A/N: Tom Petty. The great and late Tom Petty has passed away late last night. So honor of his memory, I have decide to post a song fic based off of on of his songs. Tom Petty was/still is my spirit animal along with John Lennon. I grew up on his music.
A/N: I chose his song, Wildflowers because A) I love wildflowers, B) When I hear this song and really listen to the lyrics, I get the vibe of growing up wild and free and not having a care in the world, kind of like Wildflowers. They grow up wild and free and not caring about the world around them.
Spencer gets a call from his best friend (the reader). After finding her fiancé with another girl, she calls up Spencer crying and needing someone to talk to.
You belong among the wildflowers You belong in a boat out at sea Sail away, kill off the hours You belong somewhere you feel free
Running into her apartment, she slams her shut as she slides down the door. Tears poured down her face as she cried. The diamond glistening on her ring finger. She picks at it and throws it across the room. Burying her face in her knees, she carries on crying. It felt like the worst night of her life.
Her and her fiancé planned a night at his apartment to have dinner and watch a movie. She had brought over freshly baked brownies and coffee. What better way to spend a winter’s night than fresh brownies and coffee? Arriving at his apartment she walked in with the key he had given her and made her way to the kitchen.
“Joel!” She calls. “I brought coffee and brownies to have during the movie!” Hearing no response she places the platter and cup holder on the kitchen counter and heads towards the hallway. She stops at the entrance of the hallway upon seeing his jeans in a ball on the hard wood floor. Picking up his jeans she furrows her eyebrows in confusion. Walking down the hallway to his bedroom, she hears something she wishes she never had heard. She instantly regrets ever coming here. Opening the door she peers her head in to see Joel in bed with another girl. “You sick song of bitch!” She snaps chucking the pair of jeans at Joel. He springs out of bed holding the sheets to his lower half. His eyes wide in surprise.
“I thought I told you to call when you were on your way?”
“Oh I’m sorry, if I had known you wanted to finish cheating on me than I never would have come.” She quickly runs from the bedroom and back towards the front door of the apartment.
“(Y/N)!” He yells as he grabs the jeans and slips them on. “(Y/N)!” He chases after her and grabs her arm before she’s fully out of the apartment. “Please.. Don’t leave..”
“Why? So you can have a threesome? No thanks, I’m good.” She says pulling her hand away.
“Please, (Y/N)! We’re getting married in a week!”
“And you think that I’ll just forgive you because we’re getting married in a week?!” She scoffs shaking her head. “Maybe she should be the one you marry in a week, not me. Because we are not getting married anymore.” She finally leaves throwing the door shut behind her. The sound echoing in the hallway as she stormed off to the elevator.
Run away, find you a lover Go away somewhere all bright and new I have seen no other Who compares with you
The lyrics filled his car as he drove down the freeway. Spencer was on his way home when Wildflowers began to play. He wasn’t a big fan of Tom Petty but he only listened to this song because if it was her favorite song. Whenever he heard the song he thought her. Not just because it was her favorite song, but it reminded him of how free she strived to be and the wild things she did and still does to this day.
Just like the lyrics she had run away. Not from the world or her family, but from him. She ran from him when he admitted his feelings to her. He remembered her exact words that she spoke to him.
“Spencer, I love you too.. But this just isn’t what I want right now.”
Although he remembered her saying that exactly three years ago, four months, three weeks, two days, fourteen hours, twenty minutes, and three seconds ago. It’s Spencer. He remembers this stuff whether he chooses to or not. It made him angry when he saw her post on Facebook about moving away to Port Angeles, Washington just a few months after that. She posted on just three weeks later that she was in a relationship. It did tear his heart in two.
According to him, and his team, he’s never seen anyone that could compare to you. As much as he loved you, he only wanted the best for you.
You belong among the wildflowers You belong in a boat out at sea You belong with your love on your arm You belong somewhere you feel free
She couldn’t help but listen to her favorite song. Although some lyrics made her want to burn Joel’s photos, it also reminded her of Spencer. She stared at her phone. Spencer’s contact ready for the touch of her finger. An instant call to him.. But was she ready for that? What if he hated her when she rejected him? What if he hated her for leaving? Or getting engaged to someone she’d only know for a year? What if he didn’t even answer at all?
Wiping the fresh tears from her cheeks, she picks her cell phone up. She presses her thumb on the phone button, instantly calling him. It rang for a few seconds before he answered. Wildflowers playing in the background before it was clicked off.
