I was truly at peace thinking we would never see the moments backstage at the X Factor when they were all there for Louis….but getting to see it? Their hugs? The support? I’m….overwhelmed. They love each other so much, our boys. And they always will.
“I’ve got an internet connection,” Steve says cautiously into the ensuing silence. “I’ve seen the questions and conversation topics you’ve put on the interview blacklist. I can put two and two together.”
He doesn’t say I saw you two backstage at the X Factor in December, because he still doesn’t really understand what he saw. The green room had been full of people who loved Louis, his siblings and bandmates and friends from home, and Louis had kept it together so stubbornly that he was sweating by the time he’d left with his band. Niall and Liam had shaken Steve’s hand and patted Louis’s back, but Harry had mostly lingered at the back of the room, out of the way.
Steve hadn’t missed the way Harry’d looked at Louis, though, or the way Louis’s eyes seemed to flicker towards him all night. By the time Louis had crawled into Steve’s hotel bed the next morning, he’d been shaking with exhaustion, his eyes bloodshot and his cheeks pink. Steve never asked him where he’d spent the night, just turned him onto all fours and held him down and fucked him ‘til he passed out.
Louis’s eyes are narrowed, guarded, hard. He purses his lips tightly, something in his jaw jumping. “And what is it that you think you’ve put together, exactly?”
Alex, I miss narry. It's been over a year and we still have not gotten a single narry moment since the break :'(
I miss them more than I can explain. The closest thing we have to a Narry moment is the gif from Louis’ x-factor performance…you know from backstage when they stood next to each other. I NEED A NARRY MOMENT SO BAD! Even if it’s just a tweet or something…A HUG WOULD BE BETTER BUT I’LL TAKE WHAT I CAN GET!
Roxy is in the kitchen, discussing the latest biometrics development proposed at the last round table with Ector, when the door actually slams open, causing both her and Ector to startle. And Eggsy is standing in the threshold of the door, looking viciously determined, his cheeks flushed, presumably having run the length of the mansion to get here.
Ector raises his eyebrows in concern and Roxy gives him a bewildered, questioning look, which he seems to ignore.
Instead, he points an accusing finger at Roxy, crying out, “Roxanne Morton!” before stalking the length of the room and coming to stand before her, where she was sitting, drinking a cup of tea.
Ector quietly rises from his seat, nodding his goodbye at Roxy and slipping from the room. Eggsy has the decency to wait until the door shuts before he tosses a folder on the table and crosses his arms across his chest.
“You lied to me.”
Eggsy gestures to the folder he had thrown down before her. Tentatively, she reaches out for it, flipping the corner up with her thumb and letting it fall back down, her blood running cold.
“Eggsy, you didn’t,” she says in a small voice.
“Oh, I sure did.” And there’s only one way to describe Eggsy’s grin: absolutely shit-eating pleased and completely self-satisfied. “Trying to tell me you never even knew their names. Oh, you’re good, Rox, but you ain’t that good.”
“It was a phase! A short, tragic, terribly misguided phase,” Roxy says defensively before leaning forward to hiss, “And I would thank you not to go blabbing your mouth to everyone about it.”
Somehow, Eggsy’s smile becomes more confident, more devilish; this is not boding well for her. “Well, what’s in it for me?”
Roxy narrows her eyes at him. “Are you–blackmailing me?”
Eggsy gasps with obvious exaggeration, slapping a hand to his chest. Fantastic; he is picking up unnecessary dramatics from Harry again. “Are you accusing me of extortion? Rox, that’s slander.”
“Hardly. You used the Kingsman servers to go digging for personal secrets,” Roxy reminds him.
“Ain’t the worst I’ve done with it,” Eggsy says in a huff, waving his hand dismissively. “You’re just trying to deflect.”
Roxy sighs, running her hands over her hair, tugging nervously at her pony tail. No one was ever supposed to know. Her mum wasn’t even allowed to mention it.
“Some friend you are.”
Eggsy shrugs a shoulder. “I’m your best mate and you love me and you know it.”
