Loved You First

He loves her. She doesn't know she loves him. Neither thinks the other loves them. It's your typical romance story. Niall Horan and Líadan Abbott had been best friends for as long as they could remember, he was her only friend. When Líadan moves out to London to pursue her writing career old feelings rekindle. Líadan realised her feelings for Niall at the same time he decides to try and move past his feelings for her. Add Harry and a girl called Rose into the mix and things go haywire.

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11. Chapter 11

Double date.

Why did we agree to go on a double date with Niall and Rose?

I want to spend more time with my best friend, after all that is the reason that I moved out here but it'll be awkward since I kinda have a thing for him and he'll be with his new girlfriend and I'll be with one of his best mates whom I'm fake dating.

Ugh, why do things have to be difficult?

We're going ice skating so that should be fun. There's a rink about 30 minutes away. I'm the worst ice skater in the history of the world. Lucky Harry gets to pretend to be my boyfriend and help me.

"Ready babe?" I hear Harry's voice enter my flat. I should really start locking the door.

"Since when do you call me-" I start to say when I see Niall and Rose in my living room with Harry. That's why he called me babe.

"Sure am babe," I say acting like I had never questioned him.

"Let's roll out then!" Niall says and Rose rolls her eyes.

It's like she doesn't like the childish nerdy side of him, which in my opinion is the only side, you know apart from the world famous boy-band side.

"So Rose, what do you do for a living?" I ask trying to make friendly conversation.

We're all crammed in Harry's car with our skates. I was surprised that the others had their own skates, hell, I'm surprised I have my own skates since I'm so terrible.

Harry is driving, Niall is in the passenger seat and I get to be back here with Rose.

"Niall didn't tell you?" She asks surprised.

"It didn't come up," I say getting slightly annoyed that she expects me to just know everything about her.

"I write for People magazine, I'm actually supposed to mainly focus on One Direction," she says smiling at Niall.

"That's cool. You and Niall seem really good for each other," I lie through my teeth but she seems like a nice enough girl and I want Niall to be happy so I need to be friends with her.

Maybe the other girlfriends and I should invite her out. They guys have a concert coming up so we could all go together.

"Thanks, same with you and Harry," I can tell she's lying about Harry and me but it's nice that she's making an effort.

No one understands why Harry and I are together. We just don't fit as a couple. If Niall wasn't already my best friend and Dani next in line for being my best friend I could easily see Harry being my best friend.

It's so weird when we kiss. It just doesn't feel right.

The first time was nice but I was drunk so it doesn't count.

"Aww thanks! You're such a sweet girl! I'm glad Niall found you, I've been trying to get him a girlfriend for ages!" I gush trying to act how girls normally do. I've never really done this before.

I mean I'm not the best with people, my last boyfriend was gay and I'm getting paid to date my current boyfriend, shows a lot for my love life.

"I guess he just needed to wait for the right girl," Rose says smirking. No offence to her but she's not the right girl. Not for Niall anyway.

"Yeah I guess, so Rose, have you ever been ice skating?" I ask quickly changing the subject.

"Yes, I'm great at it," she says proudly. Of course she's great at it.

"Líadan over here sucks at it!" Niall says turning back to see us.

"You're no better than me!" I defend myself and he just laughs.

Niall and I learned to skate together but neither of us were ever any good, we would just try to push the other down the whole time.

"Well I guess I'll just have to help you," Harry says looking at me through the cars mirror. Niall turns around when he says that so I can't see his face.

An awkward silence takes over the car so I'm thankful when we arrive.

"We put our skates on over here and then we get onto the rink through here," Harry says as we sit down on one of the benches.

"I can never tie these things correctly!" I sigh dropping the laces.

"Here, let me," Harry says starting to come over to me with his skates already on.

"It's cool Harry, I got it. I'm already over here plus I used to tie her skates all the time," Niall says quickly and Harry sits back down.

"Niall, Harry can do it. Come on let's go skate," Rose says standing up.

"No it's cool, Líadan is my best friend. Plus it's a double date so we should wait for them," Niall says not even sensing his girlfriend's annoyance.

"You know you could just get on the floor in front of her," Rose says clearly annoyed.

"It's easier like this," Niall says putting my leg in his lap so he can tie my skate.

It's like he's trying to make his girlfriend jealous. I really don't want her to hate me but Niall is going to make that happen.

"Alright, looks like we're good to go. Thanks for your help Niall but you may want to stay close to your girlfriend so she can help keep you on your feet. Harry you better help me," I say using Harry as support as we go out onto the ice.

"Hey Harry, wanna race?" Rose asks smirking at Harry. Niall looks slightly jealous but she's doing him a favour by asking Harry, it would just be embarrasing for Niall if he were the one to race Rose.

Niall's a better skater than me but practically everyone is so that's no accomplishment.

"Hey!" I yell turning towards Niall as a cold clump of snow hits my jacket.

"One point for Niall," Niall says with a smirk.

"It's on," I say shuffling my way over to the snow bank. I'm going painfully slowly so as not to fall. Rose ans Harry seem to be having a nice time skatng laps together. It's good that they're getting on okay.

"How's going babe," Harry asks skating over to me.

"Pretty well, I'm having a snow ball fight wit-" I'm interrupted by a chunk of ice smacking the left side of my face.

"Fuck! Líadan, I'm so sorry! That wasn't supposed to be ice! It wasn't supposed to hit you in the face!" Niall yells coming over to me as quickly as he can.

I can barely feel my face, I can feel the tears but that's about it.

"Oh my god! There's so much blood! Rose get something to wipe her face with," Harry instructs and Rose scurries off.

"it's fine, I can't feel anything," I say trying to shrug Harry off.

"It's not fine. Above and below your eye is bleeding, so is your lip. Open your mouth so I can see if it broke a tooth," Niall says as he reaches me.

"I'm really fine," I say again but I do as he says.

"Your teeth are fine. Your face should be fine, we just need to get some ice on it," Harry says examining my cuts.

"I really don't want anymore ice on my face," I say trying to make a joke out of the fact that I just got hit with ice but no one seems to find it very funny.

"Niall I think I twisted my ankle," Rose says coming over to us with some tissues. Niall takes the tissues and starts to dab my face with them.

"Your ankle looks fine to me," Harry says bending down to look at her ankle.

"Last time I checked you weren't a doctor," Rose snaps at him. It's pretty obvious she just wants some attention since everyone's eyes are on me.

"Well we should probably get back home, we'll get some ice on your face and on Rose's ankle," Niall says to me and I nod. I don't know if the tears have stopped. My face has gone numb.

I just want this day to be over.

A/N: This is kinda a filler chapter, there's important stuff next chapter. Please vote and comment. I would love to hear your thoughts on Rose.

-Molly

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