How Did I Get So Lucky??

Ella is just a normal girl living her everyday life in London. She likes music but doesnt enjoy hearing girls gush about boy bands, she doesnt get it. What happens when Ella meets 1/5 of One Direction... and doesn't even know it?! Will luck bring two certain people back together and how? Ladies, Gentlemen, Directioners, Unicorns, I give you... How Did I Get So Lucky?? Enjoy.

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17. {Funeral&Family}

Chapter Seventeen... Enjoy!<3

*February 5th*

*Ella's POV*

Okay so today was the day... the funeral. My fathers going to be there, i know it. I can't think about that now. I headed into my closet and found a nice black dress. I slipped it over my bra and underwear, when i was done getting out of the shower. I curled my hair and put it up in a bun. I put minimal makeup on and headed downstairs. Liam was the only one down there.

"Hey Li." I said.

"Hey El... You ready for today?" He asked me. I just shook my head.

"Im not sure.." I really wasn't. "I have to tell everyone something when they all get down, before we go, is that okay?" I asked.

"Sure thing Ella." Liam replied and went upstairs to go tell every one to get their asses downstairs.

Eventually everyone was sitting in front of me, waiting for me to start what i had to say. I opened my mouth and started...

"Well.. I think you should know this guys... Im sorry i haven't told you before, but it is bothering me that you don't all know. When I was about seven my mother went off the join the army as you all know. The thing i haven't told you about is that when she left honestly everything changed. My father would beat me, not caring how young I was. He would get so drunk some nights and I couldn't do anything about it. One time when I was 8 he hit me so hard that, I blacked out. I didn't know what he would do to me every night. But most of the time when he was done with me he would lock me in pitch black rooms and keep me there. I remember being terrified out if my mind. In elementary school I had friends but none of them knew about what happens at my home except for Beth, she has helped me so much. At your concert... My dad found out that I was going to it and he planned on taking me back home that was why I had to hide in the closet. I haven't been comfortable with people, but when I met you boys, you all really made me open up a lot. I feel safe when I'm with you all. I think you needed to know this before we go the funeral because there is a possibility that my father could be there." Niall knew how it was for me to talk about my past. He wrapped his arms around me and hugged me.

"Oh my god Ella... I had no clue." Louis said coming over to me and hugging me as well.

"Ella, we are here for you, if your father is there, he can go through us!" Zayn said.

Liam was in shock.

"Hey, Li you okay?" I asked him. He didn't answer. "Can I talk with Liam alone guys?" Everyone nodded and left to go into the kitchen. I moved from my seat and sat beside Liam.

"Why didn't you tell me?" He asked. It's my secret?

"Liam it was my choice. I have never told that to anyone either than Beth and Niall. You know how hard it was for me to tell you all. It was pretty damn hard. That has scarred me for my whole life. I don't just going around to everyone saying 'hey! My father beats me!?'" I say to him.

Liam thought about it for a while and let out a huge sigh.

"I'm sorry. I was just mad because I cant think of you getting hurt, you don't deserve that. I was shocked at first, i thought i could have helped you if you told me sooner." He said putting his head in his hands.

I removed his hands making him look at me. "Liam, you are amazing. There is nothing you could have done. It's the past, i just needed to let you all know. Don't feel guilty because you couldn't have helped me, no one can. This is between my father and I. No one else, so please, for me, don't feel guilty in any way." I said hugging him.

"I am sorry for being like this. I should have put myself in your situation Ella." Liam said hugging me back.

"Liam stop apologizing. We aren't in grade three." I laugh making him laugh.

"Yea sorry." He said.

"Oh fudge, sorry..."

"Ah! Sorry!"

"Ugh, Shit.." Liam said getting very annoyed with himself.

"Liam! You are too adorable! Everyone you can come back in!" I yell. Everyone walks back in looking at me laughing like an idiot at Liam.

"Vas Happenin?" Zayn asked.

"Just a little misunderstanding, no biggy!" I say standing up and straightening my dress. "You all ready?" It was 4:30 and it took about a half an hour to get to the funeral home.

"Yup!" They all chorused. We got into the SUV and Harry drove us to the funeral home. When we finally got there, we all hopped out of the car and headed inside.

Mine and Niall's fingers were intertwined, and Beth had my other hand in hers. We sat down at the front of the room. Black. Lots of black. The room smelt like flowers and it was quite full, my mother knew a lot of people in the community, i am glad that they all came. I spotted some familiar faces and then my eyes made their way to the alter. I saw the coffin and beside it was a picture of my mother. Tears started flowing down my face when I saw her army portrait of her smiling her beautiful smile.

"Mommy." I whispered to the picture. I kept my eyes locked on her picture.

