"Honey, I have a boyfriend and I would like you to meet him." My mom says. I stand there in shock and look at the strange man. "Brian, meet my daughter Elli. Elli, meet Brian."
Brian holds out his hand for me to shake. I don't accept and just cross my arms. "How long?" I ask.
"A month." My mother replies.
I bite my lip. I know it's been about three months after our talk, but she said a year. I understand that it's been about two years since my fathers death but I still don't really want my mom to have another boyfriend. I wonder if he knows. "Does he know about dad?" I ask.
"Yes I do. Your mom told me today. I'm sorry for your loss." Brian says. He actually seems sorry. He looks uncomfortable because he's nervous, he looks caring.
"I like you." I say. "Mainly because you look uncomfortable right now and it's a little funny."
"Elli!" My mom warns.
"What!? You don't think it's funny? You're lucky I even like him." I exclaim.
My mom sighs and nods. "This is about as good as you're gonna get." She says to Brian. Brian laughs slightly and he doesn't look as uncomfortable. "Is it okay if he moves in?" My mom asks me.
I stare at her for a second and then stare at the wall. I guess it's okay if he moves in. He doesn't seem that bad. "I guess." I say. "No dad's room, dad's office, he's not aloud in my room unless I let him in there. And you two can't have sex while I'm home." I say. "And Brian, you are lucky because I would make way more rules if it was someone I didn't like."
"Thank you." Brian smiles.
My mom smiles and hugs me. "I'm going upstairs to practice for the concert on Saturday. I'll try to annoy both of you on purpose." I smirk.
+++ (Saturday Morning)
The bands show last night was amazing. We stayed out late and Ashton came home to my place. My mom and Brian were in bed so Ashton just stayed in my room. Ashton knows about Brian but hasn't met him yet.
I snuggle into Ashton's chest and play with his shirt. "Elli, your hair is in my face." He laughs slightly.
I laugh and turn around so I'm facing him. "Your hairs messy." I laugh. His bandana is twisted and his hair is really messy. Ashton laughs and takes out his bandana and fixes his hair.
Just then I hear a slight knock on my door. "Elli- oh hi Ashton." My mom says as she walks in. "How did Ashton get here?" She asks me.
"Last night after the show I let him come over." I yawn.
"Don't worry, we didn't do anything." Ashton says.
My mom smiles. "Well I bet Brian would love to meet Ashton. Elli, you have to get up and ready soon because your concert is at five, and it's noon now." She explains.
I groan and get up. I'm in sweatpants and a tank top. I fix my messy bun and put on my slippers. "Come on, you two get downstairs." My mom says. Ashton gets up out of bed, he's in his sweatpants and a shirt. "How does he have sweatpants?" She asks.
"He leaves clothes here a lot." I sigh. "It's just an idiot thing." I smirk.
"Hey!" Ashton yells as he runs over to me. I race downstairs into the living room. I fall on the couch and Ashton comes over and throws himself on top of me.
I laugh when I see Brian really confused. "Hi!" Ashton laughs. "I'm Ashton, you're girlfriends daughters lover."
"Ashton!" I yell and kick him off of me. Ashton falls on the floor and I laugh. "He is my boyfriend." I tell Brian.
Brian laughs slightly and Ashton shakes his hand. "Nice to meet you. I'm Brian."
"You too." Ashton smiles. Ashton glares at me for kicking him on the floor and we both go out into the kitchen.
"I don't wanna go to that stupid concert." I groan as I take out some yogurt. This concert is a big concert. It's basically auditions for the biggest musical college of the country. And if I get in, I'll go to this college and eventually be famous. But I still don't want to go, I'm nervous and afraid that I'll mess up.
"But you have to go." Ashton says as he gets bowls and spoons. "You might get into that fancy college."
"But what if I do? That's the point. It's on the other side of the country! And I don't wanna leave you, or my family, or Chloe." I explain.
"Well, maybe that will be different." Ashton says.
What does he mean?
I straiten my white dress as I stand backstage. "I'm nervous." I mutter to Marlene.
"It's going to be okay, your wonderful at this piece and the other one you're doing." She says. "I Miss You, by Blink 182 right?"
I nod and bite my lip. I watch the person who is performing before me. It's a band, they are amazing. The school accepts any kind of musicians. Bands, solo guitarists, singers, piano players, ectera.
When the band is offstage I take a deep breath. "Elli Rose." The speaker announces. I bite my lip from all the nervousness and walk out onstage. A piano is there ready for me. I smile at everyone in the front row, knowing that they are the head people of the school. I then steadily sit down on the piano bench and place my hands on the keys. I slowly begin to play the piece Marlene taught me in school. I sway with my hands as I move them across the keys. After my first piece I let everyone clap and then I begin I Miss You. I hum the words to myself as I play and close my eyes.
I take a deep breath as I finish. I'm suprised I didn't mess up. I bow in the middle of the stage and walk off back stage after everyone is done clapping. "You did wonderful." Marlene smiles at me. I smile and nod and then I see Ashton and the guys.
"W-what are you doing back here!?" I ask.
"We're trying out too." Michael answers.
"We want this for our career, and we can go to school together." Ashton smiles. I smile brightly and hug Ashton tightly. "By the way," he whispers in my ear. "You look really sexy in that dress."
I giggle and then I hear the speaker. "5 Seconds of Summer."
"You better rock it out there." I say. They all smile and nod. Ashton kisses me before they all go out on stage and I smile as I watch them.
"You guys did amazing!" Chloe yells as she hugs me outside. "If you guys get in, I'm planning on going to the college a block away from that one. And if you don't get in I'm already planning on going to the one close to here."
I smile and squeeze her tight. She then goes over to Luke. "You guys were great, and Elli, you played and look beautiful." Ashton's mom says.
"Thank you." I smile and straiten out my dress again.
Ashton holds my hand and his arms wrap around me. "I'm going home." He says. "May I take Elli home?" He asks my mom.
My mom sighs and nods with a smile. "You have jeans in the car."
I smile and get my jeans from the car before Ashton and I get into his car. Once we get on the road Ashton holds my hand tightly. I know something is wrong. "What's wrong?" I ask.
"What if we both don't get in?" He asks. "What if only one of us gets in and we will be seperated across the country?"
I bite my lip. I've been ignoring this thought. "We both did amazing, they would be idiots if they didn't accept us in." I say softly. But in l reality, what would happen if only one of us got in? I would be miserable without Ashton. We could go to the college right next to it, like Chloe, but that wouldn't be what we want to do.
Ashton brings my hand up to his face. He plants a soft kiss on it as he keeps his eyes on the road. "I just never want to loose you." He whispers.
"Trust me." I whisper. "No matter what happens, you'll never loose me. And I promise that."
After a while of driving we finally reach Ashton's apartment building. When we walk through his door Rue jumps into my arms and I laugh. I walk into Ashton's room and quickly pull on a pair of Ashton's sweat pants, leaving me in his sweatpants and a white sports bra.
I sit on Ashton's bed and he sits behind me. His arms wrap around my waist and he rests his head in the crook of my neck. I watch Rue as she leaves the room and Ashton softly plants kisses on my neck. "I love you." I whisper as I turn my head to face him.
"I love you too." Ashton whispers. He then leans down and kisses me. I turn around in his arms and run my fingers trough his hair as we kiss.
I slowly lie down on the bed and Ashton lies down beside me. We both get under the covers and he shuts off the light. I feel Rue get on the bed and lay beside our feet. Ashton kisses my forehead and his lips stay there. And with his soft lips, and worrying about the acceptance into the college, I somehow fall asleep.
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