I don't know how long the silence crept round the room, but it never got easier.
I tried to say something, but every time I opened my mouth, Nialls gaze would flicker to me, I would see the pain and I would be left speechless.
"Ok, I have been watching Summer do a goldfish impression for long enough, what's happening? You're best friends and best friends don't do this to each other. So you need to start explaining yourself." Colette stated, finally braking the silence that choked us and finally saying things that made sense.
Now it had lifted, we seemed to be able to breathe.
"I have a few things; How? Since when? And When were you planning to tell me?" His voice flared with malice, as he lent forward on his elbows on his knees, staring at us.
I had never seen Niall angry before, and it didn't seem right with his personality. I think it was worse than seeing him hurt.
"We- We don't know, it just happened" I said nervously. He scoffed as I sent him the cliché line used in dramas. Next I will e telling him Im his long lost sister.
"It's true" Louis said steadily, looking at Niall with such intensity in his eyes, Niall looked away.
His eyes flicker to Colette, who gives him a small smile.
"Answer the rest then." He whispers, defeated.
I swallowed and continued. "Um..since when..well the tension was building up for a while and it first really happened at the fireworks party."
Something seemed to click in Nialls mind when I had finished talking and his face twisted in disgust.
"So, that whole thing with the Hide and Seek was just a stupid ploy to keep me away so you could-" he cut himself off and shook his head, probably trying to shake the pictures in his head.
"Niall, we are sorry-" I started but that seemed to push him over the edge.
"You're SORRY are you?? SORRY? Oh well, if Summer is sorry then there no reason to be mad. I TRUSTED YOU, I trusted you with my heart, something I never and you SMASHED it, into a million pieces! And Louis, you're my BEST FRIEND! How could you?" He stood over us and I had nothing to say back, because what he said was true.
His words threatened to crush me with their truth. I had been a horrible person and I had broken his heart. I hated myself deeply as I bowed my head under him, as if the words physically hit me.
Colette stood up and took Nialls shoulder gently, trying to get him out of the rage, but he shook her off turning to her.
"Leave me alone Colette. That kiss meant nothing, I was just angry. Maybe I thought I could get some revenge! I don't know. I don't know.." He trailed off, seeming to come to his senses as he hand fell to her side. From here, I could almost hear her heart brake too. My fault. My fault.
He gave us all a sad look. "This is what you have done to me. I hope you're happy." He took one last look at Colette, whose eyes were wet around the corners but not letting them fall, and faltered in his escapade at the sight of her. She stared him out,her eyes pleading before he left the room entirely.
The slamming of the door confirmed that he had left us. I choked once and couldn't hold the tears back.
I didn't want to act like a victim because I wasn't one. I wasn't crying tears for my hurt. I was crying for Nialls. How could I have been so naive and stupid and selfish?! I had hurt him, I had hurt him so bad that I had changed his personality.
I felt Louis' arms wrapped around me and I felt some comfort in them. From the fold in his shoulder, I heard the running of footsteps out of the room and the opening of the front door.
I looked up to see Colette had left the room.
"Where is she going?" I sniffed. Louis looks down at me and kissed me on the forehead. That boy always knows the right thing to do.
"She isn't giving up on him." He simply replied. My heart warmed slightly at the thought. How could I have been so stupid, missing the signs that were in front of me. Niall knew Colette had a dog and her family and I never thought to question how. Harry distracted me in the airport while the said goodbye and hello. Niall seemed almost jealous at the fireworks party when we spotted Harry comforting Colette. The alcohol must have made her resolve and facade crack. Wow I was too busy wrapped up in my own life to notice hers was falling apart too. I'm a terrible best friend as well as girlfriend. I need to apologise to her also.
"Are we?" I whisper after a long time, looking up at him. His eyes were a bright blue as he looked down at me lovingly. How did I deserve that after what I caused tonight? I don't know but I am just going to pray that he is still here in the morning.
|Louis Tomlinson||as Louis Tomlinson|
|Pixie Lott||as Summer Malfoy|
|Willow Smith (older)||as Mercy Williams|
|Louis Smith||as Jay|
|One Direction||as One Direction|
|Christina Aguilera||as Summers Mum|
|Emma Watson||as Colette Lewis|
|Amelia Lily||as Daisy Simmons|
|Helena Bonham Carter||as Mrs Aubrey|
|Dan Smith||as Dan|