" Wait,WHAT!" I exclaim glaring at Ashton.
" You heard me girly, you and Luke, Michael, Calum have to serve me for a week," he smirked evilly.
" But I didn't compete in this competition so I don't have to serve you."
"Oh yes you do, but little lover boy over there didn't tell you the whole deal," he said pointing over at Calum," The deal that we made was that whoever won the competition will not only have the losers serve them for the week, but you too Sarah. And I'm surprise lover boy didn't tell you while we were in the kitchen. I was going to say something, but you know, I wanted to keep it a secret. And don't worry, I already know about your little kiss with Calum."
I felt like crying, but I have the urge to punch that little smirk off Ashton's face. I can't believe this, they made a bet on me that I didn't even agree to. Maybe I'm just another one of their toys. I knew I should have never came here. I try to be nice to Ashton, but some people can't be killed with kindness.
I get up from my seat. I really need some fresh air even though we were already outside, I just need to get away from Ashton right now.
" I can't believe you guys did that to me. I'm not little toy you just go around making bets on," I say sternly as I stand up and turn around.
Calum, Luke, and Michael looked at the ground when my eyes landed on them. I turn my head towards Ashton who was smiling like he had just won the greatest prize. I glare at him and slap him hard against the cheek and storm off into the woods.
As I walk away, Ashton yells," Feisty! I like feisty!"
That made me boil even more as I stomp harder with each step into the woods. I grip my knife harder and then I find what I was looking for. A zombie. Just what I needed at the moment.
The zombie stumbles closer to me as I stand still. I raise my knife and right when zombie was close enough I lunge for it and slid my knife into the zombie's head. I push the helpless zombie all the way to the tree that was close by. I slide my knife out, getting some blood on my shirt and the zombie fell on the ground.
I continue to do this to every zombie insight as I storm off into the woods, gaining more blood on my shirt. Then I come across an empty field with one tree in the middle. The land looked untouched. I walk over to the tree and sit down looking at the sky where the sun just started setting. I take my water bottle and take long gulps. As I twist my cap, a voice came from my right. A voice that is familiar to me.
I look up when I see Sarah stand up in front of Ashton and that's, out of nowhere, she slapped Ashton. I was shocked. He deserved it. Sometimes Ashton can be such a floppy hotdog.
"Feisty! I like Feisty!" Ashton shouted out to Sarah.
He laugh then turned around, showing the red mark left by Sarah on his right cheek and exclaimed," I love that girl! She amuses me!"
That's when I give him a disappointed look. He just always had to take the good thing in our lives and destroy them ever since this nightmare started.
Then Calum stood up with anger covered all throughout his body. He was really mad.
" I should've never made that bet with you. What has happened to you Ashton?," Calum spat through his teeth.
" Oh nothing has happened to me I'm still the same old Ashton, but with a twist," he smirked evilly," And yeah you shouldn't have made that bet if you weren't sure that you were going to win."
That's when Calum let loose and tackled Ashton to the ground, taking punches at each other until Michael and I pulled them apart. I feel really bad. This is ripping the band apart. If everything was just normal and back to way they were before this apocalypse started, we would all be fine.
It's about time I settle this.
" Ashton go to your room now!," I yelled. Everything is frustrating at the moment and I don't want to have to deal with these two right now.
Ashton dusted his clothes before walking off to his room. Michael let go of Calum who was now settling down now.
" I should really go find Sarah right now, it's about to get dark," Calum said.
" No, I'll do it. She's probably not ready to see you yet," I explain.
" Yeah, you're right. Just tell her that I'm sorry," he says looking at the ground.
"Sure thing," I reply.
I start walking in the direction that she stormed off in, finding a trail of dead zombies along the way until I find open land where I see Sarah relaxing and drinking her water.
My stomach goes crazy until I remember what Ashton said about Sarah's and Calum's kiss, which makes my stomach drop with a big thud.
I walk up to her.
I look over to see Luke and he asks," Can I talk to you for a moment?"
" Sure," I answered, but the truth is I don't want to talk to any of them again.
Luke walked right to the spot right next to me and sat down, looking into the distance. I steal a couple glance at him. His blue eyes sparkle in the sun and his hair had gotten a bit out of place by the wind, but it only made him look even more handsome.....what am I'm thinking I'm suppose to be mad at him. I focus my sight back on the field.
