Chance Music @aushapasha
Chapter 1- Arms

BPOV

Tonight is our last show in our hometown of Seattle, Washington and we couldn't be more excited. Forty cities in a year, living on a bus or a private plane, constantly traveling and worrying about getting sick, late nights, and long talks have all led to tonight.

The Key Arena is packed to the brim, the lights are hot, and the music has been loud all night long. Sweat's pouring down our backs and the high from the adrenaline will carry us well past curtain. I can feel a charge in the air tonight; something's different, something's special.

We finish out the set with You Are the One, Against All Odds, and Somewhere Only We Know—it's been our closer since day one, and even though we've tried a different song to close on, we just haven't been able to make it work.

"Seattle, you have been amazing!" he screams as he passes his guitar off to a roadie and grabs his mic off the stand and walks toward me.

"We love you guys!" I say as we join hands and take a bow. When we stand, he tugs at my hand and winks at me. I'm confused but continue to smile.

"We've been trying to get this song right the entire tour," he says and leads us downstage to two stools where we sit down. "I think I finally worked hard enough to get it right. So, if you'll indulge us, there won't be an encore tonight, just this."

I hear the strains of the song I wrote after our third show and give him a surprised look. "I'm ready if you are." I raise my mic and grab his hand again.

I never thought that you would be the one to hold my heart

But you came around

And you knocked me off the ground from the start.

You put your arms around me

And I believe that it's easier for you to let me go.

You put your arms around me and I'm home.

How many times will you let me change my mind and turn around?

I can't decide if I'll let you save my life or if I'll drown.

I hope that you see right through my walls.

I hope that you catch me 'cause I'm already falling.

I'll never let a love get so close.

You put your arms around me and I'm home.

When he takes the next verse and I hear the melody in his voice, I know this is what I was feeling—the energy in the air. This is something special.

We harmonize together, and for the first time, it isn't a challenge and it doesn't feel unnatural. It works, and I wonder if we'll work after all of this fades away.

I tried my best to never let you in to see the truth,

And I've never opened up.

I've never truly loved 'til you put your arms around me.

And I believe that it's easier for you to let me go.

I hope that you see right through my walls.

I hope that you catch me 'cause I'm already falling.

I'll never let a love get so close.

You put your arms around me and I'm home.

You put your arms around me and I'm home.

As we sing the last note, he pulls me off the stool and into his arms, smiling. He presses his lips to mine in a sweet and unyielding kiss. I can't help but wrap my arms around his neck and hitch my legs up around his waist. I can't hear anything but the pounding of my own heart in my ears and our mingled gasps for air.

When we pull apart to the sounds of a roaring crowd and flashing lights, we know we've set ourselves up for potential disaster.

But it's worth it. I love him.

"I love you," he whispers into my ear as we take one last bow and walk off the stage.

This is the story of how I fell in love with Edward Cullen.

Arms by Christina Perri

A/N: Big shout out and thank you to Alice's White Rabbit for cleaning up my mess, Sunshine1220 and Maplestyle for guiding me, and Pandora's BoxIs Heavy for just generally being my person. I love you all!

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