Love Halfway Around The World

Skylar and her friends went to Australia to have the adventure of a lifetime, but not romance. However when Skylar accidentally crashes into Luke Hemmings in the streets of Central Sydney that changes. What happens when Luke gets feelings for Skylar and what about when Micheal, Calum, and Ashton all catch feelings for three of Skylar's friends?


3. Hyde Park

Skylar’s POV

I woke up to loud knocking on our door. I looked around the room. Conor was on the bunk across from me, still asleep and Ryan was below him and out cold. Claire was right below me and didn’t show any sign of waking up. I heard the knocking again and climbed out of bed not caring I was still in my dress from last night and walked over to answer the door. When I opened the door Emily was standing there in black shorts and a white tank top, her bleach blond hair in a messy braid down her back, and looked like she literally just rolled out of bed. I stood there rubbing the sleepiness out of my eyes. “Really Emily, it's early,” I said annoyed at the smile plastered on her face.

“So how was your date last night?” Emily smirked at me, her brown eyes glowing. “And how is your makeup still perfect?”

“It was NOT a date” I frowned at her. I ignored the second question and leaned my back on the doorframe, turning my head to look at her.

“Oh please, you two were totally into each other and everyone saw you kiss.”

I sighed looking straight ahead at the other side of the doorframe. “What do you want Emily?”

“Simple, ask him out.”

“You woke me up at 6 in the morning to tell me that?” My frown deepened as I stared into her face.

“Well, I was hoping you could find out if his friend with the curly brown hair is single” Emily looked down playing with fingers, and I smirked at her and walked out of my room before leaning against the wall in the hallway. I leaned forward slightly so I could see her eyes.

“So that’s what this is about. You like Ashton.” My smirk grew into a grin and I knew Emily hated when I did that.

“Just ask him out!” she almost shouted embarrassed about her crush.

“I don’t even know where the guy lives. How do you want me to find him?”

“Don’t worry, I took care of that part.” A voice spoke up in the hallway startling both Emily and me. Drake was about 8 feet away; right outside his door in basketball shorts, no shirt, and his brown wavy hair same as always. His blue-green eyes were droopy from lack of sleep.

“What do you mean you took care of it? You know where Luke lives?” I asked confused. “Also how are you awake? You know it’s 6 in the morning right?” Drake just laughed at me.

“I don’t know where he lives but I had a little chat with Curly before he left and know that all four of them will be in Hyde Park today so you both will get to see your crushes,” Drake smirked at us. “As for why I’m up, there’s nothing wrong about girls in short clothes.” Drake laughed and his smirk grew as he playfully eyed Emily and me. We both groaned and rolled our eyes at his perverted actions. Even with girls, he has been a friend with since grade school he can still be a pervert sometimes. I scoffed and turned on my heel walking back into my room. “Make sure you get dressed up for pretty boy Hemmings,” Drake called out to me. I smiled to myself and got Claire and Conor up. All three of us had to work together to get Ryan up which took forever. Then I did my hair and makeup natural and with Drake’s suggestion got a little dressed up for Luke.


Luke’s POV

I sat with my head in my hands while Michael, Ashton, and Calum all sat in my living room talking to each other and playing FIFA but I wasn’t paying attention, all I could think about was the kiss last night with Skylar. “Aw man, why did I do that?” I asked out loud without knowing it.

“Do what?” Ash raised an eyebrow at me.

“Um ...well.”

“This is about how you kissed that Sky girl isn’t it?” Michael looked straight at me. I silently nodded. “Dude you kissed her because you like her, plain and simple. I don’t blame you, that girl is pretty freaking hot.” Michael smiled at me.

“Who kissed a hot girl?” We all looked up to see my brother’s Ben and Jack enter. My brothers look like older versions of me except that Ben had a buzz cut and Jack’s hair was a bit wavy while I had hair in a quaff.

“No one kissed anyone,”  I replied and they both raised an eyebrow.

“You need to work on your lying.” Jack cocked his head to the side.

“Jack is right little bro. You’re the worst liar in the world Lucas.” Ben said, “I’m guessing you’re the one that kissed a girl and I really hope it was a girl.”  Ben added with a laugh.

“Shut up. I’m not gay, and don’t call me Lucas!” I growled.

“Soooo, who’s the girl?” Ben wiggled his eyebrows. I didn’t answer but Ashton was all too happy to answer and did.

“Her name is Skylar. She is American and is tall and skinny, but fit. She has Caribbean tan skin. Long dirty blonde hair to her mid-back, and bright hazel-green eyes.” Ashton finished proudly and Jack and Ben both smirked.

