It Started With a Dream (A One Direction Fan Fiction)

As Charley, Karilin, Laurel, Mary, Callie, Diana, and Diana's boyfriend, Chance leave high school in the states, they decide to go to England, the girls hoping to find fame in the place they've wanted to go all their lives. What will they find in the place of their dreams? Is it what they're looking for? Or is it more?


9. Can't Sleep

*Mary's POV.*

"Look at Charley." I said, smiling in her and Louis's direction where they were standing at the luggage pick up area.

"They would be the cutest couple." Callie gushed as everyone walked outside.

"They would." Laurel said absentmindedly. "I wonder if Zayn saw me..."

I rolled my eyes and watched as Louis hugged Charley. I snapped a picture with my phone, hearing other camera phone clicks beside and behind me.

"Wavelength!" I shouted, looking behind me.

Charley turned around, glaring at us. "ARE YOU TAKING PICTURES OF ME?" She shouted.

"Nope." I said, shoving my phone back into the pocket of my jeans.

"Not anymore." Karilin mumbled, chuckling quietly.

"Lawls, Charley. You're just like your mom." Laurel complained.

"Text me." Louis said, smiling down at Charley, giving her phone to her. She handed his back to him, shoving her phone into the pocket of her skirt.

"Will do." She replied, looking completely starstruck.

Louis smiled down at her again, giving her another hug. He closed his eyes as he kissed her hair.

We were all in our twelve seated rental van by then. The passenger seat was taken by Laurel. Callie sat behind her on the three seated bench. On the other side of the bench sat Karilin. I sat behind Callie, by the window, by myself. Diana and Chance sat in the very back of the van.

Charley was staring at the ground, smiling and blushing, as she walked toward the van.

"Don't even say anything." Charley said, placing her bags in the trunk of the van and trying to hide her huge grin.

"Charley and Louis! They need a couple name!" I exclaimed, ignoring Charley.

"How about Chouis?" Callie suggested.

"Guys. We aren't even dating. Don't jinx it, I might commit murder. Besides, he may say sweet things now, but he's too good for me. He's in a world-famous boy band. He was just hitting on me. He couldn't ever like me. If we dated, it could ruin his career. I'm an ugly, stinky llama! Llama face!" She rambled.

"Would you shut up? Just let fate take its course. He obviously likes you, and some day you'll end up with a baby and you'll get married and... and... and, I don't know but you two are perfect!" Callie gushed.

"You aren't ugly, Ms. Llama." Diana added, turning around and smacking her on the back of her head as she bent over to make sure all of our bags were in the trunk of the red van.

"Ow. That hurt." Charley said with fake enthusiasm, rolling her eyes. "You could hit harder than that."

"You're lucky I didn't."

Charley walked back around the car, hopping into the driver's seat.

*Charley's POV.*

I hopped into the driver's seat of our shiny red rental van, pulling my phone and an auxiliary cord out of the pocket of my skirt. I plugged both sides of the cord in, starting my favorite playlist.

I shoved my key into the ignition, turning it to the on position, shifting the gears, and pulling out of the dark airport parking lot.

"You know what they say! Forgive and forget relive and regret!" I sang along to my favorite non-One Direction song.

"Charley, do you have to pick the music? You've been obsessed with this song since like 2002!" Laurel complained from beside me.

"Actually, it was like, October 2002." I mocked, laughing.

"Still! You were seven! I think it's about time to get over this song."

"Nooo." I whined, turning the song up.

Laurel took my phone off of the console, changing the song.

I sighed in defeat as She's Not Afraid blasted through the speakers and began to sing along.

"She walks in and the room just lights up. But she don't want anyone to know that I'm the only one that gets to take her home." I sang happily.


"This is our new home." I sang, unlocking the door to our penthouse.

"I can't believe we can afford this." Karilin said, laughing and flopping on a black leather couch.

"There are seven of us. It's affordable." Laurel said, chuckling.

"We still have to decide which bedrooms we get." Callie said, walking toward the landing where all five of the bedrooms were.

"I call my own bedroom!" I shouted.

Laurel and Callie also called their own bedrooms.

"I guess we're sharing." Karilin said to Mary.

"I'm not sleeping in the bedroom next to Diana and Chance's." I said, pulling a face.

I walked to the bedroom closest to the living room, opening the door and looking inside. "I want this room. It's mine." I said loudly. On the other side of the large room was a walk-in closet. I could see the inside through the open closet door. It was bigger than my old closet.

"That's my room." I pointing over my shoulder and walking back to the front door to get two of my suitcases. "Someone please help with these." I said, pointing back to my other three suitcases and my carry on bag.

I walked back to the bedroom, dragging the two suitcases behind me and pushed the door all the way open with my bare foot. I placed the suitcases by the bed in the middle of the room, turning around to see Callie and Laurel dragging my other bags to my room.

"We're letting Diana and Chance pick their room first." Laurel said, dropping the suitcases flat on the floor.

"Is there any chance you children will help me unpack? I'll help you if you help me." I said, giving them the puppy eyes.

"No you wont. You're too lazy. But I'll dump everything out on your bed." Callie offered.

"Never mind, then. I'll do it on my own." I said, rolling my eyes.

"I'm going to go see which room I get." Callie said, slowly turning around and walking out the door.

"Me too." Laurel said, walking out and closing the door behind her.

I pulled my phone out of the pocket of my skirt, pressing the home button four times before my screen lit up.

"I need a new phone." I said, looking at the time.

It was 12:45 am. "Screw it." I said, unzipping one of my suitcases to find my retainer, toothbrush, and my pajamas.

I smiled to myself when I realized I had my own bathroom.


I flopped on my bed which I made after I showered and was ready for some sleep. I sighed as I closed my eyes and thought about my day. "This is a crappy attempt to sleep." I thought as I opened my eyes again. I looked at my phone, wondering if anyone was awake. I smiled as I realized my mom would be back in Kentucky with my brother. I pulled my phone off of my nightstand, pushing the home button only once this time, and opening my messages.

I opened my chat with my mom, remembering her request for me to tell her when I got here.

'Hey, mom. The plane landed about an hour ago. Love you xx.'

I got an almost immediate reply.

'Love you too, Charlotte. I've been back at home for a few hours now. Stay safe for me.'

'Thats's great! & I will. Don't worry. How is bubby? I haven't spoken to him in a few weeks.'

'Josh is fine. He's staying with me for a while. He says he loves and misses you. He also says to stay safe.'

'I love and miss him too. I'm always safe. Why do you guys always worry about me? I'm fine. I'll be fine. No need to worry. If anyone should worry it should be me. I love you guys. I'm going to bed now. Bye xx.'

'Love you too. Good night.'

I sighed as I deleted the conversation. "I love you guys. Stay safe." I whispered.

I looked down at my phone and wondered if anyone else would be awake. I opened a new chat, typing 'L' in the add people bar. 'Louis ;)' was the second contact down. I smiled as I tapped the screen where his name was.

'Hey, you awake? I can't sleep.' I typed, hoping he would answer.

As I hoped, he replied soon after the message was sent.

'Hey, love. I'm awake now. :)'

'Sorry. I didn't mean to wake you up.'

'It's okay, Charley. I haven't been asleep long. Have you gotten settled in yet?'

'Do you count making my bed?'


'Not really. I'm just too lazy to unpack.'

'Haha. You should get some sleep, love. I'll talk to you tomorrow. Have a nice sleep.'

'Thanks, Louis. I think I can fall asleep now. Good night xx. :)'

I locked my iPhone 4 and placed it back on my nightstand, pulling my arm back and slowly drifting to sleep.

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