One Step At a Time

*Complete* After Liz Parker hears the news from her dad that he and one of the most popular guys in school's ,Louis Tomlinson, Mum were dating, everything started to go downhill. Louis and his Mum, Johanna, move in and that is the start of drama, drama, and more drama. Who can be trusted and who cannot?

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29. Problems


For the rest of the weekend I stayed out of everybody’s way. I only went out of my room to get something to eat or drink then came straight back to my room. Louis had constantly knocked on my door to ‘talk things out’, but I ignored them. Monday came and I was distant towards Lou all the way to school, he’d try to start a conversation but I put my earphones in to drain out his voice.

When we arrived at school I got out of his car and without waiting on him I walked toward the building. As I stepped in front of my locker a firm hand grabbed my arm and pulled me back. Louis. I was pulled to face him and was held with a strong grip. “Louis, let go.” I said sternly. He did not look away from my eyes. “Louis, let go of me.” I said louder with more power, I looked around the hallway; we were creating a scene because everyone would either glance or stare at us. “Liz, just tell me what is going on with you! You won’t even talk to me!” He said with a deep, absurd voice which caused more looks from our peers. Thankfully the bell rang before I could answer. Before letting go of my forearm he gave me a stern look, “You will tell me.”

I walked down the hallway while people were staring at me. I walked into the class room seeing Casey sit in our usual spot as I headed over to her. “Hey chic! I heard you and Louis got into a fight this morning.” She said. “Hey, how did you know?” “The whole school saw you two this morning.” She told me. ‘Ugh, just what I needed’ I thought. Louis walked into the door glancing at me then went toward Zayn who was sitting on the opposite side of the room from Casey and me.

As the teacher gave us study guides to a future test and a piece of paper was jabbed into my arm by some guy, he pointed over at Louis who was looking over at me and hand motioned me to open the paper. I opened the slip of paper to see Lou’s handwriting that read ‘Why are you mad at me? What did I do?’ I gave out a loud sigh as I crumbled the sheet of paper and placed it at the corner of my desk.

The bell rung and everyone barged out of the classroom. Again a strong hand gripped my arm stopping me at a jerk. “What is your problem?” I questioned turning around to face Louis. “Oh, what’s my problem? More like, what’s your problem!” He sassed with an irritated voice. I rolled my eyes and tried to loosen the grip of his hands, but in return the grasp got stronger. “Louis, you’re hurting my arm!” I yelped. Moments later his hand released my arm along with a glare, I shoved him with tears stinging in my eyes before I ran down the hall with many stares following me.

Lunch period came and Casey and I sat at a different table than the boys. Harry came to sit by Casey then followed by Niall. “Hey, why aren’t you sitting with us today?” Niall asked as he sat his food on the table. “Isn’t it obvious? Louis and Liz are in a fight! Did you not hear them this morning in the hallway?” Harry asked while he and Casey held hands. “Oh, so that’s what people were talking about. Well, I guess that’s a good reason. Is it okay if we sit here then?” Niall turned to face me. I nodded; he sat by me and began eating his sandwich. I looked over at our usual table to see Louis scowling at me as Liam talked to him.

The rest of the day went by quickly and I headed toward my locker to throw some books in it. I started my way to the parking lot to wait for Louis; a hand grabbed my arm, knowing it was Louis I turned around, “Let go of me!” Yanking my hand away then looking up to a pair of blue eyes. I covered my mouth with my hand, “Oh my god! Niall, I’m so sorry, I thought you were Louis.” Niall nodded, “It’s fine.” “So uh what are you doing here?” I asked. “I came over to ask you something,” He answered “Liz, will you be my girlfriend?” Butterflies quickly filled my stomach, “Yes!” I said wrapping my arms around the back of his neck.

I went to Louis’ parking spot and waiting inside was Louis. I opened the door and slammed it behind me. “Where have you been?” He said, pissed off. “I was talking to someone, okay?” I snapped. Louis sighed heavily and started the car. “I’m sorry about today, I was overreacting.” He said calmer as he drove toward our house. “It’s okay.” I said quietly.  “We will talk more about this when we get home.” He demanded.

I looked out the window the rest of the way home; I tried to come up with a good way to tell Louis about Niall and me dating. We walked in the house and I was immediately pulled up the stairs and into Louis’ room. Louis threw his stuff on the floor and sat in his chair, I sat on his bed still thinking about how I would tell him. “Liz, I’m sorry about what I said a couple days ago. You are right, I can’t control who you are friends with. I just hate it when you’re mad at me; it gives me a sick feeling in my stomach. Please forgive me and talk to me, I miss hearing your voice.” He said looking into my eyes. “Okay, I forgive you,” I said and saw a smile form on his lips. “Since I’m already in here, I’ve got to tell you something. I’m… I’m dating Niall.” A look of shock came over Louis; I went and opened the door to go to my room, but Louis ran and shut it back before I could get out.

“You’re dating who?” He asked raising his tone. “Niall.” I whispered. “After what he did to you? You are going to let him do it again?” “Louis, calm down! It is not your responsibility to protect me, I can date whoever I want and you don’t control that.” I snapped back at his remark, his face got white. “Alright, whatever I don’t want to get into another fight. You tell me if he hurts you, I will find out of you don’t.” I warned me. I opened the door and went to my room. That went well.


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