This is the last part to my Tyler Joseph fic that I have yet to name, hope you guys enjoyed it xx.
Christmas morning came and went in what felt like an instant. Tyler always said the holiday should be a week-long event, because it always felt like a lot of hype and excitement that just ended way too suddenly.
Tyler was starting to feel guilty for lying to his family, but at the same time, he couldn’t help but be grateful that he did. If he hadn’t spun the web about Y/N, the last few days wouldn’t have happened, and Tyler would have gone on continuing to stubbornly dislike her. Maybe Tyler would tell his family the truth in the future, but not today.
On Tyler and Y/N’s last day in Columbus, Josh called, inviting the two of them over for the afternoon. When Tyler looked to Y/N for a yes or no, she nodded her head excitedly.
Despite how close by Josh lived, the two of them still opted to take Tyler’s car to avoid walking in the blistering cold.
“I feel kinda bad that we barely saw him at the party,” Y/N admits.
“Oh don’t worry, Zach told me that he ended up leaving early. Apparently he had plans with this girl named Debby,” He made air quotes around Debby’s name and chuckled.
“Wait,” she said, “What’s with the quotes?”
Tyler burst out laughing, “There’s absolutely no way,” he said, “Josh’s supposedly been seeing this girl for month and I’ve never met her. He showed me a picture of her one time,” he added with a shrug. “But I’m pretty sure it was just a selfie he stole off of some random model’s instagram account.”
Y/N let out an obnoxious snort, followed by a fit of laughter. She covered her mouth with her hand and doubled over in the front seat. Now that Tyler was giving her a second chance, he found that he thought pretty much everything about her was adorable, especially the things he once found annoying. Tyler used to roll his eyes at the stupid way she laughed, but now it seemed endearing and kinda funny.
“Maybe we should set him up with someone!” she suggested, face lighting up in excitement. “Does he prefer a specific type or is he flexible? Because I know a friend of mine mentioned a friend of hers who—”
“No,” Tyler interrupted. “We aren’t setting him up with anyone. That’s how people end up with fake girlfriends in the first place.”
“Worked out okay for us, didn’t it though?” she asked. She winked at Tyler, but still looked anxious for affirmation, like she still wasn’t positive Tyler was actually giving her a second chance.
Tyler smiled at her. “I’d say so, yeah.”
The ride back to Chicago was much more enjoyable than the ride from. Tyler thought it might have something to do with the fact that he no longer despised his passenger, but there was no telling for sure.
Even though the ride was less dreadful, the two of them were both still exhausted by the time they pulled into the lot of the apartment building.
They lugged their bags up the stairs in silence, only stopping when they got to Y/N’s door.
“What a weird trip,” she said, smirking.
Tyler nodded in agreement. It felt weird to be dropping her off at her door after spending the past three nights in the same room together.
“Thanks for inviting me though, I really did have a good time.”
Tyler nodded. “Yeah, anytime I guess,” he said awkwardly. He wasn’t really sure what the protocol was for dropping your fake-girlfriend off at her door after a weekend spent together. “I guess I’ll see you around?”
She nods while opening her door.
Tyler starts to walk towards his own door when she calls out to him.
“Hm?” he says, turning around instantly.
“Mark’s throwing this New Year’s party at his place. I wasn’t going to go, but I thought with you, it might be fun. Would you maybe want to go with me?”
Tyler smiles. “It’s a date.”
The week flew by in a blur of work, sleep, and Tyler panicking about his first official date with Y/N. He knew he shouldn’t be nervous. He’d spent three entire days with her for Christ’s sake. But this felt different.
“What should I wear?” he asked Josh over the phone on the day of the party. “Maybe a sweater? Keep it casual? Or maybe it’s a fancier party and I should dress up a bit? Should I ask her? Oh and should I bring a gift? I bet other people are bringing gifts.”
“Tyler,” Josh sighed, “You need to relax.”
“I am relaxed Joshua,” he snaps.
“She invited me, you know?”
“What?” Tyler asks.
“Y/N invited me and Debby to the New Year’s party.”
“You and Debby? It’s not even her party…”
“I know, that’s what I said. But she told me she checked with that dude, what’s his name? Matt?”
“Right, Mark. She checked with Mark and he said it was cool. She told me that she knew I was your best friend, and she wanted me to be there if it meant you’d have a good time.”
Tyler’s chest deflated a bit and he let out a heavy sigh.
“She said that?”
Josh hums in response. “She did. She likes you man… A lot. So just relax, okay?”
Tyler nods before his face breaks out into a huge grin, “Wait a minute… Are you coming to the party then?”
“That’s the plan. As long as I can crash as your place.”
“And are you bringing Debby?” Tyler sneers.
“She’s going to see if she can get work off, but hopefully, yeah.”
