When Opposites Attract

Scarlett Johansen was a normal 18 year old girl. Well it depends on how you define normal. She's not very popular, she's very shy, and does not like to draw attention to herself. One thing that does make her different is, Scarlett loves to sing. She would love to go pro but the only thing holding her back is her shyness and insecurities but that all changes when she meets her complete opposite. He's known as the funny guy with an outgoing personality of her favorite band, One Direction. When she tries out for a singing competition with her best friend, Aislyn, she meets them but will her self issues cause some trouble for herself in the future? Read on to find out(:

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10. Chapter 10

"Scarlett? Oh dear God..." I heard Aislyn say.

Where was I? What happened? Why can't I see anything?

"What happened?" it was Harry who was speaking now. He sounded worried.

"I don't know really. We, or I really, got mobbed by fans when we went to the mall and we tried to run away but she just fainted."

Is that what happened? Then it hit me. Louis this morning. Driving to the mall, almost getting into an accident do to Louis' silliness. Almost kissing Louis. The mob. The paparazzi and their fast legs. The pain. I remember now.

I tried moving but I couldn't feel anything. Oh my gosh... what if I broke my legs or my arms?

"Wait, hold on. I think she's moving." Louis' voice spoke.

I guess I didn't break anything.

My vision slowly became clearer and I noticed figures all around me.

"Oh my gosh, Scarlett. You scared me half to death." Chandler embraced me. I rubbed my head as a headache slowly over took me.

"Where's Louis?" I asked looking around.

"I'm right here love."

I looked over to see a meekly smiling Louis next to an angry looking Harry.

"How you feeling?" Harry asked crossing his arms.

"I'm feeling fine except for my head, it kind of hurts." I replied honestly.

Harry then turned to Louis and scowled at him, "You know you can't go out without telling us! You know what happened last time when you went out with a girl but yet you did it again and now Scarlett's hurt!" He stormed off with Liam scurrying after him.

"What happened to the other girl? What other girl?" I asked.

Louis looked down at his feet and said nothing. I looked around at Niall and Zayn but they just shook their heads.

"The real question is, are you going to be able to rehearse today? Simon's going to be real upset if he finds out what happens even though he eventually will." Zayn asked, coming to my side. Louis stepped back now, not meeting my gaze.

"Well how much time till rehearsal?" I asked, sitting up. I looked around and noticed I was in the living room of the house.

"About an hour." Niall answered checking his phone. I nodded and processed my options.

I could either skip rehearsal, missing out on a lot of work and having a bad rep with Simon or just fight the pain and do the rehearsal.

"Okay, I'll be ready by then." I slowly slid off the couch and stood up stretching.

"Come on, we'll help you get ready." Cece motioned toward the stairs.

I walked past Louis, not making eye contact with him. It hurt to act this way toward him but what's with this girl he won't tell me about?

Brooklyn and Cece helped me up the stairs while Aislyn and Chandler walked behind just in case. We made it safely up the stairs and into my bedroom. I decided on taking a shower first. Maybe a cold one, hopefully it'll help.

I allowed the girls to chose my outfit for rehearsal as I grabbed my towel and headed to the girl's bathroom. I was halfway undressed, only in my pink laced bra and panties, when I heard a knock on the door. Probably Brooklyn asking where I placed my shoes because I forgot to tell them.

I opened the door, "They're in the-- Oh my god, Harry!" I slammed the door.

I leaned my back against the bathroom as my face turned red. I heard Harry chuckle deeply and lightly knocked, "I didn't see anything I swear."

I scoffed. I opened the door but only poked my head out. I wasn't surprised to see Harry's eyes quickly scan my body.

"Disappointed Harry?"

He quickly looked up and blushed, "I--uh--um..." he stuttered.

I giggled at his cuteness, "Can I help you with something Harry?"

"Uh, I was just wondering if you were really okay? Louis was stupid for what he did and he knows he shouldn't have done it because of what happened but--"

"What did happen?" I asked cutting him off. I was curious and I wanted answers.

"I think Louis should be the one to tell you." He clasped his hands together and turned around.

"Oh and by the way," he turned back around but continue to walk backwards, "if you need help taking a shower, I'll be happy to volunteer." he gave a cheeky wink before going downstairs.

Rolling my eyes I shut the door and quickly finished undressing. The shower did help. The coldness of the shower made my headache go away and it felt good on my sweaty skin.

I washed my hair and quickly rinsed it out. Shutting off the water, I wrapped myself around in my purple towel and pulled my hair into a messy bun with a hair tie I found on the shower shelf. I pulled back the shower curtains and let out a scream.

"God, does anyone knock around here?" I asked annoyed as I held on tight to my towel.

"Sorry, I just wanted to apologize." Louis replied, "I shouldn't have taken you to the mall, and I'm deeply sorry about it."

I stared down at my feet wondering what I should do. I mean, Louis didn't know there was going to be paparazzi yet didn't he know that wherever he goes there's bound to be some?

