"Miss Mavericks, what are you doing here?" It was Mr. Payne. Right on Harry's door step. How would I explain this one?
I gulped hard, I didn't know what to say. It felt as if time had stood still. My hair was a mess, I'm sure. I was nervous, I could feel sweat running down my face, as I stared at him. He just looked at me. I gulped again and decided to finally speak.
"Uh, he's my tutor."
"Oh, he is? He never ran this by me." Excuse me. Mr. Styles has to run shit by our principal now.
"I don't think that's his job requirement, to run pointless shit by you that he does for HIS students. Really Mr. Payne? What are YOU doing here?" I was pissed. that was bullshit.
"Now Miss Mavericks."
"No, don't say shit to me. You have all kinds of teachers that do home tutoring and now they have to run it by you?" He looked down, knowing that I had a point to what I was saying. He shook his head no. I invited him inside and ran to the kitchen hoping to find Harry somewhere.
"Shhh, Mr. Payne is here! I'm Miss Mavericks to you. You're tutoring me. I invited him in. Hurry, grab your shirt before he sees you!" I whisper-shouted to him. He looked around and found a clean white shirt on the back of the chair and slid it over his head. I went to the fridge and grabbed a bottled water and headed to the living room where all my homework was.
"So Liam, why the stop by?" It was Harry's voice speaking. He knew Mr. Payne by his real name?
"Look buddy, sorry for the accusation. I just don't want you to get fired. I wouldn't want to fire you, but if the board found out, I'd have to. So if anything is going on, can you keep it on the DL, just until she graduates please?" I walked into the living room at that point and there heads shot to me. I was smirking.
"So Mr. Payne. What you're saying is, I can date my teacher. Just not anywhere public around here and keep it undercover for his job?" I was full on smiling. I knew Mr. Payne was cool towards me, but wow. He nodded, shocked look on his face that I had heard him.
"Rose, Liam is my best friend, one of them. Please, can you abide by his rules?" I shook my head yes. I was excited that Mr. Payne knew about our little fling and that he would keep it a secret, even though he could lose his job over it.
"But, if the board finds out, he's fired and you're expelled, now exceptions." There he is. The Mr. Payne I know. I nodded letting him know that I understood his rules. Harry cleared his throat. I looked at him.
"Baby, can you go to my room and do some problems. I'm gonna talk to Liam. I'll be up in a little bit." He kissed my cheek and I headed to his room, to do math that I had no clue how to do. Maybe I could spy on there, and listen to what they talk about. Just for a minute.
"So Liam, why did you stop by?"
"Well Harry, it's about Niall." What? Who's Niall? I pretty much know most of the people Harry hangs out with.
"What about him?" Harry seemed very aggravated by hearing his name. I stayed a little longer because I wanna know who this guy was.
"Well I ran into him this afternoon, he looked bad Harry. He said he stopped doing the hard stuff, that he was done with all that. I said I'd help him, and well..." He trailed off, and I heard a door open, "I invited him here. He wanted to see you." I peeked around the corner, and I seen the blonde headed guy. I ran into the living room.
"YOU!" I yelled. Even though he had apologized, I was still angry. He looked very shaken up. My eyes softened at the sight of him. Liam and Harry looked at me. Harry walked over to me and stood right in front of me, and made me look at him.
"He's not a bad guy, he just made bad decisions." Harry whispered. He turned around, still in front of me. "What do you want, Horan?" Harry asked him, I could hear the seriousness in his voice.
"Harry, I didn't know she would be here. S-she said you guys broke up." Shit, Harry didn't know I had ran into him since the night of the party. Harry turned around.
"I can explain. But, Mr. Payne, you need to leave because you don't need to hear this."
"Rose, We both know you smoke pot. We went over this in my office." Liam started to laugh, he actually laughed.
"Okay, Harry. Today, me and Ash went to our hangout and smoked some pot. I seen Niall, he apologized and said he didn't know I was your girl. Then I corrected him and said ex girl." I looked up at him hoping his face would soften up.
"Well now you're my girl again, but still Niall, I can't have you around her. You're too aggressive right now. I know Rose doesn't need this." He was now standing over in front of Niall. Harry was protecting me like I was a cute little virgin who had never done anything bad. But before he came into my life, all I did was party and be around drugs and alcohol. I was getting very upset right now.
