Chapter 1: The Next Day
"Finally! Its bout time you guys got here, we all thought you might've gone out for breakfast or something." Liam shouted at the door as me and Harry walked through, our hands still holding onto each other tightly.
I chuckled, looking at Harry who just looked down at me, an angelic smile dancing on his lips. The past few days had been crazy! So overwhelming and busy, but it was slowly sinking in that this was my life now. I sighed soaking in everything that had been going on and walked further into the apartment, letting go of Harry's hand to go join the other boys on the couch.
"So I'm guessing you and Harry are...?" Louis asked, his voice lingering at the end of his sentence.
I sat down next to Louis trying to contain my smile and nodded my head silently, trying not to draw attention to us.
"Eva that's amazing!" Lou jumped off the couch and picked me up spinning me around in circles. My eyes bounced all over the room and I fell to the floor as soon as he let go of me.
"Oh sorry love!" Lou chuckled, helping me off the ground.
"What on earth?" Zayn laughed, shooting a questioning glance at me.
"Umm... It's a bit of a long story?" I answered, trying to avoid the question. I didn't know whether Harry wanted the other boys to know or not.
"Oh Eva just tell them." Louis winked, nudging my side playfully.
After I didn't answer for a few moments Louis took a deep breath and opened his mouth. I hastefully clasped my hand over his mouth and sat in his lap trying to pretend like we were just playing a harmless game. I heard Harry laughing quietly as he came over to the couch too.
"Eva babe, it's okay. I want the boys to know." He smiled, wrapping his arms around my waist and pulling me over into his own lap.
I looked at all the boys. Zayn was confused, constantly flickering his eyes between Lou, Harry and myself. Niall and Liam were smiling at each other, as if they knew what we were about to announce. And then there was Louis who was grinning straight at me, mouthing "I'm so happy for you both."
"Boys, me and Eva are going out." Harry announced happily, holding onto me as I attempted to squirm out of his lap.
"That's great! Congratulations guys!" they all shouted, getting off the couch to congratulate us.
Once all the excitement had settled down we found ourselves sitting around Liam's dining table, everyone finishing their breakfast. They'd told me about everything that was happening soon, in a few days they would be flying off to L.A. to promote their album and then after that doing a tour all around the UK and Ireland, which meant I'd have to find somewhere to stay while they were gone. They had all offered for me to stay here but I felt rude staying at their apartments while they were gone.
"Babe you can take mine and Lou's apartment. Seriously it's no problem. Your stuff is already all set up in the other room and there's plenty of space, you can do whatever you want, we seriously won't mind." Harry tried to persuade me, cuddling me from behind while I washed the boys' dishes. Everyone else had gone to their own places to shower and get ready for the day. We were going to go out to the movies, maybe do some shopping for their L.A. trip soon.
"Anything I want?" I giggled playfully at Harry.
"Of course! The place is your home Eva."
"Why? What'd you have planned...?" he asked puzzled after a few seconds of silence.
"Well I don't know, maybe bring a boy over... watch some movies..." I muttered cheekily.
"Oi! You can do anything you want that doesn't involve another guy." He sounded shocked.
"I'm kidding Harry! Gosh you're such an emotional baby." I teased laughing, finishing the last dish and turning around to face him in the eyes.
"Only when it comes to you." He whispered quietly.
"I love you too much not to care. I'm not letting you get away that easily." He continued, leaning in so that our faces were only separated by a few inches.
"I love you too Harry." I whispered back, kissing him on the cheek and walking back over to the couch to wait for the other boys to hurry up and return.
"Hey!" he called after me, pulling me back to him by my wrist and kissing me on the lips.
I wrapped my arms around his neck and stood on my tiptoes kissing him back. Then I heard an awkward cough from across the room and pulled away. Harry's hands still locked around my waist.
"Don't stop on my account." Liam laughed from across the room, lying on the couch and turning on the tv.
"Thanks Liam, I won't then." Harry laughed back, putting a finger softly on my chin and turning me to face him.
"Harry, c'mon. The rest of the boys will be here soon." I laughed, tickled at the way he was kissing my neck.
I looked at him and saw how disappointed he was. Laughing, I quickly pecked him on the lips then pushed myself away, joining Liam on the couch. But Harry followed and sat next to me. He was so cute! So romantic and protective too, I felt so safe around Harry. I loved how he literally gave up the world and did everything he could for me, but I felt so bad not being able to give anything back to him.
