The first few chapters will be from a young Niall's POV
Edited a/n: originally it was dedicated to NiamNerd but due to recent events, I've decided to change the dedication to all Ziall shippers out there :)
6 Years Old
"Mum! Can I go into the woods?"
"No you can't."
She never let's me go. It's not fair. "Why not mum? Please?" I ask again giving her my puppy eyes, knowing she'll give in.
It always works because I'm adorable. Well, people say I am. Sometimes when we're at the store, weird people that I don't know look at me and smile. Then I would touch my face wanting to know if there's something on it that makes the people smile. I asked my mum one time, and she told me that they smile because I'm adorable. And then another time, my mum took me with her to work and the people there were telling me how cute I am. It made me feel funny though, kinda happy. But I didn't know what the word 'cute' meant. And I still don't, I keep forgetting to ask mum or dad.
Mum looks at me almost as if she's mad at me but then sighs and shakes her head "No means no. It's almost nine o'clock anyways Ni. It's late and if you go the monsters will get you." At that she makes grabby hands at me, and makes a scary face like a witch. But my mum is beautiful so she would never be a witch. They are ugly but my mummy isn't.
Monsters? Scared, I jump on my bed and cover myself with the blankets but poke my head out looking at mum "What kind of monsters?" I whisper looking around to make sure they aren't in my room.
She comes closer and closer until she's in front of me "Werewolves and witches. Ogres and dragons...and vampires too."
I laugh "Mum, silly mum. They're not real, you told me all of them are not real. Silly, I'm a big boy now. I remember things." I lied. I thought they were real for a moment but then I remembered!
Mum laughs with me "Alright, they're not real but you still can't go. Ok?"
But I still want to go! I frown as I try to make a plan smiling when I do "Ok mum. I won't, but tomorrow can you take me to the park? Please?" I love going to the park, it's fun and close to the ice cream shop place. My favorite is orange sherbet.
Mum nods and gives my forehead a kiss. Eww! I thought kisses go on the cheeks, oh well at least it means mum loves me. That's what kisses mean right? That you love someone? I don't know.
"Goodnight mum." I say back and blow her a kiss, something I do every night.
She catches it, smiles one more time and then leaves my room turning off the light and closing the door. She finally left, now I can go into the woods. I get out of bed quietly and go to the window looking out into the woods. I'm happy that my room is on the first floor, this way I can open it and go outside. But I have to wait until I'm sure that mum and dad are asleep or else I'll get into big trouble. I wait until its nine thirty, because that's when everyone on the house is asleep. While I wait, I look at the woods wondering what's inside.
They're dark, kinda scary but not really. I'm Niall Horan the greatest explorer ever! I'm not scared of anything or anyone, I'm going to be a hero when I grow up and save people.
Everything is so black and quiet. I can't wait to go in there! I look back at the clock and see it's past nine thirty. It's time to go. I put on my Superman shoes that go with my Superman pajamas and quietly open the window. I wiggle my body until I'm outside, and when my feet hit the grown I run. I run to the woods and look back at my house, no light are on, and then go deeper in.