I sigh as I wipe off my makeup. I try to smile but it fades before I know it. I throw my wipe away and stub my pinky toe on the sink cabinet. "Fuck everything." I whisper and I see Ashton sit up in the bed. "What's wrong?" "I just stubbed my toe." "Oh," Then there's silence,but only for a moment. "Come here." He tells me and I walk over to the bed. "I'm tired as fuck." I whisper. He laughs. "Me too," He holds me and we lie down. "Me too."
"Oh,Emily?" I hear a familiar voice from behind me and the guys. I turn and see a smiling face. My face lights up and I hug him. "I missed you too much." Max,Megan's twin brother,tells me. Ashton clears his throat and I pull away from Max. "Oh right. Guys,this is Megan's twin brother Max. Max,this is my step brother,boyfriend,and friends." I say pointing to the correct people. I nod. "Why do you care about her being here,anyway?" Ashton asks,stepping forward. "Now,Ash,be polite-" "No,no. I got this. Emily and I had some history awhile back. It's really no big deal,City boy." "Well,you and her together don't matter now,because she's with me." "Ashton,I said be nice." I say through clenched teeth. "Nah,it's alright. I mean it." Max tells me and I nod. "Okay." "So,anyway,what are you doing back in Melbourne?" Max asks,pushing past Ashton. "Well,I was just showing these guys my home,well,city,I guess you'd call it. Since Melbourne isn't a town." He smiles. "Still you. Haven't changed a bit." I blush. "Well,thanks." Ashton clears his throat again. "Okay,that's enough reminiscing. Emily,uhm,why don't you show us around some more,since it's our last day here?" Ashton takes my hand. "Well,why don't I come?" Max asks. "I'm pretty sure that's not necessary." Ashton smiles. "Well,I mean,it's alright." I say. "I'm hungry." Luke says. "Not now,Luke." Calum mumbles. Michael stays silent. "Okay,let's get going." I smile and Max nods,going to my other side. "Good,good." Ashton says.
"Hey,so,did you do running over at Sydney?" Max asks,putting down his drink on the table in the cafe. I shake my head. "No-" I begin but am interrupted by Michael. "You used to run?" He laughs. I elbow him. "Used to,yes. I stopped because I tripped on an important race and sprained my ankle. I was kicked off the team and long story short,I'm not running again." I say,looking down at my drink,stirring with my straw for no reason. "It wasn't that bad." Max tells me. "You only say that because you're my friend." He smiles. "I mean it." "Well,look at the time," Ashton says. "We should really start packing for Sydney." He gets up. "No,we have a little while." Calum grins. I nod. 'He's jealous.' I tell myself. "Yeah,we have an hour or so." "Well,I wouldn't want to intrude. It was nice seeing you,and meeting you guys,too." Max says and I stand up and hug him. "See you around." I tell him and he leaves. Ashton sighs and smiles.