Its been about a week since Liz’s party happened and during that time Peter had completely started ignoring you, every time you sat by Peter he would get up and leave. In gym Ned and him started doing their stretches on the furthest part of the gym from you.
You were hurt. More then hurt actually, you felt broken. The guy of your dreams almost kissed you and now you could feel he regretted it, a lot. Hell he could barley even stand looking at you. Michelle finally spoke kicking you out of your horrid thoughts “Hey Y/N how ya holding up?” You felt her hand slowly rub your back in an attempt to comfort you. “Well MJ not very well, I’ve liked peter ever since he moved into that stupid apartment and when i finally got the chance to kiss him, he left me..” you paused looking up from the library table you’ve recently started coming to to seek comfort in being alone, “and he regrets it, he regrets trying to kiss me and won’t even do as much as give me the time of day.” Michelle’s hand dropped from your back and found their way onto your face and turned you to look at her. “Listen Y/N, maybe Peter has an explanation for all this.” She looked deep into your eyes feeling the sadness radiate off of you.
“Just maybe try talking to him?” she suggested pulling her hand away from your face. You sighed, she’s right i need to just woman up and talk to him instead of treating him like he is me. I need to be the mature one in this situation. You grabbed your books off of the table and made your way out of the library and towards Peters locker, Its almost the end of 6th period, the last period of the day.
The bell rang right as you made it to Peters locker and waited silently to confront the boy who made you feel broken, but he never came.
“Uh hey Ned?” you asked when you passed by him on your way to debate club, tired of waiting. Ned shut his locker and mad his way over to you with a smile on his face “Yeah whats up Y/N?” you felt a sick feeling over come you before asking whats on your mind, “Have yo-you seen Pete-Peter anywhere?” You stuttered out your question, averting your eyes from Ned’s suddenly feeling a gross kind of embarrassed over run your feeling of sickness. “No, actually i haven’t seen him since gym.” Ned replied as you two began to walk the same way towards the debate club. “Maybe he’ll be at the debate meeting today.” Ned said with a happy glint in his eyes, “How come you’re looking for him?” your heart drops into your stomach trying to think of something to say other than the truth, “We uh-we’re doing a project in chemistry together and i haven’t been able to get ahold of him.” You lie with a sick smile on your face, the lie seeming to convince Ned as you two walked through the doors of the gym to your now daily debate club meeting.
“Hey you two, hurry up and take your seats.” Liz spoke gleefully with a smile on her face before going back to asking questions to the 4 people sitting at tables on the small school stage for nationals that happen in 2 days.
You were getting settled into your seat next to MJ at the front table when you heard the door open to the small theater room open. You looked up from pulling your binder out of your backpack when you caught eyes with the beautiful chocolate ones that were so intimate with you just a week ago.
His gaze averted from yours making you feel guilty for even meeting his eyes in the first place. “Mr. Harrington, I need you to let me go to nationals.” Peter rushed his sentence out. You let out a small laugh you were trying to keep in. Peters head snapped over in your direction and the smile on your face grew wider and your laugh grew louder at his unexpected look. Not even 2 days have passed since Peter said he wasn’t going to nationals and now he wants to? “Well i don’t know whats up with Y/N but you can’t just show up at the last meeting before nationals and expect to be put back on the team” Flash spits confidently at Peter “Well actually Mr. Parker..” Mr. Harrington shot Flash the “shut up” look with his eyebrows raised “Yes you can, Flash can you grab Peters jacket out of my office desk please.” Mr. Harrington flashed a smile at Flash.
“Peters coming to nationals now?” Michelle lowly whispered just barely audible for you to hear, “this should be interesting.” She smiled down at her notebook as she began drawing god knows what.
“Alright everyone needs to behave and no sneaking out after the curfew I’ve set, ten o'clock.” Mr. Harrington lectured you and the group of 10 teenagers. Liz, Michelle and you grab your key cards from the front desk and make your way up to your shared room with them. After getting settled in you decided to relax and watch some tv.
“Hey..” your attention got jerked away from the tv when it turned off suddenly “how about we go to the pool?” You looked over to see Liz gleefully smiling at you and Michelle with her bathing suit on. “Now?” you asked getting up off the bed you were sitting on “it’s 10:30 and isn’t the pool closed?” Liz slipped on her flip-flops “No it doesn’t close till 11:30 and Mr. Harrington does have to know, Plus being rebellious is good for moral…” she paused looking between Michelle and you “so hurry up and get your bathing suits on while I go tell the others.” you quickly agree with her and grab your suit out of your draw of the dresser.
“Michelle, you gonna come?” you ask from the bathroom while putting on your swimsuit on “No, I’m good here with the tv.” she replied as she plopped back down on the bed. You shoved your dirty clothes into your suitcase “Well you’ll just miss out on all the fun!” you called out leaving the room and making your way to the pool.
the pool is on the same floor as your shared room so all you have to do is walk down a few hallways, you make a round around the 2nd to last corner when you collide with something, or someone.
You fall back on your butt letting out a few mumbles of cuss words, “Oh god I’m so sorry, that was my-” The person stops when your eyes meet the familiar chocolate ombré orbs, this moment feeling more intimate than intended, you break your eyes away staring at the floor and taking peters now stretched out hand to help you up.
“Ok so-” a voice interrupts the moment you and Peter were having, “oh hey guys!” The smile of Liz comes into your view, “Hey Liz.” Peter coughs and you see a pink shade take over his face, you lowly scoff and roll eyes taking your hand slowly from Peters. “Are you coming to the pool too Peter?” Liz asks as everyone passes by the three of you “I wasn’t planning on it.” He laughs slightly catching your eyes only to look back to Liz just as you were about to say something you might’ve regretted Liz spoke, “Well you should, so hurry up and get your trunks on!” She whisper shouted the last part of her comment and the same pink shade that took over peters face took over hers.
You felt uncomfortable, like you were intruding on a private moment. “Please, its gonna be like a good luck charm for us!” She spoke as she walked away towards everyone else. Peter turned his attention back to you “You’re going swimming i’m guessing?” He scratched the back of his neck, looking everywhere but your eyes “well you heard Liz, it’s gonna be our good luck charm.” You sarcastically spoke trying to meet Peters eyes with your Y/E/C ones just once.
“Look could we talk about what happened last-” Peters eyes finally caught yours taking you off guard and causing you to choke on your words, the feeling of be unwanted right here in this moment overran your body making you slouch slightly “Look Y/N…” he paused as his phone buzzed in his pocket “I really have to go, could we talk later?” He sighed running his hands through his soft, fluffy brown hair. “Uh sure.” You whispered breaking eye contact with Peter and looking at the floor, Peter sighed once more before walking away “just- just please don’t forget!” You called to him as he turned the corner and out of your sight.
You started making your way to the pool again thinking about what just happened, did Peter even really want to talk? He hasn’t wanted to talk to me at all this past week so maybe he really did regret what could have happened that night. You reached the door to the pool and slid your keycard through the small slot and the door clicked open. You slapped your card down on one of the small tables “there you are!” Flash shouted from in the pool, “I was starting to think you ditched us for penis.” He laughed making your mood even worse than it already was. “Whatever Flash.” You slipped into the pool and just floated on your back looking up at the ceiling with a couple of windows at the top, just admiring the stars and wishing how you could just be one right now instead of having to deal with all of this .. drama? no that’s not the right word for it, but I’m not sure what is maybe- your thoughts get cut off when your eyes meet the ones you saw in the hallway not even 5 minutes ago.
“Peter?” You whisper so quiet no one else hears you, you see Peters eyes widen and then he disappears. You stop and stand on your feet in the small hotel pool still staring up at the window. What is he doing on the roof? Why was he staring at me?
You get out of the pool and grab a designated towel from a small rack in the corner of the room and sit down at a lawn chair.
Summary: Connor and the reader are friends online, but then find out they’re neighbors too. The reader is homeschooled, so she has no way of hearing the rumors about him. They become best buds and hang out with each other everyday and eventually fall in love
A/N: This was waaaayyy longer than I wanted it to be, so my apologizes in advance. Thanks again to @the-murphy-family for such a fantastic prompt, I’m sorry I rushed the exposition so much. I had so much fun writing this! (If you aren’t already following their blog, I highly suggest it).
Warnings: Connor’s potty mouth | First person reader | Fighting Murphy siblings
It was almost bedtime by the time I’d messaged him. I hadn’t planned on it, by any means. We talked after I’d finished my lessons for the day–he’d skipped school, I saw, which I always thought was off considering his mother was home.
I’d changed into my pajamas–just an oversized t-shirt and a pair of boxer shorts–and had begun to tuck myself into bed when I saw him.
He’d left his blind open tonight, and through the window screen I could see him silhouetted perfectly, all the lights in his room blazing. It was nearing 9:30, so I wasn’t too shocked to find he was still awake. The houses were so close together on this side of town and, from the second story window, there was nothing but a four yard distance between our windows–and a drop nearly twice that length.
He was sitting on the edge of his bed, staring straight ahead, giving me a view of his profile, the sharp angle of his jaw, the thin slope of his nose, and the hard jut of his adam’s apple.
What startled me enough to give pause was the fact he was unnervingly still, unblinking, staring at something I couldn’t see. He wasn’t working on homework or painting his nails or playing that silly candy crush game on his phone. He was just staring.
Too far away for me to make out his expression, I instead rolled over onto my bed, clicking the lights back on and pulling out my phone, opening up the Chat app we used on the daily.
What’s up, buttercup?
I wished I could see him–there were certainly nights we sat by the window and messaged back and forth, but starting out that way would mean he knew I saw him lost in whatever pensive state he’d been in, which more often than not would mean he’d be less than willing to talk. In my lap, my phone buzzed to life.
Isn’t past your bedtime or something?
I snorted, starting my own reply before:
Are you having trouble sleeping again?
Swallowing thickly, I immediately replied:
No, I’m fine. Just bored, checking to see if you were too :)
I tried to wait, give Connor a moment to compose whatever turmoil he’d been sitting in before I asked how he felt, otherwise I’d get a swift ‘okay’ and the conversation would take a dive bomb south at ridiculous speeds.
If it’s nudes you’re looking for, sorry to disappoint, but I’m not in the mood tonight, kiddo
I choked, lunging forward in the bed to muffle my embarrassing squawk into my fist. Thank goodness my bed was out of sight of the window, or I’d have to watch Connor chortling at my less than appropriate reaction to his less than appropriate joke.
Connor and I had only been talking for about two months now, after I’d moved out here five months ago. Well, we’d been talking for nearly the entirety of the five months, but I’d only realized it was Connor not all that long ago.
Oh no, whatever will I do without seeing your sculpted, rock-hard abs??? ;)
Shut up, jerk off
I cackled into my fist, careful to not wake my siblings that slept in the next room over. It had taken a large amount of time to get used to Connor’s rather blunt personality, to put it pleasantly. He’d always been candid, of course, ever since the first contact I’d had with him on the Chat app (“You swear you aren’t a pedophile, right? Or my dad? That’d be weird as fuck.”) and it had been thrilling to be with someone so open and ready to talk about things. The way he felt. The things he thought. The fact he was afraid.
