As the night went on, I tried my best to avoid Niall, it's working kind of. I decided to go out the back for air. I sat on the wall, when I heard from behind me, "hey, it's mad we met at a Louis party huh?" "Uh yeah" I laughed turning to Niall. "I need to go" I said standing up, "no we need to talk, I don't want this to be awkward" "it's not" "the tension between us is unbearable, I can't deal with it" "there's no tension" I lied, "okay because, you were one of my best friends and I really don't want to lose you all together, so friends?" "Yeah" I smiled walking away trying to hold my tears back. I walked back into the house, "Wait! Lauryn!" I turned to see Niall running up behind me, "why did you really break up with me?" "I didn't think it was-" "no the real reason"he said, "I can't tell you" I muttered, "why? I deserve to know!" "Because your the one at risk Niall!" "What?"he asked taking back by my harsh tone. "Someone knew about us! And started blackmailing me! It was for your own good clearly! You moved on good for you! Go have a good night" "what?" "You heard!" I started to walk away, "why didn't you tell me?" "Because they threatened for you to lose your job and go to jail. So leave it now" I turned away and ran away from him.
I feel like such an ass. I just got out of a relationship and I'm already in another. I can see how torn Lauryn is, I wish she had told me, when she told me that she was blackmailed to break up with me I felt like a dick. I just wanted to pull her close to me and tell her everything was going to be fine, that I love her, nobody will hurt her. But I couldn't. I walked back to party, where Barbara started grinding against me, "babe, how about we get out of here" she said turning to connect her lips to mine. "No I want to stay for abit longer babe, were only here about an hour" "babeeee" "no Barbara if you want to leave, leave I'm not stopping you!" I said angrily, "god your a dick" she snapped before walking away. I ran to find Lauryn, because in that moment I realised, I don't care about my job, because I love her so much. I finally found her talking to Liam, I ran up and crushed my lips to hers.