After walking out of the terminal, I called my parents to tell them that I arrived safe and sound then went to baggage claim. Not only did I pick up my 3 suitcases but also my dog, who was locked in a cage for 4 hours, who I am sure had a heart attack. I was able to flag down a taxi and get a ride to the beach house. Once I got there I was super excited. I tied Precious (my black lab dog) outside in the back while I blasted music and unpacked. Thankfully the movers showed up 20 minutes after I got there. They unloaded all the furniture like the two beds, couches, TV, and a kitchen table set. I put everything in place and then unpacked my clothes and belongings, along with Precious’. After everything was in their place it was 9 o’clock at night. I changed into my pajamas and let Precious in and went to bed.
I woke up at 10:30 AM the next morning. I was very jetlagged since I am not used to traveling that much. I fed Precious and ate an apple. I decided I had to get dressed to pick up Sarah. I took a shower then threw on some dark washed denim shorts, a pink high to low flowy top, some beige flats with little gold studs on them and gold jewelry. I put my hair in a messy bun and put on light makeup and was out the door with my keys, phone and sunglasses. My parents shipped my Jeep Wrangler (that I got as a present when I got my drivers license) to me because they knew I would need it to get around and stuff. Luckily it was delivered to me yesterday, around the same time as the furniture.
I got to the airport and waited at Gate 5 where Sarah would be coming from. I was taken back by the number of girls there were waiting for something a gate or two over. But I just brushed it off until they started screaming or rather screeching like someone just got killed right in front of them. I noticed five boys walking out of the terminal waving and smiling. They looked vaguely familiar. Then a girl mentioned “One Direction” and that’s when it all clicked. Then I thought what a coincidence it was that they were arriving in this airport at the same time Sarah was. Sarah was a HUGE FAN or Directioner, I think they called their fans. My train of thought was broken when I heard someone scream my name.
I looked in the direction it was coming from. It was Sarah.
“SSSSSAAAARRRRAAAAHHHHHH!!!!” I yelled as I ran towards her. We locked our arms around each other immediately.
“I missed you soooooo much!!” Sarah said.
I laughed. “I just saw you a week ago at graduation. It hasn’t been that long.”
“Yes I know. But still it was long for me.” She said.
Our conversation was broken by more girls screaming.
“What was that?” She asked confused.
“That is One Direction causing more commotion.” I chuckled.
Sarah’s grip tighten on my arm, to the point where she was hurting me.
“A-a-a am I dreaming? Are they really here?”
“Yep. What a co-winky dink, right?”
“Oh my god.”
I smiled at her. “We can try and meet them. If you want?”
“Rebecca that is the stupidest question you have ever asked me in your life.” Sarah said as she pulled me towards the sea of screaming girls.
“I know.” is all I said.
We waited in the crowd that was slowly forming into a line as the One Direction boys worked their way down, signing autographs and taking pictures. Harry, who was Sarah’s favorite, was only a couple of feet away from us after waiting about 15 minutes.
“OH MY GOD. HE IS COMING CLOSER.”
“Well what did you expect. We are waiting on line for a reason.” I said laughing.
“Don’t be a smart-ass Rebecca.”
“Ok-ok. Sorry.” I said laughing more.
“OH… Here he comes how do I look?”
I looked her up and down. “Absolutely beautiful.” And she did. She had black leggings on, with a white long flowy top, and a long turquoise necklace and turquoise flats. Her long brown hair was down and straight and the turquoise color made her green eyes pop.
“Hello,” it was Harry, “what’s your name?” He said referring to Sarah, as he looked her up and down.
Sarah, who was startled by his voice, turned around and looked at him in shock.
“Well, hello there Sarah. Do you want me to sign something or take a pic?”
“Both.” She said cheekily and smiled.
Harry smiled back. And I have to say I am not a fan like Sarah or any of these girls here, but his smile was so warm and his accent was absolutely adorable.
“Well alrighty then. What am I signing?”
Sarah handed him her plane ticket and a black marker. ‘Where did she get the black marker from?’ I thought.
