Player: Tyler Seguin – Dallas Stars
Prompt: The next chapter in the Give Us a Chance saga. It’s a good one!
Mentions: Jamie & Jordie Benn
Warnings: Angst, Fighting, Cursing
Preview: The next two days were hard. Tyler had opened the door to all these feelings and then was nowhere to be found. You hadn’t even seen him in passing in the last two days. You couldn’t deny that you missed him.
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Sober You really hated Drunk You right about now. You woke up in a bright white hotel room with a pounding headache. You could hardly think straight. Between the massive hangover and the replays of last night in your mind, you are lucky you crawled out of bed
You glanced over at the alarm clock as you sat up. 10 am flashed across the face and you almost passed out again. Without your phone, you knew the search party was already out looking for you.
You groaned as you stood up and searched for your clothes. You sluggishly got dressed and reached for the in-room phone. You called a taxi and grabbed your heels. You took one last look in the mirror trying your best to fix your hair. You checked to make sure you grabbed everything and headed downstairs
You caught another glimpse of yourself in the mirror of the elevator. This definitely looked like a walk of shame, sadly you weren’t that lucky. You ignored the dirty looks you were getting and crawled into your cab.
You told the driver the address and sunk down into the backseat, trying to hide from the bright sun.
After a long drive and a sizeable bill, you reached the house. You thanked the driver once more and got out of the cab.
You walked up the back steps and opened the sliding glass doors. Suddenly it felt like a thousand pair of eyes were upon you.
“Y/N!” ripped through your ears.
“Not so loud, please.” You pleaded.
Your family, the Seguins, and both Benn brothers were scattered around your kitchen.
“Where the hell were you?” your brother asked trying to be quiet but not hiding his anger.
“Well Drunk Y/N has such great ideas.” You rolled your eyes at yourself.
“That doesn’t answer the question…” Tyler suddenly speaks out. You look towards him. He looks beyond upset, gripping the kitchen chair in front of him, his knuckles ghostly white.
“Well Drunk Y/N, got a 300-dollar hotel room and then racked up 200 more dollars in the mini bar and room service fees.” I sigh
“I think we have seen the last of Drunk Y/N for a while.” I chuckle.
“Well thank god you’re okay at least…” Jamie started pulling you in for a hug.
“What were you thinking?” Tyler questions, anger evident in his tone.
“I just said I wasn’t. I was drunk Tyler” you respond getting angrier yourself.
“This isn’t you.” He quipped
“I’m not doing this with you now Tyler” you turned on your heels to head upstairs.
“Oh, we are doing this.” He replied quickly following you into the living room.
“It’s really not that big of a deal Tyler.”
“But it is! You worried us all! I thought something horrible happened to you!” he yelled.
You cringed at his voice. Your headache was getting worse and it was frustrating you. “Well, I wouldn’t have left in the first place if someone didn’t throw a hissy fit.
He rolled his eyes in return. “When are you going to stop pretending Y/N! You haven’t been yourself this entire summer! Jumping off boats, dancing with random guys, staying out and not telling anyone! This isn’t My Y/N!”
“There is no your Y/N! She’s long gone!” you yelled back unable to hold it in any longer.
“We both know that is not the truth!”
You sat on the couch already exhausted from the conversation. You both fell into an uncomfortable silence.
“I don’t know how to be her anymore.”
“Don’t give me that shit Y/N, you do.” He scoffed.
“Not without you…” you whispered.
He got on his knees in front of you, taking your hands. “Then why are we apart?”
“I don’t know how to be with you anymore either” you sobbed placing your head in your hands.
“Yes, you do Y/N. I love you. I made a mistake but I can’t do this anymore. I want to be with you. No, I need to be with you.”
You picked your head up. “Tyler, don’t you understand? You are always going to be this star hockey player! I will always be worried what happened will happen again. You are going to have girls flocking to you and I can’t always hold up to them. What if you change your mind? What if suddenly you decide I wasn’t worth it? I can’t lose you again. I won’t come back from that.”
The silence fell down upon you both once more. Only the sound of your sobs echoing the room.
“Then I’ll quit.”
“Wait what?” you picked you head up to look at Tyler.
“I’ll quit. I quit hockey, move back here, be with you. I would do anything for you Y/N.”
You looked at him dumbfounded. “Tyler you can’t do that.”
“If it means being with you, I wouldn’t think twice.”
“Tyler I won’t let you do that and you know it.” You answered shaking your head.
“Then let me prove it to you, please.” He begged.
You leaned in and kissed his cheek. “Maybe it just wasn’t meant to be, I’ll always love you Tyler”
You stood up and made your way to your bedroom, leaving Tyler sitting on your living room floor.
You were both mentally and physically exhausted. You changed and fell into your bed. You were asleep the moment your head hit the pillow.
The next two days were hard. Tyler had opened the door to all these feelings and then was nowhere to be found. You hadn’t even seen him in passing the last two days. You couldn’t deny that you missed him.
It was making everything that more confusing. Maybe you were being ridiculous, you couldn’t fight the fact that you still had feelings for Tyler and they weren’t going anywhere. But apparently, Tyler was, had he left?
You sat in your bedroom, looking out the window towards the Seguin home. Tyler’s Jeep was nowhere to be found and it seemed like no one was home at all. You prayed that they hadn’t left for the summer.
You glanced into your room and your eyes caught the black box sitting in the closet. You allowed yourself to smile as you stood up and walked over to it. You ran your fingers across the top where it read Segs. You pulled the heavy box from your closet across your bedroom floor. You slowly grasped the top and opened the box. You pulled out each item reliving the memories that came with each one. It stung at first but soon the sting turned into a tingle and you couldn’t deny the butterflies once again taking residence in your stomach.
