“Ok, everybody settle down. The games consist of…” The DJ looks down at a piece of paper. “… Spinning Bat, The Shaving Game…” The DJ looked down at the paper once more. “… The Tissue Box Bop and last but not least, the classic Piñata.”
The names of the games started to make me chuckle. I lean closer to Louis, since I was standing next to him, to ask him a question.
“Who came up with these games and the names for them?”
Louis looked at me and smiled. “Myself and the lads. Trust me, they’re fun.”
I smiled back at him and nodded.
“Alright, everybody. We are going to split up into two teams. Girls vs. Boys. The girls over here and the boys over there.” The DJ stated, pointing to the sides we are supposed to stand on.
“See you later.” Louis said to Eleanor and I, as he started to walk away to his side of the wooden floor. “And good luck, you’re going to need it.”
“No, I think you are going to need it more, my love.” Eleanor answered back in a sassy tone. Louis smiled and shook his head ‘no’. She looked at me and smiled, putting her hand up for a high-five. I slapped it in return for her and smiled.
I watched as everybody was still sorting out to their sides. There were women and men straggling all over the place. Once it looked like we were all sorted out, the DJ started to talk again, going over the rules.
“I am the judge for all of these games. Each game is different and I will go over it with you before we start it. The first person or group to complete the task of each specific game for their team will earn points. The team with the most points, wins. Seems simple, right?” Everybody screamed ‘yes’ in response for the DJ. The DJ chuckled, smiled and shook his head. “Wait until the games, you have no idea what you are in for.” The boys of One Direction started to laugh, because they knew what was coming.
My reaction to their laugh caused me to smile and look at them. The boys were all smiling at each other and talking among themselves. My eyes landed on Niall, and I was happy to see that he was enjoying himself again. Niall turned his head and our eyes instantly locked. I smiled at him. Niall smiled at me and gave me a small wave. I couldn’t help but blush. I waved back. Our eyes broke apart after I felt someone touch my shoulder. I turn to see Perrie behind me, smiling and Sarah behind her.
“Hey.” Perrie said sweetly.
“Hey!” I said with a chuckle.
“You ready for some games?” She smiled.
“Yep. I got my game face on.” I grunted and made a weird face. Perrie started to laugh. Our conversation was interrupted by the DJ starting to speak again.
“I am going to be the one to pick people from each team. We will do 3 rounds of each game.” He looks at both teams, to see if we understand. We do. “Ok, first up is, Spinning Bat.” The DJ walked over to girls side first, or team, I should say. “Ladies, first.” He smiled. He started to walk over to me. ‘Oh, god.’ I thought. ‘Please don’t pick me.’ Luckily, I watched him, as his hand passed right next to me and reached for someone behind me. I watched as Sarah was pulled out from behind me and brought out of the sea of girls.
Sarah froze and looked back at me, terror in her face. I gave her a comforting smile. “You can do this!” I whispered to her and gave her a thumbs up. She gave me a weak smile. The DJ picks out two more girls, who I do not know and brings them up to the “starting line”. I watch as Sarah lines up first and the other two girls line up behind her, in their specific order. The DJ then walks over to the boys team and ironically, Harry was the first one to be picked. I wonder if they had this already planned, seems a little fishy, but yet so cute!
Sarah looks a me and her eyes widen. I know what she is thinking right now. ‘Oh crap. I have to go against Harry. I am going to probably trip and fall and make a fool out of myself.’ That is what Sarah is thinking of. I chuckle to myself and give her a reassuring smile.
“You’re going down, Sarah.” Harry said to her as he walked over. Sarah just laughed.
“Ok, so the object of this game is to put your forehead to the end of the bat… holding it to the ground… spin around 5 times… drop the bat… run to the pool… pick up that bat down there… spin around 5 times again… drop that bat… and run back here. The first one to cross this line, wins.” The DJ stated. “On your marks…” Harry and Sarah put their foreheads to the bat and placed it down on the ground. “… Get set… GO!!”
Sarah and Harry took off spinning. Once they were done and dropped their bats, they took off running, rather stumbling all over the place because they were so dizzy. They got to the pool edge and Harry lost his footing, falling into the pool. I heard a couple of gasps and laughs. I definitely heard Niall laughing.
“Oh my god.” Perrie said quietly at the sight of Harry falling into the pool. Perrie and I exchanged looks and smiled at each other.
Suddenly, I had the sudden urge to scream my head off. “C’mon Sarah!! You can do this!!” I screamed, cheering her on.
