I came inside almost out of breath, I had a sudden urge to go running when I woke up this morning, I called Luke’s name, but there was no answer, but I could hear the water running.
I scrolled through my phone and found Vivian’s number.
“It’s Vivian Brown” the voice said, “hi, Vivian, it’s Charli Williams, I just wanted to say that it’s been a real pleasure being with Luke, and that maybe he could be with his band again soon, I think it would be really good for him, I don’t think there’s a chance of him relapsing, not unless something really drastic happens.” there was silent on the other end, “sorry, but I can’t let that happen, we have to be careful” I was about to ask why not but she hang up. I was furious, Luke was doing so well, and he really needed this. I started to listen to music, which always calmed me down.
Luke and I had made a plan over who does what and when, and well today was my day to do the laundry. When I was done folding Luke’s clothes I went upstairs to give Luke his clothes, I knocked on the door, but I didn’t hear anything, so I walked in.
Luke was standing in the middle of the room completely naked with a towel in his hand. He looked at me and covered his parts, his face turned completely red. I covered my eyes and closed the door as fast as I could, and just stood out in the hallway, completely shocked.
Luke came out from his room, with a towel around his hips, he looked into my eyes with a mixture of embarrassment and confusion “oh my god, I’m so sorry, I didn’t mean to walk in, I knocked, but I didn’t hear you, so I just walked in” I blurted out, Luke’s face was still completely red, “it’s okay” he said, but it didn’t really sound like it, I had violated his privacy big time.
The rest of the day I just stayed in my room, I tried to read, but I couldn’t stop thinking about Luke, to be honest I couldn’t stop thinking about certain parts on Luke, I felt my face getting red, and tried to focus on the words in the book.
When it was around 6 PM, I started to get hungry, I hadn’t eaten since this morning, so I walked out to the kitchen, and started making some pasta dish, Luke didn’t really own anything else other than that, maybe we should go shopping tomorrow.
When I was done cooking, I went upstairs to tell Luke, I knocked on his door, “yeah?” this time I made sure to hear him, “I made dinner” I said through the door, at first he didn’t answer “I’m coming” he then said.
I went downstairs to set the table, Luke came down a few minutes later, he didn’t make eye contact with me, or say anything.
Luke sat down, and took some of the pasta, “I called the management today” I said trying to break the awkward silence, “they said they can’t let you be with the boys, before next Monday, they want to make sure everything is okay first” Luke just nodded, “okay” he sounded fine, but I could tell from his expression that he really missed his band members.
He finished eating, “thank you, it was delicious” and then he went upstairs again.
I sighed and started doing the dishes.