Joke / C.H.
“Y/N!” Calum yelled, causing you to scrunch your eyebrows. “Can you come here for a sec?” You immediately put down the dishes you were putting into the dishwasher and follow his voice to the downstairs computer room.
You leaned against the door frame, arms across your chest. “Yeah, babe.” Calum was hunched over his desktop reading Twitter mentions and looking a indirects. You ordered him to stop doing this days ago, because they way you saw the corners of his lip turn slightly downward made you feel sad too. You hated seeing Calum sad.
“Cal, I told you to stop with that.” You told him, disappointment etched into your voice. Calum turned to you with a confused, yet slightly sad look on his face. He used his hand to motion you over to the screen, placing his hands on your waist and pulling you into his lap.
“Y/N, what does that mean?” He pointed to a typed phrase, from a
fan account dedicated to him, which said: ‘7/10 would bang’. You let out an involuntary giggle, clamping your hand over your mouth as it came out.
Calum became even more confused, he didn’t know what it meant. Obviously he thought it was some hotness scale he scored low on, which was <i>half </i> true, but he didn’t really get that it was just a big joke.
“Am I really a seven? That’s it?” Calum said in a small voice, lifting you off of his lap and back onto your two feet. Calum stuck out his bottom lip slightly, and you watched him scroll through the thousands of mentions, indirects, and messages that he got every second.
“Calum, stop doing that.” You placed your hand over the mouse and placed your free hand on his cheek, forcing him to look at you. His eyes were surprisingly glossy, which made your stomach drop. You and Calum had been dating for a while, but he hasn’t cried around you yet, he hadn’t dared to.
“Aw, baby, don’t cry.” You let out a small chuckle, taking both of his hands and leading him out of the room and into the hallway.
“Am I really that unattractive compared to the guys? Because Michael was an-” his voice cracked, and that’s when you pulled him into a hug. It was a pretty weird thing to get upset over, but you understood completely. Calum and you bonded over the fact that you were both insecure with your bodies, but you both loved each other the same.
“Calum, my sweet darling,” you began, cupping his squishy face in your hands. “It’s just a joke, alright? It’s nothing to get upset over, I promise. I love you just the same and it shouldn’t matter what others think of you, okay?” You giggle, wiping the tear that had accidentally fell from his eye. Calum smiled sweetly, placing his hands on your waist.
“Well, I obviously trust you, because if the guys saw me like this they would flip shit and laugh in my face.” Calum smiled for the first time in a few minutes, reminding you of the smile that drew you in the first time you saw him.
“You’re such a dork.” You laughed, placing a quick kiss on his lips before turning back to do the dishes.
“Hey Y/N?” Calum said quickly before you had a chance to walk down the stairs.
“Yeah?” You replied, turning back to see a newfound smirk on his face.
“10 out of 10 would bang.”
an: 1) this sucks and is v cliche
2) FUCKING ROWYSO STARTED AND CAN WE JUST TALK ABOUT PERMANENT VACTION?!? KILL ME NOW
I promise I’ll have a master list soon it’s just lol lazy!! (request in my ask if you like)