The Girl Next Door

Beka was just a normal girl who had to move to England for her father's military career. Little did she know that her new next door neighbor is one of her idols. Read more to find out what happens with these two people and how moving to England can be the best thing ever.


12. Chapter 11 News

When I got inside I changed into this: It was about 1 now, so I had an hour to just do whatever until he got here. I went downstairs and into the kitchen. My mom was making chicken salad. “Do you want some help?” I asked.

“Oh! Yes, thank you.” She said. I grabbed a cutting board and a knife and started chopping tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, celery, and lettuce for the salad while my mom worked on the chicken. “Is Harry coming over?”

“Ya, he’s at a meeting with Simon and the boys now, and he’s gonna be here at like 2:30.”

“Okay, are the boys coming too?”

“Maybe, I don’t know.” After we had finished making the food, we went into the living room to eat and watched Once Upon A Time. We talked a little, but I guess we didn’t have a lot to say, because it was mainly stuff about the show. After a couple of shows I got a text from Harry.

From: Haz<3 ‘Hey just got done with the meeting, on my way to your place.’

To: Haz<3 ‘Okay, tell the boys that if they want, they can come too.’

From: Haz<3 ‘Alright, we’ll be there in about 30 minutes.’

To: Haz<3 ‘K, see you soon.’ Sure enough, in thirty minutes, the doorbell rang. I got up and opened the door, revealing the boys. “Hey guys.” I said.

“HI REBEKAH!” Louis yelled, making us all cringe.

“Sorry, we made the mistake of letting him have two cups of coffee at the meeting.” Liam said.

“It’s cool. Come on in. So what do you guys want to do?” I asked.

“I don’t know. We could just hang out here, if that’s okay.” Niall said.

“Ya, I think that’d be fine.” I said.

“Rebekah?” I heard my mom call from the living room.

“Who’s at the door?”

“It’s the boys mom!” I called back.

“OOHH… I want to meet your mum!” Louis shouted.

“Okay… we really need to keep him away from coffee; and sugar in general.” I said. “Follow me.” We all went into the living room.

“Hi I’m Niall.” He hugged my mom.

“I’m Liam.” He hugged her too.

“I’m Zayn.” Again, he hugged her.

“Hello, I’m Jennifer.” Louis said. We all face palmed.

“Just kidding, my name’s Louis.” He hugged her too.

“Well, I’m going to say this just once,” My mom started sternly, “Call me Kara.”

“Have you guys had lunch yet?” I asked.

“Ya, we ate with Simon.” Harry said, coming beside me and snaking an arm around my waist.

“Alright, so I know we’re just gonna hang out here, but what do y’all want to do?” I asked.

“Movie night?” Niall suggested. We all agreed and picked out our movies. A few of the ones we picked out were, The Hunger Games, Toy Story (all three), Grease, Taken (1 and 2), Paranormal Activity (against my judgment), and The Avengers.

“I’ll be back with some snacks and drinks.” I said.

“I’ll help.” Harry said, walking to the kitchen with me. Once we got in the kitchen, I noticed Harry looked a little tense.

“Are you okay?” I asked after a while.

“Umm… ya, I just have some news.” He said, taking a break from pouring soda into glasses.

“Okay, what’s the news?” I turned to him after putting the popcorn in the microwave.

“The boys and I are going on tour in 2 months.”

“Oh, well that’s great.”

“No, it’s not. I can’t take you, and Louis can’t take Eleanor.”

“Well, then we’ll just have to make the best of the 2 months we have left.” I said. The truth was; I didn’t want him to go. I guess I hadn’t really thought about it, but he was going to be gone for 6 months. I felt that familiar pang in my chest I always felt when my dad would tell me he was going to be leaving. It was hard to let my father leave, and now, Harry was going to have to do the same thing. I think what I was most worried about was the distance and time he was going to be gone. What if he found someone prettier, and better than me? What if we couldn’t take the distance and time apart?

“Are you okay?” I guess I had been thinking for a while, because Harry was looking at me with concern.

“Ya, I’m fine.”

“I can try and talk to Simon and see if he would let me take you with us.”

“No, I don’t want you to get in trouble. Simon said no, so we’ll just have to deal with it. Plus, I can always come see a concert or two.”

“Are you sure?”

“Yea, I’m sure. Oh! I have some news for you too.”

“Okay, what is it?”

“My friends, Sara and Dustie, they’re flying in tomorrow. They’re moving in with me and my mom. When they get here, we’ll probably have another movie night if you boys want to come back over.”

“Sounds good; are they Directioners?”

“Yep. Dustie likes Liam and Sara likes Zayn so we are probably going to have to play match maker.”

“Ha-ha, okay.”

