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A life of Payne

Chapter 38

Katie's POV

I was about half way home when I felt the tears start to blur my vision so I quickly pulled over and rested my head on the steering wheel for a minute while I tried to calm down my breathing. I honestly felt like I was about to have a panic attack at any moment but I kept my breathing as steady as I could while I let the tears run down my cheeks.

I felt so alone right now and I really needed to talk to someone, anyone except Liam really.

In my mind this is all Liam's fault. I don't care if he didn't technically do anything to be blamed for but god am I pissed at him right now. He promised me he would protect me.

I pulled my back pack off the passenger seat and looked in every pocket for about ten minutes before I realised my phone wasn't in my bag.

"Fuck." I whispered to myself as I wiped my remaining tears off my face and made my way back to the university.

I must of left it in my locker without realising when I put my books in there this morning. I didn't really plan on cleaning out my locker, I was actually going to ask Ashley to do it for me once I told her what happened but I guess I will have to do it myself.

By the time I arrived back to campus the next class had started and the halls were practically deserted.
Quickly unlocking my locker I found my phone sitting in it. As I picked it up I received a new message from Liam, talk about good timing.

From: Liam (:
Hey Katie how's your day going? I'm with Sophia right now :( management making us work things out so I'm not sure what time I will be home. Love you loads little sis xoxo

I huffed and closed my eyes as tight as I could trying to stop myself from crying again. Sophia is taking everything away from me and there was nothing I could do about it. I don't know what I ever did to her but right now she's making me dislike my own brother just because he's dating that devil.

Just as I was about to reply to Liam my locker was slammed shut causing me to drop my phone on the floor. I turned and looked up to find Shane smirking at me but before I had a chance to say or do anything he pushed me against the lockers causing a sharp pain to travel up my back. That is definitely going to bruise.

"what are you doing back here huh? Just couldn't stay away from me could you?" For the first time since I have known Shane he kissed me, right underneath my ear.
I never really found that much of a turn on and I'm scared shitless right now so a small whimper left my lips before I could stop it.

He began to suck on the spot almost bringing tears to my eyes. I pulled my hands up onto his chest and tried to push him away from me but it didn't seem to do anything.

"Stop it!" I shrieked maybe a bit to scared like as I continuously tried to push him away from me.
"What are you going to do? You broke your own phone." His smug voice just made me want to slap him across the face but when I tried he caught my wrist and squeezed it to hard.
"Why are you such an asshole?" I whispered as he tightened his grip on my wrist.

He let out a laugh that reminded me of a evil witch.
"I'm actually quite a nice person." I scoffed at his words before glaring up at him.
"Then why are you doing this to me?" My voice had so much hatred in it I could barely tell it was my voice.

He pushed me against the locker again before answering me.
"Just a favour for an old friend." He walked off down the hall but stopped half way down and turned to look at me again.

"Oh and by the way Payne, Vinny says hi."


Liam's POV

I stared down at my phone still waiting for Katie to reply to my text. She usually doesn't take this long to text me back even if she is in class and she usually always replies to me.

Right now I was sitting in Sophia's lounge room while she was on the phone in the kitchen. How pathetic is it that she forced management to make me come over here and 'work things out' then she barely talks to me while I'm here.

I slightly turned down the TV hoping to hear a small part of her conversation she was having.

"That bitch deserved to get expelled and I hope this ruins her." I heard Sophia angrily talk to someone. I wonder what the hell she is talking about and who the hell got expelled?

Something clicked and I realised the only people we know at any kind of school was Katie and Ashley!
Did one of them get expelled? They couldn't have their both straight A students and Katie would tell me if something was wrong.

I looked down at my phone again to see that has nearly been half an hour since I text Katie, maybe something was wrong.

Just as I was about to call Katie, Sophia walked back into the room so I locked my phone and sat it down next to me. I'm not rude enough to be on the phone while she is in the room unlike Sophia who answered her phone while I was trying to talk to her.

"I'm sorry about that, I'm just going to go to the bathroom quickly then we can talk." She set her phone down on the coffee table and gave me a kiss on the cheek which I showed no emotion over before she walked towards the bathroom.

As soon as Sophia was out of sight I picked up her stupid sparkly phone before opening it, she had no passcode on her phone which just made this a whole lot easier.

