I FUCKING WIN!!!
I WOULD PRESS THE BUTTON SO FUCKING HARD
Can you imagine this, though.
Your favourite celebrity wakes up one morning, and something is different. They can’t figure out what, but something is up. Something is suddenly there. Nothing has gone, nothing has appeared, but something is different inside of them, and they don’t know what. They’ve simultaneously gained and lost something. They go through their days, but the feeling doesn’t shift, and if anything, it’s all the more apparent when they’re with their partner, who they’ve always loved and desired, but suddenly… they’re not enough. And they try to make it work, they try to keep it going, but that feeling is gone now. It’s all false.
They can’t get a face out of their mind. Your face. But they don’t know it’s you, because they’ve never met you, they wouldn’t know you from Adam. But there’s a face without a name, without a location, without anything connecting it. But they know you’re the one who has come into their life and taken everything.
Things start falling apart for them. Their partner leaves them. The music they make isn’t as powerful, their acting is wrong, they don’t hit as many home runs on the field. The awards, the accolades they once received, start to dwindle until their Oscars and Golden Globes and the like start to gather dust. They’re alone and lonely. Whatever it is they do, they fail at. Their manager pulls them aside and tells them to get their head out of their ass because this is it, this press tour is the last straw.
And so they travel.
And by chance they see you. At the supermarket, at a cafe, at the tour itself, it doesn’t matter. They see you. And they know. They run up to you and grab your hand, and they laugh because things are better now, things are excellent, you’re the one, YOU, you can give them everything they want.
And you laugh because this is ridiculous. You step and blush and pause, because wow, this person knows you? You barely remember pushing that button years ago. It had been a lark, for fun, nobody took it seriously. You look over at your partner and roll your eyes- celebs will do anything for a mention in a mag these days, especially one as off the rails as this one- and you head off. Because this person was your celebrity crush years ago, and while you’re still fond of them, you have other things to do. A spouse and a house and work and you might not be elated and overjoyed everyday, but you’re happy.
And you wake up one morning. And something is different.