“Hello?” He speaks.
“Sp-Spencer?” She whimpers.
“(Y/N)?” He questions. “Everything okay?”
“No..” Her voice cracks and she sniffles. “You were right, Spencer…”
“Right? About what?”
“I should have listened to you…”
“About what, (Y/N)?” He asks.
“Joel… Getting engaged so soon.. You were right..”
“What did he do?”
“I found him having sex with some girl in his apartment… Gosh, I was so stupid to think he actually loved me..”
“You weren’t stupid, (Y/N)..” Spencer says. “Where are you?”
“At my apartment.. Why?”
“I’m coming over.”
“What?” She say. “But I thought you hated me?”
“Hate you?” Spencer said, his voice cracking at its high pitch. “Why would I hate you?”
“Because I broke your heart..” She sniffles. “And moved away for some guy, getting engaged after a year, and never talking to you as often…”
“No, No..” Spencer says. “I don’t ever want to hear you say that again. I never hated you. Sure I was hurt, but it’s not something I would hate you for. Look, I can be at your apartment in about twenty minutes with traffic. Hop in the shower and just relax yourself, okay? I’ll bring some takeout too.”
“Really?” She sniffles again before wiping her nose on the sleeve of her sweater.
“Yes, of course. I just want you to feel better. Now go. I’ll be there soon.”
Run away, go find a lover Run away, let your heart be your guide You deserve the deepest of cover You belong in that home by and by
Yet again she played Wildflowers while in the shower. This time she’d run away. Run away from Joel, run away from the mistake she almost made. Run away and start fresh. But she decided to run away to some place new, but to run away to Spencer. Find her lover in him. After all, he did still love her. She was letting her heart be the guid this time, not her mind. Her heart pleads for Spencer so she’s goes with her gut.
She won’t ever listen to her mind again, unless the choice seems good enough to make.
Spencer had arrived at her apartment sooner than he had planned. Stepping into the apartment he set the bags on the kitchen counter as he pulled off his converse. He could hear the shower running so he decided to set the food out on the coffee table in the living room. Picking up the bags again, he heads for the living room when he steps on something sharp. Wincing and lifting his foot up, he loos down at what he stepped on. Her engagement ring lay on the hard wood floor. Picking it up the ring he examined it between his index and his thumb.
Joel spent so much money just to throw it all away. He thinks to himself as he stuffs the ring in his pocket and heads for the living room.
You belong among the wildflowers You belong somewhere close to me Far away from your trouble and worry You belong somewhere you feel free You belong somewhere you feel free
Hearing the shower turn off, he quickly gets her food set out on a plate and pours a her a small bit of wine in a glass. “Spencer, I’ll be out in just a few minutes!” She calls from the hallway as she scurries off to her room.
“How’d you know I was here?” He calls back.
“I could smell the Chinese food!” She says giggling before closing her bedroom door.
After changing into clean clothes and meeting Spencer in the living room, she flops down on the couch and picks up her food from the table. Before she could put a spoonful of fried rice in her mouth, her engagement ring was placed in front of her face. She slowly lowered the spoon as she turned her head to look at Spencer.
“You found my ring?” She says in a whisper.
“I actually stepped on it..” He says.
“Why do you have it? I have to give it back to Joel.”
“Too late, it’s mine now.” He says before grabbing your hand.
“Spencer..” She whispers again.
“I know that it’s been a while.. But I feel like we can give it another try… We don’t even have to date!”
“Spencer.. I can’t..”
“Yes you can!” He exclaims. “We’ll go down to the courthouse whenever you’re ready and we can get married. We can have JJ and Will as our witnesses.” She sighs before Spencer grabs her hand again. “You belong among the wildflowers. You belong somewhere close to me. Far away from your trouble and worry. You belong somewhere you feel free. You belong somewhere you feel free.”
“Spencer, you just sang a Tom Petty song.” She giggles.
“Because I know it’s your favorite song and the only Tom Petty song that I know.” He says chuckling. “But the lyrics.. They have a special meaning behind them. And these just spoke the truth.”
“Gosh, Spencer… I don’t know what to say.”
“Say yes.” He says in a hopeful voice. “Be my wildflower.”
A smile spreads across her face. Setting the plate down on the coffee table she leans back and places her hands on Spencer’s face before kissing him. “Of course I’ll be your wildflower.”
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