a/n: so @sowhatshawn and i were talking about stuff the other day. and i got this idea. so. here. it. is.
You made your way through the warm bodies shuffling around the house, trying to find your boyfriend. He had promised he wouldn’t get drunk, but you knew better. You knew he would celebrate this tour ending by drinking his body weight in alcohol, and by the end of the night you would be the one dragging his ass to the car, and helping him into the apartment.
Peering around the corner, you smiled when you saw Shawn tossing the ping pong ball into the red cup at the other end of the table, cheering when the beer splashed out. “I won!” He cheered, high-fiving a tipsy Matt. “I fucking won!”
“That’s the third time you’ve won, dude.” Matt laughed, nodding at you. “Hey, your girl’s looking for you.”
Shawn spun around, dopey smile on his face as you walked over. “Hi, baby!”
“Hey, hun. D’you think you’re about ready to head home?” You asked, since it was nearing one in the morning, and you were exhausted.
“Y-yeah, lemme just go say bye to everyone.” Shawn nodded, stumbling past you into the other room.
Matt looked at you, concerned. “You gonna be able to get him inside by yourself? I can help you- he weighs more than he looks.”
You laughed, nodding. “I’ll be fine. Thank you, though. I’ll text you when I get him inside.”
Megan walked over to Matt, and you bid the couple goodbye before going to find the lanky mess of a boyfriend you had.
Turning off the ignition, you pulled the keys out and grabbed your phone. You got out of the car, and set your purse on the hood, before going over and tackling the sleepy man inside the passenger side. “Shawn, bubby, you’ve gotta help me here.” You laughed, almost falling over when he got out, and leant all of his weight into you. “Jesus, Shawn, how much did you drink?” You asked, the smell of beer strong on him.
“S-so much.” Shawn mumbled, working with you so you two could get inside.
The two of you walked into the bedroom, and you disappeared into the closet to grab a pair of pajamas for your boyfriend, and he was sitting on the bed, giggling.
You started unbuttoning the dress shirt he had on, hands working fast since you knew he was going to start getting drowsy.
“She’s so pretty.” Shawn said out of nowhere, smile playing on his lips.
You quirked an eyebrow up, and walked over to him. “Who?”
“Audrey.” Shawn said, catching you by surprise. “Her lips were so plump. A-and they tasted like strawberries.” He giggled like a little boy, hiccuping.
“What? What do you mean?” You asked, heart rate picking up.
Shawn stripped off his shirt, and you felt your breath catch when you saw the hickeys on his chest. They were dark, and looked fresh. “Shawn, honey, when did you get those?”
The brunet looked down at his chest, and let out a breathy laugh. “So dark.” He poked one. “Audrey said she wasn’t going to leave marks. She said Y/N would get mad.” His head whipped up, and you swore he realized who he was talking to.
But, when he spoke, you felt your heart shatter even more. “It felt nice.”
You stayed silent for the rest of the night, waiting until Shawn’s breath evened out before getting out of bed. You left a water bottle and some Advil on the nightstand next to him, and quietly grabbed your essentials.
You let a few tears out as you padded across the hardwood of the apartment, collecting your purse, coat, keys; stopping at the picture of you and Shawn on your anniversary. You were in Europe, Paris to be exact, and Josiah had snapped the photo of you two in front of the Eiffel Tower. Kids in Love. Paris. 2016. You let out a rough laugh at the engraving on the frame, before letting the photo fall from your hands.
With one last look around the place you had called home, you opened the door, and stepped out into the night, temperature matching your feelings. Cold.
You didn’t make it far. instead, you stopped a few blocks down, and walked into the 24-hour mini mart at the corner. You dialed one of the more familiar numbers on your phone, pressing it to your ear. “Can you come pick me up?”
a/n: sorry it’s short. but i already have a part 2 ready to be posted.