Back For You

They say friendship lasts forever. Louis Tomlinson and Lillian Brie thought that this statement was completely true. But when one "yes" from Simon Cowell changes their fate together they need to find their way back together. After years of solitude, Louis comes back to Doncaster for a visit. Just as he promised. Because when two people are meant to be, they will always find their way back.

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19. Day 18 - Promise

A/N Don't want to seem like I'm just doing this for the likes, because I'm not, I'm doing it for my extreme love for the boys and my extreme love for writing, but it would mean the world if you favourited, liked and comment! Because it is those favouriters, likers and commenters that give me inspiration. :) [for a complete list of outfits please look at the end of the chapter]

LILY POV

I woke up in a sweat, scared from a fresh new batch of nightmares which were always ready to haunt me as soon as I went asleep. I whipped my head around looking for something to grip onto, To my surprise, the bed was empty. I could've sworn that Louis once lay there next to me, was it all a dream? 

I sat up quickly peering around, where was I? Wasn't I in the hospital? I peered around the strange room seeing familiar pieces of furniture, familiar drapes. I was in my room. How did I get here? Why was I here? I lay back on my pillow, almost sure that I was in another nightmare. I prepared myself for something to burst through the doors, maybe a swirling vortex to suck me through the floor. 

But when a smiling Louis slowly opened the door my face turned to a smile. He held two cups of tea and a couple biscuits on a tray in his hands. 

"Good morning love," he said placing the tray lightly on my bedside table,

"Where am I?" my voice sounded groggy and croaky, he must've sensed something that I didn't see coming because when he sat on the bed wrapping his arms around me I fell into them, completely exhausted. "Why am I so tired?"

"Shhh," he cooed brushing the back of my hair, "Shh."

The noises that he made were proding me into a sleep but I held onto the little bit of me that was awake. I didn't want to fall asleep, I had done enough resting.

"Don't do that," I yawned attempting to sit up but feeling too tired to move a muscle, 

"Do what?" he whispered hoisting me up so that I lay against his shoulder rather than his lap, he continued to make soothing noises as I continued to fight my urge to fall asleep. 

"Stop being so perfect..." I mumbled, "It's making me sleepy..."

I heard him chuckle at my words before he set my head down on the bed and pulled up a chair. 

"You make it sound so easy," he chuckled, "Not being perfect isn't easy,"

"I would know," I mumbled stuffing my face into my pillow not even caring about my appearance, I felt too drug induced to even bother. 

"Oh yeah because you're soooo perfect..." he chuckled earning a weak excuse for a slap across the arm from me. 

"Shut up..." my words were muffled as I continued to bury my face further and further into my pillow,

"Aww come on! Do you want some tea?" he said, I heard some clinking and assumed that he picked up one of the cups. I lifted my head up from the pillow, still buried under the quilt, and rubbed the sleep out of my eyes before taking the cup of tea with both hands and mouthing a thank you. He picked his up the exact same and we clinked our tea cups together. 

"What are we cheersing too?" I groggily said attempting to catch a glance of myself in the mirror before I was distracted by Lou smiling at me, 

"Can't we just cheers to you? Cheers to you being here? Cheers to you being here with me? Cheers to us being together now and for what I imagine to be forever..." he said with a smile, a small smile spread across my face as I looked down to the ground and shook my head with a smile on my face, 

"You're doing it again," I chuckled taking one hand away from the cup and brushing back a piece of my hair causing me to jerk slightly, 

"Doing what?" he asked, I stole a glance up and found myself unable to move away from his happy stare. His crystal blue eyes stared down at me with the utmost adoration and love. I looked down to the floor again hiding my face with my hair, I was unable to match his smile and his stare, I couldn't imagine him or anyone looking at me with that much heart. 

"You're being perfect again," I mumbled out, I heard him chuckle at me once again before taking his hand and brushing the hair out of my eyes cupping my face in his hands. I flinched a little bit, still adjusting to the touch pushing back bad memories. I don't know what he was doing but his eyes seemed to refuse to meet mine. They flickered around, locking on a place on my face every now and then before flickering around again, "What are you doing?"

"I meant it you know..." he responded in a breathy tone, "You are perfect." 

I opened my mouth to say something but struggled sounds came from my mouth as I attempted to respond to his comment. Instead I diverted and grabbed my cup of tea with both hands and taking a sip. 

"So are we going to eat this feast or not?"

