Rescue Me

This is a funny and romantic tale of what happens when One Direction finds a witty and unique girl stumbling into their lives.

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14. Chapter Twelve

Zayn's POV:

I hate truth or dare, yet every time we get bored, one of us goes: 'Hey, wanna play truth or dare?'. And we're all so lost in the boredom that any solution will do, so nobody rejects the idea.

I'm not gay, I swear. It was just a dare and Harry and Jade have inconvenient timing.

I'm sure I can persuade Harry that i'm not gay, but i'm not sure about Jade. If she thought it was a joke she'd be laughing her ass of, like Liam, Niall, and Harry are. She just stands there and looks back from Louis, to me, to Louis, to me, with wide eyes and raised eyebrows.

"None of my business..." She says and walks into the kitchen. Yeah, she definitely thinks i'm gay.

(Just in case you took this the wrong way, I have nothing against gay people, neither does any of my characters, Zayn just happens to not be gay. Plus one of my favoritest people ever is gay.)

"JADE, WAIT!" Louis says, standing up and falling over.

"Timmmberrr" Niall shouts, a little too late. (FYI: I wrote this part before that annoying Kesha/Pitbull song came out. I just realized I've been hating on Pitbull a lot. #sorrynotsorry)

I look at Louis to notice that his shoelaces are tied together. I forgot about that, it was one of the first dares he did. Apparently he forgot, too.

Jade walks back in the room, drinking a glass of water, but spits it out when she sees Louis on the floor.

"How on Earth did you manage to do that?" She chuckles. (CHUCKLES IS SUCH A WEIRD WORD OMG)

"It was a dare..." He mumbles, his face still on the ground.

"They dared you to fall face first into the carpet?" She asks.

"No..." He says, his cheeks getting red out of embarrassment. "They dared me to tie my shoelaces together"

This is the exact moment when Jade loses it. She busts out laughing and has to grab the back of the couch to lean on, so she doesn't fall over like Louis did.

After she's done with her laughing fit, we decide to watch a movie. We all argue on movie to chose, our personalities reflecting our choices. Niall wants to watch Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Zayn wants to watch Grease, Louis wants to watch Grown Ups, Harry wants to watch Notting Hill, and Liam wants to watch Toy Story 2. The only one whose movie preference hasn't been voiced is Jade.

"Jade, what do you want to watch?" I ask her, seeming to be the only one noticing her absence in our discussion.

She glances up at me, not expecting to be asked. "Uhh... i'm not sure all of you will like it"

"Well you can't know that for sure unless you tell us what it is" Niall adds.

"Louis will probably love it and Liam will probably hate it so... Anyone up for Kick Ass?

"YES" Niall shouts.

"HELL YES" Louis joins.

"I've never seen it, actually" Liam says.

"I had my heart set on a romance film" Harry says smirking, cracking one of his typical 'funny' jokes.

Then something happens that amazes us all. Someone laughed.

We all turn to the source of the laughter to see Jade in hysterics.

"Are you... laughing?" Louis asks, acting disgusted.

"What does it look like I'm doing, cooking an omelette?" She responds.

Harry walks to her, obviously overjoyed but completely silent, and wraps her in a giant bear hug, lifting and spinning her around in the air.

"WHAT THE HECK?" She yells and now we're the ones laughing.

"HARRY, SERIOUSLY- PUT ME DOWN!" She demands and he does as told. "You forgot two things"

"What did I forget?" He asks. This is the realization moment for most of us except Niall and Harry, who are still lost in Lala Land.

"One- I'm injured. That was excruciatingly painful" She starts off.

I look over to Louis and Niall, who look like they're going to explode with rage at any second. Honestly, I feel the same way, but I at least have the common sense to hide it.

"Oh my gosh Jade, I'm so sorry!" Harry says and attempts to hug her again.

"NO TOUCHY" She says, and Harry backs down.

"But wait, what was the second thing he forgot?" Liam asks, oblivious to the fuming boys glaring at Harry.

"Well..." Jade says and then looks up to her left as if she was thinking of something.

*******FLASHBACK*******

Jade's POV:

"Gimme some sugar" I say and high five Niall and Louis. They'd just throw Harry into the pool for dropping me to save himself.

"Okay now listen-" I continue. "From here on out, if Harry even does a stupid thoughtless thing that will or could hurt me, you have every right to kill him. Okay?"

