you know what trend i love/hate in basically any fandom ever?
that weird yet kind of endearing phenomena in which a conventionaly unattractive character, usually a male villain and/or anti-hero, becomes the fan favourite of almost the entire fandom, receives tons of fanart/fics/rp blogs and/or gains a large, loyal and ever-so-slightly obnoxious fanbase who continusly romanticise, sexualise and/or just generally over glorify said character for whatever bizzare reason.
Enemies Make Heartbreak Much More Interesting ~ A Calum Imagine (Also A Luke Imagine)
“HEY Y/N I NEED YOUR HELP,” my best friend Calum says, just walking straight into my apartment without calling before hand or even knocking.
“Hey Calum, thanks for knocking! It’s not like I could be naked or have a boy in here or anything,” I say throwing him an unimpressed look before turning back to the show playing on the small tv in the corner of the room.
“Oh please Y/n, like you’d actually have a boy in here! Stop being such a jokester,” he said taking off his shoes and sitting next to me on the couch.
Ouch that one hurt.
There’s nothing like hearing the boy you love imply that you’re unattractive to the whole male gender to kick off your Friday night.
“Thank you so much for that Cal!” I say to him, the sarcasm dripping off every word.
“So do you know what’s in two days?” Calum asks his eyes not leaving the tv screen.
“Sunday,” I say trying to avoid this conversation, prolonging the unavoidable heartbreak for as long as possible.
“Yes dumbass but it’s also Valentines Day and I need your help,” Cal says turning towards me with big puppy dog eyes.
“I’m not getting Michael out of the apartment for you again so you can fuck whoever your hoe of the week is in the living room. I have to sit on that couch too you know,” I grumble trying to pay attention to my show instead of his chocolate eyes I loved so much.
“It’s not like that this time y/n! I’ve loved this girl forever and I’m finally getting the balls to tell her and I want everything to go off without a hitch. She’s been so special to me for so many years and I just need to let her know before somebody else finally realizes how special she is and takes her away from me,” he says with a sad smile on his face. My heart starts beating a hundred miles a minute. Has the boy I’ve loved for the last eight years finally realized how perfect we would be together? My hands start to sweat and I can’t help the massive smile that breaks out across my face.
“Well I’m proud of you for finally seeing what’s been in front of you for so many years. What are the big plans for confessing your love?” I ask Calum as I’m practically bouncing up and down in my seat I’m so overjoyed.
“Well I figured that I’d bring her a big bouquet of sunflowers when I go to pick her up, then I’d make her a romantic dinner in mine and Michael’s apartment with her favourite food. Then after dessert I’d take her for a walk on the nature trail. I know that sounds like a bad idea in the dark but I’m going to have the path lit with candles making it romantic. Then to finish the night off with a bang I wrote her a song that I figured I would sing to her on her doorstep as I dropped her off for the night before I asked her to be my girlfriend,” Calum explained, a blush breaking out across his cheeks. I was smiling so big I was concerned that my face was going to be stuck like that. I was confused as to why he had picked the sunflowers and a nature walk but either way I loved it. It sounded so romantic I thought I was going to faint right there.
“So do you think Erica will like it?” Calum asked a nervous smile on his face. My heart leapt into my throat. I should have known it was too good to be true.
“Ah so Erica is the lucky girl,” I choke out, trying not to let the heartbreak I felt show.
“Yeah. Honestly y/n she’s been there for me though anything and everything and I just don’t know what I’d do without her. Plus the two of you get along so well! I have to have my two favourite girls getting along otherwise I don’t know what I’d do,” he says bumping into my shoulder with a smile on his face. This boy was stupider than he looked. Erica and I despised each other. We had been best friends until she fucked me over and tried to end the friendship between Calum and I. He literally couldn’t have picked a worse girl and I felt like I was going to vomit.
“So y/n will you be the best friend ever and help me set it all up on Sunday?” Cal asked me.
“I would but I have a date with Luke sorry,” I say pulling the lie expertly out of my ass.
“Luke? As in Luke Hemmings? You’ve got to be fucking kidding me y/n! Why would you agree to go out with a tool like him? He’s just some wanna be bad boy asshole who has a different girl in tears every couple hours! I thought we were best friends! Why the fuck would you go out with my enemy?!” Calum asked as he stomps around my living room clearly livid. I swallow the massive lump in my throat and pray I could keep this lie up.
“Calum just because Callie left you and went out with Luke doesn’t mean the two of you are enemies! You don’t need to be a drama queen,” I say rolling my eyes and crossing my arms over my chest.
“I loved her y/n! How the hell can you say that to me! We were together for four years and then she just suddenly broke it off to date that idiot! He forced her to break up with me! It was all part of his little mind games!” Calum explains clearly frustrated.
“Cal that was three years ago! You and Callie started dating in frigging middle school. You seriously can’t tell me you actually thought that relationship was going anywhere! Plus I doubt that at seventeen Luke had the brain power to play mind games with you for no reason,” I tell him completely done with this fight.
“IT WAS BECAUSE I DIDN’T LET HIM NEAR YOU! HE WANTED TO GET EVEN!” Calum screams at me. I froze. I was really confused about the Luke thing, but Calum yelling at me was the biggest surprise of the whole night. The two of us rough a fair bit but he had never actually yelled at me.
“ Well I’m sorry that you don’t approve of the guy I’m dating and that you apparently decided who I was allowed to befriend in the past, but you’re done choosing who I can and can’t hangout with,” I say in a quiet voice.
“I did it because he’s a total asshole who doesn’t deserve to be around you,” Calum says making his way towards me with his hands outstretched .
That’s when I finally lost my shit. “I don’t even know why you fucking care. You don’t get to choose who I spend my damn time with! He’s probably going to dump me anyways because according to you I’m not worthy of any boys attention!” I say letting my emotions get the best of me, as I take a step away from him.
“It’s not fucking always about you y/n. I never said that,” Calum says putting his hands back down by his sides.
“Oh I’m so sorry Calum! Was me calling you out on your bullshit interrupting you from talking about how you apparently saved my life by picking my friends for me!” I say, the distain evident in my voice.
“ I don’t care y/n just don’t come crying to me when he dumps your sorry ass. He’ll probably find somebody better while he’s still on the date wth you. It certainly won’t be hard after the way you’ve just acted,” Cal snarls as he goes to put his shoes on.
“Oh you don’t have to worry about me talking to you at all after you’ve made your true feelings clear,” I say as I push him out my front door and slam it shut in his face.
I could feel my heart tearing itself apart in my chest. Calum not loving me back was one degree of heartbreak, but after all the shit he just said about me,I was pretty sure my heart had just self destructed.
“Gee thanks so much for wasting ten years of my life y/n! It’s not like you’ve just ruined my life or anything!” Calum says through the door before stomping off.
I whip open the door as fast as I could. “Having your feelings hurt and actually having your life ruined are two very different things and I’m sorry that you’re too stupid to be able to tell the difference!” I yell at Calum’s retreating back before shutting the door behind me.
I slump down onto the floor and let out all of the emotions I had been holding in for the last half hour. As I let the sobs wrack my body I instantly regretted everything I had said. I love Calum and I used the worst person in his books against him but I was so heart broken I had wanted to hurt him as much as he was hurting me.
After a good hour of crying I finally sat up and wiped my eyes as I made a call I never thought I’d have to make. “Hey Luke it’s y/n I was wondering if I could ask you for a huge favour…”