Hey guyssss! I feel like it's been practically forever! I know what you're thinking, "Whoa, why is she updating, it hasn't even been 6 months since the last update!" Lol, actually, it almost has..Sorry!
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I walked silently into Claudia's hospital room. She laid there, motionless and frail. She was all scratched up, as far as I could see, since most of her body was covered with a blanket. There was a gash in her forehead and her hair was a mess. She looked painfully skinny. She was hooked up to a few machines, too.
A doctor stood over her, taking notes. He looked up after he finished writing.
"Ah, Mr. Malik. I expect you'd like to know of your sister's condition?"
"Well, it was lucky that we found them when we did. Another few days and she wouldn't have made it. You can thank the boy she was with for that. He seemed to be doing everything he could to save her. She seems to be very delicate. She had just a simple cold, but add that to the uncomfortable conditions, upsetting situation, and minor concussion-"
"According to Mr. Styles, she hit her head at least once, probably twice. But when you add up those unfortunate factors, left untreated, the outlook wasn't very promising. Not only that, but she lost about 25 pounds."
"How is that possible in barely 5 days? Besides, they had food!"
"I'm not sure. We'll question her when she is awake and 100% stable. Right now she's unconscious, but she should be awake soon. She'll get better quickly."
I nodded, "Thank you."
He nodded back and walked out the door.
I sat down and took her hand, tears starting to fall. "Come on Claudy, wake up."
I slowly opened my eyes, blinking to take in my surroundings. I saw Zayn staring into space, tears dripping down his face.
"Claud! I missed you so much! Thank God you're okay!" He said, trying to hug me while I was laying down.
I smiled, "I missed you, too."
He smiled back, pressing the nurse button on the night stand.
One immediately came in, "Oh, Ms. Malik, you're awake! Marvelous, I'll tell the doctor. How are you feeling?" She asked.
"Tired and my head hurts, but all together okay."
"Very well," She turned and walked out.
While I waited for the doctor, Zayn told me about my injuries and such. When he was done, he pulled out his phone, "I have to call the others, Mom, Paul, and management to let them know you're awake, sorry. I'll be back in a bit."
"So the the carrot-" Louis' phone rang, bursting out "Sexy and I Know It", interrupting his wonderful story about a rabid carrot.
He got up to answer it, "I'll be right back!"
"Thank God," I mouthed to the others.
Louis came back in, "That was Zayn. Claud's awake!"
"YES!" I screamed. Everyone looked at me strangely, "What? Can't I be excited when my girlfriend-"
"Wait, girlfriend? What did I miss?" Niall cut me off.
"Yeah, it's official now."
Abby, Danielle, and Eleanor started jumping up and down, screaming.
"Guys! We're gonna get kicked out, quiet!" Liam said.
"But don't tell Zayn yet, please!" I added desperately, "She has to tell him."
They all nodded agreeably.
I pressed the nurse button repeatedly.
"NURSE!" I screamed when one didn't come.
"I'M COMING, I'M COMING!" She yelled back, "Yes?"
"Can I see Claud? I know she's awake!"
"We will see. Be patient."
"I can't be patient!-"
"You will be patient if I need a frying pan to make you!" She growled before walking out.
"Did she threaten to knock me out with a frying pan?" I asked.
"Yup," Liam said.
The doctor finished explaining a bunch of things to me, but I was only half listening. I only had one thing on my mind- Harry.
"Can I see Harry now?" I interrupted him.
He sighed, "I suppose it wouldn't do any harm. I will page a nurse to get him," He walked out.
I squirmed with anticipation.
"Mr. Mailk, the doctor only wants one person with her at a time for now," I heard a nurse say.
Yes. I love that doctor. Now I can kiss Harry without having to explain anything to a certain overprotective brother..Did I say kiss?
The door opened and a nurse wheeled Harry in. "I'll leave you two alone," She smirked and left.
I looked at Harry, taking in his appearance. He had a bandage on his leg and he looked slightly paler than usual, but otherwise looked okay.
"Baby..." He whispered, wheeling himself over. I scooted over on the bed and patted the space next to me.
He carefully lifted himself up and embraced me gently. I, however, hugged him so hard I though my arms would break.
"It's okay. I'm not going anywhere," Harry said, and I released my grip slightly.
I pulled back a bit so I could look at him, "Thank you. For everything."
With that, I wrapped my arms around his neck and connected our lips.
Claud was so skinny and frail. I couldn't get over what the doctor had told me. 25 pounds. She didn't have that much that was able to be lost. She was already too skinny.
"Thank you. For everything," She said.
Then she kissed me, hard. It felt like all of our emotions were pouring out into that kiss. I'll admit it turned into more of a snog that a kiss...I was nervous though, she seemed so delicate, I thought she might break into a million pieces just by "kissing" me. By now she was sitting on my lap, her lips still on mine, running her hands through my hair.
A knock sounded on the door and we reluctantly pulled apart. Claud quickly straightened her hospital gown and smoothed out her hair. She fixed a couple of my curls and went to get off my lap but I stopped her, "Stay here," I whispered. She nodded, "Yes?" She called to whoever had knocked.
"Your brother would like to see you," The nurse said.
She looked at me with panic in her eyes.
I shrugged, "He's not going to be any more mad now than he's going to be later. Besides, you're in the hospital. Play the pity card."
She nodded and took a deep breath.
The door opened and Zayn walked in.
Dun dun dun...you probably wanna kill me right now...
Next update will hopefully be sometime soon. I'm almost out of school for the summer, so updates should be slightly more frequent. You know, like twice every 6 months instead of once. ;P
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Better Than Before (A One Direction Fanfic) (IN EDITING)Fanfiction
Claudia Malik is- you guessed it- THE Zayn Malik of One Direction's little sister. When he left for the X-Factor, he completely abandoned his family. Not a single call, text, or carrier pigeon (KEVIN). Soon after, Claudia's father left too, giving h...