Quite the Oardeal(A rower's 1D fanfic)

When an aspiring singer meets the boys on the Ellen show, the unexpected happens to her and her rowing team.


1. Unexpected Surprise



I’m your average, 18 year old girl who is currently dating a world renown pop star, Harry Styles. Some may say “how did that happen?” or “WHAT?!?!?!” I ask myself the same question everyday. I’m very busy and I really don’t have time to date, but when One Direction came back to London, the week my team and I were there for the Henley Regatta, I took my chance to finally meet them. Harry was different. He was charming and oh my god those dimples? So cute. And then there’s me, just your normal Pittsburgh girl. I wonder what he even saw in me? But now our relationship is slowly crumbling and I don’t want it to end. But with the distance and living in two different countries, was it meant to last? Are we meant to be? Or is it just another fairytale in the books?

Now let’s not just talk about me. My best friend Julia is the reason I got to meet them. Julia and I are both on our school’s rowing team. She’s my best friend and she’s dating Niall. Now you’re probably wondering, “Well how did she get them to meet you in the first place?” Well, Julia is an aspiring singer. She’s phenomenal. Her mother decided to send a video of her singing to Ellen. The following week she got a phone call from Warner Brothers Studios saying they wanted to schedule an appearance of Julia on the show...the same day One Direction was on. I swear it was fate. Of course, Julia didn’t know this until she got to the studio and saw Paul their bodyguard. She couldn’t contain herself and started jumping up and down and her mother had no idea why. Then, the boys walked out of their black Hummer with tinted windows so no one could see inside. Julia and her mother continued inside the studio and found out where Julia was supposed to go. Julia was the first person Ellen was interviewing.
**Two Weeks Earlier**



“So what’s your favorite band, Julia?” Ellen posed the question.

I replied “One Direction” and giggled. Ellen replied to this, “Well how would you feel about meeting them?”

I could not contain myself. I couldn’t believe it. Would I actually get the chance to meet One Direction? The boys I’d dreamed of meeting since the summer of 2011? I thought it was a dream, until the boys walked out and greeted me. One by one, they walked up to me, gave me a hug, and kissed me on the cheek. I swear I was the luckiest girl on Earth at that moment.

After the entire show was over, the boys and I sat backstage for a bit. Just having friendly conversation. They asked what I did in my free time besides singing and I replied “rowing.” The boys had only seen rowing on the Olympics and wondered what it would be like to see it up close. I told them that they could come to one of our practices this week, but they told me that they had to do a few more interviews and then fly back to London the next week. I almost jumped out of my leather stool when they said that!

“Are you serious?!” I beamed.

“Of course.” Harry responded, in his deep slow tone girls die for.

“Would you guys like to attend the Henley Regatta next week?!” I almost shouted.

“What’s that?” Niall pondered.

“It’s basically a bunch of rowing races with teams against one another.” I replied, finally calmed down.

“I’d love to go!” Liam smiled.

Oh how I explained to Abby how much he made my heart melt.

“I’m in too!” Zayn said!

“I will go also!” Niall laughed.

Niall too. He’s such a cutie pie.

“It would be an honor to attend, Julia” Harry and Louis both said.

My whole body tingled. I couldn’t believe this was happening to me. Of all people.

“Oh and Harry, I need you to meet my friend Abby. You’ll love her!”

The conversation continued as small talk after this.


As I was getting done with practice, I got a text from my best friend Julia.
“Guess who I just met!!!!! xoxo” texted Julia.
“OH WHOOOO?!” I asked.
“ONE DIRECTION!!!” replied Julia
“OMGGGGGGGGGGGG I’M SO JEALOUS” I shouted in text form!
“HAHA I KNOW. And I invited them to the Henley and they all agreed!!!” Julia told me.
“Oh my I can’t wait, chica. I gotta go. I’ll text you soon. BYES” I said.
I’m so jealous. She met One Direction. I dreamed of meeting One Direction, and she did. GAHHH!!! But I have to let my little hint of jealousy go as I might meet the one and only, Harry Styles. I always fantasized about him, but that can be our little secret, hehehe.
As practice got finished and my teammates and I got back to the high school, I got into my convertible. Yes, I have a convertible. (No I’m not mega rich, no I’m not poor. I’m middle class.)  Anyway, as I start my car, Take Me Home blasts in the CD player as I drive home. When I get there, I noticed that my parents weren’t home yet, so of course, I blasted some more One Direction. As I sing along to Live While We’re Young.

Let’s go crazy, crazy, crazy ’til we see the sun

I know we only met but let’s pretend it’s love

And never, never, never stop for anyone

Tonight let’s get some and live while we’re young

Whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh oh and live while we’re young

Whoa oh oh oh oh oh oh oh

Tonight let’s get some and live while we’re young

As I wait for my dinner, I check my twitter and see mentions from the one and only, Julia.
@TrulyJuliaa: Just met @onedirection. I’m literally dying right now! Ahhhhh!!!
As I read her tweet, I start smiling. So I decided to retweet her.
@Abwateska: RT @TrulyJuliaa Just met @onedirection. I’m literally dying right now! Ahhhhh!!!
I decided to reply also! @Abwateska: @TrulyJuliaa I’m so jealous of you!! I wanna meet them so badly.
As I get off of twitter, my food is finally ready. As I sit down and eat, I turn on E!News and I see:
BREAKING NEWS: Liam Payne out with Mystery Girl. Where’s Danielle?
I notice that the mystery girl is my best friend Julia. I was so shocked. She just met them and she already goes out on a date with one of them. Lucky girl. As I watch the story unfold, I think to myself, I wish Harry and I actually knew each other, so that could be us. If only it was true....



