After I said bye to Nicole and left the coffee shop, I began to walk back to my dorm. I really hadn’t been in there at all since I’ve gotten back.
After my mom dropped me off, I just went up there for a few minutes so I could put my suitcase in there and get out Nicole’s gift before walking to the coffee shop where she said she would be waiting for me to arrive.
I was struggling to get a good grip on the box that I was holding that contained the record player that Nicole got me. I keep changing my hold on it hoping to make it easier to hold, but it wasn’t helping at all. I also had the gift bag with the records in it that I had to hold too.
I still couldn’t believe that she got me this, and I was excited to use it. I still needed to look at all the records she got me. The two that I saw were fortunately of bands that I liked.
When I got back to my room, I was a bit surprised to see that Liam, Niall, and Louis were all in there. I honestly wasn’t expecting all of them to back here already. They all kind of gave me a weird look when they saw that I was carrying in a big box and a gift bag, but they didn’t say anything.
I set the record player and bag down on my desk before going over to my bunk to open up my suitcase so I could unpack it since I hadn’t had a chance to do that yet.
As I was putting clothes back into my closet and dresser, the boys began to talk about the party that was happening tonight. I really didn’t care to be part of the conversation, so I was a bit annoyed when Liam said my name and brought me into what they were talking about. What he ended up asking me was even worse than him bring me into the conversation in the first place.
“So Harry are you going to be hanging out with Nicole the whole time at the party?” he asked me, and I had to restrict myself from getting mad at him for saying that in front of Niall and Louis because I really didn’t want them to know.
According to Nicole I really wasn’t supposed to let anyone know at all and I hadn’t planned on telling Liam, but it was just kind of a spur of the moment sort of thing when I told him and I just felt like I needed to, I had to tell someone, I hated having to keep it a secret.
I just hated that Liam went and blurted it out right then because I had asked him to not make a deal out of it and just kind of keep it to himself.
I guess it’s okay that he told them; I just hoped that he hadn’t mentioned anything to Liz because that would be bad and not end up well on so many levels.
“Oh so you’re with Nicole now?” Louis said with a smirk and I just nodded, hoping we could end this conversation and they could just go back to talking about the damn party amongst themselves instead of pulling me in.
“If you want, I can talk to Liz and maybe the four of us could go out to dinner or something before the party tonight,” Liam suggested.
“Um no, I don’t think so,” I said, trying my best to sound polite about it because I didn’t want to make him upset for rejecting the offer of a double date type of thing.
Even if everyone did know about Nicole and I, I wouldn’t want to participate in that, the whole double dating idea just sounded pretty lame.
“Why not? I thought the double date would be fun,” he said and I couldn’t help but roll my eyes when he wasn’t looking.
“I don’t know. It’s been a week since I’ve seen Nicole, and I’m not really into that type of thing,” I told him,
“Plus I’m pretty sure Liz hates me,” I told him.
I wasn’t pretty sure she hated me, I knew for a fact that she disliked me but I wasn’t going to tell Liam how I knew.
“I doubt that, I can talk to her if you want-”
“No,” I said probably too quickly.
He along with the other two boys in the room gave me a weird look after my sudden burst to cut him off, but I didn’t care. If anything I hoped that my sudden urge to reject what he was saying was a good enough clue to not mention anything to Liz.
A small part of me hoped that maybe he would say something about Nicole and I dating to Liz because she would of course tell the rest of Nicole’s friends and then they would all know and I wouldn’t have to keep acting like I wasn’t dating Nicole while we were on campus.
A big part of me though hoped that he wouldn’t say anything to Liz. Nicole told me that she was going to tell her friends soon, she just wanted to ease them into it and tell them in the right way that she hoped would lessen the anger they were guaranteed to have towards her.
I knew she had her own way that she was going to tell them. If they found out from Liam telling this, that would be even worse that they didn’t find out from her. They’d probably jump to conclusions and wouldn’t give her the chance to explain anything.
Another thing, Liz of course would probably say that Liam was the one who told her. And if Nicole knew that Liam had this information, she’d know that I told him and I wasn’t sure how she was going to feel about that.
I never told her that I ended up telling Liam that we were dating because I really didn’t know if she wanted me to. Well I knew she probably didn’t want me to, but I didn’t know if she was okay with it at all. She most likely wouldn’t be.
Thankfully we finally ended up starting to talk about something else after I had too quickly cut Liam off and made everything awkward. I was still unpacking my all my clothes and other shit that I had packed in my suitcase, and once I finished that, I thought about taking my record player out of the box and start setting it up and using it, but I really didn’t want to with everyone in here.
I really wanted them all just to leave, but unfortunately the only person in the room who left was the one I was the most nervous about leaving.
Liam had left the room and since he hadn’t walked out with either Louis or Niall, I had a feeling that he was going to see Liz, and I was very nervous about what he might say to her.
Liam never said he was and he never said he wasn’t going to mention Nicole and me to her, but I had this unsettling feeling that he might end up mentioning something to her.