Heathilton/the Schuylers (feat. Martha Laurens as Veronica)
I was originally going to make Theodosia (II) Veronica, but then I did a little research on Martha (John Laurens’ sister) and she just fit the role so much better. This girl seriously needs way more love. Plus, she’s the same generation as the Schuyler Sisters, which makes the rest of the casting a lot less complicated. I tried to make her look similar to John without basically turning her into a genderbent version of him, hopefully it was successful.
Love me like you did, love me like you did/I’ll give you anything, I’ll give you anything
The fans were currently split. They either hated or loved the boys at the moment. A video of Ashton announcing that your relationship was all based on a bet had gone viral. Not only had Ashton’s worse nightmare had come true, but he could only imagine what you were going through. The two of you had been apart for a month now. It was one month too long for Ashton’s liking. Sure he had toured and been away from you long enough before, but this time was different. The two of you weren’t even together and Ashton wasn’t sure if you two were still friends. His reputation of being a gentleman was tarnished.
Ashton let out a huff and kept his eyes locked on the phone he was twirling around. He wanted to respect your wishes and not contact you, but he couldn’t keep to his word. There was so much Ashton still wanted to say, but he knew you weren’t going to listen. You had made it clear to him that the relationship you two had was still hanging in the air. You had told Ashton you wanted to think about everything and it scared him to death. The anticipation was too much and it took him three seconds to get your contact up and hit the call button. It was like his senses went on high as the phone rang. On the first ring he could hear his heart pounding loud in his chest. On the second ring his breath hitched in his throat as he thought of you not picking up. This was taking too long and Ashton was ready to hang up, but then the call picked up. “Hello?” a voice said. It was a deep voice, one that clearly didn’t belong to you. The voice made his blood run cold and he momentarily forgot what he wanted to say. “Hello?” the guy asked again.
“I-Is Y/N there?” Ashton hesitantly asked, “Maybe I dialed the wrong number.”
“No this is her phone. Can you hang on a second?” the guy said. Ashton didn’t have a chance to reply. He only heard the stranger call for you and soon heard your voice in the background. It was only seconds later that your voice filled the line and Ashton’s heart swelled with love. “Y/N here!” you cheerfully said into the phone, not really being told who was on the other line.
“I miss you,” Ashton blurted, he physically winced as the words left his lips. That wasn’t how he wanted to start the conversation. Hearing another man’s voice wasn’t what he was expecting either. The smile on your face faded at the sound of his voice. You had been doing alright without him being in your life for the month. Trying hard to get over the event that took place. “Who was the guy that picked up the phone?” Ashton found himself asking. You swallowed hard at his words, glancing to your guest and giving him a smile.
“Don’t do that” you mumbled, ignoring his question.
“Do what?” Ashton innocently replied, running a hand through his hair. He knew you were avoiding his question and couldn’t help but to be jealous. It was hard for him not to be jealous. You two broke up and just a month away from each other it already seemed like you had moved on. How could he blame you though? Ashton had screwed you over in more ways than one.
“Don’t say that you miss me,” you sighed into the phone. “Don’t act like you care about how I’m doing or who I’m with bec-”
“So you are with him?” Ashton cut you off. Ashton’s mouth felt dry and the thought of this stranger touching you the way he used to do flashed through his mind.
“That’s none of your business,” you replied. Ashton was making this harder than it needed to be. Whether you were dating someone or not had nothing to do with him. It was his fault the two of you weren’t together. The line went quiet for about a good two minutes and you could hear Ashton sniffle. Your eyes closed in frustration and you took a sharp inhale of breath. You mentally fought with yourself on the next words that were about to leave your mouth. “Do you want to meet up and talk?”
It was like the weather was reflecting both your moods. The rain pouring down hard and whipping about as the wind began to blow even more. The minute you pulled up to the park you saw Ashton sitting on one of the benches. He was soaked in water. Not even wearing a jacket nor having an umbrella with him. You drove up close to where he was sitting, rolling the window down so you could talk to him. “Are you crazy! Get in the car!” you shouted out to him. Ashton’s head shot up at your words and he hesitated for a moment before running towards the passenger side door. The atmosphere in the car got thick. Ashton shutting the door behind him and trying to warm up as you turned on the heater.
“Raining cats and dogs out there,” he chuckled, trying to break the tension. You stared out ahead, lips pursed as you tried to collect your thoughts. They were racing all over the place and the fact that Ashton was close to you once more made it even worse. “Could you imagine it actually raining cats and dogs? That’d be really weird…and dangerous,” Ashton continued saying. You knew what he was doing.
