I saw it at the shop and just thought, "that screams Y/N” so I bought it.“ I was a shiny grey leather purse with a black leather wallet attached and a see through makeup bag inside.
"The makeup is from us.” Anna said, motioning towards her and Zoë.
“Last time you came over you kept talking about how much you liked the brand so we bought the entire set.” Anna laughed, rummaging through the bag to show Y/N all the different makeups.
“Bath and Body Works gift card?” She asked, pulling it from the wallet. Mikey raised his hand and chuckled.
“I didn’t know what exactly to get you so I got that so you could pick it out yourself, it has about 150 quid on it.” She nodded and gave him a big smile.
“Thank you so much Mikey.” She said, picking up another present.
“Caspar…” She sighed, face palming. It was a box of condoms.
“Well I mean! Better safe than sorry!” He protested, causing the group to laugh.
“Ahhh this one was from Zoë and I.” Alfie said, motioning towards the set of cooking utensils and cups.
“Since you were meant to get married we assumed you’d need some things to help you get sorted out in your new home, but guess not.” Alfie laughed, to which Y/N nodded and laughed.
Oli’s gift was next, which brought tears to her eyes.
“You were talking about how you missed your family so I bought you plane tickets….nothing much but I thought you’d like it.” Y/N nodded, covering her mouth with her hand.
“I love it, thanks you so much Oli.”
Josh’s was next, which was a light blue mini camera.
“I love it Josh.” She insisted when he continued to apologise for not getting something more upscale.
“It’s amazing, don’t worry. I love it.” She said, before standing up.
“Wait wait wait, I didn’t give you your gift yet.” Conor smiled, grabbing a little bag of his own, handing it to her.
“I didn’t want it to break in the box.” He explained as she pulled it out, a smile breaking out across her face. It was an Ornament, a little glass snowflake.
“I heard you talking about how much you wanted it when we were at the shop together with Jack, decided I would get it for you.” Conor said, hugging her. She gasped and pulled away, smiling at everyone.
“Thank you so much guys. I loved all of them, even your gift, Caspar.” She laughed at the end, causing Caspar to blush. She gave them each individual hugs, saving Jack for last. The rest of the group had all wandered off by the time Jack and her broke off the hug, which Jack replaced with a sweet, loving kiss.
“You don’t know how long I’ve wanted to do that.”
A/N- I didn’t know how to end this 😅, hopefully this is good enough!
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