AN: Here's the second chapter guys. Hope you're enjoying! I might be more motivated after this If I got some reviews… you know just a thought.
Disclaimer: If I owned this story don't you think Beca would have been kissing Chloe at the end of the movie instead of Jessie? Don't own it, don't claim to own it so there.
"God Aubs! I told you I don't know, so can we drop it?" Chloe shouted, throwing her hands in the air moving to gather up her things for a shower.
Aubrey looked at Chloe with a serious face. "How can you 'not know' why you decided to sleep with another stranger? I thought you were past that!" She air quoted, mocking her ginger friend. She took a deep breath and tried to calm herself down when she saw Chloe's eyes brimming with tears. "I'm just worried Chloe. I don't want things to turn out like last year." She wrapped her arms gently around the red head as if she would break. For a tense second, Chloe didn't return the hug. That never happened. She was the affectionate one.
"I know." She melted into the embrace finally, resting her head in Aubrey's neck. "Honestly Brey. I don't know what is wrong. If I did, we wouldn't be having this conversation." She shook a little as she felt the tears from last night coming back.
"Anyway." She disentangled herself from the blonde's arms and wipe the few stray tears from her eyes taking a calming breath. "I'll be okay, I swear. I just... never-mind."
"I'm here if you need me. You know that, right?" Chloe nodded, satisfying the singer. With no further discussion, she headed out the door to her next class leaving one very confused ginger alone with her thoughts.
For the first time in a long time, Beca woke up with nowhere to go. No bella practice, no classes. There was only silence because even Kimmy Jin had somewhere to go which made Beca smile sadly. Things sure were going to be different now that she wouldn't be seeing her girls every day. The thought entered her mind that just because the season was over that didn't mean they couldn't continue to make music together.
She rolled out from under her covers and stretched, glad that she hadn't had much to drink the previous night. No hangover made for a very happy Beca. A ring sounded behind her making her nearly jump out of her skin before she realized it was her cell phone.
She fumbled with the device for a few moments before managing to shut off the alarm. The screen read Bella rehearsal. She deleted the alert. There was no reason to have it set. The fact that everything had actually ended left the brunette with an aching emptiness in her chest. She would have to get used to her free schedule.
As she pondered what to do with her readily available time, a certain red head made an appearance in her mind. That reminded her. She had a question for one Chloe Beale.
She opened a new message and began typing only to stop, delete and start again. She rubbed her head frustratedly. How could she go about this so that it wasn't totally random.
Hey Chloe. Since when do you have a boyfriend? Sorry about the random question.
That had really bothered her last night. She hadn't even known that her best friend had a boyfriend, but everyone else had seemed to be on that page. It was a few minutes before she received a reply.
I don't... Last time I checked. Morning to you too.
Beca's face screwed into one of confusion. Why had Aubrey and Jessie both mentioned him then? And if that guy hadn't been her boyfriend then who was he?
Aubrey and Jessie said. Who was the guy?
As she waited for a response, she stared down at her computer staring at the many different parts of her recent mash up. She watched the sound waves following the base line along with percussion and could almost hear it even without sound. The beat pulsed through her veins making her smile at her work. It had been a project of hers for about a week now because she could never seem to get it right, but this time everything was in the right place.
A knock on the door stirred her from her reverie. She blinked a few times realizing that she was still standing in front of her computer doing nothing. She cracked the door open and peeked out, coming face to face with none other than Jessie. "Hey babe." She smiled brightly and swung her arms around his neck, kissing him lightly.
"Hey to you too. What are you doing here?" She asked ushering him inside before once again closing the door.
"Well gee; I can go if you want." Her grinned to show he was kidding earning himself a light punch from his girlfriend. "Ha, I was just kidding." He settled himself down on Beca's unmade bed, propping his feet up with a pillow. Beca felt her eye twitch involuntarily in annoyance, but ignored how much she hated it when he acted like he owned her things.
"Well, really, what are you doing?" She sat down beside him feeling an arm immediately snake its way around her waist. She stiffened before slowly relaxing into his side.
"Well, I was thinking we could do something today since neither of us have classes until late." He smiled charmingly and gave her a small squeeze. "How about it?"
Beca nodded. "That sounds like a plan. And what will we be doing?" Curiosity crept into her voice. This would be their first date and she wanted to know what to expect.
"You'll see." He winked, tapping her nose. "Well I'm gonna head out, but I'll pick you up around noon?" The question sounded more like a statement, but Beca answered anyway just as he was about to open the door to leave.
"Sure. What should I wear?" He looked back at her in such a way that said that was a dumb question.
"Just casual." He said offhandedly, but then thinking better of his answer added, "Be yourself. Why dress up when I like you just the way you are?" He smiled at her and left.
Once he was gone, Beca began to dress for the day and straighten her room. She was applying her usual makeup when her phone vibrated with a response from Chloe.
They just wanted to cover up the fact that I went home with a random guy. No big. What are you up to today?
Beca smiled thinking that was just like Aubrey and that Jessie probably just assumed. She thought for a moment and then typed a message back.
I'm going on my first date with Jessie today! :) I'm so excited Chlo!
When Chloe's message appeared in her in box, Beca almost couldn't believe her eyes. She was expecting some long winded explanation of how she should act and wear or at least some sort of suggestive comment that she could picture Chloe winking after. That, however, is not what she got.
One word. That had never happened before and the DJ was immediately worried. Had she done something to upset the red head? She hadn't said anything other than telling her about the date. She had assumed the ginger would have been happy for her.
Oh? Chloe, what's wrong?
The redhead glanced at her phone reading the message before tossing it onto the bed and rolling onto her side. Her shower had not improved her mood at all and no matter how hard she tried, she couldn't shake the rain cloud that had decided to appear above her head. She wasn't feeling very Chloe-like today.
She wracked her brain trying to think of something that would make her feel better. Her motto had always been good things do not come to those who wait, so get the hell off your ass and do something about it. She wanted to drag herself out of this slump but wasn't sure how to go about it. If there was one thing Chloe hated, it was being sad. She didn't mope often, only when she was extremely upset and secretly wanted help without asking, but right now she just wanted to giggle in her carefree fashion.
She smacked her hand into her pillow and pushed herself off her bed. Lying around wouldn't help so she slipped on some shorts and her running shoes and headed out. Nothing put her in the mood to sort through thoughts more than her feet rhythmically hitting the pavement. She was going to pick up her iPod when she stopped herself. Music would distract her from the problem at hand. She shook her head and left, locking the door behind her.