My Missing Puzzle Piece

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"Well, that was an amazing show."

Calum looked up from his phone and smiled at his boyfriend who was currently rummaging through his suitcase. "Yes, definitely."

"Though that stint you pulled, coming up behind me and practically kissing my neck. Real funny, Cal."

"Hey, you can't blame me," Calum shrugged, throwing his hands up in surrender. "I couldn't help myself, you look so hot on stage."

Luke rolled his eyes playfully, pulling on his pyjama pants before plopping down on the bed beside the brunet. Calum smiled fondly, throwing an arm around the broad lad's shoulders and kissing his forehead.

"I bet the shippers are going wild," Luke giggled, pulling out his own phone and unlocking it.

"You would know, wouldn't you?"

"Well it's not my fault we look so damn good together."

Luke scrolled through the Cake tag on Tumblr, smiling to himself. People had already made gifs of it and there were countless text posts about what could have happened after the show. Oh, if only they knew.

Suddenly, a thought came to mind, and Luke frowned. "Hey, Cal, what day is it?"

"Look on your phone!" Calum snorted, and Luke mentally face-palmed.

He exited out of the Tumblr app and checked the calendar, his eyes widening. "Calum, there's almost two weeks left till our five year anniversary."

"Five years already?" Calum asked in disbelief. "Time really does fly."

Luke nodded, biting at his lip ring. Their relationship had been a secret since the start of it, simply because they just weren't sure how people were going to take it, and that could have had a huge impact on them. Their closest friends and family knew, and their management, but other than that, they had let no one in on the secret. It had been just too risky.

However, now it had been nearly five years, and their relationship was stronger than ever. They had gotten used to the inevitable hate that came with their fame, and honestly the number of shippers was far higher than the number of haters. It was honestly growing more and more unbearable to not be able to hold Calum's hand unless they were completely, 200% sure that they wouldn't be seen, and frankly those moments were few and far between nowadays.

Luke just wanted the world to know about them.

Calum had often mentioned it casually, but they never really talked about it. They kind of just brushed it off, joking that it would happen one day and that for the moment, their closet was pretty comfortable.

But those thoughts didn't leave Luke's mind. The whole evening, that's all he had in mind. Throughout their daily movie and dinner, Luke couldn't stop thinking about what it would be like to kiss Calum's cheek whenever they wanted, like while they waited in line at the airport or during breaks between photo shoots.

Finally, once the lights were off and the two of them were curled up together in the same bed, Luke decided to voice his ideas.

"Hey Calum?" Luke whispered, turning around to face the boy laying beside him. He was suddenly nervous, but he knew that if he backed out now, he would never be brave enough to bring it up again.

"Yeah?" Calum asked, eyebrows raised in concern.

"I think we should tell them."

Calum frowned, propping himself up on his elbow to look at the blond boy properly. "You what?"

"I think we should tell them about this, about us. Tell the fans, I mean," he repeated, biting at his lip ring. "I think we could tell them on our anniversary."

"Are you sure you want to do this?" Calum asked quietly, reaching out to stroke his boyfriend's cheek.

Luke smiled, clasping Calum's hand in his own, and nodded. "Yeah. I think we're ready."

Calum thought for a minute before an idea popped into his head. "Hey, what if we left them clues, leading up to the day? So that they're less... Shocked? It could be simple stuff like tweets, or Instagram pictures, things like that..."

Luke's eyes lit up, and he pulled Calum in for a kiss. "I like it."

"And I like you," the brunet giggled, pulling his boyfriend back towards him for a longer kiss.

"So we're really doing this?"

Calum nodded, kissing the tip of Luke's nose. "Yep. I guess we are."


The next day, the couple told Ashton and Michael about their plan. Ashton was ecstatic and willing to do anything to help, while Michael only muttered a "It's about time you came out of that damn closet," earning himself a smack on the head from their sandy haired drummer.

"When are you guys going to start?" Ashton asked before taking a bite into the apple he was holding.

Where the hell did he even get that from? Calum thought, before shaking his head. "Um, well we were thinking the days leading up to our anniversary. Maybe a week or so?"

"That sounds great!" Ashton answered through a mouthful of fruit. "Would you guys post one every day?"

"Every two days, I think," Luke piped up. "I feel like we would run out of ideas otherwise."

Ashton giggled before nodding. "Sounds good, mates. Wait - when's your anniversary again?"

"On the- the 15th?" Calum frowned, hesitating a bit.

Luke only rolled his eyes, before shaking his head. "The 13th of February."

"I was close," Calum mumbled sheepishly, and the blond leaned over to peck his cheek.

"Close enough."

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