donna come back to me


“How to love your depressed lover.

Last night I thought I kissed the loneliness from out your belly button. I thought I did, but later you sat up, all bones and restless hands, and told me there is a knot in your body that I cannot undo. I never know what to say to these things. “It’s okay.” “Come back to bed.” “Please don’t go away again.” Sometimes you are gone for days at a time and it is all I can do not to call the police, file a missing person’s report, even though you are right there, still sleeping next to me in bed. But your eyes are like an empty house in winter: lights left on to scare away intruders. Except in this case I am the intruder and you are already locked up so tight that no one could possibly jimmy their way in. Last night I thought I gave you a reason not to be so sad when I held your body like a high note and we both trembled from the effort.
Some people, though, are sad against all reason, all sensibility, all love. I know better now. I know what to say to the things you admit to me in the dark, all bones and restless hands. “It’s okay.” “You can stay in bed.” “Please come back to me again.” -Thank you Donna-Marie Riley for the quote and inspiration, and thank you to my amazing boyfriend for helping these images come to life ❤️


So I was in the den, and Michael came over all upset. Jackie. And Steven, I asked him to leave. Jackie. And that’s when you saw us, but I swear nothing happened. Jackie! Stop talking.

Pairing: Military!Reader x Jensen Ackles

Summary: The reader comes home to surprise her husband and daughter

I just got back from a long field day when I saw I had a missed face time from Jared. I walk over and call him back “Hey Jared” I said as I see him “Hey sis, how are things in the army going?” He asks “Tiring, but good. I just got back from field training. How are things with Gen and the kids?” I asked “They are good. Gen’s legs are sore from carrying the baby but besides that she’s good and the kids are the same” he says with a chuckle. I let out a chuckle as well “That’s good. Um… Jared, can I ask you something?” I ask in a concerned tone “Yeah” he says “How is Jensen and Mia doing?” I ask in a concerned tone. Jared lets out a sigh and then says “Jensen isn’t doing to good. It hit him really hard last week because of your guy’s anniversary. As for Mia, she has been okay. Gen has been around to help but I have a feeling it will hit her during her birthday in a few weeks” he says. I let out a sad sigh along with tears coming down my face “I miss them so much Jared. It gets so hard not seeing them” I said “I know sis but it will be okay. You can see them when you get back,” he says trying to cheer me up “I guess you’re right. Hey Jared?” I say “Yeah?” he says “Do you think you can help me surprise Mia for her birthday?” I ask with a smile. His face lights up at my suggestion “You’re coming home in a few weeks?” he says in excitement. I nod. “I come home and then I am home for good” I say with a smile “That’s great. I can’t wait. So what is your idea to surprise them?” he says in gladness. “Well, I haven’t thought about that. Do you have any ideas?” I ask Jared. “Well, Jensen said that Mia wanted to go to Dustin’s. Does that help?” he asked. “Yes, I know the manager for Dustin’s so maybe I can talk to them and ask if I can do something there” I said “Sounds good. Let me know what you decide to do so I can help” Jared says with a smile. “Will do bro” I say. “I have to go. Jensen is calling me back to set” Jared said “Oh okay. Well I’ll let you go. Love you Jared” I said “Love you too sis. I’ll see you in a few weeks. I may be working so if I am then I will have Gen pick you up” he says with a smile “Okay, sounds good. See you then” I say with a smile.

I cannot wait to see Jensen and Mia. I have missed them so much. I have been here over here for close to two years and it’s been the longest two years of my life. It has been so hard because I’ve missed so many milestones, anniversaries, birthdays and holidays. I feel terrible that I left Jensen to not only be a single parent but also a television actor. I can’t wait to get home and be home for good.

