What Happens In Vegas...
New Year, New Us?
Things are getting harder and harder as the boys prepare for tour. I barely see Luke and it's killing me. Who knew someone that was once just a distant reality to me, would be real, and mean so much?
"Dani?" Rae questioned.
"Sorry.." I trailed.
"Yeah, me too." she sighed.
We haven't gotten out of bed in a few days. We're sulking in all our nothingness.
"Knock, knock!" Ry yelled.
"Hi." we both mono-tone replied.
"Wow. Fun-suckers. Boo." he spoke, plopping down on the bed. "You guys look like zombies."
Rae and I groaned.
"You guys wanna go out?"
"Eh." we mumbled.
"Christ. I thought talking to Ness was like talking to a wall."
"Where is the Lochness monster anyway?" I grumbled.
"Some trip." I could hear the anger in his voice. He says he hates that I'm mean to Vanessa just because she hurt Luke. I say I don't give a fuck.
"Ugh." he sighed, laying next to us.
"Joooooiiiinnnn uuuuussss." We jokingly moaned.
"Mate?" Mikey asked.
"Yeah, me too." he replied, plopping down next to me on the couch.
"What are you doing here? Don't you have a fiance to be with?" Mikey asked, a now very angry Ness.
"Luke, can we talk?"
"No." Michael replied.
"Mike." I grumbled, "Let's go."
Vanessa and I walked down the street to a pub.
"What's going on?" I asked taking a sip of my beer.
"Why not us?"
"Why is it not us getting married to each other? Why aren't we breaking news anymore?" I saw something in Ness I never thought I'd see, concern... compassion.
"I am married, I am happily married. It was ALMOST us Ness. We did break the news, we were the news. You left. Why? And why now?"
"I'm scared. I was scared. Your crazy lifestyle isn't my dream, it never was. I didn't want that, you didn't ask. I guess, I just had no idea what I was losing. I want to start over. New year, new us..." Ness leaned in for a kiss. Our lips met, and quickly seperated with a flash of a camera.
"Shit." I grumble. "This was a set up? Wasn't it?!" I raised my voice.
"Luke, I swear!"
"No! Just save it. At least when you set me up the last time, the best thing that's ever happened to me came out of it."
"You're marriage with Danielle Henderson is just a set up?" the pap asked.
"That's not what I said."
"That's what I heard." He snarked, leaving the scene.
"Luke? Is everything okay?" he phone voice still gets me going.
"Whatever you see on TV, just know I didn't say what they'll write, and the pictures were all a set up. I love you."
"Luke what are you talking--" I ended the call, as I ran back to the studio before my entire world came crumbling down.
"Everything okay?" Ry asked.
"Luke said no matter what I see or hear that he loves me.."
After a moment of silence Rae spoke, "Dani.. Ry..." she held her phone between us.
Twitter. Nuke back on? What about the engagement? The marriage? The marriage was just a set up. It's been Luke and Ness all along. Toying with fans hearts. New year, new us?
"What the fuck?" Ry screamed, getting off the bed, I heard him say her name before the front door slammed.
"Do not ask me if I'm okay."
My mind and heart are racing. Why would Luke do this to me? To us? Is this really just a scam?
Luke's words played over and over in my mind, I love you. Does he?
"I'm not okay." I spoke, collapsing into Raegan, I threw my phone across the room and just cried it all out.
It's been three days since Dani last responded, answered my calls, or turned her phone on. For all I know she's in a ditch somewhere. My heart is in my throat as I wait to pull up to the apartment. I slowly slid my key into the door and peered in, "Dani?"
"Go away, Lucas." she can't be awfully mad, she's still calling me Lucas...
I heard the bedroom door slam and lock before I even made it into the living room. I did what I do best... Swoon her...
"Don't talk, let me think it over. How we gonna fix this? How we gonna undo all the pain?Tell me, is it even worth it? Looking through a straight line. Taking back the time we can't replace. All the crossed wires. Just making us tired. Is it too late to bring us back to life?When I close my eyes and try to sleep, I fall apart, I'm fighting hard to breathe. You're the reason, the only reason Even though my dizzy head is numb, I swear my heart is never giving up. You're the reason, the only reason. I feel you burning under my skin. I swear I see you shining, brighter than the flame inside your eyes. Bitter words spoken, everything broken. It's never too late to bring us back to life."
The door started to slightly open during the middle of my serenade.
"Luke Robert Hemmings, stop. You're stupidly amazing singing isn't going to fix this."
"I think it just did." I chuckled.
"No." she pouted.
"You're so cute, but you can't stay mad at my devilishly handsome self."
"It's the accent. "
"Yours is much better." I smirked, this point we're standing arms length apart, and she did what she does best; slapped my arm for my remark. We both laughed.
"New year, new us, huh? Little cliche, don't you think?" she chuckled.
"A tid. Sounds like something Luke 2011 would say."
"Wow. Prepubescent Luke had bad taste."
"Nooooo, it's amazing taste, so good I went back to it. Or... I guess I never left it behind since all of this is just to cover up Ness and I?"
Dani half smiled and sat on the couch. I sat next to her, placing my arm around her. She rest her head on my shoulder, my heart beat picked up, and I could barely breathe.
"I missed you." I sighed.
"I missed you too, Hemmings."
After a few minutes of just being held, I felt okay.
"Do you want this lifestyle?"
"It's pretty intense." I chuckle.
"I'm serious. If this isn't what you want, I can be normal."
I pulled away from Luke, straddling his waist now.
"Don't ever say that. You are living your dream, it was your life before I was. I will never, not have I ever considered, asking you to give this up. I'm here for the ride... For you. I can avoid social media, and even Vanessa. Luke... Until you came around, I didn't have much to live for, I just existed."
"If that ever changes will you tell me? Before you leave?"
"I'm not going anywhere." I smiled, kissing his soft lips. God... I've missed him.
He rests his hands on my hips and my thoughts go crazy.
"Miss me?" Luke says.
"What makes you ask?" I blush.
"You're biting your lip."
"I'm copying you, Mr. Lip Ring."
"Oh, excuse me, Mrs. All American." he winked and my heart fluttered., "How am I supposed to resist such beauty?"
"You know, until this morning I hadn't showered in ages, this place was a mess, and I hated you."
"Nervous cleaning? That's cute." he teased.
"Shut up." I whispered against his lips.
"Make me." he tempted.
I pushed my lips into his.
Luke's grip became tighter on my hips as he rolled over and pushed me into the couch. Clothes quickly came off. Luke began teasing my clit "God... Luke." I breathed.
"Mmmm, say it again." he growled.
"Luke!" I moaned, before I knew it he was gently slipping inside of me.
I rolled us both over, "You don't get control, you're in trouble." I nibbled at his ear, holding his hands down,
"Oh yeah?" he smirked.
I slowly began rocking my hips against his, taking in every inch of him. As I moved faster, I found myself closer to my high, and I could tell Luke was close too.
"Cum with me baby." I moaned.
"Please." He begged.
We both hit climax and collapsed into each other.
"You know, I always heard make up sex, was the best sex." Luke laughed, so I did the same.
"Shower?" he replied.
"Please." I smiled, taking his hand and following him into the bathroom.
5 more months and this woman will be my wife... Well... I'll rememeber her walking down the aisle. We'll take a million pictures. We'll have a first dance. We'll have a bouquet toss. Family will be there to celebrate and give us gifts we could never imagine.
Almost another year til we start our family. Little Hemmings running around everywhere. All of this.. .Dani... I have because of my dream... I have a new dream now; Dani, and our life together.