Cheating- Aaron Burr X Reader
a/n: so this took about two hours just to edit and it was edited while i am in the middle of a really bad headache so uh it may have a few mistakes and i mean it’s two am rn so i mean there is probably at least one mistake
POSSIBLE TRIGGERS: swearing, unfaithful partners
“Alex, are you home?” I asked, my voice breaking as I let my bag fall to the ground. My brother didn’t appear but a man who I was familiar with did. Aaron Burr watched me with a concerned expression and he rushed over to me.
“What happened?” He asked me, a panicked tone in his voice.
“My ex-boyfriend.” I managed to say before breaking down into more crying. We just stood there like that for a little bit, as he didn’t push me for any other information. When I had calmed down a bit, I started to talk.
“He hadn’t been answering my calls for several days and so I was concerned about how he was and what not. So I… I went over to his apartment. I had a spare key, so I could just come in whenever and I called out for him. He came down shirtless and I hugged him but he smelled like perfume- woman’s perfume and so I… I went upstairs and…” I started before having to stop, unable to say it out loud. He cautiously closed the gap between us, hugging me tightly.
I hugged him back and I felt him relax. “I came to Alex because I knew he would try and cheer me up. Why are you here, anyway?”
“Alex told me to let myself in because we were going to go over some information for a case tomorrow but he had to do something with Eliza first.”
“I can leave if-”
“Nonsense. If Alexander is doing something for his girlfriend, then I want to do something for you.” He insisted.
“You don’t have to Aaron.” I said,
“I know. You can be so stubborn like your brother. I want to.”
“You’re doing enough just by being here for me, y'know? I really just need someone to hug and tell me that it’s not the end of the world and that there is other fish in the sea and all that crap.”
“But it doesn’t work?”
“Not really.” I said, glad that he couldn’t see my face because I was tearing up again. “But sometimes if you believe it enough it becomes a truth.”
“But that doesn’t make he fact that he cheated on you hurt any less.” Burr said and I closed my eyes.
“Fuck you. He didn’t move two spaces forward in Monopoly or something. He went and broke our lives.” I retorted, pulling myself away from his hug. He looked at me, his eyes wide and he took a deep breath.
“I know that wasn’t meant for you specifically… I just hate that word because he didn’t cheat on me. He didn’t move two spaces ahead of me while I wasn’t looking. He ruined our relationship, betrayed my trust and broke my heart. That’s what he did.”
“If there is anything I can do…”
“I’m just… tired. I’m gonna go take a nap on the couch or something but thank you Aaron. I appreciate it.” I told him and I headed towards Alex’s couch and I collapsed on it, exhausted.
I woke up to my brothers voice and Aaron discussing something as quietly as possible.
“So her boyfriend cheated on her? I’m gonna murder-” Alex started and Aaron shushed him.
“Alex, no. For the fifth time in this conversation, murder isn’t legal. And your sister is going to murder you before you can do that because he didn’t cheat on her. He went behind her back, betrayed her trust and slept with someone else.”
“Alex yes! He broke my sisters heart!” Alex yelled. He paused for a second and I could feel him looking at me. “What do I do, Burr? Because she came here for a reason but I don’t know how to make her feel better.” Alex told him.
“She came to you Alex. She was looking for you, I would say that you just need to be yourself.” Aaron said. Alexander laughed.
“That’s a first.” He remarked. I yawned and I felt both of their eyes on me. I opened my eyes and I saw Alex standing in front of me and he smiled. “Hey Y/N, how are you feeling?” He asked me softly and I offered him a weak smile.
“No you aren’t.” He said softly and I sat up. He helped me stand up and he hugged me tightly and I felt my body grow weaker.
“I’m okay.” I tried saying but the break in my voice made it mean nothing. He shook his head and he just kept hugging me.
“What can I do to make it better?” He asked, seemingly desperate.
“Talk. Do what you do.” I told them and they exchanged glances.
“Well I saw Jefferson and-”
“Please tell me you didn’t have another arguement.” Burr sighed
and Alex glared at him.
“I am a very responsible-”
“Alexander.” Burr said and Alex sighed.
“He was asking for it!”
“Okay fine! Burr how was your day?” Alex asked.
“Great, I waited for you Alexander because you said to meet you at eight am.” Burr said incredulously.
“My girlfriend needed me.”
“Your sister needed you as well.”
“Well you were there and you seem to love her just as much-”
“What?” I asked, taking in a deep breath.
Alex looked at Burr and realized his mistake. “Fuck.”