**New Year's Eve**
Choice Status: Thinking
I smile as I open the door. I step inside and close the door behind me. I take off my jacket and rub my heels on the carpet. Michael walks up to me as I walk to the party room. "Have you chose yet? Both are in there." He points behind him to the party room. "I haven't chose. It's just too hard. They're both rea-" "Look,I want you to make a choice by Midnight. And if you don't,I'm telling them that you said no. To both of them." I sigh and rub my forehead. "That isn't fair,Michael." "To me,it is." I talk to people for a bit and decide to go into the basement. I go down to find Luke standing there with his arms above his head,one in a fist,and the other holding onto a controller. He spots me and smiles. I give him a small smile. He hands the controller to someone else and walks toward me. "Hi." I say. "Hey." He replies. "Michael's being really unfair right now and he's saying I have to-" "I know. Chose by midnight." I nod. "So,I bet Ashton knows." I mumble. "Have you chose yet?" "Still thinking." He smiles. "Even if Michael tells me you said no,I'm still gonna try to win your heart." "I hope this isn't gonna ruin your friendship with Ashton." "It's not. As a band,we like to have a competition every once and awhile. Calum and Michael each have a vote." I nod. They're using me...aren't they. I smile. "That's cool,"
"Michael Gordon Clifford. Are you and your band mates just using me for a competition?" I ask as Michael walks away from me. "No. For the last time no! How'd you even get that in your head?" I look at the ground. "Luke." "Did he tell you that?" "No." "Okay. So then,we're not using you." I look up at him. "I don't believe you." "What don't you believe?" "Everything. Luke said that you guys like competition and you and Calum have voted on who's gonna 'win' and yeah." He sighs. "Just focus on picking a guy." He pushes past me and goes down stairs to the great room. I sit in the viewing area. I'm not gonna chose. I'm just...ughhhhhh. I wish this was easier.
"Did you pick yet?" Calum asks. "No." He smiles. "You're not gonna,are you?" "Nope," I turn to face him. "At the Christmas party,Mali Koa told me that whenever Ashton and I fight,we just say we break up,then go back together after a week or so." Calum smiles again. "It's true. You two just can't get enough of each other,can you?" I shrug. "Do you even like Luke?"He asks. "I don't know."
"Chose Ashton." "I'm not choosing." "Just chose Ashton." "Why?" I ask but he is already out the door of the party room.