The Only Exception

It's Zayn Malik before One Direction. Zayn and Lucy develop a relationship despite their popularity statuses. They love each other, but is it worth losing friends and family? Will their struggle to cope with outside forces end up in vain or will they have the happily ever after?


25. Give My Heart a Break



Thank you for showing me who you are underneath,

No thank you I don’t need another heartless misery

You think I’m doing this to make you jealous

And I know that you hate to hear this

But this is not about you anymore

“Beautiful Zayn,” Harry grinned.

“Gee, thanks Harry,” I said.

“So, are we ready for tonight’s concert?” Louis asked.

“Of course!” I yelled. We laughed and got out of the studio. We were performing at the Staples Center tonight and it was going to be huge.

It sometimes took me by surprise at how far One Direction has gotten. We’re all over the covers of magazines, on TV, on posters, on so many things. We had incredible fans that were so dedicated and knew every word to every song. To think I wasn’t even going to try. I owe my mum forever and ever for making me do the X Factor.

I had an amazing girlfriend, Perrie Edwards, and I was happy. Really, absolutely, extremely happy. I smiled as I watched the guys walk ahead toward a Nando’s. I dialed Perrie’s number.

“Hello?” Perrie answered.

“I just had to call you and tell you I love you,” I said.

I heard her laugh and then sigh. “I love you too Zayn.”

I smiled. “I wish you were here in Los Angeles with me.”

“Me too, but hey, you’ll be back very soon,” she said. “Don’t miss me too much.”

“Too late,” I joked.

Perrie laughed again. “I’ll talk to you later love. I’m at the studio. Good luck tonight,” she said.

“Oh, sorry, and thanks. Bye,” I said and hung up.

“Zayn, hurry up!” yelled Niall. “I’m starving!”

“Oh my God!” I heard someone shout. “It’s One Direction!” A group of girls came running towards us, instantly smothering us in hugs. We did some signing, picture taking, and talking. It was amazing that we could make someone’s day. We invited them to dine with us and it seemed they were on the verge of fainting. We had an amazing dinner and hugged our fans goodbye.

We drove over to the Staples Center and had an incredible performance. It was just amazing. This is what it was like to be in One Direction.


After the concert, we headed back to the rented house. We hung out in our room for a bit before we went to sleep. I couldn’t sleep though. Life had been so amazing thanks to these guys. As I thought about Perrie and how much I missed her, I began thinking about England. Unwillingly, Lucy entered my mind. I tried desperately to think about something else, anything, but she was vivid and solid in my mind. It was weird because lately Lucy kept popping up in my mind much clearer and frequent than before I came to LA. But that didn’t mean that I wanted to think about her.

I felt a tear slide down my cheek and quickly wiped it away. I couldn’t let go of how abrupt and harsh she dumped me. It hurt a lot and that’s an experience you aren’t quick to forget. I flipped onto my side and finally began to feel sleepy. But then I imagined Lucy lying beside me, like that first time we made love, and I gave up on sleep then.

I realized there would always be a part in my heart that would long for her and cry out to her no matter what because, quite frankly, you just don’t forget your first love. 

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