"Okay" Niall says, concerned at my sudden permission of violence.

"Nice" Louis says, and begins to walk away. "NIALL! Want to help me plot his death?"

"Sure" Niall says casually and walks over to Louis, where they begin the discussion of how Harry should be murdered, next time he does something reckless.

*****FLASHBACK OVER*****

Zayn's POV:

"So basically I gave Louis and Niall permission to kill you, Harry. Sorry" Jade announces. Louis and Niall get massive grins on their faces but Liam and I intervene.

"Just think how bad it would look if members of One Direction committed homicide" I tried to reason.

"Don't waste your energy on him, you should be making sure Jade's alright" Liam suggested. His reasoning had more influence than mine, and Louis and Niall backed down and relaxed a little, but were still tense.

"I'm sorry we didn't even check on you..." Louis says to Jade with an awkward laugh at the end.

"I'm fine really, just still sore" She coaxes him into believing. I doubt she's really alright, I can see it in her eyes and in the way she told him that lie. I look around, and yet again, I'm the only one noticing the small details. The small details are usually the most important.

"You guysget the movie started, Jade and I'll get popcorn" I say, and the boys all plop down on the couch and bicker about who has to get back up to put in the DVD. I take Jade's hand and walk her into the kitchen.

"You're in a lot more pain than you'll admit, correct?" I get straight to the point.

"I don't know what you're talking about..." She hesitates, stunned by my straight-forwardness. "I'm fine really..."

"You're a horrible liar, you know?" I state. She looks like she's about to cave.

"Now how the hell did you know that?" She finally admits, sighing.

"I just am good at finding peoples true intentions" I say. I begin to walk away, but am pulled back. I realize Jade's hand is still intertwined with mine. I can feel my cheeks getting red.

"Where are you going?" She asks, tilting her head and gazing into my eyes. Her eyes are a blue-grey, but they're not a dull grey, not even in the slightest. They're the complete opposite- vibrant, and alive.

"Zayn? You alright?"

I blink a few times, dazed before responding. "Yes... Why wouldn't I be?"

"You were looking at me weird" She says, making my cheeks even more red, if that's even possible.

"Oh" Is all I can muster to say, because I don't want her to think i'm a creep. I've only known her for a day, yet something keeps pulling me back to her. (GRAVITY. DUH)

I hate to do it, but I release her hand and walk past her to the cabinet on the far side of the kitchen. I open it and take out some Tylenol. I get a glass of water, and bring both of my gatherings to her. She looks like she's about to object, but she just grabs the pills, pops them in her mouth, and chugs the glass of water.

"Thanks for taking care of me, Zayn" She says, looking at the ground. (BUT WHEN YOU SMILE AT THE GROUND IT AIN'T HARD TO TELL)

"You're welcome" I say, a bit taken back. I try to change the subject because this could get awkward, very fast. "We should go watch the movie now, if you're still up for it"

"But won't they get suspicious if we don't come back with popcorn?" She suggests. Good point.

I walk over to the pantry and pull out four bags of popcorn. We have two microwaves because we're impatient and we have to make a lot of popcorn for it to be enough to feed us all.

"Only four?" Jade questions. What does she mean ONLY four?

"You should really make five or six cause I can go through a bag of popcorn in 15 minutes" She says, walking over to the pantry and taking out two more bags. She hands them to me and then begins to head for the living room.

"Where do you think you're going?" I tease.

"It only takes one person to make popcorn, and it sure as hell isn't going to be me" She says giggling, and walks out of the room.

I make the popcorn, manage to balance three bowls in each hand, and give them to each person. They've already started the movie, not bothering to wait for me, but I don't complain. I just sit down and attempt to figure out what the movie is even about.

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Harry's POV: (Just for you Stephanie :3)

I wake up refreshed, mostly. The only discomfort is Louis laying across my legs.

I'm assume we fell asleep during the movie, and it makes sense because I look around, and all of us are present. Jade fell asleep snuggled up to Niall, him hugging her like a child hugs his teddy bear. Zayn has his face buried in the carpet. Must have fallen off the couch. Liam is looking comfortable, sleeping in the recliner.

Popcorn is EVERYWHERE. I count three bowls upside-down on the ground and the rest completely empty.

I turn the TV to the news, to see what's going on, and to wake up these sleepy-heads.

