William Nylander - I’ve Been Waiting (Requested)
A/N: Enjoy guys!
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Request: Where your Alex best friend and you fall in love with William.
“You should just tell him you have feelings for him,” Alex said as he finished taping up his stick. You watched as he methodically checked over his job before looking towards his brother. Will was on the ice shooting the puck at an empty net waiting for his brother to hop on so they could do some drills together.
“I have no idea what you’re talking about” you answered as you knelt down to tighten your skates.
“Sure,” Alex said skeptically and rolled his eyes before kneeling down in front of you and swatting your hands away to finish tying your laces. Before you could say anything else you heard Will’s body slam against the boards in front of you.
“Are we doing this today or next year lovebirds?” Will said with a laugh. Your cheeks heated up and you couldn’t hide the blush that had risen on your face.
“You wish Y/N would let you this close to her” Alex said to his brother as he got up, now happy with your skates. You watched as a look was exchanged between the two brothers, one that you couldn’t decipher.
“Okay let’s get this over with,” you said and stood up. You grabbed one of Alex’s sticks that was resting behind the bench and jumped onto the ice. You were a little wobbly at first since it’s been a while since you skated. The Nylander family and your family had always been close growing up so you often took part in whatever drills the boys did together. Some of your favorite memories came from long days on the ice with them followed by hot chocolate and movies.
“Your legs are getting soft” Will laughed as caught you struggling.
“Yeah well sitting in classes for months on end will do that to you,” you said as you took a test lap around the ice.
“More like sitting on my couch will do that to you” Alex laughed and you responded by sending a puck flying his way. He easily took control of it and sent it towards the net. When Alex had moved you changed schools to follow your best friend. You had been roommates during the season which made his mom happy to know he had someone watching over him.
“Alright boys lap time” you said taking on your fake stern coach stance and pulled your whistle from your pocket.
“Didn’t we take away your whistle?” Will asked as he starting skating in a circle around you.
“I’m an adult now and I can go out and buy them on my own,” you said and stuck your tongue out.
“So much for adult” Will said with a wink before joining Alex in laps around the ice.
You guys stayed on the ice for a couple of hours, you helped out the guys whenever you could by feeding them the pucks but most of the time you just skated around them. You had figured out a long time ago that they liked having you around for the company more than for your hockey talents.
“Is it hot chocolate time yet?” you whined from the bench.
Alex looked at the clock before responding “yeah I’ve had enough for today and plus it’s my turn to pick the movie” he said and came towards the bench.
After a quick shower for the boys, you all headed back to the Nylander house where you guys would watch the movie.
“Can I borrow a sweater?” you asked Alex once you guys were about to get settled.
“I left one of mine on the chair in the kitchen” Will cut in before Alex could answer.
“Thanks I’ll be right back” you smiled and headed for the kitchen. Once you pulled the sweater on you couldn’t help but pull it up to your nose and let the smell of Will surround you. If only he knew how much you cared about him. Sure Alex will always be your best friend but there was something about Will that you couldn’t shake, you had been falling for him for years.
Once you got back to the living room you saw that Alex was taking up the single couch which left you the only option of squeezing next to Will on the loveseat. You had done this countless time before but now for some reason you felt nervous.
“Everything okay Y/N?” Alex asked.
“Yeah sorry brain fart,” you said with a smile as you sat next to Will, pulling your knees up to your chest.
“What are we watching?” Will asked as he gently laid one of his arms on the back of the couch so that it also wrapped around you slightly.
“Oculus,” Alex said with a wicked grin.
“I hate scary movies” you mumbled.
“I know” Alex answered with a big smile.
“It’s okay Y/N, I’ll protect you from the monsters” Will laughed and pulled you closer to him as Alex started the movie.
There weren’t many monsters for Will to protect you from because it only took about 15 minutes into the movie before the three of you were snoring. You and Will must have both moved around in your sleep because when you woke up to the ending credits rolling on the screen, Will was laying on his back on the couch and you were tucked into his side with your head on his chest and his arm draped around you back. You were about to get up to head home when you felt Will’s arm tighten around you.
“Don’t leave” Will whispered and when you looked up at him you couldn’t help but wonder how long he had been up.
“I’m crushing you” you whispered back and took a peek to see the snoring Alex.
“You’re fine,” Will said with a smile.
“You sure?” you asked and Will nodded so you just laid your head back on his chest. You guys stayed there in silence for a while before Will spoke again.
“Y/N I’ve got to tell you something” Will said “I like you, I like you a lot. I think I’ve been in love with you for a long time but I didn’t want to hurt you so I ignored it” He said leaned up to look at him.
“Hurt me?” you whispered,
“This life isn’t easy, this hockey life isn’t easy and I didn’t want to drag you into it” Will said as he moved a piece of your hair out of your face and tucked it behind your ear.
“I’ve been in this hockey life for years already. I know how hard it is but I’m willing to deal with it because I love you” you smiled and looked at Will. You were so close to him that you could feel his breath on your face and you wanted so badly for him to lean forward and kiss you. You thought he was about to when Alex’s voice came over the both of you from the other couch.
“About fucking time” Alex mumbled “I’ve been here fake sleeping for almost half an hour,” he said and got up from the couch with a stretch. “My work is done here,” he said with a wink as he walked towards the exit of the room. “Keep it safe kids,” he added before leaving and closing the door behind him.
You just looked at Will before you both burst out in laughter.
“Who knew Alex was so smart,” Will said with a laugh.
“Stop talking and kiss me already,” you said and pulled at Will’s shirt to connect your lips.