My heart felt like it had stopped as I fell through the sky, the wind whizzing in my ears. I was prepared to hit the ground, but was surprised when I opened my eyes to find a pair of glowing blue orbs staring at me intently.
“Y-you... caught me..?” I stuttered, my eyes wide as my arms hung loosely around his neck. He didn’t speak. He just gave me a short nod and carried me to the SUV. He sat me in the front seat and waved the others over. They got in without saying a word. I saw Jake retreating back inside. To say I was confused was an understatement. His eyes were glowing for a second there, right? I mean glowing like shining like a flashlight in the dark. They couldn’t have been. Or could they? God, I was probably hallucinating from the adrenaline. Luke got in and drove straight home. No music, no talking. Nothing. We got home and Michael, Calum and Ashton disappeared. Luke didn’t let me out of the car, we sat there for a while as I saw lights being turned on and off inside the house.
“What are they doing?” I asked softly.
“Melody are you okay?” he asked facing me.
“I’m fine, Luke.” I replied looking at him confused. “Why? What’s wrong?”
“You could’ve died today. That’s what’s wrong.” He sighed.
“But I didn’t. You saved me.” I said giving him a reassuring look.
“You don’t get it. Did you even notice what you were going to fall on top off?” I frowned shaking my head. I didn’t notice anything but his eyes. “There were pipes and rods buried halfway in the ground.” He said putting his face in his hands.
“I’m sorry, but Luke I’m fine honestly.” I said placing a hand on his shoulder. He looked at me and shook his head. “Now what’s going on?” I asked as the boys came back with my duffel bag.
“We’re not letting you stay alone and we have to go back to our flats. It’s only temporary until we go back home. So you’re staying with me for tonight. Or maybe tomorrow night.” He said when they were back in their seats.
“But what about my classes? Does Lou know about this?” I asked. How was I ever supposed to complete my studies if I never went to classes?
“She knows. She said you can use us for practise and just email her the before and after shots. She knows you are more than talented enough to not have to attend classes.” Luke said pulling out of the driveway.
“Another question. Where exactly are we going?” I asked.
“Brighton.” He replied.
I sighed and sat back in my seat. Leaning my head against the window I slowly started nodding off. I wrapped my arms around myself and tried not to shiver.
“Michael, hand me my hoodie would you?” I heard Luke say quietly before I felt a soft feeling fabric being placed around me carefully. I snuggled into the hoodie and took a deep breath. Luke smells really nice I have to say. Even in my sleep I could think of things like that.
A bright light pulled me from my dreams. When I opened my eyes, I was in, and dare I say it, a bed that felt a hundred times better than mine. And that was saying something. I turned over away from the light and pressed my face to the pillow only to jerk my head back up from the pain in my lip.
“Ouch..” I said my fingers brushing over it. I looked around and heard a shower running and someone singing. I sat up slightly and looked at my bare legs. Wait… bare legs?! I started panicking slightly. The bathroom door opened slowly and a half naked Luke was standing in the door trying to fix his wet hair. His jeans hung low around his waist exposing a perfect set of v-lines. He didn’t have a shirt on yet. The water from his hair was dripping down his chest. I couldn’t help but stare. He wasn’t chiselled to perfection, but he was just enough to make me stare. I let my eyes trail up to his face and saw him blush. I looked away and covered my body with a blanket.
“Morning Melody.” Luke smiled going through a drawer to find a shirt.
“Mornin..” I mumbled in reply.
“You okay?” he asked turning towards me with a frown.
“Yeah… Luke what happened last night?”
“Oh. Nothing happened. Why do you ask?” he said sitting down on the edge of the bed.
“Why don’t I have any pants on?” I asked looking at him disbelievingly.
“How should I know? I was on the couch the whole night. You probably had a rough dream and wriggled out of them.” He said with a chuckle.
I peeked under the covers finding them on the other side of the bed and pulled them on very swiftly. Luke just shook his head and pulled his shirt on.
