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Phone Call || Mary Grace Bennett (Dave's Mom) feat. Ben Carver
  • Ben:Come ON Dave. It's /Mother's Day/. You seriously /haven't/ called your mom on Mother's Day before?!
  • Dave:No, Ben.... I haven't... our relationship isn't exactly normal.
  • Ben:-softens; ...I know it's not. I'm sorry. But you can try, right? I know you can.
  • Dave:-swallows; I guess so.
  • Ben:Just try. Just click the button. Just call. Do it.
  • Dave:-stares down at his phone, hovering his finger over the call button under his Mom's contact in his phone. He had no idea if the number was still even the same, or if she would have changed her number or if the call would just go to his dad's house or something. Dave took a deep breath, pushing the button quickly and holding it up. He felt like his heart was pounding on the outside of his chest;
  • Dave:-ring-
  • Dave:-ring-
  • Dave:-ring-
  • Dave:-ring
  • Mary:-laughs, holding a bite of her lunch in her hand with a fork; Oh John, don't be ridiculous. You know I love going to Taylor's theater performances, I just get a little busy sometimes. -hears her phone ring, looking down at her phone and not expecting who came up on her caller ID. There was a moment where she honestly thought that it was a butt dial, or somehow that he'd called her by accident. The color drained from her face as she looked at her phone letting it ring a few times. John looked at her from across the table, concern clearly in his eyes. Mary had two options, to let it ring, or to answer. The more that the phone rang, and that picture of her one and only real son popped up on her screen, the more she couldn't keep herself from answering. Mary held up a finger to John, quickly leaving the table and walking around the corner in the restaurant from where they were seated, sliding her phone open to answer the call and holding it to her ear;
  • Mary:...Hello?
  • Dave:-breathes into the phone silently, completely speechless;
  • Mary:... /Hello/? Is anyone there? Hello?
  • Dave:Mom?
  • Mary:-silence, not knowing what to say;
  • Mary:...David? What an.. unexpected surprise.
  • -silence-
  • Dave:Yeah.... um.... I just wanted to call and wish you a happy Mother's Day.
  • Mary:-completely shocked by the gesture, confused as to why he would be calling this year of all years if he hadn't for years before it. But she couldn't help but be a little bit happy that he had, even if he wasn't apart of her life anymore;
  • Mary:-hesitantly; /Oh/.... well that's very sweet of you, thank you, David.
  • Dave:....Yeah.
  • Mary:-silent for a minute, debating whether or not she should hang up the phone and get back to her family. Her current family. But maybe apart of her was curious to know how he'd been doing. Maybe he was less....ill than he had been over the years;
  • Mary:....How are you, David? How have you been feeling?
  • Dave:-blinks; Oh, uh... I've felt a lot better. I'm a lot happier, I'm going to college....because I uh, didn't lose my memory of the...information I retained. Just uh, just people.
  • Mary:-smiles a little bit; That's wonderful, David.
  • Dave:-surprised; ....Thanks.
  • Mary:-hesitates, daring whether or not it was acceptable to ask the question. But she couldn't help herself, she cared about Dave and she wanted him to be well, more than just physically. She wanted him to be mentally well too; Have you met anyone?
  • Dave:-swallows; Oh uh, yeah... I met this guy named Ben. He's my uh... my best friend.
  • Mary:-hears the doubt in his voice, discouraged once again by the response. Clearly he wasn't getting any better than he had been years ago. She'd been hoping that at least the accident could give him another chance to heal in a new way, and had been praying for him. But maybe it just wasn't enough. She'd wanted to meet with him in hopes that they could talk about it more, but maybe it had been an idea that was too farfetched in her imagination;
  • Mary:-a bit more coldly; Well it was nice to hear from you, David. Thank you for calling. Tell your father hello.
  • Dave:-hears the disconnect in her voice, speaking up with defeat; Yeah... I will. It was good to hear from you too.
  • Dave:-hangs up-
  • Ben:See?! It wasn't /that/ bad, was it?
  • Dave:-silent for a second, putting his phone in his jean pocket; Can we just not talk about this again?
Texts || Benofsky
  • Ben:So, I have a surprise for you.
  • Dave:Another one? Why do you always have surprises for me? And why do you always tell me them via text message?
  • Ben:Enough with the sass. Just appreciate the surprise. I'm too excited to tell you about this when I get home anyways, so you get a text instead.
  • Dave:Fine. What is it?
  • Ben:So, I know your birthday is in July. And I may or may not have gotten two tickets to see Imagine Dragons at the end of the month.
