Hi Everyone! I can't believe I'm actually doing an AU Multi-chap! I am actually really excited and don't know why, it's probably because it's my first one. So I'm sorry if it turns out to be awful. I will try and update my other Austin and Ally story as soon as I can, but as you all probably know, the older we get-the more homework we get at school, unfortunately. PLEASE REVIEW! I would love to know what you all think, hope you enjoy the story!
"Please please please! 13 dates that's all I ask!" Trish pleaded excitedly while I rolled my eyes in frustration. This had been going on for 2 hours and I wanted to get to sleep! When your in college, and there are random exams at every turn, sleeping is a very good thing. When was she gonna give it up? I needed to rest! But I couldn't say no to Trish, we both knew that. It was just a matter of time before I crumbled, and finally agreed to the crazy idea she was dragging me into this time. No matter how badly it was probably gonna end.
"Fine, but I'm only going on 7 dates," I replied stubbornly while crossing my arms.
"12 dates!" She whined loudly. I immediately shook my head, causing my brunette curls to sway slightly, "Come on Ally, you need to get over Dallas! You need to get back out on the dating horse!"
"I am over Dallas!" I blurted out quickly even though it was a complete lie.
Dallas was my first university boyfriend, he had the hair, and the eyes, and the charming smile and- well you get the picture. I thought he was perfect, until he decided to dump me. Now you might be thinking he did it at a nice, romantic restaurant like in all those cliche movies, but no! That Idiot broke up with me in front of the whole class during a science lecture. Can you believe him? I don't know why I even dated him, I mean who cares about his kind eyes, and hair that flops just the right way-
"ALLY! Earth to Ally! Are you even listening to me!" Trish's voice bellowed through the dorm room, completely snapping me out of my thoughts.
"Sorry Trish, what did you say?" I asked sheepishly, while the shorter latina placed her hands on her hips.
"I said 12 dates is my final offer!" She replied.
"9 dates!" I snapped.
"10! 10 is my final offer Trish!"
"YES! 10 dates! I've got everything set up Ally, all you have to do is be ready for a date at 6:00pm for the next ten nights! WOOOO HOOOO! I'm the best best friend ever!" Trish cheered dramatically while I watched in horror. No wonder her best class is drama.
"Goodnight Trish," I sighed and decided to try and ignore her crazy rambling. Don't get me wrong, I love Trish like the sister I never had but, sometimes she can be slightly forceful, if you know what I mean. My head ached as I wondered what would happen tomorow night. 10 dates, you can get through this Ally, just 10 dates.
"So what's this guys name?" I asked Trish as she continued to curl my hair carefully. I was sitting on my bed and reading the university's newspaper, there was a very interesting article about hairy cats-
"Elliot," Trish answered, snapping me out of my thoughts. By now she had finished my hair and moved on to my makeup.
"What does he-" I began but stopped when I saw Trish glaring at me.
"Don't talk while I'm doing your makeup Ally," She scolded, then told me to close my eyes while she applied some eye shadow to my eyes. "All you need to know about him is that he's really good looking."
If my eyes weren't closed I would roll them right now. Typical Trish. There were probably loads of good looking guys at the restaurant I was going to, how was I supposed to find my good looking date?
"Trish how am I supposed to-"
"Done!" She cheered and took a step away from my face. I smiled and walked over to the tall mirror in our room, when I saw myself in the mirror I was actually kind of surprised. It's only rare occasions that I go out to formal places, so when I get really dressed up, it shocks me that I could actually look, well pretty. My makeup was only light and my hair was tied in a curly side braid. I was wearing a pretty yellow summer dress and some nude coloured wedges, with some gold flower earrings and a matching necklace.
"Thanks Trish, and thanks for helping me get over Dallas," I smiled and gave her a quick hug.
"What are friends for? And besides it's better that you have a boyfriend so that we could double date!" Trish replied simply with a shrug of her shoulders. Trish and her boyfriend Dez had been together for 6 months, and I would say they were an extremely cute couple- but I would be lying. They spend most of their time arguing and insulting each other, but I guess that's just how they show how much they love each other. Dez is a cool and random guy, even though he's sort of weird and wacky. But I've met him a few times and he's really nice.
"Ally it's 5:45! Hurry up or your gonna be late!" She exclaimed and began to push me out of the door. "Have fun!" She shouted and then slammed the door in my face. I sighed slowly and began to walk out of the dorm house.
"Okay date number one, show me what you've got."
One of the things I like in a guy is punctuality, lateness is one of my pet peeves. So to say I was annoyed sitting on my own at a small restaurant table at 6:45pm was an understatement. I had checked my watch a total of 16 times, and I kind of understand if you would call me weirdo for counting. Where was this Elliot guy? He'd better be very good looking if he expects me to wait this long for him-
"Excuse me," A male voice said from behind me. 'YES! He's here! This is it!' I throught to myself as I sprung to my feet. I turned around nervously and tried to resist the urge to chew my hair. I hadn't even thought about hair chewing since high school, come on Ally don't embarrass yourself! Soon my eyes landed on a tall boy standing a few centimetres away from me, he had messy light blonde hair and hazel gold eyes.
