😊Perfect (Grayson x Reader)
Summary: Based off of the song Perfect by Ed Sheeran. Basically Gray and Y/N have been friends forever who fell in love.
A/N: Flashbacks will be italicized and lyrics will be bold and italicized. Also this is in Gray’s POV and it’s as if he’s writing you a letter :) relieving your life together if that makes sense?
I found a love for me
Darling, just dive right in and follow my lead
Well, I found a girl, beautiful and sweet
Oh, I never knew you were the someone waiting for me
“Come on Y/N it’s not that deep!” I shouted at you. You were freaking out about having to jump into the creek by our house. You were scared you were going to hurt yourself.
“Grayson what if I fall?” You yelled to me as I started laughing. I remember your hair was all over the place as you were panicking. You looked over the ledge and shivered. In reality it was about four feet high, but six year us thought it was more of 15 feet high.
“You won’t Y/N! I’ll catch you if I have to!” Well it was safe to say that I didn’t catch you. You were crying so hard and the only thing I knew to do to get you to stop crying was kiss you. I pressed my lips to your cheek. You did stop crying. We pretended everything was fine. Until your mom, who was a nurse, noticed the notch in your shoulder. In fact, I spent that summer by your side while you were in a cast after shattering your arm and fracturing your collarbone. Your dad was not too happy with me. We were the best of friends until about 11 years later when I got into my first real relationship. I’m sorry again.
“Y/N meet Ruby. Ruby this is my best friend Y/N.” I introduced you to my girlfriend Ruby. Remember her? She had dark red hair and a few piercings. We had history together with Ethan and her. I remember having the biggest crush on her. Finally I asked for her number and that was how we became a thing. I didn’t notice the way you would shut down around her. I didn’t notice your smile fading away anytime we all hung out. I didn’t see the way she would take me away from you. I’m so sorry Y/N. There would be nights I would call you at 2am and you stayed on the phone until school at 7 that morning. I remember calling you freaking out over Ruby not texting me back or if she was hanging out with guys. You would calm me down and we would get so deep in conversation to the point I would forget why I even called. This went on for a year and a few months until Ruby and I decided not to be together anymore. And I’m sorry Y/N. I’m sorry it took me so long to realize you were the one waiting for me.
‘Cause we were just kids when we fell in love
Not knowing what it was
I will not give you up this time
But darling, just kiss me slow,
Your heart is all I own
And in your eyes you’re holding mine
But I was too late. You had met Brad. Remember Brad? You were absolutely crazy over him. I mean who wouldn’t be? You were gorgeous with your tan skin and black hair. He was tall dark and handsome. He was a second year senior when we were juniors. He was an older man. Ethan was his friend, but I wasn’t. I remember you asked me one day during homeroom “Why don’t you like Brad?” I just chuckled and I shook it off. Until one night it all came out.
Ethan, you, and me were all having one of our best friend dates. It was the weekend of prom. I remember you had bought this sapphire blue dress with silver gems through the chest area. You looked so beautiful in it, but the school didn’t get to see it. Brad had gotten suspended for bringing cigarettes on campus. He was your date. You didn’t want to go if he wasn’t going and Ethan and I didn’t want to go if you weren’t going to be there. We had an anti prom with pizza, video games, and movies. At least that was the plan. I remember that night too clearly.
We were all in the living room. We were all wearing our pajamas. You were lying on one side of the couch on your phone most likely waiting for Brad to text you back while Ethan and I were playing FIFA on the other side. “Y/N do you wanna play?” Ethan asked you, but you didn’t say anything. Just then his phone rang. It was the alarm to go get our pizza and rent a movie for us. Ethan left us alone.
“Do you want to talk about it?” I asked you gently. Brad was your first love. You looked at me and shook your head.
“I just want him.” You stood up walking over to the window. “It’s a little hot.” You said as you opened the window. You inhaled the crisp spring wind. I walked next to you. The wind blew strands of your hair all over the place. I chuckled noticing the moon reflecting off of your eyes. “I just don’t understand why he picked to go out with his friends tonight. I mean yeah he was suspended, but that didn’t mean we couldn’t hang out and be a couple.” You complained looking over the window ledge. “It’s not fair.” I could see your eyes turning glossy. I pulled you into me and I just held you. You sniffled as my shoulder was becoming damp. Even while you were crying, you were still so beautiful and I was pissed that you were in tears. I hated seeing you cry. Then I remembered the one thing to do to get you to stop crying. I pushed you back a little bit so I could look you in your dark brown eyes. You sniffled and apologized I was seeing you like this. “Sorry you have to see me like this.” You looked away shyly, but I didn’t mind. I tilted your chin up to look me in the eyes. Gosh you were so short.
