24. chapter 24
"Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alienation.
Where everything isn't meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow. For that's enough to argue."
I groaned loudly as my cellphone continued to ring. Who in the world would be calling me this early in the morning?
"Hello." I rub my eye and run my fingers through my curly hair. "Is this Ashton Irwin?" The person says.
"This is he. Who's this?"
I sit up straight when he tells me his name. My mouth widens in shock when he tells me what he needed to say and soon the caller hangs up.
What the actually heck?
Ashton called me early this morning. Like 8:30am early. It's the weekend and he woke me up about an urgent band meeting. He sounded quite frantic and also excited, but that could be from waking up so early in the morning. I don't know. I just want to sleep but apparently this is really serious.
I called the rest of the boys and they said they'll be on their way. When I called Luke he sounded hesitate about coming over. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with Emily.
When the guys arrived Ashton had us all sitting down. He started pacing in the living room in front of us whilst shaking his head.
"Ash what's up?" Mikey raises a brow. Ashton stops mid-pace and takes a seat on the other couch.
"I got a call this morning. From a guy saying he was from One Direction's management." Ashton tells us.
"What do they want?" Luke asks, absentmindedly playing with his fingers.
"Well he told me that Louis Tomlinson from One Direction saw the video of 'Independence Day'. I guess someone filmed it and posted it online."
"He did?" My eyes widen. Louis from 1D saw us? A band all the way in Australia?
"They want us to come on tour."
"They what?" Luke, Michael and I say in unison.
Ashton sighs out. "I knew you guys would react badly. I thought maybe this would be a great opportunity for us. Even though 1D is so different from us I thought maybe we'd give it a try."
I frown. "Ash, were just shocked. Never in a million years would I think 1D would notice our band. We're just 4 Aussie' trying to have fun."
"Exactly. I'd love to go tour with 1D. Once the crowd hears our music people will know the difference." Michael points out.
"So, you’re not mad?" Ashton questions.
"Nah man. We're excited! We're going on tour!"
I heard a knock at my door so I got off my bed and opened it. It was my mom. She gave me a warm smile and kissed my cheek.
"Good morning Emily. You got a letter in the mail sweetheart." She handed me the letter and left the room.
I looked at the front of the envelope and it said New York dance academy. The same one that I wanted to go to but Brad wouldn’t let me.
I quickly ripped the top off and read the letter.
I remember declining the offer but they still want me to come. This is crazy but at the same time I'm flattered. I thought they'd forget about me.
I was still reading the letters when I heard a knock at the door. I made sure the letter was under my pillow before saying come in.
The door opened revealing Luke.
"Hey. Can I talk to you?" He asked. Just seeing him again after what happened yesterday makes me feel weak inside. He already knows how I feel about him, what more can he want? I've had enough rejection for now.
"Sure, I guess." I scoot over so he can sit at the other end of my bed. He takes a seat and places his hands under his chin like he's thinking about something.
"I wanted to talk about yesterday." He spoke, looking out of the window. I knew this is what he came here to talk about. What else could've been bothering him?
"Could we just forget about it? I know I said what I said, but we aren't together, right? And you don't love me." I feel my voice becoming quieter towards the end. Yesterday was a mistake. It always will be a mistake.
"How can I? How can you? You told me that you loved me for a reason, right?"
I look up at him. He's staring me in the eyes so I can't help but look away.
"Emily, look at me." Luke says sternly. He crawls over and sits right in front of me. With his finger he lifts my chin up so ours eyes meet.
I stare into his eyes. They're bright blue just like the ocean on a sunny day. I can see how much hurt he's been through just from his eyes. They aren't as bright as they used to be.
I nod. "I did, because it's the truth. It’s how I feel." I pull away from him but Luke grabs my hand. It feels nice to hold his hand.
I know Luke has feelings for me but I hurt him badly. It's all because of that kiss and going over to Bradley's hotel. He lost all trust in me and I fully understand why.
"Why didn't you tell me about the kiss in the beginning?" He asks softly. I've never seen this side of Luke before. He's being all into his feelings about me, although he hasn't said that he loves me yet.
"I just thought that it'd make things worse. That once I told you, you'd hate me forever, but I guess I was wrong. Keeping it a secret made everything ten times worse."
“It did. But I didn’t come here to run that in your face.” Luke signs out. “I want us to work. I miss you.”
“You miss me?” I repeat. Luke nods his head. I’m in total shock.
“Emily, I love you too.”
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