Don't get me wrong, I love Aimee but she can be so incredibly annoying when she is right. As we left, Lou was on her own and I didn't like that. It didn't feel right. But I wasn't going to fight with my friends, especially when I knew that I would lose. Harry could quite easily take me down and I didn't need that.
"You alright Si?" He asked, walking beside me.
"Couldn't be better." I said, my voice laced with sarcasm. "What about you? Having a good trip?"
He nodded quickly, like he didn't even have to think about it. "It's great."
"You met anyone?" I was intrigued to know what he was hiding, unsure if my freewheeling emotions would inhibit my reason.
"I suppose you could say that." He said, checking how far ahead the others were.
For a moment, I was tempted to let my curiosity take complete control and pester him until I found out the truth, regardless of whether he told me or not but I realised that I had done something similar with my fiancée and ended up pushing her away because of it. Instead, I tapped him on the shoulder. "Well played." I said, smiling. The only thing was that I didn't know what that even meant. He laughed and I laughed back, not really sure what we were laughing at.
"Don't worry." He said. "She'll see reason." I nodded a thank you, pulling my mobile out.
"I need to make a call. Don't worry - I'm not calling Louise." I wasn't lying. I typed out the number and waited for him to pick up. It had come to me all of a sudden who my mystery man was. I smiled at Harry as he joined the others; they were a little ahead of me now, far enough so that they wouldn't easily be able to hear my conversation.
"Hello?" He said.
"Remember me?" I asked, a smirk on my face.
"Who is this?"
"Don't play dumb, Guy." I practically shouted down the phone, my anger bubbling up. "Stop messing with me and my friends, understand?"
His voice fell away; he was scared. "Fine."
"You cause anymore problems and I will find you." My voice was firm and unwavering. I imagined he nodded and gulped, wary of who he was dealing with. I hung up, replacing my phone. I jogged to catch up with the others, a smile plastered on my face.
"Who was that?" Ian asked.
"Just work. I remembered that I needed to tell them something." I lied, keeping a straight face. None of them needed to know what I just did and none of them were going to figure it out. "Where are we going?" I asked, frowning slightly. Flo and Ian pointed in one direction with Aimee and Harry pointing in completely different directions, the four of them looking like an incomplete compass. "Right." I said slowly, raising my eyebrows.
We laughed; it was good to be back with my friends, out having a good time. It had been such a long time since I had seen them and so to be back together again was brilliant. Yeah, I wished Lou could have been there with us but maybe we did need some space. Maybe I was being too clingy. But I loved her.
"This way!" Flo said in a commanding voice. I smiled, pulling them all into a group hug.
"Err, Si. What's this?" Harry asked.
"I've missed you guys." I laughed, wondering if I was going to cry a little. I dismissed the idea, releasing everyone. We stood there, laughing, probably at me and my sudden outburst of affection, for a moment.
We were so absorbed in the moment that we barely had chance to get out of the path of the speeding car driving straight at us.