Her laugh was the cutest thing I've honestly ever heard. And her voice made me light up inside.
"Almost there, have you ever been to Fish Frenzy?"
"Of course I have silly, I loove it" extending the O in love.
"Not as much as I love you.." I mumbled quietly, only half realising what i'd actually said. Shit.
But as I looked over she clearly wasn't listening, her head was against the window. I looked back at the road, the upcoming restaurant ahead, I swerved through the windy drive through.
"What would you like? I'm paying"
She opened her mouth to protest but I put my hand up, as if to stay you can't stop me. She shut he mouth in defeat, and then mumbled,
"I'll just have a small chips and gravy, thanks"
I smiled she definitely was different, she had an appetite and wasn't afraid to show it. I drove into the speaker and repeated Harpers order,
"Small chips and gravy, Large flake and chips, and a medium slushy two straws–"
"Sure what flavour slushy would you like sir?"
I turned to Harper, the tears had gone. I made a mental to ask later, i mouth "raspberry?" She nodded in happy approval.
The ladle smiled widely showing her straight set of pailing yellow teeth, she had bright blue eyes, and a beauty mark an inch under her left eye. He forehead was slightly wrinkled, making her look around mid 30's
I out stretched my hand and handed her my card, and then punched in the pin, she handed it back, and in a bored and loud voice said,
"Go up to this window, and you'll receive your order, have a nice day" she gave me a wink as I drove off. I shuddered.
He made me happy, he drove ahead to the window and received our order, he handed me both our orders, and drink.
"Don't eat it yet, I'm going to take you somewhere nice"
I started trying to image where someone like Zayn, would take me to eat dinner. But failed spectacularly! Maybe the beach? We had fish and chips after all?
I was so excited and wondered if she would like it, I had planned the whole thing and I hoped this outshone all of the previous dates she had ever had.
Ten minutes later, and we were only two minutes away.
"Close your eyes, no peaking!" I whispered.
"I'm not" she answered back, I looked over her eyes were covered by her small pale hands, a smile was spread across her face.
I parked my black SUV, the sky slowly blending into the colour of my car.
"Eyes still closed? We're here" I informed her, I sighed, was it risky? I stepped out, and walked quickly to her door and opened her door, steading her I moved her bracelets and grabbed her tiny wrist, she winced and pulled back in pain.
"S-sorry" I stuttered out, feeling guilty.
I quickly glanced at her wrists, the cuts, deep bloody cuts, they look recent is this why she had been crying earlier? My stomach churned.
He pulled me slowly out of the car, my eyes were still closed tightly shut. His rough hands grabbed my wrists for support, I cried out white hot pain shot up my arm, while pulling back my arm from his body.
I could feel him trembling,
"S-sorry" he apologised, he sounded upset as though he thought he'd been the one to hurt me.
I pulled my arm fast, and placed it behind my back, maybe to late.
"It's okay, come on! May i opened my eyes yet?"
"Sure, open them" he replied, his voice caught in the last word. A sob?
I opened my eyes, my hands flew to mouth, and I gasped loudly, it was beautiful. Blew my breath away.