"Wait a minute, Harry." He turned to look at me, stopping mid sentence from talking to Niall. "I've seen a hell of a whole lot worse than Niall. Before you came into my life I was always around drugs and alcohol. I partied all the time. Hello, Louis fucking Tomlinson is my brothers best friend. So what the hell is wrong with you?" I don't know why I am getting so worked up over him just trying to protect me. "I'm sorry Harry, I have to go." I just walked out the door, grabbing nothing but my phone and car keys. I cannot have him treat me like I'm a baby. I'm not a baby.
I woke up the next morning, in Ashton's floor. I could not believe that I had gotten that mad at Harry for taking up for me. But he had to know that I was not that cute little virgin who never got into trouble. I stayed into trouble. I rolled over and seen Ashton sprawled out on his bed, sleeping peacefully. I decided I needed to check my phone, just to see the time. When I unlocked it I have over 30 messages and about 60 missed calls. All from Harry. Damn, can't give a girl some space? I decided I'd get up and get a shower then head to Harry's I guess, because my things are there and I just know he is going to want to talk about why I just stormed out of his house yesterday when all he was going was taking up for his girlfriend. I let the warm water run over my body and I didn't want to move. We stayed up late last night and I wanted more sleep, but my body wasn't having that. I washed my body and my hair, then stepped out. I seen that Ashton's mom had laid me out some of Ashton's sister's clothes. We were the same size and had about the same taste. I decided on no make up and wore my hair naturally. I woke Ashton up and told him I was going to Harry's and to meet me at our hangout around 4. He nodded and rolled over to get more sleep. I hopped in the car and zoomed off towards Harry's.
"I don't know why she left, she just left." I slowly opened the door, to see Harry on the phone. I tried to sneak in but he whipped his head around to see me. He looked like he didn't sleep at all last night. "She's here. I gotta go." He hung up the phone and threw it on the couch. He ran over to me and picked me up. "Thank god you're alright. Where did you go? Why did you leave? I was so worried." He kept talking and talking. Question after question. Not giving me anytime to answer. I laughed at him. He was just so cute.
"Harry, I'm fine. Really. Stop talking." He put me down, then his face got all serious. Here we go. "I came to get my stuff and explain why I left. If you honestly knew me, you would have known I always go to Ashton's or meet up with him when I'm upset. Now you know that, next time you won't worry so much." I took his hand and dragged him behind me to the couch. I sat down and patted the seat next to me. I sat down beside me. "I left because I needed you to know I'm not a little girl you need to protect. I'm your girlfriend. Yes, I love the protective quality in you, but you took it a little far. You act as if I'm your daughter. Second, I've been around drugs and alcohol pretty much all my life. You know I smoke pot everyday and drink every weekend, Niall is like me. I don't need to be protected from him. That's why I got mad and left. I'm sorry."
"Baby." That's all he said. He hugged me tight, like he never wanted to let go.
"Harry, I've been by myself for the past year. I can take care of myself. Yes, I love that you want to help, I appreciate it. But, I cannot depend on you. I don't want to lose you. I depend on myself because I know I'll never lose myself." He hugged me tightly again. Harry knows me too well to know if I run away, I'll be back. I love him too much to lose him again.
"Well baby, look what I got." He pulled out a bag from his pocket. Oh my god. Harry has weed. I didn't even know he smoked weed. All I knew was he drank. He got drunk. But now he has weed. My eyes got wide and I smiled so big.
"You didn't know I smoked? Because I'm a teacher, students don't need to know. But you're my girlfriend and were gonna light one up together."
"Where's Niall?" I just wanted to know if they made up.
"He's in the guest bedroom, sleeping. He doesn't have to know." He smirked and kissed me. I decided I'd show him how to roll a real blunt. He didn't know how good I was, until I seen his eyes get wide. I lit it up and took a long drag and handed it to him. He took about two long drags and he looked sexy doing it. Just then we started hearing loud bangs on his door.
"POLICE, OPEN UP!" Oh shit, the cops were here. I'm a minor. With drugs. And I'm with my teacher. This could not end well.