Lexi was in the closet, like always. She heard him coming. She's already got beat today because she got in another fight at school. She curls in a ball and cries. Being silent, if he hears her she'll get it. But this time when the closet door opens police are there. A man shines a very bright flashlight on her. "You're okay, we are not going to hurt you," the man said.
Lexi started to get out of the closet. When the police saw the blood they start calling people. As they took Lexi outside. She shook her head when they got to the living room, well a room with an old, broken down couch and an old tv. She was scared he might be in there.
"Calm down. He's not in there," a woman said as they took Lexi to an ambulance to check her wounds.
"We need you to go get your stuff. We're taking you to a new home," the woman said to Lexi, she did as told.
---Meanwhile at 5SOS's---
Ashton had just turned 21 the day before, they had a huge party. Their backyard was a mess and they all had hangovers.
Michael was on his laptop, like always. But this time he's acting different. Every time one of the boys try to look at the screen he hides it.
"Mikey, what are you doing?" Luke finally asked.
"Nothing," Michael said. Knowing he was lying, Calum took his laptop and ran into the kitchen.
"Why are you on a foster kid website?" Ashton asked.
"Well..... I know one of them and she's in a really bad home," he said pointing to the screen.
"Oh, well let's foster her!" Luke said taking the laptop. "We should get her!" He exclaimed.
"She's not a dog!" Ashton jokes. He picked up the phone and calls the number on the screen.
Lexi was in a car to her new home. She was shaking and holding her journal. When they pull up to a big house, she smiles. As her case worker, Jackson, walks to the door and rings the doorbell, 4 familiar men answer....... 5 Seconds of Summer! She knows one of the boys by her old foster father, she hopes he's changed.
"This is your new home Lexi. They will take good care of you, okay?" Jackson assures her. She nods and steps in. The boys smile.
"Well hello," Ashton says with a very kind smile. She smiled at him. "Well since we didn't really think about where you will sleep, you can sleep with me I guess." She nodded and followed him.
He showed her his room, she put her stuff down on the floor, which was only a duffle bag and a backpack. She sat on his bed and looked at the bathroom door. "That is the bathroom. You can take a shower then come downstairs, okay?" She nodded and walked into the bathroom.
Ashton went downstairs and ordered pizza. Lexi came down, she had her hood on so they couldn't get a good look at her face. She sat on the couch away from everybody and looked down at her hands.
"Hello!" Luke said excitedly and sat next to her, scaring her. "Why don't we take off your hood!" He said slipping it off. She had a black eye, a bruise on her cheek, and a busted lip. They gasped at the sight.
It was silent until the pizza came. "Pizza!" Luke yelled.
"Luke calm down, you're probably scaring that little girl to death," Ashton said getting Lexi. She sat beside Ashton. She wouldn't talk or anything. "What kind do you want?" Ashton asked her. She just looked at him with fear. "A nod or anything would be nice," Ashton joked.
She nodded and Ashton put 2 slices of pepperoni pizza on her plate. She nodded and ate them, picking off the pepperoni. After they ate, it was around midnight. They decided they to go to bed.
"Well I'm going to bed. Good night everybody," Michael said going upstairs.
Everybody else went upstairs, so Ashton took Lexi to his room. "You don't have to be scared to talk," Ashton said as he helped Lexi in his bed, since he has a king size and it's kinda high up.
"I-I didn't know if I c-could," Lexi stuttered, almost a whisper.
"You can talk whenever you want," Ashton said kissing her forehead. She smiled and cuddled up to a little blanket. "Goodnight Lexi," Ashton said.
"Goodnight," She said. She went to sleep in a second.
She woke up to a bad dream of her last foster home. She screamed and raised up, waking everybody up but Michael.
"Hey, what's wrong?" Ashton asked quickly raising up to her. She didn't say anything. She started crying, well more like sobbing. "Hey, it's okay," he said rubbing her back.
He tried picking her up, she jumped up and backed up to the wall. Ashton quickly grabbed his phone and texted Calum telling him to come in his room.
"What is it?" He sleepily asked, walking in his room only having his boxers on. He looked at Lexi. "What happened?"
"I don't know she woke up and screamed and when I tried to pick her up this happened," he said walking towards her. She shook her head 'no'
"What's wrong love?" Calum asked her crouching down towards her.
"Him," she whispered.
"Who?" Ashton asked.
"Th-the colored hair b-boy."
"Why don't we go back to bed, yeah?" Calum soothed, picking her up and sitting on the bed with her in his arms. "Shh.... It's okay," he said rocking her to sleep.
When she was asleep, he layed her on the bed and kissed her forehead. "Like a boss," he joked.
"Yeah you're a lot better with kids than I am," Ashton said, with a small chuckle.
"For some reason they like me," Calum said. "I'm going back to bed, night."
"Night," Ashton said getting back in the bed. When he layed down Lexi cuddled up to him. Right then, Ashton fell in love with the little girl.