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A life of Payne

Chapter 27

Katie's POV

We pulled away at the same time gasping for air, it must of been like three minutes before we pulled away
I looked into his amazing blue eyes and couldn't help but smile, the feelings this boy gave me were crazy.

"Wow" I managed to croak out, I literally felt like my lungs weren't getting any air, I couldn't breathe.
"Your perfect to me." Niall whispered while he ran his knuckles over my cheek.
"I don't want to go inside now." I whispered back just as quiet making Niall laugh at my mood swing but who the hell would want to go inside that house after this knowing there is eight people in there when I could stay in the car for a bit longer with just Niall.

"Please can we just stay in here?" I begged like a child but honestly I don't want to be around anyone but Niall.
"Come on kiddo, if we take to long in here someone is going to notice the car through the window. We don't want to look dodgy now do we?" He laughed when he finished talking. I had to smile when he called me kiddo because no matter how many times I told ALL the boys to stop calling me that, they still did so now I just embrace it.

"Fine" I sighed while I slumped back into my seat.
Niall laughed at me as he unlocked the car door and hoped out. He unlocked the boot of the car and grabbed the bags of food as I continued to slouch in my seat as I was in no mood to be down buzzed by everyone inside, I'm happiest when it's just me and Niall.

I sat in my seat and watched Niall as he walked from the back of the car to my door and opened it.
"You coming?" He smiled at me like he knew what my answer was going to be.
I shook my head no and sat still in my seat making Niall laugh at my stubbornness.

He turned his back to me and bent his knees a bit. I couldn't help but laugh because he looked ridiculous.
"What are you doing?" I said while sitting up a bit in my seat.
"Hop on! I'm tough I can handle a tiny thing like you" He laughed at what he had said so I jumped onto his back without warning hoping it would make him realise that I'm not that tiny but he didn't even wobble as he started walking. Darn!

He opened the front door and placed the bags down and then began to bounce me on his back proving how light I am. We both continued to laugh until we looked up to see everyone looking at us. Well this is awkward.

I went to jump off Nialls back but he held my legs firmly so I couldn't get down.
He walked into the lounge room and I straight away noticed that the only seat right now was next to Louis. I'm not sitting near him!

Niall turned and dropped me on the spot next to Louis. Urgh great.

"I'm going to put the food away, maybe everyone should start getting ready for the party because the other guest should be here soon." And with that Niall left the lounge room.

I'm not sure if he did that to get me and Louis to be friends again or if he was really just to stupid to remember that I'm not talking to Louis.

Everyone started to slowly leave the room, I let Ashley use our bathroom first since I thought Louis would be getting ready now but I was wrong.

"Lou I'm going to use our bathroom first, you can wait in the bedroom if you want." Eleanor had this extremely sweet smile on but I know it's not real.
"I'll wait here for a bit, I don't need that long to get ready." He didn't smile at Eleanor but at me, this made Eleanor super mad but I didn't really do anything wrong so she can shove off.

I didn't even register the fact that Louis and I were alone in the lounge room until he cleared his throat like he was about to speak. I knew that I should move away from him now that there was other seats available but for some reason I didn't feel as angry towards him as I did a few hours ago. It almost felt like my birthday never happened and that were still close friends but unfortunately it did happen.

"U-um listen Katie, I am truly sorry about what happened on your birthday, I really didn't mean to hurt you. I just can't handle not being friends with you anymore! You make all us lads better people and you just don't understand how much it hurts me being the only one your ignoring. I know I lost any chance of being anything other then a friend to you, I see the way you and Niall look at each other and honestly it kills me on the inside but if being heart broken means I still have you as a friend then so be it! I just want my little kiddo back." He looked into my eyes when he had finished ranting.

Right now I don't have any idea of what to say. These kind of moments when I'm completely tongue tied don't happen very often.
"Please say something." He begged me as he grabbed one of my hands and began to rub small circles on it. I couldn't deny the way his touch felt on me no matter how hard I tried. No Katie! Think about Niall!

"Why does everyone insist on calling me kiddo?" I asked not really sure what else to say and I really wanted to know why that lame nickname actually stuck around.
"Is that really the first thing your saying after I poured my heart out to you?" He chuckled which is good because it means he's not angry at me or my choice of topic.
"Yes it is because I want to be friends with you again but the only way I can do that is to pretend the last time I saw you was on your birthday not mine. That's the last happy memory I have of us as friends."

He looked at me with the biggest smile, he hadn't used a smile like that since my birthday. He has had this sad look on his face since the moment we admitted we liked each other out on the balcony, when he pretty much decided it was 'easier' to be with Eleanor rather than me.


