The minutes passed. I was still screaming his name and couldn't believe it.
Gradually, I realized that this was not a bad joke. The dream of thousands of girls - that Harry Styles was in love with them and wanted to spend time with them - had become for me a reality. But not as anyone would have expacted it.
I took a deep breath and asked myself "What am I supposed to do?"
I had to do what he told me. I had to be the one that he loved. I had to be cautious and wait for my chance.
My chance to escape.
Had I once one, it might not come back. I had to be alert and to remember that small things that could be helpful to me.
But first of all I had to gain his trust. But how should I do that?
I looked once more across the room.
Now I noticed that a mirror was attached to the wall, including a sink and a desk with a lamp. There were also magazines on it. On a chair near me, was my hospital bag. In it there was a toothbrush and some clean clothes. On the bag was Harry's Teddy and I looked disgusted at it.
Then I looked down at me. I was still wearing my hospital gown and the skin on my hand and ankles was irritated by the whole contact with the rough metal. I had absolutely bring Harry to remove the handcuffs. My limbs were quite stiff, because I had hardly moved me for hours.
I can't imagine what day it was or how long I had slept.
The light that fell through the small window in the room was not exactly bright; either it was morning or evening, I couldn't tell.
At the moment I could do nothing but wait.
I stared out the window at the break at the waterfall and thought.
She had made me really angry and insulted me as "crazy" even though I only wanted the best for her.
Didn't she saw the same in me, what I saw in her? Didn't she understood, that I was her soulmate and therefore her only right option to be with her true love? Didn't she understood the meaning of it all? Had I under-estimated her? Wasn't she the intelligent, lovable girl I had seen in her?
I shook my head.
My cell phone started to ring and I tore my gaze away from the waterfall.
"Yeah?" I picked it up and waited for a response. I could hear the hesitation in Zayn's voice, as he began to speak.
"Harry... Can you come over?"
In the background I heard a sob and was immediately alarmed.
"What is it, Zayn?" I asked a bit too nervously, waiting for his answer.
"It's because of Grace," he said.
"They know it! They know everything! Someone has seen me!" said a voice in my head, but immediately another fought against it. "How will they know it? You were careful. No one has seen it. You're too good. Relax."
I took a deep breath.
"What Grace? This girl from the hospital?" I asked and was proud that my voice sounded so unsuspectingly.
"Yeah. You..." he paused and I heard another sob in the background. Zayn sighed. "Just come around, okay?"
"Okay," I said. "I'll be there in ten minutes."
I hung up and put my phone back into my pocket, grabbed a plastic water bottle, put the dress on my arm that I had bought for her and fished the keys out of my pocket.
Then I unlocked the room and already my heart was again hard for me.
There she laid, the prettiest girl I've ever seen, chained to the sides of a bed.
I really felt sorry that I had chained her. But as it turned out, it was the right decision. And now in this moment I saw the remorse in her eyes. I saw that she knew that I did the right thing.
"Harry," she whispered weakly. I closed the door and then smiled at her.
A faint smile loomed on her lips and I walked up to her. First, I put the dress on the free chair and before I could open the water bottle, she said hesitantly, "I'm sorry that I yelled at you." Her eyes twitched slightly and she added, "That was stupid of me. But you have to understand me. I just woke up from the anesthesia and am still a little confused."
She stopped talking and looked at me. My smile got a bit bigger. At last she seemed to understand.
"It's okay, Gracie."
She smiled at me and then nodded slightly.
"Could... could you please arrange the handcuffs? My whole Body hurts. I have to move" she said and I nodded.
Then I opened the water bottle and took the key of the handcuffs in my hand.
"I only want the best for you" I said, smiling at her and stroked slightly with my one hand her cheek. Then I opened the handcuffs and she rubbed her wrists.
"Thanks," she said with a sigh as she stretched.
"I've brought you something to drink. Drink, rest, put on your clothes and make sure you look pretty. When I come back, we're gonna eat something," I said and she looked at me confused.
"You'll leave?" she asked me and I noticed a faint, anxious undertone and had to smile.
"Don't worry, I will be back soon. Everything you need is in your bag," I said, and hesitated for a moment, but then I gave her a light kiss on her forehead.
Then I left the room, but not without locking the door again.
Ten minutes later I arrived at Zayn's house. I parked my car and looked in the mirror in my sun visor.
I was ready.
One last time I took a deep breath, got out of the car, locked it and made my way to the door. I rang briefly and Louis opened the door for me. We nodded before I went into the living room.
On the sofa sat Cassidy, Xander and Zayn.
Zayn had lovingly put his arm around Cassie, who was crying and holding Xander's hand.
"What happened?" I asked and addressed all the attention on me.
Louis and Liam stood in the doorway and Niall brought me a glass. I took it and then looked at Zayn.
"What's the matter with, uh, Grace?" I dug deeper and sat down with the glass to the table. Slowly, I poured myself a little water and looked back at Zayn.
"She- she was abducted from the hospital," he said, and my eyebrows shot up.
"What?!" I asked and acted perplexed and Cassie sobbed again.
Xander clenched his hands and said, "Who does such an insane thing? She just had a surgery! Damn it, a fucking tumor was just cut out of her head and then there walkes a lunatic in the hospital and kidnapped her! How crazy must one be? Who does something like that, huh? That's totally insane!"
"Wow. That's... wow," I said and swallowed hard.
But... I was not insane. I was just in love.