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CARTER'S POV

Liam rushed over to us quickly, helping Anthony over the railing first. The second Anthony's feet hit the pavement of the bridge, Tanya grabbed him and hugged him as hard as she could. Bill wrapped his arms around the two of them, strong and silent tears streaming down his face. 

I was already climbing over the railing myself when Liam turned to me.

"Here, let me help you."

"No, I got it." I said softly.

Liam chuckled. "Right, because last time that worked out so well for you."

As he referred to the last time I was on this platform, when he tried to help me over the railing the night of The Incident and I fell, plummeting towards the waters below seconds before he caught me by the hand, my mind reeled. We made eye contact, his bright brown eyes staring into my own hazel ones. 

I gulped, tearing my gaze away from his and looking down at his outstretched hand. I reluctantly took it, allowing him to help me over the railing. When my feet hit the ground, there was no massive embrace like the night of The Incident. Instead he just let me go and stuffed his hands in his pockets, taking a step back away from me. And even though he had every right to, it still hurt.

I looked over to the Cross family then, still caught up in a big family hug. I couldn't help but smile at the sight. Bill looked over his wife's shoulder at me, eyes glistening. He gave me a simple nod, but that held all the thank you I needed. I smiled back at him, returning the action. 

I looked back up at Liam then, who was already staring. I opened my mouth to say something, but was cut off by someone else.

"Carter!" 

I whipped my head around at the sound of Bee's voice, smiling as I saw her running up to me, Zayn, Louis, and Niall behind her. Without warning, she slammed her body into mine, hugging the life out of me. I staggered backward, stunned. 

"Oh my gosh thank goodness you're okay! We saw you with the kid, but that stupid cop made us stay back!"

I chuckled as Bee released me, looking over me with worry. "I'm fine Bee, really. I just had to get a little...hands-on with my mission."

"Well I'll say!" She shouted, looking at me like I was crazy.

I shook my head, smiling meekly as I looked over my shoulder to Liam, who was talking to the boys. He made eye contact with me just briefly before saying something to Niall.

"Yeah well...it wasn't my first time." I said quietly, still gazing at my brown eyed boy.

"Is that him?" Bee asked me, leaning in closer. 

I sighed, nodding my head. "Yeah, that's him. That's Liam."

"Damn he's cute." She said appreciatively. I rolled my eyes at her, laughing. "So..." She started again, looking at me skeptically. "What did you say to him?"

"To Liam?" I asked incredulously. "Nothing. We've been a little preoccupied in case you haven't noticed."

Bee chuckled, shoving my shoulder. "No you idiot, to the kid. What did you say to Anthony to make him come down?"

"Um..." I glanced back at the Cross family, smiling as I saw Tanya ushering Anthony to the police car, probably to take him home. I turned to Bee. "I just said what he needed to hear."

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