Live While You're Young

Elena had always dreamed of being a big star, little did she know all her dreams would come true. And just to her luck, she gets to stand on stage next to her best friend Sadie. Being the opening act for one of the biggest boy bands in the world, One Direction, may turn out to be the best and worst thing that has ever happened to the two girls.

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12. Exposed

I stopped dead in my tracks. What could have happened? My mind was racing and my feet took me back to Harry's car before I even knew what I was doing. The moment I sat down in the passanger side of the car, Harry could see the horror stricken on my face.

"What's the matter?" He looked really worried. I didn't blame him. I could feel that I had a look like I had just seen a ghost.

"Somethings wrong with Niall. We need to get to my place, fast." Before I could finish my sentence, the car was already in drive, speeding down the road. As the buildings quickly passed by my window, I sent Sadie a reply.

Harry and I are on our way. Be home in 5.

We pulled up to my flat and Harry hadn't even stopped the car yet when I jumped out the door and started towards the building.

We raced up the stairs together, our feet couldn't move us any faster as we made our way up the stairs. My hand met with the door knob to my flat, and I paused and turned to Harry.

"Ready?" I wasn't but I was hoping he would give me some form of confidence to walk throught the door.

"Yeah, lets do it." He grabbed my free hand and I pushed open the door. What I saw didn't clear up the text from Sadie, just added on to the confusion.

Sitting at my table was Sadie, with the most depressed look I had ever seen on her face. Next to her was Niall, looking almost emotionless, and the other person completely took me off guard. Ed Sheeran was sitting there, dressed in a black hoodie, a yellow shirt, and faded blue jeans. He expressed almost an embarrassed smile, and I had no clue what to say.

"What's going on?" I looked at Sadie as I spoke, but she showed no sign of answering me.

"We need to talk." Niall spoke very monitone, and his eyes never left the ground. We made our way to the couch, and I was still hand in hand with Harry, who looked just as confused as I did.

"You know I would never do anything to ruin this band, and I care so much about all of you guys, but I just need to get this off my chest before we leave for tour again..." His voice trailed off, and I saw that Sadie was starting to tear up.

"Niall, you know there's nothing you could do that would make us not love you." Harry seemed to be the only one who could find their voice in the room.

"I don't know how to say this but-" Niall's voice was cut off by the sound of someone coming in the front door. I turned to see it was Ally, Ed's girlfriend. She had on a cute pink floral dress and blue heels. She was smiling, until she saw the faces of everyone else in the room.

"Sorry I'm late, I was running some errands when I got your text Ed. Is something wrong?" Her voice broke as she talked as if she had started to choke up with tears.

"You're actually right on time, Ally. I was just about to tell everyone what was happening." Niall stopped, as if he was waiting for an answer, but once he realized he wasn't, he took a few deep breaths then continued. "You four are the people who mean the most to us. We were really scared to bring this up, but we feel it has to happen now."

I didn't understand what he was talking about untill suddenly, it all clicked the moment Niall grabbed Ed's hand. My mouth dropped so low, I couldn't even breathe anymore. I heard Sadie crying softly and then I caught tears fall from Ally's eyes as I turned to see her.

"I'm with Ed, and Ed's with me. We're in love." Harry nudged me, which made me shake myself out of the trance I was in and close my mouth. I couldn't believe what my ears were hearing, Niall was gay? And he was dating Ed? It felt like a dream, but somehow I knew it just had to be real.

"Have you told the other boys?" Harry was suprisingly calm, and I was still speachless.

"No, I'm going to tell them tonight though, when I get back home. I just hope you guys understand that we didn't plan for this to happen, and we didn't mean for any of you to get hurt." He looked at Sadie as he spoke the last few words, knowing that he had truely broke her heart.

"How long has this been going on?" Harry was asking these questions so casually, it was as if he saw it coming.

"About 3 weeks. We didn't think anything would really form from it, but I guess you just can't choose who you fall inlove with." He gave a slight smile to Ed, and I couldn't help but give a little smile too. He looked so happy, and that ment alot. But, as this thought crossed my mind, I remembered Sadie and Ally, two of my closest friends, and they were absolutely crushed.

Sadie and Ally both left the room, and instinct made me follow them. I thought that the best thing would be to let the boys have their time together and for me to comfort the girls.

"Hey, are you alright?" I wasn't really sure how to comfort them, now that I thought about it. I had never been in a situation like this, and I had never known anyone who had either.

"I don't know how to feel. I just thought he loved me." Sadie was sobbing and all I could do was hug her. I felt so useless. We spent the rest of the night cuddled up in my bed. I couldn't sleep so I just layed there in the dark, stroking Sadie's hair, trying to imagine how she could have possibly felt. After a while,I managed to drift off. But it felt like just as I did so, Harry came in and woke me.

"The boys came over and we all talked, they're gone now, but everyone knows. I'm gonna head home, but I'll see you in the moring. I love you, Elena." And with a kiss on the forehead, he was gone. As much as I wanted to stay up and follow him, I knew what I really needed was sleep. This tour was just starting and I could tell it wasn't going to get better anytime soon.

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