Distance Can't Change Us (Louis Tomlinson Fanfic)

Sequel to Coincidental Meeting :) - You don't have to read the first one but it is suggested!
See what happens when Maria and Louis are miles apart. Louis is off on tour and Maria is at college studying. Will their relationship last? Read to find out.


17. 17. My Birthday Part 1

The vibrations are what woke me up at the clock rounding up to 11:55 pm on September 24. Blinking, slowly as I came through the rest of the way to see Emily, Brianna, and Anna talking on the other side of the room.

I yawned and looked at my phone.

Louis <3 flashed across the screen as it continued to vibrate. I swiped it to the right, smiling because I knew he wanted to be the first to tell me happy birthday. The challenge had been set between whether he would get to say it to me first or if Brianna, Emily, and Anna would all say it first.

“Hello beautiful,” his beautiful voice seeped through the phone and all I could do was smile.

All the stress was immediately taken away just by those two words from him. All the worries about college were just lifted away because I had someone like him. All the drama I had been experiencing with my mom wanting me to break up with him was gone even if only for that single moment.

“Why hello there,” I spoke softly hoping that the three in the room would not here me but of course they did.

Brianna ran over to me and jerked the phone out of my hands.

“Sorry Louis, you may call back after midnight,” and she clicked the end button before I could even protest. “We are going to be first,” she stated motioning toward Emily and Anna, this was also including herself.

Sighing, knowing that I wasn’t going to get my way in this situation I just shrugged and jumped off my bed. I heard my phone start vibrating again and Brianna ignored the call before even looking down at the screen.

11:59 the three of them counted down the final minute. I stood there awkwardly waiting for this minute to be over. The only thing I really wanted was to talk to Louis. We had planned on talking right at midnight because we both would be free.

That was the hardest part was not always hearing his voice. I had to wait and be patient for phone calls because of the busy schedules. Skype calls were also rare because the internet at my school was so slow I could hardly ever get the connection to work properly.

“Happy birthday Maria!” the three of them screamed at me and I smiled while the swarmed me with a hug. “We love you!” they screamed right into my ears but when you are surrounded with love you tend to not care about the future of your auditory abilities.

“Thanks guys,” smiling while they pulled away.

“We have presents!” Anna did a little jump with excitement.

I shook before turning to Brianna.

“Can I have my phone back now?” I smiled. “I’m only going to text him.”

Brianna nodded and handed over my phone. I immediately began typing a text to Louis apologizing but received one in the middle of my typing.

Happy Birthday beautiful. I wanted to be first but your friends are tricky. Should have known better. Cannot wait to see you tonight :* I love you so much <3

I typed as fast as I could without making that many mistakes but of course I went back and fixed them all. 

Thank you handsome <3 I love you and tonight cannot come soon enough. Luckily we all decided to just skip classes and come early.

I looked up from my phone and set it down on the bed as I saw an eager, smiling face standing in front of me. Of course it was Anna with her hands behind her back holding her present.

“So, um. I forgot to buy wrapping paper and um so close your eyes,” she sounded so excited to give me my gift. 

“It’s fine,” I stated as I closed my eyes and a small, plush was placed into my hands. As I opened my eyes I saw a little minion in my hands. “I love it Anna!” I smiled and pulled her in for a hug. It was a three way hug considering the minion was in between us.

“Hehe,” she laughed and said, “You’re welcome. I knew you would like it.”

Of course I would like my own personal minion. I know it is only a plush but hey it is my own personal minion. I have been dreaming about having one since I first saw Despicable Me.

I placed the minion on my bed and looked between Emily and Brianna wondering who was going to give me their gift next.

“Well, it’s still in the Amazon box,” Emily sighed grabbing a box off of her bed.

“Mine too,” Brianna laughed.

Then the two boxes were brought over to my bed and handed over to me. I couldn’t decide which one to open first so I just went with the one on the bottom because in my mind that makes more sense than to open the box on the top. I slowly pulled the tape off of the box and it revealed nothing more than bags of air, lots of them too.

I looked confused and moved them out of the way until I finally found what was concealed inside of the box. There laid a Batman action figure still concealed inside of its’ box. I smirked because I really do enjoy some Batman.

“That is from me,” Emily stated proudly.

“Thanks Emily!” I flipped the box containing the Batman over to read all the fun details that the back entailed. Batman is my favorite superhero as of right now but it is always subject to change considering new found information about superheroes is found out every day, not really but you know what I mean.

My phone buzzed again and I decided to check it before I opened the final gift of the night.

The lads want to sing you happy birthday so you need to hurry up and call me. They are getting anxious.

I couldn’t help but to laugh at the text message I had just received. Now I pictured them all crowded around Louis’ phone waiting for me to call. They were all a certain type of special.

Almost finished :)

I replied and looked at the last box. Without wasting another second I grabbed the box and ripped it open. Inside there was more bags of air and I threw them to the side hoping they didn’t pop.

My face said it all. My face was in complete shock by what was inside of the box. I just looked over at Brianna with the biggest smile on my face. She only smiled back but I knew that she knew that I was so happy with my present.

