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?


4. Chapter 3

Chapter 3:

I woke up to the sound of singing, it was a little over 8, I quickly found out that the singing came from Luke who was taking a shower.

I quickly got dressed, and put on some make-up, just a little foundation and some mascara. I was wearing black skinny jeans and a t-shirt with the band ‘Fall out boy’ on it.

Luke was standing in the living room with only a towel around his hips when I came downstairs, I had to admit Luke was not bad looking.

“Good morning” I said, Luke just grunted, and sat down at the table, and ate some cereal.

I took a bowl out of the cabinet, and poured myself some cereal as well, “Luke, I think that we should talk about last night” he shook his head, “you think I’m a famous dick with a drug problem, what more is there to talk about?” Luke asked his face was getting red.

“I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have said that, it was unprofessional of me, and it won’t happen again” I said apologetic, “I don’t care about what you say, I only have to put up with you for four weeks, then you’re gone forever” I cleared my throat, “Luke, I’m here to help you, my opinion of you doesn’t matter” I calmly put my hand upon his, and looked into his eyes.

“You don’t even know me” Luke hissed, “you don’t have the right to call me anything” he shook my hand off, “you don’t know anything, you’re just a perfect little girl, who gets through life dissing other people, because they’re not as perfect as you”

I shot him an evil glare “you just did the same to me, you’re no better than I am” I said back calmly

Luke stayed silent, “get dressed, we have to be there in 30 minutes” Luke looked at me confused, “we have to attend an AA meeting” I said, annoyed that he forgot.

Luke went upstairs to get dressed, and I went into the bathroom to fix my make-up.

The tension was awkward in the car. Luke was wearing a red wig, and green contacts, I was wearing a blond wig with blue contacts, the management was hoping that no one would recognize us with a wig on, I didn’t really think it was necessary that I was wearing it, but it was in the contract, I actually thought it was stupid.

The meeting took place in a big dark room, in the middle was there a circle of chairs.

Luke and I were a few minutes late, so most of the chairs was already taken.

“Welcome everybody, today we have two new members joining us” a tall, thin man said in a calm voice.

Everybody stared at Luke and I, “this is Luke, I’m his sober companion, I wrote to you a couple of days ago” the man nodded “oh yes, welcome” the man said, he looked at me weirdly, but didn’t say anything.

“Tell us your story Luke” Luke turned pale, everybody was staring at him, “no, thank you” he said quickly.

I assumed the man would pressure Luke to talk, but he just nodded and turned to a dark-skinned young girl “Alecia, do you want to start?” the girl shrugged and said “hi, I’m Alecia, and I’m an drug addict” the crowd said hi and the girl started talking about how she relapsed a couple of weeks ago, but now she feels sorry, and want to get clean, after Alecia had talked, the man asked the person next to her, and it went on from that.

After we had finished for today the man came over to me and Luke, “I think I forgot to introduce myself, I’m David Johnson” I shook his hand, “nice to meet you, I’m Charli, and this is Luke”

He shook Luke’s hand and then said “it’s perfectly fine that you don’t want to speak at first, it’ll come” he said and gave Luke a reassuring smile.

I thanked Mr. Johnson, and then we went back to the car.

The ride back to the house was also really silent, when we finally got home I hurried inside, we didn’t speak much rest of the day, not even goodnight, but I thought it was best to give him space, after what I had said.

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