End Up Here.
I woke up to see Kat sleeping on my shoulder. I smiled widely at her gorgeous face. She looked so peaceful and beautiful. I woke up thinking to myself like most other mornings. I became lost in a daze as I watched Kat sleep. How did we end up here? So close, best friends, something a bit more. I began contemplating the question more, and smiled when I figured it out.
I walked onto the X-Factor set, and smiled. I couldn't wait to perform for each X-Factor, it was so nice coming back to where it all began. As I walked around I started seeing everyone's heads turn. In walked in this absolute gorgeous red head. She smiled, looking down because everyone was staring. "What's her name?"everyone whispered behind her, and finally Dani approached her. Suddenly my daze was gone, and I tried walking on, but I couldn't help but stare.
"What's your name?" Danielle asked.
"Trouble." she replied, then laughed.
I laughed, then saw Danielle wasn't amused.
"Kat." she replied, a bit more serious.
Dani nodded, and they headed for the stage. I'm pressed against the wall in another daze. When their rehearsal ended Kat began walking my way. What do I do? Act cool Liam... Act cool.
How did we end up talking in the first place?
"I like your Cobain shirt." she smiled, pointing at my shirt, walking past me. The shirt isn't even mine, it's Harry's, but I was gonna use it as leverage to get to know her.
"Thanks," I smiled, "I'm Liam." Wow, really? You don't say, Liam?
"I know." she laughed, she has a great laugh."It's nice to meet you."
"You too." I smiled.
"You're Danielle's boyfriend, right? I mean, obviously." she giggled.
"Yeah. What do you mean obviously?"
"She doesn't let anyone forget it, it's so cute, that it's almost revolting."
We both laughed, then Dani walked over.
"Li, I'm not feeling well. Meet me back at the bus soon? Take care of me?" she whined.
"Of course." I replied, then she was off.
"You're a good boyfriend." Kat smiled.
"Well, I better be heading home." she added, then began walking off.
"Hey, Kat!" I yelled after her, she turned and smiled, "It's late, let me walk you home?" she nodded and I followed.
"I love this song!" she exclaimed, as we walked past a cafe playing "Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi. I'm pretty sure we're half way there. She sang along with the song as far as she could hear it.
"Sorry for my singing." she laughed.
"Don't worry about it." I smiled.
"Well. This is me." she replied, "Thanks for walking me back."
"Any time." I smiled.
As she walked inside, I walked back for the bus.
After that night I was allowed to talk to Kat much thanks to Danielle... But then came the break up...
Kat comforted me through it all, and I think I have a crush on her.
"Li! Snap out of the daze." Lou laughed.
"How can I?" I asked.
She's a bit out of your league." Harry joked.
"Out of his league? He's Liam Payne. Maybe he should lock her down, before she figures out who he really is." Niall laughed.
Kat text me and I stepped out, I didn't need more ridicule. She was in hair and makeup, like always. It's been two months since MSG. I'm so glad to have her back, it's amazing. I missed her so much, I didn't even know that kind of pain was possible.
After the show we got caught up in the moment, and finally after so many months, I got to kiss Kat. As we went back to the bus, we had a great talk. We made a pinky promise, then she kissed me again, I'm here to stay, she spoke as I laid her to bed. Good, I thought to myself, I never want to lose her.
At Prom, I remember being asked how I got a girl like Kat.
"Call me lucky I guess." I began replying to someone at the punch table. "I'm a 6 and she's a 10, but we keep coming back for more."
I smiled watching her dance with the girls out on the dance floor. I really am lucky.
Kat's eyes fluttered open, and she smiled.
"Morning." I replied, blushing a bit.
"What's with the blushy mood?" she laughed.
"I was just thinking about how we ended up here."
"How did we end up here? I ask myself that sometimes and still don't even remember how we ended up talking in the first place, before all the bad stuff." she replied.
"You said you like my Cobain shirt, which wasn't even mine." I finally admitted, "Then we were walking back to your place, you told me how you love that song about living on a prayer, and sang it as far as you could hear it. And whenever I wake up next to you I wonder how did we end up here? I love remembering those things. I'm really lucky." I smiled, blushing a lot now.
I smiled at Liam's reply. I can't believe he actually remembers those things.
"How are you lucky?" I asked.
"I'm a 6 and you're a 10."
"You're Liam Payne, and I'm just me." I laughed.
"Yet we keep coming back for more." he winked.
"The shirt wasn't yours?" I finally asked, with a much delayed reaction.
"Nope. It's Harry's." he laughed.
"Liam! I wear that as comfort. I thought it was yours!" I yelled in shock.
"Oh hush. He doesn't care, he has plenty more. ANd it was his idea for me to give it to you." he smiled, and I got butterflies.
We sat in peaceful silence for a minute, then I had to ask, "We've made it this far, what's next?"
"I... I don't know, Kat."
"Still?" I asked.
"Still. I still just don't know what I want... I love what we have and I don't want to lose it... And there's... There's..."
"Danielle." I cut him off, he nodded and frowned.
I got up and threw a sweatshirt and jeans on.
"Where are you going?" he asked, my heart felt like it was going to burst.
"I don't want to get hurt, Liam... I'm not getting more into this until you know for sure what it is you want." I replied.
"You'll know where to find me when you figure it out. Bye, Li." I spoke, walking out the door before he could see me cry.
Kat walked out, and I felt my heart burst. Doesn't she understand I'm just not ready? Can't we just be best friends... Friends that kiss a bit...? I just don't want more than that right now...
I showered to try to get my mind off of things, and get back to the happy mood I was in while laying with her, reminiscing.
I stepped out of the shower and checked my phone.
Talla- Have you seen Kat?
Me- She walked out...
Me- I told her I just can't be more than friends right now...
Talla- Then you shouldn't have broken the friend barrier... Let me know if you find her, or if she comes back?
That was the end of that... Maybe Tallahassee was right. Maybe I shouldn't have brought Kat out of the friendzone... But I want her so bad, I can't help but kiss her and want her.
Towards sunset, I began worrying about Kat, she hadn't responded or answered all day... Then finally, she came through.
Kat- Woah, living' on a prayer. Take my hand, we'll make it I swear.
I can't believe she made it that far into London.
Me- We've got to hold on to what we've got, 'cause it doesn't make a difference if we make it or not. We've got each other and that's a lot.
I grabbed my keys and smiled, as I headed for my car, then for the cafe.