i randomly got the idea of making up a brother for harry and gemma and decided i should write it and post it now since it’s harry’s birthday, i hope you enjoy x
“You ready?” Harry asked, loading the last suitcase into the back of his range rover.
“Yeah,” I nodded as I watched him close the trunk.
“Alright, let’s go.” He smiled, gesturing to the car.
Harry’s birthday was tomorrow and he and I were going to spend it with his family. It had been a while since we both had seen them, and we were all excited. Gemma even picked on Harry and said she was looking forward to seeing me more than she was to see him. Harry put his stuff in the car and then came to pick me up, and now we embarked on our about three and a half hour journey. We stopped to get some lunch, then went on our way.
After jamming to music and playing eye spy for a bit, which was Harry’s idea, we finally arrived at Anne and Robin’s house. We got out of the car and got our stuff, but before we could walk to the front door, Gemma bolted out if the house and hugged me tightly.
“I’ve missed you so much, (y/n). I’m so happy you’re here!” Gemma squealed.
Harry crossed his arms. “Glad to know you really do prefer my friends over me.”
Gemma rolled her eyes as she let go of me and hugged her brother. “I missed you too Harry, you know that.”
Gemma helped us bring in our stuff, Anne grinning at us as we walked in.
“Oh my goodness, (y/n), you just get more gorgeous by the day.” Anne said as she hugged me.
“I could say the same to you,” I complimented her as I hugged her back.
“Even Mum likes her more than me.” Harry all but whined.
Anne chuckled, walking over to Harry and hugging him. “Now, Harry, you know I love my children more than anything. (Y/n)’s just a really close second.”
Robin walked into the living room, looking nervous but trying to hide it. “Hello!”
“What’s going on Robin?” Harry questioned.
Robin sighed. “I know you expected it to just be the five of us, but your brother is coming as well.”
Harry’s confused look turned in to an angry one. “Since when was this planned?”
“Harry, don’t be like that,” Anne said almost sadly. “It was last minute, but Robert wants see you on your birthday just like we do.”
Harry rolled his eyes. “Yeah, sure.”
“Wait, you guys have a brother?” I asked.
Gemma nodded. “Yeah, he’s the middle child and we haven’t really seen much of him lately. He didn’t even come here for Christmas, though he was supposed to.”
“He was in Ireland and couldn’t get a flight out here as they cancelled most of them because of the weather.” Anne explained.
“Likely story,” Harry mumbled.
Anne tapped his shoulder lightly with the back of her hand. “Enough, let’s be nice, yeah?”
Harry sighed. “Yes, Mum.”
A while after that, Anne and Gemma made lunch for everyone, insisting that Harry and I not help because we were guests. Though, she was a guest too, but I just did as she asked instead if bringing that up. Anne said we had about fifteen minutes until it would be ready, so Harry, Robin, and I sat in the living room watching tv. There was a knock at the door, and I could tell Harry was definitely not looking forward to seeing who was on the other side.
“Hello, Robert!” Robin said when he opened the door. “Come on in.”
When he came in I was in shock. He was really handsome. He had short brown hair, similar to Harry’s but a bit shorter as Harry’s had grown out some, and he had a bit of gel in it unlike Harry. Harry didn’t even look in his direction, but Robert looked over at us and smiled wide.
“Hello, baby brother!” Robert all but sang, causing Harry to cringe. Robert took off the sunglasses he had on,which were definitely unnecessary, and looked at me. “Who is this beautiful woman you have sitting next to you?”
Harry looked like he was getting more irritated by the second. “This is (y/n).”
“Ah, it is so nice to meet you,” Robert said as we shook hands. “How long have you known Harry? A couple months?”
“More like four years,” I corrected him.
Robert looked at Harry and I in shock. “Is that so? How is this the first time we’ve met?”
“Maybe because you’re never around, you–”
“Dinner is ready!” Gemma interrupted Harry. I laughed at her timing.
“Gemma! How are you, my gorgeous big sister?” Robert said as he hugged her.
“I’ve been great, and yourself?” She said politely.
“I’ve been well,” He nodded.
We all got some dinner and sat in the living room as we ate, making small talk.
“So, what have you been doing?” Gemma asked Robert.
“I’ve actually just finished up filming my second movie.” Robert said proudly.
“Of fucking course he has,” Harry muttered as he scowled.
“Really? In only a year? That’s lovely!” Anne said, hugging her son. “I’m so proud of you, Robby.”
“Thanks, Mum.” Robert smiled. “So, what have my siblings been up to, hm?”
“Well, I write articles for a site called The Debrief and I also write for Mtv and other websites too.” Gemma told him.
“That’s awesome, Gem! You’ve always been such a talented writer, I knew you’d go on to do great things.” Robert complimented. “And you, Harry?”
Harry completely ignored him, eating his food and acting as if his brother wasn’t even here.
“Uh, he’s finished up filming Dunkirk, and he did a cover and spread for Another Man Magazine, and he’s working on his solo music and stuff now.” I spoke for him.