*Two weeks later*

I had just gotten off the plane at Austin International Airport and was walking to find Gen, who was picking me up. I was walking though the airport when I caught sight of my sister-in-law. When I see her, I drop my bags and run towards my sister-in-law. When she sees me running, she opens her arms and engulfs me into the biggest hug. We stay like that for a few minutes just enjoying the comfort of each other “I missed you so much Gen” I said pulling away from her. “I missed you too (Y/N). It feels so good to see and hug you again. I know we got to video chat but it’s still not the same” she says as tears of joy start coming down her cheeks. At the sight of her tears I immediately hug her again. We both start crying a little over the fact that we are together again; as sisters. We pull away and wipe off our faces. I grab my bags and we head out of the airport. On our way out Gen gets stopped by a fan of the show. She asks to take a picture with her. Surprisingly, she asked for me to be in the picture as well and of course I agree. After we take the pictures we head out to the car and head to the restaurant.

(Jensen’s Perspective)

I am in Vancouver finishing up filming an episode with Jared. I felt terrible that I am missing Mia’s birthday dinner. Not only is (Y/N) not there, but neither am I. I head home tomorrow but today is her actual birthday and I just feel so bad that I am having to miss my daughter’s 5th birthday. We are taking a break from filming when I see that I’m getting a Face Time from Gen. I immediately pick it up to see Mia’s face pop up on the screen.

“Hi daddy” she says as she squeals in excitement. “Hey baby girl. Are you being good for Nana and Papa?” I asked smiling at my little girl and thinking how much she looks like her mother. “Yes sir. Nanna gonna take me to see Tom and Shep” she says as her face lights up with excitement. “You get to see Tom and Shep and Aunt Gen too?” I ask. She nods her head with enthusiasm. I laugh at her excitement. My mom comes on the screen. “Mia, why don’t you go get your shoes on then go get papa. Okay?” she says to Mia. Mia nods then runs off. “ Hey mom” I say. “Hey sweetheart, how is work?” she says “It’s good. We should be home by tomorrow or the day after” I said kinda giving her a fake smile. “Sweetheart, what’s wrong?” She asks me. I start tearing up when she asks me that. “I can’t do it anymore mom” I say as my voice breaks. “Can’t do what sweetheart?” she asks in a concerned tone. “Mom, I miss her. I wake up every morning hoping to see her laying next to me but she’s not. It’s been over a year mom, I can’t do it anymore. I know that I have to keep going but it’s so hard without her” I say to my mom as tears start streaming down my face. “Oh sweetheart I know you miss her, I mean we do too. So does Mia. Just think, she will be home in a couple months and then she is home for good. I know this is hard on you, son but you are strong and you can do this. Also, you aren’t alone Jensen. You have Jared, Gen, me, your father, (Y/N)’s parents, and the entire Supernatural cast plus that fandom of yours. You can do this sweetheart, I know you can” she says giving me a smile. I wipe away my tears and smile at her. “I love you mom. Thanks again for watching Mia and giving me the encouragement” I say to her. She smiles at me. She turns around because someone is talking to her. “Alright sweetheart I got to go. Gen is at the restaurant with the boys. Love you Jensen” she says “Love you too mom. Bye, and tell Mia I love her” I said “I will. Bye” she says and with that she hung up the phone. Just as she hung up Jared walked into my trailer. “Hey man, what’s up?” Jared asks as he walks in and sits on the couch. “Not much, just got off the phone with Mia and my mom” I said as I take a sip of my drink. “Oh that’s good. Jensen, are you sure you are alright? You look like you have been crying” he asks as he looks at me with a concerned look. “Yeah I was. My mom and Mia FaceTimed me and I was just sad that I am missing her birthday and that she doesn’t have (Y/N) either” I said looking down at my hands.

“I get it man but just think you’ll be home tomorrow to see her” he says smiling at me. I smile back at him then say “Thanks Jared.”

