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.

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34. Chapter 34: could it be

Chapter 34: could it be.

'Elise? There's an Elise in your life?' Louis asked Liam and Liam's face reddened.

'What!? You're cheating on me?' Niall pretended to sound hurt.

'Theres no more Niam?' Jenna sounded sooo sad.

'You ship Niam?' Liam asked her. She blushed and nodded.

'Hey! No changing the subject. Who is Elise and why do you grin like mad when you text her?' I pointed my finger at him, jabbing his shoulder.

'Ow! That hurt.' He said in his deep little British voice. I just rolled my eyes at him.

'Don't be a baby. Now answerrrr!' I dragged out the word.

'Who wants nandos?' He announced and punched his shoulder.

'Okay, okay. She's a girl.' He said and I waited eagerly for the rest.

'And...?' I urged on.

'And that's all you're getting.' He smiled smugly.

'Come in, mate. I don't think she's going to stop.' Zayn took my side and I gave him a look of approval.

'Tell me who Elise issss!' I grabbed Liam's shoulder and began shaking him.

'Ow! Louis control that thing!' Liam screamed trying to reclaim his shoulder back.

'Shes not a thing and I suggest you tell her before she rips your shoulder off.' Louis said an I smiled at him.

'She'll never stop, yknow.' Jenna told Liam.

'I like you people.' I smiled, showing my approval.

'Okay, ugh. You're so persistent, Ali. She's a girl and I met her at manly. Yknow when we had the bonfire and I was at the house? Well, I met her on my way there. I forgot something and she's a nice gal. She has blonde brown hair, brown eyes and she's 17. She's such an amazing girl and she makes me smile so much. Shit. I shouldn't have said that.' His eyes glistened as he talked about her and I can see him mentally facepalming himself as he said the 'smile so much' bit.

'Aaaawww, Lili loves her!' I smiled while pinching his cheeks.

'Stoooop!' He complained. And I took my hands away.

'You didn't deny it!' I wiggled my eyebrows at him.

'I don't love her.' He denied my comment. 'Yet.' He continued with a wide grin on his face.

'I want to meet her.' Jenna smiled.

'She better treat my Liam right.' Niall pouted.

'Did you see his eyes sparkle?' Zayn stage whispered to us all.

'Yep. He's going to end up being totally whipped.' Harry winked.

'WE'RE GONNA GET A MUMMY DIRECTION!' Louis yelled.

'Don't burst my eardrums!' I covered my ears, cringing away from him. He pried my hands away and he leaned in towards my ear.

'Im sorry.' He whispered very loudly. I just giggled and rolled my eyes at him.

'Take me to meet her.' I nudged Liam in the ribs.

'Okay, i'll call her up.' Liam smiled excitedly.

'You want to see her, don't ya?' Jenna wiggled her eyebrows and I joined her.

'Shut up.' His cheeks reddened and he walked out the room as he tapped away on his phone.

'He looks so happy. The little one is growing up.' I wiped a fake tear away like a proud mum.

'We're getting a mummy, boys. Lets look decent.' Louis said to the boys.

'Theres food in the fridge.' I told them, trying to get them out of the room. Niall jumped up automatically and the boys followed.

'Why did you send them away?' Jenna's eyebrows were furrowed.

'Did you know that we don't start our jobs until next month?' I asked her.

'No... I didn't.' She said really confused.

'Well, yeah and they're leaving tomorrow.' I informed her.

'Oh.' Was all she said.

'Jenna, do you like Zayn?' I asked her.

'No.' She said automatically. I raised an eyebrow. I know this girl like the back of my hand. I know there's a small lie somewhere.

'I don't know.' She gave in.

'But I do know I love Jake. This feeling is so much stronger than how I felt for Nate. And I thought I loved him.' Jenna finished. I pursed my lips, I don't know what to say.

'Well, is Jake treating you right?' I asked her.

'Yes. He treats me like a goddamn queen. He makes me so happy. And just the thought of him makes me smile so much. And everyday I replay the night he told me he loved me. And I know i'll never ever forget that night.' She confessed.

'Aaaaw, that is so cute.' I cooed.

'What about this whole Harry and Louis thing?' She asked me. I just sighed.

'Honestly, it was heartbreaking telling Harry I chose Louis. But I feel more... I don't know connected to Louis than with Harry. But Harry is treating me like a friend would and that's what he promised me. And Louis is treating me like I'm the best person in the world. We have that best friend/boyfriend relationship I've always craved. And I'm honestly so happy with him.' I smiled at her.

'He better treat you right or else i'll chop his dick off.' She said seriously and I laughed out loud.

'Guys, Elise is coming over in like five minutes.' Liam informed us as he walked into the room.

'Does she live around here?' I asked him.

'Yeah, turns out she got back from manly yesterday.' He grinned.

'Wheres the boys?' He asked. His eyes were searching for them.

