The Set Up (One Direction)

What kind of a school sets you up with someone? I mean honestly who does that! Well, one school apparently does, they think its better for the future. Everyone knows about the "Set Up" dance, anyone whos anyone knows about it. Every year all of the years take a 100 question questionnaire about themselves. The school pairs up people and they are forced to go to the biggest dance of the year. It can be anyone from any grade. Unfortunately for Morgan Greene, she has to struggle and deal with the pain of breaking up with her boyfriend for two years and having to be paired up with someone she hasn't met. Friends will test each other on different levels than ever expected.


5. Movie Night

{Note: There will be Morgan and Niall’s Point of view in this chapter, just wanted to let you know so you don’t get confused! (:}

Chapter 5: Movie Night

*Morgan’s Point of View*

             Once the bell rings, indicating it’s the end of the school day, I gather my stuff from my locker and walk to my spot in the parking lot. I spot Niall a few rows down, his back facing me, talking to someone who I can't make out. The person Niall is talking to stands behind the blue Toyota truck. I can hear Niall's laugh all the way from here. I smile to myself and walk over to him; I can't help but hear some of the conversation as I walk towards him.
              "I can't today dude, I'm going to grab a bite to eat with my friend, Morgan, today and no she is not my girlfriend." I hear a faint, contagious laugh, and Niall pulls himself up onto the hood of the blue truck which seems to be his.
              "It’s cool man, I'll catch up with you later? Maybe go play some ball?" The voice isn't ringing a bell. Niall stretches his arms above his head and yawns, "Yeah, for sure." His loud, noticeable from miles away, Irish voice runs through the cold air.
              Niall nods and adds, "See ya, dude!" Niall jumps off his truck and turns to the sound of my footsteps.
              "Oh hey! We still on for today?" He says smiling from ear to ear, and I nod, smiling back, "Yeah, no. I have a date with Harry, we are going back to his place to get drunk and hook up."
              Niall's smile fades away as soon as I say Harry. His face becomes flushed with anger, "You're going to do what?"
              I laugh at Niall who is still holding his angry face, "I'm joking, calm yourself! You are like my father, so protective!"
              "No, I was upset because I wouldn't have an excuse to go get more food! You scared me! I was about to cry!"
              I chuckle, and he finally starts to loosen up, "So, where do you want to go, hungry?"
              Niall gives me a mischievous smirk and screams, "NANDO'S!"
              I take a few steps backs and pull my ear lobe, I think I might have gone deaf.
              "Okay, NANDO'S," I yell mockingly back, "It is. Follow me back to my place and then we can take one car there?" He nods and I walk to my car and pull out of my space, I drive through the traffic, looking back once in a while to see if Niall is still behind me, and drive back to my house. I pull into my drive way and Niall pulls up alongside the curb. I get out and Niall gestures to his still running car. I walk over and hop into the passenger seat. He stares in aww at my house, "Wow, nice house you have." I blush, I have no clue why, "Thanks, I'm still getting used to it myself."
              He turns on the radio and Ed Sheeran's song Lego House is on.
              "This guy, oh my god, he is such a good writer! I am obsessed with his songs!" I say and Niall smiles.
              "Me too! Great artist! I would love to meet him one day! He is such an inspiration!"
              "You sing?" I look confused at Niall and he nods, "Yeah I dabble, I also play guitar," Wow, a side to Niall I would have never expected, "What are your hobbies?"
              "Well, I used to play softball out in America before I moved out here a while ago, I also tried to play soccer, oh I mean, football, but I wasn't very good at that." I can hear Niall chuckle.
              "Cool, softball is like baseball but for girls’ right?"
              "Yeah, it's pretty fun but I'll admit, it's boring to watch."
              "Yeah, I've tried watching a New York Yankees game when I visited out in New York, first of all they didn't seem very good and it was a long game. No one got a hit! What a boring game!"
              My mouth drops, "You have seen a no-hitter! That's incredible!"
              "No it's just boring!" I shake my head and laugh.
              "Alright, whatever Horan."
              We pull into the parking lot of Nando's and walk through the parking lot. It seems like the hang out spot after school. I am noticing a lot of people in my classes. Niall says hi to a bunch of them and nodding to some. People gave me weird looks. We get to the door and Niall opens it for me, blowing a warm gust if air on my face. The strong aroma of ribs and barbecue sauce fill that air. I personally, am not a big fan of ribs. I don't like the fact of eating the meat off the bones. We get our table and order our food. I order the Flame-Grilled Butterfly Chicken Breast with a side of Creamy Mash or mashed potatoes. Niall orders a Double Chicken Breast Burger, 5 Chicken Wings and gets a side of coleslaw. I will tell you this much, that boy will eat a cow if he could.
              Throughout waiting for our food we made small talk about America, food, pets, and future jobs we want.
              "How was your school before this one?" He asks me slurping down his drink.
              I take a deep breath thinking about Jason, all of my friends and my amazing two years there, “It was actually my favorite school."
              "Why is that?"
              "I had an awesome boyfriend who treated me like a princess and my best friends were close to him. So we all were close which made it even better. I was devastated when I had to move because I was forced to break up with him because of long distance stuff." I start to play with my fingers, just like I always do when I'm upset or thinking.
              "Oh that really sucks, I'm sorry." He says touching my hand. I hold back a tear that is about to fall from my eye.
              Finally the waitress brings us our food. Niall devours his before I finish my mashed potatoes.
              We relax and make jokes to each other. I told Niall one about a baseball player, football player and army guy and he could not stop laughing. It made me laugh and I could stop laughing after. Niall is someone I can be myself around, I like that about him. Chill, very laid-back, and carefree. Out of these few days of being here, hanging out with Niall right now is probably the best. I really don't want him to leave next year.