We didn’t exchange photos for a long time–and I’d never seen Connor outside the house, other than the on and off times he’d flit across his bedroom window like a haunt, never knew his name–but the second his photo flashed on my screen, I knew. Even in the photo he hadn’t been smiling, the same stoic countenance he always wore.
He’d recognized my photo immediately, and had been less than thrilled. It took convincing–a lot of me showing up at the fence between our yards, very nauseous, promising it hadn’t been a mean joke–but he came around.
You sure you’re good? You’re quiet
I smiled softly at my phone screen. It was a rare night when Connor had enough energy to be so concerned about others–it wasn’t his fault, I knew, he was just in a bad spot right now. The fact he could consider my feelings for more than a few moments felt remarkable, flattering. But, most importantly, it meant he was doing okay.
I’m fine, pls don’t worry :)
Are YOU okay?
I’m fine, chill out
I rolled my eyes, unsurprised. Deflect and distract, his usually strategy.
Can’t see you rn
Come to the window
I sat up quickly, going over to shut out the light to blur my image to him. Combing my messy hair with my fingers, I tugged on my oversized shirt so that it covered my mostly exposed legs before throwing open the window and leaning out.
Connor, across the way, had already thrown his window open and was halfway leaning out, his face scrunched in confusion. He tapped something out on his phone, pausing every so often to tuck back the dark locks falling into his face. His other arm was braced on the window ledge, the sleeve of his hoodie pushed up to expose his bare forearms to moonlight, glowing a soft snow hue in the dark. My phone buzzed as he glanced back up at me with an open expression.
Turn on the light, dumbass, I can barely see you
I smiled up at him, putting my phone aside to shake my head ‘no’. He frowned, slumping down a little more against the window, his chest pressed to the ledge, before holding his arms up in a 'why not?’ and flipping me the bird.
I typed out a quick response to let him know that my parents thought I was asleep. I watched him read the text, watched his eyebrows furrowed over his deep-set slate eyes, saw him frown, heard him swear under his breath. I bit back a chuckle as he carded his hand through his hair in frustration several times.
I vaguely wondered why this made so little sense–most of our conversation up to this point had been centric of me, but Connor was visibly frustrated (not that he wasn’t frequently) and earlier he’d seemed much to absent to not be upset about something. My phone buzzed to life, casting a blue glow across my face, and I saw Connor’s face stretch in recognition, pleased to make out my expression in the dark.
Meet me in the pool house
My heart jackhammered in my chest at the thought of it–sneaking out. He was crazy, he had to be. He knew my parents would murder me for being up this late, let alone sneaking out, and worst of all, meeting a boy.
Not just a boy. Connor.
I felt him watching me from across the divide, at the edge of my vision and could make out where he leaned against the window, propped up on his elbows and head in his hands, hair hanging in his face. Glancing up, meeting his stony gaze, I nodded.
It was immediate, earning a reaction from him. Biting back my chuckle, he scrambled up from where he kneeled against the window ledge, his whole face smiling as he ran from his window without looking back. He was already standing in his backyard, waving wildly before I’d even departed from the window.
I decided against redressing or doing my hair–Connor was waiting and the quicker I got out there the quicker I got back without alerting my parents to my absence. Besides, it was probably too dark in the pool shed for Connor to make out my bare face and frizzy hair anyway, let alone the hair on my legs and the stretch marks on my thighs. As if Connor had the nerve to look to begin with, I snorted.
Sneaking out was surprisingly easy, and Connor had left the gate cracked just enough for me to slip in between. The door to the pool shed–just a small building, hardly smaller than my bedroom, at the edge of the yard–was slightly ajar, and I saw quick movements coming from inside.
Once in the doorway, clicking the door shut behind myself, I heard a sharp intake of breath behind me.
“Connor?” I called, spinning in the dark so that my back rested against the door, ready to exit if necessary. My eyes searched the dark frantically–in vain. There was a small window, vaguely fogged from years of neglect that allowed a slim moon beam to shine in on a small pile of towels and blankets, a little bean bag chair. Connor had told me not too long ago he and Zoe hadn’t played in here for years, which meant it held secrets long forgotten by either of the Murphy children. I felt honored to be inside it.
“Hey,” he breathed, and though I could see him, I recognized his soft voice just to the right side of me, breathy and soft. It’s too dark to make him out, and I noticed he’s careful not to touch me, but I can feel his breath against my ear, warm despite the fact it’s chilly for a June night. I felt goosebumps pimpling along my legs, making the hair stand up on end. I silently thanked the universe for giving me the gift of darkness to veil myself in.
“Feels like it might rain,” I sighed, turning toward the sound of him, the warmth. My bare arms brushed something–maybe cotton, maybe not–but it pulled back immediately away from me, accompanied by a quick intake of breath.
“Christ, don’t talk about the weather,” Connor hissed into the dark, a hard thunk resonating through the shed where he must have leaned his head against the wall, a bit too forcefully. How very Connor of him. “That’s the kind of shit my dad says in the car when he acts like he’s uncomfortable to be near me for more than ten minutes at a time.”
“Sorry,” I muttered, leaning away, and turning to gingerly pick my way across the shed–it was getting late now and I was already beginning to get tired. Connor may be able to stay up until the early morning hours, but I definitely couldn’t be trusted to be awake at eleven.
“Fuck, don’t be sorry, I just meant–shit,” he growled, and I heard another sharp pang against the steel inside of the shed–he’d hit something with his fist, if the metallic clink of what I assumed to be his ring against the sheet metal was any indication.
I stumbled my way to the beanbag chair, collapsing, and letting myself sink into. It smelled a little like chlorine and sun-in hair dye, but it was soft and warm, almost the size of a double bed. I wiggled upright, squinting again to see Connor in the dark now that I took up the only patch of moonlight in the building.
“You aren’t feeling alright, are you?” I asked softly, resting my cheek against the faux suede of the chair, struggling to keep my eyes open. There was a pause.
“That’s not why I asked you over,” he sighed in his tennor, stomping across the room, picking his way, until he flopped down beside me, displacing the insides of the chair and nearly rolling me out of it.
He reached forward with another soft swear, grabbing my shoulder blades to yank me back onto the bean bag bed, rolling me close so that I wouldn’t fall again. I laughed, unsure what was so funny–maybe it was the fact I’d nearly catapulted out of the chair due to all five pounds of Connor “Ribcage” Murphy, or the current situation, my face pressed against the soft cotton of his hoodie, his heartbeat steady and strong against my cheek. I didn’t move away.
To my surprise, Connor didn’t move away either, just kept both arms wrapped around me, hands firmly in place of my scapula as if scared to dip any lower. I felt the dip of his chin against my temple, felt his lips against my scalp.
“Aren’t you freezing?” He whispered, rubbing quick circles between my shoulder blades.
“Quit dodging my question, Con,” I hissed, beginning to pull away before Connor tightened his grip–surprisingly strong for a boy with such lithe wrists.
“But you are cold,” he muttered, slipping one hand down from my shoulder to my bare arms, rubbing in quick patterns there, attempting to make some sort of friction between us.
God, my parents would kill me if they saw me now.
I want to he clear I wasn’t under any pretenses–this wasn’t, er, Connor hadn’t called me out here so that we could, well–
“I’m fine, Connor,” I promised, taking advantage of the moment to fold my arms against him, trapping them between the heat of our bodies, letting my cheek rest idly against his chest. Connor didn’t like me, I knew, but in the dark shed…well, it was easy to pretend.
It was always easy to pretend to be someone else with Connor.
“You wanna talk about what’s going on with you right now?” I said with a false bravado, thumping his chest lightly with my fist. “You can’t hide anything from me, Connor Murphy. I know you too well.”
“You don’t know anything, dumbass,” he grumbled half-heartedly, and I felt him lean forward to press his face into my hair. “You don’t know shit.”
“So you’re lying to me?” I baited with a smile, tapping his chest, feeling his frustrated sigh and rewarding him with a light laugh. “I didn’t think so. I’m here for you, you know.”
“I know,” he growled, sighing heavily, taking one hand off my back to push his hair away, before letting me go entirely to roll onto his back. His thin fingers covered his face, the black fingernails scratching frustratedly against his pale face. “I just–I don’t, I don’t know how to–shit.”
I leaned forward to tap his chest again, letting him know I was here. “Just talk it out. I’m not going anywhere, I promise.”
He shocked me by reaching forward with one hand, knotting his fingers with my own and letting them linger against his chest. I was grateful he couldn’t make out my expression from his position, grateful for the fact he couldn’t feel my face flush. I’d never been this close with a boy in my life, and Connor knew that. He wasn’t being fair, and I was sure he knew that too.
Unless he didn’t. Connor had a bad habit of selling himself short. I bit back the urge to press a kiss to his bony knuckles.
“I know,” he whispered, voice suddenly hoarse. He was worse than I thought. “Um, it’s harder now? I guess. I trust you–I mean, I always trusted you. It’s um, it’s harder because the anonymity is gone, I guess? I’m worried now that you know who I am–what I am–you’re gonna get bored of me?”
I didn’t laugh this time. His voice was thick and rapid as if he couldn’t hold back the word vomit, like he’d been holding it back for a while. My own throat felt thick, and I couldn’t contain the guilty feeling in my stomach. I rolled forward, wrapping my arms around his thin waist, feeling his hip bone press against mine sharply. I was careful not to look at his face–it’d shut him down for sure.
“Connor…I need you just as much as you need me, you know that right?” I whispered, trying too hard not to let him hear the panic in my voice.
“I know,” he rasped shallowly, sounding oddly wet. He was crying, I realized stupidly. My heart constricted in my chest, my stomach dropping. He was in pain and I had barely noticed. This was all my fault.
“And even if I didn’t need to vent, if I didn’t need your support, I’d still talk to you because I like you, Connor. You’re my friend. You’re a good person,” I whispered.
“You are,” I continued. “You’re a great person and you’re always looking after me, even when you’re hurt. I’m so sorry you’re hurting, Connor, I’m so sorry I didn’t notice–”
“I’m not hurting! Shut up!”
“Shhhh,” I hushed, sitting up to remind him to be quiet. “You’re parents are gonna–”
His face was red. His nose and lips were swollen, wet, and his cheeks, flecked with silver freckles glowing lightly in the moonlight beam he laid in, and there were tear tracks running from the corners of his eyes.
“Connor,” I cried softly, reaching up to wipe his cheek. “Please–”
“Shit, I’m sorry,” he sobbed wetly, hands folding up to cover his face. “Just fucking get out, okay? This was a mistake.”
“Hey, hey,” I soothed frantically, reaching up to pet his hair, hoping that it might make him unfold himself. “I’m not leaving until you tell me what’s wrong. I’m gonna help, Connor, whatever you need. I want to help you, please.”
“I’m not your responsibility, kid, okay? You can leave. Stop looking at me, Christ.”
“No,” I sighed. “Look, if you don’t wanna talk, that’s okay. That’s okay. Just, let me stay, okay? I’m not judging you, I’m not gonna leave, I promise. I’m here for you. Let me be your friend.”
He shook underneath me, holding in sharp sobs. I wondered how long it’s been since he let himself fall apart like this, let himself have some kind of catharsis, let himself feel, period.
