"Alright one final question relating to this video." What. What video. We never agreed to a video. Shit. I knew this would happen. I knew this interview was a bad idea. I looked at the others who all had gone a little pale. I looked up at the screen when he pressed the play button. I froze. On the screen was Bella pinned up to a wall by Ky. It was the video of the day at Starbucks. Shit.
I watched, frozen as the video continued, watching Zayn enter the screen and starting to fight with Ky, Harry, Zayn, Niall and Liam all shot up out of there seats and started yelling.
"We didnt agree to this!"
"What the hell!"
"You bastard!" They were screaming, but I couldnt move. I was frozen to my spot. I saw to the side of the stage Simon barging up to someone with a headset, since when was Simon here? I turned my attention to Bella. Her face was pale and her eyes were glued to the video. She tore her head away from it and looked at me with scared eyes. I reached my hand over to hers and gave it a squeeze. She took a deep breath and looked at the other guys.
"Guys stop, please just sit down." They all stopped yelling but kept there eyes on Lucas.
"Harry please. Just sit down." Slowly, still not taking there eyes of Lucas, Harry Liam and Niall sat down, but Zayn stayed firmly where he was, glaring madly at a petrified looking Lucas.
"Zayn," Bellas voice was desperate and quiet. Gradually, Zayn turned his head to Bella. Her pleading eyes were enough to make him sit down. An extremely awkward silence fell upon the room. There was no whispering from the audience, and no-one on stage said a word. Lucas still looked pretty nervous, eyeing Zayn like he might jump him any second. Bella looked uncomfortable, and was fidgeting with her fingers, while the guys just looked plain pissed. 20 seconds passed. 40 seconds. 1 minute. 2 full minutes passed before any one spoke up. Figures that Bella would be the one. Before she spoke, she took an uneven, shaky breath.
"What was the question you wanted to ask." Our heads all shot to Bella. What the hell was she doing. I looked over to Lucas who seemed very unsure of whether or not he should ask the question, as Zayn was still shooting daggers at him. He looked over to Bella who nodded at him. Lucas cleared his throat and you could feel everybody holding there breaths. Waiting.
"Um-ok. Well-uh you were admitted into hospital a couple of weeks after this. People have been wondering, is there some sort of connection between what happened in this video and what got you admitted into hospital?" Immediately me and the guys started murmuring things to Bella.
"You don't have to answer that,"
"Just ask him to go to the next question,"
"They have no right to ask you that,"
"Bella you don't have to answer." The audience was waiting in suspense to see weather or not she would answer. Lucas still looked extremely uncomfortable. Surprisingly Bella seemed the most calm. She took a breath.
"Yes, there is a connection, but that's not something I like to talk about so if its alright could we please just move on." She smiled sweetly. How the bloody hell is she doing this? Staying so calm and level headed.
"Absoloutly." Lucus spoke, obviously relieved to be able to move on.
"Ok. So the next thing we're doing is the red liquorice challenge. You'll all get a meter of red licorice and whoever can get all of it in there mouth with no hands first wins." He spoke with more confidence with every word. A guy in black brought out a bowl of liquorice straps. We all took one and put the tops in our mouths.
"Ready, set, go!" We all started eating the straps. This usually would have been more fun, but the mood had been killed. Liam came first, Bella second, Harry and me third, Zayn fourth. Niall ended up giving up and eating it with his hands. To be honest, the red liquorice was disgusting.
"Good job Liam, not only can you sing, but you can eat liquorice quickly." Lucas joked, trying to ease up the tension. I looked over at Bella, who wasn't trying to hide the fact that the liquorice was gross.
"Uhh-is there something wrong Bella?" Lucus asked.
"It's just-this is really bad liquorice." She admitted. He scrunched his face up in confusion and took a bite of a spare one, immediately spitting it back out.
"Ohh god that's horrible! How come no ones ever told us? We give this crap to celebrities on the show all the time!" We all laughed.
"Well thank you Bella for making us aware of how bad these taste, we'll get better ones next time. Unfortunately that's all we have time for today, but it was lovely having you here today. Everyone lets give it up for One Direction and Bella Ramos!" Everyone applauded as we each shook Lucas' hand and walked off the stage.
We had a meeting with Simon about some songs straight after the interview, so Bella was just gonna hang around until the meetings was over. To avoid getting mobbed by fans, we ran directly of stage through the building and into one of the cars. Liam was driving with Niall riding shot gun, Zayn was in the back, and me Harry and Bella were in the middle. The car was extremely silent as we drove. I glanced at Bella, she was nervously looking around. The was she was sitting made her look quite small. She looked almost...scared? That's when it hit me. Bella knew this would happen, she's smart, she knew they would bring up Ky. She was expecting it and she was prepared for it. But we wernt. We knew it could happen but we hadn't really thought about what we would do if it did happen. She tried to tell us, but we didnt understand. And now, Bellas scared. Of us? Maybe. She noticed me looking at her and gave me a questioning look.
