What I Like About You

The last thing Eleanor (Elle) Darling thought, would be that she would fall for the cashier at AEO. Although she keeps convincing herself that this isn't a crush, she just can't stop thinking about Luke. But when he suddenly asks for her number, she starts to convince herself that they might be a future couple, but Elle isn't sure that this will all end well...

Rosalyn (Rosie) Mancini has the best boyfriend ever, Spencer. He's loving, caring, funny... But when Ashton, Luke's band mate, comes into her life, she realizes that Spencer can't be the one. She grows feelings for Ashton but doesn't have the heart to break up with Spencer. Who will she choose and what will she do?

(This story takes place before 5sos are famous)


8. Chapter 7

Hiiiiiii :-) in this chapter, the song What I Like About You, is not yet written and I know that the song is covered by 5sos in real life, but I'm making it their song in the story. I can't thank you enough for reading! Thanks so much! :)))))

- E


Rosie's pov

When I woke up in the morning it was like 8:30. Elle was still asleep, so I just went on my phone.

The words Spence <3 came up as a notification and my heart dropped to the floor. My finger hesitated before pressing the message and reading it.

Spence <3: hey baby, how's ur morning :)

My text back took thought. I may never see Ashton again. I mean I probably will, but probably won't see him enough to become close to him. Plus, I just met him yesterday, so I shouldn't be thinking that I really liked him. It might've just been a reaction because he's really cute. So, I should just focus on my relationship with Spencer, I'm sure any sign of feelings for Ash will go away soon.

I zoned out, drowning in my thoughts for a few minutes, before coming back to the surface of reality to catch a breath. That's when I replied to Spencer.

Me: hey babe <3 my mornings fine. I'm taking u out later on a surprise date. I'm paying and planning everything :))

Spence <3: well okay. I can't wait

Here was my time to prove to myself that I need Spencer, that he was the one. I needed to show myself that I loved Spencer and I knew that a date would do the job.

The gears in my brain started to turn, trying to think up of the best possible date. I wanted to do something we'd never forget. I wanted to remember the time I shared with him, even if we didn't last forever.

By the time I came up with the right idea, Elle walked out of her bedroom. Her long, thick hair was in a pony tail, but she was still in her pajamas.

"Hi," she yawned. "How's everything?"

"Okay..." I said while thinking. "I think the feelings I had for Ash were just an illusion and I'm taking Spencer out on a date today to prove that to myself."

Elle just shook her head.

I followed her into the kitchen, where she made both of us hot chocolate, while I made some toast.

When our breakfast was ready, we sat and ate in silence, each of us on our phones. There wasn't much to talk about. All we had to say was already mentioned. So, after breakfast I headed out to get ready for the date.

I went to my car, which I parked here the day before and headed to my house.

I was greeted at my front door by Reggie, my dog, who's and Australian Shepherd. A smile grew on my face as I reached down to rub his soft head. His tail wagged happily back in forth.

"I'm home!" I called out, removing my hand from Reggie's fur.

"Hi Rosalyn!" My mom's voice rang from the kitchen.

"Hi honey!" My father's voice came from upstairs.

Sylvia came barreling down the stairs and wrapped her arms around my waist. "Hi Rose," she said to me. My little sister and I always were the closest. Out of all the people in my family, I knew Sylvia the best. As for my older brother, he didn't really participate in the family at all. He's always out with friends or partying. Now he's heading off to college this fall, so I won't even see him for the few seconds I get each day.

I guess I'll miss having my older brother around, but I'm honestly not even close enough to him to call him a brother. When he was six and I was five, our parents had Sylvia. Before that, we were almost inseparable. We were the best of friends and it was great knowing that I had someone to look out for me. But once Sylvia came, Jack kind of drifted off and started to ignore me and finally we just weren't as close. That's when I turned to my little sister and we became best friends. I missed having my older brother with me every second, but I learned to manage and move on.

"Hey Sylvia," I said back.

She smiled and then walked into the kitchen, probably going to eat the delicious breakfast my mom makes each morning.

