English Love Affair

How would you feel being torn away from everything and pulled to the other side of the World so your mum can have her happy ever after?

When you know it won't be yours?

Molly's mum is moving in with her partner John and his son Luke, with his lip ring, quiffed hair and black skinny jeans, theres something immensely intriguing about him...


5. First Fight

*2 weeks later*

"Have fun!" Mum smiled, kissing my forehead and sweeping my curled hair over my shoulders.

"But mum..." I began, wanting her to drive me over John.

"Just, go with him, he's making a big effort with you!" Mum smiled, urging me to go. John stood at the door. I looked at Luke, he was bent over gathering leaves out over the pool. He gave me a little wave and I gave a smile back. His eyes sadly dropped and he went back to his work. Things have been a bit funny with us recently, ever since he was told that Jay was coming over. It's really awkward, we've just kept our distance, especially after sharing a bed. I mean, nothing happened, I just cuddled up and slept in his big, strong arms...





"Come on then Mol?" John called unlocking the door. Again with this Mol thing, I'm not really digging it. I saw Luke look up and smirk, he knows I don't like it.

"Bye Mol!" He grinned, sticking his tongue out over his lip ring.

"Haha!" I laughed sarcastically, shaking my head as he went back to pulling leaves from the pool and laughing. I smiled climbing into the car and heading to the airport. I'm about to see my good friend, my best friend and my boyfriend for the first time in 2 weeks, why am I not excited...?


"JAY!" I squealed, running over, he smiled when he saw me, dropping his bags to his side and picking me up and spinning me round. He's a similar height to Luke!

"Hey beautiful, I've missed you so so much!" He whispered, spinning me round and round.

"Amber!" I smiled once Jay had finally put me down and hugged her too.

"Hey Mol!" She smiled hugging me back. I didn't mind her calling me Mol, I was cool with that.

"Hey Nath!" I smiled, walking over and hugging him. Nathan gives my favourite hugs, he's not loads taller but he makes you feel so special when he hugs you. I don't really understand why he wanted to pay all this money to come, we weren't massively close. Maybe he's been invited so Amber doesn't feel awkward while it's me and Jay.

"Amber, wait until you see Luke, you'll like him!" I giggled.

"Thanks Molly, but I've kinda already got my eye on someone!" Amber smiled.

"Oh you do? Who would that be?" Jay smirked.

"Now now... That would be telling!" Amber grinned and they both giggled, have I missed something here orrr...?!

I looked to nathan frowning but he quickly shifted his gaze to the ground as soon as he saw I was looking. Maybe it's nathan that Amber likes?!

Jay, Nathan and John loaded up the boot. Jay climbed in the front while he's so tall and I rode home in between Nathan and Amber. Considering I hadn't seen them for ages, we had nothing to say to each other. John kept trying to ask questions but the conversation was so limited, there was an awkward tension hanging in the air.

We pulled up outside the house and I couldn't get out of the car quick enough. Jay ran over to mum and picked her up into a big hug. He always does that to her, they get on so well. He went over and shook Luke's hand as he stepped out to help unload the car. He wouldn't look at me.

"Help me?" I whispered to him as he passed me.

"What?" He mouthed.

"Come here?" I asked, beckoning him down the path a little. The others continued to unpack their stuff.

"Waddup kiddo?" Luke smiled.

"I... It's so awkward and I don't know why, I don't know what to do..." I sighed, looking over my shoulder to the car and watching, Amber and Jay were play fighting, Nathan turned away and rolled his eyes. Luke tilted his head to one side and pouted.

"Leave it with me?" Luke smiled, squeezing my shoulder.

"Love ya!" I smirked, bouncing back towards the car and helping to bring the bags in. Luke jogged over behind.

So the sleeping arrangements were amber in my room on a blow up bed and then the two boys were going in with Luke.

"Knock knock!" Jay called, tapping on the door. Wow, yep, he was topless in his swimming trunks. Yep. Woo, okay. Is it got in here or is it just me?

"Hello?" I asked, my voice raising in pitch. Then Nathan stepped round the door, well hello, someone's been toning up? My eyes snapped back to Jay.

"We're going in the pool!" Jay smiled.

"Okay, well I'll dig out my bikini now and we can follow you down..." Amber smiled, Jay nodded, he and Nathan headed downstairs.

"Here's mine!" I smiled, pulling out a coral bikini.

"Ooh that's nice, this is mine!" Amber smiled, waving a purple bikini around.

"Geez Amber, wear some top with that padding?! Who are you trying to impress?" I cringed.

"Hey, it's just a little a treat for the boys?" She smirked.

"What?! My boyfriend, my mums partners son and Nathan... Okay?!" I sniggered, shaking my head. We picked up a towel each and made our way downstairs.

"Wit woo!" Jay called jokingly.

"Shush you!" I laughed, placing my towel down and whipping my head round.

Erm... Since when did Luke have muscles and a six pack? Huh? I don't remember seeing this under his black gothy clothes. I don't think I can do this! I saw him looking in my direction too, I quickly tore my eyes away awkwardly.

Amber jumped into the pool and came to the top laughing, she swam into the shallow end. I ran to the bed of the pool, tucked my knees to my chest and held my breath, plunging into the water.