“Payback, dear Rox. Sweet, sweet payback.”
Roxy can’t help but let a faint smile tug at her lips; she was still rather proud of her own clever application of the ubiquitous whoopee cushion. Crude? Yes. Childish? Absolutely. Though she had to admit that the jar of glitter she dumped in it before hand was rather inspired. Maybe doing it at a round table meeting was not the wisest but they were all prone to making mistakes, at one time or another. To err is human, is it not?
“Only physical copy, this one,” Eggsy says, pointing at the folder. “Sure I can suck up to Merlin to have him erase any trace of it from the Internet. If you’re willing to pay.”
“And the price?”
Eggsy considers this for a moment before answering, “You fill out my requisition forms for the next month.”
“Steep price,” Roxy comments. “I could just teach you how to do it so Morgana doesn’t have to get after you each time.”
“Ah-ah!” Eggsy wags a finger at her and she has a distant desire to bend it back. “Not what I proposed.”
Roxy spends a minute chewing her bottom lip, eyeing up the folder as if was going to fly open on its own accord and hurl its contents around the entire mansion, before sighing in defeat. “Oh, alright.”
Eggsy claps his hands together. “Good working with you, love, as always.”
“You are incorrigible,” Roxy mutters, though the bitterness she employs has no heart. When Eggsy leans down to peck a kiss against her cheek, she playfully slaps his chest with the back of her hand, bringing on a slight, muffled oof. “You do realize this means I’m coming for you.”
“Oh, I’m counting on it,” Eggsy says with a wink. “Drinks still, then? Tonight?”
“As usual,” Roxy says.
Eggsy blows her a kiss, which she rolls her eyes at, laughing despite herself as he saunters from the room. She waits a moment longer, fingers drumming anxiously at the table, before snatching up the folder and throwing it open. Staring up at her is own her twenty-year old visage, sweaty-faced and grinning uncontrollably, delight evident even years later, arms wrapped around the waists of Liam Payne and Harry Styles, when she had managed to meet them backstage at the X Factor Live tour. She had been telling the truth: it was a phase. She thought she had deleted all the photos that had been posted, even deleting her fan page on Facebook, but like it’s always been said: nothing truly ever leaves the Internet. She can’t believe Eggsy found the one picture, probably from some defunct fan site that never even had her name tagged under the picture. She had braces, for God’s sake. No one should recognize her.
Roxy can’t help but smile, though. Once she burns this cursed image, the game is on.
Here is what I discovered, the following Camren pics are on Camila's IG still: 2 X Factor pics. The 1975 backstage pic. Birthday posts for 2013, 2014, 2015. Other than that Lauren only appears in ot5 5H stuff. Now, I don't know if there was other Camren on it or not. Or maybe that was removed before. But there is certainly more appearances by DNA on that IG for sure at this point. She unfollowed LAND, 5H, Sean, & Will. She does follow Ty 😂, Chris, and Taylor J. Ashlee unfollowed everyone also.
I LOVE THIS RESEARCH WORK FAM. Imma give you an A for this. 👌🏻🤙🏻 Good job! 🎉 Srsly tho, I don’t like Ashlee, if she is really Camila’s friend she won’t fucking meddle with what she is going thru, that girl is getting on mah nerves. Also, if Camila did not unfollow Lauren’s siblings and asshole Ty then she is still keeping tabs on Lo. I juz hope she didn’t have to unfollow her cause that fucking had to hurt for two seconds and I had to confirm after I woke up. Shitty.
The poignant lyrics to the song include: “What do you do when a chapter ends / Do you close the book and never read it again / Where do you go when your story’s done / You can be who you were or who you’ll become.”
Louis tweeted on Saturday afternoon: “All the support has been incredible! Let’s do this together tonight.”
i just saw a gif of harry backstage at the x factor for the JHO performance and everyone is hugging louis and he looks like he's awkwardly standing there waiting to see if louis will hug him too and i just hope louis snubbed him tee hee
Bye me too especially now Louis needs people that support him in their lives I’m so. I’m mad lol.