Harry had been gone for about 45 minutes now. I was in my new room reading to try and get my mind off of things. I would text my friends or something but he took my phone.
Since I had been reading for a while I decided to get up and get a snack. I walked to the kitchen and opened up the pantry. I looked around and there was nothing but healthy protein bars and instant protein shake mix. Who is this guy? What type of person doesn't have junk food? But I guess he is a spy and to fight like he probably does, he would need to stay fit.
I decided on a chocolate almond protein bar. It wasn't to bad. I went over and sat on the couch in the living room. It was so quiet. How does he do this all the time? And why on earth would he need such a big house? I sat there a little longer and then decided to go back to my room. I got on my bed and opened up my book again.
I read for another 30 minutes when I heard a noise downstairs. I figured Harry must be home. I closed my book and started walking towards my door. But before I opened it I heard voices, not one voice but many and neither of them sounded like Harry. I locked my bedroom door and hid in my closet. The voices were getting more obnoxious by the minute but I couldn't tell what they were saying. I decided to be brave and eavesdrop. I slowly crept out of the closet and unlocked my door. I opened it carefully and stuck my head out. It sounded like they were in the kitchen. I snuck down the hallway and stood with my back against the wall. I could hear the voices perfectly now. "Dude where's he at? He told us to meet him here." Said one voice.
"I don't know but he'll be here, he's never been one to make us wait." What were they talking about? Harry? Did these people know him?
"Well, I'm gonna go to my room and take a shower while we wait. I still smell like gun smoke." Said another voice. His room? But that didn't sound like Harry at all. I then heard foot steps coming towards me. I shot up and sprinted to my bedroom. I turned a corner and ran into something. I fell to the ground and looked up.
"Well, well, well, what do we have here?" I was petrified. A guy who looked to be about Harry's age was standing over me with a smirky smile. He had a slight quiff in his brown hair. He wore tan skinny jeans and a short sleeve shirt. I got up and tried to run away but he grabbed my arm. "No no no, we don't want any trouble now do we?" He then started walking into the kitchen dragging me behind him. "Looky here at what I found listening to our conversation boys." There were three more in the kitchen. One of them had a short, almost a buzz cut, hair style and he spoke up first.
"Well, hello there dear. Who might you be?" He asked me. I looked down and tried to avoid eye contact. "Louis, let go of her arm....Love I asked you a question." I kept my gaze to the ground.
"Uhm, Kai...." I stuttered.
"And, why are you in our house?" He asked calmly. I could tell he was the leader.
"I uh, I live here now."
"Oh? Who says?" He cocked his head a little.
"Really....well where is he?"
"He went to town to get me some clothes...he'll be back soon. I'm sorry, I wasn't trying to pry I just didn't know who you were...please let me go!" I started panicking.
"Hey, hey, calm down we aren't going to hurt you. We work with Harry and we also live here. We were just wondering who you were. You would do the same if someone showed up in your house unexpectedly wouldn't you?" I nodded slightly. "Okay, well, why is it that you're here again?"
"I uhm...I.." I then of course started crying. I didn't know what else to do. I mean I don't even know these guys. What if they find out what I know? Will they kill me?
"Hey, love don't cry we aren't goin ta hurt ya." Said the blonde. He had a thick Irish accent. "Please don't cry. It's all right."
"Why don't we go to the living room and sit down and talk?" Said the one who was at first headed to the shower, until they saw me. We all made our way over to the living room.
"Alright, now tell us why you're here." Said the one who spoke first earlier.
"Uhm..well. Last night I was...uhm.. headed home from a date and while we were stopped at a stop light I looked over and saw Harry....uh, I saw him.... kill someone in an ally....he saw me starring and ran for me and my date....." I sniffed then carried on. "...he ended up catching up to us then shot my date. I on the other hand, was held captive....he said it wasn't right to kill a girl. Now I....I, can't go back home. Harry said I must live here now." I looked down and tears were streaming down my face. I've been through so much in the last 24 hours.
