It had been 4 months since I left Australia. The Christmas season had just started. Snow was on the ground, a nip was in the air and decorations were hung up everywhere. It truly was the most magical time of year.
Although I did often think about Luke, I no longer hurt. I stopped crying myself to sleep. Everything was back to normal, as if him and I never happened. My dad came home for a few weeks but he went back to Sydney again, he really liked his job and was considering a permanent residence there. I called him every week, but he would always bring up Luke in out conversations. "He still misses you, you know." He told me and I reminded him that I didn't care, even though I did.
I heard that Luke had turned 17 shortly after I left. On twitter they spoke about their bands 2nd birthday coming up. Turns out Luke wasn't lying about opening for one direction, his band started to get big. Really big. Not like I was bothered, Luke and I were over. I did everything I could to avoid them on the radio, on the TV and in the news paper. I didn't want to know.
Everyone has that moment where they need to move on. I decided to go out to a club with my best friend Caitlin, I loved her like a sister, the most beautiful sister you could imagine. She had silky long brown hair with black dip dye that reached the bottom of her ribs, but she was naturally blond and her roots were coming in. She had long legs that let her stand tall. She had such a pretty face with blue/green eyes and golden tan skin. She was always popular with her super friendly personality and got on well with people very quickly, unlike myself. I guess it was because she made everyone laugh and didn't care about what people thought of her. She was definitely the best person for me to be around, she always had a way of making people enjoy themselves. I don't think I would have gotten over Luke without her.
I was all dressed up in a body shaped red dress, my curves showed off nicely. My hair was up in a fancy bun and my make up was natural as usual except with red lipstick. I slipped on some small red heels to match my dress and my outfit was complete. It made a change to make an effort. I felt good again after wearing sweatpants and hoodies for the past few months.
When Cai walked in the room she twirled to show off her look. She wore black shorts and a sliver low cut sparkly top. Her hair was curled and pinned back, she looked stunning. "Got my stripper heels on"she said as she pointed to the 6 inch sparkly strappy heels that matched her top.
"Wow, you look hot!" I exclaimed as I grabbed my phone for a selfie. We took around 50 photos of our outfits, smiles and silly faces. Then we headed out to the taxi.
We arrived at a club 20 minutes later. It was a classy place called 'The palace'. You generally found rich people there, but if you dressed right and had Cai by your side then getting in was no problem. We walked up to the bouncer and Cai took a hold of his arm and whispered something in his ear. I saw him flash a shy smile and he stepped aside to let us through.
It was rather packed with tall men dressed in black suits. Women of all ages seemed to cling on to each of their arms. "We need to find the single lads" Cai said as she stretched her neck to look around. "Come on there's a bar over there" she grabbed me by the wrist and dragged me over. "Okay you wait here and socialise, I'm gonna go pay my debt to the bouncer." I laughed at her wildness, she was so 'out there'.
I ordered a drink of vodka and coke then sat on the bar stool. There seemed to be no single guys there and I wasn't sure what I would do if I saw a guy on his own. Then I felt a light tap on my shoulder. I swing around elegantly to see a tall pale young man with sued black hair that was lightly ruffled. He had stubble that showed off as sideburns and seemed to be the only one who wasn't dressed formally.he wore a navy blue shirt with the arms folded up and black jeans. He was effortlessly gorgeous.
"Excuse me miss, are you here alone?" He asked. He had posh a west London accent.
"I'm here with my friend, I think she went to the toilet" I had to to lie, I couldn't tell him that my best friend was away sucking off the bouncer.
"Well I hope she won't mind me sitting with you?"
"Go ahead." I signalled the seat next to me. He sat down and faced me then ordered a beer from the bartender.
"So where you from, originally?" He asked.
"I was born in Dumfries but I moved to Bristol when I was eight." I told him.
"Ahh, I like your accent, it's a nice mix."
"Sorry I'm Drew." He extended a hand out to me.
"Anna." I said as I shook his hand.
"You got a boyfriend, Anna?"
"Uhh...no" I said with a smile.
"Good, then no guy is going to come beat me up for talking to you." I giggled at his remark. "You look lovely by the way, I like your dress."
"Oh, thanks" I was beginning to get a bit tired of the small talk and compliments. I felt awkward. I took another sip of my drink that was almost empty. I needed to do something with my hands. "Do you come here often?" I asked.
"Oh no, I just got promoted so I'm celebrating."
"You." I looked at him cautiously. "Shall I get you another drink?" I looked at my glass that only contained ice and a sector of lemon. Before I could respond he had already ordered me one.
"Thanks, I don't mean to sound rude, but shouldn't you be celebrating your friends?"
He looked down, at his drink. "They're all fake. To be honest, I'm sick of fake people. I want a real person." He looked back at me and smiled.
I smiled back and then raised my glass to his. "Congratulations." I said as I clinked the glasses together.
I felt a hand grab my arm. I turned to see Cai on the other side of me. "Who's this hottie?" she asked.
"I just met him, his name's Drew." I replied excitedly.
"Sweet you got a guy! Wow nice choice, I almost wish I'd met him first. But anyway I'm going home with this guy I met, I'll see you tomorrow."
"Okay be safe." I winked.
I turned back to Drew who was playing with his expensive looking watch. I hoped that we both expected this night to go somewhere. I took another sip of my drink.