Skylar groans, pretending to be annoyed while he tries to bite back his smile. “Shut up. I’m being generous right now”
Jaime snorts, holding the urge to pinch Skylar’s cheeks “Alright, hate to tell you this but I stick with my last opinion, Sky. since the competition is in summer so it will be great if we can play a cheerful song, you know something refreshing that can lift the mood, makes people happy. I know you probably hate bubblegum pop but-“
“No, last time, I just wanted to get on your bad side. I don’t have a shit against pop” Skylar informs him, he shakes his own head, disbelieving in himself and how childish he used to be.
Jaime agape for a second “You mean it?”
“yeah, you can check my playlist most of it is pop, also we can still put a touch of rock on it you know? it doesn’t have to stay with one genre” Skylar scribbles on his notepad and writes some important points.
"Oh, I'm excited to scream on the mic in the summer heat!" Jaime beams happily “And you’re right and about the concept, I hope we can make the song more meaningful, not just as a song with a catchy beat and nonsense lyrics. I hope our song can help people, heal them”. There’s a fondness in Jaime’s eyes and also sparks of excitement in it.
“Like a band-aid?” Skylar’s smile grows bigger without him realising it.
Jaime nods eagerly “Band-Aid Band, that's right”
Jaime gets out of the class exhaustedly like his soul just leaves his body, he got 5 hours of lectures straight non-stop since the morning, 2 sudden quizzes and got scolded because he tried to keep his eyes stay awake when his professor spoke incoherently about his fucking trip to Rome, he didn’t understand why the fuck he got scolded for doing something based on his human instinct to response tiredness. And guess what? It's still a freaking Monday.
Jaime enters the bathroom. After washing his hand, he stares at the mirror while looking at his reflection. He remembers he was almost late this morning because he tried to mix and match his outfit and put on some makeup. Apparently, he needs to adapt to the amount of attention he gets. Jaime can’t pretend to be indifferent about his look when someone can snap his picture and post it on social media with thousands of subscribers. It’s not like he entirely hates that, otherwise, he likes it; he has reason to dress up; he used to like dressing up.
He checks his eyes to make up it still looks great, the glitter not overdone, the eyeliner not smudged. His lips look dry, so he tabs some lip balm on them. He wears his favourite baby pink sweater over his low-neck white T showing his sharp collar bone and light blue tight jeans. Jaime ruffles his sandy blonde lock gently to make it look fluffier.
He walks through the cafeteria. When lunchtime the place will crowd as fuck, he usually never got a place to sit so he’ll straightly go to a bench in the park and eat there. He is already making his way to the park with a food tray in his hand when someone called him.
“Jaime!” a deep voice echoes even in the crowded room. Jaime snaps his head and finds Jasper waving his hand, calling him to come to him, so he does.
“Jaime! where are you going? Just eat here with us, we reserve this table only for us, you know?” Yannick informs him, of fucking course special table for cool kids, he’ll tell Mikey later.
Jaime sits in front of Skylar, though he seems isn’t notice too focused to eat his lunch.
“Have you heard the beat for our competition song? Skylar just made it,” Galan asks him as he gives his earpiece to Jaime.
“Really?” Jaime takes a glance at Skylar, but he still doesn’t lift his head, he can see the tip of his ears flushed
Jaime can’t suppress his smile when he hears that, it is just like what he imagined, the fast tempo, dynamic beat. It sounds catchy and suits summer vibes but also still holds the rock vibe from how strong the bass is at some points.
“Still need correction here and there tho, I’ll ask Adam for the melody and stuff” Skylar rubs his neck he keeps touching his nose nervously
“, are you kidding me? This is so good, oh my god! I’m optimistic we will win” Jaime beams.
“I know, right? Just the beat itself is already amazing. Makes me want to dance,” Hobi adds as he smiles brightly.
And Galan starts humming to the beat, makes some melody from it, and everyone instantly claps in unison. Adam told Galan to record the melody so he can work from it
“I need Jaime’s help with the lyric since I suck at the word,” Skylar tells them, his eyes unfocused looking somewhere eyes avoiding Jaime’s, and Jaime think it’s so endearing
“Yeah, we’ve been known” Jasper teases him and makes everyone laugh.
“brat!” Skylar throws some beans in Jasper's direction.
When his eyes accidentally meet with Jaime’s, Jaime smiles at him “You’re a genius ” he says not too loud to be heard by everyone, but Skylar still can catch that.
Jaime doesn’t miss how Skylar’s cheeks blushed