The retro, hippie free spirit has always been the driving force behind Chloe’s RTW collections and this time, it was alive and well. Lace and floral dresses graced the runway alongside 90s-style overalls. But the most stunning were the rainbow-coloured dresses and blouses that swayed with every movement of the model.
No one has tagged me yet but that never stopped me before. This list is in order from favorite to least favorite, even though I love all of my ships some just hold an extra special place in my heart *ahem* Bamon and Richonne.
1. Michonne and Rick Grimes/Richonne-The Walking Dead
Barry Allen and Iris West/Westallen-The Flash
3. Jay Halstead and Erin Lindsay/Linstead-Chicago PD
4. Bonnie Bennett and Damon Salvatore/Bamon- The Vampire Diaires
5. Jane Villanueva and Rafael Solano/Jafael- Jane The Virgin
Avery Barkley and Juliette Barnes-Nashville
Jackson Avery and April Kepner/Japril-Grey’s Anatomy
I arrived at Hannah’s house at 7:00 on the dot with Olivia, Avery, Eden, Rachel, and Jenna. The warm summer air blew my light pink dress around at my knees and lifted my loosely curled hair. All of my friends looked gorgeous, all in dresses. We walked together to the backyard, which was decorated beautifully. A few tables were scattered about the patio, a large white tent filled with people straight ahead. Lights bulbs were strung all around, in the tent, connecting the trees, and all across the patio. The simplicity of it all was almost breathtaking. Then my wandering eyes caught hold of a real sight. It was Hayes. This was the first time I had seen him since the fourth of July. He was wearing a blue and white polo shirt and khaki shorts, oh he looked so cute, I thought. A pair of hands pulled me in for a hug. “Oh, hey Hannah.” I laughed hugging her back. Her blonde hair was pulled into a bun and she wore a dress similar to mine, it was a light shade of blue. “Nice dress.” she winked. She proceeded to hugging the rest of my friends. “Ok well if you guys need to sit, we have a few tables and if you get hungry or thirsty, we’ve got snacks in the kitchen! Alright well got to go ladies, see you on the dance floor!” she turned and ran into the tent and I lost her in the sea of people. “Wanna grab a bite to eat?” Rachel asked. We all agreed and headed into the kitchen. Hannah’s house was a little nicer then mine. I grabbed a small cup of punch and a handful of strawberries.
I followed Jenna to the door to see Hayes chatting with Gabby on the patio. My heart sunk at the sight and I could already tell that tonight would include very much of him. “Aw it’s ok.” said Eden stroking my back. “It’s fine, I knew it was going to happen.” We all continued out the door when Hayes eyes locked with mine. He gave me a faint, sad looking grin but all I could manage to pull out was a tight lip smile. “Let’s sit here!” said Olivia pulling out a chair for herself. I obediently sat and pulled out my phone and started scrolling through my twitter feed. My friends all chatted about something I could care less about. Truthfully I didn’t want to be here. More then anything I wanted to go home and go to bed, anywhere but here. “Hey come on!” shouted Jenna. “Wait what?” I turned to her. “Put your phone away and come dance with me!” she squealed. It was hard but I parted from my phone and joined Jenna and the girls on the dance floor. The song All Night by Iccona Pop was currently playing. “This song is old. And cliché.” I shouted to all of my friends. “Oh lighten up a bit! Have fun!” Avery smiled at me. Alright. Just have fun with your friends. Soon enough I was dancing and I actually began to enjoy myself. we all decided to go back to the table and sit for a while. We were laughing wildly at the stupidest things. I even laughed at one of Rachel’s smart people jokes.
I look up briefly from my laughing fit and saw him standing there. He looked so nice tonight. He looked at me but I turned away as fast as humanly possible. I suddenly felt weird on the inside. The sun was setting right before my eyes. Quivering as it dipped beneath the landscape. The laughing of my friends slowly started to die down and then stopped completely. I shot a look at them but they weren’t looking at me, but slightly above my head. Eden was the only one making eye contact with me. She nodded her head slightly and I turned slowly to see Hayes standing before me with his large hand fairly close to mice. I looked into his eyes and he planted that same goofy grin on his face and in that moment I knew that he only had that grin for me. “Can I have this dance?” he asked. I looked at my friends, then at Hayes, who was getting impatient. I look at my friends one last time who were giving me the go dance with him, stupid look. I just let myself go. I slowly placed my hand on top of his. When he tangled his fingers in mine, they painfully fit perfectly.
I had so many butterflies in my stomach I thought I was going to float away. I stood at his side and released my hand from his grasp. He gently put his hand on my lower back guiding me to the dance floor. Sam Smith’s stay with me came on, the perfect song to dance to. Once we reached the floor, Hayes put his hands around my neck, but I stopped him. I laughed to my self as I took his hands and rested them around my waist, where they belonged. I draped my arms around his neck. He stood there, smiling at me. “Why did you ask me to dance, anyway?” I asked. “Maybe I just really wanted to get you to myself. I had to get you to talk to me, even if that mean tmaking a fool of myself on the dance floor.” I laughed nervously
“Don’t say anything. Just listen. You have every reason in the world to be mad at me, to hate me even. But I am asking you to let me mak up for everyone of those reasons. I am so sorry y/n. But one thing I do want you to know is that when I told you I loved you, I meant it. I meant it with every piece of me.”
