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A/N dedi for this lil bubz *muacks* ily

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Luke's POV

After that arduous ordeal I went through, Calum insisted on taking me back to his house and, of course, I obliged since I was in no state to argue with him.

He kept an arm around my waist the whole time, always stopping to check if I was okay every now and then. It made me feel a way I didn't want to, especially since I was supposed to be mad at him. But I guess I just couldn't control my heart.

Slowly, he guided me up the steps to his porch and knocked on the wooden door hastily.

"Mals! It's Calum!" He yelled, making me wince a little.

He noticed my reaction, mumbling a quick "sorry" before the door opened, revealing a girl with blonde hair tied up into a messy bun.

Mali.

"Hey Cal- Oh! You're Luke right?" She grinned widely.

"Y-yeah, nice to meet you," I said quietly, not trusting my voice at the moment.

"Aw, you're cute... and hot. I'd totally date you if my little brother over here wasn't smitten with you," She teased, shooting me a wink.

I felt Calum's grip on my waist tighten.

"Mali," He warned through gritted teeth, glaring at her in the process.

"Okay, okay chill. Don't needa get so possessive over blondie here. I was just stating some facts," Mali tutted, raising her hands in surrender.

"Just let us through will you," The kiwi groaned, bringing me along with him as he shoved past her.

I shot Mali an apologetic smile which earned a soft 'it's okay' from her.

Once we made it to his room, he sat my frame down on his bed gently as if I were some fragile china doll, thereafter kneeling down such that our eyes were at level, making my heart palpitate and breathing quicken. (a/n you make my heart shake bend and break :D)

After a few moments of just the two of us gazing intently into each other's eyes, he decided to make the first move, shooting me a warm smile as one of his hands made its way up to my sore cheek.

He caressed the abused skin softly causing me to lean into his touch naturally, my eyes fluttering shut as I allowed myself to dwell in his comfort.

"Are you okay?" The olive skinned boy questioned worriedly.

My eyes shot open, meeting his warm chocolatey ones which held nothing but care and concern.

'Y-yeah, I'm alright. My cheek's a little sore but other than that, you've nothing to worry about," I said, putting on the most convincing smile I could muster at that moment.

He sighed and withdrew his calloused hand from my pale cheek which was decorated with red fingerprints. My blue eyes followed him closely as he settled down next to me, holding his head in his hands.

"Cal, what's wrong?" I asked, furrowing my eyebrows in confusion.

"I-It's nothing," He replied, lifting his head to look at me.

I could sense there was something bothering him from the pained expression resting upon his face and that made a sense of uneasiness wash over me.

However before I could question it, I was tugged into a suffocating embrace. He pulled me onto his lap and tucked his head in the crook of my neck, wrapping his tan arms around me protectively. I was left dumbfounded by his sudden affection, worry clouding my mind once muffled sobs left his lips.

"W-what happened? Cal, why are you crying?" I questioned anxiously, reaching up to rake my slender fingers through his brown locks.

The only response I got was his arms tightening around my waist as he tugged me impossibly closer towards him such that we were chest to chest.

"I-I'm sorry. If only I had gotten there sooner... you wouldn't have had to go through all that. I'm sorry I wasn't there to protect you, I'm sorry," He cried out, his body shaking uncontrollably as heartbreaking sobs left his lips.

"Cal, you wouldn't have known... please don't blame yourself," I hushed, rubbing his back soothingly.

"If I had left the house earlier instead of being stubborn, I probably would've been able to prevent anything from happening to you!" His voice strained.

"Pooh bear, I'm fine now. You saved me okay? You got there before things could get worse. So please don't blame yourself for my misfortune," I mollified.

He abruptly pulled away and stared up at me in awe.

"W-what?" I quizzed nervously, thinking I had said something wrong.

"Y-you called me pooh bear," He said in disbelief, mouth hanging open.

"O-oh s-sorry it j-just slipped. E-erm, I'm sorry, I-I shouldn't have," I rushed out.

My gaze fell to my lap and I fiddled with my fingers, tugging at my lip ring as I apprehensively waited for his response.

Contrary to what I had expected, I felt two fingers being placed on my chin and tilting my head up. I directed my gaze to the brunette sitting before me, almost melting when I was met with his soft chestnut eyes.

"I like it," Calum stated, a gentle smile forming on his plump lips.

One of his hands grasped my waist tenderly while the other brushed a stray curl of hair away from my face before coming to rest upon my cheek. I never felt more loved at that moment, his mesmerising eyes gazing into my ocean blue ones with so much adoration and affection.

"Say it again," He murmured, gaze shifting to my thin lips.

"Pooh bear," I whispered, watching as he leaned in slowly.

I felt his minty breath fan over my cheeks and our noses brushed against each other. He hesitated slightly, removing his hand from my cheek and placing it on the back of my neck instead.

"Is this okay?" He asked in a hushed tone, peeling his eyes away from my pink lips to my blue orbs.

I saw the amount of love held within those enchanting eyes of his, guaranteeing that I could trust him with my all.

"Yeah," I breathed out, giving him a sense of assurance.

With that, he tugged on my neck gently and closed the space between us. My eyes fluttered shut as I let him take control. Our lips were locked in a slow yet passionate kiss, my hands flying to the back of his neck and resting there. He tilted his head to the side slightly, deepening the kiss as I played with the hairs at the nape of his neck. He pulled me ever so much closer and I could feel our hearts beating in time as butterflies erupted in my stomach. Our lips fit perfectly like a jigsaw puzzle and it just felt so... right.

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A/N YUS THEY KISSED AFTER LIKE 27 CHAPTERS WHEW

ARE YOU HAPPY CAUSE I AM

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