“I seriously don’t know what’s with him, Case. He’s been like that since you left.” Niall said, putting the can of beer down. We’ve been talking for how many hours already, decoding Liam’s weird moves. He’s been acting pretty queer lately, starting with that “I’ve got a date with mom” thingy. It turns out he just went straight to their flat and slept.
“Should I be bothered?” I asked nervously. “I mean, you said he’s been like that since he——“
“Hey, calm down.” He laughed, shaking his head. “You’ve got nothing to worry about. Just give him time and space. I know, Liam. Let the guy have his space.”
“I really don’t know. I’m just running out of things to say.” He stood up, fixed his clothes, and looked at me. “I’ve got to go, Case. Going to the studio. New album on the way!!”
I giggled, stood up and hugged him. He tightened the hug; rubbing my back in circles. “Everything is going to be okay. In the mean time, focus on your studies.”He stepped back and smiled.
“I will. Thank you big time.” I smiled back. Niall and I are really close. He’s this person that I can tell my secrets to. I mean, there are things that I haven’t told Ella that I shared to Niall. He has this charm that just wants you to tell everything to him; from your period to your fears and everything. “Good luck.”
“Will do.” He kissed my cheek and stormed out of the room. I sighed and looked at the mess we’ve created. I started picking up the cans and one by one, I threw it at the bin. My head started to throb when someone opened the door. Ella, with a book covering her face, closed the door and sat on the sofa.
“Where have you been?” I asked, wiping the table in front of her. She placed the book beside her and exhaled heavily. “What’s the problem?”
“Pretty tired. Some girls wanted a picture with me so I stopped then they called their friends and I really don’t know what was happening. Then one of them said, “you’re Zayn’s girlfriend, right?” and I was like “wha—-wha—-what?” and they were like, “It’s okay. We don’t hate you. As long as Zayn’s happy, we’re happy.”. I didn’t know what to do. I was really shocked after that so I decided to buy a book to help me relax.”
I laughed out loud, sitting down beside her. She raised her eyebrows, confused with what I just did. I sighed and touched her shoulder. “You need to get used to it, you know. It’s been weeks since you guys told the world you’re dating!”.
“I know, I know. It was just… weird. I was expecting for these girls to stab me, gouge my eyes o—-“
“You really must stop watching horror movies.”
“You think so?”
“I know so.”
She took a deep breath and took off her coat. “I really need to get advices from you.”
“Me? What do you mean?”
“It’s like you’re used to all these directioners.”
“Yeah, I’m used to interacting with them that I ran away from them.” I answered, making her laugh. “Besides, they don’t bug me that much. I am nobody.”
“Nobody? Really? Like you have your own fanbase. They even call themselves Caselettes.”
My eyes almost popped out. What the?! Caselettes?! Isn’t that some kind of a hipster girl group or what? I haven’t been checking my Twitter since December. Ella reached out for her laptop and opened her account. “Look.”
Holy…. It’s real. There are so many accounts with Caselettes as their name and some of them even have my pictures as their avatar or whatever you call that. I looked at Ella with my eyes wide open and she just laughed. “Don’t fret. Mine is worse. They call me Ellatites.”
Now, it was my turn to laugh. She shook her head and shut her laptop off. Our lives are getting ridiculous.
“Hey, I missed you!”
I turned around and saw Kim running towards me. She pulled me for a hug. “I missed you! Wow, you definitely lose weight!”
“That’s what Harry also said. Anyway, how are you?”
“I’m okay. Really okay.” I replied, smiling weakly at her. She smiled back and squeezed my hand. We started to walk. Classes were finally done. Ella didn’t go to school because she was sick and Zayn was babysitting her. Kim and I parted ways when we reached the gate of our university. Luckily for me, I don’t get mobbed by paparazzi and fangirls here. I was holding my cup of coffee when suddenly, someone bumped in to me. The hot liquid splashed to him. His shirt was soaked with the coffee. I started wiping the coffee on his shirt.
“I’m sorry. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to!” I apologized, still wiping the liquid with my hands. The person suddenly touched my hands and said, “It’s okay, Case.”.
I looked up and saw Liam looking at me. He let go of my hands and smiled sheepishly. I gulped and I can feel myself sweating profusely. What is he doing here? Why is he here?
