Gemme: Bad TimingMature

When we got to the bus I whistled sharply and Aero looked at me, I performed a circular motion round my head, clicked my fingers and pointed away from the bus. The bird seemed to nod and flew off. “Rayn’ll be fine.”

"Hah, I'm sure. He probably stayed up all night, thinking it was gonna come in and eat him."

"Aww, I should really apologise." I mumbled stepping first onto the bus to see the bus practically empty except for Damien sat at one of the tables writing something. He looked up and nodded to us before getting back to it. I slipped in opposite him and smiled as best I could. “Damien, I have a question.”

"What would that be?"

"Why do you keep looking at Luca, every time he's with me?" Luca looked to me and nodded slightly before walking down to the sofa at the end, just relaxing.

He puts down his pen and rests his chin on his hand, looking at me with a slight frown. "You're not like the others, are you? I mean, whenever he's been with girls before in the time I've known him, he's always been a bastard... He's different around you, it's like he's a whole other person."

I shook my head, "I'm nothing like the others." I smiled, "I'm sorry for interrupting you in... whatever it was you were doing, I was simply curious."

 "No, it's okay. Believe me, I'm curious too. Like... we all just kinda put up with his being an asshole, 'cause he's a good singer and a good friend most of the time, but it's been difficult sometimes, to just stand by and let him treat his girls like shit. But y'know, I've seen him in a fight. I don't much fancy being hospitalised."

"Oh, I know, I've seen it too." I sighed, trying not to think of Ben. "He's not a bad person. It was my fault in the first place, of why he became such a bastard to the other girls anyway."

"You knew Luca before?"

“Umm...” Whoops.

He shrugs, "I guess it would make more sense. I mean, the others were all just chicks he picked up at a bar or something."

"I'm sorry to say it's up to Luca to divulge you in his past. I think I've already told you too much." I sighed.

"I understand... He's just so secretive about it, I can't help but wonder." Of course, Luca’s life is a cave of wonders.

"Trust me; it is better if you live without knowing. I'll let you get back to your... writing." He hums an "mmm", his expression thoughtful. I smiled, getting up I kissed his cheek softly. "Thanks." I whispered before walking off toward Luca. His gaze followed me down the bus, but he looked away again as I sat down next to Luca and I couldn’t help but wonder what he was thinking. I didn’t want to walk down the aisle again so I tapped into his mind, something I wouldn’t normally do, but I was so curious. He was still wondering why Luca’s past was best left unknown. I so hope his curiosity doesn’t... you know; curiosity killed the cat and all that.

“Hey Luca,” I smiled, zoning out from Damien’s thoughts.

 "What did drummer boy want?" Drummer boy... huh, I may just call him ‘the cat’ from now on.

"I wanted to know why he kept looking at us. He wanted to know about your past."

"Didn't tell him anything did you?"

"Of course not, other than the fact you knew me before. I didn't say why or where though."

"Good," he muttered, his mind flickering with memories that he was trying to keep hidden still.

I frowned slightly and decided to change the subject swiftly. "God, when are the rest of them gonna get up?" I moaned, bored.

"When they feel like it, usually pretty late unless we have an early gig."

I nodded, "then why's he up?"

"He's the sensible one. He's like our... glue." he laughed.

"Ah," I nodded, leaning in to kiss him. Well, gotta pass the boredom somehow, I remember him complaining before when I was always bored. He kissed back, smiling. I wrapped my arms around him, deepening the kiss. I didn’t want anything else; I just really wanted to make out.

In turn, he put his arms around me, his thumbs hooked into the back of my jeans gently. I moved so I was sat on his lap, leaning into him so he pushed further into the sofa.

"Someone's desperate to get back into practice," he mumbled, smiling.

"Not really, just passing boredom." I shrugged, he misunderstood... I didn’t want sex.”

"I forgot how easily you get bored."

"It's been a long time," I nodded in acknowledgment.

"Mmm, too long, not that I ever figured out how to entertain you in ways that didn't involve sex," he smiled and I leant in for another kiss.

"You used to play for me, which always worked." I smiled back.

"Want me to get my guitar?"

"I'm fine where I am." I grinned.

He rolled his eyes but smiled, "just as well. I'm quite comfy." I was tempted to just shake my head and walk away from him, but no more fighting. We agreed... I agreed, I didn’t want us to split up again.

"Good." I smiled, leaning in to kiss him again. He kissed me back and for a moment I deepened the kiss.

Then Rayn walked downstairs, Alice on his shoulders. "Mornin' all," he smiled. Damien looked up and shook his head, snapping shut his notepad. "It's one in the afternoon, man," he corrected him.

I slipped of Luca's lap, nodding a brief hello as my cheeks flamed up. Rayn just gave Luca a knowing wink and sat at the table with Damien, putting Alice in the middle so she was facing away from us. I covered up my hot cheeks with my contrasting, cool hands. "Why is my timing always so bad?"

Luca chuckled, glancing up at Alice who was looking at Rayn, giggling. "It could be worse. I could have had my hand in your pants," he shrugged.

"Yeah, you're right." I murmured, still cursing myself inwardly.

He kissed me on the cheek, smiling. "I love you. Even with your bad sense of timing," he murmured close to my ear.

"I love you too. Even with your bad touch." I murmured, pushing him away a little.

"Hey, she's not even looking, you don't need to push me away," he muttered. I nodded, cautiously leaning in to kiss him again. "No! I have a 'bad touch' remember?" he pouted and laughed slightly.

"Fine, don't have me, your choice." I shrugged.

"It's called a joke, Gemme," he mumbled, sighing.

"Obviously you can't take one either." I laughed. He arched an eyebrow slightly and kissed me quickly on the lips. I smiled and flung my arms around him, embracing him tightly. He hugged me back and I grinned.

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