His face changed, it was almost disappointed. I regretted ruining the moment but I was unable to meet his comment and was starting to lose my battle against the memories. 

LILAC POV

Last night in the hospital we came back into the room to see Lou and Lil sleeping together, we decided to not ruin the moment and wait for one of them to wake up. Lou woke up first and suggested that we take her back home and spend the night at her place. We all obliged, her living room floor was now strewn with sleeping bags. 

Since Cherie and Liam and Harry and Marley wanted to lie together I was stuck next to Haley and Zayn. He had spent the entire night making weird eyebrow gestures and suggestive facial expressions. I responded with either a roll of the eye or a gagging imitation. 

We now all sat around in a big awkward circle in the living room. Naturally, Cherie was the first to break the silence.

"Aren't you guys going back on tour soon?" she mumbled out, 

"In a bit," Liam said, "We should be on tour now but our stylist is having issues. We reckon she'll need to hire a apprentice of sorts..."

My eyes perked up at this as I slightly rose out of my seat, 

"Stylist?" I asked, "Like fashion? Like putting together outfits?"

Everyone suddenly turned to me with questioning looks on their faces. I had to admit that I had a bit of a passion for fashion. Ew, shudder. My family weren't too rich, before my Dad got his big promotion, I had to always make all of my and my sisters clothes out of old, dirty things from thrift shops. Over time I developed a love for the simple art, after my Dad got his big promotion my sisters preferred buying their clothes from stores but I continued to make my own pieces of clothing, without anyone knowing.

"I-I-" I stuttered attempting to come up with an excuse for my words, "I mean..."

"You like fashion Lilac?" Zayn asked from beside me, 

I reclined back into my seat rolling my eyes, "Bugger off you..." 

My comment seemed to retract all attention from me and was instead focused on our plans for the day. 

"Why don't we go out today?" Liam said, "Because RiRi is right, we are going back on tour and before such time I want to spend every single moment with you." 

I caught Cherie blush, Liam's comment was adorable. Enough to make any girl burst at the seams. But as per usual I put up my front and made a gagging sound earning a groan from everyone else. I wasn't bothered by their 'tough girl' perception of me. I would prefer to what I really was. 

"You just have to ruin every moment don't you Lilac!" Haley shouted, 

"Essentially yes," I remarked slumping further back in my seat. 

I turned around to find Zayn, once again, staring at me. I couldn't identify the look on his face. It was a mixture of confusion, cockiness and something else that I couldn't put my finger on.

"Look if you're just going to stare at me all day I think I'll just stay home," I spat getting out of the seat and storming out of the room, I knew my way around this house well enough so I made a beeline for the bathroom and locked myself in. 

LOUIS POV

"Still good with the tea I see," Lily giggled showing off the sparkle in her eyes that showed itself whenever she smiled, 

"I do try love," I responded taking a final sip of mine and laying it carefully in the tray, attempting to make as little noise as I could, "So the lads and I were thinking-" 

"No." she said not giving me a chance to finish my sentence,

"Just hear me out. I was thinking that we could-" 

"No." she repeated, "I don't want to go out today..."

There was silence in the room, why didn't she want to go out? Was she still mad at me? 

"This is where you ask me why," she chuckled, I smiled at her before asking,

"Why?"

"Because," she said reaching over to my hands cupping them in hers, "I want to spend all day with you and only you. Cuddled up on the couch, eating shit food and watching a terrible movie." 

We sat like that for a moment, unmoving. Just staring into each others eyes smiling  like complete idiots and the best thing about it was that I didn't care. I would be happy to sit here all day if she would let me. Her brown eyes were so warm and kind, completely melting me to pieces. 

"Mmhm," she said clearing her throat effectively breaking the moment, "Can I get changed?" 

"Sure," I said with a smirk on my face as she slowly got out of her bed, I jumped onto her bed reclining, 

"This is where you get out," she responded making a shoo'ing motion with her hands, 

"Aww!" I pulled my best pouty face that I could, making her laugh. The discomfort that displayed in her face afterwards was enough to convince me to exit the room slowly shutting the door. I made my way downstairs where I found a note on the kitchen table.

