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It Takes Patience

Chapter 53: The Next Step

*Reagan’s POV*

Harry kissed me again and the apparent shock on both Niall and Laurie’s faces was priceless. I can’t say that I’m not a little shocked myself. There’s so much more that Harry and I need to discuss and even though the thought of him coming home with me makes butterflies take flight in my stomach, it’s a huge step for him to make in such a short amount of time. When the kiss breaks Harry wraps his arm around my waist while he goes in Laurie’s fridge and grabs a bottle of water. When his eyes meet with theirs his facial expression becomes confused.


“What the fuck? Since when have you two been together?” Niall asks us half surprised and half amused. I almost forgot that Laurie was completely left in the dark about Harry and me and when I look at her I plead with her mentally, sending her brainwaves to not to mention Peyton.

“A while, it’s a long story but to make it short me and Reagan are together...” Harry furrowed his eyebrows then lifted one while drinking his water as if he were daring Niall to say anything else about it.

“Well obviously, but I need more details.” Harry left my side laughing at the girly voice Niall put on and went to the couch to watch t.v. He was joined by Niall and they started to talk in hushed voices while Niall was still holding the phone to make calls. They talked so low I couldn’t hear anything except for the occasional laugh from the two of them.

I was abruptly pulled into Laurie’s bedroom before I could sit next to H. on the couch.

“Reagan, why didn’t I know anything about this?!” Laurie whisper shouted at me and I felt awful for having to keep it from her for so long. I felt even worse when I saw the hurt look in her eyes.

“I couldn’t tell you until I broke up with Peyton. I’m sorry I didn’t mean for you to find out this way either. I have a lot to tell you now that the cat’s out of the bag but right now is not the right time to do it." Laurie rolled her eyes and before she went to reach for the door knob, I grabbed her wrist.

“I’m sorry L’s I really am.”

“I’m not mad at you. I’m happy that you’re happy. Harry is a sweet heart, but I want every single detail! What happened with Peyton?”

“Please don’t mention him when we go out there. Harry doesn’t know about him.”

“You were dating both of them?”

“Yes. No! I’ll explain later. Please Laurie?” Laurie pursed her lips before she shook her head in agreement and walked out of the room.

I followed Laurie and sat back at the table with her and the boys didn’t even seem to notice that we had even momentarily disappeared. Niall had his phone on speaker while they talked to Zayn and Louis about Harry’s release and all of them were overly excited

“No we can’t today. My mums planned something for later you can all come to that.”

“Will there be food there like last time?” Niall asked seriously looking at Harry causing him to raise one of his eyebrows.

“I don’t know Niall she didn’t say all that! I’m sure if she’s inviting people there will be. Why don’t you call her and ask?”

“I dunno, usually when I talk t’ foxy Coxy the conversation gets a bit steamy.” Harry furrowed his eyebrows and slapped the back of Niall’s head while telling Louis and Zayn what time to be at his house by. Niall grabbed the back of his head then grabbed the phone out of Harry’s hand and began to shout over the conversation going on between the three of them.

“Ask Harry who he’s been shagging silly!”

“Niall what the fuck?!” Harry glared at Niall and Laurie clears her throat causing the attention to be brought over to us. I can feel my cheeks blaze red and my embarrassment turn into annoyance. Is that all they talked about? Is that all Harry said we were doing?

“We’ll see you guys at Harry’s we’ve got t’ go.” Niall hung up the phone and I grabbed my shoes to put them on to head back up to my apartment.

“I’ll talk to you later Laurie. Bye Niall” I walked past the couch and past Harry not giving him a second glance.

“Shit! Niall look what you did. Glasses wait!” I opened the door and continued to walk out of the apartment, too embarrassed to turn around. I closed the door behind me and quickly made my way to the elevator before I heard Harry’s footsteps behind me. When the door reopened I could hear part of Laurie scolding Niall, but it’s not his fault its Harry’s.

The elevator door opened and when I got in I pressed the closed button repeatedly, but Harry was too fast. He got in the elevator with me and we rode up to my apartment in silence. I walked to my door and unlocked it. When I got in, I left the door wide open for Harry knowing that he would only bang on my door if I closed it and cause a show for the neighbors. I waited to speak until the door closed behind him.

“Is that all you said?! I’m just a girl you’ve been ‘shagging silly’?” Harry furrowed his eyebrows before answering.

“No I didn’t! We didn’t even talk about that aspect that much.”

“That much Harry?! Why would you discuss it at all?!”

“Here’s that dramatically sensitive side we talked about earlier! It wasn’t a bloody conversation topic! He asked if we had and I told him yes! I would never talk about you that way to them like that!...” Harry calmed his tone when he saw me tense up.

