"Am I interrupting something?" I hear my mom say.
I jump up a little in surprise because 1. she scared me and 2. when did she even come in the backyard?
Luke doesn't speak as I stutter. "I-uh-um-"
"Ok, I'll leave you love birds alone." she replies in a sing-song voice.
"Mom! We're not a couple! We just met." I finally say. I hear Luke snicker at me, so I shoot him a glare. That quieted him.
"Really, then why are you two still holding hands?" she asks with a smirk.
Luke and I both look at our hands and pull away. I cross my arms and Luke takes a small step away from me and towards my mom.
"Hello Mrs. Roe. My name is Luke." he says politely.
"Call me Lucy. Nice to meet you Luke." she replies sweetly, then walks over to me. My mom whispers loud enough so Luke can hear, "You can have this boy over whenever you want. He's cute."
"Mom!" I say in a "stop embarrassing me in front of a boy who might actually wants to be friends with me" voice.
Luke laughs at me again as my mom says, "Ok, bye you two."
She walks back into the house and closes the sliding door. He doesn't say anything, so I break the silence by saying, "So, tell me about yourself."
We end up talking for hours, laying on the grass and staring at the pink and yellow sky.
"So, you can sing?" I ask.
"Yup." he replies proudly.
"You on YouTube?"
"Ok, I'll search you up then."
"No! Don't, those videos are from last year and I look worse than I look now."
I giggle and reply, "Well, I can sing too. I mostly play the guitar, but that's about it."
"I know you sing." Luke says.
"How do you know?"
"I heard you singing when you were in your treehouse. Your voice is beautiful."
I blush then reply, "Thank you." It was quiet for a moment, until I thought of something. "Hey, since you already heard me sing, let me hear you sing."
Luke shakes his head no rapidly.
"Please? Come on, your voice is probably not even that bad" I plead, giving him puppy dog eyes.
"I'll find you on YouTube and watch one of your videos." I threaten. Luke's eyes widen and he says in defeat, "Fine, but only if you sing with me. And can I use your guitar? It makes my voice sound better."
I nod my head and run into the house, then walk back out carrying two guitars. One of them was mine and the other one was my father's. I smile sadly at the thought of him.
"Here." I say, handing Luke the guitar.
He sits up from the grass and I sit down next to him.
"Can you play Miss You by Blink 182?" he asks curiously.
"Yeah! It's one of my favorite songs by them." I say as he smiles at me again. We get in the right position, and on the count of three, he starts to sing and we both play the guitar.
"Where are you, and I'm so sorry. I cannot sleep, I cannot dream tonight. I need somebody and always. This sick strange darkness, comes creeping on so haunting every time....."
Then, it's my part to sing. "Don't waste, your time on me, you're already, the voice inside my head."
My voice is soft and had a sweet sound in it, if that makes sense. Luke's voice is loud and has an edgy type of sound to it. The song finishes and I exclaim, "That was great! Your voice is really good!"
"Well, your voice is better. Your voice is unlike any voice I ever heard." Luke says.
I laugh in a 'yeah right' type of voice but Luke doesn't laugh with me. I try to read his expression to see if he was joking. He isn't. His expression is dead serious.
"Thank you." I say after a few seconds of silence.
We put the guitars down on the grass away from us. The sky is now a dark blue. I feel Luke's eyes on me, so I roll my body around so I'm facing him. We stare at each other, until Luke turns away. I frown and lean over him so that our faces are a few inches apart. My hair falls down on the side of my head as I ask, "What's wrong?"
"Nothing." he replies, but I could tell he was lying.
"Don't lie to me." I say.
"It's nothing!" he exclaims.
"No, it's not nothing."
Luke finally looks at me and suddenly smiles slyly. "Don't make me tickle you." he threatens.
But it was too late. He was already tickling me on the stomach and the neck.
"Luke whatever your middle name is Hemmings! Stop tickling me this instant!" I try to say in between laughs. "And how did you even know I was ticklish?"
He laughs as he still continues to tickle me.
"What's your middle name?" I laugh loudly. I was surprised my mom hasn't told Luke to go home.
"Robert." he answers.
"Luke Robert Hemmings, stop tickling me!!!!!!" I shout, then try to sit up but couldn't so I fall on Luke.
"Whoah." he says in surprise, his blue eyes shining in the darkness.
"Oops, sorry." I reply embarrassingly. I try to get off of him, but his legs are wrapped my feet.
"Luke! Let go!" I say while giggling.
"No, not until you agree to watch a movie and cuddle with me." he says seriously.
"Deal." I say as I pant. "Now let go."
"Oh, and you also have to kiss me on the cheek." he adds with a smirk.
I think for a moment, then mumble, "Ok." He unwraps his legs from mine and gets up from the grass.
"Now, how about that movie?" he asks and lends me a hand.
I grab it with a smile as he pulls me up from the grass. When I was finally standing, Luke lets go of my hand as we begin to walk into the house.
"Don't want your mom to suspect anything." he comments. I laugh quietly as I close the sliding door and say, "Yeah."
I show Luke around the house and then we go to the living room where we'll be watching the movie. After I told Luke to pick a movie from the stack of DVDs, I hear my mom yell from upstairs, "I'm going to go to bed early. Luke has to be out before 10."
"Ok Mom, good night." I yell back as I walk into the kitchen to get snacks. When I return back to the living, I see Luke with a movie in his hands. He hands me the movie since he didn't know how to put the movie on and I hand him the snacks.
After I put the movie on, I pick up the remote and flop onto the couch. Luke opens his arm for me and I hesitate.
"It's ok Charlie. We're friends." he says.
I nod my head then let him wrap his arm around my shoulders. Is this what friends are supposed to do? Throughout the whole movie, I kept my head up because there was nowhere for me to rest my head. Luke must have noticed, because he tells me to rest my head on him. Again, I hesitate.
"Charlie! Relax, this is what friends do." he replies with a smile.
I smile back at him and rest my head on his shoulders slowly, and then soon fall asleep. Luke wakes me up after the movie is done. He shakes me until my eyes open.
I feel my shoulders being shook back and forth and my eyes begin to open. "What.." I mumble, then blink a few times. I see a blurry image of a boy as I rub my eyes.
"Hello." Luke says. "It's 10 already, so I gotta go."
"Ok," I say sleepily. We walk out to the backyard and I carry my ladder from the tree house to the fence.
"Ok, bye." I say while yawning.
"Not yet, you still owe me that kiss on the cheek." he says in a sing-song voice. My eyes widen as I stare at him. I forgot about this.
"Com'on Charlie, don't be shy!" he says. I cough, then slowly walk up to Luke and quickly peck him on the cheek.
"There," I say. "Ok, bye."
"That was lame Charlie! That wasn't even a kiss. I'll show you." He leans his face towards the right part of my face and kisses me on the cheek.
"There! Now, goodbye!"
Luke climbs up the ladder, waves, and adds, "Remember, we're friends."
Then he climbs down the ladder on the other side of the fence.
Sorryy, there was a lot of 'I's in it lol. And this is probably the longest chapter I ever wrote so yayyy for me!