29. The Secret Place
"Mum!" Niall said stepping in front of me. I was speechless I remember her liking me.
"Don't defend her Niall. She broke your heart right before you left for the X Factor. You used to come crying for the last week before you left!" She said her face red.
"Niall I think I better go." I said and stood up while immense pain coursed through my body. I flinched running out the door.
"See what you fucking do!?" I screamed at me mum and ran after her. I started to freak out when I didn't see Carter anywhere. Then I remembered the secret hiding place that Carter and me used to always meet up at. I ran right straight into the park then walked over to the waterfall praying that she was there. I walked behind it threw the small opening only getting a little wet.
I got in and saw Carter in a curled up ball in the corner and ran over to her. I sat down next to her and pulled her into a hug on my lap and kissed the top of her head.
"You found me." She whispered.
"Of course I did your my best friend"I replied matching the volume of her voice. I stood up and helped her up. We slowly walked out of the cave. She grabbed on to me and leaned on me as I helped her walk. She flinched with every step and the guilt in my stomach grew thorns and stabbed me.
When we finally got to Niall's house we walk inside and Niall set me down on the couch. He looked upset and I looked at him confused.
"What's wrong?" I asked him.
"It's all my fault." He mumbled.
"What's your fault?" I questioned him confused.
"You were in the hospital for three weeks. You got 90 stitches. You had to have immediate surgery. And it's all my fault." He said his tears threating to spill.
"Niall we have been over this it's not your fault. I don't blame you."I replied and his face contorted in anger as he cried.
"And why don't you blame me! If you hated me it would all be so much simpler!" He cried. I hugged him and he cried into me.