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The Perks Of Being A Horan

Chapter 9 - A New Best Friend?

Hello guys! I just want to say: 1. Here's chapter 9! 2. Thank you for sticking with me on this story, I know I'm bad at updating but im trying! Comment and Vote! <3

Chapter 9 - A New Best Friend?
Harry sat with me on the seats for a good half hour before I finally stopped crying. I don't know what it was but I felt incredibly comfortable sat in Harry's arms. Like I was meant to be there? No! I shook the thought out of my head as fast as it came in.
"Harry..." I whispered so quiet I'm surprised he even heard me.
"Yeah sweet?"
"Thank you." I said giving him a little squeeze before taking my head off his shoulder. "And I'm sorry about your shirt."
"Oh it's no problem, don't worry about it." He half giggled rubbing the black stain on his white shirt.
"What are we going to do about him?" I said pointing to the limp body still laying on the floor.
"WE aren't going to do anything. You're going to get some sleep, because you need it. I'M going to sort out this." He explained helping me stand up.
I tried to walk toward the bunks however I stopped in my tracks, staring at the body on the floor. Zayn began to stir. I turned to Harry staring at him wide eyed. I tried to stop the tears from falling onto my cheeks but I just couldn't. Even the sight of Zayn starting to wake up scared me to death. How am I going to feel when he's up and back to normal? Harry extended his hand for me to grab and I gladly took it as he pulled me into a hug. I suddenly felt like this whole situation, even though it was short and quite frankly very scary, has brought me and Harry closer. Not in a relationship way because I like Liam, but in a way where I can easily call him one of my best friends.
"Harry?" I said burying my head in his chest.
"Yes?" He said sitting us down on the seats
"Will you be with me when I tell Niall please? And can we erm... You know... Not mention this to Liam?"
"Of course, and yeah deal, there's enough crap between them anyway. They really need to sit down and talk it through, or it's just going to get worse. Right, stay there for a second." He said taking his arms from around me and standing up.
I listened and tucked my knees up to my chest as I watched Harry carry his now only half limp friend to his bunk. I sat in silence for a couple more minutes before getting up myself. I walked slowly to my bunk and Harry joined me as I got to the ladder. He hovered his hand over my back as I climbed up into my bunk. It was around half 11 now and I really needed sleep. I smiled at Harry sweetly and closed the curtain to my bunk. Just after I heard the noises of Harry getting into bed himself.
I woke up with a jolt, images of Zayn's wicked smile flashing through my brain. My breathing was heavy and I was incredibly warm. I turned over and looked at the little clock embedded on the side of my bunk. 3:30am. Jheez, don't think I'll be getting back to sleep now. I slid out of my bed as quietly as I could, trying not to wake anyone. I flicked on the kettle and added a teabag and sugar to a cup. I walked over to the seats where the TV and rest of the buses entertainment system was. I grabbed the remote and walked back over to the kettle and poured the water and due to tiredness, half went in the cup, half on my hand.
"Ooooooooooooooo!" I squealed. "Ah ah ah ah! That's hot!" I said clutching my hand and jumping around completely forgetting about the five people asleep down the corridor. As I span around for the second time, I noticed a very curly, very tired looking head poking out of the bottom right bunk.
"Shannon! Shut up I'm trying to sleep!" Harry tried to shout and failed miserably due to his husky sleep voice.
"Exsqueeze me! I've just burnt my hand on very hot water, I will squeal as much as I like." I laughed.
"Don't make me come ever there!"
Not saying anything I stuck my tongue out blowing the biggest raspberry I could manage considering the pain I was still in.
"That's it!" Harry shouted climbing out of the bed and charging at me.
"Nope!" I laughed and moved out of the way causing the tired boy to go crashing into the seats.
The seating area was then filled with laughter. It was utterly amazing how we didn't wake any one up. I sat down on the seats still clutching my hand and beckoned Harry to join me as he was still on the floor. He gave me a sad look in return and stared longingly at his bunk.
"Oh c'mon you're up now, you might as well join me for whatever is on TV." Giving him my puppy eyes.
"Fiiiiiiiinnneeeeee!" He moaned plopping himself on the seat next to me. He suddenly popped up and stalked towards the compact kitchen, and before I had chance to see when he was up to he came back in with a bag or pees strait from the freezer and a cup of steaming tea.
"Thank you!" I practically moan, ignoring his odd look as he again sat down.
Now settling from our little commotion we noticed that the bus wasn't moving.
"Why have we stopped?" I asked
"Oh the driver announced it earlier whilst you sleeping, we've been outside the arena since like 2am."
"Ahhh okay." I nodded flicking through the channels.
I surfed the whole entertainment system half heartedly before Harry gave me a look of disapproval and stole the remote. I looked from Harry to the TV and back to Harry again. My attention was suddenly shifted when another body clambered out of a bunk.
"Niall!" I said smiling getting up and giving him a hug.
"Shannon? Are you okay?" Niall asked.
I hated how well Niall knew me, he knows that when I hug him like this it means that I'm trying to be happy when really something's really getting to me.
"Niall. Mate, I think you need to sit down for this one." Harry added.
"Shannon?" Niall questioned
"Yeah, sit down and do me a favour?"
"Anything squirt."
"No matter how angry you get, just leave it? Please? It's not exactly sorted yet but I kind of just, well I do really want to forget about it."
"Shannon, what's happened you're really starting to scare me." Niall murmured with a worried expression on his face.
Niall sat down next to me so that I was in the middle of him and Harry. I looked at Harry as he placed his hand on top of mine and gave the nod of approval. Niall gave this sweet gesture a questioning look but brushed it off. No doubt that he'll ask me about it later.