              Niall and I both stand up and walk to the door. “Want to go back to my house and watch a movie,” I say laughing.

              Niall smiles and we hop into his car and drive back to my house. We pull up to the gate of my community and I punch in the numbers. We pull into my driveway, and I enter the code for the garage because I don’t have a key to the house yet. Niall follows behind me as we pass through the garage and into the living room. I hop onto the couch and Niall sits on the seat. I pat the other side of the couch with my foot and he sits on the other half.

“What movie do you want to watch?” I get up and go to my movies that are still in the box. “I don’t really care, how about something funny?” He says situating himself on the couch. I search through the box and find the perfect movie. I turn around and show him the movie. He looks at me confused, “What is Austin Powers?” He says squinting to see the cover. My mouth drops open. “Only the funniest movie that has ever been produced. We are watching it.” I put the movie into the DVD player and hop back on the couch.

“What is this movie exactly about?” Niall asks.

              “Austin Powers, is a spy, he has this enemy named Dr. Evil,” Niall chuckles and that and I lightly kick him, “C’mon, let me at least finish!” He gestures for me to continue and explain the rest to him. I skip the previews and the movies starts. I wanted to watch the second one because personally I think it’s funnier. The opening scene is of Austin Powers’ wife, actually being a fembot, or robot so to say. After that Austin walks through the hotel, naked. The only things covering him are objects are him. Niall laughs at that part then interrupts the movie.

“Do you have any popcorn?” He asks sitting up, “Yeah, stay here and watch, I will get it for you.” I get up and walk to the kitchen and make him some popcorn. After the microwave’s timer ends, I put the popcorn into a bowl for him.

              “Here you go.” I hand him the popcorn and he nods thanking me. I sit back in my spot on the couch and continue watching the movie. We laugh at all the same parts. I would look over at him once in a while, and sometimes catch him looking at me with a smile on his face. Whenever that would happen, we would both turn and blush. I would never have this much fun with Jason. I start to think about if I like Niall or not. I tell myself I don’t and shake it off, but the feelings for him start to become over whelming while watching the movie.

I hear a snicker come from Niall, “What?” I say and he shakes his head, “What?” I say sitting myself up, sitting crossing my legs. He continues to shake his head and I continue to keep asking him what. Then the next thing, I know Niall pulls me to the ground and we are wrestling with each other. He pins my arms above my head and I struggle to break free, “You look so adorable when you struggle.” I roll my eyes and use my legs to flip us over so that I am now on top of him.

              “Who’s the one struggling now?” He smiles and nods, “Nice one Greene, never thought you had that in you.”

            “I had a brother and dad who wrestled all the time, I would join in most of the time and they showed me ways to defend myself. I guess it comes in handy.” I smirk at him, and lightly slap him in the face.

           “Okay, I give up.” I smile and stand up. I turn to go back to the couch when I get thrown onto it, Niall once again on top of me. This time he pins my legs so I can’t flip him over.

         “What you going to do now?” He laughs.

          “I don’t know you got me this time.” He laughs and gets onto his side of the couch and we continue to watch the movie.

           I feel a little tired and I can’t keep my eyes open. I finally dose off.

*Niall’s Point of View*

           I notice Morgan finally dose off. I smile at the beauty of her when she is asleep. Everything about her is just so perfect. She is funny, beautiful, smart, cunning, and adorable when she is mad. I didn’t know that she could flip us both over. It’s incredible how she knows how to do that stuff. I think I might have feeling for her, but I can’t tell her. She just broke up with her boyfriend; she probably still has feelings for him. She would never like me, what kind of girl like her would like me? I am lucky just to be friends with her! Plus, the Set Up dance is coming up soon, I hope to find out more about her to have a chance to be paired up with her, but with Harry wanting her, I don’t know if I could pull it off. I need to get him to find another girl. I have no clue how to do that, because what he wants, he gets.

         The movie ends and I slowly get up off the couch. I put my shoes back on and grab my things. I walk over to Morgan who is still sleeping and put a blanket on her. I pull her hair out of her face and gently plant a kiss on her forehead. I walk towards the door and take one more look at the sleeping beauty, and walk to my car. I replay over and over what happened today. It was the best day with a girl I have had in years. I wish I could go back in time and relive it over and over again.

          If only she felt the same way.  


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