Careless -Complete-

You were my best friend. We did everything together. You were my first laugh, my first trouble, my first time. Then you left when I needed you most. So Liam, please tell me why you're back. I want us to be the same but how can that be? We can't because back then we were careless...and I'm a mother now.
Warning: Mature scenes and language.


24. Perfect

I woke up disoriented and alone. Liam wasn’t beside me.

And don’t think, he hasn’t been beside you in a month, because I was sure he was here last night. No we didn’t have what people call ‘make up sex’ because that’s not necessarily whats going on between us.

Flashback to last night

“Why did you want to come here?” I asked Liam. I was confused when he asked if I’d ride around town with him and double confused when he took me back to my flat.

“I don’t know…to talk?”

“We have.”

He chuckled, “No, we yelled.”

I shrugged, “Same difference.”

“No I mean actually sit down and talk?”

“What are you on about Li?”

“N-nothing. I just want to make sure we’re both on common ground.”

I sighed, “Okay, let me just get changed and then we can…talk.”

I rush off into my bathroom, grab a cotton swab, baby oil, and remove my makeup.

I vigorously brush the curls out of my hair and put it up in a ponytail.

I take off my heels as well and walk into bedroom to change clothes. Ugh, I still haven’t done laundry.

I walk back out to the living room and see Liam sitting on my sofa, fiddling with his thumbs.

“Le t me see your shirt.”

He gave me a confused look, “Uh…why?”

“All my pajamas are dirty. Let me sleep in your shirt.”

“Am I supposed to go back home shirtless?”

I raised an eyebrow, “You’re not staying?” I did my best to try and hide my embarrassment.

Gladly, his face showed he was more embarrassed than I was. He stood up and removed the well adorned shirt from his torso. I took it and mumbled a thanks before going back into my room.

My eyes widened when I caught a look at the Robin teddy bear Liam had gotten me on our first date, casually laying on my bed. I was quick to scramble it up and toss it under my bed. He kept me good company while Liam was gone.

I stepped out of my dress and slipped on Liam’s shirt. Comfy.

I went out to the living room and sat next to Liam.


“I love you” he blurted out.

I lightly laughed at his confession. Yes, Liam, you’ve told me enough times.

I tucked a loose strand of hair behind my ear, “I know” I sighed.

“And, you should know that I wouldn’t do anything to jeopardize our relationship.”

I nodded.

“Eden, I love you and Jamie. I’d never do anything to hurt either of you.”

“Liam I…”

“Wait, let me finish. I want you to consider being my girlfriend again. Really think about it.”

“I thought you said we were in a relationship.”

He laughed, obviously getting my reference from when we were on the phone just last night.

“Well yeah, in my eyes. I just want to hear you agree to it.”

“Yes, Liam, I’ll be your girlfriend. Again. But I think we should take it slow…you know? Just see how things are going before we rush into anything.”

By his semi-hurt look he knew exactly what I was talking about. Sex.

He nodded, “Okay.”

I slapped my hands on my thighs and stood up. “Alrighty then. I’m tired and I’d like to enjoy a night where Jamie doesn’t wake me up for a potty break so Liam will you do the honors in joining me for bed?”

“I thought you said-“

“Too sleep” I added.

He smiled and joined me for bed. I was warm and cuddled close to him.

“Sing me a song” I mumbled, sleepily. He knew exactly what I was talking about.

I slowly drifted to the sound of Liam singing ‘Look after you’ and fiddling with my fingers.

Present day

I yawned and got out of bed, wondering where he was. I heard clatter in the kitchen and took that as a clue that he was in there. I quietly laughed as I heard him nervously and incoherently mumble to himself.

I went to the bathroom to freshen up. I brushed my teeth and washed my face, feeling a bit…different this morning. Hmm, strange. I took the ponytail out of my hair and ruffled up my hair so it fell down to my back. I stopped when something shiny caught my eye in the mirror.

I slowly moved my left hand out of my hair and in front of my face and gasped when I saw the ring on my finger.

“Liam!!!” I practically squealed in fright.

I ran out of the bathroom and into the kitchen. I stopped half way into the kitchen when I saw Liam standing there looking down at his knotted fingers.

The table was set for breakfast and a candle was burning, making it smell of jasmine.

“Liam…” I gulped.

“Eden, I’ve been thinking of how to say this for the longest of time a-and now that you’re here I don’t even know what to say.”

I took a daring step closer to him.