The tiny box that I now gripped in my hands was something I had only dreamed about getting. I never thought it would be a real thing. The little box contained my favorite television show character, as of right now.

A pop figure of Daryl Dixon is what lay in my hands. It was the most precious thing I had ever laid eyes on.

And for anyone who may not know who Daryl Dixon is I am going to need you to stop your life right now and get a Netflix account. After this you must immediately start watching all the episodes of The Walking Dead. You may continue life only after finishing this.

This just proves how much my friends really know me. This just proved that I was more than just the girl that is ruining Louis’ life. This just proves that I am a real person who is more worried about silly things like minions, Batman, and The Walking Dead than having a famous boyfriend sometimes.

“Thank you all so much,” I smiled jumping from my bed to floor. I left the minion on my bed, it would be my new cuddle buddy at night, and grabbed my Batman and Daryl and placed them on the top part of my desk. “Now I may have some inspiration to do my homework.”

“There is one more present!” Brianna called from her wardrobe. “I need help getting it though. I can’t reach it now.”

I shook my head while Anna and Emily rushed to go help her reach whatever was shoved on the top shelf of her wardrobe. Emily jumped and finally reached the tiny, white box.

“It’s from Louis,” she smiled handing the expensive looking box over.

The pearl white box has a tiny black ribbon tied around it and it just looked too expensive to be real. I was afraid to touch it. I am not the type of person that gets to hold expensive stuff. Especially without breaking it or damaging it for good.

“Are you going to open it?” Brianna asked eager to know what was inside the box.

“You don’t know what it is?” I asked confused.

“Louis just had it sent here. We weren’t allowed to open it,” Emily clarified for me.

Scared to actually open up the box I just stared at it for a few moments. I knew everyone in the room was getting pretty annoyed with me because I was just staring at the box and them being the overly girls they are wanted to know what it was.

The box just looked so precious I was afraid to open it. It could be anything. I didn’t want to ruin the moment so I decided that the best way to open the box was on a Skype call with Louis. First I had to actually call him.

After a few rings I heard him telling the boys to quiet down.

“Don’t let them sing!” I yelled into the phone. “Get on Skype!”

“Um, alright,” he sounded confused but I knew it would all be clarified in just a moment.

It only took about five minutes for us to both be ready for a Skype call. I smiled when I saw his beautiful face staring back at me. He immediately gained a smile when he saw me and my smile only grew bigger.

“I wanted you to see my reaction to your present,” I held up the box. “It looks pretty fancy though. And I thought we agreed that you wouldn’t get me a present?”

“Um, well I didn’t give you the present. So technically it doesn’t really count,” he laughed.

“You are so silly,” I smiled knowing that these are the moments people live for when they are in love.

“Well open it then!” I heard Liam yell from someone in the distance.

I shook my head as the rest of the boys popped up on the screen alongside of Louis smiling and laughing.

“Or should we sing first?” Harry asked clasping his hands together. “We should sing together first.”

“Well,” I tried not to laugh, “Whatever y’all want to do first. It’s just y’all singing happy birthday to me so it’s not that big of a deal.”

All five of them just shared looks between each other and Niall started laughing.

“Yeah, let me grab my guitar,” Niall muttered jumping out of the view for a few minutes.

I just stared at them, worried and anxious to know what in the world they were about to do.

“So Louis wrote this song,” Liam stared. “Well, with a little bit of my help.”

“And we want to help him sing it to you,” Harry smirked. “But we promise none of us are trying to steal you away from Louis.”

“It’s called You and I,” Louis smiled right as Niall started strumming on his guitar.

I just sat there and listened to the five of them sing this song that no one else had heard before to me. The song was going to be on their upcoming album but it wasn’t released as a single. I guess I was really the first person to hear them perform it all together.

The song lasted close to four minutes and I was close to tears by the end of the song because all I could think was Louis wrote this song about me.

“I love you Maria,” Louis said as Niall strummed the very last note of the song. “Now you can open the box.”

For a moment I was paralyzed realizing how fortunate I really was. I had great friends and a great boyfriend. His friends were great and I was surrounded by love no matter what.

“I love you Louis,” smiling as I turned back down to the box I had been clutching this entire time.

I slowly and very carefully removed the tiny ribbon that was placed upon the box. The top of the pearl-white box slowly lifted off and revealed one of the most beautiful pieces of jewelry I had even seen in my life.

Neither too much, not too little; I could honestly say that it was perfect.

The long silver chain lay across my hand as I stared down at the dark-stained, nearly black locket at the end. Evaluating the locket it revealed two small letters, a L and a M. A tiny red heart had been painted at the bottom of the M.

I looked back up to the screen where Louis looked as happy as I felt in this moment.

“I promise that it barely cost anything. Zayn helped me stain the locket a different color because I knew you wouldn’t like the gold. I engraved the letters and Zayn had to paint the little heart because it looked like a blob when I did it,” Louis smiled at me.

“I love you Louis Tomlinson,” I barely could get the words out of my mouth because I was speechless. “I love you so much and thank you. Thank you so much. Thank you for everything.”








Don't worry everyone! Part two will be here soon! (I hope!) 

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