“Ah, that’s nice.” Robert said. “And what are you? Are you his publicist?”
“Oh, no,” I laughed. “I’m just with him a lot. Plus, he helps me write songs because I’m a singer too.”
“Well isn’t he lucky? He gets to work with you.” Robert grinned at me.
“I’m not feeling well, I’m going to go lie down.” Harry told everyone as he got up from beside me, taking his plate to the kitchen then going upstairs.
When everyone was finished eating, Gemma and I decided to do the dishes, telling Anne to take a well deserved break.
“So, Gem, what’s up with Harry and Robert?” I asked her, taking the plate she just washed and drying it. “Harry seems like he despises him.”
“They’ve had this sibling rivalry ever since they were young. Whenever Harry did something, Robert had to one up him. And he do whatever it took to do it. As you could probably tell, he likes to charm his way around, and Harry hates how fake he sounds.” Gemma explained.
“Wow,” I sighed. “I literally had no clue about that. Or him, for that matter.”
Gemma nodded. “I’m not surprised, Harry never brings Robert up because of how much he dislikes him. That’s why he’s upset he’s here and keeping to himself. He’s probably afraid Robert’s going to take his spotlight on his birthday.”
“We won’t let that happen, right?” I wondered. “I mean, I wouldn’t want Harry’s day to be anything but amazing.”
“I feel the same way,” She agreed. “We’ll just have to make sure it doesn’t happen.”
Soon after, Gemma and I were finished and the dishes were put away. She made tea for us both, offering some to Anne and Robin, but they said they said they were going to bed. We sat and talked in the kitchen for a while, then right when Gemma said she was going to bed as well, Robert came in.
“You going to bed, Gem?” Robert asked her.
“Yeah, I’m tired from traveling and everything.” She told him.
“Alright, well goodnight,” He said as he hugged her.
“Goodnight,” She said back, going upstairs.
“So, what is a stunning girl like you doing hanging around with a guy like my brother?” He asked me, making me raise my eyebrows.
“Um, I’m not sure what you mean by that.” I lied.
He chuckled. “What I meant is, what do you see in him exactly?”
I gave him a look. “Excuse me?”
He sighed. “Look, all I’m trying to say is, if you’re trying to be with Harry then don’t bother. There are guys out there than can treat you much better than he can. Like me, for example.” I just stood there in shock. “Go out with me, and I’ll prove it to you.”
“Why the hell am I not surprised?”
I sighed in relief as Harry walked into the kitchen, a smug but angry look on his face.
“You know, (y/n) and I are actually together, but if we weren’t, there’s no chance in hell she’s do anything with you.” Harry slighted.
Robert laughed. “Really? Because she was about to agree to go on a date with me before you rudely interrupted us.”
“Cut the shit,” Harry spat. “I heard the whole thing, and she didn’t seem the least bit interested in you. And why would she be? You’re nothing but a dickhead that kisses ass to get what you want, and the only reason you try your damnedest to beat me at everything is because of how jealous you are of me.”
Robert scoffed. “Me? Jealous of you? Please, it’s you that’s jealous, Harry. You’ve always wanted what I had, ever since we were kids.”
“Really? Is that why you’re trying to flirt with my girlfriend? Because I want what you have?” Harry crossed his arms, waiting for Robert to reply.
“Look,” I spoke up. “Think we should all just go to bed, arguing isn’t going to solve anything.”
“No, actually, Robert was about to leave.” Harry countered.
Robert gave Harry a look. “And what makes you think I’m going to do that?”
“Because if you don’t we’ll have a big problem.” Robin said as he, Gemma, and Anne all came in. Robert looked at everyone in shock.
“I cannot believe you,” Anne said disappointingly. “How dare you treat Harry and (y/n) this way. You should be ashamed.”
Robert started to look sad, but then a slightly angry look appeared on his face. “And everyone wonders why I never come around anymore.”
“That’s your own damn fault and no one else’s,” Harry glared at him. “Now, get your things and go.”
The next morning, I came downstairs and saw Harry helping Anne with breakfast, Gemma and Robin drinking coffee and talking. I quietly walked up behind Harry and hugged him.
“Happy birthday!” I cheered.
He laughed, turning around and hugging me properly. “Thanks, lovely.”
“So, um, I have a question.” I said.
“Shoot,” He grinned.
“Why did you say I was your girlfriend last night?” I watched as he started to blush.
“Oh, I just said that so he’d, uh, leave you alone.” He shrugged.
“Sure.” I drawled out.
“Why else would I have done it?” He messed with his hair.
“I don’t know,” I said putting my finger on my chin. “Maybe, because you like me?” Robin, Gemma, and Anne tried to hold in their laughter.
Harry hesitated. “Well what if I do?”
“Then, maybe we should do something about it. Like go on a date?” I proposed.
“Maybe I’d like that,” Harry beamed.
“Quit saying ‘maybe’, and just go out tonight.” Gemma insisted, earning laughs from everyone.
“I think we should listen to your sister.” I said as I put my arms around Harry, and him doing the same to me.
“I think so, too.” He winked.
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