I open my eyes to the sound of the waves lapping at the shore. My head is on Niall's chest, I sit up carefully, trying not to wake him, "Good morning beautiful", he says.
I can feel myself smile and blush at the same time, "If you were awake, why didn't you wake me?"
"Because I love watching you, you're so peaceful and beautiful when you sleep. Hungry?", he asks.
"Hell ya! Starving!" I reply. We stand and shake out the blanket, then Niall tucks it under his arm and takes off running towards the house.
"Race you there!" he yells, and I take off after him.
"You're a cheater! You had a head start!" I yell back, in hot pursuit. I did some track in school so I don't think he was prepared when I caught up to him as quickly as I did. We both reached for the front door together, there wasn't really a winner.
The house is quiet as we walk into the kitchen. I look through the cupboards "I'll make pancakes, everyone likes pancakes right?" I ask him.
"Yup, but the only one who really matters is me and I LOVE them!" he says, with a huge grin.
"I can help, see, I can crack the eggs!" he says, as he demonstrates his egg cracking technique.
"Um, there's just one problem sweets, you left half the egg shell in the bowl..." I say.
He looks at me and shrugs his shoulders, "It'll add an element of surprise!" he says. I laugh, put my hands on his shoulders, and guide him to the first empty chair.
"I'll make the pancakes and you can supervise, ok?!" I say, laughing.
"Can I 'supervise' your body instead, cause' you have a really nice one of those", he teases. I can feel my cheeks flush. I grab an egg out of the carton and hide it behind my back as I walk back towards him.
"I can't believe you just said that...", I said and in one quick motion bring the egg around and crack it over his head. He sat there for a second smiling at me, then got up and took a step towards me.
"Oh, you're in trouble now" he says, as he dips his hand in the flour bag, and throws a handful at me. I see him reach for an egg and I take off around the kitchen table, he's behind me in a flash and wraps an arm around my waist to hold me still. Then I see the hand with the egg in it, coming towards me, I can't stop laughing and let out a scream.
"What's going on in here?" we hear El say, as she and Louis walk into the kitchen. While Niall is briefly distracted, I grab hold of the egg in his hand and crack it on his forehead. As I turn to see egg dripping from his face and hair, I break up.
"Think this is funny do you?" he says, as he wraps his hands around my waist and pulls me close. We're just about to kiss when we hear...
"Get a room!", Harry snaps, shuffling into the kitchen "It's not like you don't have 10 to choose from!"
"Someone woke up cranky", Lou says.
"Shut up Boo Bear!" Harry snaps again, rubbing the side of his head with his fingers.
"Why don't you go get showered first, Niall. I'll clean up the kitchen and get the pancakes started". He smiles and gives me a kiss before leaving. I go to the cupboard and grab Harry a couple of my ES Advil's, pour him some water and set everything on the table in front of him, as Lou and El sit down too. Harry downs the tablets with the water and mumbles "thank you". I start cleaning up the mess Niall and I made in the kitchen, and making pancakes.
I slowly open my eyes, the morning sunshine is flooding the bedroom. I look over at Zayn, he's still sleeping. I can feel my pulse race as I remember last night in exquisite detail, his touch, his kiss, his warmth, his smell. It was all so...intoxicating. I run my hands along his smooth, bare chest. I want him again. Badly. Everything throbs. I take a couple of deep breaths and try to calm myself. Maybe a bath will help distract me. I wrap a sheet around myself and tiptoe quietly to the bathroom. I run the water, not to warm, I have to cool myself down somehow. I brush my teeth and wash last night's make up off my face.
I look up and see his face appear in the mirror behind me, he looks so hot with his morning hair. "Good morning love" he says, my mouth is dry. "Are you ok? Any regrets?" he asks. I turn to face him and notice he's not wearing anything and I can't help but look. "My eyes are up here" he teases, as he wiggles 2 fingers in front of my face and draws my gaze upwards. I shake my head and stare at his eyes then his lips, as I lick mine, they're so dry. He wraps his arms around me and pulls me close "Again?" he whispers, and I can feel myself blush as I shake my head 'yes'. He unwraps the sheet from around my body and lets it fall to the floor. "You are so beautiful" as he picks me up and carries me back to the bed.
