Louis and Liam had cleaned up the bloody scenes on both floors while Ashley sat in the room, with the bookshelf, still in utter shock. She kept replaying the moment of her committing the crime on Niall in her head. His blue eyes haunted her. She also couldn’t get the image of Zayn lying motionless beside her. Ashley’s cheeks were stained and her eyes stung from the tears.

“We’ve cleaned it all up.” Louis walked in sighing heavily with Liam following in behind quietly.

Ashley looked up and saw both of their shirts were powdered with dirt. Louis brushed his hands on his pants in an attempt to get rid of some of the dirt he had on his hands. Upset about losing two more friends and having Louis to always be strong and doing the difficult job of burying the corpses, Ashley turned away and put her head in her hands.

“Hey, you alright?” Louis walked over and sat down beside her. “How are you feeling now?”

“Terrible.” she mumbled. “I still can’t believe I did that.” she looked up and turned her head to where Niall’s body lay before.

“Niall wasn’t himself and you were angry.” he placed an arm around to comfort her. “You didn’t mean to do that Ash. It’s o-”

“Stop! Just stop saying that!” Ashley cut Louis off and pulled away. She had her hands covering her ears as she shook her head.

“What happened?!” Louis looked at her outburst shockingly.

“Nothing is ok Louis! Ever since we’ve arrived here nothing has been fine! You keep telling me it’s ok or everything is gonna be fine but we all know it’s not gonna go back to how it was! Do you not fucking understand Stephanie, Harry, Carrie, Zayn and Niall are dead?! We’re trapped in this stupid house until one of us lives! We don’t even know when and where one of us is gonna die! And now we’re turning against each other and killing each other! I feel like I’m going insane Louis! I killed Niall for crying out loud! Me! I never thought I could do something like that! I wasn’t possessed or anything! I was just furious! How the hell are we supposed to trust each other? They have us attacking each other! So don’t fucking tell me it’s ok when we all know it’s not!” Ashley breathed heavily. Her voice echoed throughout the house. She stared at Louis, whose mouth was open, with tears sitting in her eyes.

Louis and Liam were surprised by Ashley’s eruption. They had never heard her yell like that or had seen her talk to Louis like this. Louis was a little hurt.

“Ashley, you know very well I know for a fact that being here doesn’t mean its fun and games. I know you hate being here and I was only trying to comfort you! What the hell do you expect me to say? ‘Oh Ash what can you do? We know everyone except one is gonna die. So don’t waste your time crying about it.’? Of course not! I’m gonna try my best comforting you! Do you have any fucking idea how hard it is to bury all of their bodies?! I’ve lost three of my best mates Ash! I’ve been holding in so much anger and sorrow. But I pushed my feelings aside, and took care of you! I’m also terrified about when I’m gonna be the one to get killed or even worse, you! I was only caring for you. I know how hard all of this is for you. Sorry if you found it annoying.” Louis looked down at the wooden floor.

Ashley felt horrible for yelling at him and saying all those things. Louis looked really upset. “Lou-”


Ashley sighed. “Louis, I shouldn’t have said all that. I know you were just trying to make me feel better. So much is going on… I just… I don’t know I just… exploded. I’m sorry. You must be going through so much and I wasn’t doing anything to comfort you. And now I just yelled at you.”

Louis looked up and turned to her. He only stared at her without displaying any expression. He finally stood up and said, “I need some fresh air.”

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