"Ahhhhhh!" I woke up screaming. I had been having the same nightmare for the past couple of days. My phone beeped from the side of the night stand. I quickly grabbed it with no worry. a text message from Calum :
C: Good Morning :) Sorry, we had band practice this morning. Mikey's if you need me. :) x
The time was 10:00 a.m. I got out of bed to take a shower, then BAM! This massive headache came upon me.
"Woah," I tried to catch myself from falling, but I ended up on the floor anyway.
"Shit. Crap. Ugh!" I slowly got up from the floor, and went into the bathroom.
The boy's and I had finished band practice, so we were just playing FIFA. Well the guys were, not me. I wasn't very good at it.
"Ha! I win!"
"No way man! You fucking cheated!" Michael punched Calum.
" Hey Calum, can I ask you something?" I nervously licked my lips.
"Sure mate. Ask away."
"Why did you let April move in with you?" I was not prepared for his response, but I should've known it was coming.
"Because who else was gonna pick up your slack? What a best friend you are."
Ashton quickly jumped into the conversation; he knew what was gonna go down," Guys, lets not do this here okay. It was nice of Calum to take April in."
All of a sudden Calum got up, and grabbed his jacket. He stormed out with no words to say.
My fingers glided smoothly across the keys of the Grand Piano, that sat peacefully in Calum's music room. I smiled at all the memories of piano lessons after school. My mother insisted that I learn how to play. Oh how I missed her. I sat down in front of it, and began to play a piece I came up with a long time ago. As I played, the melody took me back to a place where I felt safe; my original hometown. It was a little city called San Antonio, Texas. I say little, because compared to New York and Australia; it was so much smaller.
"Ehhem?" I heard someone, so I turned toward the door. A girl with long black hair was standing in the door way.
"Who are you? And what are you doing in my house?" I don't know why, but she gave off this scary vibe.
"I'm April O'Connor, and you are?"
" I'm Mali Koa Hood. People call me Mali. And people also know that this is my house, so why you in it?" She took a couple of steps closer to me.
"Well umm," I was getting nervous.
"Mali! Hey! What are doing home so early?" Thank God Calum entered the room.
"Yeah, and who's this little bitch?" I think she was refering to me.
"Woah Mali! she's just friend who needs a place to stay... for a while," he looked at me then back at Mali.
"Ugh! Calum Thomas Hood! Wait till mom and dad here about this!" She yelled as she went down stairs. Her accent was soft yet stern.
My first reaction was to turn the other way, so I did.
"Hey I'm sorry about my sister Mali can be a total bitch sometimes." He placed his hand on my shoulder, and turned me around to face him. I just nodded my head and went to my room. He then joined me on my bed.
"What were you doing in the music room?"
"I was just looking," I lied.
He raised his eyebrow, and laughed, "You're a bad liar April O'Connor."
"Fine. I was playing the Piano. It made me feel like I was at home. It felt heart warming.
"April! You never told me you played the piano!" he put his hand on mine. All of a sudden this hotness fell upon my body. He massaged my hand with tiny little motions made by his thumb. Oh god why was I sweating now?! There was a huge lump in my throat! My free hand was twisting my shirt between it, out of nervousness. He then intertwined our fingers. No! No! April don't be a fool. Don't you dare Calum Thomas Hood... Don't you dare...
"I fell in love with you even before I realized I did."
- April O'Connor