(Y/N)’s Perspective

We arrived at the restaurant where Mia, my parents, and Jensen’s parents were waiting. The only people who knew I was coming were Gen and Jared but Jared is in Vancouver. We decided that Gen and the boys were going to go in first and then I would go in the back and help bring out there food and then surprise them that way. I walk around the back of the restaurant and go through the kitchen and wait in the back for their food to get done. On our way to the restaurant we called them telling them are plan and they were more than happy to help. Once their food comes out, I grab Mia’s so that I could give it to her. Once their server has their food I walk behind them as we walk out to give them their food and surprise them. As I walk out in my army uniform, my parents and Jensen’s parents gasp but Mia still doesn’t see me because I’m behind the waiter. As we get to the table I walk out from behind the waiter and Mia locks eyes with me. I set her food down in front of her and then kneel down to her level. “Hi sweetheart. Happy birthday pumpkin” I say with tears of joy coming to my eyes. “Mommy!!!!!” she screamed and jumps into my arms. As soon as I catch her, I wrap my arms around her and we both start crying tears of joy. Once she is in my arms the entire restaurant erupts into cheers and whistles. “It’s okay sweetheart, I’m right here” I say while rubbing her back. “I missed you mommy” she whispers. “I missed you too sweetheart. I love you so much baby girl” I say. She pulls back to look me in the eyes. “I love you too mommy” she says. I smile at her then I set her down so she can eat. Once I set her down, my mom and dad walk over and hug me. “Hey mom. Hey dad” I say while hugging them. They start crying and I hug them tighter. “It’s okay mom, I’m here and I’m not going nowhere” I say to them. They pull back and look at me with a confused look. “I don’t have to go back. I’m out for good” I say with a smile. My mom screams in excitement as she hugs me again. I giggle as she is hugging me.

After my mom and dad go sit back down, Donna and Alan come up and hug me as well. After everyone hugs me, I pick up Mia and then sit in her chair and the set her in my lap. As we are all talking and catching up my mom asks me a question. “Does Jensen know you are back?” Before I could answer, Donna speaks up. “From the Face Time we had before coming here, I don’t think so,” she says with a sad look on her face. “What does that mean?” I asked her with a concerned look. She lets out a sigh. “Mia wanted to Face Time her daddy this morning and I could sense there was something off. So I told Mia to get her shoes on so I could talk to him. He was just really upset that he couldn’t be here. He figured you weren’t going to be here so that meant that Mia wouldn’t have either of her parents but to top it off, he just really missed you. I think it being Mia’s birthday just made him realize how much he really has been missing you. It’s not that he didn’t miss you any other day it’s just that I think he was tired of telling everyone he’s okay when he really wasn’t” she said. Hearing what Donna said brought tears to my eyes. I didn’t realize that it would be this hard for him. Yes I missed him but by what she just said I think he missed me more. Hearing all of this makes me want to fly to Vancouver now even though he comes home tomorrow. All I know is that when he gets home tomorrow, I’m gonna shower that man with the love and happiness he deserves to have so he knows how much I missed him too. As we are eating, Gen’s phone rings. “Hello….okay…alright, I’ll let her know. Love you, bye,” she says as she hangs up the phone. “Everything okay?” I ask. “Yeah they are fine. It’s just that they need to finish up the season so they won’t be home till Sunday,” she says. I let out a sigh. “Well, then Mia and I will just fly up there to see him. I know that is only a few days away but I’ve waited over a year to see him and I can’t wait any longer” I say with a slight chuckle. “That is definitely understandable” Donna says. We all laugh. “Why don’t we go ahead and leave so you guys can go home and pack?” Gen suggests. I look to Mia. “You want to leave so we can go home and pack?” I ask her. “Why would we be packing mommy?” she asks. “We are gonna see daddy at work. Is that okay with you?” I ask her. Her face lights up with joy. “We are gonna go see daddy?” she asks. “Yeah baby girl we are” I say to my now excited little girl. She squeals in excitement. She nods her head in excitement. We all laugh as she jumps up and down with excitement. I smile as I can’t wait to see the look on Jensen’s face when we surprise him. We soon leave the restaurant and head home to pack. Within a few hours we are packed and on a flight to Vancouver. After several hours we arrive in Vancouver. As we left the restaurant, I called Cliff to see if he could pick us up from the airport. He happily agreed. As we get off the plane we walk to through the airport to find Cliff waiting outside. “Welcome home (Y/N)” he says as he envelopes me in a hug. After we finish hugging, he bends down to grab our luggage and put it in the car. After we load up, we head to set where Jared and Jensen are. On our way to the set I called Bob to see if he can help set up a surprise for Jensen and Jared. He told me to sit on Dean’s bed and wait because there was a scene where Sam and Dean walk into Dean’s room as they are discussing something. After about a two hour car ride we arrive on set. Cliff helps sneak us into the set where we start to put our surprise into place.

