I walked into the room tears still rolling down my face. I looked around trying to find Cassie but everyone was gone and in their place was Harry.

"Hey! What's wrong?" He says jumping up to greet me.


"Zoey." He says not buying it.

"Where's everybody?" I ask holding back the tears and wiping my face. The last thing I wanted was Harry to see me in this position.

"They went to eat dinner. Your friend Cassie...she's something." He said chuckling. I could only imagine what went down when he showed up.

"Yeah." I said laughing. "She's different."

"There's that smile!" I roll my eyes at him.

"Why didn't you go with them?" I ask as a walk over to the couch and sit down.

"I wanted to wait for you. I had to make sure you're okay. Are you?" He asks and I immediately feel a little bit of sadness but relief. No one had asked me that sincerely yet. I could tell he was truly concerned for me and not for 'Niall and me'. I was happy and relieved I could finally tell someone how I really feel.

"Honestly? No. But I think I will be. After I go home that is." I say facing him. I had been scared to look at him until now.

"Go home? Now?" His face falls. "You can't. Don't let any of this ruin your time here."

"I'm sorry Harry. I just can't stay here. I need to get back to my life and Niall needs to get back to his." I say before getting up and walking onto the balcony.

"What do you mean?" He asks. "What happened in there."

"Nothing because I walked away." I say hushed.


"I walked away Harry. I'm choosing to walk away. Away from you guys, away from the only people I've actual not hated. I've chosen to walk away from Niall, who I love but I'm too much of a coward to actually admit it." I look out at the nights skyline. I could never grow use to this view. It was breath taking. It's distraction was the only thing holding me together.

"You love him?" I hear him ask behind me. It takes me a minute before I actually reply. I didn't want to hurt him too.


"I told him you didn't mean it when you said you loved me but he wouldn't listen." I turned around so fast I nearly got whiplash.

"What?" I was shocked.

"I said-"

"No I heard you. I mean...he told you?" I look away from him embarrassed.

"I'm his best friend. Of course he told me." He says.

"I shouldn't have pulled you into it. I'm so sorry Haz. I have no idea what I was thinking. I was in shock. I didn't know-" I say drifting off.

"You didn't know what to say. I get it. Although it might have even wrong of you to say you loved me, it was also wrong of him to catch you off guard like that." He says taking considering how I might be feeling about all of this. He really cared about me, I could tell. It was nice to have that.

"He just kind of sprung it on me." I say pulling my eyes away from his mesmerizing green ones. I could hear him laughing and it confused me.

"What?" I ask.

"You called me Haz." He says smiling.


"I like it." He says still grinning.

"Everyone calls you that, it's nothing new." I say rolling my eyes at him.

"But when you say it, it's nice." He says. "I like how you say it."

"Shut up and hug me you cheeky loser." I say pulling him into a hug.

I never really noticed how tall he was until he rested his chin on top of my head. Hugging him made me want to cry even more but I managed to hold it in.

"I wasn't lying when I told Niall that I loved you. I do love you Harry." I said into his chest.

"But not in that way." He sighs.

"I wish I did. Things would be so much easier." I say still not wanting to let go.

"But that's the thing," he says pushing away from me a little so he can look into my eyes. "love's not suppose to be easy. It's suppose to be hard and heartbreaking. It's suppose to test you in ways you never dreamed of."

"But I can't handle that." I admit to him. I could feel the tears beginning to surface.

"Some people can't. That's why you let the other person, the one you really love, help you along that journey." What a lot of people don't get is how smart Harry is and how he understands things, he sees the beauty in things. He deserves all the love in the world and that's what I hoped for him.

"Thank you for that." I tell him. "You want to order Chinese?"

"Chinese sounds great." He says going back inside to order and leaving me alone out on the balcony.

I couldn't help but wonder if I made the right choice. Giving up love? He wasn't my first love but he was everything it should have been. He was perfect and I just gave it all up. All I wanted right now was Cassie. She's what I needed.

I took my phone out of my pocket dialing her. Of course she picked up on the first ring. "Cass?"

"Zo, what's wrong?" She questions. She know me so well.

"I just really need you right now. I think," I stopped to try to hold in the tears. "I think I broke my own heart. I think I'm broken."


A/N: so, it's been a while. I'm soooo sorry. It looks like my plan to be done by the end of summer is not going too well. Oh, well. Well, if you guys know me you would know that my senior year is coming up! And I'm sooo excited. You don't understand how ready I am to move out and go to college. My birthday is also next Thursday!!! Woohoo!! July 31st baby! My moms is August 1st which it really cool. Haha. I'm rambling now, which if you know me you know it's another think I do, so I guess I'll end this authors note that has really no point to it.

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Also, the chapter is really bad and short. I'm sorry!!! I was in a rush to write it. Again, sorry.

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