Hold My Hand

Maggie is abused by her step-father. Her mother died two years ago, leaving her with him. Not to mention, she is bullied at school by, the most popular kid in school, Harry Styles. When in one class, they are forced to work together, as partners, and Harry refuses to work at his house, he stumbles upon the abusing in action. When Harry realizes what she is going through, will he help her? Or just ignore it? Will they come closer through the project, or just farther apart? Find out in Hold My Hand.


18. Lets Get This Back

Chapter 18

Let's Get This Back

Harry Styles

I skipped school, heading straight home. 

She had kicked me out of her house. I was this close to kissing her. And she just kicked me out. 

I collapse on my bed and start thinking of ways to win her back. I couldn't think of anything.

I know it wasn't a very manly thing to do, but I started crying. I needed her. She was my life, no. She was better than my life. 

I pick up my phone and put my song on shuffle. 

I listen as Daniel Powter sings Bad Day. 

After a few songs a song that I had forgotten was even on my phone, a song that was buried underneath the thousands of songs.

"Shut the door
Turn the light off
I wanna be with you
I wanna feel your love
I wanna lay beside you
I cannot hide this
Even though I try."

The tears come harder. I pick my phone up and throw it across the room. It obviously hasn't broken, since the song hasn't stopped playing. 

I put my hands over my ears, shutting it out.

I could still hear the muffled voices singing.

I slowly take my hands off my ears, an idea coming to mind.

I sit up, grabbing my phone off the ground, tentatively typing in the numbers I had memorized so many years ago.

I hear it ring, regretting this call with each ring. 

On the second ring he answers.


I gulp. "Hey."


"Hey Lou."

"Harry? W-what are you calling about?"

"I want to get the band back together."


"Harry I don't-"

"Meet me in the Starbucks we used to always go to, remember that?"


"Lou. This is really important to me. Please?" I beg. 

"Only because I want to see you." He jokes. 

I crack a smile. 

"See you there."

"See you."

I hang up and head to my car. I hop in and drive for thirty minutes. 

I arrive at the Starbucks and walk inside, swinging my keys into my pocket. I push on the door, before realizing that it was I pull.

I laugh at myself and pull on it.

I walk in to see Louis laughing at me. 

He stands up and engulfs me into a bear hug.

I hold on to him as if I were to let go, he would disappear. We finally pull away.

"It's good to see you Lou."

"And you." He laughs.

He looked different. Instead of laugh lines outside of his mouth, he had worry lines tracing his forehead. 

His smile was almost strained, instead of the normal, natural Lou smile.

"Lou you have worry lines. Why are you worrying?" I ask, tracing my finger across his forehead. 

He gives a strained smile. "Well, I would tell you, but I don't want you to get worry lines."

I just stare at him. His fake smile dwindles. 

"Why did you bring me here Harry?"

"There's this girl."

Lou raises his eyebrows.

"And she saw me kissing another girl. A girl that kissed me, a girl I hate, a girl she hates. This girl, she's the light of my life. And I don't know what I would do without her, Lou. I need her. But she won't take me back."

Lou looks at me with sad eyes.

"This girl, you love her?" 

I think about it for a moment. I didn't know why I didn't notice it before. I love Maggie Butler. 


"Have you told her?"

I sigh. No, I hadn't told her. God, I felt so stupid. Why hasn't I told her I love her?

I crease my eyebrows.
"No. Oh God no." 

Louis nods. "Let's do it."

I look up at him. "What?"

"Let's go. We are going to call a band meeting."

"I'll call Liam, since you know he might be a bit-"

"Got it. I'll call Niall and Zayn."

I call Liam, he picks up on the fourth ring.


"Leeeyyuumm!" I squeal.


"Meet me at the house. ASAP."



I hang up before he could answer.

I walk over to where Louis was standing, on the phone.

"Yeah, Niall, there will be food. Yes. Yes. YES! Just come."

He hangs up and turns to me. 


"Lets go. You follow me in your car." He nods.

We drive to my house, waiting on the couch, as I talk to Louis about Maggie. 

Just then, Niall bursts in the doors. 

"Hey lads!" He says, hugging us.

He heads straight for the kitchen.

"Same old Niall." I laugh.

Zayn walks in.

"Vas happenin' boys?" 

We all hug and sit and wait for Liam to come. I lean my head against Lou's shoulder, and he lays his head on mine.

Just then, the door bursts open, showing a confused Liam.

"Liam!" Zayn shouts, tackling him.

Liam stumbles backwards, then smiles, hugging him back. I get up and hug Liam, as does Niall.

Louis gets up awkwardly.

"Hey I'm sorr-"

"Louis. I don't care. It was two years ago!" He says, opening his arms.

Louis smiles, it looks like all that worry that had been indented in his forehead, suddenly disappeared, a real smile comes, and his slumped shoulders raised, as if literally a weight was lifted off his shoulders.

He runs towards him, hugging him hugely. He wraps his legs around him, suffocating him.

"Nice to see you too Lou."

We all laugh and they sit down as I stand in front of them.

I stay quiet for a little while, unsure of what to say.

"Well? On with it!" Zayn laughs.

"So, there's this girl," I say as Niall oohs. Everyone is smiling at me, telling me to go on. "And I love her. I love her. I said it. I love her. She is the best thing in my entire life and I let her slip away. She made everyday of my life amazing. Her smile made me go crazy, her eyes, oh my they were just, irresistible. She makes everything heaven. I made a shitload of mistakes before I fell for her. I bullied her. There, I said it. I made her life hell. What I didn't realize was that, making her life hell, also made mine. But now, she makes me feel like I'm in heaven. And I made a huge mistake. She saw me kissing another girl, but the girl kissed me, and I hate the girl. But most importantly, the girl I love hates her. And she won't take me back. And it took me a freaking heartbreak that hurt like getting repeatedly hit by an ice cream truck, but not getting any ice cream, to realize how much I love her. And I need you guys, to help me get her back." I admit.

"What's her name?" Liam asks, all of them still smiling.

"Maggie, Maggie Butler." I say, sighing to have to strain to say her name without breaking into tears.

Niall's smile fades. "So you're the one." He whispers.

"Excuse me?" 

"I met Maggie the other day."

"What?" I shout.

"Yeah," he nods. "She was upset about you two and I ran into her at the ballroom."

"What was she doing at the ballroom?"

"Playing piano."

"Oh," I say, slightly surprised. "Guys, we need to perform again. Please." 

"I'm in." Louis says, standing.

"Me too. You must really love this girl." Zayn agrees.

"I mean, I guess so." Liam laughs.

"Niall?" I beg.

"Harry. She was amazing. You broke her. How do I know you won't break her again?" 

I hold up my pinky. "Pinky promise."

He smiles. "Pinky promise." He says, wrapping his pinky around mine.

"I'm in."


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