Author's Note #1: Hey guys! PA here. So, since it's summer now, I'm gonna have a lot more time to write! Which is why this chapter is a little longer than chapters 1-3, because I have more time on my hands than I know what to do with. Be sure to leave a review with your thoughts and ideas for the story! Enjoy :)
The Ross Penthouse, May 30th, 2015, 12:31 PM.
Luke and I looked behind the seats to see who sneezed. I was shocked when I saw who it was.
"Oh my God. Lucas?!"
"What the hell are you doing here?" Luke demanded.
Lucas got up, and I noticed my phone in his pocket. He opened his mouth like he was gonna say something, but he didn't. He just darted out of the screening room and made a beeline for the elevator. Luke and I ran after him.
"Open, open, open, open, open!" I said, repeatedly pressing the button on the elevator. When it finally opened, I ran inside. I saw Riley and Luke running towards the elevator.
"Close, close, close, close, close, close, close!" I said repeatedly pressing the close button. Suddenly, much to my surprise, Luke grabbed both elevator doors as they were closing, and with every strength in his body, pushed them back a few inches. My eyes widened at the sight of this.
"Man, screw this." I said, shoving Luke out of the way and running towards the kitchen. This was an apartment, it had to have back stairs. Luckily, it did. I pushed the door open and booked downstairs. I must have ran down about 30 flights of stairs before I finally got down to the lobby. I ran out the door as fast as my legs would carry me.
By the time Luke and Riley got down to the lobby and outside the apartment, Lucas was long gone.
"God damnit." Luke said.
Riley gave him an oh-well look, and then it occurred to her what Lucas was probably going to do.
"Oh God, um, taxi!" she said, waving her hand in the air.
"Why are you hailing a cab?" Luke asked.
"You'll see why." Riley replied.
A cab pulled up to the sidewalk, and they both got in. Riley instructed the cab driver to step on it. He drove exactly the speed limit. When they got to Riley's apartment, the driver held out his hand for his tip. That had completely slipped Riley's mind.
"Crap. I didn't bring any cash with me." Riley said as she rummaged through her pockets.
Luke grabbed the $20 bill he'd been saving for an emergency out of his pocket. "Will this work?" he asked the cab driver.
"Eh. It's better than nothin'." the driver said, and took the 20. Luke and Riley got out of the cab and rushed inside the apartment. They both sprinted up to Riley's. Luke still had no idea where they were going. Once they got to Riley's apartment, Riley opened the door—when she saw Lucas standing next to Cory and Topanga with an evil smirk on his face. Cory and Topanga looked angry.
"Riley Elizabeth Matthews." Topanga said. You could literally hear the anger in her voice.(P.S., I know Elizabeth probably isn't Riley's middle name, but it didn't say what it was on the Wiki, so I just made one up)
"You've been dating a boy behind our backs?!" Cory yelled.
Riley looked angrily at Lucas. She then looked back at Cory and Topanga.
"Mom, Dad, I swear, if you'll just let me explain-"
"Oh, no, we are BEYOND letting you explain, Riley." Topanga yelled, "You are NEVER, I repeat, NE-VER, seeing him again! Do you understand me?"
"Yes." Riley said. She ran to her room in tears. She didn't want Luke to see her cry.
"Get out of my house. NOW." Cory said, giving Luke an icy stare.
"Sir, please, if I can just-"
Luke slammed the door to the apartment and left. He didn't have any money left for a cab, so he just decided to walk home. He started crying along the way. When he got back to the Fairfield, Tony noticed him crying.
"Luke? What's wrong, bud?"
"I don't wanna talk about it." Luke said as he pushed the up button on the elevator.
Tony simply shrugged and went back to work.
Luke wiped his eyes before the elevator opened. He wasn't really sad anymore, just borderline angry. He angrily panted as the elevator door opened and he walked out. Then, almost on instinct, he pushed a vase of the piano and it fell and smashed to the ground. Emma, who Luke didn't notice was in the room up until now, jumped at the sound of the crash.
