I yawn as we pay the driver, too exhausted to chat with him. I sigh, trying to forget that I'm never gunna see them in person again, unless Sophie somehow manages to persuade her parents, which is unlikely, since they would just resist by saying she has already seen them.
Don't be sad that it's over, smile because it happened.
My mind replays all the moments we had with them. Singing, laughing, playing..
I fumble with the keys as Sophie glances at her phone, groaning.
"Harry accidentally gave me the wrong number"
I spin around suddenly.
"Harry tried to give you his number!??"
She laughs and pushes the door open.
"I'm kidding. They wouldn't give out their numbers to fans. Besides, they treated us like little kids, they didn't show their real personalities, you can tell. They asked us formal questions, treated us like everybody else. Like they would hand out numbers" she scoffs. I nod in agreement.
"I wouldn't wanna be involved with them anyway. No matter how much i like them, it would still be so much work" this time she nods as we walk up the stairs. I stop halfway up.
"I'm so hungrrryyy"
Sophie smacks her forehead.
"We didn't order pizza last night!!..or whatever..I'm so confused since it's like 1 am"
I groan, but then smile.
"I'll order some now"
I hesitate before ordering
"Do you want a custom pizza?"
"Hang on ill type it in notes"
I grab my phone and stare at my lock screen photo. I miss tom already. I sigh and go into notes.
"Holy shit" I whisper
"What is it?"
I read niall's note and grin mentally. He's still a cheeky bastard.
"Um..nothing.. What do you want?"
She frowns, then tells me what she wants.
"What's the pizza number again"
She shakes her head, grabs the phone, types in the number and hands the phone back to me.
"Hello this is Pizza Hut, how may I help you?"
"Could I please get a large margarita and a medium custom pizza?"
"Yes of course, what would you like on the custom pizza?"
"Uh tomato, cheese, mushrooms and chicken"
"Ok anything else?"
"Ooo yes a large coke and-"
I block the phone with my hand.
"Do you want a drink Soph?"
"Yeah I'll get a sunkirst"
I remove my hand.
"And a large sunkirst"
"Ok, would you like it delivered or would you like to pick it up?"
I give her our address and hang up, a smile on my face.
"I haven't had take away in ages..."
She laughs and rubs her eyes.
"What time is it?"
I glance at my phone.
"It's not THAT late...early...whatever.."
I giggle and jump in surprise as a loud knock comes from the door.
"That was quick" Sophie mumbles, walking with me to the door. I grab the money off the bench and open the door with a huge smile.
Then the smile disappears. Sophie gasps.
She scuttles off
I hand over the cash to the pizza boy and snatch the pizza away from him.
"Thanks for the pizza" I say, then push the door to slam it in his face. I flinch as a hand gets placed on my shoulder. I shrug it off and turn around to see his foot in the door.
"Katie, I need you. I've been thinking, and I'm willing to give you another chance"
"Me? If anybody needs another chance it's you"
He rolls his eyes.
"Jason, I left you for a reason"
"And I tried to stop you for a reason"
"LEAVE ME ALONE JASON!"
"Katie I love you-"
"NO YOU DONT! All you've ever tried to do is get me in bed. Fuck off"
I go to slam the door in his face, but he grabs my wrist and pulls me closer.
"I know you still have feelings for me. I know I've made mistakes but I need you back. I do love you katie, and I'm sorry for all the things I've done. I've changed"
I put my hand on his cheek and smile falsely
"Really? For good?"
He leans in to kiss me, but I smirk and grin as the noise from the slap rings through the house.
"You just slapped me-"
"I did. Jason, people don't change. Your still the horny 15 year old you were 3 years ago"
"But I thought-"
"You thought wrong"
And with that, I slam the door in his face, successfully this time, and turn the lock as I hear him curse.
"YOUR A BITCH ANYWAY KATIE! YOUR TOO AFRAID TO TRY ANYTHING! YOUR STILL A VIRGIN!"
I roll my eyes.
"AT LEAST IM NOT A MANWHORE!"
I grin as I hear the pizza hut motor whizz away.
I hug Sophie as she looks at me with worry in her eyes.
"Are you ok? Did he hurt you?"
"I'm fine. He didn't hurt me"
"But I heard-"
"I slapped him"
She screams happily,
"He so deserved that!"
I place the pizzas down on the table and sit myself down. As I open the lids, the rich smell fills the house nearly instantly.
"Mmhmm god that smells good"
We eat without conversation, only the sound of crunchy crusts split the silence. My brain thinks about all my previous relationships. Most of them involved abuse. Some involved cheating, some relationships just didn't work. One of them was great- I honestly thought he was the one- but he had to move to London and the long distance ruined us. I take another bite of my pizza and un screw my coke. Jason was one of the pushy ones- always wanting to go too quickly, wanting to do it with me on the third date. I'm one of those girls who like to take it slowly- no '3 months dating then getting married'.
"Katie, what happened to your accent?"
"You used to have a small Irish accent- actually, I've always wondered how you got that accent"
"I've been in Australia for so long that my accent disappeared. Um...I was..born in Ireland.."
She gasps and drops her pizza.
"You never told me! Is your dad Irish?"
