You Again || Luke Hemmings

I'm Charlie. I live in Sydney, Australia with my mom. My best friend is Luke Hemmings. Well, you can say ex-best friend. He left Australia to go on tour about three years ago and never spoke to me again. But I'm okay with that, somewhat. He has his own life now, without me in it. This has always been Luke's dream, to become known to the world. I didn't want him to leave because I loved him, but I guess he didn't have the same way.


19. Chapter 20

~at the beach~

I lay four towels on the sand for me, Calum, Ashton, and Michael. 

"Ok, Calum and Charlie lay down next to each other."

I nod my head. Before I get on the towel, I peel off my clothes, revealing my purple bikini. The boys stare at my body with their mouths slightly open.

"What? Stop staring." I giggle. "You guys look like idiots. I'm not the only one half naked."

I put my black sunglasses on and tie my hair in a bun. I lay down on the towel with the rest of the towels. Luke, who was helping Aleisha spread her towel on the sand, came running over to us. He was wearing black sunglasses like mine and swimming shorts. 

"Positions!" Michael yells. 

Calum starts to tickle me on the neck and I start to laugh loudly. 

"Calum!!! Stop, your making my stomach hurt!!!" I screech. 

"No, not unless you give me a kiss on the cheek."

My smile fades. Luke said the same thing to me the first time we met. I sadden, and Calum notices. He stops tickling me. 

"You ok Charlie?" he asks. 

"Yea...." I say, zoning out again. 

Luke stands over me and the boys, who are all laying down. 

"Hey, where's my spot?" he asks. 

"Oh, we thought you were going to lay with your girlfriend." Michael answers. 

Luke grumbles, then looks at Calum and I. He plays with his hair and walks away. I watch as he picks Aleisha up and spins her around, giving her a kiss. Watching him so that, makes me jealous. Why did I even agree to this plan? I told myself not to fall for him again. I guess Calum read my diary before I decided not to like Luke anymore. But that's impossible. You can't make yourself not like someone. 

"This plan isn't working." I say, sitting up from the towel. Calum does the same, with the rest of the boys following. 

"It's ok. Don't feel bad. Luke is being a dick for not recognizing that you are the one." Ashton says, rubbing my back. 

"Thanks Ashton," I say, giving him a hug. 

What he said made me feel even more sad. I'm not the one. I'm just a girl who had stupid hopes of being with her crush. 

"Hey, how about a song?" Michael suggests. 

"Yeah! Great idea." Calum agrees, getting his guitar. 

He starts to strum, then stops. 

"How about The Only Reason, by the best rock band, 5 Seconds Of Summer?" he asks me. 

"Yeah, I love that song! Except I don't like the band, especially the Asian kid." I joke. 

Everyone laughs, knowing that Calum hates it when people call him Asian. 


He strums and Michael starts to sing his part, "Don't talk, let me think it over. How we gonna fix things, how we gonna undo all the pain...."

Now it was Luke's part, but he wasn't here. I find him splashing water at Aleisha. The tears start to come. Instead, Ashton sings. 

"All the crossed wires, just making us tired. Is it too late, to bring us back to life."

Then, all the boys start to sing in harmony. 

"When I close my eyes and try to sleep. I fall apart, I'm fighting hard to breath. You're the reason, the only reason. Even though my dizzy head is numb, I swear my heart is never giving up. You're the reason, the only reason..."

Calum starts to sing. 

"I feel you, burning under my skin. 
I swear I see you shining. Brighter than the flame inside your eyes...."

He's the reason why I can't sleep at night. And I'm never giving up on him..... Before I realized, the tears start to slip from my eyes. The voices and the guitar stop. all eyes were on me. 

"Come on Charlie, stop crying. Today's a beautiful day, like you. And it's not raining, so you should stop crying." Ashton says, pointing to the sky. 

"You and the sky are very much alike." 

I sniffle, and wipe my eyes. 

"I'm sorry guys. I'm ruining the whole mood. How about we go in the water instead on staying on dry land?" I ask. 

"Yah!" they shout. 

Calum puts the guitar down and we all get up. I am suddenly lifted off the ground by six hands. I bounce up and down as the boys carry me. 

"Put me down!" I yell. 

Calum, Michael, and Ashton finally make it to the shallow water and put me down. The water reaches to an inch above my ankles. 

"Whoah!" I say. 

"Now, how about we play duck duck goose?" Michael says. 

"Yeah, Calum should be the duck or whatever. We could be the geese." Ashton says. 

Calum nods. The rest of us sit on the ground. 

"Oh, and Calum, you have to pick Charlie. So she'll chase you then you take her hand and wrap yourself around her."

"Ok." Calum replies. 

Calum starts to walk in the circle, touching our heads. 

"Duck, duck, duck, duck....." 

It kept on going forever. 

"Com'on Calum! We know who you're going to pick." Michael says. 

Right as he says that, Calum touches my head and says goose. I get up from the water and chase him around. He stops running and faces me. I try to stop myself from running so I don't crash into him but I was too late. I run into him and knock Calum down. We fall in the water laughing. 

"That was not what Michael said to do." I say. 

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