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The Bet (Zayn Malik love story) *FINISHED*
Story published August 13, 2012 · updated February 9, 2013 · completed · 138 pages · 81,402 readers · 1,254,937 reads
Chapter 17
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Chapter 17


At the end of the signing, when the area was mostly empty with a few lingering shoppers or fans wanted to catch a few more glimpses of us, left, the lads and I stood up and headed towards the back of the mall to where the car was waiting for us. I glanced over at Harry and noticed him playing nervously with his fingers.

I didn't want to do this bet anymore. I finally admitted to myself that I had feelings for Lilly and now I was going to go and break her heart. I felt my heart snapping at the thought of hurting her and I bit my lip to keep the scowl from escaping my lips. I took a shaky breath and sighed as we opened the door to the back. No one was out there, luckily, so we didn't have to fight our way through the crowd.

I looked over at Harry and frowned again. He was biting his lip and looking over at something in the distance, his green eyes were filled in confusion. I just shook my head and pulled out my phone, really wanting to talk to Lilly right now. I climbed into the car after Niall had already gone in, and quickly texted Lilly.

To: Lilly
Hey Lil :)

I sighed and hit sent while looking up and out the window. The sun was shining brightly through the window now and it was warm out from the hot California sun. My phone went off, making me jump a little. I looked down and saw the text.

From: Lilly
Hey there Zaynie poo XD

I chuckled a little bit at the nickname, earning a look from Liam who sat next to me. "What are you doing?" he asked. I smiled and just shook my head before returning to my converstaion with Lilly.

To: Lilly
Wassup babe?

I was a little skeptical calling her babe. Would she think I had other ideas about our relationship? Would she think I was too pushy? I mentally slapped myself. No, she knows that I'm just being friendly. I nodded slightly to myself and stared at my phone until she replied.

From: Lilly
haha, nothin much, watchin a movie with Jessie xp hbu mr. rock star?

To: Lilly
sittin in the car :/ wanna hang out later?

I really hoped she said yes. I was debating on telling her about Harry's mom and her dad. Did she know? That's what I wasn't sure of. I felt like if I told her about what had happened then maybe she would find out about the bet. I really didn't think I would actually go through with this, but now that I've gotten to know Lilly, I realized that I did want to go through with it, but not as a bet, I wanted to have a real solid relationship.

From: Lilly
yea sure :) when and where?

My heart skipped a beat a little bit when she replied with a yes and I felt a small blush rise up on my cheeks. C'mon Zayn, where's that "Bradford Bad Boi"? I scolded myself. I was blushing over the fact that Lilly wanted to hang out. I let out a breath, earning another look from Liam.

To: Lilly
Park at...7?

From: Lilly
kk, see ya there Zaynie! xD

I chuckled slightly and managed to keep it soft so I wouldn't earn another stare from Liam.

To: Lilly
byeeee Lil xx

With that last text I put my phone away and looked up, noticing not only Liam, but all four of the lads were staring at me. I frowned and slowly put my phone in my pocket. "What..?" I asked slowly. "Who are you texting?" Louis questioned, curiosity filled his bright blue eyes. "A friend," I answered back slyly.

"Liar," Niall chuckled from behind me. I swung around and noticed he was leaning over the chair, reading my texts. My face heated up. "No, I'm serious, she's a friend!" I protested. "Aha!" Louis said, "it's a she!"

Liam chuckled, "c'mon lads, it's Lilly," he said with a grin. My face heated up even more and I swear it was as red as Niall's snapback. I glanced over to Harry out of the corner of my eye and saw him glaring at me like crazy. I just shook it off.

"Alright! It is Lilly!" I said. I saw Louis, Liam, and Niall break out into a grin. "Aww, look boys our Zaynie is in love!" Louis sighed in a girly tone making me roll my eyes at their immaturity.

"We're hanging out later ok? So no one bugs us or follows us!" I snapped looking at my best friends. They all mumbled in response. I just rolled my eyes again and looked out the window, noticing we were back at the house. We didn't want to stay in a hotel while we were in L.A. because we hated having to manuever our way through the crowds just to get in and out of the hotel.

So we were renting a friend of Paul's house while he was on a holiday with his family.

The lads and I got out of the car and walked up the driveway to the nice house. I glanced at the clock and noticed that it was ten minutes until seven. I cursed under my breath and started walking back down the driveway.

"Zayn, where are you goin' mate?" Niall called. "I have to go meet up with Lilly!" I called back with a small smile plastered on my face. I just heard the lads laughing from behind me as I ran off towards the park. I remembered to pull my hood up over my head so I didn't attract too much attention to myself as I hurried along to the park.

I glanced around the somewhat deserted park. There were a few lingering couples walking slowly along the paths, talking softly to themselves. I looked around and saw Lilly sitting on the edge of the fountain located in the middle of the park. Trees of different colors surrounded the park and the sun was setting so it hit her at a perfect angle. She was focused on a book in front of her and her brown curls fell perfectly around her face. She had on the same clothes I saw her in earlier, a bright green tank top and black leggings and black converse.

I smiled remembering the fact that she still waited in line just to see us when she could easily ring us up. I took a deep breath, feeling the happiness and the nerves of seeing her again, run through my body. I started walking towards her and slid next to her on the fountain, silently.


I felt the presance of someone next to me. I just shrugged it off and continued reading my book. It was surprsingly good and I got sucked into it, the second I opened to the front page. The mystery person next to me started whistling, causing me to frown. If they were going to whistle, why not whistle in other parts of the park? Not right next to someone who's trying to read.

"Excuse me miss, may I ask what you're reading?" he said, in an American accent, from next to me. I groaned mentally and looked up, ready to snap at him, but I was met by the warm brown eyes of the one and only Zayn Malik.

"Zayn!" I said happily, a smile forming on my lips. I threw the book next to me and gave him a big hug. He started chuckling and I gave him a look. "I wanted to see how long it took you to realize it was me," he chuckled, "pretty long, Lil, what were you reading?"

I just shook my head. "You're crazy, Malik, and just a really good book, Jessie gave it to me," I said with a smile. "Nice American accent by the way," I said giving him a friendly wink. He laughed loudly. "Why thank you," he said.

"So, what do you want to do?" he asked. I shrugged and looked around at the park. The sun was setting causing all of the trees to look golden. I smiled softly and got caught in a trance by the beauty of the nature. I let out a small sigh and turned back to look at Zayn. He had his eyes fixed on me and his eyes twinkled when we made eye contact. I felt a small blush rise on my cheeks.

"So..what do you want to do?" I repeated him softly. He didn't say anything. "You're beautiful," he said running his finger through a strand of my hair before tucking it behind my ear. I felt my heart skip a beat as he got closer to me. "Thank you," I whispered back, not able to find the breath for my words. He was right in front of me now, our noses barely skimming each other.

I stared right into his eyes and noticed his brown eyes filled with a loving sign and I felt my heart getting ready to burst. Ever so gently, he laid his lips on top of mine, sending a current throughout my body, making me fill with joy and happiness.

At that moment, nothing could be more perfect.

A/N: YAY! they kissed  by the way sorry for such the delay in updating, I've been super busy lately and I just can't find the time to update :/ but thank you to those loyal readers :)

Anyway I love reading your predicitions, what do you think is going to happen next? Thanks for reading RayRays
I wasn't the type of girl guys normally fall for
so why was I confused when Zayn Malik asked me out? 
Oh yeah he made a bet.