'Wow, he's really handsome, thank you Trish!' I thought to myself while doing a mental happy dance.
"Erm thanks? And who is Trish?" He asked with a small smirk while my whole face flushed. Why me?
"Hehe, did I just say that out loud?" I asked sheepishly and he nodded. "Well done Ally, You've embarrassed yourself already." I did a fake thumbs up sign to myself and laughed awkwardly.
"Well to save you even more embarrassment, I'll just ask what you want to order," He said smoothly with a small smile. His eyes reflected amusement but I'm sure I could see a tiny flicker of sympathy too.
"That's nice Elliot but I can order myself," I replied while picking up one of the menus on the small, round table. He answered a few seconds later. "I'm not Elliot." I snapped my head back up to look at him, and noticed his look of confusion matched mine. I tilted my head slightly to the side.
"Your not my date?" I asked and he shook his head to say no. I sighed.
"Not to be nosy but, how come you don't know what your date looks like?" He asked curiously then casually sat down in the seat opposite mine.
"My best friend Trish set up 10 blind dates for me, she's trying to help me get over my ex boyfriend, Dallas," I explained quickly and didn't fail to notice when his eyes widened at my ex's name.
"Dallas, as in Dallas Centineo?" He asked and I nodded with an eye roll. "He's a douchebag." He muttered which made me start laughing.
"We've only known eachother for five minutes and we already agree on something!" I cheered excitedly which made him chuckle.
"Dork," He smiled and I blushed, he's just so darn cute, come on Ally don't embarrass yourself more than you already have!
"Hey, if your not my date, then who are you?" I blurted out as the thought randomly popped into me head. Suddenly I started to get paranoid and weird ideas began to appear in my thoughts. What if he was a robber, or a stalker, or an alien, or a-"
"You have a really bad habit of thinking out loud, Ally," He chuckled while I face palmed in embarrassment. "And I'm your waiter for the evening."
"How do you know my name, are you stalking me?" I exclaimed curiously while he rolled his eyes tiredly.
"I've seen you around the university campus, and since Dallas is extremely popular, it's kinda hard to not know who he's dating," He replied with a nonchalant tone.
"I haven't seen you around school before," I paused to look at his name tag. "Austin."
"How do you know my name, are you stalking me?" He mocked childishly.
I crossed my arms over my chest and glared at him playfully. "No, I was just smart enough to read your name tag."
"Wow, pretty and smart, Dallas is an idiot for dumping you," Austin smirked, my eyes widened at his words as I searched my brain for a snappy comeback.
"I-I erm," I stuttered awkwardly for a few seconds before he spoke again.
"Relax, your acting really nervous, like I'm some kind of different species."
"I know, it's just I don't really talk to guys much," I replied quietly while resting my cheek on my hand.
"Yeah, I kind of guessed you didn't, I'm really good at reading people," He answered cockily which made me sit up straighter.
"Okay fine, what kind of girl am I?"
"Your quiet, awkward and really dorky," He said bluntly with a sly grin on his face, I felt my eyes roll.
"Thanks, your so thoughtful," I replied sarcastically, trying to bite back a smile.
"Hey I wasn't done yet, your also really smart and have this adorable type of attitude. You walk around campus feeling insecure about yourself, and have no idea how many people actually notice how beautiful you are," He finished with a warm smile, I blushed deeply and quickly tore my eyes away from his hazel ones, to hide my flustered face.
"Ally Dawson?" A voice said from behind mine and Austin's table, we both turned around and saw a cute brunette boy that looked around our age. He had a shy look on his face, with a tiny mixture of jealousy, probably because Austin was sitting at the table too.
"Well you must be Elliot, a word of advice, if you two ever go on another date, try not to be 45 minutes late," Austin deadpanned while getting up to leave the table, he mouthed a quick 'good luck' to me before leaving us alone. My mouth curled up into a small smile as I watched him walk away to go annoy other tables or charm other girls.
"-and it was so funny because the cat had eaten all the cheese!" Elliot shouted and burst into another fit of crazy laughter.
It had been 10 minutes into the date and I was already getting bored, he had told me a total of 31 stories. I didn't even think that was possible in a 600 second period of time! When will this date end?! The only highlights of the entire night were when Austin would drop by our table to make me laugh by annoying Elliot. He claimed he was only doing his job but I knew he was helping to make my night more bearable.
"Can you believe it, he had eaten all the cheese!" I sighed in annoyance as he droned on and on about some random cat eating cheese. Don't get me wrong, he seemed like a nice enough guy, but even I didn't talk this much. I suddenly noticed that the restaurant was almost empty. The only people left were us and these two little old ladies. I watched as Austin walked up to their table to clear their dishes.
I don't know what he was doing but they were laughing and clapping. I saw Austin's face flush in embarrassment when one of them pinched his cheeks and commented on how charming he was. I snickered silently to myself.
