Author’s Note: Sorry this took so long, but it did get out sooner than I thought. On another note Liam and Niall are together in this, and the events that take place are not at the same time as they were in real life or in the same order. Thanks for reading, and please give me feedback/comments
*two days after the phone call*
Back at the hospital there were five boys all in different situations. One boy was pacing around the hospital waiting room, contemplating what to do about the news he received two days ago, and the things he had learned about in the early hours of that ungodly morning. Then there was the boy who always had to remain calm to keep the group under control, that boy was now sitting in one of the uncomfortable plastic chairs, with the third lad huddled into his chest crying uncontrollably. But the two who were causing the most concern were the youngest and the oldest. The oldest was being unnaturally quiet. He was the one that was always loud and crazy, but now he was silently sobbing in the far corner of the small area. Though the youngest was on everyone’s mind, he was fighting for his life after being hit by a car while walking to a destination nobody was really certain of. It had been two days and he was suspected to be waking up soon. The thing that nobody was really aware of; was that the one not talking to anyone, not even his own mother, was blaming himself for the entire thing.
Footsteps coming toward them snapped all four boys out of their own thoughts and back to reality. The nurse that had been assigned to take care of Harry now stood in front of them with a small smile on her lips.
“Boys, he is awake and I think he would like to see you all.” They all were more than overjoyed, and thankful that their friend would be okay. “But just don’t get him stressed out is all I ask.”
They all slowly started to move towards his room, but one stayed back. He wasn’t sure if Harry wanted to see him or not, so Louis decided to give him a bit of space. Once they got to the door Liam turned to see if everyone was ready to go in, he noticed that Louis was still frozen to his spot in the waiting area.
“Lou, are you coming?”
“Umm…I just need a bit of time first. I’m-m sorry.” With that Louis started to sit back down in his chair, and cry again. Zayn shot him a sympathetic look. Niall was about to head back over to Louis to see if he was okay, but Zayn stopped him before he could reach him. Niall turned around with a confused look across his face.
“Mate, just give him a little space, you know this is hitting him really hard. Those two are closer than anybody.” Zayn said. Niall’s face became one of understanding, and he just nodded. For now the secret was still theirs; well theirs and Zayn’s.
“Come on! I think we should go see Harry now.” Liam stated, putting his hand on the handle once more.
They had all mentally prepared themselves for the worst. But as Liam opened the door inch by inch, you could hear a sigh of relief come tumbling from all three boys’ lips. The lad sitting in front of them still looked lie their best mate, you could hardly tell there was something wrong with him. The only noticeable damage was the dark circles under his eyes and the white bandage wrapped around his head. But was he the same Harry they all knew?
“Hey guys!” Harry smiled. ‘He sounds way too happy for someone who just got in an accident, not to mention a pretty big fight with his lover.’ Zayn thought; something is definitely off.
“Harry!” Niall yelled, running over to hug him bone-crushingly hard. “Thank god you’re okay!”
“Ni-Niall…can’t…breathe.” Harry managed to get out while chuckling slightly. Niall laughed half-heartedly while getting up off of Harry and going to stand next to Liam who put his arm around his waist. Harry looked at them a bit confused, but brushed it off as Liam just being comforting.
“Am I going to get a hug from the rest of you guys, or are you just going to continue staring at me?” He held his arms out wide waiting for Liam and Zayn to come over. Niall joined the three-way hug, and it almost felt as if nothing was going wrong. But when Harry lifted his head to find the blue orbs of his best friend, they weren’t there. When they pulled away Zayn noticed the frown covering Harry’s face.