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It Takes Patience

Chapter 54: Rendered Speechless

*Reagan’s POV*
When we pulled into Harry’s driveway there were once again a lot of cars in front of his house, not as many as the last time, but still enough for it to be daunting. I was deep in thought and even though I knew we were there, I couldn’t get my arms and legs moving to get out of the car.

“Earth to glasses! Hello! Reagan!” Harry startled me and I jumped. He closed the door to the driver’s side of his car before walking over to my side and opening the door.

“Hey, what’s going on up there?” H. stood in front of me and then tapped me on my forehead and if this scenario isn’t ironic I don’t know what is.

“Aren’t I supposed to be the one asking you that question?” Harry rolled his eyes then raised an eyebrow leaving a smirk on his face as he spoke.

“I’m not the one worried right now. I’m in a good place actually and I haven’t taken my meds all day, but maybe that’s because of that shower.” When Harry spoke he seemed surprised at himself and wore a grin that said he nostalgic for what happened only an hour ago.

“Harry you can’t do that! You have to take your medication no matter how good you feel!”

“This is not about me right now. Everything is going to be fine now get your ass out the car before people start to get suspicious.” Harry grabbed my hand to pull me out of the car then kissed it before we got to the door. His grip tightened when we entered the house. We were greeted by the smell of food, and the voices of of people in the living room making me all the more nervous.

“There you are darling. For a second I thought I was going to have to tell you off for not showing up. Why are you late to something that was is being done for you? Hi Reagan how are you sweetheart?” I greeted Anne and Harry rolled his eyes and huffed before he responded.

“I didn’t ask for a damn dinner party to celebrate we don't have to celebrate everything with dinner parties! The last one didn't go so well if you can recall mum. I’m here now can we just get on with it please?” Harry realized how rude he was being and apologized to his mother before giving her a fake smile to assure her that he was excited for it. What happened to Mr. ‘everything will be fine’?

I forgot that Harry still had my hand in his and when Anne saw the small gesture, her eyebrows raised and the look on her face was unreadable. Harry looked back at his mother and when I sensed the pending tension, I loosened my grip on his hand only to have him interlace his fingers with mine. Harry glanced at me and then back to his mother and when he did, he raised an eyebrow silently challenging her and defending me. Robin called Anne into the kitchen before she could speak and when she left my nerves escalated to a dangerous height.

“Hey? It’s okay. She’s just shocked...That probably wasn’t the best way to let her know but sometimes actions are easier than putting words together. ” Harry squeezed my hand lightly and when I glanced up at him, I began to calm down even though he now looked tense.

“Harry? Can you come join me in the kitchen for a moment please?” My body’s natural instinct of fight or flight came up when I heard Harry’s mom called him into the kitchen and everything in me wanted to grab Harry’s hand and make him leave with me. As we walked past the crowd in the living room still hand in hand, Gemma saw us and gave Harry and I the same look of shock that I saw on Anne’s face not two minutes ago. As he entered the kitchen, he let my hand go and gave me a quick kiss before he went to talk with his mom privately. I felt my phone vibrate two separate times in the pocket of my vest, but I couldn’t bring myself to look at the messages yet.

Harry pushed passed the swinging doors and I could hear parts of he and his mom’s hushed conversation.

“How long have the two of you been an item?”

“A little while now. Why?” I could hear Harry's tone shift and I could only pray that this didn't take off and cause a scene like last time.

“Harry how is this playing out with her working at the hospital?! Surely this isn't the smartest thing?”

“She doesn’t work there anymore! The fact that we’re having this conversation while she’s here right now is ...”

I was pacing back and forth in front of the kitchen. I want to get a better earshot of what’s being said but Gemma interrupts my thoughts on how to do it and I miss a good chunk of the conversation.

“If you do that you’ll drive yourself mad.” I look over at Gemma and she hands me a wine glass full of a fruity drink before she pulls me away from the door. I thank her and sip the drink, but my eyes never leave the kitchen doors.

“She’s just really protective of Harry now and wants to make sure that he’s okay. She likes you Reagan, I like you. You’re good for him. Just make sure you treat him right and look after him, he requires a lot sometimes.” I nod my head and smile at Gemma and she leads me back into the living room and I sit next to Laurie and Niall on the floor while they talk to Zayn, Liam and Perrie. Laurie tried to bring me into the conversation but I couldn’t focus long enough to make a logical input.

I sat literally biting my nails in anticipation and after a good fifteen minutes Harry reappeared out of the kitchen. There was a scowl on his face but it seemed to have softened when he looked at me. He gave me a small smile before climbing the stairs to go to his room. When I stood to follow him, Anne called everyone in the kitchen to eat. When I came in, she smiled at me warmly, but it only made me confused. If she’s not upset with me dating Harry now, what was Harry so upset about?