“Can’t wait to meet her, bro,” Tyler says, his voice thick with sarcasm. He still wasn’t convinced that she was real, but he didn’t comment any further.
When it came time for the party, Tyler texted Y/N, just to make sure she was ready. Her response came moments later with her telling him to get his butt next door, respectfully. He smiled at her intensity and grabbed his coat.
He knocked an odd little rhythm on the door before stepping back. He waited, bouncing lighting on his heels before he heard footsteps and an off voice call, “Coming!” from inside. Suddenly, there were knots in his stomach again.
When Y/N opened the door, her face immediately broke out in an immense grin.
“Hey there,” he said, smiling back. “You look great.”
He surveyed her outfit. Simple. Dark jeans and a black, knit sweater. But he meant it. She looked incredible.
“Thanks,” she said, closing the door behind her and clutching her purse to her chest. “You ready to party?”
“I was born ready,” he snickered, extending his arm for her to take. She side-eyed him, but willingly took his gesture.
“It’s still strange— you showing affection when there’s no one around to impress.”
“Well, you never know when they might be watching,” Tyler teased as he led the way down the stairs and out of the building.
Mark only lived a few blocks away, so the two of them decided it would probably be easier just to walk over. There was a small dusting on the ground, but nothing that couldn’t be trudged through.
“I heard you invited Josh,” he says.
She looks up, looking guilty, “I hope you’re not mad. I didn’t want to overstep— I just thought you might like it if he was there.”
Tyler waves his hand like he was swatting away her nonsense.
“Good,” she says smiling at the ground, “I also kinda wanted to see if his girlfriend was real or not.”
Tyler laughs out loud, pleased with her deviance. “I knew there was a reason I liked you.”
The party was already bustling with people by the time Tyler and Y/N arrived. They saw the lights flashing from the outside window on their way in, and the noise only increased the closer that they got.
“Mark’s in media, he knows a lot of people,” she explains.
When they get to his door, Y/N doesn’t even knock before pushing her way inside.
Tyler is initially speechless at the size of Mark’s apartment. Even with the crowds of people hanging around, the place looked huge.
“I should add that Mark’s very successful in media,” she says after taking one look at Tyler’s gawking face.
She takes his hand and drags him inside, right in the midst of the madness.
Tyler finds himself third wheeling most of the night. Y/N knows, quite literally, everyone at the party. She pulls Tyler around, introducing him to people above the loud music before dragging on to the next group. He wonders if this was how she felt at his family party.
“No fucking way—“ he says suddenly. A puff of pink hair comes into view and Tyler nearly chokes once he sees the pretty blonde attached to his side.
Tyler turns and nudges Y/N’s shoulder excitedly.
When she catches wave of what he’s looking at her face lights up and she laughs.
The two of them make their way over to Josh and his date with smug looks plastered over their faces.
“Josh!” Tyler calls, breaking free from the crowd and hugging him.
“Hey man,” Josh says, giving him a pat on the back. Once they’re done, he moves in to hug Y/N. He squeezes lightly before backing off and putting his arm around the girl.
“Tyler, Y/N, this is Debby… my girlfriend.”
Tyler wishes he could wipe the shit eating grin off from his face, but he can’t, so instead, he plays it off as just being over-friendly and rolls with it.
Tyler finds himself having more fun than he thought. A few drinks and introductions later, and he’s started a beer pong game with Josh as his partner, versus two guys he barely knew.
With only ten minutes until midnight and the New Year, Y/N sneaks up on Tyler and grabs his hand.
“Hey, come with me,” she says.
Tyler notices the bottle of wine in her hand and looks at her questionably.
“Where are you going?”
Tyler lets her lead him across the room blindly. He’s buzzed and happy and frankly, he’d follow her anywhere at this point.
He stops in his tracks when she reaches the sliding door leading to Mark’s balcony and smirks.
“Well? Are you coming?” she asks as she steps outside.
The air is brisk, but when Tyler looks up at the sky, he gasps at how clear it is outside.
“Look at the stars,” he mumbles, gazing at the thousands of shimmering speckles across the sky.
“I thought you’d like that,” she whispers, passing him the bottle of wine.
Tyler takes a swig and the two of them pass it back and forth, settling in on the ground with their legs dangling over the balcony and just staring up.
Only when they hear the music die down inside and the countdown begin do they look back at each other.
“Ten!” they call from inside.
Tyler meets Y/N’s eyes.
They were shining beautifully in the moonlight.
He feels the familiar butterflies return to their place in his stomach.
She’s smiling at him.
It’s wide enough to make her eyes crinkle.
He’d never seen laughter lines so sweet.
He’s anticipating what’s about to happen.
He bites his tongue.
He leans in.
