Please Jeff, stay.
A/N: It’s been a while since my last imagine and as you can see this time it’s not one about Reggie.
I just love Jeff so much and he obviously DESERVED BETTER, so I hope you like it. He doesn’t die in this one and honestly I don’t think I will ever write one of those because I lost someone ina¡ a car accident and I can’t even read the imagines about Jeff dying because I literally cry.
Please don’t ever drink and drive and always be careful on the road. Be safe. ❤️
Warnings: Maybe some misspelled things, but I’m Spanish, I try my best. 😁
Requests are open
I wasn’t someone new at all in Liberty high even though it seem like I was. I went to school with most of the people in this high school, I was their classmate until the first year in high school when I moved to another city, but now I was back for my junior and senior year.
So as I was saying I wasn’t a new student, but people acted like they didn’t know who I was, they treated me like if I didn’t knew the place or the students and after explaining a few people the whole story I gave up and I just went along.
It has been a week since I arrived and I still noticed the stares I got in the halls and how when I passed next to a group of girls they would start whispering. I knew they were talking about me, I knew there were rumours out there but I didn’t care at all.
One morning while I was grabbing a book from my locker and thinking about nothing in particular I heard someone calling me from behind and when I turned I realized it was Jeff Atkins.
“Hey! You are Jedd right?” I was trying to make a joke but I saw that he was taking it seriously so I stopped trying to be funny “Just kidding, I remember you Jeff” when I said that he smiled again.
“I just wanted to know how are you handling being in Liberty high again” Jeff has always been one of the few good people around here, he wasn’t afraid to talk with everyone even though he didn’t know that person, and he was so nice with every one, that was one of the reasons why all the girls always liked him and I was sure that hasn’t change a bit.
“Fine, I guess” I said closing my locker “it is like no one remembers me tho”
“If it makes you feel better I didn’t forget about you” I gave him a smile “and Clay and Tony remember you too” he sounded like he was trying to play down about what he said first.
“It makes me feel better, indeed” we remain silence, it was a little uncomfortable because I didn’t know why he came to talk to me in the first place, I was grateful because it really felt good to know that he remembered me and that he wanted to talk to me, but still it felt odd having in account he was one of the most popular guys in high school.
The bell saved us from that silence, we had to go to class so I just say goodbye and I started walking to my next class, but Jeff called me again and I turned to look at him.
“Are you going to Jess’ party tonight?” I didn’t know why he was so interested suddenly, but it didn’t bother me at all.
“I don’t know, are you?”
“Then maybe I’ll show up” I answered giggling and turning again to leave that hall.
Was I being flirty with Jeff Atkins? I had no idea how I got to that point, but I had done it and I think he wanted me at the party, despite that fact I didn’t want to create false illusions to find out that it was all part of some fantasy of mine.
I didn’t think about that for the rest of the day until I saw my new friend Hannah Baker and she talked to me about that party and how Clay asked her if she was going to go. Neither of us knew what to do, we had thought of doing something more relaxing than a party, but we decided to go.
I was designated driver for the night, so that way Hannah could drink whatever she wanted. I didn’t have a problem because I actually didn’t like alcohol like most of the teenagers, so I drove very happy.
When we arrived to the party it was pretty crowed, the house was full and also was the front yard. Most of the people there were already wasted.
We went to the kitchen while I was looking for a certain someone, but I wouldn’t say that out loud, I think Hannah was looking for someone too and she was the first to find him.
We approached Clay and a big smile appeared in his face when he saw us.
“I didn’t know you were coming!”
“We are full of surprises” Hannah answered almost sounding nervous.
“There are drinks in the kitchen… we can go there”
“Not form me, designated driver” I said pointing at me.
“I’ll drink for you” Hannah added.
We followed Clay to the kitchen, but I looked outside in the way and I found who I was looking for. I tapped Hannah in the shoulder so she could see me going to the back yard.
I laid on the wall and I looked at him until he looked in my direction and when he noticed me I saw a bigger smile in his face.
I waved at him and started to walk in his direction, but he reached me before I could walk more than two steps.
“You came” I don’t know how he did it, but his smile was one of the most precious things I’ve ever seen.
“Yeah… but not because I like parties” I answered giggling “I’m…” I looked around before ending the sentence “working as cupid” I added in a whisper “Hannah obviously likes Clay, so I came to make sure they spend time together and hopefully something happens in the process and I’m proud to admit that I’m reaching my goal”
“Wow, we have more in common than I thought” did he really spend time thinking about what we had in common? “Because I’ve been trying to get those two together since Hannah came to Liberty” I couldn’t help but smile when I talked to him.
“We’re really good friends, they own us so much” I laughed.
“Hey (Y/N)!” we both looked in Jess’ direction; she was calling me from the door “Do you want to join us? We’re playing suck and blow”
I felt Jeff’s gaze on me even before Jess could finish her proposal and to be honest I couldn’t help but grimace thinking about kissing some drunk teenage by accident.
“No Jess, thank you, but I’m good” she was pretty wasted because she almost fell when she tried to go back inside the house.
I looked at Jeff again and I found his blue eyes on me, which made me a little nervous, but I controlled myself
“Do you want to play beer pong?” he offered
“I have to drive, I can’t drink”
“You can drink Coca-Cola, like me”
“Then count me in, I can teach you how to aim” I laughed passing by his side as if I knew where I had to go.
I joined him and a couple of his friends, who were drunk already.
I wasn’t joking when I said I had a good aim, I got the ball in every cup, making Jeff’s friends to drink even more.
I was having so much fun, Jeff and I were in the same team and we were clearly winning so we got to the point where we throw the ball in different funny ways like for example shooting while I was on Jeff’s back.
We were flirting all the time, teasing each other when it was each other turn, Jeff covering my eyes, tickling me and me trying to tickle him. I almost forgot we weren’t alone.
“I should look for Hannah” I said breathless for all the laughing.
“She’s over there with Clay” I followed Jeff indication and I saw them sitting by the pool, just talking.
“Hey Atkins! We need more beer!” I turned to look at who was saying that, but I didn’t know who he was.
“No problem!” Jeff answered.
My facial expression changed suddenly and I think Jeff noticed because his changed when he turned to me.
“Are you really going?”
“Yeah” he looked confused by my reaction.
“They had enough for tonight; they won’t even notice the lack of alcohol in their systems”
“Hey you don’t have to worry, I had two beer two hours ago, you’ve seen me drinking Coca-Cola” but that didn’t calm me, I wasn’t a big fan of driving in general, I lost someone in a car accident and I’ve been pretty scared since then.
“I know, but… maybe there’s someone out there who is driving drunk and you pay the consequences”
“I promise I’ll be careful, I’ll be back before you even notice I’m gone” he said caressing my arm, trying to calm me.
I saw him leaving, but I couldn’t let him go so I called him again and he turned in my direction.
“Please Jeff… stay” he remained silent, looking my way, probably really confused, but he smiled again and came to me.
“Why it is so important? I’ve done this a lot of times, I’ll be fine”
“Because…” I looked to my side, thinking if I was going to do what I was thinking right now. It was now or never, so I cupped his face with my hands and sorted the distance between our lips.
He kissed me back and I could hear people whistling around us, something that made me laugh in the kiss.
“Is this a good reason?” I asked when we broke the kiss.
“A really good one” he answered kissing me again before I could say anything else.