"Oh my god, she's adorable."
"She's not adorable, look at her. Her makeup is so messed up, she looks more like the devil."
"Hey, don't call my best friend the devil!"
"I didn't call her the devil; I just said she looks like the devil. That's all."
"Whatever. Hey, can you see what she's hugging?"
"It looks like your penguin, Luke."
"That is my penguin. Why does she have my penguin?"
"Well, you do keep it at the end of your bed. It probably fell off whilst you slept."
"Guys, you're too loud. You're gonna wake her."
"I'm already awake, you assholes," I mumbled, sick of their bickering.
"Oh my god, finally!"
I wasn't sure who said it, so I threw the toy penguin in the general direction of their voice. I heard someone say "Ow," and I smiled. I had hit them.
"Hey, Sam, don't you have a hangover? You drank enough to have one."
This time I recognised the voice as Calum. It was nice to know that he cared. "Not really. I don't get hangovers very often."
"Well, I suppose that's a good thing. Now, come on, it's time for you to get up. Liz is making pancakes and her pancakes are killer, Sam, trust me. You're gonna love them."
"Alright, alright, I'm getting up. I'll meet you out there." I waved them off and only Calum stayed. I wanted to talk to him about last night, and us, but I wanted to wash my face even more. The makeup made my skin feel gross and gluggy, I wanted nothing more than to remove it. I stood up and found my way to the bathroom, Calum following behind closely.
"What's up?" I asked as I splashed my face with water. Using the tissues I began to wipe off the left over makeup from last night, waiting for Calum's answer.
"You had a lot to drink last night and I know some people forget things if they're drunk enough. So, uh, do you... Do you remember what happened last night?"
"Do I remember me telling you that I really like you and then making out with you? Of course I do, Calum. I've got the hickeys to prove it." I extended my neck and looked at the red-ish purple patches on my neck in the mirror.
"Oh, well, okay. Good. Yeah, uh, good. I'm sorry, it's just... You were pretty drunk and I didn't want you to forget because, well, I actually really like you. So, yeah."
"Calum," I said as I placed one hand on his arm. "You don't need to worry. I remember everything last night and it was one of the best nights of my life. But just so you know, you're gonna have to practice kissing. Preferably with me. You need to work on a few things."
I threw him a flirty wink before leaving the bathroom.
In the kitchen Liz greeted me before thrusting a plate at me.
"Eat," she said. "You need to get rid of that hangover before you go home."
"Oh, don't worry. I've had enough alcohol the past year that I don't get hangovers very often."
"I'm going to ignore that, because you're underage." She laughed.
I smiled and began eating the pancakes. They were thin, but not thin enough to be considered crepes, and they were smothered in maple syrup, with a few rashers of bacon piled on top. They were delicious.
If you add breakfast with the Hemmings', Calum and Michael, with a dog running around the table, it did not equal peacefulness. Everyone was talking over each other and jokes were fired left, right and centre. I wish that I had enjoyed it more, but it only reminded me of the times my mum, dad and I had together.
After breakfast, Luke had allowed us to stay for the rest of the day (if we wanted). Whilst Michael had declined, I had said yes. I wasn't sure what compelled me to stay; perhaps it was because Calum had said yes.
We were sitting in Luke's room, just chatting about random things. We were originally talking about music (I mean, what else would we talk about?) but somehow we ended up talking about Calum and I. Luke had somehow picked up on the fact that Calum and I were sitting a lot closer than friends would, and were acting slightly different than usual.
"You guys can tell me, I swear. I won't tell anyone." I didn't really understand why Luke wanted to know, but I knew that if I told him that Calum and I had kissed, he would go telling everyone at school.
"Luke, mate, I appreciate your curiosity, but the thing that's happened between Sam and I, if something happened, we'd like to keep it to ourselves. Just until we sort it out. Is that alright?" Calum was really nice about the way he told Luke to stop being nosey. If I had said it instead, I would have just told him to fuck off.
"Ugh, fine. But you're gonna have to tell me at some point."
"And we will." I said. "Now, why don't you tell us about your love life?"
"Aw, I don't have a love life. I'm more into the whole 'fuck bitches' lifestyle."
"And how's it working so far?" I asked.
"Uh, not good. Most girls are getting sick of the way I act. But I can't help it, I'm just too good looking to not share myself around." He laughed, but I couldn't help but think of how egotistical he was.
"Whilst I don't agree with that kind of lifestyle, I do believe that it would be a lot more fun than having a crush or girlfriend slash boyfriend, and there wouldn't be as much stress." I said.
"Exactly. I've got exams to study for and, um, music to play; I don't have time for a girlfriend. Right now a quick fuck is all I need."
"Do the girls know that they're just one night stands?" I asked. I had read enough stories to know that if the girl doesn't know she's a one night stand, she gets attached to the guy and doesn't want to leave. When the guy doesn't reciprocate the feelings, everything gets really motional and hectic.
"Of course I do. I'm not an asshole." Luke cried out indignantly.
"Yeah, just a horny bastard," Calum laughed and I joined in.
"Thanks for having me, Liz. Seriously, I really appreciated it."
"That's alright sweetie, you're welcome any time." She smiled warmly and then pulled me in for a hug. "Luke, show your friends out."
Luke nodded his head. "Come on, guys," he said to Calum and I. I had texted my mum an hour ago and then called her, but there was no answer. The only explanations were that she was still sleeping or was too immersed in the TV. After explaining that my mum wasn't answering, Calum had said that his mum would give me a lift. I wanted to refuse but not matter how hard I tried, he insisted.
Outside the house, Calum's mum was pulling up in the drive way. She waved at Calum and I, before we turned to face Luke.
"See you later, Luke," Calum said as they exchanged that guy hug they all do.
"Yeah, we gotta catch up some time." Luke smiled and Calum nodded.
Luke turned to me and, after a few seconds, held out his hand.
I shook his hand before saying, "I may not like you that much, Luke, but thanks. This day was actually alright, considering."
"Yeah, same. See you around."
After another handshake, Luke went inside, and Calum took my hand and led me to his mum's car.
"So, how was the party?" Joy asked when we were seated in the backseat.
"It was good. They had good music," Calum commented.
"Yeah, heaps of fun. Met some cool people."
Calum snorted. "Sam, you met one person."
"I could have met more!" I cried out indignantly. "We weren't together the whole time, I could've met heaps of people and you just didn't see."
"Well, if you met so many people, what're their names?" He crossed his arms.
"Um, there was Ashton," I said but that was it. I hadn't met anyone else.
"Exactly. Point proven, case closed."
I stuck my tongue out at Calum before crossing my arms in defeat.
"You two are too cute." Joy commented, before turning up the radio. Joy dropped me off outside my house and I waved at them as they drove away.
Inside, I found my mum on the couch, snoring softly. I pulled a blanket over her before crawling up the stair and collapsing on my bed. I grabbed my pillow, pulled it close to my face, and squealed into it. I had had such a good night with Calum, despite it being ruined with the cops showing up and us having to run off the Luke's. But still, Calum and I were...something, now. My life was starting to look up.
Hey everyone, here's another chapter. I know, it's pretty shit and it was a filler. I'm really sorry but I honestly couldn't think of anything to write.
How is everyone? I hope you're good.
Next chapter has Calum, yay!
Bye, love ya!