"Oh....you...you witnessed him kill a man?" He sounded shocked.
"It wasn't like I was trying to. I just happened to look out the window when it happened...." I felt like a baby from all the tears.
"Well, he did the right thing. I'm sorry about your date. But Harry told why he had to do it right?" I nodded. "Well, then you know that it had to be done."
"What was your name again love?" Asked the blonde.
"Kai....what are your names?" I asked trying to sound strong and not like a little fragile girl.
"Oh dear! Our apologies! I'm Liam. And this is Niall. That's Zayn and the one you ran into is Louis. We all live with Harry. We are a team and we all work for the government."
"Nice to meet you guys..." I said.
"You too Kai. And welcome to the family!" Said Niall all cheerfully. Family? But I want my old family.
"Thank you..." I said politely. We all then heard the back door open and the alarm turn off. Harry was home. Wait...how did I not here the door and the alarm when the other buys came in? Was there another way into the house that I didn't know about?
"KAI!" He yelled making his way to the living room. "I'M HOME. AND I THINK YOU WILL LIKE WHAT I GOT Y-...oh, hey guys...I see you've met our newest member of the family."
"Harry, you know we should have talked about this first.." Liam stated.
"Yes I know but I wasn't going to just shoot her! You know it's wrong to hurt a girl."
"Yes but Harry you can't just keep any girl that sees you working!"
"We can trust her. She isn't like the other one." The other one?!? "We can trust her and I promise that!" Liam looked down to me and started to say something but sighed.
"Hhhhh, Kai, you'll need to prove your trust." Liam said.
"How?" I asked.
"You'll have to past the test."
"DUDE! She's a girl!!!! That's not right!" Harry yelled.
"Maybe we could find something else for her to do!" Niall yelled.
"Niall, you know there isn't anything else, she can do it, we'll just have to pray she can make the right decision." Liam furrowed his eyes at me.
"Wha-what's the test?" I asked.
Everyone looked at Zayn. "What?!" He asked.
"You were the last one to join the team, so you can tell her."
"Ugh! Ok fine, Kai...we are going to test you on your faithfulness, you won't know when and you won't know how but if you fulfill the task you will be able to stay...and we won't have to.....uhm....you know..." He slid his finger across his throat in a straight line.
"Oh..." Great! It was either I ace this test or die!
"Sooooo, it's 5:30, let's get dinner ready." Niall said trying to change the subject.
"Good idea! I got some groceries today, how about some of my famous spaghetti?" Harry asked.
"Mmmmmm!!!! That sounds amazing!!" Louis said.
"Actually I already ordered pizza...." Zayn stated.
"Oooo even better!" Niall said.
"Ni?! You don't like my spaghetti?" Harry asked with a sad tone of voice.
"It's okay, I mean it's good but we had it two days ago..." Niall replied in a whiny tone.
We all went to our rooms and washed up for dinner. Zayn answered the door when the pizza guy got here and then we all went to the kitchen to eat. We all sat down at the table and ate our pizza. It tasted so good and soooo unhealthy! Much better than the protein bar I had earlier. We finished eating and I helped wash the dishes.
"Hey Kai..." Harry said.
"Yeah?" I asked.
"Come here." I obeyed and followed. We went to his bedroom and he shut the door. "Okay, so I know what the boys are saying is scaring you. It's ok, I know you can pass the test. You have so much more potential than the other girl that was here. Just don't let them get to you ok?"
"Okay, you all good?" He asked. Raising his eyebrows. I nodded then shook my head no, my eyes now starting to water again. "Awe. Come here." He pulled me into his arms and squeezed me tight. "It's going to be okay, I know your scared okay? I know, but you have to believe me when I say everything will be okay." He pulled away, his hands resting on my upper arms. "I'm not gonna let anything happen to you, alright." I nodded and he wiped a tear away from my eye. "And about the guys, they're big softies when it comes to things like this ok. They'll come around." He then pulled me into one more hug. I wrapped my arms around his waist and for the first time since I arrived, I felt safe.