A day at the carnival

This is for the 1D valentines competition.


1. Valentines day


Ugh, what does she want from me? I think to myself as I look to my clock, its 8 am. Who is awake at 8 am on a Saturday?


I don't want to move from here, but I guess I'm going to have to. My mum really annoys me sometimes.

"Yes mummy dearest?" I say in a very sarcastic tone.

"Faye, I need you to mind Sophia today. It's valentines day and me and your father and going to have a day out together, as we haven't since Sophia came along."

Sophia is my younger sister, dark curly hair with bright blue eyes. I always wished I got the genes she did, I was stuck with mousse brown hair and some pathetic excuse for brown eyes. She's only 5 and I'm already jealous of her looks.

"Mum, you can't do this to me, did you not think I might have plans today? Maybe I have a boyfriend I want to be with?"

"Don't make me laugh, Faye. Every time a boy shows interest in you, you freak out and tell them you have a weird skin condition."

She was right, I was never comfortable around boys. In school I had a few friends but none of them were boys, I don't know, I'm 17 and I think I've had one boyfriend and he was in primary school when I was like, 8? Maybe 9.

"Right, I suppose." I grunt at her. "Have a nice day, I'll take the car and take her to the carnival, since I've got nothing better to do."

"Thanks darling, we'll be back around 10. Make sure you feed her and get her to bed before 8."

Sometimes my mother really got on my nerves, always expecting stuff from me. I know I'm never doing anything because I have the social life of a goldfish, but maybe she could at least try and pretend I actually have friends.

My parents had left and now it was just me and Sophia, maybe we should get McDonald's or something since my mum isn't here to tell me off for feeding Sophia junk food.

I just woke Sophia up from her morning nap, whilst she was asleep I got showered and dressed. Wearing my black skinny jeans, my cherry red Dr Marten boots, a baggy white top and a flannel shirt to keep me warm. I love my Dr Marten boots, I don't know what I would do without them. 

It's 13.07 now, time for McDonald's I think. I got some clean clothes for Sophia and threw them into my satchel, God I loved that bag. Got Sophia in the car and started to make our way to McDonald's. Got to the drive through ordered the food, for me a McChicken sandwich and for Sophia a chicken nugget meal. As I drove up to the first window I noticed something, it was the guy I had a crush on when I was 14. Oh the days, I didn't know he worked here. He didn't realize who I was thank God, as we drove off I noticed Sophia playing with her toy she got and not eating her food, being the horrible sister I am I told her if she didn't start eating her food I would take her toy off her. She started to cry.

We have been driving around for about an hour now, trying to find this bloody carnival but I can't find it anywhere, as I say this to myself I see it. Thank you Lord. I pulled up and parked the car in a very isolated area so no one could see my awful parking skills, I seriously don't know how I got my license I was so bad at parking.

Walking up to the entrance

"Everybody, coming right up a man eating fire."

Oh blah, blah, blah, nothing new, seen it all before.

"Fa, Fa, I want to see the man eating fire." Sophia screams, of course.

She's called me Fa since she first learnt how to talk and it just stuck, I like it so it's okay. I take her to see the man eating fire and as we walk over someone pushes past me and I fall to the ground.

"Ow, what the hell." I shout

I hear a manly voice, "Hey come back here, say sorry to this girl!"

"I can fend for myself thank yo-" 

He interrupts me, "Hello, I'm Harry, and you are?"

I look up about to tell him to leave me alone but then I see his beautiful brown curls and his big green eyes.

"Uh, h-h-h-hello," I'm in shock he is so, beautiful.

"Are you going to tell me your name?" He smiles.

Oh that smile, I didn't think he could get any more gorgeous.

"Uh yes I'm Faye, and this is Sophia." as I point to my little sister.

He smiles at her and says, "Oh aren't you a pretty girl."

Sophia giggles and then hides behind my legs.

"So, Faye, what are you doing at a carnival, with your little sister, on valentines day with no boy?"

"Uh, um." I'm so nervous, I'm not good around boys, "My parents are having a romantic day and I had to child mind, it's not like I would have a boyfriend anyways."

"I'm surprised," he replies, "you're beautiful."

I'm in shock, did I hear that right? Did this beautiful boy, man, person, I don't know, just say that to me. To me? Of all people. I don't know what to do.

"You seem shocked doll, you okay?" He laughs.

"Yes, uh, I'm fine, it's just I rarely get complimented and you're beautiful and so gorgeous and sorry I'm rambling."

He smiles at me, "It's okay, I know what you're trying to say."

He was so perfect.

"Would you and Sophia like to join me? I work here, I'm finished for today though, but I seen you and couldn't resist the chance to come and talk to you."

Wow, what? I'm still in shock, "Yes, we'd love to!"

We walk around, we get chatting. He's a really lovely guy, he has personality and looks, I think I'm a bit smitten right now. We walk up to a stall, if you get 3 balls in the hoop you win a goldfish.

"I'm amazing at basketball," Harry says, "If I get 3 balls in, and win you a fish, will you name it after me and maybe give me a kiss?"

The nerves, oh God the nerves, I have never kissed a boy before, but I was not passing this opportunity, so I agree.

"AH YES!" Harry shouts, "All 3 in, pick your fish." He winks at me.

"I pick the 4th one on the 2nd row please." It reminded me of, well me. It was just minding its own business.

The man at the stall hands the fish to Harry.

"Here you go sweetie, here's your own Harry." He winks, yet again. I don't think I can get tired of this.

"Thank you so muc-" before I get to finish my sentence, Harry kisses me. I got butterflies, proper butterflies in my stomach. Wow.

"No, thank you" he replies, "can I maybe uh, have your number?"

I reply, "I have a better idea, why don't you join me and Sophia for dinner? I'm cooking pasta, you can help me out and I'll leave you home whenever you want."

"That sounds perfect, I'd love to."

I can't believe it, I'm not scared to be around him, I'm not making up some weird excuse like having a skin condition. 

"Shall we go then?" I say.

"Yes! We shall. Sophia would you like to hold my hand?"

Sophia is shy but she says yes, her wee smile makes me so happy. She makes me bend down so she can whisper something into my ear.

"I like him." She says.

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