Liam Payne has a secret that he's been hiding for years but keeping secrets this big is unhealthy, especially for this long.
Niall Horan, the carefree, loving everything about life, always sees the brightside in everything type of guy has noticed things. Things that are plain for everyone to see but no one has. Liam's changed, or well he's always been different; more serious than the lads, the most protective of the lads, the dad of the group. Liam's become even more reserved though, he flinches at any sudden movements or any movements close to him, he's always analyzing everything all the time, he's been disappearing for unmeasurable amounts of time and coming back with bruises coated in makeup that he thinks will cover them, and he's been having nightmares.
Liam is, in a way, being killed. Slowly but surely under the pressure of this secret and under the pressure of hiding it from management, the fans, the boys, the family, Simon, and worst of all Niall. Liam has noticed that Niall's picking up that something is wrong, and is doing everything he can to cover any loose ends up that he can without exposing his dark past that no one, not even his Mum, knows about.
Will Liam crumble away, and our sweet Wolverhampton boy be just a shell of his former self? Or is he already a shell, void of any feelings other than the stress and the pain, the bruises his only reminder that he really is living in his own personal hell and he can't leave, no matter how much he wants to.