Summer Love

There was a time when Doncaster was a calm, quiet town. When nothing too exciting happened, on Sundays women wore dresses and men wore suits, kids played in the green lawns, and teens were as close to behaved as they'll ever be.
Louis Tomlinson remembers this time clearer than anything else, one 2009 summer over all. Louis had dated before, maybe even claimed that he found "the one," that was until he met Elizabeth Clarke. She was probably the last person he ever imagined to fall for, but somehow the pieces fell into place. Elizabeth taught him everything he never learned, the pain and prize of being in love.


6. Ch 5

The children at the orphanage were like nothing else. They were so sincere in everything they said, thankful for everything and anything. 

"You guys like football?" I asked with a slight grin. The group of boys I was helping nodded like crazy and ran to grab a ball. 

"We like it too!" A little girl said quietly, reminding me of my sisters. I turned and looked at her sweet face and smiled even more. I lifted her up onto my shoulders and went around asking everyone to come play. Pretty soon there was a lot of kids out in the fields behind the building, ready to play. After dividing into team, we began playing. 

The kids giggled and squealed with happiness, playing with their whole hearts. 

"Thanks." A voice whispered behind me. 

I spun and saw a mix of dark hair and violet eyes. They sparkled in the sunlight, taking my breath away. 

"Am I forgiven?" I asked. 

"Almost." She smirked. 

"Almost?" I frowned. 

"Get a goal for me and we'll call it even." Elizabeth giggled. 

I nodded and ran out to the field, playing with little kids. The other teams goalkeeper was a small girl, maybe six? I couldn't help but screw up my shot to let her catch it and think she was amazing. My team ended up loosing, but it was still really fun, and surprisingly rewarding. 


"I guess I'm not forgiven then." I sighed dramatically, sitting down with Elizabeth inside. 

"No. You're extremely forgiven. I didn't know you had it in you." She smiled. I chuckled and looked out the window to see kids as young as 4 to as old as 15 playing with each other. 

"Can I do your hair?" A little girl asked, interrupting my random thoughts. 

"Of course!" I laughed. She did manage to get a few hair ties around my head, but it resulted in an awful look where random sections of my hair pointed straight up. 

"Good look, Lou." She smirked. This was the first time Elizabeth didn't call me Louis, and for some reason it made me super happy. 

"Thanks, Liz." I smiled. She had the same reaction as me. 






We left the orphanage what seemed like only minutes later, but in fact it was three hours later. 

"Wow. That was incredible." I whispered. 

"You were incredible." Elizabeth said quietly. 

"Did you see yourself? Those kids loved you!" I turned to her. 

"Can I show you something?" She asked. At first I had a weird feeling in the pit of my stomach, wondering what it would be, but I nodded anyway. 

Elizabeth gave me directions to some place, and we went there. I realized that it was Pacomi's Peak, a secret cove known for extraordinary views. 

Elizabeth got out first, me following. I was quite confused why we were here, but I understood the second I saw the stars. They were like nothing I had ever seen. 

"It's beautiful out here." I mumbled, looking at Elizabeth. The moonlight carefully reflected off onto her face, making her eyes sparkle and glow. 

"Yeah, if only I could stay forever." She sighed. 

"Look, it's a shooting star!" I gasped. After making a wish, we pulled out a spare blanket that was hiding in my trunk and sat on the ground. 


"What's on your bucket list?" Elizabeth asked me randomly. 

"My what?" 

"Like what are some things you want to do before you... Die?" It was hard for Elizabeth to say this, but I had no idea why. 

"Erm, I dunno. Probably get a job... Be successful, make my mum proud." I shrugged. I had never put much thought into it. 

"Oh, those are all very... Thoughtful." Elizabeth giggled. There it was again! Her cute laugh I had heard all day at the orphanage. 

"What about you, Lizzy?" I asked, liking calling her that. She blushed and played with a loose strand on the blanket. 

"I want to get married. I want to have children." She said them like they would never happen...?

"Don't worry! Someday, you'll find the perfect guy who will marry you and you'll have a nice wedding and a big family." I comforted her. Elizabeth still looked unsure, but she nodded. 

"I want to get a tattoo. I want to write a song that's famous. I want to meet someone famous." She continued, listing some really crazy things and some normal things. 

"We can make a list tomorrow, for now let's get you home." I laughed. Elizabeth agreed and no matter what my friends would think, I agreed to meet her at her house tomorrow so we could make a formal list. 

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