A Second Chance [ Chris Evans x OC ]
Prompt : Chris is back with minka but misses reader and wants to get back together and so does reader.OC is a famous actress.
Pairing : Chris Evans x OC (Kathryn)
Genre : angst, romance | Warning : mention of kissing, slight cursing
Author’s Note : I hope you like it :) I didn’t want to make Minka an antagonistic character so i hope you understand :)
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Break up was never easy but Kathryn was not a weak woman and there was now way she’s going to weep and wallow in self-pity. It was the mantra she recited to herself every morning since her break up with her former co-star, Chris Evans. It was not easy but she was not going to give up. Sebastian Stan was kind enough to check up on her once in a while, despite his friendship with Chris Evans. They all met when they were shooting for a small movie a few years ago and she didn’t start dating Chris until they were shooting for The Winter Soldier movie. She was lost in her thought while scrolling down her timeline on twitter until a series of headlines caught her attention.
Kathryn let out a hollow laugh when she saw his username mentioned in the post along with a picture of him holding a woman’s hand. Minka Kelly. She remembered her when she dated Chris a year before they dated. I guess they got back together, she felt her throat closed up and had to look away from the screen for a moment.
“Hey. What are you looking at?” Chris looked up from his phone at the sound of the woman he just started dating.
“Nothing. The paparazzi caught us.” He grimaced a little and showed her his phone.
“You’re okay with this, right?” She asked again.
“I guess.” He shrugged and let her kiss him. Kat kissed like she loved, wholeheartedly and passionately. He had to mentally slap himself for even thinking about that. They broke up a few months ago, 4 months and 20 days to be exact. And she should’ve been gone from his mind by now, especially when he’s back with Minka.
But Chris couldn’t shake off the day he broke it off with Kat. He told her how the relationship is not going to work out and he wanted to be with a woman who wants the same things as his: children, family, and slow paced life. Kat was not all of the above. She adores children but didn’t want one and she was easily bored with routines. She didn’t say anything. She didn’t even shed a single tear. It was an anomaly that Chris couldn’t solve. Kat cried as easily as him, Sebastian dubbed them as the crybaby couple.
“What’s on your mind?” Minka’s voice snapped him out of his thoughts.
“Nothing. Hey, let’s grab something to eat.” He told her, feeling grateful she was oblivious to the abrupt change of subject.
The grocery store wasn’t far from his place. Minka pulled out the small list she has prepared before they went out and gave half the list for him to get. Chris was trying to find some seasonings when he spotted her. He froze on his spot, his eyes watching her. She looked skinnier, he noticed. Her hair was dyed back to brown and was longer than he remembered. She was wearing her favorite sweater and a pair of skinny jeans. Kat looked well, he thought to himself, surprised by the bitterness in the tone. Did he expect her to look worse? To cry for him like he cried for her?
Kathryn felt someone was watching and she turned around to face the person, only to find the face she’s been missing all these months. He looked surprised by the confrontation.
“Hi.” She faked a smile when he approached her. She didn’t get nominated for an award for no reason.
“Hi. How are you?” He awkwardly asked. She gaped at him in shock. How are you? That’s what you’re going to say? After dumping me for stupid reasons? All resolutions to be the bigger person went out of her mind.
“Great. I mean, ever since my ex dumped me because he was afraid I would leave him? It’s been great.” She smiled when she saw him wince.
“That’s… that’s not why I asked you that, Kat.” He told her.
“Really? Oh, sorry. What do you expect me to do? Cry like a baby when I saw you? Who the fuck do you think you are?” Chris felt his heart broke when he saw tears gathering in her eyes. Good job, asshole. You broke her heart again.
“It’s Kathryn, Evans.” She turned on her heels and quickly left, unable to hold back the tears. Why are you crying, you idiot?! He dumped you!
Chris watched her retreating figure, feeling incredibly guilty and completely ashamed to realized how much he still loves her. He was about to go after her, to tell her how sorry he was and how much he loves her when Minka cleared her throat from behind him.
“You’re really an idiot, Chris.” She told him. “And an ass.” She added.
“You need to go to her.” She told him again.
“I’m not going to be in your way but—“ She raised her hand and slapped him hard. “That was in order. I feel better now.”
“Minka, I’m really sorry.”
“Just… don’t do the same mistake twice. Not every women will be willing to give you up just like that.” She smiled.
“I’ll call my friend, just go.” She waved him off when he looked at her like a kicked puppy.
He didn’t have to be told three times. He quickly ran outside and found her car zooming off. He let out a small curse for not having his car. Her house wasn’t far from his, which was good, he thought to himself as he ran. She stopped her car when she just passed his house. She got out of the car and watched him stopped in front of her.
“What are you doing?” She tiredly asked.
“I need to tell you something.” Chris panted.
“I need to go.”
“WAIT! Kat. Kat, listen to me. I was being an asshole. I was too scared to admit that I love you and didn’t want to lose you.” Chris said in one breath. “Please. Please give me a second chance. I just… I can’t do this whole moving on thing. I really love you and I’ll do anything to make this right.”
“Forgiveness takes a lot of effort.” She quietly said after a long silence.
“I know, I’ll do anything. Just… “
“You need to know that what you did was hurtful and it was the worst thing that has ever happened to me. I can’t go through that again, Chris.” She whispered.
“I know. I’m sorry. Please don’t cry.” He hesitantly pulled her into his embrace, letting out a sigh of relief when she didn’t fight away.
“I missed you a lot.” He didn’t know he was crying until he saw his tears staining her sweater.
“Me too.” She mumbled.