Sarah picked up her bat and started to spin herself around again. Perrie and Eleanor started to join in on the cheering too.
Harry pulled himself out of the pool and picked up his bat. By the time Harry picked up his bat, Sarah was finished spinning and started to run. Sarah stumbled again like before. Harry finished spinning and took off running. Harry was very close to catching up to Sarah, but luckily, she crossed the finish line before him.
I started to jump up and down, screaming my head off. I don’t know what came over me, probably because my competitive side started to take over. I heard a laugh, a familiar laugh. A laugh that I came to recognize anywhere. I look over to the boys team and see his blue eyes locked on me. He was watching me act like an idiot and laughing. I stopped immediately and looked down. I felt myself blush and looked back up at him again. Niall was smiling at me and I smiled back. My eye contact with Niall was broken when Sarah came over to me.
“Hey, great job!” I said to her and wrapped her in a hug. She was a little out of breath.
“Thanks. Oh my god, I was so--” Sarah was cut off by Harry speaking to her. Harry was still soaking wet from falling into the pool.
“Good game, Sarah.” Harry said with a hand extended out to her for a shake.
Sarah accepted. “You too.” She smiled at him. He smiled back. Suddenly, with their hands still together, Harry pulled Sarah into a hug, getting her all wet. Sarah screamed and pushed him away. “HARRY!!” She yelled at him, looking down at herself. I started to laugh. Sarah looked back up at Harry. Harry just smiled one of his cheeky smiles. Harry walked back over to his side and left Sarah in shock.
The next two rounds of Spinning Bat we lost. It is 2-1 boys.
“Next game up is The Shaving Game.” The DJ announced. “Again, Ladies first. But this game has a twist. I am going to pick three girls, but then each girl can pick another girl of their choice for a partner.” The DJ walked around to the back of the crowd and picked two girls, who then picked their own partners. The DJ then came back around to the front and came towards me again. He stood in front of me and looked between me and Perrie. He chose Perrie for this one. ‘Thank god.’ I thought.
“Eleanor, will you be my partner? Please?” Perrie asked sweetly.
Eleanor smiled. “Of course! Lets show these boys.”
Eleanor looked at me and winked. “Go get ‘em girls.” I said. They both smiled at me and walked over to the starting line.
The DJ went over to the boy team and started to pick out people. I watch as Zayn and Louis started to frantically jump up and down, wanting to get picked.
“Pick us!” Louis yelled, pointing to himself and Zayn. The DJ looked at them and nodded. “Yes!” Zayn said and ran over to the starting line. They asked another group of guys if they could switch places to go up against Perrie and Eleanor. They agreed. Now Perrie and Eleanor were going up against Louis and Zayn.
“Ok, for this game, one partner has to hold a balloon in between their teeth, while the other partner covers the whole thing in shaving cream. After the balloon is covered, that same partner who covered the balloon has to take a razor and scrape off the shaving cream. The first one to take off all the shaving cream on their balloon without popping it, wins. But if one team’s balloon does pop, the other team must still finish the task without popping their balloon to earn points. Alright?”
There were moans and grunts coming from the contestants as they understood the rules of the game. This game did not sound easy.
“And try not to pop the balloons while they have shaving cream on them. Because if you do it is going to get very messy.” The DJ started to laugh, almost like an evil laugh.
A couple of minutes passed and the first round of people finished. No team earned any point because both of the balloons popped. Now, it is Perrie and Eleanor, and Louis and Zayn are up to go against each other.
“On your mark… Get set… GO!!” The DJ shouted. And they were off.
Eleanor stood still and held the balloon by her teeth as Perrie covered it with shaving cream. Louis was covering their balloon as Zayn held it with his teeth. Both groups were done with a minute or two because covering the balloon with shaving cream is the easiest part.
I watched Perrie as she genteelly scraped off the shaving cream. Her hand flinched a couple of times and she pulled away. I looked over at Louis and Zayn, they had cleared a line right down the middle. The boys were cheering them on very loudly. I suddenly had an idea.
“Pssssst!” I whispered to Perrie. She looked up and straight at me. “Use the back of the razor head. The plastic!” I whisper-shouted. She looked down at the razor in her hand and flipped it over, examining the back. I could tell something clicked because she let out a big smile and nodded. She went straight to work. I looked back over at Louis and Zayn, they had half of their balloon almost done.
