Let me love you - Friendzone

Emma O'Brian:
Never thought that one night could have changed my life as much as this night did.
but there must come something good out of all the bad right? but for now I'm done. Done with boys, done with friends, done with everything.
just didn't think that that night would have changed that too..

Niall Horan:
feeling lost, feeling alone and felling like I'm going to stay that way forever isn't what people needs to see. so hiding at my dads house was the only way to disappear for a while. at least until people knows I'm there.


4. Standing up for me

- Emma -


A lot of things happened in a short a matter of time after that. Greg picked up Niall and they both left just a few minutes after his question. I was like in shock for a long time before getting back into the kitchen to start the dinner I had promised Niall when he was coming back later this evening after spending some time with his family. he was visiting them after all. 

I had to admit that the way that he asked was not how I had pictured myself being proposed to at all. but then again I had thought that Carter would have been the one asking it a few years down the road when Carter was out of college and we both had proper jobs. 

My dad had made sure to have a place for me at the company a long time ago but my mother thought that it was better that I did some charity work along with socializing to find myself a wealthy man to care for me. 

I never understood the contradicting things my parents tried to teach me. I have to be strong and out going, independent and initiative but I have to be like a girl from the fifties where I have to have a man to 'take care of me'. 

I'm not a child anymore and I can take care of myself. 

I sighed as I picked up my cellphone from the counter as it started to ring. I looked at the screen and saw that it was an in coming call from my mother. she was never the one to call, not really.


"Emma May O'Brien. What have you done? why did I get a email from Carters mother saying that you threw him in jail? go down to the police station at once and sort this out. he is your future husband. ladies do not throw their fiances into jail." she shouted in the other end, my mother would never take my side, she worried far to much about what others thought of her.


"You are going down there to make this right, why would you do that in the first place? wait, what did you say?" she silenced her rant when she heard my voice.

"I said no. He cheated on me and tried to assault me. I he broke into our house waiting for me to come home. he was high on drugs and if I hadn't had my friend here I would have been raped and hospitalized by now. are you really going to take his side over your own daughters?" I shouted at her through the phone.

"Emma May don't you..." She growled.

"No mother, no. I'm not going to take this. he never had once asked me to be his wife and I will never ever even consider him being my fiance or boyfriend or anything for that matter after this. Carter is no longer a part of my life. deal with it." I said.

"Don't you talk to your mother with that tone." she growled once again.

"you have no right to say that. My mother should have been on my side, protecting me, wanting to know if I was okay. You are never going to do that are you?" I asked feeling so disappointed realizing that she would never be the mother that I wanted or needed her to be.

"don't be ridiculous, I have given you life, I have given you everything you ever pointed or needed." she scuffed.

"no, never your time or your love. never once did you hug me when I cried. never once where you on my side." I shouted.

"I want you out of the house. I don't need to hear this from you, you ungrateful spoiled brat." my supposedly mother shouted back at me, I could hear that she was affected by the thing I said but I didn't care anymore.

"fine." I shouted back, this fight had been waiting for years. 


I took a big breath and stomped up to my room and opened my computer. I made sure to open a new tab and logged into the bank where I transferred money from the account my parents had set up for me into a new account that my parents had no control over. I then searched for apartments with low rent and already furnished.

I didn't stop scrolling until my stomach growled. I brought the computer with me down to the kitchen and continued with the lasagna I had started on before my mother had called. 

I was still not sure why she had thrown me out. why would she do that? 

my phone started ringing again and I was afraid that it was going to be my mother again but this time it was my father.


"Emma?" he asked from the other end.

"Hello Father." I said holding the phone to my ear as I continued cooking.

"why is your mother shouting saying we don't have a daughter anymore?" he asked calmly like he was used to my mothers outbursts.

"she shun me, because I didn't want to do what she said." I said doing the last thing on the lasagna before putting it into the oven.

"what didn't you want to do?" he asked confusedly, I guess my mother hadn't filled him in.

"I didn't want to go down to the police station to get Carter out of jail." I said setting the timer.

"why is Carter in jail?" he asked.

"because he went into our house even though I had told him to never contact me again, he nearly assaulted me and he was high on drugs, and upon that I think he punched one of the officers that arrested him." I told my father.

"he did what?" he gasped.

"If my friend hadn't been here to help I would probably had been in the hospital by now." I said, exaggerating a bit to let my father now that this was serious.

"what? why?" he said and I could see how he was pinching the bridge of his nose.

"My so called mother was suppose to be on my side instead she took his. I'm not taking him back." I said sternly.

"I'm so sorry Emma." he sighed. 


I was kind of glad to hear that my father had more emotions about this then my mother.


"I'm packing my stuff and I'll be out of the house by the end of this week." I said.

"you don't have to do that, you mother will come around." he sighed again.

"It doesn't matter, I'm done dancing around after her steps. I'm not going to do that anymore." I sighed too feeling like I was going to cry.

"I know that we haven't really been around that much but we do care. I care about you Emmy. you're my little girl." he said using my old nickname.

"You are my dad, I'll always be your little girl. but I'm not staying here anymore. It's time for me to leave the nest." I said.

"Where are you going to go?" he asked.

"I'll be okay. my friend is going to help me." I said hoping that Niall would actually help me get out of here. 

"Sierra Martins?" he asked remembering the name of my ex best friend.

"no she's not my friend anymore. this friend you haven't met." I said.

"keep in touch yeah?" My father asked sounding like he had more emotions than I had ever heard him have ever.

"yeah. I'll text and email." I said taking a mental note to make an effort about my dad, this wasn't his fault.

"good. and I'm not going to mention the money transfer to your mother."

"how did you know?" I asked.

"the bank called me when your mother was in the middle of her rant." he said.

