3.9.4 - Monty de la Cruz x Reader
Request - “Maybe a monty fan fic where monty and y/n have been besties since birth and he loves her but she’s dating jeff, since both of them play baseball.”
A/N: I worked on the premise that they are 16/17. I’m pretty sure this is definitely not what you envisioned and it’s not what i did either, i kinda hate it. lol. I left the ending unclear in case i decide it needs serious editing.
3rd September 2004
A small freckled boy and a lonely shy girl make eye contact at their first day of school.
“Mommy says if someone looks nice I should talk to them” He said as he tapped her on the shoulder rather aggressively.
“My mommy says that too! Will you be my best friend? Mommy said I might meet one of those today!”
“For ever and ever and ever!”
6th January 2006
“Montgomery look at my snowman!”
The boy sulked noticing hers was far superior.
“I’ll help you with yours Montgomery.” She placed her mitten clad hands into his. “That’s what friends are for.”
9th September 2014
“Happy Birthday to my favourite person in the whole entire world.” She ran up from behind him holding a small home-made cake, which read; ‘Happy 15th Montgomery’
“Now, you know how much I appreciate the gesture, and how much i love cake, and you, but what have I said about continuously calling me my full name now that we’re in high school?” He took the cake.
“Don’t be such a teenager, Mont. Just because you’re now older than me.”
“Exactly. It means I get to boss you around.”
“We both know that’s never going to happen.”
22nd June 2016
“MONTGOmERY!! MONTGOMErYYYY!!” She yelled as she ran through the corridors, pushing people who were in her way.
“Monty!” She panted, flying into the boy with force.
He rolled his eyes. “What?”
“NO. You have to guess.” She jumped up and down.
“Fine. You got an A?”
“Hell no, who do you think i am? Try again.”
“They finally made Pluto a planet again?”
“Monty! Keep up.” She pushed him.
“Well you haven’t given me any clues whatso-”
“Fine. FINE. I can’t wait any longer I’ll have to tell you. JEFF ATKINS ASKED ME ON A DATE!!”
Monty often thought this was one of the worst days of his life, the knife cut deep and sharp.
“Oh.” He pretended to put something away in his locker in order to hide his expression.
“Mont you’re my best friend, I expected you to be a bit more…animated.” Her face fell.
“I am really happy for you, it’s just, I just remembered that I have a chemistry exam next. Oops.”
Monty wasn’t sure how he could bear to see the girl he loved with the boy who had everything.
Montgomery and Y/N. Y/N and Montgomery. However you said it, it just sounded right. The two were inseparable, and when Monty threw a fit, which, really, was a lot, the only person he would even consider looking at was Y/N. She was his rock, and he was stupidly in love with her.
The problem was, she was dating his friend, Jeff. A guy she’d crushed on since freshman year. He had the hearts of everyone in school, he could pick anyone, but he’d decided to choose the one girl Monty even glanced at. Of course, he didn’t blame him, Jeff had no idea how his friend felt about Y/N, and well, she was perfect, but it still stung. What was worse was that being the best friend, he was constantly hearing about how fantastic Jeff was, and how different they were.
He often wished to be more like Jeff, but his temper decided to show its ugly horns and take him right back to thinking it was never possible.
“Does my anger scare you?” He asked her as they sat on the school field making history notes.
“What?” The question seemed to catch her off guard and she lost herself for a second. “Of course not Mont. You know I’m not scared of you.”
“You hesitated. You’re scared.” He clenched his jaw and turned his head to the grass.
“No, I’m not, you just surprised me because I wasn’t expecting it. I promise you.” She placed her hand over his own, smiling gently. He shook his head in the direction of the school.
Her expression when he mentioned his name did a complete 180. She was grinning so much he thought maybe her cheeks ached.
“Jeff!” She waved at him, standing to greet him. He pulled her in for a kiss. Monty averted his eyes.
