I excuse myself from the table and go up to Liv's room. I open the door and walk over to the bed where's she's resting.
"Liv? You ok?", I ask, sitting down on the bed beside her.
"No", she croaks. She sounds really awful. I place my hand on her face and can feel her burning up. "My throat is killing me, Mia", I pick up the phone and call down to the front desk.
"Hi yes, this is room 109. Does your resort have any medical services? An 'On call' Dr? How soon can he come? Great thanks", I go to the washroom get her a cold, wet facecloth. "Here, put this on your forehead", I say.
"I'm going to be sick..." she croaks, as she gets up and runs to the toilet. I take my phone out and type a quick text to Zayn and Niall.
To:Zayn Malik, Niall Horan
Liv's really not doing well. Dr's on the way. Won't make it back down for supper :-( Niall you should stay with Zayn tonight. I'll stay here. I <3 u Zayn xo. Night.
I walk into the washroom to see if she's alright, she's laying on the cool bathroom floor. "C'mon Liv. Let's get you back into bed", as I wrap her good arm around my shoulders and pull her up off the floor. I get her tucked back in and grab her a waste basket in case she feels sick again. There's a knock at the door and I run to open it.
"Hi, I'm Dr. Williams", he says.
"Hi there, my sister's not feeling very well. It's her fever that has me worried" I explain.
I watch him carefully as he takes Liv's temp., "103", he says. He shines a light in her eyes, checks her ears, pushes on her stomach and finally, checks her throat. "I'm about 98 percent sure that she has Strep", he says. As he goes into the washroom and washes his hands. "I'm going to put her on a strong antibiotic, she should start to feel better by tomorrow," he explains. He fishes out a prescription bottle and paper from his bag. "She can take 2 tablets now to kickstart her immune system, then 1 tablet 3 x's / day until they're done. She should have a read through this sheet, it lists any possible side effects", he says.
"Cool, thanks", I say, tossing the paper in her bag and walking him to the door. I go into the bathroom and get Liv a glass of water. "Here, take these" I say handing her 2 tablets. Then I put the facecloth back on her head, and lay down beside her.
"Thanks", she croaks.
"Yeah, yeah. Just don't breath your strep germs on me", I say, and I hear her giggle.
"You're bedside manners suck..." she croaks, before falling asleep. I can't help but smile as I snuggle into her back and fall asleep too.
Niall and I pull out our phones at the same time, and read an incoming text from Mia.
"Damn, I guess it's just you and I tonight Nialler!", I say.
"Yeah, just make sure you keep that thing in your pants, mate", he says, pointing to my crotch. I laugh.
"Why? What's wrong?" Katie asks.
"Liv's sick and Mia's staying with her tonight", I explain as I feel my phone vibrate again and pick it up to have a look. "It's from Uncle Sime!", I say as I read the message out loud.
To: Zayn Malik
The video you tweeted last night is still trending. It's gone viral. I want all 4 girls. Make it happen, see you ALL in a couple of weeks. Simon C.
I smile as I look at Lauie and Katie.
"What do you say ladies? Feel up to extending your vacations and coming back to London with us, I know it would really make Liv and Mia's summer if you did."
Katie looks at Liam, "What about you? Would it make your summer too?", she says and I can see Liam's face blush. He glances at Harry, who doesn't seem to care because he's flirting with Lauie.
"You can stay in my room?" Harry winks at Lauie.
"Um, no thanks Harry. I think Katie and I are good to share, that's if you have an extra room?"
"Great, then it's settled", Niall says "Let's surprise the girls in the morning."
Our plane back to London departs at noon the next day. Liv still looks pale and unwell. Mia and Niall help her get settled in her seat, which conveniently is located right next to the loo.
As the rest of us settle in our seats, Lauie and Katie board the plane.
"Surprise!" I hear them shout. Mia jumps up excitedly. "Really?"
"Really!" they answer her. It's a long flight back to our little cottage on the beach but we all manage to sleep on the plane. I think Liv's meds have kept her sedated because she slept for the entire 10 hour flight, except for the few times Mia woke her to give her, her antibiotic. It's the middle of the night as the heli lands and we all get out. We all walk warily into the house drop our things on the floor by the front door and head to our rooms.
It's close to 10 when I finally wake the next morning. I blink a couple times to clear my vision and notice that Mia is no where in sight. This just will not do, I think to myself as I jump up. I pull on some shorts and go on a 'hunt'. I walk into the kitchen, Liam, Louie and Katie are sitting at the table eating breakfast. "Anyone seen Mia?" I ask.
They all shake their heads "nope, sorry", Katie says. I search the entire house before going outside. She not in the pool or hot tub either. It's a beautiful morning, the sun is shining and it's 'hot'. I decide to take a stroll down to the beach and that's when I see her. She's laying on a blanket with my favorite polka dot bikini on, looking absolutely delicious. As I make my way over I can't help but stare.
"You're blocking my sun", she says, smiling at me.
"Sorry," I mumble, as I drop to my knees. "Why didn't you wake me up?" I pout.
"Because, you looked really comfortable and I didn't want to disturb you,"
"You NEVER disturb me", I say, as I run my finger along her stomach. I can feel her body shiver.
"Stop that...", she says.
"Because why?" I tease.
"Because I'm busy," she says, still smiling.
