I laughed watching Maggie swim behind Niall. We might be on a job, but Maggie still finds time to be her goofy self. I go underwater slowly, letting the water run though my hair. I still found it unfair that out instructor stuck me with killing two people, Jacob or Kien would have been fine with it. He wanted to test me, and he knew I was unsure. I sat at the bottom of the pool till my lungs begged for air. I pushed myself us slowly taking in a deep breath, right as a huge wave forced Maggie and Niall down the pool.
"Maggie." I yell swimming towards her, desperately searching the water. Her head popped up about 120feet away, struggling. Kien and Jacob were both swimming too, but I was closer.
I was about 100 feet away when she let out a scream disappearing under the water again.
"No!" I shout, forcing my body to move fast. This couldn't happen again.
"Come and get me Lukey." Maggie teased from the deep end of the pool. She knew I wasn't as comfortable as she was in the deeper water. I feared what was under my feet.
I took a deep breath paddling out to where she was. "I'm here." I grumble. "What now."
Maggie let out a laugh swimming out deeper. "Don't be afraid Lukey."
I started to follow her, when she suddenly went under. "Maggie! Maggie." I cry searching desperately for her. "Maggie this isn't funny! Maggie!"
She popped up a couple feet away struggling against something. "Lucas." She cried. "Help me!"
I don't think I have ever swam so fast. I pull her arms kicking down feeling my feet connect with something. Without thinking I turn quickly towards the shallow end.
"Ow!" Maggie cried, tears streaming down her face. "Lucas that hurts."
I look down to see a red handprint grasping her ankle, but no hand.
~End of Flashback~
I dive down grabbing Maggie's hand just like I had done all those years ago pulling. She came right up with Zayn holding onto her foot.
I throw him off holding Maggie close. Harry, Louis, Liam and Zayn were cracking up. Niall was floating by me, his eyes wide, confused.
"What the fuck is wrong with you?" I growl at Zayn.
"Relax man." Zayn chuckled. "It was just a joke."
Niall seemed to jump to life. "Did that sound like a joke to you?" He pointed to Maggie, who was clinging to me, sniffling. "Does she look like it was a joke?"
Zayn's eyes widen and he stopped mid laugh. "Oh Maggie! I'm so sorry."
Maggie's eyes changed from fear to anger within seconds. "Stay the fuck away from me." She growled swimming towards the edge. She was out and hurting towards the elevator.
"Kien, Jacob." I call. "You fill in them. I'll go after Mags."
I start to swim towards the edge when I feel a hand on my shoulder. I turn to see Niall. "Let me come with you."
"Why should I?" I snapped climbing out of the pool, Niall right behind me.
"Cause I think I-" Niall paused blushing. "Cause I want to be friends with Maggie, she seems nice, sweet and I don't want to see her get hurt."
Another guy likeing Maggie? Kien isn't going to be happy, but he has the upper hand. It's against the rules for Maggie to date Niall.
I nod, leading Niall towards the elevator. The ride up was silent. Niall stood next to me, shifting from foot to foot, watching the numbers pass. It finally reached 25 and we were both off the elevator heading towards Room 25-5.
"Maggie!" I called pounding on the door. "Are you ok?"
Maggie opened the door a crack, her blue eyes watery. "Just go away Lucas, I don't want to talk about it."
She slammed the door shut. I slid to the floor my head in my hands. Niall sat next to me, still quiet. After about five minutes Niall spoke. "So do you know why she's like this?"
I nod. "Well slightly. When we were younger we were at a pool, just Maggie and me. We swam out to the deepest end and something or someone grabbed Maggie's foot and pulled her down. I saved her, but we don't know what was pulling her down. All we know is that she has a scar on her ankle from it. Ever since then she hates people touching her feet, or being pulled by them."
Niall looked at me, his eyes wide. "If you had told Zayn he would have never done it."
Niall stood up knocking quietly on the door. I looked at him. "Do you want to get your head bitten off?"
Niall waved me off. "Let me try."
I let out a sig waiting for the rejection. Maggie cracked the door, I couldn't see her face this time, but I could imagine. Her blue eyes filled with tears, a puppy dog look.
"Niall just go away." Maggie sigh trying to shut the door. Niall stuck his foot in the door at the last second.
"I know about your fear." He murmured. "I understand, please let me in. You don't have to hide from me."
I watched, shocked as Maggie opened the door just enough for Niall to walk in. Never in the nine years I had known Maggie had she let anyone in. She barely let me in and I am her best friend, her rock. This could not be a good sign. Maggie couldn't grow close to Niall. We would lose her forever! I couldn't lose her.
I grabbed out my phone quickly texting Kien and Jacob.
We have a problem~ Lucas.