"What happened last time? With this other girl?" I suddenly asked. Louis' jaw tightened and I saw he tensed up. Did the talk of the subject really impact him that hard?

"Look, if it's too sensitive to talk to me about, I understand." I said, looking at him sincerely.

He looked up to me and I saw his eyes sparkle, "Why are you just so damn perfect?"

I blushed and looked back down to my pruned feet, "Trust me, I'm far from it but thanks."

Louis continued to stare at me with a lingering smile until I cleared my throat, "I still have to change..."

"Oh!" his eyes widen as he jumped off the toilet seat, "right. See you at rehearsal."

He left, shutting the door behind him, leaving me to think of what just occurred. Louis thinks I'm perfect.

With a smile on my face I quickly slip on my favorite pair of panties and bras. They're mint with black bows. They're just so cute to me. I rewrap the towel around me and opened the bathroom door. Making sure no boys were in sight, I tip toed to my room where the girls were talking.

"You take long showers." Chandler mused.

I giggled as I pulled out my hair tie, letting my wet hair fall down in waves past my shoulders.

"So what do you guys have for me?" I asked as I took the towel off of me and started to rub my hair with it.

I walked up to my bed as they moved away, to examine my outfit. It was simple but adorable.

"Perfect."

I slipped the overly large beige sweatshirt over my head and then slipped on the black leggings. I slipped my feet into my beige toms and added a ring to my finger.

"How do you do it?" Cece asked.

I looked at her confused as I examined myself in the body mirror, "Do what?"

"Look like crap but at the same time look so freaking sexy!"

We all laughed at Cece as she fell back onto my bed covering her face with her hands. She groaned really loudly making us burst into giggles.

"Cece stop it before the boys start thinking different of us." Brooklyn laughed as she put her hand over Cece's mouth.

"What should I do for my hair?" I asked playing around with my waves.

"Put it in a messy bun like before." Chandler suggested.

"And then, in the middle of rehearsal, whip your hair out and flip it, to overwhelm the boys." Brooklyn added with a wink.

(See what I did there(; )

I laughed but thought it was a good idea. I bent over and began grabbing all strands of my into my hand. I easily tied it into a messy bun.

"Tadaa." I posed for the girls. They pretended to snap pictures so I continued to pose.

"Girls, are you ready? We have to be at Simon's house in less than a half hour." We heard Liam's voice from outside our bedroom door.

"Yeah, we're coming." Brooklyn called out, jumping up from her bed.

"Okay, so, do we all look good?" Cece asked as we stood in a circle.

This has somehow become a tradition. Every time we have to meet up with the boys or anyone important, we stand in a circle and examine each other, making sure we all look 'sexy' as Cece called it.

Each girl looked amazing, expressing their own style. I wonder if our fans, if we ever get them, would like our style? Make a tumblr photo about 'wanting Chandler's closet' or 'Cece's Closet'. These thoughts of having dedicated fans made me feel warm inside. I couldn't wait till the concert on Saturday.

"Okay come on girls. We don't want to be late for our first rehearsal." Brooklyn pointed out. We grabbed our purses and walked out the room.

We met the boys downstairs and I was confronted with tons of questions from the boys.

"How are you feeling babe?" Liam asked as he laid a hand on my shoulder.

I nodded with a smile, "Pretty good."

He pulled me into a hug and it lasted for quite awhile. I noticed that Liam was a really good hugger. He was warm and I fit perfectly into his wide arms.

"Oi, that's enough." Niall said as he pushed us apart. I blushed, and surprisingly so did Liam. What was that all about?

"Now come on before we all get yelled at by Simon." Zayn chuckled, breaking the awkward tension in the room.

We all headed out, each with one buddy. Brooklyn had Liam, Cece had, of course, Harry, Aislyn had Zayn, Chandler had Niall, and I with Louis.

"Are you sure you want to go to rehearsal today?" he asked me once we got into the car. Everyone was already on their on conversation so nobody paid attention.

"Positive. I'm so excited to start!" I squealed quietly as I laid my phone on the seat next to me.

"Okay, but if you start to feel bad, let me know and I'll drive you home myself." he laid his hand on mine and I tried my best to fight the urge to grab it. I looked out the window as if this little contact didn't effect me. Louis let his hand fall off mine and onto the seat next to him.

I peeked out of the corner of my eye to see Louis smiling at the window with his phone in front of me.

"Hey Scarlett."

I completely faced toward him and I regretted it.

"Got it!"

"Omg, Louis, no. Is that my phone? Please delete that picture I looked horrible." I tried to snatch my phone away but he held it higher and out of my reach. I used the opportunity and decided to let my flirty side show.

Unbuckling my seatbelt, I began to climb on top of Louis, stretching toward my phone. "Louis, I'm serious! I look hideous in that photo."

He laughed deeply and sexily as he held my phone out with his right hand and tried to push me away with his left, "I thought you looked quite smashing to be honest."

"Hey Lou! Pass the phone to me!" Niall hollered holding both hands up as if he was about to catch a football.

