Ryan yawned, attempting to stretch before noticing his arm was constricted. He opened his eyes slowly, realising that a sleeping Brendon was what was constricting his arm. He slowly pulled his arm out, wincing as the bones made a cracking sound. He stretched it and lay it on his stomach, glancing over to a stirring Brendon. For once, he decided to wait a while before he made Brendon his coffee. He was comfortable and Brendon looked adorable when he was sleeping. Brendon's eyes slowly fluttered open, and his chocolate brown eyes sparkled as he smiled at Ryan.
"Hey" Ryan said, unable to keep the smile from his face.
"Hi" Brendon responded. "You're still here.".
"What? Of course I'm still here" Ryan laughed, as why wouldn't he be?
"No, I mean normally you're up and dressed before I have the chance to cuddle" Brendon explained. Ryan frowned.
"Brendon, you never said. I would have stayed if you'd wanted me to" he said. "I'm sorry". Brendon scooted over, brushing a strand of hair out of Ryan's face.
"Ry, you don't have to be sorry. I'm just a cuddler, that's all".
"We can cuddle now" Ryan said quietly, wondering why this was something he'd never considered before.
"Hey" Brendon said, cupping Ryan's face in his hands. "It's okay". He kissed him quickly. "I'll take that hug though". Ryan chuckled, pressing his face into Brendon's shoulder and wrapping his arms around him. Brendon buried his face in Ryan's hair, smiling to himself.
"You know" Ryan said, from where he lay. "Spencer will be calling soon".
"True" Brendon replied. "My Cell is off, though"
"Mine too" Ryan smirked. "Looks like we're staying here all morning".
"Do you even realise what time it is?" A voice from the doorway sounded. The both of them jumped, and Brendon almost toppled out of the bed. They sat upright, and noticed a serious looking Spencer in the doorway. It wouldn't have been so funny, but he had one hand on his hip and one eyebrow raised. Camp would have been an understatement. Ryan let a giggle escape, and soon the both of them were almost crying with laughter.
"Seriously" Spencer complained, as they tried to control themselves. "It's 11am. We've taken a break for long enough, it's serious now. Pete is coming around soon, he wants to hear what we've been working on. He said he has some great news, too".
"Okay, alright. Let us get dressed and we'll be with you" Ryan said, and Spencer nodded before frowning.
"What's that bruise on your collarbone? It looks painf-" He cut himself off. "Oh. Oh, I don't even want to know. Get dressed, and hurry up". He made his way out of the door, shaking his head.
"Um" Ryan started, before bursting into a second fit of giggles. They finally managed to pull themselves together enough to get dressed, before heading through to where Spencer and Jon were sitting.
"It's about time" Spencer commented, rolling his eyes as the two sat sleepily on the sofa. Brendon was about to make some form of a witty response, when the front door burst open.
"Jesus christ Pete, don't you ever knock?" Ryan asked, not even bothering to look towards the door. "I could have been naked or anything"
"I wouldn't have minded if you were" Pete laughed, and Patrick stepped into veiw.
"What was that?" He asked, raising an eyebrow at Pete.
"I'm kidding, I'm kidding" He said, smiling at Patrick in a way that Ryan, and everyone else for that matter, noted he only smiled when talking to or about Patrick.
"Good" Patrick smiled back, and Joe and Andy finally made themselves present.
"Could you two stop gaying in the doorway? It's pretty damn cold out here" Andy said, edging his way into the room followed by Joe. Ryan chuckled, unable to hold it in.
"Well, to what do we owe the pleasure of your entire band?" Brendon asked, speaking what everyone else was thinking.
"Well, I'll tell you" Pete said. "Once you've shown me what you're working on". He let himself into the music room, taking a seat by the window and waiting for the rest to follow. Ryan, Brendon, Spencer and Jon all filed in followed by Patrick, Joe and Andy.
"Can we do the new song?" Brendon asked. "I have a name for it". The 'new song' was a song they had been working on for a while, but it had only just got to a stage where it felt right.
"Sure" Spencer said, speaking for the others as he sat at his drums. Brendon cleared his throat nervously.
"Um, this is called But It's Better If You Do" He said, before bending over the piano and breaking out into song, whilst playing. The others soon followed, and all nervousness went. Patrick was marvelling at Brendon's ability to go from a fairly quiet looking guy, to a confident, almost cocky singer. Cocky, in a good way. He had a very expressive face, it was quite something. And, Patrick thought, he had a damn good voice. Better than his own, he supposed.
Ryan couldn't keep his eyes off Brendon as he sang. He loved the way he transformed as he sang. The way he was barely moving yet his every movement expressed his emotions, the way the desire was clear in his eyes. Towards the end of the song, he leant towards Ryan as he sang.
"Well isn't this, exactly where you like me ,I'm exactly where you like me you know" He sang, before looking Ryan directly in the eye. "Praying for love in a lap dance, and paying in naivety, oh". He winked at Ryan, grinning, as the last chords rang out and they waited for Pete's judgement.
"Well" Pete said, playing it casual. "That was awesome, you guys". The four grinned back happily, and stayed silent as the look on Pete's face suggested he had more to say. Pete turned to Patrick, making a small gesture.
"Um, so" Patrick started. "We, Fall Out Boy, want-"
"You're so formal it's weird" Pete giggled, and Patrick smacked him lightly before continuing.
"It would be great if you guys could tour with us" Patrick finished.
"Shit! Really?" Brendon exclaimed.
"Yeah really" Pete grinned.
"Oh my god" Spencer cheered, jumping up from his drum kit and grabbing a dazed looking Ryan by the arm. "Dude, you look like you're gonna faint"
"I think I am" Ryan laughed. "Holy shit". Brendon ran over and wrapped the two in a hug, soon followed by an awkward but visibly exciteable Jon.
"Well, we'll leave you to it" Pete said, smiling to himself as he lead the way out of the apartment. "Oh, I forgot to say. We would like you to tour with us on this tour, so be ready for Friday". And he strolled out of the apartment, as casual as anything.
"I think I need to sit down" Ryan exclaimed, unable to process all of this information.
"They want us to tour with them. Not support. This is our first tour, you guys. This could make or break us" Spencer beamed.
Ryan placed his guitar down with shaky hands. He was actually going to be touring. With his band.
"Ry, are you alright?" Brendon asked, raising an eyebrow at a pale looking Ryan.
"I think...I'm in shock, I think I'm going to pass out" He chuckled.
"We're touring" Jon said, finally piping up. "We're touring, with Fall Out Boy"
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