I wake up and the first thing I think is that my head is killing me. Second, I realize that people are yelling, and it’s making it all worse. I squint, and see three people standing on the other side of the room, and realize that it’s Zayn, Liam, and Louis.
I get up slowly, feeling dizzy, and stumble over to Louis, hugging him tightly, and mumbling, “My head hurts…”
He kisses the top of my head softly and says quietly, “I know princess. I’m so sorry.”
I ask, “Can you not yell? It makes it worse…”
He nods a little, and says, “We were finished anyways. Come on; let’s get you cleaned up, yeah?”
I nod a little, and let him lead me down the hall and into a bedroom that my stuff is now in, along with Louis’s suitcase. We go in the bathroom, and Louis tells me to just sit and wait until he’s got everything ready. He asks if I’m alright with a shower, and I just nod a little bit. He warms up the water, and then helps me out of my clothes, being careful because I also have some cuts and scrapes on my arms and my cheek from hitting the asphalt. After that, he helps me into the shower, and says to just tell him if I need anything.
After my shower, I dry off and then just put on one of Louis’s t-shirts and some underwear. I climb into bed with him, and lay my head on his chest, closing my eyes. I ask, “Can I have some Tylenol?”
He says, “I’m sorry babe, you not supposed to if you hurt your head…”
I nod a little, wondering how I’m ever going to fall asleep with my head hurting like this, but then eventually I do.
I wake up to an empty bed, and rub my eyes, confused. I squint, looking around the room, and see a note on the table. I pick it up and read it slowly:
I’m sorry I couldn’t be there when you woke up, but I had to go out and do some work with Liam and Niall. Zayn and Harry are still at the cabin with you though, so if you need anything, go find them.
I love you babe, feel better.
I sigh a little, and lay in the bed for a few more minutes before getting up slowly, and walking down the hall, looking for Harry. I walk into the kitchen, and see Zayn. I’m about to turn and leave, but he looks up, and asks, “Do you want something to eat Evelyn?”
I look at the ground and ask quietly, “Can I just have some cereal or something? I don’t know what we have here…”
He says, “Louis made sure that we had some fruit loops just for you. I’ll get you a bowl, go ahead and sit down.”
I nod a little and sit at the island, putting my head down while I wait. Zayn asks, “How is your head feeling?”
I shrug a little, “The same as last night.”
He nods, and sighs, “Look, Evelyn, I’m sorry about what happened. I didn’t mean for Liam and I to fight like that, he just… it was…”
I cut him off, “I know it was my fault you two were fighting. If I hadn’t had to go with you, it wouldn’t have happened…”
Zayn shakes his head, “Don’t listen to what Liam says Evelyn; he’s a dick. He might have a reason for it, but he’s still a jerk to you, and has always hated you and Louis being together. So don’t take it to heart, okay?”
I nod a little, and say quietly, “Thank you.”
He says, “I only got you a bowl of cereal, you don’t need to thank me.”
I shake my head, “No, I mean for defending me. Look, I wasn’t eaves dropping, but I woke up a little in the car and the two of you were talking. Liam said something about me, and you told him to stop, and just… thanks Zayn.”
He nods a little, and says, “No problem Evelyn. I know we haven’t been as… well, close lately, but I do still care about you, and I hope that you know that. You’re like a sister to me even if Louis gets all possessive and stuff like that.”
I nod a little, and say, “I miss hanging out with you.”
He says, “I do too, but it’s better than Louis getting angry with us.”
I nod, “I know, but maybe I can convince him that it’s okay now. Maybe I can just make him realize that it’s not an issue, and he doesn’t need to worry about it. I mean, I love him, and that’s not going to change.”
Zayn says, “Don’t get yourself into trouble over this, alright? Promise?”
I nod a little, and then finish my cereal before putting the dishes away and going out to the den. I curl up on the couch and turn on the TV and watch it some until I hear the door open, and look over the back of the couch and see Louis. He smiles at me and pulls out some flowers from behind his back. He gives them to me and kisses me softly before pulling back and asking, “How are you feeling?”
I shrug a little and say, “The same I guess. Tired. How was work?”
He says, “Fairly boring. We didn’t really do much, just a few administrative things before the real work starts.”
I nod a little, and ask, “You’ll be careful though, right? You won’t get hurt…?”
He kisses my forehead and says, “Of course I’ll be careful, otherwise who would take care of my little princess?”
I nod a little, and say, “I just don’t want you to get hurt or something. I don’t know what I would do without you.”
He kisses me softly, and says, “Hey, you don’t have to worry about it babe, I promise you’ll always have me, yeah?”
I nod a little, and then snuggle into his chest and fall asleep.