I stood there, shocked, looking at Bella who did indeed look scared. She looked down and fiddled with the hem of Harry's top. I took a step towards her, and she shifted back a little. I sighed.
"Bella I'm sorry I didn't mean to scare you," I stepped forward and wrapped my arms around her small body. "I'm so sorry love," Hesitantly, she wrapped her arms around my torso.
"It's okay." I pulled back a little to look at her.
"I'm only acting like this because I care about you. I'm worried that Harry's gonna hurt you and that I'm not gonna be around to help you through it. Bella I'm scared for you. I don't want you to get hurt." I admitted. She smiled softly.
"Look Lou, I get your just tying to be nice. But you gotta stop being such a dick about it all. I'm happy when I'm with Harry. I love him," Her words shocked me.
"You-you love him?" She smiled and nodded.
"Yeah, I do." I took a deep breath.
"I'll try to be nicer, but you gotta understand I'm still not okay with this." I tryed to speak sternly.
"Thank you," she giggled and kissed the top of my nose. "I'm gonna go have a shower and get changed." She said, stepping out of my grasp.
"Are you gonna have breakfast?" I asked. She shrugged.
"Nah, I'm not really hungry." I looked at her sceptically but let her go.
We all piled into Simons office. The morning had been awkward to put it mildly. Louis was acting nice to Bella, but stone cold to Harry. Zayn kept eying Bella cautiously, and him and Harry seemed to be avoiding each other. Niall kept trying to lighten the mood, but it never worked. I just steered clear of everyone in general. I know I can't really do anything about Harry and Bella dating, but they should have told us. That's what I'm most pissed about, that they hid it and we had to find out from the media. Bella had been acting a little off all morning. She only spoke when she had to and kept tugging the sleeves of her top down.
Simon stared at us all with a blank expression while we sat on the 6 seats in front of him. At least five minutes went by before anything was said. Five very uncomfortable minutes. Simon cleared his throat.
"I'm guessing you all know why I asked you to come in today," he spoke sternly, making angry eye contact with all of us individually, except Bella.
"I know why Harry's here, don't know about the rest of us," Louis scoffed, earning a subtle but very hard elbow in the stomach from Bella. He groaned and corrected himself.
"I mean yes Simon. But care to elaborate?" Simon grinned a little at Bella before turning to Harry.
"Harry, don't you think it would have been best to tell me about yours and Bellas relationship, or at least warn us before you went around snogging her in front of the press," Harry fiddled with his thumbs awkwardly.
"Ermmmm, well......" He trailed off looking down.
"Look Harry there's nothing wrong with you being together-" the other boys heads all snapped up at this, "-but you need to give us a heads up before you do something like this." He spoke rather calmly which really surprised me. Maybe because Bella here, they have become pretty close.
"I'm sorry did you say there's nothing wrong with them being together?" Zayn cut in. Simon nodded.
"Yes, yes I did say that," Zayn looked genuanly confused.
"How the fuck can you say that? You know Harry, you've had to cover up for all the shit he's done. How can you possibly be fine with that?"
"Because I have no choice in who Harry dates and I sure as hell don't have a say in who Bella dates. The fans love them together, they want to be together. Let them." He shrugged. "Wait, do you boys have a problem with them being together?" Simon asked with a more stern tone.
"Yes!" Me Zayn and Louis all spoke at the same time.
"May I ask why?" Simon asked, sounding irritated.
"Are you kidding me?" Zayn yelled. "Have you not met Bella! Shes like God's fricken angel! She can do so much better! Harry's just going to hurt her and fuck up!" I risked a look at Harry. I'm not sure whether he looked more hurt or mad. Simons expression was unreasonable.
"You should be ashamed of yourself," He spoke to me Louis and Zayn. "I've watched you boys grow as a band, you're brothers. This is disgusting, you should be being supportive of Harry, and Bella. For gods sake she's let you live with her, the least you can do is be supportive." Simon sounded disgusted with us, and I began to feel guilty.
"We're just trying to protect her," Zayn said.
"Did you ever think that maybe I don't need protecting," Her voice was so quiet I almost didnt hear here. All heads turned to Bella who was playing with her fingers. When she felt everyone's stares she looked up at us. It was about a minute of total silence and stillness before someone spoke up. I sighed.
"It doesn't matter if you think you need protecting or not, your like our baby sister Bella, we don't want to see you hurt," I tried to make her understand.
"So while trying to ensure I don't get hurt your perfectly fine hurting Harry?" She spat back. Louis was the one to respond this time.
"Harry's a big boy he can-"
"And I'm a big girl!" Bella cut off Louis. "I can take care of myself! I've been through a crapload of shit and I'm still standing, I think I can handle dating Harry. Fucking hell I'm a big girl, I can make my own decisions! I decide to date Harry. I decide. Not any of you. Ok, if you really don't want to see me hurt then stop being such assholes about this because that's what hurting me." Everything we silent after that. Surprising us all, it was Harry that spoke up.
"I'd never hurt her intentionally. Look, I know I don't exactly have the best track record but I love Bella. A lot. I'd never want to hurt her." I could tell he was telling the truth. More silence.
