Chapter 8

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Niall's POV

"Wait, wait, hold on." I spoke up, holding a hand up to stop Louis from talking and I raised an eyebrow at him. "You think that Harry and Liam are.. Together?" I said, shaking my head slightly, not believing it. The words that had just left my mouth seemed to unrealistic, I never thought that it could be possible for Harry or Liam to like the same gender at all.

"Yes, genius. I'm pretty sure I've said it clear enough." Louis remarked sarcastically and then he gave me an apologetic look, running a hand through his hair. "Sorry, I'm just frustrated."

"Frustrated by them possibly being gay for each other?" I questioned, a little confused as to why he would be frustrated. I didn't feel frustrated at all at the possibility, I didn't see any reason to get upset over it. It was a bit strange, of course because I wasn't used to it, but I was fine with it.

"No. I'm just stressed out with other things, is all." Louis replied quickly, clearing his throat and I could tell he was lying, but I didn't press on it. I didn't want to corner him, he'd say it if he wanted to.

"Ah, I get it. But are you sure about Harry and Liam..?" I asked slowly, looking at him and then looking over at the closed door, now wondering if Harry and Liam might be up to something, the thought making me shiver slightly. It was so weird to think of the two of them doing that.

"I'm pretty sure. Friends don't exactly act like that around each other, especially guys. I can tell the difference between a bromance, and an actual romantic relationship." Louis said, nodding slightly and I noticed a little speck of hurt flash in his eyes, confusing me even further. I shrugged it off, nodidng.

"You're right, but what are we going to do about it?" I asked him, biting my lip and running a hand through my hair, peeking out the window and seeing him watching me with some sort of emotion out of the corner of my eye, but I couldn't figure out what it was.

"We shouldn't confront them, not yet anyway. We should hold it off for a couple of days, it'd be a better idea if we just keep an eye on them, see if we're not just going insane or anything." Louis chuckled quietly, fiddling with his hands in his laps, looking a little bit conflicted.

"Sounds good to me. Louis, y'alright?" I asked him curiously, looking at him carefully. 

"Yeah, yeah, of course I am. Why wouldn't I be?" Louis replied, snapping his head up and looking at me.

"I don't know, you just seem a bit off." I shrugged, furrowing my eyebrows slightly. "I'm just being worried like always." I laughed softly, scratching the back of my neck and feeling a little nervous for no reason. Or I just didn't know the reason.

"Ah, it's okay. I'm fine though, really." Louis laughed a bit, flashing me a small smile as he slipped off his shirt and sat down on the edge of his bed. "So the plan is that we'll just watch the two of them for a day or two I guess. But right now, I'm going to bed, I'm exhausted." 

I nodded, smiling and ruffling his hair, causing him to laugh. "Night, night." I said in a childish voice, joking around and chuckling.

"Go to bed, Nialler." Louis laughed lightly, smiling and shaking his head.

"Alright, alright, I'm going." I laughed, walking by and accidentally tripping, causing me to fall into him and we both fell back onto the bed.

"Shit, sorry." I said, laughing and then freezing as I realized the proximity between the two of us, our faces inches apart.

"U-uh, it's.. It's okay." Louis stammered, laughing nervously and we both kind of just stayed there, until I finally got up.