Try Not To Fall For Any Of The Boys. Alright?

"There is one rule, baby sister."

"And what would that be, big brother?"

"Try not to fall for any of the boys. Alright?"


31. Chapter 21

(Guys Please Fan! Love you all xxxxx)

It was about a month after I had flown to LA with Zayn. It’s the fourth of August and I have been inside writing away on what I think should be my single for 6 hours. I had a bit of writers block and the boys were at the studio so no one could help me.

Let me recap for you the month. Louis and Hannah called it quits and he has been moping around the flat for 3 weeks now. Zayn has found a girl that he’s been working on. Harry and Caroline are still…doing whatever. Niall and I will be celebrating 2 months in a week, my birthday. He doesn’t know that it’s my birthday and I made Harry swear he wouldn’t tell him. I just don’t want a party or presents…much to Harry’s dismay. Harry and I are taking the train home next week and Niall is coming with us to meet our family, as my boyfriend.

I heard the door open and five loud boys walk in. I moved away from the desk I had been writing lyrics over for 6 hours. I stretched and it felt so good. Niall walked into our room. I was wearing a jumper and shorts with my hair in a messy bun, the same thing I had been wearing that morning. He chuckled, kissing my cheek. “Having a hard time?”

I smiled, “A bit. I don’t know… I need your guitar.”

He handed me his little guitar and I strummed away at the little song I had been working on. He grabbed my music sheet I had been writing and took the guitar from me as he started playing my song. I started singing along. It sounded decent. I just needed a really good second verse.

He stopped abruptly, ending my singing. “What’s wrong?”

“Nothing…these lyrics…they’re nice.”

I blushed, obviously I wrote it about him. He set the guitar down beside him and started playing with my hair. I rested my head in his lap. “So a little bird told me next week is pretty important.” He said, quietly.

I shot up, Harry had mentioned my birthday. “What? What bird and what were they telling you?”

He laughed, “Calm down. Louis mentioned to me that we’ve been dating for almost two months.” I let an easy breath calm me, “What did you think I meant?”

I giggled, nervously, “Nothing. I didn’t know that’s why I was curious.”

He rasied an eyebrow at me but let it go. I sighed in relief.

I grabbed my sheet music and returned to the disshevled desk. It had broken pencils and ripped up paper everywhere. I had been under a lot of stress for the song and I still don’t have the second verse. The song is due tomorrow afternoon which is morning for Simon. I had to record it at Sony studios tomorrow and I can’t record it if I don’t have a second verse. I always hate doing this but I think I needed backup… “Liam…” I called, down the hall.

A muffled, “In the kitchen” was heard through the house.

I sighed, picked up my paper, and marched downstairs to Liam shoving it in his face. He took a bite of his muffin and then took my pencil, scribbled down some words, and shoved it back at me.

I looked it over and sang it quietly to myself. It was unrealistic how talented he was. “Thank you, Liam. It’s perfect.” I kissed his cheek and he ruffled my hair. I rolled my eyes and he laughed.

“I don’t want any credit for the song…it’s all yours.” He told me, sitting at the island.

“No, you are getting credit for it. I can’t take your credit.”

He shook his head, “It’s my early birthday present to you.”

I sighed and nodded, “Alright…thank you.”

“Glad I could help…happy birthday.” He whispered the last part as I marched back upstairs. I grabbed the guitar out of Niall’s hands and played it for him. I think he should be the first person to hear it if it was about him.

I kept my eyes focused on the strings of the guitar through the entire song. I strummed it one last time before looking up at him. He was smirking at me with his eyes. I cleared my throat, “So, what did you think?”

“I loved it.” He yelled as he wrapped his arms around me and the guitar. I moved the guitar to the other side of his bed. “I think you deserve a break. You’ve been busy writing this song for the past week. When was the last time you went outside? Or maybe had something to eat…”

I had been forgetting to eat lately and I guess it was becoming apparent. I had lost a bit of weight. Harry and Niall were already lecturing me about that. They said I was going to become anorexic if I don’t eat something. I just kept forgetting…not that I didn’t want to. Trust me, I love food. Eating is my favourite hobby. I had just been under a lot of pressure from the label and trying to help the boys.

I scratched my head, “Erm…two days ago.”

