For as long as Celia Pooley has remembered, she's hated John Lennon- a loud, abrasive, obnoxious and self-obsessed boy at her school.
However, when Celia and John find themselves forced into each other's company, they soon become drawn to each other in a way that seems to confuse them both and slowly but surely, their affection for each other flourishes and their lives begin to change in a way neither of them expected.
'Growing Up Beside You' follows Celia and John's life through their rebellious and adventurous rock n roll loving teenage years to the hardships of young adulthood where the decision to follow your head or heart takes its toll on love.
What does fate have in store for John and Celia and will the two of them always have each other or will something or someone stand in the way?
A coming-of-age, romance story, following the journey of new friendships, sorrows, first loves and all the joys and complications that come with it.
•This is a SLOW BURN story. - Don't expect too much, too soon!
•The other Beatles will eventually appear but it will be much later on in the story so you'll just have to bare with for the time-being!
Beatle focus: John
Year: 1957 onwards
Warnings: Bad Language, violence, explicit adult situations, angst
There are a few conscious changes to real life events and places in the timeline of this story which have been changed for narrative purposes. (Also, i'm aware that Cynthia's the woman in the cover image, but for the purpose of this story, she only exists as Celia.)
*I DO NOT take credit for the artwork. Image is not my own.*
*This is a work of fiction. As such, it should not be read as a factual account of events or biography. While many characters bear the names of actual people- they and their actions and works have been imagined by me, the author, and posted here for entertainment purposes only.*
I hope you enjoy it! Feedback, votes and comments are much appreciated!
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