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Louis is at work when his phone starts to buzz. He checks it quickly under the desk table he is cleaning and frowns.

From Andy:
Harry needs you. Be careful.

To Andy:
I'll be there as soon as possible.

Louis nips into the back and takes his apron off, wiping his hands on his jeans.
"Sorry, Roy, I've really got to go. It's an emergency," Louis babbles, trying to get all of his stuff from his little storage compartment.
"It's alright, Lou, you only had another hour or two. Jane is coming in a minute so we'll be fine. I hope everything is okay."

Roy and Jane are the old couple that run the cafe, have done for years. They're easy going and very kind. They ask about how Harry is every time Louis comes into work and are saving up to by them a wedding present.

Louis practically runs to Harry's shop, heart nearly stopping when he sees Harry in a ball on the floor. He's got his eyes scrunched closed and he flinches when the door to the shop opens and closes., but he doesn't look up.

"Hey babe, what's wrong?" Louis asks gently as he sits in front of a very tense Harry. Harry shivers and sobs when Louis lays a gentle hand on his knee.

"Water?" Andy asks, offering the bottle of water to Louis. Louis smiles gratefully and sets it down beside Harry.
"Will you look at me, gorgeous?" Louis says quietly. Harry peeks his head shyly. His eyes are red and Louis doesn't doubt Harry's vision is blurry. "Are you going to come home?"

Harry shakes his head.
"Where are we going to keep you then?" Louis smiles softly. Harry doesn't seem impressed. "C'mon, love. Drink some water and sit on a real chair?"

Harry let's Louis hoist him up onto the chair behind him and force a water bottle into his hand. Louis smooths his hair back away from his face, kissing his cheek.
"I love you."

Harry nods quickly, desperately to try and show that he feels the same.
"I know, Haz, I know," Louis soothes. "How about I ask Andy what happened?"
"No!" Harry exclaims, voice hoarse from crying. He clears his throat and tries again. "No, I can tell you."
"Okay, it'll be okay."

"Zayn came in, he-he asked how you were, said he's seen us around. He told me he wanted you back. Before he left he looked so smug and said how he really fancied a hot chocolate in his favourite cafe, were you work. Did he come to you?"
"Oh my god. Oh my god. Shit. No, I left as soon as Andy text. Jesus Christ,"Louis worries nervously. He stands and paces back and forth, back and forth.

"Daddy what do we do?" Louis wails, sliding down the wall to sit on the floor.
"Princess, come here. Daddy's got you," Harry sighs, settling back into their usual roles. Yes, he needs a lot of comfort, too, but looking after Louis gives him a purpose and helps him.

"We should go to the police, Lou. Tell them why Zayn would be after you and what happened when you were together. It's never too late to do something about it."
"Daddy, that's scary!" Louis whimpers.
"I know, baby. It is. But I think you can be my really good, brave boy and do it. Yeah?" Harry encourages.
"Yeah," Louis nods, rubbing his cheek against Harry's shoulder. "You'll be there?"
"Hopefully. Sometimes hey might say we have to be alone, but we'll be right back together again," Harry reassures. Louis is shaking.

Harry guides the water bottle to Louis' lips.
"Thank you," Louis sighs and wipes his eyes again. "I love you, daddy."
"I love you, Lou. C'mon, let's go."

Harry tells Louis to ring Liam and tell him where they're going. Liam is alarmed, but tries to keep calm for their sake. Harry tells him to be careful, the last time Zayn saw Louis he lived in the house Liam and Niall live in now.

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