Priorities (Simon Request)
“Right you ready to leave Simon?” Josh yells and I quickly jog down the stairs to meet them.
“Yeah yeah I’m coming” I sigh, slipping on my shoes.
My phone buzzes in my pocket with a text from (y/n) of course. She was my girlfriend of 6 months and someone who made me realise just how much I could love someone. It sounded cheesy but it was true. I realised that I loved her from a few dates into our relationship. She was funny and beautiful and all that stereo typical stuff people want a girlfriend to be.
I check the text and completely zone off from what the guys are saying, smiling as I reply.
“Simon” JJ repeats, louder to cut off my daze.
“Oh sorry what?” I shake my head.
“Never mind” He sighs, clearly annoyed at something and he turns back round to Walk out of the door.
Josh clasps his shoulder as he does, in support I guess.
JJ had been acting like this recently. Though I couldn’t tell why.
We got to the restaurant, aka Nandos, where we would grab some late dinner before heading out for the night to go bowling.
Another text from (y/n) let my phone buzz on the table beside me and the guys glanced up.
Babygirl💞- Enjoy your night xx Just don’t get lost in a ditch somewhere😂
I chuckle at her message to myself before replying.
Me- Might not head out tonight, we’re at Nandos now x How about you come round ours after? X
To me, that was more interesting than going out for the night. I could spend some time alone with her and properly catch up with everything- something I hadn’t been able to do with how busy we had been.
Babygirl💞- No come on, enjoy your night x Don’t worry about me xx
Me- I’ve got priorities x See you soon gorgeous x
When I look up, all of the boys seem a little agitated.
“Just leave it, he’s not listening to you” JJ shakes his head at Josh
“What was that?” I frown.
Jide simply rolls his eyes and watches as the rest of the ‘tower’ boys arrive.
Conversation continues as normal but I can tell JJ is uncomfortable and when he goes to fill his drink, I follow.
“Jide what’s wrong?” I question, standing beside him.
“Nothing man” He fakes a smile, leaning down to fill his glass
“Don’t start this you know i-” I begin, though my phone buzzes in my pocket.
“You not gonna check that?” He raises a brow.
“I can wait two seconds”
“Well that’s not like usual Simon” He remarks, walking back to the table.
I check the message that says (y/n) will be picking me up in an hour and a half.
I can’t help the smile that falls onto my face.
After a big enough meal to feed the five thousand and with JJ and Josh still being quiet towards me, we pay and go out to leave the restaurant. I can see (y/n)’s car pull up outside and I already just want to be with her.
The guys of course recognise the vehicle.
“Isn’t that (y/n)’s car?” Cal asks, coming up behind me.
“Yeah I think I’m gonna take a raincheck on tonight guys and just head home with (y/n)” I nod, stuffing my hands into my pockets.
“Are you serious?” JJ exclaims.
“JJ” Josh warns, grasping his shoulder as though holding him back.
“You know what? Never mind. Enjoy yourself” He turns round and walks away. And the boys simply look at me before following.
“Ready to go?” (Y/n) winds down the window and my face turns to a grin once again, climbing into the passenger seat beside her.
You reach the house you had been to many times fairly quickly and you can tell something is bothering your boyfriend.
“So have you got filming to do?” You ask him, following him up to his room.
“No just a bit of editing but that can wait” He nods
As soon as you get in, he flops to the bed and you shuffle down beside him, automatically having his arm around you.
“Whats wrong then babe?“ You question, fingers lacing with his.
“Nothing” He smiles.
“Oh come on, you’ve been quiet since we left and you’ve not even cracked one joke. That’s not like Simon” You frown.
“Just the guys, JJ mainly, they’ve been acting different”
“How come?” You persist.
“I… I think its about you…” he mumbles, “I think they think I’ve been spending too much time with you”
You rise up onto your elbow, automatically feeling guilty.
“Just stuff like how much I text you or like tonight”
“Well I told you that you didn’t have to leave, I don’t want to be the one pushing you away from your friends”
“No no I’m not saying that its just they’re being ridiculous” He shakes his head.
“Honestly simon having a girlfriend doesn’t mean you need to be completely apart from your friends. Believe me” You comment.
“So you think its my fault?” He questions, clearly getting defensive.
“No of course I’m not saying that but you’ve got to accept their opinion”
” I thought you for one would be on my side" He scoffs immaturely, shuffling off the bed.
“Oh for gods sake, I’m not on a side! There’s no side to be on” You stand, now on opposite sides of the bed.
“Maybe I should’ve gone out with them tonight” He mutters.
“Yeah maybe you should’ve, because for gods sakes at least you might be surrounded by people only slightly more mature than you’re being right now” You comment.
“I don’t get why you’re so annoyed about it” He points out.
“Because I don’t want to be the one that’s causing problems between you and the guys, especially when it can be changed” You retort.
“So I shouldn’t spend time with my own girlfriend just to make those dickheads happy?” He questions, annoyance high.
“Yeah you know what? I’m gonna leave you to decide what you want to do, and think about when exactly you’re going to grow up” You snap, grabbing your jacket and heading out quickly.
The guys came back in the early hours of the day, prime time for us and before they can disperse into their rooms, I jog down the stairs to greet them.
“Where’s (y/n)?” Vikk asks, taking off his shoes.
“She um, she went home” I scratch the back of my neck, “I think we need to talk though”
“And what would that be about?” Jide questions, clearly not amused.
“I think I’ve sort of been neglecting you guys recently. I’ve been spending far too much time focused on (y/n) and I shouldn’t be. But believe me, its not her fault at all, in fact, she left because of how I was acting” I explain, “And it made me realise that maybe she was right”
“You’re serious?” Josh raises his brows.
“Yes I’m serious” I sigh, “So I thought maybe we could film something? Get back into the swing of things”
“Sounds good, as long as it involves plenty of eggs landing on your head" JJ grins, hitting me over the head.
“Piss off!” I grumble, chuckling all the same
And I think that just proved, that maybe I could share my priorities. Even if (y/n) would always be on top.