This relapse was good. It was under control. I was here. I had him.
“Okay,” he whispered finally, reaching up to tangle his hands in my hair. “Christ, just–don’t tell anyone, okay? Don’t laugh.”
“I won’t,” I promised. “I’m not. I’m here, okay? You don’t have to talk.”
I might have imagined it, as I lowered my head back to his chest, might have imagined in between the soft presses of his fingers as they moved in and out of my, might have imagined, just briefly, the feeling of his lips pressed against my hair.
The next morning was awkward. My parents and siblings showed no knowledge of the fact I’d snuck out to see Connor last night–it wasn’t as if they weren’t aware we were friends, to my parents chagrin and the Murphys’ delight, but I didn’t need them to think we were involved in some sort of torrid tryst, especially one we weren’t even having.
I left a few hours after Connor had slowly ceased his wet and much needed lament and his breathing had turned into a soft snore. I untangled myself from his arms, and leaned back for awhile to watch him sleep, tried to ignore how angelic he looked, red faced and weepy with silver freckles glowing mutely in the patch of moonbeam.
I’d sent him a quick text to let him know I wanted to return before my parents woke up, let him know I’d be by the next day. Told him to message me if he wanted to talk again.
Now I was waiting for my mother to finish grading my papers for the day so I could to see Connor, who didn’t have school today thanks to some silly teacher institute, lucky loser. The American school system was a joke, to be quite honest.
“You’re jumpy,” my mother noted, scribbling something in the margins of my paper without looking up at me.
“I was gonna ask if I could go over to the Murphy’s? I haven’t talked to Zoe in a long time,” I asked sheepishly, scratching at my arm.
“And Connor, hmm?” My mother hummed thoughtfully, giving a smirk to my workbook.
“Connor’s cool,” I said honestly, nonetheless feeling a guilty lump rise in my throat.
“He’s a good boy,” she mused. “He always helps me with groceries if he’s outside.”
“Which is never,” muttered one of the younger kids, earning a kick under the table from me. My mom just smiled softly.
“Go ahead, honey. Call if you’re going to be longer than an hour.”
I thanked her, nearly sprinting out the door, my twin braids slapping against my back as I skipped between the yards. Zoe was at the door before I knocked, leading me into the kitchen, announcing me loudly in a way that would’ve earned a talking to at my house.
Cynthia appeared in the doorway, looking radiant, albeit a bit tired. Her face smiled brightly at me.
“Honey! It’s so good to see you, it’s been so long since you’ve stayed for dinner–Larry, tell Connor she’s here!–Zoe’s missed you, you should stay the night, right Zoe?–Larry, call Connor–Would that be alright with your parents? Stay for dinner then stay the night? I can run out and rent some movies and snag a pizza–Larry!”
Zoe just rolled her eyes, yanking me down the steps past her mother and into the basement. Her grip on my arm was vice like, almost painful and definitely excessive. Her pretty red hair blew up in my face, making the already dark room even harder to see through the haze of her auburn locks. She practically shoved me onto the couch, following me by slamming down beside me.
“I saw you last night.”
My pulse hammered in my throat, and I felt all the blood rush swiftly to my face, making me dizzy.
“I saw you. I told Mom. I don’t think Dad–”
“What do you mean?” I gasped, throwing my hands between us. Zoe blinked rapidly.
“You and Connor. In the shed. Last night. Christ, it was only ten, you could’ve been sneaky about it–”
“Zoe, we didn’t do anything,” I pleaded. God, if the Murphys knew, they’d tell my parents–
“You don’t really expect me to believe that, do you?” She sighed, pushing her hair back out of her eyes. “Whatever, okay? You don’t have to tell me, I don’t give a shit as long as you aren’t pregnant. Just–because you’re my friend, I want you to know some things. Are you gonna listen?”
I thought better than to argue with Zoe, so I nodded shyly.
“Look, I know you and Connor are friends. That’s fine, whatever. But you don’t see Connor at school. You don’t see Connor here, not really. Not what he’s like when you aren’t here.”
I felt my heart constrict. She was going to try to convince me to stop talking to Connor.
“He’s mean. You don’t think it’s weird you’re his only friend? He’s a bully. He’s lazy. He’s violent, Christ–he’s my brother, I love him. But you shouldn’t…you shouldn’t take him seriously, okay? One day his temper is gonna flip and you’re gonna be in his way.”
I blinked, stunned that Zoe would say something so slanderous about her own brother.
“I don’t understand,” I said softly, staring across at her. It was no wonder Connor was so upset, why he had to reach out to strangers on the Internet to vent. His own home was a war zone.
Zoe sighed heavily. “You aren’t at school. You don’t hear the rumors. You don’t see the things he does. If you wanna be friends, fine, but…be careful. I wouldn’t let him anywhere near your heart.”
I didn’t argue with Zoe–I thought better of it. So I just nodded.
“Thanks for, um. Thanks for the warning,” I said with a thick voice, struggling to maintain sincerity.
“You’re welcome,” she sighed. “Mom thinks you’re dating. She’s over the moon. It’s disgusting.”
“I thought you thought we were dating,” I pried, raising an eyebrow. Zoe rolled her eyes, hitting me with a deadpan expression.
“As if Connor could ever get someone like you. As if Connor could even feel something remotely close to love–I’m half convinced his chest is an icebox,” she laughed dryly.
“Talking about me, are we?”
We both spun, wide eyed to see Connor on the stairs, arms folded.
“No, go ahead, I’ll wait. I love hearing stories about myself. Tell me again Zoe about how I’m in love with her?” He hissed, making my face burn red in shame. I felt awful for letting Zoe talk about him that way–worse because Connor made it painful clear he didn’t reciprocate any feelings I might’ve had for him.
Wait. I didn’t have feelings. Connor was a friend. A good friend. A friend who needs me and who doesn’t deserve to be taken advantage of, not until he’s okay. Not ever.
“Never said that,” Zoe said with a smirk, rising from the couch gracefully. “But keep digging your grave, it’s fun to watch.”
“Fuck you,” he growled.
“Fuck you,” she grinned. “I’d love to watch your train wreck love admission, Titanic is on, and at least that story has a happy ending.”
Connor kept a white knuckled grip on the banister as she passed, as if holding in an urge to push her. He kept his blazing eyes downcast, and noted his pale cheeks were burning red.
“What’d she tell you?” He whispered once the door slammed.
“Nothing true,” I promised, leaning forward on the couch to make room for him, patting the seat beside me. “Nothing that changed my mind.”
His head snapped up, and I watched his expression go from rage to disbelief to awe before he descended the stairs, shaking. He stopped before the couch, as if scared to come near me, staring down in awe.
“What did my mom say to you?”
I shook my head. “Not much. She asked if I could spend the night. Only if you want me to, though.”
He laughed, but the smile didn’t quite reach his face. “Only if I want you to, Christ, where did I find you?”
“The Internet,” I reminded, earning another laugh.
“Of course I want you to,” he sighed, finally coming to sit beside me. “Of course I want–”
He cut himself off, surprising me, before slinging an arm around my shoulder. I stiffened, but eventually melted against him, reminding myself that it was just Connor.
“You wanna watch a movie? I hear they’re playing Titanic or something.”
It’s two am when I wake up, taking a quick mental assessment of where I am. There’s a soft blue glow burning my eyes, shining over what appears to be a nest of blankets piled roughly on the floor.
The Murphy’s basement, I realized with a jolt, I’m just at the Murphy’s.
I’m in a pair of Connor’s pajamas–Zoe’s clothes don’t quite fit me right–an oversized black shirt and a pair of sweats Cynthia brought down in a laundry hamper. My braids have long since come loose, the desperate curls tangling wildly around my head.
Beside me, Zoe is snoring, almost comically, every so often a nostril whistles in time to the soft sound of Dexter’s Lab playing on the tv.
There’s a hand, dangling just above my head. The pale fingers were curved artistically, the nails too short as if they’ve been bitten recently and the black nail polish chipped hopelessly. It’s attached to an arm, long and thin, almost angular, and up farther is a shoulder, bare, pressed against a red coffee stained couch.
“You’re awake,” he whispered in a conspiratory voice, but when I sat up to make contact, there’s no sly smirk. He’s frowning. “You are having trouble sleeping.”
I shook my head. “Stop worrying about me, Connor.”
“No,” he rasped, sitting up on the couch. I avoided looking too long at his bare chest, but regardless indulged nonetheless.
“You haven’t been sleeping,” I noted, coming to sit by him on the couch. He immediately opened the blanket, giving me room to slide in beside him, before throwing it around both of us so we could settle back against the couch. His bare skin was warm, and I let him take both my hands between his, letting him rub my hands between his in an attempt at some warmth.
“Been thinking too much,” he sighed softly. “Don’t worry about it.”
I swallowed, beginning to feel the effects of sleeplessness and helplessness melt together in a fatal concoction.
“I can’t help if you don’t let me, Connor,” I reminded him, pressing closer. “Let me help. What are you thinking about?”
He leaned away, as if I’d burned him, dropping my hands into his lap and looking away, the thin muscle of his cheeks hollowing as he clenched his jaw. “Can’t say.”
“Connor,” I pleaded. “Please let me help. I want to. I’m begging.”
“No,” he growled. I felt tears beginning to build, to my own horror, behind my eyes.
“Connor, can you just–”
It was an explosion. We both froze, turning in horror to glance at Zoe, waiting to breathe until we heard the soft whistle of her nose again. I turned slowly, terrified back to Connor. His eyes were wide, and if I didn’t have my fingers wrapped around his knee, I swore he might try to run.
“Me?” I asked softly, careful not to wake Zoe. Connor pursed his lips, his jaw twitching nervously.
“Fuck, yes, you, just–shit, I didn’t wanna say that–”
I leaned away, watching Connor’s face contort farther.
“I’m sorry,” I whispered heatedly. “I’m sorry if I did something wrong. You want me to go, right? I’m really sorry, Connor–”
“What?” He nearly yelled. “You think–fuck.”
His head ducked, to my great surprise, against my shoulder, pressing his face into the crook of my neck and, of all things, began to laugh.
“You think–Christ, it’s like you aren’t even real. You think I’m mad at you?”
He pulled away, his face no longer red or swollen, just smiling softly at me, almost awe struck, and staring intently with his slate eyes.
“I…I’m not sure?” I whispered, but not feeling at all nervous when Connor snaked his hands gently up my arms again.
“You’re perfect,” he whispered suddenly, shocking me. “And you have no idea that you’re perfect. Christ.”
I frowned. “Connor. I don’t…I don’t think I understand.”
But he was still looking at me–eyes scanning slowly over my face, landing suddenlyhalf-lidded on my lips, and it suddenly all clicked into place. Why Zoe would warn me. Why Cynthia acted the way she did. Why Connor was so scared in the first place.
I remember Zoe saying how over the moon Mrs. Murphy was at the idea of Connor and I dating–because that meant Connor would have me. It meant Connor would be happy.
It meant I would have Connor.
It was like a sudden dam had broken open inside me, filling me with more revelations as Connor’s hands lifted to cup the back of my head, his eyes soft, scared, and asking as they met mine. I let a quick exhale before I surged forward, slamming out mouths together much too forcefully, and not at all enjoyably.
