This is my new story. I've wanted to write ever since I've finished my last story, but I didn't have any ideas. I finally came up with this one and I hope you all enjoy.
Disclaimer: I do not own an part of South of Nowhere or the characters of SON.
Checking my watch again for the fifth time in the past twenty minutes, I realize that we might not be able to get any filming done today. It's nearly six and the sun is going to be setting soon. And that's a problem because the scene we have to shoot requires a day light setting.
"Do you think we should start packing up?" Tom, the head of the tech crew, asks through the walkie talkie.
I sigh and look up at the sky again. It's dark, grey, and cloudy. It has been raining nonstop for the past three hours. It has been raining like this for the past few days which means that we are now way behind schedule for this episode. This is the price we pay for shooting a television series in Miami during hurricane season.
Florida's weather is really unpredictable, so it could stop raining any minute now. However, looking around at all the cast and crew, I notice that everyone is tired and ready to give up for the day.
"Yea tell everyone to pack up and we will try again tomorrow." I say back into the walkie talkie.
Almost everyone breathes a sigh of relief. I hate keeping them here when we aren't doing anything but we have episodes to shoot for the company and if we don't we'll all be out of jobs.
"Alright everyone, get out of here. I'll see you all tomorrow at nine." I yell out to the large group and many groans follow. We work long days and depending on the scenes we need to shoot, and the time we arrive varies. Many of our night scenes are shot after twelve am.
An hour later, I finally make it off set and into my car. After a good fifteen minute drive, I finally make it to my house. Pulling up to my house, I smile as I see her car in the driveway. Just as I put my car in park, the rain starts pelting down. Oh great!
Grabbing my bag, I make a dash for the house. Of course she would lock the door today of all days. I quickly unlock the door as I feel the rain pick up against my back. I'm sure I look like a wet dog as I shake out my damp wet hair when I step inside from the rain.
"Need a towel, Lassie?" I look up and see her standing a few feet away from me holding a dry towel in my direction.
"Ha ha very funny" is my reply after I snatch the towel away from her. "Bitch" I add as I walk upstairs towards my bedroom.
"No need to be all crabby, it's only a little rain." I can just hear the smirk in voice.
"Says the one that's completely dry" cue my eye roll.
"You live in Florida; you should always be prepared for rain at any time. Have you learned nothing over the past five years?" She's right, there's no argument there.
"It would help if the weather man was right for once."
"It would help if you actually watched the news. There was an eighty percent chance of rain today." I can practically hear her eyes rolling.
As soon as I reach my room, I walk right in without bothering to close the door because I know that she's following right behind me. I begin stripping the second I walk into my closet.
"Eww no one wants to see all of that. Put your clothes back on." This is said as she makes herself comfortable on my bed.
"Um excuse me, you're in my room. And besides it's nothing you haven't seen before."
She mumbles something that I don't exactly catch so I just go about my business and finish changing. After I put some dry and warm clothes on, I go downstairs in search of some dinner.
"Oh yea here's your mail." She says interrupting my refrigerator rummaging. I grunt not really in the mood to look at my bills at the moment. My stomach is already yelling because I have been neglecting it for the past few hours.
"I'll look at it later. Are there any leftovers from last night?" I ask as my eyes continue to scan the contents of the fridge.
"Yes they're in the container on the bottom right shelf." Following her directions, I locate the goodies. "But you might want to look at this one, it's kind of important." That's odd.
I place the food on the counter and tentatively grab the envelope she was holding out to me. The sender's address is one I'm not familiar with and there is no name to accompany it. I open the envelope and take the card out that is inside.
You are cordially invited to attend the wedding of Ms. Davies and Ms. Duarte.
That's all I could read before the invitation falls from my hand and on to the floor.
"Spence?" I don't even know what to say or even think. "Spencer are you okay?" I feel her touch my arm.
I watch as Emily picks up the invitation and I can't help the memories that start pouring down on me.
"Everything is changing so fast I just want at least one thing to stay the same. I don't want us to change." I can tell that she's been thinking about this a lot. Ashley isn't the type to always say how she's feeling, sometimes you have to give her time.
"Yea but everyone changes Ash."
"I'm trying to make a commitment here and you won't even commit to sticking around." I feel like everyone wants me to do something right now and I just need some time to breathe.
"That's not commitment that's pressure that I just don't need right now."
"You just want to talk about the future that I'm not a part of." I can't believe she would think that. I love her more than anything.
"Of course you're a part of my future, Ashley. But right now the present is really freaking me out and I just need you to be here with me." I take a deep breath and search her eyes. "Can you do that please?"
She agreed, reluctantly. And slowly she stopped asking me about my future plans and began to just let us be as happy as we were before. She even began to focus more on her music with Madison and I couldn't be more proud.
I could see the true happiness in her whenever she spoke about her music. I loved watching her perform because it was always so intense and she drew me in every time.
Which is why I made the decision I made. I wanted her to be successful in her music career and I hoped that she would want the same for me. So the night of the graduation party, I decided to tell her my decision.
She pulled me into the room at one point throughout the party and said that she needed to talk to me in private. I told her that I needed to tell her something as well.
"Before you start let me just say what I have to say and then you can go." This is not exactly what I had planned but okay. I nod for her to continue and she does. "I wanted to apologize for wigging out on you."
"I totally overreacted." I interrupt her.
"Just listen to what I have to say." She says and I nod. "I apologize all the time and I never do it right. I want to apologize for trying to hold you back when there's an entire world out there who wants to know who you are. Or pressuring you about the future when I'm the one who's scared. And for your graduation gift being late just like every other gift I've give you." We laugh. "But I want to give you this." She reaches on her night stand behind her and opens a small box. I look inside and gasp with a smile on my face.
"Spashley?" I ask as I look at the key ring she has given me.
"I know it's really cheesy but do you remember the first time that you realized you were gay?"
I nod and respond. "At the beach, how could I forget that?"
"Well even though we didn't kiss or do anything, I've always considered that our first date because ever since then I haven't been able to get you off my mind." I smile adoringly at her. I have the sweetest girlfriend ever.
"Thank you, I love it." I say as I take out the whole key.
"It's to the loft." I look at her in shock. "I know that you don't know where you're going yet but I do know that I need you and I hope that you need me too. And whenever you go wherever it is that you are going, I hope that with the time that you still have here that you'll spend every last minute with me."
And that's what I did. I spent every last minute with her, right before I got on the airplane to fly to Boston so that I could attend Worthington.
Thinking about it now, if I would have just stayed and gone to UCLA, It would be me marrying Ashley, not Madison.
Should I continue or no? Please let me know.