I can’t believe him. How could he do that to Dani. All the boys were so shocked that Liam went out with that Julia girl. I mean they just met?!?!? Let me tell you, the boys and I were furious. We would never expect Liam to be a cheater, but maybe they were going out as just friends? There will definitely be a confrontation when he gets back to the hotel. As we were all waiting for Liam to get back, Louis comes over and says:

“So, boo bear, are you really excited for the Henley?”

I respond, “ Actually, yes I am. Didn’t Julia say that she has a friend for me to meet?

Louis replies, “Ya, I believe so. Didn’t she say her name was.... Abby?”

I reply, “ Oh ya. By the way Julia described her, she sounds like my type, boo bear.” Louis just laughs.

As I get up, I decide to go to bed, since it is nearly 2 A.M. Maybe that confrontation with Liam would have to wait until tomorrow. As I crawl into bed, I fall into a peaceful sleep, dreaming about that mystery girl, Abby.


You never realize how much you have in common with someone until you start talking. I swear Julia and I were out for hours talking endlessly. She told me something really personal and I think I can help her out with it. I just hope no one misinterprets the situation.
“Have you completely lost your mind?!” shouted Harry as I walked in the hotel room.
“Why would you think that?” I asked, sincerely confused.
“You were out with Julia. What about Dani? You can’t forget about her! You two have been dating for more than a year and a half!”
“Guys! Calm down!! I still love Dani with everything in the world. Julia and I have a lot in common and so we had a lot to talk about. There are no feelings between us except friendship.”
“If you say so...” Harry and Louis both sighed.
I don’t get their deal. Why do they care so much? If they really knew what was said in the conversation, they wouldn’t be so upset. Maybe I should tell them.
“Guys. Julia told me something and it’s a really big secret and I want to tell you lads. Where are Zayn and Niall?” I questioned.

“Sleeping.” Harry replied.

"Well wake them up!" I pestered.


Niall fell off the couch in the other room. Zayn falls out of bed!
     "What do you need?" Niall asked, looking very tired.
     "I have to tell you all something..." I replied.
     "Is it about that Julia girl?" Niall asked.
     "Well yes, but not what you think." I replied again.
     "Well what is it Liam? Spit it out!" Zayn said, really agitated.
     "Julia has a huge crush on one of us. She told me who it is. So I'm just going to put it out there." I slowly said.
The boys looked at me like I was crazy.
    "Niall, she likes you." I smiled.
The expression on Niall's face was priceless after I said that.
     "R-R-REALLY?" Niall beamed.
     "Yes. She told me not to tell you guys, but I knew you thought she was fit." I laughed.
     "She's massively gorgeous. I cannot believe this. Do you have her number so I can call her and ask her out on a date?!" Niall asked, getting excited now.
     "I already put it in your phone while you were sleeping." I replied with pleasure.
    "Great I'll call her right now!" Niall giggled.
All the lads looked so happy for him. The last time we'd seen him this happy was when we performed at Madison Square Garden.


My fingers trembled as I looked through my contacts and found her name. My heart was beating so fast.
It started ringing.
     "I can't do this!" I mumbled to myself.
      "Why would she like someone like me?" I asked myself.
      "Hello?" She answered.
What do I say?!
      "Er. Hello." I whispered.
      "Niall? Is that you?" Julia said calmly.
      "Yeah. How'd you know?" I asked.
      "Your accent silly head!!" She laughed.
Wow. I'm so stupid. Of course she would know my accent.
       "So why are you calling me at 3 in the morning?" Julia asked, now sounding tired.
       "Oh. Um. Yeah. I was wondering if you wanted to grab a bite for dinner with me tomorrow." I spewed out quickly.
        "I would love to!!" Julia squealed.
        "Alright. I'll text you the details later today." Niall finally relaxed.
        "Goodnight Nialler." Julia swooned.
        "Goodnight gorgeous." I smiled.
This is turning out to be a great day. I can't wait for dinner.


I can't believe I'm going out to dinner with Niall tomorrow!!! I put the phone down, got back into bed, and hoped that I would get enough sleep tonight.
   "Julia wake up! It's 3:30!" My mom shook me.
   "Crap. I'm supposed to be going out for dinner with Niall today!" I said as I looked for my glasses.
   "Here quick! Grab my phone." I sputtered at my mother.
She handed it to me. I had two messages. One from my little brother Jacob and one from Niall. Niall's message told me to meet him at the Cheesecake Factory at 5:30.
   "I have two hours to get ready! Mom can you help me pick out an outfit?" I asked my mom.
My mom had the best style. She always had great taste in clothes and outfits.
    "How about this?" My mom said holding up a black chiffon button up blouse and a pair of sky blue skinny jeans.
    "What about shoes?!" I asked.
    "Honey, just wear your white vans." She replied.
Gosh. I should've known that! My vans are my go-to shoes. I guess this whole date thing is making me forget things.

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