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.


8. 8

Two days later

Ellen’s POV

I stand in a woman’s underwear store trying to waste time, my music in my ears so I can block out anyone who may be after my attention, ‘I Swear’ by All 4 One humming in my ears as I look at bras hung on a rack, my fingers fumbles though stacks of single pairs of underwear as I stand by a table covered in lace panties, some of them I lift to get a better look at, there is barely any fabric used in these I can’t help but think how uncomfortable it must be, I let a shiver run throw me as I drop it back on the table and walk across the shop floor in time to the music, ‘End Of The Road’ by Boys-II-Men, my hands tracing over the lace of some of the bras as I make it to a tall wall, bras hung up from top to toe, my left ear phone was removed, I turn to see who had disturbed my peace.

“Fancy seeing you here.” His British accent washes over me.

“In a woman’s underwear shop?” I raise an eyes brow and he shrugs causing me to laugh, “What are you doing in a lingerie store?”

“Looking for a bra of cause.” He said holding a bright pink bra to his chest, I laughed and I took it off him and placed it back on the wall.

“Shopping for underwear.” he said mater-of-factly.

“Not shopping.” He cocks his head to the side, “wasting time.” He nods looking back over the bras, I feel my earphone budge slightly and I look to see he has placed my ear phone in where ‘Unchained Melody’ by Righteous Brothers is playing, I look at his face waiting for a reaction, no one expects me to listen to music like it, and there reaction normally annoys me.

“Didn’t picture you as a girl to like classics.” I shyly smile looking back to the bras walking along slowly, “Can I see your play list?” I take my phone from my pocket and pass it to him. “Paul Anka, Kenny Rogers, The Temptations, Shirley Bassey, these are really good artists.” I let out a small laugh.

“Nerd.” I take my phone back as he laughs.

“As long as you admit your one to.” I nod.

“Sounds fair.” I stroll along looking at the underwear, Louis following along.

“So why are you wasting time?” He asks as I brush my fingers over the cup of a bra.

“I’m waiting for my brother.” Louis nods, “You never told me why you were here, in a women’s lingerie shop.” He shrugs.

“I saw you as I walked past, thought I might come offer some help.” I raise an eye brow, “My plan was ruined when you said you weren’t buying any.”

“Your such a perv.”

“But I do it sweetly.” I laugh at him. “I like this one.” He states, “You should get it.” I take it off him observing it for a moment it was a lime, yellowish, green lace but not see through, I looked at him, he actually looked hopeful, I placed it back in the spot he picked it up from.

“Im not buying today.” I looked at my phone, “crap I have to go, my brother will be waiting.” I rushing pulling the earphone from his ear and rushing out of the underwear shop, I look back once to see him walking out of the lingerie store, watching as I jog though the shop, I turn back around and finally make it to food court to meet my brother, his friend and his friends mum.

“Hi sorry, I got distracted.” The lady smiled at me.

“That’s alright, we haven’t been waiting long.” Josh crosses to stand in front of me.

“Thank you for taking him, im sure he had fun.” I rub his upper arms.

“I hope you did, Josh.” She smiles.

“Thanks again, see you again.” I smile as we make our way away from the young boy and his mum.

“Im hungry.” Josh states.

“Come, let’s go to Maccas.” We stand in the line, Josh in front of me as we wait to be served.

Next day

“Little shits going out for dinner without me.” I say as I seat Claudia and Tegan at a table.

“We’re with you though, see your right.” She leans towards me, “there.” Tegan pokes my stomach making my jolt up.

“Fuck off, what drinks do you want.”

“lemonade.” Tegan says, I look towards Claudia.

“Coke.” I nod and head towards the bar, I grab to tall glasses and grabbing the hose, I push the button and watch as the dark liquid fills the glass, I change hoses and press the button filling the other with clear liquid, both fizzing as I move them from the bench onto a tray, I pick up two coasters on the way from the bar and make my way towards Tegan and Claudia setting the coasters down then the drinks.

“The normal meals?” they both nod, I scribal it down as I walk back to the kitchen and hand it in, it was extremely quite tonight, I wonder why but im thank full for it.

“Ellen there is a request for you.” I look up to see Layla standing in the kitchen entry way, I raise an eyebrow before exiting the kitchen when I am half way to the front I notice Harry and Louis, with the lady Harry was with the first time I served him.

“Hi.” I smile, “Three?” I ask and they all nod, I smile shyly towards Louis before taking three menus and looking to the ground as I take them to their table, I wish I could get them further away from Tegan and Claudia but one table separated them and hopefully they don’t see who I have just placed by them. “Drinks first off.” I say look to all of them.

“Just coke for me, please.” The lady politely tells me, I look to harry.

“I second that.” Then Louis.

“Creaming soda for me.” he smiles and I nod, I head away from the table and towards the bar, doing the same thing I had with Tegan and Claudia’s drinks only with different liquid. I take the drinks back to the table, placing the coasters then the drinks down.

“I’ll be back in a moment to take your order.” I smile as I feel the buzzing on my leg, I head back to the kitchen and grab Tegan and Claudia’s dishes before heading back, Louis eyes on me the whole time, I start to walk slightly slower feeling as if I was going to fall, I made it to the table without tumbling over and place the food on the table.

“Umm, I didn’t order this.” “Tegan says in an odd accent pointing to the food.

“Oh right, I forgot to spit in it.” I laugh lifting the meat on her plate.

“Excuse me, that is very unhygienic of you.” She says and Claudia and I laugh.

“Okay well eat up, I have to get back to work.” I head back to the table that is occupied but Harry Louis and the lady I still don’t know. “Shall I take your order?” I ask sweetly.

“You know my order.” Harry says sitting back in his chair, folding his arms over his chest, I roll my eyes and scribble it down.

“Beef burger?” he nods, “Did you want sides or are you going to get grouch because I asked?” The lady and Louis both snickered, the lady’s hand shotting up to cover her mouth, he frowns, “No sides today? Okay, Louis?”

“Can I just get a beef burger with chips.” I nod, quickly righting it down.

“And Ma’am?” she quickly scans her menu a last time.

“Just a normal cheese burger thank you, no sides.” I nod and smile.

“I’ll be out with our order shortly.”

Louis’ POV

Ellen left us as she heading to the kitchen. “She seems very sweet.” Harrys Aunty, Jane states, Harry frowns.

“Sweet.” He snorts, “Please.”

“She surely put you in your place.” She laughs causing my too as well, when I see Ellen approach again going towards the table she was at before taking our order, she was joking with them and actually touched there food, maybe they know one another.

“You shit head.” She smacks the blonde one, “First you come to dinner on a night im working then you continue to tickle me, stop touching my stomach. Stop!” she whines, “Tegan, I will literally take your food back, get Ben to piss in it and bring it back.” oh that’s Tegan, I laugh to myself at the comment.

“What are you laughing at?” Harry asks still annoyed with the way Ellen dealt with him.

“Oh, ah, nothing.” He turns and looks over to where Ellen is standing.

“Stop staring at her, you creep.”

“Harry just because you’re in a bad mood.” Jane  said and he raises an eyebrow.

“Think I could get her fired for what she said?” His Aunty and I looked towards each other.

“Harry I can’t believe you would ever think about ruining someone carer because karma came and bit you on the butt.”

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