Living by his rules

Living by his rules. It is his house, it was so nice of Liz to let me stay here. But I feel trapped. I feel like I have to do as Luke asks or he'll tell his mum everything and my dad will lose his job! Why does he have to be so damn manipulative! he's so hot but so mean, and I think I'm starting to like his friend...

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23. Time Passed By

It had been 3 weeks since i made the horrible mistake of going out with Ashton. Luke and I hardly spoke. We avoided each other as best we could. But I thought about him everyday.

I missed him.

Ashton often came over, he'd smile at me but I just turned and walk away when he did. I use to get frequent texts from him but they stopped, he'd realized that I was done with him. But I'm still glad Luke stayed friends with him.

I spent my days going to work with my dad. That was boring. He asked me what was going on between Luke and I. I just told him that we don't see eye to eye, and we had a bit of an argument. That wasn't exactly a lie.

Dinner times were still silent between Luke and I. We barley looked at each other. All the tension became irritating. I just wanted to turn back time and start again, maybe take thing slow and then after a while feel his soft, gentle touch again.

I was sat in the living room watching a comedy tv show called 'The Midnight Beast'. It was about a band that was having trouble making their way to fame. It was pretty funny. There was aspects that reminded me of Luke and his band, and there was a character called Ash. But I got really into it. I was laughing out loud at and cringing at many points. Then unexpectedly Luke came in and sat down next to me on the sofa. I suddenly became uncomfortable and quiet. He sat there for a while watching the tv. Then he finally broke the silence.

"Hey," he said quietly.

I looked at him, he was looking down and playing with his fingers.

"Hey," I replied.

Silence again.

It became really awkward as the guy called Ash had a boner that he couldn't get rid of, and because Luke was there it caused me to blush uncontrollably.

"What are watching?" He asked.

I took a breath and began to explain. "Well they're this comedy band that I like, they are infamous and E4 gave them a tv show. Basically they are living in a run down flat in the slums and they go through embarrassing experiences and troubles as they make their way through fame. It pretty funny but as you probably already guessed it's pretty weird." That was the most conversation we had had in a while. He laughed a little from my explanation of it.

"I like it," he said smiling. I was relieved that he didn't judge me for my strange taste I'm entertainment. "Do you think they're better than my band?" He asked.

"I don't know." I told him. "I've never seen your band play."

"Oh, yeah."

It went silent again. I searched in my head for things to say to spark up a conversation but all I could find was stupid small talk and I didn't want to converse like that.

"What's your favorite tv show?" I asked him.

"Aww definitely 'How I Met Your Mother'," he replied.

"I love that show, Neil Patrick Harris is the best!"

"Yeah, he's my favorite. Is this your favorite show?"

"Nooo, haha I like it but my favorite would have to be 'The Walking Dead' I have a thing for zombies."

"I seriously need to catch up on that, so far I'm at the point where they're at the farmhouse."

"What? You're so far behind!"

"I know, I promise I'll catch up soon."

We sat and laughed about tv shows and then moved on to movies. We both had permanent smiles on our faces while we spoke. I hadn't even noticed that we sat closer together, our bodies were facing each other. Our conversations branched off and we lost the main subject multiple times. I finally felt happy again. I was talking to Luke again! Our 3 weeks of silence had been broken. We spoke for an hour, then Luke's expression turned serious.

"Anna, I wanna start again. We got off too quickly and I messed things up. Truth is, I've missed you and I wanna start again. So maybe we could go out tomorrow, just you and I, we can go see a movie or something..."

"Yeah, oh my god Luke," I smile widely. "I've missed you as well. I'm sick of the tension that's been between us and I don't wanna just walk by you in the hallway like your nobody to me. I have been so bored, these past few weeks and I really wanna start hanging out again." Then Luke had a massive grin on his face. He leaned in and kissed me on the cheek sending a rush of heat through my body.

We sat and watch the rest of 'The Midnight Beast' then I went on catch up tv and forced Luke to watch 'The Walking Dead' until he was up to date. It was the best evening I had since I arrived. Just sitting there with Luke, watching my favorite show. Nothing could me more perfect and I couldn't wait for my date with Luke the next day.

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