I laughed–much too loud–but Connor kept back to the task at hand, his eyes closed in concentration, swallowing my outburst and folding me against his (very, very bare) chest and kissing me deeper, slower. It was painfully obvious he didn’t know what he was doing, but so much about the kiss was still tender and important, warming me from my core outward until I was scratching to wind my arms around him, getting him as close to me as I possibly could, kissing back to make sure he knew how much I wanted this. How much I wanted him.
How much I needed him. Anything he needed, I’d give him. Now and forever and–
“If you two are gonna fuck, can you do it in the bathroom or something? I’m trying to sleep.”
Connor and I pulled apart–causing me to stumble backwards against the arm of the couch gracelessly and staring at Zoe as she rolled over with her back to us.
I dared a peek back at Connor, whose lips were pink and wet despite their dry skin splitting with the force of his wide, wide smile. His eyes were glowing brightly, almost burning as he raked them over me. The flannel blanket was pooled behind his back where it had been wrapped around us, and he just simply opened his arms again, inviting me back. His pale chest–pock marked with freckles, clusters on his ribs–was striped with pink lines from where my fingers had raked in a desperate attempt to give him validation.
I crawled forward, pressing my face against his neck in a hazy attempt to bring my breathing back to a normal speed.
“You okay?” I asked, running my fingertips over his shoulders, fighting the urge to word vomit an unholy collection of questions about who and what we were. Connor Murphy, post kiss. Connor Murphy, still life, smiling with wet, swollen, bloody lips. Connor Murphy standing at the edge of happiness, jumps over the ledge.
He nodded against me, fighting with his own dark curls where they made an attempt to cloud my cheeks in an adoring way. Cute, I decided.
“Okay? I’m,” he sighed, laughing and wrapping his arms around me to squeeze tightly. “I’m…you have no idea.”
“Better than nudes?” I teased. He snorted, embarrassed.
“I’m positive. Although–”
I hit him.
“Okay, kidding! Jeez…” he pulled away, cupping my face lightly, pushing the hair back out of my eyes like I was a child. It felt fantastic, he was right, as I searched through the galaxies in his eyes, his pale skin illuminated by the hazy blue glow of the television. It felt so far past amazing, being held like I was the only person he knew how to see. He cleared his throat, and I saw his eyes were brimming with an emotion I couldn’t name.
“You, uh,” he laughed nervously under his breath. “You have to know I love you.”
It was a startling blow, knocking all the air out of me and forced a bubbling laugh to fly out of my lungs. Connor’s smile wavered slightly, so I popped up to press a soft kiss to the cleft of his chin.
“I know,” I sighed, giddy with the realization it was true. “I know. And you know I trust you more than anyone. You know I love you.”
It was like watching him crack open, the way all the uncertainty was cleared from his face, a wave of joy and triumph.
“You love me?” He asked so softly, so awestruck, I felt my heart shake in my chest. I’d barely started to nod before he surged forward to kiss me again, small and chaste pecks across my face and neck, the bridge of my nose, my temples.
He was okay. We were okay. We were going to be just fine.
Swearing, mention of rape, mention of domestic violence. Justin being so
miserable should be a warning too (my little nugget). Spoilers, so if you
haven’t seen episode 11 yet and don’t want to be spoiled, don’t read it! Also,
my terrible writing skills.
Word count: 3798.
To anyone who reads this, thank you and sorry. This is the first (and probably
last) time I post one of my imagines. Bear with me guys, as English is not my
native language. It’s really long and I’m sorry about that but I got carried away.
I hope you enjoy it still! I SWEAR IT’S A MONTY FIC EVEN THOUGH IT DOESN’T LOOK
LIKE IT AT FIRST!
down at the bottle of beer she was holding, Y/N sighed. She was starting to feel
bored, her only occupation for the last five minutes being to watch the
droplets slowly slide down the cold surface of the bottle. It’s been almost
three hours since she had arrived at Bryce’s. At first, it was fun. She chatted
with her friends, ate some junk food they had ordered and watched a movie with
some of them. But now here she was, sitting on the armrest of the couch next to
her boyfriend who was currently playing some sort of video game with another
boy, while Jessica, Zach and Bryce were playing cards on the table nearby.
Swiftly bringing the beverage to
her lips, she finished her drink and put the now empty green bottle on the
coffee table in front of her before turning to look at her boyfriend –
Montgomery. His eyes were focused on the TV and his brows furrowed as he
quickly pressed random buttons on his controller, doing his best not to let his
Y/N smiled to herself as she watched him,
thinking back to the day he asked her out for the first time, almost six months
ago. She had turned him down at first, because of the reputation he had
regarding girls. But after a few weeks of him making efforts; leaving cute
notes in her locker, walking or driving her home and even showing up at her
doorstep with a bouquet of her favourite flowers, she caved in – finally
accepting to have dinner at Rosie’s with the one and only – Montgomery De la
Cruz. The date went surprisingly well and now here they were, five months
later, still together and incredibly happy.
Y/N’s phone buzzed in her pocket, signalling
that she had an incoming call. Standing up, she excused herself, even though
nobody really paid attention to her since they were all concentrated on their
games. She frowned at the caller ID – Justin,
it read, her best friend. They’ve all been waiting for him to show up for quite
a while now, why would he be calling her? She closed the glass door behind her as
she stepped out of the house and walked a little further into the garden before
“Hello?” She asked, glancing back to the pool
house and the jocks who were playing table foot close-by.
“Y/N, thank God. You have to go to Bryce’s,
Jess is there and you’re the one who lives the closest to him, and-” Justin
rambled, worry filling his voice which made Y/N frown again.
“Jus,” She cut him off “I’m already there. We
all are, actually. We’re waiting for you.” She explained and waited for him to
say something but as seconds passed, he stayed silent. She could still hear him
breathing thought, so she knew he hadn’t hung up on her. “Justin?”
“Fuck. Yeah okay, we’ll be there in ten.” He
said and ended the call, leaving Y/N standing in the middle of Bryce’s garden
confused as ever.
Putting her phone back in her pocket, she made
her way back to her friends. Monty looked up at her as she sat next to him,
taking her hand in his and bringing it up to his lips. He left a quick kiss on
the top of her hand and watched fondly as a small smile formed on her beautiful
face. They might have been dating for only five months but he was deeply and
madly in love with that girl. She has changed him so much, for the best of
course. He couldn’t help but smile back at Y/N as she slid down the armrest
right into his side, wrapping her arms around him.
“Monty, come on! We’re gonna get killed again!” Matt,
with whom Monty has been playing the whole evening, whined, elbowing him in the
ribs to get his attention. Montgomery groaned in annoyance, pressing his lips
to Y/N’s temple before going back to the game as she went back to being bored.
Only a few minutes passed before the door to
the pool house opened again. Y/N turned around, a big smile plastered to her
face as she knew that her best friend has finally arrived. She was beyond happy
to spend some time with him, as they haven’t seen each other much these last
couple of days. But her smile was replaced by a frown as soon as she saw him.
Justin was clearly angry, his eyes cold, his lips pressed in a thin line. Alex
was right behind him, walking slowly, his head hanging low. Bryce turned around
as well as he heard the boys enter, a big smile made its way to his face.
“Justin! Alex! About fucking time you guys.
These cards are getting stale. Come on, sit down.” He said, inviting both boys
to join in the game.
“Actually,” Justin started, glaring at Jess who
kept on avoiding making eye contact with her boyfriend. “Jess and I had this
“Pff, no we don’t.” Jessica scoffed, shuffling
the cards for another round.
Y/N shifted uncomfortably on the couch,
watching the encounter between her best friend and his girlfriend. She hadn’t
even noticed that Monty had paused the game until he grabbed her hand with his,
squeezing it comfortingly. The girl’s eyes briefly met with her boyfriend’s
before she turned her attention back to the other couple, who was full on
fighting by now. Worry filled her eyes and her heart broke a little at how wretched
her best friend looked. He had bags under his eyes, his cheeks were slightly
red. Y/N has known Justin for almost her whole life. Ever since they were
little, they were inseparable and always had each other’s backs. They’re both
very protective of each other, and know everything about each other. Y/N is one
of the rare people who has seen Justin cry, she’s one of the rare people who’s
always willing to help him when things go down at his house, with his mother or
her boyfriends. And he helped her multiple times as well. He helped her when
she was lonely, when her parents would leave for weeks because of work, when
they would argue; he helped her with bad break-ups, with everything. The Justin
she knew was so much different than the Justin everybody saw. So seeing him so miserable
always hurt her as well.
Somehow Justin ended up sitting facing Jess,
his eyes not leaving her as she continued paying no mind to him. Zach awkwardly
coughed before explaining the rules of the game to the boy.
“Don’t worry, I got you stakes.” Bryce said to
Justin once Zach finished talking. “Your girlfriend has been playing with my
money all night anyway.” He smirked as he passed some cash to the basketball
“Alex, sit down!” Jessica finally piped in,
ignoring her boyfriend’s glances once again.
Y/N couldn’t help but wonder why Jessica was
acting so strangely tonight. Her eyes shifted from Alex to Jess, and then back
to Justin. Her eyes caught Justin’s tired blue ones for a second and she gave
him a weak smile, as to tell him that ‘everything is going to be okay’. But he brushed
her off, his jaw clenching as he turned back to Jess who was now dragging Alex
to the table. Y/N sighed, usually Justin would smile back, sometimes even nod
at her as to say ‘thank you’.
“Do you want to get out of here?” Monty
whispered into Y/N’s ear, his lips only an inch away from her ear as he did not
want anyone else to hear him. He knew his girlfriend hated fights, and that she
hated seeing her best friend like this. Y/N turned to her boyfriend smiling
slightly, grateful that he was trying to get them out of that uncomfortable
situation. Her lips parted as she was going to give him an answer, but she was quickly
interrupted by Justin.
“Jess, what the fuck?” The boy raised his
voice, glaring at Jessica who was now comfortably sitting on Bryce’s lap, a
wicked smile plastered to her face. Eventually Jess faced her boyfriend, who
was barely containing his anger by now.
“Your deal.” She spat coldly at him as she gave
him some cards.
“I don’t wanna play fucking cards right now.”
Justin growled, pushing himself closer to her over the table.
“I said, your deal!” The brunette yelled and
threw a few cards in his face, causing him to jump back a little in surprise.
“Shit.” Monty said, grabbing Y/N’s hand again
and tugging at it as he stood up, ready to leave before the argument turned into
something worse. But he barely had time to pull her to him before Justin stood
up as well and started walking towards the exit, expecting his girlfriend to
follow him. But as she didn’t, he took a step back and gripped her arm, yanking
her away from Bryce. Y/N gasped as she watched her best friend violently
pulling his girlfriend out of the pool house.
“Let’s go.” Monty said looking at his girl with
soft eyes, ready to take her as far as possible from the argument. He
intertwined his fingers with Y/N’s and let her out of the little building. But
once outside, things got even worse, much to Y/N’s dismay.
“Don’t touch me like that. Don’t you ever touch
me like that.” Jessica screamed as she broke free from Justin’s grip. She
pushed him away, making him stumble back a few feet, her eyes full of rage.
