Once we were inside Liam put me back on my own two feet and we headed upstairs together to choose bedrooms. Liam kept talking all the way up the stairs, sounding so happy it was sort of contagious and I was now feeling extremely happy to.
When we got to the second floor it was to find that Harry, Zayn, Louis and Niall were having a heated argument over the room on the right. Liam rolled his eyes at them going over and slipping into the room and trying to calm them all down. I followed, going round them and jumping up onto the bed. I jumped around watching their discussion come to a conclusion.
Harry looked round at me and laughed. "You look happy Missy?" he called to me.
I stopped jumping and smiled at him. "So what if I am?"
"It's just nice to see you smiling that's all" he replied, and I smiled wider.
"Who's having room this room then?" I questioned.
"Well we've decided it's yours" Louis told me.
I looked at him wide eyed as I looked over the massiveness of the room. "Are you sure?" I answered.
"Well now you say that" Louis started to reply but Liam cut across him.
"Yes, we're sure" he told me.
I smiled, dropping down to sit in a cross legged position on the double bed. "Thank you!"
"No need to thank me" Louis replied smiling.
I grinned and said to him cheekily "I wasn't thanking you anyway."
"Who were you thanking then?" he asked, cocking an eyebrow with an equally cheeky smile.
I looked around at them all. "Liam actually" I replied.
Louis looked round at him. "Why thank you to him?"
"Just because" I told him, as they all looked between me and Liam.
"Because what?" Louis asked.
"Because..." I started but trailed off.
"I stopped her running away" Liam muttered quietly as he looked at me.
Harry snapped his eyes onto me suddenly exclaiming "what?"
"Nothing" I mumbled quickly, giving Liam an annoyed look.
"What's this about running away?" Harry questioned panicked, looking to me and to Liam for answers.
"I said it was nothing" I snapped at him, pushing hair irritably out of my eyes.
"It doesn't sound like nothing" Harry said to me still looking panicked and stern. He then turned to the others adding "get out, I need to talk to my sister."
They did as they were told, Liam hanging back slightly with a sorry look in his eyes. I sighed, as the door shut behind him and Harry approached me.
"What is this about Annie? Why did you want to run away?" Harry queried, concern lingering in his voice.
I shrugged unhelpfully, avoiding his gaze. Why had Liam even had to mention it?
"Annie" Harry pressed. "Please Annie, talk to me."
I sighed, looking round at him. He gave me an urging look so I replied in an undertone "I'm fine Harry. I'm still here."
"Yes I know, but obviously you're not fine because otherwise you wouldn't have wanted to run away" he replied, sitting down opposite me. "Why did you want to run away?"
"I just did" I replied.
"That's not enough of an answer" Harry told me.
I sighed again. "Fine. I wanted to make sure I didn't mess your life up."
Harry gave me an incredulous look after I'd said it opening his mouth quickly and saying to me "you're not messing my life up."
I shrugged. "It's just everything seems to be going wrong all because of me, and I didn't want you and the boys to get hurt because of me."
"Annie" Harry started sternly and he pulled my head up so I was looking at him properly. "Listen to me. The only person who can mess up any of our lives is ourselves. It is not you Annie. Nothing is your fault."
"Well yes it is" I replied back pushing his hand away from my face. "I'm messing up my own life."
"No your not" Harry argued back.
"Yes Harry I am. Look at me. Look at what's happened to me. Everything goes wrong." I broke off tears now stinging in my eyes. "I'm all messed up."
"No your not. No Annie, don't say that" Harry replied softly. "Is that why you wanted to run away?"
I nodded slowly. "Yeah, I though if I left you all alone then I wouldn't ruin your lives and I'd just ruin the whole of mine."
"Annie, it can better, trust me. Please Annie don't go, we want you here."
I nodded. "I know Harry. I just couldn't help thinking it, I couldn't help thinking that running away would sort it all."
"It wouldn't have sorted anything out Annie. Jason probably would have caught you. You don't want him to, do you?"
I shook my head, shuddering slightly.
"And Annie if you ever were to run away you do realize I'd just come after you" he told me.
I nodded. "Liam said he would to."
"Good. Is that what made you stay? Him saying that?"
I nodded slightly "partly yes and no."
"Well I owe him a thank you don't I for stopping you running away?" Harry said.
"Yes, I think you do" I replied as he got up. "I think you need to stop telling him off to."
"I don't tell him off" Harry defended himself.
I raised an eyebrow.
"He's only trying to help" I replied. "He just makes mistakes that's all, like when we had the food fight. He didn't mean to break rules and get on the wrong side of you."
Harry nodded, remembering. "He can't break rules though Annie."
"I know" I replied supressing a sigh.
"I have to be angry at him for that. You're my sister."
I said nothing scared I was about to yell at him about how stupid the rules were. He sighed, then looked at me a slight sad smile on his face.
"I guess I haven't been that nice to him lately have I?"
I shook my head. "I don't want your friendship wrecked over these rules Harry."
He nodded. "I know, but I don't want you to get hurt."
"I think I'll thank him and maybe that will set our friendship straight again. I agree he hasn't looked to happy lately and maybe that was my fault."
Again I said nothing not allowing myself to nod. It was my fault to that he was sad, not just Harry's.
As Harry neared the doorway he called to me "thanks Annie!"
"For what?" I asked.
"I suppose making sure I don't ruin mine and Liam's friendship" he replied.
I smiled at him a little replying "no problem, it's what sisters are for."
He nodded. "I guess so. And brothers are there for protecting their sisters."
I didn't reply just smiled as he left the room grinning.
I then sighed, leaning back into the pillows of my new bed and staring at the ceiling. I felt oddly deflated to be honest. I wasn't so happy now. Yes, it was good that Harry was going to say thank you to Liam for stopping me running away but still he was very forceful about the rules.
I guess at least Liam and Harry might get their proper friendship back rather than them both being quietly mad at each other. I just wish things were different regarding the rules, but there's nothing I can do.
Suddenly there was a yell from outside the door. I sat bolt upright, blooding pounding loudly through my veins as I froze, my heart beating furiously. Someone yelled again.
Had he found us again?