Since I already ate, I headed upstairs and just laid down for a bit. I told Spencer I'd pick him up at 1:30, but for some reason a wave of tiredness washed over me. So, until then, I just slept.

Luke's pov

When I woke up it was almost 12:00. Yesterday when the girls left, we all just stayed at Ashton's place for the night.

I crawled out of the covers that we put on the couch and found Ash already eating on the kitchen.

"Morning, lad!" He called, but it was muffled due to the food in his mouth.

"Hey," I said back.

My stomach was growling, so I grabbed some Cheerios, milk and a bowl. For some reason, today I didn't want to sit and eat with Ashton, instead I found myself heading downstairs to where are instruments are.

I started shoving large mouthfuls of cereal into my mouth, and by the time I sat on the couch downstairs, my food was gone.

Instinctively, I got my guitar and started strumming a tune. I couldn't keep my mind off of Elle as I sat there playing my guitar.

I like that she holds me tight, I thought. Yesterday, when we kissed, when we hugged, she'd always keep her arms tight around me.

That's what I like about you

You hold me tight

I started to sing this, these lyrics flying out of my mouth.

Tell me I'm the only one

Wanna come over tonight?


When writing, lyrics never came this easy to me. Within the next hour, I had almost every word to this new song written, every word reminded me of Elle.

I just needed a second verse, but all my creative thoughts were gone. And I was getting hungry, so I jogged up the stairs and into the kitchen.

Cal and Mikey were in the living room playing FIFA, while Ash was in the same position as he was when I went to write.

He stared at the wall in front of him with a far away expression on his face.

"Uh... Hey Ashton?" I said.

He shook his head, as if coming out of a daze and said, "What?"

"You okay?"

He nodded in the slightest. "Yeah." Then he stood up, putting his plate into the sink and walked up stairs without saying another word. What's up with him?

I grab a banana and go into the living room where Cal and Mikey are yelling at each other.

"Why didn't you invite me!" I yell.

"You were too busy writing a love song about your girlfriend!" Michael screamed as he pushed Calum. Then, he paused the game and smirked at me.

"She's not my girlfriend," I state.

"Yeah right..." He said while un pausing the game. I popped the rest of my banana in my mouth before throwing the peel away and grabbing a controller and joining the game.

Michael cursed as I joined Calum's team. "TEAM CAKE!" Cal screeched.

"WHAT ABOUT MUKE, HUH? ARE YOU CHEATING ON ME LUKE?" Mickey yelled this ten times louder than any of us could.

Before I could respond though, Cal got a goal, which led to Michael cursing again in frustration.

The intense game went on for awhile when Ashton finally came down, but headed right out the door without saying a word.

Ashton's pov


I can't get her off my mind.

It's kind of bothering me.

Every thought I have is wondering about her.

How is she?

Does she have a boyfriend?

Will I ever see her again?

And the questions that keeps appearing... Does she feel the same way? Am I on her mind?

It's actually quite ridiculous, considering that we've only said hi to each other and that I saw her for like 2 hours. But, she won't leave my mind.

I'm not sure if it's just a trick of my mind, but I could've sworn I saw her blushing when she met me yesterday. It's the one thing I keep returning to. It's the one moment that gets me thinking that, maybe she likes me like I like her.

I really hope so.


The guys were playing a mad game of FIFA. I was laying on my bed, trying pot get her out of my head for just a second. I couldn't.

But if I couldn't get her out of my mind, I need to get out if my house. I walk downstairs and out the door. I didn't bother with a car, I just started walking the sidewalks.

The fresh summer air filled my lungs and the bright afternoon sun beamed against my skin. 3 seconds. She escaped my head for three seconds before returning.

I could easily picture her here, standing outside on this beautiful day. Her hair shining, her eyes glowing. I longed for her presence, even though I knew I shouldn't be.

She was merely a stranger, a person I just met. She was probably at her home with her family and maybe a boyfriend, all enjoying life, while I'm here thinking about this girl I don't even know.

I came upon an open bench and sat down, my head in my hands.

Get yourself together, Ashton.

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