He sighed, “Addie…this isn’t healthy. Stop stressing over this. Should I get Harry on your case again or are you going to go eat?”

I rolled out of his grasp and onto the floor. “I’ll go eat, sir.”

He chuckled, “I think there is cake on the counter.”

My eyes gleamed, “What kind of cake?”

“Chocolate.” He grinned, he knew I loved chocolate.

“Choco…chocolate?” I was already drooling over it.

He nodded, “Yep, I bought it at the bakery before we came home so you’d eat. Now go have a little dessert.”

I practically threw myself downstairs. I almost killed myself, tripping over Louis in the hallway. “Louis…why are you laying in the middle of the hallway?”

He sighed, “I don’t know.”

I bent down to him and played with his hair, “Tomorrow night I’m taking you out. Wear something nice. 8 o clock sharp, be at the door.”

I knew EXACTLY who to set him up with. A friend that I worked with last year, Eleanor. She’s like the female version of Lou. They’ll love each other. I texted her: Eleanor, want to meet up tomorrow night? I’m going to this club and I’m bringing a friend I KNOW you’ll love. He’s good looking, witty, and smart. Xx

“Alright, I suppose.” He rolled onto his stomach. I hated seeing him like this but there wasn’t much I could do. Hazza had been checking up on him for a while.

I finally got my huge slice of cake. It was delicious. Niall came into the kitchen as I took my last bite. “Thanks for saving me some.” He said, sitting down next to me.

I smacked my lips together, “It was delicious.”

He raised an eyebrow, “Really?” He brought his lips to mine and licked my bottom lip. He smirked into the kiss.

“UGH. It’s like everywhere I go: oh, there’s Addie and Niall making out. You two are so in love it sickens me.” Zayn said walking into the room. Niall turned around and flipped him off.

“Anyways, how is the song coming?” Zayn asked, grabbing a bottle of water.

I smiled, “I finished it.”

“Really? I can’t wait to hear it.” He said, gulping down another sip of water.

“Well, I have to record it tomorrow for Kelly and Simon. Kelly is coming in the morning for tea and then we’re heading off to the studio. I’ll make a copy so you lads can hear it if you want. Kelly wants this to be my single so I have to put a preview of it on YouTube.”

Zayn nodded and took a swig of his water, “Sounds wonderful.” He left the kitchen and Niall turned to me.

Niall kissed the top of my head and scrunched his nose up.

I laughed, “I’ll go take a shower.”

“Good, your hair smells.”

“You are the best boyfriend…” I rolled my eyes. I took off my jumper, leaving me in my bra. “Take this to the washroom please?”

“I think you see me as your own personal slave…”

“But you’re good looking and you can sing.”

He hmmph’ed and took my jumper to the washroom.

I got off my stool and went to the shower. I dried my hair and straightened it for tomorrow. It looked professionally done, which I enjoyed. I grabbed Niall’s Jack Wills tee shirt that I kept in the closet and tossed it on along with my new laceback Victoria secret undies. The tee shirt went a couple of inches above mid-thigh. I ran upstairs, quietly, into my room. Niall silenced me. Zayn and he were doing a twitcast. I sat on the other side of his bed as they sang songs people requested and answered questions.

I sighed once they got off. Zayn went to his room for the evening so it was just Niall and I. The shirt was bigger on me now that I had lost about ten pounds. I’m not going to lie, I looked a lot better. I always had a lot more curve then I would’ve liked. I was always healthy but now I was happy too. NOT EATING IS NEVER GOOD THOUGH. So, I would eat normally from now on. I realized I was staring at myself in Niall’s mirror.

He had taken notice and wrapped his arms around my slimmer waist. “What are you doing to yourself?”


“Everyone in the house is worried that you are starving yourself. I know it’s a lot of pressure but don’t do this. You’re so, so beautiful, Addie. Don’t do something stupid. Are you going to do this every time you have a deadline?”

“No…I swear, I just forgot…I didn’t mean for everyone to worry. I promise I’ll eat normally from now on.”

Niall nodded, “Alright. Well, are you hungry?”

“I just ate cake.” I patted my stomach.

He looked at my stomach, “Yeah…well you haven’t eaten anything in two days so I thought you might be hungry.”

