I looked up when I heard the door in the back open, and close. Sam walked out and sat on the couch across from Calum, Michael and I.
He was crying... Why was he crying?
"How could you just hurt her like that?she doesn't deserve everything she's gone through."
He said looking over at me.
"It wasn't my fault. It's ashton."
I said feeling absolutely terrible. He nodded in understanding. "Why are you crying?"
"Because,she says things. She's basically my sister, and it hurts when she thinks such crazy things. I love her terribly,she's all I've ever had and I was all she had back in Sydney. I feel horrible leaving away without her."
"What do you mean?"
"I'm an only child, we've known each other before we even started school, so I've always thought of her as a sister. I even tell everyone she's my sister. So when I left to college,in New York, I felt really bad leaving her there, when i know she needs me.she was just begging me to come back, but it kills me because I can't."
He stood up, then sat next to me.
"Luke, I have to leave back to college tomorrow. I don't want to leave her like this. So please fix it. Who she really needs is you man. I hear the way she talks about you. If you love her, then you shouldn't let Ashton get in the way of that."
He said looking at me.
"But nothing.please promise me when I leave, and I'm not able to be there with her, you will be. Take care of her for me please,if she gets any worse than she is, there's no hope in her getting better. So promise me Luke."
He patted my shoulder, then went back into the back room with Ashley. When he left, I started to cry again.
"Is it even possible for me to love her? Is it weird?"
"No.it would be weird if you had just met her, but you've known her for years, and have always hid your feelings. I think it's about time you showed your love for her."
Michael said assuring me I do love her, and he knows it.
"I'm going to bed."
I said getting up and walking over to my bunk. Before I laid down though i peeked into the back room. The lights were off. Ashley was laying down...asleep I believe, and Sam was sitting up just holding her hand. He looked at me. He looked tired. "You can sleep in one of the bunks if you want."
He shook his head.
"I'm fine. I'm gonna stay here, in case she wakes up in the middle of the night upset, which she usually does. I don't want her to think I left if she wakes up and I'm not in here.but thanks.you should talk to her in the morning."
"Yea. I'll talk to her. Hey, and thank you for caring so much about her, and for being there. She needs someone more like you, not me."
"Your a great guy Luke, and I know you care a hell of a lot about her, so your perfect for her. Now go get some sleep."
I slightly smiled then closed the door before laying down.
I had finished getting ready in the small bus bathroom, then walked out. Sam was sitting on the couch, and looked exhausted.
"Did you get any sleep?" I asked.
"Not really. But I'm fine, just as long as I can make sure Ashley feels a bit better."
I heard the door open, Ashley walked onto the bus and just looked at me before sitting close to Sam, laying her head on his shoulder. She looked beautiful, like always. She was wearing a black skirt with a strapless floral crop top, and had a red bow in her hair, but she looked sad. I'm certain it's because of me. I just want to walk over to her and tell her I lied, and that I love her, then just hug her and kiss her, but I can't.