I pull my shirt over my head and shake my hair out, running my long ass fingers through it.
Like seriously, there fricken long as fuck.
"We better go now if we don't want to be late- and by we I mean I and by late I mean plummeted into the ground." I say as I walk down the stairs.
"Again who're you talking to- oh." Mum stops mid sentence when she looks behind me. I follow her gaze to see Luke stepping beside me.
He smiles at her. "Hi. I'm Luke."
"Um hello. Ashton I didn't know you had someone over." Mum says smiling.
"Uh yeah. As he said this is Luke." I say awkwardly.
Let's just hope she doesn't see the mark Luke left on my neck. I tried covering it up with my shirt but I'm not sure how well it worked.
"Right. So where are you going?" She asks.
I clear my throat. "Uh Michael's." I mumble an she raises an eyebrow, looking a little shocked.
"Michael as in Michael Clifford?" She asks and I nod my head. "Well. I haven't heard from that boy in a while."
"Well. I'm going right now so bye." I say grabbing Luke's hand and dragging him out to my moms car.
I look at the time and almost scream. I've got 15 minutes to get there and that's about the length of the drive there.
I quickly back out of the drive way and start my way to Michael's.
Surprised I still remember where the idiot lives.....
"What do you think Michael wants?" Luke asks fiddling with the radio. I'm not aloud to use this to drive to school cause my mom works, that's why I take the damn bus.
I shrug. "I don't know really. First he wanted do meet in the closet at school so....." I trail off while Luke looks confused.
"Why would he want to meet in the closet? Ha! What if he is in the closet? Get it?" Luke doubles over laughing and I roll my eyes.
"I'm pretty sure Michael's straight as an arrow Luke." I say.
"You sure about that?" He says changing the station and Little Things by One Direction come on.
"Well, I'm pretty sure......" I say and he smirks.
"You don't sound so sure." He sings.
I shake my head. "It was nothing. I think."
"You think? What happened?" He sounds confused, very confused.
I run my hand through my hair. "Nothing. He just was being Michael. He flipped me off like normal but then..... He, uh winked. At me."
Luke's eyes widen and then he burst out laughing. "That's hilarious! Wait, does he know I'm coming with you?" He turns serious.
I shake my head. "Nope. He didn't really say come alone so..... Not my fault." I say shrugging my shoulders focusing on the road.
Which road was it- aha! I remember the old rundown 'haunted' house at the corner.
I turn down hi road and look for his house. It's a normal white two story house. Well last time I was here it was.
I pull up to the house and I guess it's still the same.
I look at the time and it just turned 7:00. Damn I'm good.
I step out of the car and Luke follows. I slowly make my way up to Michael's house and bite my lip.
I raise my hand to knock and I wait a few minutes.
I hear feet on the other side and I'm not sure if I want Michael to answer the door or someone else.
The door opens and on the other side stands Mrs. Clifford.
"Ashton?" She asks sound in confused.
I nod my head. "Hi." I say.
She smiles big and hugs me tight. "Oh my Ashton! I haven't seen you in forever! Where have you been? I was so worried about you. How have you been? How's school? You know Michael talks about you sometimes but he never tells me the things I want to know like how you are or what's new in your life." She says and I blink at her rapid speed. Holy fuck she hasn't changed at all.
So why has Michael changed? What happened to my friend?
"Um...." I stand there awkwardly and Luke coughs from behind me.
Her attention goes from me (thank god) to Luke.
"Hello. I didn't see you there. Who must you be?" She asks still smiling.
"Um I'm Luke." He says and he holds his hand out for her to shake but she pulls him into a hug. His eyes go wide but he smiles and hugs back anyway.
She's always been a hugger.
She pulls back. "It's nice to meet you Luke. Michael's in his room Ashton. As always." She says and I nod my head.
I go up the stairs and Luke follows silently.
"You know maybe I should have stayed in the car......" Luke says and I give him a confused look but understand.
"I guess that's okay. Just be alert." I say and he nods his head and I blink and he's gone.
I will never understand him.
"I'm still here Ashton. Mentally." I hear Luke say in my head and I sigh.
"Thanks." I whisper.
I bite my lip knocking on his door.
I hear feet make there way over to the door and it opens to see a messy haired and shirtless Michael Clifford.
He sees me and smirks.
"Ashton. Didn't think you'd come." He say and opens the door for me to go in.
I go in and he shuts the door behind him.