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I slam the trunk shut and ignoring the paparazzi questions as they swarm around the car. Thank God for tinted windows, I bet she was freaking out in the car, probably hyperventilating.
Boy wasn’t I wrong.
I open the car door telling the paparazzi to have a nice night before climbing into the door. I slide into the driver’s seat and turn and look at the small brunette who sits in the passenger seat. She sat in a pair of skin tight jeans, and a Hollister sweatshirt. She’s as twig thin, and had long brown hair that fell past her shoulders, and honey brown eyes that were rock hard. Obviously someone wasn’t happy to be here, but it was kind of cute how she was acting. She was cute.
“So your aunt isn’t going to be here for dinner...” I say as we pull onto the road and head towards Jen’s house. She doesn’t reply for a few seconds as I patiently tap my fingers against the steering wheel. Her jaw clenches before she responds quietly.
“I know, she texted me.” She says with a sigh, “I guess this is how it’s going to be.” She says rolling her eyes before turning back to looking out the window.
The rest of the ride to the house was quiet so I turned on the radio and quietly hummed along with our good friend Olly Murs. When we arrive at the rather large tan house we climb out and I grab her bags before I follow her to the front door. She opens the door slowly and then the rest is history.
Joking. But it wasn’t the best welcoming.
“GET THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER.” I hear Liam yell from the kitchen as we step into the entryway. I set her things down and she follows me rolling her eyes, obviously annoyed. We walk into the kitchen and see the presence of Niall, Louis, Liam and Harry. Harry was standing on the counter his arms flaring all over the place; Niall was at the table laughing while snacking on a bag of chips and dip. Liam stands in front of the stove spraying the fire extinguisher.
“It’s okay, Hazza I’ll save you.” Louis says standing in front of the counter as Harry jumps into Louis’ arms with a cheeky smile on his face.
I cough loudly and all the guys turn their attention to me and Allison; who stands there with a wild grin on her face, but wipes it off before I could respond to it. “Guys this is, Allison.”
“Oh my gosh, I’m so sorry about your dinner. I shouldn’t have left Harry with the food for longer than ten seconds.” Liam says walking towards Allison.
“HEY!” Harry yells offensively.
“I’m Liam, by the way.” He says with a smile hugging her and kissing her cheek. Bickering and small remarks follow as the rest of the guys introduce themselves, following with a hug and a kiss on the cheek.
“I’m really sorry about the food; I could call for some take out or something.” Liam says with a sympathetic smile.
“PIZZAAAA!” Niall yells from the counter area as he pours himself a glass of water.
“It’s fine, really. I’m actually tired, so I’m going to go rest.” She says with a fake smile before leaving the room. She walks up the stairs and after wondering for a few moments upstairs we hear a door shut with a peaceful sigh, showing she found her room.
“Zayn she doesn’t like us.” Louis whines looking at me, I let out a sigh not really knowing what was up with her. She was acting like she was mad, and like this was the worst thing that could happen to her. When it isn’t, London is a beautiful place to live.
“Tell us what her problem is, you’re a book reader.” Louis says looking at me, along with the rest of the guys. I guess you could say I was good at reading people. I was the “book reader.”
“Well first off he was forced to come here; I’d be upset about that.” I say shoving my hands in my pockets and try to picture Allison’s face. “But there is a certain reason why she doesn’t want to be here; as in London.”
We all stand in silence as we wait for the pizza to arrive. When the pizza arrives we all dig in and we leave two slices for Allison, wondering if she was going to come down. I set the two slices of pizza on a plate and tell the guys I’ll be right back.
I walk up the stairs and down the hallway and see Allison’s door shut. I knock lightly and after no response I open the door and see Allison changed into a pair of sweats and a hoodie curled up on her bed, hugging a pooh bear stuffed animal to her chest.
“Christopher Robin and I walked along. Under branches lit up by the moon. Posing our questions to Owl and Eeyore.” Her ihome plays that sits on her dresser. I see a dim glowing light beside the dresser and see a pooh bear night light; Can she get any cuter?
I make my way to her dresser and set the plate of pizza on her dresser and look at a framed picture of a small brunette, who must have been Allison when she was younger on a tall man’s shoulders, who must be her father. I swallow and look at another framed picture and see Allison in a short red cut out dress with a graduation cap and a tall guy with a army uniform on. They’re both laughing at some time and I had to say, it was cute.
I hear a groan come from behind me and I turn slowly praying she wasn’t waking up.
“Dad where are you going- no dad, no.” She yells causing my stomach to drop. I walk over to her and kneel down beside the bed and shake her arm slowly.
“Allison it’s just a dream, love. Wake up.” I say continuing to shake her arm but it was no use.
“No, dad stay. No! Come back!” That’s when the door opens and I see Jen walk in, telling me she’s got this. I walk towards the door and look back and see Jen singing lightly along with the music, after a few seconds Allison opens her eyes tears streaming down her face. She leans forwards and hugs Jen, her grip so tight around her, like she was never going to let go.
And that was my cue to leave.
I open my eyes and look at my alarm clock, it was eleven o’clock. After waking up from the usual nightmare-erm… flashback I didn’t go back to bed until around one or two in the morning. I sigh as I climb out of bed and my bare feet hit the tan carpet.
I throw my brown hair into a messy bun that sits perfectly on top of my head. I open my bedroom door and walk down the hallway and down the stairs where I’m greeted by five boys who all look exhausted. “Good morning, Allison.” Liam says with a warm smile.
“Good morning.” I reply seeing chocolate chip pancakes on the counter. I feel my stomach turn into knots and I bite the bottom of my lip.
“Those pancakes are for you, Al.” Harry says looking up at me, “We saved them for you, we thought you’d be starving since you didn’t eat any dinner.”
“My mom packed me snacks in my bag, so I ate some of those.” I say hoping the guys couldn’t read through my pathetic lie.
“Well that’s nice of her, Niall they’re all yours.” Liam says with a charming smile.
“Thanks Al!” Niall says with his goofy smile before jumping over the arm of the couch and over to the pancakes and instantly digs in. -gross.
I plop down on the couch next to Harry and Louis and pull my knees up to my chest and rest my chin on my knees. “Do you know where my aunt is?” I turn to look at Harry. He turns his head after saying something to Louis about going shopping sometime and turns his attention to me.
“She had to head to the states for the rest of the week, and weekend.” He says simply like this happens all the time. First my dad leaves, and now my aunt.
We all sit around and make small talk until I decide to shower and change into some sort of attractive clothes. We agreed to venture around and be total tourists. I wasn’t up for really exploring especially the fact that I could run into my dad at any minute- it scared the crap out of me. So I guess you could say the boys ignored my whines of lies and made me get ready for the day.