As we walked to Liam's car, my mind was racing with one big question. Where in the hell is Liam Payne taking me for our second date? Our first date was so extravagant that I could only imagine how big this one might be. Liam thumbed the back of my palm as we reached his car. I looked into those brown eyes yet again. His eyes lit like a fire on a hot September day. Liam backed me up to his car, that's when his gentle, yet warm hand met my cheek. I knew I was blushing, but it was these tender moments that I shared with Liam, that actually meant the most to me. No amount of money or anything else he could spend on me would mean more than his sweet, tender moments.
"I know with every fiber of my being that my parents and sisters adored you, Rian" Liam said as he rubbed my cheek.
"I adored them. Your family is so warm and inviting, but then again so are you and it's obvious that it's how you were raised," I smiled as I pressed my cheek into his hand.
There was something so soothing about Liam caressing my face. It felt as if this was just how it's supposed to be, and I loved it.
"How did you like the song, love" Liam questioned as his eyes filled with vulnerability.
Reassuring him, I answered with a smile, "I loved it Liam. I would go as far as to say it will be hands down one of my favorite One Direction songs."
"Well I don't know about that" Liam said with a sneaky grin forming on his lips.
"And why do you say that, Liam?" I asked smiling at him.
"Well that's because I wrote a song especially for you" Liam admitted smiling an enormous smile.
"What? You did? Oh my gosh Liam that's the sweetest thing ever" I said, while being on the verge of tears.
"Yeah I can't wait for you to hear it" Liam said before softly pressing his lips to mine.
Just like usual, all the air in my lungs evaporates to nothingness. My heart begins to put itself into override, and the palms of my face find Liam's face; pressing his lips harder onto mine. Liam's free arm found my waist as he pressed me closer to him. That's when I heard what sounded like thousands of shutters going off. Liam instantly stops in his tracks and peers over his shoulders. At first I was blinded by the constant flashes, but I was all too aware of who was causing them... paparazzi. Great.
I could feel the sudden change in Liam's demeanor. This was the last thing that both of us had wanted in this intimate moment. I was horrified by the thought of this picture, of Liam Payne backing me up against his car making out with me strewn all over the Internet to live forever.
"Get in the car Rian" Liam whispered in my ear. Our eyes met and I nodded slightly.
I quickly opened the door and hopped into the passenger side of the car. I watched Liam hastily walked to the drivers side. I could tell he was annoyed, but was I annoyed? I couldn't answer that completely. I felt like my privacy had been invaded, but then again Liam and I were making out in public. I felt like I was in high school all over again and that Liam and I got caught making out in the hallway by my second period teacher.
Liam got into the car and quickly started it. He revved the engine a couple of times before speeding off unnecessarily fast. It was the only time that I felt Liam was being truly reckless and that I feared for my well-being. After we had been driving in silence for quite some time Liam eased on the gas and began to drive at a safer sped.
"I'm sorry Rian" Liam whispers.
Unfortunately, I can hear all those raw emotions that were eating Liam up. I felt for the guy. He just wanted to be able to be normal and be able to kiss me in public without the paparazzi's attention.
"Liam you have nothing to be sorry for" I admitted.
"I do. I wish so badly that we didn't have to worry about what fans think about you, what the media will say about you, or anything like that. Honestly I would even mind just dealing with you mates jealously issues. That problem seems so minute to all the problems my being famous ensues"
"Liam, I have been better about not letting any of that phase me. I'm not perfect nether are any of those paparazzi. As for the fans, I can understand. I used to be like that. When you were dating Danielle I would say I hope she never hurts you because when she is holding you; she is holding my world. They just don't want to see you get hurt Liam"
"They should know that you won't hurt me"
"I won't hurt you, but they will still worry because they love you Liam. If they didn't love you, and adore you; they wouldn't care that you had a girlfriend. Look at it that way. There's a reason why directioners are the best... and that's because we care so much about you. For some of us fans you guys are the only source of happiness we have, our only friends, and maybe the only people that actually makes feel important"
"Wow. I've never looked at it like that"
"Sometimes it takes a fan to remind you just how much you guys mean to us" I smiled.
"Rian I love you. You can make me go from feeling angry to making me feel like I am the most important person in the world" Liam sighed his eyes still fixated on the rode.
