Niall invited me to have a Christmas Eve dinner with him and the boys along with their. I haven't seen the boys in a whole week. Since I told Louis that we would never work out he hasn't talked to me or texted me. I sighed as I looked at the red dress that I was going to be wearing. It was a beautiful strapless dress that was tight at the top and flared out at my waist. It was pretty puffy but it looked good. It went down to mid thigh. I decided on pairing it with a pair of black heels that had a small strap with a golden buckle. I wore a golden necklace with my name on it around my neck. I curled my blonde hair and left it to cascade down my back. I did my make up so it just looked natural. I put red lipgloss on just to give my lips an extra shine. I pulled on my heels and looked in the mirror. I looked okay but I just felt ....... well lost if that makes since? Ever since I spoke to Louis about us and told him we couldn't be together.....ever...... I have just felt lost. Like I'm missing apart of me that connot be found. I just shrugged it of like I have been doing for the passed week and strolled into the lounge room. I grabbed my phone just as someone knocked on my door. I flicked of the lights and opened the door. There stood Niall with his hair all styled and he was wearing a black tux with a red button shirt underneath. I had to admit he looked pretty damn sexy. Not as sexy as Louis looks though. Shut up stupid brain Louis has girlfiend.
"You look beautiful." Niall smiled as he leaned in and pecked me on the lips. I smiled at him.
"You look pretty sexy yourself." I giggled and locked up my apartment. I walked down to Niall's car with him as his arm was wrapped around my waist. We drove to Louis' house where the dinner was held. This is going to be so awkward I can just feel it. He parked in front of Louis' house and opened my door for me. I smiled and took his hand. Hand in hand we walked to the door. Niall knocked and Liam answered.
"Hi guys come in!" He smiled. I greeted him with a smile and walked in. We were the last ones to arrive but I didn't really mind.
"Hi Darcy your here!" El squealed and I let go off Niall's hand and embraced her with a hug.
"Yeah I am." I smiled as Dani and Perrie came over. "You guys look amazing." I told the three gorgeous girls in front of me.
"So do you I love your dress." Dani said as she looked at the dress.
"Thank you." I half laughed and I spotted Louis looking at me with that longing look on his face. Our eyes connected for a second but I immediately looked away.
"Well now that everyone is here lets eat." Zayn anounced. We all took our seats next to our dates. I saw a beatiful girl sat next to me with Harry on the other side of her. She looked oddly familiar.
"Hi I'm Cara." She smile at me. Then it clicked. She was a model as well.
"Darcy." I smiled as she sat down.
"So how long have you and Niall been dating?" She asked as Louis and Zayn went to get the food.
"Two weeks." I smiled. I saw Harry tense next to her as he saw us talking. What the hell is his problem it's not like I'm going to steal his girlfriend.
"You guys are a really cute couple." She giggled.
"Thanks." I blushed a bit and looked at Niall. He just sent me a toothy smile ad the boys carried the food onto the table. There was so much of it too. There was mash potato, steamed vegatables,gravy , chicken, pork, flat breads and the list goes on. I smiled as everyone started dishing them selves up. I got myself some food and started up a conversation with Cara. She was really nice to talk to.
I saw her laughing and eating as she talked to Cara. She looked beautiful. I just sat there eating and making small talk with Eleanor and Liam. I sighed and looked down at my plate.
"Louis?" El pulled my out from my thoughts. "What's wrong?" She asked with a bit of a worried look on her face.
"Oh nothing babe I was just thinking." I told her as I plastered a fake smile on my face. I just felt so ......broken. I haven't been myself since that day I talked to her.Harry hasn't told anyone yet which I am thankful for but I know he hates keeping things from people. He will snap at some stage. Hopefully it won't be tonight. I saw how his jaw tenses when she talks to Cara he looks like he wants to murder her.
"Oh okay." She smiled back and ate some more.
"Hey what is going on with Harry he looks like he is about to kill Darcy." Liam whispered to me.
"It's probably nothing." I told him filling my mouth with mash potato. Liam nodded and kept eating. El had started talng to Perrie who was next to her. I saw Cara say something to Darcy and Harry then she got up. I'm guessing she was going to the toilet. Harry and Darcy kept eating. Harry turned to her and said something. Her eye widened and she nearly choked on her champagne. What did he tell her? I had to find out.
A few people helped collect the plates as dessert was about to be served. Louis got up and put away the plates in the kitchen. Liam was still sitting in his seat so I decided I would ask him about Louis.
"Hey Liam does Louis seem a bit off to you lately?" I questioned him. For the past week Louis seemed distant. Like we would be in the same room but he was never really there. There was something bothering him. I could feel it.
"Yeah I was going to ask you the same thing." He said with worried eyes.
"Well I was hoping you would know what is wrong because he hasn't said anything to me." I told him.
"Well I don't know maybe ask Harry as them two are really close." Liam suggested. I just nodded as he came back into the room with choclate caked and ice cream. Everyone immediately started cutting pieces and scooping ice cream. I laughed lightly and joined in.
After dessert everyone just scattered and made small talk around Louis' back yard. I saw Harry standing alone and Louis was in the bathrrom so I took this as my chance.
"Hey Harry I wanted to talk to you." I told him as I smiled and walked over.
"About what?" He asked casually as he took a sip of his drink.
"About Louis." I stated and his jaw tensed.
"What about Louis?" He asked not makin geye contact with me. Okay something was definitely going on.
"He hasn't been himself lately and I can see something is bothering him so I was wondering if you knew?" I asked him.
"El, it's not my secret to tell." He sighed looking down.
"So you know what's wrong?" I asked.
"Yes." He stated softly.
"Well as his girlfriend all I want to do is help." I said.
"Well then ask Louis because I promised him I wouldn't tell anyone." Harry explained firmly as he took another sip of his beer.
"Harry Louis isn't going to tell me so will you please............just tell me Louis just isn't Louis anymore." I begged. "It's like he's broken." I admitted. Harry's facial expression changed immediately as I said that. It was softer and a sad expression.
"That's because he is." He whispered and left me. What was that supposed to mean? I turned around and Louis walked outside. He had a sile on his afce and his hands were shoved in his pockets. I walked up to him and took his hand. I lead him away from everybody.
"Louis we need to talk." I told him.
"Oh that doesn't sound good." He frowned at me.
"Harry told me that I had to ask you about what is bothering you." I said to him which only made him frown more.
"What do youmean nothing is wrong?" He assured me. Well more like lied.
"I know your lying Harry just told me that you told him but Harry said it wasn't his place to tell me." I raised my voice a little but not enough for the other's t hear. His face hardened and he said nothing. He didn't even look at me. "Harry was right you are broken." I said shaking my head. This wasn't the Louis I knew. This wasn't the Louis that I loved. "Louis you never lie to me why now? What is so horrible that you can't tell me?" I asked quietly. He turned to look at me. His eyes were filled with guilt and sadness. Then it hit me. It hit me hard. There was someone else.