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When You Let Your Heart Win

Chapter 43

"Thank you for coming with me, Teddy."
"I'm actually sorta glad I did." I laughed as we sat down in the food court for lunch.
"Really?!" She smiled.
"It feels good to get out and actually smile about something." I nodded.
"I'm sorry." Her smile fading slowly. "I swear I didn't mean for all of this to happen."
"I know."
"After you told me you two talked about getting a house and marriage and all, I backed off on trying to get him back." She explained. "He obviously loves you."
"I like to think he does." I joked with a smile.
We've been at the mall for about three hours now. And I'm getting a lot of my Christmas shopping done. It's actually kinda scary how much I've already gotten done in the small amount of time we've been here.
And it's even scarier on how much I don't hate Eleanor tagging along, well I'm actually tagging along. But she's actually being nice. I don't know if it's to suck up and get me on her good side or what, but it's nice to not be at each others throats.
"So how many more people do you gotta get presents for?" El asked knocking me out of my thoughts and ending the awkward silence that was building.
"Uhm, Perrie, Dani, Lottie and Sophia..." I trailed whenever I said Sophia. "I don't know what to get Sophia."
"Get her a hand bag." She rolled her eyes.
"It's sad actually." I scrunched my eyebrows together. "I spent pretty much the whole summer around her, but I didn't get to know her at all."
"If you ask me, she's too full of herself." Ha! Oh really? You two would be the best of friends then.
"She seems like a bitch as well." I frowned.
"I miss Dani." We both said and ended up giggling.
"How is she anyways?" I frowned at the thought that I haven't talked to her in a good while.
"She's good, I guess." She shrugged. "She's been busy with X Factor and now she has gigs in different counties, so I barely get to see, let alone talk to her."
"That's good that she's working though." I nodded. "Keeping herself busy with all the Liam and Sophia shit going on."
"Liam needs to make up his damned mind." She scoffed. "One day I see him he's with Sophia, then the next he's not."
"He doesn't like to be single." I rolled my eyes. "Ever since Andy's been dating Daisy, they turned into dicks."
"Even if we wanted, we can't do anything about it." She sighed.
I think we actually agree on something.
***
"@TeddyNichole: shopping for Christmas and Louis' birthday = done :D"

I'm so proud of myself. Christmas and Louis' birthday shopping done all in about six hours? I never get shit done in one day. Especially something that big. I actually even bought Eleanor and Shayla something.
I don't know what's wrong with me, guys. I think I'm going mad.

"@leddyupdates: Teddy and Eleanor were at the mall shopping today!"

Great.

"@louisbum: @leddyupdates uhm, are they friends....?"

Hahaha!

"@leddyupdates: @louisbum you know who Teddy is, right? I'd say no, Louis probably forced her to go"

