movie: nysm

6

The apartment was cold when I woke up, the warm body next to me doing nothing to help. I pulled myself from bed, leaning over to kiss his forehead before pulling on sweats and his jacket, the cool leather making me shiver for a moment. I stumbled towards the kitchen, rubbing the sleep from my eyes as I went. I could hear the others talking as I made myself coffee, and I felt them staring as I curled into the couch upon reaching the living room.
“Isn’t that Jack’s jacket?” Merritt asked, smirking to himself.
“Yep.”
“Did you sleep in his room last night?” It was now Henley’s turn, and I sighed, but internally laughed. I couldn’t believe it had taken them this long to figure out.
“Yep.” Danny’s eyes widened and I laughed out loud at his surprise.
“Are you two together?” He asked, and I saw Jack smiling in the doorway as he made his way over to me, throwing his arm over my shoulders as he sat down beside me.
“Yep” we said in unison, smiling at each other before we kissed softly, a mere peck that made it as if we’d been together for years. The rest of the horsemen gaped and I grinned, shaking my head.
“For three of the most intellectual people on the planet, you sure are clueless.” Jack laughed beside me as I snuggled next to him, closing my eyes as I rested for awhile longer, the rich smell of his cologne and leather surrounding me.

7

“Bye Jackie.” Jack responded in kind as he watched her walk towards Henley’s room, Y/H/C hair billowing behind her. He smiled softly at the nickname, remembering the day she gave it to him. He hadn’t realized he was still staring, but someone else did.
“You should just tell her.” Merritt offered, not looking up from his book. Jack broke away from his thoughts, looking towards the older man in confusion.
“Tell her what?” Merritt scoffed, shaking his head.
“That you’re hopelessly in love with her.” He said it simply, with a wave of his hand that made Jack feel as if he was being mocked, but he just rolled his eyes.
“We’re just friends.”
“Yeah, right, and I’m next in line to be king of England. Seriously, one of these days, you’re gonna realize you two both feel the same way.” Merritt stood, heading towards his room when Jack finally realized what he’d said.
“Wait, what?” Merritt looked over his shoulder and smiled.
“Just talk to her kid.”