Four days passed since I left. We had just gotten back from the convention.
And I was as sick as a dog. I don't know why, but at the end of every convention I went to, I got sick afterwards. And this was the sickest that I ever was in my entire life. The only thing I wanted to-and pretty much could-do was stay in bed. It took all of my strength to grab my phone from the drawer and call Niall. He answered on the second ring.
"Kacey? Is there something wrong?" Niall sounded concerned.
"Actually, yes. I'm sick."
"Hang on. Where are you guys staying?"
He wants me to come back? "Are you saying that I need to come back to Wisconsin?"
"Well, you're sick. What else?"
"No. I can stay in Seattle." It was the truth.
"You need to come back to Wisconsin, Kacey. Where is Adam's house?"
"I'm not telling you. I can stay here and I'll fly back when I get the chance."
"Why not fly back now?"
"I need to say goodbye to my friends."
"Oh. Well, tell me when you're coming back, okay?"
"Okay." I sinked back under the covers.
"I love you, Kacey. Never forget that, alright?" Niall wasn't able to tell that I was blushing.
"I won't. Goodbye." Niall cut the line. I need to tell the boys goodbye.
"Kacey, do you need anything?"
Goddammit, Jason. "No. I'm good." I pulled the covers over my head. I didn't want social interaction with anybody.
"Are you sure? Because either way, I have something-well, two things-to tell you."
I groaned. "Fine. What is it?" Jason sat down next to me. Fuck...I hate this.
"I had talked about the situation with Adam, and he's cool with it." Phew. I didn't want to leave my friends back in Wisconsin.
"What about the second thing?" I had no idea what was in store.
It felt like hours had gone by, even though it was only a few minutes before Jason responded. "Ever since we had first met, since I saw your face, I..."
"You what?" His pale blue eyes met mine. Was there tears in his?
"I was in love with you, okay? I had loved you from the very start, and I had hidden it from you for so long, and now...I don't even know! I figured that since, now, you're living with One Direction, that you'd be dating one of them already..."
Even I wasn't sure if me and Niall were dating. I guess that since he kissed me before I left, we would be dating. But we never made it official.
"You're just lying to me so you'd be dating two people at the same time." Jason put his head in his hands.
"Jason, even if I wasn't lying, which I'm not lying, how would we be able to go on dates? You live in Texas, and I live in Wisconsin." I caressed his cheek.
"How is Team Crafted able to keep such a strong friendship?"
"Through Minecraft?" The answer was pretty obvious.
"Exactly. I know that relationships can be easier when you live close together, but sometimes that isn't the case."
"I know that. But-" My eyes widened as Jason held my face and kissed me. His lips were soft. I closed my eyes and pulled away. My cheeks turned red.
"It was gonna happen." Jason shrugged.
"You didn't care that I was sick?"
"No, not really. Actually, not at all." He smiled. "I only get sick when it's really serious. All you have is the flu."
"Honestly, Jason, if we weren't so far away, I think we'd already be dating now." I laughed. "But really, I just want to sleep right now."
"Alright, I'll leave you alone. Are you gonna be staying for the rest of the week?"
"No, I'm leaving tomorrow in the morning."
"Aw, I wish you could stay longer." Jason hugged me. "Good night." He kissed my forehead and shut the door.
If it wasn't for Niall, me and Jason would be together. But I love Jason like a brother, not a partner. What am I going to do when I tell him that I'm going to propose to go steady with Niall...