Chasing the Sun

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  • Published: 22 Sep 2012
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COMPLETED. Alira Somers. A 19 year old girl who isn't that much of a fan of One Direction. But her best friend, Jenna, won tickets to a little 'promo' about One Direction. Little did they know, One Direction was performing. That's where they lay eyes on both of them for the first time. That's when Alira changed her views on them. That's when 2/5 will fall for her. That's when all hell breaks loose in her life.

**Blurb is misleading, it isn't as good as I thought it would be. Personally, it's not my best but by all means, if you want to read it go ahead! Just let me warn you, it's not as good as the blurb says.


13. Chapter 13: Zayn and Jenna


Chapter 13: Zayn and Jenna


Alira’s POV


I got out of the bathroom while running a towel through my wet hair. I had an hour long shower. I don’t know why but every time I get out of a pool, I have to take a long shower. It’s as if I need to take off all the chlorine and do it 50 times over. I got changed into something comfy, folded-hem high waisted shorts from Cotton On and a singlet that said ‘sleep is for the weak’ from Factorie. I re-applied some of the make up that didn’t come off. I didn’t do foundation, to be honest I hate foundation. Everything else is fine, but foundation’s too much. I took one more look at myself and finally decided that i look decent and I walked down the stairs to where everyone was. 

When I walked past Zayn’s room, I could hear yelling. It sounded like Jenna was in there with him. I can recognise her yells from a thousand miles away. But Jenna yelling is a rare thing, she’s usually a happy little one. And when she’s yelling, you’ll really know you wound her up too much. I know it was a bit stupid but it was too intriguing to not listen. I pressed my ear against the door and eavesdropped.

‘What did I do, Zayn!? I did absolutely nothing!’ she was yelling at him. Humph, I swear to god I thought they were going to end up together. What the hell is going on?

‘That’s not what I’m talking about! I’m just telling you that you’re spending the weekend with us! This is our bonding time, we don’t want anyone else joining us.’ he yelled back. Okay, now I am absolutely confused.

‘So, I’m not allowed to meet new people whenever I’m with you boys!? That’s so stupid, Zayn. I’m freaking nineteen! I can do whatever I want. You’re not my mother. What’s wrong with you!’ 

‘Nothing’s wrong with me. And I didn’t say you’re not allowed to meet new people! i just said that this is our weekend and I don’t want anyone spoiling it for you

‘You already did, Zayn!’ and i heard something hit the wall.

‘Don’t throw that! Look, Jenna, you’re being so stupid about this. You know this is our weekend.’ 

‘Stupid!? You’re calling me stupid!? I didn’t do jackshit at the beach and I come back to find you angry at me!? The other boys didn’t say shit about Jake. Why are you so fucking jealous!’ and something else hit the wall. Crap, three swear words in the same breath. Now, you really know shit’s going down. Jenna rarely swears. She does it out of excitement and anger. And she’s thrown something, twice. What the hell has Zayn gotten himself into?

‘Y’know, it’s rude to eavesdrop’ Louis’ were right next to my ear, which made me jump. I held my chest because my heart started to race.

‘Shhh!’ I said once my heartbeat slowed down.

‘What’s going on?’ he whispered. I pointed to the door and put my ear against it again. I saw that Louis did the exact same thing and we eavesdropped on their argument.

‘I’m not jealous! I swear to god, i’m just looking out for you and i just want this to be the happiest weekend you’ve ever experienced.’ he yelled back.

‘Looking out for me? Bullshit. Happiest weekend? It was! You ruined it for me, Zayn. Meeting Jack made me so fucking happy. But you go off at me for meeting someone new. You know what? Fuck you, Zayn. I hate you!’ she screamed so loud. I heard her stomping towards the door. 

‘No, Jenna. Don’t. I’m sorry!’ Zayn yelled after her.

‘Save it, Zayn. I’m going downstairs.’

My eyes widened and I grabbed Lou’s hand and ran into my room. I closed the door just as Jenna opened Zayn’s. I peered through the tiniest gap in the door and watched Jenna with such a pissed off face. She stomped down the stairs and you can literally hear every footstep echo through the house. I closed the door and looked at Louis.

‘Well, shit.’ he said.

‘Hey! No swearing!’ I said while slapping his arm.

‘Sorry, mum. What the hell was that about?’ he asked me as he sat down on the bed.

‘Honestly, I don’t know. I was in the shower for an hour. I didn’t even know Jenna left the house.’

‘An hour long shower? What? What do you do in there?’ he looked really shocked. I rolled my eyes at him.

‘Yes, an hour long shower. I just washed myself, okay. But honestly, what happened when Jenna left and came back?’ I asked him. This was serious business. 

‘Okay, well. About two hours ago, Jenna said she was going for a walk alone on the beach. Well, she was gone for two hours. So we watched her out on the beach. She was with some guy and they were flirting. Like, a lot. I guess Zayn got jealous. He got really mad and wouldn’t watch her anymore. To be honest, that guy and Jenna looked really happy together. I’m guessing Zayn likes Jenna because he ne-’ I cut him off.

‘Of course Zayn likes her. It’s been so obvious.’ i snorted. 

‘You realised it too!? Oh, thank the lord. I didn’t want to talk about it with the other guys because, like, they just don’t like getting on Zayn’s bad side. I dunno why.’ I rolled my eyes at him. Scared of Zayn, bullshit.