“I was just gonna come out and say it when I got back but then…you ended us. I didn’t even know why until you mentioned the picture of Danielle and me.”

Did he have to bring that up now?

“I was at the jewelry store with Harry when she saw us. She helped me with the ring” his voice fell to a whisper at the last part.

“That’s why I didn’t tell you. I didn’t want to ruin the surprise. And then you asked if it was really worth loosing you and I nearly caved, but then I thought ‘what if she forgave me?’ I couldn’t take the risk of loosing you but I didn’t want to say this to you out of a fight to get you back. I’m glad you forgave me.”

“I’d always forgive you.” My voice was quiet and hoarse.

He looked into my eyes with sincerity and love, “I want you to marry me.”

He looked scared at the horror stricken face I was giving him. I was just shocked really.

“You don’t have to answer now but I just had to say that now…before you doubted how much I truly love you.”

I blinked a few times to keep my tears at bay.

“So you can just take the ring off if you want” he mumbled.

I did nothing.

“Eden can you please say something?”

I said nothing.

Just stared.

A tear escaped his eyes. Oh please, don’t cry.

“I’m sorry” he croaked as he wiped his with the back of his hands. Now I know where Jamie gets it from.

“Yes” I breathed.

He dropped his hands from his face and looked at me with wide eyes. “What?”

“Yes, Liam, I’ll marry you.”

His relieved smile warmed my heart. I took my steps to him.

“Are you sure because you can’t real-“

I grasped his face between my hands, “Shut up and kiss me.”


After an excellent yet shy breakfast Liam said he had to make a phone call. He tried to do it while I was in the shower but his glee was heard even through the sound of the water pelting my skin.

He was happy.

Hell, I was happy.

When I got out of the shower and wrapped a towel around my body I threw on some jeans I had on yesterday and Liam’s shirt. I told Liam I’d be back. I left to the laundry mat in my flat complex to get my and Jamie’s clothes out of the dryer. After getting them and walking back into my flat I set the clothes on the couch and started folding.

“Need any help?” Liam asked with a huge smile on my face. I giggled a bit and nodded.

After folding clothes and putting them away I changed into some of my own clothes.

“You know Harry’s birthday is today” Liam told me. “Oh really? Do you know what he plans on doing?”

He shrugged, “I think he’s flying to see his family for a few days.”

“I should call him” I thought aloud. Liam shook his head while smiling and gave me my phone, “Always thinking of others.” “Always” I confirmed, leaned up and pecked his lips before leaving the room.

“Hello?” His voice was low and raspy.

“Happy birthday!” I shouted, thoroughly waking him up. His soft chuckle let me know he was appreciative.


“No problem, have anything planned for your special day?”

“Oh I don’t know I think yours is much more special.” I could hear the smirk in his voice.

“You know?”

“Who do you think picked out the ring? Let me tell you, Liam has no taste. In rings that is” he snickered.

I let out a sigh of content, “Thank you, Harry.”

“You’re so very welcome.”

“Okay enough about me. Should I make you a cake?!” I jumped excitedly. I love baking.

He laughed, “No, do I look five to you. I’m fine really. You don’t even have to buy me anything.”

“And what kind of friend would I be if I didn’t buy you anything?”

“Look, the fact that you called was good enough. Leave it.”

I sighed, “Oh alright. You’re no fun.”

“I’ll see you.”

“Kay bye.”

I hung up and went back to Liam in the living room who was watching some nonsense on the TV.

I walked to him and swung my leg over him before plopping down, straddling him.

“So this is how this day is gonna go. We go and pick up Jamie and do whatever you wanna do together and RELAX because I officially will not be working today. Got it?”

He settled his hands on my hips with pure amusement dancing in his eyes but nodded nonetheless.

“Glad we can agree” I seductively mumbled before pressing my lips against his. A low groan instantly came from deep within him as he gripped onto my hips in need. His hot kisses trailed from my lips, to my jaw, neck, collarbone…

“Okay, Liam” I breathed, I was panting with the anticipation of what could come next but my baby is waiting for me to bring him home. I released a moan when Liam bit down on the sensitive skin of my neck, sure to leave a mark. “Jamie…we have to get…Jamie.”

His smile was felt against my skin. I knew it was because he knew how he affected me. He stopped hi heated torture and left a peck on my swollen lips. “Come on then, love, we have a day to enjoy.”


“I like this card better.”

I knew Liam rolled his eyes, even through his shades. I had to say he looked absolutely edible in his reversed snapback and shades.