“I would never talk about you in a way that I would talk about a one night stand. How many times do I have to say I love you in one day for you to get it? I’m selfish and your mine and have only been mine. I’d like to keep it that way. I won’t talk about what it’s like to be with you intimately. That’s too personal. Niall was just being an ass. It happens sometimes when we get overly excited.” My resolve began to melt and guilt began to twinge when he said that I was his and had only been his. I don’t think that I will ever be able to live down that feeling of complete and utter disappointment I feel in myself for being with someone else other than H. I let out a breath that I didn’t know I had been holding when I feel my dignity return to me and soften my expression towards Harry before he crosses the room to me and kisses me briefly.

“Even though I know you’ve talked about me.” I place my hands on Harry’s chest and pushed him backwards slightly.

“Don’t flatter yourself!”

“It’s fine glasses, I know girls talk. I’m sure you, your friend from home and Laurie all drank tea and ate brunch while discussing it. I’ve seen that Sex in the City show before.” I slap his chest and he pulls me to fall over the back of the couch with him so we land on the cushions. I land on top of Harry and negative thoughts come into my head of him being with other girls, then talking about it to his friends. When I shake that thought away my subconscious puts Harry and the first girl he was ever with in my head and I have so many questions.

“How old were you when you lost your virginity?” Harry furrows his eyebrows then smirks like he is proud of himself for the answer he was about to give.

“Fifteen.” He has four years of experience on me and it shows every time we have sex.

“You said the girl you lost your virginity to was a virgin too?”

“Yes...why?” Harry is now looking up at me with curiosity in his eyes. I don’t know where the line of questioning came from, but I feel like these are things I need to know.

“Did you love her?” Harry paused before he answered as if he was giving the question deep thought.


“Oh..” My heart dropped. I know that there were other girls before me that he dated, but I egotistically hoped that I was the only one he ever loved.

“But, not like how I love you. She was friend and i loved her as a friend. We were high when we did it and kinda did the friends with benefits thing for a while. But that's it, no real feelings involved...at least not from my end. I’ve never really felt about anyone the way that I feel about you. And I mean what I said earlier about California.”

“Harry, that’s such a big step for you to take right now. You just got released and if I can’t get the extension we would only have five days left here.” Harry started to frown and the displeased facial expression deepened as I continued.

“We haven’t even told your family that we’re together. What would they say to you just up and leaving, especially so soon?”

“You’re not the only one working on the extension Reagan. Don’t worry about the other stuff! Do you want me to come or not?! I’m not talking about moving there it’s just a vacation to spend more time with you, or do you not want this to happen because then we can spare a lot of the headache and just drop it all now!”

“Harry you know I do! I want to be able to be with you! I’m just thinking about all the other realistic aspects of the situation. Can we please not argue? We’ve done enough of that over the last two days to last us for two months.” Harry rolled his eyes and sighed before he nodded his head yes and shortly after his expression lightened.

“We can tell them tonight.”


“We can tell my family tonight, about us and the whole issue so it’s not a big issue if I do leave next week.” He sounded so sure that everyone would be fine with it all, but I have doubts that it will be.

“Do we have to do it today? I don’t want another Styles/Cox family dinner party to be ruined because of something I did.”

“That last Party wasn’t your fault. No one thinks it was.” When I think about that night and the majority of the next day, I begin to get more nervous about letting our secret out in the open. My brain takes control and begins to race with all of the possible worst case scenarios that can take place and I can feel myself starting to stress again. I’m usually not this much of a worrier. This hasn’t started until I got here. Harry notices me and I swear he can read my thoughts now.

"Stop it! Stop it right now! You think too much into things. It will be fine...My mum already likes you and you’ve already met Gemma. Those are your two hardest people to win over and you already have. And the lads already know.”

“You told all of them already?”

“Well Niall and Laurie know now and I already told Louis a while ago so I’m sure that means he told Zayn and Zayn has told Liam and Perrie who told Eleanor, but Eleanor already knew because of Louis...It’s a vicious circle.” Harry’s eyes get wide and cause me to laugh before he kisses me.

As the kiss deepens, I can feel Harry’s hand slide down from my back to my ass and squeeze there then go to the hem of my shirt and try to lift it up. As much as I would love to alleviate some of the stress that I just caused myself, it’s getting late and I still have to shower and get ready for the dinner party later.

“Harry, no. We don’t have time.” Harry pokes out his bottom lip and I nip at it playfully.

“I’ll be quick. Ten minutes.” Harry’s teeth tug at my earlobe and when he breaths out, it causes my core to get damp and goose bumps to rise.

“I still have to shower and do my hair and find something to wear so I can be presented to your family as your girlfriend.” Harry chuckled and then began to nibble at the spot just below my earlobe leaving a mark I’m sure as he bit, sucked, and then licked over the area.

“Then I’ll shower with you and we can do it in there. Look at that, it kills two birds with one stone.” My insides repeatedly twitch when I think about Harry making love to me in a steamy shower, but I decide to protest again only to tease him more.

