26. Oh My Goodness Gracianious!!
I started to wake up. All I could remember is that I got shot and I black out. My eyes finally opened all the way adjusting to the bright light.
I looked around to see that I was in a hospital. Also, that's when I took in notice that someone was gripping on to my hand. I turn to look and I see Niall there. Why was he here?
That's when it all hit me i was looking for Niall to see if it was ok to go put with his cousin. The next thing I know Rachael has a gun out about to shoot Niall and I fought her but still got shot. That's when I black out.
Niall must have notice I was awake because he tighten his hold on my hand. "Carter?", he asked. I looked at him and replied.
"Niall." He smiled wide and gave me a huge hug. I was shocked for a second but immediately hugged back. It felt good to hug him again and it brought back so many memories.
"I'm glad your alright.", he said. I shook my head.
"Me too" He laughed, but went serious.
"Carter... yo-you saved my life." He said tearing up. I looked at him and then back towards the wall. There was a long moment of silence; until I decided to change the subject.
"I have to ask you something?", I said. He nodded letting me know to continue.
"I was looking for you before I got shot. I was going to ask you for your permission on something. I felt that I need your permission on this. I don't know wh-" I got cut off.
"Carter, just ask me; you're stalling.", he chuckled to lighten the mood.
"Jake asked me out and I wanted to know if it was alright with you if we did?", I said getting a couple of weighs off my shoulders.
He looked at me shocked. His worried look turned from sad to angry in under seconds. I wonder why he would be sad, but that's not what I'm worrying about. He's angry and whenever we get into a heated argument someone always seems to get hurt, and by someone I mean me.
"What!", he said startling me. I gulped. He knew what I said. He got from his chair letting go of my hand started pacing back and forth.
"Why? You just met him. He is my cousin. How can you start dating if you just met. Why would you date him? Why not me?" I heard him rambling to himself, but I didn't catch the last part. We stay there in silence for quite awhile.
"WHY?! CARTER WHY?!", he screamed. I looked at him and got angry a little. He could have just said no. He doesn't have to make a big deal out if everything.
He looked at me very intensely waiting for me to answer an to be honestly I didn't have the energy to yell back.
"Niall I'm tired can you just go. I can't argue at this moment.", I said politely as possible. His face soften but I could tell he was still pissed by the way he slammed the door leaving. I sighed.
I closed my eyes not expecting any other visitors when I heard a conversation going on between Jake and Niall. "What do you mean I can't see her anymore shes my best friend?!" Niall's voice rang out.
"Are you kidding me? She just got shot because of you. Its all your fault she is in this critical condition! If you just didn't become this low life star that left fame go to your head, this would never had happened. If you just leave her life you will protect her because ever time you show up something bad happens to her!" I heard Jake shout. I could have sworn I heard Niall crying softly in the other room and my heart twisted with pain.
Suddenly I heard a small knock on my door and I quickly tried to make it look like I was asleep. Jake sat next to me and grabbed my hand exactly the same way that Niall held it. I slowly pretended to wake up. I opened my eyes to Jake smiling at me.
"Hey, How are you feeling?"
"Good, better." I replied.
"Sooo have you thought about the question I asked you?"He questioned nervously. I suddenly had flashes of Niall going through my head like how I felt so warm it his embrace and felt safe when he held my hand. I took a deep breath.
"Jake, I don't think were right for each other."
"What?"His voice cracked.
"I just don't like you that way."
"Fine! Don't bother coming back to my apartment!"He said and stormed off. I sighed and the door opened. I looked up expecting Jake but instead I saw a broken Niall with tears marks going down his face.
"What happened?"He spoke in the most innocent, broken down voice possible. I whimpered hearing his voice crack. I patted a seat next to me in the bed and he looked surprised.
"You look like you need a hug."I replied to his shocked face and he sat down next to me. I looked at him and his face crumpled and he started to cry. I hugged him and he cried into me. After about 15 minutes he calmed down and I pulled away and saw his blue orbs.
Before I knew what I was doing I leaned in and my lips touched his soft ones.
Carter just kissed me.