‹ Prequel: Tonight, We Are Young
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I Never Told You

Chapter 2

Bea and I got back to the hotel quite late and I tried to go straight to bed, but Bea wanted to talk.

“So, what was with you and Gabe tonight? You two seemed a little….off.”

I shrugged my shoulders. “I don’t know what you’re talking about. It was fine.”

“Fine?” She scoffed. “You call staring down each other, ending with you having a look of guilt on your face, fine?”

“It was nothing, Bea. Just drop it, please.”

“No, I’m not going to drop it.” She said as she plopped down on her bed, pulling her pillow into her lap. “Tomorrow’s going to be very awkward if we don’t get to the bottom of things.”

I raised my eyebrow. “What’s going on tomorrow?”

“We’re going shopping for something for my parents with Gabe. He hasn’t bought them anything yet and he wants my opinion, and naturally, since you’re now a part of our family, you’re coming with.”

I shook my head as I stretched out and made myself more comfortable. “No, no, no. I’m not going with you guys.”

“Well, why not? Your opinion counts too, you know. If you’re don’t want to go just because you’re going to see Gabe, at least come for me. I don’t want to be stuck with Gabe and his teammates by myself.”

I rolled my eyes. “You’ve been doing that your whole life, one more day isn’t going to kill you.”

She huffed. “Fine. Stay here. But just know that I am going to be texting you all day bugging you.”

I smirked, happy that I won the battle. “Whatever, Night Bea.”

As I rolled over and turned the bedside light off, I heard Bea get the last word in.

“Night, bitch.” I smirked once again and closed my eyes.

{u]|The next morning

Gabe’s POV

I arrived at the hotel a little earlier than I had arranged to pick up Bea at the hotel. Walking up to the door of the hotel room she shared with Katy, I sighed, knowing I was going to get an earful for being early. Nevertheless, I knocked on the door. I didn’t hear any commotion on the other side of the door, so I knocked again, only louder. I finally heard someone groan. I chuckled to myself and backed away from the door, ready for whatever was going to come my way. When the door opened, my chuckling immediately stopped. It was Bea, who I was expecting, but rather a angry-looking Katy.

“Oh, it’s you.” She said in a small voice, but her eyes still the anger. “Come in.”

I walked in to the room and saw her close the door behind me. She walked back over to her bed and laid back down. I raised an eyebrow at her.

“Aren’t you coming with us?”

She lifted her head off of her pillow and turned it to look at me. “Nope.”

“Well, why not?”

She turned her head away from me once again. “I just don’t feel like it.”

I sighed. I didn’t see what she had to be bitter about. If anyone should’ve been mad, it should’ve been me.

“Well, I’d really like it if you joined us.”

She huffed and rolled over and sat up. She opened her mouth to speak, but quickly closed it. Her gaze moved from me to behind me. I turned my head, following her gaze. I saw Bea wrapped in a towel with her jaw dropped.

“Gabe! You’re early. I’m not ever dressed yet. Get out!”

I rolled my eyes. “Why can’t you just change in the bathroom?”

“Well, I am going to do that, but just in case I forget my bra or something, I don’t want you in here.”

I raised an eyebrow at her. “And you think that’s okay to do in front of your roommate?”

“She’s…..” Bea looked past me. “Oh, I thought you were sleeping, I’m sorry, Katy.”

Katy shrugged her shoulders. “Well, I had to let him in, and he won’t let me go back to sleep.”

I turned to Bea. “I was just telling her I want her to come with us.”

Bea sighed. “I’ve already tried that card. It won’t get you anywhere, trust me.”

I sighed, feeling defeated in my attempt to get Katy to come with Bea and I. I walked over to Bea’s bed and sat on it.

“I’ll just wait here for you.” Bea quickly gathered some clothes and nodded towards me. She walked into the bathroom and closed the door behind her. Knowing that Bea would take a little while getting changed, I grabbed the tv remote off of the bedside table. I looked over to see if Katy had fallen back asleep. It looked as though she had, so I turned the tv on. I turned the volume down low enough that I could still hear it, but it wouldn’t wake Katy up.


Katy’s POV

I had rolled over as Gabe and Bea were talking and tried to will myself to go back to sleep. It wasn’t working out very well. I heard Gabe turn the tv on, so I guess I was a good actress. He turned the volume down, probably to keep me from “waking up.” After about 10 minutes, Bea still hadn’t emerged from the bathroom. I rolled over to see Gabe’s eyes fixated on the television screen. I stared at him for a few minutes, taking in his appearance, the guilt of the previous night flooding back ten-fold. Just as I heard the hair-dryer turn off in the bathroom, I opened my mouth to speak.

“Gabe,” I whispered just loud enough for him to hear me. He turned his head to look at me. “I’m sorry.”

His eyes widened and he stared at me. I didn’t get the chance to hear his response because Bea had chosen that second to burst through the bathroom. I quickly closed my eyes and snuggled back into my covers, making it look like I was asleep the whole time.

“Okay, I’m ready. Let’s go.” I heard Bea say. About 30 seconds later, I heard the door open then close. I rolled out of the bed and went into the shower, ready to start my day of relaxation.


Gabe’s POV

While shopping with Bea, Ryan and Matt, I couldn’t help but look for something for Katy. I walked over to a jewelry display case and was looking through the selection.

“Hmmm, I think Mom’s got enough jewelry, bro. Come on.” I heard Bea said behind me.

It’s not for Mom, I thought.

“So, who’s it for?” I turned my head and raised an eyebrow at her. “You said it’s not for Mom, so who is it…..oh!” She smirked.

“What’s with the smirk?”

She shook her head and began to chuckle. “You two are so confusing, it’s hilarious.”