“Why did you do it?” you asked, eyes still locked on the rain rolling down the window. Ashton became quiet, trying to wipe the water from off his face as he thought of what to say. “Like why did you really take this bet, Ashton? Was it just to get in my pants? Were you just bored?” It was word vomit and you somehow couldn’t stop yourself from throwing so many questions at him. “Why me? Why did the guys choose me for this bet?” You sucked in a deep breath, mouth clamping shut as you realized Ashton hadn’t been able to answer your questions.
“You know I’ve asked myself why I did what I did a lot,” Ashton began, “I love you both as a best friend and boyfriend. I always had felt something for you, Y/N.” Ashton paused, trying to figure out a way to word everything right. “You know how long I’ve buried my feelings for you? I was scared that loving you the way that I did, as more than friends, would change our dynamic,” he said. Taking on the bet had changed your dynamic with each other. You jumped in your spot as his hand touched yours. Ashton smiled at the fact that you didn’t pull away. You knew what he meant. “I don’t know I guess when the bet was brought up it was more so a push for me to ask you out,” he finished.
“Either way our whole relationship was based off a bet,” you whispered. Hand finally pulling away from his. “You say that you love me yet you still break my heart.”
“I wish I could go back and do everything differently believe me, but what happened has passed…you hate, the fans hate me, I hate me,” Ashton said. You both became quiet after that. The only sound present in the car was the rain hitting against the roof. You finally looked over to him. Studying the face you had been looking at for so long. Even though he was drenched in water you could still tell Ashton was crying. You weren’t going to console him because Ashton deserved everything that was being thrown at him.
“I don’t hate you,” you told him, putting emphasis on the word. Ashton smiled at your words. “More so disappointed…I forgave you a while ago, but I’m still hurt.” You still loved Ashton. How could you not love him? Ashton had been your everything and now you weren’t even sure what the two of you were. You chewed on your bottom lip, head falling back against the headrest in frustration. All you wanted was for all of this to disappear. You wanted Ashton to not have taken that bet and have asked you out in confidence. All of this could have been avoided. Your phone began to ring making your attention turn away from Ashton. “It’s Leo,” you sighed, catching Ashton’s attention in the process. The thought of your guest had slipped your mind. You were suppose to only be gone for fifteen minutes, but that had turned to an hour. Before you could react Ashton had picked up your phone and answered it.
SUMMARY: Alexander says something for the first time. Modern AU
This was meant to be fluffy but then I got this idea. Fluff will be on the way though. Feel free to request! (Also, shitty title is shitty)
“I love you.”
The words came suddenly from Alexander’s mouth and were hanging almost visibly in the air in front of them before he could stop himself. John’s expression, which moments ago had been carefree and relaxed, suddenly formed into a look of surprise.
And I’m not trying to ruin your happiness, but darling don’t you know that I’m the only one for ya
Ashton didn’t know what came over him. The minute you had said another guy was calling you, he felt jealousy course through his body. The plan sounded logical in his head, but now that Ashton held your phone up to his ear he knew his plan seemed dumb. What was this going to do? It was too late now. Words leaving Ashton’s lips before they could register in his brain. “Who the fuck is this?” Ashton spat into the phone. His eyes darted over to you for a second. Your reaction to his words was not at all pleasant. Your own eyes widening in shock. Ashtion have never acted this rude before.
“Ashton give me the phone,” you said sternly, reaching out for your phone only to have him push your hand away. You had never seen him act so childish.
“I’m Leo and who’s this? Where’s Y/N?” Leo asked. Ashton recognized the voice from earlier and he could feel his blood boil. He knew good and well that he wasn’t suppose to be doing this, but his jealousy got the better of him. Your eyes rolled in frustration and watched as Ashton’s jaw clenched.
“I’m the one asking the questions here,” Ashton said. There was no doubt in your mind that Ashton might have been a bit terrified that you and Leo could be something more. “How do you know Y/N?” Ashton asked this time. He didn’t like this feeling of not knowing anything especially when it came to you. Once again Ashton pushed your hand away when you tried to reach for the phone.
“For fucks sake, Ashton would you please stop with this!” you exclaimed. You knew how Asthon got when he was jealous. Now that the two of you weren’t together it seemed worse than before. Ashton wasn’t going to place a filter on his words which you knew. Leo must have thought Ashton was some stalker ex by now. All Ashton wanted to do was know what was going on and if that meant interrogating a stranger then so be it.
