1. The Encounter
It was around noon when I got a call from Jenny telling me to come over as quickly as I could. There was a new One Direction interview on the T.V that Jenny really wanted me to watch. As I opened the door to her house I saw Jenny sitting on the couch with her snuggie eating popcorn. Whenever Jenny and I watch T.V together we always eat popcorn, I don’t know hwy, we just do.
“One Direction will perform at the American Airlines Arena tonight for all Gulliver seniors who are interested in going.”
My mouth dropped when I heard the reporter. One Direction is going to be performing for MY school! For ME! There’s just no way! OH MY GOSH!!! I sat down on Jenny’s couch and just stared at the T.V.
“ERICA! ONE DIRECTION! OH MY GOSH! NO WAY! OH MY GOSH! WE NEED TO GO!!! IT’S IN TWO HOURS! WE HAVE TO GET READY! GO HOME, CHANGE AND ILL MEET YOU AT YOUR PLACE! GO! NOW!”
I drove home as fast as I could. Screw getting a ticket! I have the chance of meeting One Direction, my idols. I got home and threw on the CA-UUTE-EST outfit I could find. When I finally finished my make up and fixed every last detail of my outfit Jenny was already outside and ready to go.
It was now an hour before the concert and we had gotten down to the arena in thirty minutes. We walked inside and there stood 5 perfect human beings. Harry, Zayn, Louis, Liam, and Niall. They were doing their sound check. We were the first ones down there but who cares. We got to see them before anyone else.
As I stepped towards the stage my eyes fell on Harry, the cheeky one, the flirty one. He looked AMAZAYN! I was trying so hard not to scream when Jenny looked in my direction. As I looked back to the stage, Harry was staring at me. It was like nothing bothered him. Niall tried talking to him but he just stood there, staring. I felt like he was reading my mind. That really would have been embarrassing.
She’s so beautiful. She caught my eye in a second. And she’s my age, this can’t be any better. I wanted to just jump off stage and go over to her and talk but I had to continue with the sound check before the performance. She was the first one, besides her friend in the whole place.
After we finished the check we had 30 more minutes before they would open the doors for the other students. Lucky her. What’s her name? I can’t stop thinking about her. I walked over to where she was. She was standing wth her friend who was on the phone with some guy named Brad. I overheard them talking about him and her friend was getting a little annoyed at this kid.
“Erm.. Excuse me, Hi, I’m Harry Styles, I was wondering if you and your friend wanted to hang out with us before the show started. Since it’s only you two in here. And if you would like after the show you two are welcome to join us for dinner.”
I probably sound like I complete tosser right now. I kept mumbling and stuttering. I’m normally not like this.
“Hey, uhm, yeah sure, we’d love to. I’m Erica and this is my friend Jenny. Thank you so much.”
Her face was getting red but it was so cute. I could tell she was nervous also so I started to relax.