A Big Brother Thing. // Zach Dempsey and Clay Jensen
This was requested by @nerdygirl1219 ! I hope you guys enjoy! Happy reading 💖
Zach x Reader
Warnings: Cursing and Death.
Your POV •
I stared into my locker decided on what binder I needed. I looked on my locker door and sighed. There it was. The polaroid picture of Hannah and I. I remember that day like it was yesterday. I met her at Kat’s going away party and ever since then we stuck like glue. I wish I could’ve been there to save her.
I was snapped away from my thoughts when a pair of familiar arms snaked around my waist.
“Hey Dempsey.” I smiled. He placed a small his on my neck.
“You alright babe?” He questioned. His question was soon answered when he looked at my locker door and sighed. “I miss her too…she’s in a better place now.” He sighed and I nodded.
“Yeah… yeah sure.” I said slamming my locker door shut.
“I gotta get to Spanish. But i’ll meet you up for lunch okay.” I said. He removed his arms from around my waist and kissed my forehead.
“You sure you’re okay?” He asked again. And I nodded walking to my Spanish class with Hannah on my mind.
It was now lunch time and Zach and I were sitting with the rest of his friends. My mood went up from earlier and I was pretty happy.
Clay slammed his tray on the table, resulting in all of us looking at him crazy. Everybody glared at him except for me.
“Hey Clay-doh” I smiled but he wasn’t smiling back.
“I was wondering if we could eat together today. I have some things to tell you.” He nodded, glaring over at Zach.
“Uh yeah sure Clay.” I said grabbing my bag. I turned to Zach to kiss him on the cheek and say good bye but Clay pulled me away before I could do so. We both looked at each other and frowned.
Normally, I would curse Clay out for pulling a dick move like that. But I knew that he needed me more than anybody else. The tapes were really taking a toll on his mind.
We sat a couple tables down from Zach and them. I glanced over at Zach and he nodded then got back to eating.
I sat across from Clay and nudged his shoulder softly. “So what’s up with you lately Clay?” I said taking a sip of my pink lemonade.
“Nothing, all of your friends hate me- you know what? Speaking of friends, how are you and Zach doing?” The way he said Zach’s name really bothered me. Something about the way it rolled off his tongue, so full of hate.
"We are actually doing really well. I care about him a lot. He’s really helping me cope with Hannah’s death.” I gulped, tapping on my bottle.
"How ironic.” He sighed, poking at his mashed potatoes.
"How is it iron-” I was interrupted by the bell.
“Well (Y/N), That’s my cue. See you later wouldn’t want to be late to class.” He chimed then left me sitting alone.
I met Zach at his car after school. “Hey babe, since we didn’t eat with each other today you wanna have a little date at Monet’s?” I smiled. He nodded then grinned.
We both got in the car and made our way to the cafe.
As I got out the car and walked to the entrance I saw a familiar bike leaned against the wall.
Zach and I walked in the cafe. “I’ll go order, how about you find us a seat?” Zach asked and I agreed.
I found us a cute little seat in the corner of the cafe and waited until he got back with our drinks.
Zach came back and we both started talking about how our days were as we held hands across the table.
“And then Justin laughed so hard that gatorade shot out of his fucking nose” Zach laughed and I joined along. “Seems like I missed a lot not sitting with you guys today.” I sighed. And he nodded.
“Well-” Zach was interrupted.
“Hey guys! Crazy seeing you here.” Clay exclaimed.
I shook my head. “How crazy could it be Clay? We come here at least three times a week.” I stated.
Clay pulled up a chair and joined our table made for two.
“So what’s up guys?” Clay said resting his hands on his face.
Zach and I looked at each other and shook our heads. “Nothing.” We both sighed. “Clay can I talk to you for a quick second?” I didn’t let him reply before I pulled him outside.
“Yes dearly beloved sister?” He smiled as if he was clueless.“
"Don’t ‘dearly beloved sister’ me. Are you trying to keep me away from Zach?” I questioned with my hands placed on my hips. “Not at all. Why would you think that?” He said innocently.
“You’ve been tagging along on all our dates for two weeks and pulling me away from him to ask me silly ass questions. Sometimes it feels like you only want to hang out with me to keep me away from him.” I said with a frown and he finally understood how disappointed I was.
Clay sighed. “I guess, I just don’t want him to hurt you so I tried to chase him away.” He said looking down.
I shook my head. “And you do realize that you would hurt me in the process right.” I scolded. “I didn’t realize that until now. I know what he’s capable of and I don’t want him to hurt you.” He admitted.
“I admit what he did to Hannah wasn’t nice at all, but he’s a teenager and he’s gonna make dumb decisions, we all do it. It even took me awhile to forgive what he did but he’s honestly such a sweet person. You just have to give him a chance Clay-doh. Sit in there with us and talk to him. You’ll see that he doesn’t mean any harm.”
“Thanks for the offer but I think you guys should spend some time alone after all i’ve done the last weeks. But i’ll definitely sit and talk with him one day if he’s as nice as you promote him to be.” He smiled then grabbed his bike.
I smiled back. “Thanks Clay. I love you.” I said as he rode off. I walked back into Monet’s and kissed Zach on the cheek then sat down.
“Is everything ok between you two?” He questioned and I nodded.
“It’s a big brother thing. I smiled.
I feel like I could’ve done way better on this but that how I feel about everything I write lmao. On the other hand I hope you guys enjoyed reading this. It was supposed to be up yesterday but I had extreme writers block and I restarted the story about three times. Have a nice day 💖 Thanks for reading! Gif isn’t mine!