Dive (pt. 2)
Im so so so sorry it took me this long. But its here, albeit with a shitty ending so sorry for that… but i hope you enjoy it anyways.
Part 1 can be found here
It had been a couple weeks since you
walked out on Tyler. You were getting
along ok, at least as ok as someone who’s love of their life had just cheated
on them should be doing. You had your
moments where you just broke down and cried, those were mostly at three in the
morning when Tyler called you drunk and begging you to take him back, and the
nights you didn’t answer- the voicemails would be even worse.
Jamie like the amazing friend he is promised he would keep Tyler out of trouble as best as he could but you know yourself how much of a handful he could be. Jamie had brought the rest of your things back to your apartment which you were extremely thankful for, it would have been hell if you had to go back and relive your relationship with Tyler. Jamie told you that Tyler didn’t move when he was getting your stuff, he was just sitting on the couch staring blankly at the tv that wasn’t even turned on. You broke down crying and Jamie held you and then tucked you in bed and truth be told you didn’t have very much motivation to move.
Tyler’s game had drastically changed, anyone with eyes could see the difference between his playing when the two of you were together and now. You couldn’t deny the pang of guilt you felt for this even knowing that Tyler isn’t your responsibility and neither is his playing ability. You knew he was drinking more and going out a lot more than usual, Jamie had told you, and once again there was a pang of guilt.
Today had been a particularly good day so you decided to go out to the café not far from your apartment to read a book and also get some social interaction- something you had been lacking. You had invited Jamie along be he declined which you didn’t mind, it would give you time to think while you were moderately happy- something that hadn’t happened in a while. You got your drink and sat down at a cozy table toward the back, away from the door. Shortly after a man asked to sit down at you table as there were none available near a plug for his laptop.
“I’m sorry” the man sitting across from you starts “I have to confess, I lied I don’t need to charge my laptop, I saw you sitting here and I just wanted an excuse to talk to such a beautiful lady.”
You feel your cheeks heating up, flattered by his comment.
“I’m William, it’s a delight to meet you” he flashes you an award-winning smile.
“(y/n)” you smile back politely not really interested in conversation.
“So, do you come here very often?” Really the most used line in the book… like ever “that was stupid I’m sorry I shouldn’t have said that.”
“Listen” you start off determined to make a point “if this were any other time I might be interested in a conversation but I’m just not right now, all I am interested in right now is my book, so if you will excuse me I’m going to get back to it.”
“Well I could give you my number you could send me a text when you’re done the book” he says completely ignoring the point you were trying to make.
“Listen buddy” a new voice chimes in, an all too familiar voice “I’m pretty sure the lady said she doesn’t want a conversation so if get on your way before I make you.”
You scoff at Tyler’s assertiveness and how quickly William gets his things together. Tyler probably wouldn’t do anything to the guy, but then again you didn’t think Tyler would cheat on you either. Great here come the water works, so much for having a good day. You’re interrupted from your thoughts when Tyler takes a seat across from you where William was sitting just seconds ago.
“What the hell do you think you’re doing?” you ask him extremely annoyed “At least William had the decency to ask.” You add the last bit in knowing it would piss Tyler off.
“William” Tyler shakes his head “would you have actually given that guy a chance (y/n)?”
“Yeah maybe I would have” you state firmly.
“He doesn’t seem like your type.”
“Oh really?” you ask with a dry laugh “then what is my type Tyler? Men that don’t care about me? Men that party all the time? Men that cheat on me?”
Tyler’s features soften and you can tell right away he’s been thinking about what he did. “(y/n) I’m sorry” he says simply. You weren’t expecting an apology Tyler is always so stubborn.
“How did you even find out where I was?”
“I went to your place and I figured you just weren’t answering the door” he lets out a little chuckle “knowing you weren’t even in there makes me feel a bit stupid but anyways. You weren’t answering so I came here because you love it here and I wanted to be close to you.”
