My Brothers Best-Friend ∞ l.h. [ON HOLD]

"Luke, you're a nice guy but nothing can happen between us. Calum's your best friend and he's also my brother. It would just make things awkward for everyone." Maybe Emily Hood was jumping to conclusions without even knowing what Luke was getting at, but she could tell he liked her. She might even like him too. "So you like me?" Luke said with a smirk. She rolled my eyes and shook her head. "That's not what I said."

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13. chapter 13

Luke's POV

I opened my eyes the next morning and noticed that I had my arms wrapped around someone. Emily was sleeping peacefully against my chest and suddenly everything from last night rushed back to me.

She looked so cute. Her long eyelashes sat against her cheeks casting shadows under her eyes. As she breathed, I noticed that her lips would open slightly.

I placed a lingering kiss against her forehead before resting my head onto the pillow. Seconds later Emily's eyes fluttered open and she yawned. She sat up and then turned to me.

"Good morning." I whispered. My grip tightened around her waist. I didn't want her to ever leave me.

A small grin appeared on her lips as she lay down and cuddled against my side.

"Did you sleep well?" I asked her. Our eyes met momentarily before she dropped her head in the crook of my neck.

"Yes."

I laced our fingers together. My large, ruff, guitar playing hands against her small, soft, dancer hands.

"Why are you being so shy?" I pulled away slightly so I could get a better look at her face.

"Being this close to you makes me nervous." She whispered. I couldn't help but smile. I make her nervous?

Emily's POV

I don't know why I was so nervous. It wasn't like I haven't been this close to a boy before. It's just that Luke's different. Different from Brad or any other guy.

I could feel Luke's warm breath against my neck. For a second his lips brushed against my neck making my breath get caught in my throat.

"How do you feel now?" His voice was low and raspy.

"I-I..." I trailed off not knowing what to say. It felt like butterflies were exploding in my stomach. The palms of my hands were sweating. I was feeling all sorts of things.

Luke pulled away and was now straddling my waist. He was staring at me in my eyes and then looking at my lips.

"I want to kiss you. Can I?" He nervously bit his lip showing his lip ring.

"When have you asked me before Hemmings?" A sudden confidence burned through me as I raised a brow.

Luke grinned at me. "I guess your right Hood."

Luke leaned forward and placed his lips firmly against mine. His grip around my waist tightened as I felt him pull me on top of him. I tilted my head to the side feeling his cold piercing on my lip.

"I could do this forever," Luke breathed out while his lips were still against mine. I agreed before shutting him up with my lips. I felt Luke's hands fall until they were on my ass.

"That's not very polite." I told him. Luke shrugged his shouldered before pinching my bum.

"Hey!" I cried. Luke only laughed.

"We should go see what's happening downstairs. We don't want Calum walking in on us do we?" Luke explained. I scrunched my nose up.

"Ya okay. Let's go."

As we walked downstairs hand in hand, we talked about random stuff. We got to the living room to see the boys sprawled out on the couch. Ashton and Mikey sharing one and Calum on the other.

"We should start cleaning up." I suggested as my eyes scanned over the empty beer cans and chip bags.

"Alright. Let's wake them up first."

I went over to Calum and lightly shook his shoulder. He didn't react so I decided to do it the hard way.

"Calum Thomas Hood! Get you arse up!" I screamed at the top of my lungs. Calum suddenly woke up and fell from the sofa just beside.

"Have a nice sleep?" I asked him sweetly.

He glared at me as he got off the ground. "Thanks for that sis." He groaned as he rubbed his elbow.

I winked at him. "No problem. Now help me and Luke clean this mess up."

He rolled his eyes but gave in and started picking up bottles. I grabbed a bag from the kitchen and started putting garbage in it.

The bag got full pretty quick so I told Luke that I was gonna throw it out.

"Babe, I can do it." He said while reaching for the bag. I playfully rolled my and pecked his cheek.

"It's fine. I could actually use some fresh air." I told him while grabbing my shoes.

"Alright."

I watched as Luke went back to his friends and started to clean up more.

With a sigh, I opened the garage door and headed towards the garbage cans.

I scrunched my nose up when the smell of the garbage hit me.

"Gross." I spoke to myself as I threw the garbage bag in. Once the lid was shut, I turned around and started walking back to the house.

I wasn't really paying attention but I knew I heard something. It was like a branch being snapped in two. When I wiped around no one was there.

"Hello?" I called out. There was no answer so I shrugged my shoulders and turned around. When I did I saw him and tried to scream but he placed his hand over my mouth keeping my cries silent.

He pulled me over to the side of the house and held onto my waist so I couldn't escape.

"Okay, I'm gonna take my hand away from you face now. Dorm scream alright. I just want to talk."

Brad pulled his hand away and I was debating if u should scream or not.

I didn't.

"W-what do you want Bradley?" I asked. I wasn't scared at the moment. He looked normal. Like the guy I first met when I moved to New York.

"Can't you call me Brad?" He whispered.

I shook my head softly. "It's just not the same. That's why. What do you want."

"I came to apologize. I-I'm sorry. For everything that I did to you. And I know I don't have an excuse for it either. There's no excuse for hurting you like I did. I-I want you to know how sorry I am."

I was in shock. Brad was apologizing? And he actually means it.

"You don't believe me? Emily I don't know if we can ever be anything again but I can't let you remember us with horrible memories. We weren't all that had right?"

"No but–"

"But nothing," Brad cried. "I'm sorry. That's all I came here to say. I hope one day we can be friends."

I watched as he shoved his hands deep in to his jean pockets and turn to walk away.

"Brad wait." I couldn't help myself say. I don't know why I called him back but I did. Maybe a small part of my heart still loves him.

Brad turns back around and stares me in the eyes with a sad look. I take a deep breath and before I could talk myself out of it I leaned forward and wrapped my arms around him.

For a second, Brad stiffens up in my embrace but slowly he wraps his own arms around me.

"I really appreciate your apology. Thank you."

I pull away but we are still wrapped around each other.

"I really missed you." He told me.

I nervously lick my lips and nod my head. Before I could respond Brad leans forward. I could tell what he was doing. He is gonna kiss me. The guy that I let hurt me for so long is gonna kiss me and this will ruin everything with Luke and I.

I was frozen. I was stuck between moving away and staying and letting Brad kiss me. I was so scared what the outcome could be. What will happen if we kiss?

His soft lips were against mine for only a few seconds until I realized what was going on.

"Brad, I-I'm seeing someone." I blurted out as I pulled away. Brad let out a sigh and nodded his head.

"I'm sorry. I just thought maybe somewhere inside, you still had feelings for me." He told me.

"I'll always care about you. But there's no more feelings." I lie.

"Alright. I should go. It was nice talking to you." Brad gave me one last hug.

"I'll always love you." He mumbled.

I blinked back a couple tears as I watch him walk away.

I'll always love you too.

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