What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction)

Dani has been supporting her best friend's obsession with the latest guy trends since they were 7. From the Jonas Brothers to Justin Bieber, Dani had heard it all. Dani had never been much to follow the crowd, and never really paid much attention to the latest boy bands. All she knew were the names.
Well, Grace's newest obsession is a little band called One Direction. Dani is constantly hearing about tour dates, concerts, and interviews, but had never heard their music or seen their pictures. Just another boy band, right?
But when Dani unknowingly meets one of the famous band members, her life is changed forever. Especially when she finds out that her summer will also be effected. Will her lack of interest in the band continue, or will she open up to the new atmosphere?


7. Interview

Dani's POV

My eyes shot open to the sound of a shrill scream. I was fairly used to Grace's abrupt awakenings, so I just nuzzled my head back into my pillow.

Wait a minute. Since when does my pillow smell like cologne?

I lifted my head and saw Grace standing over me. I was lying on the couch, with my head resting on Niall's chest, and his arm over my stomach. He looked down at me, and I rolled my eyes.

"OH MY GOD!!! IT'S NIALL HORAN!!!" Grace screamed.

I sat up and lazily got off the couch. Grace was fumbling with her phone, and I just simply walked over to her. I took the phone from her hands and tossed it aside before placing a hand over her mouth.

"If you shut up, I'll introduce you to Harry Miles." I said.

"Styles." Niall corrected.

"Whatever." I said with a yawn.

Grace nodded excitedly and I removed my hand.

I was still half asleep, so I yawned again and stumbled into the kitchen. The maids had cleaned up Niall and I's mess from last night, so thankfully I wasn't going to feel Grace's wrath. She hates messes. Especially when she has to clean them.

"Grace! Did you get waffles when you went shopping?" I called, not bothering to leave the kitchen. I heard her run into the room, and I looked up at her wide eyes.

"You're dating Niall Horan?!" she cried.

"Ya. I thought we established that." I said, rubbing the sleep out of my eyes.

"And-and you know Harry Styles?!" she cried.

I shrugged, "Ya? He showed up at the coffee shop the other day, and-"

"HE WAS AT STARBUCKS?!" Grace cried.

"Oh my GOD, GRACIE! If I tell you that he really wants to meet you, will you drop the subject?"


"I showed him your picture and he really wants to meet you."

"EEEEEEEE!!!!" Grace screamed, bouncing up and down.

"But you can't tell anybody."

Grace immediately stopped and stared at me wide eyed, "What?! Why not?!"

"Not yet, Gracie. You can tell people when I'm freaking awake, but not now. I'm seriously not in the mood for a twitter brawl."

"Ugh. Fine." Grace grumbled. I smiled and popped two frozen waffles into the toaster.

"Is everything all right in here?" Niall asked from the doorway. Grace nodded, but a stupid grin was spread across her face.

The second the toaster popped, I caught the waffles in mid air and took a bite out of one. I tossed the other to Niall and he smiled.

"What are your plans today, Nialler?" I asked him, using the nickname I had heard his band use.

Niall sighed, "Interview. One Direction in California has really sparked up all of the ideas in our manager's mind."

"Cool." was my response.

"Would you like to come?"

Grace let out a short squeal before she clapped her hand over her mouth. Niall smiled at her response before looking back to me.

"Well, I don't know. I have a very busy schedule, you know."

Grace gawked at me, and I grinned, "But...I might be able to squeeze it in."

"Excellent. Hey, Grace?" Grace's eyes shot to Niall at the mention of her name, "Would you like to meet the boys today?"

I'm pretty sure all of California heard her scream.


The minute Niall left to get ready for the interview, all hell broke loose.

Grace started jumping up and down excitedly, while she was asking me a bunch of stupid questions about the band that I had no answers to. Then, she began playing Everything About You full blast, while I tried desperately to get some more sleep. Ya, that was definitely not going to happen.

Grace decided she had to look perfect when she met Harry Tiles, so she pretty much dumped her entire closet out on the floor. And as soon as she was dressed, she decided she wanted to 'help' me.