"You knew," I said simply and quietly. But that was all she needed to know what I meant. She gave me a small smile and nodded.
"I knew." She confirmed. She tilted her head towards Harry, then Zayn and Liam, then Niall, silently asking if I could help them understand. She placed her hand over Harry's and he jerked his head to look at her. His eyes were more black then they were green.
"Harry?" Her voice was small and there was a hint of fear. Harry immediately sensed the fear and his featured relaxed, his eyes going back to there usual colour. It seriously creeped me out when his eyes did that. He sighed, putting arms around her and whispering something in her ear that I couldn't hear. They stayed in that position for a little while before pulling away. Bella leaned forward and placed her hand on Zayns shoulder. He didnt move.
"Zayn? Please look at me." Slowly he turned around. His face was full of anger.
"Zayn please don't be mad at me." She asked him. Just as Harry had, he sighed.
"I'm not mad at you Bella, I'm worried about you becasue of those dickheads, they had no right to ask you that."
"I knew they would bring up Ky. You guys did too so I'm not quite sure why your all so worked up about it. Look, they asked me the question, not you, and I answered it. Please Zayn just let it go." The corner of Zayns mouth twitched upwards.
"Of course we're worked up about it, coz your part of our family. You know your like a sister to me Bella. I'm gonna get worked up about it, you can't exactly stop that." He smiled at her and squeezed her hand.
"Are you okay after it? I'm sorry, I-we shouldn't have yelled at him, I should have made sure you were ok."
"I didnt yell." I muttered under my breath, maybe a little too loudly. Bella hit me in the arm. Not lightly.
"Yes I am okay Zayn." We all smiled. Then Bellas phone rang. I looked at the ID. Eliza. Aww shit. That girl was gonna be pissed. Bella didn't seem to worried though, she just answered the phone.
"Hey bub." I could hear Eliza's voice through the phone when she spoke.
"Hey hon, I saw the interveiw, are you ok?" Huh, I guess she's not mad...I hope.
"Yea I'm good," Bella replied.
"Ok, well I have some stuff to do. But if you wanna talk call me, promise?"
"Yea I promise. Love you bye,"
"Love you too." They both hung up. I looked at Bella with surprise at the fact that Eliza didnt yell. Bella rolled her eyes at me.
"Lou she's not a bitch. She doesn't yell at everything. She's like, super protective of me so yea, she over reacts sometimes, but she knows i can handle my self, she knew I knew what I was agreeing to with that interveiw. And If you hadn't noticed she's actually warmed up to the others. It just you who still pissed her off with everything you say and do." My jaw dropped. Why does Eliza hate me?
"What did I do to make her still get pissed at me all the time!" I demanded. All the guys laughed at me while Bella chuckled lightly and shook her head. I spent the rest of the car ride whining to the others about why Eliza doesn't like me. Eventually we reached the the building and went into our meeting with Simon. Pretty much he played back a few of the finished tracks and went over what we still need to get done. Then he gave us the 'make sure you're taking care of Bella' speech he gives us all the time. He's become quite close with Bella now.
"I'm gonna go find Bella then we can get food Niall." Harry left the room before I could continue to bug him more about food. After a few minutes I decided to find Harry and Bella because I'm really hungry. I walked down the hallways and heard some voices. After following the voices for a little Bella and Harry came into view. I stopped abruptly. They're standing awfully close..... I decided to not interrupt them, but instead to stand behind the wall and spy on them.
"Are you sure your ok?" Harry voice.
"Harry I told you, I knew they would bring that up, I was expecting that and I am fine, stop worrying." Harry sighed before taking small step towards Bella, placing his hands on her hips.
"I'm never gonna stop worrying Bella, but as long as your okay, then I guess I wont worry as much, for now." He closed the small amount of distance between them kissing her. She kissed him back, placing her hands around his neck.
The death glares Harry gives me when I'm mucking around with Bella make a lot more sense now.
Ohhhhh Niall knows X___x
I was ganna update this morning.....but instead I ended up watching the season 8 finale of greys anatomy for like the 17th time and speant the whole morning moping around, if you've seen that episode you will understand.
Anyways, here's the update, I wrote it over the past few days really weirdly. Like I would add a paragraph then stop writing then a few hours later write another bit then stop for a few hours again. I don't know but it was really weird so sorry if it isn't that good. This chapter was actually meant to have more happen in it but I decided to just put in the next chapter and update what I have.
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