CHORDS||JOE SUGG IMAGINE
As a passionate music lover, I completely love this random idea I had and I’m so happy with how it turned out so let me know what you think. Also I relate to this so much because I also play the guitar and holy shit how I love it xx
AN : The song mentioned in this story is Waves by Dean Lewis (it’s a song from Riverdale and I’m obsessed).
Y/N fought back a yawn as she entered the apartment she shared with her longtime boyfriend. She threw her bag onto the couch as she noticed that her lover wasn’t home yet. She kicked her shoes off , swaying her way to the fridge to grab a bottle of water, tiptoe-ing to the rhythm of the music blasting through her earphones. There was nothing better than going home after a long day of work , knowing that the week was finally over. Sipping on the plastic bottle with her right hand, she typed a text to her boyfriend with the other. ’When are you and Byron coming home? Xx’
As she was about to put the phone back in her pocket, a sound was signaling that he was already typing back his answer. ‘In about 15 mins. Impatient, aren’t you? Xx’ She smiled at his reply and typed a quick response before taking her earphones off and making her way to Joe’s office, cleaning off the mess and him and their temporary roommate had made earlier whilst filming a video.
Around a few minutes later, the office was tidy and only left with the music material that Joe and Byron were into lately. She thought for a moment, her eyes darting over the acoustic guitar settled nicely on the guitar stand. The instrument belonged to the South African but she knew he didn’t mind her using it since she already had a few times. She grabbed hold of what was magic to her and sat on Joe’s office chair, fiddling with a few chords to make sure everything sounded right. And as she started playing, letting her fingers play with the chords as easily as breathing was, a smile appeared on her face.
She had started playing when she was only six years old, which was surprising since music did not run in her family. But it was her talent, Y/N could play all types of guitars and it meant the whole world to her. And adding to that, she could sing pretty well and wanted to make a living out of it more than anything, not for the money or any of that shit, but for her own self. Because music was the way to her heart. But she just hadn’t gotten around to it, which was a shame.
As she played the chords to a song she loved, she added her smooth voice to the beautiful melody that was playing. “There is a swelling storm and I’m caught up in the middle of it all.” She sang, her voice low and sweet, as if the neighbors were going to hear her. And she rapidly got lost into the song, her eyes closed as her voice raised in volume slightly. Y/N was now singing as if the whole Wembley Arena was cheering for her, gaining a confidence that she had never known before. And being completely lost in her world, she didn’t hear the door opening and the footsteps coming closer.
Joe exchanged a smile with his mate as soon as he stepped into the flat, not being used to hear her voice so clearly. The only time Joe heard it was in the shower or when she thought he wasn’t home, just like this exact moment. Joe leaned onto the door frame, Byron right behind him as they both listened to her voice until she was finished. “Look at you showing off!” Joe teased, stepping into his office as Y/N’s eyes went wide at his sight. “Oh sorry, I didn’t hear you coming in.” She affirmed, breathless for words to say as she really wasn’t used to being heard, even by the people she shared an apartment with. Joe smiled at her as he pressed a soft kiss on her lips.
“That was amazing, Y/N.” Byron stated, the two connecting their hands in a high-five as she smiled back at her friend. “Thanks. I’m sorry I used your guitar without asking.” She said, getting up to put the instrument back in its place. “It’s okay, I told you you could borrow it anytime.” The South African replied with a grin. “Maybe you could help Joe out a bit, he’s really struggling.” Byron teased, looking at his mate who rolled his eyes at his comment. “I mean I guess I could actually use some help.” Joe admitted, grabbing hold of his electronic guitar hanging on the wall as he sat down where his girlfriend was only seconds ago. “Well, good luck with that!” Byron called out as he left the room, heading to his room.
Y/N crossed her arms as she watched her lover fiddling with the chords carefully. Her eyes darted over his face and the way his eyebrows came together in a frown as he was concentrating. The blue-eyes boy had been dying to get back into using his old guitar that he hadn’t been able to in while since he was so busy with YouTube. Joe started playing the melody he had been learning recently and she smiled proudly as she realized how much he had improved. But there was one particular part of the melody that he messed up and he let out a groan in frustration. “Damn it, that bloody chord!” Joe exclaimed, letting out a sigh. Y/N couldn’t help but let out a laugh at his impatience. “I can never get it right.” He affirmed, looking up to his girlfriend in despair.
She moved around to stand behind him, looking over his shoulder to the position of his hands. “You need to tighten your grip on the chords a bit more.” Y/N explained as she reached around his hand with hers, settling his fingers tightly. Joe smiled as he attempted to play the chord one more time, it sounded better than the first time but still wasn’t perfect. Her hand was now on his back as their eyes met. “You’d be a very good teacher. A very hot one.” Joe teased, a smirk appearing on his lips as he looked straight into her orbs. “How much for private lessons?” He asked, pressuring his arms on the guitar. “ Because it’s you, I might do it for free.” She replied, smirking back at him. Despite how long the two had been together, there were always moment when it felt like their romance was brand new. Joe closed the distance between by pressing his lips on hers in a loving kiss. But it quickly escalated as Joe asking her for a deeper entrance in her mouth but she pulled away.
“Impatient, aren’t you?” She whispered, referring to the words that he had used by text earlier. “Too bad you need to practice a bit more.” She teased, walking out of the room before Joe could do or say anything. And he smiled to himself as he went back to his guitar, keeping in mind the advice from his girlfriend.
Y/N climbed up the stairs, meeting Byron halfway. “How is he doing?” Her roommate asked, a teasing smile on his face. “We’re not quite there yet but let him believe it for a second.” She stated, earning a laugh from the South African.
Their laughter was stopped by another loud groan from Joe and the friends laughed again, loving the idea of teasing him until he would eventually get it right.