  • Dave:Wait.... are you serious?!
  • Ben:Dead serious. They're coming to Wantaugh on the 25th of July. I know how much you have been obsessively listening to their music recently, so I thought I would treat you. LOVE ME.
  • Dave:Oh my GOD! Ben... I can't let you pay for those.
  • Ben:Trust me. It's my treat.
  • Dave:That's not fair though. You never let me pay.
  • Ben:How many times have I told you? When I want to /treat/ you, you aren't allowed to argue with me.
  • Dave:You're crazy.
  • Ben:Oh I know.
  • Dave:I love you.
  • Ben:-read-
Texts || Benofsky
  • -March 16th, 2015-
  • Dave:So, something really random just happened. And I guess I have a surprise for you.
  • Ben:Something random? Something EXCITING? A SURPRISE? Ohhhh I love surprises, tell me, tell me now.
  • Dave:When are you going to be home?
  • Ben:I have to finish this paper revision. I'm /not/ happy about it, it's supposed to be spring break, I'm supposed to be getting you wasted for the first time right now.
  • Dave:.... uh.... so you aren't going to be home then?
  • Ben:Not for a little while. TELL ME NOW.
  • Dave:OKAY, okay. So there's this girl who was talking to me on my old, Tumblr page thing... and apparently I dated her or something in high school, and long story short.... she invited me to her wedding in June. And she told me that you could come.
  • Ben:WOAH WOAH WOAH this is TOO MUCH excitement for me to handle right now. First of all, DAVE KAROFSKY HAS A EX GIRLFRIEND?
  • Dave:I guess I do.
  • Ben:Is she hot?
  • Dave:Uh... God, Ben, I don't know. I like you.
  • Ben:She's hot. I can tell. DAVE HAD A HOT EX GIRLFRIEND, this is glorious. What's her name?
  • Dave:Why do you care so much?
  • Ben:I like to know things. Especially when they are about you.
  • Dave:Okay...fine. Nosy. .... Santana Lopez, I think.
  • Ben:.........excuse me?
  • Ben:EXCUSE ME?
  • Ben:Wait a minute.... now I /need/ a picture.
  • Dave:....Do you know her or something?
  • Ben:Dave, Davey, David, do you really not know who Santana Lopez is?
  • Dave:Am I supposed to?
  • Ben:/well/ there are a lot of Santana Lopez's in the world I'm sure, but if it is /the/ Santana Lopez....I kind of worship her.
  • Ben:She's only one of the most amazing pop singers ever, and I don't even /like/ pop music. She's brand new, I'll give you that, you don't really follow music, but STILL. It's /Santana Lopez/.
  • Dave:....Do you really think she could be a celebrity?
  • Ben:It's quite possible. Did she say anything about who she's getting married to?
  • Dave:Uh... I don't know, she told me she's gay and I know her fiance is a girl... apparently she knows me too.
  • Ben:......
  • Ben:Oh my god. It's her. IT'S HER. IT HAS TO BE HER!
  • Ben:WE JUST GOT INVITED TO THE BRITTANA WEDDING. I THINK I MIGHT HAVE JUST DIED.
  • Dave:....What's a Brittana?
  • Ben:Oh, Dave.
  • Dave:Don't "Oh, Dave" me.
  • Ben:;) so you figured out when I'm being a condescending little fucker then, did you? I like it. Point for Dave.
  • Ben:.......but actually. Dave, this wedding is going to be /huge/. And it's super exclusive, there might even be celebrities there...
  • Dave:Oh wow, that's cool.
  • Ben:You are so out of touch with the world it's adorable.
  • Dave:I don't really see how that makes me adorable, but okay.
  • Ben:I'M TAKING YOU TO THIS WEDDING. We're going to a wedding together. This is actually really exciting.
  • Ben:I have to stop texting now, or I'm seriously never going to get this revision done, but I'll be home soon, okay?
  • Dave:Okay. We can talk more then.
Dave Karofsky Changed His Relationship Status

Ben: “Do you really not know how to change your relationship status on Facebook?”
Dave: “Well I don’t know, I guess I’ve never done it before.”

Ben: “God, you still have so much to learn, I still have so much to teach you.”

Dave Karofsky went from being “single” to “in a relationship with Ben Carver”.

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Texts || Benofsky
  • -Sent July 24th, 2015 at around 3pm EST-
  • Ben:Guess what day it is?!
  • Dave:I know, I didn't forget.
  • Ben:We're going out tonight! Aren't you excited?
