Unsuspecting Sunday Afternoon
Six days. It'd been six days since Aylie had seen Niall. Though she was busy, he was all she could think about. Aylie was consumed by the thoughts of their conversations at the bar and overwhelmed by the memory of sex with him. It was all she could do to not go back to the town and find him. She'd not left a number for him to contact her and she didn't ask for his. Aylie was disappointed but she also knew that it was completely necessary. Just because the sex was the most pleasurable she'd had, didn't mean that she and Niall were meant to be more.
Aylie huffed as she walked through the shop slowly. Looking at each and every thing carefully. It had been a long day and for some reason, walking through the shops at the pace she was made her relax. Perhaps because her mind was focused on something other than work. She let her mind wander much like her feet as she paced up and down every isle. She pushed her hair away from her face, pulling it over her shoulder as she leaned down to check a label. She stood after just a moment, deciding she didn't want what was on the shelf any longer. Plus, she had a sneaking suspicion that someone was watching her. It was a feeling that she had become a bit familiar with. She turned her head inconspicuously, trying to find the eyes that she felt on her. Her heart stopped for a moment seeing bright blue eyes. She felt all of the tension that she'd relieved walking around the shop come rushing back to her. Her muscles tensed and her headache returned. She needed to buy just what she needed and get out of the shop. She could unwind in her tub with a big glass of whiskey. Aylie didn't need to fall into the arms of the strapping Irish lad again.
Aylie hurried toward the checkout counter. She wanted out before she was spotted by the blue eyes. She needed to leave before he caught up to her. She remembered those eyes staring into hers as they fell asleep. She wanted out before he could corner her and ask her for an excuse for leaving in the middle of the night. Aylie smiled at the girl at the checkout counter, trying not to appear impatient.
"AYLIE!" She heard his voice like angel's bells. She ignored him. If she ignored him, she could pretend that she wasn't the girl he thought she was.
"Aylie, he's talking to you." Maggie, the girl at the checkout counter, giggled. Aylie glared at Maggie. "Oh boy, who is he?" Maggie inquired, holding her hand out for Aylie's credit card. Aylie shook her head, keeping the fake smile on her face. "He looks really happy to see you." Maggie teased. Aylie grunted, taking her credit card back.
"He's headed this way, really fast." Maggie stated, handing Aylie her bag.
"I'll see you later, Maggie." Aylie spoke quickly, trying to hurry out the door once again. Aylie felt a sense of relief as she reached out for the door handle but it was quickly dissolved when she felt a hand take hers.
"Aylie." Niall pleaded, sadness in his voice. Aylie let her shoulders sag; she knew she had to speak to Niall now. She turned to him with a cold expression and distant eyes. "Didn't you hear me calling out to you?" Niall sounded confused now.
"I'm sorry." Aylie answered.
"Where did you go? I've not seen you in a week and what happened...it was really intense." Niall murmured to her. She felt her heart breaking at the sight of his hurt and confused eyes.
"I'm sorry. I got a work call in the middle of the night. I had to go but I didn't want to wake you." Aylie replied honestly. Niall nodded slowly, not knowing what to say now. "Did you just decided to stalk me?" Aylie giggled a bit. "What are you doing here?" She asked.
Niall chuckled, "No. I'm here for work."
"Oh." Aylie was pleasantly surprised. "Well, have fun. It was nice to see you." She tried to leave but Niall caught her hand again.
"Aylie." He laughed again. "Can I see you later tonight?" Niall inquired with hopeful eyes.
Aylie frowned and shook her head, "I don't think that's a good idea." Niall's smiled dropped from his face instantly. "I like you. We had a ton of fun and being with you was amazing." Aylie grinned. "But it can't happen again, sweetheart. I'm sorry."
"You have a boyfriend." Niall stated.
Aylie's jaw dropped, "Oh my goodness no!" Niall glared at her a bit. "I swear there's not a man in my life. It needs to stay that way." Aylie spoke firmly.
"Then let's just have dinner. As friends." Niall suggested. Aylie eyed him curiously. "I swear. Just dinner." Niall's tone was assuring.
Aylie sighed and gave in, "Okay. Dinner. I'll meet you at the restaurant three doors down at nine."
"I'll see you at nine." Niall beamed at Aylie. He was thrilled by the idea of spending more time with Aylie. There was something about her that drew him in like no other woman had. Niall kissed her cheek gently before bouncing away to do his shopping. Aylie shook her head and smiled before heading out to get ready for dinner with Niall.
Niall grinned as Aylie sat infront of him wearing only his sweater. It went to the middle of her thighs and fell off one shoulder in a seductive manner. Dinner had not gone the way they'd expected. Of course they'd ended up talking lowly, kissing and then in his hotel room. Aylie wound her arm around Niall's neck.
"What is it about you that has me bending to your will?" Aylie inquired before kissing his lips softly. Niall chuckled and shook his head. He had no answer because he was asking himself the same question about her. Niall wound his arm around her waist gently, pulling her a little closer.
"I really like you, Aylie." Niall murmured to her. Aylie grinned and cupped his cheek gently. "I think you're amazing."
"You are pretty fabulous yourself." Aylie smiled before kissing his lips delicately.
"I wanna keep seeing you." Niall stated, making Aylie's heart beat faster and a horrible feeling sink into her stomach. "And I know that scares you." Niall brushed her hair away from her face. "I wanna make this work between us. There is something about you that has me held completely captive." Niall spoke floridly. "I wanna know why being with me scares you." Niall kept his tone gentle.
"I'm not an easy person to be with, Niall." Aylie replied, caressing his cheek with her thumb. "My career is demanding and I come and go all of the time." Aylie explained in as vague of terms as she could.
Niall grinned, "I completely understand that." Aylie giggled at his cheesy smile. "I won't ever be mad at that. I get it. Let's just try." Niall pleaded. Aylie reluctantly nodded. She wanted to be with Niall as much as he wanted her but there were others things for her to think about. "Do you have any plans for tomorrow?" Niall inquired softly after a moment. Aylie shook her head. "Will you spend the day with me? We can do anything you want." Niall's voice was pleading.
Aylie smiled brightly, "Okay." She ran her hands through Niall's hair gently. "What do you wanna do?" She asked, knowing that he probably had ideas for the day.
"I don't know." Niall shrugged. "We'll figure it out in the morning." Aylie smirked at him and kissed his lips once again. "Lie down." Niall tugged her sweater sleeves gently. Aylie happily did as he asked of her. She laid down beside him, cuddling as close to him as she could. Niall wrapped his arm around her waist again, gazing into her bright green eyes. "You are so beautiful." Niall murmured with a smile.
"Such handsome man." Aylie replied, cupping his cheek with a gentle hand. Niall blushed at the compliment. "I'm really glad we ran into each other. I did really miss you." Aylie whispered to him, caressing his face with her thumb.
"I missed you too." Niall gave her that cheeky, boyish grin she adored. Their lips met softly and repeatedly. Niall could feel his eyes getting heavier as he cuddled and kissed Aylie. He never expected to be so taken with the girl he met on the golf course. He couldn't believe that he was wrapped in her arms and tasting her lips in such a way.
NotesI'm so sorry that this chapter is so short and boring. Its one of those transition chapters that just needs to be there. I might honestly take it down and beef it up a little.
Also, I'm totally stealing my Sarah's idea but I wanna have a group chat of all of my Niall people. Probably on snapchat. If you wanna be in my Niall group, message me with your snapchat and I'll add you to it. I'm gonna be so bored for the next week or two because I will be laid up from surgery.