"She looks like you." Niall whispered into my ear. I nodded, and gave him a quick yet teary smile.

(A/N srry guys but i haven't been to a funeral in a long time so bare with me)

The priest came up to the front of the room and started performing a ceremony for my mother. He read a few prayers and he talked about how people have a purpose on earth and how everything happens for a reason. Then the priest asked for people to come up and talk. I looked at the others and they looked back to me. Beth nodded and stood up with me as we walked to the front.

I walked up to the podium, looked out into the audience scanning it to see my father but he was not in sight. I then just let the words flow out of me.

"Well, i don't know where to start." I said first. "My mother who, if you all knew her like i did was very out-going. She would never let anything get in her way, and if it did, it wouldn't be there for long. That night when she sat me down and held my hand in her's and told me that she was leaving for a while, i don't think i have ever cried more than that whole year of her being gone. I missed her so much. I missed when she would take me to go get ice cream after football (soccer) practice, i missed her pushing me on the swings, i missed her taking me out to a dinner and a movie to talk about everything, boys, secrets, everything really! Honestly she was my other half, and when she left that half was gone. I know many of you out there today knew my mother as Angela, the woman down the street who was in the army... but not me, i knew her as mom. I cried for so long when i first heard the news about my mother but having as amazing friends that i have, helped me so much." I was crying and looking out into the crowd almost every one else was too even the boys, they were all crying. Beth put her arm around me so i could continue."I can see many of you out in the crowd crying like myself but i keep telling myself that this is a good thing, a good thing to let go and say goodbye and i love you. Everything does happen for a reason, and my mother truly believed that her calling in life was to serve our country. She was an angel on earth and now she is one in heaven. Think of this as a happy event, we all loved my mother and she will always be here with all of you. Thank you everyone, for coming." I said taking Beth's hand as we walked back to our spots.

Niall put his arm around me and i looked up at him. Seeing him cry broke my heart, and we all just cried together while the priest finished up the funeral. At the end everyone could go over to the casket and pry, i took that opportunity. I walked over to the coffin knelt down and closed my eyes.

"Dear Mom, i don't know if you can hear me right now, but i love you. I have never told you the truth but i hope you hear this right now because you deserve to know, sorry i couldn't tell you face to face but i honestly never could. Dad beat me. When you first left he took the advantage and would pound and punch me every night. I would be sick and pass out from the pain. He would threaten me and told me that if i ever told anybody especially you, he would kill me and you. I believed him and didn't want to test that theory so i kept my mouth shut. I have always been a loser at school mom. Didn't have many friends when you left, but when i met Beth she was all i needed really. I also have a boyfriend mom. You would love him, i sure do. I will make sure he introduces himself to you, soon. I will talk to you real soon mum." I whispered to the coffin. I stood up, kissed my hand then touched the coffin. "I love you, forever and always, to the moon and back." I added and headed over to my puffy-eyed best friends.

After everyone went up to the coffin, the priest came back to the front of the alter.

"Everyone, would you please all join us outside for the burial of the body." The room then got pretty quiet as everyone all headed out into the cemetery.

The song Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley started flowing throw the speakers. (Play Song, starting at 1:00)

There was a hole already dug for the coffin, and the ropes to lower the body in were all ready. I kept my head down as tears started to swell up into my eyes again. Before they lowered the body i placed a red rose on top of her coffin. Then, four men dressed in their army uniforms lowered my mothers body into the ground. Goodbye Mom. I love you. The priest starts another speech, his helpful words went through my mind, i listened to everything he said. I never let go of Niall's hand.

Well I heard there was a secret chord

That David played, and it pleased the Lord

But you don't really care for music, do ya?

Well it goes like this

The fourth, the fifth

The minor fall and the major lift

The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah x 4

Well Your faith was strong but you needed proof

You saw her bathing on the roof

Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you

she tied you to her kitchen chair

And she broke your throne and she cut your hair

And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah x 4

Well baby I've been here before

I've seen this room and I've walked this floor

I used to live alone before I knew ya

I've seen your flag on the marble arch

Love is not a victory march

It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah x 4

Well there was a time when you let me know

What's really going on below

But now you never show that to me do you?

And remember when I moved in you?

And the holy dove was moving too

And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah x 4



Well maybe there's a God above

But all I've ever learned from love

Was how to shoot somebody who'd OUT DREW YA

And it's not a cry that you hear at night

It's not somebody who's seen in the light

It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah x 4

Hallelujah x4

Hallelujah x 3



Listening to Hallelujah made me cry even more.

I turned to the other and looked at them through my teary eyes.



"Guys, words can not explain how grateful i am to have you guys here with me." I said, pulling them all into a group hug. I then felt a tap on the shoulder.

