Stole My Heart

Leah's dreams were coming true. She's made it onto the X-Factor, and she was going places. The last thing she imagined would happen was that Niall Horan from One Direction would ask her out. Suddenly, her life is turned upside down as love, heartbreak, ex-boyfriends, distance, and complications stress their relationship to the max. Can they overcome everything?

*WARNING: SEXUAL CONTENT*

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9. Reunion

The next few months were painfully long. Niall and I Skyped every night, and there wasn’t a day that went by that we weren’t texting each other. It wasn’t the same as being with each other, but at least it was something.

It was the middle of December, late at night, and Niall and I were on video chat.

“Pleeeeeease tell me what it is!” I pleaded, purposely whining loudly, making him laugh.

“No! It’s a surprise!” He laughed, lounged out on his side on his bed, perched on his elbow. I groaned loudly, making him laugh and throw his head onto the bed.

“Niiiaaaaallllllllllllllllllll!” I squealed, making him laugh even more, and when he calmed down and looked back at his computer screen, I started to pout.

He chuckled and shook his head. “You’ll find out if you’re awake tomorrow at 11pm.” He said, winking and smiling mischievously at me.

I sighed. “Fine. But I’m gonna be complaining about it the entire time, and you know it.” I said, flopping backwards onto my bed.

I yawned loudly, and Niall heard it and started laughing. “Getting sleepy?” I sighed and sat up, rubbing my eyes. I’d had a long day and I was very tired, but I didn’t want to get off video chat with him. It was the closest thing to having him with me that I had. He chuckled softly. “We can talk more tomorrow, babe. Get some sleep.”

We said goodnight and signed off. I hated not being with him.

Niall’s POV:

The next morning, I was grabbing my bags and walking out the door. I had a flight to catch. Leah was going to kill me for what I was about to do to her, but he knew she’d love it at the same time.

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That night, I pulled up outside Leah’s apartment complex. Being famous had it’s advantages, and I knew exactly which window was hers. I quietly slipped out of the car with my guitar, and walked around the small complex. The building only had four apartments in it, so it wasn’t hard finding Leah’s, since she was on the second floor. I walked around back and slung my guitar onto my back with my shoulder strap, and started climbing the tree closest to her balcony. It was almost 11, and I had just reached the perfect tree branch that I could sit on, see onto the balcony, and play at the same time. I pulled out my phone and dialed Leah’s number. I could see her walking around inside.

She answered quickly after the first ring. “Hello?” She said quietly.

I couldn’t help but chuckle to myself, she was so cute. “Are you ready for your surprise?” I asked her.

“Yes!” She practically screamed into my ear.

I laughed again, this time louder. “Okay, then I need you to step out onto your balcony..”

 Leah’s POV:

My balcony? Okay…I stepped outside, and stopped. Perched in the tree straight ahead of me, guitar in hand, was Niall. I couldn’t move. He started strumming slowly, and I quickly recognized the tune of Truly, Madly, Deeply, and I started to cry. His voice rang out, loud and clear.

Am I sleep am I awake or somewhere in between

I can’t believe that you are here and lying next to me

Or did I dream that we were perfectly entwined

Like branches on a tree, or twigs caught on a vine.

 

Tears were steadily flowing down my cheeks now, and Niall stared me in the eyes for his entire solo, every word hitting me like an emotional brick, his eyes telling me he meant every word.


Like all those days and weeks and months I tried to steal a kiss

And all those sleepless nights and daydreams where I pictured this

I’m just the underdog who finally got the girl

And I am not ashamed to tell it to the world.

 

I walked forward to the edge of the balcony slowly as I took in his song. It took everything in me not to run through the complex and into his arms. I stayed until the song was over.

Truly, madly, deeply I am

Foolishly, completely falling

And somehow you kicked all my walls in

So baby say you’ll always keep me

Truly, madly, crazy, deeply in love with you

In love with you.

 

You could hear the emotion pouring out of Niall as his voice filled the empty air, every word coming straight from his heart.

 

Should I put coffee and granola on a tray in bed

And wake you up with all the words that I still haven’t said

And tender touches just to show you how I feel

Or should I act so cool, like it was no big deal

Wish I could freeze this moment in a frame and stay like this

I’ll put this day back on replay and keep reliving it

‘Cause here’s the tragic truth, if you don’t feel the same

My heart would fall apart if someone said your name

Truly, madly, deeply I am

Foolishly, completely falling

And somehow you kicked all my walls in

So baby say you’ll always keep me

Truly, madly, crazy, deeply in love with you

I hope I’m not a casualty

I hope you won’t get up and leave

Might not mean that much to you

But to me it’s everything

Everything

Truly, madly, deeply I am

Foolishly, completely falling

And somehow you kicked all my walls in

So baby say you’ll always keep me

Truly, madly, crazy, deeply in love

With you

In love

With you 

In love

With you.

He sang out the last note, his eyes never leaving mine. I stood there for a second, then turned and ran off the balcony, not stopping to get shoes or a jacket, and bolted out of the apartment. I flew down the steps and out the front door just as Niall turned the corner of the building, his guitar across his back. Without a seconds hesitation, I was across the lawn in two steps and in Niall’s arms. He held me tight and spun me around, then set me back on the ground and crashed his lips to mine. We stood there, completely intertwined for what felt like a lifetime. We finally pulled away, and all I could do was smile up at him.   “I can not believe you…how did you…” I started muttering, grinning up at him, and he started laughing. I got up on my toes and kissed him on the mouth, holding him tightly. I hadn’t seen him in so long, and now he was HERE.   We collected his bags and headed up to my apartment. We took them straight into my room and dropped them by the door. Niall walked in and made himself right at home, flopping down on my bed. I stood at the door and just looked at him. His shirt was pulled up a bit, and you could see his boxers and stomach showing, one arm stretched out above him on the bed, the other thrown over his eyes.   I couldn’t help but giggle at how adorable he looked. And he was mine. That sudden realization gave me a glimmer of courage. I dimmed the lights as low as they could go without turning them off completely, and I slowly walked over to where Niall was laying, who had taken his arm off of his eyes and was now watching me. I climbed up his body on the bed, straddling his waist. I was leaning over him, staring into his eyes, and I slowly leaned down until our lips touched..
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