5 Seconds to Love You

After loosing the love of her life so young, Angelisa feels like she will never love again. She has lost all hope. But that's before she meets Luke Hemmings... He opens her eyes to the reality of what happened to her, and patiently helps her through it. He shows her what real love feels like, and Angelisa finally lets her heart move on. But that's when new tragedy strikes. @copyright 2015. All rights reserved. This material may not be reproduced, displayed, modified, or distributed without the express prior written permission of the copyright holder. For permission contact Beautifully Hemmings on Movellas.com

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20. Chapter Twenty - Luke

 

Chapter Twenty 

*Luke*

 

All of a sudden, at the mention of her birthday, Angel broke out into tears. Normally I would try to comfort her, but I’m stunned. What’s bothering her so much about her the day of her birth? My head is practically spinning right now, trying to figure this situation out. I reach my hand out for one of the chairs that’s set up, and sit down quickly. I rack my brain for anything she’s told me that would clue to why she isn’t happy right now.

Then I realize why she’s so upset. I remember the day I helped her bake that cake and I gave her the picture of her and Braden. She told me that he died on September 3rd. 

Her birthday.

Tomorrow.

God, I’m such a douche. How could I let such an important thing slip my mind?

“Angel,” I decide to try and make her feel better, though I’m not sure how I’m going to approach it. “I, I’m sorry I didn’t even think about, about that…” She keeps her eyes glued to the floor, not even glancing up at me. “Look, we don’t have to do any of this stuff tomorrow, I’m an idiot for forgetting about, um, about those things.” 

“What in the world is going on?” Ashton asks, and I remember that the guys don’t know about Braden at all. 

“It’s complicated.” Angel mutters painfully, slowly sitting down on the chair next to me and pulling her knees into her chest.

“I think you guys should go upstairs for a moment.” I look at Ashton and give him the, ‘just leave now and I’ll explain later’ look. With that, he quickly turns around and pulls Michael and Calum with him up the stairs. Once I’m sure that they are out of ear shot, I put my arm around Angel’s shoulder. She tries to push me away at first, but then changes her mind, and leans into my shoulder.

“Do you want to talk about it darling?” I ask her, gently running my hands through her hair.

“Darling?” She asks, before brushing it aside to remember what’s really important right now. “I don’t know Luke, when I talk about it… Him… I jus start crying uncontrollably, but when I hold it all in I cry even harder. I hate pain, I, I hate love! I wish there was a way I could just never feel this way again.” As soon as she uttered the words, I knew what she was thinking, and I could not stand to think of her doing something like that.

“Angel, Angel no. No don’t think like that.” I grab her hands in my own and squeeze them tight, willing her to think clearly. “Angel I promise you that suicide is not going to make things better.”

“But, but I’d be able to be with him again.” She cries out painfully, sobbing into my chest now instead of my shoulder. “All I want is for everything to just stop hurting and stop weighing me down, even if it’s just for a second. That’s all I want Luke, the only thing that could make me feel even the tiniest bit better.” She sniffles quietly, and pulls her hands away from mine to wipe her nose on her sleeve.

“Angel if you did that, yeah you might stop hurting, but think of how many more people you would hurt in the process.” She cocks her head to the side and nods unwillingly. “Angel you know there’s people that would miss you horribly right? Please tell me you don’t think no one cares about you, because I promise you there are.”

“Like who?” She whimpers, barely audible.

“Kat, you know, your best friend? And what about Melissa? And your mom!?” I begin to rattle off the first few people that come to my mind.

“Luke, my mom does not love me, I can guarantee that. And Kat and Mel have each other, they don’t need me.” She shakes her head and starts to stand up, probably to walk away from me. I reach out and grab her hand, causing her to sit back down.

“Angel I know they all need you.” She shakes her head again. “Okay well even if they didn’t need you Angel, I do. I need you Angel, I need you! You make my darkest days bright, and my pessimism turn into optimism. I can’t speak for anyone else but Angelisa I know that need you more than anything else in life, and if you left me… I don’t know what I’d do with myself.” When I’m done speaking, I can see my words hit her. I can tell that she’s processing the weight of what I just said, and that she’s beginning to realize how strong my feelings for her really are.

“I, Luke… I mean, we just met a few weeks ago. You’ve lived without me most of your life, what would be different now?” I can’t believe she’s actually trying to argue this with me. Is she looking for me to agree with her, and say that no one would miss her? It isn’t true, and I won’t let her mind stray down this path.

“I didn’t know you then. I didn’t know how much I needed you.” The words flow easily from my mouth, like they were rehearsed, but I didn’t even think when I said them. “I don’t want you to think like this, okay Angel? If you ever, ever feel those kind of thoughts coming on just please, please, please talk to me, okay?”

“Why do you have to be so sweet?” She moans, giving me a slight smile.

“I can’t help but be sweet towards you darling.” For some reason the title, “darling”, seems fitting for her now.

“Can we, can we do something to lighten my mood?” She asks suddenly, standing up fully and straightening out her shirt.

“How about some music? That always levels my mood, brings me up.” I smile and stand up as well, extending my hand, hoping she’ll take it.

“I think that sounds like a good idea.” She sniffles a few more times, and then places her hand in mine, filling the air it was holding before.

 

 

Hey guys!!!!! I'm sorry this chapter was short but the next chapter has been written for like 5 months!!!! Yeah a long time, but I think it'll be a good one, I think y'all will like it! Also thank you so much for almost 700 reads on this story! That's incredible to me! Thank you for loving this story!
Love you guys, enjoy the story! <3

 

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