Fix Me, I'm Broken. |Liam Payne Story|

People say when something bad happens to you, it can scar you for life. They couldn't be more right..
Ashley hasn't spoken a word in months. But when he turns up will he get her to talk again, and will he find out the reason behind her stopping?

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2. Chapter 1

 

Ashley's PoV     


"Come on Ashley. Just say one word. It's been seven months. You haven't said a word. Or even told us what happened. Maybe if you just told us. Even if you just wrote it down, we could help. Everyone is worried Ash. It's Christmas, the family wants to see you, talk to you." My mother said to me as we were walking through the mall doing some last minute Christmas shopping. She sounded desperate. Although, she has been desperate. For 7 months. Since I stopped talking. I just shrug, I mean, even if I could say something, there is nothing to say. My mum sighed and starts walking a little faster. 

I mean. I do get her confusion, and her frustration.  And yeah I mean, I king of feel bad, she is my mum. She cares about me. We used to be really close, I told her everything. Then one day I just stop, I don't talk to her, to anyone, I become distant. She got concerned, what mother wouldn't? Plus she didn't, and still doesn't, know the reason behind that. Wouldn't you fell the same if it happened to you? 

Mum and I go from store to store.  Picking out things that we think the family will like. If you ask me, Christmas shopping is kind of boring. Shopping for everyone else. I'm not trying to be a selfish brat, but I'm haven't exactly been a people person since the incident. I feel like everyone is out to get me, I wouldn't call it paranoid, I would say its more of myself building up my walls so no one can break them down and hurt me.

By the time we finish shopping we have spent WAY too much money, and have a lot of bags. They weren't exactly light either.
I swear mentally when I run into someone.

"Oh, Sorry Love, my mistake." He says to me.
I wave it off, my mother sighs again.

"Sorry about her. She doesn't really talk." My mother explains. I want to smack her, okay not really. She just talks about me sometimes like I'm not there. That gets to me the most about this whole 'not talking' thing, because its something everyone does.

"Really? Do you know why?" The boy asks. A little nosy don't you think. I mean, we don't even know his name. "I'm Liam by the way." Okay.. maybe I spoke too soon. My mother smiles.

"I'm Jackie, and this is my daughter Ashley." She tells Liam. " And to answer your question no, she hasn't told us anything. One day, about seven months ago she just stopped talking, and hasn't said a word since." My mum said sadly. I roll my eyes, and I think Liam notices because he smiles slightly, but soon makes it disappear so my mother doesn't notice. 

"Thats too bad. is there anything you think she could open up to, and tell?" He asks.
Okay this was getting old. He keeps acting like he cares. But I highly doubt that, seeing we just met, and I barely know his name.

"She was really close to me, but she doesn't even talk to me any more. Its just shrugs, and nods, or shakes of her head." My mum tells Liam. He is quiet for a few seconds.

"Jackie, do you think its okay if I talk to Ashley for a few minutes alone?" He asks. My mum nods her head, and walks away, looking into the window of a bakery. "Want to sit down?" He asks me, I just shrug. He takes my hand and leads me over to a bench, and we sit down.  "So." He starts. "You don't talk."
Obviously I think to myself, but in response just shake my head.
"Well, why not?" he asks.
I haven't spoken to anyone, or even said a word, in seven months. I'm not going to start opening up to some random stranger.  I think to myself, and just shrug. He frowns.

"Okay I get it. You aren't going to open up to any random stranger you ran into in the mall." he says.
Wow give the boy a prize. He got something right.
"So, how about we get to know each other. I can be your friend. I'll be there for you. You don't have to say a word. I'll give you my number and you can text me whenever you want." He offers.  I tilt my head in confusion.

I take out my phone and open up 'notes' and quickly type a message,

Why are you being so nice?

He reads it and smiles. 
"Why wouldn't I be? You never did anything bad to me. And I'm not one to judge." He explains. 
I think for a minute.

It couldn't hurt right? Getting to know someone. Talking to someone. I sigh and close out of note, opening up contacts and tapping 'add new contact' He smiles to himself, and takes out his phone and handing it to me.
I put myself into his contacts then hand him back his phone, he hands me back mine.

"You can text me whenever alright?" He tells me. I just nod. Staring down at my phone turning it in my hands. "My friends are going to wonder where I am, lets go back to your mum." He says. It surprises me that I am kind of sad about this. I mean, he is just, him. No one special. Not to me anyway.

We walk back over to my mum in silence, and she smiles when she sees us.

"I've got to get going, but its been nice meeting you two, I hope we can see each other again sometime." Liam tells my mother.

"Its been nice seeing you too." She says to him, and they gently hug. Liam turns to me.

"I'll text you later?" He asks me. I nod, earning a confused look from my mother, but just ignore it. Liam smiles, "Okay then, bye Ashley, Jackie."  He says waving, I watch his back as he walks away. When he is out of view my I hear Mum clear her throat.

"He seems nice." She says, I just nod, picking up some of the bags and following her out of the store, not getting Liam out of my head.

Why would he even look at me. The mute freak. It makes no sense. What's his deal? I keep thinking those things to myself, telling myself that he won't text me, and not texting him, me being worried about making a fool of myself. 

But strangely, I found myself keep checking my phone for new messages.

Liam's PoV

As I walk back over to my band mates I can't get Ashley off my mind. Everything about her is a mystery. She seems so sad. I don't get why she doesn't talk. She seems like a sweet girl, and its a shame that she doesn't show it.

I see Louis and the rest of the boys standing in the food court waiting for me.

"Where have you been? Paul was going to call mall security if you didn't show up soon, we thought you got kidnapped by a fan or something!" Niall says to me. I just laugh,

"I was talking to someone. No harm done, I am here, alive, and not kidnapped by a fan. How about we get going?" I offer.

"Sure, whatever you say." Zayn says, and we walk out of the mall towards the car. I slide into the back seat, Harry next to me.

"So, who is she?" He asks me quietly. I smile and shake my head, looking out the window, and thinking about that mystery girl who went by the name of Ashley...

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