"Get off me." I murmured into my pillow. Grace was now sitting on top of me, bouncing up and down to get me to wake up. Thankfully, she only weighs like, 80 pounds.

"This isn't just any Saturday, Dani! We are getting ready to meet up with ONE DIRECTION!!!! If you don't get your lazy ass up and start getting ready on the count of three, I'm bringing in the big guns." Grace threatened.

"Bigger than jumping on my back?" I asked, my voice muffled.

"Oh, ya. I'm talking blackmail."

"That doesn't work on me, Grace. Go away."

Grace just continued to sit on my back. I moved my head to look up at her and saw that she was on her phone. She had an evil grin on her face, and I suddenly got worried.

My phone buzzed, and I patted my end table until I found it. Oh my God. 250 new followers on twitter. I looked at my account, and found that my previous picture of a teddy bear had been replaced with one of the silly LG pictures Grace and I had taken of ourselves a few weeks ago when we were bored. I now had an actual picture of myself up on twitter, and I was even posing.

"Bitch!" I screamed into the pillow. Grace laughed and I pushed her off of me.

"Fine, I'll get ready. But you're not helping." I growled, even more pissed off with the triumphant grin on Grace's face.


Niall's POV

"Where have YOU been?" Zayn asked the minute I stepped through the door.

"Dani's." I said with a shrug as I headed to the kitchen. Man, I was starving.

"I'm assuming she's coming to the interview?" Liam asked.

"Yup. And the Harry Styles fan." I said, grinning at Harry.

"Best friend?" he questioned.

I nodded, "She's coming too. I warn you, she's a fan."

"GREAT! Now I can talk to someone who knows who I am!"

I rolled my eyes and took a bag of potato chips out of one of the cupboards. OH MY GOD IT WAS LIKE EATING HEAVEN!!

"What's all over your shirt?" Louis suddenly asked.

"Flour." I replied with a shrug. Louis shook his head in disbelief and walked out of the kitchen to get ready. I looked at the clock and noticed we only had half an hour to get ready for the interview at 2.

I tossed the chips aside and jogged to my room. I put on a fresh shirt and a pair of knee length shorts before I gelled my hair and looked at the clock. How did that take 20 minutes?

The boys and I hurried downstairs and got into the limo waiting out back. The front entrance was still swarmed with fans ever since word got out that we were staying here.

The drive to the studio was short and uneventful, but as soon as we pulled into the lot, I saw two girls get out of a cherry red sports car. The blonde wore a jean mini skirt and a pink and white tank top, with silver stilettos. She had a hot pink purse that looked too small to actually fit anything into, and was texting someone on her phone. The other girl had chocolate brown hair, and was wearing a pair of dark sunglasses. She wore black short shorts and a white tank top, with white flip flops on her feet. From here, I could even see her chewing on a piece of gum.

I smiled as I got out of the limo and walked towards the car. Grace didn't see me at first, and kept violently tapping on her poor blackberry. I gave Dani a quick peck on the lips, before wrapping my arm around her waist and leading her over to where the boys waited.

"You coming, Grace?" Dani called over her shoulder. I saw the girl look up from her phone and smile widely.

"OHGODOHGODOHGOD!!!" She cried as she caught up and basically hid behind Dani.

Dani sighed, "Harry Files-"

"STYLES!!!" Grace corrected immediately.

"Oh my GOD! WHO CARES?!" Dani cried.

Harry shyly raised his hand, "I care..."

"Sorry, Harry," Dani said, "This is Grace, my best friend."

Harry grinned at Grace's shocked/excited face. He held out his hand, "In that case, come with me."

Grace was paralyzed, and just stared at the outstretched hand in awe. I chuckled, while Dani shoved her friend into Harry, who quickly caught the stumbling girl.

"Dani!" Grace complained. Dani just laughed.

"All right, let's get this show on the road." Liam said. We all agreed as we headed into the studio for One Direction's next interview.


