On The Edge

After being separated for four years, will these two young lovers find what their hearts long for after denying it for oh so long?


6. Aubree

~~ “Are you ready now?!” Harry called up to my room before he just opened the door and walked in. I was slipping on a shirt when he walked in but it didn’t bother me any. Harry has seen me in less. Not like that though; just because we were so comfortable around each other, it didn’t bother me and hasn’t for a really long time.
“Yeah; I can do my makeup in the car.”
“You don’t need any makeup. You look amazing without it.”
“Thanks for being nice, but no.” I said, smirking.
“Fine; be like that but you’re beautiful without it.” Harry said, hugging me from behind. I giggled and pulled myself away and turned around facing him.
“You are still such a flirt.” Harry smiled proudly and nodded.
“Always.” I laughed and grabbed my purse, and slipped on my wedges to go with my shorts and green, silk shirt. “You know, you don’t need to wear heels. They make your legs look longer than they are and they make you the same height as me. I don’t like it too much.”
“Oh please; you never used to complain about it.” I said, flipping my hair.
“Well that’s because you weren’t engaged then and I could look all I wanted.” Harry winked at me and I shoved him.
“Asshole!” I said, but was trying to hide the fact that I was actually blushing.
“You still love me though. You could never not love me.” Harry said, pulling me close to him as I tried to walk out of my room and down the stairs. I giggled and tried to get away from his grip.
“You wish!” I announced, getting out of his grip. I was still slightly blushing and Harry was smirking at me still.
“I don’t have to wish.” Harry said, winking at me. I shook my head, still blushing and walked down the stairs.
“You’re so full of yourself.”
“But I’m your best friend so you can’t even hate me. Therefore, you love me.”
“Still full of yourself.” Harry laughed as we waved goodbye to my mom and walked to his car.

I had succeeded in making her blush. I knew she had to have some sort of feeling for me if being in the same room as me, me holding her close to me, or even mentioning her loving me made her feel slightly uncomfortable.
Once we got into my car, we were both quiet. I started pulling out of her driveway and she turned on the radio, pulling out a CD and putting it in. I looked over at her and she only smiled.
“What is that?” I asked her.
“You’ll remember in a few minutes.” She whispered, looking out the window. She went quiet again and I listened intently. About halfway through the first song, I realized what this was; it was the cd she had made us both. It was songs that reminded us of each other. I smiled, surprised she still had it.
“You still have this?” I asked her and she smiled.
“Of course I do. I listen to it at work when I’m having an overly stressful day.” She said, looking back at me.
“I have it too.” I said, pulling it out of the pocket in my door. She smiled and looked forward again.
“Tyler doesn’t know I have it.”
“I don’t know. He gets jealous easily. Not like, abusive jealous, but he’s protective over what’s his.” I nodded, knowing what she meant. I would be the same way if I had Bethany. She was perfect and I wouldn’t want to lose her either.
“Have you ever mentioned my name to him?”
“He knows you were my best friend back in high school.”
“That’s it?” I asked, not sure whether to feel hurt or not. “Why?”
“He would get upset if he knew how close we really were.” She said, shrugging. I nodded, still not sure how to take it.
“But we never actually did anything.” I pointed out.
“It doesn’t really matter. I liked you in high school and that’s enough for him to be jealous.”
“You liked me in high school?” I asked, smirking. She nodded, blushing again. “Why didn’t you ever tell me? We were best friends.”
“That’s why I didn’t tell you. I didn’t want to ruin our friendship.” She said, shrugging.
“It wouldn’t have ruined anything.” I said, looking at her. She looked back at me, giving me a confused look. “Because if you told me, I would’ve kissed you in response.” You could tell that made her nervous and she turned away.

