Forever and Always

Alaina has been best friends with the adorable dimple faced curly haired boy, Harry Styles since she was born. They're a week apart and were always stuck by each other for as long as they could remember. She started to develop feelings for him in middle school while he's had feelings for her since they were little. Except they're both oblivious to know how the other one feels about each other. Their lives are far from being picture perfect, especially Alaina's. Her dad is dead and her uncle abuses her every day at home while her mother is not around. She hasn't told anyone about it...including her best friend, the person she trusts the most. On top of that Harry gets a new girlfriend named Danielle and he starts to ditch Alaina for her. It shatters her heart and it makes her miss the times they had together. The times where he didn't ditch her just to be with his snobby girlfriend, and when he showed how much he cares for her. No matter how many times Harry tries to fix things with his best friend, Danielle has to get in between. With all the drama that's going on between them, will they finally confess their love for each other or will everything come crashing down on them and they lose each other forever?


Author's note


23. Chapter 22

Chapter 22


Harry’s POV



*A week later



I awake to the sound of someone knocking on my bedroom door along with my doorknob jiggling. What the fuck? Who could that be? I just got home from school and I just want to rest from this rough week. Alaina has been ignoring me and I’ve been studying for tests so basically I haven’t been sleeping much. I miss her a lot but I kind of wanted to stay away from her for a while because I felt like she needed space until she got over me ditching her again. So far right now, I haven’t received any texts or calls from her so it’s possible she hasn’t forgiven me yet. I hear a knock on my door again and I put my head under my pillow groaning with frustration. Whoever is at my door, please go away because I just want to sleep. I had a long day and I’m not in the mood to talk to anyone right now.


“Harry! Open this door right now!” I hear my mum say.


I froze in my spot for a few seconds and quickly sit up in my bed. Shit! It’s 5:30, which means my mum is home! I begin to get out of bed but then I immediately notice that I’m naked and I find Danielle lying beside me, all snuggled up under the covers naked as well. I sigh with frustration when I realized that we had sex again. After school today we rushed to my house so we can have sex because Danielle’s mother was home for a meeting and I didn’t want to disturb her so I thought doing it at my house would be a better idea. But I was wrong. We’re about to get caught by my mother. Ever since I lost my virginity to Danielle last week, we’ve been having sex almost every day now and let me tell you, it’s been amazing but at the same time I regret it because I’m doing this with someone I really don’t care about. God, my mum is going to kill me when she finds out.


“Harry! I’m not kidding, you better open this door now,” she said again.


Geez hold your horse’s woman! I sigh and turn on my light so I can find my clothes along with Kendall’s.


“Danielle. Get up!” I whispered so my mum doesn’t hear.


“Hmm?” she mumbled, beginning to wake up. “What is it?”


“My mum is at the door,”


“See this is why we should have done it at my house so we wouldn’t have to worry about getting caught but you thought we were going to disturb my mom's meeting when she doesn't give a shit if I have sex when she's home or not,” she hissed.


I sigh and roll my eyes.


“Just get up and get dressed,”


“Fine,” she huffed.


She gets up out of my bed and we quickly start to get dressed. Yeah we kind of stumbled a little bit but we managed to get it done fast.


“Harry, I’m about to count to three and if you don’t open this door you’re in trouble!” my mum said outside of my door.


“I’m coming, hold on!”


Danielle gives a weird look before laughing while putting on her shoes. Every time I get in trouble by my mum she always laughs at me. I mean, what’s so funny about that? It’s not my fault that my mum still parents me and treats me like I’m still her kid.


“How do I get out of here?” she whispered.


“Erm…I guess you’re going to have to go out the window,” I said.


“Are you kidding me? I spent thousands of dollars on this outfit and my stylist spent hours doing my hair and makeup this morning. There’s no way I’m jumping out a fucking window just to get myself dirty!” she snarled.


I sigh and roll my eyes. Can she ever do something without overreacting? Who cares how long her fucking stylist spent doing her hair and makeup and how much her outfit costs? If you didn’t want to get yourself dirty then you shouldn’t have worn something so expensive.


“Just go out the fucking window!” I whispered. “It’s not that far of a drop, you’ll be fine,”


“You better not be lying to me because if you are and I get dirty, then you’re paying for this outfit. These jeans and this jacket are leather and this crop top is 100% polyester which means stains are impossible to get out and-“


“Alright! I get it! Just go before my mum loses her shit,” I said, cutting her off.


“Fine,” she huffed. “Will you call me later?”


“Yeah I’ll call you,” I replied. “I love you,”


“I love you, too,” she smiled.


I lean in to give her a passionate kiss and then she was off. I watch her make it to the ground safely and then I go to my door so I can see my mum, who is still knocking on my door. Geez, she doesn’t have patience. I fix my hair and I unlock my door before opening it. I find my mum standing there with her arms crossed and she has a pissed off look on her face.