I laughed at the joke that the interviewer made, even though it wasn't funny at all. She was the classic talk show host, with long, light brown hair and not a feature out of place. This interview has been going on for much too long, but the live audience was thrilled.

"So, boys, where are you relationship wise?" Debra (the interviewer) asked.

I looked to Liam, who was answering most of these questions, but he just looked back to me hesitantly. Oh, right. Were Dani and I dating? I think so.

"It's a bit complicated." Louis said.

"Ya, I'm pretty sure 4 of us are single. Well, soon to be only three most likely." Liam said, glancing at Harry.

"Really?" Debra said, her face showing excitement, "Who's the odd man out?"

I looked off stage, where Dani was holding her hand over Grace's mouth, and Grace was jumping up and down. I raised an eyebrow at her, as if to say 'should I tell them?'.

Dani thought about it for a second, before she smiled and shrugged. I smiled back at her and turned back to the interview. I noticed that everyone was staring at me, and I slowly raised my hand to answer her question.

"I haven't heard anything about you, Niall! Who's the lucky lady? Is she here tonight?" Debra asked, not trying to hide the pure joy in her voice.

I made a point of looking off stage to see if Dani was up to it, and saw that Grace was now the calm one. Dani was smiling, but shaking her head and backing away. Grace was forcefully trying to drag her on stage. I grinned. If I had to do this, so did she.

"Why, yes she is here tonight, Debra!" I said enthusiastically. I hopped off my chair and easily picked Dani up and carried her, my arms wrapped around her stomach, onto the stage. The audience cheered, and I sat back down in my chair, forcing her to sit with me.

Debra clapped her hands in delight, and the boys were howling with laughter at Dani's restraint. Dani finally gave up, huffing in protest, but allowing me to loosen my grip around her waist.

"My friends are going to kill me." she muttered, looking straight into the camera. I noticed she still had her sunglasses on, and I tried to take them off discreetly. That obviously was not going to happen, since they fell to the ground and broke. The crowd cheered even more, and Dani crossed her arms over her chest.

"Those were Ray Bans." she growled.

"But now everyone can see your beautiful grey eyes." I whispered in her ear. She rested her head on my shoulder and the crowd went ballistic.

When they finally calmed down, Debra couldn't stop smiling, "She's pretty. What's your name?"

Dani sighed, "Dani Cross."

"Are you from around here, Dani?"

She shrugged, "I lived in NoHo for awhile, and then just moved to Beverly Hills with my best friend a couple years ago."

Debra smiled, "And, are your parents okay with you dating a member of one of the hottest bands of today?"

I heard Grace gasp off stage and Dani's face fell. What was wrong?

"Actually, my parents died in a fire two years ago." she said in barely a whisper.

The studio was silent. I could tell Debra felt bad for bringing up the memory, and I was shocked myself. Dani just swallowed back a tear and put on an obviously fake smile, "It's not so much of a big deal anymore, but it still hurts."

"I-I'm sorry." Debra choked out.

"It's fine. I was more worried that Niall would hold the fact that I tripped over him when we first met against me." Dani said with a small laugh, successfully changing the subject.

Debra let out a relieved laugh, "What? When did that happen?"

Dani explained the story from her point of view, cracking a few sarcastic comments in between. She was really good on camera. I wonder why she didn't want to come out.

After she finished her story, Debra turned the attention away from us, and onto Harry.

"So, Harry, Liam mentioned that there might be another lady involved. Is there anybody you're interested in?"

Harry let out a small awkward laugh, "I'm not really sure. I just met her, but she IS pretty."

I smiled at this comment and looked to Grace, who's smile was so big, it must hurt.

I gave Dani a gentle squeeze as the interview closed and we went off air. She got up off my lap and smacked my playfully, "Why did you drag me out there?"

"You did great!"

She rolled her eyes and I laughed. She had such pretty grey eyes.

"Excuse me. I have to go calm my best friend down before Harry makes her explode with his charm." Dani said as she rushed over to Grace.

I smiled. Today has been pretty great. Dani was mine, and the whole world knew it.

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