Star of the Show - Jeff Atkins x Reader
Request - “Could I please have an imagine about Jeff and maybe a couple friends come to a dance performance that I’m in!”
Flashing lights. Pumping music. Chaos backstage. Stressed out dancers running around for their quick changes and getting to the correct wings. This was something you’d been doing years, and were used to, however this time was different- because your recent boyfriend Jeff Atkins had come to watch. He’d brought a couple of friends; Hannah Baker, Clay Jensen, Zach Dempsey, and Montgomery de la Cruz, but it was him you were the most nervous for.
You hadn’t been dating long, and you were worried what he might think of your dancing, especially since you had a solo. However, Jeff coming to support you had warmed your heart. He was the sweetest boyfriend around and would do anything for you.
You stepped out on your cue, feeling the nerves boil up inside you. You started letting your body move you. You knew these steps off by heart, and let yourself be consumed by the emotion of the song and the story your contemporary dance was telling the audience.
Although the lights blocked your view of the audience, you could tell Jeff was there watching you with content and trying not to draw too much attention to himself.
She looked amazing. The way her body moved was so fluid and elegant. Jeff admired his girlfriend and wondered how he’d gotten so lucky. She was everything he’d ever wanted - gorgeous, intelligent, compassionate, hilarious, and just all round perfect. He had his baseball, she had her dance. They loved to support each other, but this was the first chance he’d been given.
“THAT’S MY GIRL!” Jeff shouted up at the stage, before realising it was probably a mistake. He got a few dirty looks, but seeing the falter of a smile in your facial expression told him enough. He took note to never do t again, but he was glad he had.
The dance ended and Jeff realised now was the time.
“WOOOO! YOU’RE AMAZING BABY!” He called out to you, with a wolf whistle.
The adrenaline was still pumping through you once the dance had finished, and Jeff’s supporting words made you grin, without being able to stop. You took a bow and slowly walked off stage.
All your things were now fit nicely in your bag, you double checked the area to be sure that you’d left nothing behind. There was a gentle knock at your door. You turned to reveal Jeff.
“Jeff!” You enthused. He grinned back at you.
“You. Were. Amazing.” His hands were behind his back. He brought them forward to reveal a bouquet of your favourite flowers.
“Oh my Jeff they’re gorgeous!” You were surprised but incredibly happy. You ran over and hugged him.
“You’re the amazing one.” You smiled Into his chest. He smelled faintly of coconut. You leaned your head back and brought it up to his, kissing him gently on the lips.
“We could argue all night about this.” He chuckled.
“I’d rather cuddle all night.” You smiled up at him. He had placed the flowers on the side so he could embrace you fully.
You were both shocked apart when the onslaught entered.
“Y/N! That was so good!” Hannah rushed up to hug you.“Jeff took way too long to ask you out. You could so tell how long he’d been waiting to do that.” Clay laughed.
“How the fuck do you do that?” Monty added. Zach nodded in agreement.
“Pretty damn cool.”
“Thank you guys! You’re all so sweet.” You beamed at your friends.
“So who agrees we should take the star of the show out for dinner? On us.” Hannah asked. The group nodded in agreement.
“And then she’s coming back to mine to cuddle. None of you are allowed.” Jeff had a very serious look on his face. No one interrupted his cuddle time.
“Thank you guys that amazing but I can’t-”
“Yes you can.” Zach cut you off. “Come on. You can pick where we go.”
“I love you all so much.” You giggled. Surrounded by all your favourite people in the world who had come to support you, made you feel a little emotional. They all ‘awww'ed and jumped on you from all sides for a massive bear hug. This was the good stuff.