A/N: So I hope you all know Perfect by Eed Sheeran because this one is based in that song, which by the way has me obsessed!
And also as you can see this one is from Reggie’s point of view.
me have been friends since we were born. Our parents have always been really
close, which made that she and me were really close too, we didn’t have other
We spent summers
together, she helped me to get better grades since I can remember and I always defended
her when someone hurt her, even though she never wanted my help because she
said she could defend herself.
how our parents were always joking about how some day we would end up together
because we were inseparable no matter how older we got.
denied that and we told them to shut up and leave us alone, something pretty
normal with middle school kids.
weren’t in middle school anymore. We were in senior year, we didn’t know where we
would be next year and I didn’t like the idea of being far from (Y/N) after
spending eighteen years by her side.
And it wasn’t
just that, a couple of years ago I found out that maybe our parents weren’t so
wrong. I would love to be with (Y/N) like more than just friends, but I guess
that I never got the courage to tell her. When it came to her I couldn’t hide
behind that façade of brave and fearless boy that I used for everyone else.
The formal dance
was getting closer and I knew that (Y/N) didn’t have a partner yet, so I was
going to do it, I would ask her to come with me.
morning when I saw her coming in my direction my heart skipped a beat, she was
wearing a big smile on her face, a smile she was giving to me.
she greeted standing in front of me.
you look extremely happy today” I said closing my locker “Did something happened
to put you in that mood?
exactly, but I hope it happens” she giggled.
“Oh, can I
ask what is it?”
I’m the one who wants to ask, you don’t have a partner for the dance yet,
right?” I freeze in my spot, I didn’t know where this was going, but if I didn’t
answer I would never find out, so I just shook my head no “Great!” she exclaimed
with her smile still on her face, even bigger if that was possible “not great
that you don’t have someone to go with to the dance, but great because…” she
stopped for a second to laugh at herself and how she was beating around the
bush and as usual she made me laugh too “I wanted to ask you if you’d like to
come with me to the dance” she finally said. I was paralyzed again because of
her words; it was the last thing I thought I would hear. I thought she wanted
to ask me if I could go with one of her friends or who knows what, but not
this. “It’s ok if you don’t want to, I would understand. It’s just… I’d like to
go with you”
“No no, I
mean yes. Not that I don’t want to go with you” I stopped for a second to get
myself together before I speak again “What I want to say is that I would love
to go with you to the dance”
she smiled again “I’ll see you later Reginald” she added leaving as the bell
I looked at
her until she disappear into the crowd, I couldn’t believe what had just happened
and at the same time I was surprised by her, she always managed to amaze me
more and more every day. I don’t think any girl at this high school would have
think of ask the guy to a dance, but she just did it.
couple of weeks the day came, I told (Y/N) I would pick her up, so there I was,
so nervous I couldn’t even knock on the door. I could hear voices inside, the sound
of the TV on and steps near the door.
I finally knocked
and waited until her father opened the door and when he saw me he smiled widely
and invited me in.
Reggie is here!” she said from the bottom of the stairs.
Reggie! We’ll be there in five minutes!” her mother said from somewhere in the
you already know that five minutes mean ten minutes at least” joked her father
guiding me to the living room where he was watching a football game.
there to watch the game and talk about football in general, when I was little
my father, (Y/N)’s father and me used to play our own games every time we could
and of course (Y/N) would end up joining us.
I heard footsteps
running down the stairs and when I turned around I saw (Y/N)’s mother at the bottom
of the stairs, she made us a signal for us to join her while she got a camera
from the table in the hall.
until (Y/N) showed up upstairs and I wasn’t capable of process what my eyes
were seeing, I always see her beautiful
whatever she is wearing, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen her this beautiful, so
I had to make an effort and hide how amazed I was by her beauty.
exclaimed putting her hand in front of her face when she saw her with the
camera “stop!” she laughed coming down the stairs as fast as she could.
this isn’t prom, but you’re not leaving this house before I take some photos”
she said grabbing my arm and moving me in (Y/N)’s direction. She stayed in the
second stair and put her arms around my neck, leaning her chin on my shoulder.
different poses, funny poses all the time until (Y/N) put her hand in front of
the camera and took my hand with the other to lead me to the door.
careful!” her mother shouted from the door while we were going to my car
more beautiful than I expected” I said opening the co-pilot door for her.
