I wake up to the sound of rain pouring on my windowsill, as I slowly start to get up I feel as if I got hit by a bus. I slowly walk towards the bathroom and turned on the water until it was hot enough for me to get in. My mind flashed back to last night, I couldn't believe that the man I thought I loved could hurt me like that.
"Annah? Dave is here" I hear Lauren say through the door.
"Okay thanks, tell him I'll be out soon" I nervously say.
I turn off the water and walk out and got dressed. I decided to go with a hoodie and sweats to not anger him again, I still put on eyeliner and mascara and brushed my hair. As I take a second look in the mirror I noticed a small bruise on my neck and covered it with my hair and walked out.
"Hi babe" I say walking over to him and gave him a kiss.
"Can I talk to you for a minute" he doesn't look happy.
"Sure" I say as we walk back to my room. As soon as I close the door he grabs me by my hair and pins me against the wall. I let out a small cry.
"Who gave you permission to dress like a homeless tramp?" He spat.
"I-I thought it would be better so that I don't show too much skin" I say weakly.
"Are you trying to make me look bad?" He asks while gripping my hair tighter.
"N-no" I cry out in pain.
"Good" he says throwing me to the ground. He goes to my closet and pulls out a small floral dress and black heels.
"Now change" he throws them at me. I do as I'm told and quickly change."Much better" he smirks. He walks out and I follow.
"I'll see you later Lauren" I say grabbing my bag.
"Okay, but can I talk to you for a sec?" She asks.
"We don't have time we're going to be late for our reservations" Dave says pulling me towards the door. I mouthed "I'm sorry" and walked out.
"What, I'm not allowed to talk to my sister anymore or what?" I confront him.
He laughs."That's exactly right, you're not allowed to talk anyone except me from now on,you got that?"
"You can't just tell me what to do, you don't own me" I say standing my ground,finally. He grabs my neck and pins me against the hallway wall.
"You are mine! Do you hear me!? You are my woman now, I'll tell you what to do whenever the fuck I feel like it and you're going to fucking like it." He shouts squeezing my neck tighter. "Okay?" I quickly nod and gasp for air as soon as he let's go of me. We get to the car and drive off. The ride to the restaurant was quiet though it wasn't new for me, I sort of liked how quiet it was it gave me a peace of mind. We arrived at the restaurant and were quickly seated, we ordered and waited for our food.
"A beautiful salad for a beautiful girl" the waiter smiles. I smile back. Dave gave me a glare and I looked down.
"And a burger for the lad" he says and leaves
"He was just being nice you know? Just trying to get a tip from us. So don't think you're special" he says taking a bite of his burger.
I look down at my salad and start to think, do I really want to live like this? To live in fear all the time, being pushed and hit for everything that I do? I won't, I refuse to let him control my life.
We got back and headed up to his flat, I'm going to tell him once we're inside. Once we get in he holds me from behind and rubs between my legs.
"Let's make love again shall we?" He says kissing my neck.
"No, I'm not doing anything with you " I say escaping his grip. "It's over, I can't do this anymore. You are the worst decision I had ever made, now goodbye" I say heading towards the door.
"You're not going anywhere!" He shouts and punches me in the eye."You're going to fucking stay here and take what I'm about to do to you! I say when it's over not you, you little bitch!" He shouts throwing me on the couch and gets on top of me.
I see an ash tray on the coffee table and grab it "Get off of me!" I shout and hit him on the head with it. He's out cold, I push him off and grab my stuff and leave back to my flat. I walk in and see Lauren on the couch, I put my hand on my eye trying to cover it up and run to my room and shut the door.
She knocks on the door"Annah are you okay?"
"Yeah I'm fine, just leave me alone!" I shout tears rushing down my face.
"What the hell did I do to you!?" She shouts walking in.
"Just fuck off Lauren! Don't worry about me, I'm fine." I say turned away from her. I put my hand on my eye trying to hide it, she turns me around and moves my hand.
"Oh my god" she gasps grabbing my face. "Did he do this to you?" I slowly nod. "I'm going to call the police" she starts dialing.
I grab the phone and ended the call. "No Lauren just leave it as it is, there's no need to get the police involved"
She scoffs. "You've got to be kidding. Look at your face! That scumbag needs to pay for what he did to you!"
"Enough! It's not his fault, it's mine. I deserved it." I slowly sit back down.
