Word count: 1.895
Warnings: X-Factor feels
“Y/N, what if we totally fail? I have never imagined what bein’ in a band feels like and I feel like I am going to disappoint yeh all so bad”, Harry said in one breath and you couldn’t quite understand how he did it. At some point, you were afraid he would explode. All the time he kept talking, you just giggled and shook your head, indicating that it was just the nerves talking.
“Harry, sweetie, you have nothing to be worried about. Everyone loves you and your voice so much that they will be even happier now you joined a band. Besides, it is a good opportunity to broaden your horizons and experience cooperation. Think about it”, you tried to calm him, and just when you wrapped your arms around his neck, you felt him relax underneath your touch.
“What would I do without you?”, Harry smiled and pecked your lips like an appreciation gesture.
“Shit your pants most probably”, you said as you kissed him back, only to be separated due to a high pitched voice.
“One Direction up in five”, the voice echoed.
“Go smash it baby”, you encouraged your boyfriend and patted his back in a soothing manner before he kissed his cross and took a deep breath, ready to claim the top at the X-Factor’s final along with his band mates.
You had been Harry’s girlfriend for almost two months before he made the life-changing decision to apply for the X-Factor. Someone could say you were the one who urged him to do so and it was the half truth. You had caught him singing in the back of his yard and you were magnetised by his voice. When he understood you had heard the whole thing, he was up on his feet and red like a tomato. After a lot of talking and kissing, you persuaded him to go for it and give it a try. Besides, what was the worst thing that could happen?
After he had made sure you would always be by his side, Harry joined the X-Factor family but life always has its ways to make things more interesting. That being said, Harry was announced to form a band with four other boys. It was difficult at first but they found their way and now they were up the stage, waiting to know if they were the big winners of the show.
“He is very nervous”, Anne, his mom, turned her attention from the flat screen displaying her son to your face.
“You tell me. He wouldn’t close his mouth, always saying how he would disappoint everyone. Silly boy”, you muttered the last part of your sentence under your breath, hoping his mother wouldn’t catch it, but she knew better.
“I know he is”
“When will the results be announced?”, you said, desperately wanting to change the subject.
“Probably in some minutes or so”, you got your response and prayed, folding your hands in front of your chest.
The artists’ appearances were already finished and the host of the show, had everyone at the edge of their seats. He was holding the envelope with the results and cheers could be heard throughout the whole place. What happened after he announced the results, was beyond imagination; in other words, incomparable to what was happening before. The boys didn’t win first place, but they had big plans for the future and that was what really mattered.
Harry had yet to reply to some questions and accompany the boys to some group photos so you waited for him backstage. You knew he would feel a bit blue about the outcome but he tried his best, he won his personal battle and he gained some strong bonds with his mates which is something he should really be proud of.
Parties and congratulations were thrown at One Direction, and you were by Harry’s side through it all. He had insisted you accompany him to the parties and have a good time yourself. You couldn’t believe you were such a significant part of a worldwide known superstar. From time to time, you had found yourself wondering that with his upcoming tours and meetings he would neglect and finally forget about you but he always stated otherwise: “Yeh are too precious to be forgotten” was the reply.
One thing that kept bugging you though, was the reaction your relationship would get. You hadn’t let a word out yet, but people weren’t dumb. They would understand there was something between the two of you and you really didn’t know if this was good for Harry’s reputation. You were always out and about, never missing a gathering Harry had to attend and sometimes, hands would be held and kisses would be shared, not really caring if people found out.
But someone had a serious problem with this. And this someone was no other than One Direction’s management. One particular day, an urgent meeting was held with the boys and your gut was telling you that this time, it was about you. And you were right; when Harry had come back that afternoon, his face showed everything.
“It was about our relationship, right?”, you had asked and you waited for nothing but the honest answer.
“Yes, but I tried to come up with ways we could make it work without it affectin’ the band”, he said and he hugged you.
“And what did they say about this?”
“They were negative. Only when I expressed meh last thought did they agree with meh”, he said and freed you from his embrace, wanting to look at your eyes as he would reveal the official result.
“Which was…”, you wanted to know.
