"So, what part of America are you from? You have an American accent, so I assume you lived there." She asks me.
"I am from New Jersey. What about you? You have a British accent."
"I am from Cheshire, Homes Chapel."
I nod and we head to our dorm. When we get there, I help her unpack her things.
I raise an eyebrow as I get up off my bed and stride towards the door. I open up the door to see............
Harry and an average height boy with short black hair, navy blue beanie, nerd glasses, brown eyes, a navy blue cardigan over a yellow shirt, dark wash blue jeans, and black Vans. He must be Kelly's guide.
"Hey, Nellie. This is my roommate and also you roommate's guide." Harry introduces him.
"Hi, Nellie. I'm Tyler Dean." Tyler introduces also.
"Hi. You guys can come on in." I welcome them even though I am not a huge fan of Harry.
They walk in and Kelly's eyes pop open wide. I wonder why.
"Harry Styles? How did you get into Oxford University? And why would you be at our dorm room?" Kelly questions him.
Wait. She knows him? How? It isn't likely that they went to school together. I mean, England is a huge place. They might of though. Even if he did, how would she know him? He is a sophomore while we are freshman. I also know that she wouldn't hang out with someone like him. I am beyond confused.
"Kelly, I just didn't do my homework and I skipped class. That doesn't mean that I am not smart. I am Nellie's guide and this is Tyler. He is your guide." Harry informs her.
Her eyes finally divert to Tyler and her eyes instantly stare at him. She has an attraction for him, I can tell. Now, don't get me wrong. Tyler is a very cute guy and seems like he has a kind heart but I don't trust anyone and I don't believe in love. I sound like a downer and really mean but after Jake, I will never fall in love, date, or trust in my life. I am happy for her and I just hope that Tyler doesn't hurt her.
"Hi, Tyler. I didn't notice you. I am Kelly." She says sweetly.
"Hi. It's okay. Well, I was wondering if you would like a little bit of a tour, that's if you wonder like to." Tyler stutters.
"I would love that actually. Just let me grab my purse and we can be on our way." She replies.
Kelly grabs her purse and they head out of the dorm. Leaving Harry and I, here in the room. I check my clock and see that it is 6:45. I have to get used to the time change. I have no homework, no class tomorrow, and my roommate left with Harry here. Out of the corner of me eye, I see Harry sit down on Kelly's bed. I grab my phone from on top of my desk and see that I have a text message. I click on it on it reads:
From: Boss Friend Sky Sky
How is Oxford? I am going to Manchester University, so we have to meet up some time. I miss you so much. Ryder misses you, too. Along with my dad, nana, papa, and my mom. We all miss you. I have Ryder since my nana + mom are sick and my papa + dad are taking care of them back home. Ryder and I are coming there tomorrow and will be there at 9:30 in the morning, so be up missy. Bye see ya tomorrow. Text me your dorm building, floor, and room number because we will come in and get you.
(END OF MESSAGE)
I laugh. Oh Sky. Her name is Skyleigh. She and I have been best friends since we were in kindergarten. We have a few other best friends, too. Her and I are the only ones of our best friends going to college in England. We were a group of friends until I moved. I am still best friends with them though. Our best friend, Kailen, is one of them. Ryder is Skyleigh's brother and he is 11 years old. He sees me as second sister. It kills me because he is growing up way to fast. I remember when her mom was pregnant with Ryder. I see him as a brother and love him like a brother. Skyleigh is like my sister along most of my other friends. Knowing her, she will probably wake Tyler, Harry, and Kelly up if they already aren't. I will warn Tyler and Kelly but not Harry. I haven't seen them for about 3 months. We always talk on the phone and social networks though. I miss those two so much. I usually cry every time I see her and Ryder. She also cries while Ryder latches onto me for quite awhile. He always says 'Woman' and he shakes his head while we wipe our tears or are crying.
I start laughing a lot as I pull a picture up. The picture was taken two years ago. Ryder was staring off in space, Skyleigh was throwing skittles at the camera, Kailen was eating skittles, Lily (a best friend) was laughing with her head thrown back, Nick (a best friend) was dancing, Jake (Sky's boyfriend, not my ex-boyfriend, and Nick's twin) was hugging Skyleigh from behind and was resting his chin on her shoulder with a smile wiped across his face, Carter (a best friend) was attempting a cartwheel, Rebecca (a best friend) was giving her younger sister a pigging back ride while running, Ben (Kailen's much older brother) was taking the picture but had part of his thumb in the bottom corner, and I was singing at the top of my lungs not giving a care in the world of how I sounded. That was on my 16th birthday. We were at the park that is by Kailen's, Nick's, and Jake's houses. They haven't left for college yet. I didn't want a sweet sixteen party, I wanted a day where all of us could get together and have the time of our lives. We all spent the night in Jake and Nick's backyard in a huge tent. That day is by far, my favorite day.
