Disclaimer: I do not own Pitch Perfect or any of the characters used in this story.
The days classes had left me mentally drained, all I wanted to do was barricade myself in my dorm and indulge myself in my latest mix. No homework, no bellas practice, no distractions...Or so I thought. But who was I kidding? Recently my attention was constantly being torn away by a certain something- Or should a say a certain someone? And who is that someone you may ask... The one and only Chloe Beale. For the past God knows how long, the perky red-head has taken up more and more of my time. Not that I'm complaining, quite the opposite actually. Chloe Beale is definitely a wanted distraction.
So this is how I found myself squashed on my miniature bed next to my over excited best friend, at 6 o'clock on a Thursday evening. Chloe has just stolen my headphones and is bobbing her head to the beat while grinning widely at me. I anxiously wait to see what she will make of my latest mix. I have worked tirelessly on this mix for weeks. It is different from my usual mixes, this is my feelings laid bare for all to see- well not all, just Chloe. But that is just as bad, worse even, as hers is the only opinion that matters to me. Because in truth, without her this mix wouldn't exist. This mix laid down point-blank exactly how I feel about her, and I don't know what I would do if she didn't like it. Luckily i wasnt left hanging for long...
"This is great, Becs! One of your best in fact!" Chloe shouted before stopping the track and removing my headphones. I sighed in relief, allowing a small smile to appear on by face - but nothing compared to the relief and pure happiness I was feeling inside.
"Thanks" I replied as I ducked my head, attempting to hide the blush that was slowly rising up my cheeks.
"Seriously Beca I mean it. The way you have managed to tell a story with these lyrics, its beautiful. But it's so different from your usual stuff, why the sudden change?" Chloe inquired.
'Why the change?' I repeated in my head. The reason for the change was sitting right in front of me, but I couldn't tell her that. I was ready to tell her how I feel, but I wasnt ready for her to hear it. So instead I just shrugged and simply replied "No reason, just thought I would try to challenge myself".
She seemed to contemplate my answer for a few seconds, as if she was trying to decide whether to accept it. Either she decided i was telling the truth or just chose not to question me further as she sai "Well I love the change!" Her smile dropped as she quickly added "Not that I don't love your other mixes, because I do. They're great! It's just that this has so much emotion behind it, not that your others don't show any emotion, they are just different, but a good different. All your mixes..."
"Chloe!" I interrupted while laughing slightly "You're rambling again",
"Sorry" She sheepishly replied
A loud gurgling noise stopped our conversation, My cheeks turned a deep red as I looked to the source of the sound...my stomach.
"Sounds like your hungry" Chloe teased.
"Yeah, I kinda slept in and didn't have time for breakfast. Then class ran over so I only had time for a quick sandwich for lunch " I said.
"Well then we better get you fed, we'll order pizza, on me" Chloe smiled as she reached for her phone.
"Chloe you don't have to do that, I can-"
"No. You got it last time. Now hush I'm on the phone" Chloe interrupted before she effortlessly recited mine and her order down the phone.
I smiled to myself as Chloe clearly remembered my pizza order - no-one ever remembers my pizza order.
An hour and a half and two pizzas later, Chloe had her head resting in my lap as she was telling a story about something she heard earlier in the day. I couldn't mange to concentrate on her words though, as my focus was solely on how she has fiddling with my fingers.
"Beca!" She shouted, tearing my attention away from our hands.
"Huh?" I replied.
"You kinda zoned out on me there, are you okay?" Chloe asked, concern shown on her face.
"What? I mean, uh yeah, just kind of tired I guess. You know, long day and all" I said in an unsure voice.
"Sorry, I've keeping you up haven't I?" Chloe looked at me apologetically, "I'll let you get some sleep". With that Chloe rose from the bed and started walking across the room.
"Wait" I said and she turned to face me "You don't have to go" I said not managing to keep eye contact.
"I wasn't planning to" Chloe laughed. "I just thought we would be more comfortable if we weren't to sleep in jeans" sha said as she tossed be an oversized shirt and some short and grabbing the same for herself.
I just smiled to myself and stood to leave the room, shirt and shorts in hand.
"Where are you going?" Chloe questioned.
"Just to the bathroom to change" I answered simply.
"Dont be silly Becs! I mean we have already seen each other naked!" She said with a wink.
I turned back to the bed quickly in an attempt to hold my blush. "Okay, I mean your right, no biggie!" I said nervously.
"Exactly" Chloe said. I turned to reply but the words got lost in my throat as Chloe stood there in front of me topless. I knew I should look away (or at the very least just look at her face) but i could draw my eyes away.
"Like what you see?" Chloe asked as she smiled mischievously and wiggled her eyebrows.
"What?!...Um..No...well not no...I mean.. I wasn't...uh" I stuttered nervously.
"Relax Becs, I'm only messing with you" Chloe interrupted, laughing at my attempts to explain myself. She then walked passed me and laid down on my bed. She just stared at me for a while with a raised eyebrow before asking "You coming, or do you just plan on standing there all night?"
That seemed to snap me out of my haze as I changed quickly and made my way over to the bed. I laid down at the edge of my bed, trying to create as much distance as possible between Chloe and myself. (Which wasnt much at all as the bed was barely big enough for one person nevermind tow).
"What are you doing all the way over there Beca? Come on, I need a cuddle buddy!" Chloe said as she pulled me closer to her and rested her head on my chest.
"Oh, okay" I said nervously, hoping Chloe can't hear how fast my heart is beating.
She mumbled a small "G'night Becs" before turning her head slightly and placing a small kiss on my shoulder. My whole body froze as soon as her lips came into contact with my skin. When I finally came back to reality, I noticed Chloe's breathing had evened out, indicating that she was asleep. I mentally scolded myself for my awkwardness. Why couldn't I just tell her how i felt? I turned off my lamp then looked down at the sleeping figure next to me. I moved a strand of hair off of her face and placed a gentle kiss to her temple.
"Goodnight Chloe" I said softly, before wrapping an arm around her and closing my eyes, letting sleep wash over me.