I drove to Ashley's House as fast as I could.
"Why are you driving to fast Lou?" Harry asked as he held on his seat belt. "Well, first of all, I'd like to. Second of all, I'd hate the fact that Christopher will arrive to their house first." I explained to him and the boys just sighed. "This is not a competition Lou." Liam tried to calm me down.
"No one said it wasn't." I told him and pulled the brake as we arrived to Ashley's House.
The 5 of us got out and girls from the neighborhood gazed at us. "What's their problem?" Harry whispered to me. "There's nothing wrong with it." I told him as we walked up the steps. "It's absurd." I heard him mumble and I rang the doorbell.
After a few minutes of tapping my foot in a rhythm that I enjoy, I saw Ashley open the door and she grinned at me. "Louis! What are you doing here?" She asked me, her grin not fading one bit once I hugged her. "Oh, and you've met the boys already, right?" I told her as we let go and she nodded.
"Hey there! Come on in." She greeted and gestured us a hand motion to get in. We all walked to the living room and sat on the couch. "Want anything?" Ashley asked us as she arrived. "No, we're good." Liam said. "Not even a cup of tea?" She asked me and I gave her a small smile. "That would be delightful."
"That would be delightful." Louis said with a small smile. I ran to the kitchen, almost slipping on the way there. I carefully poured Tea on a cup as I hummed a song to myself.
I was happy that Louis arrived today, I felt lonely a while ago. I wondered what Christopher is doing today, he said it was urgent, and had to leave. I went back to the living room and gave Louis his cup of tea while I sipped on my own.
"Thanks for dropping by." I told them as I sat down. They just smiled and nodded. "I thought you guys were gonna hang out today." I said looking at each of them.
"Well," Louis began. "we needed to drop by because we had to tell you something." He explained. "Actually, only Louis has something to say, we're just part of it. Mainly, Louis does." Harry added and Louis looked at him.
Louis sighed as I gave him a worried look. What's so urgent that he had to drop by just to tell me? He wasn't looking at me directly in the eye. Instead, he was looking at the ground, biting his bottom lip.
"You can tell me anything Lou." I reassured him as I finished my tea. "I mean, how bad could it be?" I told him. He nodded and looked at the boys. "Well, uh. I think we need some privacy first. Boys, you go watch TV." He ordered and they nodded. I narrowed my eyes at him. Seriously, what's the problem?
Before he could wait any longer, I hesitated then nodded. "We could go to my Bedroom." I suggested, leading him there. The boys stayed to watch a show in the Living Room.
On my Way there, I kept pondering about what he was gonna tell me. My heart kept throbbing and my cheeks are growing red. My palms felt sweaty. Dear God, why am I feeling this right now? Why am I so nervous? Is he gonna...? I hope not.
Once we arrived to my Bedroom, the both of us laid down on my bed at the same time. I looked at him and he was just gazing at the corner. He seemed nervous too. He kept closing and opening his palms. Then, after a minute or two, he asked me something that made it very complicated. "Did you and Christopher hang out this morning?"
I stared at him. He still hasn't looked away from the spot he was staring at, he just continued spacing out. "Yeah, we did. Why?" I asked him. He finally looked at me, the both of us having immediate eye contact. "Then, why were you not together this afternoon?" He said and I just raised my eyebrow at him. "Lou..." I started, slowly trailing away. "Are you hiding something from me that I have to know?"
He bit his bottom lip and stared at me with sympathy, which I didn't understand why. "This Afternoon, my lads and I ate outside, in Nando's." He began, looking at me directly in the eye. "Then, we just got our seats and noticed a table at the corner. It was a group of people who were hanging around, laughing and chitchatting. Then, we noticed one of the couples were..." He drifted away, and tears were threatening to escape my eyes. I know where this is going to.
"Tell Me.... Please." He wouldn't talk, Louis just looked down as if he was afraid I'd get hurt. "SPIT IT OUT LOU!" I yelled at him.
"Christopher and another girl, they said they were dating." He finally finished.
Tears quickly streamed down my eyes. I covered my eyes, trying to not show him. "It can't be." I mumbled to myself. Louis just kept holding me tight, to a warm hug. "It's true. Let it all out. It'll be alright." Louis tried his best, comforting me. He started whispering sweet things into my ear.
This can't be true. Christopher wanted me to be with him forever, but he didn't keep my promise. If were true... This crushed my heart. It crushed my soul, everything in me. Now I feel like I'm nothing. But, I still love him, with all my heart. I started wiping the tears from my eyes. I looked up to Louis and he was looking at me too.
I noticed Louis was also weeping. I think he was hiding something, something that's hard to hide from me. The both of us just stared at each other intently.
"Ashley... I have something to tell you." He muttered under his breath. "Yeah?" I said, sniffling. Then, he started inching towards me. "Ashley.... I... I..." He stammered and moved towards me again. I moved towards him, and I knew what he was gonna say. I love you. That's what he was gonna say. I slowly closed my eyes, trying to savor this moment. I could feel his hot breath, our lips about to touch. But then, I realized something.
I remembered everything, Christopher promised that he'd be with me no matter what. He'd never cheat on me... Louis knew everything about my past too. What if he made this up? Just got the story of whatever happened to my mom and tried to warn me. But, he's my Best Friend, he can't do that.... But, no. A voice inside me kept saying that Louis might actually be lying. Christopher can't be cheating on me, he loves me. That's what I thought.
Louis must have made this up just so I could be his. Frustration built inside of me. "I know what you're doing." I told Louis, moving away from him. I grabbed a pillow and threw it at him. "I won't fall into your plan Lou." I told him.
He looked at me, his eyes filled with shock. "You're just fooling me Lou. Trying to make me fall in love with you with that pathetic lie?" I snorted. "Never. Louis, I know your plan. So, don't try to hide it from me anymore. Sure, you're my best friend, and you have feelings for me. You're just fooling me, trying to make me stop loving Christopher even if he's not cheating on me. Well, too bad Lou. I won't believe in that." I explained to him, even if I wanted to cry.
He shook his head and looked down. "You don't understand Ashley. He doesn't love you anymore, he's with another gi-" "PLEASE LOU. STOP." I yelled in frustration, covering my ears. "THAT'S NONSENSE. STOP DENYING IT." I told him, pushing him out of my bedroom. "GET OUT OF MY HOUSE, NOW." I said, letting all my anger out at him. He glared at me and rolled his eyes. "Fine, whatever Ashley. But, once you learn the truth, don't go crying and apologizing to me, saying I didn't warn you." He just said, but his voice was cracking. He sounded like he wanted to cry.... I felt guilty now. He's my Best Friend for God's Sake! Before I could stop him from running down the stairs to go leave with the boys, he opened the door and the boys walked out.
He looked at me from upstairs, looked like he wanted to cry. "And I thought we were best friends." He said before slamming the door. I fell on my knees, sobbing.
He's gone... My Best Friend is gone.... The only person who truly understands me is gone. The one I love.
A/N: Sorry for the chapter guys.... But I had to.