"I don't have anything to say to you." I said trying my best to sound flat and careless but we both know that my voice had betrayed me.

"I know you like me. And believe me I like you too, god damn I like you so much but me and Eleanor getting back together looks good in the media and could you imagine how Liam would react if we got together? It's just a lot of work and you already go through enough being related to Liam, I don't want to put you through more crap that you don't deserve."

I stayed silent. Not really sure what to say back. Until tonight I denied that I liked him but it's hard to deny it after this.

"Please say something!" Louis begged as he reached out and tried to hold my hand but just before he did I pulled my hand away from him and took a few steps away.

He sighed realising that there was no way I would let him get that close to me again.

"I don't think your girlfriend would like you holding hands with a kid who literally just turned eighteen. Now if you don't mind I'm going to go and find someone closer to my age and pretend that I like them since I'm obviously wasting my time with you." And with that I turned and walked back inside.

*End of flashback*

I blinked away the tears that were beginning to form at the memory of that night. I turned to Louis and wrapped my arms around his chest as I hugged him.
"Please be my best guy friend again?" I mumbled to him as I nuzzled my face into his chest.

"Anything for you kiddo."


I was finished getting ready and was making my way downstairs. As I got closer to the lounge room I heard the familiar voice of my new Australian friend Ashton. Ashton and I have become quite close as we have been texting and talking heaps since we meet at Louis' birthday, he makes a great friend.

"ASHTON!" I yelled so he would turn around. He had a huge smile on his face as soon as he saw me. He opened his arms for hug which I gladly ran in to and hugged him as hard as I could.
"Good to see you again Katie." He laughed as we hugged each other.
"HEY! What about us?" Calum asked while pouting. I laughed as I hugged him then moved on to the other crazy Aussies that were waiting.

I noticed that both Niall and Louis had these looks of jealousy on their faces but I don't understand why. I'm just friends with Ashton and I don't even see him in that way.
I walked more into the lounge room and decided to sit next to Liam since Ashley was busy flirting with Harry.

Liam smiled down at me and pulled me into a big hug. I laughed at his random affection.
"What was that for?" He laughed this time before answering me.
"Because you made up with Louis, that must of taken a lot and I'm proud of you." He ruffled my hair.

Calum came over to us with a girl standing next to him, I haven't seen her before but she was pretty and seemed nice.
"Katie this is Baylee, Baylee this is Katie Payne. She is a friend of my sisters, who was meant to come too but she had to cancel at the last minute." I smiled at Baylee, she seemed so nice and wasn't as skinny as Eleanor or Sophia so she didn't make me feel bad about myself. She was a normal sized person not a super model and I liked that about her. I stood up and gave her a hug which she returned very shakily.

I giggled at how nervous she looked.
"Why are you so shaken up? Your hugging me not one of the boys." She laughed at what I had said like I was crazy.
"Your Katie Payne! I love you! Your a normal sized girl who doesn't starve herself just because she is constantly photographed."
She made me feel so bad, I was doing the exact opposite of what she had said. I felt like a fake.

Her words made me realise that I didn't need to change myself like I was trying to do and I'm not going to lose any more weight because if this girl likes the way I look then why should I listen to the haters over her?

"Come meet my best friend" I smiled as I linked my arm with hers and lead her over to Ashley who was now pouring herself a drink of some random alcohol.
"Ash this is Baylee, she is friends with the 5 seconds of summer boys!" I smiled as the two hugged each other and began to pour myself drink as well.

"So Baylee? How old are you?" Ash asked hoping that their would be another girl around our age since all the One Direction girlfriends were older than us.
"I'm seventeen." She said proudly.
"Prefect! You can hang out with us for the night!" I said happy that there was someone around our age.


"GUYS! Lets play truth or dare!" A drunken Harry screamed throughout the house.
All the boys moved the furniture around the lounge until there was enough room for the 20ish people that were here.

We all sat around in what was meant to be a circle but it didn't really look like one. I sat between Ashton and Ashley. Hehe I never realised how similar their names were until now, it's probably the amount of alcohol I have had that's making me think about random things like this.
Ashton Ashley Ashton Ashley, it sounds even funnier if you say it fast.

I giggled at myself then noticed that Ashton was laughing at me too.
"What on earth are you thinking about Katie?" He asked while purposely bumping into my shoulder.
I giggled again rethinking about the whole thing.

"Enough chit chat! Let the games begin!" Harry yelled again and laughed at himself which was probably fuelled by the amount of alcohol he has had night.

It went around for awhile and had some funny outcomes such as Zayn having to sit on Liam's lap and Eleanor giving Perrie a piggy back around the lounge room. It has very PG so far but I have a feeling that it's going to change soon.

