For those of you who haven’t heard. IM5 is officially over. I would like to say to every member that’s been in the band. Cole, Dana, Gabe, Will, Dalton, and David:
You all are so talented, and I hope to see you strive for greatness. I’ve enjoyed the work you have done for your fans. I’m glad to see you grow, and being in this fandom for 5 years I am devastated to hear that it’s over. But I am glad to see you’re doing what you love. It’s a bittersweet moment. I’ve known for a while now that it was over, but I was patiently waiting for you to break the news. I’m glad I got to meet each and every one of you, and seen you grow into exceptional young men. I hope to run into you again in the future, and wish you all the best of luck.
Requested by:julia640 Notes: Can’t stop, won’t stop guys. Send me more requests here though since I’m constantly bored and Tumblr isn’t blocked at school
You had the habit of scrolling down your tag on Tumblr which was usually a rather mellow affair. It was filled with pictures you and your boyfriend had posted on Twitter and Instagram (Usually followed with a caption that said “lOOK HOW CUTE THEY ARE IM SCREAMING”) and some flattering (and also unflattering) selfies of yourself. But instead, you found this.
When Cole comes home, carrying a bag of takeout, he finds you sitting on the couch, staring at the computer in a state of deep confusion. Slightly worried, he walks over and glances over your shoulder.
It was a picture of you and David.
“Whoa."His voice breaks you of your stupor and you immediately panic, slamming the laptop shut.
"I was just on Tumblr and I found this and I didn’t know people shipped me with my best friend but its photoshopped which is pretty obvious since that’s me from a picture of me and you-”
“And like I don’t even like David like that okay, that’s really gross and it’d be like liking my brother and-”
“Babe, calm down.” You finally freeze and turn to stare at him, wide-eyed, only to see that he’s laughing at you. The nerve of him. “I think its funny. Besides, David isn’t the one that gets to go to kiss you in about five seconds so I think its fair.”
Whenever Dana got mad, you always knew. He pretended that he was fine and waved off anyone’s attempt at asking him just why he was huffing at everything anyone said to him. After five months of dating him, you’d gotten pretty good at dragging the truth out of him but this was pretty ridiculous.
“I don’t like Gabe, trust me,"You sigh as you stand in front of him sitting on the couch, hands on your hips in a vain attempt to look assertive. "If I did, that’s where I’d be. But nope, I’m here with you and I always will be.”
“i get that, its just…"He waves helplessly at his phone and you let another sigh as you pick it up and look at the twitter account he had been looking it. It was a fan account about the relationship between you and Gabe which had always been platonic. There were pictures of all the times you’d forced him to take one with you and twitter conversations between you two but they were taking them all the wrong way. Romantic instead of of a deep friendship.
Taking a deep breath, you sit next to him and put your chin on his shoulder, looking at him patiently. "Just what, Dana?”
“He’s older and when we were friends, you always talked about how you liked older guys and he’s smart and mature and I don’t know. I guess I’m wondering why you’re sticking around here with me when you can so easily have him.” He wasn’t looking at you, stubbornly looking away, and you reach up and place a hand on his cheek, gently moving his head so he was meeting your eyes. It always broke your heart when you saw him being insecure. Insecurity wasn’t befitting for someone like Dana Vaughns.
“Hey, I love you. OK, you. Not Gabe, not anyone else. It’s just you for me.”
All he did was nod and give you the tiniest of smiles.
“Honestly, I feel like you should be taking this more seriously,"You roll your eyes at your boyfriend who was currently rolling around on the ground, trying his best to calm down. You guys had been scrolling down (Really, more like stalking) the tag when you had found a fanfiction about you.
He had immediately insisted on reading it and you had tried to stop him since honestly, you’d much rather live your life not knowing what a fan wrote about a relationship between you and your boyfriend’s bandmate. He had ignored you and decided to read it out loud, doing his best impersonation of you and Cole. He’d done pretty good until the part came where you confessed your eternal affection for the blond in the pouring rain.
Immediately, he had caved and started laughing uncontrollably to the point that he fell off the couch.
"It’s well-written,"Will manages out, his face a bright red with tears leaking out of his eyes. You huff. "Wait? It is! Even though its way off base with the whole rain thing. You hate getting wet and cold without a life threatening situation.”
You sigh. At least someone found this amusing.
David wasn’t a jealous person persay. He was usually calm and chill about these sorts of situations but this was sort of pushing it.
“Really?"He snorts as he scolls down the Tumblr tag on his phone while checking the tweets on his computer. You sit next to him, vaguely amused, but mostly wanting to get back to the Spiderman marathon you guys were in the middle of. "You and Will? As if.”
“He’s a nice guy,"you feel the urge to defend your friend and he huffs, his whole body dramatically moving.
"Yeah, he's too nice. Probably into really kinky things.”
“He’s your friend, David,"you sigh, leaning against his shoulder to watch just exactly he was looking at. He was really overreacting. Will and you both liked Chipotle to the point that it probably wasn’t healthy and seeing as even your boyfriend got tired of being dragged to the place (Even though he wouldn’t say it), you often went together.
Most of the fans were chill about it and treated it like it was. A friendship. But there was always that small sect of over the top fanatics that made it weird for everyone else. While there weren’t that many, there was some posts and tweets speculating that maybe there was more.
"I wouldn’t date him you know,"You say, giving David a kiss on the jaw. He stills. "It’d be too much like corrupting a puppy.” Another kiss. “I like my boyfriends to have experience.”
He moves quickly, flipping you over so that you’re on your back and he’s looming over you. The laptop and phone fall to the ground. “Glad we’re on the same page.”
“Seriously?"Gabe stares down the post as if it’s personally offended him and you can’t stop laughing, not able to take this seriously at all. It was just a collage of pictures of you and Dana, both separate and together, and there were hearts in random spots with sparkles thrown in.
Frankly it looked like something your three-year-old sister would do in Paint but still. It was enough to get your dumb boyfriend all riled.
"They know that we’re the ones dating, right?"He asks, furrowing his brows, and you start laughing harder.
"Duh,"you finally calm down enough to say, your voice coming out breathless. "I’m the reason there’s actually an overdose of your selfies."
"Then why this?"He waves his hand at the post and you roll your eyes, getting over how funny this situation was really quick. Sometimes, Gabe was loads more mature than you yet other times you were the one who had to bring him down to Earth and explain things.
"Because its fun. Fans ship people together all the time,"you shrug. "I don’t throw a fit every time there’s a post shipping you with Will or Cole."
He lets out a sigh, giving you a look. "That doesn’t count.”
“It totally does!"You protest. "You’ve got masterposts of every time you’ve ever touched or every kinda gay thing you’ve ever done with each other. All I’ve got is a collage with Dana. I can pull some u-”
“Lets go to the movies!"He immediately, cutting off your sentence, and you start another laughing fit.
IM5’s best cover to date, hands down. The boys’ voices have really matured and gotten strong and this song was the perfect way to showcase their growth. They’re grown, and they want to make sure we realize that.