"I had completely envisioned last night." I say when i wake up tangled in my bed sheets. I roll out of bed and grab my phone headed to the bathroom. My phone is overcrowded with missed calls and text messages. I step out and stop. I look left then right. Everything is different, the hallway is missing and my mom's antique collection of elephants is no longer at the head of the stairs on her South African table. Niall comes out from a room and then I finally realize that I'm still at Niall's. Was last night really a dream or did Niall Timothy Horan, a boy I had know since first coming out the womb, just tell me he loved me? We traded glanced from across the banister and then he finally looked down going down the stairs. I chased after him.
"Did last night happen?"
"What do you mean?"
"We kissed?" He stopped and looked up at me.
"You came here last night crying and I...I..."
"Yeah, we kissed and I'm not gonna brush it off or completely ignore the fact that I might be in love with you."
"Niall, you can't be in love with me. I'm no good. I'm not good enough for you. It would mess up our friendship." He shakes his head.
"Bry, I'm not saying that you acknowledge it or say you love me either but i know how I feel and I've had that bottled up for too long."
"Those girls you were chasing what about them?" He shook his head.
"Forget about it."
"How can I?"
"I don't know but do." I turned him around and pulled him into a kiss.
"I love you too Niall Horan." he smiled and grabbed my hand walking downstairs. It was quiet awkward saying that. Did I love Niall? I loved him as a friend I did and I had no idea why I kissed him, maybe because Niall was a sweet person and once again I couldn't make him feel like all he had done or said had gone to waist because i know how that feels. The little blonde girl from last night was sitting at the table eating a bowl of cereal. He gave her a look and she looked at both of us.
"Good morning, Niall."
"Good morning." He says grabbing down a box of cereal from the fridge, he hands me a box and we sit down.
"How was your night?" He says to her and she shares a quick glance between me and Niall.
"Fine how both of yours?"
"Great." She smiles and finish's up her cereal and grabs her bag.
"Well it looks like you both are doing great, so I'm gonna be off. You two have school so..." She waves and then leaves. It's quite for a minute and then he gets up.
"We have to get ready, we only have 10 minutes."
"I have no clothes here."
"Of course you do, you obviously don't remember the days you used to stay here all the time. I'll show you." He goes down the hall and cuts into a room that used to be his brother, Greg. He opens the closet and pulls out a huge bin with my clothes in it. I pull out a blue shirt his mom bought me a few years before he accident and hold it to my chest smiling.
"My favorite shirt! I was wondering where this was." He kneels down pulling the top layer of shirts out and sat them at my feet and pulled a dozen pair of jeans. He stood up and clasped his hands together.
"Well I'll let you get to it." He said and left. I pulled off my clothes and pulled that shirt on and a pair of shorts that were jagged and ripped at the ends. I pulled my hair into a messy bun and grabbed my phone of the bed. Niall was standing in front o the mirror fixing the little toof at the tip of his hair. I giggled shaking my head.
"What are you doing?"
"Perfecting." He said holding his hand out for me to grab and we went in back to his car.
"Do you think you could pick up, Layla?"
"Yeah, of course."
"Okay." I said and we hop inside it takes about 5 minutes just to get to her house. I hop out and go into my house to tell everyone I am fine. My mom is in the kitchen making coffee."Mom?"
"Bry! Where have you been?"
"With Niall, he's going through another phase." I said obviously lying, but what could I tell her? I wanted to tell her that after we went to the cops and all.
"Oh...well it's good that he has you. You stay with him until he's better okay?"
"Alright mom, but I have to go to school. So..."
"Yeah, go." I run upstairs to grab my bag." Wait! Is Niall going to school."
"Yeah, he wants to go. It's better for him to be around people and not alone."
"Okay." I run upstairs throwing my door open and grab my bag and run right back out the door and hop in front just as Layla grabs for it.
"Wow." I smile at her but she shakes her head and gets in back. I turn around when I hear the door shut and Niall pull away.
"Look, I'm going after."
