Took You Long Enough — Alex Standall Drabble
Hi can you do an imagine where the reader is Zach’s sister and in love with Alex and Alex loves her back but she thinks he still loves Jessica and in a bad situation Alex realizes he’s really in love with Y/N with prompts #5 #130 & #223 thank you — anonymous
Word Count: 2184 words
Trigger Warning: none
Pairing: Alex Standall x Reader
Prompts: #5 “if you loved me, you’d fight for it. if you loved me, you’d show it. if you loved me, you’d fight for me. do you even know what love is?”, #130 “oh my god! you’re in love with her!”, and #223 “i’ve never felt this way before and i’m terrified, to be honest”
A/N: I know in the request you aid “Y/N but I just picked a random name; that just how I like to write my imagines/drabbles
This marks the fourth time he’s basically acted like I wasn’t sitting right next to him and I know I shouldn’t have let it go on after the third time but I thought when I had brought it up, things would be different. Guess that makes me the idiot.
Alex and I aren’t exactly dating but it’s no secret that we’re into each other. He hadn’t asked me to be his girlfriend or even on a date and frankly, I’m getting tired of waiting for him to make a move. I know in my heart that I love Alex and sometimes I think he loves me back but most of the time I can’t even tell.
Things only got worse at lunch; I was sitting with Alex and Jess, per Alex’s request even though he knew I wasn’t fond of her but he asked and I just couldn’t say no. Everything was going fine until Jess just had to open her big mouth.
“So, Jill, what’s the deal with you?” She popped a grape into her mouth with a smirk on her face.
I took a sip from my soda and looked at her in confusion, “What are you talking about?”
She chuckled and glanced over at Alex before looking at me, “You’re like this quiet little mouse whenever anyone is around you. You basically follow Alex around like this little mute puppy.”
I scoffed, trying to keep the bitchy comment to myself, “Well, Jess, I’m not as talkative as you or most people. As for the puppy thing, Alex is my best friend, we hang out a lot together.”
She just scoffed and it was starting to tick me off, “Right, so how come Alex doesn’t bring up all the times you guys hang out?”
I matched her scoff, plastering a fake smile on my face, “Well, I didn’t know he had to justify our friendship to you, Jess.”
She shrugged and I could tell from the way she was looking at me that she knew she struck a nerve, “I’m just saying it can’t be that great of a friendship if he doesn’t even acknowledge it like at all.”
My hands were balled up into a fist. I looked over at Alex and he was just as silent as ever, he wasn’t even trying to defend me and let Jess say what she wanted.
I scoffed and shook my head at him before turning to face Jess, “Fuck you, Jessica.” I picked up my soda and dumped it on her head before flipping her tray on her and stormed out.
I figured Alex would’ve left things at that and take Jess’ side like he always did bit apparently I was wrong; my actions must’ve spoken volumes since Alex followed me right out of the cafeteria.
I barely even got past the cafeteria doors before I felt Alex’s hand on my arm, trying to get me to stop leaving, “Jill, what the hell was that?”
I scoffed as I pulled my arm out of his grip, “Oh, now you can see me? Did that little show make me a blip on your radar?” I continued walking, heading for my locker to grab some things before leaving school entirely. I really couldn’t stand going through the rest of the day with how mad I am at Alex on my mind while sitting next to him in class.
I was in the middle of grabbing my things when he walked up and stood beside me; I didn’t even have to look at him to know he was pissed and confused. He always got like this whenever I got mad at him without telling him why.
“You want to explain what the hell that’s supposed to mean?” He crossed his arms over his chest.
I didn’t look at him as I spoke, “I don’t know, Alex, what is the one thing I tell you bothers me on multiple occasions?”
He sighed and shook his head, “What, Jess? Are you seriously going on about this again?”
I slammed my locker shut and looked at with the meanest glare that I could muster, “Are you serious?! Were you not just listening to the shit she was saying to me? Are you seriously that sucked into her when you’re together that you don’t see anything that’s going on around you?!”
Alex rubbed the bridge of his nose, “Jill, Jess didn’t mean anything by what she said, she was just teasing.”
I scoffed and rolled my eyes, “You are that sucked into her. Jess knew exactly what she was doing; she pushes my buttons every chance she gets. And you can’t see that!”
Alex rolled his eyes, “She’s just messing with you, stop taking it so seriously.”
“God, you always take her side. You never listen to me or believe me.” I wanted to just leave this entire conversation right now; I could feel tears just pooling in my eyes.
“I don’t take Jess’ side, I-”
“Just shut up for once, okay? Because if this is the same bullshit about how Jess is an angel and I’m just overreacting then I don’t want to hear it.”
I pushed past him and started heading for the exit but Alex just wouldn’t let it go.
“So that’s just it?! You’re just gone walk away and not finish this?!”
I turned around to face him, “Finish this? The only way we could finish this is if you take your head out of Jess’ ass and think about me for a change.”
“I think about you all the time. And my head is not up Jess’ ass, she’s my friend.”
“Don’t be stupid; Jess doesn’t want your friendship, she wants your dick.”
