Its complicated

Avia Grace finds herself face to face with her enemy and soon-to-be stepbrother Luke Hemmings.

She now has to live under the same roof as the person who has tormented her for years.

But what will happen when Avia sees who Luke really is, and will he change for her?

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5. chapter 5

"So how was your day?" David asks my mum.

And of course, I already know what mums answer is going to be.

"Not too good if I'm being honest" she says with a small faked smile.

David's brow lowers and he stops eating.

"What's happened?" He asks, a look of confusion spreading across his face.

"Well I've been made redundant" she announces. Luke glances at me briefly and my eyes avert to David who is currently trying to process the news.

"Why?" He asks softly.

"They didn't give me a valid reason, they just cut me off and gave me 1 months wages" she explains.

we are silent for a few seconds before David speaks.

"That's awful, is it enough to live on for a while?"

My mum shrugs subtly.

"I hope so"

Shit. I didn't think about that. How are we gonna pay bills or buy food or pay mortgage?

"I don't think we'll be able to keep the house" my mum adds sorrowfully.

My mood drops drastically but I hide it well. All eyes are on me now.

"Well..where would we go?" I ask.

"You guys are more then welcome to stay here" David quickly exclaims.

Oh no.

"It's near the school, we can get to know eachother more, and I can see about getting you a job at my business" he explains.

I desperately search my mind for a better idea but I can't find one.

"You can stay for as long as you want" he adds, looking between me and my mum.

Me and Luke meet eyes for a millisecond and I can tell he hates the idea as much as I do.

But there's no other way.

"Are you sure?" My mum says shyly.

David is quick to answer, "Of course! It's no problem at all."

Only it is.

Because it means Ill be staying with one of the worst guys in school.

We finish eating and it isn't long before me and Luke are put in an awkward situation.

"Why don't you go show Avia around the house?" David smiles at Luke.

Luke stands much taller than me, my head only reaching the tip of his chin as he stands beside me.

"Uh.. okay" he mumbles quietly before walking out the door expecting me to follow.

I trail along reluctantly.

He stops in the hallway and watches me attentively as I make my way towards him, my mouth drawn in a thin line on my face.

"So do you wanna go upstairs?" He suggests.

I bet that's what he says to all the girls he brings home.

We climb up the glass staircase and reach an open hallway lined with white doors.

"So this is one of he spare rooms" he says as he takes me into a baby blue painted room complete with a king sized bed and widespread wardrobe.

"How many spare rooms do you have" I ask, hopelessly trying to fill the awkward silences.

"Um.. we have 3 spare bedrooms" he replies with a small nod.

"If you did move here, you can choose which one you like" he adds.

I sigh and walk to the next room.

I would feel bad for being rude but Luke and his friends have put me through enough shit this year.

I think it's reasonable to be rude back.

"This one's nice" I say as I make my way into a spacious white and grey bedroom.

"Yeh I like this one too" he says as he stands in the doorway. I can feel his eyes drift over me a few times.

"You wanna go into the next room?"

After filing through endless bedrooms and bathrooms and offices we reach Luke's bedroom.

His room is grey with a burgundy red feature wall behind his charcoal coloured duvet.

A black and white guitar lies on the king sized bed and multiple pairs of socks litter the floor.

I quickly notice a collection of band posters on the far wall and wall over to have a look.

"You into these bands?" He asks as he scratches the back of his head.

I nod and we begin to head back downstairs.

Just as I'm about to take the first step down Luke clears his throat.

"Uh.. listen. I know this is awkward-"

He begins.

"Why should I listen to you?" I cut him off.

He seems a bit taken back by my sudden interruption.

"Umm.." he says, his eyes finding it hard to stay in mine.

I raise my eyebrows "You treat me like shit every day, and you just expect me to forget it never happens cus your dad likes my mum?"

His lips part but no words come out.

I turn around and begin walking back downstairs. Luke follows silently.

Hey guys I hope you like it so far! I know it's taking a while to get going but I just need to get the background info in before any of the drama happens. I'd really appreciate if you comment or even just say hi! I love hearing from you guys - KT x

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