Carousel: Part 4 (COLE X READER)
Carousel – 4
SUMMARY: It’s the last day of shooting. You’re very excited to see Cole, especially after what happened the other night. However, he starts acting differently towards you. When you find out the reason why, your heart breaks.
A/N: Thank you so much for all the love! I hope you enjoy reading this ‘cuz I really enjoyed writing this one! Here’s a cup of tea and my favourite butter cookies ^_^
Today is the last day of shooting. You had mixed emotions when you woke up this morning- clearly very excited to see Cole after what happened the other night, but also doleful at the thought of not seeing him everyday.
Even with so much on your plate, you still can’t believe Cole kissed you. Cole Sprouse kissed you. It’s so surreal- you’ve had the world’s biggest crush on this guy for the longest time and last night, he kissed you!
It’s too good to be true, to be honest. You’re the happiest you’ve ever been and all the credit goes to Cole.
The cheeky dork from Suite life of Zach and Cody to the cheeky handsome lad from Riverdale.
You’ve only worked with him for over a month but it’s crazy to think how, in such a small amount of time, he managed to make you like him more and more everyday with his sense of humour and clever pick-up lines. From the way he irritated you to the way he was most courteous around you- aw, you loved him all the same!
Wait. Did you just say love?
You enter the set right on time. Mark was pleased to see you, as always.
“(Y/N)!”, you heard someone call. “(y/n), over here!”.
You turned to find Camila, Lili and Casey huddled up in the Hair and make up room.
“What’s up?”, you walk towards them.
“So,” Casey begins,” Since today is our last day of shooting, we all thought it would be a great idea to hang out at Camila’s house afterwards.”
“You know, some cheesy Riverdale get-together” Camila explains.
That would mean extra time with Cole!
“Sure, that sounds lovely!” you reply happily.
“YAY!”, they all cheer and hug you.
“Aw, I’m gonna miss you guys so much!” you exclaim.
“Save the tears for later, babe.” Camila retorts.
You’ve already been in set for two hours but there’s still no sight of Cole.
You wanted to call him and ask him where he was but the Beyonce inside of you told you not to.
“So, you in tonight?,” KJ walks over to you.
“Yeap,” you nod,”Are you done for the day?”
“Nah. I’ve got two scenes left.” He answers.
“Oh, right. We’ve got a scene later.”
“What’s up? Why do you look so blue?,” KJ questions, clearly reading the disappointment in your face.
“I’m not bl-“
“COLE!” KJ calls out, looking at the other side.
Alas! There he was. Your handsome Cole.
Something was odd about him today though. Usually he would give the warmest smile and run up to you and KJ, but today he just waved and left- ignoring your gaze.
“That’s odd,” KJ commented, “Maybe he’s just tired.”
“Great job, (y/n). That was a great scene,” Mark applauded, “You too, KJ”.
“Thanks, Mark.” You and KJ reply in unison.
“(Y/N), I have to talk to you,” said Mark.
“I’ll see you later, (y/n)”, KJ made his way to the changing room.
“(y/n),” Mark began,” You’ve done really well this season. You’ve won all of our hearts with your talent and I’m pretty sure the fans are gonna love you as well”.
Your heart felt warm on hearing his kind words, “Aw, Thank you so much. It’s been great working with you too, Sir. An absolute pleasure!”
“If we were to call you back for season 3, you would be available right?” he questioned, making your eyes widen.
“Absolutely! I would love to.” You happily reply.
“Perfect, I’ll see you before we all pack up” Mark leaves.
Season 3? Wow. Mark wants you back for season 3. Another roller coaster with Cole. The only thing that mattered to you was Cole. You wanted to see him, talk to him, play with him, have him irritate you- do all the things you id when you first met.
You still haven’t seen him since the awkward wave earlier today. It felt odd but KJ assured he may have been just tired.
Suddenly, you spot him heading towards the Men’s room.
“Cole!” you call him. He turns around to meet your eyes.
His eyes didn’t glisten like it did the other night. Instead, he just ignored your voice and looked away. He headed straight to the Men’s room, leaving you hanging.
What was that?
