Catch You Later (Jeremy Heere X Reader)
Warnings: There might be swearing idk, Mell!Reader, like one dick joke
Summary: Y/N Mell runs into Jeremy Heere, and find some that there may be some new feelings emerging.
A/N: For the anon who requested Jeremy x Mell!Reader
“Come on, come on!” I muttered, staring at my watch intently as I hurried to the bus stop. I had slept in, and Michael had unfortunately left for school without me.
This left me only one option. The bus. I made it to the bus stop with just under a minute until the bus arrived.
I doubled over, trying to catch my breath. “Are, uh, are you ok?” I heard a voice asked and I straightened up, looking at the person who spoke to me.
“I’m dandy.” I breathed out, noticing that the bus had just pulled up. The boy looked at me strangely, and quickly boarded the bus.
I trudged on, and noticed that the bus was crowded. I cursed internally and noticed that the only spare seat was the next to the boy who got on before me.
“You don’t mind if I sit next to you?” I asked and he whipped his head up, staring at me with wide eyes. He moved his backpack quickly and I smiled at him, sitting down.
“Hey, I didn’t, uh, catch your name.” The boy said, his blue eyes bright in contrast to his pale skin.
“It’s Y/N.” I said, stretching my hand out to him. He shook it tentatively, his palms slightly clammy.
“I’m Jeremy.” He said and my eyes widened slightly. Suddenly I understood why he seemed familiar.
“You wouldn’t happen to be Jeremy Heere, would you?” I said, and his cheeks darkened in colour as he nodded.
“That, uh, that’s me.” Jeremy said, his voice slightly higher this time. I chuckled and dropped his hand, noticing his face fall a little.
“You’re my brother’s friend. I’m Michael’s sister.” I said, and Jeremy’s eyes widened, his jaw dropping slightly.
“Oh my god. You, uh, you look… different.” Jeremy said, waving his hands about as he talked. I chuckled, shuffling closer to him.
“So do you! I guess I’ve kinda just blocked you from my vision at home because you’re always there. No offence.” I said, noticing the slightly hurt look on Jeremy’s face.
“None taken. I’m kinda used to being ignored.” Jeremy said, glancing out the window of the bus.
“So, how are things? Don’t give me that look, I’m terrible with small talk.” I said, a slight smirk settling on Jeremy’s face.
“Things are good. Rich still thinks your brother and I are dating, which we aren’t, by the way.” Jeremy said, his cheeks turning a pinky colour.
I chuckled, relaxing back into my seat. “Quick question. What kind of music do you listen to?” I asked, and Jeremy paused briefly.
“Um, I normally only listen to music when I’m with Michael. So, probably Bob Marley, and whatever else Michael’s got on his playlist.” Jeremy said and I snorted, fiddling with the headphones that hung around my neck.
“I listen to pretty much everything. Except dubstep. I personally feel like dubstep is a crime against music, but that’s just me.” I said and Jeremy let out a loud laugh, running a hand through his hair.
Suddenly the bus jolted to a stop, and I saw the school out the window. “Well, here we are.” I said, grabbing my backpack and standing up.
Jeremy did the same thing, and we walked off the bus together. “I should probably go, but I’ll see you at lunch? That is, if you want to. If you don’t I totally get it, but.” I stammered and Jeremy chuckled, his blush darkening slightly.
“I’d definitely like to.” Jeremy said and I smiled brightly at him, waving animatedly at him as I walked away.
“Dude, she’s amazing!” I began walking up to the table where Michael and Jeremy were sitting, but I stopped when I heard Jeremy say that.
“Yeah, I know that, but it’s still kinda weird, Jeremy.” Michael said, and I frowned slightly, wondering who they were talking about.
“I’ve never met a girl like her. Well, I mean, I’ve met her before, but something felt different this time.” Jeremy said, and I noticed how flushed his cheeks were.
“Could you please stop talking about her like that? It’s making me kinda uncomfortable.” Michael said, stabbing at his food aimlessly with a fork.
“I’m sorry, Michael, but it’s kinda hard.” Jeremy said and Michael chuckled, smirking at Jeremy.