“Breakfast will be ready in a few. You know where the shower is, if you prefer a bath that’s in there too. Uhm, I set out fresh towels for you and you can find your clothes in the closet.” He rambled smiling.
“Woah, okay. Thank you Luke.” I said standing up and walking to the bathroom door. “Wait, isn’t the closet supposed to be yours though?”
“I moved my things in there.” He said and pointed at the drawers.
He nodded and looked down. I took the opportunity to disappear into the bathroom right about then. I walked over to the counter and stared at myself in the mirror, but not in the way most girls do. For you see, I wasn’t checking my hair or makeup, but I was looking myself straight in the eyes. I stared for a good ten minutes, searching for answers within myself which I knew I didn’t have. My hands balled into fists by my side upon realising that all of the questions I had, would probably never be answered. I flinched when my nails cut into my already brutalised palms. I had forgotten about the tree incident the previous day. I sighed and turned the shower on. There wasn’t much I could do about my current situation. Not that I really was in any kind of situation, but I really just wanted to be at my own place and be able to curl up in bed and cry without being bombarded with questions. The longing for my own bed was growing within me as I stepped into the steaming shower. I ran a hand over my face and felt a sharp stinging pain. My eyes shot open, my fingers gently running over my bottom lip again. The sensation was there again, only less this time. I had forgotten all about my new piercings. I shook off the new feeling in my lip and let the hot water soothe my aching muscles. Falling from a tree really took a toll on you even if you hadn’t hit the ground. For those few minutes I felt as if I had no care in the world. I could be free for that time. Just relax. I noticed my toiletries had been strategically placed around the shower. It wasn’t long before the smell of peaches filled the bathroom, which made me relax even more. I smiled stepping out after a while and wrapping one of the towels Luke had set out neatly around me. I peeked out and made sure Luke wasn’t there before I could embarrass myself even more. I sighed going through the clothes they had packed for me. It wasn’t my normal clothes that I loved. There were dresses and a few pair of sweets and, dare I say this, but a Barbie jumper. I shuddered picking the thing up and considering the option of throwing it out the window, but I was scared it could manifest again. I eyeballed the closet and just gave up. It was definitely not going to be a dress today. I got dressed in a flash and combed my hair. I didn’t have anything to style it with so I did what I could. My fringe was pushed back and tied into the rest of the ponytail. I groaned realising they didn’t pack any makeup either.
“Guess it’s going to be the natural look for now.” I sighed walking out to the kitchen. Luke seemed to be struggling with something when I found him with his head stuck in the fridge. I cleared my throat making him jump. “What are you doing?”
“Making breakfast. Or trying to at least.” He replied blushing.
“You can chill. I’m not hungry.” I said sitting down on a barstool.
“You have to eat Melody. I can’t have you starve. Niall will kill me.” He said continuing his searching.
“You know what? Fuck Niall. And fuck the rest of them too.” I crossed my arms and looked at the shiny countertop when Luke stared at me shocked.
“Uhm.. are you okay?” he asked hesitantly.
“Do I look okay?” I mumbled.
“What’s wrong?” he asked taking my hand across the counter. I looked at my hand in his and then at his eyes.
“Nothing. Don’t worry about it. It’s nothing either of us can do anything about.”
“I’m sorry Melody.” was all he said before letting go of my hand.
“Yeah. Don’t be.” I sighed.
Luke went back to getting something set up for breakfast and settled for cereal. I laughed at his apology and it seemed that he relaxed. We ate and cleaned in silence. It wasn’t long until we found ourselves on the couch staring at each other.
“So what do we do now?” I asked twiddling my thumbs.
“I have to meet the guys in a bit for a meeting. Will you be okay for that time?” he asked looking at my eyes.
“Yeah, I’m a big girl. I can handle it.” I said looking away from his eyes. It was weird. I couldn’t handle people looking me in the eyes. That’s why I got a fringe. I could hide behind it.
