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."


19. chapter 19

Emily's POV

All the lights in the auditorium turn on once the music was over. Luke stands up without even saying a word to me and walks over to his friends.

I think I could be in shock. Luke wouldn't break up with me like that, right? Wouldn't he have the decency to at least break up with me in private? This has to be some kind of sick joke.

"Emily are you alright?" I didn't notice when Calum approached me. He was still holding his bass in his hands in what looked like a very tight grip.

"I-I don't know. Did Luke really break up with me?" I ask. Calum nervously scratches the back of his neck. "Well I'm not too sure but—"

I raise a hand, "Don't defend him Calum. He just embarrassed me in front of our entire school."

"Yes, I know that. But he's my best-friend. You knew that from the very beginning. I can't protect the both you from each other. You guys wanted to date and I was fine with it. I can't choose sides if that's what you're asking me to do."

Calum looks back at Luke. When they make eye contact I can tell something has changed. Their friendship isn't the same as it used to be. And this was all my fault.

"I need to get out of here." I mutter. I don't hesitate to look back once more at Luke before leaving through the exit.

Luke's POV

I stood up after finishing the song and walked over to my friends. It felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I do feel better now that I've told Emily the truth. It just doesn't feel right.

"Hey, why didn't you tell us you were going to break up with Emily?" Michael ask me in a low voice. I shrug. "I didn't want anyone to know."

I look at Calum. He's shaking his head like he's disappointed.

"What's up with you Cal?"

"Did you really have to use us to break it off? In front of everyone? Luke it wasn't necessary." Calum shakes his head and walks off over to his sister.

"Well I guess he's mad." I mumble. Ashton rolls his eyes. "Well it is his sister." I can feel my hand balling up in fists. "Well he's my best-friend. It's not my fault that this is happening. I'm not the one who cheated, alright." I spat.

"Man calm down." Michael says.

I look back at Calum and Emily. They are both staring at me. Calum looks torn like he doesn't know which side he's on. I'm guessing he's already picked Emily's. He'll always pick her.

My best-friend my ass.

*thank you for all the recent comments. You guys are motivating me to update this story and I'll be doing an update every other day. Can we get 55 likes for the next chapter? Thanks :)*

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