Author: Bri-Gils PM
Team Starkid AU after Starship! Bropez fic! Brian Holden learns something about his mom- she's dying. He's suddenly afraid he won't be able to give her the one thing she always looked forward to- his wedding. This is what happens when an old friend volunteers to help solve his problem, and how they fall in love on the journey 3 Lauren Lopez x Brian HoldenRated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 15 - Words: 14,653 - Reviews: 65 - Favs: 9 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 05-02-13 - Published: 08-26-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8470474
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I have never met Team Starkid. I love them all and this is just fiction, none of it is true.
A/N: Sorry for the long wait! It might take me awhile to get chapters out sense I'm really busy with High School and Dance! Also, there's a new character in this chapter, Noel, after the lovely reviewer noelmescher! It's pronounced No-elle, the girl name! And please review!
I couldn't help but smile as I opened the door to my last pizza delivery of the day.
"PIZZA!" The loud voice of Don screamed, with the laughs of Lauren and her cousin, Noel, soon following. Lauren and her cousins were each sitting in a wheel-y chair behind the counter of the small record shop they all worked at, with Noel's husband Shane. Don stopped to stare at me. "Red is not your color."
"Gee, thanks." I set the pizza down on a table behind the cash register.
"Stay and eat with us!" Noel demanded as she handed me a ten dollar bill.
"Well, I'm supposed to go back to give them the money, but I'm trying to get fired, so okay." I smirked as I sat in Don's unoccupied chair.
"Hey! You took my chair!" Don started wailing.
"Were you dropped on your head as a baby?" I asked, completely serious. It started to seem like the only thing that made sense.
"Hey! That's mean!" The 34 year old man pouted.
"Your brother said you were." Lauren told him as she grabbed a slice of pizza out of the box.
"How would Ron know?! He wasn't there when I was a baby!"
Shane rolled his eyes. "I'm pretty sure she meant Jon."
I couldn't help but laugh. "Wait, your parents named you Ron, Don, and Jon?"
"Well I bet your mom named you Brian Diarrhea and Poopsface Grace!" I felt my smile falter a little. Thinking about what my mom was going through right now hurt. So instead, I pushed that to the back of my mind, and replied, "No, actually, but those are good names! They named us Brian Daniel and Katie! The Grace part was right, though."
"So do you guys know when the wedding will be yet?" Noel changed the subject. Oh crap, I forgot you have to actually plan a wedding!
"No." Lauren answered, spinning around in her chair.
"Most likely in the Spring though." I added, although the idea just popped into my head and we haven't talked about it at all.
"You guys might want to book a venue soon. It took us forever to find something" Shane told us through a mouth full of pizza.
"That's cause you got married on the fourth of July. We're not gonna get married on a holiday."
"You guys should've gotten married two weeks ago." We all stared at Don in confusion. "On Brian's birthday! So he would never forget the anniversary!"
"I won't forget the anniversary!" I snapped, while wondering if we were even going to reach one year. Now thinking about it, I wondered if we would even beat Kim Kardashian's marriage length.
"What'd she get you for it?" Shane asked me.
"That's between us!" Lauren smirked, obviously trying to make her cousins think something totally different than what happened. The memory was still fresh in my mind.
"Happy birthday." Lauren said quietly, handing me a rectangular shape in wrapping. I looked at her. She's been screaming 'Happy Birthday' at me all day, yet this time was different. Glancing back at the packaging, I began to unwrap it. As the last of the gift wrap fell into my cupcake wrapper, I was holding two pictures, both in Chestnut colored frames. Pictures of us.
The first one was of me and her, with both our heads into one Slytherin tie. Her head just barely past my shoulder. I smiled at the memory. A couple of the starkid boys and I pretended to make-out with her, and it got to the point where Lauren was crying from laughing so hard.
The second, was more elegant. Well, not really. It was just our upper torsos, as Lauren took it herself, while drunk. She was in a thin, black dress that hugged her curves. I wore a blue dress shirt with a darker blue tie hanging untied around my shoulders. We were both attempting to do duck faces, yet failing due to our drunk-ness. I remembered that moment perfectly.
It was her Freshman year, my sophomore, but it was coming to a close. We were just at our friend's house on North Campus, to throw the Seniors a goodbye party. Oddly enough, out of the 60 people in our department that went, Lauren and I were the only ones who lived in Central Campus. So, around 1am, we got onto the last bus of the evening, along with all the other drunk partiers.
