Take Me Away

Olive Charles has had a hard life. She lost her twin sister and father in an accident when she was young, and her new step-dad abuses her. What happens when she meets a blonde Irish boy who changes her life forever?

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9. Chapter 8 - He Had Six Pancakes

The next morning I woke up on a sofa. Niall’s sofa. All the memories from yesterday rushed into my head. I had fallen asleep pretty early the night before. I could finally sleep and not be worried that anything was going to happen to me when I woke up. I hadn’t slept that well in a while. I still couldn’t believe that I met Niall and had slept in his house.

“Well good morning, sunshine,” his thick Irish accent was such a comforting sound. I sat up on the couch and turned around to see him in the kitchen making pancakes.

“Hi…” I smiled and looked around the room. “Umm, where did I put my bag?” I really didn’t remember much.

“It’s next to the TV. I’ll get it for you,” he said as he went to get it.

“Oh, thanks,” I took it from him. Our hands touched and a spark went up my arm. I wonder if he felt it, too.

“What do you want to do today beautiful?” He asked, walking back to the kitchen. I smiled when he said that.

“I don’t want to go home. Please don’t make me go home,” a tear fell down my cheek. I wiped it away before he could notice. He’d already seen me cry, I don’t want him to think I’m a baby.

“I’m not going to make you do anything. You can stay here as long as you want. Whatever you need, babe.” He was so adorable.

“Okay. Thank you,” I pulled out my phone and texted my mom. I should at least tell her I’m safe and won’t be home for awhile.


Hey, I’m safe. Please don’t worry about me. I just need some time, okay? I love you. I’ll talk to you soon.

Less than a minute later I had a reply.


Okay… talk later. love you too xx

I never realized it until now that my mom’s name in my phone is Mumsie. I was born in America and lived there until I was five. We moved to London for a new start. I still call my mother mom unlike mum. Su changed that for me as well. I have a British accent though. Being around people who have it 24/7 made me catch it. But somehow I never said mum.

I looked up to Niall. “I just let my mom know I wouldn’t be home for awhile. I hope that’s okay.”

He smiled at me. “Of course it is! We’re gonna have fun Olive!” He sounded so excited. He carried over two plates of pancakes, one stack of three and one stack of six. I knew which plate was mine. I laughed when I saw it.

“What?” He laughed, too.

“You really do like food.”

“Yes I do. And I’ll smack you if you try to take it.” He was serious.

“Don’t worry,” I said as he sat next to me on the couch.



He had three more pancakes than I did and finished before me. When I finally finished I realized I needed to take a shower, especially if we were going out somewhere today.

“Umm can I take a shower?” I asked.

“Sure. Wait, what do you want to do today?” He responded.

“I don’t know, what can we do?”

“Do you want to meet the boys?”

Did I want to meet One Direction. Is he stupid. Of course I did. I wasn’t the biggest fan, but I liked them and would love to meet them!

“Sure! Oh.. umm I don’t have any clean clothes…” I said quietly.

“You can wear a pair of sweatpants and one of my t-shirts while we wash them. We’ll get you some clothes today.”

“You sure?” I got off the couch and stretched.

“Of course. I’ll go get you a towel. There’s shampoo and stuff in the shower, use what you want,” He led me upstairs to the bathroom.

He opened the closet and handed me a towel. “Here you go. Oh right, the clothes.” He left the room and came back a minute later with a pair of sweatpants and a 5SOS shirt. “We’ll wash those when you come out,” he pointed to what I was wearing. “I’ll be right downstairs if you need anything.”

“Thank you. This… means a lot to me.” I looked into his eyes. The most beautiful eyes I had ever seen.

“You are more than welcome,” he said looking back into my eyes. We stayed like that a few seconds before I pulled away. “Bye!” And with that he left the bathroom.




Olive was gorgeous. Her eyes, her laugh, her smile. Her everything. I felt so bad for what she’s gone through. She’s too beautiful and nice to deserve that. I’m so glad she came home with me. She’s safe now.

I went back into the living room to take care of her plate. She ate all three. That’s a good girl, not wasting food!

When I picked up her plate, I heard a faint vibration. I looked around the couch and realized it was coming from her bag. I saw her phone right on the top. It was a call from a Susanna it looked like. I would normally never answer someone else’s phone but I thought it might be someone worried about her. I picked it up and hit answer.

“Hello, Olive’s phone,” I said. Wow, that sounded stupid.

“Who’s this?” the voice asked.

“Who is this?” I asked back. Geez, Niall. Stop being stupid.

“This is Susanna, her best friend. Now who is this?” I could tell she was getting aggravated.

“Her friend. She’ll be staying with me awhile. She’s safe, I promise.” She paused on the other end.

“I recognize your voice,” she answered.

Crap. I stayed quiet.

“Say something else,” she demanded.

“Umm, what do you want me to say?”

“OH MY GOD YOU’RE NIALL HORAN. I WOULD KNOW THAT SEXY VOICE ANYWHERE.” She basically took my ear off she screamed so loud.

“Yeah, hey, do me a favor and don’t tell anyone, alright? I’ll have her call you when she gets out of the shower.”

“Okay. Sorry I yelled. I just love you so much.”

“It’s okay. Have a nice day,” I said. I didn’t know what else to say.

“You too. I can’t believe I just talked to you. Bye!” She hung up and I took a deep breath. I put the phone back where I found it.

Some fans are just… crazy. Hence why they’re my crazy mofos.

I reached for my phone to call the boys but then stopped. I picked Olive’s phone back up and put my name and number into her contacts. I wanted her to know that I would always be there for her. When I was done, I put her phone back and took out mine to proceed with calling the boys to ask them to come over and meet Olive later. I just called her my new friend though. They would have to wait to meet her to know anything else.

I couldn’t wait for them to meet her.

  _______   Thanks so much for reading! Please give me feedback and ideas:) The rest of the boys come in in the next chapter!

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