Preference #3: How you two meet (you're a fan)
You were finally going to meet (& greet) one of your favorite bands, 5 Seconds of Summer, after loving them for a very long time. They had finally come to your city and you’ve been waiting for this day for weeks now. You were in line with your best friend, too nervous to even acknowledge her saying that you were holding your drawing so tight you were going to ruin it. You had drawn Ashton, your favorite, playing the drums very… intensely. You couldn’t help that those pictures of him playing were so hot, it was kind of his fault, right? Looking at the line, you noticed you were really close; a turn away from them. Jumping in place, you were able to wait 10 more minutes before reaching the table the boys were seated at. You saw that Calum was the first one, and you pressed your friend’s hand, knowing he was her favorite. You told him you loved his tattoos, complimented Michael’s hair color and said to Luke that you loved his dimple. They were all so sweet that you were freaking out a lot when it was Ashton’s turn. He was the last one, and you could barely breathe. You gave him your drawing and apologized if he thought he looked bad in it. “What? This is so good! You can see how much of an animal I turn into on stage”, he laughed. “I think is very hot”, you admitted, the words coming out of your mouth before you could even think. He looked up from your CD he was signing and his smile grew, deepening his dimples. He handled it back to you and thanked you for the drawing. When you looked at the message he left you, you struggled not to scream: ‘much love from ashton! here is my number if you want to see my animal side off stage ;) i’m talking about being an adorable kitten on a date, you perv’.
You’ve been in love with 5 Seconds of Summer since the start, but haven’t been able to see them, until they announce a concert in a near city. You planned your short trip, but little did you know that you were going to stay in the same hotel as them. Now, you were going crazy trying to run into them. You figured one of the places they would go would be the pool. Or at least Calum and Ashton would. You put on a bikini, got a t-shirt from your suitcase and left the room. When the elevator opened, you saw Michael freaking Clifford inside. “Shi…”, you almost cursed, holding your hand to your mouth. “Hm, hi”, Michael said, “aren’t you getting in?”, he asked when you just stood there frozen. “Yeah, right”, you shook your head. Suddenly feeling self-conscious about not wearing a shirt, you unfolded the one you were holding. “Crap”, you actually cursed this time. “What?”, Michael asked. “Funny story, I left my room with the first shirt I saw, but this was the one I wanted to give to you”, you explained. It was a Blink-182 shirt, a really old design. “Oh my God, this shirt is amazing! I have seen it before, but couldn’t find one myself”, he stated excited. “Well, good thing this is for you”, you said, holding the shirt to him. He took it, but looked at you carefully. “You sure?”, he asked. “Yes, it was my plan to give to you from the start”, you smiled trying to reassure him, “I’m heading to the pool anyway, I don’t really wear a shirt in the water” - duh. “Thank you, really”, he said truthfully, “maybe, after you get out of the pool, you can come by my room so I can give you a shirt in return?”. Trying your best to keep yourself together, you agreed as he told you his room number. He got out of the elevator at his floor and you went to the pool, but no need to say it was just for show; you actually couldn’t wait to get out of there and meet the boy you were crazy about.
You were standing among dozens of fans, waiting the radio interview the boys were doing to be over. You didn’t know how much longer you’d be able to put up with the hot sun shining down on your face and your torso being pressed against the burning metal bars. But as soon as you heard the fans near the entrance screaming, you forgot about your situation, you just wanted to see the boys, especially Luke, who was your favorite. The first one you saw was Michael and you were lucky enough to take a selfie with him, but not before he saw your phone wallpaper: a photoshopped picture of you and Luke. The blond was on the other side talking to another fan and, when he was done, Michael called him and told him to talk to you. Freaking out, you asked for a picture and took one with Luke. “Why did Michael want me to meet you?”, he asked curious. “Wait a sec”, you asked. You looked for the edited picture in your camera roll and held your phone to him. “Wow, this is amazing!”, he said, getting it in his own hand to see it better, “but now you have a real one”. You giggled, but became confused when he didn’t give your phone back right away. Well, since you had no reason to rush him, you just took your time trying to comprehend the fact you’ve met Luke Hemmings. When he did give your phone back, he thanked you for coming and went to greet another fan. You finally looked at your phone and saw it was opened in your contacts. There was a new number under ‘Tall blond with a piercing who thinks you’re really cute and wants to see you again so you should call him’.
Around a year ago, you were going to a One Direction concert with your sister and found out a band around your age was opening for them. Wanting to know more, you googled ‘5 Seconds of Summer’. Little did you know you were going to fall in love with those four Australian boys. Now, they were the reason you were attending yet another 1D concert in your city. You had bought a 5SOS sound check experience ticket and were now waiting for their soundcheck with your friend. When they came on stage and went through their setlist, you were dancing and singing, but couldn’t take your eyes off Calum. They sang their last song and sat to start the Q&A. Some fans got their answers and then it was your turn. You didn’t even hesitate, you looked at Calum and asked what you were very curious to know. “What leg exercises you do?”, you smiled, failing to keep a straight face. The band and the fans laughed, while Calum just stood there staring at you – if you died there from lack of air, it would be his fault. “I told you before that you have amazing legs”, Michael said, getting more laughter out of his fans. “He works out his legs so much, I don’t know how he manages it”, Luke added serious. “Well, these pants are so tight they make your legs look better than they actually are”, Calum answered you. “Oh, thank you, I’ll definitely get a pair”, you said ironically. During the rest of the Q&A, you couldn’t help but notice that Calum kept glancing at you, so you tried your best to be flirty, which probably didn’t work. Or did, because he called you over later. “If we go out sometime, I can maybe share my secret exercises with you”, he said. “Are you asking me on a date?”, you asked in the edge of screaming. “Maybe”, he answered. “Maybe, then”, you provoked. He got your number and, after the concert, he texted, properly asking you out.
A/N: feedback and requests are appreciated <3 ily