Just Like the Book
a Luke Hemmings imagine
a/n: sorry this is kinda shitty.. my concert is tonight and i just wanted to post something for you guys and then this happened…
People swept past you, as you breathed in the warm air of Los Angeles. You were sitting outside a little coffee shop, reading one of your favorite books. This was probably the fourth or fifth time you read it, but you just never get tired of reading it. The book had some sort of connection to you. You always felt something while reading it. It wasn’t until this moment in time you knew why you felt that way towards a bunch of pages with words typed onto pages. The book reminded you of your life. While reading the book for the fourth or fifth time, you began to think about him.
The last time you saw him was about eight years ago, when you graduated from high school. You promised each other that you’d stay in touch, yet this was just another promise made to you, which had been broken. You bet he probably has long forgotten about you, but that wasn’t a hard thing to do. Sure, you graduated in the top five of your class, but no one knew who you were. It was you and Luke against the world back then, now you don’t even know what country he was in; he also said how much he wanted to travel the world.
If only he had known how much you had fancied him back then. Maybe, just maybe, things would be different now. Oh, the things you’d do to see him again, just one last time. He was your better half, and he always made you smile. It was almost the exact plot in your book. The characters were best friends for years, and then they grow apart. Later, just randomly on the streets, they meet again. In the end, they live happily ever after.
Despite the fact that you were comparing your life to a book, and there aren’t really happy endings in reality, you still dreamed that this would happen in your own life. Yet, you knew it never would. Who knew what you would do if you saw Luke out on the streets?
Breaking you out of your re-occurring daydream of you and Luke as the characters in the book, you heard your name being called, numerous times.
“Yeah?” You asked confused as to where the mystery person was coming from. As you looked up from your book, you saw a semi-familiar face.
“Y/N? Oh my gosh. Is it really you? No, it can’t be? But it is!” An overly excited voice came out of the man standing in front of me. It was as if the mere thought of finding you, sent a thrill through his body. You knew his voice anywhere, but you knew it’d be too good to be true. But sure enough, if this voice didn’t give it away to you, his bright eyes sure told you who had spoken your name seconds ago.
“Luke, oh wow! Hi, how have you been?” You smiled, standing up to give him a hug.
He wrapped his arms around you tightly; he was always the best hugger in your opinion. He breathed in, as if he were trying to savor your scent to have it last.
“I’ve been good, I’ve been good. How about yourself?” He asked.
“I’ve been good, yeah.” You smiled at him.
“Man, when was the last time that we saw each other?” He questioned, though he knew the answer.
“Graduation.” You both suppress a laugh because you answered at the same time.
You sat there for a while, talking about this and that, your lives, and just completely filling each other in on what you’ve missed in the past eight years. About an hour or so later, his phone rang, disrupting our conversation. He excused himself for a moment to talk. Trying not to eavesdrop, you thought about everything. You still have feelings for him. Is it normal to have feelings for someone for almost fifteen years? You tried to just forget about it. You snapped yourself out of your thoughts, and saw Luke coming back with a big smile on his face. What you also saw was Luke holding hands with a girl.
“Y/N, I’d like you to meet Cora. My girlfriend.” He smiled larger, which didn’t seem possibly. You inspected his smile a little, and it seemed off, but you weren’t going to question it.
“Nice to meet you, Cora. I’m Y/N, an old friend of Luke’s.” You shook her hand, trying your best to be happy for him. “Well, Luke, it was great seeing you again. I’ve actually got to go, um, bye guys.” You smiled softly and turned around with your book in hand. You walked away from the couple. You walked away from your best friend, the person you used to tell everything to. He’s gone, and out of your life now.
That was her; that was my best friend. We talked like we never grew apart. We used to tell each other everything. Except that I had a major crush her. She would never know that. Besides, I have Luke. But something was missing with her. I honestly think it was just the fact that she wasn’t Y/N.
I felt a little nudge and I turned to Cora.
“Go.” She smiled.
“What do you mean?” I asked confused.
“Go to her. She likes you, you like her. Go. I want you happy, Luke.”
I smiled at her words and gave her a huge hug. I honestly didn’t know where to go from there, though. I started running, hoping I could find her. Sure enough, I did. She turned around at the mention of her name, and smiled at me. This felt right.
It may have taken a few years, but Y/N and I are with whom we belong with. As she tells me, it’s just like the book.