Looking up from his string instrument, Kendall watched as his best friend since childhood, walk into his home. He smiles toward Y/N, and she return a smile. She walks closer to him, and took a seat next to him on the floor.
“Working on a song?” she asks, looking at the scatter music sheets laying across the tiles in front of him.
“Yeah"Kendall replies softly.
He plucks the same note he has been stuck on for a while now, thinking of what note should come next. Y/N watch him silently as Kendall escape his way out of writer’s block. He adds two more rhythm before Y/N open her mouth to speak again.
"Is this about finding love?” she ask him. Kendall nods.
“You guessed it.” He smirks toward her. Y/N giggles, making Kendall chuckle.
“I’m going to grab a drink.”
Kendall nods, allowing her to go into his fridge for a soda. The moment she walked out of the room, never before has Kendall felt a flutter erupt in his chest. He stops playing and rest his forearm on the instrument as he watch the big entrance, entering the kitchen. Did he finally feel what he was feeling?
After years of being single and delicate to a broken heart, he finally feels like this relationship will be the one. The one that will last forever. He can already see it happening.
“You sure are smiling like a dork” Y/N said, bringing Kendall back to the present. “Why? Found some good lyrics to use?”
“Uh, yeah” he lied. Y/N nods and takes a drink of her soda. Kendall continues to play a bit before he stops and look toward his best friend. “Can I take you somewhere tonight?”
“As a date?” Y/N asks suddenly. Kendall loos up as he think.
“No. It doesn’t involve dinner.”
“Um, alright. Where?”
“The Hollywood Sign.”
Y/N slips into the passenger seat and looks at me as she shut the door. I give her a shy smile before I start the car again and begin driving. The drive didn’t take too long because we already live in the Hollywood area.
I find a parking spot along the mountain end. I get out and meet Y/N on the other side. She slips on a sweater.
“It is getting chilly now that the sun is setting” I said, looking up at the orange sky.
“Yeah, but I’ll be fine.”
We turn and start walking on the trail heading up the the sign on the low mountain top. Just as we reach the huge “D” cutout frame, the sun was gone and the sky has been replace with so many stars. I watch as Y/N admire the great Hollywood Sign. Soon, she turned in between the “Y” and “W”. From where I still stood, I watch her climb up the small hill behind the sign.
“Where are you going?” I ask, as I follow her. She giggles.
“Star gazing, I guess?” she says as she lays down flat on the grass.
I walk around her, then lay down above where her head face up. We look up at the stars peacefully until a quick sound of howling was heard. Y/N sat up quickly.
“There are wolves up here?” she asks, with a hint of fear in her voice. I chuckle.
“No. Y/N, Los Angles is below us. It just a dog barking.” Another dog howl then cough a small bark.
“Oh.” Y/N begins to laugh and lower herself again. Her head fell onto my shoulder and she hesitates. “I’m sorry.”
“It’s alright” I said.
Y/N remains her head on my shoulder. With this scene, I start thinking about the song I haven’t been able to finish earlier. I start humming to the lyrics, repeating the one that is for sure, on repeat in this new song.
“Cause maybe tonight, the stars align” Y/N sings out. I stop humming and laugh. She laughs back. Soon, we go silent. Y/N sighs. “Hey Kendall?”
“Do you ever think about who will be the girl? Like, do you have feelings for a girl at this moment? Do you think you met the girl you love - celebrity or not.” she asks. I stay quiet for a moment before I turn my head and find her looking at me from my shoulder.
“I hope this isn’t strange to you but… what if I say that I hope the one for me is…right in front of me now.”
I watch her face. After a few seconds, her expression does change. Only her eyes widen softly. Slowly, I lean in only an inch, until our lips connects. We may be off, because our kiss is upside down, but it is still counted as our first. She pulls back first and doesn’t bother to look at me again. She return her gaze toward the stars.
“I’m sorry” I whisper after a moment.
“For what?” she asks. I ignore her question. She knows what I’m talking about. “So. Do our stars align tonight? Into a parallel line?”
I turn my head and look at her in time to see her smiling big. I smile back. I softly nod in hope. This is the start of our future. The start of our own burning star.