Love Halfway Around The World

Skylar and her friends were just trying to enjoy a trip in Australia. She and her three best girls weren't looking for any kind of romance to come their way, and frankly Skylar didn't really want it. What happens when she accidentally knocks over Luke Hemmings in the street and he gets hooked? What about when her friends Mary, Emily, and Claire fall for the other three? Will love work out or cause trouble between best friends?


20. Hidden Present

Luke’s POV

I was lying in bed with Skylar wrapped up asleep in my arms. I had tried to fall back asleep but just couldn’t. I don’t know why either, what was missing in my life. I had the best friends in the world that all had amazing wives. I had the perfect wife, and the most wonderful kids I could possibly imagine. There was nothing missing, I just couldn’t get back to sleep. I gave up and sat up in bed. I was about to walk out of the room when I saw a box on the closet floor. I walked over and read the lid. “Luke and Sky: the story”. I looked back to bed and Skylar was still asleep. I opened the box and found tons of photos of Sky and me. All from the day we met all the way to the wedding and our kids. They were also pictures of the other guys and Sky’s friends started from the day we meet after a crashed into Sky, a few of them from the party that same day. I smiled as I looked through the pictures and found a DVD under the entire pile of photo’s I took it out of the case and slid it into my laptop. “Iris” by ‘Goo Goo dolls’ began to play and my eyes widened as pictures of Sky and her friends filled the screen along with pictures of the guys and me, even all of us together. Also there were a few of Conor and Sky, even as little kids. They have been friends forever and are still so close. There were even pictures of the guys and their wives when they were still dating. The song ended and the pictures continued to pop up as “I’m yours” began to play. “Yes, Sky I’m yours.”

“Where did that come from?” I almost jumped hearing Ash’s voice behind me whispering in my ear.

“I don’t know, but it seems like a lot of work was put into it.” I whispered and hushed him so Skylar wouldn’t wake up.

“Where did you even find that?” Ash asked and I pointed to the box in the closet.

“Luke, put it back.” We both saw Mary and Em in the doorway.

“Why?” I asked as I took the disc out.

“Sky wouldn’t want you to see that for a while.”

“Huh? What do you mean?” I asked confused

“You’ll understand when she does show it to you, and act like you haven’t seen it.” Mary and Emily left along with Ash. I put the DVD back and climbed back into bed with Sky, hugging her from behind. Iris began to play in my head and I slowly fell asleep with a smile on my face.


“Luke, Chase wants you.” Sky is shaking me awake.

“Why?” I ask sitting up to see a sleepy Skylar.

“I don’t know but he asked for you. He said he wanted “dada” I nodded and walked out to Chase’s room. I entered and saw Chase sitting up in his crib chewing on his fingernails.

“Hey there buddy.” I smiled and Chase looked up hearing my voice then grabbed the rails of his crib trying to stand but failing. I chuckled and walked over picking him out of his crib. I sat down on the rocking chair that Sky had since she was Chase’s age and rocked back and forth with Chase in my arms. I smiled at him but my mind kept going to that DVD and why Sky was hiding it.

“I know you saw the video Luke.” I was startled by Skylar’s voice and saw her by the door.

“I’m sorry. I was curious.” I looked away “Why did you hide it?”

“It was a surprise” Sky sighed, “Your birthday is soon and that was your present. I know it’s not the best but-“ I didn’t let her finish. I stood up with Chase in one arm. Then with my free hand I grabbed the back of Sky’s neck pulling her head towards me and silenced her with a kiss. I kissed her hard and passionately. At first she was shocked but still kissed back. How could she think that I wouldn’t love that she put something so great together? She could give me anything and I would love it because it came from her. I pulled away put Chase back then grabbed Sky’s hands and looked into her eyes. “Sky you could give me a bookmark and I would love it, you could give me a water bottle and I would love it. Hell, you could give me a pair of my grandma’s underwear and I would love it because it came from you. I don’t care what you give me. I will love it no matter what because I love you more than anything in this world. You’re my love, my wife, the mother of my kids, and everything. Don’t ever think something like that wouldn’t make me happy.” I started into Sky’s eyes as they lit up with her smile. She grabbed my face and crushed her lips to me. I instantly put my arms around her waist as hers stayed on my cheeks but soon moved up and through my hair. I really loved it when she played her my hair. She tugged gently and I moaned into her mouth as I tightened my grip even more and pushed my lips against her more before finally pulling away and nuzzling my head in her hair.


Skylar’s POV

I hugged Luke for what seemed like forever before I started to feel sleep creep back into my mind. “Hey Luke we should get back to bed. Luke let me go and glanced back at Chase who was asleep and turned back to me and nodded. He grabbed my hand and practically dragged me into the bedroom and almost threw me on the bed. I laughed as Luke crawled on top of me a kissed me softly and sweetly. His lips were as soft as ever and I still loved the feeling of his lip ring. I rolled over so I was on top of him. He smirked into the kiss and wrapped his arms around my waist. I pulled away and rested my head on Luke’s bare chest and soon fell asleep to the sound of his steady heartbeat that I could fell was full of love and made my smile as I fell asleep wrapped in Luke’s arms.  

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