No Matter How Hard I Try (One Direction Fan Fiction)

Taylor Bell, an ordinary 19 year old girl from Wolverhampton, has always tried to fit in... But it just never worked. She only has one real friend, Jessie, they met when she moved to the US to start her new life three years ago, she wanted to get away from everything. I forgot to mention...Taylor used to be Liam Payne's best friend, who she's always been unconditionally in love with. They were best friends their whole life until Liam got put in a band called One Direction. When Liam comes to the US for their tour, he runs into Taylor, but he doesn't recognize her at first. Taylor starts to fall for him again, and someone else... But is there someone in the way of them being together?


6. Talks, Talks, and Talks.

I laughed because I was listening to the song Little Talks when I copy and pasted this. Btw, this is on Wattpad too, Let me know if you guys want the link? :)

Okay, on with the chapter :) xx




*Liam's POV*

"It says that Liam's contact already exists?" Niall said from the other side of the room, confused.

"What?" I was just as confused. I could feel my eyes grow wide. I knew that I wasn't crazy, and knew Taylor from some where!

"Yeah it's in as...Hold on, let me check..." Hurry up Nialler. "Oh it's in as 'Sexiest best friend everrrr ;) aka Liam' The lads rush over to where Niall was, staring at the phone to make sure Niall wasn't kidding.

I look at Taylor and Jessie, and their eyes are just as big as mine are. All of the lads faces, and Kayla's were mixed with confusion and surprised.


Shit. Shit. Shit. Shit.

Taylor was Taylor Danielle Bell. I see it now. She dyed her hair, and she definitely grew up. She was my best friend. The girl who I had always loved, but never told. The girl who I shared the best kiss of my life with last night.

"Wellll.... We have to go now, we're going to be late for work." Jessie said, quickly snatching Taylor's phone from Niall's hand, and about to walk out the door.

"Wait! Taylor. We need to talk about this. After work, text me and we'll meet up somewhere. I know you have my number." I said, teasingly.

She forced a smile. "Okay." Her and Jessie gave everyone hugs, and walked out the door.

"Uh, Liam. What's going on? Did you and Taylor fuck one night, she gave you her number, you never called her back, and now she's here to fuck you one more time?" Niall said, earning a laugh from everyone except for me, I was still stunned that Taylor is Taylor.

"No, not at all. I'm not explaining it all right now. Once I get everything figured out and Taylor & I talk about it, I'll tell you all. Jessie, I'm pretty sure she knows." If she did, then Taylor's talked about me before, obviously. Maybe she missed me just as much as I missed her... "I'm going to sleep..." I walked down the hall, into my room, and fell asleep immediately.


I woke up to hearing someone knocking on my door.

"Yeaaahh? Come in." I say, my voice being raspy.

The door slowly opens, and I see Louis. "Hey, can we talk?" I nod, motioning for him to come in. "So what's going on Liam? Last night, I know you would never kiss another girl while you're dating Danielle, even if it was a dare. And now somehow, you're Taylor's 'sexiest best friend everrrrrr'" He winked. "Aka Liam. So tell me. We're best mates, you can tell me anything."

I feel like Louis deserves to know, since I'm pretty positive Louis likes Taylor. If he didn't, then he wouldn't be concerned. "Okay... So I'm going to tell you everything. But DON'T tell the lads, or any random person you yell at walking down the street." He smiles and nods, signaling for me to go on. "Taylor was my best friend since I was four. She was all I needed to make me happy. I would take care of her if she was sick, or she would stay at my house if something happened, either her mom or boyfriend problems. I was always there for her, and she was always there for me. I loved her. I never had the guts to tell her that. I was going to before I left for the X-Factor back when I was sixteen, but I was afraid. When I left for the X-Factor, I told her that it would be best to stop talking, she told me to get out, and we never spoke again, up until now."

Louis was overwhelmed with questions, I answered them all truthfully, except for one.

"So are the feelings still there?"

"What feelings?"

"Liam. Do you still love Taylor?" Ohhh. Those feelings.

Do I? No, I have Danielle. But that kiss was breathtaking. Danielle's kisses are better. Taylor is so gorgeous. I'll probably regret this later in life."No, no! That kiss was lifeless and it meant nothing." Liar.


Louis seemed convinced. "Good, so you don't mind if I date Taylor? I mean, I think I might have a chance. Of course I'm not going to ask her out yet, I just met her! But in time, I will."

"No man! I don't care, I have Danielle, ya know!"

He laughed, "Yeah, how could I forget? Hey, nice talking with you. I love you Liam, you're my best mate, I don't know what I would do without you. I'm going to go shower, talk to you later mate." He walked out of my room, shutting the door.

As soon as Louis shut the door, I felt my phone vibrate on the bed. It was from an unknown number. I opened it quickly, curious to see who it was.

"Hey it's Taylor, you may not have my number, lol. Where do you want to meet at?"

I quickly replied.

"hey taylorrr! do u want me to come over?"

"Actually Jessie's coming over to the hotel to hang out with Harry. Do you want me to just come over?"

"yea thats great. just come to my room. see u soon. x"

Great, she'll be here any minute probably. I need to shower.

I went into my attached bathroom and got undressed. [A/N: MENTAL IMAGE.]

I took a quick shower, and fixed my hair. I didn't have to do much to it, I just have a simple quiff, not a ski jump like Zayn's.

"Liam? Are you in here?" I hear a familiar voice come from the hallway.

