Escaping The Friend Zone.

Harry and Daphni have been bestfriends for as long as they can remember, but when Daphni's boyfriend, Derek, proposes Harry finally realises his true feelings for Daphni and struggles to find the right time to tell her exactly how he feels...


24. meant to be.


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Chapter twenty four;

Daphnis point of view;


I woke up tiredly rubbing my eyes and looking around the room. I began to lift my body up when I fell back down on the pillow again.


My head throbbed furiously in the palm of my hands… I must have had a good time last night. I started to drift back off to sleep when I heard someone snore.

Wait, what… whose that.

That’s when I realized I was in Harry’s bed, in Harry’s room with Harry sleeping next to me. I soon realized that his arm was layed gently across my body. I slowly lifted his arm, trying to squeeze out of the bed without waking him.

‘Daphi?’ he spoke quietly as I placed one foot on the ground, followed by the next one.

‘I have to go’ I moaned, grabbing my shoes from the floor and my handbag from the bedside table. ‘ill see you at the wedding’ I smiled at him as he yawned.

‘wait’ he jumped up out of bed and started to follow me to the front door.

‘no Harry, I have to go’ I unhooked the latch on the door and slammed it behind me. i don’t remember what happened last night, but I think my headache explains it all. I went to Harrys, drunk. Who knows what could have happened. But I knew that he wasn’t looking at me the way he used to, and that frightened me.

what exactly happened last night?

Harrys point of view;

I stood at the door confused.

What just happened?

Daphni bolted out of my apartment like it was on fire. I’ve never seen her run away from me like that, or was she running away from herself?

I ran my fingers through my curls, still staring at the blank door in front of me.

What time was it?

I wobbled back to bed, checking my alarm clock on the way. It read 6:00am. as soon as I climbed into bed, my head hit the pillow and I fell back into a deep sleep.

*2 hours later*


My phone vibrated annoyingly under my pillow.

‘hmm?’ I asked as I answered the phone.

‘mate, you awake?’ Zayn asked bluntly.

‘do I sound awake?’ I yawned, fighting the urge to scream. After last night, I wasn’t in the best mood and today wasn’t going to brighten that mood either.

‘Lou wanted me to see if you were coming to the wedding?’ he asked and I could feel him smirking.

‘yes, im coming… I’ll see you there’ I hung up, throwing my phone at the wall.


I shoved my head under my pillow and sighed.

Why did Daphni have to come around last night? I would have been a whole lot better with going to this wedding if she hadn’t…

I looked at the pieces of my broken phone on the floor and rested my head in my hands. Today was going to be hard, but I had to do it. I wouldn’t even consider it if I wasn’t doing it for Daphni.

I looked at my shaking alarm clocking as it buzzed, mocking me.

Time to get up, time to watch Daphni walk down the isle with the wrong guy!

I rose out of my bed like a mummy rising out of his tomb, slipping on my track pants and heading out into my lounge room. I reached the lounge room and nearly had a heart attack.

‘Monica, what the hell?’ I screamed as I jumped into the air.

‘sorry’ she laughed, standing up and walking towards me.

‘how did you get in?’ I asked, staring at the front door and back to her grinning face.

‘Daph has showed me where the spare key is a thousand times’ she smiled, taking a hold of my hands.

‘what? What is it?’ I asked, panicking.

‘how are you?’ she asked, sounding genuine.

‘oh, im fine’ I let go of her hands and headed to the kitchen. ‘coffee?’ I asked, I wanted her to stay. She was the only one I could talk to…

‘Yes, 2 sugars please’ she followed me and took a seat on the stool beside the bench. ‘are you sure you are alright?’

‘no…’ I sighed, pouring the coffee into two cups and handing one to Monica. I watched as she placed her sugars in and stirred carefully.

‘oh Harry’ she stood up, wrapping her arms around me. I think she was genuinely worried about me, but I also think she had an Altria motive, I don’t think she liked Derek and she wanted me to be with Daphni.

I hugged her back as my eyes filled with salty tears. I couldn’t bare to think about it, but I did need to talk about it.

‘Mon, what do I do?’ I asked, resting my head on her shoulder.

‘tell her, YOU NEED TO TELL HER’ she shook my shoulders gently, like she was trying to knock some sense into me.

‘its too late’ I laughed, taking a sip of my coffee.

‘no its not, she came around here last night didn’t she?’ Monica looked at me suspiciously. I don’t know how she does it, but she always knows EVERYTHING.

