13. New life
I couldn't go back to my apartment. Reporters stayed outside and I couldn't get into my own home.
"You'll stay with me." Niall said firmly. "You are safe if you're with me."
"And my computer?" I mumbled quickly. There were many things that were left and I wanted to pick them up. Niall drove the car back to his home.
"I'll call someone to do it for you?"
I nodded. It was wrong to let a stranger walk into my apartment, but what was my choices.
"What happens when you're on tour?" I asked quickly. "I can't stay in your house forever?"
Niall smiled and he gave me a mischievous look.
"Well, you can?"
I was startled.
"Do you want me to move in?"
He nodded fast and he stopped the car in front of his house. He looked at me and I noticed that he wasn't going to take a no from me.
"Think!" he whispered. "We've known each other for over four years. I know this came fast, but at the same time, this is the next step in a relationship."
I just stared at Niall. He had really changed. Where was the guy who was afraid, where was Niall who didn't want to go foreward?
He took my hand and he held it gently.
"I have realized that I did wrong." he said kindly. "I have realized that we don't become younger by this and when I saw you with another guy, my life fell apart." he swallowed and he looked into my eyes. "I know for security that I wont let you go again and make the same mistakes over again."
"Strong words, but I mean it."
I believed him. I felt my stomach tingled, my legs became weak and I tried to collect my thoughts. Why didn't I just say yes to him? I had said yes if he had asked the same thing a year ago. I had said yes if he had asked the same thing three years ago.
"Quick Steps?" I exclaimed. "We've been apart for half a year, if not longer, and now you are ready to do everything with me?"
"Yes, and I'm ready to show you open to all people in the world." he blushed over that I didn't believe him. "Please Jenny. Trust me and give me a chance."
"I'll think about it."
He was pleased with the response.
"You may think, but say yes."
"I've got another job for you."
I was startled and I just stared at Niall.
He nodded and he laughed a little bit.
"The management said that you can start and work for us. I explained that you can't go back to your old life and they understood me."
I was angry that he had gone behind my back, but Niall pulled me into his arms and he looked at me with love. He didn't made me to get angry, but I was annoyed.
"Have I said that I wanted to change job?"
He shook his head.
"But you can't do what you did before." he said and kissed me on the forehead. "Think of it as a transition. When everything is calm, you can do whatever you want, but in the meantime you should be safe."
I just stared at him. I realized that Niall really wanted to protect me from the world, and he saw me as his. I was proud that he felt that way, but at the same time I wasn't a weak girl.
"You know that I'm..."
He put his hand over my lips.
"You get paid like any other and you have to work like everyone else. They will make demands on you and you will find that life isn't a bed of roses."
I took his hand away.
"And why should I work for you?"
"This will allow you to follow me on the tour and I have you with me all the time."
"So I have no time for myself?"
"Well at work. I wont stand next to you."
I could not help but smile.
"So I will work for you and stay with you?"
He nodded happily.
"But you don't work directly for me, but you do things that affect me."
I swallowed my pride, and I agreed to his tender.
"Okay, but don't tell me in about half a year that you are tired of me?"
He grinned and gave me a light kiss
"No sweetheart., I will never get tired of you."