"Andy, what the hell is with all the ruckus? I'm trying to beat Links high score!" Flynn shouts at me from the living room.
"I'm trying to pack up my violin for tonight!" I shout back.
"Where are you going?" I forgot to tell him about it.
"I have a gig."
"Oh, okay." I walk out to the living room looking his way puzzled.
"What? No who you are going with, no why are you going, no when will you be back, no how are you getting there?" I put my hands on my hips.
"Why? Do you want me to care?"
"No, it's just you always ask me the same questions when I go out somewhere."
"Well I'm not your father."
"And I'm not Luke." I snort covering my mouth. He rolls his eyes.
"So are you leaving or not?" He looks back at the TV keeping his eyes on it.
"Jeez, pushy much?" It stays quiet for a while until it hits me. "No way!"
"You have a girl coming over!" I point at him like a child.
"No I don't." He shakes his head.
I walk up to him staring into his eyes. "Biting your lip, knees shaking, tapping foot, smell of cologne...it's a girl."
"Okay fine! You got me!"
"I knew it! I could smell your cologne all the way from my room!"
"Shut up! I only sprayed it once."
"Once is a hundred times in your vocabulary." I chuckle.
"Okay you can leave now." He points to the door.
"Aw, don't want me to meet her?"
"You're gonna go off and embarrass me in front of her!" He pouts, folding his arms together. I bat my eyes at him innocently.
"And when did I ever do that?" I say innocently.
"When I was dating Barbara." He murmurs.
"Oh and I helped you there! She was a pain in the ass!" I throw my hands in the air.
"But that's different from now."
"Let's see about that." I grin.
"What is that suppose to mean?" He cocks an eyebrow at me.
"Oh I don't know...you always dating a girl from one week to the next."
"I haven't dated anyone for the past three months!" He defends himself.
"Let's see how long you'll last with this girl. I bet you won't last for more than two weeks." I challenge him.
"Watch yourself, Andy! I will last more than two weeks!"
"Two weeks you have to date her and if you don't make it, then you are officially a player." I emphasize 'player' as I say it.
"I'll make it." He crosses his arms.
"Alright Flynn. See you later." I grab my case and jacket walking out.
I walk inside the dressing room to see the boys getting ready for their performance. They glance up at the mirror to see my reflection as I stood there smiling.
"Andy! Glad you made it!" Zayn said fixing his quiff.
"Are you ready to perform in front of an audience?" Niall smiles.
"A bit nervous, but I could do it." I assure him with a smile.
"Whoa! What's with the outfit?" Louis came in looking up and down at me.
"Well, I'm wearing a blue shirt, black leggings under denim shorts, and black combat boots. It's not like I'm going to present myself."
"Well, actually Simon is here." Harry scratches his head.
"So, he's expecting that you play like you're professional."
"I'm not a professional violinist!" I shoot a glare at Niall. "Did you tell Simon that I was professional?"
"Maybe the words slipped out, but you're great at playing the violin! I've heard you play before!"
"Well, it's time for me to make a fool out of myself!" I smack a smile on my face.
"You don't have to perform, Andy."
"He's expecting me to play right? I'm going to play no matter how horrible I'll probably sound. So who's going on first?"
"You're the opening act, so you have like three minutes before going on stage." Liam looks down at his phone.
"Acapella?" I look at them all. They all looked puzzled at this point.
"Acapella?" Zayn raises an eyebrow at me.
"I'll explain later!" I shout running to the stage curtains reaching the middle of the stage looking out at the crowd. I didn't think that this was going to be big turn out! My heart beats faster as I walk up to the mic.
"Hi, I'm Andy Trevor, and I'll be playing one of my original songs." I stand back bringing the violin up to my chin as I hear the background music play...
I slide my bow off the string releasing as it echoed in the crowd. Everyone stood up clapping, cheering, and shouting my name in unison. I bring my violin to my side curtsying as I walked off.
"That was awesome Andy!" Louis brought his hand up as I bring mine up to his slapping it.
"Thanks, but I did mess up a couple times." I shrug it off.