“Oh, sorry for the PDA man.” Jeff chuckled, coming to sit next to him, Y/N returning to her spot.
“Yeah keep it in private.” He nodded. Y/N glanced at Jeff with an amused expression. Montgomery decided he would ignore the exchanged glances at his expense.
“You look pissed. I mean you always do, but more so than usual.” She stated. They were sat on her bed watching a movie. “You know I’m always here…”
“Oh look, she’s an observer now.” He mocked. He began to realise how bothered he was getting at her presence. It was a struggle having her around nowadays knowing how un-reciprocated his feelings were, and how he could never confess. Her compassionate and caring nature was making everything worse.
“Don’t be a dick Monty. I just wanted to know what was wrong so I could help you. But whatever.”
So he decided to push her away in the only way Monty knew.
“Don’t bother trying. You never could help and you’ll never be able to.” Monty could see that this was hurting her, but for some reason he kept going. “I don’t know how you haven’t realised yet that I’m broken beyond repair and you’re just another fucking pile of salt adding to my wound.”
“Monty stop?! Where is this coming from? You don’t really mean this.” Tears were brimming at her eyes. Why was he being like this? Where had this come from?
“Yes I fucking do.” He spat, staring off into the TV screen.
“Right. Fine. If I’m such a fucking hindrance to you then I’m leaving.” She stood up and collected her things. “Don’t expect me to be back. Ever.” The door slammed with force.
Once she was out the door he realised what a mistake he’d made.
“Fuck. Y/N WAIT!!” He ran to the door, but all he saw was her car driving away.
47 texts. 30 missed calls. Those were the stats on Y/N’s phone under Montgomery’s contact. She knew he snapped. He had always had anger issues, but this hurt her and she didn’t need to be made to feel like that by her best friend.
“He’ll come around, babe.” Jeff rubbed her back.
“He’s already tried. Twice in the past week. My mum is worried something’s happened between us.” She rolled her eyes.
“I can try and talk to him again.”
“No, Jeff. He needs to know I’m serious about this. He can’t just treat me like shit because I’ve dealt with him the longest.”
“Okay, you know I’m always here. He always has been a little… tetchy.”
“I know I’m angry at him, but he’s still my best friend.”
Truthfully, she already missed him.
Not a-fucking-gain. She internally groaned.
This time she would open the door and tell him to fuck off. He’d made his bed, now he should lay in it. She was the only one home, so she ran down to open the door.
“Y/N!” He was haggard. His eyes told her that he hadn’t slept a wink since their disagreement, and his hair was limp and greasy. It was evident that he was surprised that she’d opened the door.
“Fuck. Off.” She began to pull the door up but Monty held it open.
“Wait! Please. Just hear me out.” He pleaded.
“Why should I?”
“You shouldn’t, really. But you will because you’re kind, and caring, and you think everyone deserves a second chance.”
“You know me too well, shoot.”
“Okay, so, there is NO excuse for what I said to you, I know. This isn’t a justification, it’s an explanation. You know I have anger problems, and that is part of it, but most of it is something I’ve tried to hide for so long now.”
She looked concerned, pulling her arms into herself.
“I’m hoping after I tell you this we can go back to normal, just ignore it ever happened. Don’t worry though, I’m not counting on it. Okay… so….” he breathed heavily. He was finally going to tell his best friend of 13 years that he was pathetically in love with her.
“I am majorly, stupidly, pathetically, in love with you Y/N L/N. In love, not just ’I love you as my best friend’. I don’t expect you to say anything, I just couldn’t deceive you any longer.” He stood twiddling his thumbs while she watched in shock. It felt like eons went by.
“Okay. That’s all. Thanks for hearing me out.” He turned and made his way down her road, his head spinning, but feeling a weight off his shoulder. He’d done something he’d never expected of himself. Maybe he’d ruined the best thing he’d ever had in his life, but it was too late now.
Something tugged his arm and turned him. It was Y/N. Her eyes were speckled with tears as they looked up at his.