Preference #11 - Best Friend's Brother - Requested
“I swear you only actually drag your ass over here when Ashton gets back.” Y/BFF/N said over her shoulder as she walked into the kitchen in her house. I laughed dropping my sleepover bag in the foyer.
“I can’t be blamed. Your brother is hot.” I said laughing more as I hopped into a bar stool.
“He thinks you are too. God, it’s infuriating.” She said handing me a bottle of coke.
“Y/BFF/N! You have swim practice!” I heard her mom screaming and I laughed.
“Fuck, can you just stay here for a couple hours? I’ll be back.” She said hurried running back toward the front of your house.
“Sure, Ashton can just entertain me!” I called after her. She flipped me the bird as she grabbed her swim bag running after her mom.
“Why am I entertaining you?” Ashton said walking in from the back yard, wiping the pool water from his face.
“Y/BFF/N just left for swim but I’m hanging out. Someone needs to entertain me.” I said taking a gulp from the coke bottle drinking in more of Ashton’s abs than the coke.
“Aren’t you eighteen? Entertain yourself.” Ashton said with a twinkle in his eyes.
“How do you suggest I do that?” I said leaning over the counter toward him raising an eyebrow.
“Join me in the hot tub after you get on a suit.” He said laughing reaching out and taking a swig of my coke.
“It’s a date.” I said whirling around and grabbing my bag before running up to my friend’s room. I hurriedly tugged my bikini on before I twisted my hair into a messy bun. That teaks so much effort. I took a towel from the bathroom before making my way back downstairs to the hot tub next to the pool in the backyard. Ashton was sitting in the tub, the bubbles on, with his head tilted back and his eyes closed as he listened to the radio.
“Hey,” He said lazily sitting up as I slipped into the water near him but not quite next to him.
“Hi,” I said with a small smile. Suddenly I felt nervous. Here I was, alone in a hot tub with my friend’s hot brother that I had a crush on since boys stopped being gross to me.
“Nice suit.” Ashton said his eyes glancing down to my chest, languidly taking their time before they returned to looking into mine. I found it hard to breathe either from the hot water or Ashton. Probably Ashton.
“Thanks. I got it this year…” I said nervously adjusting the straps a bit. I heard him clear his throat so I looked up at him. He looked uncomfortable. “What?”
“Don’t do that.” He said in a strained voice.
“Oh uh, why?” I said dropping my hands into the water my heart racing.
“It’s… Turning me on…” He struggled to admit.
“Oh, then I probably shouldn’t stop doing that.” I said my tone shifting to teasing.
“I never pegged you for a tease.” He grumbled his eyes locked on watching.
“I can be a tease.” I said lightly. I felt the water move as he slid closer to me on the bench in the hot tub.
“They say you shouldn’t tease people.” He said in a low voice leaning closer to me. His arm was draped behind me on the edge of the hot tub.
“They also say you shouldn’t give people chest pains.” I countered hoping to be sassy but my voice was too weak.
“So, I give you chest pains?” Ashton whispered leaning closer. His lips had to only be a couple inches apart as his nose brushed over mine.
“You uh…” I couldn’t seem to form a sentence and he smirked, moving closer.
“Finally… I love when you get tongue tied around me, just like I get…” He murmured before I felt his arm dropping from the edge to drape over my own bare back. One more millisecond and his lips had finally met mine like all the dreams I had in his sister’s room late at night, wondering about boys, and then all my older dreams as I too got older. The guy I’d liked for years was finally kissing me. I was so happy I met him as my best friend’s brother.
“How come you’re so easy to convince to come to my brother’s football games?” My best friend asked as we were laying down on the hill near the soccer field to watch the games. We’d set up a blanket to rest on. I was fixed on watching Calum move on the field until she spoke.
“Maybe I just like soccer.” I countered turning back to look at her.
“You make a stink eye watching it on TV.” She said right back.
“I uh don’t like those teams.”
“You like Calum.” She said bluntly.
“…That transparent huh?” I said softly glancing back at her brother celebrating a goal with his teammates. I loved his chocolate brown eyes, his fluffy chocolate hair, his tanned skin, his full lips, his smile… Basically I loved the whole freaking package but he was my best friend’s brother.
“Not like I’ve known you forever or anything.” She said laughing leaning closer to me.
“What?” I said a little uncomfortable of the sudden closeness of my friend’s face.
