Liam spat some blood from his mouth and then wiped his mouth with the back of his hand once again. The world seemed to be spinning but he managed to dial Louis' number as quick as he could. His mouth was still filling up with blood.
"Mate," Louis' voice came through the phone speaker. "I am driving. Can't be on the phone. What's up?"
"I won't make it to rehearsal," Liam's voice sounded gurgled and he spat more blood out of his mouth.
"Hang on mate. I'm pulling over," Louis said.
Liam managed to pull himself up to a sitting position and rest his head against the car door. He felt like he had been hit by a truck and his vision was getting blurry. Something was wrong, really wrong.
"Mate. What's going on?" Louis called through the phone but Liam could barely hear him. There was ringing in his ears and the world was going black.
"Can't make it," Liam muttered, blinking rapidly.
"Mate! Mate!" Louis' voice was panicked but still somehow calm. "Where are you?"
Liam dropped the phone just as everything around him went black. And the ringing in his ears only got louder.
"I want this criminal found! They start their tour soon! Can I please speak to someone that matters!" an angered manager called from outside of the room.
Liam blinked as the fluorescent lights affected his vision. He couldn't make out the figures in the room mainly because he finally noted that one of his eyes was covered with gauze and tape.
"He's awake," Niall muttered.
The other four boys stood up and surrounded him, showing their support.
"Finally!" their manager called, rushing into the room. "Liam what happened?"
Liam was feeling overwhelmed by the events of the day. His head was still hurting and he could not believe that one punch caused this much fuss.
"I'm fine," Liam said pulling his arm from under the blanket and noting an IV. "Why did you bring me here?"
"Um," a small voice called from the doorway. "I did. I found you in the parking lot and called 911. I'm sorry that I did not realize who you were."
Liam tried to make out the face of the young girl but he couldn't. She looked pretty familiar but he couldn't place her.
"It's okay. I am sorry," Liam felt terrible for getting angry. "It is not your fault."
"They wouldn't let me leave until you woke up and proved that I had nothing to do with what happened to you," she mumbled.
"What? You really think she could have done this? Let her go. Now," Liam huffed, angrier than before. "But, thank you."
"Don't worry about it," she called and left the room.
Liam looked between the faces left in the room and wondered who was going to start a lecture first.
"Why were you even over in that part of town?" Harry asked.
"Yeah mate," Louis was curious. "We never would have found you if that girl didn't find you. You could have died."
"Shut up boys," their manager called. "Liam I need you to tell me everything. We have to catch this guy soon. He could be targeting all you," he turned to the rest of the boys.
"He wasn't," Liam coughed before speaking again. "He wasn't okay? The boys are safe. He blindsided me because I slept with his girlfriend okay?"
Everyone looked shocked but said nothing to Liam.
"We aren't going to press any charges. None, do you hear me? This does not get out. The story is I tripped while going to my car and management thought it would be a good idea to get me checked out. That is why I am here. This stays quiet."
"But Liam," Niall started. "We can't lie about this. What if it happens again?"
"It won't. Trust me. That's the story. Now," he turned toward their manager, "I expect you to make sure all of this stays under the radar. I don't want a TMZ special okay?"
Their manager nodded and Liam laid his head back.
"When can I get out of here?" he asked.
"They want to keep you overnight," Zayn stated. "We're going to stay with you."
"No. I want to leave within the hour," Liam shot everyone a look that said they better not disagree. "I need someone to go get my car soon. And by someone I mean not Louis."
Everyone chuckled a little bit because they knew Louis was a terrible driver.
"Someone go figure out how to get this IV out of me and get me out of here please. Or this will turn into a TMZ special."
"Okay," their manager said. "I'll go take care of that. Niall, Harry go get Liam's car. Try not to get noticed. We will handle this Liam. Try to relax."
Sorry it has taken me so long. I've been doing rehab but I can't type as fast as I use to be able to. I hope you all like the chapter. I am going to try and update weekly again. But I really don't know if I will finish this story now. Sorry but the tragic event in my life just has made me really depressed. I don't really want to write anymore.
I really am sorry. I will try but on June 1 I will make my decision if I am going to finish this story.
Thanks for all your support lovelies!