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.


20. Chapter 21

Calum groans. 

"Ow, that hurt."

I giggle then get up from the water. Calum does the same and smiles at Michael, still laughing. 

"How was that?" Calum asks. 

"That was pretty good, but now you have to top it off with a kiss." Michael answers.

"Ok, that's not hard."

Calum faces me and says, "Are you ready?"

I scoff. 

"Yeah! Of course. We kissed before, haven't we?"

"Ok," Calum says, wrapping his arm around my waist, spinning me around.

Now I was looking at the shore. I see Aleisha and Luke making out on the sand, which was gross. My cheeks turn red from jealousy and anger. I waited until Luke stopped kissing Aleisha and was paying attention to me, then I turned my head to kiss Calum. However, I didn't enjoy kiss. This kiss was different from Luke's. My stomach didn't jump up and down. My heart didn't flutter. It just felt like a plain kiss. There wasn't love. We pull back and Michael claps his hands. 


While we walk back to shore, I think. I do like Luke, and I do want to be in a relationship with him. But stuff between us might change. If we were boyfriend and girlfriend, I wouldn't be myself. We would be better off as friends. 

"Charlie? Charlie?" Ashton says, waving his hand in front of my face. 

"Huh?" I say. "Sorry, I must have zoned out again."

Yeah, I zone out a lot. I sit on the sand, resting my arms on my knees. The sun was setting, and it reminded me of the day I met Luke. Everything we did today reminds me of the day I first met Luke. I just stare into the endless sea. The ocean reminds me of Luke's eyes. I groan. Why do I keep on thinking of him? Michael interrupts my thoughts by saying that he was going to get some pizza with Calum and Ashton, and asked if I wanted to come.

"No thanks, but thanks." I say. 

He gives me frown, not understanding what I said.

"Just go get the pizza!" I say. 

"Ok, be careful." he tells me before he drives away with the boys. 

Right after they leave, I realize that I'm alone with Luke, and Aleisha. Ughhhh. I regret not going with Michael. I look to see that they were making out, again. To escape the disgusting noises, I sit as far as I could. The sound of the waves block the sounds. I watch the sunset, and smile. This reminded me of the old days, when my dad was still alive. We would have a picnic and watch the sunset. Suddenly, I feel someone sit next to me. 

"It's beautiful, isn't it?" Luke says. 

I don't say anything and keep on staring. I was startled be his sudden appearance. 

"Charlie, what's wrong with you? Ever since I came back you started acting weird, like you're shy or something. But why? We've been best friends since forever." he says. 

I don't answer, afraid that the wrongs words will come out. 

"I-I...." I stutter. 

Luke groans, then says harshly, "Just forget it."

Now I'm just furious. 

"You didn't even let me talk!" I shout. 

"You don't need to."

He walks away leaving me alone. Why does he always have to jump to conclusions? My vision goes blurry from the tears. It hurts to know that he's mad, or sad. I let them fall, not caring if someone watches. The sky is turning dark, and it starts to become chilly. 

"This whole thing is useless." I say to myself. "There's not need to impress Luke. He won't love me the way I love him."


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