It was now Eleanor's turn to ask someone and of course she had to torture me.
"Katie! Truth or dare?" This was my first turn and I don't want people to think I can't handle myself so I did the stupidest thing I could of.


She smirked at me like she had a plan hatching which just made me scared.
"I dare you to make out with Ashton for at least thirty seconds."

My eyes widened instantly. I couldn't do that could I?
Everyone was staring at me. Oh god I don't know what to do.

I looked over at Liam to see him glaring at Eleanor. He turned to me and his eyes softened when he saw how nervous I was.
"Katie you don't have to do it if you don't want to." Liam said and all the other boys nodded in agreement, Niall nodded a little to eagerly.

"NO! She choose dare so she should have to do it! If she wants to hang out with the big kids then she needs to play the game!" Eleanor shouted at Liam then turned to me waiting for me to do the dare.

I took a deep breathe before I quickly turned to Ashton and smashed my lips onto his. It didn't even take him a second to start kissing me back, well at least he is kissing me back because that makes this whole thing slightly less embarrassing.

I didn't even count how long it had been, does that mean I liked it?

I heard someone clear their throat and yet neither Ashton or myself pulled away.
"Okay guys it was thirty seconds not thirty minutes." It sounded like a very angry Niall that was talking, oh shit! Niall is here I forgot!

I pulled away from Ashton just to hear people cheering. Crap I don't want people thinking I like Ashton.

I turned to look at Eleanor just to see her jaw practically on the ground.
"Do I get to hang out with the big kids now?" I snapped at her before standing from the circle and walking towards the kitchen but before I was fully out of the lounge I turned around and looked directly at Eleanor again.

"Oh and by the way, close your mouth. You don't want to catch flies."
And with that I walked into the kitchen.


I sat in the kitchen by myself listening to the music that was being played throughout the whole house. All I could think about right now is how hard these stupid people make me work to fit in just because I'm a few years younger, it sucks so much. I mean Ashton and his band mates don't make me work hard because their like just about the same age as me!
Around here I get treated like I'm ten years old not eighteen, well that's going to change one way or another!

Knocking me out of my thoughts was both Niall and Eleanor. Eleanor came and stood right in front of seat I was sitting on and Niall walked over to the fridge pretending to grab something out of it.

"Don't think just because you did that lame little dare that I'm going to stop there." El spat at me with the most disgusted look her face.
"What are you on about?" She was like trying to do a freaking Rubik's cube! She's so confusing! But that might just be the alcohol again.

"I saw you and Louis all cuddly on the couch earlier today!"
"Oh please! He was asking me to be his friend again! Nothing more!"
"Just watch who you get close to because not all the boys are single so just stick to Niall!" She spat her last sentence at me then stomped out of the kitchen. What a bitch.

I looked over to see Niall was staring at me with a blank face, shit he must be mad at what he heard about me and Louis being 'cuddly' which is bullshit.
He walked over to me and shoved a can of beer in my hand a little to roughly which made me gasp at just how mad or should I say jealous he was.

"First you get all 'cuddly' with Louis then you make out with Ashton? Wow. You're on a roll tonight aren't ya? And here I was thinking that our kiss actually meant something to you." He looked blankly at me as he waited for me to reply but unlike him I was boiling with anger right now.

"First of all I wasn't getting cuddly with Louis! He asked me to be his friend again and excuse me if I wanted my best guy friend back! And second of all if I didn't kiss Ashton I would have been the laughing stock of everyone here!" I slightly pushed Nialls chest with my small hands. I'm really sure if it's the anger or the alcohol but I am so incredibly pissed at him but at the same time I just want his lips on mine.

"How would you like it if I went around kissing other people that are here? huh? You know what I don't care if you don't like it because that's what I'm going to do!" I could feel the tears start to form behind my eyes as soon as his words slipped out of his mouth.

I sniffled back my tears and stood up straighter.
"Well I guess I should keep up my score and go find Calum."
I wasn't really going to do anything with anyone that wasn't Niall but if that's how he wanted to play it then so be it. Let the games begin.

"That's not how you were meant to react!" Niall seemed so shocked that I wasn't crying over his words right now.

I walked towards him and leaned by his ear and whispered one last sentence.

"Jealousy's a bitch isn't it."


If your a fan of Katie and Niall then please don't hate me! xx

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This is really good!

Thank you sweetheart! xx

I only really come on this site to see if you updated. You have the best fanfictions ever

Thanks darling ♡ I'm really not okay with it but I can't put my life on hold forever so I think I'm ready to get the last few chapters done then onto the sequel! (: