Plain and Simple

Two girls. One night. Sarah and Betthany are the best friends. They work together live together, and are the best of friends. This one night is going to turn their lives around, as they meet the two most unexpected guys on the Earth. Is it for the better or for the worst?

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17. Empty

Well I have no words for this chapter, this book is just hurting me with each chapter. Sarah can't keep either. I feel empty too.



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Betthany's pov


I sprayed the last bit of hair spray on my ponytail. The tele blared as I slipped on my cleats. "Yeah we only have one more week and then we're done."

I heard the familiar Irish voice say. Immediately I turned around to see they were all sitting on a couch. "So what are you guys going to be doing when you get back?"

"I think I can speak for all of us," Liam said "-mending relationships." He said but I watched Harry mouth it. I watched as Harry looked up to the sky and mouthed Sarah. 

"Harry got something to say?" Harry turned his attention back to the interviewer. His emerald eyes were glassed over. "Nope just excited to be doing this concert, come on lads." Harry jumped up and they all followed. I pulled out my cell. "Michelle I think I'm gunna be really late for practice, I might not even make it." 

I heard her grumble. "Fine but you better make up for it in the gym." 

"Yes ma'am," I said as I hung up, turning up the tele I sat down. 

"So the first song is More Than This! Do you guys remember that song?" The crowd cheered. 

"Sarah get your ass in here." I shouted. Sarah trotted in and looked at the tele. "No-" 

"Please they are singing More Than This." She groaned and sat down. Liam started off.




"I'm broken, do you hear me?

I'm blinded, cause you are everything I see,

I'm dancing alone, I'm praying,

That your heart will just turn around,



And as I walk up to your door,

My head turns to face the floor,

Cause I can't look you in the eyes and say." 




"When Nick opens his arms and holds you close tonight,

It just won't feel right,

Cause I can love you more than this, yeah,

When he lays you down,

I might just die inside,

it just don't feel right,

Cause I can love you more than this,

Can love you more than this." 





"Hold tha fuck up. Did Harry just sing Nick?" Sarah shoved her hand in my face. "shutttuupppp." 



"If I'm louder, would you see me?

Would you lay down

In my arms and rescue me?


Cause we are the same

You saved me,

When you leave its gone again." Niall's warming voice. I felt my heart clench. What could Carlos do? Race? 




"And when I see you on the street,

In his arms, I get weak,

My body fails, I'm on my knees,

Praying,




When he opens his arms and holds you close tonight,

It just won't feel right,

Cause I can love you more than this, yeah,

When he lays you down,

I might just die inside,

It just don't feel right,

Cause I can love you more than this, yeah,



I've never had the words to say,

But now I'm askin you to stay

For a little while inside my arms,

And as you close your eyes tonight,

I pray that you will see the light,

That's shining from the stars above,

(And I say)



When he opens his arms and holds you close tonight,

It just won't feel right,

Cause I can love you more than this,


Cause I can love you more than this, yeah

When he lays you down,

I might just die inside,

It just don't feel right,

Cause I can love you more than this, yeah,


When he opens his arms and holds you close tonight,

It just won't feel right,

Cause I can love you more than this, yeah


When he lays you down,

I might just die inside,

It just don't feel right,

Cause I can love you more than this,

Can love you more than this."

We watched as Harry wiped his eyes and shook himself. I turned to Sarah who was doing the same. "Doesn't mean shit,." she said getting up and walking out. I sighed and decided to go to the gym, putting all my One Direction music on a playlist. 




Sarah's pov 


I glanced at my watch. I had ten minutes to get to work. driving to work would be easy so I didn't worry. I couldn't worry. hell I was so empty inside it didn't even hurt. I couldn't tell what to feel. 


Stepping into the book shop the atmosphere felt different. "Jane I'm here."

No response. Hmmm, I walked up to her mini flat. I stepped into her room, the cats meowing extremely loud. She was still asleep. I started to back out when I heard her whisper my name. "Sarah."

It was faint and I barely heard it. I walked over to her. "Take my hand dear." I

sat down in the rocker, and held her hand. it was deathly cold. "Man let me get you some more blank-"

"Tis not going to help the matter." I looked at her confused. "Listen Sarah. There's a letter in the drawer, in the desk down stairs. It's yours."

"What's going on?"

She sighed. "Sarah I won't be around much longer."

I let out a sob. "You're not saying-" she nodded. "Oh Jane." I whispered.

"Promise me you'll live a long happy life."

I nodded. "I will."

"-and try to get back that Harry boy."

I rolled my eyes. "I'll try Jane for you." Her breathing slowed. I had a large lump in my throat. "Take care of this place," she said faintly. She squeezed my hand and closed her eyes. I sat there for hours just crying as I held her hand. I had already called 999. I heard the sirens so I kissed Jane's cold dead hand as I walked down to open the doors. The emergency team followed my directions and Jane was taken out of the book shop. I answered everything I knew about her and when they finally left I walked back to the desk and found the letter Jane had told me about. 



Dear Sarah, 



You're the daughter I never got to have. If you are reading this that means I have passed. A sad thing to think about but it happens to everyone. It was my time, but no need to fret my dear, you see now I can be with Richard. Take care of the book shop, though I have no doubt in you. You're a strong, bold, intelligent young woman who will do great things. I don't know if you remember but I do, the first time I met you, you were walking the streets of this small town like a lost puppy, it had just started raining as I caught you walking by. The minute I got you to talk and when you didn't stop I knew you were a bright women, oh how much you've grown. I'm very proud of you and I know you'll do much more. I will always be in your heart as you in mine. 



- Jane 




I read the letter over and over again, crying as hard as ever. Seems like that's all I'm doing these days, crying. I've become a weak girl with no backbone, folding the paper up like Jane had it I slipped it back In the drawer. walking out of the bookshop after feeding the cats I locked it up for the night.



Jane's funeral was five days later, it was held at a lovely little church, she was to be buried just where she had asked too. I had moved out of Betthany's flat and into Jane's, as she had asked. I had full ownership of everything she'd owned. I woke up went through the basics with the bookshop, sold some books then went upstairs and played with the cats. I would lay in bed, wrapped in Harry's button up, Misha on my stomach as I stared at the note he'd given me. It had turned out to be a lovely photo of us together wrapped in each other's arm, even though it was a drawing, you could see the love in our eyes. 



"Do you have anything you'd like to say Sarah?" I was shaken out of my thoughts. "Yes, I would like to say that Jane will always be considered my second mother, always."

I laid the flowers down and stepped back. the tears flowing again. This time no one to hold me. I had broken up with Nick, come to find out he was the one who leaked Harry's number. I was empty, I had no one really. It was the same way with Betthany, she was like a ghost, here one second gone the next. She was either racing or at the gym. 




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I'm just empty too, I feel pain. I was so put down writing this chapter. Sarah you better catch up. - yet another sad Betthàny 


So much pain. I don't want Jane to die. No not at all. I started tearing up as I was editing this chapter. - Såråh -

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