"Okay." I said finally. Everyone looked at me. "I'm sorry for being an ass, I just don't want to see you hurt, either of you. But you love each other, so I'm okay with it," Bella got up and hugged me whispering a thank you my ear. Zayn sighed then spoke.
"Same, but I swear to god Harry if you ever hurt her I'll-"
"Zayn." Bella spoke in a warning tone and he rolled his eyes.
"I'm okay with you two dating." He mumbled. Bella hugged him next and then walked over to Louis who was refusing to meet eye contact with her, knowing if he saw her puppy dog face he would give in.
"Louis?" Bella pleaded. He finally looked up and huffed.
"Fine." He groaned. Bella's face split into a gin and she hugged him.
"Thanks Louis your the best." Bella stepped back and Louis stood up and walked over to Harry.
"I'm sorry for being a dick." He said. Harry smiled and nodded.
"It's okay." He stood up and they both hugged.
"Oh my god!" Zayn squeeled in a high pitched girly voice. "They are hugging! Larry Stylinson is real!" Harry and Louis groaned while the rest of us laughed.
"Simon was there anything else in this meeting we needed to discuss or whatever?" Niall asked.
"That was pretty much it actually. Oh, Bella, you and Dani have an interview with Grimmy the day after tomorrow, he's in Sydney for two days and requested you two for an interview." Bella's eyes shot open wide but she calmed her self down.
"Oh...um...okay?" She shrugged.
"Simon are you sure?" I asked.
"I mean, the last interview didnt exactly go very well." Zayn pointed out.
"It's up to Bella." Simon said. We all groaned, knowing what Bella would say.
"I'll do it."
After about ten more minutes we all got up to leave, Simon pulled me back for a second.
"Congratulations Harry, you've finally found a girlfriend worth keeping," With that, he let me go. He was right, Bella was absolutely worth keeping. I was relieved the guys had all come around. Walking through the hallways of the building I noticed Liam had his eyes focused on something. My eyes widened when I saw what it was. He sleeves of Bellas top had come up a bit, and some of the scratches were visible. I looked to Zayn, he had also noticed Liam's stare. Just as Liam opened his mouth to say something me and Zayn shook our heads wildly at him, thankfully he noticed and shut up. Liam, confused mouthed 'what'. Zayn sighed and just shook him head, then motioned for Liam to keep his lips sealed. Liam still looked confused. Then I walked into the back of someone, Bella.
"Ow," She jumped forward a little bit.
"Sorry love, why have we stopped?" She pointed to the door and I 'ohh'ed. there where press everywhere. I grabbed hold of her hand.
"Lets go." She gulped and nodded. The second we stepped outside questions were fired at us. I looked back to the boys who all began to form a sort of circle around Bella and pushed through the press. I leaned over and said something into Louis ear, he nodded. We all stopped for a second and I turned to the nearest person with a Camera.
"Me and Bella are a couple," As soon as I said that the questions roared around us. We all huddled closer and ran to the car, literally lifting Bella off the ground and running with her. We all jumped into the car and looked around.
"Head count?" Niall asked while counting us.
"Five boys one girl. Yup, we're good." Louis put the key in the ignition and we drove off.
"Niall for Gods sake you've had a full large pizza to yourself, you don't need any more!" I whined.Niall pouted and sunk down into the couch.
"Awww look at his face, c'mon give him one more piece!" Bella snatched the piece from my hand and gave it to Niall who was smiling like a little kid.
"Hence, why she is my favourite." I burst out laughing.
"Niall did you just say 'hence'?" I asked in disbelief. He rolled his eyes and turned back to the tv. I picked up the pizza box and held it out to Bella who shook her head.
"Nah I'm good." She smiled. I frowned at her.
"You've only had one piece," she shrugged.
"I'm not that hungry," she smiled and looked back to the tv. I looked at her sceptically, but put the pizza box down.
The next morning
I woke up and looked at the clock. 11am. I pulled myself out of bed and walked into the kitchen and found a note from the boys.
Had to go to the studio, well be back some time this afternoon, left over pizza in the fridge if you want it.
~Harry, Louis, Li-never mind. From The boys xo
I laughed at the end of the note and put It back on the bench. I opened the fridge, eh I guess cold pizza sounds like a nice breakfast.
I heard a knock at the door and snapped my head up form my book, checking the time. 3pm. I guess the guys were back, why are they knocking though? Probably forgot their keys. I sighed and got up from my very comfortable spot on the couch, holding the page with my finger, I walked over to the door. When I oped it I froze and dropped my book, for there was standing someone I never wanted to see.
Okay, so I don't knew if these chapters recently are that good. They might be, they might not be. I'll tell you why though. I have a lot of the sequal planned and I'm really excited to start writing it, but I still have quite a bit of stuff that needs to happen in this book. I don't knew if I'm rushing things or dragging them out to long. I don't know. It's because I really want to write the sequal but I need to finish this first.
anyways, thoughts on the chapter?
who do you think is at the door?
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