Picking Up the Pieces (Sequel to Broken)

Liam, Louis, Harry, Zayn, and Niall have had a painful passed two years since the suicide. They all turn to music as a way to cope with it all. When the X-Factor comes to te UK and they all audition to make a career of their talent, some unexpected things happen: such as forming a group. What will happen when they're all thrown together? Will they be able to pick up the pieces, or will they remain Broken?

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11. Chapter Eight

Liam's POV

I sat through the meeting completely numb. Simon kept telling us wanted from us, but I couldn't concentrate on his words. My mind kept drifting back to old times when things seemed right, when Liv was here. Back when life purpose was there, when there was a reason for me to care. Back things were just per- "Liam, did you catch that?" Simon asked snapping me out of my daze.

"Erm, yeah," I said nervously, trying to be convincing. I heard the boys stifle a laugh knowing that I had no clue what was going on. "Then repeat what I said," Simon commanded. I sat there shaking, nervous of what he would say when I couldn't repeat him. "You said....you said....words," I stuttered nervously. After I said it, I facepalm as everyone else laughed loudly at me. I just said the best thing that came to my mind...I hope I didn't put us on Simons bad side.

I heard someone chuckle softly and saw Simon laughing at me. I start to ease up a bit. "Just pay attention for a few seconds and I'll give you a quick rundown before I have to leave for a meeting. So, you're going to be the next big boy band. As you know, you guys already have great chemistry, you just need to find it again. Most bands today are missing one element: being real. You guys must really connect with your fans and be yourselves. Keep no secrets...except Olivia. You can't tell the fan base about her. That'll kill you before you start," Simon finished looking worriedly at his clock. "I must be going. You guys catch up and just forget about everything for now. Focus on chemistry," Simon said quickly getting up and exiting.

We all sat there for a few moments silently. It wasn't an awkward silence, we were just thinking to ourselves. "Well, I think we better take a day away from each other and hang out tomorrow," Harry said getting up. "I'll see ya lads, just text me." With that he was gone. "I agree, I'll see you later mates," Niall said exiting. "Bye," was all Zayn said before he left. Louis just sat with me, never moving.

"So you wanna talk about this?" He asked me, and for once, I did.

Louis's POV

Liam and I sat at the table silently, I was waiting for him to start. "I don't think I want this. I want to do the group, but we're supposed to be an honest group and the base of it all is a lie. I don't know it so can do this..especially with what I'm putting myself through," he said softly. I understood where he was coming from, he was doing all of this to have a great band, and to do that we had to be honest. But we all were expected to forget our biggest and most painful secret from anyone. "Liam, it going to be hard but I will be here for you, every step of the way. You're still my best mate whether you like it or not," I said a bit jokingly trying to lighten the mood. I honestly didn't want to talk about this now. I may not be showing it, but I missed Libby more and more as the time went on. She just loved Liam so much...the sight of him brought the sight of her back to me...

"Well don't you lads look happy," a sweet voice said with a laugh. Liam and I both looked up and saw the most beautiful girl I've ever seen....she had the prettiest brown eyes that danced, long light brown hair that shined, and she was petite, and well just perfect..."Eleanor?!" Liam exclaimed in disbelief. A realization flashed in the girls eyes and she smiled widely. "Liam! Hey! How did it work out with your girlfriend?" She asked with a wink. Oh god no...

Liam forced a smile and tried to keep calm, but soon the tears started to fall. I saw Eleanor get wide-eyed and tried to find words to say. "I-Im really sorry, I don't know what happened, but obviously it was bad...so Im sorry," she stuttered out. Liam was caught in his memories and thoughts again, so I stepped in. "Don't worry about it. Lets just say...it ended bad..." I trail off, patting Liam on the back comfortingly. It ended worse than badly....

"I really am sorry, I didn't mean to hurt him at all. I just was asking because a few years back, we met when he was just kind of getting together with her, and then Harry kissed her and it was a mess, but apparently they fixed it," Eleanor apologized again. "Don't worry about it. You couldn't have known with what happened," I said smiling. She just nodded staring at me. She was a very lovely girl...and I haven't fancied someone in a long while...maybe I should take a chance....

"But...if you really want to make up for it, you could let me take you out to get to know you better," I suggested hopefully. I hoped she says yes...I hope she says yes...."Okay, I'd love to get to know you better too. Here's my number," she says handing me a napkin with her number on it, "Text me and we can make some plans." I just nod and she smiles and walks away. Maybe things could really turn around.

Harry's POV

I got back to the house and was just wandering around, lost in thought. I didn't quite like the way things were going. We were the new "real" band, and our whole lives were going to be a lie...we had to act like we never met...that Libby never was a part of our lives it was just wrong.

I kept walking ranting about it to myself. I wish I would've just said no in the beginning and gone home to white Eskimo...."Ow!" I hear a girl yelp, as I walk into something, someone. "I'm so sorry," I say looking up at the girl. She was extremely fit. She had long, dark brown hair, almost black. Her eyes were amazing brown, not the ordinary brown. A light soft kind, that glistened in the light. She had a round face, with high cheek bones. Her best feature though was her smile, small and shy. Adorable.

"Take a picture it lasts longer," she said with a laugh. I smiled at her and tried to say something cheeky, but was honestly lost for words. It was the first time in what seems like forever that a girl did that to me. I smiled and looked down completely embarrassed. I noticed that she was wearing the sickest black Ed Hearty converses. They had tattoo designs of flaming hearts. Absolutely amazing. Without thinking I exclaimed, "Sick shoes!" Good one Styles. Good one.

She giggled adorably, and smiled at me. "Thanks, so what's your name?" I smiled and stuck my hand out and shot her my best cheeky smile, "The names Harry, Harry Styles." She shook my hand and smiled. "I'm Lexi, nice to meet you, maybe I'll see you around," she said releasing my hand and walking away without giving me time to say goodbye.

I watch her walk away and silently wish that I could've gotten to know her better. Maybe I'll see her again soon. If I do, I'm not going to stand there and stare again. I walk back to my room and I can't help think that maybe, just maybe, things were turning around for me.

~Author note~
Lovelies, I am so sorry. I didn't update. I broke a promise! I'm so sorry ): forgive me! Please?! So, how'd you like Lexi? And Eleanor? Lemme know in the comments. I am answering them all today(: so yeah keep fanning and liking and favoriting and most definitely commenting! I love talking to you guys(: if you wanna kik ashesnicole is my kik name and I'll answer you if you say your from movellas!(: well as always LOVE TOU GUYS TO THE MOON AND BACK! <3

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~Ashley(: xx <3
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