Trick Of The Light
I groaned, looking at the caller ID of my ringing phone. Simon. This should be pleasant. Not.
"Louis," he spoke sternly when I answered.
"Simon," I spoke in the same tone.
"Ya mind explaining why every magazine in the entire world currently has Bella and Harry on the front?" He demanded. I laughed dryly.
"Ask 'em yourself. It's not like I knew about it." I scoffed and heard Simon sigh on the other end of the phone.
"Fine. I want you all in my office. Two o'clock. Sharp." Then the line went dead. I rolled my eyes, storming from the kitchen and knocking on Bella's door to let her know.
"Bella!" I called out when she didnt answer. When there was still no reply I opened the door and froze at what I saw. Harry--shirtless-- practically wrapped around Bella whose head was burried in his chest. I scowled. They're not right for each other. Me and El are right for each other. Dani and Liam are right for each other. Hell, even Perrie and Zayn are right for each other. Bella and Harry? No. Just no. She deserves someone who won't hurt her. And believe me, he will hurt her. I know it makes me sound like a really shit best friend to Harry, but I'm just looking out for Bella. It's not like I'm gonna break them up or anything. Harry will end up doing something stupid, weather its something he says or does. Call me selfish, but I don't want to lose Bella. I don't want her to get hurt, she's already been hurt too much.
I sighed looking at them, I was about to wake them up but then something caught my eye. On Bella's upper arm were what seemed like.....scratches? Did Harry do that? No he wouldnt...did Bella? Scratch marks.....I'll figure it out later. Once again about to wake them up, but I noticed something else on the inner part of Bellas left arm. It seemed to have stripes, just the tiniest bit lighter then her skin. I looked again but there was nothing there. Walking a little closer I studied her arm again. Nope, nothing. Must have been a trick of the light. Them I noticed something else. Bella's cheeks were stained with tears. My fists instantly balled up. What the fuck. Why was she crying? Bella shouldn't be crying. Careful to not move Bella too much, I slapped Harry to wake him up. Yah I guess it was a little mean but I'm pissed and Bella was crying.
"Ugh, what the fuck," He moaned, opening his eyes. They hardened when he saw me.
"What?" He hissed, not moving from his position with Bella.
"Meeting with Simon at 2. Bella needs to come." Harry nodded and waited for me to say more.
"Why was Bella crying." I demanded through gritted teeth. He looked shocked then looked at Bella, sighing at the tear stains.
"That's none of your damn business." He snapped, still whispering. My eyes widened. He has no right to snap at me right now.
"Actually I think it is my damn buisness. Just because your her "boyfriend" doesn't mean you get to start hiding things from me. Oh wait, guess its to late for that," I scoffed. Harry rolled his eyes.
"Can you maybe umm I don't know....oh yeah. Fuck off." Harry spat. Bella stirred. He quickly turned back over to her and laid back down. I rolled my eyes.
"Fuck you Harry." I sneered and walked out of the room.
Well. Louis seems to be in a better mood. Note the sarcasm. I rolled my eyes, if it wernt for the band I would happily never talk to him again. He's such an ass. I knew Simon would call a meeting, he'll probably be pissed, oh well. That's not anything new. Is only like 9:40 so I'll let Bella sleep a little longer. I smiled, watching how peaceful she looked. The evidence of her tears were still on her cheeks. I frowned, lightly tracing my fingers on the scars she had left on her upper arms. Scars to remind her of last night. I spent the next 30 minutes tracing patterns on her skin and just observing her beauty before deciding I should wake her up. I sighed and kissed the top of her head lightly.
"Bella," I whispered lightly in her ear. "Bella love its time to get up." Slowly, her eyes opened and looked into mine. I smiled.
"Morning beautiful," She blushed.
"Hey," Her voice was a little raspy and still a bit shaky.
"How are you feeling?" I asked gently, brushing a piece of hair from her forehead.
"Better," Her voice was small and she looked down after she said it. I tilted her head back up.
"Baby I'm so sorry, I shouldn't have woken you up. I love you so much, I'm so sorry," I felt so guilty for what I had done. It was my fault.
"It's not your fault Harry," I scoffed and Bella frowned.
"Harry I'm serious. It wasnt your fault. It isn't your fault. Please don't blame yourself, its just making it worse." She sounded so broken, so I decided not to push it.
"Okay baby. Okay." I brought her hand to my lips and kissed it. "We have a meeting with Simon at 2. You have to come too. I'm sorry. We have to get up now. Okay?" She nodded and smiled nervously. I slowly sat up, bringing Bella with me in my arms. I rested my head in the crook of her neck.
"I love you Bella. So much." I whispered.
