Chapter Forty ~ You Need To Get Away

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*Two Days Later*

*Wynter's POV*

I woke up screaming again, the dream of my father beating Lauren still fresh in my mind. Zayn, whom I'd convinced to sleep in his bed with me, instantly snapped awake and began to process of calming me down. The nightmares came every night. "I-I'm sorry," I whimpered into his shoulder. "For what?" he asked confusedly, stroking my hair. "The nightmares," I whispered. "l wake you up every time." He pulled away and held my face gently with his hands as he looked me in the eye.

"Wynter," he began. "You've gone through things that you obviously should've have had to. It doesn't bother me that you wake me up. I'm glad I wake up so that I can help you." I smiled a little as my breathing began to even out and I calmed down. I hugged him. "l don't deserve you. You don't need someone like me," I told him. "You're right," he replied. "l don't need someone like you. I need you." I smiled and hugged him. We stayed like that for a few minutes, just holding each other. "You need to get away," he murmured.

I raised my head to look at him with furrowed eyebrows. "What?"

"Like a vacation. I think it might help relax you and take your mind off everything." I frowned. "l don't have the money to go on a vacation." He smiled and leaned his forehead against mine, gazing into my eyes. "That is exactly where being rich comes into play." I frowned more and pulled away. "Oh no," I said. "You're not paying for me to go on a vacation, Zayn. You know I don't like using your money." Was he crazy, thinking I'd actually let him do that? Yes, a vacation would be nice. I've never been on one. But I refused to let him pay for me to go on one, whether it was good for me or not.

"Well, we can all go on it together. I'm sure the other lads would pay for the girls, too, so it wouldn't be just you." He began to climb out of bed, leaving me sitting there. "I'm gonna go talk to them about it now, in fact. You can choose whether your plane ticket goes to waste or whether you actually use it." He smiled at me, indicating he was being genuine and not harsh and then walked out of the room. I groaned and flopped down on my back.

He could be so stubborn sometimes.

*Zayn's POV*

I walked down the hallway to Liam's room to ask him first about the vacation thing. I really wanted to pay for her to go on a vacation because she needed it and I wanted to spoil her. She deserved it. I knocked on the door and walked inside when Liam yelled, "It's open!"

"Hey, Zayn," he said. "What's up?"

"l want to go on a vacation," I said, coming right out with it. He cocked an eyebrow. "Aren't we sort of on one?" I shook my head. "Us five and the girls. I want us all to go somewhere. Wynter needs to get her mind off of everything and needs to relax." Liam looked down at a sleeping Hazel on the bed next to him and looked back up at me, pursing his lips. "She's messed up, isn't she?" I ran my hand through my hair and nodded.

"Yeah, Liam," I sighed. "She is. Nightmares every night." He silently got up and walked toward me. "l think they all deserve a vacation so let's go tell the others." We slipped into each boys room, telling them about our vacation idea. Luckily, Harry, Louis, and Niall all thought it was a great idea and Louis being the crazy lad he is thought of a great way to tell them.

We all quietly went downstairs and got to work. Harry is the best cook of us all and he hates when people are in the kitchen when he's cooking, so we left him to making breakfast. The rest of us gathered in front of my laptop on the couch to look up plane tickets and good places to go to. "What about Italy?" Niall asked.

I shook my head in disagreement. "That would be too expensive for the girls to agree. They'd probably give us the silent treatment. I don't think it should be out of the country." Liam nodded. "Alright, um... what about Florida?" Florida could work! But then I remembered how Wynter had stopped wearing anything that showed skin and I knew Florida wouldn't be good. Something just tells me she wants to keep her body hidden from the view of the world.

I shook my head and thought of an excuse. "Too original." We all sat and thought for a few minutes. "What if we go to Hawaii?" Louis suggested suddenly. "We could fly to Hawaii and take a boat to a reserved island." "Louis, you're a genius!" I exclaimed as my fingers swept furiously across the keyboard, searching in plane tickets to Hawaii. I booked eleven of them and sat back in happiness. "Call Paul and tell him to start packing."

*Aqua's POV because I felt like making it a random POV*

A kiss on my forehead woke me up and I smelled Niall's cologne. My eyes fluttered open and were met with his blue ones. "Hi," I whispered groggily. "You have a surprise waiting downstairs," he said. I cocked an eyebrow and got up, stumbling as soon as my feet touched the floor. He caught me around the waste and chuckled. "Careful."

"Not my fault I'm still tired," I mumbled drowsily. "You're the one that kept me up till two in the morning over what I thought was better: Nandos or your muscles."

"Nothing is better than Nandos, Ni," I pointed out. "It's food!" Now he was laughing out loud, which was music to my ears. "That is why I made you mine. Be grateful of these muscles. I'll carry you." I instantly threw my arms in the air and wrapped them around his neck as he slid his hands underneath me, supporting my bottom. I wrapped my legs around his waist and buried my face in his neck.

We were silent as he carried me out of the room and down the stairs. "Don't fall," I told him. "l won't," he said. Finally he stopped and food hit my nose, making me squirm out of his grip. I turned to see everyone at the table, which was packed with delicious looking food. I instantly sat down and dug in. Everyone did. Wynter was finally able to eat a full plate of food, which was good. "This was a great surprise," I said while smiling. All of the boys exchanged looks. "What?"

"This wasn't the surprise, love," Niall told me. "This was just a nice thing for you girls."

"So what's the surprise?" Eleanor asked. All of the boys stood up and pulled out of their pockets two tickets. In sync, the said, "We're going on vacation." None of us moved. I was torn between being mad at Niall for buying me a plane ticket and being super excited. The excited in me won over. "Where are we going?!" I shouted as I attacked Niall in a hug. "It's a surprise." I pouted, but still hugged him.

"Zayn, you know I don't like using other peoples' money!" Wynter exclaimed. "And you know I like to spoil you," he said with a smile. She sat back with crossed arms, but leaned into him when he put his arm around her shoulder. Scarlet had squealed in excitement and kissed Harry. "Where are we going?!" Eleanor asked Louis, holding his face between her hands. He kissed her nose. "You'll find out when we get there." "LIAM JAMES PAYNE!" Hazel yelled. "YOU. DIDN'T!" Liam smiled at her and said, "l did."

"I'm not going!" she exclaimed. "l never told you to do that for me!" "l wanted to do something nice for you and if you don't use it, it's money down the drain," he pointed out. She threw her head back and groaned. "l hate you." "You love me," he said with a smile. She blushed and looked down. We definitely have to get them together. "When are we leaving?" I asked. Niall smiled and kissed my cheek. "Tonight."




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