Old Friends New Life (Completed)

Hello, my name is Ruby. I was best friends with Liam all throughout secondary school. Yes, THE Liam Payne. When he left at the end of year 11 to audition for X-Factor again I supported him fully. We stayed in contact for a while but in the end just kind of drifted. We haven't contacted in a year and let alone seen each other in nearly 2. Fancy running into him on the night I ran away of all nights. You see my dad died of cancer but I never told Liam. My mum was depressed and when Anthony came along he was really nice. Mum was so masked by their 'love' that she didn't listen when I told her of all the abuse he gave me. Things didn't help when he got her pregnant. I decided to run away in the end. That was enough, I couldn't cope with anything anymore. I went to the river and was standing on the bridge, about to jump...

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13. Coffee With Zayn and Bella...

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First off thanks for continuing with support and sorry it has take SO long to update because exams and stuff but will try to as much as possible. Plus, I have uploaded the other movella I was talking about upon asking so please read that if you can. Anyway please enjoy... wow I sound weird saying that...

 

"Soooo..." Me and Zayn ha just sat down in Costa Coffee after getting our drinks. He had gone for a caramel frappe whilst I had gone for the toffee ice drink because they are... TO DIE FOR. Anyway, we had taken a table at the back as to not draw attention to oursleves and were now just trying to talk like normal people. Which was hard when we actually barely knew each other.

"How do you like living with boys?" He asked me and I chuckled slightly. Honestly, I was feeling kind of shy as I never was an overly confident person but even less so now. I took a sip of my drink and replied,

"Meh, it's okay but I will freely admit it can be VERY annoying. I mean, c'mon sometimes you just need to talk to someone and I don't really have anyone. Harry is like a brother, Niall is a good friend who is good at being there for me but not necesarily help with situations, Liam is the boyfriend that sometimes you just don't want to talk to but not because of him, and Louis is the one to always be silly and cheer me up." I explained my views on them all and he nodded like he really understood and didn't interrupt.

"Well I can be the one you come to if you want. I can listen and I promise that if you want advice I will do my best." He smiled at me and I returned the gesture kindly, thinking about his offer. He seems like a nice guy and pretty genuine. He was patient as I thought it over and I was thankful for that, eventually deciding.

"I might just take you up on that offer." We both grinned and sipped our drinks.

"Any problems now I could help you with?" He asked and I thought about it before coming to the decision that I would tell him the story. Non-edited this time.

"I wanna tell you everything. About my past I mean, when Liam left." He nodded and smiled in encouragement whilst I took a deep breath. Even Liam didn't know absolutely everything. He knew it hit me hard but he didn't know quite how hard. This was something new I hadn't told anybody. "You see, Liam kept in contact for a little while, but as it stopped I seemed to be snapped back into reality. The reality where I had no friends anymore and the bullies could get to me just like they used to. The reality where my grades were dropping and my teachers didn't even care about why." I paused and Zayn just sat there saying nothing but took my hand in his and squeezed it to reassure me. "The bullies, they were terrible and they seemed to give me everything they had before and more to get back at the time when they couldn't and for when Liam beat them up sometime for picking on me. It was so bad. After school they would bring me round the back and leave me lying on the floor beaten and bruised. But I still got up and walked home each day. My mum didn't even realise because my dad was in hospital fighting fr his life with cancer. I was often alone at home because she was with him. And when I wasn't at home I would also be with him. My grades dropped so bad I failed all my exams and those I didn't I got one of the lowest marks. This from being top of the class with Liam. I continued to text and call Liam but he ignored it and I was so distraught with no one to talk to and all this depression which I had been diagnosed with, that I turned to self-harm." Zayn gasped and squeezed my hand tighter.

"No." He breathed but I carried on not wanting to stop now.

"It got so bad I was taken into hospital once from loss of blood from cutting. Still, my mum did nothing and I didn't expect her to, I mean, my dad was practically on his death bed, not responding to any kind of chemo. When my dad died my mum turned to alcohol. Became an alcoholic. Blamed me for his death." Another squeeze. "I knew it wasn't but she made me believe it was and I continued cutting. She didn't care. I had lost my mum from the amazing, lovely, supportive, loving woman to a cold, hatred filled, secluded, dark thing. Everything at school continued to get worse and it hit rock bottom when my mum married a guy when she went to vegas, brought him home. He was an alcoholic as well and used to beat me. Rape me. Cut me. Everything you can think of and more. I told my mum but she just called me slut and didn't believe me. Then she expected me to be happy when she told me she was pregnant. I feel so sorry for that baby. It doesn't deserve to live a life in the world it is being brought into. She told me and with that I just ran. Ran and ran. I thought it couldn't get worse and it did. Life didn't look good to me anymore. There was nothing to actually live for so I decided to end it. It was going to work if Liam hadn't have found me. You see, I heard him calling as I was about to jump off the bridge and I ignored him. I jumped. Then I felt a jerk on my arm and Liam had caught me. I tried to struggle, hysterical, but he refused to. He's stronger now. I didn't think he deserved me to live after all he had done to me, but he wouldn't let me jump. And I am forever grateful for that now. If he had just let me go I wouldn't have ever met you or the rest of the boys or any of my friends. I wouldn't have had a good life. I would have ended it. There isn't a day goes by where I don't pray a prayer of thanks to God for him. Not one single day." As I finished I hadn't realised I was crying. I laughed awkwardly and wiped them away.

