I watched Bow wave at me before walking into her house. We had discussed how our "relationship" was going to work on the way there. I would pick her up everyday, take her out, and then bring her back to the boys and my place. We would sit in the lounge together, just to talk about stuff, then go up to my flat. It was her choice if she wanted to stay or not. Though we decided not to make the plan too rushed.
The plan was to get Harry jealous. I knew there was something fishy about Kendra, and I was going to find out what. Something about them together seemed so wrong. Harry should be with Bow.
I felt bad doing this to Bow, because she was like a sister to me, and I knew Harry liked her a lot, so it felt wrong. But my plan was to get them together like this, so it was okay. I think.
On my way back home, I had to smile. This was going to be an interesting turn out of events.
"Why are you so smiley?" Liam asked as I walked through the door. Even though it was just starting to get dark outside, he was in his pyjamas.
"Bow is my girlfriend," I smiled happily. I'll admit, I did fancy her a bit, but she was more of a sister to me than anything.
"What?" Liam choked. He looked at me like I shot somebody. Considering that it was Liam, I wanted to tell him the plan, but I had promised, and made Bow promise, not to tell anyone else that we were pretending. "When? How? Why would you do this to Harry?"
"Relax, clearly he has a girlfriend," I rolled my eyes at him, frowning. I felt a bit guilty because Harry had told me first, not Louis or anyone else, that he had feelings for Bow, and now I was an obstacle in his way. "When I saw her today, I couldn't hide our relationship any longer and I asked if I could tell you guys..."
"Wait, you liked Bow too?" Liam asked, looking confused. I sucked at lying, but I had become a master at lying to Liam. Not that I was proud of my ability or ever tried to lie to him without a good cause.
"Yeah... We're really close... Probably closer that Harry was with her," I smiled, trying to hide all the guilt inside.
"Oh... well congratulations..." Liam said with a friendly smile.
"Uh, thanks," I said, almost ready to explode from the guilt. I had to make a swift exit to my room or else I knew I would get found out.
I woke up to the sound of my phone buzzing. Nanny must have already woken up, for she wasn't in the bed when I turned over to reach for my phone. It had traveled to the other side of the bed. I slowly sat up when I saw a text from Liam that said, 'Congats, :) xx'. I blinked a few times before remembering everything from yesterday. I smiled, and sent him a 'thank you' text. I let out a small laugh.
"Harry Styles, I will make you suffer, even if this is one of the worst ways possible," I said to myself with a smirk. I blushed after realizing what I had said. Gosh, I was such an idiot for this boy.
I got up from my bed and started getting ready for the day. Niall said that he would take me to the center of London so we could go shopping and just walk around, then we would go back to the boys' place and hang out. He told me that I could stay if I had wanted to, but I knew that Harry, and the others, would think something was fishy about our relationship.
I slipped into a pair of short jean shorts, a loose, white, off-the-shoulder shirt that had the Union Jack on the front. I wasn't wearing a tank top underneath, just a strapless grey bra. I slipped on long black fishnet stockings that came up to my mid thigh and laughed to myself. Surely, if Harry saw me, he would be angry, thinking I was playing around with his best friend.
Niall sent me a text saying that he was waiting outside. I smiled and looked in the mirror, I had bed head, but not the bad kind. The kind where your hair looks perfect, but if you brush it it ends up looking like crap. I placed my feet in black flats and rushed out the door. "Wow..." I heard Niall say. I looked up at him and smirked. He was looking me up and down, checking me out. "You look s-... nice today." He gave me a shy smile and I rolled my eyes at him. I knew he was going to say 'sexy'.
"I have to so Harry gets jealous remember?" I said. He was on his scooter again so I stood behind him on it and wrapped my arms around his torso. "I was thinking, since you told the boys yesterday that we are a couple now, should we stretch it a bit more and say we've been going out since the day you guys left?" I was determined to break Kendra and Harry apart. I was such a bitch, but I really like Harry, and I was going to fight for him.
"Hmm, that's not a bad idea," Niall said, a smile on his face. "Then you can actually stay over and make him more jealous." I let out a small laugh at the idea. We were so evil. "Don't worry, you'll be safe with me, I won't do anything to you."
"Thanks Niall, I'm sure you won't," I said playfully rolling my eyes.
We went to the center of London like Niall had promised and shopped around for a bit. I would not let Niall buy me a thing, showing my angry side to him if he even offered to. I bought us some food and we just walked around. I'm rich, so nothing we looked at really caught my eye enough to spend on it, except for when we went to a small bookstore that was also a cafe. I bought us some coffee and pastries, but also about ten of so books. "Didn't know you were the nerdy type?" Niall had joked. He earned a playful shove from me. We ended up staying at the cafe longer than we expected and ended up eating sandwiches at a shop nearby for dinner.
After our fun hang out time- no it was actually pretty boring besides going to the bookstore, we went back to the boys' place. I was a bit surprised that no one stopped us, considering that we past a bunch of girls that were wearing 1D merchandise. Niall parked his scooter and took me up to the living room. He asked me to wait there while he quickly cleaned up his flat and checked if Harry was around. I waited, playing with my stockings. I heard footsteps and expected Niall so I said, "Oh, wow Niall, you're fast-" but stopped talking when I saw Harry's face staring at me a bit shocked. Kendra was clinging to his arm, drunk as ever. Harry and I had frozen in place, staring at each other. He looked horrified to see me, and I was a bit scared to see him. But I remembered the plan. "Hi H-Harry..."
