17. New Beginnings .
I pulled her back in for another hug. "I love you so much." I said kissing her on the cheek. It got awkward after that cause I just realized the lads were still here. I grabbed Claire's hand and walked back to the lads. "Zayn you got her back!" Harry said smiling. "Yes. Yes i did." I said smiling.
****8 MONTHS LATER.****
Me and Zayn spent most of our time together getting to know each other. We didn't really want to get serious yet because we barely knew each other. He took me out on a couple dates and i had a blast! I had quizzed out of high school. Yay! I stopped cutting and i wasn't depressed anymore. My dad was caught running out of the clothing store and sent to jail. My mom has kept her distance from me. Saying happy birthday, or happy holidays. Not much talk though. I've gotten closer with the lads. Harry, Liam, Niall, and Louis. In fact I live with them! Including Zayn of course. Me and Zayn haven't gone public either. Im just one of his "close friends" for now at least. My life has turned out to be a lot better than my past. I get to go with the boys on tour. Zayn insisted. I've also gotten really close with El and Dani. Im actually at the mall with them now. "Hey Dani? What about this one?" I asked holding out a long black dress. She was going out on a date with Liam. "Too dark!" She said. I continued searching the racks. She was really nervous. They had been together for 2 and a half years and this is the first time in a long time they are going out on a really formal date. Just then El came around the corner clutching a pink box. "Whatcha go there El?" I asked. She motioned for us to come to her and sit down. We did a little suspiciously. She opened the box and there was the cutest white heels ever. They were Classical White Satin Upper Stiletto Heels with Ruche Flower Sling backs. The cutest heels in the store.
"Now lets find you a cute dress to go with those shoes!" El said. We kept rummaging through the clothes racks. Finally I found this really cute white dress with floral shoulders. It was super cute. We grabbed the dress and the shoes and found a check out center. I was standing in line when i saw a familiar face. It was Zayn. I must've been staring a while because El and Dani saw me and looked too. He was here with a girl, she had purple hair. Which really did suit her well. Im pretty sure she was from the girl band Little Mix. They were laughing and talking and were really close. I started tearing up a little. I just couldn't believe after all we have been through he decides to go find a new girl. I tried to convince my self that i was seeing it the wrong way. But then he kissed her cheek and left. I couldn't believe it. I turned to see Dani and El looking at me. They were really worried. "Im fine." I said. Trying to laugh away the tears flowing out of my eyes. We finished paying and got into the car. "Don't worry Claire. Its gonna be okay." Dani said patting my leg. "Yeah don't worry. Im sure you can talk it out with Zayn when we get home." El said. I can tell they were trying to make me feel better. "Yeah. I guess. I hope everything will turn out okay." I said flashing then a fake smile.