Chapter 6 - Feelings
A/N: Read the bottom. It explains a lot better.
- Kiley & Graham
I was startled when I woke up. It wasn't on purpose though. Ashton carried me up to my room and was about to go.
"Don't leave me." I whispered. I honestly don't know why I did but I did. He looked happy and surprised...? I don't know.
"Of course." I made room and he came and laid next to me. I put my head on his chest and he wrapped his arm around my torso, about mid back. And I just smiled. He makes me feel safe. I like that. And I finally drift off into a deep and well deserved sleep. In those warm and protective arms.
My alarm pounds so loud in my ear. I groaned feeling like crap. I was most definitely not going to school today. It's Friday. As I finally get the courage to turn it off I notice I'm still in Ashton's arms. The alarm wasn't even making him move. I slammed my hand in the alarm and it turned off.
I finally get back to sleep. When my door plummeted open.
"What in the actual...Hello!" I'm assuming it's Callie. Wow this must look really bad. I'm laying on my side and he has his arms around my stomach, laying down behind me. Ash snapped awake. Glaring at Callie.
Callie leaped over to the bed and yanked him out of it. Also yelling at him in French. . . I think.
"Hey! People! Chill out! I have a freaking headache and I don't feel like listening to either of you two douche bags bickering all day!!!" I yelled sounding so horse I could hardly stand hearing it.
Callie looked up and gave me her I'm so sorry and I won't do it again but I really want to look. Ashton was pleading for help. Callie did have him pinned on the ground with her knee on his chest.
I got out of the bed and coaxed Callie off of Ashton. I helped Ash up and without thinking I put my arms around his middle waist. He didn't expect it and just stood there. He was also half asleep. Then he pulled me closer and wrapped his arms around me.
"You two are being weird. Sky, you really need to take a sick day."
I nodded in agreement. She said she'd stay here and take a sick day too. Why not. Callie left the room. Leaving me and Ash. Alone.
I looked up to find him grinning at me. I gave him a small smile and got out of his hold. What's up with me.
"I think I'll be heading home." He said. He looks sad. That's not my Ash.
"You can stay if you want to..." I say weakly. He gets all happy again. Like spending the day with me makes him happy. How? I'm sad, depressing, strange, and straight up retarded.
He grins and nods. "Well I'm going to go put on some clothes."
"Okay Skyler. I think I'm going to go back to my place and change. While I'm out I'll pick up some more ice cream." Yay. I think he ate all mine yesterday. He heads out and I go the the my closet and pull out a sweatshirt, joggers, my penguin socks, and my black uggs. Then I throw on my glasses.
( Exact outfit: http://www.polyvore.com/skylers_sick_day/set?id=137367231 )
I put my hair into a messy bun. Walk into my room and grab my blue blanket. I wrap myself up in it and go to get Eliana. When I bend down to get her she takes off downstairs barking. When she barks Pedro barks (Callie's dog). Weird.
I slowly make my way downstairs and I notice Callie and Calum. And Luke... Uhh. Okay. When Callie noticed I came down she practically tackled me to the floor.
"You never hugged me since you got home. All I saw of you was with Ash on the couch and when he carried you to your room. So come here!" She hugged me way too tight for my liking. Luke tensed up when she said that about Ashton.
Then he jumped up and handed me a stuffed penguin and some Starbucks. "I remembered you love penguins and Starbucks! I hope you feel better, love!"
He was dressed in some joggers and a muscle tank. Man he looks good in that. "Thank you, Luke."
"Do I have permission to hug you?" The thought of him asking was enough to make my heart melt. He's being so sweet about it too. I nodded and he pulled me into his muscular embrace.
Then walked in someone else. Ashton.
When I walk back in I see Luke hugging Skyler. I pause and can feel myself tense up. He is such a player. I mean yeah he's my best mate but seriously. I've been there for her way more than he has. I walk over and sit in one of the couches.
