I woke up and grabbed my ring off the bedside table. It was beautiful and has a wonderful meaning, even though a ring can't stop me from what I want to do, just means I can't have straight up sex right? I woke up before my alarm woke me so I went ahead and took a shower and got dressed. I put on some black skinny jeans and a Nirvana band tee and black and white converse. I grabbed a blackish beanie and put it over my wavy/ curly hair and was ready to go.
I walked down stairs and saw no one. Maybe I was a lot early? I checked the phone and it was 6:30 a.m. Nope not early. I called for mum and there was no answer.
"Dad!!" Dad came running out the bedroom, breathing hard.
"What?!" He was panicked.
"What's wrong?" I half laughed.
"I'm running late, your mother left with Calen early this morning."
Im dropped my jaw, "Umm why?"
He sighed. "Nothing bad, She is having bully issues at school and the principle asked both, Calen and mum to pay her a visit, they left for that."
I nodded. "Are you okay?"
He nodded. "Yeah, running late. That's all! Get in the car."
I threw up my hands in defeat, "Okay Mr. Sassy-Sass."
The ride to school was quiet, and my dad looks stressed, and tired, mostly stressed.
"What's wrong dad?" I asked looking at him, not looking away.
He sighed. "Nothing, just tired and getting ready for the baby, I'm still excited but nervous. Been years since I had to take care of an actual baby."
I nodded, in understanding. "I get it. It will be all perfect. I hope mum has a boy."
I smiled. "Me too. I really want a son."
We pulled up into the school parking lot and in front of the school. I got out of the car and waved bye to dad and walked up and into the school. I open the door and like the first day of school. Everyone looked at me and started judging me. This time I didn't care, but instantly knew Kirsten had something to do with it. I just kept my head down and walked through till I hit something.
I looked up. "Oh my. I'm sorry!"
Asher smiled. "Hey babe. You look like a hipster."
I laughed. "I will take that as a compliment."
Asher nodded. "It is." His smile was still pearly white. He turned to his football mates, "Hey guys this is Ella. She's my favorite freshmen." He laughed.
All of the guys waved besides one. The one at the party that tried to get me to have sex with him. I didn't notice him until he was the only one left out. My heart started to race when he looked at me. I couldn't stop staring at him. Asher noticed and nudged me. "What? Never mind, I need to go." I walk past them feeling the football teams gaze. I still have nightmares about that night. What if Asher wasn't there or Blain. Blain was the one who saved my sorry ass. I brush off the thought out of my head
I walked into one of my classes and sit down in the back where Kristen and I are partners. I hated this. I hated her. I can't stand her. She didn't show up until half way through class.
"Ms. Horan you are late.. Again. Do I need to give you detention?"
Horan?! Had to be Horan!
"No sir! I have a note from the cheer coach. She needed me to help her with the late try out girls." She smiled, all innocent.
The teacher sighed. "Okay! Since you have a note, go take you seat next to Ms. Payne back there."
She smiled and looked at me. "Id be happy too!"
I sighed. Not looking at her as she sat down beside me, grabbing her work and starting on it, or trying.
"Give me your answers loser." She demanded.
I laughed. "You wish. No thanks."
She growled. "Come on! I don't have time."
I shrugged and smiled. "Should have been here earlier, like all class?"
She glared and glanced down at my hand. "Pretty ring! Skank promise ring?"
I thought on it. "Nope, if so, you would have a more flashy one."
She smiled. "That's nice, Thanks!"
It finally hit me. "Umm, on a serious note. What is your fathers name?"
She laughed, "Why do you want to know? Trying to stalk me?"
I shrugged, "No? It is for a personal reason."
She still laughed. "Wow. This is going to be amazing! You are trying to stalk me. Wait till everyone finds out you are trying to stalk me."
I sighed. "In your dreams." I grabbed all my papers. "You might want to hurry. Bell rings in a few." I smiled before leaving to turn in my papers. Kristen glared.
After dropping off Ella I got back home and put on some proper clothes. Rosalin went on to work, I pondered on an idea that I know Rosalin would disapprove of, but I know it is right.
I grabbed my phone and dialed Rosalin's cell and waited for her to pick up.
"Hey babe, Everything okay at home?"
"Yeah, I just got back from dropping Ella off. Do you want to get lunch with me this afternoon?"
She sounded put off by this. "Umm, Sure?"
I smiled. "Great! When is your lunch break?"
"11:00 to 1:00"
"Okay! I will drive by and pick you up then."
"Where are we going Liam?" Rosalin asked more suspicious.
"It will be a surprise."
"Okay! I need to go back to work. I love you babe."
"I will see you later, Love you too! Tell the little one I love him!"
I heard Rosalin giggle before hanging up. I need to call one more person. I just hope the number is still the same. I walked into the bedroom and into the computer room. I looked around till I was at the file cabinet. I crouched down and pulled out my keys to unlock the bottom drawer. I opened it and all the memories came rushing back. I have it locked to keep the nosey kids out of it. I rummage past the night I rushed to Rosalin and kissed her and made her mine after the concert. Louis took a picture of that moment that changed my life. So many pictures of Ella and I. Then when Rose was pregnant with Calen. I smiled, still going to the bottom of the stack to a small piece of paper. Niall's cell phone number. I sighed and pulled it out. Quickly putting it in my phone and putting it back, then locking the drawer back. I am the only one who has a key, since Rosalin lost hers.
I left the bed room and sat at the kitchen table, clicking the new contact "Nialler". It rang about three times before someone answered.
Niall's Irish accent beamed through the phone. "Hello?"
I felt nervous, being 15 years since I talked to him. "Niall? Mate?"
There was silence, then Niall spoke again. "Liam? Is this really you? It has been way too long."
I sighed. "Yes it has been too long but we all need to talk. Holly, you, me and Rosalin. It is about Ella."
I felt the panic on the other line and heavy shifting. "Ella? Is she okay!?"
I laughed slightly. "She is fine. She never knew you existed till recently."
Niall was quiet. "You guys never told her, I was her actually father?"
I bit my lip. "Yeah, I had to beg Rosalin to tell her Niall. Rosalin never wanted to tell her. I basically made her."
He sighed. "Thanks.. Why now?"
I rubbed my face, "Kristen goes to the same school as Ella, well all the other boys kids."
"Wow. Have they met?"
"I don't know. Ella doesn't talk about school. I am calling because Ella wants to meet you. She didn't take the news so well and disowned me for a day." I half laughed.
Niall let out a chuckle. "Sounds like her. I want to see her. When are meeting up to talk about Ella?"
"Today at 11:00. That's when Rosalin's lunch break is then. She doesn't know I am doing this. Prepare for her yelling at everything and everyone."
Niall went slightly quiet, then laughed. "Got it. Nice talking mate. I cant wait to see you! Where are we going?"
"Same. We can just meet up at Nando's."
"Sounds great Mate!"
"See you soon man!" I hung up the phone and took a deep breathe. I am so dead when Rosalin finds out but I am doing this for Ella. She needs this closure. I need this closure.