"What is up with you? You are laughing a lot." Harry says with a rude tone.
"Well, excuse me for looking back at old times with my friends. And to think, I was going to be nice and warn you about tomorrow." I say.
Oh how I wish I could be sassy. Every time I was sassy, I got an hour worth of beatings. I learned after once of being sassy to never be sassy. I ended up wobbling to my room and blacking out for a day later. I am scared to be sassy to anyone, scared that they would hurt me.
"What's going on tomorrow? Why would you need to warn me? Tell me." He says the last part with a little bit of aggression that I become terrified.
"My friend will be here at 9:30 in the morning to get me with her brother. She is really loud and I thought she might wake you, Tyler, and Kelly up. I was going to warn you guys. I am sorry, please don't hurt me." I beg, holding back tears, holding back screams, and putting my arms over my head as a barrier, waiting to be pumbled to the ground. But it never comes.
"I will never hurt you. What gave you that impression that I would hurt you?" Harry says as he sits next to me on my bed and holds me, his voice filled with concern and care.
I start crying. No not crying, sobbing and weeping. I think of all those times when I was beaten and abused. He holds me even closer, pulling me on his lap, stroking my hair, and rocking back and forth. I have my head hidden in the crook of his neck with my arms holding onto him. Those memories invade my head. The pain is barely there. That is a miracle because every time this happens, the pain is there like it was actually there. This is the first time I actually feel safe. I tightly wrap my arms around him. The feeling of safeness makes the memories leave and it calms me down in 10 minutes.
"What's wrong? What gave you that impression? You can tell me. I won't laugh or tell anyone. You can trust me 100%. Just please tell me." Harry says with concern and worry in his voice.
Usually, the words 'you can trust me' makes me cry again but this time I actually believe someone that said those words after Jake. I actually have the feeling inside me, telling me that I can believe Harry. I didn't even have this feeling when I was naïve, younger, and stupid. You see, I trusted a lot easier before Jake turned abusive. I still didn't 100% believe anyone but I gave to more people than I do now. I met Jake when I was 11 and thought that I could trust him. I never had the feeling inside me that I could believe him because I was so naïve and stupid that I did anyways. Harry is the only person when my whole life that I have had the feeling that I could actually trust him. Harry is a miracle.
"I actually believe you, but it is to hard to tell you right now. But I know for sure, that I will eventually tell you. Just not right now. This is the first day in my life, that I have not been hurt by anyone and it is just to soon. I will tell you soon. I trust you though. I will tell you this though, you are the first person that I have ever actually and deep down trust and believe that I can trust. You also are the first person that I have ever felt safe with. This is the first time that I have ever felt safe with another person in my presence and that is a miracle. YOU are a miracle. This is the hugest step anyone has ever gotten to when it comes to my personal life. Thank you, Harry." I tell him while hugging him.
Harry hugs me back and strokes my hair again.
"I understand. I won't push you to tell me anything. I am happy to be the first person to accomplish those things. I will always be here for you when you need it. I will tell you this, you are the first person that I have ever wanted to help and I actually care about. You can tell me whenever you feel comfortable. I will wait as long as it takes." He tells me.
I close my eyes and smile in the crook of his neck and just embrace the feeling of calmness and safeness. After a few minutes of the calmness, Harry lays me down on my bed. He lays down, too, and holds me. I keep my eyes closed and stay calm. This is one of the happiest moments that I have ever felt. In a matter of time, I drift off into a dream which starts as the happiest but takes a sharp turn into the worst yet.
What does she mean that her dream starts happy but turns into a horrible nightmare? Since this is a cliffhanger, I will update tomorrow also. Just a little bit of a treat for you guys. The update after that will be Harry's POV of this chapter and the one after this chapter. Six days, that is a record for me to type two chapter, go on a trip, get sick, go to school, and do a crop walk. See ya tomorrow. Bye my 'Pickles'.