Humming to myself, I picked up the books Niall left for me. “Oh! He left his note book!” I said to myself as I saw his black notebook lying on the table. I planned to give it to him tomorrow when I go to school. With that, I sat at my study desk and opened his note book. There were some notes and information written on it too. I gasped when I saw the next page. There, on the right side of the page was a doodle of a girl with long black hair and green eyes. Near her was written ‘Cynthia’! “This is me?” I asked myself. The doodle looked cute, childish and Niall like. I think he didn’t get to finish the picture as there was a huge space next to the doodle. “I have an idea!” I took out a sketching pen and began to draw on the empty space. First I drew the messy hair, then the perfect face, the cute blue-green eyes and handsome smile. Yup. You guessed it! It is niall himself!
I was peacefully sketching when my mother burst into the room. I was startled. “Mom, what is wrong?” I asked. “How could you do that?! I trusted you all these years and you still misbehave?” she began to scold me. I was very confused. “What did I do mother?” I asked. “What did you do you ask?! You don’t even know what you did? That is so funny! Might as well ask that Niall Horan guy!!” mom yelled. "What is wrong, mother? Tell me then I’d know what I did! If you don’t tell me, how would I know?!” I cried out standing up. “You went out with Niall!! That is what you did!! Do I even have to tell you where?!! She yelled. “I never did go out with him on a date! We just went shopping! He came with me because he also had some shopping to do!!” I protested. “I heard that you didn’t only go shopping with him!” mom said. “What? No! We only went shopping, mom! I am telling the truth!” I cried out. What is she talking about? “I am going to make sure that you two will not see each other again! Understand?!” mom yelled. “NO! I don’t understand at all!! Who told you all this?! I didn’t do anything wrong!! I am telling you that we only went shopping!! Believe me mom!!” I cried out. “not another word!! You are GROUNDED!” she yelled. I was shocked. She never grounded me!! how could she do that?! Who told her all these false rumors?
With that, mom hurried out, closed the door and locked it from the outside. I started to panic. I ran up to the door and tried to open it. It was locked indeed! “Mom! Let me out!! Mom! I didn’t do anything!” I cried out trying to open the door. I pulled with all my strength but it was no use!! “MOM!!” I cried out loud. It was no use. She didn’t listen. After trying a lot of time, I broke down. I sat down right on the spot and began to cry. I was sad, confused and scared at the same time. I was scared that I might not be able to go out. I was scared that I might not be able to see niall.
I didn’t know how long I was sitting near the door. For surely, when I opened my eyes, it was dark inside the room. It was dark inside the room and the lights seem to be dimmed. I tried to shake away the blurriness but it was no use. Feeling dizzy, I got up and slowly made my way to my closet to change into my pajamas. Suddenly, I saw a figure, standing near the glass sliding door which leads to my balcony. I wondered who it was and began to walk towards that person. I gasped as I realized that it was Niall. I was about to call him when I saw Veronica at my balcony. She walked up to Niall and grabbed his arm and began to pull him towards her. “no!” I blurted out. But it came out as a whisper. She dragged nial towards the balcony and began to leave. I tried to stop them but I was held tightly around my waist by someone. I screamed out as I realized that it was Keith. I tried to pull away but he was too strong. I was screaming out loud when I woke up from my horrible nightmare. I was on my bed with the bed cover tangled around my waist. I looked at the balcony. It was empty with the sliding doors open and the curtains flying by the breeze. Gasping for breath, I untangled myself, went up to my room door and tried to open it. No use. It was still locked. I wanted to go out so much that I was going crazy! I didn’t know what I was going to do. I was hopeless…
I sat in front of my room window, looking out at the evening sky. It looked dark and grey as if a huge shower of rain is about to pour down on us. That is the way I felt at that moment. I was lonely and sad. No one was there to keep me company. I haven’t gone to school for the last two days. I miss Niall so much! I miss his jokes, his cute smile and his presence. Mom only let Liz into the house so I can do the homework they give from school. I am being home schooled. Can you believe it? She actually got some teachers to teach me at home! I am so miserable right now. All I can think of now is Niall. I am going crazy wanting to see him! And yes! I do have feelings for him! I am not going to keep it away from me! I am going to accept it! I like him very much. Not because of the looks only. It is because of his attitudes too! He is so sweet and caring. I am sure he likes me too.
