3 5 - real life

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Rosa sat in her make up chair, applying dark eyeshadow onto her eyelids. Ty, Eve, Dua, Billie, Elena, Caiden and Ashley sat on the couches behind her, talking amongst themselves.

"Did you see Tom's face," Caiden said from his spot sprawled across the couch, his head in Elena's lap. "when Ash said that you talk about him all the time?"

"He's too cute." Eve gushed, looking through Instagram, seeing the photos the actors had posted. "You better grab him before I do." Rosa turned around in her chair, glaring at Eve. "I'm kidding."

Ty squeezed Ashley's hand. "He better treat you good."

"Oh shush," Ashley said as she smacked his chest. "The boy is smitten with her. He won't let her go." Ashley winked at her but Rosa merely rolled her eyes, returning to doing her emake up. She grabbed the next outfit and went into the changing room, taking off her dressing gown. As she stood in front of the mirror in nothing but her underwear, her eyes drifted down to her waist where a small tattoo of a spider inside of a heart sat. She remembered that night.

Tom and Rosa sat at a bar in San Fransisco, pissed out of their minds. They stumbled out, walking past a tattoo and piercing parlor. Rosa's eyes widened as she saw the 'OPEN' lights on the window and examples of tattoos they had previously done.

"Tom!" She exclaimed as she dragged him to the door. "We should get matching tattoos!"

His eyes widened. "Let's do it!" They walked into the parlor and met the artist, Ringo, who showed his love for the actor and singer, showing off a few spider man themed tattoos he had made for people, as well as a few with Rosa's song lyrics.

"So, what were you thinking?" Ringo asked as Rosa laid on the bed.

"I want a small heart with a spider inside it." She said dreamily as she stared at the ceiling.

"I want one of a heart with a rose in it!" Tom exclaimed as he laid on a table across the room. He was having his tattoo done by Ringo's assistant, Cherry. She seemed like a nice girl, with shoulder length purple hair and many lip, ear and nose piercings.

"Alrighty, then." Cherry said as she turned on the tattoo machine. "This your first tattoo?" She asked Tom.

"Nah, I've got a tattoo of a spider on the bottom of my foot."

Cherry and Ringo winced. "How many times did you have to get it done?" Ringo asked.

"Only three or four. It was fucking painful." He said as he lifted his shirt up, showing Cherry where he wanted to get his tattoo. "Can I get it on my hip?"

"Me too!" Rosa exclaimed.

It was after almost two hours that they both had their tattoos. Rosa's was a simple black heart with a white, small Spider-Man logo inside of it. Tom's was a heart outline with a black rose bud inside of it. They were both given cling film to cover them and they both paid.

They stumbled back to their hotel, both going into Tom's room. Rosa fell onto his bed head first, wincing when her newly tattooed hip hit the mattress. Tom looked at her as she fell asleep. He walked over to her, a frown making its way onto his face as he moved her onto her back, her black hair framing her face and spilling onto the pillow.

He kneeled onto the floor and cupped her cheek. "I love you." He whispered in his drinker state. "I know I'm drunk, but I mean it." He kissed her forehead and moved to the couch. He fell asleep quickly.

What he didn't know was that she hadn't been asleep when he confessed his feelings. She put on her red outfit and the knee high black boots. Rosa stepped out of the changing room and looked towards the couch. She picked up her floor length wool cardigan and put it on. It was surprisingly cold in Atlanta at nine in the evening. She picked up Caiden's feet and sat beneath them.

"I'm thinking of-" she started but was interrupted by the door opening.

"Rosa!" Josh, her manager, walked into the room. "You're on in five!"

"Right." She said as she stood up, Caiden's feet falling to the floor. She followed Josh to the trap door on the middle of the stage. "What's the songs in this half?" She asked, just the remind herself.

"Stars, in your head with Dua, nothin' on me, war of hearts and lastly him."

"Ok, great." She said as she was handed a microphone and an ear piece. She shimmied out of the cardigan and passed it to Josh.

"Kiss him." Josh said out of the blue. Rosa looked at him like he was crazy as she crouched beneath the stage.

"The fuck are you talking about?"

"Tom. Kiss him. At the end of 'him', kiss him. I know the song is about him."

"How did you-."

"You only ever write songs about people you feel really, really care for. You wrote 'her' for Lucy, the only other time I've seen you so happy. He makes you happy, Rosie, we all see it." Rosa smiled at Josh and hugged him. She heard the intro of the song and got ready.

"Thanks, Joshy." She said as the platform began to rise slowly. "Love you."

"Love you too, darling." He winked as she disappeared up onto the stage and began singing.

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