Say You Like Me- Calum Hood
“She’s the girl that no one ever knows. And I say hi, but she’s too shy to say hello.
She’s just waiting for that one to take her hand And shake her up.
I bet I could.” -Say You Like Me, We The Kings
Love this song…listen to it!!! Hope you like it anon and sorry it took so long. Thanks for reading!!!
“So how long have you guys been together?” One of Calum’s friends asked, you couldn’t remember their name.
“Almost 3 months now” Calum said behind you, wrapping his arms around your waist and kissing your cheek.
“Yup” You said, giving him a tight smile, and pulling back from his embrace.
You never were a touchy-feely person, especially not around other people. I mean when it was just you and Calum, that was a different story, but even then you didn’t randomly grab his hand or anything. It felt awkward to you, and you were kinda shy, so you didn’t do the whole overly-affectionate thing. Calum on the other hand was more of the affectionate type. He often grabbed your hand, and pulled you against him, and it wasn’t terrible, just weird. You weren’t sure if he did it for his own benefit or yours, but you tended to shy away from him in public despite trying your best to go along with it.
“You want something to drink?” Calum asked you, shrugging off your latest attempt to brush him off. Something was different this time though.
“Sure. Babe will you get me a coke?” You asked, throwing in the pet name to try to make him feel a bit better
“Ya. Be right back”
When he returned with the soda, everyone was crowded in the living room watching Ashton and Michael put on a show for the small party. Ashton banging away on his drums, Michael strumming his guitar…they were great. But there was no surprise there.
“Whooo!” Calum cheered when their song was over, as you clapped.
“Calum why don’t you come over here and provide some vocals? I would ask Luke but he’s not here tonight…so it’s up to you” Michael asked.
“Oh no, I don’t-” Calum begin to protest, holding up his hands.
“Oh come on! Calum! Calum! Calum!” Ashton chanted, gesturing everyone else to join in.
Before long everyone in the room was chanting Calum’s name, even you.
When he saw you chanting, he smiled and rolled his eyes. It was then you realized he had given up.
“Fine!! What are we singing?” Calum said, walking over to stand next to Michael.
Instead of answering, Michael played the intro to Don’t Stop and laughed.
Calum laughed too, rolling his eyes at both his best friends. Nevertheless he sang…
“This goes out to my beautiful girlfriend Y/n over there! And babe, You’re like perfection, some kind of holiday…”
(Calum demo came on…had to do it….omg so beautiful)
You blushed at his words, knowing that for a moment there everyone’s attention was on you. You bit your lip, and played with the soda can in your hands, trying to forget about everyone around you and focus on the music. You loved the sound of Calum’s voice, you could listen to it all day long and often encouraged him to sing.
When the song was over, Calum did an obnoxious bow and waved goodbye.
“We should be leaving, bye everyone!” Calum said, grabbing your arm. You waved goodbye as you were led out the door.
When you got back to the apartment you shared, Calum was in a mood that could only be described as, well, silly.
“You loved me singing didn’t you?” Calum teased, knowing how much you loved his voice.
“Well I didn’t dislike it” You winked.
“Oh you loved it” Calum said, wrapping you into a bear hug.
“Yes you caught me, now stop I have to start dinner” You laughed, pushing his chest so he’d let go of you.
He did as you asked but his expression afterward looked…troubled.
“Y/n? What is it? Is it me? Do you not wanna be here, is that it? Because all you do is say the word” Calum said, voice mixed with pain and anger.
“Cal? What are you talking about?” You asked, completely confused as to where he was getting all this from.
“3 months Y/n. 3 months and you still push me away. I try to give you hugs, and kisses, and just grab your hand to show you that I care and all you do is throw me off of you! I even sang for you tonight, and you looked as if you’d rather disappear”
“No what is it Y/n? Because I love you, yeah I said it. I love you Y/n. You’re beautiful and smart, and you can deal with all the drama that is my life, and I don’t want any other girl standing in front of me right now. But you know what if you don’t love me then fine. I-”
“Calum…” You said, placing you hand on his check, then taking it off, grabbing his hands instead. “Calum I love you too…I love you so much you don’t even know. And I’m not pushing you away, at least I don’t mean to…I didn’t really know how to tell you and thought you’d kinda get the hint. I don’t like being the center of attention, and I’m not really a touchy feely person, I never have been. And it’s not that I don’t like you holding my hand, or pulling me close to you, it just feels weird, and awkward to me. I’m not really used to it, and I know that’s not fair to you-”
You were interrupted by him pulling your lips to his, kissing you so tenderly and so full of love, a kiss like none of the many kisses before.
“I don’t care Y/n…you love me that’s all that matters…I should have seen that, that was stupid of me. I’m sorry”
“No I’m sorry Cal…and I’m really trying ok? But I’ll try even harder for you alright?”
“Mmmmm” He said, pulling you to him once more.
Author’s note: So it’s official. Gonna try to post every Monday k? Thank you guys for everything. Requests are always open. Love you guys -Lydia