The girls and I had nothing to do today since the boys were at an interview, so we were all gathered in my room. We haven't had girl time in a while and it felt good. We were all around my computer, looking at things on the Urban Outfitters and Forever 21 websites. Yeah, we may be a little obsessed with it. All of us were going to redesign our rooms and were looking for bedding and accessories. My mom had just told us that we would be moving into a bigger house with my stepdad, who got married to my mom a few months ago! From what I've seen, the house is huge and a few of the bedrooms have lofts, making it into a mini apartment. It'll be so fun to decorate the rooms and each of us get our own room. I guess you could say we weren't poor anymore. The house we were living in now was pretty small and me and Erin shared a room. On Urban Outfitters, we found some cute outfits to wear. Then we looked at Forever 21 and picked some more outfits. When we were done online shopping, we did each others nails, hair, and makeup.
"I say it's time to go get some Starbucks! Who's in?" I ask and they both agree. I'm so happy that we' re in walking distance of Starbucks. It was pretty hot out today, so I was wearing a black fringed crop top that said 'Life Is Music', high waisted denim shorts and black high tops. Erin wore a denim tank top and floral pattern shorts with tan TOMS. Cailey wore a gray crop top that said '93', high waisted denim shorts, and pink and white high tops. She also wore a black beanie even though it was hot.
"May I ask why you're wearing a beanie n the summer time?" Erin asks, speaking for both of us.
"Never question the beanie, ok? It completes the look!" She says, sassily. Oh no, Louis has gotten to her!
"Whatever floats your boat," I say and we all laugh, then head out to get some Starbucks. I seriously don't know what I would do without these two girls. It took us about 20 minutes to walk to Starbucks and I actually like the walk and fresh air. When we got there, we ordered then sat down at a table.
"You know what, I say we go riding today! I really want to see Clover again and just hang out there. You guys want to?" She asks, looking between us. Of course I would never say no to riding my horse. I see her pretty much every day, but don't always get to ride her, so when I do, it's amazing.
"Do you really think I would say no to that? Of course I will! We can ride in the water this time! Cailey, do you want to come?" I ask her. She come with me quite a few times and has picked up on riding.
"I have nothing else to do so sure," she agrees and now I'm really excited. We finish up our drinks and start heading home. While we're walking, I get a call from Liam.
L: hey babe, we finished our interview
K: yay, how was it?
L: it went really well! Well until the interviewer asked who was single
K: what did you guys say?
L: well Louis and Niall said they were single while Zayn and Harry said they had girlfriends. I didn't really say anything because I didn't know how you felt about going public.the interviewer kind of picked up on that
K: did you tell him the truth?
L: yeah I did. Please don't be mad. I know I should have talked to you about it first, but I didn't want to lie. Please forgive me, I'm so sor-"
K: Liam, it's ok. I'm not mad. Actually, it kind of makes me feel better for some reason. Do they know our names?
L: yeah the interviewer asked who and we all told him. Is that ok with you?
K: yeah it's fine. I really don't mind
L: ok. Well are you doing anything now?
K: me and the girls are on our way back from Starbucks. We were going to go to the barn to ride. Would you and the boys by any chance want to come? I could teach you guys and we're gonna go for a little swim
L: sure, that sounds really fun. Text me when your ready
K: ok and we'll pick you up since you don't know where were going an d wear a bathing suit
L: ok see you then, love
K: bye Liam, can't wait
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"You girls cool with the guys coming riding with us?" I ask, and they both respond with jumping up and down and squealing. "I'll take that as a yes," I say, laughing.
We get home and change into our riding outfits, putting our bathing suits underneath and then get in the car to meet the boys. Luckily our car is big and I'm driving so I don't have to share a seat. We arrive at the barn and everyone jumps out. Me and the girls go get the horses were riding while the boys wait. I walk up to my mare's stall and put the lead line on her. She nickers and I lead her to the cross tie to tack her up. Then I walk back and grab Uno for Liam, since I love him too and wanted to save my two favorite horses for me and Liam. I really hope I can convince my parents to buy him too, but I don't know if they will.
Uno is a chestnut gelding with a broken blaze on his face. He is a Thoroughbred and is pretty fast. I trust him to take good care of Liam for me and I know he will. For Louis, we chose Squish, who is a bay Thoroughbred that definitely has a lot of energy. I think Louis is strong enough to handle him though. For Harry, we chose Runner, who is also strong. He's a chestnut gelding with a blaze. Niall is riding Peepers, a big sweet dark bay gelding. Zayn is riding Freya, a dark palomino mare. She's adorable. Then Cailey and Erin are riding the normal horses, Clover and Lizzie.
Finally, everyone was tacked up, which took a very long time, especially since Louis decided to try putting it on backwards. We started off slow since the boys hadn't ridden before. They started to get the hang of it, mostly Liam. He had ridden a few times so he knew a little more. We had gotten to the open field and I let him canter with me while the others walked.
"Feel comfortable over a small jump?" I ask him, pointing to a small log on the ground. He nods and I canter over the jump, followed by Liam, who actually looks like he's been riding forever. From the huge smile on his face, I could tell he liked it.
