"W-what are you doing here?" I whispered, avoiding his question completely, unconsciously pulling at the hem of Harry's shirt that I wore. I'm so glad it's black. My whole body was red from embarrassment but I doubt that'd be the only thing Liam would see if the shirt was translucent.
"I asked you first" he snapped, his eyebrows descending on his forehead.
"Whoa, whoa, whoa. You're at my door, don't make me slam it."
"In my house."
"Yeah, you might've paid for it then but I'm paying shit now so unless you have a reason for your visit I advise you to leave."
He gritted his teeth. So much so that I could see the way his jaw ticked.
"I came to see Logan."
"He's out right not with Jamie."
"Oh, well, when will he get back?"
"An hour or so..." "Can I stay until then?" "I don't think that's such a good ide-" "Why?" he gritted.
"I was sort of busy!" I yelled, instantly regretting it once it left my mouth. He didn't need to know my business but my anger with his fueled me.
"Yeah, getting fucked" he mumbled.
"Hey!" Harry's voice boomed from behind me. I hear his approaching steps and I gulp from nerves, wondering what was going to happen next. "Don't talk to her like that!"
"Did you not fuck her!"
"We didn't fuck!"
I turned and laid my hand on Harry's chest to calm him. "Shh" I softly hushed. He took deep breathes and it even slightly cracked. I hoped he wouldn't cry. He looked deep into my eyes and slightly nodded. His hands came to rest shakily on my waist and I knew he was trying to chill himself.
"It was special" he whispered. I nodded, "It was." "It meant everything." "It did." "I love you" he mumbled and leaned in, connecting our lips. I kept it swift and meaningful. Even though the wind from the open door behind me brushed my legs, I felt warm inside. It replaced nearly everything inside of me and kept me holding onto him.
When I did pull away, I told Harry to got upstairs and shower before getting the kids.
When I met eyes with Liam again, a sense of soothingness from Harry's words came over me. "Come inside."
I offered him water and served it to him before going upstairs to throw on some underwear shorts and a proper t-shirt.
Harry got out of the shower with a towel wrapped around his waist and water glistening over his chest.
"You didn't join me" he playfully pouted. "I'm sorry, baby" I said, kissing his cheek.
"You want me to get them now?" he asked, referring to the kids. "That would be great. The sooner they're here, sooner Liam can leave."
"I can't believe he said that to you." "Me neither" I sighed.
I picked up some things off of the floor and, for the hundredth time, almost put them in the wrong place. Ever since I changed rooms I've been getting confused by where things go. Harry had been the one that offered to vacate my things out of the master bedroom and into the guest room once he noticed I couldn't lie in that bed without crying. I'm so glad Harry had helped me build up my room in here and most of his things are laying around and it makes me remember who I had coming through here.
He's helped me so much and he reminds me nearly everyday of how I 'saved' him. He told me that after Anna died he wanted to kill himself and end his miserable life. I kept telling him that he had so much to live of and how Anna would've wanted him to be happy.
"We used to be best friends" he murmured. "I'm sorry." "We'll get over it" he reassured me. "We'll be friends again."
I nodded and ran my hands through my hair.
"You know, Lily said my name the other day." "She did?" I jumped up and down exited, loving to hear about Louis and El's baby.
"Sort of. She said something like 'hanny' but it was still cute."
"She's only about five months, I doubt she said anything like that." "It just shows her affection for her god-father" he said, sticking out his tongue. I laughed and went back downstairs.
Liam was sat on the kitchen table on his phone and locked up at me once I came into the room.
I opened the cabinet and brought out the box of macaroni and mozzarella, cheddar and swiss cheese, setting them on the counter.
"How have you been, Liam?" I asked, going back to the fridge to grab the butter and milk.
"How's, um...how's Lana?"
I heard a choke come up from his throat and then a slight cough to cover it.
"I...I wouldn't know."