"Yo Boo! All of us have gone out today, giving you and Lily some hubba hubba time ;) ;) That Lilac girl locked herself in the bathroom, we managed to cox her out of there but who knows what shit she did in there. Fair warning. Don't have too much fun without me ;) - Hazzzzzzaaaaaaa xox"

That boy... I scrunched up the note and threw it into the trashcan across the room. It landed perfectly bringing out my inner athlete. I raised my hands up in the air and replicated the noises of a cheering crowd.

"Wooo!" I cheered, "Woooo! Woooooooooooooooooo! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!" 

"You're such a kid," I whipped my head around to see Lily standing at the bottom of the stairs in a white and black croptop and a skirt. 

"Dressing up for a lazy day?" I asked, "I thought we weren't going to do anything." 

"Well I still want to look nice for you," 

"You know as well as I do that you don't have to," I responded walking over to her and brushing a single strand of her off of her face using this as an excuse to cup her cheek in my hand. She smiled at me from her place on the second step which propped her up enough so that we were equal in height. She rested her forehead against mine and I against hers. Her hand brushed itself through my hair gripping the back of my neck bringing my face closer to hers. Our eyes were closed and just as I thought we were going to kiss she once again pulled away,

"So should we pick a movie?" she asked inhaling deeply, I nodded my head making my way to the living room when I heard her phone ring,

"I just need to get this-" she said running out of the room.

CHERIE POV

"So lets do something crazy!" I said jumping up and down, "I mean there's got to be paps out here somewhere and you guys need to look happier to the world," 

"What do you want to do?" Liam asked slinging his arm around my shoulder and planting a kiss on my head,

 "We should go around with a free hugs sign and give free hugs!" Marley exclaimed, "I saw a video of people doing that on youtube, they got so many!" 

"Oooh! We got a bad ASS over here," Haley cheered pointing to Marley, 

"Come on!" Marley said, "It's a good idea! Harry! You think so right?"

"Wha?" Harry responded coming out of a phase out, "Yeah-sure. Great."

I didn't know what was wrong with Harry but he seemed oddly out of it, not mr charmer anymore. I stared at him with a "The Hell?" look, he avoided my gaze instead looking down to the ground.

"Fine," I sighed, "But lets make it interesting, teams of two. Whoever gets the most hugs win." 

Marley wrapped her arms around Harry, and he her. Liam squeezed me a little tighter and Niall claimed Haley making her pale cheeks go crimson red.

"I'm stuck with Bradford again?" Lilac moaned, "The hell! This isn't fair!"

"Well if you were friendlier to people maybe they would want to be your partner," I spat, Lilac flipped me off before grabbing Zayn by the collar of his shirt and dragging him off. Game on.

LILAC POV

"Why do you always do that?" Zayn asked as I continued to drag him through the mall,

"Do what?" I asked in a hurry to get as far away from everyone as I could,

"Be such a bitch," he responded,

"Excuse me Bradford?" I said whipping myself around so that I was looking at him, "Did you just call me a bitch?"

"Yeah because you sort of are," he mumbled avoiding my cold stare, "But I don't think that's who are you," 

His comment made me uncomfortable, I started shifting around awkwardly. It's because I knew he was right and he knew it too.

"You put up this tough girl exterior but I reckon you're much more than that," 

"Well I reckon you think too much," I spat, 

"And I don't know why that is!" he continued, "Maybe something is happening in your life back home, I don't know. But trust me, this is just the beginning on your road of life."

"For your information Bradford-"

"Zayn."

"Bradford. My life is good, my parents are happily married. I have two sisters. I am acing school, head of the cheerleaders at my school. My family is like the richest in town and I'm drop dead gorgeous. What you see is what you get. Period." 

"I don't believe you," he whispered leaning down so that his lips ghosted mine, 

"I don't care," I spat pushing him away from me and storming off,

"Where are you going!" he shouted off after me, 

"I'm going to win this damn hugging game if it kills me!" 

MARLEY POV

"Who do you reckon would be willing to give two complete stranger a hug?" I chuckled as I turned to Harry who had that same worn down look on his face. "Ok what is up with you?"

"I cheated on you," he blurted out burying his face in his hands, I stood there shocked unsure of what to do. All I could do was slowly walk away and pray that he wouldn't come after me.

LILY POV

I sat there in front of the television in Louis's lap with his arms firmly around me. It was currently 8:00pm and we had watched 5 movies and gone through about 3 bags of cookies, 2 packets of chips and a couple bags of popcorn. We were currently on our 3rd bag of popcorn as we watched "One Direction All For One." I looked up at Louis who was mouthing along to everything that was said on screen,

"Watched this a couple times aye?" I asked, he looked down at me and kissed my forehead, 

"You haven't?" he chuckled, "I'm offended!"

