"Goodmorning sleepyhead." I heard whispering but I really didn't want to open my eyes. "Come on." They said, kissing my cheek and snuggling up to me. I felt them sit up and start softly slapping my chest. "Wake up, babe."
I finally came to and opened my eyes. It was Christmas Eve, Louis' birthday. I could feel the cold air as it blew in from the window. "Why is the window open?" I asked, my morning voice so strong.
"I was pretty much sweating when I woke up." She said, now looking down at her phone.
"I'm freezing!" I said, curling up under the blankets more.
She stood up and walked to the window, shutting it. "Better?" She asked.
"Mmm." I groaned.
She came over and sat next to me, biting at her nails, looking at her phone. She tucked her hair behind her ear and started typing something out. I put my hand on her back and rubbed it. She locked her phone and put it down on the table next to me. She looked at me and sighed. "You're beautiful." I said. "You really are. I'm so lucky."
"You tell me I'm beautiful everyday, you should just stop." She said, looking away from me.
"Why's that?" I asked, still rubbing her back.
"Because I'll never believe it." She said, biting her bottom lip.
"Come here." I said, letting her in my arms. She cuddled up next to me and I kissed her head. "You really are beautiful and I promise one day, I'll make you believe it."
"Mhm. Sure." She said, looking up and kissing me. "Now," She sat up, "get up, we have to make Lou breakfast."
"What time is it?" I asked.
She pressed the lock button on her phone and then locked it again. "8 am."
I let out a huge groan, not wanting to move.
"I only slept for six hours, come on." She said. "Get up!"
I just couldn't move. I was too tired. "Why didn't you get any sleep?" I asked.
"I just have a lot on my mind." She said, scratching her ear. "Now come on!"
I looked at her and I could feel the bags under my eyes. "Is anyone else awake?"
"No, that's why I'm waking you up!" She said.
"Can't you just order room service to Lou's room?"
"Harry.." She sighed, sounding disappointed. "I already talked to the people in the kitchen and they said they were totally cool with us going down there to make our own breakfast."
"Niall's better at cooking than I am." I was falling back asleep.
"You're Louis' best friend, Harry." She kept getting more and more disappointed.
"Go ask Niall to go with you and I'll be down in about twenty minutes."
She sighed. "Fine. Just sleep. Come down whenever you wake up."
"No it's okay, just sleep."
She got up and all I heard was her shut the door. My eyes were closed the whole time I barely remembered the conversation that just took place.
It really sucks when you want to spend time with you boyfriend but he'd rather sleep. I guess I'll just spend time with my bestfriend then. I knew Lacie was going to be sleeping next to Niall, so I knew I had to be quiet. I saw Paul roaming the halls as I was walking up to Niall's hotel door.
"Why are you awake?" Paul asked. "I expected you and Niall to sleep the latest."
"Nope, we're gonna be up the earliest." I laughed. "He's gonna help me make Lou breakfast whether he likes it or not."
Paul laughed and opened the door to Niall's room for me. Him and Richie were the only ones with keys to them. "By the way," Paul whispered as I opened the door, "there's a lot of people outside."
"Should we go see them after?" I asked.
He shrugged. "It wouldn't hurt."
I nodded and shut the door behind me after I walked in. I walked over to the bed and used the light of my phone to see where Niall was. I was right, Lacie was right next to him. "Niall.." I whispered, nudging him. "Niiiiiall.."
"Mmm?" He asked, moving a little bit, then opening his eyes. "Megan, what are you doing in here?"
"Shhh!" I said, "Harry doesn't want to help me make breakfast for Lou, so can you?"
He groaned, same as Harry had, "But I just wanna sleep." He whispered.
"Plllllease?" I begged, "Then we can run outside and see some fans. Paul suggested it."
He sighed but sat up and stretched anyways. "You're lucky I love you." He whispered.
I smiled and took him by the wrist and led him out the door.
"Guys!" I heard Paul whisper.
We both turned almost at the end of the hall.
"Don't forget to make a stop outside!" He whispered again.
We nodded and then headed toward the stairs. There was no way we could get to the kitchen without cutting through the lobby. He turned to me and whispered, "Make a run for it." We didn't really want anyone seeing us yet. He started running and I followed, but he tripped and nearly face planted. I stopped and starting howling I was laughing so hard. The person behind the desk kindly asked me to hush, but he was laughing too. My face hurt and my I nearly collapsed from laughing so hard. Then I looked outside and saw all the girls, worried, but trying not to laugh. I held my hand out and Niall grabbed it. He was laughing just as hard as I was. "Did everyone see that?" He asked. I nodded, trying to help him up, but still laughing.
"@NiallOfficial: I think a lot of fans just saw me trip and fall ! Hurt my arm but Ill be ok haha still laughing about it" he tweeted once we got in the kitchen.
I was still laughing and he just looked at me, curiously. I managed to stop and I put my phone down on a counter. "What?" I asked.