After covering your bedroom floor in memories, you smiled looking around seeing all the good times you and Tyler shared. Maybe the good times outweighed the bad?
You looked out your window, noticing the cars back in Seguin driveway. You quickly scurried to clean up what was on your floor. You ran down the stairs and out the backdoor. You didn’t even bother with shoes. You were out of breath when you reached the door of the house across the yard.
You knocked quickly, you were still mid-knock when Jackie frantically answered the door.
“Y/N, what a surprise.” She said not opening the door more than to show her face.
“Hi Jackie, Can I come in?” you asked between breaths.
“Now is not a good time.”
“Is everything okay? Is Tyler okay? I haven’t seen him around and I just wanted…” You asked suddenly concerned.
“Everything is fine Hun! Tyler just um doesn’t want to talk.” She stumbled with her answer.
“Okay, well can you just tell him I was here?” You said obviously defeated.
“Of course Hun, I will see you later.”
And then the door was closed. You stood there for a moment just staring at the door. You had never not been let in the Seguin house. You looked up at the windows. You thought you saw Jamie and Jordie in the window between the blinds but you put it off as your mind playing tricks on you.
You turned and headed back home. Why didn’t Tyler want to talk to you? You quickly wiped the tears that were fighting to spill onto your cheeks as you slowly walked across the yard. You wrapped your arms around yourself, trying to find comfort.
You went inside and finished cleaning up the remnants of the box. You scooted the box back into your closet. You rummaged through your hanging clothes. Reaching the back, you found what you were looking for. You pulled the old Whalers t-shirt from the hanger. Slipping off your tank top and switching to the oversized shirt. It still had the familiar scent of your best friend.
You just laid in your bed clutching the shirt you had on. You prayed you hadn’t ruined your chance. You didn’t want it to be too late.
You didn’t realize you had fallen asleep until you woke up still clutching the shirt laid across you and the stars outside your window. You heard soft music playing and grew curious. You walked over to your window and were eyes were met with Cassidy. She waved at you and motioned for you to come down.
You walked down the stairs as the music grew louder. You slid the door open and Cassidy was already waiting for you.
“What’s going on?” You asked confused.
“Just let it happen.” She replied and handed you a sunflower. She gestured down the yard. You saw the tea candles leading down the yard towards the water.
You started following the path and soon came across the Benn brothers both wearing suits and holding sunflowers.
“Are either of you going to tell me what’s going on?” you asked with a smile.
“Nope” they answered synchronized. They handed you the sunflowers and walked off, leaving you to continue down the path.
You ran into Jackie next. She stood in a nice sundress holding a sunflower and a small box.
You looked down at your Whalers shirt and leggings. “I feel very underdressed.” You giggled giving her a hug.
“You look perfect Hun, but you are missing something.” She smiled at you lifting the box. You looked at her confused.
She opened the box revealing your charm bracelet. “I think you have been missing this for quite a while.” She reached for your wrist and you allowed her to clasp the bracelet on your wrist.
“It’s funny how we are coming full circle with this bracelet.” You quipped as you touched each of the familiar charms. She nodded and handed you the sunflower to add to your growing bouquet.
“Now go see your boy.” She pushed you towards the dock.
You reached the dock but stopped for a second before you turned the corner. You took a deep breath unsure but ready to see Tyler.
You walked onto the dock and your breath was stolen from you. The dock was covered in twinkle lights and sunflowers. Tyler was standing in the middle in that same blue shirt he wore on your first date.
“Tyler…It’s beautiful.” You stuttered.
“Nice shirt” He quipped.
You smirked. “I might have been missing you. Is this what you were doing?” you asked.
“Yes, I’m sorry that I made my mom deny you entry to the house.” He chuckled.
“I didn’t mean to make you upset, I saw you as you walked across the lawn. I know you only hug yourself when you cry.” He went to wipe the tears you didn’t even know you were crying.
“I hope these are happier tears.”
“They are.” You smiled at him.
“So I said I was going to prove my love for you so here we are.” He gestured around you.
You walked towards water. You watched the stars reflect in the calm water.
“You didn’t have to do this, its why I came over earlier. You were right I have spent this whole summer pretending and denying my feelings. I love you Tyler and I don’t want to be without you anymore.” You said turning around to face him.
You almost fell off the dock. There was Tyler, on one knee, holding an absolutely gorgeous diamond ring.
“Y/N, I wanted to prove my love for you. I meant it when I said I would quit hockey and move back home. I would do anything to get you back into my life. And once you are there, I want you there for good. So Y/N, I don’t want you back into my life as my girlfriend. I want you back as my fiancé. Y/N, will you marry me?”
You couldn’t find words, you just nodded furiously falling to your knees in front of him.
He slipped the ring onto your finger and pulled you close. You kissed and the fireworks exploded.
You finally pulled apart and he pulled you to your feet. “Come on.”
He led you onto the boat and started it up.
“Where are we going?” you asked holding on to his arm.
“You’ll see, just promise not to jump off this time.” He chuckled.
“I’ll try” you smiled kissing him as he pulled from the dock.
You headed out on the water. You giggled as you pushed your hair out of your face. Tyler smiled at you placing another kiss to your lips. You pulled away and looked ahead. You saw the rocks above the surface. “Tyler Watch..”
But it was too late. The last thing you remember was being pulled from Tyler and being thrown into the cold water.