Close as Strangers // LH


After some long over due thinking, Nikki decided to transfer to a new university to get a leg up on the competition of teaching. She's slightly socially awkward and is not the typical college type of girl. She mainly keeps to herself most of the time, studying or zoning out to music. And since transferring as a senior, it won't be easy to "fit right in". Cliques have been made, friends have become sisters and enemies may be in a ditch somewhere. Her plan of staying on the down low is quickly interrupted by a tall blue eyed beaut and she's not sure if it's for the good or not!


10. Please Come Back.

Luke, I brought over-" Kelsey stops, staring at us both.

Luke quickly backs up, grabbing his shirt.

"What the fuck?! Luke! Are you fucking kidding me?!"
"Kelsey, it's not what you think."

In the meanwhile, as Luke makes his pathetic attempt at talking his way out of this awkward situation, I throw my shirt back on, grabbing my bag.

"Oh! I'm so fucking sure! You have some ugly skank ass bitch pinned against the wall with clothes off and it's not what I think." She shakes her head furiously.

Luke glances at me, I can tell he's trying to figure out what to say or even do.

"You know what, Kelsey," I say immediately regretting what I'm about to do, "you were right about me. I've wanted Luke the moment I set eyes on him so I figured I'd try to swoon him into having sex with me. He said no several times but I still took his shirt off, I was even attempting to get him out of his pants. You've got a good man here because he thought of you the entire time. Even warned me."
"Oh shut the fuck up, bitch. I am going to destroy you. You are going to wish that you never even laid an eye on my man."

I swallow hard, nodding my head. I slip my way out of Luke's room hearing the door slam behind me before loud voices cascade out. I run and I mean run back to my dorm before collapsing on my bed. Tears spill from my eyes. I'm not this person. I'm not a home wrecker. I came to college to get a degree not for drama. I quickly call my sister, praying she answers.

"Hello?" she whispers.
"Gemma," I cough, "I want to come home."
"Hold on, one second."

I just my best to calm myself down but sobs continue to rattle through me.

"Okay," she says not whispering this time, "what happened?!"

I explain to her the entire situation. By the time I'm finished my lungs ache and my eyes are heavy.

"Okay, okay. Just breath. How much class would you miss if you just came home for the week?"
"Just one class tomorrow," I lie.
"If you don't want Mom knowing, I won't tell. But you have to go back by Wednesday."
"Thank you. I love you. See you soon."

I hang up with Gemma and quickly pack a bag for the week and weekend. I have no plans on making any classes this week. I shoot a text to Bridgette and Scarlett saying that I have a family emergency and have to go home before I head out to my car.

Luke's POV

It's been two days since I've seen Nic. Kelsey and I have worked things out but it doesn't make me feel any better about the situation. I wasn't lying about the way about felt about Nikki. I'm nervous walking to class. I don't know how she is going to react to me, if she even does. I take a deep breath and walk in. I scan all the bodies already seated, but don't spot her. I claim my seat and wait and wait and wait, but she doesn't show up. I take a slow stroll to the dining hall greeted by Ashton first.

"Hey Hemmo," he smirks.
"Hey," I mumble shoving my hands in my front hoodie pocket.
"What's up with you?"
"Nothing, rough class today."

By now everyone knows of what happened. Kelsey and her big fucking mouth. It's her plan to make Nic the bad person even though it wasn't her at all. The guilt eats away at me everyday.

"Hey Luke," Bryana smiles, sitting down next to Ashton.
"Hi," I nod.
"Kelsey is on her way. Just so you know."
I really have no desire to see Kelsey. As horrible as that sounds. Calum and Mikey soon join us. Calum was pissed at me when he first found out but with the whole possibly getting signed by a record label going on, he went with bros before hoes mantra.

"Mates," Calum says with a mouthful of food.

I give him a head nod. Mikey is too busy being nose deep in his phone to say anything.

"Okay, I need everyone's help," Kelsey says throwing a stack of paper on the table. The paper shows a picture of Nikki in a bikini, probably off one of her social media accounts with the saying, "Warning! Campus Whore!"

"What the fuck are these?" I say picking one up.
"Not for you," she grabs it from me, "what I need for everyone is an initiation idea, haze, or dare for newbies. I can't think of any and I'm president."
Bryana stares at Kels.
"Have them to me by later. Love you all, bye!"

I watch as Kelsey grabs her stuff and takes off meeting a few of her other sorority sisters.

"I can't believe Kelsey is going to go that far," Bryana scoffs.
"Well, she gets what she deserves."
"Really, Calum?" I blurt, "a girl you claimed you cared for and you're talking like that about her?"
"Cared. Past tense."
I shake my head.
"Grow up, Calum," Ashton sneers.
He makes a face going back to his food.

"I just don't understand why she would go throw that. I mean that chick isn't even going to see it."
"Why?" I turn to Bryana.
"Lindsey told us that she saw her leaving campus a few days ago and she hasn't been back since."

My stomach drops. This is my fault. She left because I couldn't man up to Kelsey.

"It's true," Mikey finally speaks up, "I've been talking with her friend Scarlett and she told me Nic left because of a family emergency. She's worried about her. Thinks there wasn't any emergency."
"I don't blame her for leaving. God, the humiliation that girl must be going through," Bryana laughs uncomfortably.

I yank my phone from my pocket and select her name out of my contacts. Please come back. I type out before hitting send. I lock my phone back up and shove back in my pocket knowing I more than likely will not get a response.


Sorry For The Short Chapter.

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