I unpack my stuff and put it away and Dad comes in. "So,the house still in shape?" I nod,sweetly. "Yeah. And Megan and Max and Conner are still there. Megan actually got mad at me because apparently I made Allison come to Sydney. Or something like that. But Max and Conner were as nice as they were back then." He smiles. "Good." He leaves and I pull out my phone and check my Instagram. Michael walks past my open door and I follow him. He smiles at me and I go to the great room and sit on a couch.
The doorbell rings,at 7:00 pm,while we are in the middle of dinner. "I'll get it." Dad tells us and walks to the door and open it. We all look at the door and watch. "Max?" Dad asks,surprised. I stand up,confused,but smiling. Dad lets Max in and I walk up to him. "What are you doing here? And how'd you find the house?" I ask him. "Your Instagram location shows this address most of the pictures and well,it's before summer." He smiles. "I didn't mean a few hours later." "Right." He smiles again. Mom smiles. "Well,Max,why don't you stay until morning? I'll get some blankets and you can sleep on the couch in the great room." "Well,I guess dinner's over." Michael says. I nod. The doorbell rings again. Dad,still standing by the door,answers it. Ashton. "Hi,Michael invited me over and who's car is th- nevermind." Ashton stops and steps inside. "I had nothing to do with this." I whisper to him as I hug him. He nods. He kisses me,I'm guessing to show Max that I'm taken,but Max doesn't seem to care,or even notice. "Well,I'll let you four talk." Dad tells us and goes into the study. Mom smiles and goes to the basement. "Well." Michael says. The doorbell rings,again. "I wonder who that could be." I smile and answer the door. Calum and Luke. "Hi." Luke smiles and I let them come inside. Calum grins at the sight of Max and Ashton standing in the same room. Silence fills the air for a solid two minutes. Yeah,it doesn't seem that long,but when it's quiet,it does. "So." I say,breaking the silence,which doesn't last long. I look at the floor.
I sit on my balcony,with Max,because he has no one else to be with. We don't talk or anything,we never really had to back then,and I just stared at Ashton's house. He's probably mad at me. I don't know why,but he probably is. I shiver and stand up,Max does the same and we go inside. I walk downstairs,he follows,and Ashton is still there,on the couch,next to Calum,Michael,and Luke. I smile a little and sit beside Ashton. Max sits across from me. We talk for awhile,surprisingly,and Ashton and I go into my room after Max decides to fall asleep. "Why is he even here?" Ashton asks and I shrug. "I'm not sure." "He better leave or things will not be nice if he tries to get in between us." "Ashton,nothing will get between us. Not even an ex-boyfriend." He smiles. "You sure?" "I'm sure." He kisses me and we talk about a different subject.