Before I Met You, Louis Tomlinson.

Seventeen year old writer, Ellen Aprils is displayed affection in a new light, but her dreadful past forces her to push it to the back of her mind and tell herself the feels aren’t there. Ellen keeps a journal and is told from a young age to keep her emotions together by putting her feelings on paper, before Louis came along she didn’t know what love and heart break was. The young writer leaving her family, friends and first love in Australia to join a school in London to progress a future in writing. She starts her life and thinks she has Louis place behind her but it’s when she heads to a party with her neighbour, Liam that her and Louis are reunited, she experiences things like non other after Louis and her pursue there once dead end relationship.

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Three weeks, two days later

Ellen’s POV

I sit in the bath, all the bubbles now gone and the water has cooled dramatically, I look over to see the cars asleep on my bed, I run my finger up my nose wetting it slightly as I push my glasses up, there’s a knock at the door and I quickly stand and step out of the large bath, wrapping a towel around my wet body and walking out of my room and into the main room, there is another knock and I finally get to the door, I’m going to look like a wreck, my hair in the messiest bun possible, and wrapped in a towel. I open the door and see Liam standing looking at the ground, his eyes trail up my body for my bare feet before meeting my eyes.

“Hi, sorry if im disturbing something.” I laugh at his slight awkwardness.

“It’s find.” I say pushing hair off my forehead, “What’s up?” I ask.

“I was just wondering if you wanted to come to a party with me tomorrow.”

“Ah, yeah, sure, Im not doing anything.” I smile up at him, he looks slightly relieved, “What’s the party for?”

“They guys I was talking about when we first met, the ones in Australia are getting back today and we’re having a ‘welcome home’ party for them.”

“Oh that’s sweet, ah so what time should I be ready?”

“Around six thirty.” I nod, “I didn’t know you wore glasses.” I gasp slightly in realisation, I haven’t done anything today, I never put contacts in.

“Yeah, ah, nobody really does.” I tightly smile.

“Well they suite you.” I smile.

“Thanks.” I pause, “So tomorrow at six thirty.” I nod and back into the apartment slightly.

“Yeah, ah, I’ll see you then.” I nod and close the door, am I supost to take it that his asking me on a date? A date to a party where im going to meet his friends, I go back into my room and take the plug out of the bath before going into my wardrobe and slipping into pajamas and heading into the main room and collapsing on the lounge where Bandit joins me to watch TV and do exactly what I have done all day which is nothing.

Next day

I wore a mint green dress, white heels, the necklace and anklet I wear every day and a pair of hoop earrings, I slipped my phone into my white clutch and throw my hair over my shoulder to lay down my back before spraying a bit of perfume.

 I had feed the kittens and cleaned their litter before I got ready and it was now almost six thirty, I walked towards the mirror to check my teeth were still clean, even though I cleaned them only twenty minutes ago, I run my fingers through my hair and there’s a knock at my door, I blink a few time after getting a wired filling in my eye caused by my contact and make my way out into the main room and to the door, I open it so find a nicely dressed Liam. His eyes rake my body before his brown orbs meet my multi coloured ones.

“You look amazing.” He complements and I blush.

“You don’t look half bad yourself.” I smile.

“Should we go?” he asks and I nod stepping out of my apartment and locking the door, placing my keys in my clutch, he pushes the button to the elevator and it opens almost instantly, we make our way to the buildings garage and go to his car, he holds the door open for me and I thank him as I sit in the passenger seat. It isn’t long until we pull into a slightly crowded car park and he guides me into a building with quite a lot of people there we head to two guys standing together, Liam introduces me to them, an Irish guy with blonde hair named Niall and a tanned male with jet black hair named Zayn. I learnt that Zayn works at the gym with Liam and Niall goes to school with the two, we stood around talking for a while, pointless talk really, I was greeted by a few people as they came to the boys but shortly after left.

“Ellen?” an oddly familiar British accent sounds, all the boys heads turn in the direction of the sound, I slowly twist my body until I see Louis standing in front of me.

“Louis.” my eyes wide, mouth dry, Liam and the boys look from Louis to me.

“What are you doing here?” I don’t answer his question.

“You’re the one being welcomed back from Australia?”

“I didn’t know the school was in London.”

“I didn’t know you were from London.” We didn’t really talk just stated the obvious.

“You guys know each other?” Liam asks, I look up at him before back at Louis; I lick my lips trying to bring moisture back to them.

“Yeah, we ah.” I couldn’t find the words.

“Wait, Louis was the boyfriend and Harry was the guy whose shoulder you almost broke.” Louis and I both nod, the boys look towards one another before back at Louis and I.

“Oh great, what is she doing here.” All our heads turn at once to see Harry, I let out a bit of a laugh causing everyone’s attention to drift back to me.

“This is probably the wired thing that has ever happen to me, in my life.”

“I didn’t think I was ever going to see you again.” Louis states.

“I wish I never had to see her again.”

“Would you shut up?” I look towards Harry.

“Why are you here?” he asks, I look back at Louis.

“I don’t know.” I answer softly.

“She’s here with me.” Liam chimes in, “Well, was.” I look at him apologetically, it feels as though I am looking to everyone for answers.

“Are you just going to stand there looking at each other all night?” An Irish accent says, Louis and I walk towards each other embracing one another in a hug, my face buried in the crook of his neck, one arm holding his upper arm and the other at the nape of his neck, his arms both wrapped around my middle as his head rests on my shoulder.