"Harry you know I love you right?" I whispered gently, trying not to interrupt Liam who was watching an intense game of soccer.
Liam was sitting on the couch, his arms on his knees, leaning forward anxiously at the television. I was a few meters away sitting cross-legged, my head on Harry's chest. He looked down at me in surprise.
"Of course I know. And you know I love you." He smiled, playing with my hair. It wasn't a question, just a simple statement.
"I feel so awful though that you do all of this for me and you've been so amazing but I haven't been able to return the favours." I sighed, picking myself up and off his chest to face him.
"Eva don't say that." He frowned.
"Also you can return the favour if you like..." he winked cheekily.
"Harry!" I almost yelled, slapping him on the shoulder.
"I'm just kidding! But seriously, please don't feel that way. You make me so happy just by being with me, especially when you could be with any other man you wanted to." He explained honestly.
I wanted to laugh at what he said but I knew that would hurt his feelings. I couldn't believe he actually thought I could have any guy I wanted. I still couldn't even comprehend that he wanted me! I don't think I'd ever really understand why he chose me when so many other beautiful girls in the world would gladly have him.
Soon enough the other lads joined us at Liam's and after finishing the game of soccer on T.V. we all discussed what to do with the rest of the day. We eventually agreed to skip the movie and spend the day shopping. Seeing the boys had quite a few things to buy for their L.A. trip coming up. In a few moments we all got the elevator down to the door where there were two black cars all ready to take us out to the best stores in London.
Harry took my hand and walked over to one of the cars but I placed a hand on his shoulder and asked if I could go with Niall and Zayn instead. If this was my life I really wanted to get to know all the boys really well. We'd all gotten along so well but I'd spent majority of my time with Harry and Louis so far. I just wanted to show the others that I was just as keen to get to know them too.
So in the end it was me, Niall and Zayn in one car then Louis, Harry and Liam in the other. We talked about their album that was out and Niall told me how he was so nervous about getting braces soon but he really wanted to do it cause he was insecure about his teeth.
"Niall that's ridiculous! You're perfect the way you are! Seriously don't you know how amazing you are?" I asked, bewildered.
Even after a million fans worldwide telling him every day he still didn't believe them. He was so cute! But I'd come to know he was a bit insecure as well, it was such a shame because he truly was such a great guy!
I had more indepth conversations with Zayn, the things he wanted to do in life, his plans for the future. He also managed to slip in a few of his meaningful quotes here and there. I swear, these boys were the best company!
"We're so glad you're going out with Harry now." Niall declared smiling as we arrived at the shopping centre.
"Mmm I agree, I've never seen Harry try so hard to impress a girl before." Zayn went on, winking at me.
"Are you kidding me! I'm the one that should be trying to hold onto him!" I laughed, a bit embarrassed.
"Naa don't worry. If Harry didn't think you were worth it he wouldn't be acting the way he is. He's only ever this romantic with a girl if he honestly thinks you guys have a shot at a real relationship." Niall re-assured me. I blushed slightly, taking in what he said.
"There you guys are. You ready?" Liam asked as we all got out of the cars.
"Mhhm sure am." Zayn cried excitedly, causing the other boys to laugh.
"Seriously Zayn how many more varsity jackets can one guy own?" Louis teased leading the way into the building.
"I'm just hoping we won't get noticed, was kind of hoping for a quiet day with my girl and you lads." Harry stated, placing an arm around my shoulder.
We all walked in to find it was pretty busy. The boys reached into their pockets and retrieved a pair of sunglasses. How annoying must it be for them? Having to always conceal your identity wherever you went, I couldn't imagine how frustrating it must get. I followed Harry as he and Niall went to Jack Wills. Louis, Zayn and Liam had gone to topshop to get a few things of their own.
"See anything you like babe?" Harry asked as we walked through the store.
"Haz my suitcase is still at your place completely unpacked, now's probably not the best time to be buying even more clothes."
"You didn't answer my question. Anything you like?" he persisted.
I took a quick glance at all the clothes, everything looked amazing! But I just shook at head, trying to keep a straight face. I wasn't a very good liar but I was hoping it'd be enough to fool Harry.
"Eva, you are the crappest liar I've seen in my life." He burst out laughing, gasping for air.
"Seriously, there's nothing that really sparks my eye." I tried again, putting more effort this time.
"Mhhm sure, if you say so." He laughed again, putting his arm back on my shoulder and walking out of the store.