Mantle, you don’t look bad yourself” she answered giving me a smile and getting
in the car.
were like any other one this high school had done before with the difference
that this time I had a great time with my partner. We dance every song that
they played like if anyone was watching, we were experts dancing thanks to all
the times we danced in (Y/N)’s living room when I stayed the night.
played slow songs we just danced like the rest of students and we talked about
whatever came to our minds. She had her arms around my neck and I had my hands
on her waist.
At the end
of the night Cheryl announced she was throwing an after party at her house and
everyone was invited, which included us.
“You can go
if you want” (Y/N) said when I came back from telling my friends that I wouldn’t
go to the party ”you just have to leave me at home first because I can’t walk
anymore with this shoes” (Y/N) wasn’t the biggest fan of parties, which didn’t
mean she wasn’t the life of the party when she attended one, and that’s why she
told me that she wouldn’t go, but that I didn’t have to stop going for her,
what she didn’t know was that I had other plans in mind for us.
“I was thinking
that maybe we could go to my house, it’s still early and I’m sure our parents
are still out there having fun”
“I like the
proposal” she said intertwining her arm with mine and leading us to the exit.
On the way
to my home it started to rain, something pretty normal in Riverdale, it would probably
just last a couple of minutes, but we had to go from my car to the front door,
which meant we had to get wet.
ready?” she asked with one hand ready to open the door and her shoes on the
“I was born
ready” I answered opening my door and running to my house.
hear (Y/N) laughing behind me and when we finally refuged form the rain we
looked at each other, we were soaking from head to toe, but that only made us
laugh even more.
into the house and when I was about to go to get some towels to dry us she
to the garden, it’s not raining that much and the grass will be wet” she said
it with her eyes full of illusion and it remind me of when we were little and
we found some abandoned dog, she would take him with her and she would start to
talk about how great his life would be since that moment. That was another
reason why it was impossible not to love her, how easy she gets excited by
her to the garden and I was about to turn on the lights, but again she stopped
me and told me the moonlight was enough to see what we have around us.
finally stepped out the door and we sat on the floor while we wait for the rain
to stop and when it happened (Y/N) stood on her feet and went to the grass, barefoot.
She would probably regret this the next day when she gets sick, but right now
she was the happiest person alive.
coming or what Reg?” she asked turning in my direction.
I stood on
my feet, but before I went to her I got into the house and put some music, not
too loud so it wouldn’t disturb the calm before the storm but loud enough for
us to hear it.
dance with me mademoisselle?” I asked doing a reverence.
she answered doing the same.
I put one
hand on her waist, she put one on my shoulder and we put the other ones
together in the air.
without saying anything, just listening to the music. I made her spin a couple
of times, but I never let go of her hand and I always brought her back to me. I
noticed she was looking to the ground, avoiding eye contact.
suddenly turn into a shy person?” I joked.
said finally looking at me “but I must look terrible” she added laughing to play
down. This time I didn’t laugh at that and it made her get nervous “Reg? Are
you still here?” she blushed a little because the lack of response from me.
perfect” I whispered so weakly that it made me think I had thought about it
instead of saying it out loud.
stopped dancing and I hadn’t even realized it, she kept looking at me directly
in the eye, with a serious expression in her face.
She let go
of my hand and I thought that she wanted to get away from me, but what she did
was to put both of her hands on my cheeks and stand on her tip toes so she
could put her lips on mine.
I was shook
at first, but I kissed her back, putting my arms around her waist to keep her
close to me.
was beating so fast I was concern it would leave my chest at any second.
know why I waited so long to do this” she said biting her lip when we stopped kissing.
her hands on my cheeks, caressing my skin.
our parents weren’t so wrong” I laughed.
“Not at all”
she answered looking at me in the eye and then looking my lips.
away her wet hair from her face and I kissed her again, like I had always
wanted to do.