11. Big Surprises
Why did God hate me so much, how could this be happening to me. I didn’t want to look too shocked when I saw Nathan so he didn’t think I was crazy but then again I was also worried about his safety Harry was on edge and I didn’t feel like pushing it and having to break up a fight tonight. I was tired and really wanted to grab some food and go home. I smiled at Nathan to at least show him I was somewhat interested.
“Beautiful am I?” I smiled at my spunk for talking to him that way, but was nervous on how Harry would react to my flirting tone. But in all honesty it didn’t matter to me anymore he was being an asshole and I could honestly care less of what he thought of me.
“Of course you are, you’re gorgeous. “ I laughed at his outgoing manner to make me feel good.
“I was wondering if you wanted to grab some coffee on your way home I could walk you?”
“Hey that sounds really good…” I felt his presence behind me almost as if the air had gotten colder making me catch a chill, I knew he heard every word I was saying and probably knew what I was thinking. He has stayed behind me and was half way through the door so Nathan didn’t have a perfect visual of the stranger in the door way but now Harry had come out and was in full focus. He grabbed on to the back of my coat like I was a child about to run away, I tried reaching behind my back to try and grab his hand to loosen his grip but he was stubborn and refused to let go.
“She can’t I have to walk her home now it’s getting very late.” His words were stern and straight to the point almost making me scared for Nathan; Harry hovered over him but a good 5 inches, and me a solid 10 inches. Nathans face had changed from being a cute smile to a devious smirk; I could almost see him plotting away at his next move.
“Oh I see Styles you got yourself a new pet. She’s cute a shame I wasn’t able to get to her first, but only time will tell before she changes her mind. It’s cute I could almost see you with her if it wasn’t for your bad rep with woman you might almost have a chance but she seems a little too uptight for you, I think I would be able to loosen her up for you.”
His words her devilish almost making me want to automatically spit in his face, the charming Nathan I had just spoken to had dissipated in a matter of seconds and this cocky smirking two faced prick is what now stood in front of me.
I had been so distracted about his malevolent words that I didn’t even feel Harry let go of my jacket nor did I see him walk past me nor did I get the chance to stop him from punching Nathan square In the face. It was a solid punch in the jaw, if it was me who he hit I would have been dead. The loud popping sound which I assumed was Nathans jaw breaking had drawn me out of my trance, I ran straight to Harry who was pummeling Nathan into the cement. The rest of the guys had tried to pull him off but it was no use, there was no one who could stop him he was running on adrenaline and anger, I didn’t know what else to do.
“HARRY!!!!” I screamed his name only once, with his fist in midair, he turned around to look at me his eyes which had originally been an emerald green had gone to a midnight black, that wasn’t Harry I don’t know who that was.
I didn’t know I started crying until I felt droplets of tears hit my chest. Me and Harry had continued to look at each other, Nathan still bleeding on the floor and Harry still on top of him. My eyes were pleading for him to get off. I couldn’t go to the police tonight I was exhausted I needed to get home and get him out of here. Harry sighed once standing up from atop of Nathan he strode over to me with such grace that I was confused of what just happened. With not a care in the world and not a glance back at the people who had been starring at the whole scene Harry gripped my hand tightly and pulled me away from the crowded area. I had no other choice but to follow.
I didn’t know how to feel grateful that Harry stuck up for me when that asshole had sickening things to say about me, upset that harry just got in a fight, pissed off that he would blow up like that, infuriated that he did that where I worked at could have jeopardized my job, or scared in the fact that I was the only one who could get him off of Nathan. We didn’t say a word as we walked together I never let go of his hand afraid that he would be angry or disappointed in my gesture. He brought me up to Maria’s apartment, I knew she wouldn’t be there she spent most of her time with Darren anyways and found that she had been spending most nights there. I had this big old place to myself. I opened the door for myself and left it open for him to follow, we needed to talk and I didn’t know how to start but I sure knew this wasn’t going to end well.
Spending more time in the apartment with him and letting my mind run wild and recollect of all the things that had just happened I knew I was pissed at him. I ripped my jacket off and threw it on the couch. I stomped to the other side of the room trying to keep as much distance from him as possible. I knew I should have started off with a reasonable approach but I was I was angry and I wanted him to know.
“Okay would you like to inform me on what the hell just happened back there cause what I can remember is you storming up to Nathan punching him straight in the face and then continuing to practically murder him!!”
Harry had slid his jacket off and walked over to the couch, plopping himself down with not a care in the world. He had rolled his eyes at my comment and laughed.
“Are you honestly laughing at me right now, I would love to know what you find to be so amusing.”
He had continued to chuckle to himself as if it were his own inside joke. He had looked over to me.
“You are cute when you’re angry.” He made such a simple comment that had completely driven me over the edge.
“This isn’t some cute game Harry, this isn’t a funny situation. This was a completely irrational scene that YOU caused; this could risk my job I could get fired because of you!! You and your ridiculous behavior!!”
His posture had changed from being slouched over and relaxed to straightening himself up; he had walked over to me in a quick stride. He was angry and I was scared. He was starring me straight in my face.
“You have got to be fucking kidding me Brie, were you there when Nathan had practically called you a slut, saying that you were easy to get with he was disrespecting you right in front of your face and you were just getting ready to go and get bloody coffee with that asshole.”
“Are you serious right now you are such a fucking hypocrite Harry you were the one earlier who had said to me that I was throwing myself at guys, basically saying the exact same thing Nathan said, so what the fuck is your excuse. You didn’t even let me answer him and if you hadn’t budged into MY conversation you would have been able to see me tell him that I wasn’t going to be able to go out with him”
We were infuriated each of us getting face to face with one another in this brawl.
“THIS TIME!! Doesn’t mean you wouldn’t have done it any other time, if I didn’t barge in when I did you would have thought he is this sweet charming guy who cares about you when he really doesn’t. “
“Yes Harry and I would have made that mistake but that is my mistake and its none of your business I don’t understand why you think you have any right to be so nosy in situations like this. These are my choices that I make not yours. “
“Your choices are the wrong ones Brie and you don’t get that, you keep going left when you’re supposed to go right you say yes when you mean no. And I know when you should make the right one I know what you have to do. “
“Oh MY GOD HARRY! You are not my mother you don’t tell me what to do you don’t control me you don’t ever get to make decisions for me that is for me to decide and for you to never interfere with. “
“I can’t not interfere Brie why don’t you get that!!” He was walking towards me pushing me closer to the wall behind me to where I was pinned and there was no way out.
“I have this urge to be with you all the time to make sure you’re protected to help you when you need me to catch you when you fall.” His voice had gotten louder and his hands were on both sides of my face.
“You don’t understand how hard it is for me to try and stay away from you it hurts to think of you anywhere else but here with me I need you to be here with me, I need you to know how much I care for you how I will do anything to make you happy, how I can’t help but love you for everything that you are. God Damnit you don’t know how bad it hurts to love you!!”
His words had caught both of us off guard I was confused and he was petrified, and with that I was pinned to a wall and Harry had run out of the apartment.