“C’mon Perrie! You got this girl!” I screamed. She smiled and kept going to work, scrapping off the shaving cream and wiping it on the towel that they gave her. I heard a bunch of screams coming from the boy’s team and I looked over at them. I saw Harry point over to Perrie, a look of shock going through his face. He looked back over at Louis and started jumping up and down, screaming at him to go faster. Louis looked up and over to Perrie and Eleanor, he then looked at me and shook his head. I smiled at him and he went back to work, frantically. This is really starting to get heated.
“Go girl!” Sarah yelled and clapped. Perrie was three-quarters of the way done. I started to jump up and down again.
“Go Perrie! Faster!” I yelled. Perrie’s eyes were locked on the balloon. She was almost done. I look over at Louis and Zayn again; Louis just finished a little more than half of the balloon. “You got this girl!” I screamed again.
“DONE!!” I heard a scream from the opposite end of the wooden floor. I look up and Louis and Zayn were standing up straight with their balloon wiped clean. I went into totally shock, and I knew that my face showed it too.
Not a second after Louis screamed, Perrie screamed. “DONE!!” She started clapping thinking that we won.
“Sorry, ladies. The boys won this one by a millisecond.” The DJ snorted.
“WHAT?!” Perrie snapped and turned around. Louis and Zayn stood there with dumb smiles on their faces and waving at her. “Awe pooh!” Perrie said and started to pout.
Eleanor came over to us, still wiping her chin clean from the shaving cream. I gave her hug. “You guys did good! You should’ve won.”
Eleanor smiled at me. “Thanks, love. We will get ’em this round.” She winked at me. I smiled.
Perrie handed the next group of girls the razor and towel. She then leaned in and whispered something in the girl’s ear. They pulled away and the girl had a smiled on her face and nodded. Perrie walked over to us with a smirk on her face.
“Sorry, Perrie.” I stuck out my bottom lip and wrapped her in a hug.
She smiled. “Don’t be sorry. Your idea was absolutely brilliant.”
“Thanks. But I still don’t know how they won?! You were way ahead of them.”
Perrie chuckled. “Its alright. We will win this round for sure. I told the girl your trick.” She winked at me. My jaw dropped a little. I didn’t think these girls could be so dirty and want to cheat a little. I mean it wasn’t that bad, right?
The last round of The Shaving Game finished, and the girl’s won. What a coincidence, right? The score is now 3-2, with the boys still winning.
“Next game up is The Tissue Box Bop.” The DJ announced. The DJ came around again to the girls side and picked 3 girls. Then went over to the boys side and picked 3 boys.
“Now, this game is a little tricky. We have these tissues boxes here that have string tied to the edges of them. Inside each tissue box are 10 ping-pong balls. Each person has to tie the tissue box around their waist, having the tissue box laying on their butt. The idea is to get all of the balls out of the box without using your hands. Hands must be placed above your head. This only means that there is going to be a lot of “booty-shaking” going on.” Everybody starts to laugh. “First person in each round to drop all of their balls, wins. And don’t worry, I will play music so everyone can get their “rhythm” on.” The DJ laughed. I find him to be totally weird.
‘Oh god, this is a tough game.’ I thought.
For the first round, the girl’s win. For the second round, the boy’s win; which was kind of funny considering he was one of the One Direction security guards. And he was a big-sized man, but, boy, could he move those hips and shake that butt. For the third and final round, the girl’s won. That means it is tied 4-4!
“I don’t believe it! We have a tie!” The DJ screamed. “OK, for the tie breaker, I am going to pick another girl and boy, and we will play another round of The Tissue Box Bop. Only this time, there will be 15 ping-pong balls instead of 10.” There were a bunch of “oooos” coming from the big crowd.
“Its getting intense.” Sarah said to me.
I laughed. “Its been intense this whole time.”
Sarah smiled. “True. True.”
Suddenly, I felt a tug on my shoulder from a hand being placed there. “You’re coming with me.”
I look up and see the DJ standing in front of me, smiling down at me.
“What?” I asked in total terror. He pulled me from where I was standing, out into the open floor. I stood there not knowing what to do.
“Awe, doesn’t she look cute? Completely terrified and all?” The DJ said into his microphone, patting my back. “What’s your name, honey?”
I looked at him in disgust. He shoved the microphone in my face looking for an answer. “Rebecca.”
“Alright, Rebecca, you are the lucky girl for this tiebreaker.” He said as he put his arm around my shoulder again. I picked up his hand and threw it down off of me, giving it a little extra something with my strength. He looked at me with an angry face.
