phone vibrated on your nightstand, the bright light flooded into the room and
woke you up. You pushed the pillow away from your face and looked over at your
phone. Joe’s face was glowing on the screen and you groaned, pushed your hair
away from your eyes and picked it up.
you asked and your voice was raspy and you cleared your throat. “Hello?” you
asked again as you checked the clock. 3:00
Joe’s deep voice rang through and it made you jump slightly at the loud tone. “Sorry,
hi,” he realized his tone, “I’m sorry to do this but we can’t get Jack to leave
the curb of the club, he keeps babbling about wanting to see you and I know it’s
so late but do you think you could possibly- “
Is that you?” Jack screamed on the phone, “Y/N I WANT TO STAY WITH YOU TONIGHT!”
“Jack, are you drunk?” you teased, already
throwing on a pair of sweats on and threw your hair into a bun as you grabbed
not,” he grumbled and the slur in his voice told you otherwise.
what club are you at?” you asked and got into your car and started it.
went to XOYO love,” Jack replied, “It was fantastic love, you should’ve been
I’ll be right there alright?”
other side of town, Joe, Oli and Josh were all sat around as Marcus tried to
calm down Jack who was happily jumping around waiting for you. “Is he always
like this? I didn’t realize the two of them were dating,” Marcus asked Joe as
he took a deep breath, Jack sitting down on the curb in the background.
aren’t dating but they should be,” Josh cackled and the rest of the boys
chuckled at the look Jack had in his eyes. “They’re in love but they know it’s
not the right time. Every time we go out without Y/N, Jack makes us call her to
come get him so he can go stay at hers,” Josh explained.
the best of friends,” Oli agreed just as they saw your headlights in the distance
and then there you were, messy bun, sweats and Jack’s long sleeve sweater.
Jack yelled excitedly and ran to you, hugging you tightly to him.
Mr. I’m Not Going to Drink Tonight so That I Can Come Over,” you joked and he
kissed your cheek and sniffled.
sorry, I’m such a dick,” a tear slid down his cheek and you realized how drunk
he really was. You ran your hands through his loose curls that were on the
outside of his snapback and kissed the tip of his nose.
babes, you’re fine, let’s go home and snuggle, yeah?” you smiled as a grin came
back to his face. The four boys laughed in the background and waved goodbye to
you as you shuffled Jack into the car and slammed the door shut behind him. You
ran over and hugged the four of them before hopping into the car.
“Are we ever going to meet this girl?” Mikey asked, causing me to look up from my phone. “You’ve been smiling at your phone everyday for at least two months and we still don’t even know her name.”
It’s true. I was seeing someone. I met (y/n) while I was at the shops, picking out a new suit. I saw her from across the store with her brother and I just knew I needed to have her in my life. When it comes to girls, I know what I’m doing but when it came to (y/n)…I was lost. She was a very shy individual so getting to know her was a little difficult and usually, I’d give up by now but she was definitely worth the effort. She was different than the usual type I go for and I think that’s why I like her. She levels me out and it just seems to work. However, whenever I brought up meeting the boys, she got nervous and would instantly say no. It’s not that I was keeping her from them but it’s just that I want to her meet them when she’s ready so she feels 100% comfortable.
“I just want to make sure it’s an actual thing.” I replied.
“You’ve been saying that for weeks now.” Oli pestered. I mean, he wasn’t wrong. I already knew (y/n) and I were an actual thing but I can’t bring myself to force the boys on her. It doesn’t feel right.
“I’ll speak to her about it.” I said, getting up from the couch. “I’m off to meet her anyway.”
As I left Oli’s place, I headed towards the park where (y/n) and I usually go for a walk. We really like to be outside and I definitely take advantage of the fact that she’s not from London and hasn’t been here for long. Even though, I’m not from London, I definitely like to pretend I’m more confident about where I’m going than I actually am.
“You look nice.” I said, walking over to her. I kissed her cheek as I placed my hand in hers and I couldn’t help but have the biggest smile on my face. I honestly don’t know why but I’m so happy whenever I’m around her.
The two of us walked around the park, hand in hand, talking about our days and the plans we had for the weekend when I saw two familiar faces.
“What a coincidence! Jack, it’s good to see you, mate.” Oli said, sarcastically. I rolled my eyes at how stupid the two boys were being but I turned my attention to (y/n) when I felt her grip tighten on my hand. This is exactly what I didn’t want.
“What are you doing here?” I asked, annoyed. I knew they must have followed me out of desperation to meet (y/n).
“Just enjoying the day with one of my best mates.” Oli said, placing an arm around Mikey, who stood there staring at (y/n) with a stupid grin on his face.
A silence filled the air as I didn’t know what to do. Should I introduce them? Should I pretend this wasn’t happening? Should I pull (y/n) away? As I questioned what the right thing to do was, she spoke up.
“I’m (y/n).” She said, extending her free hand. The boys smiled and shook it, exchanging their names. I smiled at her surprising confidence, pressing a kiss to her temple. “I’d love it if we could stay and chat but Jack and I are meeting my brother for lunch.” She explained, smiling sweetly.
“Well hopefully Jack’s not selfish and let’s us get to know you at some point as well.” Mikey said, giving me the side eye.
“When it comes to happiness, boys, you’ve got to be selfish.” I said, before the four of us exchanged goodbyes.
“They seem really sweet.” She said, as we walked towards the cafe.
“You weren’t that shy.”
“Well, if I want your friends to like me, I’ve got to open up.” She explained and I could tell she really meant it.
“Hey,” I said, stopping in my tracks and turning her towards me. “You don’t have to impress them, okay? I like you and you’re the first girl in a long time who has made me this happy, which at the end of the day, is all that matters.” I said, kissing her.
“For the record,” She whispered against my lips. “You make me pretty happy too.”
As the two of us reached the cafe, I heard my phone go off and couldn’t help but smile at the message from Oli.
“She seems great. Haven’t seen you smile like that in a long time.”