Thrice- Come All You Weary
Newt can’t help but worry when you experience a near death fall…
“I’m tellin’ you Y/N,” Gally scoffed. “You’re not gonna be able to make it up to the top of those vines.”
“How much do you wanna bet shuck face?” I glared. Gally was oil and I was water. No way in bloody hell were we gonna be friends.
“If you make it to the top, I have to build you a new bed.”
Ooh’s and ah’s spread like wildfire through the crowd surrounding us, Minho grinning in particular. He was the only one who actually enjoyed when Gally and I bickered, thanking us for giving him a free show.
“But if you lose,” Gally smirked. “We have to play 7 minutes in heaven together.”
“You’re on,” I huffed confidently. Knowing Gally, he’d probably be able to take advantage of me within 3 minutes.
As I was about to follow him to the vines, Newt grabbed me by my arm and gave me a warning look.
“What do you think you’re doing?” he asked almost demandingly.
“Making Gally swallow his words?” I chuckled nervously, confused at why he was acting so weird. “I’m not gonna fall Newt. I’m okay.”
“Please don’t. I- I don’t want to see anyone get hurt.” Giving him a warm smile, I patted him on the back and walked to where the boys were.
When we took our starting positions in front of the wall, I noticed out of the corner of my that Thomas and Minho were holding Newt back by his arms, as he had a pained look on his face.
“Ready,” Frypan counted down. “Set. Go!”
Some of the boys were cheering for Gally while others were encouraging me to ignore them. Whatever right?
Just as I was about to reach the top, Gally decided to tear a vine that was coincidentally connected to the one I was climbing. The last thing I remember was a shooting pain in my ankle before I went out like a Christmas light.
“Y/N!” Someone shouted. “Get her down from there!”
“Get Clint!” another yelled.
“Is she going to be okay?”
“She’ll be fine Newt. Just a broken ankle- all it is really.”
“Have I ever lied to you?”
“When is she going to-”
“If you don’t calm down, I’m going to have to put you in bedrest for a week.”
Sighing in defeat, he sat down next to me, entwining his fingers through mine.
“Ugh…” I groaned. “What happened?”
“Gally pulled a vine and you dropped. Wouldn’t have made it if you hadn’t caught your ankle on one of ‘em.” Newt grimaced, remembering Y/N’ s distinct scream.
“Newt, are you okay?” I asked wearily, recognizing the angst in his voice.
“You think I’m bloody alright after the stunt Gally pulled? You’re moving into my hut starting next week. You’d think that after the trick he pulled a few weeks ago in the changing rooms he’d-”
“Newt!” I snapped. “What’s going on? Why are you so stressed out? I just fractured my ankle. It could’ve happened to anyone.”
Pausing from his pacing, he breathed out and sat next down next to me.
“The reason I didn’t want you to climb up the wall involved an- accident that happened a while back.”
Staring into his deep brown eyes, I widened at the realization of what he was talking about.
“Oh Newt…” I sighed, tears welling into my eyes.
Taking his hands into mine, I let him cry as well.
“Everyone knows why I have this bloody limp,” he muffled through his tears. “I was in a bad place, I didn’t have anyone, I was lonely- then you came along. My sun. My lullaby. My light. My Y/N.”
Wiping the tears from his eyes, I held his face in my hands as our lips met in a desperate embrace.
“I thought I lost you…” he sobbed.
“Newt,” I said teary eyed while bringing him into a tight hug. “No matter where you are, what mood you’re in, or how far away we are from each other, I will always be with you. Sorry to spoil it, but you’re not getting rid of me. I’ll always be here to catch you if you fall.”
Grinning with that amazing smile, he climbed into the bed with me and began combing through my hair with his comforting hands.
“I love you…” he said while softly kissing the top of my head.
“I love you too Newt…” I smiled, falling asleep to the sound of his heartbeat.