Change Your Life

“Holy shit,” I breathed out, feeling sick with excitement and nerves. Louis Tomlinson was in our hotel... Co-authored by Lozza (author of Laura's POV) & MisfiredSynapse (author of Kate's POV).


16. Laura's POV

I smiled, watching Kate as she walked out of the room and heard her open the door and close it not long after. I sat on the bed, waiting a bit longer to make sure that no one was coming back before I hoped off of the bed and headed out into the lounge where I had left my bag and shoes.
As I was putting my shoes on my phone chimed from my bag. Grabbing my bag, I opened it up and grabbed my phone from the inside pocket. I looked at the screen and see a message from Kate that read Carry on. Chucking my phone back into my bag I quickly pulled my other shoe on and grabbed Kate’s car keys from next to me, also making sure that I had the room key that Louis gave me as well.
Once I was sure that I had everything I ran to the door, pulling open just as my phone chimed again. Sighing, I left it and ran out the door- hearing it close behind me- for the lift. I knew that it took about twenty minutes to get from here to the entertainment centre and about ten – fifteen minutes to get to the airport, that’s without traffic delays.
My heart pounded in my chest as I waited in the lift for the doors to open on the car park level. My phone chimed again from my bag, I had actually forgotten that I had a message, as I opened my bag and started searching for it. I found it just as the lift doors opened to the car park and I quickly walked out and headed straight for Kate’s car.
The moment I was in I looked down at my phone and saw a message from Louis and one from Perrie. Leaving Louis’ message I went straight to Perrie’s and opened it.
Perrie- Hey!! Plane just landed!! Message me once you get here!!
Me- Just leaving hotel now. Will do, see u soon.

Throwing my bag and phone onto the passenger seat, I grabbed the seatbelt and clicked in before putting the keys into the ignition and starting the engine. Putting it into reverse, I reversed out- making sure that I didn’t damage Kate’s car- and made my way out of the car park, once I was out I headed straight for the airport.
Parking the car in the short term car park, I jumped out- grabbing my bag and phone- and locked it as I made my way into the airport. As I walked up to the security gate I quickly sent Perrie a message. Just going through security, I quickly typed before turning it off and putting it in a box with my bag and putting them through the X-ray machine. The security guard waved me through the gate, no sound went off as I stepped through making me release a breathe that I didn’t realize I was holding.
Grabbing my things, I walked over to a bench and sat down as I waited for my phone to turn back on. While I waited I looked around the airport and realized that there weren’t many people here, I mean it was now four thirty and normally it was pretty busy for Tuesday.
Shaking my head, I looked back at my phone and saw that it had finally finished loading. I quickly unlocked it and called Perrie.
“Hey, Laura!” Perrie said, I could hear the excitement in her voice.
“Hey, Perrie. Where are you guys? I’m just sitting on a bench near security.” I asked, looking around for four people. “We’re just heading towards you. I’m wearing a light blue hoody, so if you see it that’s me.” She told me. I could hear voices in the background and knew that it was the other girls from Little Mix. My heart started racing more as I realized that I was about to meet my other Idols. I quickly looked to my right, seeing a light blue hoody and three other different coloured hoody’s. Smiling, I instantly knew who it was. “I can you guys!” I said into the phone to Perrie. “Really?” I heard her ask and watched as I saw her stop walking and look around.
“Just keep walking straight, you’ll see me!” I said as I stood up and ended the phone call. I watched as Perrie kept looking around the place in search of me.
Her eyes finally landed on me and I waved at her, a big smile on my face as I walked the rest of the way towards them.
“Oh my god! It’s so good to finally meet you in person.” I said in a rush as Perrie pulled me in for a hug. “Like wise.” She said, pulling back and smiling at me. “Hey! I’m Laura.” I said, turning to Leigh-Anne, Jade and Jesy. They all said ‘hey’ or ‘hi’ back as they each gave me a hug.
“Okay! Let’s go get your bags and then get out of here.” I said, motioning for the girls to follow me as we walked towards security, only to go through some doors and downstairs to the luggage collection area.
After collecting their bags, we headed out the door and to the car. Somehow some news people had heard that Little Mix were coming to Adelaide and were now out the front of the airport, hoping to catch a glimpse of them. It wasn’t long till we were safely in the car and on our way back to the hotel. No doubt the photos of me and Little Mix were now all over the internet and news, hopefully Kate was about to keep the boys off of twitter and other things.
We had finally gotten back to the hotel ten minutes ago and were now sitting on the couch in the boys’ hotel room talking and laughing to each other with hot chocolate and coffee. We had been playing twenty questions on the way back, getting to know on another more. I had learnt more about them in those ten minutes than I had through social media. “So Laura, Perrie showed us the video of you singing Move.” Leigh-Anne said as I took a sip of my hot chocolate, almost making me spit it out. I probably looked like a deer in head lights as I looked at them in shock. “Really?” I asked, looking down at my drink. “Yes, really and we loved it!” I heard Jesy say, making me look up at them. “Would you sing something for us now?” Jade asked, as I placed my drink down on the table.
“What did you want to hear?” I asked nervously as I watched them talk between themselves. “What song do you like the most?” Perrie asked me. Instantly, Little Things popped into my head and a small smile started forming on my face. I looked at the girl before getting up and going into Niall’s room, grabbing his guitar I made my way back out to the lounge.
“Little Things is my favourite song at the moment beside Move, of course.” I said as I sat back down on the couch and played a few chords, making sure that the guitar was tuned- which I knew it was- I looked at Little Mix as I played a few more chords before I started to sing.
Your hand fits in mine, like it’s made just for me
but bear this in mind it was meant to be
and I’m joining up the dots with the freckles on your cheeks
and it all makes sense to me
I know you’ve never love the crinkles by your eye when you smile
you’ve never loved your stomach or your thighs
the dimples in your back at the bottom of your spine
but I’ll love them endlessly
I won’t let these little things
slip out of my mouth
but if I do
it’s you, oh it’s you they add up to
I’m in love with you and all these little things
You can’t go to bed without a cup of tea
and maybe that’s the reason that you talk in your sleep
and all those conversations are the secrets that I keep
though it makes no sense to me
I know you’ve never loved the sound of your voice on tape
you never want to know how much you weigh
you still have to squeeze into your jeans
but you’re perfect for me
I won’t let these little things
slip out of my mouth
but if it’s true
it’s you
it’s you
they add up to
I’m in love with you
and all these little things
You’ll never love yourself
half as much as I love you
you’ll never treat yourself right darling
but I want you to
if I let you know
that I’m here for you
maybe you’ll love yourself like I love you
I’ve just let these little things
slip out of my mouth
’cause it’s you
oh, it’s you
they add up to
and I’m in love with you
and all these little things
I won’t let these little things
slip out of my mouth
but if it’s true
it’s you
it’s you
they add up to
I’m in love with you
and all your little things