My thoughts were interrupted by Liz. She came over to me with the school books she was holding. “I am not doing any more homework!” I told her firmly. “I know. You look horrible right now. I know you have been really messed up.” She said. “Thanks for letting me know.” I replied angrily. “I have news. Veronica was the one who ratted on you! I eavesdropped her conversation with her friends. She actually told your mother that you and Niall went clubbing together!” Liz said “WHAT?! HOW DARE SHE SAY SOMETHING LIKE THAT? AM I SOMEONE WHO PLAYS DIRTY? I AM SOOO GOING TO KILL HER!!!!” I screamed. “But even though if you tell that to your mom, she will not believe you!” Liz replied. I dropped on to my bed. “I miss Niall.” I whispered, letting huge drops of tears fall down my cheeks. Liz came over and hugged me. “I know. I know you like him. He likes you too. He has been keeping it a secret from you as he isn’t ready to tell it to you yet. He is behaving different at school ever since you got locked away. He doesn’t talk to anyone else properly, except me. He is desperate to see you. He has visited you twice, yesterday. But your mother wouldn’t let him in.” Liz explained. I hugged Liz tighter. “I want to see Niall.” I whispered crying even more.
After a while, Liz went away as her mother would be looking for her if she was late. Desperate to get out and see Niall, I looked out the window, imagining him standing in front of me. But it was no use. Then suddenly, an idea came into my mind. “According to my mom, I have rebelled before. So why can’t I rebel now?” I said to myself. Filled with strength all of a sudden, I hoisted myself onto the window ledge and climbed up the window. “I am sorry mom; I just have to do this.” I said and jumped down. I landed on four on the grassy lawn of my house. Hoping mom is not in the garden, I quickly ran out of my lawn towards the school. Cold breezes made my hair fly in the air. I felt cold as I was wearing only a black tank top with black tights. I didn’t care as the only thing that ran continuously in my mind was Niall. “I have to see him. I have to see him” my mind kept saying as I ran. Huge drops of rain started to fall slowly. I didn’t care about that either!
After a while of running, I reached the park in front of the school. For some reason, my heart told me to come her. I had this hope that Niall would be here as this is where we usually see each other before school. By that time, it was raining like cats and dogs. I was drenched from head to toe and it was very cold. Slowly, I walked through the park, hoping to see him.
After walking for a while, I lost hope and got weaker. I was shivering and dripping with water. I felt like I was going to faint because of the cold too! “Niall, Niall, Niall, Niall…” that was all I could say. My legs felt weaker and weaker each second. My hair was all wet along with my clothes. “Niall…” I whispered. I couldn’t walk any further. I was about fall down when I heard someone call out my name. “Cynthia!!” “Huh?!” who is calling me? “Cynthia!!” the voice called out loud again. Then I saw a boy in front of me, a bit far away from me, running towards me. His blond hair was drenched in the rain along with his clothes. He didn’t seem to care about it and kept running towards me. “NIALL!” I screamed out when I recognized him. I felt like an unknown force drag me towards him. Filled with joy and happiness, I ran towards him as fast as I can! “Cynthia!!” he called. Oh, how I love the way he called my name! “Niall!” I called out to him. Smiling, he ran up to me and hugged me. I also hugged back. “Oh, Niall!” I gasped. I was so happy and filled with joy to maximum! “I am so happy to see you!” I whispered. “Me too. I missed you so much! I went crazy ever since you were locked at home!” he replied still hugging me, nuzzling my neck.
I was filled with joy and unknown source of energy. But still, I felt like freezing and exhausted. Niall noticed that; he took off his coat and covered me with it. "thank you nial. i missed you so much." i told him looking straight into his eyes. then again it happened. i felt an unknown force drag me closer to him. he also moved closer, his eyes melting into mine. his breath brushed against my cheeks which felt warm and smelled sweet. i couldnt stop it. neither could he. his nose was an inch away from mine. slowly, i closed my eyes and moved on. this time, i didnt hesitate. but i did get nervous a lot! nice and slowly, our lips met. suddenly i felt warm all over and even felt like fireworks shooting around me and butterflies in my stomach and shooting stars and and... many things! his lips were a bit cold from the weather but soon went warm. i also felt warmer than before. slowly, his hand slid around my waist as i wrapped mine around his neck. the rain seems to respond to our kiss: it began to pour slowly, lightly and in a lovely way, as if knew that it is a very special moment indeed.
after the best, most excellent and romantic 10 seconds, we let go. Niall's ears and cheeks were as bright red as traffic lights! he looked so cute. "oh! i didn't mean to do that! i am so sorry! i-" he began, but i cut him off: "it is okay Niall. it is alright." i told him laying my head on his strong chest. that moment i thought that it was the best time of my life. but will that moment end happily? i am asking you this because, behind a tree, a bit far away, Mrs. Bluebell is watching the whole scene from the beginning, holding an umbrella, who was looking for her daughter. this means a hell lot of trouble, right?!