"Luke, what the hell?! Do you know how expensive that was?! Mom and Dad are gonna kill you!" she yelled.
"You know what, after the shitty day I've been having, see if I give a fuck!" Luke spat back at her.
"What the hell is your problem?"
"None of your damn business!"
Luke walked upstairs to his room and slamed the door. Zuri walked downstairs and said, "What the heck's Grouchy McAnger's problem?"
Emma simply shrugged.
Riley's Apartment, 1:22 PM.
As they sat in the bay window, Maya put her arm around Riley and asked,
"Riles, are you okay?"
"Uh, no, Maya, I'm pretty freakin' far from okay." Riley replied. Her cheeks were still red and puffy from when she'd been crying.
"You must have really liked Luke, huh?"
"I loved him, Maya. From the moment I met him I knew that I loved him. And how do you think I feel now that I can never see him again?"
Maya thought for a moment, got up and said, "I'm gonna go talk to Lucas."
"Maya, no, please. I really don't want you getting involved."
"No, he needs to know that there are consequences for his actions, regardless of who gives them. He needs to know your true feelings for Luke."
But Maya was out the door before Riley could even get another word out.
Maya spotted Lucas as he was walking out of the apartment. She managed to stop, turn him around and say:
"You son of a bitch. You can never just leave well enough alone, can you?"
"What? Maya, what are you even talking about?" Lucas asked.
"Oh, don't play dumb with me, you know what you did. Riley loved that guy, Lucas. I mean seriously, I've seen you get a little weird when she talks to Farkle. It's her life, Lucas! Is it too much to ask for her to just be able to be with a guy that she genuinely loves? Honestly!"
Maya walked away without another word.
Lucas was well aware of the fact that Riley loved Luke. And he was determined to do something about it. He realized he'd never given Riley her phone back. He almost walked back into the apartment to give it back, but then he hatched a plan. He knew Riley's phone didn't have a passcode, so he whipped it out, and started composing a text to Luke:
Hey bby. Wanna meet me at the park at midnight tonight?
He sent it. It took about two minutes for a reply:
But didn't your mom say that you could never see me again?
Lucas was prepared for that:
Don't worry, bby. She doesn't have to know. Besides, I have a little surprise for you ;)
Okay! See you then, beautiful ;)
Lucas was trying his best not to vomit.
10 and a half hours later...
Luke was at the park, and he could barely see two feet in front of him, it was so dark. Not even the lamposts were on.
"Riley?" he called into the pitch-black darkness. "Are you here?"
Suddenly, a hand reached out and grabbed him by his shirt collar and started dragging him. His shoes scraped the sidewalk.
"Come here, you son of a bitch." a voice said. Luke immediately recognized the voice.
Lucas cut him off with a punch to Luke's nose. It started dripping blood. Lucas knocked him to the ground and kicked Luke in his ribcage a few times, forcing many screeches of agony out of Luke.
"Stop!" Luke gasped, "Why are you doing this?!"
"Because you put your hands on my woman!" Lucas yelled, planting another painful kick in Luke's ribcage.
"Argh! She's not your property! She's a person, Lucas! You're treating her like she's the last the slice of pizza!"
Lucas disregarded what Luke said. He crouched down, grabbed one of Luke's arms and said, "Maybe this'll teach you to mess with something that doesn't belong to you." He held Luke's left arm in both of his hands, and with all his strength, he snapped it in a direction that it wasn't supposed to face.
"GAHH!" Luke bellowed, loud enough for people in the next town over to hear it.
Lucas turned Luke over so that he was on his back now. He planted a rough kick in Luke's groin, and with that, he said:
"That'll teach you to mess with my girl."
He walked away into the darkness.
Luke got up slowly. He tried putting weight on his left arm, and the pain hit about a 90 on scale from 1 to 10.
"Owowowowowowowowowowowow!" Luke said. He trudged home.
The next morning...
"So it's a just a sprain?" Luke asked.
"Yup." Dr. Jones said. He'd helped the Ross family a while back.
