The Boy Down The Street

Elani Chade (pronounced Elahni) is an extremely shy, timid girl, who is struggling through bulling at school. Her only true friend, Louis Tomlinson, is loud, popular and a jokester. They are complete opposites, but are inseparable. What happens when they start falling in love? Will it work out well, or will it break their friendship?

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20. Romantic view

Louis

He held her hand tight as they made their way up the Eiffle Tower. 'Come on Ellie! It's not that bad!'

Her eyes were tightly squeezed, refusing to open. 'I can't! How far up are we? I can't go any further!'

He let go of her hand and her breathing sped up. 'It's fine!' he laughed, 'I'm still here!' He snaked his arms around her waist instead. he leant down and whispered in her ear. 'I want you to open your eyes.'

She shook her head hurriedly. 'No, no Louis I can't.'

'Ellie, you can't go to Paris without seeing the view from here!' He felt her grip on his wrist tighten and sighed. 'I promise I won't let you go.'

'Promise?' She was uncertain.

'Do you think I'll just toss you off?'

'Just don't let go.'

'I won't.' He held her even tighter, and pushed a strand of hair behind her ear. 'If you fell, I'd fall down after you.'

'Ok...' Her eyes snapped open, revealing the brilliant green-blue colour. Her mouth dropped open, taking in the view. Her grip loosened, and Louis felt the blood pump back into his hand. 'This is so- beautiful!'

He zapped her, making her laugh. 'What did I tell you? There's nothing to be scared off.'

Ellie shrugged. 'It is rather high.' She looked up at him and he laughed. He forgot about the view as he looked at her. She was so beautiful...

 

Ellie

He was getting closer, his eyes staring down intently at her. She began to get rather annoyed by their height difference when Ellie realised their noses were almost touching.She forgot about the view, how far up they were, and the people around them. All she cared about was the boy in front of her, who she liked so much. It was like those teenage magazines you read, that ask you, DOES THE WORLD SPIN WHEN HE'S NEAR YOU? DOES HE TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY? DO YOU THINK ABOUT HIM ALL THE TIME? She was thinking, 'Yes, yes! All of those things!' This guy in front of her was so perfect, her everything maybe- if only she had enough courage to say so-

He smiled at her. 'What are you thinking?'

She bit her lip. 'I dunno.'

'Do you want to go back down?'

'Oh no, Louis it's ok. I want to stay here with you.'

His eyes lit up, there lips almost touching. 'Really?'

Ellie blushed and nodded. 

He studied her expression for a second before placing one of his hands gently on her neck...

'You guys coming?' Zayn smirked. Suddenly they came hurtling back into reality, and they stumbled apart. Ellie's cheeks flushed bright red.

'Yep,' she sighed following Zayn down the stairs.

 

Louis

'Did you seriously have to do that?'

Zayn grinned. 'Ahh, sassy Lou. Yes, I SERIOUSLY had to do that,' he repeated in a failed impression of an American teenage girl.

'Zayn stop that.'

'Aww come on, I've been working on that accent for a week!'

'And I've been trying to kiss her for years!'

Zayn sighed. 'Why don't you just ask her out?'

'No!'

'Why? You like her!'

'I don't want to-'

'She likes you too.'

Louis mumbling halted. 'She does?'

Zayn rolled his eyes. 'How can you be so oblivious? I mean, you've spent the night with each other twice- no Louis I don't mean that! Surely she told you she might have a little crush on her best friend?'

His shoulders slumped. 'I dunno. She was sleep talking once and she said she loved me, but that was a dream! She's not even aware she said that!'

'There you go!' Zayn's eyes lit up. 'Chase after her. Treat her like a queen. Ask her out!'

'I don't want to ruin our friendship!'

'I don't want to ruin our friendship!' Zayn mimicked in a girly voice. 'Don't be so bloody stupid. SHE LIKES YOU. What of that don't you get?'

'I don't want to make her embarrassed every time we get interrupted and I don't want to seem like I'm just being one of those flirty jerks that try to kiss her every five seconds!'

'Calm down!' Zayn hissed. 'Practise on me. Ask me out.'

Louis snorted. 'What?'

'Fine. I'll be you, and you be Ellie. Except of course you'll say yes anyway cause everyone likes me- fine fine! Start fluttering your eyelashes Tommo.'

Louis started to stupidly flutter his eyelashes while he swung his hips. He heard a snort from Harry who was watching him. 

'Hey Ellie!' Zayn said with a goofy smile, and put his arm around Louis. 'Wanna go out with me? Like, to see a movie or somethin'?'

Louis tossed his hair and placed his hand on his hip. 'Like, never! Duh!'

Zayn's eyes widened and he mockingly showed a shocked expression. 'Oh Ellie I hate you! I will never talk to you again!' He turned dramatically and stormed up the stairs, banging into a shocked Ellie.

'Uhhh-' she mumbled. God she was adorable.

'Sorry,' Zayn cringed, giving her an apologising smile.

She bit her lip and started laughing. 'What were you two doing?'

Louis blushed  and shrugged. Zayn raised one eyebrow. 'I'm going to speak to you tonight.' he winked at her.

'No Zayn no!' Louis barged pass Harry and covered Zayn's mouth. 'Ignore him,' he said, grabbing Ellie's wrist. 'Come on. It's only a few steps further down.'

'Louis what's going on?'

'Nothing! Nothing. Come on.'

She dug her heels into the ground. 'Tell me.'

'There's nothing wrong ok?' His expression softened, though his heart was still racing. 'I promise.'

She narrowed her eyes but let it go. 'Fine. But if that's really  secret you're keeping from me, you owe me a sundae!'

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