Eh, sorta true.
"Teddy?"
"Huh? Shit, sorry." I jumped and looked over at Eleanor, who was sitting in the passenger's seat.
"We were just spotted, we might wanna get out of here." She laughed.
"Yeah." I nodded holding my phone up. "Just saw that as well."
"I had a good day, today." El smiled as I started the car and pulled out of our parking spot. "Thanks."
"Strangely, I did too." I agreed.
"Maybe we can put the past behind us and be..."
"Acquaintances?" I cut her off and glanced at her.
"Yeah!" She smiled. "Baby steps."
"Right." I laughed slightly and turned on the radio. "So did you and Lani find a flat?"
"No." She sighed. "Well maybe."
"Which is it?" I laughed.
"We have to see how much renovations will be." She sighed again.
"Why does it need to be renovated?"
"It needs to be safe for Shay." She explained. "The floors are from like the 1950s and need replaced. So if the renos are too much, we need to keep looking."
"Oh." I nodded. "Where's it at?"
"Close to LU."
"Oh, that's nice."
"Yeah, flats are cheap around the University, so we looked around there." She leaned her head back and rubbed her belly.
"Are your parents going to help you?" I asked only to keep the awkwardness away. "Like with the flat and the baby?"
"The flat, yes. The baby, so far I know, no."
"Why not?" I asked a little biter. "That's their first Grandchild. They should want to help."
"They don't like the fact that I got pregnant in the first place, let alone not knowing who the father was at first." She replied and choked up some.
"Sorry." I frowned. "I didn't mean to upset you."
"It's okay." She shook her head as we pulled into our driveway. "Things happen for a reason."
"Wanna help me wrap gifts?" I smiled getting out and walked towards the boot.
"Sure." She smiled grabbing some bags.
"Need help?" Lou called from the door.
"Yeah!" I leaned over and smiled then gave El a few bags. "Take these and hide them."
"Why?"
"They're Louis' birthday and Christmas gifts." I explained slightly pushing her to walk around the car, the opposite side where Louis was walking down to help.
"Get everything?" He smiled kissing me quickly before grabbing all the bags.
"Yeah." I frowned. "Give me some."
"I got it." He rolled his eyes. "Why'd El walk the long way?"
"I don't know." I lied shutting the boot and walked towards the house. "She probably didn't want to smell you."
"Do I stink?" He gasped lifting an arm and smelt his armpit.
"No." I laughed. "It was a joke."
"Right." He smiled placing everything on the couch. "Harry called and wanted a boys night."
"Okay."
"You're not going to yell at me?" He bit his lip like he was about to get yelled at.
"No." I laughed. "I get time to wrap your presents."
"What'd you get?" He smiled looking at the bags.
"They're hidden." El sang walking in the living room. "Now leave."
"Are you two seriously ganging up on me?" He asked with wide eyes.
"Yup." I nodded and shooed him. "Go get dressed."
"What's wrong with this?" He asked looking down at his holey sweats and old t-shirt.
"You look like a bum." El giggled walking over to sit down.
"Thanks." He huffed playfully.
"You're welcome." She sighed rubbing her belly.
"You okay?" Lou asked walking over to her some before she held up her hand.
"I'm fine. Just tired of walking around all day."
"Sorry." I apologised. "I shouldn't of kept you out for so long."
"It's fine." She shrugged off. "Like I said, it was nice."
"Well then." Lou smiled walking backwards towards our room. "I'm going to go change. You two do whatever."
"Bye." I sang and grabbed some bags and sat on the floor.
"Do you want me to get the wrapping paper?" El asked getting up.
"I can do it."
"I'm making myself a cuppa." She waved off. "Want one?"
"Sure." I smiled. "Three sugars, please?"
"Sure thing." She smiled walking towards the kitchen as I started to pull things out and lay them out as for which present is for who.
"Alright, I'm leaving." Lou called out, making me look up and whenever he saw me on the floor by myself he walked over to me. "Thank you."
"For?"
"Going out with her." He smiled leaning down and kissed me.
"You already thanked me this morning." I rolled my eyes with a giggle.
"I know, but still, thank you." He smiled kissing me again.
"I thought you said you were leaving?" I giggled.
"I did." He laughed. "But I barely got to kiss you today."
"Mhmm." I smiled leaning up some and kissed him again. "Go have fun."
"We'll just play FIFA and have a few beers." He laughed.
"That's fun in your book, don't act like it's not." I pushed at him.
"Fun in 'my book' is you naked while under me." He smirked.
"Leave!" I blushed pushing him harder this time.
"Alright." He laughed and kissed me again. "I love you."
"I love you, too." I smiled.
"Aww!" El cooed, making us look over at her. She had her phone held up to us. "Can I please put this online?"
"You want to put a photo of your ex and his girlfriend online?" I looked at her like she was mad.
"Yeah." She nodded. "People think I'm not okay with you two dating, and I am, so why not?"
"Uh... do as you please?" I pretty much asked and looked at Louis. He was just as confused and taken back as I was.
"Yay." She cheered then started to tap away.
"Right." Lou cleared his throat. "I'll be back whenever. I'll call you if I'm too drunk to drive."
"Alright, be safe." I smiled watching him walk towards the door.
"I will. Bye."
"Bye."
"I just posted the photo." El said, bringing my attention back to her.
"Okay..." I said grabbing my phone and went looking for it.

"@EleanorJCalder: cutest thing I've walked in on @TeddyNichole @Louis_Tomlinson pic.twitter.com/HRskri72Jem"