“You should find someone who ruins your lipstick and not your mascara.” I said gently. You looked me in the eyes. Our eyes were locked on each other’s as I smiled.
“What type of guy is Brad?” You asked me softly. I inched closer as my eyes flicked from your eyes to your lips.
“Ruins your mascara.” I said barely above a whisper. I remember praying to God that they messed up our pizza order and that Ethan would be gone for so long so I could have this moment. I softly pushed your hair out of your face.
“What about you?” I swallowed hard at your question. I knew you knew the answer by the way you smirked after you asked.
“Ruin your lipstick.” Our eyes exchanged captivating holds again as I gently pressed my lips to yours. You didn’t run. You didn’t pull away. In fact, you kissed me back just as gently.
Baby, I’m dancing in the dark
With you between my arms
Barefoot on the grass,
Listening to our favourite song
When you said you looked a mess,
I whispered underneath my breath
But you heard it,
Darling, you look perfect tonight
We graduated high school two weeks later. The night of our anti prom, you called Brad and ended things with him. However you didn’t date me right after the break up. You wanted to go on a date beforehand to see how I really did treat you. Our first date was a picnic in the park at night. You were wearing a maroon romper with sandals. I couldn’t get over how amazing you looked. Never Be Alone by Shawn Mendes was playing as we ate sandwiches and some fruit. We talked for what felt like hours. At one point, and to this day I still don’t know because I hate dancing, yet somehow I danced with you that night. You were in my arms as we swayed back and forth under the light of the moon. “You look like such a mess.” You giggled as your ran your fingers through my hair. I just laughed and so did you.
“You look perfect.” I kissed your lips again as we swayed back and forth under the moonlight. I could taste a hint of strawberries and mint on your lips. Out of all the dates I’ve been on, this one was my favorite. Anytime you ask me what my favorite dessert is I always tell you strawberry shortcake. Because of that night I never forgot the taste of strawberries or how you were my shortcake. You would blush anytime I called you that, but I didn’t mind and I knew you didn’t either.
Well, I found a woman, stronger than anyone I know
She shares my dreams, I hope that someday I’ll share her home
I found a lover to carry more than just my secrets
To carry love, to carry children of our own
We are still kids but we’re so in love
Fighting against all odds
I know we’ll be alright this time
Darling, just hold my hand
Be my girl, I’ll be your man
I see my future in your eyes
We dated for about two years before I decided I wanted to have you for the rest of my life. “Will you marry me?” I rehearsed in the bathroom of my house. Yes I texted you and told you to meet me at the park, but I knew that when I didn’t show you would come right here. Where we first kissed. Where we first connected. I ignored all of your messages as I decorated the room with streamers, balloons and rose petals. I did my best to make sure when you saw the house you wouldn’t kill me. I then heard your lovely voice.
“Where the hell is he?” You shouted as you walked into the living room. I stood at the edge of the bed and I pulled out a ring from my pocket. I heard Ethan laughing as your stormed into the room. I could see anger quickly leave your body as tears began to fall.
“I love you Y/N Y/L/N. You are stronger than anyone I know. We share the same dreams, hopes, and I hope that we’ll one day share the same home. You have known all of my secrets from when I blamed Ethan for coloring on the walls to all my sleepless nights. I want you to carry more than just my secrets. I hope one day you’ll carry my children.” Your hands covered your face as you were in shock. “Yes we’re still kids there’s no doubt about that. Your dad didn’t like me after you fell in the creek, but I know he hated Brad more than me. I don’t want what we have with anyone else, because I won’t have it with anyone else. You’re it. I see my future in your eyes Y/N.” You started crying again. “Come on Y/N we’ve been over this. I’m here to ruin your lipstick. Not your mascara.” You started laughing as you were also crying. You started turning red like a strawberry. Now was the time. “Will you marry me?” I asked with hope clear in my voice. You pushed your hair out of your face as Ethan walked into the room. He leaned against the door frame while I waited for your answer.
“Yes.” Was all you said as you tackled me into a hug.
I hope you guys enjoyed this :)