- Author: Fiona Cole
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Blame it on the TequilaBlame it on the Alcohol Series
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Open Hands - Ingrid Michaelson (feat. Trent Dabbs)
Is That Alright? - Lady Gaga
Grace - Rag’n’Bone Man
Your Name Hurts - Hailee Steinfeld
Glitter In the Air - P!nk
Right Now - One Direction
Take Me Home - Chord Overstreet
Hello - Adele
Falling like the Stars - James Arthur
Happy - Leona Lewis
Sorry - Mali-Koa
coney island - Taylor Swift (feat The National)
If Our Love is Wrong - Callum Scott
New Year’s Day - Taylor Swift
Take on the World - You Me At Six
Rise Up - Imagine Dragons
Love in the Dark - Adele
evermore - Taylor Swift (feat. Bon Iver)
Hurricane Drunk - Florence + the Machine
Won’t Let You Down - Callum Scott
Always Remember Us This Way - Lady Gaga
Looking Out - Brandi Carlile
Is There Somewhere - Halsey
Even If It Breaks Your Heart - Eli Young Band
Bill Murray - Matt Nathanson
Where’s My Love - SYML
Tempo - Lizzo (feat. Missy Elliot)
Cuz I Love You - Lizzo
Feel Something - Landon Austin
Always Be Loving You - My Brothers And I
Breakups - Seaforth
Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon
Leaving My Love Behind - Lewis Capaldi
Always - Isak Danielson
First In Line - Matthew Mayfield
when the party’s over - Billie Eilish
Take Me to Church - Hozier
Therefore I Am - Billie Eilish
Lo/Hi - The Black Keys
Jump Around - House of Pain
Wish That You Were Here - Florence + the Machine
Secret Love Song - Little Mix (feat. Jason Derulo)
You Are the Reason - Callum Scott
Say Something - A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
Way Away - Yellowcard
I Forgive You - Kelly Clarkson
Heat Above - Greta Van Fleet
Pain - Nessa Barrett
Two of Us - Louis Tomlinson
Falling - Harry Styles
To Mama Lucia.
“I’m so sorry, Nova.”
I watched Parker’s head drop to the white sheets of my hospital bed, his dirty-blond waves looking almost white in some spots from the harsh fluorescent lighting.
Lifting my hand slowly, I dragged my fingers through his hair, enjoying the thick texture, remembering just days ago that I thought I’d never feel it again.
He shook his head hard and lifted upright, but not pulling away. As if struggling to do so, he hesitated before meeting my eyes. His usual ocean blue eyes dulled against the dark circles and bloodshot exhaustion, but they flared with his flexing jaw.
“It’s not okay. It’s not okay, Nova. Jesus. It’s—”
The deep lyrical voice I loved to listen to cracked, and he looked away, dropping his chin to his chest.
He was right. It wasn’t okay. None of this was okay. The part he played wasn’t okay.
But right then, I needed him by my side more than I needed to blame him for what happened.
So, I slid my hand up his forearm until I could link my fingers with his, careful to not bump the IV rehydrating my body.
He held on tight and kissed one knuckle at a time with reverence and so much more.
“Just talk to me,” I requested on an exhale. I’d barely woken up from my last nap, and already I could sleep again.
“What do you want to talk about?” he asked.
I started to say anything when a floppy-haired blond popped his head around the corner, his goofy smile flashing behind a handful of wildflowers.
“Did you tell her?” Oren asked, maybe a little too excitedly for the situation.
I darted my eyes to Parker because I had no idea what the hell he needed to tell me and found him with a shut the fuck up look on his face.
I flashed back to Oren just in time to watch the smile drop. “Ohhhhh. Well, my bad.” He sat the daisies down on a chair next to him and started backing away with an awkward laugh, only to bump into the other two members of the band, Ash and Brogan.
“What the fuck, dude? We want to see her,” Ash grumbled.
“He hasn’t told her yet, and the look he gave said to get the fuck out,” Oren tried to whisper, but he sucked at it, so we all heard.
Parker groaned and dropped his head.
“We’ll be back,” Brogan called as Oren ushered them out.
As soon as they left, I focused on Parker, who chewed on his bottom lip and rubbed a hand over his face. Never a good sign for him to do both. One meant stress, and both meant I needed to brace myself. In the few years since Parker Callahan came crashing into my life, I’d only seen the combination a handful of times.
“Tell me what?” I asked. I was too tired to brace myself or dig it out of him.
“It’s nothing right now.”
Heaving a sigh, I dropped my head back on the pillow. “Distract me, Parker. Tell me.”
“Are you hurting?”
“No, I’m fine. I just want to not think about lying here right now. So, just tell me.”
One more hand swipe across his face, over his head, and around the back of his neck. “The music executive at the show offered us to go on tour with Rufio.”