"Are you playing 'hard to get'? Cause' that just makes me want you even more", I say, as a giggle escapes her lips. I lean in to kiss her, and feel her hands on my chest, my lips just inches from hers, that's when she gives me a shove and I fall backwards on my butt. She jumps up and takes off running, I'm a little stunned.
"If you want me, you're gonna have to catch me first!" she yells. Oh, this could definitely be fun. I jump up in hot pursuit. She's fast but I'm faster and I catch up to her fairly quickly. I grab her waist and swing her around as she thrashes against me, I lose my balance and we both fall, laughing.
I grab her wrists and hold them above her head, "Stop fighting, I caught you fair and square", I say, pushing my lips against hers. I need her so badly right now. She wraps her legs around my waist as our kiss grows deeper and more intense.
"Hey guys, what's up? Besides you Zayn..." I hear Katie giggle. Mia and I look up to see her and Liam standing over us. They look very amused. I groan and put my forehead against Mia's.
"We'll continue this later", I whisper.
"You may have to catch me again" she answers smiling.
"You guys want to play some frisbee?" I hear Liam ask. Shit. I feel completely deflated as I roll over and close my eyes. Frisbee is definitely the last thing I want to do.
I wake up around noon feeling much better, I scan the room, I'm alone. The plane ride home is a complete blur, as a matter of fact, the past 36 hours are all kind of fuzzy. Damn, the antibiotics must have been really strong. Oh well, at least I slept through the long flight back home. I get up and head to the bathroom. I fill the tub and give my teeth and tongue a good brush. I hate being sick. As I pull on a skirt and tee, I hear the bedroom door open. "Good morning!", Niall says. "Feeling better love?",he asks.
"Much, thanks", I say.
"I brought you some breakfast. I made it myself", he says, as he wheels a little cart into the room. I sit on the end of our bed, gather my hair with my hands and twist it up in a loose bun.
"Mmm, toast, bacon and...oh...eggs, um, did you crack these yourself?" I tease.
"All by myself", he says proudly.
"Are there any shells in them?", I ask.
"I guess you'll just have to eat them and see", he jokes. I feel him kneel behind me on the bed, put his hands on my shoulder's and start massaging.
"Oh, that feels good", I say.
"I've missed you" he whispers in my ear. I can feel my stomach curl.
"You have? What did you miss the most?", I ask.
"Your body," he chuckles, as I playfully slap him. He kisses my neck, sending chills down my back. "Are you feeling well enough to...you know?" he asks.
"Does this answer your question..." I say as I spin around and jump on top of him, grabbing his wrists and holding them down. My hair cascades around us like a waterfall.
"I like you on top, I can see you better this way" he says. I blush. I ease myself onto him completely. It feels so good. My hips rock, as I set the pace. I can feel it building inside. I push my lips against his as the wave hits us both at the same time. I collapse against his chest, winded and exhausted. He gathers my hair in his hands and gives a tug. I lift my head to meet his gaze, "I love you," he whispers.
"I never get tired of hearing you say that. I love you too, Niall", I whisper back.
Niall decides to take a quick shower as I head downstairs. I see Harry & Louis sitting at the table, they glance up when I come in. "Ah, you're looking better" Lou says smiling.
"I feel better!" I say, pouring myself some juice and sitting with them. "Let's toast to a summer of fun with no more illness or psychopath's", I giggle.
"Here, here!" Harry says.
"When does El come back Lou?" I ask.
"Saturday," he answers.
"We should plan another party,"
"Great idea," Lou says, as Harry nods.
"Ok, as long as you girls sing for us", Harry says smiling at me. I can feel myself blush.
"Um, no promises,"
He quickly leans across the table and puts his hand on mine "You're truly a talented person Liv, don't ever forget that", he says staring at me, then, just as quickly, he sits back in his seat.
"He's right Liv, you really are" Lou adds smiling. Niall walks into the kitchen then, and I can't help but laugh. He looks ridiculous. He's sporting swim trunks, very fashionable kiddie water wings on each arm, flippers on his feet, and a snorkel on his face.
"BEACH DAY!", he hollers.
I stay behind to load what few dishes there are in the dishwasher before making my way upstairs to put on my swim trunks. The others have all left already and the house is quiet. That's when I hear the drums in the music room come to life. I walk in to investigate. Lauie's banging out a beat. "Hey, we're all going down to the beach. Wanna come?", I ask.
"Um, I don't know", she answers.
"Suit yourself", I say, turning to leave.
"You don't like me very much do you?" she says and I stop. Actually, it's quite the opposite, but I can't tell her that.
"I don't really know you," I answer.
"I get the impression that I make you uncomfortable," she presses.
"No", I mumble, my voice sounds hoarse now.
"It's just that everytime I look at you, you look the other way. I'd really like to get to know you better Lou," she says.
"Harry will be very disappointed if you don't come to the beach with us," I say, trying to change the subject.
"Well then, I better go get ready. I sure wouldn't want to disappoint Harry," she mumbles as she leaves the room. I swallow and close my eyes. What have I done.
Why did I do that, I scold myself. I know already that Louis is with El. Nothing like making an already awkward situation even more awkward. As I change into my bikini, I can feel the hot sting of tears stream down my face. Nothings worse than wanting someone that you know you can't have. I wipe my eyes. Relationships complicate things anyway, for the rest of the summer, I'm just going to have fun and enjoy myself. Harry...here I come.