Jensen’s Perspective

Jared and I were waiting for our queue to enter Dean’s room. “Action” Bob yells. “You know we can’t do that Sam” ‘Dean’ says turning the door knob and walking into the room. I freeze in my tracks as I see (Y/N) sitting on the bed with the biggest grin on her face. She still looks as beautiful as the day I met her. “Took you boys long enough” she says with that beautiful smile I missed. As I still stand there in shock, she gets off the bed and walks over to me. “Hi” she says with a smile. I don’t say anything as I immediately wrap my arms around her and hug her as if my life depended on it. This was also my breaking point. I cried tears of joy while burying my head in the crook of her neck. As I cried into her neck, she whispered things like “It’s okay baby, I’m here” or “I love you so much. It’s gonna be okay.” Everyone stayed quiet around us as they let us have this moment. Over a year I was without her. I didn’t have the mother of my child, my wife, my best friend, and most importantly; the love of my life, but now I have her and I don’t want to let her go. After a few minutes, I calm down. (Y/N) pulls away from me and smiles at me. “Baby, as much as I love and missed you, I really want to hug my brother” she said “No” I said or whine since it’s felt like ages since I last saw her. “Why not?” she asked. “Because there is one thing I have to do first” I say smiling at her.

“What would that be?” she says smiling at me. “This” I say then I lean down and kiss her. After a year of waiting, I finally get to kiss my wife. As I kiss her the whole cast and crew start clapping and cheering. I can feel her smile into the kiss. “That was definitely long overdue” I say pulling away and smiling at her. “Definitely” she says with a smile. “Can I hug my brother now?” she asks. “Well who am I gonna hug?” I ask with a faking look of hurt. She giggles. “Well, you can always hug your daughter who is playing with Misha” she says pointing to the side where Mia is laughing at something Misha is doing. I smile at then let her go to go hug Jared. I smile as I see them hug. After a few seconds of watching I decide to go over to Mia. I decide to sneak up behind her and catch her off guard. I signal for Misha to be quiet and he continues to act like I’m not there. Once I get close enough, I wrap my arms around her and she giggles the whole time, while I spin her. “Hi daddy,” she says smiling at me with her mother’s smile. “Hi princess. Did you have a good birthday?” I ask her. She nods her head. “Mommy came home and surprised me” she says. “I see that princess. Mommy surprised me too” I say as I kiss her cheek. “That was the plan” (Y/N) says behind me. I turn around to see her walking my way with Jared’s arm wrapped around her shoulder. “And I knew about” Jared says. “Well, you knew I was gonna surprise them but things changed when you guys were called to stay longer” she said letting go of Jared and walking over to me. “I’m glad you’re home” I say pecking her lips. She smiles at me then says “Me too.” “Mommy, when do you have to go back?” Mia asks looking at her. She takes Mia from my arms then says “I don’t have to go back baby girl.” I look at her with a look of shock on my face. “You’re serious?” I ask her with a look of disbelief. “Yeah. I don’t have to go back” she says to me. I wrap my arms around her in excitement. “I love you both so much” I say kissing her and Mia’s head. She looks at me like she wants to say something but keeps stopping herself. “What’s the matter sweetheart?” I ask her. “Well I was thinking,” she says looking down. “About what?” I ask her, kinda concerned at what she has to say. “Well I was thinking on the way over, what if we try for kid number two?” she says. I look at her in disbelief. I wanted nothing more to have her home and having another kid. I was too excited and shocked that I didn’t even realize that she was just rambling on. I lean down and cut her off with my lips on hers.

