I gasped as I awoke and sat up quickly.
It was just a dream?
I jumped when I heard a soft snore right next to me.
Turning my head I realized that it was Niall. The one who helped me. My dream was real...
It was then that I noticed that my wrists, hands, and legs were bandaged, what a sweetheart he was for doing this. I slowly lifted up the comforters of my bed and tried swinging my legs to the side, only to be met up with much pain.
"Ouch..." I whispered quietly while quickly looking over to Niall, making sure I didn't wake him. Everything was burning. Everything.
My dignity was taken away, and so was all of my hope for a better life. A tear slipped down my cheek as I attempted to stand up. More pain plummeted down my lower half once I was finally standing, and I cried out softly as I tried to take my first step.
As I took my next step, I felt Niall's hands hold up my waist gently.
I sighed in relief from the extra support. "T-thank you," I spoke quietly.
He picked me up softly and carried me back to my bed, staring at me with worried eyes while wiping my tears away.
"How are you feeling sweetheart?" he asked, stroking my hair with his soft touch.
I smiled at him and closed my eyes, snuggling into my pillows. "I'll be fine," I told him with fake reassurance. I think I even tricked myself with that one.
Opening my eyes again, I noticed that he was still staring at me intently.
"Thank you, s-so much for helping me. That was very kind of you," I said,"But you don't have to stay and watch me.. I-I'll be okay-" " No, you won't," he interrupted.
"I can see the pain in your eyes Sarafina."
I didn't even want to think about what happened. I wanted to let it go. I wanted to just lay in my bed and forget everything... but my eyes welled up with tears and I pulled my blanket over my face.
I just wanted to forget. That's it. Forever.
Niall pulled the covers off of me and held me so that I was resting my head on his chest.
It was then that I cried, and cried, and cried, and cried. I wasn't keeping track of time at all. I just laid on him and held him tightly as he rocked me slowly while rubbing my back.
"Let it out love, let it out." He kissed my forehead multiple times as I continued to sob and soak his shirt.
"I-I miss m-my mom! I miss my d-ad, m-my brothers... everyone! " I cried out, gripping onto his shirt.
"I don't have a-anyone... no one..."
Burying my face into his neck, he slowly laid down as I fell into a deep sleep, him still rubbing my back soothingly.
The sunlight shined onto my face, telling me that it was morning. Rubbing my eyes, I sat up and looked over at a sleeping Niall. He was so beautiful. Some hair fell out of place as his hand roamed the area that I was laying on,
"S-Sarafina..." his voice murmured. "I'm right here," I whispered, grabbing his hand with mine.
He pulled me back down to him and snuggled me tightly. His smell was addicting as he held onto my waist and kissed my neck.
I don't know why I felt so comfortable with him. Usually, I'd be freaking out because I only met him yesterday... but I felt like I'd known him forever. Probably because he was the comfort I never had.
My stomach rumbled after five minutes of laying there with him.
"You hungry love?" his voice raspily asked. A smile grew onto his face when I nodded vigorously.
"Okay, okay, let's go out for breakfast sweetheart."
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