“Hiii Mama,” I said cutely.


“What were you doing?” she asked without saying hi back.


“N-Nothing?” I replied, obviously lying.


“Really because from what I heard out here it sounded like someone was in your room with you,” she said.


“There wasn’t. I was watching something on TV and I was kind of talking to myself…you know,”


She looks at me for a few seconds and then sighs. Usually she doesn’t believe me when I lie.


“Are you okay?”


“Yeah I’m fine. Why?” I asked.


“You just been acting funny for the past week,” she said. “Also, where’s Alaina been by the way? You two haven’t been spending time together in a while,”


“We’re not friends anymore,” I wanted to say but I decided not to. My mum loves when Alaina and I are together and she also loves her like a second daughter so if I told her that Alaina and I are no longer friends right now it would break her heart.


“Oh…I think she’s been staying after school for stage crew for the school musical,” I said, obviously lying.


“Harry. I know what’s going on,” she said. “I talk to Katie every day and we tell each other everything. She told me that you two got into another argument,”


“Yeah we kind of did but we’ll sort it out like always,” I admitted. “I’m just giving her, her space for now,”


“Okay. That’s fine,” she said.


She looks into my room and then shakes her head. She probably noticed the mess that I have in there and she’s kind of disappointed that I STILL haven’t cleaned up yet. It’s obviously my fault because I’ve been spending time with Danielle instead of doing my chores. My mum has met Danielle before but she doesn’t really like her so I’m kind of hiding my relationship with her so she doesn’t get mad.


“You have to clean up this room, now,” she said.




She walks away and once she was gone, I close my door and start cleaning my room just to make her happy. There really isn’t that much to clean up but still I want to do what she said so I don’t make her mad. I hate disappointing her. Ugh, I’m such a Mama’s boy. Thankfully no one but Alaina knows that. When I was done cleaning, I get changed and then I lay down on my bed to watch some TV for a while. I decide to watch a few reruns of Friends but I couldn’t seem to pay attention. All I kept thinking about was Alaina. It’s been a week since I last spoke with her and I have to admit that I miss her. I tried to get her to talk to me again but she hasn’t answered any of my texts or phone calls. I sigh. She must be really upset with me. She’s never ignored me for that long before.


Usually whenever we get into pointless fights, she’ll ignore me for like a day and then she’ll end up giving in and forgive me. But not this time, I once again did something stupid and hurt her feelings. I should have put my foot down and told Danielle to go home when she came over but I didn’t have the courage. God, I’m such an idiot. Maybe I should give Alaina a little bit more space and go to her house and apologize. I don’t care if she doesn’t forgive me, I don’t want her to give up on me because she’s my best friend and I love her. Without Alaina in my life right now, it’s literally killing me inside. I miss her smile, her laugh, her voice, the smell of her Pink Sugar perfume that she wears all the time…. I miss everything about her. I know that sounds cheesy but I don’t care. I’m going to get my best friend back whether she doesn’t want to or not.



Alaina’s POV



I’m sitting in my room scrolling through my phone, reading the texts that Harry sent me. It’s been a week since our little argument and I have to admit that I really miss him but I had to stay away from him because I wasn’t ready to forgive him. He hurt me once again by ditching me to fool around with his girlfriend when he knew that I was at his house to spend time with him. I never knew my best friend, who’s the sweetest person in the whole world, could be so rude. He’s never been rude to anyone so I don’t know what made him start acting like this. I guess that’s what happens after you spend time with a rude, slutty rich girl. I sigh and continue flipping through the channels on TV looking for something to watch. It’s Saturday and all I want to enjoy it in peace. I had a rough week at school because all of my friends were treating me like I didn’t exist and on top of that I got a Saturday detention all thanks to Miss Danielle Walsh. Sarcasm.


Yesterday, in History class we were taking a quiz that I studied hard for. I was half way done and then all of sudden Danielle randomly blurts out to my teacher that I was copying off of her when in reality she was copying off of me. My teacher immediately took my test off my desk, ripped in front of me, and made me stay after class. She gave me a huge lecture on copying and then told me that she was giving me a zero on the test and I had to come for Saturday detention with the other bad kids in the school. I tried to explain but she didn’t listen. Danielle got away with what she did while I had to take the fault. I didn’t tell my mom what happened because she would have killed me if she found out about what happened.


I just told her that I was going to work on a project with Becky when in reality I was going to school at 9 AM for a detention when I didn’t even do anything. I had to sit in the cafeteria until noon with other bad kids and it was torture. We weren’t allowed to talk, eat, or sleep. All we had to do was sit there and not move. We were even forced to write an essay about what we did to get a detention and what to do next time. It was our exit ticket to get out of there when it was over. If you didn’t get it done, they make you stay another 2 hours. My school is really strict when it comes to rules. When I got home after my detention, I literally went back to bed because I was exhausted. I had to wake up at 8 AM on a Saturday to go to that stupid detention and sit there for 3 hours doing nothing.


