Alrighty people! Here's Chapter 4! *cricket cricket* Uhhh. This chapter is in Riley's P.O.V. And umm I would say that things start to pick up a tiny bit here. So read and enjoy.

Chapter 4

Riley's P.O.V

Steve followed me up to my room and I had him shut the door behind him. He sat on my bed and I sat down next to him.

"Are you going to be okay Steve?"

"Yeah," he said, swallowing. His eyes were moist.

"What happened?"

"Melanie came and dropped off Kylie and then she told me she was leaving me."

"I'm sorry Steve. Did she say why?"

"Apparently she's wanted to do it for a while. She's been seeing someone behind my back too. Some baseball player."

"And she doesn't want anything to do with Kylie?"

"No. She said the only reason we kept her was because of me."

"Oh God Steve. I'm so sorry." He looked down at the ground.

"I loved her."

"I know you did. But Steve, you deserve so much better than her. She's a bitch. I know you don't like hearing me say it but she is. And I know this is what people always say, but there are other fish in the sea. You'll find the special someone." He smiled at me weakly.

"Thanks." He wrapped his arms around me in a tight hug and I hugged him back.

"I love you Ri."

"I love you too." I pulled back and looked at him sympathetically. "Are you going to be alright?" He nodded.

"I'll be okay." I held out my pinky to him.

"Swear? Promise me you'll talk to me if you need to. No repeats of you sophomore year when you used to hurt yourself?" He smiled at me and wrapped his pinky around mine.

"I swear." I smiled back at him and hugged him one more time.

"Alright. I'm going to head downstairs. You know where to find me if you need anything. Unless you want me to stay here with you."

"No it's all right. I have work to get done. Thanks for being there Ri."

"You're my brother. I'll always be here for you. As much as I may say I hate you, I don't. You're my best friend; just don't tell Nattie I told you that 'cause then she might castrate you." He chuckled softly.

"You're secret's safe with me Ri." I smiled at him a last time before leaving his room to join everyone downstairs. I walked into the living room and sat next to Nattie on the couch.

"Is Steve okay?"

"Well he's hurting obviously, but I think he'll be okay."

"That's good."

"Did you really break that girl's nose?" Louis asked, grinning.

"Yep. So I'd watch out if I were you. If you piss me off I might just cut off your balls with an electric can opener." His smile faded instantly. "God I'm kidding!" I laughed. "I'm not that brutal."

"Well seeing that it's Tuesday, it's time for our horrible movie marathon. Would you boys like to join us in the viewing of recent horrible movies?"

"Sure. I'll get the food!"

"You just ate Oliver you dough boy!" I laughed. When Oliver came back with the food, we all settled in on the couches in the living room for our movie marathon.

Soon, it had been a week since the boys of One Direction arrived. And already, we had all become very close friends. I was lying in bed reading when my cell phone buzzed.

One New Message from: Tomlinson:) I grinned and pressed read. Hey Rilerz! The guys and I are going to In N' Out, you want the usual? I couldn't help but grin again. I quickly sent him a reply, my fingers gliding across the screen.

Yes please! Thanks Tommo! That's why you're my favorite:) A couple minutes later he responded.

My pleasure Parkinson:) I placed my phone back on the nightstand and continued reading my book.

"Riley," Nattie said slowly, coming into our room. "I think I have a problem." I set my book down next to my phone and sat up.

"What's wrong Nattie?"

"Promise not to judge me?" she asked, sitting on her bed across from me.

"Don't be ridiculous. Of course I won't. Now what's wrong?"

"I think I have feelings for Liam."

"Oh." I fell silent.

"You're judging me."

"No, I'm not. I'm just thinking. That is a problem. How long have you liked him? Maybe it's just infatuation, after all you've only known him for a week."

"Well, I always thought he was hot. But I just…I can't explain it Ri. I know he has a girlfriend but he acts so different towards me than he does to other girls."

"How so?"