“Baby, I want nothing more to have another kid with you,” I say smiling at her. She breathes a sigh of relief. “So, Mia do want a brother or sister?” I ask her and (Y/N) laughed at my question. “Brother!!” She kinda yells in excitement. I look over at (Y/N) with a smirk. “You heard her mom” I say as I lean down and kiss her. My family was now complete. I had my wife, my daughter, and hopefully a boy in the next year or so. As long as my wife is here. Then I am home. She is my home sweet home.

Why Clara is coming back

This might be a bit far fetched, but I noticed this:

As you might have heard, Donna and Clara are often seen as characters with an inverse storyline. Donna doesn’t feel important -> eventually does because of the Doctor, and the 12th Doctor felt more important with Clara. 

In Donna’s story, she forgets the Doctor, and in Clara’s story, the Doctor forgets her.

Now, Donna found the Doctor back again. She had met the Doctor, and had looked for him ever since he’d flown off. And she eventually found him. Now look at this line, from the promo: 

The only person to have wondered about who he was for more than a day, and later find him back, was Donna. 

So I think, because Donna and Clara are inevitably linked, this line indirectly refering to Donna, could mean that Clara is coming back.

(Yes I know farfetched but let me dream :) )

anonymous asked:

Prompt - doctor gets to petes world with donna to get rose

“That’s weird. Is there some sort of zeppelin day or something?”

The Doctor’s head snapped up. “What did you just say?”

Donna nodded her head towards the open TARDIS doorway. “Dunno, looks like there’s a festival on. Mum never said. Mind you, she never says much on the phone these days, unless she’s having a go - Doctor, you’ve gone pale, you all right?”

He’d stumbled over to her, not hearing a word she was saying, and pushed past her to look outside.

And then he clutched at the doorframe of the TARDIS in shock.

Donna’s hand landed on his arm, tugging him back inside. “Hey, what’s wrong?”

His eyes met hers as his mind went ninety miles an hour. In spirit he was already legging it across London, but he knew it’d be more pragmatic to actually figure out which direction to leg it in. “I need a map,” he decided, and bounded back over to the console screen. “And I need to find out what year it is.”

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I pick up my phone and dial in Jack J’s number. I press call and put the phone to my ear. Four rings later, JJ answers the call and says in a raspy voice, “Hello?”



“Did you just wake up?”

JJ replies midyawn, “Yup, thanks to you.”

“Sorry. I’m bored as hell and Sam isn’t picking up.”

“He’s with Shay.”

There’s a moment of silence. I let the words sink in and ask, “How do you know?” 

“He told me last night.”

Another silence.

“What uh…what are they doing?” I ask, trying to sound casual.

“I dunno, I think he’s taking her to Fun Plex or something.” He pauses. “It’s way too early for this, man. Can I call you back?”

I mutter, “Yeah.” And hang up. I throw my phone across the room and it lands in the carpet.

I put my head in my hands and rub my face. I try to shake my feelings of anger and jealousy by turning on the TV. 

It doesn’t help. My mind creates endless images of Shay and Sam together and I squeeze my eyes shut. You agreed to this, Jack. You can’t be mad. 

But I want her.


A week has passed since spring break started. Since I made that ridiculous agreement to date two guys at the same time. I’ve spent everyday so far with at least one of the two, and I’m drowning in guilt because I refuse to even think about choosing between them. I hate myself for being so selfish. I want them both. 

My thoughts are interrupted by my phone’s constant buzzing. I take it out of my back pocket and read the ID: Jack. 

I feel butterflies form in my stomach and I answer the call, “Jack?”

“Hi, I’m picking you up.”

I giggle, “Do I get a say in this?”

“Nope. Be ready in 10.” I smirk to myself and hang up. I let out a sigh of relief, knowing my mind would soon be distracted.