"No it's not, no one deserves to get hit. Don't you get what he's doing to you? He's making you think that, why can't you see that?" She holds my face, her eyes starting to fill with tears.
I push her hands away "You don't know anything! Just go to Niall and leave me alone!"
"Annah..." She comes closer
"Just go Lauren!" I turn away from her. She sighs and hear her walk out.
I shut the door behind me and hear her soft sobs, why does she defend him after what he did? I have to go tell the boys, they might know what to do. I slip on my shoes and grab my bag with the keys and rush out the door. I just hope she realizes that Dave is no good for her and that she doesn't deserve to be treated the way she is. I don't see my sister I once knew in her anymore, I've lost her a while ago.
I arrived at Niall's and the boys building and rushed upstairs to Niall's flat, I banged on the door hard and fast. "Niall!" He soon opens the door.
"What's wrong?" He says noticing my watery eyes.
"Are the boys here?!"
"Yeah? They're in the living room"
"You guys come on we have to go!" I frantically say.
"Why?" Harry asks quizzically.
"We. Just. Have. To." I say having a hard time breathing.
"Hey, Lauren breathe" he says holding my face. I nod and take a few deep breaths before continuing.
"It's about Annah."
"What about Annah?" Liam and Louis both say in unison.
"Dave...Dave hit her earlier today" my eyes started to fill with tears again.
"What!" They all say.
"And I don't think this is the first time, I've noticed some bruises on her body. But today she came home with a black eye, I tried to call the police but she didn't let me. So I thought you guys could help." Liam leaves without saying a word. Where is he going at a time like this?
"Let's go then" Louis says. We all walked out and headed back towards the flat.
Why? Why did I push her away? She was only trying to help but I couldn't see Dave behind bars I love him, at least I think I do. I hear my door open and footsteps coming closer.
"Lauren I told you to leave me alone" my eyes widened when I seen who stood before me, he looked at me with a smug smile pressed on his face.
"Wh-what are you d-doing here? I t-told you we are d-done." I say standing up.
"Now you see, I seem to remember telling you that it's not over until I say it is" he smirks while coming closer.
I take a step back and dart towards the bathroom, he grabs me by my hair and throws me on the ground.
"Oh Annah, you really think you get away from me that easily?" He laughs. I get up and run towards the living room and grab my lamp.
He walks in the living room "Don't come any closer." I threatened.
He starts to laugh again."You can't be serious? With that? Wow you're really cute" he taunts.
He steps forward, I throw the lamp and hits his leg as he goes down I hop over the couch and run to the door, but get pushed against it and feel my wrist crack. I cry out in pain and fall to the ground, he pulls me by hair towards the couch and gets on top of me. I tried fight him with my uninjured arm and scratched his face.
"You little bitch!" he roared "You're going to pay for that!"
I kicked him in the crotch, as he was getting up and kicked him off of me. I darted to the door again but he catches me and throws me against the wall, my hand is filled with glass from the picture frame on the wall. He grabs my hair and throws me against a side table then throws me on the ground, as he towered over me I feel fear sweep over me. This is it, this is how it's going to end no one can save me now. He kicks my stomach and I could taste the metallic taste from my blood. Tears start to roll down my eyes in realization that will never get to see Lauren again nor the boys.
"You could always change your mind and be with me"
I spit my blood in his face,"Fuck you!" I say kicking him in the crotch again and start running up the stairs. He pulls my leg, I fall and hit my head and back. I feel the air leave my lungs, as he drags me down the stairs by my leg. I tried to get up but he kicks me as hard as he could, I cried out again as he kicks me some more. He turns me around and continually punches my face, I could feel the blood pour down my cheeks as he continues.
"Please stop!" I cry out with all the strength I had. He kicks me one last time and stands there and laughs. I heard a scream, I turned my head and see Lauren and the boys by the door.
"Oh god Annah!" Lauren starts crying, the whole room is spinning.
"Annah? Annah can you hear me?" I turned my head and see Louis kneeling down by me, I mustered enough strength to sit up and hug him.
"Louis!" I cry as I hug him tighter
"Shh. Shh it's okay now, I've got you" he says stroking my hair. I feel the darkness taking over.
"Annah!? Annah!?" Louis shouts as her head hangs down.
"Wh-what happened!?" I panic tears streaming down my face.
"She blacked out" he says laying her back on the floor.
Zayn, Harry and Niall grabbed Dave and started to beat him but Dave kept fighting back until Zayn kicked him in the leg and broke it and he fell to the ground.
