Nope, not at all, he was happy for both Hayley and Taylor and there was absolutely no reason for him to be jealous. Her eyes were softening as she spoke, and Josh was speechless.
At night, he could hear Taylor sneaking off to sleep on Hayley's bunk which was directly above his, and then the hushed sounds of... So I kissed him, and it was great." Hayley said, clinging to Taylor like a monkey to a tree. Hayley laughed softly, and the flattering continued."Gross." Josh muttered, leaning against a wall. He was not in the mood to deal with that.-o-On the first show of the tour, they kissed a total of seven times. "I kissed you without your permission, which I know is a shitty thing to do. Feels good to have the confirmation." Hayley replied, still smiling. Josh knew what she was going to say would change things.Taylor had his arm around her, and the four fans surrounding them swooned, literally. Zac, standing beside him, rolled his eyes."I can see your jealousy. It has green eyes and it's and fat and taller than you. Zac shrugged."It's easier than calling them 'Taylor and Hayley'. And seriously, your crankiness is making me cranky. They also decided the best way to interact was to keep running into each other, so Hayley fell three times. That was the most ridiculous thing he had ever heard. Unless she wants you to, but try not to." Taylor finished. When they got there, she took a seat and looked at Josh, expectantly."I guess I should start by apologizing? I also laughed at your face when you said your PDA with Taylor wasn't bad, which is also shitty but hey, it's true, but the thing is, even though it makes me angry I had no right to say that..." Hayley was smiling openly now, and Josh raised an eyebrow. "For what it's worth, I did think about speaking up at your wedding.One of them (the black-haired one) had to lean on his friend's shoulder, all while Hayley and Taylor looked at each other like nobody else existed. And it's staring at Tayley, there." Zac said."You're- You just called them Tayley, Zac. You know I'm a lazy person, I was born this way." Zac replied. Also, Hayley very pointedly dedicated The Only Exception to Taylor (she said "And this song is for the love of my life, who's standing right there. That's when he noticed Hayley was giving him a death glare. And, I guess if it's not much trouble, can you please not kiss her this time around? Josh pulled himself upright, and faced Taylor."Should I, um. For understanding and not giving my attractive face an ugly bruise? Taylor laughed, and gave Josh an one-armed hug."It's cool, dude. Because sometimes, when I'm awake at night, I like to think you would've run away with me.I love you, baby" while pointing at Taylor, whose dumbstruck face could probably be seen from space) and when it was time to introduce the band, since Taylor always introduced Hayley with the "she likes to sing" speech, he decided it would be a great idea to finish it with "Oh, and she likes me a lot, too" which resulted on Hayley replying "I love you" and then Taylor saying "I love you too" and the crowd cheering for so long they had to shush them in order to finish Pressure. You guys need to tone it down, seriously, you're all over each other, it's kind of disgusting." Josh finished, taking a few breaths to calm down. And that's when he realized what he just said, and his laughter was effectively killed."You are an asshole." Hayley retorted, and turned to leave. Usually, in movies, that's the moment where of the people involved has the revelation. It was, mostly, that he was jealous, which he knew already. And it wasn't because he never made out that much with Jenna, or because their PDA was gross or over the top. But, really, even though she is my girlfriend and sometimes I feel like I should be defending her honor and stuff, I know she's a grown woman and she doesn't need me for that. You know it is."-o-Josh walked to Hayley a few hours before their next show. I don't think it changes things now, but at the time, it could have.Hayley also begged at Josh to let Taylor play the acoustic set with her. You, oh, oh my God, you keep kissing on stage and dedicating songs to each other and he's playing the acoustic set with you, Hayley. Josh grabbed her arm and pulled her back, to keep her from leaving. It includes some kind of epiphany about one's feelings, and it's followed by "I'm in love with you" "Oh, me too, I've always been in love with you" and more kissing. He was jealous because he wanted to be the one being gross and over the top with Hayley. It is making me quite angry, now that I think about it." Taylor said. When she saw him approaching her, she and took a deep breath and with that, Josh knew she wasn't ready to talk. Either case, it was better to get this over and done with, so he didn't try to talk himself out of it."Hayley? For a moment, he thought she was going to come up with an excuse and leave, and she was probably going to but decided against it, and sighed instead."I know. And maybe if you weren't married and if I wasn't in a happy, committed relationship... I would have liked that."When Hayley finished, she closed the space between the two of them and gave him a little peck on the lips.
And Josh couldn't say no, because he was a team player and he didn't want both Hayley and Taylor to glare at him the whole night. He was married, and Hayley was with Taylor, and yet, because of an unconscious move he had just made, he realized still had feelings for her. Hayley pulled back a few seconds later, and Josh's first instinct was to apologize."Oh God, I'm sorry, I don't know what has gotten into m-" Hayley chose that moment to slap him right in the face, and, despite Josh's best efforts, leave anyway. And Josh, who was tearing up, savored the moment because he knew it would be the last.
They played My Heart, kissed at the end, and a girl on front row fainted at the sight. "We haven't talked much recently and I feel like I don't know what you think. And now, Josh was left thinking about a way to make this whole thing right, because right now, he was screwed in more ways he could count.-o-"So, you kissed my girlfriend." Taylor said, sitting next to Josh, who was sprawled on the couch of the tour bus. He would keep watching Hayley and Taylor kiss on stage, and backstage, and on the tour bus, and everywhere.
If Josh had been playing, that could've been avoided, but no, the lovebirds couldn't stand to be apart during the fifteen minutes the acoustic set lasted. During the remaining songs of the acoustic set, Jon was looking at them from the sidelines, next to Josh, who was huffing."You, my friend, need to stop." Jon said, still looking at Hayley and Taylor. " He asked."Stop glaring at Hayley and Taylor like they ruined your life. Go call Jenna or something, but seriously, stop." Jon replied, and walked away. About what you think about me and Taylor." Okay, that wasn't good. And your opinion is important to me because you're my friend." She said."I'm... "I'm glad you guys are happy." Alright, that was it. "I just feel like your PDA is a little over the top? He knew he had to have that conversation with Taylor, eventually. He didn't want to look Taylor in the eyes and say 'Yes, man, I kissed your girlfriend. He would go home to Jenna, he would talk to her and try to fix what she didn't know was broken.
Josh did end up calling Jenna, but that's because he was a great husband. " Hayley's expression changed immediately."Oh, please, we're not that bad." Hayley replied. Who happens to be my ex-girlfriend for whom I still have feelings. ' He was too young, poor little naive Taylor, and he didn't understand the wonders of the world yet. The band would keep going on tours, and Josh and Hayley would never talk about it again.
Nothing else.-o-A few weeks later, Josh was sitting on an uncomfortable plastic chair backstage, staring at Hayley (who was sitting on Taylor's lap, playing absentmindedly with his hair and kissing his temple in the most disgustingly couple-y way he had ever seen them act) when Jeremy approached him."Dude, even I can see it." Jeremy said, and Josh looked at him."See what? Alright, judging by the amount of making out, he probably did. You kissed my girlfriend, and I know it was against her will so we need to have a talk about consent, and you're also married so that's another talk, about loyalty. But at that moment, the moment he knew would be the last, he was happy. This is a really, really belated birthday present for one of my best friends ever. know for a fact she liked it a lot, which makes me happy because that was the idea.
" Josh asked, pretending not to know what this was about. Josh was just looking for excuses not to face this. Yes, Hayley was right, he was an asshole."I'm an asshole." Josh groaned, still facing the sofa. Because not only he had closure, but he knew that, in another life, in another circumstances, they would've worked.