“And don’t tell them, the girls would kill me if they found out I told you.”

“I won’t tell.”



“The boys are probably wondering what we’re doing, so we better get this stuff out to them.” We piled the snacks on one tray and the drinks on another. We walked back into the living room and set the trays on the table. “Dig in.” As soon as I said that Niall attacked the trays, grabbing chips and popcorn. We all laughed and he just shrugged and began eating. “Oh, and boys, I have two of my friends flying in tomorrow, so if y’all want to come back, or just spend the night, we’re having another movie night tomorrow.” They all decided on just spending the night. I put in The Avengers and sat down next to Harry on the love seat, resting my head on his shoulder and cuddling up to him. Niall, Louis, Liam, Zayn and my mom sat on the big couch beside us. After we finished watching the second Toy Story movie, my mom went to bed. It was about one in the morning when we finished all the movies except Paranormal Activity. I didn’t even know why we had that, considering my mom and I hated scary movies. I also don’t know how I got tricked into it being the last movie we watched.

“Scary Movie time!” Louis shouted. I groaned. “What afraid of a scary movie Beka?” He teased.

“Shut up, Louis. And yes, I hate scary movies ‘cause they freak me out.” I said, crossing my arms over my chest.

“Aww, don’t worry, love, I’ll protect you from the scary ghosts.” Harry teased, poking my cheek. I swatted his hand away, and the boys laughed.

“Ugh, you guys are mean.”

“We’re not mean, we’re just having fun, and you’re like a little sister to us –besides Harry- so as our little sister it’s our job to tease you.” Niall said, ruffling my hair. We had all changed positions when my mom went to bed so now all of us were on the couch. Granted we were kind of cramped together, but the boys didn’t seem to mind and I didn’t either. I was sitting between Harry and Niall in the middle of the couch with Louis on the other side of Harry and Liam and Zayn on the other side of Niall.

“Do we have to watch a scary movie?” I asked.

“Yes, but you can always hide behind a pillow.” Zayn teased.

“Ugh, whatever; just put the movie in so I can get this over with.” Liam got up, and put in the movie. I cuddled closer to Harry and as soon as the movie started, I buried my face in his chest. He wrapped his arms around me and kissed the top of my head. I stayed like that until the movie was over, jumping and screaming when I heard the people in the movie and the boys scream, and when I felt Harry jump. Finally, the movie ended and I took my face out of Harry’s chest.

“You okay?” Harry asked me.

“Ya, thanks for letting me use you as a pillow.”

“Anytime, love.”

“Alright, time for some sleep.” Louis said, standing up and stretching.

“How can you possibly sleep after watching that? I’m gonna have nightmares just from hearing it.” I said.


“I’m not a scaredy-cat! I just don’t like scary movies; and like I said before, they freak me out.”

“I was only teasing. Come here sissy.” Louis opened his arms, expecting me to hug him. I crossed my arms and shook my head.“Oh come on, you know you want a Tommo hug.” Louis waggled his eyebrows.

“Whoever said that?” I asked.

“I did, now get over here.” He said. I rolled my eyes, and let out a breathy laugh, getting up and hugging him. I had only known Louis for a couple days, but I feel like I was closest to him, like he was the older brother I never had and always wanted. I was close to the other boys too, and they were like brothers to me as well, but I felt closer to Louis. We pulled away from the hug after a few seconds.“Now, I’m gonna get some sleep.” He started to head toward the couch.

“Oh! Wait, I probably should have shown y’all the spare bedrooms.”

“That would’ve been nice.” Niall said, sassily.

“Ooh, Niall getting sassy. C’mon guys, follow me.” I walked to the stairs, the boys following close behind. I showed Liam, Niall, Zayn and Louis a big room that had two futons and two beds.

“What about Harry?” Zayn asked, raising an eyebrow.

“Well, considering there aren’t any extra beds, and the couch wouldn’t be very comfortable, and the fact that he’s my boyfriend, I think he’s gonna sleep with me, if he wants to.”

“Get some Haz!” The boys shouted.

“Oh shut up, we aren’t going to do anything but sleep. Which, y’all should be doing too.” I said. Harry and I left the room and went to mine.

I turned out the light and climbed under the covers, followed by Harry after he removed his shoes, blazer, and shirt. I looked at his muscled torso.“Hope you don’t mind, I just wouldn’t be comfortable sleeping in a dress shirt.” He said.

“No, it’s fine.” I was glad the lights were turned off, because I could feel the heat on my cheeks. Harry climbed into bed next to me and pulled me close to him. I rested my head on his chest, and he kissed the top of my head. “Night Haz.”

“Night love.” I fell asleep within a few minutes to the steady beating of Harry’s heart.

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