9 years ago.
El and I, were together but most of the time we are fighting. It started six months ago, I thought that everything was OK but she changed. Everything I did was wrong in her eyes. I didn't get it what was wrong with her. What was wrong with me, did I do something? Then after a month when I was at the mall I got it, she said to me that morning she was going to work but then I saw her with a strange man, they were laughing, hugging and kissing. She was cheating on me, it was not my fault she did it! I followed them and took a few pictures. I ran back to my car and drove home, shocked. Jay, Chase and Lilly just came home from school.
"what's wrong dad?" Lilly asked, she could always tell when someone was sad.
"nothing pumpkin, go make your homework before mum comes home, will you do that for me?"
"yes daddy" she ran to me jumped in my arms, gave me a hug and a kiss on the cheek and then ran upstairs too make her homework.
a few months later, the day of the break up.
And again we were fighting. Our plan today was going too the zoo with the kids but this morning El was gone when I came downstairs and Jay told me that she left for work. Normally she is 4 hours gone for work and then home but this time she came home by diner and directly went upstairs. I lost it, couldn't hold it any longer, so ran up the stairs in our bedroom were she was changing.
"where were you today?" I yelled.
she jumped and turned around, her hair was a mess and something/someone ruined her make-up.
"I was at work" she said.
"you think I believe that?"
"I don't know why shouldn't you believe that" she snapped.
"because you are acting weird lately"
"what do you mean acting weird Lou I was just at work all the time" she yelled.
I saw Chase, Jay and Lilly standing in opening of the bedroom door, Lilly between Chase and Jay. She was hiding behind them, scared. I walked too the door and pushed the kids outside so I could close the door.
"well EL a few weeks ago, you said you were going to your work and then when I went too the mall to buy food and stuff I saw you there with a man I didn't know while you were kissing and hugging and laughing, I mean do you call that work?" I asked her.
She went pale.
"that was not me" she said. Great she is trying to lie now.
"ya sure because I took pictures and I'm pretty sure it was you, I called your work later that day and asked if you where there and they told me, you didn't have to work that day and that you took a holiday untill today"
her eyes went big and she knew that I was right.
"OK I WAS CHEATING ON YOU IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT TOO HEAR FROM ME, YOU ARE ALWAYS GONE WITH YOUR BAND THING AND I COULDN'T CONTROL MYSELF ANYMORE LOU I NEEDED SOMEONE WHO WAS THERE FOR ME AND HE WAS. SO I GAVE IN. I'M SORRY LOU BUT I CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE." she screamed and then started too cry.
"el you could say that to me" I yelled.
"I'm sorry OK really really sorry but you weren't there and I saw the papers with you and another woman and thought that you were cheating on me, so I thought pay back" she cried.
"what do you mean? ooooow you mean the time I was in Sydney and was seen with a women by the Opera House? That was my niece! EL MY NIECE! you could have asked me about it when I came home instead of thinking I was cheating and you!" I yelled.
"I'm done with you totally done Lou, I thought you would understand but you don't. I'm going to pack my stings and the kids things and then we leave" she said. good. Wow wait the kids things? NO WAY.
"the kids aren't going anywhere El, they belong here with their family and friends" I yelled.
She looked at me with cold blue eyes and opened her mouth to say something but closed it again and thought about something.
"alright then I am taking Lilly with me, you can have Jay and Chase but I'm taking Lilly with me" she said with a voice full of coldness.
"you are not going to take my little girl away from me" I yelled.
"I am sorry Lou but I am her mother and we are not married so I can do whatever I want"
"NO MOM I DON'T WANT TO GO WITH YOU, I WANT TO STAY HERE WITH DADDY AND JJ AND CHASE" Lilly screamed while she opened the door and run towards me holding on my leg for life. I picked her up and let her cry on my shoulder while looking at El.
"daddy I don't want to go, please I want to stay with you" she cried.
El walked out of the room, too Lilly's room and packed all her stuff in while I was trying to calm down Lilly. Jay and Chase also came in and sat around me and her while talking to her.
"I'm sorry pumpkin, I can't do anything. Mommy and I are not married so she has the right to do what ever she wants to do with you but I promise I will come and visit you and talk to you whenever I can"
El came back in the room and walked towards us.
"come on Lilly the taxi is here in 5 minutes" she said. Lilly shook her head and hold me tight. El came closer and picked Lilly up while Lilly was screaming, crying and kicking.
"DADDY DADDY PLEASE HELP ME I DON'T WANT GO" they walked downstairs where Zayn, Niall, Liam and harry were with their family. they looked at me and at Eleanor. El walked out the door and to the cab that was waiting, she put Lilly in the backseat and closed the door. Lilly pounded on the window still crying and screaming.
I had tears in my eyes and felt a hand on my shoulder, I looked behind me and saw Harry standing there. I turned back to the cab and saw it driving away.
"I'm soooooo sorry little girl, I promise you I'm going to bring you back"