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(BTW, it's 18 by One Direction)

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C'mon, Niall, stop blushing. It's okay, just stay calm and be yourself.

Harry was really getting to me. I wasn't entirely sure about how to react.

Act cool Niall, just act cool.

"So Niall, now that we have the research done, what do you want to do? The project isn't due for a while. "

I responded, "Well.....we could get to know more about each other."

"Haha, okay," Harry said in his raspy voice.

Damn, he's getting to me again.

"So Niall, what do you want to learn about me?"

"Well, I would like to know why you don't hate me," I blurted out.

Niall, you were supposed to ask him things about his life. Get it together.

"Well, you've never done anything to me, so I'm not sure why I would hate you for any reason at all," he replied.

So we're....friends?"

"Of course."

That's when I broke into tears. I couldn't help myself. Nobody had really ever told me that they thought of me as their friend, except for Liam. And, the fact that this was coming from Harry really meant a lot to me.

Thank God for sending this angel from heaven above.

"Niall, is there anything else you want to tell me?"

Still sobbing, I said, "I love you Harry."

Harry wrapped his arms around me and said, "I love you too, Niall. I know that its late for me to say this, but I know that you have been bullied. I've always wanted to protect you, but I wasn't sure how to. I thought you would think I'm weird, with me just always following you. But just know this: from this day forward, you're my friend, and I will always be here to protect you. Okay?"

I choked out a little, "Okay." I then realized that I told him that I love him. I hope he doesn't realize that I just confessed my feelings for him, but at the same time, I was hoping that he meant his “I love you” the way I do.

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Author's Note

Hey guys. I'm now on break, so I can really update as much as possible. I want thank you for 54 reads!!! Ahhhh, I can't believe that I have people reading my story. Anyway, stay tuned for something shocking over the next few chapters. Can't wait to share, but until then, ciao!

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