You Guys Fight But Try To Hide It From Your Friends (pt. III)
don’t worry, i’m nice this time. i wrote it exactly how you deserved it. if you’re reading this i love and appreciate you more than anything and everything.
Your phone rings in the middle of the night. You don’t get up to answer it.
It rings again, later. You weren’t sure how ‘later’ it was, but this time you were more irritable. “Who the hell is calling me right now?” You groan. You lift your head up from the comfortable dip that you had created on your pillow and reach blindly for your cellphone on your bedside table.
Your eyes were shut until the very last second, so when you see his face and his name flashing blindingly, you let out a yelp. And just before it can click off and go to your voicemail, your thumb presses Answer.
“Hello?” You sit up in your bed suddenly alert and very much aware of the lateness of the day–or the early of tomorrow.
His voice comes fast and sort. “I made a mistake.” The room is silent except for the sound of your heart thudding rapidly in your chest. “I shouldn’t have…I shouldn’t have went off on you like that, or stormed out, or left without saying goodbye, or hesitated to call you until now.”
You swallow a lump in your throat before stating, “That’s a lot of mistakes.”
He lets out a long breath, and you can hear people moving and talking over the line. You wonder where he is, and what he’s doing. A sharp pain hits your chest when you realize you have no idea what he’s been up to. “Yeah,” Harry sighs. “I’ve been a jackass.”
“I’ve been a petty bitch,” you blurt out. There’s a stunned silence. “It’s true. I should’ve supported you more. Unconditionally,” you say, “that’s what I promised you. And I do. I support you.”
“But I love you!” Harry’s words tumble over yours messily. “And I love Darcy! I can’t believe I’m so selfish. I just need you both for the rest of my life!”
You’re smiling, and you don’t know why. “Harry!” You exclaim, a tad bit frustrated. “You have to finish this movie so Darcy and I can go see you on the big screen! You have to do this, this is huge!”
Harry hesitates, and you hear him whisper Give me a second before shuffling and confessing, “But I already miss you and Darcy so much.”
“That might just be because of our stubbornness, though,” you try. “Trust me, it’s going to get a lot better once we start organising daily calls and such.”
“It sounds like you really want me to stay in France.”
You sigh, “I want you to become the best person you can possibly be. I want you to do what you want and not be limited by anyone, not even Darcy or me. I know it would absolutely kill you to turn down this movie, so don’t! This is your big break, Harry. And I believe you will absolutely smash it.”
A long silence. Then his sharp and clear reply, “I love you so fucking much.”
Tears pool in the small oval crest of your eyes and you smile silently to yourself. “I love you too. So much. Now, it sounds like you have to get going.”
“I do,” Harry says honestly. “Promise you’ll call me tomorrow when you wake up?”
You and Harry stand side by side on the red carpet at the Dunkirk premiere.
Cameras flashing back and forth, your names being shouted from the mouths of the paparazzi, you couldn’t be happier. And it seems as if Harry could sense it radiating off of your skin.
He turns to you with a cheeky smile, whispering into your ear, “You look happier than you did on our wedding day.”
You flush, and you turn to face him, his arms still wrapped tightly around your waist. “I’m so proud of you,” you murmur. “I’m so, so proud.”
“You sound like my mum,” Harry teases. You look off to the side to see a patient and beaming Anne. “You look absolutely gorgeous today, do you know that? Absolutely gorgeous.”
You press your lips into a thin line. “I bet the tabloids would beg to differ.”
Harry surprises you by tightening his grip around you and leaning in closer. His voice is deep and soft as he says, “Don’t. You are the most beautiful person I have ever had the pleasure of laying eyes on.”
You smile and wink. “Right back at you World’s-Most-Handsome-Eyes-And-Chin.”
He laughs, “Oh shut up.”