THREE YEARS LATER
It was dark, I was cold. Typical New York night, being lonely was no stranger of mine, it seemed to come be my only company lately. I use to be scared here, I mean I am still but it's nothing like it use to be. I still worked at the stupid Pub thing and still had no respect, even three years later.
I sighed whenever I heard someone screaming down the street from my apartment, rolling my eyes because it happens every night. It use to make me cry whenever I heard a girl runnning down the street screaming because it reminded me of everything that happened back in the past, running for help whenever Niall got hurt or even whenever he got into the fight with Jax.
I walked to my door whenever I heard a knock on it, opening it I stood there. "What." I said lowly.
"You didn't come to work today?" This guy was a guy named Alec, he worked with me and I've never met someone more annoying and obsessed.
"I'm not feeling good." I said.
"Can I help?" He asked.
"Yes." I said and looked at him, his eyes filled with excitement. "You can leave so I can sleep." I said and shut the door in his face. I use to feel bad until it got to the point where I'm ready to file a harassment report. I rubbed my face and walked into my room. My body was heavy and my limbs were hardly working as I pulled my sheets back and laid in my bed. I almost cry every night whenever I look at my bedside table and see a photo of Niall and I, still hurts me to think that he probably moved on by now and probably has a family or something, seeing as though he's almost 23.
I closed my eyes and fell asleep, dreading my wake up call from my alarm clock to get up and get ready for work. But insomnia has the best of me on nights like this, my body is tired but my brain isn't. It keeps up just replaying memories of him and I, leaving me awake and full of regret. I always wondered why he didn't come to get me, I mean, Harry must've told him where I was.
I waited for three weeks? I guess he didn't want me anymore, probably is better off without me anyway.
My alarm blew through my ears, I groaned and slapped the top of it, making it shut up. I pulled myself out of bed and into my bathroom and turned my shower on. While I waited for the water to heat up I looked at myself in the mirror, just like I did almost every morning. I imagine his arms being placed around me from the back and I close my eyes, tilt my neck to the side, just like I use to whenever his lips use to touch my skin.
But I was sadly awaken whenever I realized I daydreaming and it's not going to happen. The water felt good on my muscles as I washed threw my hair and body. I stepped out and wrapped a towel around myself, it was coming on winter here so it was pretty cold whenever you stepped out of your shower.
I pulled on my underwear and bra,quickly putting on my white shirt and black pants. I put a belt in the hoops of my pants and grabbed my scarf and jacket. I walked out of my building and started walking, thanking God that my workplace was only a few blocks away. I waited at the stop light for my turn to walk across the street, then something caught my eye.
A tall man, blonde, wearing sunglasses and walking a dog. He smiled as a little girl stopped to talk and pet the dog, that smile looked way too familiar. He was wearing a black North Face jacket and had dark blue jeans on, my heart started beating faster whenever I got to go across the street. I ran but by the time I got across and got swallowed by the crowd, he was gone. My heart broke all over again.
I basically dumped myself into work, "They're so vicious!" I said whenever I seen Dana she laughed and took my jacket from me. "Thank you." I said and took my scarf off, placing it on the coat hangers in the back room.
"He's in a pissy mood today, so watch out." She told me whenever our boss walked in the room and gave us both dirty looks. "Be prepared to do a lot of dirty work." She winked.
"When do we not do dirty work?" I laughed and walked out, tying my apron as I got called to a table already. I walked over, "Hey there." I said and plastered a smile on my face. I wrote down their order and took it out back to the cooks,I grabbed their drinks and set them on the table. "Anything else I can get for you while you wait?" I asked and they said no so I went out back.
"You'll never guess what I thought I seen today." I said to Dana who was going threw some paper work, she looked up at me and cocked an eyebrow. "I know I was seeing things, but Niall." She stopped what she was doing and placed her glasses on the table. "I'm more than sure I'm just really freaking tired, but I swear!" I exclaimed.
"What does he look like again?" She asked and I explained his blonde hair, the blue eyes and the beautiful smile. She got up from the table, "Do you have a picture?" I nodded my head and looked through my phone, I'm more than sure I still had photos of us.
"There, I don't know if he still looks like this or not, but that was the night of the party.. Before I left." I told her and she nodded her head. She has become my bestfriend, she's sat with me at my house watching me pound a liter of icecream into while I cried about Niall.
"He doesn't look exactly like that, his hair a little bit longer." She said and I almost dropped my phone.
"What do you mean?" I asked but then my name was called before she could answer me. Has she seen Niall? I rushed out into the dining room and grabbed the tray of food and took it over to the table it belonged to. I was running around trying to get everyone's orders in, trying to keep my times down so I can get that bonus before Christmas. "I'll be there in just one sec!" I called out to the person behind me, demanding my attention.
I let out a breath I didn't know I was holding whenever I carried two trays in my hand and rushed them to the tables, I almost tripped but caught myself. I turned my head to the door whenever I heard the bell ding, I stopped everything I was doing, looking up from the table I was at and gave them their food. I rushed out back to Dana, picking her up off the chair and taking her over to the door that leads out into the dining room. "He looks so familiar!" I said and pointed to the guy who had just walked in.
"I'll go seat him." She said and walked out, I watched her take him to a seat in the corner. She was laughing at something he must have said and then came walking back, she had this look on her face that made me very very curious. "I don't think that's him." She said.
"What do you mean?"
"This guy has an accent." My jaw dropped, my eyes watered and I looked out into the dining room and watched as he took his glasses off. "Holy fuck." I muttered. I took my hair out of my pony and clipped it back by two pieces of hair, fluffing it and fixing my makeup.
I grabbed a menu and my note pad and walked out, I was carelessly grabbed at by people and I had to serve them first. My eyes never left him, he was sitting with his back leaning against the chair, one arm on the table fiddling with the table clothe and the other was down by his side. I refilled everyone's drinks and then made my way over to him, only to stop myself whenever I seen a girl join him. He smiled and touched her arm, I couldn't walk away now, I'd look like an idiot.
I slowly walked over to the table, "What can I get you two to drink?" I asked and the girl was the first to look at me, she very pretty.
"Root beer for me please. " She spoke and then looked across the table. "Niall?" She asked, I closed my eyes and sniffed, licking my lip in a very frustrated way. But I needed to pretend that I didn't even know who he was, so that's exactly what I did whenever he told me what he wanted to drink, I already knew what he wanted but goddamn it felt good to hear his voice.
"Just a Coke for me, please." He said and I nodded, walking away. "Hey, wait!" He called out but I kept walking, pretending I didn't hear him. I grabbed the drinks but then stopped, he was staring at me while I was out back. My heart has never beaten so fast in my life, I sucked in a deep breath and walked back out.
My apron was grabbed off me, making me slip and spill everything all over me. I gasped whenever I seen Niall rushing over to me but I got up and walked out back. "You're shift is over." My boss said and I looked at the clock, I can't believe it's already five. I nodded and cleaned myself off before throwing my jacket and scarf on. I rushed out the front door, only to have my hand grabbed.
I spun around and we locked eyes. "Eve?" He asked and I shook my head, "Is that you?" I pulled my hand away fro him and ran off.
What the hell is wrong with me? I've waited so long to see him and here I am running away from him? I stopped in my tracks and looked behind me, he was standing in the middle of the sidewalk with a pout on his face. His arms were drapped at his sides and his head hung low, I was about to run back to him until I seen that girl run out to him and hug him. His eyes locked with mine again and I shook my head at him before turning around and walking home.
FINALLLLLLY THE SEQUEL! xxbella