Niall answered on the first ring,
"Hey" He mumbles softly.
"Simon said that we shouldn't be dating?" I ask skipping small talk.
"Yeah, he does. But you know Leah, I am not going to listen to him because you are important to me. More than anyone, even you, could know. I'm not just about to let someone as amazing as you go." He says in a rush, anger, and sweetness in his voice.
"But Simon is like your boss, he controls your career, and I am not going to ruin that for you."
"But Leah, I-" He starts but I interrupt him.
"Niall listen I don't want us to split up either, but we will find a way for this to work." I say.
"Yeah I know we will, because I know we are meant to be, because I think I might just love you Shortcake." He said quietly, almost shy. My heart skipped a beat, he already thought he loved me??? I couldn't believe my ears. Before I knew what I was saying I was responding.
"I think I love you too Nialler. And we will work this out."
"So what now?"
And he was right, what were we going to do now.
Just get everyone together, I mean you guys are One Direction, and I know we can all think of something." I say
"Alright Love see you soon." he says
"Bye." I say walking back to Louis and Angie.
Still in my own world. Niall loved me, and I loved him...
Angie and I left work early. We said that we weren't feeling well, and that we had an emergency. Which was half true. We did have an emergency. Simon didn't want Niall dating me or Zayn dating Angie. I don't know if it was that we weren't good enough, but it still hurt.
Simon said that us dating them could effect the boys career. I didn't want to hurt Niall in anyway, including making his career go down the drain.
I loved Niall though and I wasn't just about to let the one good thing that has happened to me in a long time go after only a few days.
I had a plan, and even though I don't think anyone was going to like it, it was going to have to work, because if it didn't then no one would be happy.
Angie and I headed outside with Louis, we were going to meet the rest of the boys at his flat, and talk about what we were going to do next. Angie and I got into her car and followed Lou to his house. I have to say everyone was on edge. If you ask me this situation was not a fun one.
It took about 20 minutes to get to Louis' and when we did everyone was there waiting for us. Even Paul. Which I thought was kind of weird.
We went up to his flat. Lou grabs us all some sodas and we sat down on the couches in his living room. We are all quiet. No one knew what to say. I finally decide to break the silence.
"I know that this is a really tough situation, but I do have an idea, even though I don't think any of us will like it, with some help from Paul it might be possible." Paul nods. Niall squeezes my hand which he is holding. I continue. "Simon says he doesn't think the fans will accept it. It could ruin Niall and Zayn's careers. Just because of us. I don't think that any of us will want to stop seeing and speaking to each other, so we just might have to be in contact with each other in secret. With Paul helping us we might be able to do this." Everyone automatically has a look of objection on their face, except for Angie. She is actually smiling.
"She has a point. If people don't like it they don't have to know. I think this is the most devious thing Leah has ever thought of." Angie agrees. I frown at her last comment.
"I have thought of devious things before." I object.
"No you haven't and you know it." She says laying her head on Zayn's shoulder.
"Shut up." I say as everyone else is just laughing at us.
"So I guess this could work, is everyone in? I am." Liam asks.
"As long as I get to see you girls sometimes, you're like my sisters" Louis says
"As long as you text and call me a lot. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have two of my best friends to talk to everyday." Harry says.
"If I can still talk to you and see you then I am fine with it. But if this doesn't work things go back to the way they are now." Niall says.
"As long as I see Angie everyday I am fine with it." Zayn says kissing the top of Angie's head.
"I will do what I can to help you all out. You girls are perfect for the boys, and I don't want to see what they would be like without you." Paul says.
"So its settled. Now we call Simon and tell him the idea, if he approves we go with it. If he doesn't we stay the way we are now." I say and everyone nods
On that Liam took out his phone and called Simon, we explained my crazy idea to him. Surprisingly he agreed. Now I just had to try my best not to make it obvious Niall and I are together. This was going to be harder than I originally thought, which was pretty hard as it was....
I have work today so I decided that I would go home sort of early last night. Even though I didn't actually go home until around 3am, and not getting to my flat until around 4. I have a shift at 10, meaning I had to leave my apartment at around 9. Fun.
The night last night was pretty simple after we all got tired of dancing we all went our separate ways. No one was that drunk, but we all took taxis anyway. We left the club around 1am. Zayn and Angie went to Zayn's place, Louis went with El back to his place, Harry, well Hazza could be any where, and Liam had met a girl at the club, Kyleigh. She seemed pretty nice I didn't really talk to her, I wanted to get as much time in with Niall as I could. Supposedly she was starting out in the fashion industry. Her and Liam had decided to stay at the club for a little while longer. Niall wanted me to see his place so we headed over there.