“Okay, well, I need to get ready for that. Oh and Mel?” he said biting his lip.
“Yeah?” I said looking at him again.
“You have really beautiful eyes. You shouldn’t hide behind your hair anymore.” He said making me blush.
He got up and disappeared into the room. I heard him humming and closed my eyes. His voice was amazing. It was a while until he came out and told me he was leaving for the meeting. I was alone and still on the couch when I got my phone out. I dialled Louis’ number and sighed when I got voicemail again.
“Louis, you know who it is. Look, I dunno what happened or where you went or if you’re okay. I miss you guys a lot and I don’t appreciate you leaving without telling me. Lou… I’m struggling…” I said on the verge of tears and hung up. I tried Niall and didn’t even bother leaving a message. I didn’t trust my voice. I hopped on Twitter and checked their accounts. There was nothing new. It seemed like the biggest band on the planet just fell off the face of the earth. I curled up on the couch and let my phone slip from my hand. I turned the TV on and saw something of interest.
“Pop sensation, One Direction has been rumoured to be on a 2 month holiday in Venice. Insiders say that recent lady troubles has taken a toll on band member, Harry Styles. While Zayn Malik has his wedding coming up soon and Louis Tomlinson been rumoured to be going through a break up process, will Liam Payne and his latest love interest succeed in having a happily ever after? Will Niall Horan find his princess? Only time will tell.” the show ended with that and I wanted to kick myself for not watching earlier.
“VENICE?!” I yelled at the TV. I was pissed beyond reason. Louis could’ve told me. Wait… Break up process? Oh god… I picked my phone up again and called Jane.
“Mel? What’s wrong?” she asked after two rings.
“They’re in Venice..” I said gritting my teeth.
“Who? The guys?”
“Yes. The… guys…”
“Mel, I know you’re pissed, but let’s just forget about them for now, okay? I know it’s hard, but let’s just do that until they come back. Maybe they have some stuff to work through.” She said trying to calm me down.
“Yeah. I guess...” I sighed flopping back on the couch.
“I’m sorry cous..”
“Yeah don’t be. Thanks for being my ranting partner.” I said.
“No problem Mel, just don’t do something stupid, okay?”
“I won’t. Bye cous.” I said hanging up. I sighed and turned the TV off. I’d only get more upset with it on. Louis was going through a break up? Since when? I really hoped I wasn’t the cause of it. But what if I was? That would make me a home wrecker as well. I didn’t want to be that. I didn’t want another person hating me. Harry was torture enough. Memories flashed in my mind of the things he told me last. It all just made me feel worse. I went on Twitter again and scrolled through it to get my mind off it. For some insane reason I decided to go through my mentions. There was a lot of things in there. Bad things. It was like opening Pandora’s Box. As I scrolled, my eyes filled with more tears. There were tweets from a lot of angry girls and I don’t even know what I did wrong. Most telling me to go die and that I was the reason for Elounor busy breaking up. Saying I tore the band apart. Hell, I didn’t even do anything! I could handle some things some of the time, but not all things all of the time. After reading tweet after tweet telling me how worthless I am, I got up and walked to the bathroom. I rummaged through the drawers and found what I was looking for. They wanted me dead? Then that’s what I’ll give them. Maybe they’d be happy then. The band wouldn’t be ‘breaking’. I sat down in the shower and did what I intended on doing. It wasn’t long until I began feeling light-headed. I couldn’t keep my eyes open as I watched the blood trickle down my arms. Somewhere in the distance I heard the front door opening and someone calling my name. There was a knock on the bathroom door, then silence, followed by more knocking. It became frantic and my name was being called again. My eyes were heavy as I lifted my gaze towards the door. The knocking stopped and the door was busted open. I didn’t see who found me, because all I saw was a pair of familiar glowing blue eyes as I got pulled into the darkness.
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