Her messages were already open so I clicked the first thread between Sophia and someone called Eric Baldwin. I knew that name straight away, he was the head master of London university.
I scrolled up the thread to see that all the messages between them were about Katie being expelled, more specifically Sophia blackmailing Baldwin to expel Katie.

Anger boiled within me in a matter of seconds and I locked her phone again and picked my own phone up and redialled Katie's number.

"Hey this is Katie Payne, I can't ge-" I didn't bother listening to the rest of the answering machine before I hung up and quickly grabbed my coat and pulled it on but I wasn't fast enough because Sophia walked back into the room.

"Where are we going?" She asked in a sickly sweet voice that nearly made me vomit.

"I'm going to comfort my sister! You're not going anywhere since you're the one that got her expelled!" A look of guilt flashed in her eyes for a mere second before they turned cold.
"She deserved it." She shot back at me with no emotion in her voice.

"and you deserve to go to hell." And with that I walked out of her apartment and towards my car.

Sophia's apartment was around a thirty minute drive from mine but the traffic today was fucking horrible and I knew it would take me nearly an hour to get there so I decided to see if anyone had heard from Katie today, starting the most obvious choice. Calum.

The phone rang for a few seconds before he picked up.
"Hey Liam what's up?" He seemed happy so I wonder if he knows what is going on.
"Mot much mate, uh was just calling to see if you have heard from Katie today." I kept my eyes on the road not that it really mattered because the traffic was barely moving right now.
"Sorry Liam, I haven't heard from her since she left for school. Is everything okay?"
"I hope so, I talk to you later. Bye" I quickly hung up and tried someone else.

I rung everyone I could think of and no one has heard from Katie!
I called everyone from Ashley to Louis, god I even called Zayn and Perrie's house not that their the first people Katie would talk to but still nothing. I feel like I'm about to go crazy if she doesn't pick up her phone.

The last time this happened I thought I had lost her on Christmas eve! But this time I called my parents and asked if she was there and they haven't seen her either. They weren't very impressed that I didn't know where she was which just adds more presser to find her.

Once I finally managed to reach the car park, I parked in my usual spot and ran into the lobby as fast as I could.

"Mr Payne? Are you okay?" The man at the front desk asked as he looked up at me worryingly.

"Is Katie home?" I was still trying to catch my breathe while I talked to him and I must of looked crazy right now judging by the look on his face.

"Yes she is sir. She came home early from university. Is everything okay?" I quickly nodded my head at his words and mumbled a quick thank you before rushing over to the elevator.

Once I stepped inside the apartment I was greeted with complete silence. Something that doesn't happen very often since Katie moved in. I knew this was a bad sign because Katie wasn't exactly the shy and quiet type now that she has warmed up to being here.

I walked all around the house before going into Katie's room. I didn't see any sign of her at first but then noticed that her balcony door was slightly open so she must be out there. I was fairly certain that she hadn't been out there before, heck I wasn't even sure if she knew she had a balcony. Katie always complained that London was way to cold for her liking and she wouldn't go outside unless she had to so I'm not sure why she would be out there.

I opened the door further and stepped outside just to see Katie sitting on one of the pink deck chairs with a smoke between her lips. She didn't even look at me instead she just blew the clouds of smoke out of her lungs then brought it back to her lips.

As I walked closer towards her I noticed that she had a very visible bruise around her wrist and black smudges running down her cheeks because she had been crying. She looked at me for less then a second before turning her gaze back to the view of London. Her blood shot eyes confirmed that she had been crying.

Sitting down in the chair next to her I pulled out a smoke from the packet sitting on the small round table in front of us and cupped my hand around the end of it before lighting it.

"I didn't know you smoked Katie." She simply shrugged her shoulders at my attempt to start a conversation.

It stayed silent while we both looked out at the view, it was an amazing view on any other day but today it just seemed to make me feel sad. Sad for Katie.

"I tried calling you Katie, Why didn't you answer?" She still didn't talk to me but instead she pulled her phone out of her pocket and chucked it onto my lap.

I picked it up to see that it was completely cracked and wouldn't even turn on.

What the hell happened today?


Hey hey!
Feeling good today, homework all done as well but can't go back to university until my doctor gives me the all clear so I had time to get another whole chapter done today! So enjoy (:

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