“You know why you’re sunburnt,right?”
Luke gave a sigh,preparing to listen to another one of the “I told you so” moments of the love of his young life. His back was sore and blistering,the back of his arms peeling and the back of his neck was on fire.His legs were less burnt but the dull pain was still there as they had been covered in sand by the freckled brunette that was sitting on his bum.
She obviously took pity on her stupid boyfriend and his lanky legs, at some point and decided to somewhat cover him up.
He let out a small groan,feeling her apply the aloe to his back with a soft, bushy make up brush she saved and the pads of her thin,careful fingers.
But yes,he knew why he was sunburnt.
“Because I didn’t go to bed with you last night."He grumbled into the pillow.The blonde bit his pierced lip,hissing in pain as she moved to one of the worst areas on his broad shoulders."Careful,Lilli.Please?”
Her touch lightened and he could hear the smirk in her light tone as she spoke.
“And because you didn’t go to bed with me,"The burning on his right shoulder intensified as she moved her dry hand over it to brush away the peeling skin."You stayed up too late.You stayed up too late,and then when we went to the beach,you stayed out from under the umbrella,and fell asleep in the sun.But where was your sunscreen,Luke?It wasn’t on you.”
“I forgot."He groaned,feeling like a small child that was being shunned by his mother.While Lilli had developed a tan that complimented her already smooth brown skin,he was lying under her,like a half cooked piece of meat.
"You look like you got slammed into a wall or something."Lilli informed him,gently removing excess aloe and applying it to too thinly coated areas."Or like you tried to wash off red stain.It didn’t work and you turned pink.Like someone dipped you in Kool-Aid and you dried up-”
“Interesting,Lillian."Luke refrained from moving to her hand as the gel soothed his burns.
"Hey,"She was giggling now,and Luke but his lip.Her giggle was infectious- almost as easy to get to someone as the fucking sunburn. "Don’t get all grumpy and short with me just because you didn’t listen to me,again.”
Luke propped himself up on his elbows,his cheeks were only burnt slightly and coloured as if he was blushing.“When have I not listened to you?”
“Well,counting only you or times with the boys,too?"He knew she was preparing to list experiences from the way she crossed her arms,a small smile on her plump and soft lips.
“The time I gad to convince you and Calum not to get a matching nipple piercing,when I told you not to play truth or dare with the boys and Michael dared you to lick the bottom of some café table with the gum and everything-”
“Okay!"He let out a laugh."Okay,I get it.You were right a lot,I was wrong a lot.Now tell me at least one thing I was right about,Lillian Oxford."He challenged,resting his cheek against her smooth and bare thigh.
Lillian thought for a moment,watching the ceiling fan spin.
"You were right when you talked me into that second date after a terrible first one,Luke."She smiled,thinking of their conversation on that chilly fall night.
"Why was the first one so terrible?"He furrowed his eyebrows and she let out a short laugh.
"Do you really not remember?”
Luke shook his head slowly.
“Well,first of all you sent the wonderful wingman Michael Clifford my way,who told me very bluntly that "I’ve got this friend who thinks those short shorts make you look very appealing."She giggled at his blush."Then you so happened to see Michael and I,and it just so happened you had an extra beer in your hands.So you gave one to him,and when you tried to open mine,the bottle broke and beer went everywhere.”
“You got a boyfriend out of it,though."Luke pointed out,a small grin on his lips.
"A boyfriend,yes.A very sweet one,too.Even if he doesn’t listen to me-”
“I got it!I got the message!"Luke laughed,"You can put my sunscreen on next time.Good deal?”
“Good deal."She lightly giggled and kissed his reddened cheek,humming softly."I love you.”