“Are you out of your fucking mind? I can’t go back there, and I certainly cannot take you with me! Don’t you think people know everything that happened? I wouldn’t be able to protect you there Kerry!”
“I wanna see what it’s like there! Believe it or not but I’ve never gone. I’ve never even been this far away from town before. Thing like that never happened to me! I wanna know what it’s like to live there, what it’s like to go shopping in the filled streets and party VIP if that’s what I want. Is that really too much to ask?”
“Far too much. They’ll eat you alive if you go there and I won’t be able to save you.”
“I don’t need to be saved!”
“Yes you do!”
“I’m not a child Liam!”
“You’re underage. You won’t be able to get in anywhere. They don’t care who you are or where you’re from or for that matter who you’re with. It’s not like it is here.”
“I wanna go, whether you’re going with me or not.”
“You wouldn’t. You’ve never gone before, so how would you even know how to get there.”
“I’m new at it. Not stupid. There’s a huge difference.”
“You’re not going end of discussion.”
“There wouldn’t have had to be a discussion if you weren’t being a prick about it. I’m not a child, I can take care of myself!”
“You’re not going. And that’s final.”
I rolled my eyes and went into the bedroom where I started packing my bags. I didn’t care. I was going to London and he wasn’t going to stop me. I threw my clothes and other stuff into a bag pack and took it with me out into the living room and looked at Liam with a serious expression written across my face.
“You’re going to regret this so much Kerry. I can’t let you make this big a mistake.”
“I’m going. I told you I’m going and you can’t stop me.”
“If you’re not going to listen to me I’ll have to call the police and your parents, and let’s face it neither of us wants that to happen.”
“You’re not going to call the police because I’ll just tell them you kidnapped me and that you’re keeping hostage out here without any possibility of leaving.”
I crossed my arms and stared at him as he kept fighting me. He had lost there was nothing he could do to stop this fight. Nothing at all because he knew I was going to get what I wanted in the end.
“Fine we’re going but there are rules and you’ll have to keep every single one of them. Are we clear?”
I winked at him before he went into the bedroom and packed his stuff. He wanted to have the time to take all of his stuff with him which was a lot as he had been staying here for what seemed like forever, and to be honest he must have had a lot of his stuff here before as well because he had been staring here when he was in a band as well.
It took us no more than an hour to finish packing and to get the car ready as well. We were on the way to London really quickly and it wouldn’t take us too long to get there, because Liam knew the way and the traffic didn’t seem too bad.
When we arrived to London I looked around like I was some idiot. I loved everything I saw in the dark. It was night when we got to London, and I felt home for the first time when we drove through the centre of the town. The lights were beautiful and shining down at me. They almost made me feel safe and complete.
“Are you alright?”
“Do you not miss it at all?”
“Every single day.”
“How about we stay here for a while then, make the best of ourselves?”
“We can’t Kerry.”
“We can do whatever we want to. We’re here now.”
“And we’ll only stay here for a short time. It’s for the best and that’s not only for you but for me as well. Kerry this is so much more than me wanting to take care of you. This is because I can’t be here. I can’t be here when I know people will be asking questions. They’ll ask about Harry, they’ll ask about you and I don’t want to do that.”
“I understand, but right now we need to take a chance. I’ve been away from everything I’ve been addicted to for a week now and you took me here as a price. The first seven days of an addiction are the hardest ones and I need you to support me through this. You’re scared of facing what I’ve been afraid to face. You’re just trying to escape from the world you’re scared of as well as I’m trying to escape from the world I’m scared of.”
I rested my hand on his thigh and smiled at him, just shortly before we pulled up in front of a huge apartment complex. Liam parked the car and I looked up at the building.
“It’s my apartment… and the rest of the boys have an apartment here as well. It’s a complex, but as far as I can tell neither of them are here right now. We all just kinda moved away when we broke apart. They are still my friends though…”