“He stares at you like you stare at him sometimes.” She said in a low voice. “Of course I’m not supposed to know my brother likes my best friend…” She said leaning back with a coy smile.
“He doesn’t. I’m younger and he’s so… hot and I’m so… well not.” I said waving my hand as if to put the labels on our heads.
“I think you’re hot. He always gets happy around you too.” She said glancing down at him pointedly.
“What?” I said looking down at the field.
“He’s coming up.” She said laughing. My heart stopped.
“Hey sis! We won!” He cheered animatedly running up his water bottle in his hands.
“Congratulations!” My friend said with a big smile.
“You looked good out there.” I added energetically.
“Thanks Y/N, you staying the night with us like usual?” Cal said squatting next to me. I felt his hand drop to my upper back. Warmth spread through my body as I felt my cheeks begin to blush.
“Planning to.” I said with a smile. He beamed at me.
“I’m thinking you and I should celebrate together.” Cal said with a wink.
“Get a room.” My friend cat called.
“We could, you spend the night in my room.” Calum said with another big smile.
“Wait…” I stammered. He laughed.
“Kidding, but I still might steal you away.” He said with another wink before jogging back down to his team.
“He wants to bone you.” My friend sang out loud repeatedly as we folded the blanket. Later at their house, I was just coming out of the bathroom when I was faced with Cal in the hall and he seemed less confident than he had on the field coming off of the high from winning a game.
“Hi.” He said scratching back of his head.
“Hey…. You really did look incredible out there today.” I said with a soft smile. It occurred to me I was in my sleep clothes and with the heat that only meant I had on a thin strap tank top and girl boxers over my underwear. He could probably see most of my skin.
“I always like it, and work harder, when you come to my games.” He said in a quiet voice not looking at me.
“What do you mean?” I said slowly.
“I mean… I want to impress you because I like you and it pushes me harder when you’re there…” He confessed only meeting my eyes when he had finished speaking.
“You know I am your sister’s best friend though?” I whispered.
“And she wants you two to have kissing and fun together tonight while she runs off with her boyfriend.” My best friend said suddenly popping up. She handed Calum my sleepover stuff and winked at me.
“What the hell?” Calum said to his sister.
“What? I want to go bone my boyfriend and you two want to bone each other so hop to it.” She said waving us toward his room. “At the very least, finally fucking kissing each other and leave me in peace to enjoy my boyfriend. Loves.” She said waving as she disappeared.
“Well… Maybe sex would rush it, but she is not wrong when she says I want to kiss you.” He said a little pink in the face.
“That sounds good to me.” I whispered slowly following him into his room. Who would have thought, my best friend’s brother.
“You come over and all you want to do is eat pizza and play video games.” My best friend sighed as I parked my ass on their couch picking up one of their controllers.
“So?” I said also picking up a slice of pepperoni pizza.
“I already have one Michael. I don’t need two.” She sighed heavily before resigning herself to go along with me.
“I wear skirts and make up and do not dye my hair the whole colors of the rainbow.” I said and she rolled her eyes.
“Inside you are a teenage boy.”
“Just because I make dirty jokes and like video games and pizza…” I countered laughing.
“I hate you sometimes.” She sighed lifting herself up off the couch. “I’m going to do homework.” She said going to the stairs.
“How’d I end up with such a lame sister?” Michael said loudly coming down from his room.
“I got brains and you got the stupid.” She countered just continuing on up.
“Hey Y/N, only here to use the xBox again?” Michael said throwing himself on the couch beside me already taking a slice of the pizza in his hands. I tried to quell my racing heart. Truth be told, I became like this when I got my crush on Michael, my own best friend’s brother. I wanted him to like me and I was deep in it for him it was so easy to just enjoy the things he liked.
“You know it, want to play me?” I asked handing him the second controller.
“Loser gets to answer the winner’s question.” Michael said setting the rules. We usually did that. Loser has to feed the other pizza. Loser has to say a dirty joke to my friend. Loser has to sit upside down until next game is over and so on.
“Fine.” I said settling in to play. Michael still easily beat me.
“Who do you like?” He said looking at me calmly.
“I uh… I can’t tell you that.” I said looking down blushing.
“Why?” He said leaning closer to me. “And why are you blushing?” Because you’re trying to make me tell you my crush when you are my crush and I am embarrassed I wanted to scream at him but my lips were closed tight. “Y/N, you can tell me. I just really want to know.” His tone was different than anything I had ever heard him use before and it prompted me to look up. He was looking at me seriously.
