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One Direction will go on a break, and I'm *not* crying

Where do broken hearts go? On a break, apparently.

One Direction representatives announced this morning that the band will go on a break after the release of their fifth album, which will be released in March.

When you read the real news article, a break sounds very reasonable. After all, they've been together since 2010 and they've been going hard since then, releasing four albums in five years. A break is very well deserved, especially considering that Louis has a child on the way and likely wants to get a hold on life before then.

Logically, I'm fine with this.

It's emotionally where we're having the problem. What happens when the end of a year comes and no one wants to get back together? What this is just like every other band who's "gone on a break" (I'm talking to you, Civil Wars, RIP)? Or, worse, what if this is like Fall Out Boy where they go on a break for three years and come back with Pete Wentz's ridiculous hair??

Here are some lies that I will tell you and myself about this situation:

- I'm not hyperventilating in a public place, and everything's okay.

- They will probably get back together after the end of this year.

- Their fifth album will not be titled Swan Song

- My roommate did not just text me "Zayn is such a trendsetter" 

In any case, there is no real reason to panic at this point in time. If "Friends" taught me anything, it's that there's a difference between a break and breaking up. We will just have to wait and see how this plays out, and, if it comes down to it, we've all had five years of music from a band who no one except Simon Cowell really thought would go anywhere. We've been through heartbreak and tragedy (ZAYN), only to be rewarded with a Top 40 hit. If anyone deserves a break, it's four Dire -- I mean, One Direction. 

In the interim between now and the new album, we'll always have those midnight memories...

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