Leather Jacket (Austin Carlile)
Summary: You and Austin Carlile broke up about a year ago, but you’re still friends with Tino’s girlfriend, Jennifer. One day, she invites you over to her house to hangout. When you arrive, an “old friend” happens to be there.
Warnings: Slight profanity
“What is your obsession with this particular leather jacket?” Jennifer questioned. I glanced down at the old, worn out fabric. There were tears and holes ripped into it from many years of wearing and washing it. Regardless, I still wore it.
“I’m not sure.” I stated quietly, but I knew why I was so called “obsessed” with it. It once belonged to Austin. I had admired it when we were together, and I admired it now.
“I guess this is goodbye.” He said softly. His chubby cheeks were flushed, and his eyes were red and puffy from tears. I nodded slowly, trying not to sob. “I want you to have this.” Austin said, handing me his favorite leather jacket. “I know how much you love it, and I want you to have something of mine, so you’ll never forget me.” Oh, silly Austin. I didn’t even need anything to remember him by, because I knew I would never forget him. I knew that every night from now on, that I would reminisce all of the fun times we’ve had together. All of the late nights where we would just sit and talk, all of the Star Wars marathons, every single little thing.
“Thank you.” I said quietly, kissing him on his cheek.
“Good bye, Y/N.”
“Good bye Austin.”
“Are you ready to go?” Jennifer stated, interrupting me from my day dream. I nodded my head, getting up from my spot on the couch. After I grabbed my phone and my house key, and walked out the door with her, making sure to lock it behind me.
We arrived at her house to see 2 cars already parked in their driveway. One belonging to Tino, and the other was unknown to me. Although it looked familiar, I couldn’t quite put my finger on it.
“Shit.” Jennifer mumbled, stepping out of the car and walking to the front door. I followed her inside to see a very tall tattooed silhouette in the kitchen.
It was Austin.
Jennifer looked at me and mouthed “Sorry.”, as she went into the living room to greet Tino, leaving Austin and I completely alone.
“Uh, Hi.” Austin said awkwardly, scratching the back of his neck. I took off my jacket, setting it on the counter, ignoring him.
I trotted into the living room to say hey to Tino, who was currently playing Xbox.
“Hey Tino.” I said, plopping next to him on the couch. “Care if I join?” I questioned, grabbing a controller.
“Sure, if you want to get your ass kicked.” He retorted, making me giggle. I turned the controller on, joining the game. “We’ll see about that.”
“How the fuck did you manage to beat me 30 times?” Tino exclaimed two hours later, throwing his controller across the room, causing me to laugh. I stood up off the couch, setting the controller down on the coffee table. “I need a break.” I mumbled.
I walked outside, sitting down on the stairs that led up to the front porch. The cool concrete and chilly air caused me to shiver. It was dark out now, the clusters of stars were lighting up and the crescent moon was shining.
“Need this?” I heard a voice say. I turned around to see the tall tattooed silhouette once more, holding my jacket. I nodded my head as Austin sat down beside me, handing me the jacket. “Thanks.” I spoke softly, putting it on over my Iron Maiden shirt.
“How have you been?” He questioned, gazing out at the stars.
“Fantastic.” I answered, making the sarcasm evident in my voice, causing him to laugh.
“I missed you.” He said, brushing my hair out of my face, causing me to smile.
“I missed you too.”
“I missed everything about you, about us. I missed the late night conversations about little things, the pillow forts we would build, the cuddles, the Netflix marathons. I missed your laugh, and how your eyes would light up when I said ‘I love you’. I miss every little damn thing.” Austin said, causing my mouth to slightly drop open.
“I still love you, baby girl. And if you don’t feel the same way, I understand. I just really needed to tell you that.” He spoke softly, getting up and walking down the stairs to his car.
When he unlocked the car doors, I bolted to him. Truth is, I missed him too. Truth is, I still loved him.
“Austin, wait!” I exclaimed, catching his attention. He turned around and smiled as I stood in front of him, out of breath.
“I still love you too.” I spoke. We were directly under the stars now, moonlight raining on both of us. Before I could think any more of it, natural instinct molded our lips together for a passionate kiss.