CHAPTER NINE: CONFESSIONS, GUILT, AND MAKE-UPS
I heard a sudden knock on my bedroom door. It was the guys, it had to be them. If only it was Niall on the other side of that door.
"GO AWAY!" I yelled, the last thing I wanted at this moment was questions.
"We aren't leaving until we get to the bottom of this, Love!" Liam said opening the door with a gentle look on his face.
Zayn followed right behind him with his big brown eyes full of worry, which I hadn't seen before behind his bad-boy act, "Aubrey! Just tell us what is wrong, we want to help you before we leave."
Tears were falling harder than ever. I only imagined situations like these in the movies or television shows, but in real life? That was just hard to work with. All these boys were to me was sweet and kind, and I was betraying them by hurting one of their best friends.
I grabbed my pillow and shoved my face into it leaving teardrop stains on the fabric as I laid down on my pastel pink bed. Seconds later, I felt two warm, muscular bodies wrapping themselves around me.
"Aww, Aubrey! Don't cry! You're going to make me cry!" Zayn said, making an attempt to make me feel better.
Moments later Liam started to sob, making a smooth stab to make me feel better. I got up, and their arms got off me.
"I'm sorry, you guys. This isn't how I want you to remember me by before you head to the UK. It all happened all so suddenly. I guess I owe you guys an explanation." I said wiping my tears with my arms.
"You don't owe us any explanation!" Liam said sitting up next to me to my right side.
"But you owe Niall an explanation. The lad likes you, and I think that an explanation is what he truly deserves." Zayn follows right after, sitting up to my left.
"Just tell us what happened, maybe we could help." Liam said coming closer with sincerity.
I let out a deep sigh and started to tell the story.
"It all started at 6 A.M. when Eleanor..." I was interrupted by one of the guys' comments.
"6 A.M.!?! Why the hell are you guys up that early? Geez, I don't wake up until 5 P.M.!" Zayn said with a surprised look. Liam and I just stared at him until he said, "Oh, right, you were in the middle of the story, sorry. You may continue... then we will talk to you about sleep habits."
A slight laugh managed to escape my lips. It was a pretty funny comment. The laugh only lasted for two seconds until the sadness overtook it.
"Eleanor told me to beware of your fans, and to check out this website to see why. So I checked it out, and the headline was 'Niall's New Girlfriend?' and I read all of the nasty comments, and I couldn't bare it, so I took a jog. In the middle of the jog, I went inside a store to grab some water, and I spotted some guy taking pictures of me so I scared him off. I was tired so I took a seat on a bench. This girl came up to me and recognized me and started to talk shit about me. That was when Brenden showed up and told the girl to get away and stuff. He tried to tell me that I was the opposite of whatever that girl said, and he leaned in and kissed me. That photographer must have come back. You guys don't know how much I regret the whole situation!" I said and with each word, another tear managed to slip out.
"Eleanor was right. Fans can be cruel to the girl we hang-out with. It's difficult, but look at Danielle and Eleanor, they managed to keep strong. That is what you have to do, Love." Liam said in a soothing voice pulling me into a hug.
"Uhh, I want to part of this sympathy hug!" Zayn said joining in the embrace, and then continued. "I believe it's time to face Niall."
"Now? I'm not sure. He seemed really pissed." I stated trying to give him more time.
"That is why Harry and Louis went over to calm down Niall! Somehow they have that 'magic touch' to cheer him up." Zayn said. That must be the most helpful thing he said all this time trying to calm me down.
"And if you don't get up to talk to him, Zayn and I won't let you go, and this hug will only get tighter and sweaty." Liam said. Like two shirtless guys in my room wasn't weird enough.
|Taylor Momsen||as Aubrey Taylor|
|Zayn Malik||as Himself|
|Harry Styles||as Himself|
|Louis Tomlinson||as Himself|
|Liam Payne||as Himself|
|Danielle Peazer||as Herself|
|Eleanor Calder||as Herself|
|Zac Efron||as Brenden Mitchell|
|Perrie Edwards||as Herself|
|Niall Horan||as Himself|
|Selena Gomez||as Emily Rios|