Chasing the Sun

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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.


18. Chapter 18: crazy morning


Chapter 18: crazy morning.


Harry's POV


After we went back to the house everyone decided they were tired. So we all walked 

groggily to bed. Jake was going to go home but Jenna didn't want him to leave so he decided to sleep on the couch. 

I woke up and now i’m laying in bed trying to figure out how to have a day with Alira. I need her to know that I like her as well and that I will always be with her, no matter what. I hear footsteps up the stairs and a little giggling. I stood up from bed and peaked outside. It was Niall and janelle. Honestly, I think she's bad news. She gives off an eerie feeling. Like I know she said she'll lay off and all but I swear to god she will do something. I overheard Louis telling Ali that he will always protect her. That's what I want to do. That's what I will do. I will protect her all the time. 

What the hell should I do tomorrow? And that's when it all clicked in. I got the whole scenery in my head. Yes, I hope it wins her over. 


Alira's POV


I rolled over in my bed and all the sleep left my body. Now I lay awake in bed with thoughts swimming around in my head. I've realised I like Louis. I like him a lot. And I want to be with him but he will get hurt. Sam will hurt him and janelle will too. I know her revenge is to make me watch someone I love get hurt. One of these boys will get hurt. And I can't do that. I can't watch them get hurt. Especially Louis. 

Suddenly, Harry's face popped into my head. The way he's green eyes sparkled with laughter. The way his smile takes my breath away. The way his laugh fills me with happiness. The way his smirk makes me want to hit him. Do I like him? Ugh, I'm not even sure anymore. Is it even possible to like two people at once? what if I had to choose between them? I can't do that. That's when I realise, I do like both of them. How the hell am I supposed to be with both of them? Ugh. Why is everything so complicated. 

I check the time on my phone and instead, I get blinded by the light. I blinked my eyes rapidly until all the black spots disappear from my vision. It's 5:53 and I can't sleep. I rolled off my bed and walked towards the door. I peered out into the hallway and everything was dead quiet. I lazily walked down the stairs and headed for the kitchen. Instead of coffee I made milo because I love milo and I miss it. I drank it until there was no more. I checked the time again and it was 6:30. The sun was beginning to rise and I decided to go for a jog along the beach. I put on my pink spandex top that stops just under my ribs and put on my grey tights that stops at my calves. I pull on my fluro green joggers and tied my hair into a bun. I snuck back outside, putting the earphones in my ears and blasting my music. Once my feet hit the sand I began to jog. I let the music engulf my mind and let my thoughts run wild. 

An hour later, I went back to the house. I took off my sandy shoes and left it out front. I panted and walked over to fridge looking for a bottle of water. I grabbed one and spun around on my heel. 

'Gah! You scared me!' I say, clutching my chest. The curly-haired boy standing in front of my with no top and grey sweatpants smirked and he walked over to the pantry. 

'Pancakes?' he offered. 

'yeah, sure. I'm just gonna take a shower first.' I say, walking past him. 

'want me to join you?' he says with another smirk and winked. I playfully slapped his arm. 

'don't be a perv, Harry!' I say and I walked towards the shower in my room. 

I yanked out my ponytail and stripped off my clothes after I blasted music from my speakers. I hopped into the shower and sang along to the music. 


I remember when we broke up the first time

Saying, "This is it, I've had enough," 'cause like

We hadn't seen each other in a month

When you said you needed space. (What?)


I carried on the song and i yelled ‘I LOVE TAYLOR SWIFT’ a few times, but i don’t give a poo. Taylor Swift is amazeballs and I will meet her no matter what. Three sons passed before I got out. I was humming to ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ and i wrapped my towel more securely around my body.

I walked out to find Jenna sitting there.

‘Wear something casual and comfortable. You’re spending lunch with Hazzabear.’ she says with a pointed tone.

‘Okay?’ I said weirdly. Lunch with Harry? Alone? Why?

‘You’re effing lucky. It’s Harry Edward Styles we’re talking about, okay.’ she says seriously and walked out.

