Close As Strangers|| Ashton Irwin

Every night I'm losing you in a thousand faces
Now it feels we're as close as strangers



3. him

"You were with Kayla all night!" Michael teased me.

I felt my cheeks get hot. ""

"You love her, don't you?" He asked.

I smiled. "Is it that obvious?"

Of course I love her... But what she doesn't know is that when Luke and Rylie get home from their honeymoon, we're back on tour... In Europe. Management said that they can't come this time. I don't know what to do. Should I tell her? Or should I just pack up and go, leaving her in the dust?

I can't just leave her... But I have to. That's the only way I can cope with leaving. It doesn't seem fair that she can't come with me.


I was all packed, ready to go. Kayla has no idea that we are leaving, and Rylie is going to tell her later.

"Flight 126 please head to the doors, flight 126 please head to the doors. Your flight is about to start boarding.."

We stood up, grabbing our bags. Luke hugged Rylie goodbye, Calum told Jade goodbye, and Michael held onto Amity.

We got to the doors, and I was last in line.

"Ashton? Ashton!"

I turned, seeing Kayla walking towards me.

I shook my head. "I'm sorry.." I whispered.

I'm not good at saying goodbye. No one is. I shouldn't be doing this to her. But it's what I have to do.

I gave the ticket to the woman, and walked through the small hall, and got on the plane. I took my seat, and Luke sat next to me.

"You care to explain what just happened back there? You blew her off!" He exclaimed.

I sighed. "I know.. I couldn't say goodbye to another one... I just couldn't say goodbye..."

Bryana... We had the same thing. She went off for two years to model and do fashion in NYC. Before Luke decided to move there to be with Rylie. I said goodbye. I went out, got drunk, and cheated on her. It was a terrible situation. I can't do that to Kayla. So I just didn't say goodbye. There's no point. And never would I say it's not goodbye, just a see you later or see you soon. I don't know when I will see her again but I will. I just know I will.

"Passengers, please fasten your seat belts.. We will be taking off in 5 minutes." A woman's voice came over the speakers. We did as she said, and sure enough, we were off the ground soon after.


10 hours later, we landed in London. From there, we went to the hotel we were staying in for the three days we'd be there. I check my phone once we got off the plane. 3 texts from Kayla.

Kay💕- did I do something wrong?

               I probably did something wrong

               I'm sorry for whatever I did

I feel bad doing that to her. I should call her...but I can't. Not today.. Not now.. I'll see her soon.

We got into the car, and went to the hotel. Michael and I in one room, Luke and Calum in another. I laid down on my bed, trying to get the thought of Kayla out of my head.

"Are you sure you don't want to talk?" Michael asked. "You seem super depressed today. We all know it's because of what happened in New York."

"I don't want to talk. Maybe later." I rolled over, facing away from him.

I felt my eyes get heavy, and I drifted off into a deep sleep.

It was the worst day in the world. Kayla's funeral. People were lined up, waiting to say something to her family and friends. I went up to the casket, seeing my angel laying there. Tears flowed down my cheeks as I went up to her mother.

"You did this! This is all your fault! All you had to do was tell her the truth, but you ran away from your feelings. All it did was break the people you know and love. I hope you're happy."

I woke up in a sweat. It was pretty dark outside,  and Michaels snores filled the room. I tried to push the dream to the back of my mind, but it was no use. I couldn't sleep anymore, so I decided to go down to the hotel gym. I changed into a t-shirt and basketball shorts, and headed down. It was almost empty, being 3 in the morning. There was a girl running on the treadmill, singing her heart out. Eye of the Tiger. I chuckled. She seems super interesting.. Maybe I can talk to her. Spill my feelings to a stranger. That's a good idea, right? I opened the door, and walked in. I went over to the other treadmill, and put my headphones in. I set the pace at 10, and started running.

After 30 minutes of running, I slowly came to a stop. The girl was over by the weights, when she dropped one on her foot. I ran over to her,  helping her get it off.

"Thanks..." She winced in pain.

"Do you want some ice?" I asked. She nodded, and I went over and grabbed an ice pack from the small freezer in the corner. She slid her shoe off, and held the ice pack on her foot. "That's going to leave a bruise..."

"Wait, aren't you Ashton Irwin?" She asked. I nodded. "Why are you in a gym at almost 4 am?"

"I could ask you the same question." I chuckled.

We talked until people started filing in. I checked the time and it was 6. "I have to go... Here, put your number in, maybe we could talk sometime?" I handed her my phone, and she quickly typed in her name and number.

"You have a text... From someone names Kay?" She said, handing me my phone.

I has almost forgot about her. But she had to text. I'm trying so hard to not think about her, but she's all I see. I need to not think about her. Maybe this girl can help me take my mind off things...

Long chapter 😁

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