<<c.h.>> Hopefulness

Kayla Carter,average Aussie,meets Calum Hood,average Aussie,for awhile anyway. Going through high school with each other,they realize their time is running out. Kayla Carter,average Aussie,meets Calum Hood,her best friend,her crush,her everything,but most importantly,her savior.
I present to you..... <<c.h.>> Hopefulness
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*Some Chapters include Suicidal/Depressed Thoughts and Actions*

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26. -26- Stupid Holiday

#~#

"Here." Calum hands me a card in a red envelope.

I give him a suspicious look before opening it.

I read the card and remember it's one of the most irrelevant holidays ever. Valentine's Day.

"Thanks. I didn't get you anything because I never celebrate this holiday."

"That's okay."

A card drops onto Calum's desk and I look up to find the girl from last month in the printer room grinning.

Calum tosses the card in the trash before doing anything else.

I smile a little.

#~#

"You know," Lily tells me,closing her locker door. "Tonight's the sweetheart dance and a little Ashton told me Calum's going."

"He never asked me."

"So? You two are dating and that means he shouldn't have to ask you."

"Eh. Fine."

"Great! I told Ashton to arrive at your house at 6 anyway."

We laugh and meet up with Ashton and walk to my house.

#~#

"How do I look?" I ask,nervously. I smooth out the red dress and smile a tiny bit.

"Amazing,Kayla!" Lily exclaims and takes my hands before twirling us,making both of our dresses spin.

We giggle and I grab my red handbag.

We go downstairs and Chelsea takes a few pictures and Eric runs a hand through his hair. 

"How come we don't have those at my school?" He asks,laughing.

I pat his head and he smiles,flashing his dimples.

The doorbell rings and I answer it,being greeted by my neighbor. He nods to the sidewalk. I said goodbye to two of my siblings as Ashton links my arm and Lily's on the other as we walk to school. 

#~#

We enter the school and find Luke,with his hair in a quiff now,leaning against a wall next to a drinking fountain,where Michael is getting a drink of water. Luke looks at us and taps Michael's shoulder. 

Michael looks up and smiles at us.

"Calum is in the gym,waiting for us. He thought you weren't coming,Kayla."

I unlink my arm and my shoulders sag. "Why?"

Luke smiles at me. "Don't worry. You could dance with me if he doesn't," I smile back,gaining confidence. "You can dance with all of us. We're all friends."

I nod and Luke links his arm with mine and leads us through the white-walled hallway to the gymnasium. Michael opens the door and Luke walks me in and the gym is all decked out in reds,whites,and all shades of pink.

I look for Calum as Luke takes me to a table and spot him talking to Brent. Of course.

I set my jacket and handbag down at the table and make my way to them.

Brent's face lights up and Calum turns around to look at me. I stand by them and wave. "Hey."

"Hey,Kayla. I didn't think you were coming." Calum tells me.

"I'm here."

"Damn right,you are." Brent says,breathlessly.

I blush and Calum takes my hand before dragging me to the table.

#~#

"I'll be right back." Calum says and I nod,then look at my friends.

There's a tap on my shoulder and look to find Brent.

"What do you want?" Michael asks.

Brent takes a seat in Calum's spot,turning the chair backwards before sitting.

"Listen,Calum was talking to me earlier. Nice guy. Except for when he said Kayla didn't seem like the 'party' type. He actually invited Samantha Crawford. She's over there." Brent points to the brunette who Calum kissed a month ago. 

"Why should we believe you?" Luke asks.

"He's a pretty trustworthy guy." I defend.

"Kayla,don't fall for-"

"No,she's right." Lily says.

"He was always telling the truth. Except for once. But that's in the past." I tell them.

I watch as Samantha leaves the room the way Calum did.

"I have a plan." Lily confesses.

#~#

"Okay,ready?" Michael asks and we all nod. 

A new song starts and Lily shoves me and Brent towards the dance floor as Luke leaves the gym. I nod at Michael and Lily who are at the punch bowl and Ash who's waiting by the door.

Brent smiles and we dance together,watching the door. Luke and Calum appear. Brent takes my face in his hands and kisses me. I kiss back. 

#~#

 

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