“But Harry-”

“Mm Reagan shut up!” Harry groaned and pushed me up his body so that I was over his shoulder when he stood from the couch. I slapped his butt to protest and ordered him to put me down, but he did the same to mine and put me down when we got the bathroom. He started the shower water and when his back was turned I stripped myself of my t-shirt and bra and took my hair out of its pony tail so it could fall in waves to my ribs. When Harry turned around his lips parted faintly and his pupils began to dilate as his eyes combed over my half naked body.

I gave Harry his famous smirk and then removed my bottoms before walking past him and stepping into the shower pulling the curtain closed. I could hear him leave the bathroom and then come back in. I turned around and faced the shower head as the water poured over me, relaxing my muscles and stinging my skin. The bathroom was full of steam by now and when I heard the curtain open an involuntary grin crossed my lips.

Harry’s right hand wrapped around my waist and he pulled my hair over my left shoulder with his left. When he started to place kisses from my neck up to my jawbone my eyes fluttered shut. He kissed along my jawline and when I turned my head so our mouths could meet, his left hand rose to massage my left breast and his right hand slid from my stomach to between my thighs. His lips stifled my moan and he continued to massage me and move his fingers in small quick circles against my clit. He pulled my back against his front and I could feel his erection press against me making my desire grow more. Harry slipped a finger in past my folds and it caused my breath to hitch in my throat.

“You’re dripping wet and clearly ready, but we don’t have time.” Harry removed his fingers from me and I could feel him grin against my neck when I whimpered at the empty feeling.

“We have time. We have time, please H. We do.”

“Ohhh we have time now but we didn’t have time five minutes ago. Where did all this excess time come from?” I hate it when he teases me like this.


“Reagannn!” Harry mocks me then turns me around and pushes me against the wall of the shower with the sexiest smirk I’ve seen on him yet playing across his lips. He puts my arms on his shoulders then ducks down and begins to dip his tongue in and out of me.

“AHH OH MY FUCK H.!” Nothing I said makes sense, but it doesn’t make sense why what he’s doing to me right now feels this good either. I fist a hand in his damp curly locks and begin to move my hips into his tongue. My eyes glance down and Harry is looking up at me while his mouth is still on my core drinking me in. It becomes way too much to look at and when I think I’m going to come undone, Harry stops and grabs my thighs as he stands up.

“Jump.” I did what he told me and wrapped my legs around his waist. Harry reached a hand between us so that he could position himself at my opening and then push through my sex.

Ugh fuck! This is going to be quick and rough Reagan.” Harry hissed and my eyes rolled to the back of my head as I nodded in agreement. When my body adjusted to Harry’s size, he started to pound into me and my fingernails dug into his shoulders with every stroke he made. I could do nothing but pant, curse, and moan his name. My brain must lose cells when Harry and I are together this way, but I don’t care. I’ll gladly go dumb. My legs begin to shake and even though Harry is holding me up, it’s becoming hard for me to keep them wrapped around him and I know I'm slipping over the brink. Harry makes eye contact with me and his usually crystalized green iris’s now scorch a deep forest green. I know he’s close and with a few more thrust we both lose it at the same time.


“FUCK REAGAN!” We spoke out at the same time and Harry dropped his head down to rest it on my shoulder as he came down from his high. When strength returned to my body, Harry removed himself from me and put me down. With a grin spreading across his face, he took off the condom and got out of the shower to throw it away. I didn’t even see him put it on, but I am glad that he did. I got so hot and bothered I didn’t even bother to check to see if he was wearing one. When Harry got back in the shower he grabbed my body wash and started to rub it over me.

“Hurry up we’re going to be late.” He grinned and continued to rub the wash cloth over me and rinse me off before he did the same to himself.

“You said it would only be ten minutes.”

“I was obviously lying glasses. You’re supposed to be so good at catching that...I love you.”

“I love you.” It still shocks me every time he says it, but it’s the most beautiful sound that comes from his mouth. We get out of the shower and rush to get dressed. I threw my damp hair in a bun and do light makeup before putting on my black mini dress and jean vest. The ride to Harry’s was driven in a comfortable silence as I tried to quiet my nerves that began to build up for the upcoming evening ahead.


Hi guys First I want to say a big THANK YOU for the votes and wonderful comments and HELLO to all of my new subscribers you guys are AMAZING! So here is a new update for you all. What do you think is going to Happen next? Will his family be accepting of Reagan being his girlfriend or will they have issues with the pairing? Be sure to comment and lemme know what you think below! I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU ALL FOR READING AND THANK YOU AGAIN! Xx :D


I have read this story loads of times just wish you had finished it it is absolutely amazing. So so good

Niki Niki

I'm sorry I just saw this comment! I'm definitely going to update the 3rd part of the story! I'm so sorry that I'm taking a while. Its just because I'm at school but I PROMISE I will finish it xx


Are you going to update on this story please I need to know what happens please update and I hope they stay together and with a happy ending they deserve it

Elizabeth1Dfan Elizabeth1Dfan

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God! This is soooooooo amazing!