4. Chapter 4
"Luke wake up" I yelled from my room as I stared at my reflection. "I'm coming" he yelled back. He walked in wearing just boxers and simply looked at me. "Don't even ask about my hair." He said running his hand through it as he stood next to me. His skin had faded bruises which concerned me and I could definitely see scars that looked fresh, don't ask how I know. He was literally shirtless infront of me and I could pull those boxers right off- WOAH WOAH WOAH. "Look at MINE" i said as I played with the mop on my head. "Your hair is fine" he laughed. "Luke? You don't have any clean clothes do you?" I asked. "Nope, but that's okay" he smiled. "No wear something of mine, I'm sure there's something to fit your tiny body" I laughed. "Excuse me I'm thunder thighs" he laughed looking at his legs. "More like chicken legs, if I sat on you they would probably break" I laughed. "Whatever" he playfully punched my arm. As he got dressed into one of my sweaters he told me "oh and I read up to chapter 5 of the book, it's really beautiful. But i have a question?"
"What?" I asked concerned and abit nervous as to what he might ask. "Well you said you thought it was based on you, and it's about a gay couple coming out, so... Are you-"
"Yes" I whispered cutting him of. "If you don't want to be my friend because of it then thats okay". "No Ashton I don't care" he stated as he pulled on a pair of skinny jeans. Luke tensed as I moved towards him to go downstairs. "What's wrong? I'm not going to kill you" i inforced as he looked at me. "It's not that, it's not you, it's just a natural habit" he stated as we went to the kitchen. "What do you want to eat? I have everything" I told him as I munched an apple. "Nothing thanks" he replied. I grabbed an apple and rolled it across the bench to him. He stared at it and looked at me. "Just eat it luke" I said. He picks it up and takes a few nibbles. "I have to go to the toilet I'll Be right back" i yell as I walk down the hall.
While he is gone i chuck the apple in the trash. I think about the book and how my father would react if I was gay. Thank god I'm not. But I do have feelings for Ashton. I don't know if that's in a friendly way or more then that. Maybe I need to meet a girl to find out. Cause I haven't been with one in years. Ashton emerges from the hall and ushers me upstairs. I follow. "Luke here's a comb" he says as I stand next to him in the bathroom. "Thanks" i say as I comb my hair up into a quiff. He tried to comb his hair a little but it goes everywhere. I laugh. I put my hand up to his curls and move them out of his face. He stares into my eyes. "That's better" I say as I leave the room and grab my schoolbag. He had his and so we go downstairs and out the front. "I catch the bus, here's some money" he says handing me change. We both get on the bus and take our seat a row infront of the back. At the next stop Calum and Michael hop in and run for the back. "Well looks like you've decided to stop exercising and start catching the bus" Calum laughed. Ashton looked at him. "No actually Luke's been at the gym. He went all afternoon yesterday" Ashton replied. "Who asked you Harry potter? And why are you standing up for this fat fuck" Calum scoffed at him. "I am none of your buisness and for the record, muscle weighs more then fat, so clearly Luke is just muscly" he replied before standing up and ushering me to change seats. "Thanks Ashton" I looked at him and smiled. He smiled back and I tilted my head to look out the window. I felt his hand lightly brush against mine and he didn't move it. I let his hand slide between my fingers without giving him eye contact. I could tell he was smiling. I may or may not have been smiling also.