It Takes Patience
Chapter 20: Invitations
Today is Friday. Move out day for Harry from Maudsley, possibly for good. I knew that I wouldn’t see Harry a lot today because he was preparing himself to leave, so I met up with Laurie at a restaurant (Nandos I think it’s called) a few blocks down the street for lunch. When she asked me about Peyton, my cheeks turned the slightest shade of pink and I remembered our date and how sweet he is. They turned full on red however, when I remembered what I did after the date.
“You’re blushing! You've got eyes for Peyton!” she began to tease.
“He’s so sweet you know! And he’s really kind of hot too. Seeing him out on our date definitely changed how I see him. I thought he was like a quiet soft spoken nerd but he’s actually really funny. We have another date tonight.” As our food came, I heard two familiar voices as they entered the restaurant.
“Calm down you’re goin to fast and I can’t understand a word you’re saying!...Okay, I got that part already, now what to drink? Mhm...Alright, alright I’m orderin now so I’ve got to go!”
“Did they not order the same thing as last time?”
“No, they didn’t and I’m sure we’re about to spend at least fifty pounds on food.”
When I looked up the faces matched the voices and Liam and Niall walked to the counter to place the huge order.
“Hey Niall, hey Liam.” When I spoke to them they stepped away from the counter and came over to where Laurie and I were sitting.
“Hey Reagan! How’s it goin? You alright?” Liam asked as Niall gave me a quick hug and sat in the seat next to me.
“I’m good thanks. This is my friend Laurie. She’s an intern at Maudsley as well.” I introduced Laurie to the boys and they both said hello, but I noticed that Niall and Laurie seemed to be enjoying each other’s view.
“So what are you guys doing over here?” I asked making conversation.
“We were helpin Harry move his stuff out. The lad’s got so much shit crammed into one side of a little room. But, then we got hungry so here we are. Zayn and Louis are still there with Harry and his mom t’ move it along.” Niall responded while stealing glances at Laurie.
“I don’t even want to think about moving the stuff into his room at home” Liam chimed in.
“Ugggh don’t remind me.”
“Payne? Your order’s ready” The cashier called out and as Niall got up to pick up the food Liam turned him back around to face us.
“Oh yea I almost forgot! We’re havin a little surprise/welcome home party for Harry t’night at Louis’ place you guys should swing ‘round.” Niall told us while rubbing his hands together like a giddy child who’s just discovered clay. Laurie turned to me with an excited look on her face and then pouted when she remembered my date with Peyton.
“Aww I would love to come, but I have a date tonight. Then again, maybe afterwards we could come by. What time does it start?” I giggled when Laurie’s face lit up again.
“Well, the lads and I are gonna start around nine-ish, but the real party won’t start until eleven at least. Here, I’ll give you guys mine and Liam’s phone numbers and I’ll text you guys the address." We handed Niall our phones and he put in the numbers just as his phone began to ring.
“We’re comin!...Well it’s not like we ordered small amounts!” He rolled his eyes grabbed Laurie’s hand and kissed it then got handed bags of food by Liam as they walked out the door to leave. When they were gone Laurie grabbed the table and started to giggle.
“He’s so fit! And I haven’t been to a real party since I’ve got here! Please say we can go after your date. I won’t go if you won’t.”
“Yeah! It should be fun. I haven’t partied either and I definitely feel the need for one. All this constant work is stressing me out.” I said to Laurie as we got up to leave.
“How do you know them anyway? Wait! He did say Harry right? The one you’re doing your case study on?”
“Yeah those are his friends. I met them on that day I told you about.”
“Are you sure that this will be alright then?” She asked me with an unsure look, but I know she still wants to go to the party.
“Oh yeah it’s perfectly fine. The thing with Harry blew over. Plus I could use this as part of my study now for his home life.” Lie number 102 this week I’m sure. The Harry situation has surely not blown over only gotten worse, but I really could use this as a focal point in my paper.
I went to Laurie’s flat instead of my own when we got back to the building and just as I was about to start getting ready I got a text.
From: Peyton x♥x
Hello, beautiful. I have some bad news. Unfortunately I’m going held up at the hospital tonight. My department leader wants me to help him straighten up his office :(. Can we reschedule our date?
To: Peyton x♥x
Of course we can. How sucky for you though! Why can’t he clean out his own office? Haha! Xx
I was disappointed because even though I had, two slight indiscretions with Harry, I really liked Peyton. I told Laurie and even though she said ‘oh no’ I knew that she was exited that we would be going to the party earlier than planned. I texted Niall and Liam to let them know that plans had changed.
To: Niall, Liam
Hey guys, this is Reagan looks like we will be coming to the party earlier after all. Should I bring anything?
I left Laurie’s room to sit on the couch with her and watch TV. Niall and Liam replied 10 minutes later around the same time. They must still be together.
Hey Reagan! No need to bring anything we’ll have everything. The address is 85 Galloway Ct. It’s right off Waterloo Rd you can’t miss it :).
Sickkkk! Hey is your friend goin t’ come too? She’s so fit!
I replied to Liam and showed Laurie Niall’s text. She started blushing and I confirmed Niall’s question. Laurie and I watched television and movies until around 8:30 before we started to get dressed for the party. I decided to go for a casual look, while Laurie decided to go for full on flirt (for Niall I’m sure). I added some final curls to my hair then combed them out slightly so my hair would fall in waves to the middle of my back while Laurie call a taxi to take us to the party.
~Reagan’s outfit (http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5ue97nZ3f1rvtkgko1_500.jpg)
~Laurie’s outfit (http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6sx4ozHzz1rr3fnfo1_500.jpg)
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