Chuckling, Louis managed to throw the phone safely to Niall. Niall caught it and looked at the picture. He threw his head back and laughed as he turned the phone around, showing the picture. I covered my mouth with my hands. I look horrible!

"Looking sexy." Aislyn giggled.

"Omg, give me my phone back now Niall!" I demanded holding out my hand. Instead of passing it to me, he threw it to Harry who caught it easily. Harry then started doing some weird things with my phone. I heard clicking and typing. Oh gosh what is this boy doing? Harry then passes it to Zayn. Everybody is laughing now as my phone is being thrown around.

"You guys, I'm serious. Give it back to me." I said being serious now. I know they were playing around but my phone was special to me. It's a pet peeve when someone takes it and won't give it back.

"Aw, is someone getting angry?" Cece put out her bottom lip.

I rolled my eyes and looked over at Liam who now had my phone. "Liam can I please have my phone back?"

He looked at the boys as they crazily shook their heads and back to me. He looked back at the phone and then back to me. Is it that hard to choose?

Liam finally threw it back to me making me feel relieved. The boys and the girls groaned at Liam's sincere action.

"Why'd you do that?" Zayn asked shoving Liam in the shoulder. Liam shrugged before looking back out the window. Zayn looked at me but I avoided his, and everyone else's, gaze by looking out the window.

The car ride was silent the rest of the way to Simon's. I felt so bad. I feel as if this awkward silence is my fault. Why can't you just have fun like them Scarlett?

"We're here." our driver announced.

I quickly unbuckled my seatbelt and climbed over them to be the first one out. I took in a deep breath of fresh air and looked around. Simon's house, might as well call it a mansion, was huge. Three stories high and miles long.

"Hey sorry about the boys," Liam said as he came to my side, "they can be a bit too much."

I shrugged, not wanting to talk about the subject.

"How's your phone?" he asked.

I pulled my phone out of my back pocket and examined it. "It's fine."

Suddenly Liam's large hands gripped my shoulders, turning me to face him, "Scarlett, what's wrong?"

I looked at the ground and shrugged.

"Scarlett, you know you can tell me anything, right? I'll always be here for you."

I nodded and felt the urge to hug him. Before I knew it, the urge overcame me and I pulled Liam into a hug. He was shocked at first but eventually wrapped his arms around my lower back.

"Thanks Liam. You truly are the best." I say as I squeeze him tighter.

He gives me one last squeeze back before pulling away. I couldn't help but gaze into Liam's eyes. Everything about him was so perfect. His eyes were a perfect brown, if that makes sense. His face looked smooth like silk and his smile was like one's of an angels.

I wonder what Liam was thinking as he gazed back into my eyes.

" 'Scuse me but I think Niall wants you Liam."

Both Liam and I look toward and straight faced Louis. Liam opens his mouth as his eyes go from me to Louis. He closes his mouth and sighs, "Alright." His arms leaves my lower back and he starts walking away but turns around smiling at me, "Don't forget what I said love."

I smiled as I looked toward the ground. Huh, look at that. I guess you really can smile at the ground.

And when you smile at the ground it ain't hard to tell...

"What was that about?" Louis' voice interrupted my head singing.

"Huh?" I asked as I started walking toward Simon's house, "What do you mean?"

Louis scoffed as he ran up to catch up to me, "You and Liam? Do you have a thing for him?"

Louis' question caught me so off guard that I stopped in my tracks. Did I have a thing for Liam? Of course not, he's just really attractive.

"No, I don't have a thing for him." I continued walking.

"Well, do you have a thing for me?"

I stopped walking and bit my lip. Slowly I turned around. Louis took a few steps toward me, almost face to face, making me shiver.

"Well do you?"

I tried making up words in my head but nothing seemed right. "I--uh--uh..."

"You what?" Louis asked with a bit of annoyance in his voice, "I thought you liked me?"

"I do--"

"No you don't. I bet it's because of Liam too." Louis scoffed as he brushed past me and into Simon's house.

I groaned letting my head fall back.

"Hey, are you okay Scarlett?"

I looked to see a concerned looking Chandler who was carrying three boxes full of wires.

"Huh? Oh yeah, just boy problems." I answered, "Do you need help with those?" I pointed to her boxes.

She smiled and handed them over to me. I took all three as she ran back to the car and lifted up two more boxes. She shut the car door with her foot and I followed her inside.

"You know, you didn't have to help me." she spoke, "I assumed you had a lot on your shoulders."

I laugh, "You have no idea."

 

 

 

 

 

A/N: Hey guys! Sorry I haven't updated in a while. School's been pretty hectic you know. Well today's Wednesday which means EARLY DAY! (If you don't know what that is, just ask lol) Anyways, I was planning on updating another chapter but I just happened to have a sore throat and I'm nervous I won't be able to see 'This Is Us' on Friday which I am seeing twice! <333 Gosh, this is a pointless note but please favorite, fan, and like!

~Serenity(:

 

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