"It's a bad one though." he continued, "No physical activity for at least a couple weeks."
Luke was sitting in the doctor's office, now with a lime green cast on his forearm.
"Luke," Jessie said, "I still don't know how you fell down a metal spiral staircase and all you broke was your arm."
"Oh, gee, I'm sorry that I didn't get injured enough for your liking." Luke said sarcastically.
"Well, as I said before, it's not broken, it's just sprained." Dr. Jones said.
"Well, crap. And summer just started too." Luke said.
Luke was genuinely surprised when Jessie actually believed his lie about falling down the stairs and landing really hard on his arm. And if Jessie had heard Luke sneaking out last night to go see who he stupidly thought was gonna be Riley, she never mentioned it. And Luke surely wasn't gonna bring it up, knowing the consequences for if he told her the truth.
"I am truly sorry. I wish there was something I could do, but there isn't." Dr. Jones said.
"Eh, it's alright, doc. Not your fault." Jessie said.
"Well, you guys may leave now."
"Okay, thanks, doc." Luke said as he and Jessie walked out.
"Don't mention it."
Neither Luke or Jessie said a word the entire ride back to the penthouse, and remained silent as they walked inside and took the elevator up. Jessie had a sinking feeling that Luke was hiding something, but she really didn't have the patience to attempt to get the truth out of him. When they got back up to the penthouse, Jessie stayed downstairs and read a magazine, while Luke went up to his bedroom. He kicked his shoes off and hopped onto his bed. His arm still hurt very badly. His phone buzzed. It was a text from Riley.
RILEY: Hey babe.
LUKE: Yeah, nice try, "Riley". I'm not falling for it this time.
RILEY: What are you talking about, Luke? It's really me!
LUKE: Prove it. Send me a picture of yourself making the peace sign.
Riley did exactly that. Once Luke got the picture, he firmly nodded. Not long after that, she started calling Luke. After a few seconds, he answered.
"Luke, what was that all about? Why didn't you believe it was really me?"
"I...I don't really wanna talk about it." Luke said.
"Luke, c'mon, please tell me."
"*sigh* The truth is...last night, Lucas texted me from your phone telling me to come meet him in the park at midnight, and I stupidly thought it was you texting me. When I got to the park, he beat me to a pulp and told me to stay away from you. On a completely unrelated topic, I now have a sprained arm." Luke said, saying that last part kind of sarcastically.
"Oh my God. He did that? Are you serious?"
"Hey, I wouldn't have told you about it if it didn't happen."
"That's it. Something needs to happen, now. Right now."
Riley hung up.
"Oh God." Luke said, burying his face in his palm. This is exactly why he didn't want to tell Riley. There was no telling what she planned to do.
Riley's Apartment, 8:15 AM.
I called Maya. After a few rings, she answered.
"Maya, are you busy?" Riley asked.
"Not at the moment, no, why?"
"I'm gonna go confront Lucas. Can you come with me? I need all the help I can get."
"That's music to my ears, Riles."
Maya hung up.
I slipped my sandals on. Luckily, the only other person in the house besides me was Auggie, and he'd been sleeping in a lot.
As I exited the apartment, I saw Maya already standing there.
"What the—How are you here already?" I exclaimed.
"I was already coming to your house, you telling me to come was just an added bonus." Maya replied.
I was kind of surprised that she was just gonna show up unannounced, but I didn't read much into it. I had bigger problems right now.
"Wait a minute, we don't even know where Lucas lives."
"Oh yeah, you're right."
"He lives in Stone Towers, a little up the road from here." Farkle said, who I didn't even notice standing behind me up until that moment.
"Jeez, Farkle, how long have you been standing there?" Maya asked.
"That's not important." was all he said, then walked away.
"Um...okay." I said. We walked to Stone Towers, and when we walked in, we asked what apartment the Friars lived in.
The doorman looked down at his desk and said, "Apartment...7C."
"Okay. Thanks." I said. Maya and I took the elevator up.