He just smiled, "Nothin, nothin. Where do we start?"
I looked at him curiously too, then nodded towards a table behind him. "Looks like they already helped us out."
He turned around and behind him was a long white table with food all lined up on it. He turned back to face me. "So I just woke up for nothing?"
"No, we just got to have a good laugh." I said, starting to laugh again as it replayed in my head. "That was hilarious."
"You know what's gonna be hilarious?" He asked.
"What's that?" I asked, teasing him.
"It's gonna be hilarious when I throw you in that crowd of girls to fend for yourself."
"Really?" I asked, "I'm sure they're here for you. Not me."
"Actually, I saw a few signs out there for you and Jacki."
I shrugged, "Still." I looked back at the food. "What time should we bring the food up to Lou?"
"I think we should just call everyone down and eat, then we can give the left overs to the fans. They must be starved."
"Probably." I said, walking over and taking a piece of bacon.
"@NiallOfficial: hope u fans outside are hungry ! food coming ur way soon !"
I refreshed my timeline and saw that. I laughed and turned around, leaning against the table. "Anyways, what time should we call them down?"
"Probably not until 10, at least." He said.
I nodded and covered up the food. I went and washed my hands, but found there was nothing to dry them with. I walked over to Niall who was on his phone, and flicked my fingers in his face. His jaw dropped, he locked his phone, and then put it down. "Seriously?" He asked.
"What are you gonna do? Throw me into a crowd?" I asked, teasing him.
"I might as well." He said, coming towards me and throwing me over his shoulder. We were both laughing. He carried me back into the lobby and he carried me to a part of the lobby where the fans couldn't see us.
"Alright Niall, put me down!" I said playfully.
He placed me on a couch and as he did, our bodies brushed against each other. As he put me down, he lost his balance and landed on top of me. "Shit!" He yelled, "Sorry, sorry." He said, pushing himself off me, but not fully. He kept his hands flat on the couch, next to my waist, his waist in between my legs. We were both quiet, just looking at each other. He examined my face and I examined his. "You know, you really are beautiful." He said. I could feel myself blushing.
"Thanks." I said, shyly. "I don't see it, though."
"I could help with that." He said, smirking.
"Niall, no." I laughed.
"Just let me try." He said.
I looked in his eyes and nodded. "Fine, go ahead." The next thing he did completely surprised me. He moved his right hand from next to my waist and moved it to my chin. He picked my chin up with his index finger and slowly came towards my face. His lips touched mine, softly. He used his mouth to open mine and forced his tongue in. My mouth accepted it and our tongues were going at each other. We shifted ourselves and our muscles tightened. I grabbed the back of his shirt and he grabbed at the back of my head. I think it had just occurred to me what we were actually doing. I broke the kiss and looked at him, surprised. "Niall, what are we doing?" I asked.
He looked at me, just as confused as I was, and he got off of me and sat on the floor next to me. "I...I don't know." He said. "I mean, you're my best friend in the whole world, but...I just...I don't know."
I sat up and put my hand on his head, rubbing it. "I get it, Niall. But Harry and Laci-"
"I know, I know." He said, not looking at me. "But sometimes I can't help but think about you." He finally looked up at me. "You don't know how long I've been waiting to do that."
I half smiled, "But Harry...and Zayn..and Lacie, Niall."
"I know." He said, "But I feel like Lacie has feelings for someone else."
"Who?" I asked. "Who else could she possibly have feelings for?"
"Louis." He said, plainly.
"Wow, this is awkward." I laughed. "Happy birthday?"
"Yeah." He laughed. "See this is why I love you. You can always make me laugh in the worst situations."
"That's what best friends are for." I whispered.
He barely smiled and just looked down. "Come on," I said, "Let's call everyone down."
"Megan, it's only 9 am." He smiled.
"So?" I asked. "They can wake their asses up."
We had the guy at the front desk call everyone's rooms and have them come downstairs asap. Luckily, Lou came last, so when he walked in, we all sang Happy Birthday in unison. He got tears in his eyes and hugged all of us. "I love you guys so much." He said. "You guys really are the best."
We gave him a few gifts, I got him a new iPhone case, everyone else bought him just little simple things he'd enjoy, after all, tomorrow's Christmas, all the big gifts are saved for then. Everyone decided they wanted to go back to sleep, except me, Zayn and Niall. It was then that I noticed Liam and Shayla were holding hands, walking back towards the lobby together. I looked at Jacki and pointed at them. She just shrugged. "We really need to talk soon." She said.
"We just did the other night!" I said. And we did. We had a nice long heart to heart, just us, crying. It was really cute, actually.
"I know, but I mean, again." She said.
"Tonight after Christmas movies?" I asked.
She laughed, "Of course. Alright I'm off to bed, goodnight everyone!"
"Night!" Everyone nodded towards her.
Harry came over to me and put his arms on the smalls of my back, pulling me in for a tight kiss. "I love you." He said, hugging me.
"I love you too." I said, hugging him back.
