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On Your Doorstep

By Storyandsongwriter

Drama / Romance

The Doorstep

It would be a nice night if it wasn't thunder and lightening out. I make myself a cup of coffee and sit on the couch. All I can hear is the sound of the furnace running through the house. And of course the rain hitting my window and the occasional crash from the lightening. I grab by phone and check my Tweeter feed. Lots of It. I check out some of my fans that have tagged me in there post.

'You are my Superhero' @austinmoon.'

How amazing. I love my fans. If it wasn't for them then I wouldn't be where I am today and I am so grateful for them.

I check my windows to see that there is no paparazzi stalking me...yet. As soon as the sun comes out the paparazzi will be at my doorstop in no time, I wouldn't doubt it.

I decide to go play my piano. See, I get very bored at home because I live alone in the large house with too much wasted space. My parents thought that because I'm famous that I should have a large mansion with servants and chefs. I don't have those, of course. I can easily do things on my own, because I am too, human.

I was about to start playing the keys on the piano when my bell rings. Who is out in the weather like this in Los Angeles? I mean, usually it doesn't rain like this but I guess Mother Nature has other plans. I walk towards the door and open it up to see a soaking wet girl. She is short and has brown hair. She isn't wearing a jacket and she is soaking wet. She looks familiar but I can't seem to know if I've seen her anywhere.

"Can I help you?" I ask.

"Austin, it's Ally. Ally Dawson." She says.

"Al... Ally? What are you doing here?"

"I'm sorry. I didn't know where else to go."

"Get inside. Your soaking wet." She steps inside. "I go to the bathroom and grab her a towel. I give it to her and we sit in the living room. "So, what are you doing here?"

"I didn't have any place to go. I'm sorry. It's been like forever."

"Yeah, you think? Try five years too long."

"Yeah, I meant to call but..."

"You couldn't have called at least once in the past five years. It was like you disappear from my life. Well, because you did."

"Yeah. I know. I hate to show up like this. You're the only person I know."

"I'm sure you have tons of friends in Los Angeles."

She doesn't say anything, "I'm sorry."

"What happened? Why are you here?"

"Gavin kicked me out of the house. When I got home he had all my stuff in a bag. I took it and left. All day I tried calling people but my phone died. I walked all the way over here. I haven't talked to him since this morning."

"Where's your bag now?"

"I lost it on the Metro Rail. I think someone might have stole it. I don't have anywhere to stay for the night. And my money was in the front pocket of my purse so I don't have any money to rent a hotel."

"And your asking me if you can stay the night?"

"Yeah."

"You think after five years of phone calls, texts, emails, and not one did you return, that I would just let you stay here?"

"Just for the night. I'll be gone before you even get up."

"One night?"

"Just one night. And then I won't be a bother to you ever again."

"Hmm. Fine. But only for one night."

"Thank you so much, Austin!"

"Yeah. Whatever. I'm going to bed. The first door on the right is where you can sleep. If you're hungry the kitchen is all yours. Do you want a change of clothes?"

"Thanks." Ally smiles. "Do you have any that will fit me?" She looks down at her soaking body.

"No, but you're not sleeping in your dirty wet clothes. You can wash them in the laundry room behind the kitchen."

"Thanks."

I walk into my closet and grab the smallest clothes I own. I give them to Ally and she smiles. I jump into bed and fall asleep.

Ally's POV

Austin just went upstairs into his room. I change into the clothes he gave me. A shirt, and some boxers but they are too big so the shirt will cover enough, I hope. After all my wet clothes are off I go to Austin's laundry room and start the washer.

I can't believe how large Austin's house is. I mean, I know he's famous and everything but just...wow. I wish I lived in a house like this. Actually, I don't live anywhere at the moment but I'll figure something out.

I go in the kitchen and drink a cup of water. I see a magazine on the counter. Austin is on the cover. 'Austin Moon. 24 and still hot as ever. What his past was and what his future could be.' I sit on the stool and read it.

'Austin Moon is getting even bigger as his new album has just been released. The more fans, the more popular he will be. And nobody will forget the tragic situation with Ex songwriter/girlfriend Ally Dawson who dumped him in front of a whole crowd of people after he proposed. Good thing she's out of her life and he can focus on his career. That was five years ago so hopefully that's not a big deal for him. "Life is good for me. I enjoy making music and I love the support my family gives me." Moon says to Daily Readers. Austin's new album releases on January 18th. Don't forget to grab it!'

I finish reading and the memories come flashing back to me


Five Years Ago

"Ally. I know I wouldn't be where I am if I hadn't met you. You are everything in my world and more. I couldn't dream of living my life or fulfilling my dreams without you in my life. You complete me." He gets down on one knee on the stage. He had just won Best Debut Album. "Ally Dawson, will you do the honour of being my wife? Will you marry me?"

I look around the crowd and look at Austin, "Austin, I'm sorry. No. I can't." I run out of the building and out of his life.


I embarrassed myself and him that night. And I regretted my answer ever since.

I am taken out of my thoughts when my clothes were finished. I put them in the dryer and go to bed. I go up the stairs and find Austin's room a little open. His room is across from the one I'm spending the night in. I peak inside go see Austin peacefully sleeping. I can see part of his abs but mostly they were covered. I could easily tell he has a six pack. He didn't have one last time I saw him. 

Why do I care? 

I don't. 

I close the door and go in the room across. I jump in the bed and fall asleep.

Austin's POV

I wake up. I don't know why. It has got to be the middle of the night. I look over to my alarm clock. It's about one in the morning. I got downstairs and grab a drink of water. I head back upstairs and see that Ally's room door is open. I was about the close it when I see her sleeping. He looks so gorgeous when she sleeps like that. It reminded me of when we were dating right out of high school. We only dated for a year until...the proposal. It was the most embarrassing moment of my entire life and it still lives in every magazine that I'll ever be on the cover of. I go back to my bed and fall asleep.


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