By Isabella Biedenharn
Updated April 13, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT
Credit: Modest Management

Well, here we are. We knew this day would come eventually, but it doesn’t make it any easier to digest: One Direction just released their first official photo without smoldering bad boy Zayn Malik, and it’s just as blah as we expected. It looks like, through their tears, the remaining dudes walked into American Apparel, threw a few things on, and stood against a wall. Liam and Niall don’t seem too happy, but it looks like Harry and Louis are going to pull through—and might have a trick up their sleeves? Might they split into duos and become Three Directions? Or just go full-cardinal and split into four one-man bands? Either way, guys, please recruit North West in a decade or two.

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