MY MIDNIGHT LOVE

CHAPTER 6

CHAPTER SIX

SONG: Partner In Crime by Finneas

^ He’s just so 😍😩

She made it to the swings before Tate or so she thought...

“Boo!” screamed a deeper voice behind her grabbing her shoulders.

“JESUS! Tate?” she asked, turning around to give him a big tight hug.

“Yeah, what took you long enough crazy ?” he asked, hugging her back nuzzling his face into her neck.

“What, you couldn’t wait any more to see my beautiful face?” she said jokingly stepping out of the hug. As she looked up and got a better view of his face and she hadn’t noticed before but looking at him now she could see that puberty did him well over the summer. His cheekbones had defined and his curls were longer...

“So how was your summer ?″ he said taking her hand leading her to the swings they met.

“Boring as ever I mean you left me all alone,” she said groaning with her neck slightly bent back while following him.

“You know I had no choice,” he said sitting down.

“I’m teasing you, Tate, I know you didn’t. I just really missed you”

“How have you been Jules?”

“I’ve been good, mostly bored. Umm...remember Gus?” she asked.

“Yeah I think so, Fiona’s husband?”

“Yeah, well Fiona and Gus “divorced” or separated, it was seriously not pretty at all. The guy literally wrote a song called “The F Word” for Fiona and sang it to her at a club or something.”

“Wow…-”

“Also it turns out I have a sister?! Yeah, we don’t really like her. Anyways, how was your summer like?”she said, pushing her legs against the tambark to give herself more speed on the swing.

“Not as eventful as that, but it was pretty boring too. Not much to do but stay at home. So what do you want to do now Jules?” he said, turning his attention to her.

“I don’t know, I’m kinda hungry right now. Do you want to go eat something?”

“Thank god, I’m starving. All I ate on the plane were stale chips and chocolate milk” he said with a disgusted face

“Come on then, I’ll take you to Patsy’s,” she said jumping out of the swing.

“It’s still open?” he said with a confused and surprised look on his face.

Lip would often take them to Patsy’s on the weekend when they were younger and it had grown to be their favorite spot.

“Yeah and guess who’s the manager there?”

“Who?”

“You’ll see,” she said, taking his hand.

They took the bus and walked the rest of the way to the diner as it wasn’t very far. Tate couldn’t help but be infatuated with y/n as he walked behind her, she looked so stunning today. The way her long hair blew in the wind as she lightly skipped ahead of him and the way the sun shined on her beautiful skin giving it a glow. He had always had a crush on her from the day they first set eyes on each other. She obviously didn’t know, he was planning to tell her tonight before he chickened out and regretted it later on. When they finally stepped into the diner they could smell the delicious warm cherry pies right out of the oven and the mouthwatering smell of bacon sizzling on the grill.

“Fiona! can we get a table for two?” asked y/n turning her attention to Fiona who was refilling a customer’s coffee and waving her over by flailing her arms like a crazy person.

Fiona rolled her eyes at her sister and then turned her attention to the person next to her widening her eyes. She quickly started making her way towards both of them, dodging the other waiters walking by with food in the hands.

“Omg! Tate? How have you been kid?” she said quickly hugging him and taking them to a small table.

“I’m good, wait- what are you doing here Fi?” he asked.

“I’m the manager,” she said proudly while placing her hands on her hips.

He turned to y/n with a confused look on his face to which she returned a grin.

“No shit! really? that’s great Fi” he said with a soft smile.

“Thanks, are you guys ready to order some drinks?” she said taking out her notepad as she led them to a clean table.

“Yeah sure, umm I’ll take a lemonade with ice,” said Tate

“I’ll take a rootbeer sis,” said y/n.

“Ok be right back,” she said as she walked away.

“So what did you do in California?” asked y/n.

“Not much, it was so hot there. I literally slept with ice packs to stay cool” (We’re literally burning here, SOS -_-)

“Meet any cute girls?”

“Nope, I already have my eye on someone,” he said, avoiding her eyes to not be so obvious.

“oh, Who? ″ she said obviously with a sad tone in her voice.

“Can’t say, but you know her pretty well,” he said, giving her a smirk.

“Debbie?” she said cluelessly.

“No”

“Then who Michael?” she said.

He loved when she would call him that name, he always hated his middle name because it was his father’s. But it just sounded so beautiful when she would say it...should he just tell her now? She would find out someday, what would it hurt?

“Y/n I gotta tell you something,” he said fumbling with his fingers.

“What’s up?”

“I-”

“Here you go, kiddos, ready to order?” said Fiona, giving them their drinks.

“sure umm I’ll take a cheeseburger with fries,” said Tate kind of relieved that Fiona had come at the right time.

“I’ll take the same thing, thanks,” said y/n.

“Cool, be back in a few”

“So what did you need to tell me, Tate?”

“n-nothing,” he said, taking a sip of his lemonade.

“Oh okay, I’m always here for you no matter what,” she said with a smile while placing her hands over his. <3

“Y-You look really p-pretty today Jules,” he said, getting all nervous at the fact that she was now holding his hands.