I think it feels even better than it did last night. Every touch, every stroke, every kiss is charged with electricity. He fills me up completely and I can't get enough. I can feel my pulse race as we peak together. He rolls over and props his head on his hand, smiling and looking at me, while he caresses my stomach with his free hand. I'm still panting and trying to catch my breath.
"Is it always like this?", I ask.
"No, I can honestly say, this is a first for me too." he answers.
"What do you want to do today?" he asks, smiling at me. He kisses me on the shoulder and let's his lips linger there, his warm breath is arousing.
"This, all day, every day, for the rest of the summer!!" I giggle, as I roll him over on his back and get on top of him. I can feel his hands travel down my back as I kiss his neck and chest. He grabs the bed sheets as I make my way further down. Round 3.
It's late and I wan't to talk to Dani privately about what happened earlier. I was really surprised that she thought it would be a good idea to invite Perri tonight. "I'm getting kind of tired, want to head in?" I ask her.
"Yup, sure" she answers.
"Good night all" we both say together as we make our way back inside to our room.
"So, what happened tonight?" I ask as I sit on the edge of the bed.
"What do you mean?" she answers, as she goes into the bathroom to take off her makeoff.
"I mean, why in the world would you bring Perrie here? What were you thinking?", I ask.
"I ran into them in LA, she was asking about Zayn and I just thought if they spent a little time together maybe they could, you know, work it out.", she says.
"But, you know that he really likes Mia, and that she really likes him?", I say.
"What's your point Liam?", she snaps.
"My point is, is that you jeopardized the relationship he was starting with Mia, Dani...Don't you get that?", I snap back.
She walks back in to the bedroom with sweats and a t-shirt on, "Whatever, I'll apologize to him tomorrow. I didn't think he was that serious about her. It's not like she's anyone important...", she says.
"Dani, are you still happy with me?", I ask, shaking my head at her last remark. When did she become such a snob.
She walks over and flicks the wall light off, "I'm tired Liam", she snaps.
I get up and flick it back on, "I want an answer Danielle", I shout. She's quiet for a moment and I can see she's struggling with her words.
"No. I was just trying to find the right time to tell you. I'm sorry" she whispers, looking down at her hands.
"I'm going to sleep in another room tonight. In the morning, you should probably make arrangements for the heli to come and take you home", I say. She shakes her head, but doesn't look at me. As, I leave the room a feeling of relief washes over me. We've been trying to make this work for too long, neither one of us wanted to let go because of fear. Fear of being alone. I'm glad this happened. I pick the first empty room and crash on the bed. Thanks to the alcohol, I'm asleep within minutes.
"Pancakes are ready!" I say, as everyone digs in. Everyone but Dani, Ed, Zayn and Mia that is.
"Liam, where's Dani this morning?" I hear El ask.
"Um, she had to be back home early this morning, so the heli was here first thing to pick her up" he answers.
"That's funny, she never mentioned anything to me about leaving early today", El presses.
"Well, um, the truth is, is that we broke up last night and I asked her to leave first thing this morning."
"Oh, sorry to hear that mate", Lou says, "anything we can do?"
"No, we made the decision together. It was time. I'm good with it." Liam reply's. As I get up from the table I notice Harry glaring at Liam, I wonder what his problem is now. No one else seems to notice.
"Hey Hazza, where's Ed this morning?" Niall asks.
"Passed out on the patio, I think...", he reply's.
"I'm just going to go let Mia and Zayn know that breakfast is ready", I say, as I head up the stairs to her room. I knock softly on the door but there's no answer. I try the knob. It's unlocked so I crack open the door. My mouth drops a little in shock. I close the door quietly and walk back to the kitchen. She's a big girl, and it's really none of my business. I sit back down next to Niall to finish eating my breakfast.
"Where are they?" Niall asks.
"Um, t-they're um, busy" I stammer, my face flushes, giving everything away.