To get as far as we could, I
drove with Niall until it was almost eleven o’clock.
We both were tired and decided to get to the next hotel. I
got off the exit and drove down the road to the hotel. We both
got out and grabbed our bags. Again at the desk I told them the
password Jimmy, and they escorted us to a private elevator which
led our floor. This time though, we got the top floor. I
opened the door and walked inside. This room was much nicer than
the room the night before. In here, there was a couch, a
bathroom, a nice flat screen TV, a big window with a window seat,
a mini kitchen with everything you might need and this time, two
beds. I walked in the dropped my things on the floor.
“This is a nice place,” Niall said as he walked over
to the bed on the other side of the room. “Yeah, it’s
got a lot more here.” I said. “If I were t order room
service would you want anything?” Niall asked. “Um,
yeah, what are you getting?” “Man there so much
good stuff on here. It’s hard t choose. I think some ice
cream would be good. Do you want that?” “Sure.”
“What flavor?” “Surprise me.” I opened my
bag and got out all of the stuff I would need to shower. I went
in the bathroom, washed up and changed into my pajamas. When I
got out, Niall was on the bed with his ice cream. “I got
you a triple chocolate sundae. Is that okay?” “Oh,
yeah that’s fine! I love that.” I got the ice
cream off the table and walked it over to my bed. Before I could
sit down to eat it, my phone rang. “Hello?”
“Hey, Jen, it’s Mom, you hadn’t called and we
are really worried about you.” I hadn’t talked to my
mom in days and it felt good to hear her voice. “I’m,
fine. We are at the hotel now.” “Okay honey but I
really don’t like you doing this. Me and Dad really miss
you here.” I could tell she was starting to cry.
“Well, I hope to be home soon. I’m working on
it.” “I know, I know. Just try to call as often as
you can, okay?” “I will, I promise.” “I
love you.” “Love you too.” I hung up the phone.
Niall walked by and into the bathroom. I was so tired and
frustrated I decided to go to bed now. I turned off the main
light but left Niall’s bedside lamp on so he could see.
Even with the stress I immediately drifted to sleep. In my
dreams I was still haunted by stress. I was having terrible
nightmares. My parents were getting hurt, the boys were getting
hurt and worse… I kept yelling at the killers to stop and
take me instead, but they wouldn’t listen. I yelled
as loud as I could, kicking and screaming. When I opened my eyes,
I started breathing heavily. I looked over at the clock. It was
only one AM. Then Niall sat up in bed and turned on his
light. “What’s the matter?” “Uh, I
don’t know. Nothing I guess.” I could barely speak.
He got up out of bed. “You were screaming. Are ya
sure?” He was only wearing his boxers. He sat down right
beside me. “It’s okay, I just had a bad dream,
that’s all.” “It didn’t look like it, or
sound like it.” “I’m sorry I woke you up,
it’s just, I’m so stressed right now I can barely
breathe.” I could feel the tears well up inside my eyes. I
held them back as best as I could so he wouldn’t see.
“The best thing t do, is t just relax and not worry. Just
forget everything for the night.” “I wish it was that
easy.” He smiled at me. “Come here.” He held
out his arms and wrapped them around me. His skin was warm
against mine. I had my head lying on his shoulder. When he let
go, he walked over to his side of the room and shut the light off
again. Then he walked back over to me. “Scoot
over.” He said. I obeyed. He got in right beside me. We
both were on our backs. I moved myself as close as I could get.
My head lay on his chest. He ran his fingers through my hair.
“Tell me what’s botherin you.” “I’m
just scared, scared that this won’t work out.”
“Don’t worry. Just take each day at a time.
We’re more than half way there.” “But, I just
want you to get back safe.” “I will. I wouldn’t
want t lose you either ya know.” I hugged him as tightly as
I could. “I’m not the one that matters, you and the
boys are.” “Just stop right now! Don’t say that
t me. You are a beautiful girl and you are so important.”
He then got up, leaned over and kissed me. Butterflies filled my
stomach. Niall James Horan just kissed me. “Now, you need t
go t sleep. I’ll talk to you until you fall asleep.”
“Don’t leave when I do.” “I never