Let's go all the way tonight - no regrets, just love. We can dance, until we die. You and I, will be young forever. You make me feel like I'm living a teenage dream with the way you turn me on. I can't sleep. Let's run away and don't ever look back.
I woke up the next morning to hear some uncomfortable grunts coming from the kitchen. I roll over, Brent's pillow is cold. He's up. I check my phone, it's 11:30am. I think that's the latest I've slept since I was my summer after highschool.
"Where the fuck is the aspirin?"
I look into the kitchen and see Brent leaning on the kitchen island with his head in his hands. He's shifting his weight from one leg to the other more frequently then one person should. Unrealistic cuss words are flying out of his mouth. He could've made a mime scream.
"I left them beside your table, baby I'm sorry, I'll go get them."
"How the fuck didn't I see that? Christ I'm retarded."
I grab the aspirin for him as he takes two and washes them down with water. He looks like a beaten puppy right now. I chuckle and gently pull him into a hug. His body feels lifeless as he attempts to wrap his arms around my neck. His head hits my shoulder, causing me to jump. His skin is burning. He gives me a confused look as I cup his face with my hands.
"Why are you so hot?"
He laughed, "You tell me."
"No, you're really warm. Are you okay?" I replied with a hint of worry in my voice as I headed into the bathroom to fetch a thermometer.
"I'm hungover, Ally. It's nothing to worry about."
"I don't think it is!" I spat out as my hands were vibrating as I placed the thermometer under his tongue.
He rolled his eyes as it beeped. 102. How in the hell did he not feel it?
"Brent .. I think you were drugged too."
"I doubt it."
I cursed under my breath and tossed the thermometer on the table. "Do you have ANY idea what you got up to last night?"
"No, do you?"
"Obviously. You made out with ..."
He cut in, "Shit, another girl?"
"No, someone a little more close to home."
He shook his head, "No way ..."
"Yup, you and Jonny were all over each other like two drunk emo kids at warped tour."
"Ew. That's just so many kinds of wrong." He sighed, rubbing his forehead. "I'm going back to bed, I can't even stand right."
"Brent, you might've been drugged. You're going with me to the hospital. Kris texted me and said Jon was awake."
He nods and hits the shower. I just throw on some jeans and Florida Gators hoodie before putting my hair into a ponytail and stuffing my feet into my uggs. We get to the hospital and I make a beeline for Jon's room. I feel relived as he looks over and smiles at me.
"Jon, thank god you're okay." I smile before I kiss his forehead.
"Yeah, I feel okay. I'm just confused about what happened."
"No one knows. Probably some idiot who doesn't like you guys." I reply. "I think Brent got drugged too, but it didn't affect him."
"Oh Brent. It's gunna so awkward at practice tomorrow." He half smiled.
"You can say that again." I mumbled.
It grew quiet and I began to pick at my nailpolish. I looked over at him and he was staring right at me. My heart jumped into my throat, god the room suddenly felt like a thousand degrees.
"Ally, are you happy?"
"Of course I am. Why?"
"You don't look it."
"It's just, Brent doesn't listen to me enough. I know I'm not his mom, but when I say some things he shrugs it off like he doesn't care. He doesn't believe me that his 102 fever is a side effect of the drug he took. He thinks I'm crazy. Also, my parents think I'm still dating you so I obviously have to hide this engagement from them. I'm so royally fucked for life."
His eyes grew wide, I don't think he was expecting me to say something like that. "Well, you can just tell them that we remained friends instead, for the better. They'll understand that. As for Brent? You're on your own there. I don't know how they feel about him."
"They love him, not what he did mind you." I sighed before a lightbulb went off in my head. "Maybe after the Olympics I'll tell them Brent and I are giving it another shot, but won't mention the engagement. I just hate lying to them."
"It's for the better though. You've been through enough drama to make a show for MTV. If my daughter did that, I wouldn't be mad."
I nodded as I let out a huge breath, biting back a smile, "You always know what to say."
"Comes with the charm." He smirks.
I laugh and gently push his hand away from me. We both heard heavy footsteps and turned around to see Brent leaning against the door.
"Do you mind hanging around for a bit, Ally?"
"Not entirely, why?"
"Cause, I took your advice and the doctor just made me take a piss test."
"Such a gentlemen with your words." I said loud enough for only Jon to hear.
"I'll know if I'm drugged or not in like 2 hours."
"Yeah, sure, whatever."
For the next hour Jon and I watched two episodes of Friends we've both seen before. We recited the one with Ross and Joey's nap line for line. Making comments that Jon laughs like Ross and I laugh like Monica.
"You and Brent are so Joey and Ross right now." I commented before I took a sip of my water.
"You and Brent are so Ross and Rachel."
"I'm well aware of that. But, I promised myself I'm not losing him again. I can't give up without a fight. He's really important to me."
"I'm sure you guys are for real this time. I mean I see the way he looks at you. Like he'd just ... jump in front of you at any given moment there's a slight sign of harm. It's crazy. I've never seen him like this."
I could feel my heart pounding when he said that. I mean, if he can see it, then I honestly believe that what Brent and I have is real. It's not some stupid teenage love that's gunna go away after a few months. We had so much history. It's just something you can't let go easily. Hell, I can't let go of him easily anyways.
"Plus, I know how you feel about him. Your entire body freezes when he walks into the room, like your heart stopped for that one second. When he moves, you shift your body closer to his. It's kinda like you guys are magnetic. Like you're supposed to be together."
"I wonder how many roofies that person put in your drink. You're talking crazy right now, Jon."
"I'm flushed of the drug now. I'm serious. All of us can't get over how much he's changed since you came back around, Ally. He's smiling more, joking around with us more. I can see the spark in his eyes when he plays, knowing you're watching. Even those months you two weren't together, he used to come up to me and say 'I'll do whatever it takes to score a goal tonight, cause I want her to notice me again.' He's crazy for you Ally. I can see why he proposed so quickly."
I sniffed back the tears that were forming in my eyes. Jon may be talking a boatload of nonsense right now, but it was making sense to me. I looked over my shoulder and saw Brent standing here. I stared in awe. He was leaning against the wall, with a coffee in hand, talking to my brother. He caught my eye and smiled at me. His smile was intoxicating. I felt like a child with a new toy. The smile couldn't go away, that blush on my cheeks wouldn't go away, that heart racing wouldn't go away.
"See what I mean."
My heart stops when you look at me. Just one touch, now baby I believe this is real so take a chance and don't ever look back. My missing puzzle piece.