Finally, my shift is over. I go out back to grab the keys to my run down car and head for the door. Ash is finishing up his shift also. He sees me heading for the door and runs up to stop me from leaving.
"Hey Soph, wait up" he says. Ohhh I totally forgot! Right before devil face walked in, he wanted to ask me something. It's probably about work. I bet he wants me to take one of his shifts again so he can practise with the band. He's standing 30cm away from me now. I've never noticed how beautiful his eyes are. I'm too busy daydreaming to notice that he's started talking to me.
"So er, I was wondering if you wanted to come and er chill at my band practice this arvo? "It's okay if you can't because..." His voice is trailing off inside my head. Ash just asked me out. Technically speaking he did. W-what if he finds out I'm a total nerd with no social life? What if I completely stuff it up? Will he ever talk to me again? Relax. Okay, breathe. You're reading too much into this. My attempts to calm down are failing because negative thoughts are filling my head and overpowering my train of thought. I can't go through with this. No way.
I pull up in front of a little white house on the corner of the street. The garage door is pulled up so Luke, Calum and Michael are all visible. They're setting up for practise. They have a new song, it's called "Out Of My Limit" and I love it!
Ash gets out of his car and walks over to my door. He opens the door for me and I literally don't know what to say or think. The only thing I manage is a little "Thanks". Great, I can see exactly how this is gonna end up.
Ashton doesn't know that I'm a massive fan of his band. I thought it might be a smart idea to keep that from popping up into conversation.
He walks me over to the other guys, kindly introducing me. "Luke, Cal, Michael, this is Sophie. She's gonna chill here for a while!" For a second we all just stand there. "Er hey" I manage to chirp out. Idiot. What an idiot. They probably think I'm slow now. "Ash has shown me a couple of demos. You guys are awesome!"
"Thanks, they couldn't of done it without me, I AM the star of this band" Luke teases. Calum rolls his eyes and replies with "Well, at least my balls have dropped." Luke obviously didn't like that comment as he is now wrestling Calum on the floor...
At that point in time, Michael chimes in. "GET YOUR ASSES OFF THE FLOOR. WE NEED TO PRACTICE!" Calum tries to whip the look of fear off his face as he pulls his guitar strap over his head.
"You can chill on the lounge, and tell us what you think if you like" Ash quickly runs over to his drum set, and gives me a wink. What does that mean? I can't read male sign language.
Calum counts them in, and they start jamming their new song. I can't help but sing along.