Your heart tried to convince you that maybe he just didn’t hear you but your mind knows that he did see you- he just ignored you and left.
Why was he acting like that? It can’t be total coincidence that he acted strangely earlier today too. Something was up.
“Hey, Cole and Lili are doing an interview in the other room. Wanna watch them?” KJ asks.
“Sure,” you think it may be a good idea to observe Cole for a while,”I guess”.
You and KJ head towards the interview room. It’s partitioned by a glazed wall so KJ and you just watch them from outside.
Cole looked heavenly as always. You wanted to be mad at him for ignoring you but c’mon, I mean, look at that face! Who can stay mad at that?
“So, Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart,” the interviewer began,”Any gist you can give us for the second season of Riverdale?”
“Well, there are a lot of new characters and interesting plot!” Lili answered.
“We’re not giving anything away. You have to watch find out”, Cole wittily replied.
Damn him. And his cheeky smile.
“I know we haven’t got a lot of time since you kids have to get back to work, so let me just ask you the question the whole Riverdale fandom is dying to find out. Are you guys seeing anyone?”
You could feel your heart squeeze. What was he going to reply? Is he gonna say he’s single? Or is he going to tell them about you?
“Well…,” Lili laughed nervously.
“We are, actually.” Cole replied boldly. “I’m seeing someone”
“And who might that lucky person be?” the interviewer asked.
You could feel an entire zoo in your stomach waiting for Cole’s response.
“Lili” he answered.
Your heart sank.
“Lili and I are dating.”
“Wonderful! I can’t believe….” The interviewer’s voice faded as you walked yourself out of the room.
What did you just hear? Cole is dating Lili? Since when?
You could feel your heart pumping, or was it breaking? You grabbed a bottle of water and sat yourself down.
No, this cant be., your heart argued. He kissed me last night.
He said he will miss seeing me.
How can he do this to me?
Or is he just saying it for the ratings?
What if he’s just saying it to increase the bughead shippers?
Yeah, that must be it. Cole would never hurt you like that . The cheeky hearthrob who took you to the most beautiful bridge one cold night, would never hurt you like that.
You convinced yourself that Cole simply said it for the sake of saying it. The theory calmed your heart for a little while-
You heard the door open and Lili, Cole and KJ walked out. You immediately got up from your seat.
“(y/n)!!”, KJ walked towards you, “Where were you?”
You gave him a small smile, before looking at Cole and saying,”Can I talk to you for a while?”
“I have scene with Lil-“ he was cut off by Lili,”Oh that can wait. See you guys later!” Lili and KJ exited the room.
“Yeah, what did you want to talk about?” he harshly asked. He sounded cold. His face bore an expression you couldn’t read.
“Are you really dating Lili?” you asked in a sloppy tone,clenching your fist, hoping he’d say no.
“Yeah.” He bluntly replies.
You eyes widen. Your heart sinks
“Does it matter?” he rolls his eyes and scoffs.
You could feel warm tears collect in your eyes as you gather the strength to reply to him. “Well, yeah.” Your voice cracked,”You kissed me last night.”
When he saw you cry, his face dropped but not long before it went back to its cold self. “So? People kiss all the time, (y/n). It’s not a big deal.”
You cannot believe what you just heard. How could he do this to you? How could he kiss you knowing how much you liked him, knowing it would break you once you learnt that he was actually dating Lili?
How could he be so cruel?
You covered your face and ran away from the scene. Without a thought in the world, you immediately got into your car and sped home.
Everyone had finished packing up and were gathered in the centre stage.
“Where’s (y/n)?” Mark questioned,”Cole?”
“How would I know where (y/n) is?” Cole replied harshly, although, his face read concern and he had been looking around the room searching for a certain face since the last 5 minutes.
“I called her a dozen times, she isn’t answering.” KJ said.
“Maybe she left.”
“Alright, nevermind then” Mark concluded, “Anyways…”
You’re standing outside Camila’s house. You spent the last hour at Barney’s Bar insead of heading home. You don’t know what brought you here. You’re not sober enough to think twice about your decision. YOLO- you knock on her door.