Once we got off the bus Lauren turned to me and giggled. "This isn't my stop! I don't know how to get to my dorm from here!"
I remember chuckling, too. "Here come to mine." I grabbed her hand and started leading her down the sidewalk.
"It's weird! Those people! Who knows if we see them again! Woah! What if we go onto Broadway, and they're in the same show!" Lauren babbled on. She then stopped walking. "Brian. Hey, hey Brian. Brain!"
I remember cracking up at that last one. "What?" Lauren asked, innocently.
"You called me Brain!" The petite girl let out a loud laugh. "When you graduate, and then I graduate, we should stay friends forever!"
"Biffles!" I agreed, and started dancing in place. Lauren then took my hand and started pulling me to walk again.
After about a minute of silence, she told me through a giggle, "You know, when we were in that first play together, you know, Anne of Green Gables? I had a crush on you!" She was full on laughing now. "But you were dating that b*tch Savannah, and then I started dating Dave!"
I laughed, but became suddenly conscious of the fact that we were holding hands. "Yeah, Savannah was a b*tch! Is Dave a b*tch?"
"He can't be a b*tch, he's a guyyyy! But he is a B st rd! He broke up with me last week!"
"Why do people break up with us? I mean, look! Look at us! Look! We-we're the coolest people I know." We reached the back of my dorm building, now.
"Exactly!" Lauren agreed, flailing her arms. "See, that's why we're Biffles! Let's take a picture to prove our awesomeness!"
"Yes, let's!" Lauren took a camera out of her purse. I leaned into her and made a duck face as the camera flashed.
"OMG you made a duckface too!" Lauren laughed as she checked the photo. "Ha! We look so stupid!"
"The stupidity is horrendous!" I laughed along with her. Suddenly, by face was just inches from her.
"Hey Brain," The smell of alcohol was on her breath.
"Yeah?" I replied ignoring the fact that she called me Brain again.
"That crush. It didn't go away."
The next morning I awoke on the floor. Glancing up at my bottom bunk, I saw it was deserted.
"That girl told me to tell you she left." My roommate walked in, and slammed the door behind him.
"Ughh, not so loud." I groaned, grabbing my head. Despite the hangover, I could still fell Lauren's lips on mine.
I remember suddenly being confused. Was it her way of telling me the crush never left? Or did she remember nothing from that night, just saw it as a picture we took at one point, and decided to give it to me? My blue eyes met her brown.
"Just so if someone comes over, they're not like 'Why don't you guys have any pictures of yourselves?!'" She told me, yet not unlocking her eyes from mine. I nodded, and felt the sudden urge to kiss her. I haven't done that in years. Since that night. But she then turned around, went into the bathroom, and closed the door.
"It was an awesome gift though." I said, nodding, and glancing at Lauren. A bell dinged, signaling that someone had entered this little store. Don jumped off of the counter he was sitting on and went to help the customer.
"So what do you guys want to name the baby?" Shane asked, as I turned my head to look at whoever just walked in. They looked very familiar. At Lauren's cry of, "I'm not pregnant!", the man turned to look at us and his blue eyes caught mine. I felt my stomach to a backflip. After months of not talking, I was looking at Joseph Walker. Funny, sometimes, how in such a big world, you can run into some people so many times.
Turning back to the Lopez cousins, I answered, "I think we should use family names." I could feel Joe's eyes burning through the back of my head and wondered if Lauren saw him. What would he think of what we're doing right now?
"Noel talked to me about baby names on our first date." Shane laughed, as his wife turned beet red.
I laughed, "And you married her?!"
"I've always like the name Abigail." Lauren stated to no one in particular. She turned to me, "And it has your mom's name in it! Gail!"
Someone clearing their throat on the other side of the counter made us all turn.
"Walker!" Lauren cried, smiling. "Hey man, how's life? Are you done? I'll ring it up for you."
"Brian, red is not your color." Joe smirked at me.
"See! Someone agrees!" Don called from the other side of the store.
"Really, Joe? A starkid album?" Lauren asked as she put the Starship album into a plastic bag.
"Of course! I was wondering how this place even got them, but since you guys are here it makes sense." Walker was now staring at Lauren's left hand. It wasn't much, but I managed to get her a white gold engagement ring with a small solitaire diamond on it. He now looked at me with raise eyebrows.
"See ya around, I guess." He grabbed his bag and walked out of the store. It got me thinking- What other Starkids were wandering around New York?
OMG! It's another Starkid! Woah! Hope you guys like this one! Please please please review! :)