"On three. 1...2...3...!" Louis and I yell together as we run and jump off the boardwalk in unison.
We plunge into the water and I laugh and we splash water at one another.
"You're my bestest friend, Nikki!" Louis hugs me and I hug him back.
Those are my favorite memories.
It seemed like that summer would never end.
But when it did, Louis was preparing for X Factor.
It was early morning and Louis and I were driving to the auditions.
We went over his song again and again until we finally arrived.
The X Factor.
Louis had an amazing voice.
I knew he would make it.. And he did.
Being best friends since before pre-k, we knew literally everything about each other and I was ready to stay with him whatever he did in his life.
And he knew I was.
So he took me with him wherever he went. Be it a concert, a plane ride, out to dinner with the boys, you name it... I was there.
I still am.
And tomorrow starts the Where We Are Tour.