Chapter 9

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"Hey guys - wow, umm..."

Harry and I jumped apart and turned to face the door where Tess and Niall were standing. My cheeks were burning and I was as embarrassed as ever.

I glanced at Harry and he was looking at Niall with an annoyed expression. I saw Niall shrug.

"Tess! What are you doing here?" I asked.

"I live here... Uh, we can go."

Being left alone with Harry would just be extremely awkward right now and I sure as heck didn't want that.

"No!" I rushed. "You guys can stay!"

Tess gave me a small smile, and a knowing look.

"Okay. Boys, why don't you go watch TV or something. Lissa and I are gonna talk."

The boys nodded. Harry gave me a small smile and walked off with Niall.

"Let's go." Tess grabbed my hand and dragged me to her room. We sat down on the bed.

"I feel like I'm in trouble." I mumbled. Tess laughed.

"Spill." She demanded.

"Uh, I don't know what you're talking about." I lied.

"Don't play dumb. I saw it! You and Harry were about to kiss!"

"Yeah, until you ruined it!"

"Right. Sorry." She gave me a small smile.

"It doesn't matter now."

"Tell me what happened, please?" Tess begged.

I smiled when I retold the whole morning; how Harry and I woke up but neither of us wanted to move and that we fell back asleep. Then about when we woke up and and had cereal and he called be beautiful. I paused.

"Then it was just the right moment, ya know? I remember standing there looking at him and then he started to lean in and I shut my eyes and then BAM! you come in."

"Sorry about that.. But that means he likes you!" Tess's eyes widened.

I blushed. I hadn't thought about yet. You don't just kiss - or try to kiss - someone without liking them, right? And he's been super sweet to me...

"No way. How could he like me? I'm just me and he's him!"

She rolled her eyes. "He likes you. He just tried kissing you! That says something."

I guess she was right. He wouldn't kiss me without liking me... Or maybe he would. I don't know. 

 I started thinking about Harry and spaced out on Tess. When we woke up this morning, he made no move to get me off of him. When I did, he even pulled me back down and hugged me. His hugs... I want another one. I feel so safe and secure in his arms. And when he said I was beautiful a million times and made me blush like crazy. Gosh, I liked him so much. He was so sweet and caring and funny. His curls that look so soft, I just want to run my fingers through them. His mesmerizing green eyes that I just get lost in. And his lips --

"Okay, I let you space out for a bit, but that's enough."

"Huh? Oh, sorry!" I blushed.

"It's fine." She laughed. "Come on, let's go. The boys are probably wondering where we are."

I followed her out the door and to the living room. Harry and Niall were sitting on the couch watching a news show. I glanced at Harry and he smiled at me and patted the spot next to him. Tess noticed and shot me an encouraging smile. I went to Harry and sat down. Tess sat down next to Niall and we all looked at the TV as we heard them announce One Direction.

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