“What are you talking about?”

She grabbed my hand and dragged me away from the jewelry case.

“Beatrice, what are you talking about? Who’s confusing? And why is it hilarious?”

She stopped abruptly and turned to face me. “Do you really think I’m really that blind? You and Katy have both been acting weird since last night. I don’t know what happened, no matter how much I tried to get it out of her, but it certainly didn’t look like something you would go buying her jewelry over. It looked like just the opposite.” She whispered just loud enough for me to hear.

“I…..I don’t know what you’re talking about. Nothing happened last night. It went fine.”

She scoffed and rolled her eyes. “Yeah, okay. You know you can’t hide it from me for long.”


Katy’s POV

I had enjoyed my day to myself, for the most part. Bea stayed true to her word and texted me about every 5 minutes, telling me how mean I was to leave her alone on a shopping trip with three hockey players. I couldn’t help but chuckle at some of them, but eventually, I fell back asleep.

I woke up to the sound of my ringtone. I looked at my phone and saw Gabe’s face on my screen. I contemplated not answering it, but I didn’t want to seem like a bitch.


“Are you dressed?”

I pulled my phone away from my ear and looked at it with a confused face.

“Ummm.. yes. Why are you asking me that?”

“Come downstairs.”

“I’m pretty comfy up here, thanks.”

“Come on, Katy. Please come downstairs. We need your help with something.”

I sighed. “I’ll agree to come down if you tell me what I have to help with.”

“Bea won’t let me say, but she told me to call you.”

“Well, why didn’t Bea call me herself?”

I heard some shuffling, then Bea’s voice rang through my ear.

“Oh, come on, Katy. You and Gabe need to work out whatever is going on between you guys, and you need to do it now. I don’t want our Christmas dinner in 3 days to be awkward.”

I sighed and ran my hand through my hair. “Okay, I’m on my way down.”


Gabe’s POV

“She’s on her way.” Bea said to me as she handed me back my phone. “Please fix this.”

I raised my hands in defense. “I don’t know what you’re talking about. I don’t see anything that needs to be fixed.”

“Well, she does, so just hear her out, okay?”

I slowly nodded, still trying to process what Bea meant by that. I began to slowly pace throughout the lobby. I had a few fans walk up and ask for autographs, which I more than gladly gave before I looked up and saw Katy walking up to Bea. I saw them talk quietly. When I saw things began to get a little animated, I walked over to them.

“Hey Katy, is everything okay?”

She looked at me with a confused look on my face. “Well, I don’t know, Gabe. I’m down here because Bea thinks there’s a problem between us. I didn’t say anything, did you?”

I shook my head. “No, I didn’t say anything. I’m a little confused with everything, myself.”

Katy shook her head and then looked at Bea. “Well, what do you expect he and I do? There’s no problem.”

Bea smirked. “Well, for someone who seems to think there’s no problem, you certainly jumped at the chance to come down here when I said you had to fix things.”

I looked at Katy to see her reaction and more importantly, hear her response.


Katy’s POV

If I could’ve chosen any moment in my life to put my foot in my mouth, it would have been that moment, right then and there. I looked between Gabe and Bea. I wasn’t about to admit to either one of them that I felt like shit for how I handled Gabe’s “I miss you” comment. I could sense that he was expecting something more than just telling him that I missed having more than just Bea around, especially with everything we went through in the summer. Looking into Gabe’s eyes I could sense that he wanted to talk to me.

“Why don’t I just leave you two here to talk? I gotta go wrap this gift anyways.”

I watched Bea walk away and looked back to Gabe.

“Make sure you put my name on it, too.” Gabe yelled to Bea as she walked down to the elevator. He then turned his attention to me and gave me a small smile.

“I don’t know about you, but I feel like this is kind of forced.”

I scoffed. “You think? It’s a little ironic after the summer with her trying to keep us apart for so long.”

He chuckled lightly. “Yeah, a lot good that did, huh?”

I couldn’t hide the hint of a smirk. “Ha. Yeah.”

“So, do you want to go somewhere to talk?”

I nodded. “Sure.”

He smiled and ushered me to follow him out of the lobby, towards his car. When we got to his car, he opened the passenger’s side door for me.

“So, I have to ask. What are you sorry about?”

My eyes widened. “Uhhh…”

“Oh come on, Katy. Don’t act like I didn’t hear you. I was looking right at you.”

I sighed and ran a hand through my hair. “I’m sorry for how I acted last night.”


Gabe’s POV

I had a slight idea of what she was talking about, but I wasn’t completely sure.

“What do you mean?”

I heard her sigh. “When you…..when you said you missed me.” She paused. “That wasn’t the response you were looking for.”

I didn’t really know what to say. I didn’t realize it was that obvious. I looked over at her and could tell just be the look on her face that she was feeling really guilty. I ran a hand through my hair.

“Your response was fine, Katy. I don’t know what you think I was looking for.”

She scoffed. “Oh, okay, so it was all me I guess.”

“What are you talking about?”

“Holy shit Gabe, are you really that blind?”

I pulled the car over to the side of the road and stopped. I looked over at her with wide eyes.

“Blind to…”

Before I could finish, I felt her lips on mine. I could feel every emotion that I felt back in the summer come flooding back. I pulled away and looked into her eyes. She was smirking at me.

“You know, sometimes you really can be as dumb as your sister says you are?”

I chuckled lightly, then my face went serious. “Wait, what?”
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This is SOOOOO late, and I'm sorry. I was too wrapped up in finishing WITS and YDKYB.

Thank you for all who have read, commented and subbed to this. I hope it lives up to the hype that Tonight, We are Young brought up.

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