All For Show Part 2
Pair : Steve Rogers x Reader
8. You ask your best friend to pretend to be your boyfriend for your sisters couples dinner party. Requested by anon.
Warning : Language
Word Count : 982
It’s been a week since your sisters Valentine’s Day dinner. And the moment you made it to your apartment, you kept your distance from Steve.
The feelings you had for him were not only confusing, but painful. You couldn’t be with him. You couldn’t damage the friendship you two had because of things didn’t work out, you knew everything would change.
You were in love with your best friend. The biggest cliche of them all. Something you would always tease. But here you were.
Steve called you everyday since the dinner. Not knowing what was going on. He even knocked on your door a couple of times. But you never answered.
You were terrified.
He left voicemails on your phone, asking you to call him back. Telling you how much he misses you and wants you to talk to him.
It was the hardest thing to do, to push him away.
“Shit! I’m going to be late!” You yelped as you shot up in bed.
Quickly, you threw whatever you had near you, on and pulled your hair up in a messy bun.
It was your first day back to work since the dinner, and you couldn’t be late.
You were an assistant for one of the biggest fashion designer in New York City. And she wasn’t one to be late for.
As you opened the door to leave, you tripped over something, almost knocking you over. “Ow!”
“What the hell?” You groaned.
Looking back, you felt your breath hitch to the back of your throat. Your body stiffened as your eyes met his.
“Just beat me up why don’t you.” Steve slightly chuckled, pulling himself up off the ground.
“W-What’re you d-doing here?” You stuttered.
Steve crossed his arms over his chest, his stare more intense than it was before.
“I’m making sure my best friend is okay.” He said. “Why haven’t you answered any of my calls? Or texts?”
You swallowed hard and immediately averted your eyes else where as you turned your back to him.
“I’ve been busy.” You lied.
“Too busy to send a quick text back?” He asked. “Did I do something? Did I screw up the dinner? What the hell happened?”
You didn’t want him to find out the real reason why you’ve been ignoring his calls. Which you decided to play it cool.
“You did nothing wrong.” You stated. “I’ve just been busy. My sister had me running around the city with her, planning her stupid wedding.” Part of that was true, but it was always just for a couple of hours.
Steve studied your face for bluff. His brows scrunched together as if he were thinking of something.
Until a smile crept on his lips and his stare softened. “Ok good. I thought I did something.” He chuckled. “I’ve missed you though. I never knew how boring my life is without you until now.”
You playfully rolled your eyes and shook your head. “Stop being dramatic. It was only a week.” You teased. “But seriously, I have to go before I’m late.”
As you were about to walk away, you felt his hand tug at yours.
“Come over tonight. I’ll order Chinese and we can watch pirates of the Caribbean.” He smiled.
You wanted to come up with some excuse. But you had nothing.
“Before you could even say no, im going to leave.” Steve chuckled. “I’ll see you tonight. And say hi to Satan for me.”
And just like that, he was gone.
Your were finally able to let out a long breath, which you didn’t even know you were holding.
A part of you was happy to see him, to feel him again. But the other part wanted to scream.
Today was going to be a long day.
(9 hours later)
“So what’re you going to do tonight?” Riley asked as she swung her purse over her shoulder. Ready to leave for the day.
You shrugged your shoulders and yawned. “Going to Steve’s for some Chinese.”
Riley smiled at the name. Ever since she met Steve at your birthday party last year, she had this small thing for him. But who could blame her?
“That sounds fun.” She stated. “You’re so lucky to have a guy like him. I remember just how funny and sweet he was at your party. How long have you two been dating?”
“What? N-No, he and I are just friends.” You muttered. “Nothing more.”
“Oh wow, I thought you two were together. My mistake.”
“It’s okay. He’s just my best friend.” You reassured her.
Riley bit on her lower lip, her fingers twisting her hair as if she were nervous. “Well if you two aren’t dating, would it be okay if I talked to him?”
Your stomach dropped, a spark of jealousy ignited in you and as much as you wanted to say no. To tell her he’s all yours, you didn’t.
You knew you couldn’t be with him. You knew you had to ignore these feelings.
“What’re you doing tonight?” You asked.
Steve was so excited to spend the night with you. To be with you again.
The entire week, when he was alone he realized just how important you were. He realized how much he wanted to see you and suddenly, his feelings for you grew.
He wanted tonight to be special.
Steve wasn’t someone who acted on his feelings until now. When he saw you today, he wanted nothing more than to pull you in and kiss you again.
But he wanted to do it right. This was the first time he had ever felt this way for someone.
The knock at his door made his stomach flutter. Not only was he excited to hang out with you, he was nervous.
“You got this.” He whispered to himself.
As he opened the door, his smile twitched. “R-Riley?”
“Hey.” She smirked.