Fighting To Love

"Every family, friend, couple fight. But we can make it through this." I said. "Even though you hated me at first." He said. "You're never gonna let that go are you?" I asked. He shook his head. {Fighting To Love is the sequel to Everything about him|ashton Irwin| I would recommend reading everything about him|ashton Irwin| first}


72. Chapter Seventy One

Ashley's POV

It's been just about a month since I moved back in with Ashton. We have bits of small talk, but that's it. He sleeps in the guest room, which is mainly for Rachel, but she is living with my dad. I started work again, at the publishing building again. The bitch of a boss quit, and I got the job back. Bryant is about two months old, which Jackie and Nicole hate, but they deal with it.

"Alright, I'm off to work." I called. Jackie and Nicole came running down the hallway, with big smiles on their faces. "Bye mom." Jackie smiled, hugging me. "Bye." I replied, kissing her head. "My little three year old." I smiled, picking up Nicole. She giggled, and made a face at me. "Alright, love you both. Be good." I said. They smiled, and ran back into Jackie's room.

"When you get home, I want to talk to you." Ashton said, as he fed Bryant. I nodded, and turned to the door. "Ash." He called. I turned around. "Have a good day." He smiled. I smiled a little, and opened the door.


"Good morning Mrs. Irwin." Brooke smiled. "Brooke, how many times do I have to tell you, call me Ashley. And plus... Ashton and I still aren't on talking terms." I replied. She sighed. "I'm sorry. I' sure things will work out. I mean. they worked out all the times before." She said. I nodded, and walked into my office.

"Ashley!" Nicole yelled, running into my office. "Whoa, calm down. Slow down." I said, getting up. "The... owner of the company is here. She... wants to meet with you." She informed, trying to catch her breath. "Now?" I asked. "Now." She replied. I huffed, and ran out the office door.

"You must be... Ashley Green." A woman smiled. "It's Irwin, but yes." I replied. "Recently married?" She asked. "Yes ma'am. Only two months into marriage." I replied. "How's it working out?" She asked. "Not so good. We're fighting, and not talking right now." I replied. "Oh no. What did he do?" She asked. "He cheated, after we got into a little fight." I replied. "Men." She shook her head.

"So, I wanted to meet with you, mainly because I know you are with a celebrity." She said. I nodded, and stiffened. "Don't worry, I won't ask you to give us personal information, or be all, tell us everything you know. No. I'm not like that." She said. I nodded, and loosened up.

"Many of these employees, say you're very good at what you do." She said. "I've been told." I replied. "And, I've been told you stay on top of everything, and you work with all the clients you can, in just one day. Nicole tells me you once saw fifteen clients, in the full work day." She said. I nodded.

"So, I decided to give you a little break. I want you to work on what's going on at your home. Not here. Brooke is capable of handling your job, and if she can't, she will call me." She said. "Thank you, but I-" "It wasn't a question, Mrs. Irwin. It was an order." She cut me off. I nodded.

"So, do you have any kids?" She asked. "Three." I replied. Her eyes got wide. "Wow. You're so young. How old are you? Twenty two?" She asked. "Precisely." I replied. "What are their names?" She asked. "Jackie, Nicole and Bryant." I replied. "Cute names, how old?" She asked, taking the picture of the kids from my hands, which I took out. "Jackie is eight, Nicole just turned three, and Bryant is two months." I replied. "Cute ages. Who's this?" She asked, pointing to Lauren. "That's Lauren, my husband's sister. She moved in with us when we first met." I replied. She nodded.


Ashton's POV

"So, maybe, you should... talk to her?" Calum asked. "Yeah, thanks." I replied sarcastically. He rolled his eyes, and Kyla came into the room. "You should remind her of what you two had. The time you met, when you first hung out. Things like that." She said. I nodded.


Ashley's POV

"Remember when we first met?" Ashton asked. "Of course." I replied. He nodded, and smiled. "Tell me." He said.


"Hey." Someone said next to me. I looked at him. He has green-brown eyes, and long brownish hair. "Hi." I replied. "I'm guessing you're Ashley." He said. I nodded. "Ashton Irwin. The drummer." He said, sticking his hand out. "Nice to meet you Ashton." I replied.

"So Ashley, what's your favorite song by us?" A boy with blond hair and blue eyes asked. "Well, see the thing is, I've never heard of you guys before." I said. "Finally a girl who doesn't know who we are." One of them said. He was darker skinned, an had brown hair, and brown eyes. He actually looked Asian.

"Good luck." I said to the boys. "Thanks!" They replied. I walked back out to the auditorium, and stood next to my best friend, Annelyy.

"Ash, the drummer keeps looking at you." She said. I smiled. They were actually really good. I was happy we got front row. Well, I got front row, because I needed to hurry and clean up the stage. Annelyy was right, Ashton did keep looking at me.


"How about the time I went to your house, and took you out?" He asked. "I remember." I replied. "Tell me about it." He smiled.


"Wait here. I'm gonna go see if the guys are here." I said to Ashley. She nodded. "Luke? Calum? Michael?" I asked walking around the hall. "Ashton has a girlfriend!" Luke yelled. "No I don't!" I yelled back. "You brought Ashley here. You have a girlfriend." Luke said. "We are only friends." I replied. "With benefits." Michael joined in. I rolled my eyes.