"I am only doing what Louis, Harry, Niall, Zayn, and you have been doing for me for years" I admitted.
"Thank you love. We are almost here at our surprise date" Liam added.
I could see the smile growing on his face. We had just passed a sign that said only ten kilometers till Thorpe Amusement Park. I know I had heard of this amusement park, but only because of its Saw ride. I was absolutely and utterly terrified by the movies. I can't do scary movies and especially ones that are gory. I just can't take people screaming bloody murder. Maybe Liam would be willing to skip on that ride; he is completely aware of my fear of scary movies. Well he should remember.
Thinking back on that night it seemed as if it occurred lifetimes ago, so much had changed in the past two months. Back then Ashley was on my side and I thought of her as my best friend. Back then I wasn't dating Liam Payne of One Direction, I was just a normal college student who was contemplating her major. So much has changed since that night that I watched The Cabin in the Woods with Liam, Louis, Niall, and Ashley; it practically made my head spin when I thought about it for too long.
"I can't wait Liam" I said smiling as we neared the amusement park.
"I am happy to see that you're eager" Liam laughed.
Liam and I entered the park without drawling any attention to ourselves. I could tell that Liam was trying his hardest to blend in. He was wearing sunglasses, a snapback hat, jeans, and a black t-shirt. If I was at the park I definitely would have guessed that it was Liam Payne, but then again I was a super fan, as well as a Liam girl. He had convinced Paddy that we could go on a date without his supervision. Liam had claimed that he had the blending in thing down pat, and to my disbelief Paddy actually believe Liam.
He and I had rode one ride together, but the one thing I was slowly realizing was that this amusement park has a lot of rollercoasters. Liam managed to drag me into the line for a ride that looked like a bunch of twisted metal. I didn't sign up for this.
"Yeah I am going to kill you" I gulped as I looked at the enormous rollercoaster.
"Oh come on love. I promise you will have the time of your life" Liam smile. I could tell he found my fear to be somewhat amusing. Our conversation brought the attention of the girls standing in front of us.
"Oh trust me you will love it" one of them cheered.
"I don't know" I laughed as I stared at Liam.
"I don't mean to bother you, but are you Liam Payne" the other one asked.
My heart skipped a beat as I watched Liam lower his sunglasses, "That would be me".
Both girls smiled at each other then at Liam, "Can we get a picture with you?"
"Why of course. Love can you take the photo?" Liam smiled.
"Sure" I smiled.
I quickly snapped a couple of photos of them with Liam until we had to board the ride. Liam held my hand tightly for the entire time, but I couldn't focus on the ride. My mind was wondering how long it would take before the entire fandom learned that Liam Payne was at Thorpe Park. I would say about as long as this ride. Who knows, maybe those girls will post that photo later on tonight. I hope they post it once they get home. I don't know why, but I have a terrible feeling that something is going to happen.
"See it wasn't even half bad?" Liam asked as we exited the ride.
"No it wasn't" I lied. I was trying to hide the fact that I actually didn't pay too much attention to the ride. That instead I spent the entire time freaking about nothing.
"Come on lets step it up a bit" Liam winked as he dragged me towards, yet another rollercoaster. Swarm. This one looked a lot bigger than the previous one. This guy has lost his freaking mind.
"You are trying to kill me huh" I asked nervously laughing.
"No I'm not. This ride is so much fun" Liam enthused.
After the ride I practically ran off. I had to puke my guts outs. The ride didn't give me any time to react. First the launch make all the air in my lung disappear and then the drop that was practically vertical make my stomach feel like it was in my throat. I sat down on one of the seat and put my head in between my legs. I tried to think of everything, but my nausea. It was hard with the aroma around myself smelling like food; which made me what to throw up even more.
"I'm sorry Rian. I just thought it would have been something you enjoy" Liam apologized as he sat next to me and rubbed my back.
"It's okay Liam" I managed to say. I felt clammy and that's when I knew there was no going back I needed to find the closest restroom or I am going to throw up everywhere.
"Here let me help you too the toilet" Liam said sincerely. If I didn't feel like I was going to lose my dinner I probably would have burst into a hysterical fit of laughter, but instead I nodded and let Liam help me up. We headed towards the restrooms.