The girls clapped as I leaned the guitar up against the couch. “I was really that good?” I asked them as I grabbed my drink and took a sip. “You were amazing, Laura!” Leigh-Anne said as the other nodded their heads in agreement.
“Thanks.” I said, smiling at them. The rest of the night we continued asking each other question, one question got me the most out of all of them. “So, what’s going on with you and Louis?” Perrie asked me. “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” I said but couldn’t stop the blush that crept up onto my face. “Don’t lie to us, Zayn’s been telling me everything so spill.” I laughed at her, we may have just met but I felt like I could be myself around her.
Just as I was about to answer her I heard voices in the hall way and froze. I quickly grabbed Niall’s guitar and ran into his room, putting it where it was before and headed back out to where the girls were. “Quick, hide in Louis’ room.” I whisper/shouted as I pointed at his bedroom door. The girls ran into the room and quietly closed the door behind them as I quickly turned the TV on and put it on Disney channel. I quickly grabbed the coffee mugs that were still on the table and put them in the kitchen sink before running back into the lounge and laying down on the couch just as the door opened.
The room suddenly filled with loud noise and laughter as the boys and Kate walked in. I just stayed on the couch trying to get my breathe back as they all came into the room. “I’m just going to check on Laura, she didn’t answer my text earlier.” I heard Louis say and saw him head for his room. “I’m right here, Lou!” I quickly said, giving a small cough at the end just to make it seem like I still wasn’t feeling any better.
Everyone looked at me as if I had just appeared out of thin air. “So, how was the show?” I asked, sitting up so they could all sit down. Louis came straight over to me and gave me a hug- which I accepted- than sat down next to me.
They all started talking about how loud the fans were and that they were sad that I couldn’t be there tonight. Occasionally, Kate would look at me giving me looks that said ‘Where are they’ or something else that I couldn’t figure out.
A couple minutes later my phone vibrated on the table. As everyone talked between themselves I quickly grabbed it and looked at the message.
Perrie- Now!
I smiled as I read it and quickly typed a reply before turning to everyone else. “Okay, can I speak please?” I asked, standing up from the couch and walking so that everyone could see me. I saw Kate look at me with a look and I nodded in reply before turning back to the boys. “Okay, I have a surprise for Zayn!” I said, looking at him. He looked at me with a confused look and I just laughed before going over to Louis’ bedroom door. “Surprise will you come out now!” I said as I knocked on the door before taking a few steps back. I watched as the door opened and Perrie came out along with the rest of Little Mix. “Surprise Zayn!!” Perrie said as Zayn ran up to her and picked her up and spun her around.
I laughed as I watched them, a smile never leaving my face. After a while Zayn looked at me and smiled. “You are the best, Laura. Thank you!” He said as he came over and gave me a hug. “Hey, it wasn’t my idea, Perrie rang me last night once we got back and you had sent her my number,” I started as I pulled back. “She organized the whole thing with me last night and then I told the plan to Kate and we organized a way for me to get out of here without any of you knowing about it-”
“Wait! So you faked being sick??” I heard Louis ask. “Yeah. I’m sorry it was the only way I could get out without any of you knowing what was going on.” I said, looking at Louis.
“Don’t be mad at Laura, she was just being an amazing new friend.” Perrie said, smiling at me. “She’s been keeping us entertained while the lot of you were at your performance.”
Louis pulled a face and waved a finger at me. “I suppose you’re forgiven- this time,” he groused, as I smiled sweetly at him and poked out my tongue when he wasn’t looking.
“Great, now that that’s settled- let’s go to dinner to celebrate!” Niall cried, bouncing around the room and pulling everyone who was sitting to their feet, hussling us towards the door. “Is there a Nandos around here?”
“You really wanna risk getting mobbed?” Kate asked, one eyebrow raised as she leaned against the couch with a hip.
Niall appeared beside her, hands on her shoulders with a serious expression. “I’d risk anything for Nandos,” he deadpanned.
Liam rolled his eyes and headed for the door. “I’ll check with Paul.”
I laughed lightly as I watched Liam walk out the door to go and find Paul. Shaking my head I felt my phone vibrate in my pocket, indicating that I had a message. Pulling it out, I saw that I had and message from Louis; I laughed as I saw that his contact name had changed from Louis to LouBear.
Shaking my head I smiled to myself as I opened it.
LouBear- I’ll get you back ;P
Me- I’d like to see you try