"Shut up you," I said lightly hitting him on the chest, catching sight of the ring on my finger for the first time, "I thought I took this off..." 

"Well I put it back on," he put his finger under my chin so that I was looking up at him, "I did make a promise." 

"Please don't do that..." I said breaking away from him, and waving his hand off,

"Did I do something wrong?" he sounded so worried and sad, 

"Boo Bear, lets get real here." I said getting out of his lap and sitting on the opposite side of the couch, "You're leaving in 12 days, thats less than two weeks."

"So?" he asked,

"So we won't be together for much longer, soon we'll be out of each others lives. Maybe for now we can just be best friends?"

he leaned over so that he was on all fours and facing me. His nose brushed against mine causing my cheeks to flush,

"Why don't we just spend as much time as we can together?" he asked with a cheeky smile on his face, 

"I don't want to have to go through what I did last time this happened," I replied breathily, heavily impacted by his proximity, his blue eyes had a cheeky sparkle and his smile meant something bad was going to happen, I resisted my urges to kiss him right there and then and took a big gulp.

"What does that mean?" he asked with a cocky tone, he knew that this was a battle I was going to lose,

"It means that I don't want you to go have your superstar life while I'm here all alone waiting for you to come back, I'm not going to be that girl Lou. And I reckon that we should just be friends,"

"What does friendship mean?" he said inching closer so that I could feel his breath against my lips, it turned out that I won the battle. He crashed his lips against mine violently placing his hand at the back of my neck pushing my face closer against his. 

"It means less of this," I breathed breaking the kiss before he pushed my mouth back against his. "Lou-" I said struggling to break the kiss, "Lou-" 

I was constantly cut off by his lips crashing against mine. It wasn't until I practically threw him off me and shouted, 

"Lou stop!" 

He gave me one of his looks and plonked himself down on the couch,

"Did I convince you to not be friends?" he asked,

"You put up a pretty convincing case but no." 

He pouted before brushing his hand through his hair and shaking it about a bit. After a couple moments of silence he spoke;

"Come on tour with me." he breathed, 

"What?" I asked,

"Come on tour with me." 

"Come on tour with you?" 

"Come on tour with me"

"Come on tour. With you?" 

"Yes! Come on tour with me! How many times do I need to say it?" he shouted with a laugh at the end of his words, 

"Lou that is the sweetest thing ever but I have a life here." I responded, "I'm studying for an English degree and I want to get into journalism. You know that."

"It's one year of your life! You can come back!" he exclaimed, 

"Lou, I really want to be able to say that I can. But I can't." 

"How about this, you can come on and off tour. I'll pay for all the expenses but in breaks you come on tour with me." 

"You think you can really do that?" I asked quietly as I started playing with my fingers, 

"I think you can do anything that you-"

He was interrupted by Marley running through the door with her hands over her face. We turned to look at her, she was being closely followed by Harry . He shut the door before continuing to shout something that I couldn't quite make out. Lilac came in shortly afterwards screaming at who I thought to be Zayn who was shouting back at her. I heard the door slam shut and then a piercing scream and a bunch of muffled noises. I then heard the door fling open and Liam shouting,

"We have an injured girl here!"

I listened closer to hear the door slam and heard two people laughing, and one of them sounded like irish. 

"They're back so late," I said getting out of my seat and opening the living room door to what could only be described as pure havoc.

"Look! I'm sorry ok! I'm such an idiot!" Harry shouted to a Marley who was curled up into a ball under the table. Harry had kneeled down so that he was eye-level with Marley. 

"Stop eyeing my damn tits!" Lilac screamed at Zayn who rolled his eyes and smacked his forehead, "Stare at your own damn body!"

"Where's the ice in this place!" Liam said raiding through the refrigerator, "Or peas! I need peas!"

"I shouldn't have had all of that sugarrrrrrrr!" Haley squealed "I feel like a BUNNY RABBIT!"

"I was just feeling so lonely and a man has needs-" Harry continued waving his arms about, Marley remaining in her stance underneath the table,

"Can't you just get over yourself!" Zayn shouted, "I'm not staring at your boobs! You're just finding reasons to be mad at me!"