“A plane ticket? I like it, I like it.” He said smiling and I know Sarah was dying inside. Harry signed the back of the ticket and handed it back to her. “Picture time.”
Sarah handed me her phone. “Smile you two.” I said flirtatiously. I took one or two pictures. Sarah hugged him and could not stop smiling.
“You want a pic too?” Harry said referring to me.
“Ahh, No-” Sarah shot me a look like ‘don’t do this to me’. I changed my opinion about the photo. “No doubt.” I said quickly and handed Sarah my phone. Harry looked at me weirdly as I walked over to him and stood next to him. He put his arm around my shoulder and I put my arm around his upper back trying to be nice about the photo.
“Smile.” Sarah said, taking the first photo. As she was about to take the next picture, I felt two hands come on either side of my waist and squeeze me. ‘What the -?’ I thought. I was still smiling as she took the picture.
“Hey Niall.” Harry said looking over me.
‘Niall? Who is Niall?’ I thought.
“Ok, I am going to take one more but all three of you have to smile.” Sarah said looking a little shocked.
I felt the one hand on my left side drop but the one on the right stayed and became more of an arm as the person shifted more next to me on my left side, since Harry was on my right. This person had his arm on my lower back and still holding onto me tightly. I began to feel very uncomfortable.
“One. Two. Three.” Sarah took the picture.
I felt Harry drop from my side and I looked at him. He looked at me, then Sarah, smiling.
“Thanks for coming out guys.” He said.
“Thank you for the pictures and autographs, Harry.” Sarah said nervously and smiling.
“My pleasure, love.” Harry said smiling and looking into Sarah’s eyes. I know Sarah just had a stroke. “C’mon Niall.”
The arm on my lower back slowly fell. "OK." The unknown person said. I turned to my left to see a handsome blond boy already staring down at me. His bright blue eyes glistened.
“Thank you for the pictures and autographs, Harry.” The girl in front of me said.
“My pleasure, love.” Harry said smiling and looking at her. “C’mon Niall.”
My arm slowly dropped from the girl standing next to me. “OK.“ I started to stare at her, noticing her dirty blonde hair. She turned to face me and our eyes met. ‘Oh my god.’ Was all that I could think of. I was slowly getting lost in her eyes. They are a blue color. But they were different. They were… a deep ocean blue… almost navy color. I smiled at her, and she smiled back.
“Hi,” I said. That’s all I could say. I had no words. “I’m Niall.” Putting out my hand for her to shake it. ‘Duh, I’m sure she knew that already… so stupid.’ I thought.
She looked down at my extended hand and then back up at me. She put her hand in mine. We shook slowly as I watched her every movement.
“I’m --” she started to say.
“Rebecca!” her friend interrupted. “Take my picture with Niall. Please!!” Her friend shoved her a phone and broke our hands apart. She looked at me once more and backed away to take the picture. ‘Wait,’ I thought.
Sarah wanted me to take another picture and came between me and … Niall … I think his name was. I was lost in a daze. I have never seen anyone like him before.
“Ok. Smile.” I said trying to wrap my head around what just happened.
I take the picture and lower the phone. He is still staring at me. Sarah hugs him and thanks him for the picture, but he was still staring at me the whole time never breaking his stare, almost studying me like I was a puzzle. I looked him up and down. He was very stylish, I thought. He was wearing black jeans, white v-neck, some silver dog tags, a red snapback and red high-top sneakers. And he had a good frame, I studied his arm muscles.
I was still staring at her. I just couldn’t help it. I felt someone touch my shoulder, breaking my concentration of the girl. I turned my head, it was Harry again.
“Niall, we have to finish here and leave. C’mon lets go!!” he said to me.
“Ok, I’m coming.” I looked back at the girl and smirked, looking down at my shoes. I saw her eyeballing me up. I look back up at her and she was smiling at me. I smiled back. If only she knew what I was thinking right now. I turned to walk away with Harry and looked back once more. She was watching me. I looked her up and down, then her face. She was really, really pretty.
She is one girl I will not forget.