I rolled my eyes at her idiocy and walked over to my suitcase. Okay, casual and comfortable. I flicked through everything, trying to figure out what to wear. So i decided to wear my red beaded collar top with my high waisted blue floral shorts. I added red toms and grabbed my aviator sunnies. I placed my aviators on top of my head and stared at my reflection. My arms looked too bare so I added blue and gold bracelets on my right arm. Perfect. I hope my outfit looks fine for whatever Harry has planned for later. 

It’s only 9:00 so I walked downstairs and the smell of pancakes reaches my nose. I walk into the kitchen to find Harry (with a shirt on now) still at the stove with a bowl full of pancake batter.

‘You started that when I got in the shower?’ I say, grabbing a pancake.

‘Yeah, well. We have 6 men and 3 girls in the house. One of those guys eats 3 peoples’ worth so I’m making lots.’ he says over his shoulder.

‘Niall, the pig. Wait, 3? There’s only Jenna and I?’ what the hell?

‘Janelle’s here.’ he told me. My chest tightened. She still frightens me. She’s going to hurt someone.

‘Don’t worry, Ali. Nothing will happen to you. I’ll make sure of it.’ he says, staring intently at me.

‘It’s not me I’m worried about.’ I whisper.

‘What do you mean?’ 

‘She knows the only thing that scares me is watching other’s getting hurt.’ the tears began to swim in my eyes.

‘No one will get hurt. I promise. Just worry about yourself.’

‘But Harry, what if someone gets hurt because of me?’

‘No one will, okay? No one will.’ he holds my head in between his hands, forcing me to look him in the eyes. His green eyes blazed, it was filled with so much promise and intensity that I had to believe him.

‘Thank you, Harry.’ I whisper.

‘I will always be here for you.’ he says and he hugs me. I hugged him back, tightly and wiped the tears away.

‘Harry, your pancakes are going to start burning.’ i whisper in his ear.

‘Oh, shit.’ he mutters and he puts the burnt pancake in the bin. I giggle as he stresses out.

‘Chill, Hazzatron. You’ve got tons more to cook.’

‘Hazzatron?’ he looks at me questioningly.

‘Yeah, my sick ass transformers nickname for you. Problem?’ i say, lifting up an eyebrow.

‘No problem at all.’ he turns his attention back to the pancakes.

‘G’DAY MATE!’ Louis yells, making me jump.

‘Don’t even try to sound bogan, Lou.’ i say, shaking my head. This boy is special, I swear.

‘Whatever. What are we doing today?’ he says with a mouthful of food.

‘Don’t talk with your mouthful!’ I scolded.

‘Yes, mum.’ He swallowed his food. ‘Okay, so what’s going on today?’

‘Well, I’m taking Ali out for lunch then we’ll do whatever we want.’ Harry says and they had this intense moment when they looked each other in the eye. Then, Louis nodded his head knowingly and walked out.

Okay, what just happened there? I swear, Louis was about to rage. I expected him to get angry and storm out because I’m not spending the day with him. He just walked off as if it doesn’t even bother him. Like he doesn’t even like me. Does he like me? And what about that kiss? He can’t act like nothing happened. Did he feel those butterflies? Ugh, i shouldn’t have gotten my hopes high. I shouldn’t have given in to what Niall said. Louis doesn’t like me. Now, I have to live with knowing I like Louis and he doesn’t like me. Why would he like me, anyway? I’m nothing. He’s a goddamn international british singer. And I’m just a girl from Australia who just graduated out of high school, never decided to go to university and dream job to be a photographer. Yeah, bullshit he likes me. Niall got my hopes up.

‘PANCAKES!’ Niall screamed and grabbed about 9, put it on a plate and walked out. He left the room without Janelle and now we both stand awkwardly. I can feel her eyes staring daggers into me but I just stared down at my feet. 

‘Pancakes are done!’ Harry yells, breaking the awkward silence. Janelle grabbed three pancakes and followed after Niall. 

‘Don’t mind her, babe. She will get over it.’ Harry whispers in my ear and kisses my cheek. I blushed crimson and took a few pancakes. Harry walks out claiming he stinks and so he was going to take a shower. 

Jake walks into the room while rubbing his eyes. He was shirtless and was wearing black baggy pants. I gotta admit, he’s one hot guy. But he’s off limits.