"Lauren stay here with Annah and call the police" I nod and start dialing as he walks over to Dave.
"What kind of man hits a woman!?" Louis shouts as he kicks Dave in the stomach.
"The kind that knows how to keep his woman in check" he smirks. Louis kicks him once more, he groans in pain.
"You should learn from me kid, you have to make them know who's in charge or else they turn into that little bitch over there" he laughs.
"Don't you ever call her a bitch again!" Louis punches him.
He chuckles and wipes the blood from his lip,"Bitch." Louis kicks him down again and starts punching him nonstop, blood starts coming out of Dave. It doesn't take much until Dave is out cold.
"Louis stop! Stop!" Harry shouts. "You're killing him! Stop!" He pull Louis off of Dave. "Come on, we have to hurry and take Annah to the hospital."
Louis turns around and walks back and picks her up, "let's go and let the police deal with him" We walk out and rush to the hospital.
I've been trying to get a hold of Liam since we got to the hospital but I get put straight to voicemail. After hours of waiting the doctor finally comes out, we all get up to see what he has to say.
"How is she?" Louis asks.
"Well three of her ribs were cracked, her wrist was broken into two places, she has a broken nose and she suffered a minor head injury. We were able to repair all of her broken bones, but we are waiting to see how her head is when she wakes up. You can see her now if you'd like" the doctor explains. "The nurse will write you guys visitor passes and show you what room she's in."
"Thank you so much doctor" Louis softly says.
We go over to the nurses desk and wait while she writes our names on the passes. As she is done she tells us to follow her in the elevator and waited until the fifth floor, we followed her down a million halls or so it seemed but we finally arrived to the room.
"I don't mean to bother you especially after what happened to your friend but can I ask you boys for an autograph, my daughter loves you guys" she shyly asks and hold out her notebook.
"Sure" Niall says signing it and passing it to the other boys.
"Thank you all so much" she smiles and walks away.
Louis was the first to walk in as we followed. As soon as I seen her in that bed tears started to pour down my face, it hurts me to see her so fragile. She has a cast on her left wrist, her nose is wrapped up, has scratches and bruises everywhere especially on her face and stitches on her left hand. "Why? Why her? She didn't deserve any of this!" I cry out.
Niall holds me tight, "She'll be alright, you'll see. She will make a fast recovery" I just nod. My stomach starts to rumble.
"Let's go get something to eat" Niall says softly pulling me towards the door.
I stop in my tracks,"No I don't want to. I want to be here with Annah"
"Go ahead Lauren, I'll stay here with her besides I'm not even hungry. All of you go and get something to eat, then come back once you're done." Louis says pulling a chair next to Annah and sits.
"You sure?" I ask.
"Yeah I'll let you know when she wakes up" he smiles. I nod and we all leave down to the cafeteria to eat.
I watched them all leave and turned my attention back to her. How could someone do this to someone as sweet as her. I can't ever imagine doing something so horrid to any girl, I gently rub her soft bruise cheek and kiss her forehead and let my tears fall.
"Annah?" I looked at her she's awake."I'm so sorry Annah, if we would've got there sooner you wouldn't be here" tears still streaming down my face.
"Shhh, it doesn't matter anymore. All that matters is that I'm still here with you" she smiles. I lean in and gently kiss her lips.
"Ouch" she says holding her nose.
"Sorry" I say looking down. She lifts my chin to look at her.
"It's okay, try again but more gentle" she smiles. I kiss her again softly and she kisses back.
I was finishing my food from the cafeteria while the boys went to McDonalds to eat. I pick up my tray and made my way to the trash.
"Lauren?" I jump almost dropping my tray, I turned around and see Liam standing there.
"Where the hell have you been?" I say as a flash of anger goes through me.
"I went to go look for Dave at his place but I couldn't find him. So I tried looking around the city to see if I could find him and beat the living shit out of him" he explains."How's Annah?"
"She has a few broken bones and a minor head injury, but we are just waiting for her to wake up so the doctor can check her head" I explain. "We can go up and see her if you want" he nods.
We leave the cafeteria and go up to the fifth floor, we see the nurse from before and she asked for an autograph from him then leaves. We get to Annah's room.
"Well this is it, Louis is in there right now watching her."
"It looks like he's doing more than just watching her" he says looking hurt and angry. I looked at him confused and turn around to see Louis and Annah kissing. Oh my.
