Sharing is Caring
Word Count: 2104
Player: Auston Matthews (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Feat. the Baby Leafs
Warning/s: mild language, hardcore fluff, requested by @memz-elizabeth-
Song: They Don’t Know About Us by One Direction
She’s a golddigger. He’ll get rid of her soon.
I’ll give them another two months.
Come on they’ll never last he has a new gf in a couple of weeks.
Aw puppy love. Too bad puppies grow up.
I heard she was seen hanging out with Nylander again. She’s cheating!
Those were a few of the comments that kept popping up on your insta. You didn’t even follow those blogs, but still, you couldn’t help but read the comments under the photos that Auston posted of you. Or Marns or anyone actually. Every time you were in a photo, even just in the background, the comments kept going into directions like this.
There were countless blogs dedicated to your relationship with Auston. Not in a good way though. Instead, they were discussing how it was ridiculous of you to be serious with each other. Everyone seemed to an opinion, most of them sharing the opinion that you were too young to know what love is.
“You okay, babe?”, Auston questioned.
He was currently sitting on the couch, trying to get better in CoD, since Marns was still mocking him for being bad. You looked over from the kitchen, a small smile spreading on your face. His hair was a mess. He had insisted on staying up later than usual because he wanted to finish the season you were currently watching. So now he looked like he was in desperate need of a nap, lying on the couch half asleep, wearing a hoodie and sweatpants.
“I’m fine. Cheating on you with Willy as always. You, on the other hand, look exhausted.”, you chuckled.
Both you and Auston used to get super upset over the comments. You tried to prove everyone wrong, but every time you were the best girlfriend in the world, the ‘fans’ found a new thing to hate. After a while, Auston made you promise not to try so hard anymore. You were perfect to him already and there was no point in being perfect for everyone else. So it had become a joke. Sometime’s when either of you found a really hilarious comment or mysterious headline, you would share it with each other.
“What? You got over your affair with McDavid that fast? That was literally just during the World Cup of Hockey!”
“But you know, I am not emotionally capable of a long-distance relationship. That’s why I dumped him to flirt with the next guy.”, you grinned, plopping down on the couch next to him.
Auston snuggled into your side, still focused on the game, as you started running your hands through his hair.
Auston and you had known each other since you were kids. He asked you out early in High School and you had been dating ever since. You were madly in love with that guy, willing to sacrifice everything for him. You saved up to visit him in Zurich as often as you could and when he returned, you were there when he was drafted. Auston never asked you to do anything, not wanting to put pressure on you, although he couldn’t be happier that you did all of that.
Because you were important to him. You kept him sane with hockey and media drama. It had always been like that. So you both worked on a plan and you managed to successfully relocate both of your lives to Toronto.
Sure, it wasn’t always easy especially since you were both still young but it was worth it. The comments were still frustrating you, but you knew what you wanted. You wanted Auston in your life. Forever. Not just for a couple of months. And Auston couldn’t even imagine letting you go or breaking up with you ever. It was a once in a lifetime relationship.
“It’s still gross that you cheated on me with Marns last month. I mean, you were seen in a hotel together! You’re getting sloppy in hiding your affairs.”, Auston muttered. But he wasn’t playing anymore. Instead, he had his eyes closed, enjoying your touch.
“Yeah! Right. But did you know that - and you won’t believe this - Steph’s parents were staying in the exact same hotel? I mean, what else could we have been doing there?”
“Well, definitely not waiting for you boyfriend to stop being questioned by Steph’s Dad. Or waiting for Steph who forgot her purse in her parent’s room.”, Auston chuckled.
You couldn’t hold back your laughter anymore, causing Auston to open his eyes and look at you.
“Your laugh is the best sound ever.”
“You say that every time. And you said the same thing about the new coffee machine!”, you laughed, stopping your motion in his hair Auston pouted, waiting for you to resume playing with his hair.
“But I don’t love the coffee machine.”
“That’s not what it sounded like when you convinced me we needed a new one.”
Auston grinned at you, before he tilted his head up, making a kissy face.
“But it’s great. Still, your laugh is better. Can I get a kiss?”, he smiled.
His smile was adorable, and it made you fall in love with him again, every time. You leaned down to place a sweet kiss on his lips and when Auston was distracted, you snatched the remote from next to him and turned off the TV.
“Hey.”, he complained.
“Come on. It’s your day off. You promised to cook with me.”, you pouted. Auston leaned up to peck your lips, but he seemed to agree with you.
“I love you.”, he mumbled against your lips.
“I love you too, goofball.”
“You know, when you said we would cook together, I thought you would actually be helping.”, you grinned.
You had just finished up the food and put it in the oven, but Auston didn’t do much to help you. Instead, he just kept his arms wrapped around you and his head on top of yours, making it hard for you to work.
“I’m good at grilling. Everything else is your specialty.”, he grinned, a yawn escaping his lips.
You turned around to him and tried to look up, but he kept your head tugged under his chin. So, to be able to look at him, you hopped onto the counter behind you. Auston stood between your legs, tiredly smiling at you.
