- breaking free by zac efron and vanessa hudgens
I also may or may not have downloaded the entire HSM soundtrack...
Also inspired by @intoxicatedpixies's layout.
Our very own Lucy Tremaine and Johnny Knoxville have official moved in together and they're hosting a welcoming party for Lucy at Knoxville's digs. Everyone's invited, including all the Jackass Factory guys and the Nitro Circus crew, so be sure to get down there for a good time!
“Is it normal for me to be nervous?” I inquired as I eyed my fiancé across the kitchen island, wrapping my hands tightly around my warm coffee mug. A dash of milk and a spoon of sugar, just how I liked it. Johnny had made breakfast for us this morning in a very sweet gesture - coffee, eggs, and toast for me with bacon and sausage for him. Thankfully he was very sweet and understanding of my vegetarian lifestyle. We had spent the majority of our day resting in bed together before I finally found the motivation to get up and get ready for tonight. I was already tired and the party hadn’t even started. I leaned against the counter and stared at him carefully. “I mean, aren’t you nervous? Because I’m nervous.”
He laughed as I finished my coffee and took the mug to the sink. “Don’t be nervous, Luce. It’s just us and our friends. Not a big deal.”
I sighed as I headed to his side, my Fendi platform sandals creating a musical array on the hardwood floors. This wasn’t just any housewarming; this was our housewarming and it meant a lot more to me than anyone would ever know. I guess it sort of represented the new phase of my life. I was leaving my old apartment behind, the same one I had lived in since I moved out to Los Angeles eight years ago, I was in a strongly serious relationship, technically my first real one ever, and I was actually doing very successful career wise for once (granted Jackass Factory wasn’t a normal job, but I’d take it). It felt almost like everything was falling into place and that’s why I was so nervous. I knew that life wasn’t perfect - something was bound to go wrong.
“It’s a big deal to me, Johnny,” I murmured, glancing down at my darkly painted toe nails. He sighed, wrapping his arms around my waist and pulling me closer. Even in my stilettos, he was taller than me.
“We’ll be fine, Lucy. Got it? It’ll be amazing,” he reassured, running his hands along my back softly. I nodded, biting my lip.
“It’ll be fine,” I reiterated. “Got it.”
He smiled and kissed me gently on the lips, although I couldn’t help but to think that something majorly wrong was going to happen.
A loud knock sounded from our front door as I stood up straighter. Knoxville smiled at me and tucked a strand of hair behind my ear. “Come on, Luce. You’ll be fine.”
Not too soon after, the entire cast and crew arrived at our house. I found myself in a cluster of people, all dramatically complementing what I had done with the place. Which wasn’t much at all. Steve-O approached me and wrapped his arm around my shoulders. I felt like I hadn’t seen my best friend in forever.
“How have you been?” He asked, smiling brightly. His eyes glowed and his skin was a shade darker too, I noticed, indicating that he had just returned from a surfing trip in some exotic locale, like always. Surfing always made him happier and for that, I was glad.
I smiled back at him and leaned my head against his shoulder. “Pretty good,” I replied. “Busy. But I’m done moving, so there’s that! How are you, O?”
“I’ve been great! I’ll let you get back to your hostessing though, I have to head on out,” he grinned. “Let’s together for coffee this week!”
How Hollywood did we sound.
I chuckled. “Alrightie. Have fun!”
We hugged, kissed cheeks, and quickly said our goodbyes.
I turned, heading in the direction of the crowd before glancing around the room. “Anyone want a drink?” I offered. “I’ll go make some in the kitchen.”
“Oh, I’ll come with you!” Layla announced as I smiled back at her in response. I liked having another girl around, another girl who was dating a daredevil like me, no less. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who worried and it felt comforting to have that welcome presence. We could relate to each other in ways most girls probably couldn’t. We both headed in the direction of the kitchen together. I opened the freezer and pulled a bottle of Skyy Vodka free.
“How’s everybody been treating ya?” I asked. “It must be sort of intimidating to come into a world as crazy as Jackass. Well, I bet Nitro Circus is just as crazy but it’s different too.” I felt like I was rambling so I decided to shut up and just focus on the drink making.
Layla shrugged. “It’s been pretty good, actually! I think everyone’s just super sweet and awesome, you know? So there hasn’t really been any problem.”
I grabbed a bottle of orange juice and began mixing a few screwdrivers for the girls. “Can you get some beers for me?” I questioned before continuing on. “And that’s good. I’m glad you’re feeling alright with everybody because relationships are hard enough,” I chuckled lightly, thinking of my first few months with the Jackass crew. Dammit Jeff, why did you have to make everything so difficult?
Suddenly Knoxville entered the kitchen, smiling at both of us. “Hey Layla,” he waved. “Would you mind if I steal Lucy away for a few minutes?”
I finished making the drinks and eyed both of them.
“Of course! I’ll take these drinks to everybody!” She went on, heading out into the living room with the beers. I turned towards Johnny and raised an eyebrow.
“I have something for you.”
We linked hands as he led me up the stairs and in the direction of the bedrooms. I was a bit confused as to why he was doing this in the middle of our official housewarming party, but I decided not to question it. He turned into our master bedroom and flicked on the light. “Sit on the bed,” he instructed, “while I go get the surprise.”
I hated surprises, I decided. They made me nervous.
I guess everything was just making me nervous today.
Knoxville headed into our closet while I waited patiently on the bed. It felt like he had been in there for forever, when in reality, it had probably only been a few seconds. He returned and smiled at me mischievously. I sat up straighter.
“What is it?” I cried. “Just tell me already!”
He grinned and sat besides me before handing me a black velvet box.
I raised my eyebrows. “What’s this?”
“It’s your ring.”
I gasped before propping the box open, and there, pleasantly sat a giant diamond engagement ring.
(type 'the world can see us' if you read it all)