Here I was sitting in the car, my elbow poking out of the open window and the breeze combing my hair lightly. I had to resist the urge to poke my head out the window and flap my tongue out in the open air; just like a dog. Harry and Louis said I needed to move somewhere else for the time being, so that Damen wouldn’t be out to get me. After reading the note, Liam soon agreed too and Niall was eager to help, so the poor lad packed all my bags.
Lou was driving and beside him was Harry. They seemed deep in conversation about which place I should stay in. I zoned out of their conversation when Liam hung his strong arm around my shoulders and pulled me closer to him. We were both in the back seats, quiet. Just the feeling of Liam being close to me was enough. I was glad I told him everything yesterday. I was glad I didn’t need to keep anything from anyone anymore.
Niall and Eleanor decided to stay back at the house, for two reasons. The first being if Damen showed up. The second was if there was any contact from Zayn. Apparently the boy wasn’t picking up his phone; it always leads to voicemail. If he even read the voicemail’s, I don’t know. I was starting to worry about Zayn. He hadn’t come back from Kelly’s in a long time and not even called once.
I asked Niall, where Kyra had gone. He said she needed to go abroad to Paris. Kyra being a model had some designer wear to rock down the runway. I missed her, but somehow I was happy that she wasn’t messed up in all this. Poor Nialler must have been missing her, especially when Kelly hurt him. The memory of seeing his scar just stuck in my mind, making me angry. How could a person do that?
Liam started to rub my fore arms and immediately I relaxed in my seat and moulded myself next to him. I never knew I was so tense. I rested my Head on Liam’s shoulder and looked at what he was scrolling through on his phone. I instantly smiled. On his phone there were loads of cute baby pictures, with their big eyes and chubby cheeks. They were so cute, and thinking that we were going to have one of our own soon, made me fill with glee.
Suddenly my tummy started to rumble, causing everyone in the car to go silent. I blushed a deep red before saying, “What? I’m hungry, okay?” I shrugged my shoulders and patted my stomach.
“You might not be the only one. Little baby may be hungry too.” Louis chuckled. I rolled my eyes at him. Louis was going to a good uncle. He would be one of those cool, silly uncles that the parents would never trust their children with. I smiled at the thought.
“What is little baby hungry for?” Liam whispered, putting his head to my stomach. I laughed at his actions. I didn’t even have a baby bump yet, although I do look a bit fatter from the tummy area. I decided to reply to Liam’s question, since little baby couldn’t reply.
“Little baby is hungry for some green apples, strawberries and cream.” I said, hinting that I really wanted some for myself. Liam laughed and shook his head. I raised my eyebrows, giving him a questioning look.
“Harry, pass us the bag with food. Ally is back on her craving mode again.” Liam said, tapping Harry’s shoulder. Harry shifted in the first seat and handed a white plastic bag over his shoulder. “Cheers.” Liam thanked and then looked at me.
My eyes lit up and my mouth curved into a smile. That bag better have some green apples strawberries and cream, or I will make Lou stop the car a buy me some. Liam shook his head at my expression, causing me to shove him playfully in the shoulder. “What was that for?” Liam whined.
“That is for shaking your head at me all the time.” I scolded him, shaking my finger in front of his face. “Why do you do that anyway?” I asked quietly now, and attempting to snatch the bag away from him.
Liam held the bag further away from me. “Because you act different, now that you’re pregnant. It’s… adorable.” He finished, smiling wide. I sighed at his response and just when I was about to tell Louis to stop the car my tummy rumbled.
“We better get some food inside you, or your tummy rumbled will cause earthquakes.” Liam said, digging around inside the bag.
“Her tummy rumbles do that anyway.” Louis laughed. I narrowed my eyes in his direction and hit him on the shoulder.
“Hey!” I semi-yelled, putting on a pouting face. “My tummy rumbles do not cause earth quakes!” I argued. Everyone in the car just burst out laughing. I crossed my arms over my chest and faces forward, looking at the back of Harry’s head. I needed food, and I needed it now.
It was only a minute after a bowl of cut pieces of green apple and strawberries were shoved in front of me. I looked towards Liam, who was holding it out to me, and a small smile slipped onto my face. I looked back at the bowl, and then pouted. “Where’s the cream?” I asked.
“I let you do the honour of squirting the cream, m’lady.” Liam said all posh. I giggled quietly and took the squirt cream from his hand along with the bowl. I looked toward Liam again; he stuck out his chin as if to urge me to carry on. I turned back to the cream and in my hand and squirted it all over my bowl till it was filled to the very top. I was about to squirt some more when someone took it off me.
I looked towards Liam, cream in hand and concerned look on his face. “I think that’s enough cream, Ally.” He said softly. I pouted at him. I still needed more cream on my fruit, this just wasn’t enough.
“But Liam…” I started to say, but was cut off.
“Ally, you’re going to make a mess if you squirt anymore into that bowl.” He stated. I looked at my bowl. Cream was starting to drip over the sides of the bowl and out onto my lap. Oh gosh! Maybe I did have enough cream, for now anyway. I nodded and dug into my delicious food. This reminded me of Niall.
He must be still at home waiting for Zayn to contact in some way or another. After finishing, I made a mental note to ring him myself. But in the mean time I would ask Liam. “Li, I’m worried about Zayn.” I whispered to him.
Liam looked at me with a concerned face “I know, Ally. I am too, I think everyone is.” He said sadly.
“Can you ring him from your phone, please?” I asked as sweetly as possible. Cream was probably all over my mouth, like a moustache. Liam nodded and took out his phone.
“I’ve tried many times before, but he just won’t answer.” He told me, tapping away on his phone, before putting it to his ear. He waited for him to pick up; I waited for him to pick up, but he never did. Zayn has never done anything like this before. It was strange and suspicious.
“Li, what if… what if K-Kelly has…” I started to say. Tears were threatening to pour out of my eyes. I couldn’t bring myself to say all the possibilities of why Zayn wouldn’t be picking up. Most of them involved Kelly and events of terrible disasters. I shook my head. No. I’m sure Zayn would be fine; he has to be fine.
“Ally don’t think like that.” Harry told me. He too was upset that Zayn was picking up, and the thought of him leaving with Kelly was even more terrifying.
“Yeah Ally, think positive thoughts. Zayn will contact us, eventually. And if he doesn’t we’ll find out why and sort it out. Don’t worry, okay?” Louis said, turning a corner. All I could do was nod. No words were coming out of my mouth. I still worried for Zayn. Especially after what she did to Niall and the way she behaved around me.
I continued to look outside. There were a lot of trees and fields and a few animals were dotted around the place. We must have driven to country side. I always liked the country side. My dad used to take me and Jake here on holidays with mum. That was until mum died, then he started taking Jake on manly camping trips. That was until they both died in a car accident. I let a few tears slip out of my eyes. I missed my mum, dad and brother. I had no close family left. The boys, El, Dani and Kyra were all I had left.
I shook the thoughts away from my mind and concentrated on counting trees. Liam by my side, Harry and Lou at the front, Niall and El at home and Zayn still out there somewhere, with Kelly. Damen was somewhere too, whether he was far or near I did not know. However I could sense that this was the cold before the storm; bigger things were yet to come and I was worried if I’d be ready to take them on.