Perfect Stranger

Harmony Ferrara was the average 18-year old mother. Her boyfriend left as soon as he heard the news, just like you see on those dreaded television shows. But what was different about her story? Well, she runs into the perfect stranger. But when her daughters health take a turns for the worst will this stranger provide the support that she needs to get through it all? Read on to find out.


3. Stranger Danger.

Chapter 3





My mind wouldn't turn off all night. It was switching from the Jingle Ball to Alice back to somethings as small as what we were going to have for breakfast. But the main thing I kept thinking about was who was I going to take to this party. I was set on taking Carter, but I knew he'd say no. He hated these kind of events. And like I told myself before all my friends had lives and I didn't want to intrude with something this silly. Also, I had just found out that it was all the way in Vegas. Where Oliver was, I mean I could always take him. But then again, he had work and family, so now I was officially screwed.

I buried my head into my pillow and let out a loud, yet muffled, scream. Suddenly, I heard the beginning of Heart Attack by none other then One Direction start to blast through the tiny apartment. I swung my legs over the edge of my bed and walked into the living room. There I found Alice jumping around and screaming at the top of her lungs. 


"Never thought hurt so bad! Get over you-ou" She sang in her high-pitched baby voice. I laughed and put both my hands on my hips staring at her. Her long red hair was up in a bun and since she was turned around all you could see was her pink night gown flailing around from her movements. I effortlessly scooped her up from behind and threw her over my shoulder. She automatically started screaming and banging on my back, but since she was so small I barely felt it. I gently placed her at her usual spot, in front of the vanity, and undid her bun. Her long red locks fell straight down just the slightest bit past her shoulders. 


"I was busy!" She scowled, crossing her arms. I took off her nightgown ignoring her persistent pleas and french-braided her hair all the way down, ending with a white bow. While I was playing the role of hairdresser, I remembered that little talk me and Carter were going to have. About Alices' health. Lately, as Mrs. Dixon told me, she would complain about her arms hurting, and how she would cough constantly all day. And since it has been happening so many times, I wanted to discuss it with someone and Carter volunteered immediately. After I finished dressing her in black leggings and an oversized white sweatshirt I left her to put on her boots.


I put let my hair down, deciding to wear my black skinnies and a regular yellow v-neck that I covered with my black cardigan.


After I put on my black moccasins and grabbed my necessities,  we were out of there in a flash. I had to go to the store to get some groceries and Alice couldn't stay home alone, because the daycare is closed on weekends, usually.


As soon as we arrived I snatched a cart and plopped Alice in the front. In record timing, I had already gotten 3/4 of the list complete, so as tradition I let her walk along side the cart with me. When I tiptoed and tried to grasp the bag of brown rice, I looked to where Alice was, for help. But it turns out she was gone.


And almost immediately, I was in complete panic mode.






I was out in disguise trying to rack up some food for the house, and also to think about some things. I hadn't been noticed yet, despite the fact my disguise was a little shabby  I only had black aviators on and a beanie. I probably looked like a retard, but I wasn't in the mood to get caught. I was into my mind since yesterday, when the guys had told me to think about it. And boy was I thinking. I mean there is a minor possibility I could run into the girl of my dreams, but what are the chances. I still wasn't over Elounor let alone find some girl that could make me stop breathing. I wasn't looking for a relationship and I hope to god a relationship wasn't looking for me.


"Your Boobear!" I heard from somewhere. I stopped in my tracks and looked around me but saw nothing but the cookies staring back at me. I looked up down around and sideways.


"Down here!" The little voice screeched. I looked down and saw the most adorable little girl of maybe, 3, smiling widely at me. She had light red hair and the most beautiful big blue eyes you'd ever see.


"Hey there, how'd you notice me." I whispered bending down so I was balancing on my toes.


"Because your in One Direction, did you forget!" She squealed, "I sing to." She informed me, proudly putting her fists on her hips. I couldn't help but laugh, she was hysterical. 


"Why don't you show me what you got." I said clasping my fingers together. She nodded enthusiastically and stepped back so there was maybe 3 feet between us. I was smiling like a proud father anticipating her performance.