I turn around to face a gray-haired lady who looked very familiar.

"Hello, Ella." She said.

"Hi." I replied.

"Oh forgive me! You probably don't remember me, it has been forever since i last saw you. I'm Mrs. Jackson." She said.

Jackson, Jackson, Jackson, it sounds familiar...

"Your old neighbour, dear."

"Oh yes. I do remember!" I said,.

"You used to come over all the time to come and play with Cassie." Cassie.. Oh yeah, i remember now.

"Cassie come over here!" Mrs. Jackson called. I looked to see a girl who looked a year older than me. She had long, wavy red hair. Oh my gosh! She came over and hugged me.

"Ella Bear!" She said into my shoulder.

"Hey Ginger!" i lightly chuckled.

"Hey! It's red, not orange! I am certainly not a ginger!" She stated.

"I am so sorry for your loss Ella, you mother was an amazing person, she will be missed." Cassie said sadly.

"Thank you." I said hugging her. "Come meet the others!" I said pulling her towards Beth, Niall, Louis, Harry, Liam, and Zayn.

"Everyone, this is CJ, Cassie Loo, Sassy Cassie, Classy Cass, you get where I'm going.." i said.

"Or just Cassie works too." Cassie added. "You all look familiar." She said to them.

They all looked at each other and nodded their heads.

"I'm Niall."

"I'm Louis, the REAL sass master." I said with a wink.

"We'll see about that." Cassie replied.

"Liam."

"Harry."

"And I'm Zayn." He said shaking her hand.

"Now I know who you all are!!" Cassie said. She got a few stares from people so she said the next part in a hush-tone.

"You're One Direction!" She said. They all nodded.

"Ella! How did you manage this?!" She asked me in disbelief.

"Well, one day i was running away from my da-... uh i mean i was running away from this dog down the street and i ran to The Willow Tree, and bumped into good ole Nialler here, then we thought we would never see each other again but just our luck Beth and I were in Starbucks and we ran into Liam, then the friendship bloomed like a blossom." I added the cheesy part in at the end.

Mmm cheese.

I do like cheese.

Maybe Swiss.

Actually i do like marble cheese.

Whoever thought to put two cheeses together is a genius.

Okay Ella... back on track.

"Wow, that's quite a story." Cassie said.

We chatted for some time, while people would come up to me and tell me how they are sorry for my loss. I am so glad so many people came.

When it was all over we headed over to the parking lot. I was about to hop in until someone grabbed my arm and spun me around.

"Ow! Let G-" I turned around... shit... really?

"Hello Ella." He said gripping harder.

"Ah, let go of me." I said trying to get myself free.

"Nice try, trying to run away from me again, huh?" He said

"Take your hands off me." i said trying to pull away again.

"What was that Ella." he said back.

"She said take your hands off of her, you dirt bag." Liam said, standing with Louis beside him.

"Harley! Is that you?" A voice called from across the parking lot. He quickly let go of me.

I rubbed my arm which was almost already bruising from his grip.

"Well gentlemen i must be going. Ill be seeing you real soon Ella." He said emphasizing 'real' ugh he gives me the chills.

"Stay away from me." I choked out.

"Yeah, right?" He laughed and turned around to head to the source of the person who called out his name.

"Ella? Are you okay?" Louis asked concerned. I just stood there tears flowing down my face while i was rubbing my hurt arm. Louis and Liam just walked over to me and engulfed me in a hug.

"Ella?" Niall called out.

"Over here." Louis called back.

Niall came around the car and ran up to me once he saw me crying. He saw me holding my arm and made me move my hand to show him. I couldn't talk so Louis explained to him what happened. Niall's mood changed from concerned to furious in a couple of seconds.

"Can we just go home." I managed to say. Niall nodded and we all hopped into the car including Cassie, and drove home. No one asked why i was crying because they thought it was because of the whole funeral.

When we got home i just walked inside, no body said a word. Cassie was staying over for a few nights so we can catch up on everything.

"I am going up to bed." I stated and slowly made my way upstairs.

Niall came into the room a few minutes later. I grabbed some clothes and headed into the bathroom to change while dressed in the room, i brushed my teeth, hair, etc.

I walked out of the bathroom and joined Niall on the bed. I snuggled into his chest.

"I am so sorry that I was not there for when your father was." I shuddered at that thought when Niall said that.

I sighed. "Do not be sorry, it isn't any of your fault. He did tell me that he was going to see me soon. What do you think he means by that? I asked.

"I don't know love. Whatever it is,we will all be here for you if he does decide to come back." He said kissing my forehead.

"Okay." I said unsure.

"I love you." He said to me.

"To the moon and back." I finished his statement. He chuckled lightly.

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