"7C...7C...ah! Here it is!" Maya said, pointing.
"You don't think he'll be freaked out if we just show up unannounced?" I asked.
"Riles, I think he's way past that. And keep in mind, this was your idea."
I knocked on the door.
After about a minute, we heard a voice behind the door.
"I don't want any raffle tickets and I don't wanna buy a candy bar to support your after-school program."
"Very funny, Friar. Let us in."
"Whoa, whoa, whoa. Us?" Lucas asked.
"Yeah, me and...Farkle."
"Um...okay." Lucas said.
Riley was shocked that Lucas was actually buying this.
Lucas opened the door. The exact moment he saw Riley, he immediately tried to shut the door, but Maya stopped him just in time.
"I don't think so, Friar." Maya said, storming into the apartment. Riley slowly followed her.
Maya yanked Lucas up by his shirt collar and slammed him against the wall.
"Maya, stop!" Riley demanded.
"I thought this was what you wanted, Riley." Maya said, looking back at her.
"Obviously, your idea of confrontation is different from mine." Riley said, walking up and pulling Lucas from Maya's grasp.
"Lucas, you are aware that I'm a person and not your property, right?" Riley asked firmly.
Lucas groaned and said "Ugh, not this again. Look, I've already been through this with Luke and Maya, so can you both just leave?"
"Oh, neither of us are leaving until answer me as to why you beat up my boyfriend!"
Lucas was really hit hard by the impact of hearing Riley call Luke her boyfriend.
"Hey, he needed to be taught a lesson." Lucas said, trying very hard not to show emotion.
"A lesson about WHAT?" Riley asked. "Lucas, I know you've heard this twice already, but I'm not your property, alright? I'm a person, and I'm free to love who I want! And that person isn't you! To be honest, I'm not sure if it ever was..."
Lucas was really angry now. If he was before, it was nothing compared to now.
"Riley...walk away." he said through clenched teeth.
"You still haven't given me an answer! Not a good one, anyway!"
Lucas balled up his fist. He knew he would regret this, but that didn't even cross his mind as he punched Riley hard in the eye, knocking her out cold.
"LUCAS!" Maya screamed at the top of her voice, "You fucking animal!"
She shoved Lucas out of the way and fell to the floor on her knees, weeping for her best friend.
The Ross Penthouse, 8:43 AM.
Luke was still sitting in his room, trying hard not to think about what could be going down between Riley and Lucas. He heard a knock on his door.
"Come in." he said.
His mother, Christina, entered.
"Hey, Mom. What's up?"
"So, Luke, I was...flipping through some stuff and I was wondering...who's Riley?"
Luke felt his cheeks get warm and his armpits start sweating, which was what always happened when he got nervous.
"Um...who?" Luke asked.
"Luke, don't play games with me. I know you've been seeing a girl behind me and your father's backs."
"H-How?" Luke stuttered.
"We just implemented a new security system on you and your siblings' phones so we could check in."
"Wha—that's spying!" Luke said.
"Luke, I understand that you just got dumped, and if you want to start a new relationship right away, that's your business, but I'm not okay with you seeing a girl without my knowledge."
"Well, Mom, it took so long for you and Dad to get used to Sheila, I just...decided not to tell you about Riley." Luke said.
"Well, that's not gonna happen anymore. As of right now, you're forbidden from talking to or seeing this Riley ever again!" Christina said.
"Mom, that's so unfair!" Luke said, almost yelling now.
"I don't really think I'm being unfair. Besides, this serves you right for doing what you did!" Christina said, and then left Luke's room.
Luke angrily swatted his lamp off his nightstand with his sprained arm. The lamp smashed on the floor. Luke held his arm, screeching in pain.
Author's Note #2: So I know I kind of ended this chapter on a cliffhanger for both Luke and Riley, but I'll try not to do that in chapter 5. Also, I'm debating whether or not I should make a chapter that contains Luke and Riley having sex. If you think I should do that, leave a review. See you guys next chapter :)