I sat on my bed tossing the ball back and forth with Niall. He kept asking me a bunch of questions about Ash. I tried to change the subject like ten times but he always found a way to get it back on her. I mean I didn't hate talking about her, I just felt like it was a trap.
"Do you like her?" He asked shoving chips in his mouth.
"She's my sister's friend Niall.." I groaned.
"So? She seems to be fond of you." He smirked.
I was just about to say something when Ash and Lottie walked in my bedroom. Niall's smile got bigger. I groaned and threw the ball at him which made him just laugh.
"Something wrong?" I asked.
"I was wondering if you'd take Ash and I to the mall....and stay with us..." Lottie mumbled. It was obvious that she was still shaken up from last night. Ash seemed a bit less shaken though. That made me a bit curious.
"Sure, Niall up for a trip to the mall?" I asked.
"Sure I love mall food." He joked. "Plus I'd like to get to know Ash more." He looked at me and winked and for some reason I felt my face warm up a bit. I just shook my head and headed out to the car with them following me.
When we got to the mall Lottie stayed pretty close to my side, never leaving my eye sight. She must have been truly terrified. When we were sitting in the food court Niall decided to bring up something I wish he wouldn't have.
"So Ash do you have a boyfriend?" He smiled softly at her.
"N-No..." She blushed and muttered.
"Is there anyone you like?" He was finding this amusing.
She looked up at me and blushed but then looked down quickly. "N-not really..."
"Lou...." Lottie mumbled pulling on my sleeve. I looked over in the direction she was looking and noticed one of the creeps from last night. I realized that creep was actually Lottie's boyfriend. Well ex now because there was no way I was letting him near my sister after that.
"Hungry Lottie?" I asked.
She looked up at me and nodded. I walked over to Subway to buy her what she usually gets when we come to the mall. I could feel them looking at me, well Niall. I knew he was still talking to Ash about me. Well about her relationship status. When I sat back down handing Lottie her sub I caught the end.
"He's really sweet..." Ash blushed.
"He's just has a big heart." Niall smiled. "Just hasn't found the right girl yet."
I slightly coughed getting their attention. Ash blushed and Niall smirked evilly. I looked at Lottie who was slightly giggling. I'll get her to tell me what was said later tonight.
After we left the food court we went to Spencer's. Lottie and Ash were trying on the snapbacks while Niall was looking at the shirts. I was just walking around because I didn't really have anything else to do. Lottie ran up to me startling me a bit.
"Can you buy these for us?" She asked.
"Sure." I smiled softly at her.
After we left the mall I dropped Niall at his house because he had a date with Mansi. The girls sat in the back taking pictures with their new snapbacks. When we got home they went straight up Lottie's room while I went into the kitchen where I found my mother. She looked upset. When she noticed me she embraced me in a tight hug.
"Are you okay mom?" I asked.
"Yes." She sighed pulling away from me.
"Lottie got raped last night." I said taking a seat.
"What?!" She looked horrified.
"She's fine just shaken up a bit." I reassured.
"I'm sorry, I should be paying more attention to you guys. Nothing like that should have happened, but I'm glad you were there to save her." She started crying.
"Mom..." I rubbed her back and embraced her.
"Spring break is coming up right?" She asked pulling away.
"Yeah?" I said confused.
"Let's go to the vacation house then." She smiled.