I was just shy of seventeen, with dreams like any other. I lived with my parents who were always away on business trips. My nineteen year old brother usually took care of me. He went to a local collage and had a flat no to far. We were pretty close and I looked up to him. Now that doesn't mean I don't get annoyed, irritated, or even mad at him. After all, I'm not perfect , but there came to a point I realized that I let him take so much control of my life. He would general be the big brother he is and tell me to go change when my outfit isn't appropriate or tell me not to go to a party . I would be the good girl I was and listen. As I said though , there came a point where I realized this and decided to changed it.
This was at the beginning of my senior year in high-school and it was before I realized how much he controlled my life so I was still listening to him, but not to long before the start of October did I start risking it. After the first day of school I went up to my brothers flat for a vist since my parents were gone, as always. When I got there, I knocked on his door waiting for him to answer.When the door open it wasn't my brother, but one of his close collage friends who I only met a couple times before. I looked up at him and said,"Hey Luke, Can I come in?" He gave me a grin and said , " I don't know , are you on the list?" I shook my head at him and said," I may not be on the list , but I got a brother who would be very disappointed in you for turning away his sister." He chuckled and said, " No fair you played the brother card."
He open the door up for me and I entered and said," NATE I'M HERE!" okay maybe I shouted that. " Sam why are you shouting," my brother Nate said from the kitchen." I just wanted to make sure you knew I was here," He shook his head at me and said," Of course you did. Make yourself comfortable I guess, Luke and I were just about to play Xbox." I dumped my backpack down and plopped down on his couch. I took my hair out of my pony tail letting it reach it's full length which is about under my chest.I then kicked off my shoes and began the process of being lazy. I looked over to the chair and saw Luke starring intensely at me and I said, " What?" He then said with a smile ," Nothing, I just never seen you with you hair down. You look a lot lovelier that way." I blushed not expected such a compliment and said, " Thanks, maybe I'll take that into consideration."
Nate entered the room and said," Sam you want to join us in Call of Duty." I shook my head no and replied with," Every time I play you guys get mad because I get killed almost instantly and you have to take time to teach me over again." Luke Chuckled at my response and said ," Well, if you didn't suck so bad." My brother followed him with," It's not my fault I got all the gaming genes." I shook my head at them who were now hysterically laughing and I then said," When you two kids are done laughing at your useless jokes I'll be in the kitchen making myself something to eat." By now they were ignoring me and starting up there game which I could care less about. I couldn't help but think about Luke's compliment and how it boosted me up a little. Guys usually stay away from me not compliment me.
Later that night I was about to leave when Nate said, " Are you sure you don't need me to drive you home?"I then respond by saying ," Nate it is less then three miles away, I can manage." Luke butted in our conversation and said," Here I was about to leave anyways, how about I'll take Sam on my way leaving you both happy." I nodded my head in agreement and said," I'm fine with that." Nate sighed and said," As long as you get home safely." I grabbed my stuff and said to Luke," Whenever you're ready." He nodded off and said, " See ya later Nate." We then began our journey to his car. When we got there I went in the passenger seat and waited for Luke to get in to tell him my address. He nodded and said, " I guess we are on our way."
The ride would have been even more awkward if it weren't for the music playing to avoid dead silence. When we arrived at my house he pulled up into my drive way. I said a small thanks for the ride and was about to leave when Luke said, " Your welcome, but before you go I was wondering if you maybe...uh wanted to uh...Go grabbed a bite to eat with me sometime?" I was looking at him as if he were crazy and at the time of the moment I said," I would love too. If you give me your phone I'll put my number in it so you can contact me about it." He had a grin of a four year old as he handed me his phone. I typed in my number and I said," I'll be expected a text." He waved goodbye and said," I'll be sending one."