'Theyre in the-' I started to say.

'Kitchen.' He finished off an made his way there. He came back out a few seconds later with the boys behind him. As they settled themselves in the phone rang. I got up and answered it.

'Hello?' I said.

'Alira?' The person on the other line answered.

'Mum?' I asked, slightly shocked. She hasn't called in a month. I walked into the kitchen.

'Yes, babe. I'm sorry I haven't called you in the last month. How's things?' She asked and I laughed to myself.

'So much has happened.' I said.

'Care to share?' She asked.

'It's such a long story. But i'll tell you the bottom line. We met One Direction. And we're currently friends with them.' I laughed.

'One Direction? As in that boy band Jenna has plastered all around her room?' My mum asked, shock peaking in her tone.

'She took those posters down a few weeks ago.' I said.

'Because the boys came over?' She asked.

'No, actually. She took it down because she needed space for her designs and all. It would be downright funny if they saw those.' I laughed and she laughed along with me.

'So are any of these boys closer to you than friends?' And I can almost imagine her eyebrows wiggling.

'Well... There's this one.' I said a bit quietly.

'Im gonna need a description, rate of how he's treating you and if he's psycho or not.' She said sternly.

'His name is Louis William Tomlinson. He's a giant compared to me, he has brown hair and blue-green eyes. He's treating me extremely well. And he's not a psycho.' I giggle at the end.

'He better not be. I don't want that happening to you again.' This time she was dead serious. She was upset that I had a psycho boyfriend and never told her. She's my best friend.

'Hes not, I promise you. I gotta go. I'm going to meet an Elise who currently is starting to steal one of the boys' heart.' I giggled.

'E-Elise?' My mum stuttered.

'Mum? Are you okay?' I asked her, concern filling my voice. The other line was dead silent.

'Mum? Mum, you there?' I got a bit worried.

'Yeah, I'm fine. Have fun, we'll be home in three or four months. Bye baby, I love you. And tell Jack to call us. Your brother won't answer his goddamn phone.' She tried to sound normal but I can tell something is bothering her. I decided to let it slip because I'm going to call her later anyway.

'Okay, I will. Bye mummy, I love you. And tell dad the same thing.' I said to her.

'Sure thing, bye.' And she hung up on me. What was with the whole Elise thing? Ugh, the woman confuses me sometimes.

I walked back into the living room and all their heads snapped up.

'What?' I ask them.

'Nothing...' Jenna shrugged.

My eyes looked around the room, trying to figure out if they did something to the room. And that's when my eyes laid upon an unfamiliar face. Long blonde brown hair framed her heart-shaped face. She was sat beside Liam and I knew that she was Liam's Elise. She smiled up at me and her brown eyes were warm. I was a little shocked at how much the colour of her eyes almost matched mine. But I just brushed that off and smiled back at her.

'Hi, you must be Elise.' I said politely. I went over to her and gave her a little awkward hug. It was awkward because she was sitting and I was standing. I pulled away and sat beside Louis who wrapped his arm around my waist.

'Hi, you must be Alira.' She smiled at me.

'The one and only.' I laughed and she laughed along.

'So, are you two together?' She gestured to me and Louis and I nodded.

'And I'm so lucky to have her.' Louis smiled proudly and I blushed like mad.

'That is so cute.' She smiled wide.

'So are you from around here?' I asked her and she nodded.

'I live down the street, actually.' She said.

'Really? I haven't seen you before.' I said.

'Same here, bit weird isn't it?' She said and I laughed.

'Okay, it's 6. What do you want for dinner?' I asked them.

'Nando's!' Niall almost screamed.

'No. We're having something nice and homemade tonight.' I shut him down and he pouted.

'Im making spaghetti. We're having a feast tonight.' I said, happily.

'Go call up Matt and his boyfriend, Jake and Georgia.' I ordered them and I couldn't help but notice how Niall blushed a little bit. I set him a questioning look and he just avoided eye contact. I guess I'm going have a chat with him later.

I went off to the kitchen and took out all the ingredients. I set them all put on the table and started my work.

'Hey, Ali. We're gonna buy some drinks, okay?' Louis popped his head in.

'Okay.' I nodded my head and set the stove on.

'Don't buy too much!' I yelled as he walked away from the door.

'No promises!' He yelled back. And I rolled my eyes as I put the water in the pot.

20 minutes later the house was filled with voices and some cheers as I finished up the spaghetti. I put it into a bowl and put grated cheese on top. There was enough to feed 20 people. I walked out with the large bowl of pasta and all their heads snapped up as the aroma reached their noses.

'You made spaghetti!' Matt praised and I smiled while nodding.

'She makes the best!' Jenna said from her position in Jake's arms. I set the bowl on the table and went back into the kitchen to get all the plates and cutlery. Once I walked out the kitchen door, I was bombarded by the people trying to snatch a plate off me.

