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After Lily pushed Harry to go onto the X-Factor to do what he loved she didn't think his life would end up moving on without her.

Harry has to break off the relationship and leaves without saying a real good-bye.

While Harry was touring the world in One Direction, Lily was trying to find who she was without Harry.

Seeing his face everywhere she finds it even more difficult to move on, but when she finally forgets him, One Direction are having a year long break to finish their last year of school in London, at Lily's school.

Has fame changed Harry? Will Lily forgive him? Will things ever be the same?

(I started writing this in 2012 so that's when it's set, that is why the boys are in school)


1. Chapter 1

The Breakup *2010*

Harry’s POV

I didn’t know what to do, I was going crazy, yesterday Simon had told me the band would be more popular if I were single and personally I thought that was unbelievably unfair but I really didn’t want to let anyone down. I was new to this business and it wouldn’t be good for me if the first thing I was asked to do I refused.

We were going to LA next week and he said if I was going to do it I had to before we left.

I tried to plan it in my head but I just couldn’t, I didn’t want to leave her but I knew I had to.

I thought maybe I could go to her house and that it would be easier that way so I grabbed my keys and phone and slowly made my way to her house. I definitely wasn’t in any hurry.

I got to her street and I was really dreading what I was about to do, and re thinking if it’s actually worth it.

Before I knew it I was opening the gate to her house and knocking on the door.

I looked down at the ground waiting, I horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach.

She opened the door, her hair was swept over her shoulder and she was wearing a blue dress. She gave me her innocent half smile.

Oh god, this was going to be harder than I thought.

“Harry! What are you doing here?” She looked confused but happy. Oh no.

“Lily, I need to talk to you, out here” I said nervously.

“Uh, sure” She said reluctantly.

She walked out onto the porch and turned to face me looking unsure.

“uh, you…you know that one direction are staying together and were going to be travelling lots, they, uh, they say that when we get more globally famous it will be better for us to um, be single and that its what’s best for us..” I choked out and flicked my eyes towards the ground.

“Wait…so you’re saying that because of the band you can’t have a girlfriend…? Do any of the other guys have girlfriends?” She said her voice becoming shaky.

“Um, w- well yes, but they said that while we’re trying to get big it would be better for us if I’m single.” I said regretting my decision already.

I noticed that her eyes were getting fogged up and she was about to cry. A tear slipped down her cheek and I had to fight myself to not wipe it away.

“So you’re fine with this?” she said innocently and my heart shattered.

“No, not at all, I, I just don’t want to disappoint anyone or make it harder.” My eyes became watery when I saw the sadness in her eyes.

“O-okay if that’s what you want” Another tear fell down her face as she went past me.

I tugged on her arm as she turned I kissed her quickly before she could push me away. 

“I love you, but this isn’t my choice” I frowned.

“I don’t think you do.” She said and went inside.

I cursed to myself, knowing I had just hurt the person I loved most.

And that was the end of that.

One Week Later

Lily’s POV

 It was my fault. I thought as a chucked the ice cream container into the recycle bin.

I was the one who encouraged him, told him to chase his dreams, and it blew up in my face.

Of course I wanted him to be happy and do what he always wanted in life but I didn’t want him to leave me in the process.

For the last week all I’ve done is mope around, eat ice cream, cry and watch the phone waiting for him to call and say he loves me and this is all a joke. But this isn’t a joke, this is real life, this is my life. Harry will get on with his life.

But the worst part is, if One Direction makes it as much as everyone says, all the girls will be after him, I have no clue how I’ll handle that.

I’d been in my pyjamas all day eating ice cream and watching T.V, I hadn’t worn makeup since Harry left either; I mean I don’t have anyone to please.

I pulled my comforter over my head. I was a mess, I’d only been in one other real relationship and I was the one who broke up with him so the feeling was new to me, and I hated it.

 Just thinking about filled me with anger, it’s like I’d been permanently erased from his memory.

Two years down the drain.

 I was the one who was there for him when he was going through something, to cheer him up when he was having a bad day. My reward is being left heartbroken.

I was pushed out of my thoughts when the door bell rang. I slowly pushed the covers off me and went down not even caring that I looked like a mess; I couldn’t imagine that it would be Harry at the door; he was too busy making a future for himself in America while I was at home feeling dead inside.

I opened it and it was my best friend Ivy. I’d pushed her away since he was gone because I was just not in the mood for friends to see me the way I was, but being Ivy I don’t know why I thought she would listen.

“Wow, this breakup has hit you hard” She said walking past me and into my house.

“Oh thank you for reminding me.” I groaned.

“I know you were already thinking about it.” She said reaching the top of the stairs and switching the light on. “Oh god Lily,  when did you last clean your room?”

“Ugh when did you become my mother?” I complained.

“Look Lily, you have to stop being sad all the time, he isn’t worth it”

“Ivy, of course he’s worth it, maybe you don’t think so but you don’t see him like I do,” I fell onto my bed and covered my face with a pillow; I didn’t want to cry in front of her.

Harry’s POV

We were on the plane to LA and all I could think about was Lily and how I was such an ass to her, I missed her so much. It wasn’t fair, Liam gets to have a relationship but I can’t, Simon told us that I seemed more of the flirty type and would attract the most girls so I should be single. Why couldn’t I just be myself? My weird, stupid, in love self.

I should have told him that being famous wasn’t worth it but I just thought at this point doing whatever I was told from management was what was best for me.

We had been on the plane for just over an hour and I had just been thinking about her the whole time, I looked to my left and there was Niall asleep, on the other side was Louis with his earphones in totally zoned out. And across from him there was Zayn reading and Liam texting.

It was dark in the plane, it departed at 9:00 PM so it was probably about 10:15 PM, I took out my headphones and plugged it into the seat, checking what movies were on the TV on the back of the seat in front of me.

I went through and selected ‘Grown Ups’ I’d seen that movie about a hundred times but it didn’t matter, I just needed to get my mind off Lily, and how I’d hurt her.

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