~An hour before~
Jordyn, Kyle, and I had been in England for about 3 days, and yet we hadn't seen anything about Liam and Rian. They must either be keeping an extremely good cover out in public or staying at his place. Knowing Rian as well as I do, I would be convinced it was the latter of the two. I sat on my bed and rolled my eyes when I looked over at the other bed and saw Jordyn and Kyle swapping saliva with one another. I have to give that to Rian, she wasn't one for public displays of affection and I respected that.
I switched my focus onto my phone and went on Instagram to see if any of the One Direction fanpages I had follow had posted anything about Liam and Rian. For the most part all the post where talking about the next tour and album with really old pictures. Well the pictures where of Liam when he has a shaven head. Rian used to joke and say that one could tell how old a photo of One Direction by looking at his hair. I smiled at the memory. I did actually have a lot of great memories with Rian, but that went down hill after Liam. It's in that moment I realized everyone gives her what she wants since her parents where dead, and quite frankly I was done with it.
After what felt like endless scrolling I saw a photo Liam and Rian entering Thorpe Park. This would be gold to Jordyn, but I looked at my ex-best friend and saw just how happy Liam made her. Part of me was disgusted with myself for becoming a part of Jordyn's schemes, but another part of myself thought that this was the right thing to do. Liam needs to learn just who he is dating.
"Jordyn they are at Thorpe Park" I announced, my eyes not budging from my phone, but instead analyzing the photo. I was noting their clothing and such.
Both Kyle and Jordyn ceased making out to grab their phones. Jordyn smiled deviously as she said, "come on let's go."
My nausea began to intensify to the point where I ran to the women's restroom without giving Liam any type of warning. I was surprised to find that the restroom was completely deserted; that's definitely not something one would see at Disneyland, but in this moment I greatly appreciated the desolation. No one, other than myself, was forced to hear me losing my dinner. I chose the largest stall and quickly crouched over the toilet and lost all my food that I had eaten for the past couple of days.
As I continued to heave and crouch over the toilet, I realized that I was no longer alone in the restroom. I heard a couple of voices from American women in the restroom. It was oddly soothing to hear the familiar accent.
One of the women knocked on my door and asked, "Are you okay in there?"
I tried to answer loudly, but all I could manage was, "Yes." I didn't even believe myself, but I got up and flushed the toilet.
I tried fixing my clothes, but my legs where as wobbly as a newborn calf. Crap. I need help. I used the rail to prop myself up and open the door. I was expecting that the woman would be standing by the door but she wasn't. Was I imagining it? I eased my way to the sink and tried to clean my mouth and cool off my face. I felt clammy all over and I was utterly disgusted.
As I was drying my face off with a paper towel I felt someone hit me in the back of the head. I didn't lose consciousness until I hit the ground. That's when everything turned black.
Rian ran off without any warning, but I completely understood. I shouldn't have ever dragged her on that ride, but I thought she would enjoy it. I felt like the biggest twat for making Rian ride a ride, when I could tell she was nervous. In all fairness I didn't think a ride that last less than thirty seconds would make her feel so sick. I was sort of an adrenaline junkie and I had never thought to ask Rian if she was one as well, but by the looks of this I could tell she certainly wasn't one.
I kept my eyes focused on the toilets that Rian had ran into. I thought it was strange that the two girls that had watched her run into the restroom went in there. Perhaps they went to go check on her, but I found it even stranger that the two girls where in large baggy jumpers with the hoods on. Something about it made me get up and near the bathroom, until I was stopped. A rather tall man stepped in front of me. He had extremely blue eyes with dark brown hair.
"Hey man" He said. His voice was extremely deep and was without a doubt American
"Hello" I said looking past him at the toilets.
"I don't mean to bother you, but my little sister is a huge One Direction fan and you are her favorite member. Would you mind taking a picture with her" He asked extremely politely. I wanted to say no, but there was that massive part of me that wanted to say yes. Damn my people-pleasing self
"I don't know mate... I am waiting for my girlfriend" I began to say.
"Please man it won't take that long. They are just by the front gate. You would make her life" He pleaded.
"Sure man" I gave in. I followed him until we got outside the park. I looked around and saw that there was no one nearby.
"I am sorry, but this is for your own good" the guy apologised just before everything went black