**Author’s Note: This is going to be the final chapter of Change. I had a lot of fun writing it, but I just don’t think I can keep the storyline going for much longer. However, I would like you to know that I will be starting up another Harry Styles fanfic shortly. I’ll try to post a summary soon. I just want to thank you so much for reading this. It honestly means the world to me when I get messages or likes on my stories. <3 Anyways, I don’t want to drag this out too long. So, I hope you enjoy this last chapter. Message me your thoughts. Love you!**
”Hazza? Where are you?” I had been looking for him for the past hour. One minute I was snuggling with him, then when I woke up and he was just gone. He sure was going to have a lot of explaining to do when he got back from wherever he was.
Suddenly a new message popped up on my phone. I glanced down at it, and was slightly disappointed when I saw it wasn’t Harry.
“Louis and I decided to go on a mini vacation. Sorry for telling you on such short notice. I figured you and Harry need some more alone time. ;) Hope things work out! xx Eleanor”
I smiled and replied, ”Thanks El <3 xx Tori”
As I looked up from my phone I noticed the wonderful smell of bacon coming from downstairs. I followed the smell into the kitchen where I saw Harry cooking us some breakfast. My heart melted as I realized how caring he truly was.
”Morning.” I said, making my way towards him. He seemed to break out of a daze and smiled at me.
”Morning love.” He walked over to me, placing a kiss on my forehead. In a way I wasn’t used to Harry being so sweet. He was usually a self confident jerk, but then again that’s what I loved about him.
”See something you like?” He smirked. I rolled my eyes. Yep, there was the self confidence.
I smirked back. “Yeah.”
”I do too.” He placed a kiss on my lips, and my stomach fluttered with butterflies. No one had ever been able to make me feel like this.
We held hands as we walked over to the table. A pile of pancakes and bacon were in the center. My mouth was already watering by looking at it.
As we ate, I couldn’t help the satisfied moan that escaped my lips. This seemed to make him happy, because he put on his signature smirk. I just stuck my tongue out at him and continued eating. Things were perfect… almost.
”So, I think we should probably talk about, well, everything.” I said, breaking the silence.
He sighed. “I hoped we could just forget and move on.”
”I kind of wish we could too…” I started.
”But we can’t?” He said, finishing my sentence. I just nodded in response.
We both stared at each other for quite awhile, trying to think of what to say. It seemed like both of us were lost for words. I mean, how do you talk about something like this? Before I could stop myself, a question slipped out of my mouth. “Were you serious about the promise ring?”
He seemed taken aback, and slightly offended. “Of course I meant it. I love you Tori.”
”So it wasn’t for the press?” My voice was hopeful.
”Of course it wasn’t. It was for me. I know we’re young now, which is why I want to wait. But I also know that it’s going to be you in the end.” He pulled me into a hug.
I smiled, absentmindedly playing with his curls. Maybe this would work out after all.
*****One month later*****
I checked myself over in the mirror. I was wearing http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=81481406 Harry had bought the dress for me, and when I saw it, I absolutely fell in love with it.
Tonight I would be going to a ball. Harry hadn’t told me the occasion, he just said it was for a friend and that we were invited. Of course I wouldn’t say no to an offer like that! This would be my first ball. In reality, I don’t think many people have actually been given the opportunity to go to a ball. It kind of reminds me of prom. Harry and Louis were going to pick Eleanor and I up in a limo. I felt like a princess, and Harry was my prince.
”Tori! You look gorgeous!” Eleanor practically gushed as she made her way into my room.
I smiled. “So do you El!”
She was wearing http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=81482340 Louis had also bought her gown. We had amazing boyfriends.
A few moments passed and the door bell rang. We both smiled enthusiastically as we made our way down the stairs. I was reapplying some lipgloss as Eleanor opened the door, revealing our handsome dates. My breath hitched when I saw Harry. He was dressed in a tux and bow tie. His curls were positioned perfectly, and even though it still held a messy look, it was plain hot. He was perfect.
He seemed to have the same reaction to me. His eyes scanned me from top to bottom and a genuine smile lit up his face. “You look beautiful.”
I smiled back. “You don’t look too bad yourself.”
He just shook his head, amused. Then he held his hand out for me. “Shall we?”
*****At the Ball*****
We had arrived at the ball about an hour ago. I have to say that I am having an amazing time. Surprisingly, I knew most of the people that were here. Harry and I had walked around, socializing with everything. Although, he was doing most the the talking. I was just caught up with how beautiful everything was.
”Tori?” Harry asked, breaking me out of my daze.
”What’s up Hazza?” I asked in response.
He chuckled. “I asked you if you wanted to take a walk through the gardens?”
I blushed. “Yeah, that would be nice.”
We linked arms, and headed outside. The weather was fairly nice and there was a slight breeze, which was enjoyable. I took in the beautiful scenery around me. There were hundreds of flowers, ranging from lilacs to roses. As I looked up, the sky was clear, and all the stars were twinkling. It truly was the perfect setting.
”Did I mention I love you?” Harry asked all of a sudden, making me laugh.
”Yeah I’m pretty sure you did. I love you too Harry.” I gave him a kiss on the cheek, which made him smile.
He stopped walking, and turned to face me. Suddenly, his face seemed serious.. almost nervous. Music began to play in the background. It was a soft melody that I hadn’t heard before, but it was lovely. I watched as Harry slowly got down onto one knee, and reached into his pocket. By this point my heart was racing, and my breathing accelerated.
Opening the box, he revealed an oh-so-familar ring. Then he said, “About a month ago, I asked you to promise me forever. It just wasn’t the right timing, so you said no, and I completely respect and understand your decision. It’s been exactly 27 days since then. Trust me, I’ve been counting. I know that doesn’t seem like much time, but in those 27 days, I’ve loved you more and more. We’re 19 years old, and madly in love. Now, I know I’ve been babbling on for the last five minutes. So, I’m just going to go right out and say it. Tori, will you promise me forever?”
