“You know, you really should ignore those bitches.” Jane said after we left Forever 21. There was some truth in what she said, but not all comments are that easy to ignore.
“Yeah I know that. Where do you want to go now? We’ve been through all the stores and I don’t think my arms can carry much more.” I complained from under the numerous bags Jane had bought. “Jane?”
“What do you know about a FaceTime call with Niall?” she asked looking up from her phone. Oops.
“Uh, yeah sorry about that. It happened last night and I forgot to tell you. But I had to answer it.” I tried to explain.
“Oh okay. What did he say?” she asked as we walked to the space Lacy was waiting at.
“Nothing much. Louis and Liam was with him when they saw I answered.”
“Oooooh… Say where they are and why they didn’t tell?”
“Nope.” I sighed as the street started whizzing past us.
“Hey Mel? Do you know those people?” she asked when we stopped at a traffic light. When I looked out of the window, I couldn’t believe my eyes. There, on the corner, was Taylor and her group of three taking a selfie.
“My fucking god that’s Taylor!” I shrieked in rage.
“Oh my god you’re right!”
“Lacy! Take the bags home. We’ll see you later!” I said jumping out of the car and dragging Jane to the sidewalk.
“What are you thinking?! She’s gonna see us.” She whispered fiercely.
“Shuttup. I’ve got a plan.” I said pulling out my phone.
“What are you doing…”
“Calling Luke.” I said smacking my phone to my ear.
“M? Are you okay?” he answered on the seconds ring.
“I’m fine Lukey. Are the other lads with you?” I asked urgently.
“You know that dainty little coffee shop near the studio? Come here. Quickly.”
“Is everything okay?” he asked again.
“I just need you and the guys stat. I’ve got a score to settle.” I answered and hung up.
“That’s your big plan?” Jane asked.
“Shuttup and follow my lead.” I said strolling over to where the Bitch Squad was.
“And if you look to your right, you’ll see a very normal thing around these parts. They’re known as hobos.” Taylor sneered looking our way.
“Well if it isn’t the bleached blonde bimbo.” I smiled. “Are you lost or something? I would’ve thought Cali was more your type of place.”
“Oh, Melody. Always the joker.” She said clenching her fists.
“I get what you’re trying to do, Taylor. You’re trying to get to Harry.” I smirked.
“Maybe, maybe not.” She shrugged. Just as I was about to reply her, Luke and his pose came almost running around the corner.
“Melody!” they chimed.
“Lukeyyyyy!” I exclaimed running into Luke’s arms and kissing him solidly on the lips. He was taken aback at first, but the longer I kissed him, the more he got into it.
“Look at Melody. Got a new bf, Mel? What happened to poor little Harry?” Taylor asked batting her eyelashes.
“Excuse me, but who the fuck are you?” Michael asked giving her a look.
“Oh, no honey. The question here is, why are you hanging out with this piece of garbage and her orange peel of a cousin?” Taylor asked motioning to Jane. This got my poor cousin’s rage going.
“Excuse you! Orange peel?!” Jane gasped. “You better check yourself, before you wreck yourself, bitch!”
“No one insults Melody or her family. Bitch you really need to go.” Calum spoke up.
“Yeah, I think those implants and cheap extensions are taking up all of the space around here.” Ashton retorted.
“Burn…” I whispered under my breath. Taylor gasped and motioned for her group to follow as she strutted away down the street.
“Check and mate.” Jane smiled.
“Thank you guys! We owe you one. Big time.” I buzzed.
“No problem. That was fun though.” Ashton smiled.
“We should insult bitches more.” Michael laughed.
“Especially bitches Melody knows.” Calum said.
“I don’t know that many bitches!” I said defending myself.
“Oh, but I do.” Jane smiled wickedly.
“Luke? You okay mate?” Ashton asked. It wasn’t till then that I noticed Luke hadn’t said anything or taken his eyes off me since I kissed him.
“I… I’m fine… I think.” He stuttered.
“Okay, strange. Anyway. Thanks for helping out guys. We’ll be heading off again.” I said turning to head across the street. Just as I was about to cross over, a heavy feeling came over me. I swayed and it felt as if the ground would be very comfortable right about then.
“Mel? Are you okay?” Jane asked. I couldn’t answer her. My tongue was numb and I couldn’t form any words in my mind. It felt as if someone was pounding nails into my brain as I held my head in my hands whining.
“Let’s get her to the studio. She can lay down there.” I heard someone say. “It’s the closest and she’ll be safe there.”
I felt myself being lifted off the ground and I just knew Luke was carrying me. He carried me around the corner and it wasn’t long until I was on a couch. I curled up and held my head. The pain was getting worse and worse.
“Luke! Make it stop! Please!” I cried shutting my eyes as the pain tore through my thoughts.
“Melody, what’s wrong? Where does it hurt?” I heard him ask as he took one of my hands and held it tightly in his.
“My… head… what’s happeni-” I was about to ask when the pain got to the point where I thought my head was going to burst. I screamed as I got pulled from the studio and the couch. Suddenly I was in a different room. It looked like a hotel room. A luxurious one at that. It had two king sized beds in the one side of the room and a big black leather couch with a TV in the other. And that’s when I saw them.
“Harry, you can’t go on like this. You’re dropping bodies like there’s no tomorrow. If they catch up to you, you can be sure they’ll kill you.” Louis said as they entered from the hallway.
“Louis, I swear to god you’re working on my every last nerve.” Harry snarled flopping down on the couch.
“I’m fucking serious here!” Louis said from the bed that I assumed was his.
“Lou, I’m not going to get caught. I have to eat, don’t I?” Harry replied switching the TV on. It was on a local news station and the whole report was in a different language, but a picture speaks a thousand words. A body was shown in a car. A girl who seemed no older than 22, pale skinned and dark haired with her throat ripped out.
“It’s already on the fucking news you idiot.” Louis spat at him.
“She had it coming.” He shrugged.
“Oh, just like Bethany and Charlie had it coming too?” Louis asked glaring at him.
“All street whores. The world’s better off without them.” He grumbled. “And it’s practice for that little slut back home.”
“I’m right here dick.” I gasped walking over to where he sat, but no response.
“Don’t you dare talk about Melody like that!” Louis growled. Did they even hear me?
“Why? Who’s going to stop me? You?” Harry laughed.
“Ha! You and what army?” He laughed harder.
“This one.” I grumbled and aimed for his eye as I swung my fist towards his face. Of course it didn’t make any impression, but left me on my arse on the floor.
“You think you’re unstoppable, when really all you are is a piece of shit that needs flushing.” Louis said stalking over to where I was still on the floor in front of Harry.
“Oh come on, like you’re going to kill your best friend, Lou.” He said looking up at Louis.
“I might not kill you, but I can still do this.” His fist made a crunching sound as it collided with Harry’s right eye. “Don’t you EVER talk about Melody like that again.” He said as Harry crumpled in on himself groaning and holding his face. Louis was so close I could smell the familiar cologne I came to know so well. I reached out to touch him, but my hand went right through his leg. It was like I was a ghost. He did look down at where I was sat with a confused look on his face.
“Louis? Please tell me you can hear me…” I whispered, but once again, no response.”Lou…”
I felt something drag me back towards the door. I tried fighting it, but I couldn’t hold on to anything.
“LOUIS! NO!”I screamed getting dragged further away from him.
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