It has to be the hormones.
***
"So Louis wrote Strong for you?"
"Yeah." I smiled. "They sang it at my birthday party, too."
"Aw!" She cooed as she handed me a piece of tape to tape some wrapping paper together.
"It's nice having good friends and a good boyfriend." I smiled then remembered Louis was her boyfriend too. "Shit, sorry."
"It's okay." She laughed. "Don't feel awkward or ashamed to talk to me about your relationship. I'm fine. It's fine."
"I just feel a little bad about it." I sighed. "Like we're not killing each other, we're actually sorta getting along, yet your boyfriend cheated on you with me."
"But I'm okay with it." She leaned over some and placed a hand on mine. "He loves you so much, he never loved like how much he loves you, that is if he loved me at all. You can talk about your relationship all you want, because I am fine."
"This is just so strange." I slumped and looked at all our gifts we've wrapped and put under the tree. It's starting to really feel like Christmas.
"Oh!" El gasped sitting up straighter and placed a hand on her belly. "Wow."
"What? Are you okay? You're not going into labour are you?" I rushed.
"No." She giggled. "Labour is a good while away. She's just kicking."
"Really?" I smiled.
"Yeah." She smiled. "Wanna feel?"
"Uh... uhm, sure?" I bit my lip and moved over to her some and felt her stomach as Shayla kicked again and made me jump some. "Holy shit." I laughed. "She'll play football like her daddy."
"Oh. Uhm, yeah." El laughed some.
"Baaabe?!" Lou yelled walking through the door, which made us both jump and me to move away from El.
"Living room, babe." I answered him.
"What's up?" He smiled plopping down on the couch.
"Shay was kicking." El whispered.
"Yeah?!" He smiled jumping up again.
"She's not anymore, you scared me, so you scared her."
"Oh." He frowned slouching back into the couch. "Sorry."
"It's fine." She put on a big smile. "Well, it's been a long day, so I think I'm going to take a bath and head to bed."
"Right." I nodded. "Night."
"Night."
"Night, El."
"Night night." She said then walked towards her room.
"Soo..." Lou trailed getting up and sat in El's old spot. "How was your day?"
"It was good." I nodded.
"Got everything wrapped?"
"No." I pouted and looked over at the pile of gifts I still have to wrap.
"Where's mine?" He smiled.
"Under the tree." I giggled as he frowned. "The second you left, we wrapped them."
"Why'd you do that?" He whined.
"Because I know you're like this." I whined back at him.
"I'm like what?"
"You always want to spoil your Christmas."
"I do not."
"Yes you do." I fought.
"I do not." He growled crawling over to me quickly and pushed me onto my back and hovered over me.
"Louis?"
"Hm?"
"You do know who you're talking to, right?" I giggled.
"Yes." He nodded. "Apparently someone who doesn't know me at all."
"Ha!" I laughed. "I think you don't know yourself."
"Whatever." He smiled and kissed me. "Can you finish this tomorrow?"
"I'd rather get it done now." I frowned.
"But I want to go to bed and cuddle."
"Don't you mean your dick wants to cuddle my vagina?" I giggled.
"Actually, it'd be your vagina cuddling my dick." He smirked. "C'mon, babe."
"Why?" I pretended to whine as he shifted some and pushed my legs apart and lowered himself down.
"Because I know you want to cuddle as well." He smiled wrapping my legs around him before picking us up from the floor.
"Let me clean my mess up first!" I squealed.
"You still have gifts to wrap tomorrow, so why clean up?" He laughed.
"Because I'm not a clutter bug like you!" I giggled.
"I am not!" He scoffed.
"Whatever." I giggled whenever he threw me on the bed and stripped off his t-shirt. "Now drop your pants."

Notes

questions:
1) did you like the last chapter?
why i'm asking is because i had maybe five comments
it makes me feel insecure whenever i don't get a lot of comments
2) do you like Shayla as a name for the bouncing baby of joy?
3) if any of you have a story/stories on here, are your views working?
almost every time i write down how many views i got to count how many of you are, they stop working
4) anyone on HSFF, can you access your alerts?
i haven't been able to for months now
another person knows what i'm up to
all of you, stop being smart, 'kay?
anyways, tell me what you think about this chapter
i only got three comments about the story ideas and that's fine
i should know by now not to have my hopes set for a high amount of comments
two of you liked the Talen story, so that might be the one i write next
but please comment the shit out of this chapter
make me feel loved again :)
since i'm an idiot and forgot, i just added what their Christmas tree looks like in the last chapter if you wanna go take a look

Comments

Omg I literaly got an email from the website that you updated! Gonna read the story from the beginning now :) Thanks for making my empty 1D heart a little less empty!

OutofStyles OutofStyles
12/14/18

Still here babe!! Not on the site actively but I will come back to support and love on you!!! Muah!!and yassssssssss Louis new single is everything. I fell in love.

Mixedthoughtz Mixedthoughtz
12/14/18

@luckylo
I'll literally always be here lol this is my number 1 favourite story!!! I even recommended it to many of my friends and a few of them don't even like 1D but they absolutely love the story :) And call me a very hopeful optimist but there is a big part of me that believes we will have either one more tour or another album in a few years' time. But until then, this story holds me together

Much Love ~Liz <3

LyssaMarie2447 LyssaMarie2447
12/3/18

@LyssaMarie2447

I'm trying to. I promise. I just changed everything around and got a new and better PC, so I'm hoping. I'm still in love with this story and Louis (even if he's back with Eleanor). I've been rereading this lately and it's such a good story line and I want to finish it for people that are still around, but I feel like I lost a lot and with them not even being a band anymore, but I promise I'm trying. hopefully around next week I'll sit my ass down and get to work.
But thank you for still being here. you're the fricken best.

luckylo luckylo
12/1/18

Are you still going to finish WYLYHW? Sorry if I'm being annoying this story has just been a huge part of my life for so long and I feel like I'm having withdrawals lmao Or wasn't there gonna be a sequel? Did I miss that announcement?

Again sorry if I'm being annoying
Much Love ~Liz <3

LyssaMarie2447 LyssaMarie2447
11/29/18