"Well, I couldn't tell at all." He smiles.
"So what were you talking about earlier before you ran off?" Zayn asks.
"Hey! I just looked at the crowd and seen Simon bored out of his mind. I don't think he enjoyed it." Liam comes in.
"Can you guys acapella your songs into a mash up kind of thing?"
"I have an idea."
"We're going up now!" Niall shouts from outside.
"Which songs?" Louis asks, walking out down the hall towards the stage curtains.
"Just from your new album." I stop at the bottom of the steps waiting.
"You listened to our album?" He grins.
"Okay I'm admitting it...it was pretty good." I roll my eyes.
"Ha! Wait till I tell Harry!"
"Hey, I need the list of songs that you'll mash up!"
"Let me tell Harry before he goes on." He walks towards the boys by the curtains. Harry looks back at me grinning. I hate Louis. He walks back towards me jumping up and down like a little kid.
"So what are the songs?"
"Story of my life, Diana, Through the dark, Midnight memories, and finish it off with Best song ever. Is it a good mashup list?"
"Yeah, it's good. Just look my way when the song changes."
"Um...we're trusting you on this!"
"I know!" I take my violin from the table and watch them talk to the crowd.
"Hello everybody, I bet you were suspecting to hear us sing with our drummer, guitarist, bass player, and pianoist, but we have something better planned." Harry looks my way raising his eyebrow. "I hope." He mouths. I roll my eyes as he grins.
"We are going to do a acapella cover from our album and mashup some songs together, so we hope you enjoy it." Louis puts his hands together intertwining them. I peek out my head to see Simon in the crowd crossing his arms. He does not look happy. The boys begin to sing as I come out playing the violin.
"1D Mash-up" (my version)
Written in these walls are the stories that I can't explain
I leave my heart open but it stays right here empty for days
She told me in the morning she don't feel the same about us in her bones
Seems to me that when I die these words will be written on my stone
And I'll be gone, gone tonight
The ground beneath my feet is open wide
The way that I've been holding on too tight
With nothing in between
I wish that I could take you to the star
I'd never let you fall and break your heart
And if you wanna cry or fall apart
I'll be there to hold you
You tell me that you heard it's all in vain
But I can see your heart can love again
And I remember you laughing
So let's just laugh again
Tell me that I'm wrong but I do what I please
Way too many people in the Addison Lee
Now I'm at the age when I know what I need, oh, whoa
Midnight memories, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
Baby you and me
Stumbling in the street
Singing, singing, singing, singing
Midnight memories, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh.
Anywhere we go never say no
Just do it, do it, do it...
I start to sway my hips as I slid the bow up and down. Louis looks my way signaling the last song counting his fingers as he showed me. I nod in response as I walked in between him and Zayn, standing in a line looking out to the crowd. We start to do the Best Song Ever dance from the music video as they sang and I played my violin...
1, 2, 1, 2, 3
How we danced all night to the best song ever.
We knew every line. Now I can't remember
How it goes but I know that I won't forget her
'Cause we danced all night to the best song ever.
(We danced, we danced, it goes something like, yeah)
I think it went oh, oh, oh
I think it went yeah, yeah, yeah
I think it goes oh
Best song ever,
It was the best song ever.
It was the best song ever,
It was the best song ever.
The crowd cheers giving us a standing ovation. I look to my sides to each boy giving a smile as they return one. I look out to the crowd to see flashes go off as we bowed.
"We hope you enjoyed this new performance." Niall waved at the crowd speaking. I look out to the crowd to see Simon crossing his arms and shaking his head. I turn towards Niall again to see him give a fake smile trying to ignore Simon in the crowd. I walk up to Niall snatching the mic from him.
"I hope you all enjoyed it because I gave my effort, the boys gave their effort, the sound people gave their effort, you all gave the effort to make us happy by cheering for us except for one person." I glare at Simon as he shoots back a look.
"Andy, don't say anything else." Niall mumbles, talking through his fake smile.
"I came here to have a great time, not to impress anyone." I bow one more time smacking a smile on my face barging off stage.
I wish Simon wasn't such a douche.