Hello, and welcome to the three-o'clock news! Today with us we have-

I shut off the TV, and stand up, knocking over Louis in the process.

"Ow, what the-" He begins but then realizes everyone's asleep. He sits up and pulls something out of his pocket. If that's what I think it is...

I recognize the object and immediately put my hands over my ears so I don't hear the massive blare of the air horn Louis conveniently has on him at all times. The others are not so lucky.

"OH MY GOD" Liam shouts, sits up, and searches for the source.

Niall jumps up in complete silence, but eyes full of terror and shock. His sudden movements flip Jade off the couch and onto Zayn.

The sound of death stops due to Liam chasing Louis around the house.

Niall and I simultaneously look to Jade and Zayn in a pile on the floor. He crouches down to get a better look.

"Yeah, they're both out cold" He confirms. How are they still sleeping after all that?

Niall picks up Jade and gently sets her on the couch. He steps over Zayn to walk up to me.

"Hey, what time is it?" He asks me.

"A little past three I think" I respond.

He walks over to the window and rips back the curtain.

"It's gotta be 3 pm, not 3 am" He concludes. "We were asleep for a WHILE"

"Yesterday was a long day" I say, and it really was.

Liam walk back into the room, dragging Louis backwards by his leg, and tosses the air horn to me.

"Hide it or get rid of it. Your choice" He says. I toss it to Niall, who puts it in the potted plant next to the window. I walk over to Zayn and nudge him with my foot.

"What" He grumbles, opening his eyes to glare at me.

"Zayn it's three-o'clock" I say.

"Like I care" He mumbles and shuts his eyes again.

"You should care" Liam says. "Don't want to go out looking like that. I've got some shopping to do, and I hate going alone and it's Louis' turn to come with me. If I go with only him, I might kill him, so you get to come with us both"

Zayn takes a moment to think about this, groans, and sits up.

"Why can't Harry go with you?" He tells Liam. Way to throw me under the bus.

"You up for some shopping, Harry?" Liam turns to me and asks. Think of a lie, quick!

"I'm meeting with Gemma later. I haven't seen her in a while so we agreed to go out today" I lie. Hope they'll fall for it.

"Fine, Harry's out, but what about Niall?" Zayn says, desperate to have an excuse to fall back asleep.

"Oh you know if we bring Niall it'll take twice as long- he'll want to buy everything" Liam responds. "You're stuck with us, deal with it. We're leaving in half an hour, so go get yourself presentable in case there's paps or fans"

Zayn mutters to himself and trudges off to his room.

"So when are you meeting up with Gemma, Harry?" Liam pry's for information.

"Around five" I lie again.

"You also might want to begin getting ready then" He suggests.

I take his advice and go to my room. I find a pair of black skinny jeans, a white t-shirt, and sneakers. I put them on the bathroom counter and then take a long, relaxing shower. I get out, dry myself off, and put on the clothes i'd picked out. I dry my hair. I glance at the clock and it's four thirty. I play subway surfers on my phone for about ten minutes then grab my keys, phone, and wallet on my way out the door.

It's a fairly nice day outside, so I decide to walk to the nearest coffee shop and relax there until it's time for my date with Katy. I'm picking her up at eight, so i've got about an hour and a half to kill. Walking down the street I stop myself before I trip over the football on the pavement. I pick it up and look around to see who the owner is. I spot a young boy, about 10 or 12, with his hands up, asking me to throw it to him. I toss him the ball, smile, and keep walking. What a nice kid. I wonder if i'll ever have kids?

I finally arrive at the coffee shop and walk inside. I wait in line for a while, hoping nobody recognizes me. When it's my turn to order, I get a hot chocolate, even though it's sunny and warm outside. It's pretty chilly in this shop so it'll warm me up here. I pay the cashier and sit at a table in the corner.

After a cycle of Flappy Bird, Temple Run, and Subway Surfers, i'm bored. I've still got two hours to spare. I get up, throw away my empty cup, and walk outside the coffee shop doors.

As soon as I walk out, I spot a familiar face. It's Katy, across the street. She looks absolutely stunning, even though she's just standing there, checking her phone. She's got on a white flowing dress and white lacy sandals. She's also got on a flower crown that makes her look even more adorable.

"Katy!" I call from across the road. She looks up and searches for whoever called her name. Her eyes lock on mine and she smiles.

She walks about half way through the road to see me, and that's when the car hits her.

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