A.N : Alicia Keyes ♫ ♪ you appear in this chapter!! :) x
“Sorry,” I mumbled quickly, not looking up.
“Be careful,” a voice I already heard answered me. Surprised I look up at the man’s face and my eyes widened at the sight of the man I had seen the day before, backstage in the stadium.
It was him who had yelled to someone to get the Irish boy. What was he doing here? “Hi Harry!” I heard Will greeting him as he walked closer.
“Hi Will! Hi Maura!” Harry exclaimed happily.
“What are you doing here?” Will asked him, slightly surprised to see him.
“Niall called me a few minutes ago. He asked me if I could come here to take something he had forgotten because he couldn’t come anymore himself. And I wasn’t far from here so I said yes and here I am.” He shrugged his shoulders. Will nodded, smiling.
Then, the young boy rushed toward me and grabbed my forearm before turning to look at Harry.
“Guess who she is!” he said smirking. I glanced at mum and saw her rolling her eyes as she went back into the house, probably looking for whatever Niall had forgotten.
Harry raised an eyebrow as he peered at me.
“Sorry Will; I don’t know,” he sighed a while afterwards, shaking his head.
“She’s my sister!” Will exclaimed and I smiled weakly at the tall curly-haired man.
“Your sister? Come on, Will... Be serious for once!”
“But that’s the truth! Okay, she’s my sister since a few minutes but still!” Harry stared at the both weirdly; it was obvious he didn’t believe a single word of it.
“He’s saying the truth,” I told him and Will seemed thrilled by me saying this. “I’m Ciara Horan.” I held my hand out. Slowly, Harry held his hand out as well and shook mine.
“It means... You’re also Niall’s sister, aren’t you?” It was obvious that guy was intelligent, I thought but didn’t to say it aloud.
“Yes, she is. She’s her twin,” mum’s voice echoed behind us. Harry looked up at her who was standing on the steps of the house, agape.
“Niall has a twin?” he repeated slowly. The three of us nodded.
“That’s...unexpected,” he stuttered, scratching the back of his head.
Then mum walked toward him and handed him what Niall must have forgotten. “Thanks,” he whispered. “I think I’ll go now.”
He was about to leave but then, he stopped and turned toward me, “Would you like to come and see your twin?” He winked. I smiled widely at him and nodded happily.
I said goodbye to mum and Will and followed Harry. As I turned around to wave at them a last time before stepping in Harry’s car, I noticed mum had started to cry.
Harry sat down in the driver seat and took his phone out. He looked for a number and started to call someone.
“Hi Ali! I’m coming to bring you what Niall forgot. Is he with you?” He listened for a short time what the other person was saying, slightly nodding his head.
“Okay. I’ll wait for him then! I have a surprise for him!” he chuckled, turning his head to wink at me.
“See you!” And he hung up.
“Let’s go!” he exclaimed and drove away.
After about twenty minutes, he parked the car in front of a huge portal and we both stepped out. WE made our way toward the front door at the house after Harry typed the code of the portal. Once under the porch, he rang and we waited in silence.
“Hello!” the woman I had seen on my first day in London in the bus exclaimed as she opened the door. I knew it! I knew she was Niall’s wife!
“Hello,” Harry and I said at the same time. She stared at me for a short while before pushing herself aside, “Come on in!” We entered the house and she led us into the living-room.
“I’m Ali,” she introduced herself, smiling. I smiled back and did the same.
“I’m Ciara.” But I didn’t tell her more; she would think I’m mad.
“Niall should arrive any moment,” she told us before asking Harry, “So, you talked about a surprise; what is it?” He laughed gently at her question.
“Ciara is the surprise.” She raised an eyebrow and he carried on, “she’s an old relative of him and they haven’t seen each other since a very long time!” Then, she stared at me with a wondering look on her face and I smiled awkwardly.
Suddenly, the front door opened and a tall and blonde man walked in. Ali rushed toward him.
“Hi, princess,” he whispered before kissing her.
Harry coughed loudly to remember them they weren’t alone.
“Hi Harry! Thank you for getting at my mum’s!” Niall went toward him but he stopped dead as his eyes met mine.
“Ciara?” he muttered, shocked.