“I bet you’re kinda hard.” Michael muttered, but it was audible enough for Jeremy to start sputtering and blushing profusely.
“Michael! She’s…” Jeremy whined, and Michael snickered, taking a swig of his drink.
“Hey you guys!” I said, and their heads whipped towards me at breakneck speed, Jeremy immediately ending his previous sentence.
“Oh, uh, hi!” Jeremy squeaked out, his cheeks still bright red. Michael rolled his eyes and gestured for me to sit down.
“How have you guys been?” I asked, taking a sip of my iced tea. Michael and Jeremy exchanged a wide-eyed glance before turning back to me.
“I’ve, uh, been good. How about you?” Jeremy said, his voice an octave or so higher than usual. I gave him a quizzical look before speaking.
“I’m alright. My teachers this year seem pretty cool, but to be fair, I haven’t had all of them yet.” I said, taking a bite of my pizza.
“Cool, cool.” Jeremy muttered, scratching the back of his neck awkwardly. I raised my eyebrows at Michael, who simply chuckled.
“How about you, nerd?” I said to Michael, who gave me a look of mock hurt.
“That really hurt, Y/N.” Michael muttered, and I rolled my eyes at him. Jeremy suddenly coughed loudly, and I turned my head to face him.
“I, uh, have to go to the, uh, bathroom.” Jeremy said, standing up and bolting from the table.
I furrowed my eyebrows, watching him curiously as he sprinted away. “What’s his deal?” I said, looking towards my twin brother for help.
Michael sighed and shook his head slightly, turning his line of vision away from from Jeremy. “There’s this girl.” Michael said and I felt my heart sink a little.
“Oh. That makes sense.” I murmured, praying Michael didn’t notice the shift in my demeanour.
“Yeah. He was ranting to me about her, but he refused to tell me who she was. Can’t blame him.” Michael said, and I felt my heart practically drop into my stomach.
“Cool, cool. I, uh, should probably get going, but tell Jeremy I left. If he gets back, that is.” I said, standing up from the table.
Michael nodded, but he looked like he was deep in thought. “I’ll meet you in the parking lot this afternoon, ok?” Michael called and I nodded, walking away from him.
I let out a sigh and kept walking to class, wondering who Jeremy’s mystery girl was, and why he wouldn’t tell Michael.
“Um, hey Y/N.” Jeremy said, his hands shoved awkwardly in his pockets. I chuckled a little and smiled at him, trying to push down the sick feeling in my stomach.
“Hey Jeremy. How are you?” I asked, trying to be polite and desperately hoping my cheeks weren’t bright red.
“I’m good, I’m good.” Jeremy said, rocking back and forth on his heels. I let out a shaky breath, the air around me thick with awkwardness.
“So, uh, is there any particular reason you’re here now?” I asked, cringing when I realised how harsh I sounded.
“I, uh, well, I was wondering if you maybe wanted to, uh, grab some dinner with me tomorrow, maybe?” Jeremy rushed out, his words barely understandable.
“I didn’t quite get that.” I said, chuckling slightly as Jeremy took in a deep breath.
“Do you maybe want to get dinner with me? Tomorrow?” Jeremy said, slower this time. My eyes widened, and my jaw dropped low.
“I, uh, wow, yes.” I breathed out, still in shock at Jeremy’s question. Jeremy’s eyes lit up, and a wide smile crossed his face.
“Really? Cause I wasn’t quite sure if you’d say yes because I thought you kinda hated me.” Jeremy said and I looked at him strangely.
“Why would I have hated you? I mean sure, I thought you were into some other girl, but other than that.” I said and Jeremy’s eyes widened.
“Oh. Right.” Jeremy said, stepping closer to me. I took in a shaky breath, and smiled at Jeremy.
“So, uh, you were talking to Michael about me?” I said and Jeremy’s cheeks went a bright pink.
“You, uh, you heard that?” Jeremy murmured, running a hand through his hair. I bit my lip and nodded, as Jeremy muttered a curse under his breath.
“I mean, I didn’t realise you were talking about me at the time, but now it’s kinda cute.” I said, feeling the heat rise in my cheeks.