“Buddy, calm down.” Bryce said calmly, taking a
step towards the couple in an attempt to lighten the tension.
“Stay the fuck away from her!” Justin yelled,
approaching his former best friend, anger radiating from his tall frame.
“What is your problem, Justin?” Jessica questioned,
clearly irritated by now. She looked from Bryce to her boyfriend, her bottom
Surprise was written over everybody’s faces,
except Y/N’s. She was more concerned than surprised to be honest, as she knew
that the couple was going through a rough path. She didn’t know that it was
that bad, though. Y/N averted her eyes from the couple and focused on the dirty
“Why the fuck are you here with Bryce?” The
fight went on as Justin cried out, tears welling in the corners of his eyes.
Y/N didn’t want to witness the fight anymore,
she had had enough. Deciding that it was better to leave, she pulled her
boyfriend away from the small group. But she stopped in her tracks as Zach
“Guys, this does not need to happen.” He said
calmly, looking between the three people concerned – Jessica, Justin and Bryce.
“Maybe it does.” Alex said as he took a step
forward, bringing all the attention to him. Y/N was over confused now. She did
not understand a single thing, and frankly, she did not want to.
“Tell me why you care.” Jessica pleaded softly.
Blocking everything and everyone from her mind,
Y/N let go of Monty’s hand, slowly making her way away from the group and out
of this whole drama. She couldn’t take the screaming, the pain, anymore. It
reminded her of home way too much. She took only a couple of steps before
Justin’s voice caused her to freeze in the spot, and what he yelled out made
her breath hitch and the blood in her veins run cold.
“Because he fucking raped you!” Silence filled
the air after Justin’s outburst.
Y/N’s heart pounded in her ribcage, her breaths
short as she turned around only to see Jess let out a loud sob and Justin
charge at Bryce. She watched with tears in her eyes as Zach held Justin back and
her boyfriend held Bryce away from the other boy.
He raped her. He fucking raped her. Y/N’s eyes landed on Bryce and for a mere few seconds
his eyes caught hers. There was no emotion in them whatsoever. No guilt, no
regret, nothing. His stare was cold
and caused shivers to run down her spine. The girl looked away as she felt sick
to the stomach. Only thinking about it made her ill. Y/N had always known that
Bryce was a heartless bastard who had no respect for anyone, especially women,
and treated everyone like trash, but rape? It was something she wasn’t
expecting, even from him. The sound of Jessica’s palm colliding with Justin’s
cheek brought her back to reality. She looked over at her best friend who was
standing in the middle of the little circle that had formed, with a clear
handprint on his left cheek and tears falling from his eyes as Jess pushed past
him, storming away.
Y/N’s gaze followed her and without really
thinking it through she ran after the girl, stumbling a little over her own
feet as her mind was still somewhere else. Catching up with the brunette, she
softly put her hand on her shoulder to stop her from walking further away.
Jessica flinched away from the girl’s touch, her eyes sending draggers at her
as she continued on her way to her car.
“Jess, hold on.” Y/N said, her throat dry and
voice hoarse. Rolling her eyes, Jessica turned to face the other girl who was
playing with her fingers, obviously uncomfortable with the whole situation.
“What?” She spat, a quick laugh leaving her
lips as she noticed a tear sliding down Y/N’s cheek. “Why are you crying?” She crossed her arms over
her chest, waiting for an answer as she played with her car keys.
“You… You shouldn’t be driving right now, not
in this state of mind.” Y/N croaked out mentioning to the keys with her hand,
not really knowing what to say to the girl. Contrary to popular belief, Y/N did
appreciate the young brunette, she considered her a friend now; and that’s why
she followed her out there in the cold night trying to help her, to comfort
“Oh, for fuck’s sake Y/N. Just leave me alone.”
Turning back on her heel Jessica trotted over to her car. However, the other
girl refused to let her go and ran up to her, swiftly taking the keys from the
shaking girl before she could even open the vehicle, and then taking a step
back in precaution. “What the fuck do you want?” Jessica yelled in her face,
her pupils dilated because of the tears, but also because of the anger she felt
at the moment. “Why don’t you go comfort your ‘oh so great best friend’?”
“Jess, let me at least drive you home.” Y/N
whispered calmly, dodging her question once again. She took a step forward,
expecting the girl to give up and just let her drive her home safely. What she
wasn’t expecting, though, was the harsh slap that she received once she was
close enough. The sound of the keys hitting the asphalt filled the air as Y/N
brought her hand up to her red and already swollen cheek in surprise.
“Leave me alone.” Jessica repeated slowly, her
eyes filled with tears and pain. Y/N watched with wide, glassy eyes and her mouth agape
as Jess picked the keys up. She couldn’t move, couldn’t think, she just stood
frozen and watched as her friend got into the car and drove away into the
When Monty had suggested to spend the evening
with some of their friends at the pool house earlier that day, Y/N was surely
not expecting things to end up like this. It was supposed to be a fun night; a
group of friends hanging out together after a stressful week. A night filled
with laugher, music and alcohol. But things never go as planned, do they?
Minutes passed but Y/N hasn’t moved yet. She
felt quite stupid to feel so hurt by her friend’s actions, as they were totally
justified – she has been raped, for
God’s sake. A slap seems so meaningless compared to what Jessica is going
through but it still pained her, she couldn’t stop herself from feeling this
way. It brought back too many memories.
It reminded her of all the times her mother would push her around when she’d do
something bad. It reminded her of all the times her father would yell at her
until she cried after she brought home a bad grade from school. But most
importantly, it reminded her of all the slaps, punches, pinches she would
receive from both of them once she grew older; and always for such stupid
reasons like being caught kissing a boy, or getting home a bit too late.
Y/N was full on sobbing now, her body shaking
as she sat down on the pavement in front of Bryce’s house. Her hand stroked her
hot cheek softly, careful not to hurt it even more.
“Y/N?” A familiar voice brought the girl back
to reality. Her eyelids fluttered, letting some tears fall all the way down her
cheeks and to the ground. Monty approached the girl slowly, joining her on the
“Mon…” She breathed out, her big Y/E/C eyes
meeting his. The boy’s lips curved into a small smile at the nickname only she
was allowed to use. He used to hate when others called him that, ‘Mon’, but it sounded so nice coming out
of her lips. He brought his arm around her shoulders and pulled her to his
chest, his chin resting at the top of her head. He could feel her whole body
trembling and it made his heart ache. He wished he could just take the pain
“What happened, love?” He asked quietly, his
hand running up and down her arm in a comforting manner. Y/N looked up at him,
her bottom lip quivering. And that’s when in the dim light from the street lamp
he noticed the red print on her left cheek. His heart thumped harder in his
chest, his grip on her tightening as he placed a sweet kiss on her forehead to
calm himself down.
Montgomery wasn’t angry at Jessica. As
maddening as it was, he understood why she had done it. She wanted to be left
alone to cope with things, but Y/N being her lovely self wanted to help her.
Jessica couldn’t know that this action would cause Y/N to breakdown. She wasn’t
aware of what the girl went through when she was younger, and what she’s still
going through at home. But Monty was very well aware of his girlfriend’s
situation. Hell, he almost beat her father up once when he noticed a few
bruises on her ribs during one of their make-out sessions. He couldn’t
comprehend how Y/N’s parents could do this to their own daughter, but he was
glad that she had opened up to him about it. He promised himself that he’d
always protect her from them, and from anyone else who would try to harm her in
Leaving one more kiss at the top of his
girlfriend’s head, Montgomery stood up, reaching out for her with his hand
which she took after a few seconds of hesitation. It was nothing new to him,
she’s always suspicious of everything when she’s in physical or psychological
pain. What mattered was that in the end she’d always fully open up to him and
let him help her.
“Let’s get you out of here, babe.” He said and
waited until she nodded her head to lead her to his jeep.
The drive to her house was a very short one as
Y/N lived only a few blocks away from Bryce. Usually the couple would hang out
and spend nights at Monty’s house, as his parents accepted their relationship
more than Y/N’s, but this time her parents were away for a week and an empty
house was always better.
Getting out of the car Monty quickly ran to the
passenger’s door to help his girlfriend out. He led her to the front door,
opening it with the spare key he had.
Minutes later Y/N was comfortably sitting on
her bed, her legs hidden under the soft duvet while her boyfriend rummaged
through her tidy room, getting DVDs out. A light smile formed on her face as
she watched him. She was so thankful to have him. He was her everything and he
didn’t even know it. He was her reason to get out of bed in the morning, her
reason to go to school, her reason to keep
going. He just meant so much to her.
“I’ll go get the snacks.” Monty said moving
towards the bed and handing Y/N the DVDs he had found. “You pick the movie.” He
smiled affectionately at her.
“Forget the snacks, just come here.” Y/N
pleaded, making grabby hands at him and giving him a big smile. Her eyes weren’t
dull anymore, they were shining again. The smile wasn’t a forced one, it was
genuine. She pouted at him as he still hasn’t moved and just observed her,
making him roll his eyes at her jokingly.
“Move then.” Monty pushed the covers off Y/N’s
legs only to pull them over them again once he laid down next to her.
Forgetting about the DVDs, Y/N laid back next to her boyfriend, clinging to his
side. He chuckled as the girl laid her head on his chest, making her punch him
playfully in the stomach to make him stop moving. Her fingers danced over his
clothed chest as she replayed the events of the day in her head again. A smile
crept onto her face once more as she thought about how sweet and caring her
boyfriend has been; not only today, but ever since they started dating. Monty’s
hand moved up to her face, cupping her cheek softly. He tilted her head back to
make her look at him. His heart filled with joy as he noticed her smile. God,
how he loved her smile.
“You okay?” He whispered, pushing a few lose
strands of hair behind her ear. Y/N leaned up, pressing her lips to his softly
in a sweet kiss.
“I’m okay now.” She mumbled into the kiss,
pulling away right after. Monty’s arm snaked around her waist, bringing the
girl even closer to him as her hand moved to the back of his head, her fingers
playing with his hair. He moved down a bit, so their faces were on the same
level, his forehead pressed to hers. They stared into each other’s eyes for
what felt like hours, but was actually only a few seconds as Monty’s thumb
started stroking Y/N’s cheek lovingly.
“Good.” He murmured before pressing his lips to
hers, but this time in a much more heated kiss filled with love and passion.
Well, that was crap.
few people just for this imagine; @xbarrjallenx and @ans-atkins because they’re two of my favourite 13rw imagines
blogs and I’d love to have their opinion on it (+ xbarrjallenx helped me out with the title so a big thank you to you hun). @arch1eandrews because I promised that I would tag you, as you’re the one who
pushed me to finally post something, ily. @5saucefanfic because I love you so much and you’ve been pushing me to post
something too, and you helped me out with this, so thank you.
