I hold Ella's hand on the way to the hospital. I look at my clothes and see that I am covered in ashes. There are some burn marks in the cloth. The ambulance pulls up to the hospital.
"Sir, are you immediate family?" Oh no.
"No" I say sighing. I am not going to be able to stay with her.
"I'm sorry but you are going to have to wait in the lobby." I sit down in a chair. My phone has been buzzing this whole time. It looks like twitter has found out that the house burned down. I sigh. The fans are all going to want to know what's happening but right now I have to focus on Ella. The boys run in through doors.
"Connor is Ella okay?"
"Are you okay?"
"Where is she?" The questions shoot me one after the other.
"I don't know!!" I say loudly. Everyone stops talking. And heads turn to look at me.
"I can't see her" I say putting my face in my hands.
"Sir?" My head goes up "you can see the patient now" I jump up and follow the nurse to a room. I walk in and I see ella hooked up to a lot of machines. It breaks my heart. I go and sit next to her.
"Connor" she says faintly. I have to keep it together.
"I'm right here." I take her hand. Her eyes flutter open for a second and then close. I breathe in and out slowly. Hold her hand and fall asleep.
"Connor!" I hear someone calling my name. I sit up and rub my eyes. Ella is staring at me from her bed. She looks very healthy.
"Ella!" I give her a hug. "I thought I lost you" I say. She smiles.
"I'm still here for you, I'll always be here for you" she says, kissing me on my forehead.
"Ouch!" I say.
"What's wrong?" She says looking at my forehead.
"Alex flicked me, hard" I say rubbing the spot where she flicked me. Ella laughs. I love her laugh. I love her. I can now say that I know that I do.
"I love you Ella" I say smiling.
"I love you too, connor" she say smiling.
"Hey guys!!" Jc walks in the room with the rest of the boys.
"Hi guys!" Ella says happily. The boys sit around Ella. Questions like "what happened" and "do you remember anything" were asked. She answered them as best as she could.
"The real question is how did the fire start" Ricky asked. Jc turns red.
"Jc? Do you have something to tell us?" Ella asked, raising one eyebrow.
"It was an accident! I was trying to cook my pizza in the oven but it overheated or something. So I was taking the pizza out and the mitt caught on fire!" He confesses. "I tried to put it out by the time I had triggered the fire alarm, it was to late.
"Well it's fine. But where are we gonna live?" Ella asks.
"We could stay at my house?" Sam said. We all agree.
"So it's settled" I say. "We will stay at Sam's. It's a good thing we keep emergency clothes at our houses. We'll grab those and meet back at Sam's." We all get up. The nurse comes in and says that Ella is free to go. As we leave the building I grab Ella's hand and squeeze it. She holds it until we get to the car.
"So. Are we something now?"
I ask Connor. He bites his lip.
"I guess?" He says.
"What about Samantha?" I ask.
"I guess we'll break up?" Connor say looking at me. We were both in his car driving to his house.
"Hang on" he says. His phone had started ringing.
"Hello? Oh, hey Samantha. Ya listen I don't think it's gonna work between us. I'm sorry. No! Wait, that's not what I mean. Hang- no! I don't mean it like- ugh. Okay bye!" He hangs up the phone.
"Done" he says, smiling. We pull up to his house. I follow him up to his room where he keeps his clothes. As we walk in he stops me. I'm up against a wall with Connor in front of me. He leans against me and puts his mouth on mine. Our lips move in synch as he deepens the kiss. I feel like there are fireworks exploding between us. This is what I've always wanted. His hands find their way to my hips, pulling me closer to him. My arms rap around his neck and become entangled in his hair. I can feel him smile under my lips. I can only hope that he can't hear my heart beating. We come up for hair and he kisses my neck lightly.
"I love you" he whispers.
"I love you too" I whisper back. Our bodies separate and you will never guess who I saw.