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."


44. chapter 44

Emily's POV

I couldn't remember much. All I know was

that my head is killing me. I've never felt pain like this before and I just wanted it to stop.

I could hear voices, buzzing machinery, which all made my brain pound even more. I wanted silence but I knew that wasn't happening. So I opened my eyes.

I found myself sitting on a hospital bed. Everything was white making me squint since my vision wasn't used to it. I bit my bottom lip as a sudden hit of vertigo made me feel nauseous. It must've been the smell of alcohol in the air.

As my vision once again refocused, I noticed my friends standing by a doorway. Luke stood in the middle of the boys, Calum next to him with his arm around his shoulder trying to comfort him. He looked upset as he ran his fingers through his already dishevelled hair.

I wanted to call out to them, especially Luke but my throat suddenly felt horse. I looked to my right and found a glass of water so I immediately grabbed it and drank it in one go.

Once my throat didn't feel so scratchy I sat up and attempted to call Luke's name.


Everyone turned at my voice. Luke met my eyes and he suddenly smiled.

"Emily you're awake." He pushed past his friends to get closer to my bed. Once he was standing in front of me he pulled me into a tight hug.

"I was so worried about you. Why didn't you tell me you were getting hate from the fans? I could've done something."

He pulled away, cupping my face in his hands. The guys noticed that we needed some privacy so they all slipped out of the room to give us the needed space.

"Spencer told you, I'm guessing."

"Don't get mad at Spencer. Don't you think I deserve to know?"

I slowly nodded. "Yea, but—"

"But nothing Emily." He cut me off. I dropped my head in shame. Why did I suddenly feel so guilty? I was only trying to protect Luke and the boys.

"Hey, look at me." He placed a finger under my chin. "I don't want us to fight over this. You could've been really hurt by those girls. It was the same girls from this morning right?"

I nodded again. "I'm sorry Luke. I was only keeping quiet to protect you guys. I didn't want to ruin your image so I told those girls we were just friends so they wouldn't be suspicious. But you ended up almost kissing me so that just blew my cover. I didn't intend for all of this," I point to my head, "to happen. I guess I should've been honest from the start."

"I'm sorry to for not noticing anything wrong." Luke smiles a little which warms my heart.

"I guess I gotta steer clear from your fans for the remainder of the 2 weeks then. Can't let the fans know I'm dating 5SOS' lead vocalist." I chuckle a little and Luke nervously laughs.

"Emily, about that," he says scratching his head, "um, I've decided to let you go home early."

I raise a brow. "What? I'm going home?"

"Yes, I think it's best that you should go home. So you can be safe and be able to get to New York without any worries."

I frown. "Do you not want me to stay with you?" Maybe making him feel a little guilty would change his mind. All I knew was that I was ready to leave yet. Not yet.

"Of course I want you to stay." Luke says in frustration. "But I don't want you to be hurt because of a couple of fans. I won't let you get hurt anymore."

I sigh. "So you've made up your mind?"

He nods. "Yes. You should be allowed to leave tomorrow after a couple tests. So I've booked you a later flight."

"Then I guess that's it. So much for our last two weeks together."

"You know we'll be coming to America in a month. I'll come and visit you. Or you could come to the show."

"Ya, that'd be nice."

Luke pulls me into his arms. "You know I'm doing this for you. I'm only looking out for your safety. I-I was so scared when you suddenly collapsed. I thought it was all my fault because I wasn't watching you. Because I was to absorbed by the concert. I didn't realize that people could do that to you. Because of me. I'm sorry, Emily but sending you away is my only option."

I pull away from Luke to see his eyes glossed over by tears. That only made me break down too. "Thank you for caring Luke."

By the time we both stopped crying Luke had me wrapped in his arms. I let out a sad sigh, pressing my face against his warm chest.

"I don't want to see you go, Emily..." Luke's voice rang softly in your ears. "How am I supposed to last these months without you, Without seeing your face. Without kissing your lips."

I didn't want to cry again so I pressed my face deeper into his chest.

"...I don't know, Luke."

Luke pulled my face into his hands. "Will you wait for me? Will you be there when this is all over? Promise me that you'll be there."

I didn't know what would happen in the future. What could happen for his band. What could happen for me. But I knew that I loved Luke. Is love enough?

"I-I promise."

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