Tyler presses his lips to hers with intent. He scoots himself closer so that he can cup her chin, where he strokes the skin softly with his thumb. Their lips move in unison and he only vaguely hears the crowd cheering “Happy New Year!” in the back.
When he finally pulls away, he can feel his cheeks growing red, but he immediately decides that he can just play that off as the cold’s fault.
She smiles back at him sweetly and whispers, “Happy New Year, Tyler,” before turning to look back up at the stars.
Tyler can’t help but stare at her instead, because man, she was so beautiful. And in all honesty, this time… he wanted to take his time figuring her out. There was still so much to learn about her, but he knew that something about them felt right.
“What are you thinking about?” she asked, eyeing him after clearly noticing him staring.
Tyler sighs softly, meeting her gaze and smiling softly, “You.”
bellarke + 'I originally followed you on Instagram bc you’re hot and I’m thirsty but now I’ve developed actual feelings for you bc you’re a genuinely good person’ HAPPY FUTURE HOLIDAYS!!! and thanks 🙈
Clarke’s original reasons for following Octavia’s brother were far from pure, but she thinks it would be hard for anyone to figure that out. After all, she found out about his Instagram because Octavia posted a picture of the two of them with the caption: Finally got my dork brother on Instagram (and in Boston!!), everyone follow @theblakemistake.
If anyone asked, she was just following orders. It was not at all that he was really, really hot. No one could prove otherwise.
Especially when she keeps following him through the rocky first weeks of his Instagramming. Given how Bellamy Blake looked–broad shoulders, tan skin, toothpaste-commercial smile, artfully mussed hair, topped off with a pair of black hipster frames and a generous sprinkling of freckles–she assumed Octavia’s descriptor of “my dork brother” was just a little sister teasing.
But Bellamy’s inaugural Instagram post is a picture of a plant Clarke can’t identify with a truly dorky caption:
Things @octaviathefirst (am I doing that right) made me get today:
1. Instagram account 2. Plant
I figure I might as well use the first to monitor the second and see which one dies first.
And then he actually lists information about the plant. Like how many leaves it has and its color and the dampness of the soil. It is not at all what Clarke was expecting, but she finds herself actually kind of looking forward to his daily plant updates. His captions are fun, and he is really worried about his ability to keep the thing alive, which is really endearing.
After a week and a half of that, he finally posts another picture of himself, wearing pajamas and holding an orange kitten. Which is exactly the content Clarke was looking for. That’s what she’s about.
So, it’s come to my attention (s/o to @octaviathefirst) that I’m “doing it wrong” and just posting pictures of my plant is “boring and sad.” So I guess people on Instagram like cats? That’s what I’m getting. Anyway, this is Hermes, he’s an asshole.
“Can i request a Lin x reader where the reader and Lin are in Paris and there’s this one bridge Called ponte de arts where people come with locks and they wish and then they lock it to the bridge and then they throw their key into the water please THANKS YOU IS AWESOME”
hey to anon YOU IS AWESOME TOO ILY!! hey howdy what’s uP buddy friend pals :) I never know what to say here haha. Also I used the name Rebecca in this fic so if your name is Rebecca SOWWY
You look through the tumblr tag of your boyfriend, Luke Hemmings, just to see more pictures of him while he was away. There was an entire masterpost about just his nose, which always seemed to intrigue you when people could focus an entire rant about one body part on a person, yet you couldn’t help but agree with the fact that his nose was perfect. So was everything about him. Everything about him made you so happy and you felt like he was a perfect human being. That’s probably why it was so hard on you when you found a hate post about you. You were with such a perfect human being that when you compared yourself to him, you knew you were reaching in the relationship. The problem was that you couldn’t not click on posts about you. ‘Maybe this one will be positive,’ you would try and tell yourself everytime, but this was again a time where it just wasn’t. The same person that was focusing on the exact same body part as before, but this time, the body part belonged to you. The entire post was dedicated to making fun of your nose. A part of your body that had never really bothered you before. But now, it would be the focus of your negative attention. Of course, you get a text from Luke just as you’re feeling at your worst and you slide to unlock your phone.
send me a picture of your face i want a new updated lockscreen :)
You start scrolling through pictures you’ve taken in the past few weeks and in every single one, you notice how weird your nose looks. Of course. You open the camera on your phone and take a bunch of new pictures, all of which you hate. Usually, you would just send the last selfie you took or just take a random one because you knew that Luke would appreciate it either way, but now, you couldn’t help but think that Luke felt the same way as the girl from tumblr. You decide to create a sweater paw and cover part of your face, including your nose, with it and send that picture. He sends back a smiley face and a picture of himself with a huge thumbs up. Your phone vibrates again and you see that he’s facetiming you. You immediately answer it and smile, seeing his face. You catch a glimpse of yourself in the top right corner of your phone screen and you create the sweater paw mask again.
