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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22. Danny Or Cammie?

Liam's P.O.V.

 

We had been at the hospital 2 hours and and she was only 7 and a half centimetres dilated. She refused to have an epidural so instead continued to cry out in agony. It brought tears to my eyes, I couldn't do anything to keep the one I love from getting hurt. The others all arrived and were in various places. Bella and Shelby had gone back to the bus to get some extra clothes for everyone just in case it went on till tomorrow. Gosh, I hope not. It was 5pm though... Zayn and Harry and Niall had gone down to get some coffee for everyone, so that left me and Louis with Ruby.

"Sh*t Liam, make it stop!" She yelled, grabbing my shirt as another contraction came. She as up and around the room, seemingly unable to stay still. I gently took her hand away for my shirt and held it in mine whilst I rubbed her back with the my other. She was currently face first to the wall with her hands on it, bent slightly forward and rocking from side to side. You know, you always see this kind of thing - giving birth - in films or read about it in books but it is always over so much quicker. I guess in reality it takes a whole of a lot longer. Kharma I guess. Haha, if I believed in that it would fit. This is payback for actually getting her pregnant.

As the contraction passed she released my hand and pushed from the wall, standing up and walking, well... waddling..., around the room again. She went over to Louis' chair and looked over his shoulder, placing her hands on the back and rocking again.

"What did you and Shelby do a few nights ago when everyone went to the cinema Lou?" She read from his phone. I tried not to laugh - and failed - as Louis turned a bright shade of red.

"Er-er-er- not-nothing." He stuttered. Ruby just giggled and I chuckled, shaking my head. I was captivated by Ruby's giggle. It was ps beautiful. She caught me staring at her and blushed, looking away. She pushed off Louis' chair and made her way to the bed. But on the way there another contraction came and she wobbled on her feet in pain. I rushed over to her, making sure she didn't fall over, and she placed her hands on my chest. As it got more painful she screwed my shirt into balls in her hands and clung on for dear life. "Hey, c'mon, almost there yeah?" Louis said as he came up behind her and rubbed her back. She tried her best to nod but ended up screwing her face up. Poor thing, nothing I could do. It was so frustrating! "Breathe babe." Louis said and started to breathe like she should. She tried to copy him but it didn't work so I started to do it as well and eventually the contraction passed. I helped her onto the bed where she then laid down.

She stayed in that position for another hour or so, and everyone came in at different times. Shelby and Bella got back with all the clothes and managed to calm her a little bit. Showing her all the things on their phones which I later found out were cute baby outfits from expensive shops.

"Right, you know the drill let's check again." Rachael said as she walked in the room. An hour and a half had passed since she last checked so I hoped it would have moved along a fair bit. "Okay, you need to keep still okay?" She said. Ruby nodded and Rachael started to check. When Ruby squirmed as another contraction came Rachael said, "Don't move Ruby," So she gripped my hand as tight a possible and clenched her teeth. "Well done." She said as she was finished and Ruby started to rock again. I could tell she wanted to yell out but seeming as Rachael was here she didn't. "Well you are eight centimetres dilated so just two more to go. I will be back in around an hour." She smiled and left the room. I sighed. Ages to go yet. And it is just around 6:30pm.

"Can I put the television on Ruby?" Harry asked as he came back in the room with everyone else. She nodded and puffed a bit. I grabbed a flannel with my free hand and wiped her forehead. "Thanks Rub's." Harry turned the TV on and surfed the channels. Ruby relaxed on the bed and fell back with a sigh. I wish I could do something.

"Hey, we never finished going through that bag earlier." I said to Ruby, and her face brightened a little at the prospect of having something else to do. So I grabbed the bag and pulled out the monkey one suit again. It was so adorable. I then started to go through it and everyone gathered round us. Also in there was a monkey themed feeding set of bottle, plate, baby cutlery etc. There were little monkey socks and shoes as well along with a few other monkey pieces of clothing. A couple of other one suits with "I love my mummy and daddy" on one which was light green, and a jail style one which had on the back "I  was in for 9 months." We all giggled and looked through it all with some other clothes. It was amazing. I found the letter but we didn't have time to read it as it turned out two hours had passed, making it 8:30pm, and Rachael came in. She must have waited a while as we were looking at stuff.

"Okay here we go again." She said. "Okay, so you're 9 centimetres, give it another couple of hours and we can start to push." She smiled and Ruby looked kind of relieved. She had already been in labour since around 2-3pm so it has been around 6-7 hours already. Everyone left when Ruby told them she wanted to be just me and her for a while, and she turned to me.

"Thank you." She said. I was confused.

"For what?" I asked.

