“Let's talk.” I began the conversation.

“Okay...” He replied, staring at the ground.

“Niall...” I whispered.

“Do you want me to just leave? I feel like-”

“No!” I startled him. “I can't lose you again..”

“Lose me? You never lost me, Ev. I get it. I get that I'm a complete ass. I know that I messed up, I didn't forget about you though. I never did.” Niall took off his snapback, and ran his fingers through his hair.

“I know, but it's been really hard. How was I supposed to know you didn't forget? I lived for like four years thinking that you did.” I shrugged.

“I can't believe it. I'm such a dick. I'm so sorry. I could never forget though. How could I forget ten of the best years of my life?” He smiled, and I fell for it, smiling back.

“I still don't know-” All of a sudden he took a step closer, looking down into my eyes.

We were about an inch apart. My chest was falling and rising pretty quickly. He put a hand on my shoulder before running it down my arm, sending shivers through my body. Then he grabbed my hand, I was about to pull away but I decided not to.

“Listen to me, I'm really sorry.” He looked between my eyes. “Really, really, really, really sorry. You don't have to forgive me, just give me a second chance?” I felt his breath on my face.

I took a deep breath. “Fine.” I replied.

He bit his bottom lip, and smiled. His smile was just as big as I remembered, only now his teeth were different. I smiled back.

“Now can we get the hell out of this bathroom before you get caught?” I poked him in the stomach playfully. “It is a ladies bathroom.” I laughed. He looked around.

“Oh. I forgot.” He mumbled, blushing at my finger in his stomach. I pulled my hand away, blushing myself. We began to leave, when he stopped in his tracks.

“What?” I asked, turning around.

“You still haven't hugged me.” He grinned.

“C'mon Niall, let's go.” I laughed, shaking my head.


“No, I'm serious.” He popped out his bottom lip, pouting as he opened up his arms.

I really needed a hug from him. I wondered if his hugs changed at all after four years? I rolled my eyes and shuffled over to him. All of a sudden I felt a rush of comfort when he put his arms around me. My head didn't reach his shoulder like it used to, so I had to resort to putting it against his chest.

“Crouch down, Ni.” I whispered .