“We uh-we have mutual friends and a class together,” Leo responded, “Can you please hand Y/N the phone.” Ashton looked over to you once more. There was a scowl on your face and your arms were crossed over your chest. “Look man I’m sorry if I’m stepping on your territory or something, but last I checked Y/N was single at-”
“She’s not available,” Ashton said point blank. You scoffed at his words and reached out to pinch the arm he was using to hold up the phone. Ashton whined in pain and with him being distracted you grabbed the phone from his hands. You let out a deep sigh and rubbed at your temples for a second.
“Hey Leo, sorry for making you wait so long. Give me twenty more minutes and I’ll be back,” you cheerily said.
“Yeah that’s fine…are you okay? Was that your ex I was talking to?” Leo questioned.
“Yeah I’m fine,” you mumbled, “See you in a bit bye.” You quickly hung up the phone so Ashton wouldn’t get to it and say something else. The tension in the car had doubled and Ashton could almost feel the anger radiating off of you.
“Don’t even say it,” Ashton said, already reading your mind.
“You are absolutely ridiculous,” you huffed, tossing your phone to the backseat. “W-Why would you even do something like that!?!” you questioned. You had honestly thought you and Ashton were getting somewhere with your conversation, but now you weren’t sure.
“Are you and Leo dating?” Ashton asked in a low voice. He had to know. Ashton needed some hint to let him know that you had moved on and that he should back off. For some reason you wanted to play with Ashton just a tiny bit, but his words came out so desperate that you couldn’t. You couldn’t play with Ashton’s feeling no matter how much he had hurt you. You hated the fact that he had this intangible control over you. You hated the fact that you loved him so much that you couldn’t even lie to him.
“No we’re not,” you told Ashton, “He’s my partner for a project we’re doing in class.” You could visibly see him let out a sigh of relief. You shook your head and then let out a deep sigh. “What do you want from me, Ashton?” you finally asked. After everything he’s done to you, there was still some type of invisible pull that dragged you closer to him.
“I want you,” Ashton said automatically. A chill ran down your spine at his words and your eyes closed as you let it sink into your skin. “I want to be able to touch you again,” Ashton began, “Feel the curve of your hips, the softness of your lips.” His words came out so soft, so tantalizing that you instantly felt an ache in your heart for him. Your eyes closed at the feeling of Ashton running his thumb over your bottom lip. Your lips parted and you gasped in a tiny bit of air. “I want to kiss your collarbone and just be one with you again,” Ashton finished. You knew what he was doing. Your skin heating up as he kissed at your exposed collarbone peaking out from the large sweater you were wearing. You couldn’t deny you missed him too. You relaxed in his touch almost melting into his body as he nipped at your sweet spot. Ashton’s lips trailed over the skin of your neck then onto your cheek. Finally his lips were on yours and you hummed in comfort.
It had been so long since you had kissed Ashton. The kiss starting off slow and sweet. As the seconds grew on the two of you became desperate for one another. The kiss turning feverish and becoming even more passionate. A whimpered cry left your lips and after about two minutes you realized what was happening and quickly pulled away.
“Mmhh no we can’t,” you mumbled out, clearing your throat and shifting in your spot. Ashton was really trying to ruin you now. The air between the two of you was heated only this time it was sexual tension. You stared out the window in thought and your hand flew up to touch at your lips. You could still feel the pressure of Ashton’s kisses. “I have to get going,” you said, blinking back your tears.
“Y/N,” Ashton whispered, tugging at your hand. You stopped in track to look at him. “Please just think about it. Think about us and then tell me if you really want this to end or not,” he said. You began to chew on your bottom lip and your eyes cast down to look at yours and Ashton’s interlocked hands.
“Okay,” you nodded, “I’ll think about.” Ashton grinned at your words. He quickly pulled you into another kiss before you could protest. It was a kiss of need. One that told you Ashton wasn’t going to give you up so easily. Once it broke Ashton placed his forehead against yours and let out a deep breath. He soaked in your presence for just a minute longer before letting go. You were too caught up in the moment to notice Ashton’s departure. The car door opening and the sound of rain growing louder for just a second before the door closed. Your eyes opened and once again you were alone. The feelings came so sudden. A gasped cry sounding out around your car as you finally let the sobs come. Throughout all of this not once had you fully cried and let it all out. You weren’t sure why you were crying now. Nor why you waited so long to cry at this exact moment. Love hurt. It hurt like hell and you weren’t sure if you did want to let him go because you really loved Ashton.