‘Let’s go downstairs.’ i said, grabbing his hand and dragging him out. But the just as I reached the top of the stairs, I stopped. 

‘What?’ Louis gave me a worried expression.

‘Oh, nothing. You go ahead, I need to check something.’ i said, turning my face away. I’m a terrible liar and I always get caught because of my facial expressions.

‘Er, okay’ and he trudged down the stairs.

I walked over to Zayn’s room, contemplating on whether or not to talk to him. I was about say no because then I’d have to explain why I was listening. But then I heard a groan and something hitting the wall. I changed my decision and knocked on the door.

‘No one’s here!’ Zayn yells with so much frustration, I felt so bad.

‘Don’t do that, Zayn. I’m going to talk to you no matter what. I either walk in with your permission or without.’ I screamed through the door.

‘Does it look like I have a choice?’ He said, opening the door. His hair was all messy and his eyebrows looked permanently furrowed. He looked so angry and frustrated.

‘Okay, Zayn. Spill. What’s going on?’ I said, moving towards his bed and taking in his room. There was shoes everywhere and little dents on walls. A lamp was on the floor and his suitcase was untidy.

‘Everything, Ali. I seriously screwed up. I don’t know why I lashed out at her. I just got mad when I saw her and that guy. I just... ugh. I can’t explain it.’ he paced back and forth along the foot of the bed and he ran his fingers through his hair.

‘Okay, start from the start.’ I grabbed his arm, so he’d stop pacing. It hurt my head, I felt like i was watching a tennis match. He stopped pacing and laid down on the bed. He just stared at the ceiling, keeping quiet for a while. He sighed and sat up.

‘Well, when we were watching he on the beach she started talking to this guys. And they were flirting madly. I got really mad, I don’t know why. I’m not even sure if I like her. But they both looked so happy, i didn’t want to ruin it but at the same time i wanted it to crash and burn. So when she got home, I sort of death stared her and walked up to my room. She followed me and I told her to not hang out with that guy anymore. That she was being a bitch because she won’t spend time with us.’ he looked down at his lap.

‘Well, for one thing, I know you were just jealous. I’m not going to tell you why because you don’t know yourself. And another, you shouldn’t have told her not to hang out with him or called her a bitch. She’s nineteen, Zayn. If she’s happy, let her be happy because once you ruin her happiness, all hell breaks loose. And never ever call her a bitch. Never call a girl a bitch for that matter. It’s only okay if girls say it to each other but when guys say it to a girl, you’d have to expect a silent treatment for weeks.’ 

‘I know I shouldn’t have called her a bitch but it just slipped out. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, Ali. I just have such a protective feeling towards her. It seems brotherly but it doesn’t. Like, i’d break anyone who hurts her like a normal brother would. But then i just want to keep her and never let a guy touch her like a normal boyfriend would. I’m so confused right now. I totally messed up her weekend and it’s only the first day.’ 

‘Well, go downstairs and say your sorry. Tell her that you didn’t mean anything you said, that you were just being over-protective. She’ll forgive you in about an hour because she can never hold a grudge. And for your feelings, maybe the rest of this weekend will settle it for you? Just don’t be mad if she starts dating the guy, okay? She hates it when people are upset over her decisions because she feels like she’s letting them down.’

He just nodded and we both got up and went downstairs. We found them all around the coffee table, sitting on the ground and pigging into what I think is Nando’s. 

‘Is that Nando’s?’ I said, walking towards them really quickly. I love Nando’s. Thank the lord, it’s in Australia. When I found out it wasn’t in America, I decided not to live there because I love Nando’s more than anything.

‘The one and only’ Niall said through a mouth full of peri-peri chicken.

‘Don’t eat with your mouth full!’ i glared at him.

‘Sorry, mum.’ he said, swallowing the food left in his mouth. I gave a light laugh and sat down in between Harry and Liam. 

‘Jenna, can I, um, talk to you in the kitchen?’ Zayn asked, nervously. Jenna sighed and got up. Everyone eyed them suspiciously and then turned their attention to me.

‘What?’ I asked, taking a bite of my chicken.

‘What happened?’ Liam asked.

‘I don’t know if i should tell you’ i said through a mouth full of chicken.

‘Don’t talk with your mouth full, missy’ Louis scolded. I rolled my eyes and continued devouring the delicious chicken in my hands. As we ate more, Niall practically demolishing everything on the table, Zayn and Jenna walked back into the room.

‘Well, seems like the steam has been cooled’ I pointed out. Jenna rolled her eyes and sat back down on the floor.

‘Urgh, Niall you ate all the food!’ Zayn complained (lol, that rhymed). 

‘I’m a growing boy!’ Niall retorted. 

My phone went off and I checked to see what it was. Just a text. From an unknown number. 

Unknown: Watch your back, little one. I’m coming for your boyfriend first.





Okay, so i’m pretty proud of the last two chapters. I reckon the way Jake went up to Jenna was the cutest thing ever and I was really proud of myself for coming up with that. And sorry, I’m trying to stop the whole swearing thing. I’ll only swear if i really need to. Just going to be a spoiler but there might not be a Zayn and Jenna. Might. She might go with someone else in the band. 

I’m pretty happy with what’s going on so far, hope you guys do too.


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