I jumped as I felt someone put their arm over my shoulders. Looking up, I turned and saw Louis standing next to me with a grin on his face. I rolled my eyes and looked at the door just as Liam returned with Paul.
“So, are we going?” I asked Liam as I went over to the couch to grab my bag. “Yeah, we’re going.” Liam said, not sounding very happy with the idea. I gave him a small smile as I walked out the door followed by the others. “I’m just going to go change quickly.” I said, looking down at what I had on. I was wearing some grey baggy trousers, a jumper that said ‘dance all night, sleep all day’ and a beanie that said ‘bored’; my hair was in a fishtail braid but I could see some hair stinking out. “Don’t bother.” I heard Kate say, coming up next to me.
“You normally wear something like that when we go out, this isn’t any different to then.” She said, smiling at me as I looked at her. Smiling at her, I nodded my head and looked straight as we got into the lift. The others talked amongst themselves as we took the lift down. My mind was going over everything that had happened in the past 48 hours and I still couldn’t believe it; I smiled as I replayed how Kate and I met the boys in my head.
I snapped out of it as the lift doors opened and we all got out, the smile on my face didn’t seem to fail as I walked with the others. “What’s the smile for?” I heard Louis say making me jump from suddenly hearing his voice. “Gee, Lou, don’t sneak up on me like that.” I said, putting a hand on my chest. “I’ve been here the whole time.” He chuckled. Rolling my eyes, I shook my head at him before laughing a little. “I’m just replaying how Kate and I met all of you.” I stated.
As we got closer to the doors I could hear screams coming from outside and knew that there were Directioners waiting out there trying to get in and see the boy. My heart started beating faster as we got closer and closer to the doors.
I felt Louis put his arm around my waist as we walked out the doors to the vans. I knew that he only put his arm around me to keep me from getting lost in the crowd of fans.
Not even 2 minutes later, we were all in the vans. Kate, Niall, Zayn, Perrie, Jesy and Jade went in one of the vans while Louis, Liam, Harry, Leigh-Anne and I went in the other one.
Leaning my head against the window, I sighed as I watched the buildings go by. Not long ago as we got into the van I remembered that tonight was the last concert for Adelaide and that the boys would be leaving soon, so now I was in a little bit of a depressed mood.
I didn’t want the guys to leave, even though I only met them two nights ago, I felt like I have known them my whole life.
“You alright, Love?” I heard Louis ask me. “Yeah, it’s just tonight was your last concert here in Adelaide, what’s going to happen now? I mean you’ll be leaving sometime tomorrow and I probably won’t see you guys again.” I said, feeling tears rolling down my cheek.
I quickly wiped it away, hoping that no one saw it but of course they did. “Lou, what did you do now to make the poor girl cry?” I heard Leigh-Anne ask, making a small laugh escape my lips. “He didn’t do anything, Leigh. I just remembered that tonight was 1D’s last concert here in Adelaide,” I sighed, taking a deep breath before continuing. “And that they’ll be leaving sometime tomorrow. I know that I only met all of the boys two nights ago but I feel like I’ve known you all my whole life and now that you’re leaving...” I trailed off, not being able to find the words and knowing that if I said anymore I would break into tears.
No one knew what to say after my little speech, it was like they were all thinking the same thing. My mind kept replaying how I had met the boy that Sunday Night and all of the good memories that had happened since then.
I snapped out of my thoughts as I felt the van come to a stop. Looking out the window, I saw that we were at finally at Nandos. I waited for everyone else to get out of the van before I did, my mind was still spinning after the little speech and I didn’t know what to say to anyone. My face held a fake smile, while on the inside all I wanted to do was run away and cry. These boys were now little brothers to me and the fact that they would be leaving soon was too much for me.