‘Why are you so loud!’ he mumbles, still half asleep.

‘It’s almost 10, retard. Wake up! Plus, I need to talk to you.’ i tell him.

‘Okay, I’m listening.’

‘Break Jenna’s heart and I’ll break your bones.’ I threaten.

‘Chill, Ali. I’m starting to fall for her. Bad. She’s the most amazing person i’ve ever been with and it’s only the second day. I swear it’s almost love. I’ve never fallen in love so fast before. But Jenna feels like ‘the one’, y’know.’ He smiles and he went into a dreamy state. I’ve never heard a guy talk about how he feels about a girl before. Maybe Jake is right. Maybe they’re supposed to be together.

‘Aaaaaw, Jakeeeeeyyyy. You really like her, don’t you?’ i cooed. 

‘Yeah,’ he blushed and looked down. Guys who talk about their feelings are the sweetest things ever. Jenna is so lucky to have Jake.

‘Well, I’m taking a shower. Adios.’ and he walks out the door. 

‘I smelt pancakes.’ Liam walked in, fully dressed and cleaned.

‘Help yourself!’ I chirped. I was now sat on the counter watching people walk in and out of the kitchen.

‘Mmm, did Harry make this?’ 


‘He makes the best pancakes ever. No joke.’

‘Yeah, I really do like these pancakes.’

We both just nibbled on our pancakes, enjoying the sweetness of it.

‘Hey, Liam. Do you know where Jenna is?’ 

‘Uh, yeah. I saw her this morning. I think she’s up on the third floor.’

‘Thanks, buddy.’ I say but I never left the room.

‘I thought you were gonna go to her?’

‘Nah, just wanted to know where she is.’

‘Okay, well I’m leaving for a bit. I’ll be back at like 1.’

‘Okay. Me and Harry are going out to lunch first then we’re all going somewhere.’

‘Right.’ and he walks out the door.

I don’t move from my spot on the counter. There were 5 more pancakes left and Zayn still has to eat. Jenna probably already ate. She hates pancakes, she says it makes her mouth go really dry.

‘Am I the last one awake?’ Zayn mumbles as he walked in.

‘Yep. Doesn’t really surprise me, y’know. You look like you sleep really heavy.’

‘I do.’ he grabbed a pancake and sat on one of the high stools in front of me. He looks around and out the door. It looked like he was making sure no one was there.

‘What’s up, Zayn?’ I ask, he obviously wants to tell me something.

‘Okay, I don’t know how to say this. I suck at talking about these things. I’m not those kind of guys that can just open up. But, Ali, I think i’m-’ i cut him off.

‘I already know you like Jenna.’


‘Well, you started to look depressed when they were all lovey-dovey last night.’

‘I just don’t know what to do Ali.’ he sighs.

‘Sorry, Zayn. You should’ve tried to get her first. But since she’s with Jake maybe wait? I know she sort of liked you and she probably still does. But her and Jake are something special at the moment. Just give her time and wait. Let her know you’ll always be there for her. No matter what. You can win her over, Zayn. Just not now.’

‘Thanks, Ali. I’ll just be her friend.’

‘Oh, and try not to get too jealous. She’ll feel like she’s disappointing you and she’ll do something crazy to make you happy again. I’m not kidding when I say crazy.’

‘I’ll try.’ he smiles at me, took the rest of the pancakes and walked out.

Well, that was a crazy morning. Everyone walking in and out and me just talking to them. I hop off the counter and walked into the living room to find Jenna in there.

‘Ready for your date with Harry?’ she says with a wink.

‘Is it a date? He never really asked me, y’know.’ 

‘I don’t know if it’s a date. But just enjoy it.’

‘I will. I don’t even know what time we’ll be leaving.’

‘I think he told me around 11:30 you would be leaving.’

‘Oh, fair enough. We have to do something later. This is our last day in Manly. Think of something, will you?’

‘Sure, darl.’






Well, ain’t that a long chapter. I know I said it was supposed to be a Halira chapter but it would’ve taken too long if i did put the little ‘date’ in. So, I just left it at that. 


and now, I’m going to fangirl.



and fangirl moment over.


Hope you enjoyed this chapter.


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