Jeremy looked at me shyly, his cheeks pink and his smile bright. “I, uh, you’re welcome?” He said, and I laughed, tucking a strand of hair behind my ear.
“I have to go, Michael’s picking me up, but I’ll see you tomorrow.” I said, and I pressed a kiss to Jeremy’s cheek.
My lips lingered a little longer than considered ‘normal’, and when I pulled away I noticed that he looked quite shocked.
Jeremy’s mouth opened and closed as he tried to find words, but couldn’t. “I’ll text you tonight. I’ll get your number off Michael, it’ll be fine.” I said, gently placing a hand on his shoulder.
Jeremy nodded, his cheeks bright red now. “Does 7 work for you?” He blurted out as I went to walk away.
I chuckled and nodded, watching Jeremy’s smile grow. “7 sounds perfect.”
The door bell rang loudly, and I sat up excitedly. “Jeremy’s here!” I shouted, and I heard a chuckle from Michael.
“Someone’s excited.” Michael said, wrapping an arm around my shoulders. I shoved his arm off gently, but smiled brightly at him.
“Go. Have fun!” Michael said as I approached the door. I smoothed down my navy dress, opening the door.
Jeremy stood there in a white button up and a pair of jeans, and he was clutching a bouquet of flowers.
“Y/N. Hi.” Jeremy breathed out, looking me up and down. I felt the heat rise in my cheeks and I smiled shyly at him.
“Hey Jeremy.” I said, tucking a strand of hair behind my ear. We stood there for a second, looking at each other, before Jeremy suddenly stretched out the flowers.
“These are for you.” He said, passing me the bouquet. I took them and looked at them, feeling my smile widen.
“Thanks. They’re beautiful.” I said and Jeremy chuckled, scratching the back of his neck.
“Come in. I’m just gonna find a vase for these.” I said, gesturing for Jeremy to walk inside. He followed me, fiddling slightly with his shirt.
“Hey Michael.” Jeremy said, waving at my brother. Michael smiled at Jeremy, and I was surprised at how chill he was with his best friend going on a date with his sister.
I put the flowers in a vase full of water, and turned around to face Jeremy. “Perfect. Now we can go.” I said, and Jeremy nodded, walking out of the house with me.
We got into his car (after he opened the door for me) and we drove along to a restaurant he had picked out.
“This looks really nice.” I said when we arrived, looking at the Chinese restaurant in front of me.
“It’s nothing too big.” Jeremy muttered, looping his arm through mine. I smiled brightly at him, and he returned the smile as we entered the building.
“Table for Heere.” Jeremy said to the maitre’d, and she smiled at us.
“Right this way, Mr and Mrs Heere.” She said and I looked over at Jeremy, whose eyes were wide. He went to argue, but we got to our table before eh could say anything.
We sat down and ordered, relaxing slightly once the waiter had left. “I was gonna tell her we weren’t married, I swear.” Jeremy said and I chuckled, placing one of my hands on top of his.
“It’s fine, Jer. Really.” I said, and Jeremy nodded, his eyes trained on our intertwined hands.
The night passed in a blur, full of laughter and very good food. When we pulled up in my driveway I took in a deep breath, not wanting the night to be over.
“I had a wonderful time tonight.” I said, walking out of the car and looping my arm with Jeremy’s.
“So did I.” Jeremy responded, looking at me with a half-smile. I took in his appearance, his blue eyes shining and his dark hair styled perfectly.
I took in a deep breath and surged forward, pressing my lips to his. Jeremy’s eyes widened, but he quickly closed them, wrapping his arms around my waist.
I tangled my fingers in his hair and tugged gently, revelling in the feeling of his body pressed against mine.
Jeremy pulled away gently, his cheeks and lips pink. “Woah.” He muttered, touching his lips briefly. I chuckled and pressed a kiss to his cheek, his skin burning under my lips.
“Ditto. I, uh, I’ve gotta go now, but I’ll catch you later.” I said, my mind still hazy from the kiss.
“Yeah I’ll, uh, catch you later.” Jeremy said, waving at me as I walked inside. I closed the door behind me and let out a sigh of disbelief.