“Whatever one you choose is the one we‘ll get” he mumbled.

“It has to be special” I whined, “It’s his birthday!” He groaned. I leaned up and pecked his cheek, “The quicker you HELP me choose, the quicker we can be out of here” I sweetly smiled.

“You’re lucky I love you” he mumbled before taking the card from my hand, reading the text, grabbing my wrist and taking me to check-out.

“I wouldn’t have it any other way.”


When Eleanor answered the door to the boys’ house I was surprised to see her looking so down.

“What’s wrong?” I asked as her as Liam and I stepped into the house. “I haven’t been feeling good these past couple days.” I scowled, cursing Elizabeth for making her take care of Jamie while she was sick.

“I’m sorry if Liz forced you to watch Jamie. I had no idea.” She waved me off, “No it’s alright, and I only had to care for him last night. Louis helped the rest of the time.”

I smiled; “Thank you, really” I said and hugged her. “Congratulations” she whispered in my ear, and then released me. I raised an eyebrow. She nodded towards my left hand. “Oh…” I giggled, “Thanks.”

“Mommy?!” Jamie’s voice echoed throughout the house. Eleanor smiled and disappeared into the kitchen. Jamie came toddling my way but once he saw Liam he screeched, “Daddy!” He ran to him and jumped into Liam’s arms. The smiles on both their faces tugged at my heart.

“I missed you, Jamie” Liam mumbled into Jamie’s hair before leaving a kiss to the side of his head. “I miss you too.”

“And I like your haircut” Liam smiled, leaning away a bit to get a better look. “Lou cut it like yours!” Liam laughed; “Here you can even wear my hat” he said and took off his snapback before placing it on Jamie’s head. Jamie smiled and turned to me. “Look, mommy, I’m daddy!”

I giggled. The rim of the snapback nearly covering his eyes. Liam gave me his phone to take a picture. He kissed Jamie’s cheek as I snapped away.

Liam gave me a pleading look before saying, “Please let me put this as my twitter.”

I rolled my eyes, giving him back his phone. “If you must.”

“Yes!” he muttered and pressed his lips against mine in a deep, mind dizzying kiss. I want to kiss him right here and for the longest time, especially when he flicked his tongue over bottom lip, but with Jamie right there and just staring at us I had to pull away. I did which received a disapproving groan from Liam. I pecked his lips once more just to satisfy him.

“Why you kiss her?” asked Jamie. Liam smiled towards him, “Because I love her very much.” I tinged.

“Why don’t we sing happy birthday to Harry” I suggested to Jamie. “Okay! I made him a card!”

“Really? Let me see.”

He pushed on Liam’s chest, telling him to let him down. He ran to the living room while Liam and I followed. He picked up his card and thrusted it into my hand. It read: ‘Happy Birthday Hazza!’ In what looked like Louis’ handwriting.

“Uncle Louis showed me how to spell my name” Jamie smiled.

I looked at the bottom corner of the page and giggled when I saw his very sloppy handwriting but I was proud of him. Liam took it and smiled as well. “Good job baby boy” I praised as I leaned down and kissed his cheek.

Liam, Jamie and I snuck upstairs, passing Zayn on the way. He told me ‘Congratulations’. They all knew? Jeesh I feel like a total ass now.

We slowly opened the door to Harry’s room to see him still sleeping. Really?

Jamie ran and jumped on him, receiving a groan of complaint. Liam and I busted out yelling “Happy Birthday!”

Harry tiredly laughed. “Thanks” he mumbled. I gave him his card and he hugged me once he got done reading it.

“What are you doing for you birthday?” Liam asked. “Visiting my mom.” “Thought so.”

I wish I could’ve stayed longer but Jamie really needed a bath.

Liam and I said our goodbyes while Jamie kissed Harry’s cheek after muttering Happy Birthday and giving him his other card.

When we got home I immediately put Jamie in the bath. Liam whisked me into the hall while he splashed in the water. I giggled when he pressed kissed all over my face.


He pressed his lips to mine and I practically melted. Mmm…he tasted good.

I wrapped my arms around his neck and pulled away, pecking his lips a last time. I looked at the ring on my finger and smiled. “It’s really beautiful.” He smiled, “I’m glad you like it.” “I LOVE it. But I love you more.”

“I’m glad” he laughed and pressed his lips to mine once again. Perfect.

A/N: So the only person who did ANYTHING with my 'Echo' story was Amsp1100 also known as Anna. So she gets to be yet another character in my story.


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