Imagine telling your best friend, Hayden, you’re in love with Liam, but a few weeks later, you find the two of them kissing behind the buses (Pt. 4)
“Onward, my faithful steed!” James exclaims, jumping on your back. You giggle, and run forwards. “Faster!”
“I’m going as fast as I can!” you complain. “It’s not my fault you’re heavy!”
“Hey, you know I’m insecure about my weight.” You look over your shoulder, and find him fake pouting. “Say you’re sorry.”
You stop and let him fall to the ground, then turn to face him. “I am so sorry I joked about your insecurities.” you apologize, trying to stop yourself from bursting into laughter. “Please forgive me?”
“Okay, I forgive you.” he says, pulling you into a kiss.
“Y/N?” you freeze, and slowly turn around. Of course. Liam and Hayden walk over, hand in hand, smiling at you. “Hey, Y/N, what’s up?”
“Nothing much.” You wrap your arm around James’s, and gently pull him in the opposite direction. “It was…. well, we’ve got somewhere to be, so we’d better get going.” You start off without waiting for a reply.
“Okay, bye!” you hear one of them call after you.
“What was that?” James asks, frowning at you. “I thought you’re best friends with Hayden?”
“Not anymore.” you reply. He raises an eyebrow, and you just shake your head. “I don’t want to talk about it right now.”
“Okay, that’s fine.” he says, putting an arm around you. “So, where are we off to next?”
“Y/N.” You turn around, then roll your eyes and quicken your footsteps. “Y/N, wait up.”
“Can’t anyone take a hint?” you ask after stopping and turning to face Liam. “There’s a reason I haven’t talked to you guys, so do me a favor and stop bugging me.”
“What happened?” Liam asks. “Why do you hate Hayden?”
“She knows.” you reply, turning down the hall.
“No she doesn’t!” he insists, causing you to scoff. “She doesn’t, she’s so confused and upset because she lost her best friend.”
You stop short, causing Liam to walk past you before realizing what happened, and going back a few steps. “Okay, you want to know why I hate her? It’s because of you. It’s because I had the biggest crush on you, and I told her about it, and a few weeks later I discover her kissing you behind the buses. So yeah, Liam, I hate her, and I promise you she knows why.” You storm away, fuming, leaving Liam dumbstruck.
You’re so caught up in the moment, you walk right past James, who calls your name multiple times before you register it. “Oh, sorry J, I didn’t see you there.”
“Yeah, I noticed.” he says, placing a kiss on your forehead. “I heard you talking to Liam, is all that true?” You nod, and he immediately pulls you into a hug. “I’m sorry.”
“It’s not your fault.” you reply, hugging him tighter.
Of all the money that e'er I had, / I spent it in good company. / And all the harm that e'er I’ve done, / Alas! it was to none but me. / And all I’ve done for want of wit / To mem'ry now, I can’t recall / So fill to me the parting glass / Good night and joy be with you all. / Oh, all the comrades that e'er I had, / They’re sorry for my going away, / And all the sweethearts that e'er I’ve loved, / They’d wish me one more day to stay, / But since it falls unto my lot, / That I should rise and you should not, / I’ll gently rise and softly call, / Good night and joy be with you all.
[Image: A screen cap from The Inteceptors ep of Top Gear. The boys are all gussied up as their Inteceptors alter egos, Jason Clarkson, James Steed and Roger St. Hammond and are in their offices discussing the opening for their new show. The caption reads: “(207): Let’s get really high and wear fake mustaches and try not to laugh at each other…”]