'STOP!' I yelled. And they all froze.

'Im going to put these on the table and then you are going to get food one at a time. And if any of you push each other you will be sent to the naughty corner, okay?' I instructed. Ten heads nodded and I looked for the people who were missing. I saw Elise and an unfamiliar guy standing awkwardly in the back corner. When I set the plates on the table and stepped away, they all snatched a plate.

'WAIT!' I yelled. And they all froze again.

'Elise and Chase gets their servings first.' I said.

'But my belly needs it more than them!' Niall yelled.

'So? At least they have manners.' I scolded and I ushered the pair of them towards me. They came and I handed each of them a plate.

'Hi, you must be Chase. Matt has told me all about you.' I smiled at him.

'And you're Alira. Who apparently makes the best spaghetti.' He smiled and I just laughed.

'Well, dig in.' I said to him. But the others didn't get the message and they all started to move towards the table.

'Not you guys.' I said with my hands on my hips.

'You baby us too much.' Louis pouted as he stared longingly at the food.

'Its not baby-ing. It's putting you guys in line.' I said. When Elise and Chase were out of the way I let the rest form a single file line and they patiently waited for their turn.

'Don't finish it, Niall!' I screamed as Niall picked up enough to feed two people.

'Ugh, you're worse than my mum.' He pouted and putting half the portion back. He stepped away and he already had a spoonful in his mouth before sitting down.

When everyone had gotten their serving I took my plate and settled myself on the floor raise the coffee table. No one said a word.

'Are ya'll gonna talk or...?' I trailed off the question.

'Donmakeushtakwe'reeatin.' Jenna said through a mouthful of food.

'Thats very attractive, Jenna.' I smiled while winking.

'Shes still beautiful either way.' Jake smiled and kissed her cheek.

'You better not have left anything on my face.' Jenna death glared him. He just laughed and dug into his food.

'This. Is. So. Good.' Louis said a word after each spoonful.

'Thanks?' I said with food in my mouth.

'Its so unfair how you still look good while doing that.' Georgia pouted.

'Don't put yourself down.' Niall said to her.

'Did he really stop eating to say something?' Zayn asked. And I realised all the boys were sat, gaping at Niall. Louis had wide eyes with his fork halfway to his mouth. Harry had wide eyes and his mouth was wide open which was filled with spaghetti. Zayn just stared at Niall. While Liam was wiggling his eyebrows at him.

'What does that mean?' Georgia asked with furrowed eyebrows.

'We'll explain everything later.' I laughed at her.

'Matt, there's still more.' I laughed as I saw him staring at his empty plate with a very sad look. He jumped straight up and went over to the bowl.

'Its surprising how fit my boyfriend still is with an appetite like that.' Chase chuckled. Before an 'aww' escape my lips, a pillow hit my face.

'Ow!' I screamed and I looked at Jenna, knowing she was the one who threw it.

'What was that for?' I asked her.

'You're the queen of ruining moments. I wasn't gonna let you ruin that one.' She said through narrowed eyes.

'I wasn't gonna say anything.' I lied.

'As if! I literally saw it making its way to your mouth.' She rolled her eyes at me.

Ten minutes later, everyone's plates were empty.

'Im going to clean up, pass me your plates guys.' I said, standing up. They put their plates on top of mine and I made my way to the kitchen.

I put them all in the sink. I hand washed it all because I don't know how to use a dishwasher. Don't judge me, k. I hummed a lullaby my mum used to sing to me when I was little as I washed the dishes. I heard the kitchen door open and I turned to find Elise walking in.

'I need water, all they have is beer out there and I'm still underage.' She shrugged her shoulders as she walked up to the fridge. I just laughed and nodded my head. I went back to washing and humming.

'Hey, I've heard that lullaby before.' Elise commented when I was finishing up.

'Thats weird, my mum made it up and no one knew about it.' I said while wiping my hands on a tea towel.

'Oh. But I remember hearing it when I was young.' She shrugged her shoulders. 'Im going back to the others.' She said as I nodded. She walked out the door and as she did so a memory came back to mind.

~

A little baby was sleeping in a crib, a little version of me was stroking the little baby's head. 'I love you, little Elise.' The little me whispered. The baby rubbed her eyes with her tiny hands.

'Alira, baby. Go to bed.' My mum had tears down her face.

'Mummy, why you crying?' Little me asked while taking her hand.

'No reason, baby. Just go to bed.' And little me did what she was told.

~

I was brought out of my flashback. I remember the next morning there was no baby in a crib. I remember telling my mum about it. And I remember her telling me it was only a dream. Could it have been real?

I need to call my mum. Soon. I probably have a little sister and I would never know.

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A/N

Dun dun dunnnnnn. I'll edit these chapters I've done on my phone when I get back on my laptop.

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-Winona

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