Shadows *complete*

They were five. They were at the top. Until that day, two years ago. Five became three.
They never understood what had truly happened. Until that day, two years too late.
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11. Guilty



"No way! It's too early!" I yelled for the hundredth time at the two annoyed men.

Liam, standing in front of me, sighed loudly while Louis, who had been sitting on the bed, stood up to walk toward us.

"Too early? What the hell are you talking about? That's not something you can do whenever you feel like to!"

"Tomorrow! Let's start tomorrow, then! I can't... not now, not today!" I tried to calm myself down a little but it didn't seem to make any difference on him.

"Today or tomorrow won't change anything! So you'll start today and that's all." He shook his head, sighing.

"You can't force me to do once again!" Louis laughed slightly before glancing for a few seconds at Liam and putting his hands in his pocket with a smirk on his lips."Can't I?" I didn't reply though I could feel my heart beating faster and faster.

"I feel guilty enough for what happened with Harry. I'm not ready this time!"

But to my surprise, Liam burst out laughing. "You'll have plenty of time this month to get ready! It's gonna take much more time with Niall so the sooner you start, the better."

What did he mean by that? But he must have been right because Louis laughed along with him.

I knew I'd never be able to convince them to start tomorrow so I would have to find something else.

"Okay,"I sighed, "Let’s start today." The two of them sighed with relief, smirking.

"Now you better stop contradicting us. We don't care whether you want to do it or not," Louis told me with a threatening voice.

"I won't do so again provided that..." he cut me off, looking both angry and amused. "Provided that what? You are not in the right position to demand..." But Liam interrupted him.

"What do you want?" he asked me, ignoring Louis yelling at him.

"Let me see Harry. Just once,” I replied firmly. He stared at me for a long time with a dark expression on his face but I didn’t look away.

“Okay. We have a deal! You’ll go and see him but you’ll never ever contradict us anymore.” I nodded though I wondered what would happen if ever I didn’t respect that deal. I wasn’t sure I wanted to know the answer either.

“What are you playing at, Liam?” Louis yelled with anger as if I wasn’t here. “Harry is still fine and you,” he pointed me out, “shall not see him!”

“Just because you say he is fine doesn’t mean he really is! You are a liar, Louis!” I shouted at the latter before Liam could open his mouth. His eyes became darker and he quickly moved closer, frightening me more and more. Luckily Liam stopped him before he could reach me but he kept on yelling. “I’m a what?! Don’t you dare say that ever again!”

“You’re a liar! You are lying to the entire world since two years!” Liam kept holding him though more tightly while turning around to stare at me with a surprising blank look. He didn’t say anything but turned back to Louis before whispering in his ear. As he talked to him, Louis seemed to calm down. Anger left his facial expression and his eyes weren’t as dark as they were anymore. He closed his eyes and breathed deeply before Liam finally released him.

Then, he walked toward the window and leaned against it, watching outside without saying anything.

“Let’s go,” Liam told me in a whisper after looking at his mate for a few seconds. I nodded and followed him out of the room.



“Here you are!” Liam pointed out a door at the end of a dark long corridor. “I won’t stay near the door. I don’t care what you will say to him and seeing his mood lately, I can tell you your conversation won’t last long. I’ll be waiting here.” I smiled weakly, knowing that it would have been completely different if Louis had been here. As I walked toward the door, I wondered what Liam had told him. Louis had seemed angrier than ever but just after a few words from Liam, his anger was gone. I had to admit I really was impressed.

I entered in the room, after Liam opened the door and slowly stepped toward Harry, who was sitting in a corner. His legs were against his chest with his head leaned against his knees. He didn’t move when he heard the sound of the door or my footsteps so I knelt down in front of him and put my hand on his shoulder, whispering his name, “Harry.”

He lifted his head so suddenly that I fell backwards on the floor, looking in his eyes. He looked like he hadn’t slept for days but he obviously hadn’t cried. He stared at me for a few seconds that seemed to last like forever.

“Go away!” I didn’t move as his words kept repeating in my head. Go away? But why?

“I told you to go away! I don’t want to see you!” he repeated, harsher.

“But... Harry... I’m not here to hurt you! Listen to me, please!” I sat up, still staring at him and seeing the anger starting to appear on his face.

“Why are you here? Haven’t you already made enough against me?” His words hurt me like daggers in my mind. He didn’t understand...

“I didn’t mean to,” but he cut me off, “You didn’t mean it? Then why did you do it? Why did you help them?!” He looked both angry and sad.

“I had no choice! I would never have done that!” He rolled his eyes.

“But you have, Scarlett,” he muttered.

“Please, Harry. I know what happened but you can’t imagine how bad I feel about that! I’m just... I’m scared of what will happen to you!”

“I don’t need your pity. Go away, Scarlett.” He looked me in his eyes and saw how hurt he was. I shouldn’t have betrayed him.

“I don’t know what will happen next, Harry. But you have to know you’re not the only captive here,” I whispered and he suddenly looked taken aback.

I stood up and moved closer to him. I knelt back beside him and murmured as quietly as possible in his ear,

“I will find a way to get you out of here.”

Then, I walked toward the door and stopped with my hand on the handle.

“Trust me, Harry.”

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