"10/10!" Luke laughed clapping.

"Guys, should we do a group picture?" Mum smiled, coming to the side of the pool with a camera...


Luke's p.o.v

I saw Molly look straight to Jay at the mention of a group picture, but Amber had already jumped onto his back, I watched her face drop. Bless her heart.

I looked over to Nathan and he had a look of disgust on his face. I know he's thinking what I'm thinking, he may even know something, I need to make sure I speak to him later...

"Hey mol, come here?" I asked beckoning her over. She waded through the water.

"What?" She asked, trying to smile.

"Nathan, how about we throw Molly up on three and Louise can take the picture then? That'd be a cool action shot!" I smiled.

"Yeah, that perfect!" Nathan nodded.

"Okay Molly, give Nathan your legs and sort of lean back onto me?" I asked, placing my hands under her arms.

"Ready? One... Two..." I nodded at Nathan and he nodded back.

"Three!" We said in unison and launched Molly into the air. She squealed and we laughed. I caught her as she came splashing down. She pulled me into a tight hug.

"Thank you!" I mouthed to Nathan, wrapping my arms around her tiny waist. He smiled and nodded in my direction, he knew she needed cheering up too.

"How was that?" I laughed, she was buzzing.

"So cool!" She smiled, pulling me into another hug, Jay was glaring at me across the pool, I gave him a smug grin, he quickly turned away.


We continued to mess about in the pool for another half hour or so, playing Marco Polo, Water Polo, Tig and Bull dog! It was so fun, they're not a bad bunch. There's something about that Jay guy that I don't like but since I gave him that look, he's made a much bigger effort with Molly, he knows I'm onto him...

"Tea time!" Dad called from the doors. We all jumped out of the pool, grabbed towels and I got my phone off the sun lounger.

"Molly..." I called, "Ash has text, do you fancy all coming to the beach later?" I smirked, remembering what she was like last time.

"Yeah course!" Molly smiled, running off in her bikini.

"Guuuuuyssss...." She called, wow...


We settled on the beach, did the awkward introductions and sat round in a circle playing our normal drinking games, once everyone was merrily on their way. I called Nathan for a walk.

"Right, I need to ask you something?" I began.

"Go on?" Nathan sighed.

"It's only because I have to live with her and I know how in love she seems to be..." I began.

"Yeah they are..." Nathan sighed.

"Fucks sake, for how long?" I grimaced, turning to look at Jay and Amber, Molly was smiling, she was sat holding hands with Jay but he was leaning towards Amber.

"From the day she left..." Nathan frowned.

"Why didn't you say anything to her?" I frowned at him.

"I couldn't break her heart, I care about her too much" Nathan sighed, shuffling awkwardly on his feet.

"Cheers mate, but she needs to know..." I began, storming up the beach. I have to do something...


Molly's p.o.v

Luke came running up the beach and Nathan close behind, I grinned up at him but the smile was not returned.

"Oi Jay?" Luke called, just as Jay turned, Luke's fist collided with his face.

"Whoa whoa? What the hell Luke?!" I cried, stumbling over and standing in between them.

"Tell her!" Luke spat, staring down at Jay.

"Tell me what... Jay?" I asked, turning to look at him.

"Molly... I- I..." Jay began, rubbing his face.

"Don't make me hit you again Jay..." Luke hissed.

"Okay, okay... Molly, I'm so so sorry, I've been cheating..." He sighed, looking at the ground.

"Wha-what?" I gasped, as silence fell on the group. I stumbled back, Luke caught me, a hand round my waist to steady me and another one clutching my trembling hand.

"Hey, hey, you're okay" Luke whispered as I shook.

"With who?" I cried, still clutching Luke for support as my head spun. Silence fell on the group, Calum was up now and rubbing my arm comfortingly.


"With me..." Amber sighed from behind. That did it. My head spun out of control and a pain rippled through my chest. I slipped from the grip of Calum and Luke straight to the ground.

I stared at the sky, my hair grew warm and sticky, why?

"Luke, Luke, there's blood?" Mikey panicked.

"She's smashed her head mate..." Ashton panicked.

"Call an ambulance?" Luke screamed, kneeling down at my side, Nathan and Callum close behind. I looked at them all and tried to close my eyes. I felt a hand cup my face and shake me awake.

"Molly, Molly, Molly, Molly" Calum begged, "you need to keep your eyes open for me, do you think you can do that?" Calum asked, speaking quickly.

"Uh-huh" I groaned, my eyes fluttering again. I felt a shaking hand take my own.

"Please stay awake Molly?" Luke whispered. "Just look at my beautiful face, or Nathan's or Calum's or Ashton's or Mikeys and ignore those pricks over there, just keep alternating faces so you don't fall asleep... For me?" Luke smiled.

"I... I - I can't..." I sighed, my eyes shut.



"Mate is she still breathing?"

"Check her pulse?"

"Molly, can you hear me?"

"She has a pulse?"

"She's gone so pale, look at all the blood?"

"Molly?" Various male voices called out around my head before the sound of sirens filled the air and light flooded my eyes...

"It's going to be okay, you're going to be okay..." A voice whispered somewhere in the distance...

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