A Long Night
After what seems like ages, we return back inside. The boy's faces seem very concerned and worried.
"Michael, are you alright?" Calum says standing up.
"No, not really"
"I'm so sorry man, I really hope everything turns out ok, I'm sure your dad will be alright."
"No Calum, I'm sorry. I'm sorry for the way he treats you guys, the way he calls you all teenage, dumbass, bastards who are going to get me nowhere in life. But guys, I am so thankful. You guys will never understand how thankful I am for having you in my life..."
He pauses and looks down at me. I can feel tears slowly running down my cheeks.
"...if it weren't for all of you.....I wouldn't be here, and I really mean that. Thank you all for saving my life, and thank you all for being here to support my dad, no matter how fucked up he is."
We are all silent. After a few moments I wrap my arms around his neck and tightly hug him, not knowing if I ever want to let go. Everyone else follows.
About a minute later we all sit back down.
"Michael, I feel like you're becoming too much of a softy..." Ashton says lightening the mood.
"Ahh, shut the fuck up Ashton"
"Ah see? There's the Michael I know and love." He says, causing Michael to smile.
"Are you hungry?" Michael asks me.
"No, I'm fine." I lie. I haven't eaten anything since yesterday.
"I'll go downstairs and get you something." He says, almost as if he could read my mind.
He kisses my temple before getting up to go to the cafeteria. Right after the elevator doors close Calum leans over to me.
"You know he really loves you right? I mean he talks about you nonstop." He says causing me to blush.
"Well, I really love him too" I say, not really sure how to respond.
"Ooooo I'm gonna tell him." He says as if he were a kindergardener, causing me to giggle.
About 15 minutes later Michael appears with a plate filled with pizza slices, and a chocolate chip muffin. Wow, he really does know how to please a woman.
"I know how much you love pizza so here ya go." He hands me the plate right after he steals a slice.
"Thanks" I say, super happy to finally have food in my stomach.
We all spend the rest of the night forcing ourselves to stay awake, not wanting to miss any news.