"I love you to Harry. To the moon and back." I smiled at her words, the untangled myself from her, standing up and pulling her off the bed.
"Lemme just fix up my hair a tad and then I'll come out." She smiled and walked to her bathroom. I heard her gasped and ran in, freezing when I saw why she gasped. She was looking at the scars on her arms. I sighed and walked up behind her, putting my arms around her waist and resting my head on her shoulder.
"I did this?" She asked, chocking on her words. I sighed.
"Yeah baby. You did. I'm sorry," she closed her eyes for a few seconds before opening them again.
"Can you pass me a top with longer sleeves." She asked quietly. I nodded and went back into the bedroom. I looked around, the only piece of clothing out was my top, even though it was a t-shift the sleeves on her would be enough to cover up the scars. I also grabbed some cream from her bedside table and went into the bathroom. Bella was biting her lip while tracing the scars. I uncapped the lid of the cream and put some onto my hands. I carefully rubbed it into her arms, cringing when she winced from the pain. I picked up my top and held it too her, she looked at it and smiled, nodding.
When she didnt move, I edged the hem of her top up, stopping and looking up to see if it was okay. She nodded and I proceeded to take her top off, leaving her standing there in her bra and small shorts, the marks on her arms now even more obvious. I sucked in a breath, my eyes drawn to her perfect body, I quickly tore my eyes away before she caught me staring. Lifting my top over her head, I noticed something on her lower arm. When I looked again it was gone though. Must have been a trick of the light. She tucked a little of my top on one side into her shorts, otherwise you couldn't even see the shorts, and turned back around to me.
"Are you okay?" I asked her. She smiled and nodded, before going up on her tip-toes to kiss me. I know the girls are meant to be the ones to 'melt into the kiss' but fuck that, I melted into the kiss, securing my arms around her body before she pulled away.
"Lets go," she smiled nervously and we left the room.
The kitchen was empty, so I'm guessing Louis went to have a shower or something. I put some bread in the toaster while Bella poured herself some orange juice. Then Louis came down. He took one look at Bella in my top and laughed dryly, walking right past us to get some water.
"So, you share clothes now. How sweet." His tone was anything but nice.
"Lou I swear-"
"What, what do you swear Harry. What will you do to me if I keep talking? What can you do to me," he went to walk away but I yanked him back by his shoulder.
"There's a lot I can and will do." I spoke through gritted teeth. "So stop fucking acting like such a dick."
"Okay," He smiled. "As soon as you tell me what the scars on Bella's upper arms are." He smirked. I looked back to Bella whos face had paled. Louis noticed this.
"Yes, I saw them. Who do you think came in to tell Harry that we had a meeting with Simon later." Bella looked to me, biting her lip, the panick in her eyes clear.
"Louis fuck off will you. Stop being such an ass." I walked over to Bella and placed my hand on the small of her back to comfort her.
"You don't get to call me an ass. I'm not the one who hid my rela-"
"Why do you think we hid it?" Bella snapped, saying more than she had since yesterday. Even Louis looked taken aback by her words, and he had no idea what happened last night.
"God Louis seriously grow the fuck up. We hid our relationship, yes. But this is why. Because Harry knew you would react like this. For Gods sake you've met Eliza, she's one protective motherfucka but she didnt get all pissy with me like you are. Stop being suck a dick." Louis narrowed his eyes and took a step towards Bella.
"Don't fucking talk to me like that," He spat, taking another step towards her. "I don't understand why your so mad, I'm reacting like this because I care about you," another step forward, "and I know Harry's going to fuck up and break you," Another step, "trust me Bella. You should be grateful that I'm warning you," By this point Louis was towering over Bella with an extremely pissed look on his face, Bella seemed as if she had shrunk and her breathing was becoming slightly uneven.
"I mean seriously. You told us all yesterday and you have scars on your arm from god knows what. I have no fucking idea where they're from, but they sure as hell weren't there yesterday," he hissed. "For god sakes Bella look at you!" Bella looked terrified of him. He grabbed her and and pushed the sleeve up, exposing her arm.
I immediately stepped in front of Bella and shoved Louis away from her.
"Get. The fuck. Away. From her." I practically growled. Louis eyes widened in shock.
"Excuse me?" I stepped forwards to him.
"I said, get the fuck away from her." Louis looked confused.
"Your fucking scaring her! Just like Zayn was yesterday when he was yelling at her! So will you just leave her alone for gods sake." I scoffed and stormed past him upstairs into my room.
Hey, I'm sorry for not posting this chapter yesterday, but, well, yeah I had my reasons, and thanks for the lovely things some of you said :) I know this isn't really a great chapter, I'm half way through the next one so ill post is ASAP.
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