All I Ever Wanted

How does someone so easily come into your life and change everything? Alanah Robson, 17, didn't know entering a simple contest for her favourite band, One Direction, would cause a chain of events to set off, changing the rest of her life.

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(Alanah's P.O.V)

I woke up this morning feeling sick. My best friend Jenna had a party last night, and let's just say I'm not one to sit back and watch everyone else have fun. I dragged myself out of bed, and made my way to the bathroom. As soon as I looked up at my reflection I groaned in disgust noticing most of my makeup had found its way halfway down my cheeks. I grabbed a wet cloth and gently rubbed it on my face, removing any evidence of the previous night. I brushed the knots out of my long, light brown hair, and headed down to the kitchen. Brad was sitting at the computer making faces at me as I popped some bread into the toaster. "May I help you?" I scoffed.

     "You came home pretty late last night. Must have gotten pretty rowdy at Miss Bitch's house." Brad always had a thing for Jenna, I don't blame him though. She's an attractive one. With her long brunette hair, and big brown eyes, she could make any guy go insane. But that's where the problem comes in. Brad never had a chance with her, and it drove him crazy because he never had trouble with the ladies. I guess we could say those two don't get along very well. I nodded in response to his question, and grabbed my food off the counter, he laughed as I walked away, causing me to stick up my middle finger behind my back, with my freehand.

     I plopped down on my bed, and grabbed my laptop from off my table. I munched on my toast as I scrolled through twitter, laughing at some of the ridiculous things directioners were saying. At the top of the page it said '1 new tweet', I clicked on the link, and a fairly long message from One Direction opened up. It contained a link for a new contest they were hosting. I opened the link to reveal a video of the boys explaining the rules.

     "Hello everybody!" Liam shouted, "as you can tell by the title of this page, we are hosting a new worldwide contest!"

     "All you have to do is send us a video of you and your friends dancing along to our song 'C'mon C'mon' and you could win a private concert for you and your school!" Niall explained.

     "Don't forget girlies, best video wins." Louis chimed in.

    "Good luck! BYEEE!" They all said in unison. The screen went black, and I smiled to myself thinking maybe Jenna would be willing to make this video with me. She wasn't the biggest fan, but Im sure she'd do it for me.

     I dialed her number and she answered on the third ring, "Hola Lani!" she giggled. She has called me Lani since we were in the seventh grade.

     "Hey Jen!" that was my nickname for her. Original, I know. "So One Direction has a new contest, want to help me pown ass?"

     "Sure, but what do I get out of it?"

     "Just a private concert for the student of Clear Ridge. No biggie."

     "Oh man! That would be awesome!" She sounded utterly excited.

     "Yes, I know. Trust me... So how about you come over today at around 3 o'clock, okay?"

     "Alright bye! See you then."

     "Bye!" The line went dead. I set my phone on my bed as I went and hopped in the shower. The hot water felt nice, relaxing my sore body. I thank god for my high metabolism. I don't have to worry about my weight, like ever. As I was washing the soap out of my hair, I began to imagine what it would be like if I won the contest. Jenna and I would be the heroes of the school!

     I pulled a towel around my torso, and waltzed into my room to grab my clothes. I threw on a simple pair of ripped jean shorts, and a white tee. I went to blowdry my hair into its usual long waves, and quickly put on some eyeliner and mascara.

     I heard the doorbell ring so I booked it downstairs, making sure Brad and Jenna didn't have to face each other. I flung the door open and found Jenna there, wearing a flowy black tank top, half tucked into some hot pink shorts. "Yooo Bitchacho!" Jenna smiled.

     "Hey loser!" I joked, "shall we get to it?"

     "Sure, but what exactly do we have to do?"

     "We're making a music video to 'C'mon C'mon'!"

     "Oh yay! That should be fun!" She stood there as I pulled on my shoes, and grabbed my phone, before we walked out the door. We decided it would be fun to film it on the beach.

     We walked down the beach a little ways, until we found a more private spot. I've had some practice making and editing small films in school, so I had a pretty good idea for what to do. First, I filmed some clips of Jenna lip-syncing along to the song while she played around in the water, then she did some shots of me more close up. For the ending, we set the camera up on a stand, and filmed some clips of us dancing together and laughing.

     "I think this will be perfect!" I said, as we sat on the beach and watched the footage.

     "Glad I could be of assistance!" Jenna winked. We grabbed our supplies and headed back to my house. When we got in the door my parents were in the kitchen cooking dinner.

     "Hey honey! How was your day?" My dad asked, chopping some tomatoes.

     "Pretty good, Jenna and I made a video for a contest. Is it okay if she stays over tonight?"

     "Of course! Just don't stay up too late. I know you had a very late night last night." My mother chimed in, coming and planting a soft kiss on my forehead.

     I smiled and then pulled Jenna along, back up to my room. I got my laptop set up, and began editing the video. Adding in the music and different effects until I thought I had it perfect. I forgot Jenna was even there, and when I looked over, she had fallen asleep. I shook her a little to wake her up. "Mhmm..." she mumbled as she rolled over to face me.

     "I finished the video! I want you to make sure its perfect!"

     "Alright, play it!" She sat up, leaning her head on my shoulder. The video began with a scene of Jenna twirling in the water, in slow motion. And from there she was hooked. It rotated between scenes of us together, and individually, but I think I finished it perfect, with the scene of us walking down the beach hand in hand.

     "Great job Lani! I think they'll love it!" Jenna smiled up at me.

     "I sure hope so..." I shook my head.

     I could see Jen was super tired, so I went and got myself ready for bed. When I came back she was fast asleep right in the spot I left her. I gently pulled the covers over her and got in beside her. I placed my laptop on my thighs and went on to my email. I opened up a new message, and typed in the boys fan address, then attached the video. I wrote a quick note saying "Hope you enjoy! :) xx" and signed our names and info. I took a deep breath, then pressed send. I turned my laptop off with a huge hopeful grin on my face, and crawled deeper into my bed. What if I actually have a chance...

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