5. The Next Morning
I heard a car open outside. My dad was gone and wasn't expected to be back until tomorrow, so now I was laying on the couch, crying silently into a pillow, my glasses back on as the glass fogged up with my tears. There was a light knock on the door. I got up and wiped away the tears, answering it. Zayn was holding a very tired and sad Valerie. I took her in my arms and Zayn left as I shut the door. I took her up to my room and pulled a blanket over her. I brushed my thumb over the red mark on her cheek and kissed it, telling her I loved her and I understood what had happened. She mumbled a few things that I couldn't understand. But the last thing I understood clearly. "Will you stay with me?" I nodded. I slipped out of my clothes down to my boxers and turned out the light, locking the door as I slipped under the covers with her. She curled into my chest and I rubbed her back slowly. I drifted off to sleep hearing her say, "Good night." I responded with, "Night, I love you."
I stretched out in the morning and felt a person. I turned to see Valerie sleeping beside me. She fluttered open her eyes and smiled at me. "Good morning," she said. "Good morning!" I replied and hugged her. "I'm hungry." She muttered in my chest. "I'll go make food..." I got up, pulling her with me and when we came down the stairs, I heard my dad whistling and he stopped as he saw us. I was a sight; hair a mess, in my boxers that were pulled down in my tossing and turning, and a really dark bruise on her neck which I guess I had left in the closet yesterday. My father said nothing and just left the house, not even caring what we did. We went into the kitchen and I sat Valerie down at the table. I quickly made her breakfast and sat the plates down. She smiled a bit and started eating slowly. It was awkwardly silent for a while until I stroke up a conversation about last night. "So uh..did you have fun...? Up until..y-you know.." She looked at me. "Actually yes... but then I got slapped sooo..." "Are you okay now?" I asked, concernedly. She nodded. "Yeah I'm fine..." her voice kinda trailed off.
It fell awkwardly silent after and I took our plates to the sink . I was still mostly naked so when I felt the water splash me I jumped. Valerie kinda just looked at me. "You okay...?" "Yeah. The water's cold." I looked back at her. "If you wanna start a movie you can.." She nodded and went into the living room, putting in Scream. I walked in behind her and sat on the couch. I tugged a blanket over us and turned the lights out. Around 2 I saw her start to get tired. I leaned over and started to tickle her waist. She doubled over and started laughing and started swatting at my hands. "Marcellll stopppp!" She giggled. I kissed her cheek and pulled my hands away, smiling a little and my dimples shone through on my cheeks.