“Hey Laura, are you coming?” I looked up at the sound of Perrie’s voice and nodded my head. Walking into the restaurant the smell of chicken and chips filled my nose, making me realize just how hungry I was. I already knew what I wanted, so while the others decided on what to order I went up and order myself. “Hi, could I get the classic chicken wrap.” I asked the cashier. “Sure, what marinade would you like with that?” She asked, pointing down to a board on the counter. “I’ll have the Lemon and herb, thanks.”
“No problem, was there anything else?” She asked as she typed my order into the register. “A bottle of coke as well, thanks.” I said as I grabbed my purse out of my bag. “No worries, that comes to a total of $12.50.”
I quickly handed her the money and then went back over to the others. “Have you guys decided what you’re going to order yet?” I asked, taking a seat next to Louis. It was the only seat free, I guess that either Kate made it that way or Louis said he wanted me to sit next to him.
“Yeah, we’re just about to go up and order.” Jesy answered as everyone –beside Louis- got up. Kate sent me a quick wink before following everyone else to the counter. I shook my head at her silliness before turning my attention to Louis.
The smile that I had on my face quickly disappeared once I looked at Louis. My vision blurred as myeyes filled with tears, before I knew what was happening Louis had me wrapped in a hug. I couldn’t take it any longer, I let everything that I had been feeling out and just cried into Louis’ chest as he rubbed his hand over my back.
“I’m gonna go to the bathroom.” I said as I quickly pulled away from Louis. I knew that I would have tear stains on my cheeks and I didn’t want him or anyone else to see my like this. So before he could say a word, I was already out of my seat and heading for the bathroom.
Once I was in the bathroom I made sure that no one else was in there before I locked the door. I took one look at myself in the mirror and just broke down again. Over these past few days I had gotten close to all of the boys especially Louis, I didn’t want to boys to leave, my life was just a dull and boring one before I met them but now, I’m actually opening up more to people, I’m letting them hear me sing.
Somehow, during my little break down I had managed to sit on the floor. Hearing my phone beep snapped me out it. Grabbing my phone from my pocket I saw a message from Kate.
What happened? Did Louis say something to you? – Kate
Later- I texted back, washing my face and trying to calm down. A few moments later, I couldn’t hide myself away any longer and took a deep breath before going back out there. The thought of them leaving was tearing me apart; I missed them already, although we’d only just met. I was quiet throughout the meal, though I did manage to laugh at Harry’s pathetic knock-knock jokes and at Louis, when he bumped my shoulder and moaned- loudly- about the lack of carrots in his meal.
I could feel Kate’s eyes on me though, and tried to avoid meeting her gaze. She was worried about me… and frankly, I was worried about her. I could see the way her eyes followed Niall’s every movement, and the way she smiled at him when she thought nobody else was looking. I wondered if I looked like that when I was looking at Louis- something told me ‘yes’. But despite her subtle affection for Niall, she didn’t look nearly as upset as I was. She was good at hiding herself though, so I hoped she wouldn’t break down after they’d gone.
In the hotel room, with the boys and Little Mix surrounding us, I felt my spirits lift a little. Their bags sat by the door and every time I looked at them, I could feel my heart sink. We were on a time limit; it was trickling away and I wanted to hold it back.
That night, when One Direction set off for their final concert with Little Mix, I stayed behind with my best friend. As soon as they’d shut the door behind them I felt the tears coming, and with one look at Kate’s pale face, I knew she wasn’t holding it together at all. She was just as terrified as I was.
“That’s it then,” she said, sitting on her bed and hugging the ‘I love Niall’ pillow with his face on it. I couldn’t even look at my one, fearing the sight of Louis’ face would set me off.
“It’s over,” I mumbled.
I felt numb, like someone had a piece of me away and was holding it over my head, taunting me to come and get it. I sank into my bed, burying my face in the pillows. I could hear Kate tapping away on her phone, the light illuminating her face and glinting off the tears on her cheeks. Seeing that she was crying made me feel better about letting my own tears flow; and I hid under the blankets as I quietly cried myself to sleep.

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