"Come on.." Niall whispered to me, guiding me around. He said he had something special planned.. I'm kinda nervous. I reached up to my face to pull the blindfold down but Niall pushed my hands away before I could.
"Keep it on! We're almost there." He said, steering me by my hand.
"Alright, alright." I chuckled.
We walked for a couple more minutes. I can feel a slight breeze that felt good on my hot skin. Suddenly we came to a stop and Niall sweeped me off my feet causing me to yelp, I wasn't prepared for that.
"Niall!" I laughed.
"I can see it, calm down." He spoke softly. I know he's smiling from ear to ear right now. Finally, he set me down. I can feel the grass underneath my feet. Where are we?
I removed the blindfold and was greeted by a picnic blanket next to the lake. There were candles everywhere. It made the scenery look even more beautiful.
"Ready for dinner, love?" Niall smiled down at me, a hint of laughter in his voice.
"I definitely am, Niall James." I chuckled, taking his hand and letting him lead me to the blanket on the ground. I slid my shoes off and took a seat on the blanket.
"Chef Horan has prepared peanut butter and jelly sandwiches." Niall said pulling the sandwiches out of the little basket making me burst out in laughter.
"Okay, Chef Horan." I said grabbing a sandwich and taking a bite.
We ate our sandwiches in silence. Not the awkward kind of silence.. The silence where you're enjoying each other's company. I finished my sandwich and laid down on my back looking up at the black sky illuminated by the millions of stars shining brightly. Niall soon joined me, but pulled me tight into his body.
"Guess what." He whispered in my ear.
"What?" I whispered back with a chuckle.
"I love you." He said turning us over and pinning me down so he was on top of me. Before I could reply his soft lips were crashed onto mine. Finally, what I've been waiting for. The kiss turned deep and passionate. I tugged at the end of his hair making him whimper. I can't form into words how much I've missed his touch, his love, him in general. I can't picture a life without him.
We pulled away and looked at each other.. Kinda to see who the first one to speak was gonna be.
"You don't know how hard it was trying not to kiss you earlier.. I constantly crave your touch." He spoke calmly, pushing a piece of hair behind my ear.
"I was having the same problem.." I chuckled, looking in the gorgeous blue eyes of the love of my life.
"Come on.." Niall said, standing up and sticking his hand out for me to take, which I gladly did.
"What are you doing?" I asked as he took his shirt off and threw it to the side. Whatever he's doing I sure am not stopping him.
"We're going skinny dipping." Niall smirked at me.
"You're not serious.." I chuckled shaking my head at the ridiculous man in front of me.
"Come on! Nobody's close to being around." He tried to convince me stripping down until he was left in his boxers.
"You're crazy.." I sighed, not being able to hide the giant smile fighting to appear on my face.
"Only for you." He laughed making me laugh.
"That was incredibly cheesy." I blushed. How does a guy I've known for years and years still able to make me blush and give me butterflies in my stomach?
Niall walked over to me and wrapped his arms around my shoulders. I could feel his bare chest against the soft fabric of my tshirt.
"Come on.. Live a little." He whispered in my ear, his hot breath making me shake. Eh, why not? You only live once right?
"Fine." I agreed making him smile. I remember the old Niall with crooked teeth and unstyled hair, the one I first fell in love with. I got undressed with Niall's unneeded help. We walked to the edge of the small dock and I dipped my toes in the water.
"It's cold!" I groaned.
"YOLO!" Niall yelled, jumping in the water and hitting with a giant splash. He came up and shook his hair like a wet dog. I couldn't help but laugh at him. I stood at the edge contemplating on whether I should jump in or not.
"Come on, babe! I wanna kiss you." He wiggled his eyebrows at me.
"That's not gonna make me wanna get in." I teased him back sticking my tongue out at him. He pouted and stuck his bottom lip out at me, giving me the puppy dog eyes. Ughhhh.
"Alright, alright." I whined. Finally after feeling the water with my foot again, I jumped in. The water was cold but not as cold as I originally thought it was.
"Now was that so hard?" Niall asked me. I laughed and shook my head making my way over to him and wrapping my arms around him.
"I missed this.." I whispered over top the sound of crickets chirping and the light breeze shaking the leaves on the trees.
"Me too, I-" Niall was cut off by the sound of cars, footsteps, and cameras. The flashing of the cameras seemed brighter since it was pitch black out, the only light being the stars.
"Niall! We thought you didn't like her anymore!" "Niall, how do you feel letting all your fans down?" "Is it true that you were secretly married??" "Autumn, look here!" Paparazzi were yelling things constantly, I couldn't think straight. I began to panic.
"Wh- Wh- What are we gonna do?" I looked at Niall to see a frightened look on his face, which soon turned to anger.
"This is f**king bullshit! Get out of here or else I'm calling the police!" Niall yelled getting out of the water and grabbing the large blanket and his t-shirt off the ground while the paps snapped more and more pictures. I just stood in the water unsure of what to do. Everything just happened so quickly.
"Babe.. Come on." He gestured for me to come to him. He was standing on the edge of the dock. I finally unfroze and made my way to the dock. Niall lifted me out of the water and slid his shirt over my head before paps could get pictures. He wrapped the blanket around both of us.
"Go to the car.. I'll get your clothes." He whispered in my ear over the loud middle aged men paparazzi.
"Don't worry about it, let's just leave." I sighed. He looked me in the eyes to try and see my emotions. He finally agreed. We made our way to Niall's car and he zoomed off. At least those camera guys weren't violent.
He started driving back to our "home" until tomorrow. I laid my head against the window and yawned. It was so quiet.. Too quiet. Usually Niall's talking up a storm, but he's silent.
"Ni.." I said looking over at him. He was running his fingers through his hair with one hand and steering with the other.
"Yeah..?" He whispered. He's holding back tears.. No, no, no. I hate when he cries.. I'd rather get ran over by a semi truck than to see him cry.
"Whats wrong?" I asked grabbing his now free hand and intertwining it with mine. He was quiet.
"I'm so sorry.. It was supposed to be a good night that would bring us closer together and they had to go and f**king ruin it. They ruin every damn thing." He sighed, a tear rolling down his cheek. Perfect timing since we just pulled into our driveway.
"Hey.. I wouldn't change how tonight went for anything in the world. I love how you put so much time and effort into making tonight great and It was. I loved it." I smiled at him wiping the tear under his eye.
"I love you." He chuckled wiping his eyes with his hands.
"I love you too. Now let's go to bed.. I'm tired." I yawned. He agreed and we made it inside to be met by sleep and the big moving day tomorrow.