“I offered not to go out together that much. But they alternated it a bit and they suggested we just keep it a secret, meanin’ we can go out together but not act like a couple”, he said taking some time to read your face and try to understand how that made you feel.
“I am so sorry yeh have to go through this Y/N, but I swear baby, we will do it together”, he said and cupped your cheeks as you nodded your head approvingly.
“Ok, we will make it”, you said and he found his way with your lips once more.
At first, you had thought this could be easy. Going out with Harry and acting like two close friends from High School. If only you knew. It was a lot more difficult. When his hand brushed past yours, you wanted nothing more than to take and hold it, nearly forgetting management’s request. In your head, this request, mirrored a forbidden path, that if you made the mistake to take, you would be lost for life. So before you had the chance to take Harry’s hand you changed your mind almost immediately. But what happened when his lips would meet the glass he was drinking from at a party and you just needed them on your own? The need was so strong that you had to turn your head elsewhere and look at something else.
But it wasn’t any easier for Harry as well. If he wanted to be more intimate with you, he had to keep himself from doing so if he didn’t want any trouble with his managers. You had suggested you stop going everywhere together and you just stay at the house all day, but he had a point in saying that if it was in the palm of his hand he would never leave his home if it meant to show his love for you.
And today, was another day you two decided to dedicate to your love without any visitors and other disturbances. Or so you thought.
“And now, it is just yeh and meh baby”, Harry explained and leaned in to kiss you before a knock on the door interrupted him.
“Who is it now?”, you said exasperated and Harry got up to open up, ready to get rid of whomever was at the door.
“Sorry I am afraid I will need to ask yeh to leave, meh girlfriend is sick and-“, he started but Niall’s voice ripped through his ears.
“Is Y/N sick or somethin’ mate? We are here for our scheduled live stream”, he said picking up his laptop from underneath his arm.
“What? And since when is a live stream scheduled?”, Harry sighed and moved closer to you on the sofa.
“Hello, Y/N”, the boys greeted you and you waved to all of them. You really loved the boys but today was supposed to be for you and Harry only. Harry must have felt the same way because the apologetic look he diverted towards you was enough to let you into his thoughts.
“And here we go!”, Louis said and smiled and all the boys said hi and waved to the camera. You just stood there, kinda awkwardly, not really knowing what to do. And this was the first time you were grateful no one had a clue about your relationship with Harry because as the numbers of the watchers increased, you didn’t know what the reactions of the fans would be and you didn’t want to face something discouraging yet.
Lost in your thoughts, you hadn’t felt Harry moving towards you in the back as the rest of the boys were talking to their fans and answering questions not really minding your presence.
“Enjoyin’ yourself back here?”, Harry said while he started to kiss your neck. You stood there dumbfounded at his actions.
“Harry, what are you doing? They will see us!”, you said meaning the thousand of fans watching the live stream already.
“This day was supposed to be ours. I don’t really care what they think of. Now, if yeh please, kiss meh”, he said and you wasted no time. Your lips found his and you tried to be sneaky and quiet not wanting to be caught.
“Niall, bring Harry over her-“, Louis started but as they parted in order to make more room for Harry to sit, your kissing position was clear enough for everyone to see. Messages were blowing up the whole page and you were slightly afraid to look at them, but even if you didn’t want to know about them Harry spoke first.
“Well, I guess we are no secret anymore. Everyone, this is meh girlfriend, Y/N and I love her very much”, he said kissing your cheeks.
“Look at this!”, Zayn shrieked and pointed to the screen, filled with messages.
“I knew it! They were always together it was impossible they were just friends!”
“They are so cute togetherrrrr!”
“I love you guys together!”
“Better than Kendall anyways”
“My new otp!”
Were just a few of the messages sent to you and you were bewildered. This was nothing like what you had imagined. People were so enthusiastic of your relationship that it felt really good. You knew some fans would be bitter but these messages were enough to encourage and make you feel appreciated.
“See baby? Everyone loves yeh. How can they not though?”, Harry said before writing instead of saying in the comments the thing he meant to tell the whole world all along.
“I hope yeh know no one can love Y/N more than I do. Thank yeh fo’ tryin’ though, yeh are all amazin’”.
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