"For always being there," She replied, "For taking me in when you first saw me again, for saving my life, for stopping the bullies when we were little kids, for loving me, for sticking with me even when no body else would have, for being... you. I love you." She smiled, and her hormones must have been everywhere or something because she burst into tears. I gathered her in my arms and kissed her hair.

"Thank YOU. Thank you for saving me. You are the best thing to happen to me and I love you so much. Now come on, don't cry or I'll start." I said. She giggled a little and I kissed her lips. When we pulled away we just stared at each other with massive grins. It was cut short though as another contraction came and she turned away and hissed in pain. I saw a tear slide down her cheek as she bit her teeth together as well. "Hey, it's okay. It will all be over soon." I rubbed her back and let her squeeze onto my hand, nearly crushing might I add, and kissed her hair.

 

Ruby's P.O.V.

 

Liam rubbed my back as I practically broke his other hand, and he tried to comfort me. This contraction was definitely worse and I started to cry a little at the agony.

"Liam, make it stop. It hurts so much. Please Liam." I begged him. I felt bad begging as there was nothing he could do and all he did was kiss my head and murmur 'I know baby' over and over as I rocked a little bit. I wanted an epidural now but it was too late. The pain intensified and I double over, "LIAM!" I cried out and sobbed a little. How come it had to hurt so much? It was all Adam and Eve's fault for the first sin and whatever. I had been in labour for around 7 hours and it was nearing 9pm. I could have sworn I saw Liam shed a tear but he wiped it away so quick I couldn't be sure. Eventually the contraction passed and I flopped back on the bed. I gestured Liam to get on the bed with me and he did, wrapping his arms around me.

"Your hands fits in mine like it's made just for me,

 But bear this in mind, it was meant to be

 And I'm joing up the dots with the freckles on you cheeks

 And it all makes sense to me."

Liam began to sing quietly and I thought of all the times he sung 'Little Things' to me whenever I was at my lowest. A tear escaped my eye and I knew, I was head over heels in love with Liam. I don't know what I would do if it weren't for him.

The contractions came and went, getting worse and worse, for the next hour and a bit and before I knew it, it was 10:30pm and I heard Rachael say the words, "10 centimetres, get ready to push." and I was being set up to deliver the baby. I was wheeled to a delivery room and put on a new bed and towels and cloths were being set up. Liam held my right hand tightly in his and kept using the flannel on my forehead whilst Zayn held my left hand and kept giving comforting words. Shelby was standing next to Zayn more moral support as I didn't want to break her hand like the boys. Harry wanted to come in but I was only aloud one more person and I had chosen Louis as he always managed to keep me going and Harry probably would have fainted the poor boy. I was 19 and about to have a baby. You could say I was more than a little scared.

"Liam, I can't do this." I said as they finished off setting up.

"Of course you can, love." He used 'love' and I shivered pleasantly like old times, "I know you can. You are a beautiful, strong woman and you can do this." He pecked my lips passionately... If you can do that... and we turned our attention to the two midwives at the bottom of the bed.

"Okay, on the count of three we need you to push for ten seconds okay?" I nodded and gulped. Rachael counted to three and I pushed as hard as I could, "1...2..3.....8...9...10. Okay good girl. We need you to push harder though." My head flopped against the pillow. Shelby had one leg, whilst Louis had the other and they were pushing them back. "Again Ruby, 1...2...3...Push!" I pushed for ten seconds and flopped back again. This was hard work. I pushed for another twenty minutes anf finally Rachael said those blessed words. "Okay, baby is crowning." and then "Right you need to push really really hard now okay? Right, so push!" I pushed with all my might and screamed out in pain as it shot from below.

"Push!" Everyone was yelling, so I did. For another ten minutes with all my will power and then I flopped back and gasped for breath.

"Push again Ruby." Rachael said and I shook my head with tears stinging my eyes. I was so tired. "YES Ruby, Now push!" I just couldn't. A couple of tears ran down my cheeks and Liam wiped them away with his free hand and kissed my sweat covered forehead.

"You can do it Ruby. I love you." He whispered in my ear and that was all I needed. I pushed as hard as I could and got to ten.

"Keep going Ruby! Almost there! Don't stop!" Rachael told me. I was exhausted but kept pushing as hard as I could. I felt the head slowly come and screamed in agony but still didn't stop. I let out a scream as the baby's head slipped out and fell back. Only then did I stop pushing. "Baby's head is out. Just a few more pushes Ruby, and your baby will be here." I nodded and Louis looked kind of pale. Thinking that, he just fainted. Shelby went round and dragged him to a chair in the corner whilst the midwives told me to push the hardest I had pushed yet. I tried and clenched my teeth, pushing as hard as humanely possible and yelled out as I felt the body slip out. Within seconds there was a baby being placed on my bare chest, covered in blood but still somehow looking beautiful.

"It's a..."

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