"Alex?!" Ashton screamed while running out of the house. Luke looked nervous.
"See you later Alex." Luke said while driving away.
"Ashton just stay out of it." I groaned.
"I don't want you seeing him anymore." he replied.
"Ashton what the hell!! Who do you think you are, my dad?!" I yelled.
"He's way too old for you!! It's not safe!" he said.
"Ashton I'm not even into him like that! Besides, don't you trust him? You're his friend aren't you?" I said back.
"Luke is dangerous! You don't know him like I do... and you need to be smarter about this!" he was calming down.
"What do you mean I don't know him like you do? God Ashton why can't you just stay out of my business?!"
"I can't risk you getting hurt again!!" he was yelling now.
"Ash.. you said we would never talk about that again." I said quietly.
"Right. I'm sorry." he whispered.
"Look, thanks for trying to protect me, but I can take care of myself." I said. There was a pause. Ashton squinted his eyes and shook his head, going to inside the house and slamming the front door behind him. I turned around and sat on the steps of the front porch, when I heard some yelling next door. I couldn't exactly tell, but it sounded a lot like Michael. I got really quiet and listened as much as I could, but it just sounded too muffled. I went and opened the front door and poked my head in.
"Ashton." I whispered loudly. He came to the door and I let him outside.
"Listen." I whispered again while pointing to the apartment buildings. The rooms were kind of like motels, where they each have a door to go outside and stairs going down the side of the building. Ashton got really quiet.
"Michael." he whispered.
"That's what I thought too." I responded. All of a sudden we saw an older man walk out of Michaels apartment slamming the door.
"Go, go, go." Ashton said as we ran inside my house to hide. We stuck our heads out the open window to hear. Ash looked concerned.
"Who is that?" I asked.
"That's uhh.. Michaels dad." he hesitated. I just looked at him. I wanted to know what was going on, so I walked out the door.
"Al- Alex!! What are you doing!!" Ashton yelled. I made my way to Michaels door, knocking 3 times. Who was that man, and why was Michael yelling at him?