Best Friend Part 2// Zach Herron
A/n- Here’s part two! This sucks rip. Please don’t kill me. But lemme know what you think :) (Some of the stuff in here is completely fake!! To my knowledge, Reese has never gone to the ER.)
Corbyn stormed back into the house and up the stairs. He flung open the door to his shared room with Zach.
“What the hell just happened??” He yelled at the younger guy.
“Leave me alone Corbyn,” Zach glared at the blonde.
“No. Go apologize right now.” Corbyn pointed towards the hallway.
“Dude,” Jonah sighed, coming up behind Corbyn. “You were kind of being a dick to her.”
“Guys, I don’t care. Leave me alone.” Zach continued to scroll through his phone, was getting really irritated with his two roommates.
Jack and Daniel finally came in to the room, having a separate conversation.
“That’s not what I said Daniel,” Jack sighed.
The three boys looked at Jack and Daniel waiting for them to explain.
“Jack agrees with Zach,” Daniel frowned.
“No. I just said I can see where he’s coming from.”
“Thank you!” Zach cheered, smiling for the first time since everything happened.
“That doesn’t mean that you weren’t a jerk,” Jack added.
“I was just telling the truth,” Zach ran a hand through his hair.
“What even happened?” Corbyn asked.
“It’s a long story,” Zach sighed.
“We’ve got time,” Jonah said.
Zach sighed again as the four older guys all sat on the floor waiting for him to explain.
You sat at the airport cafe a you sipped an iced tea and scrolled through your twitter. As soon as you had gotten home you packed your necessities and booked the earliest flight you could. Sadly, it was still 3 hours away. You had told the boys you were going to come back to grab your stuff but decided that the few t shirts and books weren’t that big of a deal.
Your phone buzzed as you got a notification from Twitter. Why was Lizzie, a friend from high school, talking to you? You two hadn’t talked since she moved to Florida half way through sophomore year.
Mentioned by Lizzie:
@y/t/n i just found this picture of you and @imzachherron from high school. how cute lol
The picture was of you and Zach from freshman year. Zach had his arm wrapped around your waist and your head was rested on his shoulder. You were both smiling as wide as you could. Because you two were happy, until you went and ruined it.
You liked the tweet. Should you retweet it? Fuck it. If Zach sees this, you kind of hoped he’d feel guilty.
@/lizzielou oh how the times have changed haha
You knew it was sappy but you were heartbroken and upset.
You put your phone away and looked around you. The last time you were in this airport was when you flew back home last Christmas… with Zach.
As you thought back, all of your memories about LA had some connection to Zach. He was the reason you came out here. You frowned as you grabbed your luggage and made your way to the gate. Might as well get some sleep before your flight.
“So when you two went to that concert last week? That’s when she said it?” Jonah questioned.
“Yep,” Zach nodded.
“Well, I mean, you did call her pretty…” Corbyn added.
“I say that all the time though!”
Jack looked at him, “Maybe that’s why she thought it was okay to tell you how she felt.”
“We’ve been friends since we were kids… How can she like me?”
“Things change. You aren’t the same kids you were 5 years ago,” Jonah said.
“This is too much,” Zach sighed for the umpteenth time.
“And you don’t love her back?” Daniel questioned.
Zach gawked, “No!”
Jack scoffed, “You’re missing out dude.”
“What’s that supposed to mean?” Zach glared at the curly haired boy.
“She’s one of the sweetest girls I’ve ever met. And she deals with your stupid ass.” Realizing it was a little harsh, he added, “Listen, if you don’t like her then fine. And if you don’t want to be her friend, then that’s fine too. But you were rude and you need to apologize.”
Zach sighed, “Okay. I’ll be back.”
As Zach stood Corbyn stopped him, “Wait.”
“What?” Zach asked, confused.
“Oh shit, Y/n’s leaving.” Jonah added.
“What do you mean shes leaving?” Zach’s heart began to race.
“She’s going back home dude,” Corbyn gave him a sad look.
Oh no. What had he done to you? He had never known life without you. Ever since he could remember, you had been there. You were there when he had hit 10 million views on his cover of Stitches. You were there when Reese fell of the trampoline and had to get stitches. You were there when he tripped at your 8th grade graduation. You were there when he recorded the music video for Something Different. You were there for everything.
Zach wasn’t too sure when he started running but he was half way down the road when he heard shouting.
“Zach stop! Zach! Zach!” Jonah was screaming. Suddenly Zach heard a loud honk and stopped. “I’ll drive you.”
Zach tried to regulate his breathing as he got into the passenger seat. As Jonah drove to the airport, Zach grabbed his phone.
You awoke to a loud ringing in your eyes. You immediately ripped that headphones out of your ears. You looked at your screen and saw that it was your alarm. Your plane should take off in 30 minutes.
You had just replied to your friends SnapChat when you got another Twitter notification.
Zach • WHY DONT WE @imzachherron
Replying to @/lizzieloue and @y/t/n
I wouldn’t change it for the world.
What is that supposed to mean? Not 5 hours ago he was screaming at you to never talk to him again, now he’s saying he wouldn’t change anything? What’s he doing? Why is he playing with your heart?
You locked your phone and stood up. You needed to walk around and clear your head. As you walked towards the Starbucks, you hear someone yell your name. You turned around and your eyes widen.