Luke had gotten use to being on the road and away from family. It was apart of his job and he wouldn’t have it any other way. You had become accustomed to his lifestyle for a while now too. On occasion you were able to join on the tour, but this year was one where you couldn’t. Time became tough and even though the two of you made the effort to talk and Skype it wasn’t enough. You missed his presence and affection. Any other time you were fine with him being halfway across the world, but now it felt unsettling and you felt lonelier than ever. Luke was feeling the same way. He constantly called and wanted to face time before heading on stage. It was becoming somewhat unhealthy and the guys couldn’t sit through him not being happy much longer.
“I can’t just drop everything and come out there I have a job,” you sighed into the phone, glancing at your calendar for a quick second. Luke’s birthday was just in a few days and already you were feeling guilty for not being there.
“I know you get vacation days,” Ashton said, “Just use a few of those and plan a trip down here.” The guys had decided on making you Luke’s birthday gift. It was a way to make both of you happy and everyone could rest easy knowing Luke wasn’t walking around miserable. “The guys and I can chip in for the flight just please come see him…but it’s a surprise so don’t tell Luke.” You began to chew on your bottom lip in thought, wondering if you should take on the offer. Ashton was right you did have some vacation days saved up, so why not cash a few out now.
“Alright I’ll come out there. I just need to know what days I have to call out for,” you mumbled. This had to be happening around Luke’s birthday so you thought on just calling out the day before and through to a day you could come back home. Some more words were exchanged and soon you were packing for your journey.
Luke’s laughter was loud as the guys piled on top of him shouting out happy birthdays. He began to wiggle under them, Michael’s hand making it’s way into the young boy’s head and messing it up. “You guys are crazy!” Luke shouted, letting out a huff as they finally climbed off of him. Before he could even walk through the door they had him down on the ground, showering love everywhere. It was what he needed right now. Something to take his mind off of you not being here. It only worked for about five minutes. Usually you were the first to tell Luke happy birthday, but for some reason he hasn’t received a message back from last night. Even now as he texted you it kept telling him the message wasn’t being delivered. It was making him worried. Luke’s attention was taken off his phone at the sound of his name being called.
“Are you excited for tonight?” Calum questioned, handing over a wrapped box to his friend. They were performing tonight, and because it was his birthday the event was going to be better than ever. Fans were already excited to see the concert, but the fact that it was Luke’s birthday made it even more special.
“Yeah I am…hey have you heard from Y/N?” Luke asked, glancing down at his phone once more.
“No I haven’t, why?” Calum replied, putting on a poker face. He didn’t want to ruin the ultimate surprise for Luke. A sigh left Luke’s lips and he shrugged.
“Nothing, it’s just she hasn’t called. Which is weird because she always calls me during this time.” Calum frowned at his words. He knew you were currently on the plane. The arrival time being at least two hours before the concert time.
“I’m sure she’ll call just don’t think too much on it,” Calum said, “It’s your big day man, have some fun!”
If it hadn’t been for the guys preoccupying his mind, Luke would have thought you had forgotten his birthday. If you had messaged there was a slight chance you would have ruined the surprise. It was hard enough keeping a secret from him, so you never did unless it was really important. After some time your flight had landed and you were picked up. You were already buzzing with excitement and couldn’t wait to see Luke again. It had been five months since you last saw each other and you knew you couldn’t go another. From Ashton’s instructions, you were suppose to hide out on the tour bus while the guys did soundcheck and come out when they were ready to give Luke his birthday cake.
The anticipation was killing you and finally once your wait was over you made your way inside the venue. Not wanting to ruin the surprise and have fans see you before Luke did, you sneaked into a side entrance with help. You had freshened up and by the time you made it towards stage the guys were finishing up a song. “So today’s Luke’s birthday!” Michael shouted into the microphone, making the crowd cheer loudly. “And the guys and I have one last present we want to give him.” Ashton ran off stage, coming to a halt in front of you.