"Yeah, right in here!" I yelled, so the person could hear me.

The bathroom door comes open, "Okay, so Liam. We really do need to talk and-- OH MY GOD!!!" Taylor screams running out of the bathroom, covering her eyes, jumping onto my bed.


"DUDE! Do you not realize you're NAKED!!" She said, shoving a fluffy pillow into her face.

"You're the one who walked in on me! That wasn't the first time you walked in on me, nothing you haven't seen before." I argue, pulling on a pair of trousers.

Taylor turned over to where she was leaning up against the headboard. "Yeah...But you know...You were less..." Her face turned read. "You were younger..." I knew what she was meaning, I chuckled at how she was talking so slowly. "Let's make this not awkward, and just get to the point. Yes, we were best friends, you dumped me, I said I hated you, we didn't talk, you became famous basically overnight, I moved to America to get away from you, got into a uni, met Jessica, who is a crazy Directioner, but she keeps it in around me, she got tickets to your concert, begged me to go, I gave in, I dyed my hair in case you recognized me, which I guess that plan worked out quite well." Yeah it did. "Now here I am."

I didn't know what to say. I missed her so much. I just wanted to hug her and talk about random, stupid things like old times.

I sigh, taking in everything she had just said. "Can I be honest?" She nods her head, slowly. "Well I missed you so much."

"I missed you too, Liam." She said, with a smile on her face.

I sat down on the bed across form her. "Let's get to know each other again so we can be best friends!" I say forcing a smile. Friends. That's all we'll ever be. Just friends.

She grinned widely. "Lets do it!"

We talked for at least two hours about anything and everything, from what had happened in the past three years to what her new favorite color was. Some things never change. She is still the same girl.

"It was really great talking with you, Liam."

"Same here, Taylor. Niall is probably starving now so I should probably make him some food."

She nods with a smile. "Okay!" We stood up from the bed, and she started to walk out of the room.

"Hold on! Come here." I pulled her into a warm hug. She smelt like fresh linen. We stood there for a few minutes. I feel my phone vibrating in my pocket, Taylor must have felt it too because she pulled away. I pull out my phone.


I smile and answer. "Hey babe!" forgetting Taylor was even there.


*Taylor's POV*

"Hey babe!" I hear Liam say. So Liam has a girlfriend... Wow, he meant it when he said "best friends."

I run out of his room, holding in my tears, I wasn't even paying attention when I ran into something hard.

"Woah, love! Watch where you're--Hey babe, what's wrong?" I look up to see Louis' face, it was full of concern.

"It's... It's nothing. Just something in my eye."

"Alright love. If you're sure."

I nod and smile. "I'm sure!"

"So do you want to hang out in my room and watch films tonight? Harry and Jessie, Zayn and Perrie, and Niall and Kayla are all going on dates tonight I guess. So that leaves you, me, and Liam."

"Actually... Danielle and I are going on a date too..." Liam appears, looking down at the ground.

"Just kidding. It's just me and you tonight Taylor. So you up for it? Nobody will be back until late probably so we can watch at least 3 films tonight."

That's a thing I love about Louis, he's always laughing and having a good time, smiling. He makes me happy. I need to learn to forget about Liam in a "more than friends" way.

"Yes! You go get the popcorn, and I'll pick out the movies! Bye Liam!" I say, trying to act cheerful.

"Erm.. Bye." Liam says as I walk into Louis' room at the end of the hall. It was a tad smaller than Liam's, but still very big for a hotel room.

I pick a movie that Louis' probably never has watched before. Paranormal Activity 4. I smirk and picture Louis curling up under the covers, scared.

Louis strolls in the room holding a big bowl of popcorn and two Dr. Peppers. "I'm bacccckkkkk!" He said, sitting on the bed next to me, and kisses my cheek. "So what are we watching?" I show him what I picked out. "Ooooo! I heard this is good! You may have to hold my hand at the scary parts." He says with a wink.

I laugh and slap his arm, playfully. "Well that's the whole film, babe." I flirt back.

I press play, and the film begins.


"That was fucking creepy!" Louis says, snuggled up to me, gripping my hand tightly.

"I've watched this so many times with Jessie, it doesn't even really affect me anymore." I say proudly.

"Oh hush up!"

"Or what!"

"Or I'll do this!" Louis starts tickling me, I jump up in surprise and fall on my back on the bed, trying to break free.

"S-stopppp! Louis!...I'm... Ticklish!" I say in between breaths.

He laughs and finally stops. We realize the position were in.

Louis' laying on top of me on the bed, his face inches away from mine. We stare into each others eyes. I find Louis' face moving closer as I do the same. I flutter my eyes close just before I feel warm lips touch mine.

Our lips move in sync as I run my hands through Louis' fringe, messing it up. He moves his hands down to my waist, as he deepens the kiss.

This kiss wasn't as good as the one Liam and I shared, but still pretty damn good. Why am I thinking about Liam while I'm kissing Louis? He has a girlfriend! What if Louis has a girlfriend? Now that would be one awkward situation.

Louis slowly pulls away, my keep my eyes close replaying in my mind, trying to think which kiss was better. I couldn't help but feel butterflies in my stomach when I thought about both kisses. They both were just so good.

"Taylor... I like you."

I smile staring into his perfect blue eyes. "I like you too Louis." I love Liam though. But I can learn to love Louis. I have to forget about Liam and I being more than friends.

"Lets watch another film, shall we?"

I smile and fall asleep that night with my head on Louis' chest.

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