2. Is This A Date?
*1 week later*
I sat down in our usual spot and waited for her. It wasn't night time though and the boys were on the beach playing volley ball. I had asked her last night to come for a while and hang with us. She came and sat beside me. I noticed she was wearing long sleeves again even in this heat but I didn't mention it. "We're going in the water wanna come?" Niall shouted. "Sure," I replied. I grabbed Emily's hand and pulled her up. "I don't wanna go in," she told me. "Oh come on. I can't swim but it's just for a bit of fun." "No Zayn I don't want to." "Why?" I noticed her pull her sleeves down a bit. "I just don't," she said. I grabbed her hands and looked into her eyes. She looked away and I put my finger under her chin to turn her face back to mine. "Hey, tell me what's wrong." "It's nothing." "Tell me. I won't say anything. I promise anything you tell me will be kept between us."
"Please don't judge me when I tell you," I said to him. "I won't." He smiled at me and I took off my long sleeve top. I had my bikini on underneath but I wasn't insecure about him seeing me in it. I held out my wrists and he saw my scars. He pulled me into a hug. "Why?" was all he said. "It's a long story." "I'm a good listener." We sat back down and I told him everything. "I had a boyfriend, Trevor back in New York. I really had fallen for him but then I found out he was cheating on me. That was a real low point for me. I felt like I wasn't pretty enough, like no one would love me and I felt like my world was useless. It got real bad so I cut myself. It made me feel good for a while but my parents found out and they helped me stop." He pulled me into a hug again and kissed my head. "Please don't do that again," he said to me. "I won't. I stopped a while ago but I was scared you would judge me if you saw my scars." "It doesn't change who you are Emily." He grabbed my hands and we went into the water.
She came up behind me and splashed me. "Oh your gonna get it!" I said to her. She started to run away but I caught her round the waist and turned her around. I looked into her eyes and she looked into mine. We both moved closer to each other and to ruin the moment Louis came and splashed us. Emily pulled away from me pretty quick and walked towards Liam. As she walked away I grabbed her hand and turned her around. "Come to my house tonight. We can go out for dinner," I said to her. She nodded her head and continued walking to Liam. It sunk in then what I had said and all that went through my mind was is this a date?
<I know you've been hurt by someone else, I can tell by the way you carry yourself>