“I really wish I could hate you, but I couldn’t hate you even if I tried.” we both smiled at the memory of the pool, which seemed like forever ago.
“That’s good to know.” he smiled crookedly
I nodded my head and looked at my friends were were watching me with excited eyes. “You look really good tonight.” Hayes broke the silence. “So do you. I like your shirt.” I smoothed out his shirt collar. “It’s cute on you.” He blushed and rested his chin on the top of my head. I couldn’t breath. This was all to perfect. It was too good to be true. I slowly slid my hand away from his neck and grabbed one of his hands from my waste. We healed our hands out to the side, my head rested against his chest. I could hear his rapidly beating heart. The song ended followed by some kind of up beat top 40 crap. I felt myself smiling at him as he did some stupid dance move as he lip slinked along with the music. Then I saw Gabby, sitting at a table with Farrah. They both appeared to be sucked deep into social media but I saw her occasional glances at Hayes. I stopped him mid dance and said, “You should go dance with Gabby.” He shook his head.
“Why would I do that?” he continued to dance like an idiot.
“No really, look at her.” Hayes peered over a Gabby who was looking miserable.
“Your right.” he sighed. “Are you sure?” he asked.
“Positive.” he healed me at arms length. “Thanks! I mean, not that I want to- It’s just that, she’s, oh God, I-"
"Just go already!” I said giving him a playful shove in her direction. “You’re the best!” he said, running to her. I shuffled my feet and stared at my shoes. I glanced over at my friends. Eden stuck out her bottom lip. “It’s ok” Rachel mouthed. All I got from the others were apologetic looks. Suddenly I felt something crash into my lips, another pair of lips, Hayes’s lips to be exact. When I looked up in shock he was already walking away to fetch Gabby. I brought my hands to my lips and brushed them slightly with my fingertips. I turned to walk over to the table with wide eyes. They were all running to my side and “ohmygoshing”, but I was “ohmygoshing” the most, still trying to sort together what had just happened. I took a seat at where I was before. I was being bombarded with questions. “I told you that you two were the cutest couple on the face of the earth!” Olivia teased. I stuck out my tounge at her and we laughed. I looked at my phone. It was already 8:54. “What time does this get over?” I asked. “10:30.” they all said at the same time. “Still like an hour and a half.” I whined. “Why in the world would you want to leave?” Jenna practically yelled at me. “Yea, especially after that kiss!” Avery yelled back. “Never mind.” I shrugged. Hannah ran over to me and bent down at my side. “I heard about your kiss!” she said. “HOW?” I wondered. “Never mind that! How was it?” she urged. “Good, I guess.” I grinned. “Ooo you two are soo getting married!” she said before running off somewhere. I stole a look at Hayes who was talking with his friends and then I saw Gabby who was back at her seat, looking half satisfied. He stole the look right back from me and motioned for me to come over. I excused my self from the table (again) and went over to Hayes. “So I danced with Gabby.” He nodded. “And?” I healed my hands out to the said. “I like you more. Like, a lot more. Theres not enough words in the world o describe how much more I like you” he gulped me up into a big hug, which was perfect, smothering, but perfect.. “Hayes!” I giggled. “What?” he laughed. “Not here!” I half whispered. “Then where?” He smirked. I cocked my head to the side as he gave me a puppy dog face. I put my hands on my hips. “I’ll have you back in 5 minuets.” he pleaded I gave in as he drug me to a more secluded spot. We went through the gate and to the very back corner of the garden. I was expecting him to make out with me, but he just gave me a few light kisses and the rest of the time we just looked at the night sky. The light hum of secedes filled my ears and the sweet smell of flowers filled my lungs. “You know that I like you right? Hayes asked. "Yes, obviously.” I laughed. “Ok good. Because I like you a lot, and for a long time.” I bit my lip. “me too.” He pulled me into a big hug. I felt secure, like I was meant to be here. Like I didn’t have to worry, ever again. “Why do you always do this?” I sighed
“Do what?” he asked with concern
“Make me fall in love with you.”
“It’s the best thing I’ve ever done.”
That night we all went back to Rachel’s house and convinced all of them that we should camp outside. We didn’t even bother to put up a tent, just a few old blankets layed out across the grass. Once everyone was asleep around me, I was the only one awake. I looked up at the sky like Hayes and I did many times before, but what happened tonight was by far my favorite. I’m not a hopeless romantic, although this last part is really going to make me seem like one.I looked deep into the vast sky, knowing that wherever he was, he was looking into it too.
And there you have it! I really wanted it to have a happy ending:) I hope you liked it and I already have another one in progress! This has been so fun! Anyway ilygsm and thank you💘