She started to do the itsy-bitsy spider while shaking her little hips. It was absolutely hilarious, but I had to stay serious or she might get angry. She was so full of sass and attitude.


"And the itsy-bitsy spider went up the spout again!" She sang, ending her amazing display. I clapped and whistled, earning stares and quirking of eyebrows but I didn't care this little girl was brilliant. But I had totally forgotten that I was in fact alone with a little girl. I quickly bent back down to her level and grabbed her little hand.


"Where's mummy?" I said looking into her eyes. She looked around and shrugged. I clobbered my face with my hand and sighed. "We have to find her, just like Dora?" She asked softly raising her ginger eyebrow making her plump pink lips scrunch slightly. I chuckled and nodded. But before we could start the journey, it ended.


"Alice!" I heard in British female accent scream. I shot up still holding apparently Alice'  hand and smiled at the lady approaching us. I looked down at the little girl and nodded towards the woman coming towards us. She put her thumb and winked at me. I let a chuckle slip through my lips before my breathe caught in my throat. When I looked up, I met eyes with the most beautiful girl I've ever seen. Her red long wavy locks were loosely framing her electric blue eyes. She almost looked exactly like Alice but instead of adorable she was, gorgeous.


"Alice what did I tell you about stranger danger." Her mother silently scolded her doing the shame sign with her fingers. Her mother smiled at me and took Alice' hand cautiously. I smiled when Alice shook her head and pointed at me.

"This is Louis Tomlinson!" She said loudly, but since she was so small it didn't come out to loud to get caught. Her mother looked at me and studied my face before shaking her head, "Alice it's not Louis silly goose."


It was funny how they were talking about me when I was right here, full of answers.

"But yes I am, the Louis Tomlinson." I said flashing a smile at her. I removed my glasses and my beanie and did a twirl for them. "And I can tell why Alice is such a beautiful little girl." I said winking at her mother when I completed my circle.


"Wow, nice one." She said rolling her eyes. Note the sarcasm. "I'm not kidding." I informed her shoving my hands in my pockets. "And anyways, since Alice made my day a billions times better I would like to award you two tickets to our meet and greet tomorrow at the Staples Center not to far away from here."


Alice started bouncing on her toes, and squealing like the blonde from Princess and the Frog. Her mother took the tickets from me and quirked an eyebrow at me.


"And how do I know I'm not being tricked into going to some dark alley with my child." She asked reluctantly looking me in the eyes. Jesus she was gorgeous, Elounor never had this effect on me our entire relationship. "I'll prove it."  I said. "Alice what member of One Direction would you like to say hi to." I asked bending to her level. She immediately said Liam and I whipped out my phone hitting Liam with the pad of my thumb. It rang once before her picked up and I quickly explained the entire situation, which he understood immediately.


"LIAM!" She screamed into the phone. I had put it on speaker so her mother could hear their little conversation. "Hello sweetheart are you going to our meet and greet tomorrow?" He said in his deep voice. "Yes I am and don't worry I won't bring no spoons." I heard Liam chuckle from the other side and I could imagine him nodding. 


"Good girl, and What's your name?"


"Alice." She said sweetly. "As in from Wonderland?" He said jokingly. "Yes!" She said loudly. 


"That's brilliant! Well I better get going the boys are challenging me in a game, Bye Alice!" He said, she smiled like a Cheshire cat and hit the end button all on her own. I gently stuffed my phone in my pocket and playfully smirked at her mother. She looked reluctant but she soon gave in and nodded. 

"Get there towards the end of signing so Alice can maybe hangout with us..." I suggested, looking at her as if to ask 'What's your name?'


"It's Harmony, but everyone calls me Monee." She said smiling at me. I got this feeling in the pit of my stomach when she did that like I might throw up a good way.

We shook hands and I got permission to pick up Alice and twirl her around in a  big hug, which throughout the entire time she was giggling. I finally put her down and smiled at the little girl before me, "Bye Louis." She said in barely, it was cute how all her "L's" came out as W's. I exchanged one more grin with her mother and waved to them as we parted into our separate ways.




And there in that cookie aisle of Wal-Mart, is where I met the two people that would change my life forever...

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