Through The Dark(Niall Horan)
I know I'm young, and I know I have a lot of problems, and most people would think having a baby right now is insane; but I absolutely love being pregnant. Well, not all of it. I could do without the swollen feet, aching back, sore enlarging breasts, seriously if they don't stop growing soon I'm going to tip over from all the weight on my front. I could also do without the many toilet breaks throughout the day. It's all worth it when I get to hear my baby's heartbeat, feel her moving and kicking and see her beautiful growing face on the sonogram.
Niall has been busy putting the nursery together. Now that we know it's a girl, he's been sure to get the best of everything possible. She's not even born yet and she's already spoiled. I leaned against the door frame of the nursery where he and Harry were painting. “It's looking good boys!” I smiled, admiring the paint job. Periwinkle pink, perfect for baby...Horan. Yeah, we haven't decided on a name yet. Especially with the pretty lengthy list of names we like.
“Jesus!” Harry squealed, jumping back a bit. “Don't just sneak up on a lad like that!”
I couldn't help but laugh. “Sorry,” I chuckled a bit more smiling over at Niall.
“You're sure it looks alright?” Niall asked, stepping back and looking at the wall he was painting.
“It looks great Niall, she's going to love it.” I rubbed my belly.
“She, who is a baby, will not love anything about this room until the first like year of her life.” Harry pointed out. “You'll have time to fix the mistakes.”
Niall hit his arm. “Shut up.”
I shook my head. “Boys, boys. Play nice.”
“Yes, Mum.” They both said in unison.
“Oh hush.” I crinkled my nose. “Where is Alis? I thought she was coming over to talk about the baby shower?”
Harry shrugged. “She said she'd meet me here, she had something to do.”
“Weird, okay.” I shrugged and stepped into the room towards the boys.
“Nope. Don't even think about it Teagan Elizabeth. Out.” Niall shooed at me. “The paint fumes aren't good for you and the baby. Leave.”
“Niall, I can smell the paint throughout the entire house.” I protested. “Besides, I just wanted a kiss before I went to make you boys something to eat..”
Niall gave in and pressed his lips to mine. “Just take it easy, okay?” He kissed me again. “I love you.”
I smiled and pecked his lips one more time. “I will be fine. I love you.” He put his hand on my belly and rubbed it slightly, causing the baby to kick. “Ow..” I winced.
“Sorry.” Niall frowned. “Has she been kicking a lot?”
I nodded. “Yeah, I think you'll get yourself that football star.” I chuckled. “Louis going to love her. A Rover girl.”
“Shut your mouth!” Niall laughed. “She will be a Derby girl. You know better!”
I rolled my eyes, turning to leave. “Yeah, yeah.” I headed downstairs to make the boy something to eat. They've been working hard to get the nursery ready before Niall left for the last few shows he could do before the baby was born.
I really did feel bad that we were taking so much time from his career, but everyone understood and were very supporting. I was thankful to have such a support system. I never thought I would be happy again. I never imagined I would be so in love with someone, and feel so home and so safe as I do with Niall. He truly was my soul mate, and it killed me that I didn't realize that sooner.
I put four sandwiches onto a plate, grabbed a bag of chips and two sodas from the fridge and went upstairs. “I come baring noms.” I laughed, walking into the room and setting the food down on the table.
“You are a goddess.” Niall smiled, putting his paint brush down and placing a kiss on my cheek.
“Thanks, Tea.” Harry smiled, taking a bite out of one of the sandwiches already.
I nodded. “You're welcome boys. Do you need anything else?”
“Oh, could you go downstairs and get our copy of step brothers? Harry wants to borrow it.” Niall asked, after swallowing.
Yes, please, send the pregnant chick with mental problems down to the dark basement by herself. “Sure, I'll be right back.” I smiled, turning to go find this stupid movie.
“Take your time!” Harry hollered after me.
Why couldn't they just put the lightswitch where I could find it? I hated this house sometimes, but most of the time it was perfect. I held onto the railing as I waddled my way into the dark basement. I flipped the switch at the bottom of the steps to reveal a decent amount of people shouting surprise at me.
“What the!” I gasped and grabbed my chest. They set up a surprise baby shower in my own basement and I didn't even know. Then proceeded to scare the beejesus out of me.
“Surprise!” Alis cheered, walking over and taking my arm to lead me to the chair in the middle of the room.
“You're lucky I peed before I came down here.” Was all I could manage to say, as I got my heart rate back on track.
The whole room erupted into laughter. “I really appreciate this Alis, but who are half of these people?” I whispered, looking around. There were maybe ten or so people in the room. I only recognized four.
“Well, that's Jenna, Louis girlfriend.” Alis smiled, pointing at a rather short girl with curly brown hair. Her makeup was done perfectly. She was absolutely gorgeous. Way to go Lou. “And that's Lou and Caroline, you remember them from tour?” I nodded. “Those are a few people from modest and the label, and then that's Sophia, Liam's girlfriend.” Since when did Liam get a girlfriend? I'm so out of the loop.
“Well, thank you all for coming. It's nice to meet you, if ya know, you're new here.” I laughed awkwardly. “I'm sorry, I'm still trying to make sure I didn't crap my pants from you guys being here without me knowing.”
The room laughed again. “I told Alis it was a bad idea to do a surprise party.” Perrie pouted, hugging me.
“It's okay.” I smiled. “It's a nice gesture. Very Alis.” I smiled over at my best friend.
Perrie put her hand on my stomach. “Sorry if we scared you too, baby girl.” Everyone loved talking to my belly. The baby kicked and Perrie jumped. “Oh my!”
I laughed. “She likes hearing peoples voices.” I noted.
“I can't wait to meet her!” Perrie smiled. “You're going to be a great mam, Teagan.”
“Thank you.” I blushed.
“Okay, okay. Enough small talk. Lets play games!” Alis interrupted, pulling out a bag full of baby shower games.
What seemed like three million games later, it was time for presents. Lots of baby clothes, diapers, wipes, and bibs. Lots of the necessities which I was thankful for, so I didn't have to go shopping.
“Thank you all so much. This is the best baby shower I could ask for.” I smiled, hugging Alis. “You're the best best friend ever.”
“I know,” she smirked.
“Hey!” Perrie pouted.
I laughed and hugged her too. “You both are the best best friends.”
“We know.” They both grinned. Cocky little buggers I tell you.
“Now that the sap fest is over..” I laughed “Please tell me there is a cake hidden in this basement somewhere.” Oh god cake sounded so good.
“Oh no!” Alis shrieked, running off.
This is an extremely long filler chapter, but I figured it would be a nice comedic break. At least I thought it was funny haha. I didn't want to skip right to the baby being born, so yeah.
She should be arriving in the next few chapters though, so get excited for daddy Niall!
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Keep throwing baby names at me! I need ideas still.