“What are you doing here?” I asked, picking up the plastic cup and threw it at the trashcan. He laughed and shook his head.
“Can’t I surprise my friend by visiting in her university?”
Friend… Oh wait, he’s talking about me. “No, it’s not that. You could’ve just texted me or something!”
“Then that wouldn’t be a surprise, right?” He chuckled, putting his arm around my shoulder; pulling me closer to his chest. I missed this. I missed us. “I just want to be with you today.”
Damn it, Liam. You’re leading me on again! I looked at him. I was about to reject his invitation when he suddenly pinched my nose and shook my head. “Before you say no, I just want to say I already rented 2 bicycles in the park. If you don’t come with me, I’ll have to ride those 2 bicycles simultaneously and that would totally kill me. Plus, you’ll be wasting my money. And lastly, if you even say no, I’ll still drag you.”
I was trying not to laugh but I gave in anyway. I heard him chuckle and he held my hand. We started to walk towards his car which was parked 2 blocks away and yes, we were holding each other’s hand. I was blushing so much that I could feel myself face heating up. Liam was looking at me from time to time; checking if I was alright because I was just silent. Upon reaching the park, a guy gave us the bicycles. We started hitting the pedals. He got ahead of me, laughing like a child. Enjoy this moment, Case. Just don’t give meaning to it. I pedaled faster, getting ahead of him. I heard him shout and that made me laugh more. Suddenly, he was at my left side. He held my left hand and both of us slowed down. He looked at me and smiled. “I missed you. Do you know that?”
“No.” I replied, biting my lower lip. Could he please just stop? He’s giving me false hopes and I really don’t like it. First, he left when I arrived in London. Then, he’s going to tell me he wants to spend the day with me. And now, he’s saying he missed me? I really don’t get him! At all!
“Well, I did. And I’m glad you’re back.” He answered back, pinching my cheek.
The day went by so fast. I was so glad that things were already back to normal. We were singing Miley’s song Party in the USA in his car. We were on our way home after eating our dinner in a pizza parlor. He stopped in front our apartment. We went out of the car, laughing. I sighed and touched his arm. Did he just stiffen? “Thanks, Liam. I had fun. I had a blast. It was the best day of my life.”
“Well, I’m glad that the best day of your life was spent with me.” He smiled and moved closer to me. He was about to kiss my cheek when he laughed. “Looks like people are very eager to know what’s happening.”
I looked back and saw Zayn and Ella waving at us, their faces were literally plastered on the window. Liam and I laughed and shook our heads. I looked at Liam and sighed. “Anyway, I need to go now.” He said, holding my shoulders. “Be a good girl. Have a peaceful slumber.”
“I will. Be a good boy also. Have a great night.”
“It’s already great.”He said, patting my shoulder. I kissed him on the cheek and he grinned. “Bye.”
“Bye, Liam.” I said as I waved at him. He waved back and went inside of his car. In a matter of seconds, he was already gone. When I reached the room, Zayn and Ella were smiling like idiots at me.
“You guys are really made for each other.” I said to them. The three of us sat down. They were teasing me; saying that Liam and I could make a great couple. “We’re just friends, you know that.”
“We know but you 2 don’t.” Zayn replied, chuckling.
“What do you mean by that?” I asked, taking off my shoes.
“Nothing.” Ella said. The two of them laughed again. These two are really losing their sanity. I decided to take a bath. When I went out of the bathroom, they were laughing again. Shaking my head, I went to my room and decided to check my Twitter account. When I clicked my mentions, I saw tweets from Directioners and they even tagged Liam. What’s happening?
@yotheremalik @CaseOfficial @real_liam_payne you guys are just the sweetest!!!! :”>
Sweetest? What? I clicked the tweet and I almost passed out when I saw what the ruckus was about.
@real_liam_payne Just had the best day of my life!! Thank you, @caseofficial! The best, just the best!! :D
I actually thought of splitting this chapter into 2 but I thought, “No. You deserved better. I made you wait for 5 months so here it is!!”. Hope you like it. Thanks to those who waited. I’m deeply sorry!! I love you all. You can talk to me at @yotheremalik. Yep, I follow back there. Have fun reading this long chapter!!