"Ally?" My head snapped back round to Elliot. "Are you gonna eat that?" I looked down at the hardly eaten chicken pie then back at Elliot who was looking at my food greedily.
"Do you want it?" I asked curiously while raising an eyebrow.
"Yes please!" He nodded excitedly and grabbed the pie so vigorously, it almost fell off the table. I watched as he dug into the food like some type of wild animal. Why are guys so disgusting? Well, maybe not all guys, I thought to myself as Austin walked past and smiled at me. I felt myself blush lightly and quickly turned back to Elliot, who had already eaten all my pie and was now licking his fingers.
"Listen, Ally, I don't think this is gonna work out," Elliot said blurted out suddenly while taking a finger out of his mouth. My jaw dropped in disbelief.
"Wha-why?" I sputtered in pure surprise. I couldn't believe this was actually happening.
"I mean you just talk so much-" He continued and my eyes widened while I resisted the urge to laugh out loud. I talked too much? This guy was unbelievable!
"I just don't think were compatible, it could never work," He finished with a solemn expression on his face as if he had just broken my heart or something. "I'm really sorry."
"Your kidding right?" I asked in amusement.
"If only I was," He replied and shook his head. "Bye Ally," He said quickly and then grabbed a bread roll before exiting the restaurant. I stared at the door with a look of confusion on my face.
"Well, that was weird," I whispered to myself while resting my cheek on my hand tiredly.
"You can say that again," Austin said while walking towards my table with a small piece of paper in his hand. "What kind of guy leaves the girl to pay for dinner, especially when he ate most of it." He handed me the paper and my eyes widened.
"Wow, Elliot ate all that food!? That is a lot of money!" I exclaimed while staring at the bill in shock. I work in the library for crying out loud, how was I supposed to afford that on my own?
"Don't worry, I did the honorable thing and paid for you," Austin said simply with a small smile on his face. I looked up at him in surprise and grinned.
"Why would you do that? You don't even know me," I asked softly and his smile widened.
"I guess, if you were my date, I would have paid for you," He paused. "And I was raised to be a gentleman," He replied with a shrug of his shoulders and an amused smile.
"Thank you, Austin," I replied quietly while blushing deeply. I slowly stood to my feet and turned to him. "I guess, I'll see you tomorow." I held out my hand nervously.
"Yeah, I guess you will," He smiled and shook my hand. "Bye Ally."
"Was he cute?" Trish asked the second I walked through the door of our room. She was reading a fashion magazine and hadn't even looked up. I sighed happily and sat down on my bed.
"Yep," I answered with a smile. Her head shot up and she dashed over to me. She was so fast that I was almost knocked off the bed.
"DETAILS, I NEED DETAILS!" She shouted excitedly, I backed away slightly and chuckled.
"Trish, he was cute but the date was awful, he just kept on talking and talking and talki-"
"I think I get the picture Ally," She interrupted with a quick eye roll. "But if your date was awful, why are you so happy?" I felt myself blush and nervously stared at my hands. Trish gasped dramaically.
"You met somebody!" She exclaimed loudly with a shocked look on her face. I rolled my eyes in offense, was it so hard to believe I could meet a cute guy?
"Hey don't seem so surprised!" I replied and crossed my arms childishly. "He's just a friend, well actually I don't even know if we are friends, but I hope we can become friends because I would really like a friend like him and-"
"Ally, your babbling. He was a total hottie wasn't he?" Trish interrupted bluntly. I sighed in defeat.
"He was my waiter for the evening and he was so funny and sweet and nice, and oh my gosh Trish he's the most attractive guy I've ever seen! He had a really kind personality an even paid for dinner when Elliot left."
"That Elliot guy left you to pay on your own! That idiot," She said angrily.
"It's okay Trish, Austin made the date better," I smiled and patted her shoulder to calm her down. The last thing I wanted her to do was track Elliot down and punch him in the face for not paying for his own food.
"Ooooh, so his name is Austin? Your so crushing on him!" She chuckled while my face flushed.
"Whaaaaaaaat? No I'm not!" I blurted out immediately while my face kept getting redder and redder. Trish smirked evily then walked over to the wardrobe.
"Erm, what are you doing Trish?" I asked, slightly puzzled by her sudden actions. She began to take out cute outfits and jackets.
"You want to impress him tomorow right?" She asked while picking out some black heels and a pretty red dress. She threw them down on her bed then went back to shuffling around in the wardrobe.
"My blind date?" I asked in confusion.
"No, Austin." I grinned at her and nodded quickly. She smiled. "Well then we'd better find you a nice outfit."
That's it for chapter 1, I hope you guys liked it! They're in college now BTW so they're a little bit older than in the show. It would be WONDERFUL if you guys could review, I really want to know what you think. If you have any suggestions or critisisms just tell me, but PLEASE don't be toooooo harsh. I don't really take harsh critisism well, I'll probably end up crying or something :) I really appreciate it that your taking the time to read my story, it means a lot. I will try and update soon!
Krissy xxxx :)