"Oh, I didn't think of that." I said.

"I know, I had them transfer a few extra thousands too." he said and I could nearly see the soft smile he had on now.

"thank you daddy." I said.

"Even though I don't say it enough I do love you kid." he said.

"I love you too dad. that was all I ever wanted, for you to love me you know." I told him honestly.

"yeah, I guess I knew that deep down. I just wanted to give you everything that I didn't have. I guess I forgot how to actually be a good dad." 

"you had your moments." I smiled.

"I don't deserve it but thanks Emmy." he said.


I had always had a better relationship with my dad, even if it wasn't the best to begin with.

I heard a door shut in the background and then my mothers voice. 


"I have to go, take care." He said.

"Take care." I said back and with that we ended the call. 


I let a breath I didn't knew I had been holding. I never thought I would have such an emotional conversation with my dad. if someone would have asked me that a few days ago I would have laughed. but today I realized he was just human. We make mistakes, we do things we think is right and do it for the people we care about. 


the doorbell rang and I looked up at the clock on wall. it had been a few hours since Niall had left and he was suppose to come back soon. I checked on the lasagna that wasn't ready yet and went to answer the door. 

when I opened the door it was Sierra standing there, she looked horrible but I didn't care. I could see the car pulling up behind her and Niall getting out of it. I felt relief that he was here but I felt  anger against the girl that was suppose to be my friend and stabbed me in the back by sleeping with my boyfriend.


"I don't want to talk to you." I said to her.

"I think you need to listen." she said.

"I'm not in the mood for you to tell me what to do." I said.

"Is everything okay?" Niall asked as he carefully jumped up the pathway to my front door.

"yeah, she was just leaving." I said smiling towards him.

"Niall Horan?" Sierra gasped.

"yeah?" Niall said.

"I'm like your biggest fan." she nearly shrieked.

"Fan?" I asked.

"I'll explain it to you inside." Niall said then turned to Sierra.

"I'm a friend of Emma's. It's like an honor to meet you!" she gasped again.

"Um the friend that hooked up with her boyfriend?" Niall asked and I couldn't help but smile.


he was defending me, he was on my side and Sierra had no effect on him at all. her face was priceless, nobody turned her down. for once she wasn't enough, for once someone didn't pick her over me.


"Excuse me?" Sierra asked as her face dropped.

"yeah, Emma told me about that. I think you should listen to her and leave." He said hopping past her to get into the house.

"I.. She.. it's not what.. She does't know the real story." Sierra tried.

"I don't care what you have to say. I'm not ready to take the high road and listen to you. I'm done with all your bullshit. You where never really my friend. you where just after the status of being my friend because of my parents. Please just leave Sierra. I'm done." I said looking at her.

"I'm not like that. you can't think that!" she shouted.

"I don't know you anymore. I don't have to put up with this. I need you to leave or I will call the police." I said.

"I've made mistakes and I wasn't a good friend sleeping with Carter and I'm sorry. I really am. but you really need to hear the true story. when you are ready to hear it I'll be here." she said stepping down from the porch and walked away.


I closed the door behind me and Niall and leaned against it. I was completely exhausted. to much had happened today. I couldn't take anything more.


"are you okay?" Niall asked as he came up to me.


he was standing so close so I could feel his body heat radiating out of him. he had taken his coat of and put his backpack down on the floor by his shoes. all that was running through my head was the question he had asked, how close he was standing and the soft pink color of his lips. 




- Niall -


"are you okay?" I asked looking at her, she was about to cry I could tell but she was trying to hold it in.


my eyes where looking her over and they stuck at her lips. they where simple and plump and I wanted to kiss her. I wanted to kiss her so bad, but I didn't want to push her. she didn't need me to kiss her and complicate her life more that it already was. 

I thought that she was my savior, the one to get me out of this funk I was in and if I really wanted her to help me I couldn't scare her of.


"this marriage deal that you proposed?" she whispered.

"yeah?" my heart was pounding loudly and I was afraid that she could hear it since we where standing so close, I was nearly holding my breath in the anticipation.

"does it get me out of here? will you take me with you?" she asked, her eyes glossy and filled with questions.

"is that what you want?" I asked her.

"I.. what's in this deal?" she asked.

"we'll be a family. you'll never be alone again. I'll take care of you, if that is what you would want. Anything you want, I would never do what Carter did to you." I told her grazing her arm with my fingertips, I couldn't not touch her.

"you promise?" she asked looking into my eyes as if they held the answers to anything.

"I promise. I always keep my promises." I told her honestly.


she was quiet for a few seconds then she looked away before walking into the kitchen. I followed her and sat down by the kitchen counter, watching her running around fixing plates and salad and finally she turned around with a steaming hot lasagna from the oven.


"well if we are going to do this I guess we should get to know each other a bit better right?" she asked putting the dish in front of me.


it smelled heavenly and I couldn't wait to dig in but I looked up at her.


"so you'll do it? you'll marry me?" I asked, a bit surprised that she actually was considering it.


I had been so stupid blurting out that before Greg had picked me up earlier. I didn't tell my family about the asking Emma to marry me thing because it was between me and her and I didn't want them to tell me I was stupid and then have to live with the humiliation that she would say no and them telling me they told me so.

I did ask Greg about her though. he said that she was a nice girl and a lot of people thought that she was this stuck up rich kid but Greg said that he had met her a few times and gotten to know her a bit to know that that wasn't true.


"Yes, I will marry you Niall." she said giving me a nervous smile.


we had a lot of getting to know each other to do.




So I know this chapter might be a bit confusing but it will be explained in later chapters.. have a little faith. Niall and Emma know what they are doing. I have faith in them.

- Sarah

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