1. TBH, Zayn, some of us thought it was pretty rude of you to just up and leave us without so much as a gentle kiss goodbye. You put us in a pretty tough position.
2. Since you're "stressed," we'll try not to hold it against you.
3. But it's honestly pretty hard. Because you stole our hearts and then cut them clean in half.
4. None of this is easy. The pain in your wondrous eyes is our pain! We just want to see you happy!
5. Some of us tweeted bittersweet #TBTs, sighing as we recalled a simpler time.
6. Others were blinded by resentment and frantically searched for a scapegoat.
7. Should we have seen this coming? Did we fail to interpret some prophetic clue?
8. Even more of us refused to believe that any of this was even happening. The denial was real.
9. So real, in fact, that some of us felt like we'd been clinging to some ideal that never actually existed.
10. It's impossible to tell fact from fiction, which makes the situation all the more stressful.
11. And, unfortunately, a few people can't handle the emotional roller coaster anymore.
12. There has never been a love so deep or an anxiety so consuming.
13. Despite our differences, I think we all can agree that One Direction is definitely not "One Direction" without Zayn.
14. The difference between four and five is as wide as the difference between a barbershop quartet and the Spice Girls, SO.
15. Zayn, no matter what all the #haters out there are saying, you will always have steadfast defenders of your luscious man bun and chiseled jaw.
16. Because you'll rock us until we die.
17. Don't lose hope! We've got your back.
Zayn said so himself.
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