For a whole 2 months I ignored Calum. I wondered if he had done this to many girls, or just me. I spent most of my summer vacation in bed depressed. Many times Luke would come over to try to cheer me up, but it never seemed to work. "April you've been in that bed for to long! Get up!" he would always try to get me out of bed. But the thought of Calum just made me want to stay and cry my eyes out.
July 16th. It was Luke's birthday today! And 2 days before summer vacation was over.
" You know what would be the best birthday present ever?" Luke was standing at my bedside. I just looked at him.
"If you got out of bed." His hand was reached out.
" Fine! Only for you Lucas," I said and got out of bed. Luke looked at me from head to toe and made a questioning face.
"Have you been eating well?" He was concerned.
"No not really... just the thought of Cal-"
" I've had enough of this April! You can't be all depressed about him! To the point that you don't eat! for god sake's you look like you've dropped 60 pounds in the last 2 months! I can't stand seeing you like this Apes!" He was raging on and on.
" I've dropped 45 pounds."
"See what I mean! Apes, I know it seems like you can't get over him, but you need to. Not just for me, but for you and your health. Please April," he held my hands. I had seemed to make the situation worse.
"Why don't we go to Nandos for my birthday, so we can at least get you something to eat," he said walking over to my dresser to get something. He stretched the hair tie in his hand and proceeded to put my hair up. After that, he took my hand and led me downstairs.
"Wait! Lucas I can't go like this." I was dressed in short shorts and a tank top with house shoes. He didn't listen to me and we were off to Nandos.
We arrived at Nandos. Sitting at the first table was Michael, Ashton, and... Calum.
"You set me up!" I looked up at Luke and yelled. All of a sudden their 3 heads turned to see me.
"April I swear, I didn't know they were here." He threw his hands up in innocence. Whatever, he probably did, but I quickly brushed it off. Calum and I made eye contact; he slightly smiled, but I quickly turned away.
"Lets just hurry up and order." I patiently waited next to Luke as he order the food. We got our order and went to go sit with the boys. What i coincidence that the only seat left was next to Calum. I looked at Luke, and he gave me the "just sit there" look, so I sat down.
" What brings you two here?" Michael seemed in a pissed off mood. Calum nudged my arm and kinda smiled. Me being in the worst mood ever, ignored him. I looked over at Luke and he was carrying a conversation with Michael and Ashton.
" Can we talk in private," Calum whispered in my ear.
" Excuse me?"
"Please come on," he took my hand and led me to the corner of Nandos.
"What?!" I whisper shouted.
"You never gave me a chance to apologize so I-"
"Forget the apology! I just wanna know why?" I felt tears starting to form in my eyes.
" I know this is gonna sound bad. But, I didn't know what I was thinking. Don't get my wrong, your gorgeous. I wanted to get away from my thoughts of my ex girlfriend Bella. After you left the battle of the bands that night, she text me saying she was sorry. So my feelings for her came back, and got me thinking about asking her out again. Don't think I lied to you April. I meant all those things I said to you. I did have a crush on you. I did want to be with you. But you gotta understand where I'm coming from."
"I'm sorry Jacob, but my heart was with Daniel all this time. I'm sorry it had to end like this. Don't think that I never had feelings for you," I said and kissed his cheek, then left. I had just broke the heart of the sweet Jacob Latimore. Daniel was my everything, and he had finally admitted to his fault. He had never done that, so that's what got me. He loved me so much to admit he was wrong. And I loved him for that.
End of Flashback
" I understand Calum," I wasn't gonna criticize him for what he did, because I did the same thing 3 years ago.
"I'm glad you understand," he hugged me. Even though I wasn't his; his hugs will always comfort me. He broke the hug, and I smiled at him. God, he smiled back at me with his stupidly,adorable, cheeky smile. Oh god.
"Friends" my smile was like the measure around the world times 3,000.
"So... if you don't mind. Can you help me figure a way to ask Bella out?" his face had a worry look but quickly faded when I said, " glad to," and smiled.