𝚖𝚒𝚜𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚖𝚞𝚗𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝 𝚏𝚘𝚞𝚛𝚝𝚎𝚎𝚗 | 𝚛𝚎𝚐𝚐𝚒𝚎 𝚙𝚎𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚜 / 𝚕𝚞𝚔𝚎 𝚙𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚘𝚗 𝚡 𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚌𝚎𝚛!𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚎𝚛
summary: a night under the stars changes everything
a/n: IM POSTING WOW
“Can you talk? I’m outside.”
Alex turned off his phone and stood up from his bed. He looked out the window to see Reggie anxiously walking down his front yard.
Alex closed the door behind him and joined his friend on the porch steps.
“Hey,” Alex whispered.
Reggie’s face turned red as he made space for Alex on the steps. The air was cold, nipping at his fingertips as he drummed his hands against his lap.
There were too many thoughts racing through Reggie’s head right now. He didn’t know what to feel, what to say. He should feel happy for her, right? Then why was he feeling this way?
“How are you holding up?” Alex asked, breaking the long silence.
Reggie laughed humorlessly, staring down at his dirty Converse. “Shouldn’t I be asking you that?” he asked in response. “I mean, she’s dating your ex.”
“But you’re her best friend,” Alex pressed. “She didn’t tell you about this?”
Reggie shook his head. “No, I’m just as surprised as you are.”
Silence filled the air once more. Alex placed his hand over Reggie’s comfortingly. Unbeknownst to him, Reggie’s face turned red, and his heart began to pound out of his chest. The butterflies were uncontrollable in his stomach.
“I just didn’t expect it, you know?” Alex mumbled. “I don’t really know how to feel about my ex and my little sister together and all.” Alex squeezed Reggie’s hand. “I should be happy for them, but I’m just...it’s so weird.”
Reggie chuckled. “You can say that again,” he muttered. “Why didn’t she tell me?”
He shrugged his shoulders. “You guess is as good as mine. What do you think about it?”
“I don’t know,” he whispered. “Happy, I guess? But I feel a little betrayed, too. I mean, she never told me she liked him in the first place, I thought she trusted me.”
“To be fair,” Alex laughed. “You didn’t tell her about who you liked either.”
Reggie looked up in alarm, but Alex didn’t seem too bothered. “Relax,” Alex reassured him. “She didn’t tell me who. You’re secret’s still safe.”
Reggie exhaled in relief. Alex looked at him skeptically. “Can I ask you something, Reg?”
“Depends on the question,” he laughed.
“Can you tell me about the person?” Alex asked. “The person you like, I mean.”
Reggie smiled. “Secret’s a secret, Mercer.”
“Not even for me?” Alex pouted playfully. He leaned his head on Reggie’s shoulder. Alex looked up and his lips turned up into a smile.
“Not even for you, Alex.”
Alex didn’t know what came over him. Maybe it was the light from the moon, lighting up Reggie’s blue-green eyes. Or maybe it was the smile on his face, or the smell of his cologne. All his anxieties disappeared. The thoughts of his little sister, Luke, and Willie escaped his mind.
And he found himself leaning in, and so was Reggie.
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𝚖𝚒𝚜𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚖𝚞𝚗𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚝𝚒𝚘𝚗 𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚝 𝚝𝚠𝚎𝚕𝚟𝚎 | 𝚛𝚎𝚐𝚐𝚒𝚎 𝚙𝚎𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚜 / 𝚕𝚞𝚔𝚎 𝚙𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚘𝚗 𝚡 𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚌𝚎𝚛!𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚍𝚎𝚛
summary: you were never the best at coming up with genius plans, but luke is there to help
A/N: Happy Valentine’s Day to my gorgeous bbys :) sorry this came out so late but i hope this makes up for it!
You sat on the doorsteps of the Patterson household, getting increasingly anxious as you fiddled with your bracelets. You weren’t exactly sure why, though. You had done much crazier things, if anything this was the most mellow on your list.
“Would you like to come in, dear?” a voice asked gently. You whipped your head around to see Mrs. Patterson smiling down at you. She always considered you as her own daughter, as she did with Julie, Flynn, and the guys.
You simply shook your head, giving the woman a polite smile. “No thank you, Mrs. Patterson,” you responded. “I’m just going to wait out here for Luke, if that’s okay with you.”
Mrs. Patterson laughed softly, readjusting her sweater before sitting next to you. “Of course it’s alright with me,” she reassured you, covering your hand with hers. “I’m just concerned why you want to stay out here when you can come inside. Luke won’t be here for a while since he has band practice and all. It’s a little chilly outside, don’t you think?”
You looked out into the distance, watching the clouds slowly move in the sky. “I’ll be fine,” you told her. “Thank you, though.”
