John laughed and nearly fell over when told him that I, Emery Stone, had slammed Greg's head into the table. His was laughing so hard, that not a sound came out of his body and he looked as if he was to top over at any second.
After they took my victim away in a gurney and got me, Luke, and Addie's statement, it was already past 4 a.m. I was about to fall asleep, my eyes flittering shut and we still had a 45 minute drive home in Luke's ugly big yellow truck. I was not a bit ungrateful that he even had a vehicle though.
I looked over to see Addie passed out on the couch snuggled into a blue blanket Luke had laced over her. Her cheeks were pink ,and her nose crinkled up so that she had creases between her left and right eye brows. Her dirty blonde hair frizzed up and waded into knots. A perfect picture to remember for all eternity, if we could.
"Thank you for everything!" I shouted at the last police officers leaving out of the front door. The door shut all the way and I heard a tiny click of the knob. Luke and I were once alone again. My cheeks turned hot, I turned around to face him but he was no where to be seen. I trotted all throughout the house, looking in every room until I found him. He was in a spare bedroom curled into a ball on the bed. He was holding his knees close to his chest in a way that reminded me of a little kid. I slowly scooted over and tapped on his broad shoulders. Nothing happened. It was still quiet and he was still asleep. I poked him a bit harder the second time and still he was not awake. I let out a harsh sigh and plopped down on the bed beside him.
I could feel his body heat as though he was a fireplace. He was so cute just sleeping there. His mind drifted into a fantasy world where he had everything he wanted and more. This very thought swirled my mind like racecars on a track. Why does he like me if he has all these other prettier girls basically flaunting for him? Out of all the beautiful girls around the world he goes and preforms for, why me? The words "why me" played on repeat in my mind. "I am not special" I thought, "why me"
My head began to pound like drums. I was too tired to deal with this worry right now.
I shoved Luke in the arm to bring him back to life, but he fell on to the floor instead and created this loud thud. He looked up at me and playfully said "you asshole". I grinned and told him that we need to hit the road.
We walked back into the living room and I was bending over to retrieve Addie when instead, Luke stopped me and told me to get in his truck, "I got this Em." he said waving his hand towards the door. I absolutely loved the way he called me Em instead of my full name. I also loved the way he treated Addie.
He slung addie over his shoulder and carried her out to the yellow vehicle and buckled her in the seat. She stayed asleep the entire time, with one or two flinches here and there. Luke was so nice to Addie ,and I am sure Addie likes him too. It is nice to know that she, hopefully, will know that not all men are sinful.
We rode in silence on the way home but it was not awkward at all. In fact, the silence brought a bit more time to just be next to one another. I stared at Luke. The way he had a bit of stubble on his jawline. His blue eyes sparkling with every passing street light. The way his nose curved up just enough and his lip ring catching his top lip once in a while. Soon I drifted away into a wonderland and the car ride was just me cruising on a big, white , fluffy cloud.
The truck engine rumbled, then died. The cloud was at a complete stop. We had arrived to my apartment finally.
Luke poked at my arm and I woke up, stretching both limbs high in the air.
"Hey we are here sleeping beauty" Luke said unbuckling his seat belt, "Do you want me to bring Adelynn inside?"
"Yes please" I sleepily replied
He carried Addie inside and laid her down on her pink princess bed. He pulled the covers over the little girl and gave her a kiss on the head. "Night angel" he whispered. She did not smile, nor reply, but we knew she had heard what was said. Inside that tiny head was a grin.
