Imagine #36: Silent Treatment (Calum Hood)
Word count: 950
Story line: Calum forgets your date night and you give him the silent treatment.
I couldn’t believe Calum forgot about our date night. I was so angry that my hands were shaking. I had to close my eyes and count to ten to calm myself, it didn’t work though; I was still angry. I prepared the perfect dinner for the two of us (which was his favorites dishes), I put candles around the room because I wanted a romantic atmosphere. And he didn’t even call me to tell me he was going to be late. Or for telling me he wasn’t going to come home at all because it was midnight already.
I picked up the things from the table, I put out the candles and I went to the bedroom to take out the dress I had bought for that night. I had put so much effort for that night was great that I felt useless now that Calum had forgotten about it. It wasn’t our anniversary or my birthday or anything important but Calum and I had a date night every month and in the three years we have been together, he had never forgotten (or me). So that’s why I was making a big deal about it, because he hasn’t even called me to tell me he wasn’t coming, which was the least he could do.
I put my pyjamas on and I laid down in bed. I closed my eyes and I tried to sleep but I was still too angry to get some sleep. Few minutes after, I heard the front door open, then steps and then the bedroom door. There it was Calum, sneaking in, trying not to wake me up; little he know I was already awake. By mistake, while he turned on the lights. “Damn”, he murmured. He saw I was awake and his face relaxed and a smile appeared on his lips. “Hi, babe. I thought you were sleeping”. I didn’t say anything, I rolled over and I closed my eyes again, trying to sleep. “Babe?”, he asked, confused. He walked over to the bed, he sat on the edge and moved his hand to move away my fringe from my forehead but I didn’t let him. “Okay, you’re angry at me. What did I do?”, he said after a sigh. I didn’t want to tell him what happened, I wanted him to figure it out by himself. “Really, baby? You’re giving me the silent treatment?”, he sighed again, “It has to be bad then”. He got up and he began to take his clothes off in order to put on his pyjama. Then, he started talking: “It’s because I didn’t call you? I’m sorry, baby. Me and the boys spent the day at the studio, writing and recording some songs for the next album. I have been very busy and, truth be told, I didn’t know what time was it until the guy from the studio told us we had to go home”.
Calum got into the bed when he finished putting on his pyjamas. We were facing and by his expression, I could see he was really tired. I was about to sigh and give up when he opened his eyes and half-yelled: “Oh my God, it’s date night I totally forgot! I’m the worst!”, he bit his bottom lip. “Baby I’m so sorry! I… I… I don’t have any excuse. God, why didn’t you call me?”. Oh my God, I couldn’t believe he was telling me that. I called him a million times! I looked at him with anger and I rolled over again. “You called me, didn’t you?”, he mumbled. “Jeez, baby. I’m so sorry. Please, forgive me?”.
I wasn’t going to forget him so easily. I turned off the lights, telling him this way I wanted to sleep but I guess Calum wasn’t a quitter because I felt his lips on my neck and he began to leave a trail of kisses. “I’m so sorry, Y/N”, he mumbled into my skin. His hand grabbed my arm and rolled me over, so this way I was facing the ceiling. Then, he straddled me. Although it was dark, some light came through the window so I could see his face and his face was telling me that, in one way or another, we were going to end the night having sex. Or maybe that was subconscious speaking. Whatever it was, I was starting to lose my anger when Calum started to kiss my neck again. “I hate when you give me the silent treatment. I like a few things in this life and one of them is your voice”, he confessed. “I know I’m an idiot. I’ll make it up to you. I promise”.
“You could have started with that” I finally said. Calum held back a smile because he knew he wasn’t entirely forgiven.
“Idiot is my second name, baby. You know that”.
“I hate you. Seriously, I hate you” I repeated, venting. “I prepared your favorite dishes, I put candles everywhere and you fucking ruined it. I fucking hate you”. I felt like my eyes were filled with tears. Calum grabbed both of my hands and kissed them.
“I know it’s not much but I’m really sorry. I didn’t do it on purpose. It have been a few crazy days but I promise you I’ll make it up to you”, he repeated.
“I know”, I mumbled.
“Can you forgive this idiot who loves you so much, so much, that is willing to do anything for you?”. I laughed slightly, more relaxed and I nodded. “Maybe I can start with some…. sex?”, he said hopefully. I guffawed.
“You’re an idiot”, I said while I got up slightly to kiss him.