He liked me back. He liked me back…god only knows how he feels about me know but it made me feel nervous. It made me wish I hadn’t come back this summer. He could jeopardize my engagement and I knew that. I don’t know if he knew that or not, but I did. If he even showed the slightest interest in me, all bets were off for Tyler. And I didn’t want that to be the case.
“We’re here!” Harry announced a little while later. We pulled up to a crappy apartment complex and Harry opened his door. I was about to put he locked me in. “Don’t get out. And keep the doors locked until I get back. Got it?” I nodded and sat back in my seat. Harry nodded, closed the door, and walked towards the complex.
A few minutes later, I saw him round the corner with a little girl in his arms. The smile on his face was huge and she had her face buried in his neck. It was probably the cutest fucking thing I have ever seen. I unlocked the doors for him and he nodded a thank you to me as he walked Aubree around to the back. 
“Hey, look baby girl.” Aubree looked up to the sound of his voice. “This is Auntie Bethany I’ve been telling you about!” She smiled and waved to me.
“HELLO AUNTIE BEFFY!” She said happily. I smiled and waved back at her.
“Hello sweetie. Your daddy has told me so much about you.” She smiled even more and clapped her hands together. I smiled and turned to Harry who had just finished her strapping her in, still smiling at her. He climbed up next to me and I couldn’t stop looking at the girl. She looked like him so much. She had the same chocolate brown curls growing on her head, they had the same smile, and eyes...she was beautiful. I’ve never seen the mother, but I saw a lot of Harry in her.
“Hi daddy!” Aubree aid happily.
“Hi baby; how was mommy’s house?”
“I missed daddy!” I smiled, looked back and forth between the two. You could tell how much of an impact Harry made on her if she had nothing to say about her mother.
“What about mommy?” She pouted and crossed her arms.
“She was sleeping all day.”
“I’m sorry baby.” Harry said to her as we pulled out of the complex.
“Can we go to the park?!” She asked. Harry looked at me and I shrugged. I had nothing to do and I didn’t mind spending time with her. She was cute as hell.
“Sure baby.” Harry said.
“Can Auntie Beffy come?” Harry and I looked at each other and smiled.
“Of course I can.” I said, looking back at her. She smiled and clapped again.
“Good.” Harry and I both laughed as Harry put on Aubree’s music on our way to the park.
When we got to the park, Aubree was running out all her energy I guess she never got out at her mothers’ place. She was squealing with happiness as Harry chased after her. I stayed to the side and watched, smiling at how cute they were together.
After a little while, she went over to the playground to play on the slide and Harry walked over to where I was, and sat down with me.
“She’s perfect.” I said before he could ask what I thought of her.
“How did you know that I was going to ask what you thought of her?”
“I know you that well, Styles. But she is perfect. She looks and acts just like you.” I whispered, looking back over at her. I couldn’t help but smile watching her.
“You really think she looks like me?”
“I don’t know what the mother looks like, but the smile, the brown, curly hair, the eyes; they all remind me of you. She’s definitely your daughter.”
“Well thank you.” Harry said, smiling. We sat there, just watching her for a little while before she ran over to us.
“Aunt Beffy, will you push me on the swings?” She asked, grabbing my hand and gently pulled on it.
“Of course.” I said, standing up. She held my hand tightly as we walked over to the swings, making me melt a little inside. I lifted her onto the swing and started pushing her and she squealed with happiness the whole time.

Watching the two of them made me smile. You could tell Aubree loved Bethany and Bethany loved Aubree. I’ve never seen her love someone so fast. Even when I got custody of her, she didn’t warm up to me that fast. They were over there for a while until Aubree hopped off and pulled Bethany over to the grass where Aubree fell onto her back and patted the ground next to her. Bethany laid down next to her and they started pointing at the sky. I smiled and walked over to them and stood over them.
“Daddy! You’re in our way!” Aubree yelled.
“Yeah daddy!” Bethany agreed. “We’re looking at the clouds!”
“I found a bunny until you blocked it!” Aubree announced.
“Well I’m sorry girls, but it’s time to get going home.” Aubree started pouting and Bethany sat up.
“I don’t want to go home!”
“What if I go home with you?” Bethany suggested. Aubree shot up immediately and clung to Bethany.
“Okay!” Bethany and I both smiled. They got up and Aubree held Bethany’s hand all the way to the car.  

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