Musicians/Music Groups Fan Fiction >> Avenged Sevenfold
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No Sound But The
There was no power in the house; it had long since gone out with the storm that raged its way
through California coast. Candles glowed throughout the kitchen and living room, creating a soft dim
light and allowing the brunette to walk from room to room without walking into any of the furniture.
Ashley continued to walk from her place on the couch to the front door, peeking out the window to
see if her boyfriend's car had appeared in the driveway in the five minutes since she last checked.
Matt was at the studio when it started raining, and when the rain got heavier she had hoped he would
have the sense to leave and come home. If she had no power at home there was no way him and the boys
had power in the studio. It was on her eighth trip to the door that she saw him running from his
black Escalade up the driveway to the front door. She laughed softly to herself, shaking her head as
he attempted to keep himself dry by holding his hands over his head.
When the door opened and Matt stood dripping wet in the foyer of the house, she couldn't help the
loud laugh that she let slip past her lips.
“Why are you laughing at me?” He pouted, stripping his hoodie off and dropping it on the
“Because you looked so goofy running up the driveway like that!” She smiled, continuing
to laugh a little as he peeled his wet t-shirt off, dropping it where his hoodie still lied.
“It's pouring out there!”
“No shit,” She smirked. “The power's been out for over an hour what took you so
long to get home; I was getting worried.”
Matt moved to pull Ashley into a hug, placing a soft kiss on her forehead as he held her against his
“I had to drive like a grandma,” he sighed, holding her tightly. “All the traffic
lights on PCH are down and people just stopped moving.”
“Well I'm just glad you're home safe.” She smiled, moving her hands to lace her fingers
“So am I.” He replied, gazing down at her and smiling as his dimples appeared.
“C'mon, let's get you some dry clothes baby.”
Matt obliged and allowed her to lead him upstairs to their bedroom. Ashley grabbed a fluffy towel
from their bathroom for him to dry off with while she searched for a pair of sweat pants and a
t-shirt for him to wear.
“Here, have something dry.” She chuckled, throwing his clothes on the bed as she moved
to the closet to grab one of his hoodies for herself.
“Stop stealing my clothes!” Matt laughed, running into the closet behind her and picking
Ashley squealed with delight as he pulled her up into his arms, her arms wrapping around his neck
and her legs around his waist. The only place she felt safe; in his arms.
“But they're so comfy Matty,” She fake pouted. “And I know you love when I wear
them so don't you lie.”
“Now how can I be mad at a face like that,” She smiled and kissed her nose softly.
“You're so damn cute when you pout.”
“You just love me, that's all there is to it!”
“I do love you, you're right!”
As the night progressed and the power continued to remain off, the couple found themselves in front
of their fireplace, laying on pillows and blankets galore. Matt had found some firewood in the
basement, and insisted they light a fire and toast marshmallows, an indoor campfire of sorts. They
had somehow managed to get more marshmallows in the actual fire than in their mouths, and Ashley
continued to remind Matt that it was him and his big fingers that kept dropping them.
By the time midnight rolled around, they lay content on the living room floor, covered by fluffy
blankets and wrapped in each other's arms as they watched the fire burn.
“It's so peaceful.” Ashley mused, nuzzling her head further against Matt's chest.
“It really is,” He sighed. “No music, no TV; I kind of like it when there's no
“Sometimes I wish the power would go out more often so we can do this.”
“Just lay here, talking, being with each other, not a care in the world.”
“No sound but the wind outside,” She smiled. “Just you and me.”
“Just you and me.” Matt smiled, leaning down and kissing her softly.
Ashley gratefully returned the kiss, letting her fingers card though his short hair before sliding
her hand down to his shoulder and down his arm. She allowed herself to melt into the feeling of him
lying there with her, and silently thanked whoever was up there for bringing Matt into her life.
“I love you Ashley.” Matt whispered, pulling her closer to him.
“I love you too Matty,” She replied, looking up into his warm hazel eyes, her head still
resting on his chest, the only sound heard being his steady breathing and the wind blowing outside.
The only thing that mattered; the two of them together in that moment.
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