I snatched the microphone from his hand and spoke into it. “Are you gonna stand there all night and talk or are you going to shut up and pick a boy for me, just so that I can kick his ass?!” I yelled. The DJ’s face went into complete anger and embarrassment. He took the microphone back right after I smiled at him; he walked away. I think he got the message. He really pissed me off. I heard a couple of cheers of encouragement for flipping off the DJ from the girls. I turned around and gave them a smile and a thumbs up.
I turned back to see the DJ walking over to the boy’s team. I then saw Louis standing behind Niall, pointing both of his fingers at Niall’s head. Niall had no idea. The DJ obviously got the message, because he soon picked Niall. I smiled a little.
“You come with me too.” The DJ said putting his hand on Niall’s shoulder.
“What?! No, no.” Niall said shaking his head and hands. ‘He is so adorable.’ I thought.
“Oh, just go out there and beat her for us. Will you?” Liam said, pushing Niall from behind, making him stumble forward onto the open area.
“You afraid of getting beat by a girl, Niall?!” I yelled. I don’t know what made me say that. I guess I just really wanted to go up against him. He looked at me and laughed.
“No, Rebecca.” He smiled.
“Then what are you waiting for?! An invitation?!” I said with a little sass and crossing my arms over my chest. I was getting a lot of support from my team. They were all cheering, egging me on.
“You’re on!!” Niall said pointing at me. I smiled.
The DJ handed Niall and I our tissue boxes and we tied them around ourselves. I looked up at Niall and he was already smiling at me.
“You’re going down Horan!!”
“I wouldn’t be so sure of that, sugar.” Niall chuckled.
‘Sugar? He called me “sugar”.’ I thought. I blushed.
“C’mon Niall! Shake what your momma gave ya!” Louis screamed out. I cracked up laughing.
“Alright, alright.” The DJ said. The song, Sexy and I Know It, by LMFAO, started to play.
“This is my jam!” Niall yelled at me. “You’re definitely going down now!!” I just shook my head.
“On your mark…” Niall and I lifted our hands above our heads and looked at each other. “… Get set… SHAKE!”
Niall and I were off. I started shaking my hips and butt every which way possible. I watched Niall and he watched me. Our eyes locked on each other’s, only this time it was in a different way. I guess I started to drop some of my balls because I heard girls starting to count out-loud.
“Drop it low!” I heard Sarah scream. ‘What?!’ I thought. ‘That’s so embarrassing.’ I went for it though, I don’t know why, I just did. Good thing I have a long skirt on. I shook my hips as I started to drop to the floor, almost squatting. It must’ve worked because I heard the ping-pong balls hitting the floor and the girls screaming out more numbers. I looked up at Niall, and he looked kind of… stunned?
I stood up again and started to go around in a circle, shaking my hips. It was working the balls were falling out. As I turned around, I faced Perrie, Sarah and Eleanor.
“HOT MAMMA!!” Perrie screamed laughing. I started to crack up too.
“Wooo, Hooooo!” Eleanor chanted, giving me a cheeky smile.
‘Oh my god! This is so embarrassing!’ I thought. I turned back around to face Niall and he was jumping up and down, struggling a little bit.
“Twerk!” I heard someone scream.
I turned around and faced the girls. “Ewww, NO!” I turned back around and see Niall took that suggestion. My hands collapsed over my mouth as I was in shock. He saw me do that and started laughing. He was… twerking? It wasn’t really that, just an odd way of shaking your bum.
“10!” Sarah screamed. “C’mon Rebecca! You got this!! SHAKE!”
Niall looked at me, his eyes widening. I smiled at him. I decided to drop down low again because it worked before and I really want to win. Plus the boys’ facial expressions were priceless.
“11!” I heard behind me. ‘I HAVE AN IDEA!!’ I thought. I brought myself back up into standing position, but still shaking my hips.
I started to do the Macarena. Niall’s jaw dropped wide open, as he remembered the dance we did before. I winked at him and he started to die of laughter.
“12! 13!” I heard behind me again. Niall joined in on the Macarena dance with me and I started to laugh.
“14!” ‘One more! C’mon!’ I thought.
Niall and I faced each other as we continued doing the Macarena.
“15!!!!!!!!” My jaw dropped and my eyes widened. I started to jump up and down. I ran over to the girls, and we formed a big group hug, screaming. ‘I can’t believe it I won!!’ I thought.
I looked over to Niall. He was untying his tissue box. His hand reached into the box and pulled out the last ping-pong ball. He only had one left. Niall looked at me and our eyes locked. He threw the ball up in the air and caught it again. He smiled and winked at me.
I watched as he walked back over to his team, receiving pats on the back.
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