I’ll probably regret that and might delete it later.
the prompt: hellooo !! can i request a Jimin fluff where like you guys are friends and stuff but he’s like fuckboy!jimin and y'all decide to hang out by the pool and it ends up being rlly fluffy!!!
category: fluff! + drabble?
author note: i tried so hard to write jimin as an fboy but i think i may have failed (idek). he’s just so soft :/hope you like the direction i took it in! (also i kinda made him a swimmer? you said pool and i thought of swimming athlete jimin so…)(also pls enjoy the gif below)
Summary: After being rejected by your best friend Bucky, Sam sets you up with one of his friends, on the condition that if the date doesn’t go well, you have to sign up for a dating app. The date doesn’t go well. As you begin to look for love in other places, Bucky starts to feel something he never felt before. Jealous.
Request: Can you do one where Shawn and y/n are secretly dating and people find out by them being in a private beach or pool being all cute and cuddly and kissy
Authors note: Just though you should know I hate the word trunks- as in swimming trunks. It creeps me out.
“I bet that I can reach the
other end of the pool before you can.” I taunt Shawn, my towel chucked over my
shoulder as we walk through the hotel lobby to the pool. It was 10 at night and
Shawn had reserved the pool just for us so we could have some time away from
“You think you can beat me?” Shawn grins, shoving me with his
elbow and I glare at him, whacking him in the stomach with my hand.
“Of course I could. If you swim anything like the way you drive,
you’ll be eating my dust.” I laugh, watching his eyebrows pinch in an irritated
“Fine. You’re on woman. First one to the end of the pool wins.”
He opens the door to the pool with his key card and the overbearing scent of
chlorine hits me in the face.
I lead us over to the chairs to the side, the lap pool taking up
the middle of the room. Chucking our towels on the chairs, I shimmy out of my
T-shirt dress and turn around to see Shawn clad in a pair of black swimming
“Give a girl some warning won’t you?” I tease, nudging him with
my shoulder as I walk past him to the stairs of the pool.
“I could say the same to you.” Shawn murmurs, his hands reaching
out to rest on my waist, stopping me in my tracks. His front is pressed against
my back and I try my best to ignore the shivers shooting down my spine at his
“Are we going to swim or are we going to chat?” I look at him
over my shoulder and he pouts, his bottom lip puffing out and he looks so
adorable that I almost consider forgetting about swimming all together.
“We’re going to swim!” His face lights up and the cheeky glint
in his eyes should have been enough warning for what he was about to do. The
world tips and in a flash I’m over his shoulder.
“Shawn!” I shriek, my laughter echoing around the deserted
room. “Put me down.”
“And why would I do that? We’re just having a little pre-race
fun.” Then I’ve been thrown into the pool. The heated water surrounding me and I push off the
tiled floor, rising above the water, gasping for air.
“You ass!” I shout, wiping the water off my face.
“Sorry Hun,” He chuckles, sliding into the pool slowly.
“You won’t be saying sorry soon.” I huff, moving to the edge of
the pool where our race would begin. “Remember, it’s fair play here Shawn.
“Just see if you can keep up sweetie.” He grins maliciously and
I roll my eyes.
“Go.” I take a gulp of air before pushing off the wall to propel
myself further. I begin a freestyle stroke, kicking as fast as I could. When I
take another breath I look to my left to see Shawn a meter or so behind me.
I focus on swimming again, pushing myself to go faster. Suddenly
a hand wraps around my ankle pulling me back. I gasp, accidentally swallowing
some of the chlorine packed water.
Shawn’s in front of me now and I do the same thing to him, grabbing
his own ankle to pull him back. Somehow the race is now forgotten. Shawn is
standing up, trying to reach for me as I swim to the side, shrieking in mock fear.
“Come here,” He laughs, lunging for me again but I dodge.
“Come and get me, slowpoke.” I call, grabbing onto the edge of
the pool. He’s closer then I expected and it’s too late for me to escape, his
arms caging me in.
“Got you.” His nose brushes mine and all laughter from before
“Oh no,” I say in a deadpan voice.
He laughs, kissing me briefly. “What am I going to do with
“Hmm.. maybe this?” I move quickly, dunking his head under the
He resurfaces, wiping water out of his eyes, coughing. “I think
I just swallowed half the pool.”
Shawn I’m sorry-“ I start to say but I’m cut off by him splashing me in the
face with water.
you serious-“ Splash.
he finally stops I open my eyes to see his head tilted back as he laughs
should have seen you’re face!” He pauses just to continue laughing again.
going back to our room and you’re going to be sleeping on the floor.” I scowl,
swimming towards the steps out of the pool.
doesn’t say anything except for the chuckles of amusement.
walk over to the chairs wrapping a towel over my body, the cold causing goose
bumps to appear on my body.
I’m sorry,” Shawn says from the pool.
you’re not.” I say smiling at him, my anger from before dispersing at the happiness Shawn shows. We hadn’t decided to go public yet with our relationship so we
rarely got a chance to go out to public places together and enjoy ourselves.
right, I’m not sorry but I don’t want you to be angry at me.” Shawn begins to
climb out the pool and walk over to me, leaving a trail of water behind him.
not Shawn, it was fine, I had fun.” I grin at him and he looks at me, deciding
whether he believes me or not.
He says, returning the smile.
watch your back.” I smirk at him, and he tilts his head, biting his lip and
edging closer to me.
the worst you could do?” He asks sarcastically, pulling me into his body that’s
still covered in moisture.
you’re getting my towel wet.” I giggle, reaching behind me to grab his towel
off the chair. I press the cloth onto his chest, meeting his dark eyes. “Dry
“Do it for me?” He says lowly, and I feel my cheeks heat at the implied
meaning. Slowly I began to rub the towel over his chest, down his arms and
around to dry his back.
hope you’re not getting any ideas.” I murmur, moving the towel to dry his hair.
He bends his neck lower so I can reach.
don’t worry, I am.” He chuckles and I roll my eyes, hanging the towel around
his neck and letting go to hold his face close to mine.
‘cos so am I.” I let go, turning away to grab the key card and leaving him
standing there stunned. I reach the door, realizing he wasn’t behind me.
coming?” I ask, calling back to him. He shakes his head, almost like he was
clearing a thought out of his head before he grabs his clothes and follows
awake the next morning by the sun shining through our half open hotel blinds. I
groan, reaching out for my phone on the night stand. 7:48. I turn, laying on my back, opening up twitter on my phone.
it load, looking to the side to see Shawn’s back facing me and I smile, focusing back at my phone again. I gasp.
Shawn Mendes spotted with a mystery woman
at the hotel’s pool.
Mendes found having some late night fun
with a new girl.
Is this Shawn Mendes’ new girlfriend?
so many more. I frown, scrolling through the new headlines from the fan
accounts that I was following. All of them had posted something about Shawn and
roll onto my side, poking Shawn in the back softly. He groans, moving onto his
I whisper, hovering over him as I shove his shoulder enough to wake him up. He
opens one eye sleepily and slowly he opens the other.
he hums, a rasp to his voice.
look at this.” I hold my phone where he can see it and he squints at first before
he looks at me, shocked.
took pictures of us while we were at the pool?” He asks, anger lacing his tone
and he sits upright like I was.
but its okay Shawn. They had to know sooner or later.” I tell him, softly
pressing his shoulders back down as he moves to get out of bed.
sighs, grabbing my hand.
sorry it had to come out like this,” he kisses my knuckles softly.
really okay Shawn. As long as I have you, it doesn’t matter.” I smile at him
and he gives me a grateful look.
lifts his own phone from where it was plugged into charge and opens up twitter
himself. I rest my head on his shoulder, watching as pictures and comments
about us load onto the screen.
kisses my forehead, flicking through his mentions.
A/N: First, some warnings. 1) This was written in a delirious state at 1:30 am and an annoyed state in the day following 2) I have no idea, what I’ve done. It’s probably shit. I’m so sorry. 3) I think I’ve used “oddly” an “rather” more than I should have 4) I call Luke a bread stick…. Now that, that’s out of the way… Enjoy, I guess? I don’t know if it’s good enough, but I tried my best. I think it’s a little but different from the request, just a teeny bit. My best friend proof read this for me (thanks I would die without you). If there are more typos, then apologies. It’s not my best work. Anyway, have a great day/night! xx
The five of you had arrived at the venue two hours or so prior to the show. You had arrived at the hotel you were staying at a couple of hours ago, giving the boys just enough time to relax before their performance. You were now in the dressing room, playing FIFA.
You were squished in between Luke and Ashton on the couch while Calum and Michael sat at the foot of it. You and Michel were currently engrossed in a very intense match of FIFA. The two of you had your eyes glued to the screen, hands occupied by the controller.
“You’re never going to win Y/N. Just give up and save yourself the humiliation,” Michael taunted, controlling his player expertly.
You scowled at the back of his head, before turning your attention back to the screen, pressing buttons to guide your players. You’d played with the boys before. You weren’t half bad at the game. But you were yet to beat Michael- the dude was like the king of the game.
Both of you were fully devoted to the game, but with the press of buttons and experience from over the years, Michael had scored the winning goal.
“No!” You whined, tossing the controller on the floor as you cuddled into your best friend’s side. “I know you rigged the game.”
Your friends laughed at your antics. You grabbed a handful of pop corn and chucked them at Michael. Luke laughed, wrapping an arm around you. “Aww, don’t be such a sour loser.”
You playfully punched him in the torso before nuzzling closer into him, unaware of your boyfriend frowning on the other side of you.
Now Ashton’s never had a problem with your relationship and physical affection with the other boys. He didn’t mind the affection you showered them with. He didn’t mind the occasional hugs and cuddles you gave the boys when one of them had had a rough day. But recently, your physical interactions with Luke had bugged him more than it should. He felt oddly ignored and insecure during moments like these, when you chose to curl up into Luke rather than him. He shouldn’t feel this jealous, this angry. You were his girlfriend. Not Luke’s. You loved him. Not Luke… Right? You guys were just best friends… Right?
Your giggles at something Luke had said pulled him out of his reverie. Doubts were creeping into Ashton’s head, insecurities bubbling up. He got up, suddenly, causing you all to look up at him. He looked rather grim, the smile on his face a minute ago- not there.
“You alright, Ash?” You questioned, looking up at him.
He nodded distractedly, eyebrows furrowed as he looked around. Grabbing his hoodie, he headed to the door. “I’m going out for some fresh air. I’ll be back in a bit.”
“Want me to come along?” You asked, siting up, peering at his disappearing figure.
“Uh, no. I’ll be alright. Stay with the guys if you want to.”
“Alright,” you answered, shrugging off his changed mood as pre-show nerves.
Half of him wanted to be left alone for a while, but the other half of him wanted you to come along. But as Ashton went out and stood at the door to put on his hoodie, he heard you laugh at a stupid joke Luke had cracked and he was off, biting his lips in sadness and frustration.
Ashton’s short walk had turned into a long one around the venue. He had stopped by to click some pictures with the fans that had found him and had lay in the soft grass for some while before finally deciding to return. He was in a slightly better mood. He was heading to the dressing room to get ready since soundcheck was only in a bit. Calum and Michael passed him as he walked towards the room asking him to “hurry the fuck up” and he sped up.
The door of the room was open a creak, light from the hallway slipping in too. As Ashton reached the room, he stopped when he heard voices. He peeked in through the sliver. He didn’t know what to feel as he saw you and Luke standing very, very close together before you moved away, smiling. With the seeds of doubt already planted in his head, he assumed the worst. Should he feel hurt? Angry? Both? He moved away from the door when tears pooled in his eyes but he wiped them before they could drip down his cheeks.
