forty two

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Holly
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As Harry and I sit cross legged on the small, red couch together drinking tea in our pyjamas as The Beatles quietly plays on the stereo in the small living room, my mind can't forget when Harry told me he loved me only two hours before... The worse thing is, I didn't even reply. I just did nothing as if he never even said anything, and I can tell in somewhat way he's nervous for my reply, which he thinks he'll never get.

Harry clears his throat, "Uh, Holly, you never actually responded to me in the car"

"I know... It's a big thing to say 'I love you'" I say.

"You don't have to say it back" Harry takes a sip of his tea.

"I just," I pause, "don't think I do love you yet, to tell the truth."

"And that is okay" Harry blinks slowly.

"Okay? I thought you would've been a bit angry or something"

"I don't care if you don't love me back, all I care about is that you know I love you."

I stare into Harry's charming eyes, not thinking about anything really and just feeling the illusion as I stare deeply for a silent while.

"I'm gonna go off to bed" Harry says, kissing my cheek before leaving.

After Harry leaves, I sigh and slouch back on the couch, exhausted and in a bit of a weird mood. That weird mood being my mind telling me 'how could you not say you love him back!'. I do have to admit, I feel absolutely horrible for, in a way, rejecting Harry. He was so nice today. But my heart is too tough and I'm too much of an invulnerable person to just love someone so easily... It takes time for me to develop feelings, and Harry will just have to wait till I'm completely in love with him.

| 9AM |

"Holly!" Lola screams in my ear, causing me to bolt up.

I yawn, "What? What time is it?"

"Nine" Evie says, opening the curtains and revealing blinding sunlight. I cover my sleepy eyes.

"You must've fallen asleep on the couch, babe" Liz says, sitting down next to me with a bowl of cereal in her hand.

"You're not the only one who slept in, Harry is still sleeping" Macy says, making toast from the kitchen.

"You were out late last night" Juliet says, a tall glass of cranberry juice in her hand.

"Yeah, there was traffic on the road" I lie. I can't tell Juliet what we did and why we were late. Knowing Juliet, she'd have a full on attack.

"What the fuck? This is bullshit!" Dakota says, reading her magazine.

"What?" Lola says, going over to Dakota.

"It says Kimye broke up!"

"Kimye?" I ask, confused.

"Um, Kanye West and Queen Kim K?" Lola says, rolling her eyes at me.

"Who cares?" Macy says, coming into the living room with a plate of toast.

I chuckle, "I'm gonna go get dressed now"

I walk out of the living room and further down the red painted hallway, I see Harry at the door. I run after him.

"Where are you going?" I ask.

"I'm catching up with Zayn, I need to talk to him" Harry says, getting his keys out of his blazer pocket.

"When will you be back?" I ask.

"Uh, around two"

"Okay, bye" I wave as Harry opens the door.

"I'll see you later" Harry gives me a small kiss on the lips before leaving.

I run upstairs and into the bedroom.

I put on my dress and plait my hair in its usual pretty little pigtails before doing my makeup.

Before I leave, I get one of the laundry baskets we keep in the bathroom and start to get all the dirty clothes to wash.

As I'm making my way to the upstairs laundry, I walk past Harry's bedroom, and remember I left my bracelet in there from last night after we came home.

I slowly open the door to Harry's bedroom and immediately I'm hit with the luxurious look of his master bedroom. I stand for a short while, just to look around the massive room, it's exhilarating.

The bracelet is where I left it, on his bed, and I pick it up and put it in the laundry basket.

As I'm about to leave Harry's room, I notice an unopened envelope on his desk. On the front is written 'Harry' in cursive writing.

I go to it. I know I shouldn't open it, but I can just seal the envelope again. So me being the overly curious and risk taking imbecile I am, I get the envelope and open it carefully. Inside is a little note.

'It's done for Holly

- Lauryn'

A/N: short chapter I know

Ok I know I've introduced a lot of new characters lately and I hope you can keep up but welcome Lauryn! (Played by Lupita Nyong'o) I know you're confused now but everything will add up okayyyyyyyyyyy anyway I'll give you a little background thing on Lauryn: friends with the boys, blah ok cya

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