Maddie and I were so afraid of loosing our BFF. In the room, a strange boy sat by her bed. He was so lifeless. He never moved and I swear he didn't blink. He stared at her with worry.
"Excuse me, but who are you?" I asked one day. He slowly looked at me.
"Niall... You must be one of her friends..." He said. I nodded.
"So, you're the one she likes. You must really care about her." He looked over at her again and nodded slowly.
The smell of blood, I was running, trying to run to live, to be with Niall... It was useless. I was dead, no idea that I was... I loved him and he's there worrying about a dead girl...
When the girl finally left, it was late and I was getting tired. I moved to her bed again. I took her hand in mine and squeezed it. I preyed she'd be OK. I leaned over her and took a deep breath. This could be my only chance... I thought. I planted my lips on hers for just a moment. I sat by her side for another 5 minutes, thinking about if she wakes up, if I should tell her. I was about to walk away when the heart monitor flat lined. Tears ran down my face and I shut my eyes. I heard a gasp. I looked up to see Alex breathing heavily and her heart beat was picked up. She squeezed my hand. Don't tell her you kissed her. She might not be happy... Save actually kissing her for another day. I thought. She looked over at me and smiled weakly.
"I'm not going nowhere...." She said very weakly. A few tears of relief ran down my face. I pulled her into a hug.
"You were shot... All I could do was watch. When the gun was dropped, I hit the man over the head with it. I was in a panic. All my mind told me to do was grab you and take you here, so that's what I did." I said. She tightened her grip on me.
"I know I was shot... I thought I was dead... I'm glad I'm not. I'm an idiot, I got a text and panicked, so I went to the school like it told me, then I tried to run." She said.
"Don't ever call yourself and idiot! Your're not even close. You're beautiful and smart!"
"Then why did I go?"
"Because you panicked. I would do the same in a panic."
She smiled. Tears started to run down her face. I gently stroked her head.
"Please don't cry. You're going to make me cry." I said. She laughed a bit.
We sat in silence for a while.
*A Week Later*
I helped Alex out of the hospital. I told her about the police finding the man who shot her and took him to jail.
"So, you waited 3 months in my room, waiting for me to awake, even if I didn't?" Alex asked. I nodded. "You're sweet, Niall. You really didn't have to."
"Well, I wanted to. I wanted to be sure you were OK." I said.
She smiled and kissed my cheek. My face reddened a bit. Her phone buzzed. She looked at it and rolled her eyes. She answered it.
"Maddie! I just got out of the fucking hospital! No, I'm not going!" She said and hung up.
"What was that about?" I asked.
"Maddie and Kate wanna know if I was going to Prom in 3 weeks! They know I have no one to go with cuz every boy asks them. I don't need to go anyway."
"Well...Uhh... I never got to go to mine.... May I take you to yours?"
She looked at me in shock. She blinked a few times.
"I...Uhhh... Sure!" She said. I smiled. I kissed her forehead and helped her into my car.
She looked down at her phone and sent a text with a smile.
"Niall, can you take me to the mall? My friend says to meet her there." She said.
"Ya, sure! Call me when you want to go home." I said. I dropped her off at the mall and she thanked me.
I drove home to see the boys. I rarely saw them. They came once a month to give me my stuff. I parked my car and got out. I heard noises coming from the back. The boys were in the pool. I walked around back and poked my head through the gate.
"Guess who's home! Not me!" I said. The boys turned.
"Niall!" They said together.
"No! It's Steve!" Sarcasm.
"We got a lot to tell you!" Liam.
"What we did, mostly Harry though." Zayn.
"Well, I kissed Alex while she was still asleep. Can you beat that?"
"Yes, actually. Harry was playing baseball and hit the house. He's in bed asleep." Lou.
"Oh wow. How smart."
"Is Alex your girlfriend?" Zayn.
"No, but I asked her to her Prom so she could go. She's at her least favourite place, the mall, with some friends who kinda made her go, but I'm going to ask her out after."
"Does she know that we're One Direction?" Liam.
I shook my head. "No, she doesn't even know that I know you. I'll call you down if she doesn't believe me, though."
"Let's go check on Sleeping Smart One." Lou said.