We Can Make It Out Alive

Rylie Martin and Luke Hemmings have been "best friends" since they were 5 years old. At the age of 15, there is a misunderstanding between the two, and Rylie loses all contact with Luke, despite her constant efforts. Two years since then, and everything has changed for Rylie. Having not heard from Luke, she has moved on to focus on her own life. But when her dad leaves her mom, they are desperate for a new start. Her mom finds it with a job offer to become a new up and coming local band’s tour manager, when they go on a world tour with the famous pop boy band that is One Direction, taking Rylie along with her. Soon Rylie finds interest in one of the band’s members, but is shocked to find out the lead singer of the band. Luke.


10. Style

Chapter 10: Style 

Rylie's POV 

We had been on tour for a couple of days now and I had already been to places I never thought I was going to visit. I had been all over the United Kingdom with the band and had seen all of their shows.


I never got tired of listening to them. They were so talented. Every single one of them. They played some different songs at different concerts and so far, I have loved everything I’ve heard. It was a blast to see them live out their dream up on stage every night. Not to mention watching One Direction.


I had spent some time with them and they were hilarious. They were a lot more mature then 5SOS but that’s not saying anything, considering 5SOS acted like 5 year olds 100% of the time. But I didn’t mind, they were hilarious. But honestly, it was so much fun. Traveling with the boys, watching them on stage and seeing them look the happiest they ever have.


I had started getting really close to Ashton. He was so sweet and caring. He had become my go to person when I needed quite conversation. Michael and Calum were a lot of fun to be around if I just wanted a laugh. And Luke…well that was a whole other story.


He was confusing. One minute he’s telling me he doesn’t want anything to do with me, the next he’s looking at me from on stage, then he goes back to ignoring me, and then he’s laughing at my jokes over dinner. I don’t get it. Having him there all the time made it really hard for me to get closer to Ashton.


I had thought about it a billion times and I couldn’t figure out what I wanted with Ashton. I knew that I was attracted to him. So much. But every time that he hugged me or touched me, I felt guilty. Like there was someone else that I was supposed to be with. But I knew that there wasn’t anyone else. So I just continued acting like everything was fine.


It was two and half weeks after the first show and they had just finished their last set in Ireland.


I was in my hotel room with my mom, about to get ready for bed when I heard a knock on the door. My mom was lying on her bed and looked at me to open it. I rolled my eyes at her laziness and got up to open it. Behind the door stood Michael and Calum.


“What are you guys doing here? Shouldn’t you be in bed?” I asked.


“No! But Rylie we found this really cool 18 and under club across the street! They boys and I want to go to it before we have to leave Ireland.” Michael said.


“Yeah we got to find some cute Irish chicks.” Calum nodded.


“Okay so go. What does that have to do with me?” I asked not liking where this was going.


“Come with us.” Michael said with a smile.


There it is.


“Oh I don’t know guys. I’m not really one for going out. It’s late and we have to get up early in the morning.” I said to them. They rolled their eyes at my words.


“Ugh come on Rylie! Live for once. Ashton and Luke are going also. It’ll be fun!” Calum said.


“Don’t make us beg.” Michael said.


“Oh just go Rylie! Don’t be a party pooper.” I heard my mom yell from inside the room. The three of us looked at each other and started cracking up.


“Ehhh fine. But you need to give me some time to get ready.” I said. They agreed to give me 30 minutes. That was going to be a challenge I thought as I closed the door after watching them run back down the hallway towards their room. I had no idea where to start. I don’t really own a lot of clubish clothes. Suddenly I had an idea. Eleanor. I went up a floor to where all of the One Direction clan was staying. Eleanor and I had gotten pretty close over the coarse of the last few weeks. She was really sweet and nice. You could tell how in love her and Louis were. It was absolutely adorable.


I knocked on the door and Louis answered wearing a pair of plaid pajama pants and a white v-neck. He gave me a welcoming smile as he saw me. “Hi Rylie. What’s up?” he asked.


“Hi Louis. I actually am here to talk to Eleanor. Is she with you?” I asked her.


“Yeah we were just watching some TV. El, Rylie is here to see you.” He called back into the huge room. A few seconds later Eleanor came around the corner wearing a pair of boxers as shorts and a baggy t-shirt. She still looked beautiful. Louis gave me a smile and went back into the room.


“Hi Ri. What’s up?” She asked giving me a smile.


“Hi. I need a favor. The 5SOS boys and I are wanting to go to a club thing and I don’t really have anything to wear. I didn’t really bring anything appropriate for a club. I know that you have great style, so I just thought I’d ask if you had anything I could borrow for the night?” I asked nervously. Eleanor gave me a smile.


“Of course! You can borrow anything you want!” She said excitedly. I nodded and followed her into the room. I followed her to a suitcase in front of the bed full of girly cute clothes. It was really neat and organized.


“Now is there anything that you have that we can work with?” Eleanor said.


“Umm the closest thing I have to a club outfit is a black lace flared skirt that goes to my belly button.” I said.


“Hmm okay. That’s a great place to start.” She said. She stood in front of the suitcase, looking at it for a few seconds before pulling out clothes. She put a few pieces of clothes up to my body but would quickly throw them back into the suitcase. She stopped at a white tank top crop top that had cut outs on the sides. Eleanor looked at if for a few seconds, then smiled. She threw it onto the bed instead of the suitcase. Then she rummaged through the suitcase a little more before pulling out a mint colored blazer.


“What do you think about this?” I looked at it and thought about how it would look on me, and with the skirt. I looked up at Eleanor who was smiling at me excitedly.


“I don’t know how good that will look on me. It’s really cute, but I don’t think it will look good on my body,” I said self consciously.


“You’re joking right? Rylie, you have a great body! Own it. You’ll look hot in this. I know Ashton will like it,” she said with a wink. My mouth fell open. How did she know…? “Just go try it on, and if you don’t like it, then bring it back and we’ll try something else.”


“What shoes should I wear?” I asked her.


“I think it would be really cute with your high top black converse.” She said.


I thanked her, took the clothes and went back to my room. I went into the bathroom and tried it all on. I was surprised by how well the outfit went together and how cute it was. Also by how comfortable I felt in it. I decided to do my hair half up, half down again, but to curl the parts that were down. Once my hair and make up were done, I put on the converse. They really pulled the outfit all together. I looked at my phone, my thirty minutes were up.


I walked out of my room to see my mom looking at me from her bed. “Wow you look great honey. Go have some fun. Please be careful and be back by 1:30.” I nodded and left the room to meet the boys in the lobby.


I walked out of the elevator once it got to the lobby and saw the boys sitting on the couches on their phones. Calum was the first one to see me.


“Wow Riley. You look great!” he said. The other boys’ eyes darted up to look at me. I saw Michael nod in approval. Ashton eyes got bigger as he looked at me from head to toe. He then gave me a huge smile and a nod. I then looked at Luke. His eyes had a completely different emotion. Sadness. We locked eyes like we had so many times before, but this time was different. I saw my Luke again. He gave me a weak smile before getting off the couch.


“All right, let’s go.” He said stiffly. 


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