Dark Side

Lux Gallagher is a contestant on The X Factor USA.
She thinks everything is going great for her, until the producers drop some news.

Everyone is getting their own celebrity mentor for the live shows.

Lux is excited, until she finds out her mentor is an obnoxious, pompous jerk.
Not only does he think he's God's Gift to women, he's in a boy band to top it off.
Will their constant arguing and fueding ruin her chances on the show?
Will their dark sides tear each other apart and destroy one another?

Find out who wins this war in Dark Side.

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2. Battle

 

 

They stood in front of one another, shoulders squared and legs apart, looking like they were about to have a battle. He eyed her as she eyed him, both of them looking each other up and down. His hair was a poof of perfect dark brown curls that led down to a face that looked like it had been blessed by God. His cheekbones were prominent, his eyes wide and a mesmerizing green-blue color, and his lips. Oh god, his lips. They were plump enough to make her tempted to kiss him right then and there. There was absolutely no denying that this guy was beautiful, but that doesn't mean anything really.

This staring contest lasted for a solid minute before she realized there were cameras on them.

“Yeah.. I'm Lux. Lux Gallagher.” She pressed a large smile to her face, and he followed cue and did the same thing. They reached their hands out and shook, his grip far too hard for a 'friendly' handshake.

“Harry Styles.” Fuck that accent. It was ruining her concentration.

“Oh, gee. I know who you are.” Lux smiled brightly, nodding. She hoped she looked at least somewhat believable. She knows who he is, of course, everyone involved with X Factor knows who One Direction is. Did she know their music? No. Their individual names? Eh, kind of. Although she could have sworn his name was Larry... Oh well, might as well make nice anyways.

They are stuck together now.

“Well....” She said softly, grinning, realizing they were still shaking hands.

“OK, HOLD ON.” Mike yelled and they both jumped, releasing each other and stepping apart awkwardly. They turned to look at him at the same time, side glancing at one another slowly.

“Can you try to at least look a little bit happy to meet one another?” Mike sighed, “We gave him to you for a reason, Lux. We knew you wouldn't have any clue who he is, and we couldn't put him with a fan because you would get no work done.”

She smacked Mike on the arm, “I know who he is! He's...Larry Miles.”

“My name's Harry Styles, girly.” Lux turned to look at him just in time to see his eyes darken and glare at her. She shrugged her shoulders, wrinkling her nose up.

“Oops.” She turned back to Mike, smacking him with every word.

“You.Said.I.Would.Know.Who.He.Is!”

“I lied. Now, we're gonna do this one more time. Lux, pretend its someone you like. Like Marilyn Manson or whoever you're into.” Mike sighed, turning away before she could smack him again.

“I don't like Marilyn Ma-.. Oh, forget it.” She sighed, turning back to Harry Styles.

He was still glaring at her, his mouth pinched in a look of disgust. Like he couldn't believe she didn't know who he was, or fall at his feet in worship. Lux smiled fakely, turning back to the door.

“You want me to react to L-.. Harry... like he's a celebrity I love, right?” She clarified with Mike.

“That's what he said, love.” Harry smirked cockily, and Lux swore she threw up in her mouth a little.

So much for being a beautiful guy, he seems like a total fucking douche.

“Got it.” She smirked back, waiting for the signal from Mike, and then she began to walk toward Harry.

Lux stopped when she saw him, allowing her mouth to fall open, letting out a nice, loud scream.

So far, so good. Mike was smiling, giving me a thumbs up. Then she jumped on Harry.

Actually, she ran at him and jumped into his arms, taking him down to the ground where she straddled him. Harry was glaring and grunting, trying to get her off of him, and Lux heard Mike trying to control his laughter and failing miserably.

“OH MY GOD YOU'RE HARRY STYLES!! I WORSHIP YOU!!!!!!!” She yelled in his face, watching him wince with every word. He pressed his hands to her shoulders and gave her a rough shove, pushing her off him and standing up.

“She's bloody insane, I want a new one!” He complained to Mike, but he was in hysterics from Lux's act. She rolled onto her side, propping her head up onto her hand, staring up at Harry.

