There was red wine on the counter from last night. Kat was crashed on the sectional next to Michael, and I was surprised to see Calum and Ashton on the floor on their laptops.
"If it doesn't surprise you, Luke spilt red wine over by the table." Ashton shook his head.
"I don't care, as long as it's not my house." I rubbed my eyes.
"He's outside, he's been up since sunrise, over by the rocks. Dangerous little rebel." Ashton laughed. At 'dangerous little rebel' I could cry of laughter because Luke is the total opposite.
I wrapped myself in a flannel blanket, you could see the rocks and Luke perched up atop them. He seemed lonely, like something was wrong, maybe he needed 'alone time', or just didn't want to be in a young-adult-sweaty house, especially at 10 AM when everybody's waking up.
"Hola, dangerous little rebel." I bellowed to the top.
"What?" he scrunched his eyebrows.
"Nothing, just help me up, please, you giraffe." I continued.
"Smile high, sweety." he teased.
"Shut up.-" I paused "-Please!" I begged once again.
"Fine. come 'ere" He laughed holding out his arms.
He held my forearms pulling up, he grunted, "Y'know I'm not as buff as you think I am."
"I guess so.." I teased. "MY MUM ALWAYS TOLD ME YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR STRENGTHS!" I yelled out into the empty field.
He laughed hard and let go, "You're...-" he laughed, "-On your own."
I grabbed the grippy rocks, and "struggled" up.
"Woo, good job Dani.-" he looked out into the dead grass field, "-Who's up?"
"Uh, me, you, Ashton, and Calum." I tucked the blanket around him.
He smiled sheepishly and hid his face in the blanket, so all I saw was his groggy blue eyes. "I know something you don't." then he turned his head to the house.
"Excuse me?" I raised my eyebrows.
"He likes you..." he said trailing off to twiddling with his hands.
"Who...? I'm confused." I said worried.
"Calum.. It's obvious isn't it?" he laughed.
"Do you like him...?"
"I never said that!"
"I know, but.. Your face shows it.. Do you?"
I sighed.. "Yes, I do, I really do, okay?"
"Oh I'm telling him." he pulled his phone out.
"No.. No, don't. Nope, I won't let you." I freaked out, grabbing his phone.
"Calm down! I was checking what time it was..."
"Sure. It's 10:18." he pushed the phone in my face.
"Aw, you guys." he teased.
I laughed slightly. "What?"
"You'd be cute, cute, cute, with him!" he flipped his hand back and forth.
"Wow, I only thought girls said that, but okay.." I said casually.
But really, in my head, I was shitting my pants.
- ● -
When we went back to the house, everyone was up, cleaning in scattered places across the kitchen, dining room, and living room all together.
Ashton dusting, Calum vacuuming, Michael was washing the dishes, and Kat was cleaning up the stain Luke left overnight. She was mumbling and grumpy until she saw me.
"OH, hi, Dani! Guess what?"
"Hmm?" I examined the whole commotion.
"Lanna is coming tonight, and Kylie might be here by 5:00 AM tomorrow!" she squealed, I barely understood.
I was about to start freaking out, but Kat yelled at Calum for vacuuming the sectional "because it had crumbs".
When he unplugged the vacuum Luke was smirking at him and me. He pointed at him and mouthed, 'he's looking at you', then Calum turned around and Luke stood in a normal stance. When Calum turned away, Luke chuckled.
- ● -
It was around 5:30 PM Aussie time when Lanna arrived.
"HELLO?" she playfully wailed.
Ashton looked up from his phone "Who is tha-"
"LANNA!" Kat howled.
"There ya go." I said to Ashton.
I ran to join the embrace of most epicness. We were all freaking out and telling about the guys we met (5sos) and how they were living with us!
"Introduce.. Introduce." Lanna smiled with blithe.
"Okay, Lanna that's Calum, Calum that's Lanna," Kat started, she pointed at the sectional. Calum waved awkwardly. She walked to the table, "This is Ashton. Ashton, this is Lanna. Say hi."
"Hi." he raised his eyebrows.
Lanna waved, "Hello."
We strutted down to the den where Luke and Michael were watching Spongebob.
"The one with the dyed hair is Michael. MICHAEL SAY HI TO LANNA!"
"HELLO! HOPE YOUR TRIP WAS NICE!"
"It was!" Lanna laughed.
"That one with the lip thingy is Lucas-" she cleared her throat, "I mean Luke. Luke, this is Lanna."
"Hi!" Luke said but then muttered something afterward.
"Smile high, Lucas!" I creased my eyebrows at him.
He blushed "Okay."