23. To the Moon and Back
"Skylar! Please! I didn't mean to." Michael said as I walked away from him. I ignored him. "I didn't tell them your secret." He said. I turned around. "And you won't. If Luke finds out, I'm screwed. And so are you." I said. "Why will you guys be screwed?" Ashton asked standing behind Michael. "Nothing." I said. "I've known you for two long. So, I'm going to ask again. Why will you be screwed?" He said. I sighed. "Before I dated luke, I went to a party with my ex boyfriend. And I got too drunk, and I slept with one of Luke's friends." I said. Ashton's eyes got wide. "That's the Jack guy!" He yelled. "Ashton! Shut up!" I yelled. He nodded.
"Luke, I wanted you to know, that I love you." I said as he went on stage. "Love you too." He said kissing my cheek. "Luke's a good guy you know." Someone said behind me. I turned around. There was a short, blond Irish person standing behind me. "I can see it in your eyes. You think he's a bad guy." He said. "I'm Niall, by the way." He said. "Skylar. And I know luke is a good guy. I see it. It's just hard to believe that he... Has changed." I said. "Wait. You Skylar!?" Niall asked. I nodded. "So you're the new girlfriend. You know, out of all the girls he brought on tour, you're the prettiest." He said. "What do you mean by that?" I asked. "Luke brings all of his girlfriends on tour. They don't last long after a few weeks though. Luke says, it's usually a bet." He said. I felt a lump in my throat. "A bet? And what is this bet?" I asked. "Well, Luke asks out a girl, that will most likely never get a boyfriend. He usually starts by making small talk, and then asks them out." He said. I can't believe it. All of this was a bet. He bet on me. I thought he changed. I heard about the bets that he makes, but I never thought it would actually happen to me.
"A bet huh. Is this what this is?" I asked, as Luke got off stage. "A bet- Niall." He said. "How could you. You said you loved me. You said you cared. And now, I find out that I am apart of some fucking bet." I yelled. "No! You're not a bet. Skylar, I really do love you." He said. A tear fell down my face. "And I actually thought you changed. But you didn't." I said. "Skylar. I swear, I did change. This isn't a bet. You know me better than that. Come on. Please believe me." He said. "One more chance." He said. I sighed. "I love you from the moon and back. And always have. I smiled. "Thank you!" He said hugging me. "I don't know what I would do if you left me." He said.