I was about to run after her but then thought it was best not.. She seemed bothered and although I had only just met her I felt the need to care for her..
“Effy….” I whispered to myself with a smile on my face. She was the most beautiful girl I had ever seen. Her skin was soft and whenever I touched her I felt slight butterflies overcome my stomache and my heart would start racing.. Maybe that was a sign..
Maybe I had finally found “The One” I don’t know, it was something about her, something about the way her beautiful green eyes stared into mine, something about the way her soft brown slightly red hair layed on her head. I could feel her pain, I knew something was terribly wrong, the way she looked down every couple minutes. Her eyes were red and puffy she had been crying for hours. I wanted to help her I wanted to talk to her and make her smile. But how could I when I had only met her a couple minutes ago.
“Was I ever going to see her again?” Were the only words going through my mind at the moment.. I was new in town, my parents had just bought a house here and we were gonna start coming every summer. I originally lived in Wolverhampton, England so I didn’t know many places.. But it was a small town, surely I would see her again right? I decided to finally sleep after a while of thinking..
I opened my eyes and looked over to the clock, it was 2 in the afternoon.. My sleeping schedule was fucked up as usual. Louis & my father must’ve still been sleeping cause I didn’t hear anything. When I got up I noticed I was still wearing Liam’s clothes.. I had to return them didn’t I? Oh god, am I really making excuses to go see him again? I couldn’t believe my pathetic self. I got up and decided to take a shower. When I came out I folded the clothes Liam had let me borrow and put them on top of my bed. What was I going to do with those?
When I went into Louis’ room I saw he was still sleeping so I decided to go check on my father. When I opened the door to his room I noticed he wasn’t on his bed anymore.
“Dad?” I questioned.
“I-Im here love..” He replied from the bathroom. The awful stench of alcohol mixed with barf filled the air.
“Do you remember anything from last night?” I asked.
“Good.” I replied, I don’t know why though, it was just the first thing that came in mind, and maybe it was good. He wouldn’t remember the mess he made and the things he shouted at us. Maybe that night could just be erased from our memories.
“Im sorry Effy.” He said looking up at me after washing his face.
“Whatever..” I replied while walking out of the room.
“Go take a shower.” I shouted from the hallway. “You smell awful.”
And that was that, Our lives would go back to normal. Everything that had happen that night was already long gone out of my head and everyone was forgiven and forgotten. Except for Liam.. I couldn’t stop thinking about him. I went downstairs to have breakfast and thought of him the whole time I was down there. When my father came to join me he was clean and sober thankfully. He apologized once more and went on with his life like nothing had happened. I didn’t mind at all.
“Im going to Hanna’s later is that okay?” I asked.
“Sure, but before can you please go and grab some things from the market for me?”
“Sure.” I didn’t know why Louis couldn’t do it but I wasn’t about to fuss and whine after everything Louis had told me only a few hours ago. After getting ready my father handed me a list of the things to buy and some money before leaving for work. As I closed the front door behind me I shouted goodbye to Louis who was already in the kitchen having breakfast.
I walked on the sidewalk with my blue jean shorts and a lime green tank top with a grey cardigan over it. It felt like a thousand degrees I wanted to go to the beach but it was no fun going by yourself and Hanna hated the beach so I would almost never go. I was getting closer to the market when I passed a familiar house. I had no idea who’s it was, I just knew I had been there before.. What it? Maybe? Liam’s house? I started walking faster and faster after every step. Although all I wanted was to see him and to talk to him and to feel his soft skin I knew I couldn’t.
I finally got to the market when..
It was about 12 p.m. when my mom entered my room to wake me. She had just gotten back from a book signing she had to do in a city a couple miles away. My mom was an author, she wrote many books and they were all very succesful. She asked me to buy some food and drinks for the party her and my dad were going to throw that Saturday. It was more like a cocktail party with adults and stuff and since I didn’t know any kids my age yet I would probably die of boredom. I quickly ate and got dressed to go to the market. And you won’t believe who I saw when I got there.
“Is that, Effy?” I thought to myself.