// this took soo long to write i’m so sorry for the long wait :// i really hope you lovely folks like this. I’m probably gonna go back and edit some parts and add to the ending, so check back later for more if ya’d like!!
masterlist — asks/requests//
There was something nagging at you in the back of your mind ever since you walked in and sat down in this stranger’s home- Calum. Every time you tried focusing on Dylan, your mind always wondered back to him. You couldn’t help this, so after a while, you sort of drifted off into your own little world, leaving the three boys to catch up with each other. But where was Calum? What was he even doing in there? All these thoughts were ruminating through your head when you heard Dylan let out a soft chuckle.
“Y/N! Hey, you okay?” He said.
You quickly looked up, slightly embarrassed. How long have you been zoned out? It looked like he was expecting an answer, so you looked up at him and gave a shy smile. “Yes, sorry I was just thinking to myself for a little bit. Did you say something?” you said, shyly.
“Yeah, I asked how you take your coffee,” Dylan responded, smiling at you eagerly.
“Oh, my coffee? Black, thanks,” you said, reaching out for the cup in his hand.
He comes over and plops himself on the couch next to you, handing you the coffee.
This somehow feels wrong to you. Dylan was so sweet, so kind- and you couldln’t stop thinking about Calum? Yes, definitely wrong. You tried shutting him out again, making an attempt to join in the conversation, but you couldn’t. But how could that even be possible? There was no such thing as ‘love at first sight.’ You knew that, right?
“I think I should go,” you blurted out, mindlessly. You immediately turned to look at Dylan.
“W-w-what? You wan to leave? Now? We just go there, and you already want to go?” He stammered.
“Aw, come on, Y/N, Calum hasn’t even come out yet! He’s great, I think you’ll like him a lot.” The blonde one said.
And that’s exactly what you were afraid you. You looked over at Dylan and you couldn’t help it. “Well, I guess you’re right, Dylan. I can stay a little longer, but I do want to get unpacked and settled in before it gets too dark.”
He looked at you hopefully and smiled. “Perfect.”
“Hey, I’ve got an idea. Tomorrow, if you’re not busy, we’re all thinking of making a new video. Luke’s place. What do you think?” Ashton said, facing at Dylan.
“Well, I don’t think I’m doing anything tomorrow. Ill be there.” Dylan then looked over towards you expectantly. “What do you say, Y/N? Are you up for it? I think it’ll be fun, I mean, if you’re not doing anything tomorrow.”
You bit your lip, hesitant. “Yeah, it sounds like fun, count me in,” you said.
He was beaming. “Perfect!” he said.
You stayed and chatted with the three for a few more hours. Calum never showed. And some part of you was glad, the other part wished he would’ve shown up. But you were still hopeful for tomorrow. You’d see him there, you’d have to.
Dylan took you to your new home for the next six months. It was a small apartment in the middle of Sydney. You met your roommate, Caroline. Dylan helped you get settled in and unpacked in your new room. After, you two sat down in the living room and watched a movie until it was late. It felt nice. There were a few moments when Calum came pushing his way into your thoughts, and you tried your best to shove them as far away as possible. You both said goodnight, and you got settled in your bed, ready for sleep. You stayed awake for a while, thinking of the day to come. Thinking of seeing Calum. Tonight with Dylan made you realize how much you wanted things to go well with him, but would things be different tomorrow? With Calum? You let your exhaustion carry you into a deep sleep.
You woke up. Today was the day you’d see Calum. And Dylan. Oh yeah, Dylan. You weren’t exactly sure how today would turn out, but you knew one thing- you couldn’t wait to see Calum again.
Dylan picked up promptly. He commented on your appearance, makning you blush. You both walked in through the buzzing streets of Australia holding hands. Dylan did most of the talking, pointing out buildings and names of stores he liked. You tried paying attention, but you were too nervous to pay much attention to the conversation. When you finally arrived, you were warmly greeted by cheers and drinks from the guys. There were guitars and a drum set to your left, a cooler to your right, but no Calum. You took a long sip at your drink, slightly frustrated, and followed behind Dylan to the couch. The boys asked about your new home, and you told them everything halfheartedly. Then, Calum walked in, a drink in his hand- and a girl on his arm. You sank down in your seat as you became surrounded by cheers from Dylan and the rest of them. He walked over towards, the girl following closely behind.
He leaned over closer to your face than you’d thought. “Hey, good to see you. Sorry I missed you yesterday,” He said, the smell of alcohol on his break.
You felt Dylan shift a little in his seat. He wrapped his arm securely around your shoulders. “Hey Calum, looks like you got started a little early there, mate,” he said, nodding towards the bottle in his hand.
Calum let out a loud, sloppy laugh. “Just doing my best to keep up with this one,” he said, placing his arm on the girl’s shoulder and nodding towards her.
She rolled her eyes at him and made her way over to you and Dylan. She introduced herself to both of you, but to be honest, you weren’t really paying attention to what she told you or what she said her name was. After a while of conversation and a few laughs from the group, Luke, Michael, Dylan and Ashton all got up and made their way to the kitchen to prepare some food, leaving you alone with Calum and the girl.
