(Calum Hood) BIG DREAMS LITTLE CHANCES

We are just friends. But if we are then why do I feel funny when I see him? Why do I want him to hold me? If we are just friends then why did Calum say he loves me?

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APRIL'S POINT OF VEIW

We just sat there in the middle of the forest holding hands. It was kinda weird, but I liked it. I could lay here, holding Calum's hand, forever.

But sadly that never happens.

My phone rang, corrupting the moment.

I picked it up and answered it without looking to see who it was.

"Hello?" I said.

I heard my dads voice, "Hey where are you?"

"Oh, dad, I'm out with Calum, we were eating lunch by the park." I explained.

"Well I need you to come home so we can talk about the call I got from the school." My dad said calm.

"Alright I'll head back now." I said, then hit the end button.

I sat up and looked over at Calum.

"I gotta go." I said with a week smile.

"Yeah." Calum sighed.

Calum and I picked up everything and shoved it back into the basket. Then walked out of the woods.

The walk back to my house was quite. Until we got to my door. I stepped up onto my porch and spun around so I was looking at Calum.

"Good luck." Calum smiled.

I laughed a little, "Thanks, and thanks for the day out."

Calum looked down.

"Yeah, it was nothing." Calum said.

"Well, I'll see you tomorrow." I said.

"You too." Calum smiled.

I smiled back, then poked his nose. I spun back around and opened the door, and waved at Calum before walking inside.

I shut the door behind me and walked to the kitchen to put the basket down.

"Dad, I'm home!" I yelled.

My dad walked into the kitchen.

"So what happened at school? Are you alright?" My dad asked.

"I'm fine, and this kid just started beating me up. I think he was high, or maybe drunk." I explained.

"Alright, I was worried, the principal called and said you got in a fight but I know that couldn't be true." My dad said. "And what about Calum?"

"What about him?" I asked.

"How did he get involved? Is he alright?" My dad asked.

"He ran over and defended me, but he's fine yeah." I smiled. "We all good in the hood."

My dad laughed. "So, this boy.... Calum, defended you in a fight, then he took you out for lunch."

"Yeah, why?" I said caulking an eyebrow.

"Just wanted to know." My dad said. "Well as long as you're alright then okay."

"Alright, I'm gonna go up to my room." I said walking out of the kitchen.

I headed to my room and fell onto my bed. There was nothing to do. My vision started to fade and my body grew weak.

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"April."

There was a poke on my cheek.

"April."

Another poke.

My eyes fluttered open and I looked up. Luke and Bex stood at my bed side. I sat up and rubbed my eyes.

"What are you guys doing here?" I asked.

"We came over to hang out." Bex said. "Come on get up boo."

"Where are we going?" I asked.

"We were gonna go to the mall." Luke said sitting down on my bed.

"Alright, why did you come and get me though, wouldn't you two want to go out together?" I questioned looking at both of them.

"We do that all the time." Bex laughed.

"Plus you're our friend." Luke said poking my nose.

I poked his lip ring back. Luke stood up and pulled on my arm.

"Okay, okay I'm getting up." I said rubbing my face.

I grabbed a sweatshirt and some black shorts and put them on. I ran a brush threw my hair and put on some mascara, then pulled on my black converse.

"Okay I'm ready." I said to Luke and Bex.

The three of us walked downstairs.

"Dad Bex, Luke, and I are going out!" I yelled.

"Okay, don't get into any fights!" My dad yelled back.

Luke and Bex laughed while I just rolled my eyes.

The three of us teen got into Luke's car and drove off to the mall. I almost fell asleep in the back seat, only to be pulled back by Bex's voice.

"My goodness someone tiered." She laughed.

"I guess I am." I yawned. 

I watched as Luke held the steering wheel white one hand, while the other hand was intertwined with Bex's hand.

The two of them had been together since freshman year. Honestly they were my goals, only problem was that no boys liked me.

Bex and Luke walked hand in hand throughout the mall while I tagged along like a third wheel.  It didn't really bother me until a started to see all of the couples at the mall. 

"My gosh am I the only single person here." I muttered.

We walked in and out of a couple stores but didn't buy anything.

"Hey, are you gals hungry?" Luke asked.

