After school I searched for Luke.
I wanted to do something with him.
I couldn't find him anywhere.
I didn't see Michael today.
I pull out my phone and text Luke.
Ariana: Luke? Where are you? The bus will leave soon!"
Luke: I'm coming..K
I sighed again.
He still seemed pissed.
I shoved my phone into my back pocket and boarded the bus.
After a few minutes, Luke finally got on the bus.
He awkwardly sat next to me.
"Hey, um, do you want to hang out tonight?" I asked him.
He looked out of the window, "Maybe. I'll see."
"Oh. Okay then."
The bus came to a stop for me.
I stood up.
"Text me soon if you want to," I nodded, trying to hold back tears.
He didn't reply.
I stepped off of the bus and stand on the sidewalk in front of my house.
I didn't move. I began to cry and I looked behind me.
Luke's hands were on the window as he watched me while the bus drove off with him.
I dropped my bag and fell to my knees.
I didn't talk to Calum all day.
Nor to Michael.
Barely any to Ashton or Ashley.
And Luke hates me.
I miss my dad.
And I sure do miss my mom.
I walked inside and looked around the empty house.
I decided to call my dad.
"This is Paul Manshire. I'm sorry I could not reach your call. Leave a message and I'll call back soon."
I cried harder.
"Daddy? It's me, Hope. I need you. I miss you...All I want is to at least to talk to you and I'll feel better. I love you."
I ended the call and stormed to my room.
I called Calum.
I called Michael.
I called Luke.
"Luke? I heard you pick up the phone..."
"Hi. Is everything alright?"
"Yeah," I lied.
"Okay, why call then?"
"Do you w-want to hang out tonight?"
"I don't know."
I began to cry.
"Wait, Ari? Are you crying?"
"Y-yes. I'm just really lonely right now..."
"Come over please."
He told me his address.
I walked to his place.
As soon as the door opened, he threw himself into my crying self.
I hugged back tightly, sobbing
He led me inside.
He held my face in his hands.
I calmed myself down.
He searched my eyes, "I saw you crying earlier...I felt- I feel so horrible. I-I'm sorry."
"Don't be...I just miss my mom and dad. And Calum and Michael won't answer my calls."
"I'm still sorry...I pushed you away. I need you though. Terribly."
He placed his lips onto my forehead.
"So do I."