I finished getting dressed in some jean shorts, a white V-neck shirt, and some red high-top converse. I also found a red bow in my bathroom that I pulled half of my long brown hair into. I walked downstairs and found the boys lounging around the living room. Niall and Louis were tossing a beach ball back and forth, and the other three were on their phones.
"Here catch." Liam said as he tossed me a pair of Ray Bans sunglasses. "It gets sunny."
"Thanks." I replied. "But aren't these really expensive?"
"Yeah, but we have tons. We sort of invest in them." Louis said with a laugh.
We packed up our things and got in the car. All of the boys except Harry hopped into Louis' car.
"I was gonna take my car." he said. "Amber you wanna come with."
I was about to agree when Louis spoke up.
"Um... I don't think so Hazza." he said.
"I'll go with them," Niall said.
"Ok cool." Harry said. "Let's go."
Louis' car pulled down the driveway and we piled into Harry's car.
Harry drove of course. I got passenger and Niall sat in the middle in the back.
At first it was completely silent, which I'll have to admit was very awkward, but then Niall decided to turn on the radio and sand ridiculously to every song that came on.
Harry soon joined him and soon all three of us were belting out "Firework" by Katy Perry. I was trying to singing but epically failing because I was laughing so hard at the expressions on their faces.
The song ended and another one came on. As soon as it did Harry's eyes widened and he quickly changed the channel.
"Hey, I actually like that song." I said.
"Oh... do you know who sings it?" Niall asked hesitantly.
"No idea... it's just good." I replied.
"Well I hate it." Harry said bluntly, "So too bad." he said with a joking tone.
"Fine." I replied, huffing out a breath, but I couldn't help smiling. I was still suspicious on why they were so quick to change the song, though. After a half hour of our crazy singing and a game of "I Spy" we finally reached the beach. We all piled out of the car and went down to the shore where Liam and Zayn were already setting up a blanket, while Louis attempted to build a sandcastle. He's such a kid sometimes.
"All the time actually," replied Harry.
My cheeks flushed with embarrassment as I noticed I had just said that out loud.
Harry just laughed as we approached the others.
After a great picnic prepared by Liam and a game of soccer, or football as they call it, in the sand, we were already pretty tired. I kicked of my shoes, took out the bow, laid down in the sand and closed my eyes. I heard yelling and looked up to notice that four out of the five boys were in the water splashing around. One was missing but I couldn't tell who, so I just laid back down and shut my eyes again.
Before I knew what was going on I was being picked up bridal style and being carried to the water.
I was laughing and screaming at the same time as the cold waves lapped my legs. I looked up to see Harry's face staring back at me with a huge smirk on his face as he lifted my above his head and tossing me forward. I plunged into the freezing water.
"AHHH!!" I heard Louis scream as all five boys splashed out of the water into my face when I came back up. I screamed again and started to splash them back.
After that died down I noticed that Niall was now on Louis' shoulders and Zayn was on Liam's
"Shall we?" Harry asked.
I nodded laughing as Harry went underwater and came up with me on his shoulders. I wobbled but Harry kept me stable as we approached the others. Niall and Louis whipped around to see us and at the same time they both gave a battle cry as Louis ran towards us. He ended up going to fast, so all I had to do was give Niall a little shove before he fell off of Louis' shoulders.
I threw up my hands in victory and Harry ended up doing the same making me lose my balance and fall into the water.
When I came up I noticed that Liam had gone back to our stuff and grabbed the beach ball. He waded back into the water and began passing it back and forth between the others. I eventually joined, but when Niall passed it to me it flew over my head so I turned around to get it.
When I turned around I saw that Harry was holding it, I also noticed that he had taken his shirt off, exposing his multiple tattoos, like the other boys. The only thing was I hadn't really cared when they were shirtless.... but Harry--
"Hello? Amber? Anyone home?" he said with a smirk on his face.
I felt the blood rush to my face as my cheeks began to heat up.