“I just ate. I’m fine. I’ll eat more tomorrow.”

He let it go and we went to bed.

I woke up to Niall and Zayn talking in the hall.

“Did you see it yet?” Zayn asked, quietly.

“No, I haven’t looked…are you sure she has a tattoo?”

“YES. I saw it when we were swimming at the hotel. I just couldn’t read it.” Zayn muttered.

“Well, obviously if she wanted me to see it she would’ve showed me.” Niall said, shutting the door and walking over to me. I pretended to be asleep. He sighed and kissed the top of my head.

My eyes fluttered open and I feigned waking up. “Good morning.” I batted my eyes at him.

“Good morning, Addie. How are you?”

“Nervous.” I bit my lip.

He smiled, “Don’t be. Why don’t you get ready and I make you some breakfast?”

I nodded, “Thank you.”

He left the room and I made my way over to my wardrobe. It was getting into fall weather. I pulled on a tan pair of chinos with a slim brown belt. I picked a burgundy blouse out and tucked it into my pants. I rolled the pants, making them capris and slipped on a pair of burgundy TOMS. I ran a brush through my still straight brown hair. The blonde highlights had come out over the summer, causing my hair to be the same shade as Harry’s. I fixed some natural make-up on and turned out the door.

I smelled waffles as I made my way into the kitchen. Niall and Harry were cooking for everyone. I poured myself a cuppa and went into the dining room to sit with Liam and Louis. Zayn was still fixing his hair.

Louis was on twitter looking at the trending topics (directioners ALWAYS own the tt’s) and was laughing alone with Liam. Liam was in desperate need of a haircut; his curls were spilling out everywhere. I sipped my tea and ignored them, listening to my music. Eleanor was excited about tonight and I would make sure to tell Harry to get Louis excited.

Niall set a plate down in front of me piled high with waffles and sausage. I took my headphones out and gagged at how much food there was. These boys think I should eat like a guy.

“You’re eating all of that.” Harry told me, sternly.

I disagreed, “No I’m not. That is a heap of food.”

“That you will be consuming.” Niall added, sitting in the chair next to me, watching me eat.

I sighed; I didn’t want to fight with Haz today. I chewed away on my waffles. They were rather good. I ate half of my stuff on my plate and I was full. Harry was mad I didn’t eat it all but I pointed out I was eating and he agreed it was enough.

The boys left and shortly after Kelly came in the door. I poured her a cup of tea and we drove to the studio. I stole Niall’s guitar for the day. I think I need it more than him.

“You set?” The sound engineer man asked. His name was Tim, he was very nice.

“I’m ready.” I noted. They were recording the guitar part first. I got on the stool and lowered the microphone to the guitar. They had sent a camera in to record me playing. This was going to be the preview I put on YouTube.

I ended up singing around 2 and then went out to lunch with Kelly. She ensured that she was emailing the video to management and Simon.

“Bye Kelly! Thanks for today!” I said, as I got out of her rental car.

“No problem, kiddo. Have a good day. I’ll put your clip on YouTube after Simon watches the video.” She said before driving off.

I opened the door to the flat.

“Hey, how’d it go, baby sister?” Harry said, getting out of his chair in front of the telly.

I set Niall’s guitar down on the couch beside me. “Very well, big brother.”

“MY BABY.” Niall stretched out his arms coming close to me. He enveloped his guitar in his arms. I rolled my eyes, “Oh… Addie! Isn’t this awkward?” He pulled me into a hug and pecked a kiss on my forehead.

I pulled out my phone and let them watch the video of the song. Harry really liked it and was already promoting me on twitter. Check out my lovely little sister Addie's video on YouTube later. She’s very, very talented. Love you all xx

I suddenly remembered my deal with Louis. “LOUIS GET READY!” I screamed upstairs before jogging into my room. I tossed off my shirt and pants, running around the room trying to find something to wear.

Niall came in behind me. “Taking Louis somewhere?” He asked, as I slid on a tight black dress.

“Yeah, we’re going clubbing. I need to get him out of the slumps. Can you zip this for me?” I asked, trying to reach the zipper.

“Addie…do you have a tattoo?” Niall whispered, zipping the back of my dress up.

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