Me and Harry proceeded to explain what happened with Zayn and why he is currently half knocked out half asleep in his bed. I could see Niall's face twisting from anger to sadness as Harry finished explaining the frying pan part of the story. The reaction I got from my big brother was not one that I expected. I expected him to completely ignore my request and drag Zayn out of his bunk and beat the crap out of him, but what I got was his arms wrapped around me in the most comforting brother sister way you could imagine. He slowly pushed me away and leant over to Harry who still had his hand placed on mine.
"Hey, thanks a lot man, you're a true friend. To me and my sister."
They shared a fist bump before Niall stood up and asked me to follow him. I obliged, but not before giving Harry a kiss on the cheek and slowly letting go of his hand. He stood up after Niall and I reached Niall's bunk. I watched as he climbed lazily into his own bunk.
"Right Niall, I'm going back to bed, its 4:30am!" I said rubbing my eyes.
"Oh no you're not, you're staying with me. I don't care if it's weird, we've slept in the same bed before and unlucky for you Liam's still asleep."
"Haha, okay Blondie scoot up." I said climbing into the bunk with him.
We both laid flat on our stomachs facing each other which was surprisingly comfy to say the bunks where sort of small.
"Are you sure you're okay?" Niall asked softly
"Not really, it was really creepy and I'm not sure how I feel about having to face him in the morning."
"Shannon." He said grabbing my free hand. "You will be fine, I'm not going to say anything to him, neither is Harry, Liam and Louis don't know and it can stay that way for now and me and Harry will be with you all day anyway. So get some sleep cause we've got another long day tomorrow. You actually have to rehearse this time." He finished with a wink.
"Thank you Niall."
The nights conversation ended as we both drifted back off to sleep.
I woke up for the second time this morning, however this time was less shocking and sudden. Waking up next to Niall honestly made me feel safer. I checked the clock next to his blond hair, 10am. Oh that's fine. I slid out of the bunk quietly, making sure not to wake Niall. I walked to my bunk and this time remembering clothes as I stepped into the bathroom. I again turned the water on before getting undressed. I looked at myself in the mirror, jheeze those bags are huge. I quickly undressed and hopped in the steaming shower.
I stood still for a minute letting the water wet my hair. I quickly washed it and then completed my shower routine with a little difference, its usually; Wash. Shave. Wash again. Out. However this time it was Wash. Shave. Wash again. Sit down and wallow in the events of yesterday wondering whether to face the world. I sat in the shower for 20 minutes letting the water flow over me. Thoughts of facing Zayn today terrifying me. There was a small rustling sound outside which made me get up. I have to get out there. I can't let him think he's gotten to me.
I stepped out of the shower and quickly got changed. Black faded shorts with a rip in one leg, tights and skull patterned vest top. I wrapped a towel over my head and opened the bathroom door. I have a 1 in 5 chance that the person awake was Zayn but I still found myself extremely nervous about opening the door. I quickly stepped out.
Thank god it's just Louis.
"What's wrong LouBear?" I smiled putting a hand on my hip. "Never seen a girl with a towel on her head before?"
"Not like that!" He laughed walking towards me arms stretched out.
I welcomed the hug from Louis and I instantly felt better. Trying to forget about the thoughts invading my brain. I sat down with Louis on the seats and engaged him in mindless chatter. I hadn't spoken to him in a while so it was nice to catch up. We talked about a bunch of things, half of them not even making sense but honestly that was mine and Louis friendship.
"Right, I'm going in the shower, then I'm going to have a lot of fun waking those tits up." He said patting my head and heading for the bathroom.
"Hehe, okay Lou, oave fun." I said resting my head on my knees.
Again I was alone, however not for long. Scared of what I might find I lifted my head to the direction of noise. Three boys we're walking towards me. The first greeted me with a soft kiss.
"Morning beautiful."
"Morning Liam" I said smiling as he sat down pulling me onto his lap, entwining our fingers.
The second plopped down next to me and I leant back, putting my head on his shoulder, his hair flopping on my face.
"Morning Curly." I laughed
"Morning Towel" He retaliated, quite fast to say it was Harry.
The third boy however, didn't even get a chance to greet me. Panicked I wriggled out of Liam's grip.
"I- I-" I stopped for a second staring dead in the eyes of the reason for my trepidation.
It felt like hours before I spoke again.
"I have to go." I half sobbed.
I ran off the bus and into the arena as fast as I could, completely forgetting about the towel on my head.
"What was that?" I asked, in shock of what I just witnessed.
"Mate just leave her, she's probably on her period or something?" Harry half laughed. I could tell there was something wrong when I saw Niall walking down the corridor.
"Morning." Me and Harry synchronised.
"Morning..." Niall replied in a harsh tone whilst not taking his eyes off Zayn who had now moved to the edge of the seats.
"Guys?" I questioned. "What's going on? Why did Shannon just run out of the bus at the sight of you?" I turned my attention to Zayn earning nothing but a shrug.
There was complete silence. That's it. I give up. I stood up in a huff and walked to the bathroom door before turning around.
"I really need a shower and to get ready, so will someone please go and see if Shannon is okay?"
"I will." Zayn said with a sly smirk on his face. Weird.
"No. You will not!" Niall and Harry both said in very stern voices.
I'd already given up on the fact that no-one was telling me anything and banged on the bathroom door.
"Louis hurry up man!"
"I'm here, I'm here calm down." Louis said exiting the bathroom in only a towel. "Woah where is Harry going?"
Nothing was said just a silent exchange of nods between Harry and I as he left the bus to find Shannon.
I looked over to the end of the bus and saw Niall stood 2 inches away from Zayn's face and let me tell you he did not look happy and to be honest neither was I. No-one seemed to be telling me what was going on and Louis is clueless so I can't even get it out of him. I stepped into the bathroom hoping to enjoy this shower.



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