“I can believe this.” he whispers, I take in a slow, deep breath.

“Kiss me.” I whisper and he leans away a moment before crashing his lips onto mine, his hands going up to cup my cheek, mine gripping his shoulders as our lips moulded for the first time in three months, it ended shortly after when reality hit and we remember where we really are, I look up at him, our eyes locked but no words said as he lifts his left hand to tuck a strand of hair behind my ear before he takes my right hand and intertwines our fingers, I moved to now be standing beside him, afraid to look Liam in the eye after what just happen, he lost his date to a guy the hasn’t even been in London for a year.

“Welcome back, mate.” Niall says and I look up at him, returning the smile he gives me, Harry groans and turns and walks away, I finally meet Liam’s eyes, he looks completely confused with everything, as Louis starts talking to Zayn and Niall, I walk back towards Liam.

“I’m really sorry this happen. I didn’t know.” He shakes his head.

“Its fine.” He smiles, “Three best made after one girl.” He shrugs, “Obviously Louis won you.”

“Im not a prize, Liam.”

“But you are, look at you, you’re beautiful.”

“If it wasn’t for Louis I would never have thought twice about them words being said to me, by anyone.” Liam smiles.

“You still like him.” I nod.

“Very much.”

“Then why are you standing with me?” I smile.

“Thank you for understanding.” I wrap my arms around his neck, embracing him in a friendly hug before I pulled away; we smile at each other one last moment before I take my place back beside Louis, taking his hand in mine. Louis and I found a spot to sit in a corner on the floor and caught up on everything.

“I really like your necklace.” He tells me, my hand automatically reaches up for it and I smile.

“I do too; I might need to give the person a proper thank you for it some time.”

“I’m sure he wants his thank you now.” He tells me and I lean over, my hand caressing his check before I pushed my lips to his, our lips moulding together in a warm embrace until a lady interrupts us, clearing her throat. We got to our feet, me blushing uncontrollably at the ground before Louis took my hand and lead me towards a small group.

“Mum.” Louis says tapping on a lady’s shoulder, “This is Ellen, Ellen this is my mum, Johannah.” I smile and take her out starched hand, having to let Louis’ go for a moment.

“Nice to meet you, Johannah.”

“Please, call me Jay.” She smiles causing me to smile back, “Is this your Australian girlfriend Louis?” She asks looking up at him, he blushes slightly and I more so as we look at each other, he wraps his arm around my waist pulling me closer before nodding. She asks how we meet and we told her the story from the restaurant the day Harry took him, when we broke up for me to move over here and now. At the end of the night Louis drove me home, he walked my inside and was going to stopped at the elevator.

“Come up, I want you to meet someone, well there’s two, not one.” I say and he smiles getting in the elevator with me, I open my clutch and grab my apartment keys, we step off the elevator shortly after and walk towards me door.

“So this is how you know Liam.” I nod and look at Liam’s door, “What’s this?” Louis asks as I am about to push the key into the door, “You still have the key ring.” He states twisting it in his fingers, I take it from him and examine it.

“It isn’t in too good of a shape anymore.” I smile at the small elephant on the chain.

“I love the fact you kept it.” I smile.

“Of cause I kept it.” I push the key into the door and twist it as I open the door I hear little feet padding across the floor until there wrapping themselves around my legs and meowing, Louis looks at me.

“You have cats.” I nod, he picks Sassy up and I do the same with Bandit before closing the door behind him, I throw my keys on the bench and turn to face Louis.

“That’s Sassy, she loves guys, always running out after hearing Liam leaves his apartment so you’re lucky with her.” He laughs “And this is Bandit, there brother and sister, their mum didn’t want them, wouldn’t let them feed from her.” I shrug, “I didn’t only want to get one because I feel like they need compony.” He smiles at me.

“They’re cute.” I nod, “And this place is better than the pictures.” he states and I nod.

“I know I thought the same thing.”

“Well I better be going, my mum will wonder why im so late home.” He places Sassy on the floor but she twirls herself around his legs, I place Bandit down and we walk to each other, I kiss his lips once and look up at me.

“Have a good night, and welcome home.” I smile, he kisses me again.

“This was a great thing to come back to, I couldn’t have thought of anyone better to see.”

“Ah how about your mum.” He smiles and kisses me again.

“She doesn’t count.” I smile.

“I’ll see you, whenever I next see you.”

“Tomorrow?” he asks and I smile.

“Well normally on a Monday I would have school but it is over for a few weeks thanks to Christmas.”

“And thanks to me.” I tilted my head to the side confused.

“I was born on Christmas eve.”

“You were a Christmas baby.” I smile, “That must have been a very merry Christmas for you parents.” He smiles and pecks my lips a final time.

“I’ll come by tomorrow.” she tells me and walks to the door, I stop him before he open it and make my way towards him to pick up Sassy.

“I told you she loves boys.” He laughs and opens the door, I hold Sassy while Bandit sits at my feet and I watch him go to the elevator, the doors open before he presses the button and Liam steps off, they greet one another then say bye and Liam makes his way towards his door but diverts his attention when he sees me.

“What did he think of the little rebels?” I laugh and he starts to pat Sassy who loves the attention.

“He likes them, I guess, Sassy likes him.” I laugh, “She loves all the boys.” I say and he kisses her head before going towards his door. “Good night.” I say placing Sassy down in the apartment, he smiles and says.

“Goodnight.” Back before I close the door and lock it for the night.

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