When Ashley and I got into the bathroom we quickly changed into the outfits Liam had given to us. I was rocking the very shirt he wore in that twitcam from March of 2012, I smiled to myself thinking about how I tried so hard that day to get a follow from him but it never happened. Although I really enjoyed that twitcam. I felt like Liam was there and I was actually on Skype with him. The cookie man part made me laugh too.
Ashley looked at my shirt and smiled, “Why do I have a feeling that he chose that particular shirt for you”. I
looked at my friend and giggled, “I don't know, but I am glad he did”.
The shirt was actually pretty long on me; that had it been just Ash I wouldn't need the gym shorts, but since there were two guys in the room I put on the gym shorts that were more like capris.
“Why don't you roll the waist band” Ashley asked as she rolled hers.
“You're one smart cookie” I said as I did the same.
I opened the door slightly and asked, “Can we come out of the bathroom”.
Niall laughed and said, “Sure Rian”.
The first person I looked at when I left the bathroom was Liam. He was in black basketball pants and a gray t-shirt. Damn did he have to look good in everything he wears? Niall was in gray sweatpants and a black Nike shirt. Then you had Louis who managed to sneak into the room while we were changing.
“So ladies I was thinking a scary movie tonight” Louis said deviously. Why did I feel there was an underlying ulterior motive.. oh wait that’s because there is one. I look nervously at Ashley. She loves any scary movie; she is one of those sick people who find them comical and then you have me I am absolutely terrified of scary movies.
“Which scary movie Louis” Ashley asked as she plopped down on the bed next to him. Great I guess I will have a crap ton of nightmares tonight.
“Well it's a pretty good one, Cabin in the Woods” Louis disclosed.
I gulped, shit I heard that was a scary one. “Awesome” Ashley cheered.
Louis put the movie on just as our room service for cookies and other junk food came. Ashley and Louis we sitting against the bed on the ground, sharing a blanket. Niall was Laying down on the end of the bed. Liam and I were sitting in the back of everyone.
“I don't like scary movies” Liam whispered.
I looked at him and smiled, “me too”.
Liam moved closer to me and said, “I'll protect you”.
I blushed intensely as the movie started. Well at least I'll be able to watch the first 20 minutes without covering my eyes. When things become scarier I hid in Liam. His arms wrapped around me and he rubbed m back flinching every now and then.
“Is it safe to look” I asked.
“I thin- oh no love don't look” Liam cringed. I looked up and ways and was terrified. Ashley and Louis were laughing and calling the actors idiots. Granite most adults were idiots in scary movies, but I don't get how you could laugh at someones horror. That takes a special kind of evil.
Liam looked at me and smiled, “It's nice to have some one who doesn't like scary films as much as I do”.
I stared at him threw the cracks in my fingers, “Well I am so darn happy that your happy Liam”.
He laughed and gently took my hands from my eyes. I stared at Liam and in that moment I never felt so compelled to kiss someone. God dammit Rian calm down! He's like any ordinary guy! Liam's brown eyes were so much nicer in person. Most pictures of his eyes don't do them any justice. They weren't completely brown like most pictures would portray them to be. Instead his eyes were a greenish hazel color on the outer rim, but then the center before the pupil was a honey brown color. Not to mention the sparkle in them. How does one be calm when they are this damn close to the guy of your dreams? I quickly turned my attention back to the movie which had just finished. Oh thank god.
“Well ladies and gent's I am exhausted so I am going to bed” Louis yawned as he stood up and stretched.
“That was a great movie Louis” Niall yawned as well.
All this damn yawning was making me increasingly tired. That and it was almost 1:30 in the morning. So reluctantly I let out a loud yawn. Which subsequently made everyone stare at me, great, I blushed like crazy.
“Damn someone is tired” Louis smirked.
“Shut up” I hissed.
“Well on that note I am leaving. Ashley it was great making fun of the actors in this film we should do this again some other time. Rian I still kicked your arse at go-carting, but it was very nice to meet you. Liam really likes you, by the way” Louis said as he hugged both Ashley and I.
“Goodnight Louis” I laughed.
Once Louis left everyone headed to their beds and quickly fell asleep. Well everyone but me. This was how I typically was after any scary movie; whether or not it was a decent one or just terrible and predictable. I would constantly re-imagine scene from the movie and put me at the source of the pain. My dad was a huge fan of the Saw franchise and holy crap those movies where the absolute worst. I'd have nightmares just by hearing those blood curling screams. I lowered my phone's brightness and went on to twitter. Harry had tweeted a picture of the concert saying Raleigh was loud. Boy was that an understatement. I swore I was going to go deaf by the end of the concert. After a bit of going through Twitter the drowsiness succumbed over me and I reluctantly went to sleep. This should be truly interesting.
