The one that got away

I'm Niall Horan's SISTER? Then why did he...

[Completed story]


37. Nobody important

(it's actually an update this time)

I sucked in a sharp breath and looked around my room helplessly. I looked down at my arm. I brought my index finger and thumb to it and pinched. I pinched myself really hard until I yelped. Guess this isn’t a dream.

A couple hours had passed and id been lying on my bed, staring blankly at my wall. I grabbed my computer out of my bag and set it on my bed. I opened it up and moved the mouse around a couple times but I wasn’t in the mood to do anything on it anyways so I just closed the screen halfway and let my head fall backwards into my pillows. Ten minutes passed but it felt like two. I heard the Skype “incoming call” song play. I groaned and stretched my arm out to shut off the sound. I still had my head in my pillows so I couldn’t see what I was pressing. I hit a few buttons until I finally shut it up. I sniffled  and reached over to grab a tissue to wipe off the mascara that had run down my cheeks. I must look fantastic. (Note the sarcasm). Completely bored out of my mind, I pushed my laptop away with my foot, closing it a tad more. I leaned over the side of my bed and reached for my guitar. I pulled it onto my lap and started strumming.

“It’s not too late, I’m still right here.

If only you’d let go of your fears,

You’re breaking your own heart

Taking your own heart down a lonely road

You say you just wanna love-”


Something on the ¾ closed screen of my laptop caught my attention. It was something moving, as if my computer decided to play a video. I pushed my guitar off my lap. My legs crisscrossed, I leaned over and flipped the screen open. And there I saw an open Skype call. With Harry. He was waving his arms around to get my attention. I turned on the sound.


“Vanessa! Finally!” He chuckled.

I looked at him confused.

“Since when have you been-” I gestured the screen. “here?”

He grinned proudly. “Since you answered my call.”

I frowned. “I never-” I looked down trying to think. “I never answered any call.” I said shaking my head.

“Oh, I’m sorry. What I meant to say was that I hacked your computer to call myself from Skype and then answered on my own computer and just watched you.” He rolled his eyes.

I gave him a dirty look. I was not in the mood for any kind of jokes. I just stared at him not laughing, smiling or anything.

“Vaness, are you…” He was cut off by a sound in the background.

“Hey mate” I heard an Irish accent say in the background. Harry quickly shut his laptop screen, leaving me with the view of his keyboard.


“I heard you talking to someone, who was it?” He asked curiously.

“Uh- one important..” He said.

No one important? You have got to be kidding me. I needed that, thank you Harry. Another tear rolled down my cheek. I wiped it away and sniffled.

“Oh ok. I was just on the phone with-” Niall cut himself off. “Did I hear someone sniffle? Is that person still there? Are they ok? Why are they crying?” He asked worriedly.

“I uh- don’t know.” Harry tried to shrug it off.

“Well maybe you should talk to them. Ask them what’s wrong Harry, come on.” Niall urged.

He took a deep breath. “Niall you don’t have to worry, everything is fine.”

“Mate why won’t you tell me who you’re talking to?” He asked confused.

“I already said, it’s no one important.”

I rolled my eyes.

“If it wasn’t anybody important you wouldn’t care if I knew!” he shouted.

“Niall.. why are you so jumpy?”

“Because, it’s something to do with Vanessa. There’s way too much horrible things that keep happening to her over and over again.” He sighed a shaky breath.

“You talked to her recently?” Harry asked frowning, not understanding how that could be possible since he was on videochat with me right now.

I leaned closer, interested in what Niall had to say.

“No, I talked to my mom. Right now actually.” He said fumbling with his hands.

“Everyone’s been leaving her and- whatever maybe she doesn’t want me telling everyone about her personal life.” He continued.

I smiled, he was so cute.

“Anyways, can I borrow your laptop?” He added.

Without thinking Harry handed it to him. Realizing that Niall would see that Harry was talking to me he tried to take it back.

“I-forgot to end the call.” He said nervously.

“Oh it’s fine I’ll just hit end.” Niall shrugged it off.

“I want to say goodbye..” Harry added unsure.

“Harry why are you so nervous? Who are you talking to?” He urged.

“No one important! I told you!” He shouted.


He said it three times now. That I’m no one important. I wonder if he meant it. I thought again about everything that has happened today. I started crying again and I was shaking now.


I heard a lot of fumbling until Niall opened up the top and there I was, fullscreen.

“Vaness..?” He snapped his head towards Harry. “You’re talking to my SISTER?” He yelled.

“Niall, calm down. It’s no big deal.”


“I didn’t mean it…” He tried.

“Look, I have to talk to her ok?” Niall continued.

“But I was going to!” Harry argued.

“Harry. It’s important.” He said picking up the laptop and carrying me out of the room with him.


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