My head was on his shoulder the whole ride in the taxi to his flat. He played with my hair. I was going to miss this, us, but there was nothing I could do. Nothing any of us could do, you know unless I became famous, and the fans would accept me. Which I think is highly unlikely. So I was just going to have to deal with the plan that I came up with, but I knew I was going to soon regret it.
When we finally arrived at Niall's it was only 1:45 so we decided to make something to eat and just hang out watching some tv and just be us. We had a popcorn fight, we didn't eat as much popcorn as we threw, but Niall skillfully caught a lot of the pieces in his mouth. I laughed every time. Niall was so cute. I feel a tear roll down my cheek, before I could stop it. I didn't understand it, but I went to wipe it away quickly but Niall beat me to it.
"You alright shortcake?" He asks grabbing my hand and holding it in his. I shake my head,
"I don't know if I can do this Nialler, I really, really, like you, and I just think us having to stay away from each other is not going to be easy, and I don't know if I can handle that. I really don't. I don't want to have to hide our relationship, its unfair and its crazy!" I explain, I feel my voice crack a few times, but I don't care.
"Leah," He starts.
"Niall, I can't stand this." I say simply.
"Neither can I, but what can we do about it. Simon and management is holding my career over my head, as much as you mean to me, I can't risk that." He says.
"I don't want you to risk that. I know how much it means to you, but I don't think I can handle not being allowed to see you, or the rest of the boys for that matter." I say, almost in tears,
"Leah, listen to me, we can find a way through this," He wipes a tear that escaped from my eye," But nothing is going to ruin us. I promise you that. If we don't want to stick to the current plan we had, then we can change it. All I know is seeing you hurt is killing me. We will find a way through this." He explains.
My heart broke when he said seeing me hurt killed him. I knew right then and there that I was going to have to stay strong.
For the one person I think I actually love..
I wipe away my tears and take a deep breath.
"No, we will stick with the plan." My heart broke as I said this, " We can call, and text, and skype, and then maybe Paul can help us when we want to see each other, maybe a few times a week. But you are right. We are going to get through this, and get out of it. Together." I say my voice even.
"You sure?" He asks.
"I am 100% sure Nialler" I say putting on a smile.
He kisses me. I pull away when I see what time it is.
"Shit, 3am. I have to work in the morning." I say getting up and walking over to get my phone and wallet. I had brought some clothes but I decided to leave them here, since I was probably going to be here again some day, and I need clothes.
"You sure you have to go?" Niall asks catching my hand as I walk by him to go put the bag I had in the closet in his room.
"Yeah, I do. If it were a normal day i would stay over, but we still aren't supposed to be seen together." I say.
"Its one night." He says.
"All the stuff I need for tomorrow is at my place." I explain.
"But I don't know when I will see you again." He says sadly.
"Well we are the ones who control that. In a way." I say.
"True. Need money for a taxi?" He asks dismissively?
"Niall I am not letting you pay for anything." I explain.
"Yes you are. I have enough money to pay for 100 taxis, and if you don't take it I can just call the company and tell them not to let you pay, but to charge me." He says.
"There is no way I am going to win this is there?" I ask.
"Nope." He says popping on the 'p'.
"Well we don't know how much it will be." I say. He takes his wallet out of his pocket, Taking out a bunch of bills and handing them to me. I count them.
"$120, are you crazy?!" I ask.
"No, but if it makes you feel any better, you can give me the money you aren't charged when we see each other." He suggests.
"Fine." I say and go and put the bag in his closet. When I come out I see Niall picking up some of the popcorn on the floor. I help him. We call a taxi and wait for it to come. It only takes about 15 minutes.
"I'm going to miss you Leah." He says.
"I'll miss you too Nialler." I say. He kisses me. Not too short, but not as long as I want it to be either,
"Love you." He reminds me.
"Love you too." I say, and I go outside into the taxi. Going home.
When I get home the taxi came to $58. I told Niall it wouldn't be that bad. When I get upstairs I put the extra money into my wallet get changed and crawl into my bed. Before I go to sleep, I get a text.
-From Nialler <3
I miss you already x Night babe, love ya. xx
I smile as I read it, I type my reply,
-To Nialler <3
Night, I miss you and love ya too, xxx
and quickly fall asleep shortly after.