18. With Niall
Niall drove Sam home and before she jumped out of the car, she was like a new girl. Niall had hypnotized her, but he had done so she still remembered everything. He just wanted her to be quiet about vampires and what she had experienced.
"So you're not going back to Louis?"
I shook my head and still I felt empty. I felt like a lost soul, and no one could save me.
"He's ..." I paused and looked at Niall. "How can I trust him?"
Niall had no answer.
"Will you come home with me then?"
I realized it was the only thing I could do. I didn't want to be in the way, but Niall wanted me to follow him. I saw that Sam disappeared into the house and Niall parked car. I knew she was his neighbor and I knew that he lived in the house. When I had closed the car door, he took his arm around my shoulders.
"I wont take advantage of you and I wont do as Louis did. You have your own free will and I want you to feel good."
I just nodded and followed him to his apartment.
Niall lived in a cramped apartment. He just had a kitchen, a living room and a bedroom. I noted that he hadn't antique stuff and the apartment felt more right in time, against Louis home. I was surprised that I didn't find evidence that he was a vampire.
"I hate old things." explained Niall and went for a bottle of wine. He gave me a glass and smiled at me. "Let's just say that not everyone is like Louis."
I drank the blood and I felt a little calmer. I was still unsure of what I would do, but Niall didn't want to let me go.
"You can stay here." he said and looked at me. "I just think it's fun to have company."
"Will Louis want me back?"
Niall nodded and he sat down on the sofa.
"According to him, he owns you. I don't know if he will seek out us up or if he waits a few years. Louis has always been dominant and he has always taken things."
I sat down at a distance from Niall.
"And what do I do now?"
Niall looked at me for a long time.
"Should I be honest?"
I nodded and he smiled weakly.
"We are moving?" he said quickly. "I still have nothing left for me here and you need a new life."
I gazed at him.
"Do you mean move like in to change the country?"
Niall nodded and smiled a little bit.
"How about Spain or maybe Italy?"
"I've never been abroad before?"
Niall laughed a little bit and he let me not go with his eyes. He looked at me for long and he seemed to think about a good place to move to.
"If you promise to stay with me, I promise to save you and take you away."
It was better than nothing.
He leaned towards me and looked straight into my eyes.
"We pack what we need. Clothes we buy on the way, to both of us. All we need is blood?"
"One more thing." he whispered. "I don't bite humans. I don't want you get a free spin and kill any person. I'm against murder, and I'm against that we are like idiots."
What more than nod could I do? As long as there were bottles, I didn't kill, and I hadn't killed a single person, yet. Niall smiled weakly and nodded a little bit.
"And I want you to stay with me."
He looked into my eyes and I saw that he was sure.
"How do you mean?"
Niall raised an eyebrow and smiled a little bit.
"Still, I love you. I still have feelings for you and I think you're the most beautiful girl there is to be found."
I wasn't sure.
"Niall, I just left Louis."
"I know, but you should know what I feel for you."
I nodded a little weak and looked down at my hands.
"I can't promise you my love."
He smiled and seemed not to care about that detail.
"I'm satisfied just if you stay by my side. Okay?"