"He's always staring at me. He's such a sweetheart Ri. But I feel like an idiot because I've only known him for a week and I've already started to develop feelings for him."

"Well you can't be upset with yourself Nat. You just fall fast. Just sit it out. Maybe it's just an infatuation."

"Maybe…do you think he'd get jealous if I was with another guy?"

"What do you mean?"

"Harry's been flirting with me all week. He told me he'd help me if I needed it. Do you think he'd help me make Liam jealous?"

"Do you really want to do that Nat?"

"Yeah, I do." I sighed.

"Alright. I know I can't stop you from doing what you want but I think you should definitely rethink this. It's not a good thing to play people like that and I don't want anyone getting hurt." Nattie nodded slowly and left the room. I sighed again and grabbed my book off the nightstand. This isn't going to end well. I was only reading for a few minutes when there was a knock on my door. I sighed heavily and set down my book.

"Come in." Louis walked in, carrying two In N' Out bags.

"I'm back and I bring food," he said with a grin. I smiled at him and moved over on my bed to make more room.

"Thanks Tommo," I grinned, taking the bag from him. "I'll pay you back, my wallet is in the top drawer."

"No need. It's a burger. My treat."

"You're the best."

"So I've been told." I grinned and pulled my burger out of the bag. I unwrapped the burger quickly and bit into it. We ate in silence. When we finished, I grabbed our trash and threw it in the garbage can in the corner of the room.

"Thanks again for getting me food Louis."

"You're welcome Ri."

"Well today I was planning on going to the beach to surf. I would usually go alone because no one here likes to surf, but since you like adventure you wanna come too?" He shrugged his shoulders.

"Sure."

"Cool. Will you be ready in ten minutes?"

"Yeah."

"Alright, I'll meet you outside in ten then."

"Alright." He left my room to change. I pulled my blue swim suit out of my drawer and put it on. I threw a small sweater on over that and walked down the stairs. After grabbing two surfboards, I went outside and put them in the back of my car. Almost on cue, Louis came walking out of this house, a pair of aviators concealing his blue eyes. Holy hell he has a nice body. No Riley, don't think like that! He's a friend and that's all. But then again…no!

"You ready?" Louis asked, cutting my thoughts short. I nodded.

"Yep. I'll drive." I climbed into the driver's seat and Louis climbed into the passenger's. I started up the car and pulled away from the house.

"How far away is the beach?" he asked.

"Not too far. There's this section that nobody ever goes to so I think that's where we should go. It's only five minutes further than the other part of the beach." We exchanged idle chit chat n the drive there. I pulled up to the beach and turned off the car. I climbed out of the car and grabbed the boards out of the back.

"Here, you can use this one. My mom bought it for me but as you can clearly see, it's a bit too oversized for me."

"Thanks."

"Let's go surf Tommo!" I threw my sweater into the back of the car and walked down to the water. I jumped right in and swam out to where the waves formed.

"The water looks pretty rough Ri, are you sure we shouldn't wait?" Louis called from the beach.

"Don't be a wet blanket!" I called back. "It's perfectly safe. Only like ten people have died here."

"What?"

"Jesus Louis! I'm kidding. No one's died here. I never thought that you'd be afraid of adventure. Now come on!"

"I don't know Ri. It looks rough out there. I think you should come in." I rolled my eyes at him and continued to swim out. I saw a large wave forming and pulled myself up onto my board. I stood on top of it holding my arms out at my sides for balance. I was about to say something to Louis when the wave hit the side of my board, knocking me off and sending me into th rough waters. I was immediately sucked under the water. I fought against the currents but was thrown around like a ragdoll. My head connected with something hard and everything went black.

Yep…I'm gonna be mean and end it there. BUT the good news is, I have a four day weekend so I have plenty of time to work on the next chapter. So I hope you guys liked this chapter. For the fourth time, I'm aware that these chapters might be a bit boring, but these are just filler/introduction chapters. So please review and rate and stuff. Let me know what you guys think and if you like where I'm going with this!