I was sitting in the kitchen when the door opened. "Kate, I'm home!" called Grace. I walked out to greet her and stopped when I saw all of One Direction standing behind her. "Hi." I manage to get out. Niall is staring directly at me with an expression on his face that makes me feel like I'm in trouble. "Liam, can you show them to the den?" Grace asks sweetly. "I have to talk to Kate." Liam nods, gently touches Grace and leads the guys towards our den. "Niall told Liam about what happened with you two earlier." Grace tells me, crossing her arms. I sigh. "Nothing happened besides that I screwed everything up." Grace shakes her head. "When are you going to learn, little sister? If you're down on yourself, you're never going to get a chance with Niall." she tells me sternly. I offer her an apologetic look but she takes a step closer. "I will not allow for you to wallow in self-pity and let the guy of your dreams be stolen from you. The girl that wants him besides you? Yeah, she has a reputation for being a cheater. So you need to take a stand if you want to avoid yourself hurting and Niall getting hurt." I nodded sadly and Grace hugged me. "You look really cute, by the way." she whispered. "Now come on."
In the den the guys were already joking around and throwing pillows at each other. When Grace and I walked in, there was a moment of hesitation. "I think we've been infiltrated." Liam says with a sly grin. "Attack!" Louis Tomlinson calls, bombarding us with pillows. Grace and I squeal and take cover behind the leather couch. "What's our course of action?" I ask Grace, managing to grab a few pillows. "To attack of course!" We both stand up and hurl pillows at the pop sensations. "I'm taking a hostage!" Niall yells, wrapping his arms around me and pulling me towards the stairs. "Oh no!" I cried out in mock dismay. "Help me, Grace!" My sister doubles over, laughing so hard she begins to cry. Everyone else joins in except for Niall, who begins to bring me upstairs with him. "It's time to talk." he tells me.