“Is it cold there?” he giggles.
“You keep covering your face like it’s super cold.” he calls you out.
“Oh, um, yeah.” you say, somewhat unconvincingly.
“You look kinda sad, are you okay?”
“What? Yeah.” you say, pretending to scratch your nose to continue covering it.
“Show me your face.” he lightly smiles.
“I want to see you. You’re beautiful.” he smiles.
“Why do you have a problem showing your face to me?”
“I don’t it’s just… I just read this thing online about my nose and you’re just so perfect it’s like hard to compare…” you start ranting.
“Are you kidding me? Don’t let anyone like that get to your head. They’re just jealous and stupid. Listen to me, I love every single inch of you and so should you. You’re amazingly beautiful and if anything, I can’t be compared to you.”
“No, I won’t stop until you believe me. Tell me that you love how you look. You can’t naturally change anything about yourself and I would never want you to. I don’t want to have to remind you everyday that you’re beautiful because you should know. You should be able to wake up every morning and believe that you’re beautiful, but until then, I will remind you. And even after you start to believe it, I will keep reminding you because I can’t go a day without the thought of your beautiful face.”
“Luke I love you.”
“I love you too, but…”
“Luke, it will take time for someone to love themselves and even if so, no one could possibly love every single thing about themselves. Please understand that.”
“I completely understand that, trust me.”
“You’re beautiful too, Luke.”
“Thank you.” he smiles.
“Babe can you help me with this zipper?” you say, slightly opening the door to the dressing room. He stands up and starts zipping it up, but it doesn’t zip up completely. You sigh as you check yourself out in the mirror. You close the door and take the dress off. You try on three more without showing Ashton, hating the way your stomach seems to hang out in everything. Nothing that you’ve found flatters your figure at all and you start to wonder if it’s your stomach that’s the problem, not the clothes. You put on your original clothes and open the door, carrying all the dresses. You hang them up on the rack and run your hand through your hair.
“Did none of them fit?” he asks, innocently.
“Nope.” you say, blatantly, trying not to show your true emotions.
“Okay, we can try some other sizes or dresses.”
“No it’s fine, I can just wear something I already have.”
“Are you sure? I want to get you something new for this. It’s my first professional date with you and I want it to be special.”
“No, Ash, it’s really fine.” your voice cracks.
“Are you okay, your eyes are getting glossy?”
“Yeah, I’m good.”
“Look me in the eyes. Tell me you’re okay.”
“I’m not going to do that.” you shake your head.
“So you’re not?”
“What do you expect Ashton? Everything I wear shows that I obviously don’t have a six pack or flat stomach. I look fat in everything. It’s not the clothes, it’s me.”
“You’re…” he stutters.
“See, I am.” you shrug and try to walk back out of the dressing rooms.
“No babe,” he says, grabbing your wrist, “look at me. You are beautiful. I love the fact that you have curves. It makes me so happy. I want you to know that you’re not fat. You might not be a stick, but that’s perfectly fine with me. In fact, I love it. You make me happy and I hate it when you’re not happy. I need you to know that I love every part of you.”
You sigh and roll your eyes.
“Look at me,” he says, putting his hand under your chin and making you look directly into his hazel eyes. “You are amazing and perfect and I wouldn’t want you any different than you are right now. I know you try to compare yourself with the models on magazines, but that’s not what I want. I want you and only you.”
When Percy agreed to play Jason‘s boyfriend he hadn‘t thought he‘d actually enjoy their act this much. Maybe the fact that Jason was just trying to get back at his father should hurt Percy, but he was actually more than amused by the man’s dislike of him. Jason’s father had never liked Percy’s, probably because they always had been rivals, and that meant he had never liked Percy either. Percy knew he had been barely tolerated when he and Jason first became friends, but now that everyone thought they were dating, Jason’s father at least tried acting a little nicer to him. Both Jason and Percy saw through this, and they agreed to keep up their charade as long as it would take for their father’s to stop trying to push their petty feud on them.
It wasn’t often that you got to go out with your friends. After all, you were settled and happy in your relationship. But you didn’t want to be that friend. The one that mysteriously disappears once she gets a boyfriend.
So when your friends suggests going out to a bar to support your friend through her recent breakup and to celebrate the day before New Year’s Eve, you couldn’t say no. Except one bar turned into two, three and the next thing you know, the bar hopping was a trip to a club.
And five shots in, you remembered exactly why you hated clubbing.
The music was irritatingly loud and practically nothing but beats pounding through your head over and over. The club was overwhelmingly crowded, giving you limited space for movement or air to breathe. And the place was teeming with guys giving you leering smiles and inappropriate remarks. As if.
You were dating Zhang Yixing. You didn’t have any interest in these sleezeballs.