“what? oh umm, th-thanks, you look really pretty too” she said while mentally slapping herself “You look really pretty too?” come on...

“I’m serious, I mean look at you,” Tate said with a sudden burst of confidence after seeing her all nervous.

“Oh stop it, Tate,” she said tucking a piece of her hair behind her ear, she could feel butterflies in her stomach.

“I’m just telling you the truth, I’m shocked no boy has made you his yet,” he said with a grin.

(-_- you hypocrite)

Before she could reply Fiona interrupts them again bringing their food.

“Alright here are your burgers and fries, need any refills?” said Fiona.

“I think we’re fine, thanks for everything,” said Tate.

“Ok just let me know,” she said as she walked away.

“Alright”

They started to eat their food in silence still feeling a bit awkward from their previous conversation. Suddenly Y/n sneaked her hand slyly over to Tate’s plate and snatched a fry.

“Hey! eat your own fries crazy,” said Tate moving his plate farther from her reach.

“Sharing is caring goldilocks, mmm just right,” she said biting into another one of his fries.

“You haven’t called me that for years don’t start now,” he said groaning.

They shared a few laughs and soon finished and left a tip for Fiona. It was 3:35 pm so they decided to go to the arcade until it was time for the party. The arcade was one of their favorite places to go growing up, they both always saved enough coins to play on the weekend. They would mow a neighbor’s lawn, water a neighbor’s plant, walk dogs, take out neighbor’s trash, etc. They were both very competitive as kids until y/n noticed that Tate would sometimes lose on purpose to let her win. She never told him and he never told her.

“I am so gonna beat you at street fighters,” said Tate.

“You wish,” she said rolling her eyes.

“Is that a challenge crazy ?” said Tate.

“yes, and stop calling me that idiot,” she said lightly slapping him in the arm.

As soon as they started playing y/n kept beating Tate in almost every game. This time it was fair game, Tate actually lost to y/n. He was shocked at how good she had gotten, he only got lucky when he would make her laugh which would distract her. It didn’t even matter to him if he lost to her, just seeing her laugh and smile was big enough of a win to him.

“BAM! you’re dead again, I’m the champion,” she said raising her arms in the air as if she were flexing her muscles.

“Oh Bull, I let you win”

“Yeah right, it’s ok to be a sore Loser sometimes”

“You had all summer to practice” he argued while walking to another game.

“Whatever helps you sleep at night goldilocks,” she said grinning at him.

They spent the remainder of their time arguing and playing games until it was time to leave. As it neared the time for the “surprise party”, they made their way to the “L” and soon arrived outside of the Gallagher home.

“Wow it feels weird being here after being gone for a couple of months,” Tate said putting his hands in the pockets of his blue jeans.

“You didn’t come home after arriving from the plane trip?”

“No my mom picked me up from the airport and just dropped me off at the park”

“Oh, well let’s head inside then,” she said taking his hand and leading him up the stairs.

When she unlocked the door all the lights were off and no one could be seen. She knew her siblings were hiding because she had sent Debbie a text alerting them that they would be home in about 20 minutes.

“Where’s everybody?” asked Tate confused.

“SURPRISE!!” Suddenly all the lights turned on and the Gallaghers jumped out of their hiding places.

“Wow! Thank you guys, I missed you all”

“Are you kidding, we missed you more,” said Lip with a cigarette hanging loosely from his lips, as he came up to give a handshake and pat on Tate’s back.

“Yeah you wouldn’t believe how annoying y/n was, she was such a slob who just ate our food and watched videos all day in her room without you,” said Carl while patting Tate on the back.

Everyone around them started agreeing with Carl and Y/n was just not having it. The Gallaghers all loved Tate, he had become part of their family.

“Oh shut up!” said y/n annoyed at everyone.

“Let’s get this party started!” said Kev, holding beers as he and V with their kids walked in from the back door.

* you could play the music if you want now :0

“Well come on let’s dance then,” said y/n while taking Tate’s hand.

Everyone was having a blast, even Frank who happened to walk in while they were all having fun. It had been at least an hour and a half since the party started and everyone was having the time of their lives.

“I’m really glad you’re back Mikey,” y/n said with her arms around Tate’s neck, smiling up at him.

“I’m glad to be back,” said Tate with his hands around y/n’s waist just above her bottom. ;)

Tate thought this was the perfect time to tell her, it was now or never.

“Hey I gotta tell you something,” said Tate grabbing her hands and walking away from where everyone was dancing.

“What’s up?” said y/n kinda worried.

" I-” he was quickly interrupted by the doorbell ringing.

Y/n went to open it as she was the closest to the door and saw that it was...

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I’m evil baby ;)

Sorry, I haven’t updated in a while, I haven’t been good for a while and just needed a break from everything. Love you <3

What did you all think of this chapter? It’s a lot longer than usual, YOU’RE WELCOME! Just a treat for not being active. Well, Tate’s back...And who was at the door?

Tate has a crush on his best friend and y/n is confused about her feelings. What do you guys think about that?

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Bye my beautiful Lovebugs

Smooch*Smooch* <3

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