Calum Hood - Y/ N - Story
"Wait" Calum says, reaching out for my hand.
"Don't you dare to touch me, Hood!" I yell, trying to not start to cry.
I cross my arms and take a step away from him.
I can't believe the rumors turned out right. I can't believe he has done that to me. I can't believe he actually is the asshole everyone has warned me about.
I've come to his house to make plans for the weekend, but in the car I heard a radio interview which... well, changed a few things.
"You don't understand this" he says, coming closer. "No one does. It's just... I don't know. It's complicated, I don't want you to get involved."
I laugh and shake my head. "Oh, really? So denying your girlfriend and dating others is totally okay, huh?" I ask and now the tears slowly make their way down my cheeks.
"No, it's just..."
"I've heard the interview. I've seen the pictures, Calum. I've seen everything! How could you?"
"You don't understand..." he trys again and I snort.
"No one does, I got it. You know what? Stop denying it. I know the truth and the world believes a lie. Maybe even I was the one who was wrong and believed a lie." I wipe my tears away. "Because I believed in you. I believed in us."
"Babe, listen..." he trys again.
"Don't "babe" me, Calum! I have enough of this trouble, enough of you playing with my feelings and yes, I do know I deserve something better than this shitty treatment!"
He tears his hair, looks out the window and swallows.
"I- I need you, okay? You are the one who is keeping me down to earth, I can't be without you. I can't and I don't want to let you go. It's like you're the piece of me who makes my heart beat and lifts my lungs up so I can breath. I was crazy about you then and I'm still crazy about you, only you! These photos... that's management. They want us to appear single and available for everybody. And I know it's hard for our girlfriends to see us hang out with others and the press makes it look like we would feel more for each other. I have enough of this too, believe me." He reachs out for my hands and this time I let him hold them into his.
"Don't leave me, please. I- I need you and I don't want anybody else, if I can't have you." In his big brown eyes tears shimmer and he takes a deep, shaky breath. "I love you, god dammit. I love you with every single part of my body and being and I can't live without you. We'll get over this, I promise you."
Slowly he leans in, testing out if I would push him away, but I don't.
He seems to tell the truth and... I love him too. I love this cheeky dork with my entire heart and again, I want to believe in us. So I pull him to me, until our lips finally touch.
"I love you too, Calum" I whisper and he hugs me thightly.
"I promise you, I won't let them tear us apart" he says, stroking my hair and I close my eyes.