7. The Date
I look through my closet a thousand times but not finding anything. I finally decide to ask Harry where we're going. "I told you it's a surprise." He said. "Well can you at least help me with my outfit?" I ask. He smiles and nods. Oh no. He walks into my room and shuts me out. "Harry open the door!" I say banging on the door with my fist. He opens it and stands where I can't get in. "No looking." He says before shutting the door again. I groan and sit down. After a while Harry let's me in. I find a pink dress on the bed. I look at him like 'do I have to?' He chuckles. "Sorry I don't know. You're different. Just pick something to wear but try to look nice." He says. He kisses my cheek and leaves. I put the dress back and find some different/nice cloths. I floral tank top and some black jeans. What? I don't do skirts or dresses. I shutter in disgust. I hate them. I put on some flats and make up. I flat iron my hair and I'm ready. No jacket or beanie. It feels weird. I walk downstairs to see Harry smirking. "What?" I ask trying to hide my smile. "I knew you wouldn't wear that dress." He says with a chuckle. "Sorry." I say looking down. "No it's ok you look amazing." He compliments. He was wearing his signature black skinny jeans, and a white button up shirt. He buttoned it up but leaving three open. "Shall we?" He asks holding out his arm. I blush and take it. He pokes his head out the door and makes sure no paps or the boys. He pulls me to his car and we rush to get in the car. He gets in and we both start laughing. He drives off to a nice restaurant. The paps were there. "Shit!" He exclaims. "Harry it's ok let's just go home." I say. I didn't want him to get in trouble because of me. "No we'll go around the back keep your head down." He says. I hang my head down as he pulls around the back. No one had seen us. We swiftly walk into the building and the man leads us to a table. Harry pulls out my chair for me. "Thank you." I say before sitting. He walk across from me and sits. A rose and a candle lay in the middle of us. He leans over for a kiss. I push him back saving him from the fire. "What?" He wines. "You just almost set yourself on fire." I said. He looks at the candle and blushes. He takes my hand and kisses it. He's so sweet and romantic. He orders wine for us both. We eat and talk. We had an amazing time, well at least I did. "Harry?" I ask as we walk in the park. He looks at me. "This night couldn't get better." I say. "Is that a challenge?" He asks smirking. I give him a puzzled look. He stops and I do too. He pulls out a small ring and gets on one knee. "Autumn will you be my girlfriend?" He asks. "Yes Harold! Yes!" I say. He slips the ring on my finger and hugs me. We drove home. Harry hadn't let go of my hand since I said yes, but I loved it. We get home and everyone was there. I smoothly put my hand behind my back and take off the ring. "I thought you guys had stuff to do." Zayn says. "They canceled so we decided to go and eat." I lied. I didn't want to but I had to. For Harry. "Oh, ok then." Niall says. "Well I'm tired so I'm off to bed." He says. I was angry because he just left me to lie to OUR friends. We talked a little but the subject always came back to our date. I would have to lie constantly and I didn't like it. I didn't want to loose my only friends though. Everyone leaves after a while and just when I thought I was alone, Louis spoke. "I know you were with Haz." I freeze in fear. "It's ok. It's love I won't ruin it. If it makes you and him happy." He says. I let out a breathe of relief. I show him the ring that Harry gave me. "Nice going H." He says to himself. I chuckle and thank him. "Ah don't mention it sicko." He jokes. He leaves and I jog to my room. Harry comes in and sits at the edge of my bed. I turn my back to him not saying anything. "What did I do?" He asks stupidly. "You left me to lie to our friends." I say angrily. "They would've known I was lying Autumn. I couldn't risk loosing you." He says. I scoff and roll my eyes. "I'm not saying that to be cheesy. I'm saying because it's true." He says taking my hand. I look at him forgivingly. He kisses me and I lay down. We cuddle while we slowly fall asleep. I hear the front door open and I push Harry away. "What? What's wrong?" He asks. "Someone's here!" I say. He stumbles out of the room to see who it is. "It's my parents." He whispers. I freeze in fear again. He walks downstairs and leaves me alone.
I walk downstairs confused and scared. "Mum you weren't supposed to be back yet." I say hugging her and kissing her cheek. "I know but I have important news. Go get Autumn and we'll talk." She says. "Actually she's still asleep. What's going on?" I lie. It hurt to lie to my mum but if I told her the truth Autumn would go to jail. "We're adopting her!" She says happily. "What?! No!" I say. She stops jumping and looks at me puzzled. "I don't want another sister. Please there has to be another way." I say. "Honey no one wants her. She has a bad past." She says. I storm out the door tears running down my face. I can't loose her. I love her. We've only been together for a while but I love her. There has to be another way. She'll be uncomfortable and depressed all the time. I don't want that for her. We'll runaway. I don't like the thought of leaving my mum, but I can't do this to Autumn. I look around and I realize I'm lost. I call my mum to come pick me up. Maybe I'll give it some time. If things don't change I'll run. I sigh thinking of it. "Harold? I know you don't want another sister but this won't change." My mum says. I stay silent. We arrive home and I go to my room.