The silence between the two was disturbed by the sound of the door being knocked. Chloe stood up from the floor and went to see who it was.
Beca was rooted on the softness of the bed, her mind repeating the words "Chloe's in love", it was like a broken record that kept playing and playing.
Voices were becoming louder, Chloe came back with a guy.
Beca stood up, Chloe introduced her to the guy she's with. "Beca this is James, James, Beca."
James extended his hand and Beca took it, "Pleasure to meet you."
Beca just nodded her head, her mind was still occupied with the thoughts of Chloe with another girl. She snapped out of it when she heard her name being called out by the guy Chloe was with.
"What was that?" Beca asked, her attention now directed towards the two.
"I was asking if you wanted to join us in a drinking game," James smiled at the brunette, "We're just in the other room and we're hoping Chloe will be able to join us."
Beca clearly knows herself when there's alcohol in her system, and right now, right now isn't the perfect time to be intoxicated, or she'd be saying something to the redhead she might regret. Beca politely declined, "It's a school night, maybe next time."
"Shame," James nudge Chloe with his elbow, "You wouldn't get to see your friend kiss her long time crush."
"James!" Chloe exclaimed.
"What, you know she also likes you."
"I better go, it's pretty late," Beca grabbed her bag and went straight for the door.
"Beca." Chloe turned and watched the brunette close the door.
"Did I say something wrong?" James asked, his brows were furrowed.
"Never mind." Chloe dragged James out of the room, her thoughts were on the girl who just left.
Beca carefully went down the flight of stairs, it was already half past ten, she reached the exit and stopped for a moment. Her eyes caught sight of the bareness of the sky, even the moon was hiding somewhere behind the clouds. She sighed and fixed her bag slung on her shoulder. All the way back to her dorm room, her thoughts were on a debate, a debate in which no side seemed to win.
She reached her dorm room and was met by a soft glow of light coming from her lamp, Kimmy Jin was fast asleep on her bed, Beca didn't know why she suddenly want to get away from Chloe, she didn't even got to know who Chloe was head over heels for, maybe she didn't want to know that it's not her, not now especially that she just admitted it to herself that she may have strong feelings for the redhead, feelings so strong even she's afraid of it.
It was twenty minutes before six o'clock when Beca reached the auditorium, she spotted Chloe talking to someone. She was able to do the sound effects Chloe's script needed and the music that will go well with the scenes, instead of her thoughts being invaded by a certain redhead, she kept her mind occupied with doing what she does best, create music.
Beca saw the other Bellas were there as well, Stacie, Fat Amy, and Lily were all huddled over the corner with six other people. Denise and Cynthia Rose were on the opposite side of them, they were also talking amongst 8 more people that Beca didn't recognize. She saw Jessica and Ashley approaching her with two girls, they were Jane and Alex.
"Hey!" Ashley waved her hand and approached Beca.
Jessica, Ashley, and Beca sat down on the empty chairs, Jane and Alex sat on the floor.
"I didn't know you were also in to theatre, Beca." Alex said to the brunette.
"I'm not," Beca laughed, "Chloe dragged me in this."
Beca watched as the girls sitting in front of them wear some socks, "What are you guys doing?"
"We're getting ready for the core challenge." Jane said, she stood up and stretched.
"Core challenge?" Beca's eyebrows rose.
"It's kinda like a warm-up before a rehearsal but it's just for the body." Ashley answered, "So the actors will be ready for the movements needed in the theatre."
"Kinda like the cardio Aubrey made us do back then?"
"Yes, and no." Jessica was the one who answered this time, "Core challenges are way more exhausting, in my opinion."
"But it's actually fun." Alex quipped.
"I think we have a different definition of 'fun'." Beca said and the other four laughed.
"Did you guys find a replacement for the two of us?" Jane looked at Alex, and then back at the Bellas.
"Sadly, no," Beca replied.
"Is there a chance you guys will have us back?"
"Just don't forget to audition next year." Beca winked at the two, causing the two to sport an ear splitting smile.
Chloe approached the girls, "Jane, Alex, you guys get ready with the other actors for the core challenge."
Jane and Alex nodded their head and went with the others, Chloe turned her attention to Beca, Jessica, and Ashley.
"Hey, guys!" Chloe smiled, "Do you think it's okay if we rehearse at the BB's rehearsal space?"
Jessica and Ashley looked at their captain, Beca answered Chloe, "Yeah, we're the only one who uses the space at this time."
"Awesome," Chloe handed Ashley a roll of adhesive tape, "You guys go ahead and arrange the place, use the chairs for the props so we can work out the blockings, and use the tape for markings."
Ashley and Jessica nodded their head and stood up from their seat, Beca was about to go with them when Chloe asked her to stay behind. "See you." Beca called out to the two as they went their way out.
"Are you okay?" Chloe asked the brunette.
Beca was confused, she wasn't sick or anything, her ankle's loads better now.
"I just want to make sure, you left in a hurry last night." Chloe added.
"Oh," Beca thoughts ran to last night events, again. "Yeah, I'm okay. I was just not really in the drinking mood."
"I'm sorry about that. You were supposed to be staying in for the night. James just wanted to have some fun, we haven't seen each other for a year now."
"No worries," Beca dismissed Chloe's apology and smirked, "So did you get to kiss your crush?"
Chloe laughed at the brunette's question, "It wasn't like that, but no, I didn't kiss anyone, I hardly even drank last night."
Beca didn't know why, but her heart became elated by the fact that Chloe didn't kiss anyone last night, especially her long time crush.
"So you're okay?" Chloe asked once more.
"Yes I am."
"Good to know."
The two shared a smile, and a chuckle was heard from the brunette seconds after, "Anyway, I got the music that you need."
"Come on, let's listen to it." Chloe grabbed the brunette's hand.
Beca looked at their connected hand and smiled to herself, this was going to be a long night.
A/N Hey guys, I'm afraid I wouldn't be writing more chapters for this fic, no, I kid, but I got your attention now, didn't I? Anyway, I just want to tell you guys that if you wrote a review on any of my stories and you have a fanfiction account (for those with an enabled Private Messaging setting), do check your inbox because I left a response there, I don't want you guys to think that I just shrug off your reviews, I really really do appreciate those and that's why I really find time to personally thank each and every one of you, and for those who write their review as a guest (on the mulit-chap stories, including this one), I will respond to your reviews on the next chapter. Sorry for a long author's note. Thank you, awesome nerds!
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