I woke up next to Layla. She was breathing deeply, sound asleep. I softly
climbed out of bed and headed to the kitchen and got some of the cereal left
over. I took a handful and put some in a bowl for Layla. I heard footsteps
coming from down the hall. "Is Layla ok?" Ali asked. I forgot she lived here. "I
thought you were with Niall." I said. "Not tonight. I went to bed early." She
said. "Oh." I replied. "You never answered my question. Is Layla ok?" She asked
again. I shook my head, "I don't know. She should be now. She's a mess," I
sighed, "I'm worried about her." I said. "Me too." She walked towards me. "Mind
getting me some?" She asked. "Sure." I said and handed some cereal to her. There
was a knock on the door, and I opened it to see everyone. I let them all in and
offered them cereal. "Where's Layla?" Perrie asked. "She's still sleeping." I
answered. "Rough night?" Louis asked. I nodded. Everyone walked over to the
living room and made themselves comfy on the couch. "So, what happened?"
Danielle asked. I let out a sigh and explained everything. "She's still asleep?"
Niall asked. "It's almost 12." Eleanor said as she looked at her watch. "You
should go check on her." Liam added. I stood up and jogged down the hall to her
bedroom. "Layla?" I whispered. I heard her snore a little and walked over to the
bed. She was still sound asleep. I kissed her head and walked back to the group.
"Is she ok?" Zayn asked. "She's still sleeping." I said. "We need to find
something to do. We can't just sit here everyday and live like this." Perrie
said. "In my apartment there's a ton of sports things." Niall said. "Mine has
makeup!" Eleanor stated. "We have a lot of things to do!" Danielle cheered. We
all laughed at her enthusiasm. "I'll be right back I need to go to the
bathroom." I stated and stood up. I walked to the bathroom and closed the door.
Gripping the counter, I started thinking about everything. Layla wasn't ok. I'm
not ok. Nothing's ok. Of course everyone else is, but not for me. Not for Layla.
I heard coughing coming from Layla's bedroom and rushed in there. "Layla?" I
asked bursting through the door. She was sitting up in bed, her face was pale.
She was coughing like crazy. I rushed over to her and sat down in front of her,
attempting to calm her down. "Layla what's wrong? Are you sick?" She shrugged
her shoulders and continued to cough. "Do you feel ok?" She shook her head. I
started to panic and asked her a million questions. "Calm down." She managed to
get out. "You're coughing up a lung!" I said. She continued to cough, they
continued to grow louder and louder. "What's going on?!" Ali shrieked. I whipped
my head towards them, a scared facial expression on my face. I shrugged my
shoulders as they all rushed over to Layla. "Layla what's wrong?" Eleanor asked.
Layla let out a loud cough and shrugged. "Do you feel sick?" Perrie asked. Layla
nodded. I put my head in my hands and closed my eyes. This is just what I need.
"Lay down." Niall said. Layla tried but the coughing got worse. She sat up
again, gasping for air. "I...I don't know what to do." I said. Danielle rested
her hand on my shoulder, "We'll help you." I looked up at everyone as they
nodded. "Thanks." I sighed. Layla's coughing continued to get worse. "I'll get
her some water." Zayn said. He came back with a water bottle and made Layla
drink it. Her coughing finally stopped and she sighed. "Are you ok?" Danielle
asked sitting down next to her. Layla nodded, "Ya..." She croaked. "Your voice
is almost gone." Eleanor giggled. Layla smiled and tried to laughed. Everyone
laughed at her, including herself. "I sound pathetic." She croaked. "You're
sick, that's normal." Niall said. She smiled. "Thanks." She said. "We're here to
help you." Liam said. Everyone left the room, leaving Layla and I alone. "What
happened?" I asked her. She shook her head, "I don't know." "Are you sick?" I
asked. "Probably." She croaked. "How do you feel?" I asked laying her down and
scooting over next to her. "A little better." She said. "On a scale of 1-10, how
bad is it?" I asked. "I don't know...7,8?" She said. "What else hurts?" I asked.
"My throat, my head, my stomach..." She hesitated, "everything." I placed my
hand on her forehead. "You're warm." I said. She closed her eyes and moaned.
"What's wrong?" I asked, "What hurts?" She raised her hand up to her head and
squeezed her eyes tight. "I feel terrible." She moaned. "I know. You'll be ok."
I promised. "Is there any Advil or something in the bathroom?" She asked. I
called Perrie to help and she brought some Advil. Layla gulped it down and laid
back down. "I'll be in the other room ok?" I asked her. She nodded and closed
her eyes. "Call me if you need me." I told her. "Ok." She sighed and snuggled
into the blanket. I kissed her head and walked into the other room. "How is
she?" Everyone was curious. "Sick. She's really sick. I don't know what to do."
I sighed and put my head in my hands. "She'll be ok."