I throw on jean shorts and a loose shirt that reveals one of my shoulders. I let my long hair out of a braid and apply my makeup. Just as I’m putting my mascara wand back into the container, I hear my doorbell ring.

I walk downstairs and peer out the window. Jack is wearing a college sweatshirt over khaki shorts and vans with white mid-calves. I smile at the sight of him and open the door, “Hello handsome, where are we going?”

He smiles at me and nods his head towards his car. I step outside and we walk over to his vehicle, side by side. I slip into the passenger seat as Jack slides into the driver’s seat. He starts the car and says, “You’re not one of those diet obsessed girls, are you?”

I raise an eyebrow and look at him incredulously, “In no way, shape or form.”

He lets out a sigh of relief and says, “Thank goodness. Cause we’re about to eat so much ice cream.” He glances at me with wide eyes and I burst out laughing.

“Shay, I don’t think you understand. The place we’re headed right now is literally the best ice cream in the world. The world, Shay.” He looks at me with the same eyes and I can’t control my laughter. (A/N: I actually burst out laughing when I imagined Jack’s face lol)

"You sound like a little kid.” I say between laughs.

“Shay, there’s an ice cream buffet.” He looks at me seriously. “Let that sink in.”

I try to hold in my laughter as best I could and nod my head. After half a second, I continue to laugh uncontrollably.

Jack pulls into the parking lot and stops his car in an empty space. We slide out of his car and I look up. I see a giant ice cream cone over two large glass doors. Inside the glass doors are dozens of kids sitting at booths, faces covered in ice cream.

"This place doesn’t have a name?” I note out loud.

“Nope. Doesn’t need one. It’s that fucking amazing.” I laugh at his excitement and he grabs my hand, interlacing our fingers.

We walk through the glass doors and the cold air instantly hits my face. We’re greeted by a middle aged lady with bright red lipstick and curly red hair. She smiles widely at Jack and says, “Jack! Welcome back.” She touches his face and strokes his cheek.

He smiles back and says, “Hi Donna, nice to see you. Table for two please.”

She eyes me and gives him a quick smile, “Right this way.” She shakes her hips as she walks in front of us. She stops in front of a booth next to a window and says, “Enjoy! We have your favorite tonight, Jack.” He smiles widely and takes a seat next to me. She places two menus on the table and brushes Jack’s hand before quickly returning to her station.

I wait until she can’t hear us and look at Jack, narrowing my eyes, “Jack, that hostess so wants it.”

He laughs and tilts his head, “Jealous, are we?”

I mockingly scoff. “Oh please. Does she get to do this?” Grabbing his neck, I slowly lean in and press my lips to Jack’s. He kisses back and sneaks his hand onto my thigh. I pull away and look him in the face, “I didn’t think so.”

He bites his lip and smiles at me. I grab one of the menus and flip it open to the first page. I read down the columns and flip through the pages. I turn to him and say, “Jack, this menu literally only consists of ice cream sundaes and milkshakes.”

He stares down at his menu and mumbles back, “Isn’t it awesome?”

After a few minutes of glancing through the pages, Donna walks back, shaking her hips, and asks, “What will it be today?” She looks at Jack.

I awkwardly clear my throat and say, “I’ll have a vanilla cone with sprinkles and nuts on top.”

Donna glares at me and writes the order down on a notepad. She turns to Jack and asks sweetly, “And for you?”

"I’ll have the same thing, but with strawberry ice cream.” He grins at her and hands her our menus.

She smiles at him and says, “The usual.” He smiles at her and nods his head back in agreement.

Donna walks away and I turn to look at Jack. He looks back at me knowingly and laughs.

“Did you see the way she looked at me? Oh my god. You would think I murdered her family or something.”

Jack smiles at me and says, “What can I say? Bitches love me.”

I roll my eyes at him playfully and Donna comes back with two cones in her hands. She gives me a death look and hands us our cones.

She smiles at Jack and says, “Have a lovely day, Jack.” Jack winks at her and she blushes as she walks away.

