"Okay so have you heard of the band, One Direction?" I asked. I was nervous. Would she treat me any differently if she knew I was related to one of the members? I don't want to lose her as a friend. Not like I did with my last friends...
There was a pause before she answered "Hahah, yeah I do. My old friend's used to be obsessed with them." I sighed. "But I never got to really obsess over them, like they did. I left before they had the chance to brainwash me and turn me into a Directioner" She laughed. I felt a little relieved. "Why?" She asked.
"Well.." The nerves came back. "I'm kind of related to one of them.." I said quietly. Slightly wishing I never said anything.
Oh no. I can't tell her how much I was actually in love with them. I mean I wasn't that type of fan who would obsess over their every move, I just had a very dear spot for them in my heart. Not to mention I had a blog all about them. It was on tumblr. A lot of people had blogs about them...
I'm not creepy I just knew all of their inside jokes....and songs... And birthdays... and basically everything about them.
Oh god. I am a creep.
"Hahah, yeah I do. My old friend's used to be obsessed with them." I said. "But I never got to really obsess over them, like they did. I left before they had the chance to brainwash me and turn me into a Directioner" I lied. She laughed nervously so I hoped she didn't think I was creepy or anything.
"Well.." She continued. "I'm kind of related to one of them.." She almost whispered. I had good hearing so obviously I caught it.
"Oh." I said. How was I supposed to reply to that?! I knew she reminded me of someone! Harry. Harry freaking gorgeous Styles. It had to be him. "Which one?" I said, trying to sound as uninterested as I could. It didn't work.
"Harry. Harry Styles", She smiled a little before adding, "He's my cousin"
"Oh wow! I can totally see the resemblance now!" I said and we both laughed.
"Yeah, the reason I'm telling you this is because the last friends I had found out by themselves and started treating me differently. Always asking me to pass on things to the boys." She looked down. "To be honest I wouldn't have minded. Harry and I are actually really close. I miss him. I haven't seen him since he auditioned for the X- Factor. He's always so busy now." I put my hand on hers.
I suddenly felt bad. Here I am obsessing over the fact that I'm speaking to Harry Styles' cousin while she's just missing her cousin. Something snapped in my head and I suddenly didn't see her as "Harry Styles' cousin", but as Em. Same with Harry and the rest of the boys. They are people.
I realized what she had just said and I gasped.
She looked up, "But that was 2 years ago." I managed to say.
"I know." She said sadly. I pulled her in for a hug. We let go and she continued. Something changed in her eyes. She looked.. almost excited, "But this weekend I'm finally going to see him again." She smiled "Which is another reason I told you all of this. I feel like I can trust you. And I don't want to go alone..So I wanted to know..." She paused and I nodded, waiting for her to continue, "Would you accompany me?"
Why was I so calm? I just got invited to meet Harry. I didn't fangirl or anything. I was just genuinely excited. Not for me, but for Em.
"Of course I will." I smiled.