I saw Niall walk over to Lacie and do basically the same thing, except the "I love you." part.
She came over and hugged me, but stopped when she was pulling away, to whisper in my ear, "We need to talk. Asap."
"Is everything okay?" I asked after she finally back away.
She shrugged, "They've been better." She said.
"Yeah, okay, after me and Jacki's talk then? Or us girls could all just talk? I think we need a lot of catching up to do."
"Alright, yeah, definitely." She said.
I smiled and walked back over to the table where Niall and Zayn were standing, filling up containers to bring outside to the fans.
"I'll be first to go out." Niall said, smiling at me and Zayn. "Hope the fans are hungry."
I laughed and Niall kissed me on the cheek before leaving the kitchen to go bring food to the fans. I was putting food into containers when I could literally feel Zayn staring at me. I looked at him, "What?" I asked.
"What was that all about?" He asked, continuing to put food in containers.
"What?" I asked again.
"Come on Megan, don't play dumb with me." He said, starting to get offended. "We're supposed to be best friends. I'm sure you can trust me with a lot of things."
"I trust you with my life." I said, getting offended too.
"Then tell me what's going on." He said, finally putting the cap on the last container.
I finished my last container and looked at him. "Zayn, please don't judge me."
"Megan, I'm not here to judge you. I'm here to understand."
I took a good look at him. He was wearing sweatpants, a t-shirt, and a beanie. My absolute favourite. I swallowed back my thirst for him and sighed. "Niall kissed me earlier."
His jaw dropped. "He what?"
"It was kind of a mutual thing though, but I don't know..We kissed and then we both were confused. I don't know, it's weird." I shrugged and went to pick up the containers to take them outside.
"How'd Harry take it?" He asked, I could tell he had his tongue to his cheek.
"I didn't tell him. He doesn't need to know, Zayn, and he won't know." I said.
"So you forced me to tell Jacki about me and you,which by the way, ended our relationship, but you won't tell Harry about you and Niall? Yeah, that's so fair." He said, anger growing in his eyes.
"This is different-"
"How is it different?" He started to raise his voice.
"First of all," I said, "Stop yelling. Second, I slept with you, Zayn. Me and Niall only kissed. It was nothing-"
"You have a boyfriend of five months, this isn't nothing." He said.
"You're supposed to be my best friend.." I said, not sure what to say. "Why are you doing this?"
He sighed. "I'm sorry." He said, "It's just, I'm fighting for you enough as it is. Now I have more competition."
"You don't have any competition, Zayn. I'm with Harry and I'm happy. Go back with Jacki, you were happier then." I picked up the containers and started heading towards the door.
"The happiest moments in my life was when we were together." He said. I stopped but didn't turn around. "When our lips touched, I felt something I've never felt before. It's something people like to call 'love'."
"Zayn." I said, turning around to face him. "Please, I'm begging you. Try again with Jacki. I'm happy with Harry, please, let us go."
"I can't force myself to have feelings for someone." He said.
"I know that." I whispered. "But you haven't even tried to be with her, Zayn. You've been to focused on me. Don't be, okay? Move on."
He sighed, "Only if you promise there's hope for us if you and Harry don't end up working out."
I laughed, "Fine, I promise."
We grabbed our containers and headed outside to see Niall and the fans. Everything was going to be so awkward now. Between everyone, and really, only me and Zayn knew why. On the bright side, I get to meet Ed Sheeran in a few days. He's flying in just in time for the new year, to watch the ball drop with all of us. But for now, my main focus is Christmas, getting everything back on track, and just enjoying New York City. As for the whole me, Harry, Niall and Zayn situation? I don't know. Jacki and Lacie are pretty involved in it too. I really don't want to think about it. I'm just excited to be spending Christmas with the people that mean the most to me. Besides my family..Oh boy..I miss them so much. I wish I could hug my mom and just vent to her about all that's happening. That's what I'll do. I'll call her later, and I'll just let it all out.
"Alright guys, I think we're gonna head in and take a nap." Zayn said. "Thanks so much for supporting us, it means a lot! Go ahead home and get some rest, spend some time with your families, it's Christmas Eve!"
We headed inside and as we got to the elevator in the lobby, I turned to look at all the people there. I waved and they all waved back. The elevator door opened and we walked in. I remember standing outside this same hotel nearly two years ago, waiting for the boys, and I didn't even get a glimpse of them. Oh, memories. We got to our floor and we headed off towards our own rooms. Nap time, I was so excited to sleep. Zayn and Niall both kissed me on the cheek before walking into their rooms, which were before mine, Niall's just a door away from mine and Harry's. Niall half smiled and I half smiled back, as he opened his door and shut it behind him, locking it. I walked into my room and did the same. I walked over to the bed and crawled in next to Harry. He must've felt me. He pulled me in close to him and kissed my ear, then whispered into it, "I love you so much, beautiful." He tensed his body against mine and I felt a tear fall from my eye. "I love you too, baby." and I did.