"Hey, it's okay. And I am so sorry about all of that. No one should ever have to go through that. Plus, I am glad you didn't end up dying because if you had I wouldn't have met you and that really is a tragedy." I laughed and after that we just sat and talke and talked and talked like we had been friends since forever. I really did think that Zayn was the one I would be going to if I ever had a promblem or just wanted to talk. All the boys helped me in their own way and I would be forever grateful.

We talked until the shop kicked us out at closing time which was 8pm and we both gasped at the time. I checked my phone and found seven missed calls all from Liam and twenty texts from all the boys. Zayn did the same and it was a similar situation. We had just lost track of time. We both smirked and he grabbed my hand as we ran all the way back to the tour bus ten minutes away, laughing all the way. It was a good job I had gone with the red converse today. When we got onto the bus we both were gasping for air, doubled over but still laughing as well which didn't help. Liam passed us drinks of water and we gulped them down thirtsily before lauging yet again. Bella then came down and saw us but her expression was completely serious. Furious almost. I stopped laughing and frowned as she came over towards me and I stood up.

"You BITCH!" She screamed and I fell to the floor as her hand collided with my face. My mouth hung open in shock and a single tear ran down my cheek as my own expression became hard and I stood up.

"What the hell?!" I yelled and she looked as if she almost didn't believe me. Zayn had also ceased all kind of happined and was confused as to what he should do. Liam was standing to the side of me ready to interfere when needed alothoug I highly doubt it would work, Louis was on the other side of me glaring at Bella and Harry's face was peering out the kitchen with a frown. Niall no where in sight.

"You know exactly what you did!!" and she slapped me again. I was ready for it this time and took it without moving an inch. Liam was about to jump in but I put my arm in front of him and just slapped her back. She gasped and pulled my hair. Oh it was on. I punched her in the stomach. She doubled over and kicked me hard on the leg and I fell down. I hooked my leg round he and brought her down on top of me. There was a lot of screaming and fighting and we were both aware of all the boys tyring to pull us apart but we were out of control. Eventually Liam got a grip on my waist as I was on top and he picked me up. I brought her arms with me and she came up but Harry went behind me got her waist. We continued to struggle for a while until evetually we just gave up. I collapsed into Liam's arms and he pulled me close.

A little while later we were all on the couches me and Bella sitting opposite me glaring as she held an ice pack to her face and three others strapped on other parts of her body. I had one held to my eye and Liam held one on my arm and another to my side as Louis and Zayn each held one, Zayn sat on a chair behind with it against my head and Louis on the floor with it to my leg.

"What is going on guys?" Harry sighed and Bella kept her cold eyes as I raised my eyebrows.

"Why don't you ask HER because I have no idea." She just continued to look at me but her gaze softened slightly. Harry turned to her and sh just opened and closed her mouth like a fish. "Please enlighten us." I added on and she glared once again but actually spoke this time.

"Well Ruby, she snogged Niall." Liam flinched at the words and my mouth hung open in shock. "Yeah, I found out today, they made out on the ferry over." Everyone turned to look at me and Niall who was standing behind me and their mouths matched mine except Liam looked hurt. Pained almost.

"NO! Don't believe her! That never happened! I would never do that!" I screamed in desperation and Liam looked torn until Niall spoke up.

"Seriously! Liam! She was with you the whole ruddy time! Plus, I was with YOU Bella, remember? Anyway where did you hear this ridiculous accusation?" Everybody seemed pretty convinced on the truth now and turned back to Bella who looked like she was about to break down with guilt.

"I am SO sorry. You're right I shoudln't have made assumptions that it was true, and Nathan told me." She hiccuped at the end and burst into tears. I slowly got up, wincing at the pain and made my way over to Bella. Liam looked hesitant to let me go but did, and I hugged Bella. She hugged me back and we both winced but carried on, both of us crying. Eventually we pulled apart and laughed slightly as we wiped the tears.

We then realised it was now 10pm and we were all exhausted, some more than others..., and headed up to bed. I got in and Liam pulled me gently against him and I rested my head on his bare chest as I listened to his steady heart beat. He kissed my head lightly and as I drifted off to sleep I said a prayer. A prayer of thanks. A prayer of thanks for Liam.

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