“Lighten up, Styles. It was a joke. Do it again?” She looked to Mike, who nodded with a red face and glassy eyes from laughing. She was a little shocked when Harry held his hand out to help her up, but as soon as she placed her palm into his, he tightened his grip and yanked her with all his might, tugging her body straight into his.

His eyes were inches from hers, dark, scary, and narrow. Lux shivered slightly, watching him shake his head slowly, releasing her roughly. She winced, rubbing her shoulder as she walked away. She was seriously supposed to act happy around this guy? He was seemingly out of his mind!

They did it again, this time with less jumping and screaming, and she just pretended he was someone relevant, like Adam Levine. It must have worked, because Mike gave them a nod and sent them off afterwards. Lux followed Harry out of the room and into the dining room where there was, what sounded like, a million different voices talking all at once. As soon as they entered, she saw all the contestants and their celebrity mentors, and everyone looked at them and began to yell and scream.

“You got Harry Styles?!? Oh my god, Lux!” Sara squealed, even though she was sitting next to her very own One Directioner. Lux looked around the room for a second and noticed the entire boy band was seated with one of the Under 30s. She wondered why they gave a whole band to them instead of a group. Probably couldn't get enough celebrities, seeing as how each group only had one mentor instead of one mentor per person.

She recognized a few people, but nobody was really around her age except One Direction. All the mentors were from an older time, and she really wasn't too surprised. Lux caught Josh's eye and saw that he was seated next to Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters. She nearly screamed when she saw him.

“Oh.. oh my god..” She shoved past Harry, who grunted, running over to Josh and Dave.

“Hi, wow, I love your music and you and wow. Wow. Josh. Wow. You got Dave Grohl.” Lux said quickly, her mind racing as she looked back and forth between the two of them.

“Yeah, who did you get?” Josh looked beyond her and she rolled her eyes.

“1/5 of a boy band.” She sighed, staring at Dave, who smiled slowly. “Hey! Wanna trade?”

“No! Go away now.” Josh shooed her away and she groaned, waving to Dave before walking back to her boy band member. Lux sat in the empty seat next to Harry, watching him turn to glance at her before turning away again and laughing with his other band members. She looked down at her empty plate and wondered when she could start eating, and just as she was about to start banging on the table and demanding food, someone next to her cleared their throat.

Lux turned straight into eyes like pools of hazel, set in toffee colored skin, with soft black hair like whipped cream on top of a delicious caramel sundae. She died and went to boy heaven. She felt her mouth go numb as he smiled slowly, nodding toward Harry.

“You the one stuck with Hazza?” He questioned, his voice beautifully accented as well. Lux groaned.

His eyebrows raised and she sighed at their perfection before speaking. “Unfortunately.”

“Ah, he's not so bad. You've got to get used to him.” He smiled again, and she felt her lips turn up too.

“I'm Lux Gallagher.” She said quietly, reaching her hand out to him. “Wow, I wish I would've gotten you.”

He laughed, shaking his head, but his eyes glittered. “Zayn.”

“Cool name.” She nodded in appreciation, “I'm in that club too.”

“Light.” He whispered, smiling again.

“Huh?” Lux questioned, staring at his smile, feeling her mouth go numb again. Damn this boy.

“Your name means Light in Latin.” He said, shrugging. “Mine means Beautiful.”

“Wow. That's..” She started, pausing to lick her lips because they were so dry.

“Corny, I know.” He laughed, and she smiled and shook her head.

“I was gonna say accurate.” She felt a blush take over her cheeks as he stared at her for a moment before smiling and turning away. He turned and looked back a few times, and every time Lux caught him, they both smiled and looked away instantly.

She looked across the table and locked eyes with Josh, his eyes hard, and she knew he witnessed her meeting with Zayn. Josh was more brotherly-protective of her than anything, so she knew he couldn't be jealous. She tried to smile at him, a reassuring smile to prove that everything was fine, but all he did was shake his head and turn away. He looked like a possessive boyfriend right at that moment, which is the last thing she needs right now.

All Lux could do was sigh and turn back to Harry, who was staring back at her with angry eyes.

Oh, great.

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