10. Are we friends or are we more?
"...You can count on me." Zayn said. I continued to look into his dark brown eyes. "It's my parents." I said with a wobbly voice. Zayn gave me a reassuring look telling me everything's gonna be alright. "No Zayn. It's not. My parents don't even care about me! They probably didn't care that i ran out of school crying! They probably wouldn't have cared if i committed suicide!" I said almost yelling. "No one cares." I said in a whisper.
"No one cares." She said in a whisper. I was shocked. She really was depressed. "Listen Claire. You might think that, but know this; i do care. I have since the day we met." I leaned in and kissed her. Then all of a sudden a bright flash went off. I turned to see a paparazzi flashing pictures. He got a perfect picture of me and Claire kissing and it was easy to tell out who was who. "Crap!" I mumbled to myself. I started to buckle my seat belt and so did Claire. Then i sped off going back to the flat where me and the lads lived.
***15 minutes later****
The car ride was silent for the most part. I was still wondering where we were going. I couldn't keep my mind off that kiss and how the pap's got a picture. What will the people at my school say when i go back?! I cant go back! Life will be even worse for me! I needed to test out of high school. I can prepare for a week but that will be all the time i have. Then ill test out. If i pass i wont have to go back! Yes! I must've been showing facial expressions cause Zayn seemed to notice. "Whatcha thinkin' bout' love?" He said looking over to me. "Well I'm planning on testing out of high school. I honestly don't want to go back. Plus I'm in all honors classes and accelerated classes." I said sounding overwhelmed with my academics. Zayn smiled, he seemed nervous though. "Well i hope you pass cause i don't want you to go through anything like this again." He said meaning what happened today at school. It got silent again, but this time it didn't bother me. It felt nice and calming.
I was a little nervous about bringing her to my flat. What if the lads embarrassed her or made her feel insecure? Surely they'd be joking but how would Claire take it? I know she sensitive but the boys don't. I also wasn't sure if she was my girlfriend or not, i mean i did tell her i wanted to be with her forever but how did she take it? If the lads ask i don't to say shes my girlfriend when she doesn't think the same? I have an idea. "Claire can i ask you something?" She looked at me a little confused.
"What are we? Are we friends or are we more?" She looked at me again. By this time i was in the driveway of me and the lads flat. She looked at me and then leant in to give me a small passionate kiss. "You tell me." She said grabbing my hand. I leant in and kissed her again. "Together, Forever and Always." I said confidently. I kissed her hand and exited the car. We both were walking towards the door. "Zayn where are we?" She said a little unsure.
"This is where me and the lads live. Liam, Louis, Niall, and Harry. I wanted you to meet them." He said giving me an unsure smile. I nodded assuring him its fine. He grabbed my hand and entered the flat. "IM HOME!" Zayn screamed.