“(Y/N)!” Camila exclaims in surprise. She takes you in by the hand and announces, “EVERYONE! (Y/N) is here !”
“Whoa, (y/n),” KJ retorts, “Did you already get wasted on your own before coming here?” he comes closer to sniff you.
From the corner of your eye, you could already make out that Cole was standing there with a bottle of beer in his hand. You can’t even bring yourself to look at him.
I hate him.
“Maybe.” You whisper close into KJ’s ears.
“We were just playing truth and dare,” Cam intervenes, “Let’s continue”
So now, you’re all gathered in a circle, with Cole sitting right across you. He and Lili sitting aside each other. Ugh.
Camila spins the bottle. “Aw,” Camila cheekily grins. The bottle pointed at you.
“So, (y/n). Truth or dare?”
“Dare” you boldly reply, earning yourself a lot of “oooh” from the squad.
“I dare you to kiss KJ”, Camila excitedly blurts. As she said it, you accidently meet Cole’s gaze. His eyes widen at Camila’s bold dare.
You turn away from him. “Sure,” you smirk at Cam and pull KJ towards you.
You were just about to crush your lips onto his, when-
You felt an arm grab you from behind pull you out of the enclosure.
Before you could make sense of what was happening, Cole had already brought you out on the front porch.
“What the hell, Cole?”, you angrily push him away.
“’What the hell, Cole?’ What the hell do you think you were doing in there? What the hell do you think you’re doing here, showing up this late? You could’ve gotten yourself into an accident, you know? You could’ve-“
“SO WHAT, COLE?”,you question him angrily,” Why do you care?”
“Because I, I-“ he looks away, refusing to meet your gaze.
“Nevermind.”, you could already feel tears form in your eyes. You wipe it away quickly. You couldn’t even look at him anymore- Looking at him hurt.
“Nevermind. It’s all just a game to you, anyway. Just because you knew I had the world’s biggest crush on you, you thought it would be okay to play with my heart. Well guess what, Cole? I’m over it. “ you see how his face changed. He looked…hurt?
“I’m over it. I’m over you. Good on you, though. Even though we weren’t really together, you managed to break my heart anyway. You really hurt me. I bet you must be ecstatic right now.”, you try to sound stern but the tears rolling down your cheek get the best of you.
“Everything okay in here?” KJ makes his entrance to the porch.
You rub your eyes, “Yeah. Eveything is fine.”, you give him an assuring smile,”I wanna go home.”
“I’ll drop you.” Cole says in a low tone.
“I can do it too” KJ offers, “if you want..”
“Thanks, KJ.” You walk towards his car.
You turn around and walk towards Cole for one last time, “(y/n), I-“
You cut him off, “I forgive you. I know you’re not sorry but I forgive you.” You sniff and smile through your tears. “Also,” you move closer to him, “People kiss all the time. It’s not a big deal.”
You leave before he says anything. You leave him hanging. Tears continue to fall from your eyes as you get into KJ’s car and out of Cole’s sight, knowing that your heart will not follow.
They say love is a carousel, you go round and around and around until you finally come to a stop. It’s the endless push and pull of emotions. You think you know what’s right. You even think you know what’s best.
But do we ever really know?
I don’t think so.
It has been two weeks since the incident. You’re completely heartbroken over what Cole did to you but “never again will I allow someone to make me feel this way” you promised yourself.
Pictures of Cole and Lili continue to circulate all over the internet, which was part of the reason why you deactivated all your social media accounts.
Since that night at Camila’s house, and three days after- Cole called you over 30 times and left you a dozen messages. You didn’t answer any.
He knows how much I like him. He knows. He’s just trying to lure me into his webbed lies again, you convinced yourself.
What could he possibly have to say after what he said in set on the last day of shooting?
You’ve changed your number since.
You’re also,now, staying with your parents since lonely nights in LA haunt you with the memories of a certain black haired raven eyed boy with the most beautiful smile.
“Honey, there’s a mail for you,” your mom hands you a letter.
it read -
You are cordially invited to attend the grand trailer premiere of Riverdale Season Two at Hollywood Open House on the 12th of July 2017 at 11am.”
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