Alex got really mad after that, “Don’t you ever talk about her like that.”
I stared at him in disbelief, “Oh my god! You’re in love with her!” I scoffed and shook my head, “Of course you are, I should’ve known.”
Alex shook his head, “No! What are you talking about?! I don’t love her.”
I looked at him with sad eyes, “That’s a lie and we both know it,”
Before Alex could say anything else, the cafeteria doors opened again with Zach running out and my guess, he was looking for me.
The second he saw us, Zach came running towards us and stood in front of me, placing his hands on my shoulders, “Are you okay? I saw what happened with Jess.”
I glanced at Alex before looking at my brother, “‘Yeah, I’m fine. I just…can’t be here right now. I wanna go home.” I looked up at him, pleading silently with just a look.
Zach sighed and nodded, “I’ll take you home.” He took a deep breath and turned to face Alex; I could see from the way he stood that there was a glare on his face.
I grabbed his arm and tried to pull him back, “Zach, please don’t-”
He held a hand up to silence me and I knew once Zach got worked up, there was no stopping him. “What’d you do to my sister?” he said to Alex.
Alex sighed, “I didn’t do anything.”
“Exactly. If you were her so-called friend then you would’ve stood up for her but you just sat there on your ass and did nothing. Don’t ever come near her until you learn to grow a pair.”
Zach turned, taking my upper arm in his hand and ushered me towards the door but Alex spoke up.
“I don’t love Jess. I love you, Jill.”
I stopped in my tracks, prompting Zach to stop as well. I could feel his eyes on me, “Jill, we can just go. You don’t have to say anything to him.”
I sighed, “It’s okay.” I turned around to face Alex, “I want to believe you, Alex…but I can’t. If you loved me, you’d fight for it. If you loved me, you’d show it. If you loved me, you’d fight for me. do you even know what love is? I mean, really, do you, Alex?”
He just looked at me with a heartbroken look in his eyes and before this moment, I would’ve pulled him into a hug until he felt better but this time was different. I wanted him to feel what I felt.
I took a deep breath as I looked him straight in his eyes, "Think about that, Alex.“
Neither of us waited for Alex to say anything else; Zach took my arm again and we left the school. As we got outside, Zach took my bag, taking his hand off my arm and wrapping his arm around my shoulders. He let me cry into his chest until we got to the car and didn’t try to talk to me all the way home.
Zach walked with me to my room and left me alone; he could tell that I needed nothing more than to be by myself. He kissed the top of my head and told me to shout if I needed anything. I curled up in my bed after he left and just couldn’t stop replaying everything that happened, especially the look on Alex’s face when I left.
Eventually, I drifted off to sleep only to be woken up by a weird sound at my window. I got up from bed only to frown at the sight in front of me.
Alex was crouched outside my window with a pleading look on his face. I figured he wasn’t going to leave until I let him in. I trudged over to my window and opened it, “What do you want, Standall?”
“Wow, last names. Things must be serious.” I knew he was trying to lighten the mood but it was not working one bit. He sighed, “Okay, that was shit. Can I come in or are we going to continue this conversation out here and eventually Zach will come barging in here.”
I knew he was right; Zach would hear us talking as loud as we were and probably beat Alex to a pulp when he saw him. I stood back from the window and let Alex hop into my room; he stood in the middle of my room whereas I stayed by the window with my arms crossed over my chest.
I sighed, “You obviously came for a reason so out with it. I don’t have all day.”
Alex stuffed his hands in his pockets and just sighed, “I meant what I said, Jill. I know you know that.”
I could from the look in his eyes earlier that he meant everything he said but it hurt too much to accept it. I sighed, “That’s not the point, Alex.”
“No, the point is I abandoned my best friend. The point is that when I did the one thing that required a serious set of brass balls, you didn’t believe me because I screwed up.” He sighed, taking one step towards me, “The point is…is that I wasn’t there when you needed me and I’m sorry.”
It broke my heart to hear him say what he said, it only hurt more to look him in the eye while he did it. I kept one arm wrapped around me while I moved my free hand to my neck, placing my hand on the necklace Alex gave me for my birthday.
I twisted it in my hand, taking a few breaths to keep myself from breaking down before I could even get a word out. “You meant it. You love me.”
He sighed and nodded, the two of us closing the space between us. “I’ve never felt this way before and I’m terrified, to be honest.”
Keeping my hand on my necklace, I moved my free hand and took his in my own, lacing my fingers with his. “To be honest…I’m terrified too.” I got on the tips of my toes and placed a kiss on his cheek, “But we got this right? Dynamic Duo.”
He smirked at me and pulled me into his chest, wrapping his arms around me and kissing the top of my head, “That’s right, Jilly Bean, you and me against the world.”
I wrapped my arms around his waist and sighed, “I love you, Alex Standall.”
I could practically feel him smiling as he wrapped his arms tighter around me, “I love you, Jill Dempsey,”
I don’t know how long we stood there but I didn’t care; eventually, we made our way to my head and just laid next to each other before slowly drifting asleep in each other’s arms.