“Wow, not bad little bro. She sounds cute, and hazel-green eyes sound unusual and pretty.” Jack said.

“An American too. I never thought that would happen. A foreign girl is a big score bro.” Ben added.

“Really though…” Calum finally spoke up “What is so great about American girls, they’re all troublemakers and this girl has got to be working some kind of angle and has Luke wrapped around her little finger.”

“I don’t know what you getting at,” I said through clenched teeth.

“Mate she’s playing you, why can’t you see that! She’s really hot I admit that but pulling you into a kiss after five minutes. She’s trouble man.” Calum stood up and I felt rage boil up inside me.

“WHAT THE HECK IS YOUR PROBLEM?” I screamed and pinned Calum to the wall. “That ‘girl’ you’re bad mouthing is named Skylar and she is one of the best things that has ever happened to me. You ever even lay a finger on her and I will personally end you.” I sneered at Calum, my anger taking over.

“Luke, man calm down.” Ashton and Michael tore me away from Calum.

“I’m sorry man, really I didn’t mean that.” I sighed looking away from Calum.

“No, I’m sorry I shouldn’t have said that. I don’t know what I was thinking. I guess I was just being stupid instead of thinking about my best mate.” Calum didn’t look at me, but I knew he felt bad and said those things without really thinking about it first. I felt bad for him, and I don’t know why I pinned him up against the wall like that. I just lost control there.

“Wow, you really like this girl mate?” Michael looked at me with sympathy.

“Yeah man, I do I really do.” I sighed Ben and Jack looked at me and nodded.

“Well then let’s go” Ash’s face lit up.

“What do you mean?” I asked looking at Ashton.

“We’re going to Hyde Park.” Ashton grabbed my arm, pulled me out of my apartment and practically shoved me into the elevator before I could say “G’day” and sent all of us down to the lobby and out the door.


Skylar’s POV

We were all waiting in the lobby of the hostel for our leader, Kim to show up. After nagging for about 30 minutes Emily and Mary finally convinced Kim to take us to Hyde Park for today or at least for the morning.

“So dolls you all ready to go?” Kim asked walking into the lobby seeing all of us with our sunglasses on our heads and backpacks on our shoulders. “I guess that is a yes.”

“Yep, now Skylar can go see her new boyfriend.” Drake grinned eyeing me.

“Oh come off it will you.” I gave him an evil glare and he shut his mouth. Hyde Park was only about a 20-minute walk from the hostel, and even though I told Drake I wasn’t nervous or dying to see Luke I was actually both nervous and dying to see Luke, but that is something I would never let Drake know so I just kept my mouth shut the whole way there.


Luke’s POV

“Is there a reason that you guys are making me come to Hyde Park at 9 A.M?” I asked walking behind Ashton. “I mean it’s a Sunday and I wanted to sleep.” I groaned as we turned the corner.

“Oh really, even if it means you get to see your new girlfriend?” Calum grinned at me. I was thankful he seems like he was accepting that I liked Skylar.

“She’s NOT my girlfriend!” I glared at Calum.

“Please Luke, you were totally crushing on her and kissing like you were in love.” Ashton was smirking as we entered the park.

“You’re one to talk. I can tell you like her friend, Emily.” I grinned with satisfaction then looked up and couldn’t believe my eyes. In the middle of the green was Jono, Claire, Conor, Tim, Ryan, all the kids from yesterday, and most importantly Skylar too. I saw her face and froze instantly seeing that she was real, smiling and laughing. She had on a nirvana tank top, black shorts and black converse. I loved her style. She looked beautiful.

“See, now you can ask her out,” Ashton whispered in my ear.

“How about a deal” I turned to Ashton and grinned wickedly, “I ask Skylar only if you ask Emily.” Ashton’s face went red and he looked away.

“Ask Emily what?” I snapped my head around to see Skylar standing there, Emily was with her. Emily looked like a scared little kid. She was gripping Skylar’s hand tightly and hiding behind her like a child behind their mom. She was about ¾ of a foot shorter than Sky. It was clear she was nervous about something, and it had to do with us. I pushed Ashton towards Emily; he then glared at me, grabbed Sky by the shoulder, and pushed her at me so hard that she slammed into my chest and almost knocked the wind out of me…almost. I instantly put my arms around her, catching her and looked at Ashton shocked and he just smiled like that was his intention. I opened my mouth to say something but I felt Sky’s hand on my arm. She looked at me and pulled me away, leaving Ashton to talk to Emily.

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