Life After One Direction

Hiiii! My name's Rebecca, Becca for short, I'm 17, and my father is Niall Horan. I have an older brother, Josh, who's 19, and who's dating my best friend Audrey. My boyfriend is Derek Styles, yes, Harry's son. He's my age, and has a little sister, Darcy, who's 9. Luke, Zayn's son, is dating my other best friend, Charity. They're both 17, too. Derek, Josh, and Luke are all in a boyband, just like our dads, plus Louis and Liam, who are also included in this story, along with their families too. Audrey, Charity and I are in a band, and are kinda getting known, through YouTube. We've done a mini-tour thing before and opened up once for the boys. We all work at Starbucks, which is how we met. Anywaaaaay, here you can read about my life and everything that goes on it, through the ups and downs. Sometimes it may not be very exciting, but, that's life so. Enjoy:) xx.

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16. Impressing the Judges

Skylar’s POV

The lights were almost blinding… It took a minute for my eyes to adjust, before I realized that I was standing in front of a thousand people… Not to count the ones at home. Oh gosh…

“Hi! What’s your name?” Howie Mandel asked excitedly.

“Uhm… Uh... Skylar,” I said, the nervousness beginning to show through my voice.

“And, Skylar, how old are you?” Sharon Osbourne asked.

“15,” this might not be as hard as I thought… I just have to get over the fact that more than a trillion eyes are watching me right now… Yeah, that didn’t help.

“And what will you be singing?” She continued.

“Wait, wait, wait! Hold on!” Howard Stern interrupted, “How come you got to ask that? It was my turn to talk.”

“Oh, Howard! Does it really matter?!” Sharon retorted.

“Uhm, yes! You took my talk-time!” Everyone started laughing, and so did I. I watch America’s Got Talent at home, so I kinda expected something like this. I know Howie’s pretty easy to impress, and I know Howard’s a little harder. Sharon could be either way, depending on her mood. Hopefully she was in a good one, today. It seemed like Howard was… Maybe he’ll be easy to impress today.

“Look, we’ll discuss this later. Skylar, dear, what will you be doing today?”

“I’m going to be singing ‘Forever Young’ by One Direction.” A lot of the adult women cheered and screamed.

“Wow… A little before your time, don’t you think?” Howie asked, suddenly even more interested.

I thought for a second on what I should say. I decided on: “Yeah, but I love them. I have ‘special’ connections to the boys directly,” I said, putting air quotes around “special”. More women cheered.

“Really? Do you mind if we ask what those connections are?” Howard asked. I looked over at Niall, who had a huge smile plastered on his face. I could tell he didn’t mind me telling EVERYONE about it. “I’ve met them, and they’re kids are some of the best people I’ve ever met.” Again, more women cheered and screamed… Earsplittingly loud.

“Wow. Well, maybe after you sing, we’ll be able to hear a little more about these connections,” Sharon said, smiling, “Whenever you’re ready, Skylar.”

I looked over at Nick, who looked at the man controlling the music, and within about 5 seconds, I heard the music start to play. I took in a deep breath, and calmed down slightly. I focused completely on the music, blocking out everyone else around me.

“Let’s dance in style, let’s dance for a while.

Heaven can wait; we’re only watchin’ the skies…

Hoping for the best, but expecting the worst.

Are you gonna drop the bomb or not?

Let us die young or let us live forever!

We don’t have the power, but we never say never.

Sitting in a sandpit, life is a short trip;

The music’s for the sad men.

Forever young! I wanna be forever young!

Do you really wanna live forever?

Forever, forever young!”

I finished out the song, to get one of the best replies of my life. The crowd went absolutely nuts, mainly just because all the women, like always, were screaming and cheering. I’m not even sure if they liked me, it might’ve just been because of my choice of song. But I don’t care right now!

“Wow! That was amazing!” Howie said, clearly impressed, by the look on his face. “You were amazing!”

“Yeah, I agree, that was really good!” Howard said. Wow! Howard’s impressed… Dang.

“Skylar, dear, you were absolutely incredible. You blew the roof off of this place,” Sharon added.

“Thank you,” I said, shock clearly written on my face.

“Now… About your ‘connections’… You looked back there when you started talking about that. Are they here?” Howie asked.

“Uhm, yes.”

“And when you said their kids… Did you mean, like… Luke, Derek, Josh… Rebecca and her two friends, Audrey and Charity?”

“That’s them!” I said, impressed that he knew their names.

“Well, then! Why don’t we just bring them out here?” Howard suggested.

I became even more shocked. This hardly ever happens! But, before I could really react, Nick was walking on stage with the seven of them, and my parents. Amy stayed behind.

The crowd went INSANE. The adult women were obviously cheering for Niall, and about half of the incredible amounts of teenage girls in the audience were cheering for Luke, Josh, and Derek, and the other half for Charity, Audrey, and Becca.

 “Wow! Hello there! You obviously have a lot of fans here tonight!” Howard said, slightly laughing.

Niall laughed before saying, “You get used to it. Although, I’m not sure these guys are just yet!” directing his comment towards his kids and their friends.

“Now… Are you Skylar’s parents?” Sharon asked, pointing at my mom and dad.

“Yes, I’m Mike, and this is Julia,” my dad said.

“Well, Mike and Julia, you have a very talented daughter,” Howie said, smiling, “So, should we vote?”

Howard and Sharon nodded, as Howie said, “Alright. Howard… Yes or no?”

“Yes. Absolutely. Sharon?”

“Yes! I enjoyed listening to you! You were very good! Howie?”

“Skylar, have you ever had any singing classes or lessons?”

“No… Not one.”

“WOW. Well, Skylar… Guess what?”

“What?”

“YOU’RE GOING TO VEGAS!” Howie yelled as the crowd cheered even more.

We all started jumping up and down on stage and I was literally bombed with hugs. This was amazing! I was going to Vegas…

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