H. came back into the kitchen wearing all black from the slightly see through button up to the black skinny jeans that were ripped at the knee as he took his place next to me at the table, immediately interlacing his fingers with mine. Robin started a toast to Harry and while everyone listened, I took out my phone to text him.

To: Harry! Pleassssse?!

What happened? Does she disapprove?

From: Harry! Pleassssse?!

No. But Dr. Leermen rejected my request to have your visa extended... My mum thinks you’re lovely. Don't worry about that...

I looked at Harry and the scowl returned to his features as Robin finished his toast. Harry downed the entire drink in his glass and nodded towards Robin as a gesture of thanks before he turned to me.

“I bought my ticket when I went upstairs.”

“What are you talking about?”

“My ticket to go to California, I bought it when I went up to change clothes.” My mouth dropped open in shock and I was a little angry at him for making such a brash decision when we agreed that we would talk about it more first. Harry’s mom and Robin began to bring out the food and place it on the table while everyone else chattered around us.

“Harry! My dad is still trying to work on me staying here longer! Why did you do that?!” I whisper shouted at him not wanting to draw attention to our mini argument.

“Just tell him don’t bother! What’s done is done now the ticket is nonrefundable! I’m done sitting and waiting to see what other people can maybe do when I can fucking fix it myself so I did. End of discussion.”

“Harry it is most definitely not the end of the discussion!” We hadn’t noticed that we had begun to draw onlookers and when we did, Harry lifted his eyebrows in annoyance and pursed his lips in a hard line and I gave a small reassuring smile to his mom and Gemma. Harry stood from the table and grabbed my hand to come with him and now all eyes were on us.

“Make sure you use a condom!” Louis shouted out as we walked out of the kitchen and the sound of laughter and Ms. Cox lightly reprimanding him followed.

We stopped in the living room and Harry let my hand go then roughly rubbed his hand through his hair before he spoke.

“Do you want me? Do you want this relationship to work?”

“Yes! For the thousandth time yes!”

“Then stop fighting me on every little fucking thing! It drives me mad! You make me so damned angry and confused Reagan. If you want to be with me then what’s the fucking problem with me coming to California?”

“We said that we would talk about that before a decision was made Harry!”

“You mean before you made a decision on it Reagan!”

“I’m only trying to look out for you! You just got released, you still have to go to sessions with Dr. Baker and your family is clearly going to be concerned about you! You didn’t even think this through.”

“Let me worry about that! That’s not your concern! You’re not going to be in control of every little thing that goes on between us! Like I said before, I’m not bloody moving there! It’s just buying us more time until we can think of a more permanent solution.” Permanent solution? I stood there not sure what to say after he spoke. I know that Harry loves me, but I didn’t think that he felt that deeply until now.

“Now are you done trying to control me? Can we go eat I’m fucking starving.” An amused look crosses Harry’s face when I simply nod my head yes and when we return to the table Louis and Harry make eye contact and a cheeky smirk covers Louis face.

“Now I know there are quickies but that was a lightning fast one Harry, record time, really.” Louis begins to clap and Liam, Zayn, and Niall join in before Harry picks up a dinner roll and throws it at him. Everyone laughs except for Harry’s mother who puts her head in her hands. My phone vibrates again and when I check it I see three texts in my messages.

From: L’s

I’m still waiting on the details of this sudden relationship. You guys are full on pretty quick...Its cute.

From: Mom

Sorry baby girl there’s nothing your dad can do about your visa, but maybe this is a good thing? Don’t give up a great opportunity for something that’s not certain. Take the job and if you and Harry are meant to be you will be.

I rolled my eyes at the text from my mom. I almost completely forgot that along with my departure that evidently will be taking place in five days, I would have to make yet another huge decision on whether or not to move to San Francisco and transfer schools in order to even work for Dr. Koch. Harry looked at me concerned as I read over my text.

“Are you okay love?”

I opened my next message before I answered Harry and as soon as I did I regretted it. My heart stopped and my mouth went dry and for the second time today I was rendered speechless.

From: Peyton
I know I said I wouldn’t bother you again, but when I saw you the other day I was reminded how much I really do miss you and what great company you are. Also I was hoping that you could maybe show me around California when the summer is up?Dr. Vanlavret finally made himself useful and got me a job lined up there... Please, please text me back when you get this. I still love you Reagan...


Hiii how is everyone today? I have an update because I love you guys and think you're amazing and wanted to tell you all that the next chapter will be the last one before the sequel so it may be quite long. What do you guys think about this chapter as Peyton has reemerged? I know you all love him sooo much lol. Also, if you are enjoying it so far still want the sequel be sure to flood me with comments, thoughts, concerns and vote vote vote if you want me to update the Last chapter. I love it when you guys comment and when I see the votes and subscriber number go up. It brings me such joy! I want to reply to so many comments my fingers go numb so dont be shy! Tell me what you think! LOVE YOU ALL FOR READING! 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

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