‘yeah….’ I lifted one eyebrow and she just laughed.

‘she was talking about you all night, and about her having second thoughts… no one took it seriously because she was hammered, but I know when Daphni is speaking the truth, you need to tell her Harry’ she folded her arms furiously and waited for my reply.

‘im not Mon, you better go’ I started to shove her towards the front door. I wasn’t going to tell Daphni, if she wanted to be with me… she had come to me. I wasn’t going to ruin her ‘day’, if she didn’t feel the same way. I’d look like a complete fool.

‘I’ll see you there’ she shook her head at me as she let herself out.

She wasn’t going to let me feel guilty about this…

Daphnis point of view;

*4 hours later, 1 hour before the wedding*

I had people around me everywhere, someone yanking at my hair, someone doing my makeup, something fixing my dress. As the thunder shuddered and everyone would jump, I looked at myself in the mirror. I watched as everyone hurried around me, I watched as everyone panicked and I just sat there, listening to the lightening strike and the thunder boom.

‘One hour to go’ someone nervously called from the entryway. It was Lily, she had just finished getting ready and she looked wonderful. I watched as everyone slowly disappeared around me, smiling sympathetically as they walked out. To be honest, most of them looked more nervous than I was.

‘How are you doing?’ Monica asked as I stood up to examine myself in the full-length mirror. I had to admit, I did look pretty amazing, and they had done a good job.

‘gre…at’ I stuttered, staring at myself in the reflection. Mrs Derek Smith… I mumbled, that just didn’t sound right.

‘Daph, we are here if you change your mind’ she took a hold of my arm and smiled in the reflection with me.

‘yes, we are’ I must of zoned out because I didn’t realize Lilly, Danielle, Eleanor and Jayme were behind Monica.

‘Thanks guys, really… but im all set’  I reassured them. I could see the panic in their eyes. I felt my nerves start to rumble inside of me.

was I making a mistake?

*30 minutes before the wedding*

I had spent the last 30 or so minutes running around the dressing him in a haze. I was freaking out, what if I was making a mistake.

‘AM I MAKING A MISTAKE!’ I screamed in Monicas face as she passed me a glass of water.

‘no, honey. You love Derek, don’t you?’ she asked me but I couldn’t answer. I couldn’t think straight. The only thing I was thinking about was Harry. Harrys sweet face, his soft curls and he is cheeky laugh. Picturing Harry is what calmed me down, I took a seat on the sofa and took a sip of my water.

Why wasn’t Derek’s face calming me down?

‘oh my god, do you love Derek?’ Lily now asked, I felt her anxiety bounce off the walls.

‘yes… I DON’T KNOW’ I started to breath heavily. I felt like I was going to be sick, I needed some fresh air. ‘I need fresh air’

‘I’ll open some windows’ Danielle immediately ran over to the windows, slowly opening them. The window from my suite looked out on the Church car park, I could see everyone coming going. That’s when I saw it, I saw Harry in a full black suit, with a blue bow tie. I saw him slump into the church, running his fingers through his curls nervously. I felt my heart stop and I remembered the light before for the slightest second.

Did I tell Harry I loved him?

Harrys point of view;

I walked into the crowded church and took a seat up the back, trying not to make eye contact with Derek. There was only 10 minutes to go before Daphni wouldn’t be walking down that isle, 10 minutes until she became Mrs Derek Smith, 10 minutes until I lost her forever.

Derek was standing up the front, in position. Louis, Zayn, Niall and Liam were still back in the dressing room I presumed. That had to walk the brides maids down the isle after all. I looked around to see if I recognized anyone, then I saw Daphnis parents and they saw me too. They jumped up out of their seats and started to head towards me.

‘Harry!’ Mrs Butterworth called and I immediately stood up, ready to greet her before Derek slipped in front of her pulling her away.

‘Wendy, I think Daphni needs you’ she ran off to attend to her daughter. Mr Butterworth followed closely behind.

‘just sit down and be quiet’ He scowled at me as he walked back up to the front, standing again in position next to the priest.

Daphnis point of view;

‘are you ready pumpkin?’ Dad asked as he walked into the dressing room. The girls all headed out, each of them kissing me on the cheek and hugging me tightly as they left. The music started to play, and I felt my heart race.

It was Beethoven; the lovely melody chimed in my ears.