I looked over my shoulder for a quick second before putting the milk and cheese into the heated pan. "How come?"
"W-well, we weren't really dating so we kind of lost touch."
The wrench inside me nearly knocked me over. He cheated on me and even though either way hurt just as much as the other, I couldn't believe he just got a quick fuck.
"Oh Eden!" Harry shouted, coming down the steps. I softly laughed and poured the macaroni shells in the boiling water. "Yeah" I called back.
"I'm gonna go now" he said, leaning against the door-jam of the kitchen, "Do I need to take Zeke or Maddie home?"
"Um...No, just bring 'em here. I'll call up Zeke's dad and I'm sure Maddie will stay the night."
"Zeke can stay too, you know."
I slightly pouted, "I barely want Maddie to stay. My babies are all falling in love and shit."
"I doubt their in love" he chuckled. "Whatever, go get them so the mac and cheese isn't cold when they come back."
"Alright" he said and left.
It was quiet for a while as I stirred the macaroni and the cheese sauce.
"Are you staying for some?" I asked Liam.
"Oh, no, I'm fine. I've had enough to eat before I came."
Another silence passed and I realized that these moments were one's I hated. When in the same room as someone you've known your whole life and having nothing to say. Or absolutely everything to say but not brave enough to test the feeling of the words.
"I visited my mom recently" Liam spoke first.
"How is she?" "Old" he laughed. "I figured" I laughed along with him.
"You know, I've been thinking about your mom and I think we-...I-I mean, you should visit her."
My mother, Ana Lucia Hill, passed away a little under two years ago from heart disease. My father, the emotional person he is, could not take it and locked himself inside of the house, buried in their memories.
"I can't...I can't go. Harry has tried but, I can't. I know seeing her name on stone and a little quote will make it real."
"What about Lea?"
My little angel. Taken from me when times were hard and left Jamie without his sister.
"I haven't been in a while but I plan on going soon. It's a very long drive these days but I plan on making it on a holiday so I can drag everybody out of the house.
I mixed the cheese and macaroni after draining them, letting it sit in the pot.
Harry texted and said that the kids were tired and ready for a snack. Glad I made the mac and cheese.
Maddie lazily trailed behind me through the front door, her head on my shoulder.
"I made light dinner" my mom called to us. I was glad. Since I couldn't eat fair food I basically didn't eat anything and was waiting for some pasta. My mom makes sure that everything is soy-free and when I took my first bite into the mac and cheese, I melted. If it had soy I would've been in a shock right about...now.
"Let's go to your room" Maddie said, her eyes closing as she slurred her words. I said goodnight to everyone, even my dad who was oddly here but still chatting with Logan and Zeke, before leading Maddie to my bedroom.
She plopped on my bed and I took off her shoes for her and the denim shorts she poured herself into. She was left in a thin tee and the leggings she wore underneath the shorts. I pulled off my shirt and pants before pulling back the covers and clumsily rolling her under them. I got under them too and even though it was only eight at night, I was bone tired. I pulled Maddie close to me by the waist and murmured a 'goodnight' in her ear, not even sure if she heard me.
"Noah" she mumbled.
"Tomorrow, no matter what you say, we're gonna have sex."
"We're gonna get high as a kite, you're gonna surprise with the romantic rose-pedal guy that you are and then you're gonna have sex with me."
"I love you Noah" she slurred, her sleep becoming incoherent but I heard her loud and clear, "and I want you to make love to me."
I sighed and kissed her forehead. "Okay, tomorrow."
A/N: Comments!!! I live for them!
So...cheer try-outs were today and most of you know that I was a cheerleader. WAS. :-(
I remember telling you guys about trying out last year and making the team. I had a great year but, sadly, I did not try out this year. I will miss it but it will give me so much more time for school and...writing!
Mostly school though, just saying.
Sorry about the short chapter but I hoped you enjoyed it. It's late and I'm tired so I haven't read over it.
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