Chapter 1 - Not Just Another Saturday
I woke up to the ear-piercing sound of my alarm clock, I pressed 'snooze' and hid my face underneath the blanket until I remembered what day it was, and why I was waking up at the ungodly time of four in the morning... Today was the day of X-Factor auditions! I nearly fell of the bed, I was so excited, and I couldn't believe that I was actually going to audition, I knew I should be focused on getting ready to go, but how could I with my mind running wild with all these questions?
'What if I don't do well?'
'What if I forget the words'
'What if I am so nervous I pass out? Or puke? Yeah cause puking on stage is a real good way to become a star'
I couldn't even breathe, I was brought back into reality by a knock at the door.
"Just wanted to make sure you were awake and getting ready. Are you excited?" My mother poked her head in past my door.
"Yeah, just a little nervous" I replied,
"Well that's to be expected" she said with her kind, warm eyes, "why don't you get showered and dressed, I will whip up some pancakes before we leave"
I had already gotten ready leave and had eaten breakfast when the phone rang, it was Gemma, she said she was about 20 minutes out. I tried to sit down and watch TV but I couldn't focus on it so I decided to check my phone. There was a text from Ashley, she is one of my best friends. We work together at the bake after school and on most weekends except of course this weekend since I had my audition.
From: Ashley :)
"Hey just wanted to wish you the very best of luck on your audition, blow the socks off 'em! I know you can do it!"
To: Ashley :)
"Thanks Ash, tell Barbara and the rest of the girls I am sorry for not being there"
Soon after I sent it I got a reply
From: Ashley :)
"Don't be silly we are all so excited for you, I can't wait for you to get back so we can talk about it! :-)"
I couldn't help but smile a bit when thinking about Ashley, we have known each other for as long as I could remember but we really became close when we both started working at the bake (our nickname for the bakery we work at). I have liked her for a little while now but I doubt she feels the same way, after all we are such close friends I may be caught in... 'The Friend Zone' I know terrifying right? Well either way she is one of the most important people in my life, and wouldn't have even thought to audition if it weren't for her. We were working at the bake one day during Christmas break, and we had turned on the radio since it was a slow day and Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely" came on, me of course knowing every word belted it out while Ashley just stood there dumbfounded, saying she didn't know I could sing like that. After several weeks of her constant chatter about it I finally decided to try and have been preparing for the audition ever since.
*later that day*
I walked off of the stage trying to keep my calm but how could I? I had just gotten through to the next round on X-Factor! I can't believe it. I couldn't wait to tell Ashley, after all she is the one who suggested I audition. I felt as if news this big should be told in person so I begged Gemma to drop me off at the bakery on the way home and she agreed.
I walked into the bake to find it empty of customers, the bells attached to the door jingled causeing Ashley to look up from her book, as soon as she saw me she sent me an hopeful yet questioning look, "so..." She said standing up. "I made it through I shouted, running over to the counter, sliding over it like I often did ending up right next to her, "Yes! I knew you could do it" she shouted while I spun her around in a hug. "I'm so proud of you" she gushed, "Thank you so much Ash" I said in nearly a whisper. Just then I could barely contain my excitement and before I knew it our lips met.
Ok guys so what do you think? I worked really hard on it but I am not the best at editing so bear with me on that. Any way please vote and comment on what you think. What do you think is gonna happen with hashley? (or whatever name you can come up with for them)
Most of all thank you for reading! Update soon to follow
Xx Liz xX
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