I get a text from my best friend Ellie just as I finish breakfast.
we need to catch up
totally i havent seen you in ages
Ellie: meet @ park in 30mins
I went upstairs after I cleaned up from breakfast. I got dressed in a white Mickey Mouse sweater, black skinny jeans and black lace-up boots. I put my hair in a pony tail and drove to the park. I got there but Ellie hadn't arrived so I sat on the bench and waited. I saw my friend Ashton playing cricket with three of his friends about 200m away. I'd never met his friends but he had told me about how he's in a band with three other guys - Calum, Luke and Michael - so I assumed that must have been them.
One of his friends was looking deliberately at me until he got called back by the others, I didn't think much of it.
Ellie arrived soon and I stood up to greet her.
"Oh wow! I haven's seen you in so long!" I said
"I know right! Your hair is so long, and I love the blue" she said referring to my blue dipped hair. We hugged each other and sat back down. We talked for a while about anything and everything. That's what I love about Ellie, I can talk to her about anything, serious or not.
Soon Ashton spotted me and waved. I waved back and watched as his friend who was looking at me before went to him and said something, he motioned at me, Ashton nodded and the other guy said something, they both laughed. Ashton said something and nodded and the other guy turned and walked in our direction.
"Oh great," I said to Ellie, motioning towards the guy
"Here we go," she chuckled.
"Hey," the guys said as he reached us.
"Hi" I said. I looked up and saw his face for the first time. He was tall with quiffed blonde hair, blue eyes and a black lip ring. He was actually quite attractive.
"I'm Luke" he said holding out his hand, I shook it and said
"Is that short for something?"
"It's short for Catherine, so it's spelt with a C. But if you ever call me that I'll kick your balls so hard you won't be able to eat for a week." I said crossing my arms. He laughed and said
"I'll make sure not to," I eased of a bit and said
"You play guitar in the band with Ash don't you?" Luke nodded and said
"what else have you heard about me?"
"Apart from the fact that you're a complete clutz and total player I've only heard good things," I said sarcastically.
"Ouch," he said and fake pouted
"So did you want something?" I asked
"I came to ask for your number actually." he smirked
"Did you now?" I raised one eyebrow
"Yeah, I did. so what do i have to do to get it? i'm guessing you're not just going to give it to me?"
"Smart boy," Ellie chuckled
"I'll tell you what," I said cheekily "If you can beat me in a 100m sprint, you can have my number"
"Deal!" Luke said quickly "But I warn you, I'm faster than I look."
"Im sure you are," I muttered