Title Credit: Pierce The Veil
"Maddie? Maddie..." I was shaken away lightly.
I groaned softly and buried my face into the warm, comfy surface I was laying on.
"I'll get up soon I promise." I mumbled.
There was a chuckle. "You're cute. But Maddie, this is important..
I opened my eyes and realized I was laying on Brandons chest. I sat up and stretched, smoothing out my hair and rubbing my eye. We were in the lounge of the cte bus, a few people were passed out around us. The bus was moving, we must be driving to the next city already.
"What is it?" I asked.
He gave me a nervous look and handed me his phone. Dave had sent him a video, I clicked on it.
My eyes widened. "Shit, shit shit fuck shit, no, that's not good." I bit my lip. "W-we actually-?"
"We made out." He rubbed the back of his neck.
"Um, w-well, I guess we just talk to anyone who has the video, have them delete it, put it behind us." I checked Twitter and Instagram to make sure it isn't posted.
"Are you... gonna tell Alex?"
I paused. "I don't think that's a good idea. Let's get going, got a show tonight. Biggest one on tour. It’s gonna be great."
@AlexAllTimeLow: missing @maddiebtk hard right now.
I'm sp excited, I can't wait for the show. I'm going to surprise her beforehand. I told the guys, but nobody else. I've been inside my hotel room all day, thinking of what she might say.
I listened to crown the empire, I liked it. It still bothers me that this is the genre she's in. I don't think she should be in it. It'll probably end soon anyways. I feel bad, but I've never taken this whole thing seriously.
I drummed on the table, looking in the mirror. I was alone in the dressing room, which didn't happen often. We were all sad about it being the last show, but excited to see how crazy it was. I've been seeing more and more kids singing the lyrics back at us. I'm excited to see how many fans we have here in Austin, Texas.
I turned towards the door as it creaked open and closer. Brandon approached me.
"Hey dude. Do you know where everyone is?" I asked.
He shook his head. "No, maybe they went to get something to eat." He shrugged and sat across from me. "But uh... I have something to talk to you about."
"Sure, anything." I leaned forwards.
"M-Maddie..." he stuttered. Now I'm concerned, he hasn't stuttered for a long time. It's usually when he's nervous, if something is wrong.
"Brandon, you can tell me anything. You know that." I reached forward and took his hand in mine. He met my gaze and sighed.
"I-It's about what happened, a few w-weeks ago. B-Between you a-and me."
I nodded. "Oh god, it's not effecting our relationship as friends, is it? Because I don't want it to, I want to just... put it behind us."
"B-But what if I don't want to?"
I raised an eyebrow.
"Maddie, I don't want to forget about it... I wish it would happen more often."
I slowly moved my hand away. "Brandon..."
"I-I really like you and I'm-"
He was cut off by the door opening. Alex was in the doorway.
He smirked at me. "Hey."
"A-Alex?" I stood up. He walked over and hugged me, swinging me around. He set me down and kissed me, smiling wide. By the time I broke away and looked around for Brandon, he had already left.
“I can’t believe you came.” I smiled, squeezing his side
“Believe it.” He swayed us.
“We’ve got fifteen minutes until we go on.”
“You’ll do great. Hey, what are you gonna do after this whole thing dies down?”
I looked at him. “What do you mean?”
“Well, it’s not like this whole… project is gonna go very far, don’t you think?”
I moved away from him. “The band? Do you not think I can make it?”
He averted his eyes slightly, stuffing his hands in his pockets. “Well…”
“Alex, I’m already making it. The album is selling, we’ve been signed, They’re moving us to LA for christ’s sake.”
His head whipped back up. “What? Are you actually going?”
“Well, I’m definitely thinking about it.”
“You- LA? Seriously? Do you even think you’re ready for something like this?”
“Alex I’m starting to think you never believed in me.”
"I like to be realistic!"
"Realisric? So my dream isn't realistic, is it? Man, you've been turning into a jackass lately. What happened to you?"
"Happened to me? You always make me the bad guy."
“TEN MINUTES!” Someone yelled.
I turned away from him and went to grab my instrument. He follows me and we continue fighting until I have to go to the room separating backstage from stage. The guys run out and I run into the room after them. Alex Grabs my hand before I go out.
“Move in with me.” He says. “Move in with me, or move to LA and forget about me. and us, and everything.”
My heartbeats a million times an hour.
Three weeks later
I haul the last box up the stairs and in the door. I didn’t let anyone help me move, I didn’t want anyone to. I smiled, running my hands through my hair. I always loved this city.
Jess was sad she couldn’t live with me anymore. But she’s got her own place. I closed the door and put on music, putting my stuff away. I questioned the furniture layout, but I appreciated the fact I didn’t have to buy all new things.
A few hours later I collapsed on the queen-sized bed. I let my mind drift and I wondered where Alex was right now.
Then I stood, clearing my mind and opened the shades, sighing at the beautiful view of Los Angeles at night.
All my regrets disappeared.
@MaddieBTK: all settled in, lets get ready for warped!
A/n: two in one day lmao fuck the goal
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