I slowly woke up when I heard people talking and laughing loudly downstairs, it was mainly a feminine voice. Then, I remembered that Maura was here. I looked around and noticed that I was on our bed and not on the couch in the living room, also, Niall was next to me either. I yawned and got up. I went to the closet and picked out a crop top and leggings to wear. I unlocked my phone to check the time, right now, it's 10AM.
I walked in the bathroom and continued with my basic morning routine then wore the clothes that I had picked out. I straightened my hair then tied it up in a high ponytail, then, unplugged the straightener. When I was done, I finally walked downstairs.
Something made me stop in the middle of the stairs, "Why isn't your soon to be wife up yet? it's too late already" I heard Maura question Niall.
"She's really tired mum" He rubbed his eyes and yawned. Aww looks like he woke up really early.
"She doesn't do much around the house, why is she so tired?" Maura asked again , which honestly hurt my feelings,
"She always does, she cooks three times a day, cleans the house and does the laundry. It's not easy to do all that. I wish I could help but I have too much work to do with school and everything. But, we both are tired at the end of the day and we can't even fucking spend time with each other like we used too" he explained, I could see he was getting a little frustrated. I blushed when he stood up for me. Maura was speechless and she was trying to collect her thoughts but she failed.
I slowly walked downstairs, she looked up and frowned a little at the sight of me. "What did I ever do to her" I thought and tried to shake it off. Before she was sweet and now she's acting all different. Did I do something wrong? Because I don't remember offending her in any way.
"Goodmorning guys" I faked a smile at her then looked at Niall and gave him a real smile.
"Good morning baby" He got up and hugged me tightly, I hugged him back tight.
"Morning" she murmured.
I looked at Niall "Did you guys already eat?" I asked but he shook his head.
"We only drank some coffee, I was just about to cook something" he said
"I'll go make something" I smiled.
"No babe, I'll do it" he smiled back and I shook my head then ran to the kitchen.
I quickly grabbed the pancake mix and water. I poured the mix into a big bowl then added water. I stirred it quickly into liquid.
"Babe? can you help me?" I yelled from the kitchen.
"i was just going to do that" he chuckled as he walked towards the kitchen, "What shall I do for my dear princess?" he asked and bowed down to me.
"Just turn on the stove and heat up the pan then pour a little bit of oil in it" I laughed and pecked his lips.
I stirred more to get rid of the big lumps while Niall was doing that with the pan.
"Okay babe, I did it. Anything else?" he questioned.
"uh just set the table please?" I asked as I started to make pancakes for all of us. I heard him say"yeah" before he started to set the table.
As we ate our breakfast, I noticed that Maura kept looking at me.
I sighed and silently ate.
"So Alex, what do you do for a living?'' she asked suddenly.
"I'm currently writing a book" I replied.
"What kind of book?" she questioned.
"Romance novels for teens" I said. I looked up to see her reaction and she just nodded.
"She's an amazing writer, You should check it out when it's published" Niall said and held my hand.
I looked at him and smiled.
"Sorry, I don't read teen books" she simply said, got up and put her plate in the sink. "I'm going to lay down" she announced then walked to the guest room.
I looked at Niall confused "why is she acting so differently" I questioned really curious.
"I have no idea" he said and rubbed my thigh.
I nodded, ate then put our plates/dishes away when he was done eating too.
"uh babe? I heard you guys talking and heard she asked you why I was tired then you stood up for me, Thank you so much" I blushed as I walked towards him.
"Of course babe, I don't like it when people think of you like that..even if it's my mom. Also, I promised to protect you no matter what." He stood up then hugged me tight.
I smiled, wrapped my arms around his neck and kissed him passionately.