It made you pretty sick being in the same room, though. She was giggling at random, leaving him sloppy kisses all over. Just as you were about to get up to leave, she hopped off his lap and headed over the kitchen, giving him a lingering stare and a good look at her ass before she closed the kitchen door behind her- leaving just you and Calum alone.
You sipped furiously at your drink, unsure of what was going to happen next. You sat in silence for a few moments, but then you heard Calum get up off his chair and make his way over to you. He was still very intoxicated as he plopped himself on the couch in the empty space next to you. He was so close you could smell the alcohol coming from him. He wrapped his arm around your shoulders.
“You know, Y/N. I am actually really sorry we didn’t get a chance to talk yesterday when you were at my place,” he said, laughing. “Do you know how good you luck tonight? Right now”
You rolled your eyes and laughed a soft, quiet laugh. He was drunk, he doesn’t even know what he’s saying you thought. “Well thanks Calum, I think you’re looking pretty good yourself,” you say, nudging your knee into his thigh.
“Dylan’s my best mate and all, but damn, if I saw you first,” he said, shaking his head. You could feel heat make its way to your cheeks, as he whipped his head back onto the couch and laughed a big, drunken laugh. You then realized he probably wouldn’t remember anything about this in the morning, so you took this as your opportunity. He was already looking at you when you turned to face him. He was leaning in closer, closer-
“Fooodd’s hereee,” announced the girl, pushing the door open, followed by Ashton, Luke, Michael, then Dylan.
Shit, you thought.
You scooted away from Calum as quickly and discreetly as possible. You got up and made your way to Dylan’s side, helping him with the trays of food in his hands.
“Y/N!” Dylan said loudly, whiskey on his breath. “Missed you,” he said, wrapping his arm around you and nuzzling his head into your neck, playfully.
You rolled your eyes and laughed at his newly intoxicated state. You noticed the girl make her way back over to Calum, and you also saw her get rejected by him when she tried getting a seat back on his lap. You felt his stare on you and Dylan for the rest of the night, but you never looked back. There was a feeling gnawing at you in the back of your mind, telling you to not look. Instead, you focused on Dylan for the rest of the night. He wasn’t that drunk, but you could tell he wasn’t in his normal state. He kept walking around, stumbling, telling you jokes, making you laugh. All things that helped keep your mind of the fact that Calum’s eyes were on you the entire night. After a while, the food was gone and the booze and bottles were empty. Dylan had sobered up a bit, and offered to take you back home. You hadn’t realized, but Calum had already left, leaving the poor girl behind. You said goodbye to everyone and thanked them for the night, then you and Dylan walked out and began making your way to your place. As you were walking, you couldn’t help but ask him about Calum, and the questions that had been in the back of your head for a long time.
“So-oo,” you started, unsure how to begin. “That girl that was here today, with Calum-” you said, but he cut you off.
“Oh yeah, that girl. What was her name again?”
You laughed. “Honestly, I don’t even remember either.”
“It’s fine, Calum probably doesn’t even remember either,” he said, joining you laughing.
“What? What do you mean? Aren’t they together or something?” You asked, confused.
“Calum? What? No no no, definitely not. Calum tends to have random girls at his side. They’re usually the types of girls who aren’t the brightest, but who follow him everywhere. Literally, everywhere.”
He kept talking the rest of the way there, but you were too busy thinking about what Calum said to you on the couch. How you almost kissed. How he wouldn’t stop glaring at you with Dylan the entire night. You then began thinking of how Calum was drunk, and of how Dylan told you about Calum’s never-ending line of girls, and how you were so stupid to even be attracted to someone just in it for the lust. Your cheeks grew red with frustration right as you and Dylan come to a stop at the front of your building. You were slightly intoxicated, but you were fully sure that you wanted Dylan right at that moment more than ever. You stood on your tip toes and wrapped your arms around his neck. He grabbed your waist and looked at you for a moment before pulling you in for an intense and intimate kiss. He kissed your neck, your cheeks, your jaw, your nose. Even though he held you so tightly in his arms, but you didn’t feel secure. Even though he kissed you with feeling and intent, you didn’t feel that much of a spark. And you knew why. Calum. Somehow, even while you were kissing somebody else, he crept into your thoughts. You knew you liked Dylan, but you also knew Calum would always be there in the back of your mind. You pulled away from the kiss and looked up at him. He smiled at you, and you smiled back, but you couldn’t look at him again after that, it felt too wrong. You said your goodbyes, and he walked away as you made your way to your home. You got in, and right as you closed the door, you felt the tears creep up. You knew what you had to do, so you got up, wiped the tears off and walked out the door.
You didn’t really realize what you were doing until you finally got there and stopped walking- Calum’s house. You heard voices, so you knew there was someone inside. you had no idea what you were going to do, but you swallowed what little pride you had left, and pushed open the unlocked door. What you saw next was something you thought you’d never see-
//sorry if this sucks, tell me what you pretty ppl think :) again, check back later if you want to see the revised, possibly better version of this lol. much love, el.