But it was worth it because I was able to clear my head while sitting there in silence. Suddenly I jump in my spot when I hear a knock at my door and my mom pokes her head in. Finally decided to come up and check on me for once? She’s been spending time with Shane ever since he came home from Iraq. They’ve been looking at houses in LA online, planning the wedding, and all that. It’s been pretty hectic because they want to get married right away before we move. It’s crazy because everything is happening so quickly that it’s making me go insane. But it’s my mom and Shane’s decision, if they want to rush to get married and move then fine.


“I’m going to Shane’s and then we’re going to go out to dinner,” she said.


“Okay,” I replied.


“And you also have a visitor downstairs,”


A visitor? I wonder who it could be. Danielle? Nah. She would never step foot into this house since we don’t live in a mansion like she does. Becky? Maybe. She probably came to apologize about Danielle and realized that I’m right about her. Harry? Oh please, if it’s him I’m probably not going to say anything to him. I’m still not over what he did to me so if he’s here to apologize once again then it’s going to take me awhile to forgive him. I’m not going to forgive him right away like I did last time because I thought it was going to be a one time thing, but no. It happened for the second time and it broke my heart into pieces. Like the pain felt worse then it did the first time and I couldn’t bear it. I get up from my bed and follow my mom downstairs. She leads me into the living room and my heart jumps in my chest when I see who’s sitting on the couch. Just like I expected, it was Harry. He’s just sitting there on my couch scrolling through his phone as he waited for me to come down to see him.


“Harry, here she is,” my mom said.


He looks up from his phone and just as he saw me, his green eyes glisten and he gives me a sad smile.


“Hi,” he said to me.


“Hi,” I replied.


“I’m going to leave to go to Shane’s now so you two are free to stay here as long as you want,” my mom said as she gets her coat.


I nod and then before I knew it she was gone. I sigh and sit down in the couch across from Harry. We sit there in awkward silence for a while until Harry finally stands up and sits down beside me. I look over at him and he puts his hand on my knee, rubbing it gently.


“Alaina?” he said.


“What?” I asked.


“You’re probably never going to forgive me but I want to apologize about what I did last week,”


“Okay…go on,” I replied.


He sighs and fixes his position on the couch. I don’t know if I should believe him or not but I should just let him talk and see what he has to say.


“I admit I was an idiot. I should have told Danielle to go home when she came over while you were out shopping instead of fooling around with her in my room. I should have told her that I was busy spending time with you, my best friend,” he continued. “After I left you alone for a week, I felt kind of lost without you. I couldn’t take not seeing your face, hearing your voice, and your smile,”


I feel myself begin to smile a little bit after he said that. I can tell that he actually is sorry about what he did to me. Maybe I should give him one more chance but I’m still not sure. Who knows? He could ditch me again for her. It happened twice so it’s possible that he could do it again.


“I kind of felt lost without you too,” I replied.


“You’re my best friend, Lainey and you mean a lot to me. Trust me, I didn’t want to blow you off for her again. She just invited herself over after I told her I was busy but she didn’t listen. She just came over and I didn’t know what to do,” he exclaimed.


“I believe you,” I said.


“Good, because I mean every word,” he smiled. “I understand that you’re probably not going to forgive me, I just wanted to tell you that I’m sorry and I still want to be your best friend. We’ve been by each other’s sides since we were born and it’s going to be weird if we stop being friends. And I don’t think I would be able to handle being separated from you either. I couldn’t even handle being away from you for a week,”


I laugh a little after he said that. He’s right it would be weird if we stopped being friends. I mean it’s been 17 years and if we go separate ways now then it’s going to be weird since we’re so used to each other’s company. I still want to be his best friend but I don’t want to forgive him yet. It’s still a little too soon. I know it’s been a week but still, it’s still too soon for me.


“I still want to be your friend but I’m not ready to forgive you yet. I probably will soon…. just not right now,”


He nods.


“I understand. I promise, I’ll talk to Danielle and try to get you two to get along but if she continues to be a bitch then I’ll break up with her,”


“You’re seriously going to break up with her if she doesn’t stop being rude to me?” I asked.


“Yeah of course. I can’t be with someone if they’re being mean to my best friend,”


“Okay,” I smiled.


“Can I have a hug now?” he asked cutely.


I laugh and wrap my arms around him, holding him tight. It feels like forever since I last hugged him. I have to admit I did miss his hugs. They’re so warm and comforting that it’s so hard to let go. After a few minutes we release and stare each other in awkward silence for a few seconds.


“So…. do you want to go out to the mall or something?” he asked. “We can walk around, see a movie, and buy tons of shit like old times,”


“Yeah I would like that,” I smiled.


“Alright then. Let’s go,” he said.


We get up from the couch, grab our coats, and then soon we were off to the mall. I can tell this is going to be a fun afternoon.

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