“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.”
― Criss Jami
Niall took an awfully long shower. I was worried he slipped and died or something. I checked on him once and I could see his blurry figure standing there through the curtains. I didn't want him to know I was snooping so I quietly closed the door and waited in the living room where my pull-out bed was. When he finally got out, he joined me with a sigh and scratched at his damp hair.
His face tinged a bit, "I'm fine. I was just...hot."
I slowly nodded and moved a strand of hair from in front of my face. I twisted to face him and knotted my fingers in my lap. "So about what I wanted to tell you...I-"
"If it's anything bad that'll change what we have right now then I don't want to hear it."
"Niall." I frowned and bit at my lip. This gift would be great for him, great for me, but horrible for the both of us.
"I'm sorry. It's just that I finally feel like I have something to look forward to everyday. I don't want to lose that."
"Let me explain first, okay?"
I took a deep breath and let out my story. "This man, Alpheus, has been searching for me for centuries. He's chased after me. I'm sure I've told you thing but I've never told you why. He...Alpheus is an evil man and he wants...he wants my virginity because a fairy's purity has unimaginable power."
He just stared at me. I could gauge no reaction.
"Say something," I whispered, reaching out to rest my hand upon his.
"Okay..." he mumbled.
Okay? Okay?! That was all he had to say?
"Niall, there has to be more than that," I begged.
"What do you want me to say? You ran because you had to. You were brave."
"Niall...I...I um." I placed both my hands on my lap and twisted them together. It was hard for me to tell this to him. I wanted him to say yes already knowing the consequences but I couldn't bring myself to warn him. "I want you to have it. My virginity."
He started to nervously chuckle as his face turned all sorts of shades red. "I don't think I'm your guy. Really. I-uh-I wouldn't know what I'm doing."
I bravely leaned forward and softly pecked his lips. "That makes two of us then."
"Arethusa...are you sure?"
I slowly nodded and lifted my hands to the sides of his face, softly stroking his hair. "I want you."
He let out a shaky breath and kissed me more fervently. He pulled away though and cursed under his breath. "My parents are asleep and Greg is in the room."
I bit at my lip and looked around the quiet living room. "I forgot."
"Tomorrow," he blurted out. "Tomorrow when I'm home from school and no one is here. I have to stop at the pharmacy though and get con-"
"Uh, nothing," he coughed, "Nothing."
I smiled widely, loving the flustered look on his face and wrapped my arms around him. "I'm so happy," I whispered.
My sisters would be so proud.
The next day when Niall was off to school I bathed well and enjoyed what could be my final hours in this house. The others were out of the house too so enjoyed some alone time, looking through pictures in books. I brushed my hair many times out of boredom and became worried when it started getting late. Niall said he'd be here but it was showing to be nearly an hour later than usual.
When I was ready to break down with worry I heard the front door open. I ran to the sound and let out a breath when I saw Niall coming through the door. I practically jumped on him and wrapped him in my arms. "You're late! You worried me."
"I'm sorry," he chuckled and hugged me back. "I had to take care of some things."
"You smell nice," I mumbled against his cheek.
"I took a shower in the gym at school. Come on, I want to show you something."
I pulled away and smiled up at him, "Is it a surprise?"
"Will I like this surprise?"
"I hope so. Now lets go before it turns dark."
He set his few bags down and grabbed my hand before leading me out the house. We walked a ways down to the creek and even passed it. Beyond there was a small cabin that was glowing, lit with the softest light.
"My dad built this before I was even born. No one comes out here much but this is were I was before I came to get you. I had to get this ready."
Now at the door to the cabin, whatever urgency in there only a sheet of wood away. I leaned up and kissed him. "I'm so glad you're here."
He nervously smiled and wrapped his arms around my waist. His cold nose nuzzled the side of my neck, making me giggle. "I'm glad you found me."
I'm sure those should've been said the other way around but in a ways, this is how it was meant to be. When we step in this cabin we will share something between us and although it may have its consequences, it would be worth it. It was Niall and he was worth everything.
A/n: I know...Bleh! I haven't been on here but leave me alone >.< I'm kidding, bombard me with rants about how I haven't been on here. Next update this weekend so...yeah. Sorry I took this long break without telling you guys but I was just suddenly smashed with a bunch of AP prep from both AP Lang and AP US. Anyway, you guys don't care about that. Let's care about how sexy Niall is on this OTRA tour and how Zayn needs to make up his mind....like I love him but that 1D in his twitter name is just sitting there...useless. Still love him though!
Next chappie will have some steam so..be aware of the fluff smut.