"To the police station. I 'm going to file a report."
"Are you serious?' I nod and she sighs.":I'm sorry. Like absolutely sorry. I didn't mean to come off as a bitch the other day and I hope you can forgive me."
"I hope you can forgive me." I say and she holds her hands up to me and we manage a hug, but my hair gets tangled in her ring and it turns out as a big mess. We laugh it off and Niall shakes his head.
"How did I know that it would turn out like this?"
"Because we love each other." She grabs my hand and Niall smirks at us. We arrive at school a few minutes later and we all rush to our classes. I'm a twenty minuets late and when I walk into the class everyone has their eyes on me. I hate that, just because someone walks in late doesn't mean you can stare at them like their a lonely gazelle roaming in the wild and their a pack of Lions ready to pounce on you, it gives me the creeps and I'd rather not even come to class.
"Nice to see you join us miss Moretti. Class starts as 8:05, not 8:25."
"I know I'm sorry."
"Sorry doesn't help your education. Now take a seat and start with the notes." I quickly go to my seat but it's taken. I survey the room and the only one that's left is by Zach. I immediately go into hyperventilation mode and I can't move.He looks over at me smiling."take your seat." I drop my bag on the back of the chair and sit.
"How you doing?"
"Don't talk to me."
"I have to ask you something.Are you going to go to the cops?"
"Leave me alone."
"Answer my question."
"You took advantage of me, I didn't ask you questions, I had no time. So you get ,shit from me. Now stop talking to me!" He shakes his head and I face the front of class quickly jotting down my notes. The bell rings and everyone leaves. Mr. Sorenson calls me over to his desk and pulls out a packet of notes.
"Miss Moretti, coming into my class late and then having a conversation with Mr. Donovan isn't the bast way to start your day."
"I know I'm so-"
"Luckily your a good kid so I'll cut you some slack. Here are the notes for the WHOLE section. Don't take this for granted."
"I won't. Thank you." He smiles and goes back to his papers. I leave, but stop when I see Zach waiting for me by the door. Zayn passes by and I catch rush out of the room past his reach.
"Zayn!" I say running to grab him.
"Hi." He says
"How you doing?"
"Fine." He follows behind us.
"Have you seen Liam or Louis?"
"Louis isn't here today. He's been sick since last week."
"Oh well is Liam here? He's in my second hour so, I kinda need to know these things."
"Won't you now when you go to your second our class?"
"Yeah I guess so." I say when we near the classroom door."See you later." I rush into my classroom making it in before he can stop me. I spot Liam and go to sit by him. We talk about random stuff for a while and then we start class. I avoid Zach all day and then we get to the last bell and Niall or anybody is nowhere in sight I go down to the performing arts department looking for Niall but they said he's not there. I go hunting for him and run into Zach, I quickly go the other way nearly sprinting down the hall, but he catches me and pulls my to the side.
"Leave me alone."
"Are you going?"
"Why do I feel like your lying to me?"
"I'm not." He couldn't do anything to me at a school."Get your hands off of me!" I say pushing him back.
"It's not like I won't see you later."
"What are you gonna do you prick!" He slams me against the wall sinking his finger nails into my skin. I let out a scream and he pushes away. The blood trickled down my cheeks.
"Don't get any ideas in your head, I can do what i want at anytime. You don't have anything, that I can't take away from you."
"I don't think you'll get the time too."
"Hey mind getting the fuck away from her." Zayn says coming to my rescue. He grabs my hand."seriously you pray on the innocent don't you? I hope you do know you'll never get the chance to go hurt anyone else. Either you somehow manage to move far away from here, or you go to prison. Your choice."
"You wouldnt do that-"
"When it comes to someone I love. You have no idea what I'll do." He backed away and Zayn turned to me."Niall told me you were going to go to the police. I didn't want you to go if you didn't want to I'm sorry about this."
"It's not your fault."
"Not him this." He pulled me into a kiss. Oh god!! I sat there embracing it and he pulled me closer.