He slammed the door open, glaring at the two of you before yanking his hoodie off. He walked past the two of you, ignoring your questions as to where he had been. He pulled off his shirt and put on a slightly less warmer tank top.
You stepped closer to him, standing on your tip toes to give him a peck. Though right when your lips were about to touch his, he turned away and your puckered flesh met his cheeks. You frowned, confused. Before you could ask him what was wrong, he turned to Luke and rather hatefully spat out- “We’re getting late.” And then he was gone.
Through out the show Ashton had been very aggressive. He broke his drum once and his drumsticks twice. He also hadn’t conversed with the fans as much as he usually did. Every smile you’d sent his way through the side of the stage where you weren’t visible was returned with a scowl or a glare.
When the show and the meet and greet was over and the guys were heading to freshen up, you tried to block Ashton’s path. “Hey, whats wrong seriously?”
“Move Y/N. I’m really sweaty. I need a shower.” He said, not looking at you.
‘Not until you tell me what’s wrong.” you answered.
“Y/N…” He warned.
“What’s wrong?” You repeated adamantly.
Rather unexpectedly, Ashton burst out. “Y/N, I said move. Stop annoying the crap out of me.”
You stepped back, surprised by his outburst. His yell earned the two of you looks from the crew and the others. Ashton sighed, rubbing his temples with his thumb and forefinger. His voice cracked and came out raspy,”Let me just go, Y/N.”
Hearing the waver in voice, you immediately stepped aside, letting him pass. You looked at him as he weaved his way through the crowd of people backstage, wondering all the while what had gone wrong. What had you done?What had you done that you made him cry?
You guy were sitting in Calum’s room having dinner out of take out boxes when you were back from the venue, the work for the day done. Despite the conversations Luke, Calum and Michael made, an awkward silence hung in the room. Michael kept sneaking glances, eyes flitting between you and Ashton. Finally, curiosity got the better of him and he spoke up. “Alright, what’s wrong?”
Ashton looked up at him from his box.”What?”
“What?” Calum snickered tauntingly. “What as in why aren’t you both all over each other? You’re literally on top of each other after shows. I don’t know how you do it, he’s so fucking sweaty.”
“Well, I assumed she’d rather enjoy some time with other people,” Ashton sneered.
You turned to him, eyebrows drawing into a scowl. “What do you mean I’d en-”
“I’m going to bed,” he cut you off, shutting his box and placing it back on the table, food still unfinished. He got up to leave.
“No, you’re not,” you said. Your eyes followed his moments, as he shuffled around, grabbing his jacket, his phone and his room key. You got up from your seat as well “Ashton, stop being so fucking cryptic. Just spit it out!”
Ignoring you, yet again, he walked out slamming the door at your face. You gritted your teeth, eyes burning as tears filled your eyes this time.
“Uh… Did something happen between you two?” Luke asked.
You turned to him, glaring. “I don’t know, Luke. Does it look like something’s happened?” You hissed, sarcastically.
Luke cowered back, shooting you an apologetic look.
You sighed, muttering a sorry. You began to pace by the door, lips drawn between your teeth and panic flooding through your system.
“Did I do something wrong you guys?” You asked worriedly, running your hands through your. “Did I say something? Why is he so pissed off at me? Is he going to bre-”
“For the love of god, Y/N, can you please breathe for a minute?” Luke said, coming to stand beside you. He put his hands on your shoulders giving you a shake before he continued. “Go talk to him. That’s it.”
“If you haven’t noticed, he’s ignoring me.” You pointed out the obvious. “He won’t listen to me.”
Luke rolled his eyes. “Then force him to talk. Listen, if he doesn’t talk to you we’ll talk to him.”
“Yeah,” Michael piped in. “And if that doesn’t work we’ll take you to a relationship therapist.”
Calum made a face at Michael, before turning to you. “We won’t because it won’t come to it. Just go talk to him. You’ve talked through your problems before.”
“Right. Yes, I can do this.” You repeated, sucking in a breath before letting it out.
Luke gave your shoulders a squeeze as you walked out towards the room you were supposed to share with Ashton. The door of the other room shut behind you.
You were oddly nervous. Sure, you had had your fair shares of arguments with him but he’d never been this mad at you. You’d never made him cry.
You knocked on the door of the room twice, eyes focused on the carpeted hallway. “Ashton? Open up, please.” You said, softly knowing that he was listening.
He didn’t reply. Neither did he come to unlock the door, despite all the moving you could hear him doing inside. “Ash, babe, please.”
“You know I’m sharing a room with you any way, so you have to let me in anyway.”
You heard the lock turn, and his face popped into view. “Really? Because I thought you’d rather sleep with Luke.”
You frowned. “Why would I want to sleep with Luke?”
“I don’t know. You had no problem kissing him today.”
Your jaw went slack and a look of pure confusion overtook your face. “What the fuck are you on about? When did I kiss Luke?”
He was about to shut the door again, but you put your foot in between, wincing at the pressure. He was shutting you out again, quite literally as well as emotionally. You pushed on the door, slipping in and past him.
“No, we are talking about this.” You said, enunciating each word. You slammed the door behind you, crossing your hands in front of your chest.
“There’s nothing to-”
“Cut the shit Ashton!” You yelled, frustratedly. “You’re literally accusing me of cheating! That too with Luke! Your band mate!”
“Well didn’t you?” He screamed right back. His eyes had turned a shade darker, his jaw was gritted and hands clenched into fists.
“When the hell did you see me kissing him? Because I clearly don’t remember doing so, ever. So if you can jog my memory it would be really helpful.” You spat, moving inside.
Ashton followed you. “I saw you… And him. In the dressing room. You were standing so cl- close to him and you were smiling. And-”
You scoffed. “And you assumed I cheated on you with one of your best friends. That’s what you think of me, Ashton? That’s what you think of your girlfriend?”
“Why wouldn’t I, Y/N?” Ashton whimpered. When you looked up at him his orbs were filled with tears again. He plopped on the bed, dropping his head into his palms. “I mean you’re always so close with him. You’re always with him.”
“No. Please, let me finish,” he sniffed, wiping the tears that had spilled. “You always choose to be with him. You choose to sit next to him even when I’m there. You choose to cuddle into him, you choose to joke around with him, you choose to make fun of him. Not me. You choose to talk to him when you’re upset. You choose to go have fun with him. Not me. It’s like you- It’s like you choose to love him. And not me. Not me.”
By now Ashton was sobbing, and tears were rolling down your cheeks too.
“But- I don’t blame you. You’ve known him your entire life. He’s talented- plays mean tunes on that guitar. he’s good looking. He’s charming. He’s everything I am not and more. Maybe I’m just not enough to deserve you. Maybe I’m not as good to deserve your love. Maybe I was stupid enough to try in the first place. Maybe I am not good enough.”
You shook your head, sitting beside him, the mattress bending under your weight as you sat down. You reached out to grab his hand but he pulled away. So you scooted closer, wrapping your arms around his broad shoulders. “No. No. You listen to me, alright? Listen to me carefully, okay?”
You pressed your lips to the side of his forehead, holding his shaking body as close as you could. You moved your face closer to his ear. “I love you. I fucking love you. No, I didn’t kiss Luke. I can’t ever kiss anyone ever, but you. I will only ever want to kiss you. I only want to feel your lips against mine, okay? And I will never in a million years leave you, or stop loving you. And you deserve me. You probably deserve better than me. Not someone who doesn’t give you attention. But I’m sorry. i didn’t mean to make you feel that way. I wouldn’t ever want to hurt you. I will always want to cuddle you, or laugh with you or have the time of my life with you. And I will be selfish, because although you deserve better, I want you all to myself.”
You grabbed his face in your palms, turning it towards you. You looked into his green eyes, red and glazed. “And I love you more than any thing in this whole damn world. I love you because you make feel more wanted than anyone ever has and ever could. I love you because you put the stars in my fucking sky. I love you because you look at me and all I see is love.”
You leaned your forehead against his. “I love you because you listen to me ramble about the most boring things.” You kissed his left cheek. “I love you because you laugh at all my bad jokes.” A peck on his right cheek. “I love you because you let me steal all your shirts and hoodies.” On his nose. “I love you because you let me play your drums and you play them better than anyone ever can. And I love that.” On the corner of his lips. “I love you because you hold me like we’r in our own world, like everything will always be okay.” On the other corner of his lips. “I love you because you’re Ashton Fletcher Irwin and I wouldn’t ever want to love anyone else.”
You pressed your lips against his softly. At first he didn’t move- the two of you felt everything, every crease, every torn skin of your lip brushing against the other’s. And then he turned his body to face you completely, a hand grabbing your waist while the other went into your hair. His eyes were closed, forehead still against yours ass he pushed you into the mattress. “You love me, right? Not Luke?”
“Not Luke, that dude looks like a fucking bread stick.” You smiled, fingers grazing his jaw, up and down. “Only you. Always you.”
Ashton giggled and then asked. “You never kissed him?”
You shook your head as much as you could in his grip. “Never had and never will. No one but you.”
He moved his face, lips brushing lightly against yours. “And you’ll always love me?”
“Always and forever.” You answered.
“You promise?” he asked.
You chuckled. “Yes, you adorable noob. Now shut up and kiss me.”
The news stations weren’t entirely sure why or how the helicopter had crashed onto the roof of the skyscraper, but there it was.
The blades were still running, ripping through the air and the body was wedged into and against some railing, leaning precariously over the edge of the roof.
The people inside were screaming, too terrified of pushing the helicopter over the edge if they moved, too terrified of falling hundreds of feet to their death if they stayed. Emergency personnel were scrambling, trying to figure out how to save the six people in without sending the chopper crashing to the ground and exploding at the bottom of the building– something that could bring the building down and probably kill everyone inside.
It was not a good situation.
Peter was swinging towards the scene as fast as he could, all thoughts of anything and anyone pushed from his mind as he raced towards the accident.
He had just barely arrived, just barely landed on the roof when Deadpool went running past him, heading right for the chopper doors.
“Pool, wait!” he yelled, but the man didn’t even slow down, so Peter just started firing webs, flinging everything he had at the landing skids and tail rotor and tying them off onto the building, working his way closer as he did.
Wade glanced back, flashed him a thumbs up and Peter flung a few more webs to secure it before running to help him.
The door of the cabin was crushed, but Peter just grabbed and wrenched it off, sending it flying somewhere back behind them, and reached in to grab the first person.
“Hi!” he shouted over the noise. “Pool and I are gonna get you guys out of here alright? Just hold on!”
Peter carried the woman to the side of the building, looking over the side to where the firefighters had extended their rescue ladders and cranes as far as they could. “Ma’am, there is about a hundred feet between us and them, alright? I’m going to lower you down to them–” he raised his voice when the women started screaming– “–no listen, it’s perfectly safe. I definitely weigh more than you and my webs keep me safe every single day. Alright? Alright, here we go.”
It took a little convincing and some fancy web work, but Peter finally got her over the edge and into the arms of the firemen below, letting go just in time to turn and get the next person from Wade.
