running away from the enemy ➳ [z.m. love story/au]

"Love has its place, as does hate. Peace has its place, as does war. Mercy has its place, as do cruelty and revenge." -Meir Kahane---

Run. That's all they could do. Mari, Will and Zayn went separate ways in order to protect each other from the one who is out to kill them. Paranoid is what describes all of them. Someone is out to kill them and is watching their every move. But what happens when someone one of them thought they could trust betrays them in the biggest way imaginable? You can run, but you can't hide. This person is out for the kill and won't stop until he gets what he wants...


3. Chapter 3.

Zayn's POV

        I wake up and automatically look to the right of me, just wishing that Mari would somehow appear right there. But the only way she does is if I imagine it, which doesn't help me miss her any less. I miss her presence. Just having her around made me happy. The scent of vanilla in her hair that I would smell whenever she was in my arms. The sound of her voice. The way she would bite my lip while we would kiss...Those are all things that I miss about her. I could go on all day, but I'm not going to.

         These months away from her have been a bitch. I don't even know where she is right now. When we all split apart, she didn't even know where her and Will were going. She just said that they were gonna keep on running...

         I didn't want her to leave that day. I wanted her to come with me so I would know that she was safe. I mean, I'm not saying that Will won't keep her safe. He just has a reputation of being an idiot sometimes....I mean a majority of the time. I will never be able to forget how he fucking set Mari up so that it seemed like she was the bad guy. But she wasn't. He was the one who destroyed our relationship, which ultimately rekindled a few months later...And I definitely won't be able to forget what he did to her. He broke Mari's fucking hand...he slapped her. Mari didn't want me to find out and she reassured me that everything was okay. But no one will ever put their hands on Mari like as long as I am living and breathing. I got my payback though, I beat the little bastard to a pulp...and I probably would have fucking killed him if the boys' weren't there to keep me from doing so. They saved his little life and I believe that dear old William knows not to fuck with me anymore. But he's all better now since that was months ago.
         My sisters, the boys' and I are now in England where we are staying at Uncle Brian's house. I haven't seen him in years, but his house is the only place where I know we would be safe. Brian is the leader of the most powerful gang in England. So nobody fucks with him. He has the whole entire city scared straight. No one ever tries to overthrow him. He demands respect. His presence alone demands respect. I fucking love that...

         I decide to get up and slide on a hoodie that I bought a couple weeks ago. Since the entire house fucking burned down and our clothes...just everything went along with it, I had to buy everyone new things. Luckily mom and dad left us loads of money and I saved it all, waiting for the day that I would have to use it for an emergency. Sadly, that day has come....

        I tousle my hair a little and pull the hood of my hoodie over my black hair. After taking a quick glace at myself in the mirror, I walk down the hallway and see Liam standing out in the middle of it with a toothbrush in his mouth. He stares at me as I walk closer to him and a welcoming smile spreads across his face.

         "Hey mate," he says with his mouth full of toothpaste while looking at me.

         "Hey Liam." Honestly, I still cannot thank Liam enough for helping me and Mari get back together. He was the one who believed in her when I didn't anymore. He was the person who motivated me to go after her. "Brian downstairs?" I ask.

         "Uhh yeah I think so," Liam says before walking past me towards the bathroom door. "Niall hurry the fuck up!" I hear him shout while beating on the door. Seeing Liam angry is the funniest thing to me. He's rarely ever angry.

         I walk past Liam and head down the steps to have the smell of something delicious fill my nostrils. The aroma gets stronger and stronger as I walk down the staircase. Once I make it to the bottom of the stairs, I turn the corner to find Reyna, Brian's wife cooking breakfast. Reyna gives me a welcoming smile once she realizes that I'm in the kitchen with her.

         "Sleep well last night?" she asks before moving her long black hair behind her ear. Reyna is very attractive I must say. She has long black hair, brown eyes. I have always thought that she was attractive since I was little.  Man my uncle is a lucky man.

         "Uhh-yeah," I lie to her nervously. Honestly, I haven't been able to sleep that well lately. Not knowing if Mari is safe or not bothers me a lot. And sometimes I even have nightmares about her. It's crazy as fuck and I wake up with sweat glazing my face. It's been happening for a while now... I hear different voices coming closer and closer to the kitchen and I eventually see Brian and Rita, a member of Brian's gang turn the corner.

         "Well someone looks cute this morning," Rita says before a flirtatious smile spreads across her face. I smile awkwardly at her remark and she places her hand on my shoulder. Rita has always been like this, flirtatious and touchy. She is very fond of me I guess you could say. We've known each other since we were children. Whenever I came to the UK we would hang out. I mean she is just a friend. But she has always tried to be something more. She really tries too hard. Don't get me wrong...I mean she is beautiful. But she's not the one for me. Mari has already filled that spot...

