as soon as i got home i ran to the stables and checked on midnight and storm. they were fine, so i fed them and gave them water. i brushed them and un-hooked midnight from the rope keeping her connected to the fence in the stables and jumped on to her back and rode her down to the river.when i got there i tied her up on the tree and went to sit down next to the water. unaware of my surroundings, i felt two arms wrap around me and i screamed until who ever it was put there hand over my mouth. "shhh princess...it's just me." an irish accent whispered in my ear. i calmed down and turned towards him."what are you doing here?" niall asked. "i could ask the same for you." i answered. he sat next to me, his arm still around me. "i came to find you." he said, keeping his eyes on the water, not looking at me. "i-i..." i stuttered. "whose horse is that? is that yours?" he asked pointing to it. "uh...yeah, why?" he didnt answer, he just got up and started walking to midnight, looking at her. "why do you have a horse?" "um...it was my dads." i whispered. he just continued to look at it, then started waking away. then he stopped." you never answered my question." he said, his back facing me. "what?" "why are you here? why did you run away and come here?" he said, still not facing me. "oh- um...i-i wanted to stay here. don't want to be away from my dad-" "your dad's dead!" he cut me off."he isn't here anymore. he's gone. he's not coming back!" he screamed turning around and walking infront of me. "why would you want to be in the same place where he died?" i felt my eyes water a bit just thinking of my dad. "because i know he's still there, maybe not in person, but all his stuff is there and all the memories." i said, getting quieter and quieter. "He. is. not. there. anymore! what part don't you understand? when someone dies, they dont come back!" he screamed. he expression changed from angry to a painful anger. I could tell something happened in the past to make him say all that stuff. "Niall, what happened?" i asked calmly. he looked towards me. "what?" "what happened to you? i know you didn't just say all that stuff of the top of head, something happened." his anger faded and he walked over to me and sat next to me. "my-uh, my mum, she d-died 6 months ago." his voice cracked. "Niall..." "she died because of me! if she didnt protect me she would have still been alive." he put his head in his hands and just sat there silently."niall you dont need to tell me-" i said, putting my hand on his shoulder. quickly, he tightly grabbed both of my hands and pulled them. i winced in pain. "It was all my fault!" his eyed got watery and it looked like he was gonna cry. "niall, let go-"he looked even more in pain as he tightened his grip."niall!" he tightened it even more and I'm pretty sure it'll leave a mark. "Niall!" i screamed in pain. he threw my hands hard and stood up and walked to a dead tree trunk and sat with his back against it, his head in his hands. still in pain, i looked at my hands and i already saw marks and a stinging pain. i lifted my head up to see niall, he looked so different. he actually had feelings and emotions. he did once care for someone. i felt bad, but he hurt me. and I'm still in pain and he might have broke my hand.
not caring about my injured hands, i sat there staring at him. "Niall?" my voice trembled. he hesitated for a second, then looked up and i his eyes were all puffy and red."Niall..." i whispered, getting up and walking over to him. i sat next to him and just looked at the ground. then at my hands that were now turing purple around the wrists, were he was holding. and i started thinking, why am i still here? after what just happened i started thinking about how i don't know what he is capable of. it was silent for awhile until he broke it. "i'm sorry." he said quietly. i looked at him and his head was still in his hands. "what?" i asked. before realizing what was happening, he wrapped his arms around me and dug his face in my neck. i hugged back, feeling sorry for him." I'm sorry i yelled at you. i know what your going through, and I'm just making it worse." he hugged me tighter and i could feel that he was sorry."Niall, um, can you drive me to a, uh hospital?" i asked pulling away. "why?" he asked. "uh, i think you broke my hand." i said quietly, afraid that he might hurt me even more. "can i see?" he asked. i slowly lifted me hand up so he could see it."oh my god, I'm so sorry princess. c'mon." he said picking me up by my waist, sense my hands don't work at the moment, and started to walk away. "wait, what about midnight?" i asked turning around ."the horse?" i nodded. "i need to get her back to the house." "well you can't, your hand is broken." he said." well then, you have to. anyways you owe me, i would've been able to do it if you didn't brake my hand." he sighed and walked to midnight. he untied her and walked back over to me. we started walking back to the house to put her back in the barn. surprisingly, he knew how to tie her back up so she couldnt get away, then made sure they had food and water. "how do you know what to do?" i asked him. he stopped and looked hesitant to answer."uh, my mom and i used to live on a farm." "what? you? but your a city type of guy, not a country boy." "well that was before she died, now I'm...this." when he was done, we walked away from the house."um, niall, wheres your car?" i asked." at my house." yay, i thought to myself, i have to walk 2 miles before I'm able to go to the hospital.
we walked about 3 blocks until i felt a sharp pain go through my wrist. i stopped and looked at it, it was all bruised and it looked terrible. " jade we have to hurry before it gets worse." i looked up at him and he put his arm around my waist and started walking again.