Jack looks at me and I glare at him. He wraps his arm around my shoulder and says jokingly, “Oh c’mon. It was only a wink.”

I smile at him and lick my ice cream. The sweet, creamy liquid hits my taste buds and I look up instantly. Jack watches me and nods excitedly, “I know, I know.”

“Jack, oh my god. This is the best ice cream. Ever.” I put emphasis on ‘the.’

"I told you!” He shakes his arm around my shoulder lightly. “Do you wanna eat these outside and walk around?”

I nod excitedly and start to get up. Jack pays for the ice cream and leaves a tip for Donna. We step out of the booth and walk out of the nameless ice cream parlor. He grabs my free hand in his and interlaces our fingers together.

The cool, spring breeze brushes against our faces as we walk towards the empty bleachers of an outdoor basketball court half a mile away.

I lick the sprinkles and nuts off my ice cream cone and see Jack look at me in my peripheral vision. I turn to look at him and he smiles.

“Shay, you uh.” He laughs. “You have something right uh, everywhere.”

I go cross eyed as I try to look at my own face.

“Lemme help you." Jack places his fingers under my chin and turns my face towards his. He looks me in the eyes briefly and leans in. He kisses all around my mouth until all the ice cream is gone, and plants one loving kiss on my lips.

He pulls away and licks his lips. “Hmm. I’ve always been more of a strawberry kinda guy.”

I laugh and we continue to eat our ice cream. He tells me about his past experiences with Donna; how she smacked his butt in front of his entire family, how she nearly followed him home, and how she invited him over her house multiple times.

By the time he concludes his last story and I catch my breath from all my laughter, we had finished our ice cream and were merely 3 feet away from the basketball court.

We hear a ball dribble and a distinct voice shout, “I’m open!” I freeze at the sound of the voice.

We walk onto the basketball court and turn our heads to see Sam, Jack J, and six other guys playing basketball. Shirtless. I hold my breath as Jack and Sam make eye contact.

I watch Sam look from Jack to me and then to our hands. I hadn’t been in the same vicinity as the two of them since that drunken night at Katie’s house. I freeze as Jack tightens his grip on my hand.

Jack J looks at Sam and follows his gaze. His eyes widen at the sight of Jack and me and he looks back at Sam. Sam’s eyes are glued to Jack and me and he opens his mouth to say something.

Jack J beats him to it. “Hey guys!” He shouts, waving his hand. The other guys turn to look at us briefly before continuing their intense game.

Jack mutters something undetectable under his breath and walks toward them, trailing me along.

"Hey.” Jack stops in front of JJ and Sam, never letting go of my hand.

JJ nervously looks at me and says, “Hi Shay.”

“H-hi Jack. Hi Sam.” Sam’s eyes flicker from Jack to me.

After a moment of uncomfortable silence, Sam throws on his shirt and says sternly, “Can I talk to you two? Alone?”

Jack nods once and follows Sam to the playground nearby. I follow nervously and look back at JJ. He gives me an apologetic look and turns around, rejoining the basketball game.

I let go of Jack’s hand and sit on the set of stairs leading to the upper level of the playground. Jack and Sam stand in front of me with a big gap of space between them.

Sam finally looks up and says to me, “Shay, I can’t do this anymore. I can’t pretend that I’m okay with sharing you.”

Jack nods his head. “I-I agree. Sam’s one of my best friends and I can’t keep competing with him.”

“Please choose.”


I feel like I’m about to cry. I feel like I’m on a dating show and I have to pick between the last two finalists. I feel like I have to choose which one of my parents dies. My palms start to sweat and my heart beat quickens rapidly. I’ve been avoiding this decision for days and I can’t think straight.

“Just…just give me a minute.” I feel my eyes swell up and I hold my tears back. I put my head in between my knees and shut my eyes tightly.

It feels like a lifetime before I pick my head back up.

“Sam…” I start. “Will you take me home?”

A/N: I can’t even contain my excitement right now omg I’m so happy with this chapter I hope you guys like it as much as I do. 


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