9. Winter Time
I knocked on the door with my bags in my hands. "Niall!" My dad shouted as he gave me a hug and I held on. "Come on in, son!" He said and I carried all of my belongings in. I found my stepmum sitting on the couch with Anna, drinking hot chocolate near the fire and watching t.v. "Niall, it's so great to have you home!" Elizabeth said as she jumped off the couch to give me a hug. Anna just sat there and kept watching the t.v. I walked in front of her and stood there. "Hey sis." I said trying to smile without pain. "Hey Ni." She said trying to look around me.
I went back to the front door and grabbed my stuff and took it to my old room. "There we go." I said throwing the suitcases on my old bed. "Sweet Ireland." I said looking around the room and grinning. Anna walked passed my room and I decided to follow her. She folded some clothes of hers that was lying on her bed. "Hey Anna, can we talk?" I asked and she looked up, but no smile. "It depends." She said shrugging. "Okay..." I said awkwardly. I wonder what her problem is right now?
"Are you okay?" I asked her and she looked back up and sat on her bed and I sat down next to her. "I guess." Anna's voice was quiet and soft. "I read your letter that you put in my guitar case." I said and she looked into my eyes for once. "Took you long enough." She said when folding her shirt. "I'm sorry. I never meant to hurt you like that, I promise." I said and she shot a glare at me. "Listen, you may be my stepbrother/ ex. boyfriend, but stop promising me things that you cant keep." She said and now her voice was starting to rise.
It's been 10 months since the day I met Anna, and she has changed a lot since then. "I'm telling you the truth." I said trying to sound really nice to her. "Niall, I will always love you. But after the way you treated me that day, I dont know if I can forgive you." Anna said and I looked at my hands. "Meeting you was the best thing. Now, I dont know." I said and she gave me a look and said, "Get out of my room, Horan." Her voice was hard but had a crack in it. She obviously hated me.