‘im as ready as I’ll ever me’ I grabbed a hold of Dads arm as he led me out the door, followed closely behind Mum.  We entered the church and everyone was smiling at me, with hope and warmth shining in their eyes.

Harry as the first person I saw, he immediately relaxed my nerves. As I saw him, he winked and I couldn’t help but smirk. Even though he looked happy for me, he still looked sad… so incredibly sad. I felt the guilt eat me from the inside out. I felt my nerves travel through my entire body as I looked up at Derek, he smiled and I just couldn’t smile back. Before I knew it we were at the end of the isle and dad was kissing me on the cheek.

‘goodluck princess’ he whispered and I stepped up to be level with Derek. I took his hands in mine and struggled to smile. It didn’t feel right, everyone staring at me, everyone looking so pleased, Derek smiling, It just didn’t feel right.  

The priest started to speak and my heart started to race.


‘Dearly beloved, we are gathered together here in the sight of God, and in the face of this company, to join together this Man and this Woman in holy Matrimony’


I looked at Derek who now smiled with joy. I felt my stomach knot up, I couldn’t go through with this… I just couldn’t.


The priest kept speaking and my mind became a blur.

‘which is an honourable estate, instituted of God in Paradise, and into which holy estate these two persons present come now to be joined’

‘Derek Smith, do you take Dapnhi Butterworth to be your lawfully wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, to death do you part?’

the priest asked and Derek replied grinning.

‘I do…’


the priest then turned to me and began to speak…

‘Daphni Butterworth, do you take Derek Smith to be your lawfully wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, to death do you part?

‘i…’ I stopped, I started to blank out. I look out into the crowd of people staring at me nervously when a loud BOOM shook the church around us. The storm was getting heavier… but that’s when I noticed it, I noticed Harry walking out, I saw him open those big black doors and that’s when my feet began to move from under me. I was now running down the isle, chasing after him.


Harrys point of view;

I slammed the doors behind me and jumped at the sound of the thunder. The storm was approaching, but I didn’t care.  I couldn’t hear Daphni say ‘I do’ if I wasn’t the one up there with her. I started to walk along the winding footpath, kicking any rock that was in my way.


‘Harry!’ I heard someone screamed behind me as the lightning struck again. I froze, was that Monica chasing after me demanding me to go back inside. Then they screamed again.


‘Hazzzzzzzzzz!’ and that’s when I realized who it was, it was Daphni. I turned around to see her running towards me, holding the hem of her wedding dress in her shaking hands. I started to run towards her, until we were finally standing right in front of each other.


The thunder shook the ground beneath us but we shrugged it off like it was nothing. I felt a single raindrop fall on top of my head.


‘Daphni, what are in the world are you doing?’ I asked, now staring at her confused.


‘Where are you going?’ she asked, now sobbing. I saw her eyes well up with tears and I grabbed her arm from support.


‘home’ I spoke to her as a single tear drop fell on her cheek.

‘what happened last night?’ she asked… very determined to get the answer.


‘Daph, we can talk about this later… you have to go back’ I pointed to the church and she just slapped me.


‘no, WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT?’ she now screamed at me.


‘you came around, you were drunk, you said some things’ I confessed, I knew she wouldn’t leave until I told her. rain started to sprinkle above us but we didn’t care.


‘what kinds of things’ she asked, now holding my hands. I didn’t quite understand what was going on, wasn’t she getting married like now?


‘Daph. It doesn’t matter… go back inside!’ I now hissed at her. This was getting frustrating, she was standing in front of me in a beautiful wedding gown, looking gorgeous and I couldn’t kiss her!


‘I cant, because I don’t think I want too’ she admitted…


‘what do you mean Daphni? Whats going on?’ I was now worried, did Derek say something to her.


‘oh for god sakes’  she looked up at the sky as the rain started to fall heavily, she moaned and pulled me towards her. Wrapping her arms around my neck as I wrapped my arms around her waist. Our lips smashed together as the rain fell and the thunder bashed. I held her even tighter in my arms as she jumped at the noise and we melted together, our kiss becoming even more passionate then Daphni softly whispered…


‘I love you, Harry Edward Styles and im sorry it took me this long to realize that’ she went to lean into kiss me again but I placed one finger on her soft lips. 

‘I love you too Daphni’ her eyes filled with hope and her smiled with warmth. I leant in slowly, resting my forehead against hers. ‘Finally’ I moaned, pulling her closely and kissing her gently on the lips. 



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thanks for reading guys. :) x



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