Sky and the others left, leaving Madi and Aubrey in the living room. They stared at each other.
"I'm never gonna forgive you for what you did......" Madi told Aubrey.
Aubrey didn't understand her. They've been best friends forever and Madi gets worked up over this misunderstanding. Madi's always been able to trust Aubrey about everything.
"Just hear me out, please." she told Madi.
Madi hesitated. "I'm listening." she said, crossing her arms.
"After you and Louis left the den, I turned to ask Harry how he's been. When I turned around, he was staring at me. I asked him if he was okay and he said that he was perfect. Then, he said what I didn't expect. He said that he thought he was in love with me. I thought he was messing around so I laughed. Then, he said he meant it and when I looked into his eyes, I could tell he wasn't lying. So, I told him that he loved me as a BEST FRIEND and he was IN love with you. He denied it and I got up to leave the room. But, when I got up, so did he. I kept telling him over and over that he wasn't in love with me. THAT'S when he grabbed my upper arms and kissed me. I didn't know what to do, so I was frozen. ALL of me was frozen. Even my lips were frozen. Then, you came in and started accusing me." she explained to Madi.
Madi was staring at the floor, taking it all in. Her eyes started to water up.
So she DIDN'T betray me. She's been telling the truth and I've been feeding her to the wolves. She thought.
"I-I'm so sorry, Aubrey. I-I didn't know......" she whispered, tears running down her face. She looked up to see Aubrey with tears running down her face.
They both slowly walked toward each other, then hugged each other tight.
After about 5 minutes, they pulled away.
They both started to wipe away tears. They chuckled.
"And the tears stream down my face." Aubrey softly sang.
Madi smiled. "I'm sorry I didn't believe you. I guess......I don't know."
"You just loved him so much that you couldn't believe what happened. It's okay, I would've done the same." Aubrey answered.
Madi nodded and they hugged again.
Harry and Louis were left in the den. They stared at each other.
"Why'd you do it?" Louis asked Harry with no emotion.
"I don't know. I guess I wasn't thinking......." Harry said.
"You're damn right, you weren't thinking." Louis said, "She loved you and, out of nowhere, you kissed her best friend. And she kissed back!"
"Louis, she didn't." Harry told him, "She's telling the truth when she says that she didn't kiss back."
Louis stood there, speechless. What have I done?
He fell back, onto the recliner. I was mad at her for nothing.
"Lou?" Harry asked, snapping Louis out of his trance, "Can I ask for your help?"
"What do you need?" Louis asked.
"I........I want to find a way to get Madi back. I love her with all my heart and I was being stupid."
"What makes you think she'll want you back?"
"I don't know. I just-I want to at least try....."
Louis got up and stared at Harry, then pulled him into a hug.
"I'll help you, mate. If, and only if, you promise to treat her well. She's like a sister to me and I can't stand to see her hurt again." he told Harry.
"I promise, mate. I promise to never hurt her again." Harry told him, "She doesn't deserve to be hurt."