Staying sober

Charli is a strict sober companion, and her next client is Luke Hemmings from the famous band 5 Seconds of summer. Luke doesn't like Charli very much at first, and Charli doesn't care because Luke is just another client, or is he?


11. Chapter 10

Chapter 10:

I woke up around 10AM, the memories of yesterday’s fight was burned inside of my mind. I laid in bed for a while, and kept going through the fight, I felt so guilty.

I hurried out of my room, and went into the bathroom. Luke was still sleeping.

When the door was closed to the bathroom, I pulled my pajamas off and turned on the hot water to the shower. I stood by the toilet while waiting for the water to warm up, and I finally stepped in when it had the right temperature. The water warmed me up, and cleared my mind. It was helping me to relax any nerves I had about the fight.

I stepped out of the shower, and wrapped a towel around me. I grabbed my blow dryer, and ran a brush through my wet hair, while drying it.

When my hair was okay dry, I applied makeup, and went upstairs to get dressed. I had picked a black t-shirt with V-neck, and a pair of black jeans with a grey hoodie.

I grabbed my phone and saw that Gabe had texted me, I looked at the screen “I’m so sorry” I smiled and texted “hey babe, I’m sorry too, let’s just forget about it” back. I put my phone in my pocket and went downstairs. Luke had woken up while I was getting ready, and he was now eating cereal, “good morning” I cheered and took a bowl and a spoon from the cabinet, “you’re in a better mood” Luke stated, and gave me the pack of cereal. I took it and poured some Frosties and milk into my bowl, “yeah, I’m sorry I acted so unprofessional yesterday” I said, and started eating, “it’s okay, even professionals can lose it” I smiled, Luke had just called me a professional, I had been called it before, but not by Luke.

“Wanna play?” Luke asked after finishing his bowl, I nodded and stuffed my mouth, “sure, just give me a sec” I ate the last in my bowl, and hurried into the living room where Luke was turning the PlayStation on.

My phone vibrated in my pocket, it was a text from Gabe “not that” it just said, what did Gabe mean? A pit of guilt gathered in my stomach. I was about to answer when Luke handed me the controller, “here” I took the controller and hoped that playing would take my mind off Gabe.


“Who sucks now?” I asked after Luke had died for the 3rd time, we had been playing for a couple of hours now, and we were close to completing the game. Luke growled and punched me playfully on the arm, “I don’t suck, you just suck so badly that I suck” I smirked at him, he looked at me innocently. “That doesn’t even make sense” I said laughing, Luke gave me an annoyed glare before he started laughing too.

We went back to playing after a while, I could feel Luke’s eyes on me “tell me something about yourself” he blurted out. Luke’s character died, and I pressed pause, “what?” I asked and looked back at him, “I live with you, and I hardly know you” I looked at him and made sure that he was serious, “okay” I said after a little while, “what do you wanna know?” I wasn’t a hundred percent sure if this was a good idea, “what do you like? What don’t you like? What is your favorite animal? Everything like that” I looked at him with an are-you-kidding-me? look, he looked legit.

“Okay… I like puns and my job, I don’t like onions, my favorite animal is small dogs” I didn’t know what else to say, I was a very private person. “You like puns?” Luke asked laughing, I looked at him offended, “what’s wrong with that?” he shrugged, and returned his attention to the paused game, “you don’t seem like that kind of person” he said, I laughed, and pressed play again.

We were in an old building, the Vietnamese were attacking, and we had to get to the second floor to plant a bomb. “Tell me a pun then” Luke said and paused the game, I looked at him, and raised a brow, “really?” he nodded enthusiastic, I shrugged “okay” I thought about what to say for a while, “did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He's all right now” Luke looked at me confused for a seconds before he started laughing, “keep going” Luke said between breaths, I shrugged, “I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger, then it hit me.” Luke just chuckled and said that he had heard that one before, “a small boy swallowed some coins and was taken to a hospital. When his grandmother telephoned to ask how he was a nurse said 'No change yet'.” Luke laughed and motioned me to keep going, so I did.


I think it had been an hour, Luke and I were dead from laughing. We looked more up on the internet after I had run out of puns. “I can’t believe I didn’t know this about you” Luke said, he was sitting on the couch with his feet on the table, I was sitting next to him “it’s not a big deal” I said shrugging, Luke laughed, “no, but you’re a very serious person, and I would never have guessed that you liked dumb puns” I was about to say something when Luke cut me off by wiping his thumb on my cheek, I looked at him in surprise “make a wish” he whispered and showed me one of my eyelashes resting on his thumb. I shook my head “no, that’s dumb” Luke shook his hand removing the eyelash, we sat in silence for a while, “wanna complete this shit?” I asked after a while and pointed to the controller lying on the table, “yes” Luke said excited, and grabbed it.

Luke and I played for a hour or two before we had completed the game, so I decided to text Gabe asking what he meant with his last text, but he didn’t answer.

“I think that we should go grocery shopping, we have nothing” I said, Luke’s eyes were closed, and he were breathing heavily, “Luke?” I asked, he opened his eyes a little to the sound of his own name, “what?” his voice was hoarse, he had only been out for a few seconds, “do you wanna go grocery shopping later?” he shook his head in attempt to shake the tiredness off. “Sure, we could do it now” he whispered, and sat up groaning.


I cooked dinner after we came home from grocery shopping, and I read a book afterwards. Gabe was still not answering my text, I even tried to call him, but he didn’t answer. 

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