“Hey good to see you. Are you ready?” he asked, giving you a hug. You nodded, helping everyone place candles into Luke’s cake and lit them. “Okay I’ll walk out with the cake and just follow behind me,” he told you.
“Got it, man I’m so nervous…do I look okay?” you muttered, smoothing down your dress.
“You look fine come on,” Ashton chuckled. The crowd was singing happy birthday as loud as they could when Ashton began to walk out. You waited a few minutes and watched with a smile on your face as Luke turned to blow out the candles. The minute you stepped out on stage the fans went wild, phones out as they recorded what was going to happen. “A cake! Thanks guys you made this the be-” Luke stopped mid-sentence when he spotted you walking out. The smile on his face turning into a grin. “What!” he exclaimed in awe, jumping around in his spot.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY!” you shouted, holding your arms out wide. It didn’t take long for Luke to rush over to you. Grabbing you in one quick motion and pulling you into a tight hug. “I missed you,” you said through laughter, letting him squeeze you as hard as he could.
“I missed you too,” Luke hummed, pulling back to hold you at arms length. He couldn’t believe his eyes. “Are you really here?” he asked, then looked back at the fans. “Is she really here?” They shouted in response and Luke pulled you into a kiss. This was the best present he’s ever received and he couldn’t thank his friends enough. Luke’s energy for the rest of the night was on high and he was once again happy to have you in his arms.
You went to bed upset and woke up on Saturday upset, even your parents noticed while you were aggressively flipping your omelet.
“How as your date with Luke?” Your dad carelessly asked and your mom shot him a look before you blew up.
“Awful okay!” You exclaimed loudly but quickly apologized before rushing to your room.
You quickly shut the door once you got into your room and flopped down on your bed. You were peacefully laying on your bed but your phone buzzing with texts interrupted the peace and you groaned as you flipped over to get your phone.
You turned on your phone and bit your lip as you read Luke’s name flash across your screen.
‘Open your window’
‘Y/N I will come up there’
You read and shut off your phone and laid face down again before your phone went off again, you couldn’t help but check it.
‘That’s it’ was all it read and you began to worry thinking Luke was ending things with you but your mind drew up a blank as music began to play outside your window.
You quickly jumped off your bed and went to open your window to find Luke standing with a beat box held above his head.
“What are you doing?” You yelled over the music and Luke paused the music.
“I honestly don’t know, it seemed like a good idea. Can you just come talk to me?” He shouted back and you rolled your eyes as you pulled on shoes and tied your hair back. You walked down the stairs and avoided the stares from your parents as you opened the door and went to where Luke was standing with his beat box.
“What?” You asked stubbornly and crossed your arms over your chest as you leaned back slightly when he moved closer towards you.
“I know you may think that we are possibly the worst combination in the world and you’ve probably heard a lot of stuff about me-”
“Yeah.” You interrupted.
“Just hear me out okay?” He scratched the back of his neck before looking you in the eye.
“Yes, I’ve been with a lot of girls but honestly none of that fucking matters. I don’t know how to describe it but you make me feel like- I don’t know! Your smiles send me into heaven and I’m so madly in love with you, ever since you flashed me that beautiful smile of yours in ninth grade. I don’t care if you realized how much of a douche I am and never want to see me again but the fact that you actually acknowledged me is something I can be happy with.” He finished and you looked around anywhere but at him.
“Luke I don’t care about all the other girls! It’s just that you treat me exactly like them.” You began but Luke grabbed your hands that were now dropped at your sides and ran his thumbs over them.
“I’ll change, anything and everything, for you.” He pleaded and you looked down at your joined hands.
“Luke I’m not asking you to.” You protested and you finally mustered up the courage to look him in the eye.
“Then what are you asking me to do? I’ll do anything, go to the moon and bring it back for you.” His voice broke and you tugged your hands from his and placed them at the nape of his neck and played with his baby hairs.
“That’s impossible,” You giggled and he pressed a happy kiss to your lips.
“I’d overcome it some how.” He grinned and hugged your bodies closer.
“Does this mean I get to call you my girlfriend?” He asked happily and swept you up into his arms.