Surprisingly Skyler comes and sits beside me. "Hey Ash."
"Hello." Callie comes over and sits in the jumbo recliner. She turns the massive flat screen on and puts on some chick flick. Mean Girls. Michael fangirls over this movie. Like major fangirl.
"OH NO YOU DID NOT!!!!"
"What Michael?!?!" Callie shouts.
"WHY IN YOUR RIGHT MINDS WOULD YOU START THIS MOVIE WITHOUT ME?!?!"
"Uh. Michael. We haven't even pressed play yet...." Skyler says softly. Trying to contain her laughter.
"Oh. Oops. Sorry. My bad. I brought ice cream and popcorn and gummy worms. Skyler....?"
"I've been standing here for five minutes. Why haven't I received a hug from you?"
"Hahaha! Alright weirdo." She hops up and runs over to him and jumps into his arms laughing. For the second time this morning I feel jealous.
He runs over and plops her back into her seat.
What is up with the tension and awkwardness in this room. Anyways.... I walked upstairs and into my room so I could put some lounging clothes on. I came out wearing my SWAG sweater, pajama shorts, thigh high socks, and my halloween booties.
(Callie's room: http://www.polyvore.com/callies_bedroom/set?id=137428934 )
(Callie's clothing: http://www.polyvore.com/callies_sick_day/set?id=137369808 )
Luke comes out of the kitchen with the Starbucks and a bunch of cupcakes. My eyes grow wide when I see them. I motion for Luke to come and sit on the other side of me and he does.
"Hey guys, my mum made some cupcakes. Care for one?" Liz's famous cupcakes!
"I know I want one!" I say grinning.
"Okay then here you are. Do you want your coffee now too?"
"Yes! Please and thank you!" He happily hands me my coffee and a double chocolate cupcake!
"Luke, tell Liz I said thanks for the cupcakes."
"Will do!" He grins back.
"OH EM GEE! The movie is starting shut it!" Michael scoffs! Then turns his full attention to the screen while stuffing his mouth with at least 10 gummy worms.
Luke and I silently start giggling. I get the goosebumps. It's freezing in here. Luke sees me and grabs the jacket he'd previously had on and puts it around me.
"You didn't have to do that you know....?" I whisper. Even though I got immediate butterflies when he put it on me.
"I know. It's no big deal." He winked. Awww.
"You know they have blankets Luke!?!" Ashton scoffed.
"Ashton. Calm down." What has gotten into him?!? Luke looks down at his hands and plays with his lip ring, embarrassed.
Ashton gets up and grabs the blanket I used last night. And spreads it out over the both of us. Honestly you could keep 12 people under it. Luke glances over even more embarrassed and a gleam of jealousy sparks his eyes.
So I take some of the blanket and put it over Luke. He looks up at me and gives me a crooked smile. Aww. I put my hand on top of the blanket and Ash grabs it. Wow. I freeze. Not knowing what to do.
"I'll be back." Luke jerks up and storms off.
Ashton is my best mate. What's up with that. I was running around the penthouse. I walked into a room and sat down on a beanbag.
"You want to talk about it mate?".... It's Michael. . . "Not exactly Mike." I whispered.
"Hey. Luke, It's obvious you still love her but I don't think that what you did last time will help you at all." Man was he right. I'm a screw up.
"Wait, you've been friends with her for years do you think she'll forgive me at all...?" He looked at me and shook his head slowly. It's something I can't take back. But if I could I would. I need her to know that.
As Michael was at the door frame he turned and said "Mate, she'll come around. But in the mean time you should probably get out of her room..." He said snickering.
A/N: Hey. I'm so sorry we haven't posted in a while we were testing and it's so annoying. Thank you to our like one commenter/follower that motivated me from getting off my lazy butt and writing this chapter. Questions... What do you think of Skyler and Ashton? Do you ship? What about Luke's jealousy? What do you think he did to make Skyler mad at him all those years ago?
- Kiley & Graham