“Hey honey, this nice little Spider is gonna take good care of you alright?” Wade said to the eight year old, and handed her over to Peter without even looking at him, turning to run back.
Back and forth they went, until all six of the passengers were safe on the ground below, and all that was left was the pilot.
“I got him!” Wade yelled and Peter shook his head.
“No! Too close to the edge, I can get him! At least I can catch myself if I fall! Goddamnit Pool wait! The webs won’t hold!”
“Maybe you should make better webs then!” Wade called over his shoulder and kept running.
“This isn’t a fucking joke, Wade! Stop!”
It happened all too fast, and horrifyingly slow all at the same time.
anonymous asked: Imagine request: protective boyfriend Monty at Bryce’s pool party
Monty X Reader
“You’re seriously not wearing a bikini to the party, are you? I mean, it’s Bryce’s party we’re talking about.”
“Baby, I’m stupid. But I’m not that stupid.” Monty smirks as he lounges on your bed, his gaze following your every move as you tug on a pair of loose jean shorts and a plaid shirt that you button up only halfway so your bikini top can still be seen beneath. “The bikini is only there in case I get tossed into the pool. This way I’ll have something to walk around in even as my shorts and shirt dry.”
“If that happens, I’ll kick someone’s ass. I’m not leaving your side so some punk ass can grope you as he shoves into the pool just so he can see your bikini.”
A/N: I wrote this one before I even started this blog and decided to post it for y’all. It’s in Bucky’s perspective, which I’ve never posted in beforeeee, so I hope you like it? (It’s like a year old yikes) It’s still a bucky x reader, just not in the readers pov. so yah.
Warnings: Cussing, a little tiny bit of smut, and I think that’s it.
“Harder!” Stark yelled, causing me to groan. “I’m punching as hard as I fucking can, it’s unfair that you’re using your glove!”
“Bucky, your arm is metal. You should be able to punch a hole through the damn thing.” Tony was showing absolutely no mercy today, and I couldn’t fucking stand it. Everything about him annoyed the hell out of me, and the fact that we were paired for training just frustrated me even more.
I clenched my fist as tightly as I could and swung forward with as much force as I could muster, sending the punching bag off of the chains that held it to the ceiling and taking Tony down with it.
“So in there is a library” the doctor said bouncing on his toes as he showed Donna the inside of the TARDIS and its many corridors. “A library?” she retorted “Yes a library, why not?” he quipped back and she smiled at his own excitement. “Nearly every book ever in there” “And what about in there?” she asked pointing at the next door. “Swimming pool” he said and she frowned “How does all the water stay in?” she asked and he rolled his eyes “Oh lets take the fun out of everything” he sighed and Donna rolled her eyes back at him. In doing so one door caught her eye, different from all the other smooth and polished doors, this one was falling apart, held together with what looked like duck tape. It was in a dark corner where as the others where in the light. “What that, there?” she asked and nodding to door. “Nothing… just… nothing” he said and she could see that his face had fallen a little, like it did when he was remembering something bad. “Doctor?” she asked softly, her eyes full of sympathy “Doctor, are you alright?” it was as if he had blanked out, ignoring her and involved in his own thoughts.
Hours later, with the doctor distracted by a problem on the console, Donna crept off in search of the door again. On trying it she discovered that it was locked, but the wood was so rotten that she could easily pull it away and step inside. On entering Donna’s heart broke. The room was white filled with pastel pinks and blues. But it was dark, single beams of light filtered through as if moon light was coming in making the room eerier that it should have been. But on looking closer Donna saw what the room truly was. There was a double bed… a vanity table covered with bottles of perfumes and picture frames… a baby’s cot each covered with a layer of dust. “Oh-“ she breathed realising what the room was.
The doctor dashed around the console hitting parts with a hammer here and there causing several sparks to erupt out of the centre. A beep caught his attention and he ran around to see the screen again and he froze solid. The system had been set up to tell him if anyone entered the room he had locked long ago.
“I told you, nothing” the doctor said stood in the doorway, his long coat on and his hands in his suit pockets making him look more god like than ever in the darkness. Donna spun round to face him, tears in her eyes. “Doctor-?” she asked and he sighed taking his hands out of his pockets and walking into the room. As he did so the lights came on and Donna could see the full extent of the room. “What happened?” she asked and he sighed letting his fingers run across the surface of the vanity table. “Her name was Y/N” he muttered looking at a picture on the table. “Do you want to talk?” Donna asked and the doctor pulled a face. “She um…” he trailed off. He struggled to open up to anyone, only Y/N seemed able to make him do that she didn’t even need to try. “You don’t have too, but…” Donna’s words trailed off as well. “She was pregnant…” he hands touched the wooden cot mixing up the dust. “What happened to her?” he sucked in a sharp breath the same way he did when he was trying to be brave “She died” he said and made to leave. “But doctor…” “She died… thats it now… please… Donna” he said and looked at her with pleading eyes. “Okay” she nodded understanding “I’ll be here if you need me” she said and he nodded watching her red hair as she left him alone in the room.
The doctor paced around angry that Donna had forced him to relive the painful memories. Yet another someone he had loved had gone taken from him: “Doctor?” “Hmm?” “We might have a small… tiny… like… it’s not even the size of a pea problem” she said wincing a little as she tried to measure the scale between her two fingers “That means its a big problem, like end of the universe big” he said a look of worry covering his face and she shook her head before flopping down on the seat at the edge of the console. “No, not… not quite that big. Like I said minuscule… I mean it doesn’t even matter really” “Y/N, just tell me!” “Fine, here” she said and threw him something, for him to catch. “Y/N? Your not?” “Small very small-problem…” she whispered before burning her head in her hands.
The doctor ran his hands on the cot, his tears spilling over as he remembered. “I’m sorry Y/N” he whispered.
“Jeff! Bro! Ya made it! How you doing?” Zach came up and slung his arm around your boyfriend, drunkenly sloshing some beer over the side of his cup as he leaned into Jeff. Zach giggled as the liquid spilled onto Jeff’s shirt, and Jeff smiled, his dimples appearing as he grabbed the beer from Zach’s hand. “Hey, bud! Let me take that, why don’t you go get some water with Y/N!” Zach turned to face you.
“Y/NNNNN!” Zach drew out the last syllable of your name, closing his eyes and giggling as he latched onto you, ruffling your hair as you slung his arm around you and pulled him into the kitchen.
“Jeff, I’ll be right back. I’m just gonna take care of Drunky McDrunkface right here.” Zach giggled even harder. “Drunky Mc…” You laughed and exchanged a look with Jeff, who was smirking and rolling his eyes.
“You need some help?”
“Nah, Jeff. Go grab something to drink and I’ll be out in a sec!” Jeff gave you a kiss on the side of the head and strolled over to the kitchen.
“Alright, Zach. Let’s get some water.” You looked up at him and noticed his eyes had closed and his face had gone ashen.
“Shit.” The ‘sec’ you had promised Jeff earlier turned into fifteen minutes, then half an hour, then forty-five minutes as you sat rubbing Zach’s back as he vomited into the bathroom, and you were a little bit peeved that Jeff hadn’t come looking for you. Finally, you were able to pass Zach off to Sheri, who had greeted you with a smile and hug, telling you that Jeff was playing beer pong outside. You rolled your eyes and made your way to the kitchen, grabbing a water bottle from the fridge as you leaned against the counter, sipping slowly as you twirled your keys around your finger.
“Y/N!” You heard your name being called from across the room, and you looked up to see a shirtless, soaking wet Jeff swaying slightly, standing behind the plate glass door out to the pool deck. Your eyes widened as a lopsided grin crossed his face, and he walked forward, only to be met with the glass door. He stumbled backwards, his hand flying to his forehead as he blinked rapidly, then the smile grew back across his face as you raced over.
“Jesus, Jeff.” You slid the door open and went outside to meet him, wrapping your arm around his waist as he bent down to lean his head on your shoulder.
“Hiya! I won pong like seven times.”
“Lies! He lost seven times!” Clay called from across the deck, making eye contact with you and smiling sympathetically as he raised his eyebrows.
“I mean I got….” Jeff hiccuped. “I got to drink all the- all the alcohols so who’s the real winner?”
You couldn’t stop a chuckle from coming out of your mouth as you shook your head and rolled your eyes.
“Where’s your shirt?”
Jeff looked down and seemed genuinely surprised to see his bare chest. “I…I dunno. But hey babe, I’m halfway undressed! Let’s head upstairs. Let’s have sex. But just a little bit. Just a little bit of sex. Wait, I know. Let’s have a baby.”
You giggled. “Any time I’d be down for a little bit of sex. But you’re drunk and in no shape for that. And Mr. Atkins, we need to graduate high school before we even think about a little Atkins.”
Jeff pouted. “Can we at least go sit together somewhere? Just the two of us?”
“Sure, Jeff.” You led him to pool chair and sat down on the edge. Jeff sat next to you, his weight tipping the chair forward. He laughed as it lifted off of the ground, and then he decided to sit on the wet concrete, leaning his head against your knee. You reached down and stroked his hair, twirling it around your fingers as the two of you sat in silence. Jeff spoke first.
“You…you’re so pretty. Like, how did I even get you to say yes? You’re out of my league like by so freaking much and have you ever seen your ass? Damn girl. I love you. Let’s run away together and get married and have babies and then they’ll have babies and we can have grandkids and you’ll be the hottest grandma and damn.” You looked down, a small smile across your face as you stared into Jeff’s warm brown eyes, which smiled up at you.
“Have you looked into a mirror? You’re way out of my league. You’re so hot, Jeff.” He looked down at his chest and poked his abs with one a finger.
“I know I am.” He smiled serenely, his dimples appearing as he closed his eyes and leaned against your leg. “I wanna go home. Take me home?”
“Yes, Jeff. Let’s head to the car, okay? And I love you too.”
My old middle school had a swimming pool and, in the summer, they used to let kids use it during lunch break.
Now, what was weird about this pool was that the deep end was by the door— normally pools have the shallow end by the door and then you can swim to the deep end. So the first time I went in I expected it to be shallower than it was. It wasn’t deep or anything— ten to twelve year old me could easily stand up on my tip toes— but I still flailed and splashed around a bit while I tried to find my footing.
So this other girl was swimming nearby and saw me and jumped to the conclusion that I was scared of getting my head underwater (I hadn’t put my goggles on yet, so I was trying to keep my head up). You know how a lot of kids’ shows have storylines about people being scared of something and then facing their fears and learning there’s nothing to be scared of? Like if somebody’s scared of spiders, you get them to touch a spider. If they’re scared of heights, you take them bungee jumping. And, at least according to this girl, if they’re scared of getting their head underwater then you force their heads underwater.
She leapt on my back and started trying to push me under. Luckily I managed to fight her off before she drowned me.
On Day 4 since Shiro returned, the dining table that had been a staple during meal times, that had delightfully bounced the ceiling lights off the surface to the amusement of the team, mysteriously wound up in one of the many empty room in the castle. It was placed awkwardly inside the room, as if haphazardly pushed in by the ones moving it, before the door was closed and locked.
No one mentioned the lack of the table as Shiro picked at his food from his seat in the common area that they had collectively deemed to be the living room of the castle.