“You know, lads, I think the last time we were here in LA, and on a beach, was when we filmed the ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ music video.” Liam says, looking around at all of us.
“I think you’re right, Liam.” Zayn says, nodding his head and looking back at Liam.
“That’s crazy.” I add. I feel Rebecca’s eyes laying on me, and I turn to look at the girl sitting next to me. She had a cute smile on her face.
“How long ago was that?” She asks me.
“Almost 3 years ago. Is that right?” I say and look back at Liam, who is nodding his head at me.
“Wow.” Rebecca says quietly, a hint of surprise in her voice.
“Yeah, ‘wow’ is right.” Zayn says, looking at Rebecca.
It got quiet for a couple of minutes. We were all sitting on the sheets that were laid out and talking.
“Well, who’s up for a swim?” Louis speaks up. I look around at everyone, smiles forming on their faces.
“Sounds good, Lou.” Harry says.
I stand up and slip off my shirt from over my head; throwing it down on the sheet. I look over at Rebecca and can’t help myself from sneaking quick glances at her. Rebecca was slipping off her shorts and kicking them onto the sheet. She lifts her shirt up and takes it off over head, throwing that too on the sheet. I can’t help but stare in awe at her. She is a little bit shorter than me with a nice figure; she is skinny, but a healthy skinny. But the other thing I can’t help but notice is how… muscular she is.
The sound of Louis’ voice snaps me out of my trance and I turn to look at him.
“What do you mean you girls aren’t coming for a swim?” Louis asks sternly, looking down at Perrie and Eleanor, who are laying down on the sheet.
“We don’t feel like getting wet, right now, Lou.” Eleanor says softly.
“Why did we get you guys the swimsuits then?” Zayn ask, joining in with Louis.
“Well, we want to work on our tans, babe.” Perrie says, cheekily.
“Pish-posh.” Louis says, sounding a little disappointed. He swats his arm down at them. “C’mon Zayn, lets go. I’m sweating.” I watch as Zayn and Louis walk down towards the water.
“Niall, you coming?” I hear Liam ask me. I look at him and nod.
“Yeah, I’m coming.” I look back at Rebecca as she is pulling her hair out of its ponytail.
“I’ll meet you down there, Nialler.” I hear Liam say behind me. I turn back to face Liam and he winks at me; knowing that I wanted to wait for Rebecca. I nod my head, thanking him with smile. I turn back to Rebecca again, once I hear her start to talk.
“We will be back soon guys.” She says sweetly to Perrie and Eleanor.
They smile back at her. “Oh, don’t worry about us, love. Have fun!” Perrie says cheerfully.
Rebecca looks up at me and smiles. She comes over and stands next to me, looking out to the ocean. “Ready?!” She asks and looks back up at me; our eyes locking instantly.
“Yeah! You?” I smile down at her.
“Yep. I’ll race ya!” Rebecca chuckles and a smirk dances across her lips.
“You’re on!” I say back, getting a little competitive.
“On your mark… Get set… Go!” Rebecca screams.
We both take off running as fast as we can. Once we get to the shore, we jump into the waves, diving under them. The water is cold at first, and sends waves of shivers across my body. I come up for air and wait as Rebecca comes up for air besides me.
“Who won?” I ask her with a smile.
“Tough call. It was pretty dead even the whole way.” She chuckles and looks at me. Her blue eyes stand our like crystals against the color of the water. And I can’t help but smile at her.
I don’t know what came over me, but I splashed her, playfully. She looked a little stunned at first that I did that to her; but she returned the splash right back. Both of us smiling like crazy at each other.
After awhile, I start to head back up the beach to Perrie and Eleanor. I am soaking wet and a little chilly. I left Niall, Zayn, Louis and Liam in the water; they are hanging out with each other and swimming around. Harry and Sarah are sitting together on the shore, right where the waves meet the sand, light waves crashing.
“Hey girls!” I say to Perrie and Eleanor, once I reach the blanket.
“Hey Rebecca! How’s the water?” Eleanor asks sweetly.
“A little cool but really refreshing since it’s so hot.” I say back with a smile. I pick up a towel and start to dry myself off.
“Rebecca, I really like your swimsuit.” Perrie says to me. I smile at her and look down at my old swimsuit; it is a deep royal blue bikini, with little gold studs scattered around on the top.