  • Dave:Of course I am.
  • Ben:You're going to have a blast. I'm going to make sure of it. When do you get off?
  • Dave:In an hour. I'll be home around 5.
  • Ben:Perfect! I hope you are ready for this, this is a long overdue birthday celebration. I'm a horrible boyfriend, aren't I?
  • Dave:I wouldn't say that.
  • Ben:Of course you wouldn't.
  • Ben:I'll see you when you get back! I don't want to get you in trouble.
  • Dave:Okay.
Texts || Benofsky
  • Ben:So are you excited?!
  • Dave:Excited for what?
  • Ben:...What do you /mean/ for what?? The BRITTANA wedding! The celebrity wedding that /YOU/ got invited to because apparently not only are you one of the best people ever, but you also just happened to have been friends with a major celebrity from high school. No big deal.
  • Dave:...Oh /yeah/, that's this week, isn't it?
  • Ben:YES it's this week! Please tell me that you asked for this weekend off from your little coffee shop job. You work too much, by the way.
  • Dave:It's been two weeks.
  • Ben:Two weeks of you having a life while I sit around in the apartment by myself.
  • Dave:It's not that bad.
  • Ben:I know it's not. But wait, seriously, did you get the dates off?
  • Dave:....No.
  • Ben:DAVID KAROFSKY! You /need/ to get the dates off, this is a big deal!
  • Dave:Do we have to go?
  • Ben:....Okay, stop. Talk to me. What is this about?
  • Dave:I don't really want to talk about it. Okay? I know there's gonna be a lot of people who used to know me at that wedding, and just... never mind. I have to go anyways, my break is over in like a minute.
  • Ben:...Okay, well... we are /going/ to talk about this. Because it's important, Dave. Not just so I can say that I've gone to a celebrity wedding, but it's important for /you/. It's your chance to meet all of those people from your high school pictures again, to see them all in the same room! Don't you want to try to meet them again?
  • Dave:-read-
Texts || Benofsky
  • Ben:So, I want to get into a little bit of fun tonight.
  • Dave:Really?
  • Ben:Yes. You've been way too preoccupied with getting this new job of yours set up. You need to let loose.
  • Dave:According to you.
  • Ben:Come /on/. Just let me have a little bit of fun with you. Please?
  • Dave:Where is this coming from? [DELETED]
  • Dave:Okay, fine. Let's do it.
  • Ben:Excellent. I'll buy the Captain.
  • Dave:Captain?
  • Ben:Alcohol. It's a kind of alcohol.
  • Dave:Oh. Good.
  • Dave:I'm sort of...excited.
  • Ben:You better be. Just come home. Let me do the rest.
Texts || Benofsky
  • -April 16th, 2015-
  • Ben:Coming home soon, honeybunches?
  • Dave:....
  • Dave:Really?
  • Ben:What, I can't use pet names?
  • Dave:Uh... no.... but honeybunches?
  • Ben:Okay okay sorry, I had to.
  • Ben:Listen. I have a surprise for you.
  • Dave:Oh? A surprise?
  • Ben:Well, that depends on what you are doing this weekend.
  • Dave:This weekend... hmm.... seems like I'm not booked for anything.
  • Ben:Ha ha, very funny. But seriously... Dave... I have a question for you.
  • Dave:Yeah?
  • Ben:...Do you want to meet my family?
  • Dave:Your family?
  • Ben:Yeah... they're dying to meet you. They know all about you, because of well... you know.
  • Dave:Right.
  • Dave:...Okay. Yeah.
  • Ben:Yeah?? You'll do it??
  • Dave:Sure, it seems like it would be fun.
  • Ben:Really?
  • Dave:Yeah. It does.
  • Ben:..Well then. I guess we have a date with my parents this weekend. Oh and by the way, we're going to be taking a bit of a drive. I'm from Rochester.
  • Dave:That's okay.
  • Ben:I'm /so/ happy you want to do this. Thank you, Dave.
  • Dave:Of course. Why wouldn't I want to?
  • Ben:...I don't know.
  • Ben:I guess I thought you wouldn't want to because they are Michael's parents too.... [DELETED]
  • Ben:Regardless, thank you. It means a lot to me.
Texts || Benofsky
  • -1am EST-
  • Ben:I'm leaving you a goodnight text.
  • Ben:I'm thoughtful.
  • Dave:You probably think I'm asleep, don't you?
  • Ben:YOU'RE STILL AWAKE? What are you doing under the covers, cocooning?
