This is pure filth near the end, you've been warned.
"What do you mean he's dead?" I asked, my lip quivering.
"He's dead El."
"Y-You killed him?"
"Not really." He murmured, his eyes were narrowed and I could tell that he was trying to guess what my reaction would be. I waited for him to continue, I wasn't in the mood for games and I didn't need to hear how it was 'none of my business' or 'nothing I should worry about'.
Zayn finally sighed.
"One of my guys sorted him out."
"Oh my God." I breathed. "Oh my-"
"He almost raped you, El!" He screamed, trying to justify the murder but I could barely hear him. I began trembling, my hands began shaking uncontrollably. Murder. He was dead. How would I tell Tash that her boyfriend was dead? I know he deserved it and everything but it was too surreal in that precise moment. He was evil and though it was hard to believe, he was still someone's son, someone's friend, someone's loved one.. Natasha's boyfriend, albeit not a good one but I could remember how she'd smile at the mention of his name or whenever she spoke about him or knew she would be seeing him later in the day. Up until today, he had made her happy. And now he was dead. And it was all my fault.
"Elena, listen to me," Zayn grasped both my hands in his, "it was going to happen sooner or later. I'm not proud of it myself but you have to believe me El, he wouldn't have stopped until he got what he wanted, until he got you. It was the only way."
I nodded. I understood. This was Matt, it had to be done.
"How am I going to tell Tash?" I whispered. Zayn's forehead furrowed and he cursed under his breath.
"Her boyfriend." I finished off. He ran his fingers through his hair and it was obvious that he was racking his brain for a solution.
"Maybe.. you shouldn't tell her?" He suggested.
"What? I can't lie to her!"
"Not lie, but maybe not tell her right this second. She's going to find out eventually but I just don't think right now is a good time."
I knew he was right and that there was no way that I could tell her that Matt was dead. I mean she'd broken down and began vomiting when she found out the type of person he was, how would she take his death? I didn't even want to consider it.
"I'm gonna go check on her." I murmured and Zayn just nodded.
It had been almost a week since the incident and I'd barely left the room in that period of time. My mum had noticed the change and so had Zayn. Natasha seemed to be the only one who understood since she had taken the whole thing pretty bad too.
We were sitting in my bed, Natasha had stayed over ever since that first night and I'd just continued to lend her pjs. Her mum didn't seem to mind our little sleepover too much but I could tell that Zayn was starting to become a little irritated.
My phone buzzed in her hand and she freely opened the text.
"Zayn says do you want to go to this party with him tonight?" She grabbed my arm quickly after reading it. "And before you say no, I think you should go. It'll be good for you and Zayn to have some 'you two' time." She smiled sadly and I could tell that she was thinking about Matt. Guilt clenched at my heart, I still hadn't told her.
"So?" She asked and I shook off the guilt, l thought about it and Tash was right, moping around my bedroom wouldn't help anyone.
"I guess you're right but I'm not going unless you come with us."
"El!" She complained.
"Nope, you're coming."
I lent Natasha one of my dresses and luckily she was as tiny as I was. I didn't really like my small frame but Tash pulled it off nicely. The dress I wore was a strapless black one that ended just above my knees and I lent Tash a similar one but her one was emerald green and tied perfectly with her vibrant hair colour. Tash straightened my hair for me and I had to admit, we both looked pretty hot after a dash of natural make up.
"Elena, Zayn's here!" My mum called from the bottom of the stairs and Tash and I went rushing. Zayn's eyes wandered over me as he analysed me from top to bottom and a smile spread across his face.
"Hello beautiful." He murmured, placing a kiss on my cheek. "Hey Tash, you look nice." He said politely and my heart swelled.
We pulled up at this building and the line looked as though it coiled all the way around it.
"How the hell are we supposed to get in?" Tash asked shocked and I just giggled knowingly. Zayn put his arms out and Tash and I hooked onto either arm. We all strolled up to the bouncer and he didn't even look up.
|Freddie Stroma||as Matt Parker|
|Nina Dobrev||as Elena Walker|
|Zayn Malik||as Himself|
|Liam Payne lookalike||as Liam Graham|
|Ashley Tisdale||as Clare|
|Zac Efron||as Troy|
|Emma Watson||as Alexis (Alex) Parson|
|Blake Lively||as Natasha Stuart|
|Roshon Fegan||as Roshon 'Ro'|