Liam quickly opens the door and goes in and I follow.
"I see you're feeling a lot better"
"I'm sorry but who are you guys?" I asks with questioning eyes.
"You really don't know who we are?" She asks. I shakes my head.
"Oh god" She whispers
"No I'm just kidding" I semi-laugh."Ouch."a sharp pain hit me in my ribs.
"Annah please take it easy your ribs are still broken" Louis says rubbing my arm.
"That's not funny Annah" Lauren pouts.
"I'm glad you're having fun with this" Liam says completely annoyed.
"Relax Liam, I haven't forgotten what happened, although I want to. I was just having a little fun cause I don't want everyone to be all serious, it makes me feel uncomfortable and I don't want any of that while I'm recovering." I immediately retort.
"May I have a word with Liam alone please" Louis and Lauren both nod and leave, I watch them close the door and look back at Liam. "What is wrong with you?"
"Are you really asking me that right now? I'm angry Annah! You have no idea...." He stops himself.
"What Liam!? Enlighten me of what I have no idea of? Tell me how angry you are!"
"You want to know why I'm angry! I'm angry because you didn't fucking tell me what he was doing to you sooner! I'm angry that you continually let him do whatever he wanted to do to you! I'm angry at myself for not being there for you and for not realizing what was going on, it's killing me just seeing you in this bed and seeing what he did to your face and body. I could've helped you, I could've.." He rests his head on my lap and cries.
"Oh Liam, I'm so sorry I didn't tell you sooner I was just afraid and embarrassed to tell anyone about what was going on" I say tears filling my eyes.
He cups my face in his hands and before I knew it his lips are pressed on mine. I don't kiss back and pull away.
"Why do you pull away from me and not from Louis?" I could hear the hurt in his voice.
"I..I...I don't know, I'm sorry" I say looking away.
"Annah...." He was interrupted.
"Hello Annah, your sister told me you were awake. How are you feeling?" The doctor shines the bright light in my eyes.
"I've been better, but I do have a huge headache" Liam stays quiet.
"Yeah you probably be having those for awhile but luckily we are giving you medication to ease the pain" he smiles "Also try not to get stressed or upset for a little while, it can increase the headaches and cause your brain to temporarily break down"
"W-wait w-what does that mean?" My heart rate becomes to increase and I'm the only one that notices it, Liam and the doctor see the increasing of my heart on the monitor.
"Annah calm down" Liam begins rubbing circles on my back "just breathe everything will be fine" Louis comes in with a worried look on his face.
"Is everything okay love" he come over to my side and feel a little more relax with him here.
"You have nothing to worry about Annah, as long as you follow the instruction we give you so you don't get yourself worked up you shouldn't have a problem" he smiles trying to calm me, and surprisingly it works.
"You should be able to go home in about a week, well I would come check on you later" he smiles and leaves.
Louis lifts my chin to look at him "Are you okay love?" My stomach flutters to the word 'love'. I nod.
"She was perfectly fine before you came in" Louis snaps at Liam.
"Tomlinson don't start I..." I cut him off
"It wasn't him, i-it was what the doctor told me" I sigh. "He told me if I get stressed out or upset, it could cause my brain to temporarily break down"
"I still need to know why you pull away from but not from him" Liam says breaking the silence.
Louis scoffs,"You are unbelievable, you just heard what the doctor said and you go and say that shit, and I'll give you the reason why because I was there to pick her up off the ground and beat living shit out of that douche when you were no where to be found"
"I was looking for him!" Liam shouts in Louis face.
"Well you should've came with us instead of being a drama queen and running out of the door like you were going to do something! I was there for her you weren't so back the hell off!" Louis pushes Liam.
Next thing I know they are on the floor hitting each other. The rest of other boys come in and separate them.
"What the hell is going on in here" Niall shouts. Louis and Liam both got out and go at each other again.
"Stop it!!" I scream. The boys get a hold of Liam and Louis,"Just stop! I can't handle this right now! Both of you get out, I can't deal with all of this"
"Annah.." Louis walks towards me
"Get out!" I yell tears streaming down my face and they silently walk out.
*A/N: so sorry I haven't really updated. I honestly don't have a reason but I also forgot about the stories. I'm trying to get back on track. Also I started a new story called One Life and I have only one chapter for right now but I hope you guys enjoy it and I hope you guys enjoyed this chapter too ^__^ love you guys muwah!!*