A/N: Hello Directioners, I just want to say, this is REALLY sad. I LOVE the boys and never want them to break up, but I had a dream and I put it down in words, AKA: this one-shot. Once I read this over, I understood why I woke up crying. Basically, I'm just saying I don't hate them, it's just a meaningless fanfic.

It's been 10 years.

10 years since the start of their new lives.

10 years since they first met.

10 years since One Direction was born.

Now, it was coming to an end. That one direction that the 5 boys have gone has finally reached their destination, their end.


The lights dimmed as the tune to "Up All Night" started and the screams from adoring fans pierced their ears.

The boys took a deep breath knowing this was their last gig while the fans in the audience was clueless.

"Let's enjoy it boys." Louis said as they all nodded and formed a group hug.

"Let's make this memorable." Liam said as the boys ran out on stage, waving to the crowd as Josh counted in the band to start 'Everything About You'.

The night passed by and the boys almost forgot that this was the last. Almost.

Harry sang the last note to their most popular song 'What Makes You Beautiful' which is why they thought it would be their best song to finish off their last concert.

"Thank you." Liam said to the fans, his voice pained. "For everything you have done for us."

Niall nodded and stared out into the audience, tears stinging the corners of his eyes. "For being here while we did what we love. Thank you for staying through the tough times and loving us with your heart."

"We love you." Harry continued, the spotlight hitting his face perfectly as he admired the thousands of fans before him. "You guys made our journey amazing and something that we'll never forget."

The boys all nodded, tears rolling down their cheeks. The crowd was confused. What were they trying to tell them?

Zayn stepped forwards, losing his normally calm composure. "You're all beautiful. You're all amazing and you're our fans."

The crowd fell silent as Louis stepped in front, all now realizing what the boys were saying.

"It's so hard to leave all of you…it's hard to end this and leave the boys but we have so many beautiful memories. So may perfect reminders of how perfect our lives have been."

The boys formed a group hug, crying into each other's arms as they finally fully realized it had been their last performance as One Direction.

They turned to the audience, kissed their fingertips, raising them to the audience and waving slowly, smiling through their tears.

They brought their microphones to their mouths and each inhaled sharply.

"I'm Harry Styles."

"Zayn Malik."

"Niall Horan."

"Louis Tomlinson."

"and Liam Payne."

"Bye...we were One Direction."

The stage became completely black and a hushed silence fell over the arena, the screen above the stage lighting up.

As their X factor performances flashed on the screen the boys stood offstage, staring sadly at the screen before them.

The clips slowly faded to darkness again, and the boys turned to each other, silence falling over the room.

"So this is it?" Niall whispered, his voice cracking.

Harry nodded, quickly wiping away a tear.

They hugged for what seemed like forever, unable to let each other go before Harry adjusted his curls and walked to the door, waving goodbye to his 4 best friends, his 4 brothers.

Zayn followed, along with Niall and finally Liam, leaving Louis to sit on a guitar amp. His fingers drummed on the side as he stared at the ground, his tears falling quickly.

"Forever young…" He sang quietly as his tears fell. "I wanna be… forever…young."