         "Stop flirting with him Rita," Brian says before staring at her warningly. "He has a girlfriend ya know?"

         Rita rolls her eyes at my uncle before smirking and touching her blonde hair. "Well where is this girlfriend of his?" she says before removing her hand from my shoulder.

         She already fucking knows where Mari is because we have already discussed it. But still, she continues to ask where she is. "Somewhere," I mumble. Rita doesn't get that I don't like her like that. Do I need to fucking spell it out for her?

         "Oh," she says before smiling at me seductively. "Well if you need someone to talk to," she says while batting her eyelashes and using her finger to trace circles on my back. "You know where to find me Zayn."

          I watch as Brian's eyes widen in shock before he crosses his arms in front of his chest. "For Christ's sake Rita!" Brian shouts. "Get out." Rita snickers and flashes a smile my direction before walking out of the kitchen in her button up top and jeans. "Sorry about her," Brian says before flashing me a sympathetic smile. "You know how she can be...sometimes."

         What? You mean provocative? How she throws herself at me every time she sees me? "Yeah I know," I simply reply. Reyna walks over to me and hands me a cup of coffee in a simple yellow mug. "Thank you," I say before flashing her a smile.

         "No problem sweetheart," she says before patting me on the back.

         Brian takes a seat in the chair across from me and starts messing with his cellphone. "You should go wake up the boys' and the girls' so they can eat breakfast," he simply states while continuing to keep his eyes locked on the screen of his cellphone.

         I sigh and force myself to get up even though I don't want to. As I head up the long ass staircase, my legs are getting tired. As soon as I make it up all the stairs, I knock on everyone's doors and I hear a couple people moan. I walk towards the end of the hallway where Doniya's room is and knock on it last. As soon as I knock on the door, it slowly creaks open and I and walk inside her room expecting to find her head hidden underneath the covers.

         "Hey breakfast is r-" Well. I'm cut off by the sight of Doniya being pressed up against the wall by Harry, his lips hungrily kissing hers. They don't even seem to notice my presence which causes me to bang on the wall. "Hey!" I shout while banging on the wall repeatedly.

         Did I forget to mention that they were dating now? Well they are. They are always with each other non-stop. They cannot keep their hands off of each other it seems like. Doniya seems to be happy though, so I'm not complaining. And I trust Harry. He is like a brother to me. But I told him before their relationship progressed that I would fucking kill him if he ever hurt my sister. But, I don't think I'll have to kill him anytime soon.

         Doniya and Harry quickly exchange glances with me and back away from each other. Harry almost falls backwards trying to back away from her. "It's not what it loo-" Harry starts to say shakily before I cut him off.

         "It's fine," I say. "I just came to tell you that breakfast is ready." Doniya just stares at me. I think she was thought that I was going to beat the living shit out of Harry that very moment. But no. If Mari was here, I'm pretty sure someone would probably catch us doing the same thing. Doniya hasn't really talked to me lately. I think she's still upset by the fact that I went after Mari that day. But I mean I thought my own sister would love to see me happy. But I guess not? I walk out of the room shutting the door behind me. I bet you they are back to making out right this second. I walk back downstairs to the kitchen to find everyone sitting around the table with food on their plates.

         "Where's Doniya and Harry?" Brian asks me before he stuff a forkful of eggs in his mouth.

         I pull a chair out from underneath the table and slowly sit down. "Uhhh they are busy," I say. "They should be down soon." I receive several looks from the boys' who have smirks spread across their faces. They all start to crack up because the know exactly what they are up to. I don't even have to tell them. Reyna and Brian both look at me in confusion and I shrug my shoulders.

         "Boys," Reyna mumbles while shaking her head before letting out a small laugh. I sit down at the table beside Brian since Waliyah took my original seat. Reyna sits beside Brian and lays her head down on his shoulder. Watching them both laugh and smile at each other reminds me of Mari and I's relationship. Even though she is not here, I imagine her sitting next to me with our fingers interlaced. As each day passes, I never stop hoping and praying that she is okay and that soon this will all be over. I cannot wait until the day that I can hold her in my arms and kiss her perfect lips without having to worry about anything...

(helloooo! :) so I hope ya liked this chappy! please leave a comment! and fave my story too please! that would be amazing!! so again this story might start of kinda slow....the drama is going to start soon I promise! also I picture Brian as Benjamin Bratt, Reyna as Paula Patton, and Rita as Claire Holt. You can picture them how ever you want to of course :) but that is just who I picture them as!  thank you for reading this chapterrr! I think I'll be updating on Friday so i'll see ya then! btw the next chapter is gonna be in Mari's POV :) see ya laterrr xx)

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