"Is this your sister?" Ashley asked pointing to picture. I nodded. "Shes pretty." She said. "Yea, pretty annoying." I replied. She laughed. "She's fourteen, annoying age." I said. "I remember when I was fourteen. Got in trouble every day at school." Ashley said laughing. "So, is this our date?" She asked. I nodded. "Watching movies, and eating pizza." I said. She laughed. "My dream date." She said laughing.

"I smell pizza!" Michael yelled running into the kitchen. "Mikey! That is our pizza!" I yelled. "Oh well!" He said taking four pieces. "Get him!" Ashley yelled. I laughed, as she ran around the hall. "Give me my pizza!" Michael yelled. "Nope! It's mine now!" She yelled. "You actually got his pizza." I said shocked. "He ran out of breath easily." She said taking a bite of pizza. I just laughed.

"You have sauce on your face." I said laughing. "Where?" She asked. "Here, I'll get it." I said, as I slid my thumb across her face. She looked into my eyes. My eyes went back and fourth from her eyes, to her lips. She crashed her lips onto mine, and I did the same. We broke the kiss, and she cuddled into my chest. "Ashton, what happens when you have to go?" She asked.


"And how about our first fight? Not when I cheated, but the very first fight we had." He said. I took a deep breath.


"You're pregnant! Taylor! That's great!" I yelled into my phone. "Yeah! I know. I'm surprised Ashton didn't tell you." She said. "Why would Ashton tell me?" I asked. "He knew for about a week." She said. As soon as she said that, Ashton came into the room. "Tay, let me go, I'll call you later." I said hanging up.

Mrs. Irwin, Harry, and Lauren weren't home. So, it was just me, Ashton and jaclyn. "Why the hell wouldn't you tell me my cousin is pregnant." I said. "What?" He asked. "You heard me." I said. "You just had so much stress-" "don't give me that. Yeah, okay, it's been month since the fire. I don't have anymore stress." I said. "I didn't want you to get more stress." He said.

"That's bull! You should've told me my cousin was pregnant!" I yelled. "Well you could've told me that too!" He yelled. I went silent. "H-how do you-" "I found the test in the garbage." He said. "You should've told me." I said.

"You should've told me!" He yelled. "I found out yesterday!" I yelled. "Still! You should've told me yesterday!" He yelled. "And you should've told me fucking three weeks ago!" I yelled. "Just because I keep one little secret-" "you kept my cousins pregnancy a secret!" I yelled. "And you kept yours one too!" He yelled. "You know what. I'm done fighting. Sleeping in the same room as you won't do for tonight. I'll be sleeping in the guest bedroom tonight." I said, walking out.


"How about when I asked you to marry me?" He asked. "Best day ever." I replied, with tears in my eyes.


"So, I wanted everyone to be here, but, i changed my mind." He said. "Now that we are having a baby, I want to take the next step." He said. Babe, there's something I have to tell you. I was gonna wait, but now that we are gonna have a baby. And now that we're leaving soon, I figured I would do it now." Ashton said. I totally forgot that we are leaving in three months! Which means, I'm gonna have a baby, alone. And on tour. No, he'll be here for that. All the other times I was in the hospital, he came.

"Ashley, I have loved you for what feels like forever, even though it's been only a year and a half." He said. I laughed. He took my hands in his. "That first day that I saw you, I knew you were perfect. I knew you were the one. You may not have liked me, but I sure as hell liked you. He said. "And all these fights we have, is because we love each other. All of these nights that we have, messing around, is because we really love each other." He said. I laughed. "Not a day goes by that I don't think about you. Every second. Every minute. Every hour of the day, I think of you. I think of a life we will have." He said. He got down on one knee. "I think about how I want to spend the rest of my life with you. So, that being said, Ashley Ann-Marie Green, will you marry me?" He asked. "I'll have to think about it." I said. He looked at me sadly. "I made my decision. It's a... N...yes!" I yelled. Everyone around me clapped.

"Diamond ring." I said. He smiled. "Why do you think Anne is here?" He asked. "I love you." I said, kissing him. "I can't believe you hated me when we first met." He said. "You're never gonna let me live that down are you?" I asked. "Nope." He said, laughing.


"I love you so much. I'm so sorry." I cried, as I jumped in his arms. "I'm sorry." He whispered.

In that moment, I knew we would make. I knew everything that has happened to us, happened because we were made for it. We were made for each other. Yes, everyone fights, no matter what, but it's the people who stay, are the ones who make it through.

In that moment, I remembered everything I loved about him. I remembered why I hated him, why I fell for him, why I stayed with him. It was all because of who he is. He just proved to me, that he means everything he says.

Every friend, family, sister, brother, couple fight, but it's the ones who stay that really know what they mean. He just proved that. Through everything we've been through, he showed me he would stay, no matter what. He showed his fatherly side. He showed his husband side. He showed me the reason I fell madly in love with him.

In this moment, I remembered Everything about him. In this moment, I remembered who he is, and why I love him. In this moment, I remembered everything. In this moment, I figured out... He is everything I ever wanted. My dad was wrong. He treats me right, he treats me perfectly. He never meant to hurt me. He loves me. He's in a band, that loves us. He loves us. He is the perfect man for me, and I couldn't be happier. He is my man, my life, my dream, everything about him is perfect.

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