He looked serious.
I’d never seen him look serious.
Be still my beating heart.
“Please… I just want to know…” Michael continued his hands dropping down to hold my comfortingly.
“I uh… Why do you care?” I finally whispered looking into his light eyes.
“I want to know if I have a chance.” He confessed not wavering from staring deep into my eyes. If there was a moment my heart would have stopped it would have been that moment.
“You are my crush.” I finally whispered in the heavy tension between us.
“So, that means when we play video games, we can share the same pizza, play games and loser kisses the winner, I’m always allowed to cuddle you and I can hold your hand and kiss you, right?” He said moving his hands to interlock our fingers together. I nodded slowly.
“I want that…” I whispered and he smiled coming closer to me.
“Can I start with kissing you now?” He said raising our hands together to run his thumb over my lips. I nodded slowly. I didn’t have to wait long for the moment I had been waiting for years for, the moment our lips finally met. The moment we first kissed. Him. My best friend’s brother.
I was slipping out of my best friend’s bedroom from a sleepover. It had been an emergency sleepover of course, she had another problem with her boyfriend. As the friend of sound mind I was called to fix it. To cure her of her problems with him. They were on the phone together now. Despite being the girl that seemed to be able to cure everyone else, I couldn’t cure myself of my crush on Luke, my best friend’s brother. I tiptoed down the stairs hoping I had left my notebook down there. It was full of my poems and stories and I had forgotten it while I was fixing my friend’s relationship.
Then I walked right into someone.
“Sorry.” Luke said moving to let me by. I was frozen staring up at his gorgeous face as my whole body began to blush. Yes, that is completely possible.
“It’s ok. Have you seen my notebook?” I asked and he moved his hand from behind his back. He had the notebook in his hands.
“It was on the coffee table. It had your name on it.” He said looking downwards as if he couldn’t meet my eyes.
“Thanks. You didn’t read it, right?” I said and he shook his head.
“It’s private. Not something I have the right to read.” He shrugged.
“Oh ok, thanks.”
“So why are you down here and not in my sister’s room?” He asked twisting his fingers together as we talked.
“She’s talking to her boyfriend. I figured they should have privacy. I came down here to write in my notebook until she was done.”
“You can come to my room.” Luke said shyly.
“I don’t have a no girls allowed sign you know. Feel free to knock whenever.” He shrugged walking ahead of me toward his room upstairs and I followed him up the stairs.
“I like your room.” I commented as he moved to move all the scattered clothes into a pile.
“It’s small and a mess and mom moved the play station.” Luke muttered. “Sit wherever.” He said gesturing around. I just sat on the edge of his bed and he sat on the bed with me.
“It’s you.” I said looking around at the guitars in the corners and the posters on the walls to the scattered papers. I bent to pick up the closest one thinking it was homework but it was something written in Luke’s scrawl.
“Don’t!” He cried going to snatch it from me. I let him take it without getting so much as a peek.
“What?” I said quietly holding my notebook on my lap.
“It’s just personal. I don’t think you should read it.” He said turning a pinch pink.
“Why?” I asked in the same quiet voice.
“I wrote those lyrics about a girl… But they’re stupid.” He said shaking his head and crumpling the paper.
“I could help. I write poetry you know.” I said gently slowly reaching for it.
“Please don’t.” He said with a desperate plea in his quiet voice.
“OK.” I said retracting my hand.
“What do you write about?” He asked suddenly.
“The guy I like.” I answered simply.
“Oh, who is it?” He asked nonchalantly as he shifted on the bed too look at me better.
“Or you can’t tell me.” He said looking down.
“Here. Let’s both write our crushes on pieces of paper and hand them to each other.” He said and I nodded ripping a sheet in my notebook. He handed me a pen and I wrote ‘you’ on it.
“Here.” I said slipping it to him. He slipped me his. On it was the same word I’d written.
“No way…” He breathed next to me while I just tried to calm my heart.
“Luke…” I said slowly and he turned to me.
“Y/N…” He said cupping my cheek in his hand as he leaned in. His lips finally met mine if only for a moment before he pulled away.
“I’ve wanted to do that forever.” He whispered with a chuckle. I giggled too reaching out to finally touch him the way I wanted to. “Can I do it again?” He whispered sucking his lip into his mouth. Needless to say, I nodded.