My phone started to ring, the sound being faint. I slid the answer.
"Annalise? May I come over?" Niall's voice was filled with worry and sadness. I fiddled with my fingers as a long pause drew upon us.
"Yes." I finally gave in and immediately hung up.
"Tanner! Could you take Emily to the park?"
My brother glanced over at me peculiarly. He was finishing the fifth puzzle with Emily. The current one was a picture of a fish, it's structure being made of over one hundred pieces.
"I guess. What are you up to?" He raised his eyebrows at me and placed another piece into place.
"Nothing. Niall wants to come over."
He gave me a disapproving look. "Is it going to end like the last time?"
"No." I scowled.
"Okay. Come on Emily."
"Annalise! Annalise darling please forgive me!" Niall begged as soon as I opened the door. He grabbed both my shoulders and looked at me desperately. I couldn't help but look into his eyes, my eyes craving the sight if his.
"Niall, it's fine. I still love you."
He smiled and kissed me gently, his tears wetting my cheeks. But I didn't enjoy the kiss like I used to. It kept coming to me that I said I still loved him. But I loved a lot of people. I could only be in love with one person. And I didn't have the heart to tell him I was still in love with him. I just couldn't manage to speak the simple words.
"I love you Annalise." He whispered after breaking the kiss. He looked at me longingly, his cheeks still wet from his tears.
"I love you too."
He smiled and kissed my forehead tenderly. I cuddled into him and absorbed his warmth and scent.
"Am I allowed to stay?"
"Of course." I said holding him tighter.
Niall picked me up bridal style and swung me around. I had to wrap my arms around his neck to keep myself steady. He laughed and started to sprint to the living room. He threw me down on the couch, his body towering over me. He caressed my cheek lovingly and stared at me with passion and intimacy.
"Annalise darling, you are the most perfect woman in the world. I could not ask for any better."
I felt the heat rush to my cheeks. He joined our lips once again and I felt his hands travel up and down the length of my body. I grabbed the hem of his tee shirt and started to run my hands up and down his waist and back. I felt his grin on my lips and he started to rub circles on my stomach. I moaned in pleasure and wrapped my legs around his waist.
"You are so amazing Annalise." He whispered kissing me again with more passion.
He kissed my forehead lightly and ran his hands through my blonde hair. I stared at him, my mind going in circles. What was wrong with me? Why couldn't I tell him I'm in love with him?
"Annalise darling" Niall cooed, his fingers intertwined with my hair. "Is there something your not telling me?"
"Did something happen between you and Harry?"
"Are you still in love with me?"
No. I choked back a sob. "Yes."
Niall smiled, his lips joining with mine once more.