Exs- Auston Matthews
For @memz-elizabeth- I’m not sure how well I ended this because it was kind of hard, but I hope you like it xx
Request: hi! can i get 24 of the writing prompts you posted? with Auston Matthews please? Can it be where my now ex boyfriend and i got into a fight and auston finds out and comforts me? then end up together? thank you. my names Memz if you need that :))
Prompt: “What the fuck happened to your face?”
Warnings: Talk of abuse (Abuse of any kind is awful and unsafe so please reach out if you need help.)
You flinched as you touched your face. The bruise had become ten shades darker now and hurt like hell. There was no way you would be able to cover it up and if you couldn’t cover it up, there was no way you could go to work.
You phoned your boss, telling him you were feeling under the weather and promising to keep him updated on how you were feeling.
You hated lying, but you did’t want to deal with all the questions today. No matter how much you loved being a trainer for the Maple Leafs, you were not going to put yourself through that today. You sighed as you plunked down on the couch, choosing to watch hockey highlights rather than the real thing.
It was just past two and you were deciding on how to best do lunch when a knock sounded on your door. You jumped involuntarily. No way would you open that door. You were never looking at your ex again.
The knock sounded again, this time followed by a voice. One you didn’t want to hear, but, now that you admitted it, weren’t all that surprised about. “Memz?”
You groaned. You knew should have texted Auston and told him you were fine. The two of you had grown very close over the past season and it was no surprise that he would check up on you when you were “sick’.
“Coming,” you threw your hair into your face, trying to hide the bruise on your cheek. You kept your face down as your answered the door.
“Hey,” Auston greeted as he moved into your apartment, despite your best attempts from keeping him to. “How are you feeling?”
You gave him a thumbs up, keeping your face tilted downwards.
“You sure?” He laughed. He reached towards you and brushed your hair out of your face. Hitting your cheek in the process. You flinched and hissed, immediately pulling Auston’s attention to your cheek. Not that he could’ve missed it.
“What the hell happened to your face?” He’s eyes were wide and you has never seemed him look so astonished. When you wouldn’t answer, you realized, also, that you had never seen him look so angry. “I’m going to kill him.”
“No you won’t,” you said pointedly, dragging him to the couch. You pushed him down and then sat on the coffee table across from him.
He leaned forward, lightly touching you cheek. “Yes I am.”
“I’m fine. He’s gone. That’s all that matters.”
“He can’t just hit you!”
“Yeah no shit. That’s why I broke up with him and told him that if he ever tried to talk to me again I’ll get a restraining order. Plus, he’s afraid of what you guys would do to him if I let you,” you joked, trying to get Auston to smile, even a little.
You were honestly okay now. You weren’t going to stay in an abusive relationship and as soon as your ex had touched you, you had broken it off.
“I don’t like it,” Auston mumbled. “Why did he even do it?”
Now here was where you were hoping the conversation wouldn’t go. You sighed, looking down at your hands.
“We were fighting,” you started. “About you.”
“Me?” Auston asked incredulously.
“ Both of us knew the relationship was over weeks ago, but neither of us wanted to do anything about it. And then last night he said that he didn’t like how much time we were spending together and how close we were. He went on and on about how he thought you had feelings for me and the he said he was sure I was in love with you. And when I didn’t correct him, he,” you shrugged.
“He hit you because of me?” Auston shook his head, guilt written all over his face.
“No Aus,” you sighed. “I don’t think he even meant to hit me. He just hit whatever the first thing was that his hand came into contact with. But its not your fault okay? I should’ve ended things with him when I started realizing I was in love with you.”
“Memz, I’m so sorry,” Auston whispered.
“It is not your fault.”
The two of you were silent for a while.
“He was right you know,” Auston grabbed your attention. He had moved forward on the couch so that he was right in front of you. “I do have feelings for you.”
You giggled as the boy leaned forward and kissed you. “How about I make up for the shitty ex-boyfriend and be a really good ned boyfriend and we spend the rest of the day in?”
“I like the sound of that,” you smiled as you kissed him again.
“But Memz, if I see him again, I really will kick his ass.”
You laughed as you curled into his side, finally relaxing.