fic: like pretty lights
chapter three: nineteen and twenty-one
Louis had hoped that even if they never got back together as a couple, they could at least be friends. But maybe there was too much history and too many memories for them to move past it all. Perhaps it was naive of Louis to think that. It was also naive of him to think Harry wouldn’t ever change, or that the things he was most afraid of were actually happening, and not just exaggerated in his head. But he didn’t expect this much of a difference.
Harry seemed like a completely new person. When Louis looked at him, he felt like he barely recognized the boy looking back at him. There were the obvious, physical changes – growth spurt, long hair, and tattoos. But the coldness in his eyes couldn’t have been due to growing up. Harry’s lovely green eyes used to shine bright, like pretty lights, yet when Louis looked in them tonight it looked like someone had burned that light out.
Louis and Harry reunite for the first time during spring break at Panama City Beach since their breakup two years ago.