I pulled up to a tall rustic building in the middle of Paris; due
to the countless times that I'd been here I knew how deceiving the
exterior was to the countless technology inside. I was going to
visit my brother at work because your family doesn't get together
very much when your brother is Louis Tomlinson. When I entered the
building, I said hello to the woman at the front desk before
walking hastely to the One Direction recording studio.
The boys were sitting in their common area, and I saw each of them
individually. Niall; making a face, Zayn; fixing his hair, Liam;
doodling a dragon, Louis; doing something dumb, Harry; looking very
cute as usual, and Teri Priest. What was Teri doing here? Teri is
my absolute best friend, we're sisters as far as we're concerned.
We know everything about each other, and we were both Directioners.
She had met them, but I wasn't there because I didn't want her to
know that Louis was my brother; she would have just freaked. She
knew my by Brittany Borzillo, my dad's last name. By the time that
I had recovered from my stunned state Louis had come up to me and
put his arm on my shoulder.
"How've you been, Brit?"
"I'm good, Lou. Teri's here." I said while motioning to my sister.
She gave me an odd look as well. We just kind of stood there
staring at each other until we heard Louis whispering behind us.
"They finally realize the truth!!"
"What are you talking about Lou?"
"Yeah, really Louis." Teri said beside me just as befuddled.
"Harry, could you explain this to your sister while I explain it to
mine?" Teri and I turned to each other at the same time.
"Teri Styles?" Neither of us could fathom that these were real last
names especially since I had always dreamed of being 'Brittany
Styles', and she had always wanted to be 'Teri Tomlinson'. We
looked at each other again, and when we realized that we were
thinking the same thing, we glared at our brothers.
"How on this bloody planet could you not tell me that your best
friend's sister is my best friend?!" We yelled in perfect unison.
The guys snickered, and nodded.
"So, Lou, I believe that my bet was that they would figure it out
this year. That would be 50. Pay up." Harry said slyly, causing me
to giggle. Teri was steaming next to me.
"You had a bloody bet on us?! Really Harry?!"
"Don't be rash, Teri, all in good fun." Louis said before kissing
her hand causing Teri to be taken aback. We both giggled since we
had crushes on each others' brother.
"Brit, can you spot me the money?"
"Gosh, Lou, again? You know you make more than me!" I joked as Lou
stuck his tongue out at me.
"Yes, really, Lou. If you're going to make your lovely sister clean
up your mess then don't even consider giving me the money." Harry
said sweetly before kissing my cheek. If I hadn't know that this
was how they normally were around each other I would have thought
that Louis had something with Teri, and I would have had a chance
with Harry, but that couldn't happen.
"Well, lads, we have to finish the album." Niall said as he pulled
off his shirt.
"Niall, is there a reason that you're taking your shirt off?"
"Well, love, I needed a reason to drive the fans crazy!" He said
winking at me before I began to shake my head. "Just playing, it's
terribly hot in here."
"You're insane, Niall." Teri said giving him a look of sarcasm.
"Thanks, love! Off you go now, I know you two are related, but
there are surprises for you two as well." Niall winked to Louis and
Harry, and both looked like they knew what he was talking about,
but neither knew why it involved the other.
"Goodbye, Lou, see you at home."
"You too, Harry." Teri added on. We left the studio, and our first
instinct was to go shopping.
We drove to one of the most famous shopping districts in France and
gravitated to our favorite store. We each bought some new clothing
each putting it in our brothers' tabs. We then went to Starbucks,
and sat down to actually begin to process what had happened today.
"Well, I suppose putting all of this stuff on them is payback for
them not telling us." I said motioning to our countless bags.
"And the bloody bet." Teri said bitterly.
"The bet really made you angry didn't it?"
"Well we've always been so close. We know everything about each
other, I love you, sis. I guess I just didn't tell you because I
know that you really like Harry. I would love it of you dated my
brother, trust me, but I couldn't risk us."
"I didn't tell you because of Louis. I know how much you like him,
and I think you two would be bloody amazing together, but I didn't
want you to stop hanging out with me because you had him. I was
selfish, I guess." I looked down because I really was ashamed. I
love Teri so much; we really are sisters, but I risked her
happiness because I didn't want to lose her to Louis.
"Don't worry. I did the same thing with Harry. It's fine." We sat
there in silence for a while longer, and we finished our hot
"Do you want to go do some more shopping?" Teri gave me a look like
I was the most insane person that she had ever seen in her life.
"You're asking ME if I want to continue shopping?! What is wrong
"Sorry, just thinking."
"Nothing. Let's go." She let it go, so we kept on walking. I was
thinking about Harry, because I wanted a real relationship, but I
didn't want her to know how much I really wanted him to be the one.
I hated the feeling that I wanted to be involved with her brother
because I didn't know how it would effect things. I knew she wanted
to get to Lou, so he could be her first, but I didn't know how much
of that was because she had honest feelings for him. I trust her
with Lou completely, but I couldn't help worrying about it.
Everything was just getting at my head, and I didn't even think to
consider how much money I was losing Lou until Teri grabbed my
hand. I realized then that I was just kind of throwing clothes into
"Don't completely kill Louis. He doesn't deserve that much debt." I
looked over to her cart because I doubted that she was being any
"Do you see what you're doing to poor Harry here? That's about
twice as worse as what I'm doing."
"We have the same amount if clothes, but yours are twice the
"I guess you're right." She said looking ashamed.
"Why don't we put all of this stuff back? I don't know what I even
have here, and neither of our brothers deserve it." She gave me
"You can't be serious, Brittany. I know you aren't happy about
this. Why are you just okay all of a sudden?"
"I just don't think that we should clear out their bank accounts
"What's going on?"
"Nothing's going on." I lied unsuccessfully.
"Is this about the guys?"
"What do you mean? Like, what about them?"
"Chica, we never knew that each other had a 1D brother. I know
about your celebrity crush, and you are aware of mine as well."
"I was thinking that maybe we could hook each other up, but then I
got kind of worried about what that would do to our relationship."
I nearly whispered under my breath. If there was one thing that
couldn't happen, it was losing my sister.
"What do you mean? How would that affect our relationship?"
"Teri, I can't lose you to my brother. I don't want you two to
start dating then you both forget me, and I don't want to get all
caught up in a relationship where I'm treated with real respect and
not have you."
"I don't think we could do that. I don't even think we could
function that way. We're too close, and we've been through too much
together to just forget about each other. I know that I don't know
what I'd do without my sister, and you wouldn't need to worry about
losing me to Louis." She stared me in the eye explaining carefully
how we wouldn't lose each other. She gave me a hug, and I was
pretty okay. "So, are we gonna hook each other up?"
"Do you think the guys would go for it? They're kind of essential
"Well we know they like each other, and they trust each other. They
should be able to handle dating each others sister; plus the first
time will be a double date, so they're comfortable."
"You're missing one semi-important detail." She looked at me
curiously. "They guys need to like us enough to be willing to date
"I think Harry likes you. Well I know that he likes you as a
friend. In fact he loves you as a friend. He always talks about
Louis' sister. I don't think he'd be object to a date." I giggled
to myself. I never thought that Harry really liked me. I mean I was
Louis' annoying kid sister, or so I though. Teri snapped me out of
my thoughts, and I looked back up. "And Louis??"
"From what I could tell seeing you two sitting together, Lou really
likes you. Like I don't know that he has romantic interest, but he
was very very comfortable around you." She did as I just had,
giggling to herself. "We have to do this." I said to her with a
grin on my face.