Summer Love

Three best friends, Lauren, Maria and Grace, had been planning the trip to celebrate the end of their 'A' levels since they were twelve. Now, their exams are over and they're getting ready to tour the UK and Northern Ireland. As is just their luck, disaster strikes on day two. What happens when the girls get too involved with One Direction to leave again without heartbreak?

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5. Mucking Shit Up

LOUIS’ POV

Harry and grace were so good together; it was obvious that they liked each other. Liam likes Maria and she likes him, it was just that neither of them were willing to admit it. Niall and Rachel are just meant to be! I can tell we are all going to get along and I can't wait! However, I was meant to be upset with Harry. And come to think of it, I was meant to have hurt my ankle, which is why I tricked Liam into giving me a piggyback, honestly, I was just being lazy. Walking isn't my thing. I tried turning my grin into a pout, but I ended up just looking constipated, trying to look serious whilst trying to cover my smile. Wasn't working. Luckily everybody was distracted by what Harry had just quoted Grace on. Maria and Lauren looked at each other, as if they'd heard it before.

"Just please, just leave it" Grace said, harshly shoving Harry away and storming off to her room. We all stood in silence as the door slammed. Harry slumped down on the sofa, head in hands. Lauren and Maria went to talk sense into Grace, Liam went with Niall to go cook lunch, and Zayn went to dry his hair. I walked over to Harry and sat on the coffee table across from him. He looked up at me with an expression I'd never seen before on his usually bright, cheeky face

"I care about her Lou"

"I know you do mate"

"She hates me!"

"No, Harry. She's just embarrassed, that's all"

"I've mucked shit up, haven't I Lou? She'll never forgive me"

And it was at that point that I did what no man has ever done before. I slapped Harry Styles. Clean round the face. He looked up at me with a look of complete shock on his face. I wanted to laugh, but I couldn't, otherwise the whole purpose of the slap would be defeated.

"Why the FUCK did you just slap me?"

"Because you needed to be slapped" I shrugged casually. I was scared on the inside. Harry's terrifying when he's angry. I think he might kill me. He stared at me, all sorts of emotions crossing his face. After a few seconds he stood up, towering over where I was on the coffee table. Oh shit, he was going to kill me. I started mentally writing my will before I was interrupted.

"You're right Lou, thanks mate. I need to go talk to her"

"I thought you were going to kill me" I mumbled, not realizing I was thinking out loud.

"You thought I was what?" I cut him off and stood up. I was still partly in shock.

"Just, don't Harry. Go talk to Grace. Go make up with her" I shoved him out of the way and stumbled out of the room "Liam!"

"Yeah what?"

"I need coffee. Or alcohol. Or both. I don't care"

MARIA’S POV

My hair was going to go curly. Great. Liam was going to see me with curly hair. Oh well, Gracie was more important than my hair at this point. She'd locked us out, and as much as Lauren and I pounded on the thin wooden door, she wouldn't open up. Lauren gave me a defeated look, and I gestured for her to leave and go see Niall and the other guys. I gave up banging on the door, it was getting me nowhere. I slid down, leaning my back against the door.

"Grace. Just please let me in. It's only me, Lauren's left. I need to speak to you. You're not going to fix anything by locking yourself in there"

Nothing.

"Please. Please Grace" I closed my eyes and leant all my weight against the door. I stayed like that for about a minute, when suddenly the door opened, making me fall backwards. I ended up sprawled out on the floor, my legs up in the air. It would have been funny had I not been looking up at Gracie's tear-stained face. I got up, closed the door behind me and turned back to where Grace had lay back down on Harry's bed, her face in the pillows, back shaking from the tears. Grace never cries, this was going to be tough.

 

HARRY’S POV

As I walked over to the bedroom I saw Maria tiptoe out, quietly shutting the door behind her. She saw me and put a finger to her lips, indicating for me to be quiet.

"She cried herself to sleep" she whispered as I approached her. Her hair was curly, I never realized that she had curly hair before. She saw me looking and turned to the window, assessing her reflection in the glass.

"Shit!" She swore quietly, and excused herself to go and fix her hair. I walked over to the bedroom door, silently opening the door and walking into the room. I saw Grace, her cheeks tear stained, and her usually smiling eyes puffy and red from the tears. I lay down next to her, and she cuddled up to me in her sleep. I wrapped the duvet around us and my arms around her, and wished silently that I could stay like that forever.

LIAM’S POV

"Liam! Maria! Can you go get everyone for dinner?" Niall shouted from the kitchen, where he was sat with Lauren, both of them eager to start eating. Maria and I got up from where we were sat. She sat on the floor listening to her iPod and leaning against my knee whilst I sat on the sofa reading a book. It was weird, we hadn't known each other for that long but we felt comfortable around each other. It was nice. I interrupted Zayn whilst he was primping his hair in the bathroom mirror, and was about to walk into the kitchen when I heard Maria whispering across the hall

"Liam! Liam come look!”

"What am I looking at?" I asked, apparently a little too loudly, as Maria shushed me aggressively and gestured for me to come over. As I walked into the bedroom I saw Harry and Grace lying together, both asleep, on Harry's bed. They were entwined in each other’s arms, looking very cosy.

"How do we wake them up, Li?" Maria asked me "they look so peaceful"

"We can't wake them up. We just need to get to the kitchen fast before Niall and Lauren eat everything and save them some leftovers"

"Ok, if you say so, bossy" she smiled up at me with her big green eyes and I wrapped my arm around her waist as we walked to the kitchen together, silently shutting the bedroom door as to not disturb Harry and Grace with the noise coming from the others.

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