  • Dave:I just like to sleep with the covers all the way up sometimes.
  • Ben:Pfft. Get over here. I don't put up with this nonsense.
  • Dave:Well maybe if you ask nicely.
  • Ben:Really? Are you really getting sassy with me right now? Just get over here. You haven't even moved.
  • Dave:I'm waiting.
  • Ben:Fine. Dave, Davey, David, will you pretty please with a cherry on top come over here so I can snuggle you?
  • Dave:Okay, /fine/.
  • Ben:Pushover.
Texts || Benofsky
  • Ben:I need to come by the apartment for some stuff, so you know.
  • Dave:I....okay.
  • Ben:I'll be over later.
  • Dave:.....Ben?
  • Ben:.....Yes?
  • Dave:Ben are you okay?
  • Dave:I miss you...I want you to come back.
  • Ben:I don't know if that's a good idea.
  • Dave:....I'm sorry.
  • Ben:I know you are.
  • Dave:Ben?
  • Ben:Yeah?
  • Dave:Sam slept with someone else.
  • Ben:Figures. [DELETED]
  • Ben:I'm so sorry.
  • Dave:No I, um... it's okay. I just. I thought you should know that I know it means that there's nothing. And what we were doing meant nothing. And.
  • Ben:Stop. You don't need to explain yourself.
  • Dave:....Okay.
  • -5 minutes later-
  • Dave:Ben?
  • Ben:Hmm?
  • Dave:You know I care about you right?
  • Ben:I know.
  • Dave:You know I care about you as more than a friend, right?
  • Ben:.....What?
  • Dave:I... I think that's what this is. This feeling I've had.
  • Dave:I don't think it would hurt so much to be all alone right now if it wasn't that.
  • Ben:...You... you think you have feelings for me?
  • Dave:I don't know what else this is. I don't know what feeling this pain because you're so worried about a person is. I just want to be with you all the time and it's made me feel really... not myself to not have you around.
  • Ben:....Maybe I can come spend the night there.
  • Dave:Really?? You're coming back??
  • Ben:Well tonight, I am.
  • Dave:Thank you.... god, thank you so much.
  • Ben:I'll be there soon.
Texts || Benofsky
  • Dave:...You didn't come home last night, I went to work this morning, and you aren't back.
  • Ben:I'm sorry, Dave, I just had something to sort through with a friend of mine. We sort of had a disagreement. I'll be back soon, I promise.
  • Dave:....okay. I just miss you. You only just got back.
  • Ben:I know, I'm sorry. I'll make it up to you, though. Imagine Dragons is in only three days, remember?
  • Dave:Oh... right. I completely forgot about that.
  • Ben:Well you better remember it! I thought the night before we could go out for drinks and I could finally give you the birthday treat you deserve and then the next day we will go to the concert.
  • Dave:Sounds good to me....if you can promise me something.
  • Ben:Sure, what is it?
  • Dave:Don't.... do stuff after we drink, okay?
  • Ben:Of course. No funny business. This is all about you and it's all about your birthday.
  • Dave:Thank you.
  • -about thirty minutes later-
  • Dave:Oh by the way, do you want me to unpack your suitcase from home? It's still sitting on your bed.
  • Ben:Oh no, it's fine, you don't have to do that.
  • Dave:Ben, you haven't even been home, it's fine, I'll unpack it.
  • Ben:Dave, it's fine.
  • Dave:It will just take a second.
  • Ben:Dave. I would really prefer if you didn't.
  • Dave:Why? I'm just trying to help...
  • Ben:I'll be home within the hour. Please don't unpack the suitcase. I'll see you then.
  • Dave:-read-
Texts || Benofsky
  • Dave:Don't wait up for me tonight.
  • Ben:What? Where are you going exactly?
  • Dave:I don't know. Somewhere.
  • Ben:Dave....I'm not just going to let you run off somewhere. What's going on? Talk to me.
  • Dave:Don't act like you don't know.
  • Ben:....
  • Ben:It was last night, wasn't it?
  • Dave:Yes. It was.
  • Dave:You hurt me, you didn't care, you didn't apologize. ...Why were you doing that last night?
  • Ben:....I was drunk. I was being stupid, Dave...I'm sorry.
  • Dave:I wasn't as drunk as you. I didn't want it.
  • Ben:...I messed up. I just...was being drunk. And stupid. You know I care about you, don't you?
  • Dave:...Yeah. I guess.
  • Ben:Where are you right now?
  • Dave:I went to the bathroom.
  • Ben:Don't move. I'm coming.