After we got home I head upstairs to take a shower and get ready for dinner tonight. Ashton answered me back right and text saying he would come over for dinner with mom and me and asked if he could bring his brother along. I said he could and he sent me back a smiley face. After I was done getting ready for dinner I knock on my moms door to see her reading a book. She looks up at me with a smile. I can tell she is excited I haven't had friends over since I was in middle school. I am a little scared about how they will react around my mom. She isn't doing very well and I am going to have to tell them that she is sick. I just hope they wont pity me. I love my mom and I wouldn't trade her for anything no matter how sick she becomes.
"Are they here yet?" My mom asks.
"Not yet mom what do you want me to make for dinner?" I ask her.
"How about we order pizza tonight?" She asks me taking me by surprise.
We barely ever order pizza we don't have the money for it. She must really want tonight to be special. I feel worry start to build up in my stomach. How sick is she that she is trying so hard for meeting my friends. How much time do I have left with her. Until I no longer have my mom.
"Mom it's no big deal I can cook something we don't have to order pizza we don't really have the money" I say but she shakes her head.
"No Hazel I want to it's no big deal I can work a couple more hours this week I want us all to have a good time tonight. Now go order a pepperoni and sausage pizza and a deluxe pizza" She says motioning for me to go so I do.
Not long after I order the pizza the doorbell rings. I take a deep breath before answering because I know it has to be Ashton and his brother the pizza wouldn't be here for another 20 minutes. I let out a small gasp when I open the door and see Luke standing beside Ashton.
"Luke?" I say confused. I can tell by the look on his face he is confused too.
"Hazel?" He asks. Now Ashton looks confused.
"You guys know each other?" Ashton asks both of us.
"Yeah Hazel and I have English together" Luke says looking to his brother.
"So we have been talking about the same Hazel all week?" Ashton asks Luke. What does he mean by talking about.
"It appears so" Luke says.
"I thought you were bring your brother Ashton" I say not that I don't want look here I just thought he was bringing someone else.
"He is my brother. I was adopted by Luke's family when I was four we are both the same age" He says giggling at my confusion. I shiver slightly at the sound. His giggle always makes me do that.
"Can we come in?" Luke asks reminding me that they are still standing on the porch in the cold. I blush embarrassed and move aside so they can get through.
"Yes sorry come in" I say and lead them into the house. They start to look around taking everything in.
"So where are your parent's?" Ashton asks as he and Luke examine a picture of me and my parents that's hanging on the wall heading up the stairs.
"My mom is upstairs she will be down in a couple minutes" I say and he nods.
"What about your dad is he still at work?" Luke asks me sitting at the kitchen table beside Ashton.
I let out a sigh hating saying the words. Wanting more than anything to say he is at work, but he's not. He wont ever be coming home. I sit across from them at the table before answering.
"My dad died a couple years ago in a car accident" I whisper out. Ashton's face holds sympathy but Luke's holds something else to. Almost like in a way he knew what I was going through. Ashton glanced at Luke for a moment worry in his eyes before glancing back at me.
"I'm sorry" Luke whispers to me and for the first time since I've met him he seems to be honestly sympathetic to me and I'm feeling.
"Thank you" I say back because I won't be one those people that says it's okay because it's not. My dad being gone is not okay.
"What does your mom do?" Ashton asks changing the subject which I am happy for.
"She works as a receptionist for that Gallious Corperation ten blocks down" I say and they both smile.
"Our mom works there too she is one of the janitors" Ashton says.
"wait your mom.....she is the one that has cancer. Our mom told us about the receptionist at her work. She says they work her way to hard. She is a good friend to our mom" Luke says glancing between Ashton and I.
"Yes that's her she isn't doing well. She has leukemia but please don't treat her any differently. Don't pity me either. I wouldn't change who my parents are for anything" I say and they nod giving me a sad smile.
"We wont our dad died of the same thing a year ago. That's why we moved here. Our mother couldn't stay in that house anymore. There were to many memories" Ashton says and it's my turn to be sad for them.
"I'm sorry. I know that saying that doesn't help anything but sometimes it's the only thing you can do" I say and they nod in agreement.
I stand up heading to the door as the doorbell rings. Finally the pizza is here. I hurry to pay the pizza guy and carry in the pizza's. Setting the pizza down the kitchen table, I head to the stairs yelling up so mom knows that it's here.
When she finally did come down Ashton and Luke treated her like she was their own mom. I was very surprised out how big of gentleman they were being, but it was nice. I can't remember the last time I had seen my mom so happy. I couldn't remember the last time I have been this happy. My mom seemed more alive tonight than she has in weeks and I couldn't be more grateful for that. after we all finish our pizza they get up to leave.
"If you boys would like to stay for the night you may. After the day Hazel's had I think she could use the company. I'm sure Gloria wont mind since it's Friday today" My mom says shocking the three of us even more.
"Sure" Ashton says grinning at me.
"We would love to keep her company" Luke says winking at me and causing my stomach to do a flip.
I can't believe that they both staying over. That Ashton and Luke Hemmings are staying the night at my house.