Luke came out of her bedroom with his hands in his pockets, "Looks like I should be going huh?" I let out a sigh, "you don't have to go if you do not want to. You could stay here I don't mind and neither will Addie" He smiled and walked over to me. He snaked his arms around my worn out waist and whispered in my ear, "I'd like that." I flushed. He quickly picked me up and tossed me onto his back. He raced in the bedroom and slammed me down on my bed, then he gently lowered on top of my body. He was so close I could feel his heart beating. He leaned in and planted a kiss on my neck. When he surfaced our eyes met once more, "I want you Emery, forever and always" he said. His hands slid down to my hips and he pulls me in closer. His body was rested between my legs. The moment so perfect and so unreal that not even an explosion could be heard over our breathing. Our lips colliding together finally. Fireworks set off behind us. I could hear people cheering in my mind, almost as if we were in a movie, His lips soft and smooth moving perfectly with mine. I could feel his sweet grin as he pulled away from our kiss.
I blush red like a rose and smile creeps across my face. His warm pink lips land a soft peck on my forehead for the last time before releasing his grip from my body. The next thing I knew, I was in my penguin pajamas huddled under the big light blue blankets with Luke up against my back side. We has not messed around on my solid belief of waiting . His arm draped around my waist and his sleepy head buried in my neck. His silent long breathes like shadows in the night, coming and going. I could feel his heart beat as if it was my own. I have never in a million years felt this content then in this moment. My head wobbled and my tired eyes were beginning to shut on their own will. The puffy white cloud took me away again and I kept thinking to myself "this is it."
My eyes fluttered opened to the sunshine pouring in like a sweet yellow tea. The rays of light struck my face and I was quick to pull the covers over myself to act as a sheild. I hopped out of the bed and dragged into Addie's bedroom. She was still asleep and I didn't blame her, she had a very long night last night, so I let her sleep in. Thinking of what happened last night made me think of Luke. His sweet smile above me when I was in his warm embrace, when we kissed and the firework show lit up the night.
Then the bubble popped and I realized, where the hell was he? I ran into the kitchen to find a note. "Here we go with the notes again" I thought. Notes always bring bad news, I know for a fact.
Hey, its luke. I had to leave. I know you are probably going to be really mad at me for just leaving, but i had to continue on with the tour. Please don't be mad at me though Em! By the time you are reading this, i am probably on a flight for our next town, which is New York. again i am terribly sorry i had to just leave like this. I want you to call me when you get the chance because i have something to tell you.
I was furious. Steam could have been seen coming out of my ears I was so mad. My face looked like a tomato, but my hands were cold as ice. I sat there on the kitchen bar stool with the note in hand. Oh, I was so stupid, I felt like a complete fool. how did I not know that he had to leave? how did I not see this coming? I crushed my fist against the counter, making a loud enough thud to hear for miles. He came in took my heart and then left me here to fend for myself.
After I got over my anger I became more sad then ever. I cried my mascara clean off my face and my cheeks were whiter than snow. I wailed. I threw myself on the carpeted ground to cry. puddles formed under me.*Buzz* "New text message" popped up on my cell phone screen. It was from none other than Luke Hemmings. I peeled my phone from the floor to read what he had sent me.
I know you r awake Em :(
plz call me when you get the chance
"Fine. I will call you" I thought. I was very emotionally unstable ,but I needed to get this over with and done, so that I did not cry anymore. With every button pushed the phone came closer to a sad ending of a very happy thing. Even though me and Luke were not "together", he had a way of making me feel special. His smile made me incise that I was falling off a large cliff or I was cruising down a roller coater. My stomach lurching up my body all the way to my throat with this feeling that I could never over come. Some people call it "nervousness", but I rather think of it as a steady oblivion into the state of joy. He gave me such joy. I could not and could never think of a more great feeling than this. It was as if when we were close everything would stop completely, all the worries and curiosities vanished before our very eyes. There was no more worries about what would come next, but just what was happening now.
Tears fell to the floor as I punched the last number. The ring grew louder and louder until there was a silence and someone breathing on the other line. The air coming from his mouth was loud into the phone.
"I get it okay. I know you are mad at me, but I am so happy you called. I wanted to ask you something."
He cut me off, " I want you to go on tour with us. I will pay for your flight to New York and the concert. After the concert you can finish the tour with us! What do you say?"