Each of the boys and Hannah had made their way back to the security car. Niall and I had to walk about 20 minutes to find Nando’s.
We slid into a booth and the waitress handed us menus and took our drink orders.
“So, how did you think the concert was?” Niall asked, peering over top of his menu.
I set my menu down, “It was so wonderful! You guys were really on your game. When you played the guitar! Did you see that girl faint because of you?” I teased him.
He chuckled, “I did not see anyone faint! I think you’re making that up.” Niall winked as he took a sip of his water.
The waitress came back and took our orders quickly.
“I loved watching your face as you realized I was playing What Makes You Beautiful! You were like “Oh my god! I wrote that!” He mimicked my voice and I cracked up.
“I told Hannah and she said that she knew I wrote it…how did she know that? How come I never heard you guys practice that song?”
Niall smirked, “As soon as you gave me the idea for the song I told everyone about the song you wrote and we practiced it all week.”
“OHMYGOD NIALL!!” Two girls screamed as they walked into the restaurant.
He jumped at the shrill voices, I giggled. He slid out of the both to go talk to the fangirls.
I watched as he talked with the girls for a good five minutes before they finally realized they wanted a picture with him.
The red headed girl (looks like Ariel from the little mermaid colour) hit on Niall several times. She was about 17. She was a smooth talker too. I was surprised he wasn’t interested. She was very pretty.
Niall finally coaxed them to go to a table and he rejoined me.
“You miss me?” He asked, checking his phone.
“Nah, not really.” He pouted and kicked me under the table. “Okay, okay! I missed you like something terrible, Nialler!”
“Thought so babe.” I rolled my eyes as he laughed and continued kicking me. I finally kicked him back and he yelped like a puppy.
Our waitress was walking over with our food and Niall was almost drooling. “Oh my gosh, it smells so good. Oh my gosh!”
The waitress laughed, “Well here you go, son. Jeez, when was the last time you ate?”
He rubbed his head in thought, “Erm, 4 hours ago…”
The waitress and I shook our heads at him. She set my plate in front of me. I wasn’t very hungry, I only got a salad.
Niall was eating like a barbarian.
I pulled out my phone, it was 10:41. I had a couple of new messages so I decided to look at them.
Zayn, how’s it going on your little date with NIALLER? I quickly responded, just wonderful. Put on a romantic film;)
Hannah had also texted me, I cannot believe Zayn had to tell me you fancied Niall. You couldn’t even tell me that?! Anyways, Louis and Zayn are making inappropriate remarks about the both of you. I am trying not to laugh. Harry is not amused. (:
Zayn texted me back, Eh, going that well? Romantic film? Hm, I’ll ask Harry about watching some sappy chick flick…he won’t think any differently of me, will he?
I laughed at Zayn’s text. Niall looked at me weird, “What’s funny, Addie?"
“Oh, Zayn texted me and said something funny.”
He nodded and looked at his food, “Zayn texted you? Do you and him talk a lot?”
Niall was acting different. He was being almost…serious. “Erm, Not really. He was just telling me what everyone was up to and what kind of movie I wanted to watch.”
Niall perked up a bit, “Well Addie, would you care for any desserts?”
I stroked my invisible beard, “I’m not sure. Want to go get ice cream?”
“MM! Ice cream! I love ice cream.” I laughed along with him.
Niall payed the bill, against my wishes and he refused to take my money.
We walked a little out of the way for some ice cream. It was a little shoppe run by a couple of teenagers. I’m guessing their parents own the place.
Niall grabbed my hand and spun to face him, “Do you mind much if you acted as my date in here?”
I bit my lip, “Why?”
“Those girls working in there are huge fans. I can hear them blaring our music now! I just don’t want them to bother you.”
“So we pretend we’re dating so they won’t bother us?” It didn’t seem like they’d bother me. Maybe they’d bother me because Niall and I were hanging out. But if we were dating then it’d be okay for us to hang out together.
He nodded, “Okay, just do what seems like a couple would do.”
He wrapped his arm around my shoulders and led me into the parlour.
One girl paused the stereo and looked at Niall and then at me.
The rest of the girls were wide-eyed at the both of us. The only guy working finally stepped up to take our order. “Oh my gosh, these girls were so upset all night that they didn’t go to some concert they drove most of our customers away with their complaints.”
We laughed and Niall said, “Oh well went to the concert. I’m sorry the girls didn’t get to.”
I was looking at the girls; one of the sneaks had her iPhone out and was taking pictures, no doubt uploading them to twitter.
The guy took my order of chocolate ice cream in a cone with rainbow sprinkles and Niall’s strawberry ice cream.
One of the girls actually spoke to me when Niall excused himself to go to the loo “So how was the concert?"
I smiled, “It was brilliant! Well, since I am Harry’s sister and I’ve known Niall for a bit now. This isn’t some one night stand thing, if that’s what you’re thinking.”
“Oh, I know, you're Addie Styles, right? I'm Jolee. I really like their music; I just am not a big fangirl like the rest of them.” She gestured to the girls freaking out in the backroom.
“It's Adelaide Anne Styles, but yeah, you can call me Addie. It’s nice to meet you, Jolee.” I shook her hand and we talked a while longer and she gave me her number so we could do something round town sometime.
Niall walked out and over to me. We flirted for our audience, it was great.
Niall was either a really great actor or he really did fancy me. “Aren’t you a proper cutie?” He said, whilst wiping ice cream on my nose.
I laughed, “Now I look like Rudolf!”
“But you’re so cute when you’re a reindeer.”
His lips were inching closer to me, taunting me. God, couldn’t his beautiful lips just kiss mine? He gave me a peck on the cheek and the huge fangirls aww’ed in the back room.
I blushed really badly. I couldn’t help it. He was just being so…so..Niall and I really like him.
He checked his phone, “Oh God, it’s midnight. We need to get home before Harry sends out the police force in lieu of us.”
Jolee waved goodbye and I told her I’d text her the next day.
Niall kept up with the boyfriend/girlfriend charade. Not that I minded, at all. I slid my arm around his waist.
It was getting colder and my bear arms had goose bumps. Niall took notice and gave me his jumper, very nice of him.
I shrugged into it and it smelled so good, like the scent of cologne and his room. It was just very homey and I liked that.
We walked past an alley where a couple of photographers were waiting for us after hearing we were out for dinner and ice cream.
One who kept snapping pictures in my eyes asked, “Niall is she your girlfriend? Is Harry fine about this?"
His grip tightened on me as we kept walking.
A woman interviewer with a recording mic asked, “Niall, is Addie the one you talk about in What Makes You Beautiful?”
“Sorry about this, love.” Niall whispered to me, “Can you run in those heels?”
I looked down at my feet, “Not in these shoes…”
“Hop on my back, hurry.”
I jumped onto his back and we outran the photographers by a long shot. We ended up outside the apartment building before Niall set me down.
He had made me curious the whole time not answering any of their questions…I have a few of my own. “Niall, can I ask you something before we go in?”
He closed the building door and looked at me, “Sure, what’s on your mind?”
“Erm, well…I was just wondering why you didn’t answer any of the paps questions?”
He chuckled and sat down on the bench outside and motioned for me to join him.
I went to sit down beside him but he sat me on his lap.
“You want to know why I didn’t tell them anything.”
I nodded and he continued, “How could I tell them anything if I haven’t even told you how I felt?”
I looked at the ground and he lifted my chin up with his hand to make me look him straight in the eyes. This was it. He was going to tell me how he felt about me and we can’t just take it back. My stomach was uneasy, I wasn’t sure if it was the fact that I really liked Niall and he was telling me about how he felt or because I was unbelievably nervous.