"This box is too heavy!" I yelled, quickly losing my grasp. We're unloading our belongings into our beautiful new house. We had to hire a crew to help so we're almost done, with hours to go before it gets dark out.
"Babe, just go start unpacking." Niall chuckled, taking the box effortlessly out of my hands.
"Alright, alright." I whined. Niall quickly kissed me on the forehead and we walked inside where I soon started unpacking with the help of Emma and a few kind neighbors.
By the time we were completely finished it was about 8 o'clock at night. Well it only took us literally all day. Niall and I thanked everyone who helped as they walked out the door. As soon as everyone was out Niall gave them a wave and closed the door.
"How about some celebration champagne and a swim?" He smirked wrapping his arms around me and kissing my neck.
"I could go for that." I replied wrapping my arms around him and pulling him down to meet my lips. We agreed on meeting at the pool. I made my way upstairs and put my black bikini on. Finally, I walked out to the backyard to find Niall popping the top off of the bottle of champagne. He was standing there In only his boxers, his jeans and t-shirt lying in a pile on the grass.
"You're not putting your swimsuit on?" I chuckled at him obviously knowing the answer.
"Nope." He smirked setting the bottle and two glasses on the ground next to the pool before slowly getting in the water. "Get in! It feels nice." He smiled, holding his hand out to me. I gladly took his hand, sat down on the edge, and slowly got in just like he did only moments before.
He let go of my hand and filled both glasses up with the alcohol, handing me one and taking one for himself.
"Here's to a new start where we let our love continue to grow every day, with NO interruptions. I love you, princess." He smiled.
"Cheers. I love you too babe." I replied, touching our glasses together and kissing him softly on the lips before taking a sip of my drink.
After a couple hours of swimming and drinking, we were both drunk and agreed on going inside to go to bed for the first time in our brand new, beautiful house. We weren't totally wasted, we could still walk in a straight line and we knew what we were saying. He might be a little worse than me, haha.
"Babe, can you grab my clothes?" He yawned gathering up all the stuff that needed to go back inside.
"Yeah." I replied picking up his jeans and shirt off the ground but soon heard something fall out of his jeans pocket and hit the ground with a thump. Oh shit, please don't be his phone. I looked around for the mysterious item and saw a small black box sitting on the grass with.. A piece of paper inches next to it? I looked back to Niall but he was already inside.. Hm.. I picked the piece of paper off the ground and unfolded it.. What I saw shocked me. This is the letter that I wrote him when I left years ago.. I told him that I loved him and that I know he doesn't love me back.. Now I know that he loves me. He loves me so much and I love him even more. But the question is why does he still have this and what's in the box..?
I quickly picked the box up and shifted it back and forth between the palms of my hand. It's a jewelry box.. A familiar jewelry box.. I opened the lid and the sight about brought me to tears. Why does he have this..? I figured he returned it or sold it. This is my engagement ring.. The thoughts that come with this small piece of jewelry come rushing through my mind..
"I can't believe you, Niall."
"What!? All I did was go out with my friends! Is that not f**king okay with you!?" He fired back. It's never good when he gets drunk.. Something bad always happens.
"No that's perfectly fine! You just said you'd be back by midnight and that you wouldn't get drunk but you did the complete opposite."
"I'm not- not that drunk."
I didn't feel like arguing. I shook my head and turned around to walk up the stairs.
"Oh my god.. You're being dramatic."
"Well do you remember what happened last time you got drunk, Niall?? Hmm?" I asked waiting for an answer.
"Don't bring that up." Niall mumbled through gritted teeth.
"You cheated on me."
"Stop! You know I didn't!" He yelled sobering up.
"Did you cheat on me this time too Niall..?" I asked just to make him mad.
"Maybe I did! I can't remember what happened the last 3 hours!" He shot back knowing that it would break me inside. I instantly felt tears build up in my eyes.
"Then whats the point, Niall?" I whispered.
"The point of what!?"
"Whats the point of even being together.. Maybe we should just call off the weddi-"
"No, no, no! Baby.." He started to talk with tears streaming down his cheeks.
"I can't do anymore tears tonight." I sighed, taking the engagement ring off my finger and dropping it on Niall's lap before telling him we'll talk tomorrow.
*End of flashback*
Before I knew it I had tears rolling down my cheeks at this distant memory. I quickly shoved the two items back in his pocket, wiped my tears, and walked inside.
"Autumnnnn." Niall yelled like a caveman making me laugh.
"What?" I chuckled grabbing his arms and helping him up the steps.
"Guess how many licks it takes to get to the center of a tootsie-pop!" He chuckled at himself.
"How many?" I replied. My swimsuit and hair are still dripping so it kinda hides my dried up tears.
"Seven.." He whispered.
He's way more wasted than I thought.. I like this drunk Niall not the drunk Niall I used to be scared of. I was never scared that he'd physically hurt me, I know he would never, I was scared of the unwanted words that would roll off his alcoholic tongue.
I lead him into our bedroom and threw him a dry pair of boxers from the drawer. He got changed and laid down in bed while I grabbed undergarments, a tank top, and my fuzzy pajama shorts. I haven't heard another peep from Niall so he must already be asleep. I dried off a little but more with my towel and changed into my pj's.
"Mmmm.." Niall chuckled. I turned to look at him. He had a huge smirk planted on his face. Of course.
"I don't care, you won't remember in the morning." I smirked back at him, crawling into his arms and pulling the blanket over me.
"Nope." He mumbled into my hair, drifting off to sleep. I soon fell asleep right after him. Maybe I should talk to him about what I found in his pocket tomorrow..