The Girl Next Door

Mia has just moved into a new apartment in London and her neighbor happens to be Liam Payne. She thinks she has fallen for his friend Niall, until Liam gets involved and things get complicated.
Niall or Liam? Niall or Liam?
Will she end up with one of them or none?
Will she be able to escape her past and have a chance at romance?
Or will she stay 'just The Girl Next Door...


5. Back to reality


'LIAM!' I hear a deep Irish accent yell.

I open the door to my apartment and step outside into the hallway.

'Hey." I say

"Oh, Hello love." says the deep Irish accent, which I now realize belongs to Niall Horan.

"May i ask what your doing, banging on my neighbors door and screaming their name as loud as you can at 8am on a Saturday morning?" 

"Sorry." He smiled, "I didn't mean to wake you." 

"You didn't answer my question." I say. "And who said you woke me?"

He smiled again. "I'm Niall' he says, holding out his hand. 

"Mia,' I said, "Are you going to answer my question or do I have to guess?"

"Car trouble, I was on my way here when it stopped. I was going to get Liam to jump start it." 

"He's not here, he went for a run about half an hour ago" I tell him.

"F*ck" he says.

"So do you need a hand?" I ask

"Not unless you know anything about cars" he replies.

"Well then I guess it's your lucky day" I say, I go back into my apartment, grab my keys and my tool box and lock the door behind me. He looks confused, but he follows me down the stairs and leads me to his car. I open the bonnet to see what's wrong with it. Once i identified the problem, I started fixing it, every now and then I would ask him to pass me something. 

He mainly stood behind me and watched.

"Done" I say. "nice car, crappy engine."

He laughs, "Thanks" he says.

"No problem"

"To you want to maybe get some breakfast or something?" he asks 

"Sure," I say "Just let me go get changed first"

we go back upstairs to my apartment and he waits in the the living room while I change. 

As I come out of my room, he points to the picture of Ella on the mantle piece and asks "who's that?"

"My sister, Ella" I say 

"She's beautiful" he says "She looks like you."


"Do you see her very often?" he asks

"No." I say "She died last year, she had Leukemia" 

"Oh," he says awkwardly "I'm sorry."

"It's ok," I say reassuringly. "Come on, lets go."

We walk to a little cafe down the street in silence.

"So how do you know so much about cars?" he asks

"Well" I say " When I was about 14 I worked part time at a car garage. My boss showed me what to do and I became quite good at it"

"So what do you do?" he asks "like where do you work?" 

"I'm a child pyscologist, but i prefer referring to it as kind of a mentor. I help kids dealing with divorce, illness and anything else really. At the moment though because of budget cuts, i'm mainly working from home and contacting my clients via email temporarily. "

"That's cool," 

"Thanks, you're in One Direction right?" I ask him.

"Yeah, I love it, I get to tour the world, do what I love with my four best mates" He replies.

"That's cool. My sister was a huge fan." 

"I would of liked to of met her."

"I wish you could, she was an amazing person."

"If she was anything like you, then she'd have to be"


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