25. Chapter 24.
It’s a year later and the bakery is running grand. Carly is 2 and Branden is 1. I’ve closed the bakery as the boys are back on tour and I’m still their opening act. Lexi is a little heartbroken as she thinks she’ll be all alone with the baby. But Liam has a surprise for her. We all went out to dinner. As we got nearer the restaurant crowds of girls were waiting for them. I looked at Niall nervous because I didn’t want anything to happen to Carly. Harry handed me a jumper and I put it on Carly. It was too big so I pulled the hood over her head. Lexi did the same with Branden. Liam and Niall took the kids and Louis, Harry and Zayn took me and Lexi. We got out of the car and the screams where loud. Harry and Niall took the kids and Lexi and I walked in with the others. We finally got into the restaurant and sat. We ordered and ate our food as we waited for dessert Liam decided to tell the news to Lexi. “Lexi as you know we are all going on tour and you were going to be alone with Brandon” started Liam. She looked like she would burst into tears. “Well we’ve asked Simon and he said you could be Lou’s helper”. A smile came on her face but she didn’t say anything but her expression said everything.
After dinner we all left and went home as tomorrow we were to be up early to catch our flight.
As I placed Carly down for her sleep I picked up her little bag and brought it into the living room where Niall was sitting on the couch watching the tv. “Come sit down, hun” he smiled. I sat beside him and placed my head on his chest while he put his arm around me. We watched the tv for an hour and then headed into bed. I sat in bed reading while Niall was in the bathroom. Niall got in beside me and kissed me goodnight. We turned the lights out and where starting to fall asleep when Carly started crying. Niall said he’d get her and I fell back into a deep sleep.
*2 years later*
“Come on Carly” I called as I put on my coat. Carly came running out of her room. Niall was waiting down at the car. I locked up and got into the car with Carly strapped in her car seat in the back. “Ready, ladies?” asked Niall. I nodded and we drove off. Twenty minutes later we made it to our destination. We got out of the car with our excited 4 year old and walked towards the building. A bell rang and Carly ran to the playground. She was starting school today I couldn’t believe it. “Bye honey” waved Niall and I. She looked at us and smiled saying “Bye bye daddy, bye bye mammy and bye bye baby”. And as she walked into her classroom with her future classmates Niall and I smiled at each other with his arm around my waist, one of mine around his and my other resting on my baby bump. And I finally realised Niall was the man of my dreams, Niall was HIM!