We arrive at the lake to go swimming. All f the horses like the water, so they easily go in . All of us take off our clothes and riding gear so that we're in our bathing suits and get in. I feel arms around me and pick me up then the next thing I know, I'm soaking wet. I turn to see a hysterical Liam on the shore. I walk back out and wrap my arms around him, getting him wet, but he didn't really mind. He put his arms around my waist and we just stood there. I finally let go and pull him over to the horses. We get on and ride into the water. Everyone looks like they're having fun, splashing around and laughing.
"Ready to go, everyone?" I ask, putting all the clothes and riding gear back on. Everyone nods and gets ready as well. We have been at the lake for probably 3 hours now and everyone is tired.
We all get back to the barn and untack the horses and put them back. Everyone gets in the car and Cailey drives this time. I lean against Liam's shoulder and fall asleep. When I wake up, I look around to find myself in my room, but there's arms wrapped around my waist. I turn slowly to see Liam sleeping beside me. He looks so cute when he's asleep. I snuggle up closer to him and take in the smell of his cologne. I would stay like this forever if I could. I lightly kiss his nose and a smile forms on his face. He slowly opens his eyes pulls me closer to him.
"Good morning beautiful. How did you sleep?" He asks, kissing my nose.
"Actually, better than I have in a while," I said, which was completely true. I kept having nightmares and would wake up crying but last night I didn't have any. I never told anyone about the night mares because I didn't think they were very important.
"What do you mean by that?" He asks as he looks at me worriedly.
"Well, every night for the past few weeks, I've np been having nightmares and wake up crying. I don't know why I have them but I didn't have one last night. You protected me," I say and he pulls me closer than I thought was possible.
"Babe, why didn't you tell me? I could have helped you," he says, a little bit of hurt flashing in his eyes. That broke my heart to see him hurting because of me.
"I didn't think it was that important and I didn't want to worry you. I didn't purposely keep it from you," I say, looking away from his eyes. He lifts my chin, forcing me to look at him.
"Listen babe, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to sound accusing. I just really want you to be happy," he says, tracing circles on my back.
"I know you do, but there's some things that can't be helped and I have to fight on my own. It's not that big of a deal though," I sassy, trying to comfort him. He nods and then places a hand on my cheek.
"You are so beautiful Kristen. Too beautiful for all of this," he says kissing my wrist where my scars are. I look away again, embarrassed.
"Thanks Liam, but no I'm not. Whenever I look in a mirror, all I see is flaws and things I want to change. No where near as pretty as Cailey or Erin," I say.
Suddenly, Liam sits up and takes my hand. He leads me over to my mirror and has me stand in front of him.
"Look, you are gorgeous. All I see is perfection and don't think otherwise" he says, kissing my head. I turn my body to the side and groan.
"Ugh, I really need to start working out again," I say, holding my stomach.
"No you don't love. You are perfect just the way you are," he says and pulls me back over to my bed. I looked over at my wall to see the ribbons I've won from riding. That reminds me of the show tomorrow.
"Hey Liam, I'm going to a horse show tomorrow. Would you maybe want to come?" I ask, nervously. He smiles at me.
"Of course! I can't wait to see it love," he says and I smile at him. He really is the sweetest person I've ever met.
"Thanks. It really means a lot to me Liam," I say, hugging him. He rubs my back and begins to trail kisses down to my lips.
"I'd do anything for you, babe. Would you like to go out to brunch with me? It's a little late for breakfast," he says, laughing. "Everyone else woke up a while ago, except Erin and Harry. Those two definitely don't like being disturbed. Maybe we can ask them if thy want to come with us."
"Sure. I'll go wake them up. I have certain ways of doing it," I say, laughing and walking into Erin's room, where her and Harry are cuddled up together. I smirk and grab my phone.
I turn the volume on my phone all the way up and press play after picking the song I want. 'The Circle Of Life' from The Lion King comes on and they both scream. Harry falls off the bed, causing me to crack up. That is exactly what happened to me the first time. Erin and I were setting an alarm and decided to try that song, not knowing it would play out loud. It was after midnight and everyone was asleep. She set the alarm and it started playing full volume, scaring us both, and causing me to fall out of bed. Now it's our little joke to wake each other up.
"What the hell was that for?" Harry yells, glaring at me and standing up. I just laughed.
"You guys wouldn't get up, so I had to make you somehow and that's our little joke, right Erin?" I look over to see Erin cracking up.
"Yes but oh my god Harry! That was hilarious! At you ok?" She asks, hysterical now.
"Yeah, I'm fine. Just please tell me you won't do that again," he says and we nod. I look at her to her with the same smirk on her face as me. We both know it will happen again.
"Well anyway, I came in here to ask you if you guys wanted to come to brunch with me and Liam. It's a little too late for breakfast," I say, looking between them.
"For food? Of course!" Erin says. She never passes an offer on getting to eat. We all go to get ready then meet downstairs to go to brunch. All I could think of was the show tomorrow and how much fun it would be.