"First of all Calum told me to say that he was sorry," Luke says looking over at me, but I still keep my sight at the field.
" Were you in on this bet?" I asked now looking into his beautiful eyes.
" No, but me and Michael overheard their conversation. But Ashton basically manipulated Calum into agreeing on that bet. The bet that Ashton made was that if he won, you would have to serve him for a week with the losers and if Calum won, you would not have to serve him for a week. And this morning, before we woke you up, Ashton asked me and Michael if we wanted to be in on the bet, but we said no."
"Thanks for telling the whole story. Now I know who to be mad at," I say giving him a hug.
Right when I was about to let go, Luke whispered," Ashton mentioned a kiss between you and Calum. Is that true that you guys kissed?"
I could hear the hurt in his voice. I had to tell him the truth.
"Yes," I admit hugging him tighter to only feel him loosen his arms around me.
I let go of him, making sure I don't make eye contact. I look at the ground and find a twig and start to draw random shapes in the dirt.
" So are you guys like together?" Luke asks with his voice cracking at the word "together".
I wanted to hug him so he could feel better, but I know I'll only make it worse. I look up at him hoping to make eye contact, but his eyes were glued to the ground. I not sure of what Calum and I are. Are we friends that just happened to kiss or what? Because we just acted like the whole thing didn't happen when we got home.
I clear my throat and answer," I'm not sure what we are, but I don't think that we are together."
At that Luke's head snapped up in my direction with his eyes filled with something.....maybe hope? Then looked at the ground again and said," I was just wondering."
" We should start heading back now, it's getting dark," Luke stretched getting up from the ground.
I get up and dust my clothes off and start following him into the woods and all the ways to the house. By the time we got there, the sun was done setting and the moon was shining bright and the stars popped out.
That's when I had an idea.
" Hey Luke can I borrow the keys, I need to go somewhere," I says stepping inside the house.
" Sure. What for?"
" I have a plan."
" What is it? I wanna be apart of it."
" I need a get away and if I'm not here, I can't serve Ashton. So I'm going to go to the house I was living in and stay there for a week."
"C-can I come? You know only to just protect you," Luke says putting his hands in his pockets looking down at me.
"Sure if you want."
"So when are we going to leave?"
I walk out of the living room and up the stairs and into my room to pack some clothes and other stuff I'll want or need.
I guess Calum, Michael, and Ashton are asleep because the house was quiet and there was no candles burning in their rooms.
I write them all letters and go into their rooms, to see that they are all asleep. I place Michael's letter on his nightstand, I place Calum's on his nightstand too, but for Ashton's letter I did something special. I put glue all over the back of the envelope and placed it's back side on Ashton's forehead, so he'll surely find it in the morning.
I tiptoe out of his room and closed his door, laughing quietly to myself. I go over to Luke's room to tell him I'm ready. He finished up packing and we walk quietly to the front door and we leave. I make sure I turned out all the lights as Luke pulls out of the driveway. I direct him all the way to the house.
*the letters Sarah wrote*
Calum's- Calum I've come up with a plan. I'm going to the house that I was staying at. You don't need to worry, I'm going with Luke and only staying for a week. When this thing is over, I'll come back. Don't worry I'm not mad at you for what you did, I'm mad at Ashton. When I come back we need to talk, bye!
P.S. Don't tell Ashton where we are.
Michael's- Me and Luke are going to be gone for a week, we'll be back next week when this thing is over. By the way, the secret stash of batteries are under the sink just in case you run out.
Ashton's-Ha sucker. I hope you had a good time getting that envelope off your head. I'm gone and so is Luke. I bet you look so mad right now I wish I could see your face right now, loser. You don't deserve a good bye, but I will say good bye. Bye-bye LOSER!!!!
I'm really sorry I haven't updated lately. When I first started doing this chapter I didn't feel well. Then I was going to do it last week but I got really sick and couldn't update. Sorry for making you guys wait long.
I wonder what Luke is up to. He's probably has a plan too. Right?
That was rude of Ashton to do that, but how did he find out about that kiss?
What is the thing Sarah wants to talk to Calum about?
Is Michael really that bad of a player and will actually go into the secret stash of batteries?