‘Ok, you can do this, Rebecca.’ I thought. I already added Niall into my contacts, which takes me a step closer into this process. I still cannot wrap my head around everything that has happened to me this summer so far, and it is not even my first week here in California yet.
“What should I say to him?” I asked Sarah looking up from my phone.
“Just say a simple, ‘Hi!’.” She said sweetly. I exhaled very loudly and stood up and started to pace the floor.
“Oh my god, Rebecca. I have never seen you like this.”
“Yeah, well, there is a first time for everything.”
Sarah started to laugh. “Talking to guys is easy.”
“Yeah, for you, not for me! And are all the guys that you talk to a famous singer like Niall? A guy that no one talks to on a regular basis.”
“Well… no.” Sarah said quietly.
“Exactly.” I said sternly.
“Rebecca, if you don’t text him I will.”
“No, I can do this. Niall gave me his number, he wants me to text him.” That statement wasn’t so much for Sarah, but more for me to actually text him. ‘Ok, here goes nothing.’ I thought, and sent my first message.
ME: Hi, Niall!
NIALL: Who is this?
Oh crap!! I didn’t give my name, nice one Rebecca, mentally slapping myself.
ME: Oh, sorry! This is Niall, right? Maybe I have the wrong number.
NIALL: No, this is Niall. Still don’t know who this is? How do u have my #?
Oh my god, I should stop right now, I am a total idiot. Not once but twice I forgot to state my name. I had to put my phone down and rub my hands on a towel because they were sweating so much.
ME: It’s Rebecca. The girl from the concert on Saturday night.
NIALL: Oh hey!! Its bout time I heard from you! J
Oh my god!! I cannot breathe.
ME: Yeah, sorry I didn’t text you sooner. I didn’t know what to say.
Did I really just say that? Oh my god, failing at this right now.
NIALL: Haha. Lol, at least ur honest. Nothin to be afraid of, I don’t bite. J
ME: Haha, good to know.
Ok, I can do this. I think?
NIALL: So how has ur summer been so far?
ME: Ahhh, ok I guess. Quiet. Sarah and I have been hanging at the beach these past few days. How is the album going so far?
NIALL: Nice! That’s the life, I am so jelly. And we haven’t started on the album yet, waiting on Simon like usual, so I have been just chillin with the lads, well mostly unpacking.
Did he really just say ‘jelly’, he is adorable.
ME: Well that sounds like fun, lol. I find ‘chillin’ to be very fun.
NIALL: Lmfao, yes it is very fun J Hold on, brb
ME: Ok. J
**END OF TEXT MSGS**
Not even realizing it I walked into my room while I was texting Niall. I decided to go back into the kitchen where Sarah should be and she was right where I left her at the table.
“Hey!!” Sarah said with a smile, when she saw me walk out. “How is the texting going?”
“Ok. I think.” I said with a loud exhale and sat down at the table.
“Can I read what you guys said?”
“Sure.” I said and handed her my phone. Being the speedy-reader that she is, she was done within a minute and handed me the phone back.
“Awww, you guys are cute.” She said teasingly.
“Oh, shut it. Nothing is going to happen.”
“I wouldn’t be so sure about that.” Sarah smiled. I shook my head at her and stared at the floor. Suddenly my phone started to ring, and I shot my head back to look at it.
CALLER ID: NIALL HORAN
I gasped and I felt my eyes get wide. I looked up at Sarah and her eyes were wide as well.
“ANSWER IT!! ANSWER IT!!” Sarah yelled. “QUICKLY!!”
I slowly picked up the phone and slid the lock screen to unlock it. I brought it up to my ear.
“Hello?” I asked, trying to sound as collected as possible.
“Hey!! …Rebecca…” I heard Niall say in an exhale. He sounded nervous.
“Hello?” I heard a sweet female tone answer the phone.
“Hey!! …Rebecca…” Oh god, that sounded weird.
“Hi, Niall!” I smiled at the sound of her voice.
“I don’t know. You tell me, you’re the one who called.” She giggled and my smile grew.
“Clever one you are, Rebecca.”
She laughed. “Thanks.”
I inhaled slowly. “Well, I am calling on the behalf of myself and the lads. We were wondering if you two ladies, would like to come to our party tomorrow?”
“A party?!” Rebecca sounded surprised.
“Yes.” I blanly stated. “The lads and I are having one of your ‘American, 4th of July’ party’s. It is our first one here in the States.”
“Ohhh, I forgot tomorrow is 4th of July.”
“What? How can you forget its one of the most important days in American history, even I know that.” I chuckled.
“I know, I know. Its just that when it comes to summer, the main thing that happens is that you lose track of the date and what day it is.”
I laughed. “Ahhh, I see.” Her honesty is adorable. “I know how you feel. Being on tour and traveling so much, you forget what the day is, and the date, let alone the country and time.”
“That’s got to suck.” Rebecca said laughing.
I smiled. “Yeah, it kind of does. So are you in or out?”
“Hold on, Niall.”
“Sure.” I heard some shuffling and then some whispers from the other end. Rebecca and Sarah must be discussing my offer. I hope that they come.
I heard some more shuffling, and a scream. “Shhhh… Niall?”
“Yes, is everything ‘ok’ over there?”
“Yes, yes.” She started to giggle. “Sarah and I are in.”
A big smile spread across my face. “Awesome!!” I let out a sigh of relief.
“Niall, are you ‘ok’?”
Rebecca laughed. “Ok, so what time is this partayy at?”
“Urrmmmm, lets say about 5? Does that sound good?”
“Yeah, per-fect!” She giggled.
“Are you mocking me?” I asked chuckling.
“Sure, Sure. I will see you tomorrow then.”
“Wait, Niall! I need directions to get to wherever we are going is.”
“Ohhh yeah, that would help. I will text you them because I don’t even know where ‘here’ is.”
She laughed again. Her laugh is adorable, it made me smile. “Ok, thanks that would be of much help. And do you want us to bring anything?”
“Urrmmmm… no, no don’t think so.”
“Ok, are you sure?”
“Yep, I think so.”
“Ok, if you need us to bring anything let me know, we will be happy to get it for you guys.”
“Oh, ok, thank you, that is very nice of you.”
“No problemo!” She giggled. “I will see you tomorrow then, Niall.”
“OK! Bye Rebecca.”
“Bye, Niall.” I can tell she was smiling and so was I. We both hung up. I cannot wait for tomorrow.