He just smiled smugly and tossed me the beach ball. I turned around trying to hide my embarrassment and tossed the ball to Liam. I looked over to Louis who had a disapproving look on his face, which just made me more embarrassed than before.
After about another hour in the water, we all got out and began to dry off. We packed up and began walking to the car. Again Niall offered me a piggyback ride noticing I was tired. This time I agreed and hopped onto his back. It was a long walk back to the car so why not?
As soon as I got on though he began to run because the others started to chase us. I screamed and laughed as I bounced up and down. Finally they caught up to us considering Niall was carrying someone while they just had themselves. He accidentally tripped and we both went tumbling in the sand. the others approached but before helping me up, they found my weakness.
Harry and Louis dug their fingers into my side and started tickling me. I hated being tickled.
I started laughing uncontrollably but those soon turned into cries of pain when my side started to hurt. Bad.
Louis noticed and quickly stopped, Harry doing the same.
"Amber, what's the matter?" Louis asked worriedly.
"My side, I have a sharp pain." I replied grimacing "Louis it really hurts."
"LIAM, CALL 911!" he yelled. I then felt Harry's arms wrap around me and lift me up before I blacked out.
I woke up in a hospital bed, in a room similar to the one I had been in almost a month ago. I looked around to notice all five boys sprawled out across the room. Louis on one side of my bed holding my hand, with... Harry... on the other who was holding my other hand as well.
"Louis," I whispered. "Louis."
He slowly sat up and upon noticing I was awake his eyes widened.
"Amber!" he said happily.
"What happened?" I asked.
"You had two broken ribs... and somehow it didn't affect you until now." he said.
"How did I get two broken ribs?" I asked shocked.
"I think you know the answer to that." he replied solemnly.
Harry stirred and opened his eyes, also noticing I was awake. He reached over a tapped the other boys who woke up as well. Then as soon as everyone was awake, a nurse walked into the room.
"Hello Amber, how are you feeling?" she asked softly.
"Better, thank you."
"So your ribs will take a little while to heal, that man must've kicked you very hard, but thankfully not damaging any vital organs." she said.
Then it hit me. That's how my ribs are broken. From the night when they all found out about my "secret", which was soon replaced by another. One that I had entrusted to Harry, and Harry alone.
I started to get nervous and I glanced over to him. He had his eyes facing down, but he looked up quickly,
"I'm sorry, I had to tell them to keep you safe." he said hesitantly.
"No, I understand." I replied quietly.
"Well I don't." Louis said abruptly. "Amber, why would you keep this from me? And Harry you too?"
"It's not his fault, I asked him not to tell." I said quickly defending him. "I was scared that you were upset already about the first incident, I didn't want you to have to worry about anything else."
Louis let out a long sigh. Harry got up slowly and ushered the other boys out. Leaving me, Louis, and the nurse alone.
"I might as well go too." she said "you are free to leave whenever just take it slow."
"Ok thanks." Louis and I said at the same time. She then left.
Louis sighed again, "Amber, you say you trust me, but when you keep these secrets from me I cant help but think that you don't."
"No, I do Lou, I just... I don't know."
"Well, I want you to promise, from now on, no secrets whatsoever between us, okay? We tell each other everything no questions asked." he said.
"I promise." I replied.
"Good. Because I'm tired of seeing you get hurt like this."
"Honestly, me too." I replied
He smiled softly. "Okay, well then, pack up your stuff and let's get out of here."
"Sounds good." I replied.
He slowly helped me up and I got my things together. He then walked over to the corner of the room and pulled out a wheelchair.
"Doctor's orders," he said "Just until we get home."
I sighed and sat down in the seat. He then wheeled me out to the front lobby where the others were waiting. I gave them all a small smile, which calmed them a little. We went out to the car and I sat in the passenger seat of Louis' car. I hadn't noticed how tired I was until I slowly drifted off to sleep to the quiet hum of the car.