"Yeah, I could go for some food." Bex said.

"Yup." I smiled.

Luke suggested Subway, Bex was all up for it and honestly I didn't care where we got food.  After we got our sandwiches Bex found a nice table to sit at in the food court.

There was a slight conversation while we all ate.

"Hey Luke, why do you love Bex so much?" I asked randomly.

At first he was a little taken back, but got the biggest smile.

"Because of her voluptuous boobs!" Luke said like it was obvious.

"Luke!" Bex yelled, slightly covering her chest.

"I'm kidding, that's not the main reason, Bex is just an amazing person, it's hard not to fall for her." Luke smiled.

Bex blushed and took a bite of her food to hide it.

"Who do you like April?" Luke asked.

"What, oh, no one. I don't really have my eye on anyone." I said shrugging.

"Well I see someone who has there eye on you." Bex said, nodding to someone behind me.

I peeked over my shoulder and saw a boy around my age. He had red hair that was perfectly messy, and his eyes were blue. He was pretty well built and was looking right at me.

But before I could think twice, this wave of 'I already like someone' came over me.

I looked back over at Bex and just shrugged.

"You don't think he's cute?!" She asked shocked.

"I mean, he looks pretty good but, I don't know, just not all that intrigued." I said.

"That means you have to like someone then!!" Bex yelled.

"I don't!" I mocked her tone.

"April we are teen girls with raging hormones." Bex said like I didn't already know that.

"Okay yeah, but I'm an acceptation." I shrugged.

"Okay whatever sure." Luke laughed.

"I bet I know who you like." Bex said under her breath, starting to laugh.

I rolled my eyes. I didn't like anyone. 

Once we finished our sandwiches, we sat and talked for a bit. I stood up and stretched, then looked to see if the boy was still there. He wasn't. Then I begged to go to the stuffed animal store at the other end of the mall.

"Okay okay, fine, but your buying my a gum ball." Luke said.

We all walked threw the halls to the small shop. I scrolled threw my phone a little while I walked.  I was on snapchat, watching Cal's story. He had posted a picture a few minutes ago. I tapped on it to see what it was.

It was a picture of him, he had the collar of his sweatshirt pulled up so you couldn't see the lower half of his face. His left eye was squinted more then the right. His eyes were glossy and his hair messy. Then it read 'I just woke up'.

I looked over the picture 1,000 times in three seconds. I got this weird feeling in my chest, then the photo went away. My eyes stayed on the screen for a few more seconds. Then I turned the screen of and blinked a few times.

I slid my phone into my pocket, and before I could even look up I ran into something.  I then tripped over my own foot and almost fell, but before I could hit the ground, I felt arms wrap around me and pull me in. As soon as I was on my own two feet I took a step back. I looked up and saw the red haired boy from earlier. He smiled at me.

"Hey." He said, his voice raspy and low.

"Uh, hi." I said with a week smile.

"My names Noah."  He said running his fingers threw his hair.

"April, thanks for catching me." I said with a slight laugh.

"Hey so uh, I think you're really cute, so would you wanna hang out sometime?" Noah asked. It was so blunt and sudden.

"Um, sure, I just got suspended from school for the week so I'm free." I said.

He smiled. I guess he was into the fact I got suspended.

A few more things were said, then Noah and I exchanged numbers.

I walked over to Luke and Bex who were waiting on a bench.

"Look who's got a boyfriend." Bex sang.

"I don't have a boyfriend, I don't even know him, we might hang out that's all, and like I said I don't even think he is that cute. And besides.... I'm into guys with dark hair." I said.

Bex and Luke laughed while we entered the shop with the small stuffed things. I walked up and down looking at all of the stuffed animals. There was one that caught my eye. It was only a little blue dog. But it made me think of Calum.

I grabbed the small little stuffed toy and walked up to the counter, and bought it.

"What did you get?" Luke asked.

"A stuffed animal, dork." I said then flipped a quarter at him so he could get a gum ball.

I looked down into the bag at the little ball of fluff. Then, it came to me why I felt the way I felt in the food court. It came to me why I had the thought 'I already like someone' when I looked over at Noah.

The bag slipped out of my hand and hit the floor while I stared strait forward.

"Oh shit."

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