My Brother's Best Friend | Calum Hood

One call could change a lot of this.
A single call could mean you have a baby in your family,
or it could mean you lost a family member,
or it could mean your going to miss an upcoming football game or UFC fight.

But in this case, my one call... basically changed my entire life.
I now know who I'm in love with... but I also know he's the one who will shatter my heart in millions of pieces.


10. ¥chapter nine¥


 "Daniella, hurry up and get ready, your flight leaves in an hour." I heard Mum shout from downstairs.
 "Yeah, Daniella, your flight leaves in an hour." Calum mimicked, smirking at me.
 I stuck my tongue out at him, "shut up Butthead," I told him. I know if he was here in person, he'd make me take the back easily.
 "Excuse me?" He asked, cocking his head to the side.
 "You heard me." I smirked at him.
 "Take it back," Calum told me. Which I didn't. "If you don't take I'll make you when you get here." He threatened, and I still wasn't budging.
 "I got to go. I'll text you when I get off the plane." I smirked, getting ready to end the Skype call.
 "Oh baby," he smirked back at me, "I'll be the one picking you up." 


For some reason, his words sent shivers down my spine. But I also couldn't wait to see what he was intending on doing.

I only hesitantly nodded.

"See you soon Babe." He smiled.

 I returned the smile, telling him I'll see him soon before hanging up the call.


Not a second later, Mum barged in with a cheesy smile on her face.

"Are you and Calum dating?" She asked, her smile not leaving.

"You were eavesdropping weren't you?" I asked, trying to make sure I didn't laugh.

"No," Mum tried to lie.

I gave her my are-you-serious look and she gave in.

"Okay, fine. I was. Now tell me!" She exclaimed, sitting next to me on my unmade bed.

"No. Calum and I aren't dating." I told her, giving in.

"But you were just video chatting," she said confused, "and he called you 'babe' and 'baby'..." she added on.

"Yeah," I said, "but we're not together. Like, we're not a thing or whatever." I mumbled, looking down at my phone. I pressed the home button and seen the selfie Calum sent to me, which strangely I set as my lock screen. I made a mental not to change it before I arrived in L.A.

"Well what are you two then?" She asked, "it's not like ALL friends go around calling each other babe or baby." She cocked her head to the side, raising her eyebrows at him.

"We're just friends, Mum." I sighed, "plus, Mike would flip out if Calum and I ever thought of dating each other." I added, pointing out the obvious.

"That may be right but listen Dani," she started and I instantly knew she was going to give me a lecture about love.

I just looked at her, waiting for her to continue.

"I was in your position when I was your age-" I cut her off with a little outburst of my own.

"You liked one of Uncle John's friends?" I asked, more like exclaimed.

"Yeah. He's actually your father." She revealed.

"Well then." I chuckled, "but I don't think Calum and I will ever turn out like you and dad. We're not even dating, and if we were, we're complete opposites. We hardly have anything in common. I doubt we'd even be a good couple." I told her, and it was the truth. If him and I were together, I don't think we'd be "perfect" together. We probably wouldn't even last.

"You never know until you try, maybe give Calum a chance, see what Mikey thinks of it." Mum said, shrugging as she spoke.

"Michael would kill me, Mum." I said, running my hand through my messy hair.

"You never know." Were the last words that left her mouth before she patted my knee, standing up and leaving my room for me to get dressed.

As she left, questions started running through my mind.


Should I give Calum a chance? Should I continue to make this trip about my big brother and I? Should I tell Calum what Mum told me? Should I talk to Mikey about this? Oh my God. I don't even know what I'm supposed to do.


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