Four Years Later... (Sequel to 'Behind the Truth')

*Sequel to 'Behind the Truth'*

It's been 4 years. 4 years since I moved to New York. 4 years since I left my friends. It was difficult, but I planned to cope without them.

Ever wondered you could turn back the time and wished you were young again?


Carter Hanson hasn't seen her old friends in four years. She changed, they changed, everything changed.

Sometimes, Carter can't seem to take a break. Not even when she reunites with her old friends. And yes, her old friends are the world-famous boyband, One Direction.

Follow her journey to see how complicated her life is even when her friends are on her side. Secrets are meant to be hidden, but eventually will be revealed.

"Sometimes I have the luck that every girl wants, but not the life..."


20. Feelings.

Harry's POV:


My eyes popped opened as I felt my phone vibrating in my pocket. I groaned, reaching my hand into my pocket as the phone continued to vibrate. I picked it up. "Hello?" I answered groggily, yawning.

"HARRY. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? I'VE BEEN TEXTING YOU A MILLION TIMES LAST NIGHT." Zayn suddenly snapped, making me hold my phone away from my ear. 

"Sleeping." I mumbled as I rubbed my eyes.

"Sleeping where!? Where are you?" 

I sat up, suddenly realizing where I was. I looked beside me, feeling a weight on my shoulder. Carter and I must have fallen asleep. I sighed when last night came back to me. "Gosh.. um.." I held my forehead. "...we're at the park.."

"'We're'? Who's 'we're'? Taylor?" Louis suddenly came in.

"Um..." I scratched my head. "I'm with Carter."

"Carter?" Everyone on the line said simultaneously. Wow, I was on speaker.

"Yeah, it's a long story."

"Whatever. But we have sound check in an hour and we're going to be late if you don't come back to the hotel in the next 10 minutes." Niall warned me.

"Alright, alright. I'm coming." I groaned.

"OH! BRING CARTER." I hung up the phone before the girls could finish what they were saying. I shook Carter awake, hearing her moan.

"Five more minutes." She squirmed, turning away.

I chuckled, "We don't have five more minutes, just five seconds."

"Then five more seconds." She groaned.

"Sorry Carter, but the boys are calling me now. I have to go. You have to come with me too." I shrugged.

She slowly opened her eyes and squinted, turning back to me. She lifted her arms up. "Carry me.." She whined.

I raised my eyebrows, "Really?"

She nodded, slowly drifting back to sleep. I stood up and straightened myself up before I carried her up to my arms bridal style and walked back to the hotel, hoping to be unseen by the fans or paps.




Louis' POV:


"You know what this means, right?" I paced around the room, waiting for Harry to come back. Eleanor sat on the couch, watching me walk back and forth hurriedly.

"Louis, are we seriously going to talk about that now? When Harry might burst into the door any minute now?" Eleanor pointed to the door.

"I don't care. My best friend's in love with Carter. I know it. I bet he never stopped." I bit my fingernails. "...he talked about this feeling he had... not weeks ago because of Taylor... but days... with CARTER."

"Everybody knows that, Lou. Just ask anyone here." Eleanor said, rolling her eyes.

"I can't believe he doesn't know what love feels like. He had that feeling with her 4 years ago, right?"

She shrugged, "I don't know.. maybe? Harry was just 18, and Carter was 14, maybe it was just puppy love. Not real love."

"So, you know what love feels like?" I stopped in my tracks, looking at her carefully.

"Of course. I have you, don't I?" She smiled, holding out her hand for my to reach. I took her hand and sat beside her on the couch. "This... is love."

I smiled, feeling my cheeks burning red. "I love you too, El." I lightly kissed her on the lips, soon broken apart by Niall.

"So, are you done? When's Harry and Carter coming?" He squeezed in between me and Eleanor and brought out a sheepish smile.

We heard a light knock. I stood up and went to answer the door. "Hey.. Har-" Harry walked past me, carrying a sleeping Carter in his arms. "..ry..." I continued slowly. 

He sighed, placing Carter gently on the couch. He ran his fingers through his hair. "Hi.."

"What happened?" I shut the door and walked up to him. 

"Don't worry, she just crashed. She's really tired considering what happened last night."

"Did she run away from home?" I whispered, hoping Carter wouldn't hear. 

Harry dragged me towards his room, closing the door behind him. "She ran away from home."

My eyes widened, but I let him finish. "When I went downstairs for a walk, I bumped into her... literally.. and saw her crying in her pajamas. We somehow crashed in the park, talking about what happened."

Louis and I started to talk more about Carter, a topic I comfortably talked about. I didn't know why we were, but we felt bad. She's been through so much because of her parents. For some reason, we wanted to help. We were leaving New York in 2 days, and we wanted to make sure Carter would come with us. 

For the past hours after sound check that day, Louis, Niall, Zayn, Liam, and I started to talk with our people about letting Carter's parents go to LA with us. Evidently, we didn't want to let them know it was us. But we knew our plan was set.




Carter's POV:


I walked to my next class, seeing Bella already reserving a seat for me. I smiled and made my way beside her, taking the seat by the desk.

She leaned by me, "Where were you last night? I called you three times."

I hesitated, remembering that I left my phone at home last night because of what happened. "O-Oh, um.. my phone.. had no batteries."

She seemed to believe me, but I knew that she didn't. "O...kay..."




The class seemed to have gone by really slow, considering I almost dozed off when it first started. I woke up, only to be shaken by Bella, who told me I had to go to my next class. I gathered my things, and rushed off to my class. 


"Ms. Hanson?" My professor, Mr. Read called out for me. I turned around and told Bella I would be back. 

"Yes, Professor Read?" I said politely. Was I in trouble for dozing off?

"Ms. Hanson, it appears that I am doing you a favor. Someone called me to tell you that you'll be heading off to LA in two days for a trip." My eyes widened. LA? In two days? Will my parents even let me?

"U-Uh, who's offering this?"

"That's something I cannot reveal right now, Ms. Hanson." He pushed his glasses back to the bridge of his nose and continued. "Anyways, I will call your parents and have them let you take a trip to LA for a while. Let's just say it's an... educational offer that they selected you to be a part of."

I was speechless. I didn't care who did it for me, I just loved whoever did it. "O-Oh my goodness. T-Thank you.. It is... free, right?"

"Indeed." He smiled, "Now, run along before you're late."




Ugh! So much free time in my hands. I'm so happy I can finally update more and more chapters. I know for a while, I won't be updating in future days since my school year's coming to an end. I have to spend as much time with my friends whenever possible. x Thanks for all your support and patience. I promise you'll see more chapters coming soon. For now, I'll try and post as much as I can.


Those of you concerned with my writer's block, thank you. Because of you, I no longer have it. I have so many chapters I haven't published yet. I was on fire with these ideas. So, I hope you all like it. x


Lots of Love. :) x

- E

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