You can’t help it but your heart swells just before the image of him kissing the perfect blonde crosses your mind and once again tears come to your eyes. You can’t stand the idea of letting him see you cry so you pick up your things and walk out of the small café. You know Tyler is right behind you because you can hear his footsteps.
“Is he the reason you aren’t interested?” That is not Tyler. You turn around and William is right behind you “personally, I don’t think he’s worth your tears.”
“It doesn’t matter what the reason is, I am just not interested in you” this boy cannot take a hint.
“Why the fuck are you here again?” Tyler exclaims coming up to you and William.
“Why the fuck do you think it’s ok too make a gorgeous girl cry?” William asks him getting up in Tyler’s face. Knowing that it is a very bad decision on William’s part to get that close to Tyler you squeeze in between them, facing Tyler. He might have broken your heart but you still trust him a hell of a lot more than a complete stranger.
“William, you don’t know me and I don’t know you, I am not interested in you and what happens between me and Tyler does not concern you one bit” you say steadily despite the burning stares from both men.
“Yeah move along now buddy” Tyler adds ushering him along.
Once William was surely gone you start talking to Tyler “Ty, I don’t blame you I honestly should have seen it coming you were out all the time partying and I mean she looked absolutely perfect. It’s not ok that you did it but you did and it’s kind of difficult to go back on it.”
“I was terrible to you (y/n)” Tyler says taking your hand in his “and I want to talk to you about it because you deserve so much more, so can we please go back to your apartment and talk?”
Probably against your better judgement you let him hold your hand all the way on the ten-minute walk back to your apartment and all the way up the elevator to your apartment door where there is a basket with an assortment of things.
“I brought this for you to apologize and you didn’t answer so I just left it” he says picking it up and studying the contents “I-uh I got you some flowers, I thought they looked nice and I remember when we went on our date to the flower garden you said you liked them, and I got you some of the candy you really like and there’s a teddy bear and I filled this jar up with everything I love about you and Jamie told me to make a photo album of all my favorite pictures of us so that’s there too, but just in case you don’t hate me any less there’s some matches in there.”
By the time Tyler finished rambling you had opened the door and lead him inside your apartment. “Tyler, are you done?”
“Well no but if you want me stop I will but I had a lot more to say” he said nervously.
“Should I get you some water then?” you ask as a joke but when he nods you realize he’s serious when he says he still has a lot to say. “Tyler, you just need to tell me one thing, I don’t need the gifts or the long speeches just one honest answer.”
“Ok” he says confidently “one 100% honest answer.”
“Was she the only the girl?”
Without even think about it Tyler confidently gets out a “yes.”
“Ok now a follow up question” you pause not really sure if you want the answer “why?”
“Because I’m stupid and I didn’t realize how amazing I had it when I had you. (y/n) if you forgive me I promise I will never party without you.”
“That’s a pretty big promise Tyler.”
“Well, you’re worth the biggest promises, because” he pauses “because I love you.”
You had never heard Tyler say those words directed at you ever. So, to say you’re a little bit shocked is an understatement.
“I know that you probably think I’m just desperate now, which I am, but I really do mean it. It just took me a little while to realize. (y/n) I love you so much it’s crazy, I didn’t think I would ever be the guy to say that but here I am and I don’t want to be any other guy.”
“Tyler…” you say quietly cutting him off.
“(y/n) please let me finish, if you give me a second chance I swear to you I won’t blow it, I promise you I won’t blow it.”
“Tyler, what am I supposed to say to that?”
“That you’ll give me a second chance?” he says hopeful “and that you love me too would be nice.”
“Tyler, I do love you” you say and a goofy smile appears on his face “things have to change though.”
“Things will change (y/n)” he smiles taking a step closer to you, wrapping his arms around you and giving a kiss to your forehead “Let’s go out to dinner?”
“Ok, sure” you smile up at him “can we get pizza?”
“We can have whatever makes you happy.”