( Jade's P.O.V )
Today's the big day. I finally find out Luke's sentence, but I have to be honest and say that i'm a nervous wreck.
I look in the mirror, and glance one last time at myself. I'm dressed in a red blouse and black pencil skirt. The skirt shows my curves, ending right before my knees, and I have the blouse tucked inside of the sleek skirt. Pairing it off, I have some black heels with red bottoms on. My hair is pinned back, in a professional manner and red lipstick lies over my lips.
I've never dressed up like this before, and it feels uncomfortable. But, at a time like this I need to look as proper as I can.
My phone buzzes, and I check the message I received.
"I'm outside babe xx."
I take a deep breath and let it out. Seeing Luke today gives me chills down my spine, but it's for the best. He needs to be put away for good, and away from my life forever.
I tuck my phone into the waistband of my skirt, and head out to Zayn's truck.
I hop in and shut the door.
"You alright?" Zayn puts his hand on my shoulder.
"Yeah.. Just a bit nervous."
"Don't be, i'm always going to protect you from anything. Remember?"
I look over to Zayn and smile.
"Of course I do."
"Good, now let's get going." Zayn puts the car in drive, and we head off.
Once we get in front of the courthouse, Zayn parks and I stay sitting, thinking everything through.
"You don't have to go in if your not ready Jade."
I turn to face Zayn, and shake my head.
"No, it's fine.. I'm fine. I just want this to be over with already."
"It's almost over babe, I promise."
Zayn brings his face closer to mines and kisses my lips gently.
"Good.. Before we go Zayn, can I ask you something?"
"Of course." Zayn sits back.
"What happens if he doesn't get put into jail at all? What happens if he finds me after this.. And.. And kills me?" My voice cracks.
"I'm not letting that happen. Jade, you'll always have me and i'm not letting anyone or anything hurt you. Ever."
I nod and open my car door. Zayn walks to my side, and I take this time to admire his apperance right now. He's wearing a black buttoned up shirt with the sleeves rolled up above his elbows, showing off his inked tattoos. He's wearing black pants, white Chuck Taylors, and his hair is put up in his usual sleek raven quiff.
This boy could be a god damn model.
We walk into the court house, hand and hand, and go up to the front desk. A pretty blonde with hazel orbs smiles at us. I'm guessing her name's Lisa since it says it on her name tag.
"We're here for the Luke Smith sentencing." I speak up.
"Right.. Names please?" Lisa bats her eyelashes.
"Jade Violet.." I say as she types it in on her computer.
"You never told me your last name was Violet." Zayn whispers in my ear.
"Because there wasn't a need." I laugh quietly.
"It's cute." He smirks.
I roll my eyes and Lisa looks back up to us, glancing at Zayn.
"Oh, yeah.. Zayn Malik." Zayn chuckles.
She types in his name and looks back at Zayn.
"I like your name, Zayn. Just go down the hall and turn left, the courtroom's there." She smirks while looking at Zayn and twirling a blonde lock of her hair through her fingers.
I give her a deathly glare, and she obviously doesn't know because she's too busy staring at Zayn.
"Um, thanks.. Let's go babe." Zayn rests his hand on my small back and I smirk at the blonde who rolls her eyes at me.
"Stupid bitch." I mumble as we walk down the hall.
"Be nice Jade." He laughs.
"No, she basically looked at you like you were dessert."
"You're cute when you're jealous."
I roll my eyes, and we walk through the court doors.
There are already people sitting in the backseats of the courtroom, and my eyes trail towards the man in the orange jumpsuit.
He smirks at me, and licks his lips.
I feel a lump of worry grow in my throat, and I try to push it as down as it can go, but it only grows bigger by the second.
I walk up the midway, and go behind the big wooden table with Zayn.
"If everyone could be seated, this session is about to begin." The judge speaks.
This is my first time in court, ever, and i'm scared shitless. I've watched some Judge Judy, and she was never really nice. This judge is a male, with a dark mustache under his nose and a bald head. Glasses hit the tip of his nose, and he could pass for age 50.
Zayn pulls the chair out for me, and I smooth my skirt before sitting down. He sits beside me, and places his hand on my leg for comfort.
"You'll be fine babe, we got this." Zayn whispers to me.
"Yeah.. We got this." I convince myself and let out a sigh.
The court decided on 2 years and 8 months for Luke's sentence, and I have to be honest and say that I wish he would be put away longer. During the entire thing, Luke didn't take his eyes off of me. He bit his lip, swept his tounge across it some more, and would smirk at me. Zayn was close to saying something in front of the entire courtroom, but he knew better than to start stuff here.
Me and Zayn walk out of the courtroom, and down to the front office to check our names out. Lisa glares at me, and looks back down to her computer.
"You both are free to go." She mutters.
"Why, thank you." I say in a sarcastic tone and walk out of the courthouse.
Zayn laughs at my remark and keeps talking about how I can get 'jealous very easily'.
We hop into Zayn's truck, and start driving back to my house. A loud ringer suddenly goes off, and Zayn pulls his phone out of his pocket.
"Hello?" He brings the phone to his ear.
"Um, i'm actually busy right now.."
"Alright, i'll swing by later." He strums his fingers on the steering while as he talks.
"No, I am not with anyone."
What the hell, i'm right fucking here.
"I'm not! Don't worry, i'll see you later.. Yeah, bye." He brings the phone away from his ear and sighs.
"Who was that?" I ask curiously.
"No one, just a friend.."
"But, you told them you're not with anyone.. When i'm clearly right here."
Zayn takes a deep breath and shakes his head.
"I know, it's just.. They don't need to know that."
The rest of the car ride is silent, and we finally pull up to my house.
"Jade, i'm sorry.. It's just my friend is nosy and.."
I sigh and cut him off.
"Yeah, I get it Zayn. Thanks for the support today.." I exit the car and I hear another door shut, and footsteps behind me alerting me that it's Zayn.
I turn around and cross my hands over my chest.
"What? What do you want?"
"I want you not to be mad at me.."
"I'm not." I lie.
"Fine, but still.. It's whatever." I shake my head.
Zayn cups my face into his hands and kisses me roughly. I push him back, and step back.
"Zayn, what are you doing?"
He steps back to me and picks me up, so that he's carrying me on his shoulder.
"Put me down!"
He pulls my keys out from my hand, and continues to carry me while he walks to the door.
He unlocks the door, and walks in. He kicks the door closed with his foot, and walks to my room.
"I said put me down!" I yell while struggling to get loose.
He finally puts me down, and I smooth my skirt.
"What was all of that for?"
Next thing I know, his lips are smashed against mines once again, and i'm brought down on my bed.