“Really? Thanks. I‘ve had this thing forever.” I chuckle, and so do Perrie and Eleanor.
“Hey, whatever works, is what I always say.” Perrie says with a smile.
I look at the swimsuits Perrie and Eleanor are wearing; Eleanor had a plain red bikini on with some ruffles around the top and bottoms; and Perrie had on a black and white polka-dot bikini, but her bottoms were a little high-waist.
“I like both of your swimsuits; they’re really cute. How was that store?”
“Yeah, it was a really cute store.” Eleanor says with a smile.
“I got a ton of cute swimsuits!” Perrie squeals. I smile at her enthusiasm and sit down on the blanket again.
“So tell us about yourself, Rebecca?” Perrie says sweetly, curiosity lingering in her tone.
“Well, there’s not much to tell.” I smile. “I am from the countryside of Long Island and I am spending the summer here with Sarah before I have to start college.”
“That sounds exciting! Where are you attending college?” Eleanor pipes up.
“Here in LA; at USC”
“Oooo, very nice!” Eleanor says again.
I chuckle. “Thanks Eleanor.”
“Oh, please, call me ‘El’.” She smiles at me.
“Ok… El.” I smile and start to slightly chuckle.
“Do you have any brothers or sisters?” Perrie asks, her accent really boasting out.
“Yes. I have a younger brother. And a dog; if that counts.” I smile cheekily.
“Awww.” Perrie exclaims. “What type of dog is it?”
“A black lab.” I say. It then hits me that Precious is no where to be found. I look around on the beach and don’t see her. I wonder where she can be.
“Is there something wrong, Rebecca?” El asks, seeing that I was frantically looking around for something.
“Yeah…” I pause and look at the girls. “You guys haven’t seen a dog by chance have you?”
“No, we haven’t, love. Why is it your dog?”
I nod my head; panic starting to take over my body.
“Your dog is here with you?!” Perrie exclaims, getting a little excited.
“Yeah. If I find her, would you like to meet her?”
“Oh my god! Yes! I love dogs!” Perrie smiled widely at me and started to clap her hands.
“I will be right back.” I say to the girls and start to stand up from sitting on the blanket.
I walk inside the beach house and start to call out Precious’ name softly. I check her bed in the living room but it was empty. I call out her name again but this time a little louder. Suddenly, I hear scratching and whimpering coming from my bedroom. I walk over to my bedroom and open the door, to see Precious’ head pop out. Precious immediately became very happy and excited to see me. I crutch down to pet her.
“I’m sorry Precious. I guess I locked you in there by accident.” Precious starts to lick my cheek and I start to giggle. “C’mon lets go meet everyone else.”
I start to walk back outside, Precious following me like a shadow; like she always does.
“Here she is!” I call out to Perrie and Eleanor. They look up at me with smiles forming on their faces.
“She is adorable!” El exclaims.
I watch as Perrie starts to stand up. “Hello Precious!” She says in a high-pitched tone. I watch as Precious trots over to Perrie; her tail wagging furiously.
“Is this the famous Precious we’ve heard so much about?” I hear Louis say from behind me.
I turn around to see the four boys walking towards us. I watch as Louis comes over to Perrie and squats down, starting to pet Precious. I know Precious was loving ever second of attention she was getting. Louis looks up at me with a smile and I return the smile back to him.
Suddenly, I feel coldness start to rush down my spine. I feel someone’s arm being snaked over my shoulders. I look to my side to see Niall standing there with a grin plastered on his face.
“Why’d you ditch us?” Niall said softly against my ear.
A smile formed on my lips. I turned to face him. “I didn’t mean to… its just that I was cold and needed to get out of the water.”
Niall chuckles softly and he looks me dead in the eyes. His blue eyes seem to be filled with so much delight and happiness. “You know I’m only teasing you, right?” He had one of his cheeky smiles on his face.
A/N: Hello lovely people!! I am so sorry for not updating in like forever! I have been very busy and I had a couple of problems occur, but now everything is better, and hopefully it stays that way. Big stuff is coming this way in the story so be prepared. Anyway, enjoy!! Posting another chapter later after I write it. Thanks a lot everyone; I never expected this movella to do so well!! SO THANK YOU!! <33333