“You always get cuddly when you’re tired. You know that?”, you smiled back.
“You might have mentioned it before. Is that such a bad thing?”, he chuckled lightly.
“S'cute. I like it.”, you muttered, leaning forward to press a gentle kiss onto his nose. Auston answered by pecking your lips.
“Why did I agree to have Marns and Willy over for dinner?”, he asked.
“Because you’re a good friend that was worried they would eat takeout again? Because you were actually awake when you said that?”, you joked.
“But I want you to myself. And the food.”
“Aww. Sharing is caring. But they shouldn’t stay too long. You need your sleep before the game tomorrow.” You added another kiss, this time to his forehead, but Auston had other plans. He leaned in for a kiss to your lips, lazily remaining there for a while.
“You guys are gross. Why do you always do this?”, another voice whined.
Both you and Auston jumped, turning around to an obviously amused Nylander. William was standing in the doorway, Marns next to him holding his phone up.
“Remind me why we gave them a key?”, you laughed, turning back to Auston.
“Something about emergencies.”, Auston replied. He pecked your lips again, this time much shorter, but just as sweet.
“Guys.”, William complained.
“What’s for dinner?”, Marns asked immediately after.
“Come on, let’s feed them or they won’t shut up.”, Auston laughed, helping you down the counter.
“I can’t believe you filmed us.”, Auston groaned his head in your lap.
As it turned out, Marns had his phone up because he recorded your little scene in the kitchen. Every single moment ever since they entered. And they had been standing there for longer than Auston and you knew.
So now, the newest thing on Mitch’s insta account was a video of you and Auston, of course, both of you tagged underneath. You were already preparing yourself for the comments to come.
“It was cute. Gross but cute.”, Mitchell grinned.
Willy nodded approvingly. He too was featured in the video. Every time either Auston or you had said something cheesy, the camera had been turned to William or Marns himself, showing their reaction. From eye rolls to fake swooning and even a fake gagging everything was featured, making the whole thing hilarious. And Mitch’s phone was blowing up with notifications.
“Remember when you had that privacy talk with Matt, Marns?”, you said, raising your eyebrows at him.
“Yeah, yeah. Ask people before you post stuff. Blah blah. But you wouldn’t have allowed me to post it. So I didn’t ask. Plus: You guys are always so lovey-dovey but somehow no one ever found out beside us. I’m just giving them these important bits of information.”
“Like you said: Sharing is caring.”, William grinned, giving you a wink.
“I can’t believe you guys.”, you groaned, but you rolled your eyes with a smile.
“Oh my goodness. Mitchell! What is going on? I thought you only posted it on Instagram?”, Auston questioned suddenly.
“I did. Only there, I swear.”
“Why, baby?”, you asked.
“My mom just texted me. She thinks it’s the cutest thing ever and I can assure you my Mom is not on Instagram. It’s everywhere by now.”
Auston showed you the messages from both his Mom and Breyanna. You couldn’t help but laugh at it, but your face fell in shock when your own phone started going crazy causing Auston to laugh at you this time.
“Oops. I didn’t know it would blow up like this.”, Mitch shrugged.
And although you didn’t want to, you automatically scrolled down to the comments.
Wow. Hate to say it but maybe they won’t break up.
I said it before you dumbfucks, they’re happy now get a life and stop hating on their relationship.
Did you know that they knew each other since first grade?
His Mom keeps posting photos of the two of them. They do look kinda cute.
He still deserves better.
Not all the comments were suddenly nice, but even the small amount of comments that were, made you smile. Of course, that got Auston’s attention. He snatched the phone from your hands and scrolled through the comments you had read, looking positively surprised.
“Looks like a little more insight into our relationship changed some of their minds.”, he chuckled.
“Yeah, seems like it.”, you muttered, smiling at him.
“They have no idea about us. And they will be bored in a couple of months. Although I have a feeling the break will be short. Think about the number of theories and comments they will come up with when I finally get you to adopt a dog and marry me.”
You snorted, shaking your head slightly.
“You got your priorities straight, huh?”, you teased.
“It’s not news to me that I want to marry you some day. But I only found out that we’re allowed to have a dog in this Apartment yesterday.”, he joked.
“Fine. We’ll think about it for a couple of months and if we still think it’s a good idea we’ll get a dog. Deal?”
“Deal. And you’re gonna marry me then?”, Auston continued to joke.
“Goof, we talked about this. Your Mom might love us, but she will give you the lecture of your life if you don’t at least let me finish college first.”, you chuckled.
“Fine. Dog, college, Wedding. At least Mom loves you as much as I do.”
“I love you too.” Auston pulled you down to him, but before you could actually kiss each other you were interrupted.
“Guys. You’re doing it again.”, Marns reminded you.
You looked up to see that Marns had his phone back up.
“Marns!”, Auston and you yelled at the same time. Auston threw a pillow at Mitch, but he just threw it right back.
“Sharing is caring!”, he insisted, although the words were going under as the whole group started to laugh.