The woman gave you a look, but stayed put. “Well, I can’t leave you out here by yourself, hm?” You smiled, thanking her quietly. The two of you sat in silence for a moment until Mrs. Patterson spoke up again. “What brings you to my house, anyway? Not that I don’t mind, all of you are welcome here at any time, but usually you come when Luke is around. Would you like me to give him a call or-”
“No!” you said abruptly, making Mrs. Patterson jump in shock. You laughed it off, wincing at how awkward you sounded. “I um, will wait for him. I kind of need to talk to him in person.”
“Alright then,” she settled. “How’s your brother doing? He’s dating that skater boy, right? Willie?”
You nodded. “Yeah,” you answered. “Around three months together, I think.”
Mrs. Patterson hummed. “I’m glad he’s happy,” she mused. “I know Luke and him were a thing last year. Even though Luke tried to keep it a secret, I knew.”
“Oh,” you only said.
“Yeah, they were cute together. They made each other happy,” she continued. You felt increasingly awkward, like you were overstepping the boundaries and breaching the privacy your brother deserved. “But I knew they would make each other happier as best friends.”
You nodded. “I thought so, too.”
Mrs. Patterson sent you a faraway look, a smile on her face. “You were always Luke’s type, anyway,” she told you.
At that part, you coughed loudly. “Excuse me?” you managed to choke out.
The older woman laughed at your reaction. “Well, I am his mother, I know his type better than him. You know, someone who can hold their own and go head to head with him on just about anything,” she explained. “Not saying Alex can’t take care of himself, but you’re...what’s the word, more independent. You like to work on your own, and that’s okay. Independence in a young woman is good, great in this world.” You beamed at that, agreeing wholeheartedly.
“Mom? (Y/N)?” a voice called out.
You and Mrs. Patterson looked up to see Luke coming out of his car, his guitar case in his hand. His face expressed great confusion as to why his mom and best friend’s little sister were talking on the front porch.
Mrs. Patterson stood up, helping you stand as well. “Luke!” she greeted, stepping forward to give her son a hug and kiss on the cheek. “I’ve been starting to wonder where you were.”
Luke cringed, wiping the remains of his mother’s kiss from his cheek. “I was at practice, remember?”
“But for a whole lot longer than usual,” his mom scolded lightly. “(Y/N) here wants to talk to you. Poor thing has been waiting out here ever since.”
Luke glanced behind her to see you standing awkwardly. You waved sheepishly, your cheeks tinged red.
“Hi, Luke,” you said in a quiet voice.
Mrs. Patterson walked over to you, grabbing your shoulders and pushing you towards her son. “Well, I’ll leave you to it. And (Y/N), honey, you’re more than welcome to stay for dinner.”
“It’s okay, Mrs. Patterson,” you reassured her with a kind smile.
The moment she closed the door behind her, you turned back to Luke. He still had his eyebrow raised at you.
“So is there any reason why you came to my house, or was it to just talk to my mom?” he asked teasingly, making you punch him in the arm. “Ouch! Shit, I regret ever teaching you how to punch and wrestle.”
You shrugged your shoulders. “It helps when you have a brother that likes to steal the remote from time to time.”
Luke chuckled, sending you a smile that would make the kids at school swoon. But to you, you just rolled your eyes. “So Little Mercer, what brings you here?”
You chewed the inside of your cheek, getting nervous instantly. “Well, after I texted you last night, I had a couple of ideas.”
“Ideas?” Luke repeated.
You nodded. “Ideas to get over Reggie,” you deadpanned. “At first, I was considering just making you take me to your gigs and-“
“I already do that.”
“Will you let me finish?” you cut him off impatiently. Luke raised his hands, wordlessly gesturing for you to continue. “Anyway, I was thinking you help me get a boyfriend or whatever to help me get over Reggie. But there is always the part that I need to consider of trying to help Reggie get over the unnamed person that — Luke don’t even try to ask who it is I’m sworn to secrecy.” Luke rolled his eyes, grumbling under his breath. “So then, I was talking to your mom earlier and she gave me an idea.”
“My mom gave you an idea?” Luke asked, shocked. “Little Mercer, if my mom gave you the idea, I don’t think it’s a good idea to begin with.”
You scoffed. “Trust me, it was pretty mind blowing when she told me. She didn’t flat out give me the idea, but she inspired me.”
Luke shot you a pointed look. “Oh great, so not only is it your terrible idea, but it’s an Emily Patterson inspired one. I’d love to see where this is going.”
You narrowed your eyes at the guitarist. “Listen, if you’re going to be a pain in my ass, I’ll just go to Flynn and Julie for help-“ As soon as you turned around, Luke grabbed your hand.
“No wait,” he sighed. “I’ll help, I will. Now what’s your genius idea?”
You swallowed loudly. “I need you to pretend to be my boyfriend.”
Luke’s smile dropped. “You what?”
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