We finished the food and I took the plates in on auto pilot as always. I went into Liam's room (or the payne's) as the others called it. I remembered that I needed to call my mom about the wedding. I was dialling the numbers when I stopped. Liam was behind me.
"What's wrong?" He asked.
"I had a fight with her a while ago and..."
"Well, she was being super harsh about me and John (my ex) and I tried to tell her about him abusing me and-"
"Abusing you?! You mean that arse-hole abused you?!"
I didn't say anything because I knew Liam would get mad. I just tried to hide my face and arms and turned away.
He pulled me back.
"How could you let him do that to you?"he whispered. His eyes were full of pain and I knew he was angry.
"I-I...He got drunk. Out every night and...i-I was like his punching bag. He hit me. His mates supported it. Then one night..."I stopped.
He looked at me supportively and cradled me.
I started crying.
"Shhh. It's ok. Your safe now."
"He came h-home one night. And he was angry at me. He had an affair with someone else and...kicked me out. I was his punchbag and he..."I explained between sobs.
"I am so sorry. Baby, your safe with me. I swear to you, I'll never let anything like that happen to you again. I love you so much. I won't abuse you. I will only protect you."
"My mum." I sniffed. "She didn't believe me. She thought I was getting attention. She called me a drama bitch. I haven't talked to her since."
Liam grabbed my top and turned me round and looked at all the cuts up my back.
"Who else did you tell?"
"You and Harry."
Zayn came in.
"Sorry. There's someone at the door for you, Hayley. He says his name is Albert? I think he is lying though."
Liam grabbed my hand and pulled me behind him.
"I looked at the man. He had shorts and a top with stripes. A bottle of wine, bloodshot eyes.
"Hayley, baby! I'm so glad I found you."he slurred.
I stepped away.
"That's John. The one that abused me. He wants me to go with him."I whispered to Liam.
"Hayley, come home. Back with me. I want you back. I need you."John slurred. He steeped inside and tried to pull me away from Liam.
Liam went to hit him.
"Relax mate. Who's the guy, Hayley?"
I remained silent.
"Who is he, you bitch? I'll slit your throat!"he threatened.
Liam hit him in the face causing him to have blood everywhere. I jumped and Zayn came over to me. He knew I was scared.
"Zayn, take her somewhere else."
"I'll look after her. I swear."
Liam nodded and said something to john I couldn't hear.
John tried to hit Liam but fell over.
Zayn pulled me away and I grabbed my phone.
He got me outside and we walked to find Niall in Nando's. He was in there alright.
"Hayley? What happened? Your shaking!"
"Her ex showed up."
"The one that abused me. He is with Liam. They are fighting."I started crying. Niall held me and asked if I wanted him to get harry as he is back.
I nodded and Niall handed the phone over.
Harry: Hayley? Are you ok? You sound like you've been crying.
Me: Johns back. He tracked me down. He is fighting Liam. I am really scared.
Harry: where are you?
Me: Zayn took me to Niall at Nando's.
Harry hung up.
"I think he's coming."
We waited for a few minutes and Harry came in. He rushed over to me and pulled me into a hug.
"I know about you and Liam. I'm ok about it. I am happy for you."
I started crying.
"Hey, it's ok."he comforted.
"I don't want anyone getting h-hurt for me."
"Hayley, we would all die for you. And your fiancé? He would do anything in the world for you. He really loves you. I am going to help Liam. Niall?"
"Ok."he said. He kissed me on the cheek and went to wait outside.
"Zayn, look after her. I will be back soon." He kissed me on the cheek.
"I'll be back. I won't let Liam get hurt. Zayn will protect you."he whispered.
They walked off on the rain.
"Where do you want to go?"
"I need your advice."
We sat down in a corner. I explained about my mum and how john abused me.
"I want to call her but how can I after we had the fight?"
"I'll talk to her."
I failed her number and gave the phone to Zayn.
He talked for a while and then gave the phone over to me.
"Oh sweetheart. I am so sorry. I didn't think that you were being serious. I have a lot on my plate with your aunt and when I thought that you were settling down, you say that. The nice lad. What's his name?"
"Zayn."I said smiling at him. He blushed.
"Yes that's the one. He proved me wrong. He is a nice lad. Anyway, he said you had something to tell me?"
"Umm...can I tell you later?"
"I miss you, mom."
"I miss you too, sweetie. How long are you staying out there?"
"I am moving in with the boys for a bit."
"That's great. I will text you later ok?"
"Ok. Bye mom."I said weeping a bit.
She hung up. I literally threw my hands round Zayn's neck.
"Zayn. Thank you so much! You are a life saver."
He smiled. My phone went off.
Are you ok? John passed out and is getting a ban from Miami. Miss you. Come back when you want. xxxx
How's Liam? You ok? Niall ok? I am coming now. Miss you too. x
I turned my iPhone off.
"Zayn, Harry says it's ok to go back. I said we'd head back now. Can we?"
Zayn nodded and we walked back home. I opened the door and Harry ran up to me.
"Fine. Where's Liam?"
I saw john on the floor and Liam by Niall.
I ran over and what I saw scared me. I felt pain in my heart and saw darkness. I heard voices.
Everything else was a blur.