I had been asleep for quite sometime when I heard a hushed yelp from someone in the room. I have always been extremely protective, it is what my dad taught me and I carried that on into adulthood. My eyes opened wide as I saw Rian in her bed tossing and turning. She was whimpering and from my distance I couldn't tell if she was crying. She must be having a nightmare, I thought to myself. I looked at her as she continued to whimper. Should I console her? Or is that pushing my boundaries? I had just gotten out of my bed when she jumped up and inhaled deeply.
I stared at her my eyes where definitely bulging out of their sockets as I moved even closer to her. “Are you okay love” I asked in a hushed tone. “Yeah I am okay” Rian answered her voice trembling. I frowned. I was never to keen on being lied to; especially when it comes to how your feeling. I am one to try to make you feel better and I need to prove that to Rian. So I picked her up and softly placed her on my bed. “Don't lie to me Rian. You can tell me anything” I pleaded. I turned on the light to the dimmest setting and stared at that beautiful face, with puffy and bloodshot eyes. “It's nothing Liam” She insisted.
“Rian please. Let me help you” I begged.
“Liam, I am not going to bother you with my worries” Rian promised.
I softly grabbed her hand, “I want to get to know you Rian... that means I want to know your fears, worries, wishes and everything about you”
She frowned, “Liam this isn't like a fear of spiders kind of deal. It's worse. I don't know if our relationship is that strong yet”.
I sighed, “Rian don't forget, you know a lot about me. The good, the bad and the ugly. I know we just met, but you know that you feel like you've known me for years, because you have. I am just asking if I could feel the same”
Rian nodded, “Okay”
I gently squeezed her hand, “You can tell me anything love. I am here for you. So what was your bad dream about”
Rian inhaled once again, “I had a dream that I died in a car accident.. the same car accident that killed my parents when I was 16”
I was taken aback, “What”
“When I was 16 my parents left me alone to go play poker and have dinner at their friends house. On their way to the get together my parents got into a fatal accident with a drunk driver” Rian cried softly.
I held her close and let her continue
“So now I have this reoccurring nightmare that I am in the car with them”
“I am so sorry Rian. That is the worse thing to ever happen to someone” I soothed.
“It's my life unfortunately. That's why I talk about them a lot... it's because I miss them so God damn much” Rian wept.
I couldn't imagine how it would be to not have my mum and dad. I would be devastated, but at least I'd have Nicola and Ruth. Who knows who Rian had during those times I held her tightly in my arms. I was speechless there was nothing I could do or say to help her.I never would know that pain to lose your parent's, especially when you still needed them.
“Rian I am so sorry. I don't know how that feels, but I can sort of imagine how incredibly hard it is for you. Your parents where taken from you because they were needed in heaven. I bet they are still watching over you, but they're in heaven. I know I haven't known you for to long but I know they are proud of you. You are a brilliant girl.” I whispered trying to console this girl I just met.
She looked over at me and smiled, “You really think so Liam”.
I wiped the tears from her eyes and nodded, “Of course love and one day, hopefully not anytime soon, you will reunite with you parents. As for now you need to live your life to the fullest for them. I may not understand how it is to lose a parent, but I can understand missing them. What I do is remember the times I spent with them. Maybe listen to music they liked to listen to. Here tell me about your parents”
Rian and I moved from the edge of the bed closer to center of it as she began, “Well my mom's name was Michelle and my dad's was David. They met in high school and fell head over heals in love with each other. My parents ended up going to college together, both of them studying to become children psychologist. My mom loved to listen to pop, pretty much what you would hear on the radio. My dad was completely different in that case; he'd listen to 3 Days Grace, Blink-182, Linkin Park, Creed, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, and pretty much anything in the rock category. I definitely got both their music taste. My mom loved the color...”
She continued until I felt like I just met her parents. They sounded like amazing people, but then again look at their creation.. Rian. She was so brilliant and amazing. I know with every fibre of my being she is making them proud, every single day she graces the world with her presence. I sat there and listened until she talked herself to sleep. I wrapped her up under the covers and fixed the hair that was lying on her face. I stared at that peaceful and gently kissed her cheek.
“Goodnight love” I yawned as turning off my light. I went to sleep on the top of the covers and facing away from Rian. I didn't want her to feel like I was trying to use her.