"Bow," he said, in an annoyed voice. He didn't even try to hide his annoyance. "What are you doing here?"
"Oh well-" I was going to just say I was going to hang out with Niall, when Niall himself walked into the room.
"Okay, I cleaned my flat just for you!" Niall said cheerfully, then spotted Harry. He shot him a glare, then smiled and came over to me. I stood up. "Hello Harry." Harry gave him a nod, not looking at him though. Niall turned to look at me, his back facing Harry. "I also made the bed comfy for you, so you can sleep there..." Harry's head sharply turned towards us, his eyes widening.
"Niall... I can sleep on the sofa, I will not take your bed from you," I said, being polite. I knew he wanted me to stay. "But in any case, I didn't bring any clothes, so I should probably-"
"No it's fine," Niall said. He gave me a cheeky smile, then a wink. "I prefer you without clothes anyways." My jaw dropped. Harry's jaw dropped. Kendra dropped to the floor... She probably passed out. I had to remind myself that it was part of the plan. I playfully slapped his arm and Niall gave me a small pout. "Aw, c'mon, I was kidding darling! I will give you some bottoms and a t-shirt, how's that sound?" I noticed HArry having an awkward look on his face. He picked Kendra up and started walking away. He looked at me, with something in his eyes...was it hope? Hope that I would reject the offer? Hope that I wouldn't crush him? "We're grown adults, we can be responsible." Harry was waiting there, his eyes were killing me.
But I had to kill him. "Sure thing Niall," I said, wrapping my arms around Niall's neck and letting him hug me close to his body. I was smiling, but as soon as I caught the destroyed and heartbroken look on Harry's face, I could feel my smile slipping away. He turned away and dragged Kendra up to his apartment. Once I heard the door close, I buried my face into the crook of Niall's neck. I could feel tears stinging inside my eyelids. I felt like the worst person in the world.
"Hey, hey, it's okay," Niall said trying to comfort me. He held me close, and stroked my hair until I was ready to show my face again. Once I did, he unwrapped one of his arms from me and lifted my chin up, so I was looking into his blue eyes. Wow, those were some intense light blue eyes. "I don't want you to feel hurt... If it hurts to do this, we won't, we'll stop and just find a way to get Kendra away from Harry," he said in a whisper.
I shook my head. "No, we have to do this, it's the only way... I-I don't think she would give up on him..." I wanted to cry. Niall nodded his head slowly, understanding me, or at least trying to. He led me up to his apartment and let me in. He went into his room, retrieved some soccer shorts, black with a little ram on the hem of the right short, for me and a white t-shirt. The clothes were a bit baggy on me, but would do, and were comfortable too.
"Here, take the bed, I will sleep on the sofa," Niall said. He started to leave, taking a spare blanket with him.
"No Niall, wait," I said, standing up from the bed I had decided to sit on. "It's your bed, I will sleep on the sofa."
"No, this is fine, please, get in bed, the sofa is comfortable," Niall said with a smile. I was frowning.
"Please stay?" I said, not really wanting him to leave. I was scared. (No not of the dark) I felt vulnerable. What was wrong with me. I heard Niall sigh. He gave me a small smile and started making a futon on the floor out of his blanket. I had to let out a laugh. "I meant on the bed silly!" He looked up at me and I noticed the soft red color on his cheeks.
"Oh... Are you sure?" Niall asked. I was confused on what he was asking, but then nodded. "Okay..."
"Great, oh wait..." I said, feeling like I had to pee. No, I did have to pee. "I'll be right back..." I hopped off the bed and rushed into the bathroom. I did my duty, and as I washed my hands, I noticed a bottle of mouthwash on the counter. Score for the girl without her toothbrush. I used some and looked into the mirror. My hair was down, but I quickly tied my blond, wispy, locks into a low ponytail that rested over my left shoulder. I took out my contacts and tossed them into the trash. I walked out of the bathroom and felt so blind.
There was only a dim light on in the room and since my eyesight was so bad, everything just blended together to make a mush of colors. "Oh man... Niall, I can't see, where are you?" I said, laughing a bit.
"You can't see?" Niall asked, sounding very puzzled. I felt his hand take hold of one of my right hand and tugged at it, leading me towards the bed.
"Yeah... I wear contacts. Glasses too, but not often... I should really bring a purse next time you know?"
"Of course, or we can just have you leave some of your things here," Niall said. I could hear it in his voice that he was giving me a friendly, genuine smile.
"Sure... That would be nice..." I said.
"Okay, here's the bed," Niall said. I thanked him and climbed in. Once I tucked myself in, the lights went out and I could feel and hear the shuffling of Niall next to me. There was a long pause until Niall said, "Does it hurt?"
"I'm sorry?" I asked, confused by his question.
"Does it hurt to see them together?" Niall asked again.
"Oh..." was all I could let out before I felt the tears well up in my eyes. "Is it stupid to say I do?" I honestly didn't understand these feelings I had for Harry. I never had them for any other boys I had dated. None of them made my heart skip a beat, or make my stomach fill with butterflies, or make my chest feel like it would explode, or make me want to cry that I wasn't with him.
"Not at all... Not if you believe in 'Love at First Sight'" Niall said softly. I felt his hand take hold of mine under the sheets. He gave me a gentle squeeze.
"I never did..." I said. "But I think I do now."