"Liam it's fine really! The door just slammed on my foot!" Cherie said attempting to sound reassuring but failing terribly,

"Where's de cookies!?" Niall opening the cupboard doors, "I WANT ME COOKIES!"

I looked around frantically before retreating back into the living room where Louis was waiting for me with a bowl of popcorn, 

"Want some popcorn love?" he asked, "I heard the racket out there, what was happening?"

"I don't even know sometimes..." I muttered sitting down on the couch, Louis continued to shake the bowl of popcorn in my face. I looked up at him, stubble was starting to grow on his face from his lack of shaving. His hair was messy from me constantly messing it up just to annoy him. His blue eyes stared at me down as I found myself slowly leaning in towards him. He seemed to understand what I was doing as he leaned in towards me as well. But just as our lips were about to touch I pulled back and cleared my throat, "I just want to go to bed..."

LOUIS POV

I didn't understand what I was doing. I offered a way out, I offered a solution. I offered a way for us to still be in love, for us to still be together. But she still says no. Was she still mad at me?

I loved her so much, with every fibre in my body. She was so perfect, the way her hair fell at her shoulders as she walked, the way that no matter how sad she was her lips were always slightly upturned. And I didn't understand why someone like that could love a shallow superstar like me. 

I walked her to her bedroom, I tried to hold her hands a couple of times but all of my attempts were met with resistance and her whipping her hand towards her body. 

Once we reached her bedroom I shut the door causing her to jump. She started fiddling with her hair as she entered the bathroom. I heard the thin stream of tap-water as she slowly closed the door to the bathroom. 

I walked over to the door lightly knocking on it, 

"Lily, can I come in?" 

"No." she responded, I heard the water come to a stop and her spit something into the sink, "Please don't come in." 

I opened the door anyways to find her leaning of the sink with her hands over her eyes. 

"I'm sorry," I began, "I'm sorry for whatever I did! I don't know what I did to annoy you but I am so sorry!" 

"You did nothing Lou," she said pushing past me towards her closet, 

"Then why are you being so distant!" I responded, "Did I do something?"

She opened the closet and pulled out a white singlet slipping off her clothes quickly and replacing it with the singlet. She then slammed the door shut before whipping her head around to face me. 

"Lou, it's not you! It's me!"

"Ugh.. here we go again."

"No listen to me!" she said pointing straight at me, "You don't get it! You know that call I got earlier? That was from my mum. Offering me a job in journalism."

"That's great!" he exclaimed,

"Lou it's not great, its in New York." 

"New York?" I repeated, "Thats very far away..." 

"I really need to take this opportunity Lou..." she muttered, "But I'm going to be busy all the time, and I won't be able to leave work and... and I'm just so scared."

"Why are you so scared?" I asked walking up to her and wrapping my arms around her causing her to flinch, I loosened my grip just slightly which seemed as if it was enough to make her stop shivering under my hold, "This is a great opportunity for you."

"Lou, it's an internship that lasts 3 years. I'm scared about what things will be like when I get back. I'm so scared that I'll lose you. And I'm scared that I won't matter as much to you. I'm so scared that we won't be the same again and I'm just so scared that everything is going to change and-"

"Look." I said placing my finger over her mouth, "When you come back I will be right here ok? Right here waiting for you. You say it lasts three years? Well in the winter, on December 30th. We will meet right here, in the exact same spot alright?" 

She turned around so that she was now facing me, 

"You promise?" she whispered,

"I promise." I expected a smile, or a grin. But she looked sad, almost disappointed. "You alright?"

"I'm just tired..." she mumbled, I knew that she wasn't but I decided the let it pass. She hopped into the bed and I after her, once again wrapping my arms around her. After a few minutes of silence she spoke,

"What were you saying before?" she whispered,

"That I believe that you can do anything that you want, you can aim as high, or as low and you will achieve it." I began, "That I think that if you set your mind something that you will get it and I promise to you that wherever you are in life or wherever I am in life, we will be right next to each other celebrating the others achievements." 

"You promise?" she asked settling her self deeper into my arms, I responded to her words with the simplest of gestures. I tapped my index finger on her nose and whispered back,

"Promise."

 

A/N I hope you like dat chapter. Sorry it came so LATE I was busy having a social life. I went to like THREE parties over the past two days, been to a fair, been out to town with my friends and going to da movies today. So sorry if its taking longer, its just schools getting harder and my days more busy. <3 

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