At that moment, I realized something. Everything had happened for a reason. From my first heart-break, to all those little fight I shared with Harry. It was fate. I knew that I would never love anyone as much as I loved Harry. Fate had brought us together, and all the little moments we shared led me to my decision. I stared into his gorgeous eyes, and a tear escaped my eyes as I said, “Yes.”
**Author’s Note: Wow! I can’t believe I’m actually finished with this story. It feels as though I had just started writing this. It’s been amazing writing for you guys, and I hope you’ll check out my new fanfic, which I should be posting in about a week. As always, love you guys. <3**
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It’s a short story about moving on and letting go.
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I woke up, fully rested for once. The weight of someone’s arm wrapped around my waist, reminding me that Harry and I were back to together, sort of. To be honest, I missed Hazza. Of course now we were going to have to figure out what we’re going to do with this huge mess we made. Rolling over, I silently got out of bed, heading to the kitchen to make breakfast. Like always, Harry didn’t budge a bit. I rolled my eyes, he’s such a dead sleeper.
As I made my way to the kitchen, I got out my phone. I had 2 unread messages. The first one was from Eleanor and the second one was from Gabby.
“I see you and Harry made up. ;) When I got home, you guys were..cozy. I decided to stay at Louis’. Call me later, I want to hear everything! And I know you still have thing to figure out. Knowing you, you’re probably already thinking about just giving up, but you and Harry need each other. Remember that. Love you. -Eleanor xx”
I smiled at her message. This is exactly why she’s my best friend. She jokes around, but in the end she cares about me and she always knows exactly what to say. I was still smiling as I opened Gabby’s message.
“Hey! How are you? Did you make up with your little guy-pal? I bet you did. ;) Wanna hit the club later? Text me love! -Gabby xx”
I laughed, texting her back.
”I’m good! I swear it’s like you can read my mind. :P I don’t know, I’ll ask Haz. Text you later! -Tori xx”
”What you laughing about love?” Harry asked from behind me.
”Funny text.” I said, turning around to face him. He looked especially hot this morning with his morning hair and green eyes.
He smirked “See what you like?”
I smiled, I really did miss him, even his overconfidence. “Maybe.”
He walked over to me, placing a kiss on my lips.
”Well, I was going to make breakfast, but since your awake…” I started.
”You miss my cooking?” He asked, finishing my statement, the smirk returning to his face.
”I’m not even going to deny it.” I shrugged, taking a seat on the kitchen counter as he got to work.
He made us pancakes with eggs and bacon. It was simple, yet delicious as always. We fed each other like cute couples in cliché movies do, and we kissed in-between bites. Everything felt perfect, but of course it wasn’t. We were both avoiding a very important topic.
”You know we need to talk about.. well everything.” I said. I really didn’t want to ruin everything with talking though.
He shrugged, indifferent. “Later. Now, I have to show you something.”
Coming behind me, he wrapped his arms around my waist, putting his hand over my eyes. He guided me through my house, out the door, and into his car. A piece of cloth was placed over my eyes, and I couldn’t see anything.
”When you said you had to show me something, I didn’t expect you to kidnap me.” I teased him.
He chuckled. “I miss your sarcasm.”
”Who said I was being sarcastic?” I asked, trying to keep a straight face. Of course I failed and a smile escaped my lips.
**30 minutes later**
”Are we there yet?” I asked for the 10th time in the last 5 minutes.
”You don’t have much patience, and yes we are.” Harry said. I could tell he was probably shaking his head in amusement.
I unbuckled my seatbelt, and Harry opened the door for me, helping me step out. Before I could protest, he suddenly picked me up bridal style and started carrying me.
”This isn’t necessary.” I said, crossing my arms like a little kid.
He laughed. “I don’t want you to fall love. Plus I know you love it when I wrap my arms around you.
I rolled my eyes, although he couldn’t tell.
Finally, he put me down, and untied the blindfold. It took me a few minutes to adjust to the light. As I looked in front of me, I almost fainted.
”HALEY!” I screamed, running to hug my cousin. I hadn’t seen her since 3 years ago when she joined the navy.
”Oh my gosh I missed you so much!” I was probably hugging the life out of her.
She laughed. “I missed you too cuz! You look gorgeous!”
”I could say the same for you! Oh my gosh! How? When? Who?” I asked. There were so many thoughts flowing through my head.
”I got out of the navy about a month ago, and I would have come visit sooner, but I couldn’t afford it. Harry called me just the other day and arranged all of this.” She pointed towards Harry.
I turned to face my amazing green-eyed boyfriend, I was honestly lost for words. He smiled at me, a genuine smile.
”I’ll give you guys some time..” Haley winked at me and went to get her suitcase.
I walked towards Harry. “Thank you so much.”
He smiled back, wrapping his arms around my waist. “Anything for you love.”
I nearly melted in his arms by him saying that. This was one of the real moment Harry and I share. No sarcasm, no joking, just us being real. I really did love him. Wait love?
He brushed my hair behind my ears. “I love you.”
As soon, as the words escaped his lips, I was more sure than ever that I was ready to tell him how I felt.
I smiled. “I love you too.”
**Okay! Well Chapter 17! :D Hope you liked it! … Soo the three words finally came out! I made this chapter to have no drama, just some Harry-Tori time. Be prepared for some trouble next chapter ;) Oh yeah..we were introduced to Haley! (contest winner; congrats!) There’s still one more character I have to add, probably in the next chapter. Anyways, message me your thoughts! Love you <3**