4. His plans
I met Niall in the hallway between my room and Tess. Direct I stopped him and I made sure no one heard us.
"What are you doing?" I got out of me and whispering angrily. "I haven't complained before, but I will definitely complain after you have pulled me around the town. I also have to buy new clothes and I'm actually quite happy with my clothes."
He smiled. Niall smiled with his whole face, and he seemed to like to stand near me.
"I haven't said a word about your clothes?" he mumbled safely. "I just said you should get money to buy more sexy dresses, because we are going to eat at a restaurant!"
"I'll show you the city and I wont be an entertainer. I'll just show you where there are things to look at."
Niall laughed amused. He leaned towards me and he looked straight into my eyes, with a mischievous look that made my body tremble.
"Honey, I also want you to have fun, not just me?"
"I'm not your..."
He put his hand over my mouth.
"I ask for nothing from you. I just want to talk to you and get to know Maggie. Okay?"
I nodded and he still held his hand over my lips.
"I'll help you find a nice dress and you'll go to the restaurant and look as if you have millions of dollars in the bank. This is my gift to you."
I yanked his hand away.
"I'm not rich and I know I haven't..."
He cut me off all the time.
"Breathe!" he whispered hoarsely. "Pack your bag and take with you what you want. The other stuff you leaves over to me and what's happening during the weekend stays between us."
"Happening during the weekend?"
"Well, I'm not going to Mrs. Stanford and mention that you are a hopeless case, that doesn't even dare to let loose sometimes."
I swallowed and I looked at him. His eyes were so blue and I felt how good he smelled. It would be a tough weekend.
"And what else do you have planned?"
He smiled awry. He's shown with his face that he liked to be in control.
"Just give me one chance." he whispered hoarse. "I'm not going to do anything unless you want to do it and I'm not going to mess you up, or take away something that's already there."
I didn't understand what he meant.
"Take care of Tess now, because it's your job." he said. "I take care of me and you don't have to worry."
I swallowed. I didn't know what to say.
I was surprised when Niall took his hand and he pulled it tenderly across my cheek.
"Just to let you know about it, you're beautiful!"
Then only he left me alone to go, where I stood.
On Thursday, I started to pack my bag. I took my clothes, ones that I always had on and I realized that Niall was right. I didn't own a single garment that fitted at a restaurant. I realized that I really should buy a dress. Still, I was happy with that I owned. I had learned from my mom to take care of the few things I owned. "A dress is never too old if you nurture it with love." she used to say to me. "Sometimes things break, but it's just a sign that you have to be more careful."
Tess slipped through our secret door and she smiled at me.
"Will you kiss him?"
I grinned and I quickly shook my head.
"No, I'll just show him stuff, adult stuff."
She giggled and she sat down on my bed. She looked down into my bag and I noted that she was curious.
"I know I don't have as nice clothes like your mom," I said kindly. "But I'm happy with what I own."
She looked at me and nodded understandingly.
"You can borrow one from me?"
I smiled and let my hand caressing her cheek.
"Thanks, but I'm too big for your cute dresses."
She agreed and instead of looking at me, she lay down on my bed and she looked up at the ceiling. I smiled and I continued.
Right as it was opened my door and I was surprised that Niall came in. He saw Tess and he was equally surprised that she was lying in my bed.
"I said good night to her?"
Tess grinned and she remained on my bed. I smiled at her and then I smiled to Niall.
"She likes to be here."
"But how did she get here? She hasn't gone through the corridor?"
I hesitated and I realized that our secret would come out. I showed Tess that she wouldn't tell him about the door and then I continued with my bag.
"Maybe she walked past you without you saw it?"
Niall came into the room and he closed the door.
"I was talking on the phone outside her door?"
Tess remained silent and Niall changed the subject.
"We leave at nine o'clock tomorrow morning."
I spun around and nodded.
Niall seemed satisfied.
"And we get home on Sunday night."
I nodded and I swallowed.
Niall chose to look at Tess again and it was as if he was still pondering how she had come to my bed.
"And that's about it..." he said a little bit thoughtful. He looked long at Tess. "You're like a ghost?"
She giggled and she nodded. I smiled and I was happy that she wasn't telling him about the secret path between the rooms.
"She's like a mischievous little girl." I said. Niall agreed and he left the room. As soon as he was gone, we started laughing and I couldn't help but be amused.
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