Liam - part 1
I made a signal to Liam to keep quiet and went to my door. I cracked it open.
"What took you so long to answer the door? We need to talk about what you said earlier." My mom said looking at me suspiciously.
"Mom I am not feeling well and I will go to bed. Can we please talk another time?"
"Okay, but we will talk about this."
After mom left and closed the door I waited until I heard her footsteps retreating. I sighed and turned to Liam who was looking at me intently.
"What are you doing here?" I said in a low voice.
"Is it true?" He sounded a bit angry.
"What are you talking about?" I was confused.
"Were you out with Carter?"
Fuck me! How the hell does he know that? I think I have lost the ability to talk by now because I couldn't get a single word out of my mouth.
"So it is true... You are not even gonna try to deny this, are you?"
"Liam how do you know about this?"
"Mark and Kira saw you at the mall." He said looking at me dead in the eyes.
"So what? Are you going to lecture me now? You don't get to tell me who to hangout with... We are not even related!" I don't know what came over me and why I was so riled up.
"Never said that we are. I don't see you like a sister and I never will." He told me with eyes that could set me on fire.
"Do whatever you want but if he breaks your heart don't come running back to me for comfort." He rushed to the door and closed it behind him. Oh no no no …. You are not going to have the last word! I followed him, opened the door and screamed at his back... "I won't!"
And then I closed my door back with a bang! I was boiling mad and didn't even understand how this escalated so quickly! And what about the fact that he never saw me as a sister? He saw me as what? a friend? Once again my head was all over the place and Liam with just a few words had managed to get under my skin... again! It is like how it used to be when I first moved here...
I didn't have any energy left in me to keep me angry. After a long hot bath I changed into my favorite pj's and went to bed. I was fast asleep but Liam invaded my dreams and in my dreams he was sweet, caring and was in love with me... I woke up at around 5 am and I told myself that dreams always stay dreams never become reality... me and Liam would never be able to be what I secretly wanted.
Two weeks have passed from that evening me and Liam got in a fight. Surprisingly, mom hasn't bothered me yet to have that talk I was dreading to have with her. Liam is keeping a distance and his attitude towards me is cold and indifferent to say the least... You know what? Fine by me! Maybe that way I will get over this stupid crush I seem to have. I keep spending time with Carter and to be honest I enjoy our hangouts as friends.
I was on my way to my locker when Kira called my name. I turned around to face her. "Hey girl!"
"How are you stranger? You never seem to have time for us these days... What's going on?"
"I've been busy... also Liam and I aren't on good terms at the moment."
"Yeah... because of Carter, right?"
"He told you about this?"
"Relax... He didn't. But between his bad mood lately, your absence and seeing you with Carter it wasn't hard to figure it out."
"He is in a bad mood?!"
"Tell me you haven't noticed!"
"Well he is cold and indifferent towards me and I thought..."
"You thought that he is like that only with you... nope! He isn't himself lately or as Mark says, he is going back to the worst version of his old self just after his mom's death."
I was speechless! Why would Liam be like that? Just because we had a fight and I am hanging out with Carter? Well he doesn't know we are only friends but nothing's making any sense...
What Kira told me about Liam's mood confused me even more. I took my notebook from my locker and closed it without realizing that Mark and Liam had walked to us.
Mark looked at Kira, "There you are baby!" he leaned and gave her a chased kiss. Then he turned to me, "Hi Hannah!"
Liam didn't speak to me or look at my way... It was like I wasn't even there... I took a quick glance at him and then Mark and Kira. When I thought that things couldn't get any more awkward Carter came to our way followed by Lexie of all people!
"Hey Hannah!" He said giving me his signature smile.
"Hi Hannah! You never told me that you have such a cute brother..." Lexie said looking at Liam from head to toe and then at me.
Did she actually said that? Oh my god! She turned to Liam...
"Hi, I am Lexie... Is your sister always that rude? She didn't introduce us..."
"He is not my brother!"
Lexie looked at me confused... Carter also had a strange look on his face and I was trying my best to appear calm even if I was boiling inside... What the hell is wrong with her? Is she going to set her eyes on every guy around me? First Carter now Liam? No no no… Hell No!
"What I meant is that Liam is kind of …"
Before I have the chance to finish what I was saying, Liam finished my sentence...
"Step brother. Nice to meet you Lexie!"
Lexie was smiling at him and all I wanted was to erase that smile off her face! Liam was smiling back at her... Really Liam?! Is he doing that just to annoy me? Whatever the reason, I don't like her and I don't want her to get any ideas!
"Hannah, do you have any plans for the Halloween?" Carter asked looking at me.
"Not really..." I said afraid of where this conversation was going.
"We are going to the Faire this Saturday." Mark said.
"Yeah... Why don't you guys come with us?" Kira added cheerfully and I wanted to strangle her.
"Sure, if Hannah wants to go there..." Carter said.
For a moment I thought that everyone was waiting for my response. Carter and Liam were looking at me. Finally, before I had the chance to say anything Lexie broke the silence...
"You know what? we should all go and check the Faire and after that we could hangout at my place for some Halloween movies. What do you say?"
"Naaah..." I was beginning to say when Liam interrupted, "I'll come!"
That wasn't something I was expecting to hear from Liam. Lexie had a big smile on her face... Ugh! What the fuck is he doing? I turned and looked at him and he gave me a look like he was daring me to say something... what is his deal? Is he playing some kind of a game or something?
"Maybe we will come and find you at the Faire after..." I said.
"After?" Carter asked full of hope in his voice.
"Yeah... I was thinking maybe we could do something the two of us first." I said smiling at him.
Carter's eyes were shining from happiness and his smile reached his eyes on the contrary Liam's face fell and his stare was hard. How do you like that now Liam? Game on!
"Okay sure... Let these two do their thing first and meet us at the Faire and then all together hangout at my place for movies." Lexie said excitedly.
Everyone agreed and moved to the classroom. After school I went to the mall with Kira to get some costume accessories for the Halloween.
"I think Lexie likes Liam she was all smiles." Kira told me when we were looking for costumes.
I was trying to stop myself from exploding. Of course I noticed the way she was looking at him and the stupid grin on her face. I also noticed Liam's reaction...
"So... Lexie huh?" Mark said with a stupid smirk on his face.
"It's not what you are thinking..." I said annoyed.
"Why don't you give it a try? She is cute and can be a distraction now that Hannah is with.."
"Don't! Don't even say his name!" I said fuming.
"Hey calm down! I told you that girls like Hannah don't stay single for long... You should have told her how you feel."
"Bro, I know what you said... just leave it for God's sake!" I said defeated. My mood getting worse.
"Okay..." He said raising his hands in resignation.
(A/N: Things are getting complicated even more... There is a game of wills. who is it going to win? Liam or Hannah? Let me know what to you think it's going to happen next.)