Kind hearts are the gardens,
Kind thoughts are the roots,
Kind words are the blossoms,
Kind deeds are the fruits
The driver dropped me off in front of Danielle's apartment and didn't even accept money from me. I insisted that he stayed here for a while till i got money from Danielle but nothing seemed to change his mind. Sometimes, all a person needs are kind words from kind hearted people to make a huge difference in their life.
The driver was a really nice guy and his words sure did help me make a descision. I had no idea what i was going to do but now i knew. I may not be strong enough or broken or whatever but i can pretend. I'll have to pretend for my baby. I am definitely not letting the circumstances harm my baby.
I walked towards Danielle's apartment and knocked loudly on the front door. Her car was parked outside in her driveway, so, I didn't have to worry about her not being at home. Even if she was outside, one phone call was all that was required. Being my over-protective best friend, she'd be here in mere seconds.
She opened the door and as soon as she registered my condition, a very agitated look took over her features. Without uttering a word, she engulfed me in a bear hug and the tears made an entry again. I hugged her back, resting my head on her shoulder and cried my heart out. I don't know how long we stayed in that position but i'm sure about one thing. There would be a huge stain on her tank top because of my tears. That was the last of our worries though.
She kept whispering things like ' it's ok' , ' things will be fine ' , ' don't worry' , and ' everything will be okay' but those words didn't seem to lessen the suffering even a little.
We finally pulled away and she held me by my shoulders firmly and enquired , "Tell me what happened!!" I could see her getting angry already.
My throat was really dry from arguing with him, crying and blubbering like crazy and here she is, demanding me to tell her everything on her doorstep.
"Are you gonna interrogate me here or invite me in and give me some water?" I enquired.
"Oh.. I'm sorry. Come on in. I'll get you something to drink." She held the door wide enough for me to enter as she walked towards the kitchen.
I just nodded and went in the direction of the living room and made myself comfortable on the couch. Everything was really silent. The only sound that could be heard was coming from the kitchen. Sitting here in tranquility made me think about the promise Louis made two years ago..
This felt so right. Being wrapped here in Louis' arms. It felt so soothing and comfortable.
I shifted slightly in my bed and immediately his arms consolidated around me.
It has been a year since we started dating. We just had one of the best days of our lives and here we are, canoodling in his apartment, lost in our thoughts. The silence wasn't bothering either one of us. It was comfortable and very much required after the hectic day we had.
He suddenly broke the silence with words that left me dumbstruck.
"I love you." He said with a breathtaking, heartwarming smile. This was the first time he said the three words and it was so out of the blue that i was tongue tied and at a loss of words. I wanted to scream that i loved him more and what not but nothing seemed to come out of my mouth.
My lack of response made him really nervous and his smile faded away. Before i could say anything, he spoke up.
" Umm....Uhhh... You don't have to say it back.... I....uhhh just wanted to get it out of my system. I can totally understand if you don't feel the same way. I mean look at you and then look at me... You are so amazing and beautiful and...What am I saying??... I just couldn't hold back anymore. It's been a long time since i realised how much you mean to me and how much i care about you and how much I love-" I ended his rant by smashing my lips on his soft and lustrous ones and once, i was totally convinced that he wouldn't start rambling again, i pulled away. Even though i didn't show it but my insides were having fun on a rollercoaster ride.
He was slightly shocked but as soon as he saw me grinning like a maniac, his expression changed to one full of adoration and love and he flashed me his perfect, amazing and absolutely smashing smile.
"I love you too." I confessed and soon his smile turned into a big toothy grin. He then, wasting no time, was hovering over me in a matter of seconds and our lips were a few centimetres away when he whispered,
"My love for you is everlasting; it will never grow old and it will never fade away. I will love you forever," he said with the most sincere eyes i had ever seen.
I chuckled humourlessly and replied, "Forever is a lie Louis. Don't make promises you can't keep. The saddest thing about love is that not only love cannot last forever, but even the heartbreak is soon forgotten."
He frowned at my words and said, "I'll prove you wrong there, love. I will love you all my life and when I die, i will still love you through eternity and beyond." With that said, he leaned in and kissed me with so much passion and yearning that everything that was on my mind vanished in an instant. Nothing else seemed to matter. Just the two of us and it was pure bliss...
*End of flashback*
"El, are you listening?" I quickly snapped my head towards the source of the sound that had brought me back to reality. Danielle was standing in front of me with a glass of water and had a questioning look on her face as she studied me carefully.
" Sorry... I just.. spaced out." My voice was so weak and the moisture in my eyes wasn't leaving. I mentally scolded myself for feeling so vulnerable.
"It's alright sweety. Here." She said handing me the glass she was holding. "Now tell me what happened?" She took a seat beside me on the couch and placed her hand on my shoulder in an attempt to comfort me.
So, I told her everything. From the beginning. My pregnancy, our anniversary, my plans of telling him that he was going to be a father and asking him to marry me later. Him kicking me out. Everything.
"I am so sorry about what happened El. I can't believe Louis did that to you. Asshole." She said exasperatedly after i completed telling her the whole story.
"Me neither Dani.... Promise me one thing though." I demanded more more like pleaded.
"Anything for you."
"Don't ever mention this to anyone. No one Dani. I never came here and i never told you anything. You don't know where i am or what happened. For the sake of our friendship Danielle. Please."
"I promise El." She said and squeezed my hand before continuing," Anyway, get ready for a new beginning. You are coming with me to live in New York."