12. Too fast
I woke up to the sound of Leah’s doorbell. I got up and put some pants on. I ran downstairs and opened the door. A lady was standing there talking on the phone. “Ok I got to go. I am at her house.” She said while hanging up. “Hi. Does Leah Horan live here?” She asked. “Yes. I am Louis, her boyfriend.” I said while sticking my hand out. She shook it and said, “Hi. I am her aunt, Aunt June.” She said while smiling. “Come in.” I said. She walked in and scanned the place. “Where is Leah?” she asked. “She is still sleeping.” “Ok. I will just wait on this couch. If it is ok with you.” “That is fine.” I said while going upstairs. “I will be right back.” I ran into Leah’s room and put on a shirt. I kissed Leah which made her open her eyes. “Morning.” She said. “Morning. Your aunt is downstairs waiting for you.” I said. She got up and kissed my cheek. She walked into her closet and got her PJ’s on. She brushed her hair and grabbed my hand. She led me downstairs. “Hey Aunt June.” Leah said. “Morning.” She answered. “What brings you to London?” “I heard Niall is in the hospital.” “He is.” Leah said while frowning. “I wanted to see him.” June said. “Ok we will go see him after we get ready.” June nodded her head and Leah grabbed my hand and took me upstairs. “Let’s take a quick shower.” Leah said. I nodded my head and helped her take her clothes off. Leah took off my clothes and started the shower. We both got in and we took a shower. After, we got out and dried off. She walked in her closet and took out a purple shirt with a zebra head on the front and jeans. I picked up my clothes that I wore yesterday and put those on. Leah dried her hair while I put on my tennis shoes. She brushed her hair when she finished and started to put on a little bit of make up on. She walked out of the bathroom and put on her black sparkly toms on. We walked out hand in hand and walked downstairs. She grabbed my phone and handed it to me. She also got her phone and keys. “Let’s go.” Leah said. “I will follow behind your car.” June said. Leah nodded her head and we both got into her car. We drove and June followed like she said. “I love you.” I said while brushing a strand of hair away from her face. She looked at me and smiled. “I love you more.” She said. “Impossible. I do.” She smiled. I kissed her hand and she held my hand. We got there and waited for June. “I bet she got lost.” I said. “Yeah. I agree.” She got here not long after. We went inside and went to Niall’s room. We walked in saw Niall moaning for food. “Hey Niall.” Leah said. “Oh hey guys.” He said while calling for a nurse. A nurse came in after. “Hello nurse. Can I have some food?” He said. “Yes.” She answered and left. “Hey Aunt June.” Niall said. “Hello dear. How have you been?” “Much Much better.” He said while smiling. “Good.” She walked over to Niall and kissed his cheek. “When do you get to leave the hospital?” “Tonight.” “That’s when I leave to go back to Ireland.” “Don’t you want to stay a couple of nights?” Leah asked. “Oh that’s fine dear. I already have a ticket. Your uncle will miss me too much.” “Ok. We are so happy you are here.” Niall said. “I am too. I miss you guys terribly. Why did you have to move to London?” “We moved because in Ireland brought to much good memories.” Leah said while squeezing my hand tighter. “I love you both so very much. You need to visit more.” June said. “We will. We haven’t quite settled into London completely. When we do, we will come over there and visit the family.” Leah said. “Sounds good.” June answered with a smile across her face. “I am going to call your uncle.” June said after the awkward silence. She left the room and called her husband. A nurse walked in with a tray. It had a barbeque sandwich and some grapes and mashed potatoes on it. She handed him a coke too. “Thank you.” Niall said to the nurse. She nodded her head and left. Niall stuffed the food in his mouth like he hasn’t eaten in forever. Leah wrapped her arms around my neck and I put my hands on her waist. She laid her head on my chest and I kissed the top of her head. “I wonder who did this to Niall.” She said. “Me too.” Said Niall. “Yeah me too.” I said while thinking. “Whoever did this is going to repay for what they did.” I said. She looked up at me and smiled. “I love how you look out for my family and care about them.” She said. Niall was too busy eating to notice what we were saying. I kissed her cheek and whispered in her ear. “I love you.” I said in her ear. “I love you too.” She said. I was about to say something but my phone started ringing. Normally I would ignore it but it was my mum. “Hey mum.” I said. “Hey sweetie. How have you been?” “Good. I got a lovely girlfriend and I can’t wait for you to meet her.” “Oh you have. What’s her name?” “Leah.” I said while looking at Leah and smiling. “I would love to meet her too. When are you coming back home? We all miss you.” She said. “Soon I promise. I am homesick. Could I bring Leah with me to meet you guys? I can’t stand to be without her.” I said while hugging Leah tight. “Of course you can. Just come home soon.” “I will. I will come home sooner you know it.” “Sounds good. Your birthday is soon.” “Yes it is. Three weeks from now. I might come home a couple days before my birthday.” “I can’t wait.” “Me too. I have to go now mum. I will call you tomorrow.” I said. “Ok love you lots sweetie.” “Love you too.” “Bye” she said and then she hung up. I locked my phone and stuffed it in my pocket. “When is your birthday?” Leah asked when I looked at her. “December 24th.” I said. “How old?” “18” “That’s how old I am” she said while smiling. I smiled back and kissed the top of her head. “Oh god. I am so full.” Niall said. We laughed and took the tray from him. We put it in the hall and saw that June left. “Where did your Aunt go?” I asked. Leah shrugged her shoulders and grabbed her phone and called her.
I took out my phone and dialed her number. “Hello?” Aunt June said. “Hey. Where did you go?” I asked. “Your uncle wanted me to go to Nandos and get food from there and take it home with me. My flight leaves at 4:00.” “You could at least tell us where you were going.” “Sorry I wasn’t thinking.” “It’s fine.” I looked at the hall clock and it read 2:30. “It’s 2:30.” I said. “I know. After I get the food, I am going to stop by the hospital and say bye to you guys and leave to the airport from there. I looked at my GPS and it is not that far from the hospital.” She said. “Ok see you soon.” I said. She hung up and I locked my phone and put it in my pocket. “Where is she?” Louis asked. “She went to Nandos.” I said. He started laughing and put his hands on my waist. He took one hand off and moved a strand of hair away from my face. I put my arms around his neck. He moved closer to my face and rested his forehead on mine. He moved closer and closer and he finally kissed me. Fireworks were going off all around us. He kissed me gently but passionately. He moved away but I wanted more. I opened my eyes slowly and saw Louis smiling. Louis instantly fell on the ground for some reason. The smile faded away and he closed his eyes. I got on the floor and saw a bullet in his side. I screamed for help. Doctors ran up and got him up. I felt tears drip down my face seeing Louis like this. I looked around and saw a man wearing a ski mask. I ran over to him and he took off his mask. I saw Jake with a grin on his face. My mouth opened into a perfect circle but I was still crying. He started chuckling. I didn’t know to believe this. “Don’t worry babe. I didn’t kill him but you better watch his back.” He said and disappeared. I fell to the ground and covered my face with my hands and cried harder into them. I did not know what just happened. It just happened to fast.