Rebellious, Beautiful, and Insecure

Alex and Amber are sisters. They are twins actually, Alex being twenty minutes older. Amber is always going, going, going with boys. But Alex rarely even goes on dates - and for a reason. The two sisters get jobs working for One Direction and the boys are quick to fall for them. Will Alex let her guard down and fall for the boy? Or will her past keep her from ever finding love? Travel along these girls' journey as teenagers, getting caught in fame, mystery, and intensity.


23. Protecting

Once Simon is done talking to them he complains about why Zayn left the room already. "Okay boys. I'll see you tomorrow at the interview. That means that you have to go to sleep at a decent hour," Simon tells them.

"You got it Si," Liam says, the rest of the boys groaning. Amber joins us at my side as Simon starts talking to us. 

"The interview is at 10:30 and then I need them back here around 13:30 to begin rehearsal because of the concert that's tomorrow night. Also, we got alerts of someone trying to break through the firewall that you two created. If you guys could check it out then that'd be great. I'll see you ladies tomorrow," He smiles.

"Will do," We say simultaneously. 

He says goodnight to us and heads out, waving to the boys before leaving. "Let's go out to the club!" Harry exclaims.

"I think I'll pass." I reply, heading back to the dressing room. As soon as I get inside, the door closes behind me. I whip around to see Jeremy standing there. 

"Jeremy what are you doing here?" I breathe, backing up.

"I just came to see my girlfriend," He smirks.

"I'm not your girlfriend. And you can't be here. How did you get in?" I ask him. He holds up a taser. I take another step back from him. 

"Calm down luv. Everything is okay," He says, advancing on me faster then I'm backing up. I hit the wall behind me. My hands are shaking and I'm trying to decide what my best move would be. 

He steps up against me, pressing my body to the wall with his. He reaches his hand up and strokes my cheek. My whole body stiffens. "You broke my heart. And now you're a monster," I spit out. He steps back and slaps me. Tears spring to my eyes. I open my mouth to scream, but he covers it. 

"I wouldn't do that if I were you," His eyes are scary and he moved back against me again. My cheek stings and I feel it turning bright pink. "I know you missed me Alex. Just like how I missed you. Because we're meant to be together," He laughs maniacally. 

I stand still, restraining myself from doing anything irrational. "What do you want Jeremy?" I spit through gritted teeth. 

"Everything will be revealed in time. But your boy will be here any second and I'd hate for you to miss out on the fight. Just remember that everything that happens to him is on you and that everything that happens to me will happen TO you," He smiles again and kisses my forehead, stepping back just in time for the door to open and Zayn to step through. Zayn's eyes immediately darker with rage towards Jeremy. I run to Zayn and grab his arm before he can advance towards Jeremy. 

"Alex let go," Zayn snaps at me.

"Yeah Alex. Let go," Jeremy teases. I step in front of Zayn.

"Zayn calm down. Come here," I say, trying to pull him away from Jeremy even more. He stays where he is.

"You're dead!" Zayn screams at Jeremy. Jeremy's smile turns to a grin and I watch him reach for the taser behind his back. 

"Zayn." I go on my tippy toes and use all of my strength to push his head down to look at me. "Please stop," I ask, tears falling. His body doesn't relax, but he wraps an arm around my waist and nods his head. "Go Jeremy," I screech.

Jeremy's smiles fades a small amount, but he leaves the room. As soon as he's out of sight, Zayn is running. "Damn it Zayn!" I yell. I sprint after Zayn and grab his arm, before tackling him to the ground. I hit my head on the ground in the process, but end up laying on Zayn. "Fuck," I mutter, reaching up to rub my head.

"Alex are you okay?" He asks worried, not noticing how I'm laying on top of him. 

"No! I'm not," I snap, getting up to my feet while still rubbing my head. 

"I'm sorry Alex," He whispers, getting up and putting his hands on my shoulders. 

"It's fine. I'm fine," I reply, calming myself down.

"I just can't stand him. And I saw him with you again and it made me lose control," He apologizes. 

"I know. And I was trying to protect you. If you had fought tonight then you would have lost and it would've been on me," I say, closing and re-opening my eyes to try and blink away the pain. He moves his arms to my waist to steady me. 

"Don't worry about me. You're the one who's hurt," He replies.

"I'm fine," I respond. 

"Did he slap you?" He asks suddenly, tracing my cheek with his hand. 

"Zayn," I warn, grabbing his arms. 

"Did he?" He questions. I meet his eyes and don't have to answer - he can see the answer is yes. "Fuck," He mutters, fists clenching.

"What matters is that we are both okay," I say in a controlled voice. 

"You are not okay. You can barely stand on your own," He protests, pulling me up in his arms.

"Zayn I told you, I'm fine. I just hit my head, that's all. You can put me down," I tell him.

"You aren't fine. You don't have to pretend with me," He replies, carrying me towards the green room where the boys had agreed to meet. I continue to argue with him on the way there, but he refuses to let me walk. My head turns from throbbing to a muted pain that is much easier to think through. "What happened in there?" He asks as we walked.

"He told me that we are meant to be together and that anything that happens to him will happen to me," I answer quietly. I feel Zayn stiffen as we continue. "Zayn I need you to calm down. He's gone now and that's what counts," I say, more of a demand than a request. Our eyes meet and he takes a deep breath. 

"Fine, but I have one condition," He replies.

"What?" I ask tiredly.

"Spend the night at my flat. It will make me feel like I'm doing more to protect you," He requests. I sigh as we get to the green room and everyone is sitting down.

Immediately Amber jumps up and runs over to us. "What the hell happened now?" She struggles to keep from screaming at Zayn.

"Jeremy," I tell her again. That's all I need to say for her to know. Everything else can be figured out because of twin power. Zayn puts me down but holds me by the waist still to make sure I don't hit the ground and black out. Amber pulls me into her arms and squeezes tightly. 

"Are you okay?" She asks. 

Knowing that I can't lie to my TWIN sister, I answer "No," in a whisper. Her arms tighten even more around me. After a long hug, she pulls away slightly to look at Zayn. I shake my head, knowing that she's wondering if he had anything to do with it. 

"Let's go home," She announces. 

"I kinda told Zayn I'd stay at his flat tonight. He said it'd make him feel like I'd be safer," I reply.

"You can stay with me," Harry calls to her. She looks warily between me and Zayn before nodding.

"Fine. But if she gets even more hurt, than it's on you," Amber says to Zayn. He nods, picking me up again.

"Put me down," I complain.

"You heard your sister. I get the privilege of protecting you which means I can do whatever I think is necassary to do so," He smirks, satisfied.

"Amber," I ask for help. 

"Zayn," Amber warns. He sighs, and puts me back down again, but holds me against him gently but firmly. 

"Let's go back to the flats," Eleanor suggests from where she is sitting with Louis. 

"That sounds like a good idea," Zayn replies and we all start making our way outside. 

As we get outside I'm surprised to see that hundreds of people are still are here, waiting. Amber puts her hood up and walks separately from us, but at the same time with the group. We walk through the line of people and cameras and boy do they get shots of Louis and Eleanor, Liam and Danielle, and they seem to take the most of Zayn and I. 

"Should you be worried?" I ask him because his arm is still around me. 

"Nope," He pops the P. We make our way through the crowd and load into the black van, Liam driving back to the lofts. 

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