"Yeah, but he lost his accent too. I was born there and stayed until I was..4 I think.. Then we moved to Australia. I used to get teased, before we met, Because of my accent. I tried so hard to get rid of it. It's still in me, I'm just so used to pushing it away. I guess it hasn't come up between us. The way that I'm talking now isn't what you call 'natural'. Besides, I still can't pronounce certain words such as Turdy like you can. I've learnt to pronounce thanks properly, though it was difficult. I guess it's just never come up between us..."
"Yeah...I dunno why not..."
"Actually..I know that you were born in Melbourne..so how did we not talk about my home.."
"I really don't remember"
I frown. That's really weird. 9 years being best friends and Sophie not knowing or even asking where I come from.
"Actually...I think you told me at one point...yeah...we were at Starbucks and I said I liked your accent. It was our first 'play date' so to speak together. You told me you were from Ireland. I always wondered what happened to your accent..but then I forgot all about it. I only asked now because Niall reminded me. Speak in your accent, c'mon"
"I dunno..I spent all these years getting rid of it.."
I sigh and allow my Irish accent to speak for me.
"Gah katie you should..keep the accent! It's so cute!"
I roll my eyes and go back to my other way of speaking.
"Maybe...it's just they used to say all these things-"
"It's different now! We are 18! Well I am.. Your 18 on the 27th of August! We aren't in high school anymore"
I sigh again and return back to my natural accent.
She shrieks excitedly.
It's nice being able to speak freely now. I've only got a small accent, not as much as Niall, but it's definitely noticeable.
I finish my last piece of pizza and take a few sips of my coke. Coke is like my favourite drink. I know it's bad for me, but it helps me relax and it's great for energy. Besides, scientists have done testing and have said that coke would only rot your teeth if you left the coke in your mouth for a whole week, including night time. Although it's still not the healthiest choice, it's a replacement for coffee and other worse energy drinks. I swallow the last sip of coke And chuck the bottle into recycling.
"God I love that drink"
Sophie laughs and throws her empty sunkirst on top of mine.
"And I love my sunkirst"
"Why don't you like fanta? They are like exactly the same"
"We've been over this. Sunkirst is more fizzy and more orangy"
"I know. Coke is better than pespsi, lift is better than solo, sunkirst is better than fanta and sprite is better than lemonade"
(For all of you who have no idea what I'm referring to, they are all similar drinks. Lift and solo are both lemony soft drinks, and fanta and sunkirst are both orangy soft drinks. I'm sure you all know what coke and Pepsi are. Sprite is jus lemonade with a different name)
I look at my shoes and lick my lips.
"Sophie, can we do a deal?"
She tilts her head and gives me a questioning look.
"No boyfriends these holidays. I'm having a break from them. You know what I've been through and I know you understand. Can we just have a girls holiday?"
She nods and smiles.
"Of course. Can we have guy friends? And I mean, strictly guy friends. No funny business between them, I just miss tom and I think we could do with a bit of guy advice these holidays. Majority of the time would be spent with just us two, but we need a guy to spend time with when we get sick of girls"
I nod and niall's note instantly pops into my head. Should I tell her? I don't want her to freak out. I also don't want her to post his number all over twitter, and I CERTAINLY don't want to ruin the girls holiday I've been dreaming of. If I tell her about Niall, she will go into match maker mode. Sure, I like Niall, but I don't want to get close to anybody.
"Shake on it?"
She sticks her hand out. I go to shake it, but she suddenly draws her hand back.
"What if we are really really in love with a guy and he's not abusive and isn't a man slut and if he's really hot and nice"
We shake hands and head up to my bedroom. I sit on the bed and stare at my 1D wall as Sophie brushes her teeth. There is a particular favourite of mine; one of the posters has a picture from the music clip for 'kiss you' when Niall is in the middle wearing a white shirt, black shades and has his arms crossed. They all look so badass in the shot.
I grab my phone and check twitter just for the sake of it.
@harrystyles: had a great time with you ladies @katie_kat @sophiemathew!! I hope we see you guys again somehow..
@liampayne: @katie_kat is the champion gamer!! Ahah, had a nice time with you @sophiemathew @katie_kat
@zaynmalik: nice meeting you girls, sad that we didn't have longer @katie_kat @sophiemathew
@louistomilson: shoutout to @katie_kat and @sophiemathew! They are two beautiful girls and deserve to be loved!
@niallhoran: had a great time girls @katie_kat @sophiemathew but I still can't believe you are a better gamer than me katie...
@niallhoran: oh and a good...morning... Message for everybody: I found out that a good way t get sumbody's attention is t send them/ make a video. It works like a charm ;)
I frown. That last tweet is a little strange. I tap 'photos' and start to scroll through the ones I took at the concert. My eyes widen as I bite my lip, an attempt to hide my gasp.
But he did...
I glance at Sophie to see her taking a shower. I quickly put my headphones in and tap to start the video. Niall scratches his nose before speaking.
"Hey katie. Just wanted to say that I had a great time, even though you bet me on the xbox. Speaking of Xbox, we definitely need a rematch. Hint hint. I gather you have looked at your notes. If not, look at them before listening to the rest of this video"
He pauses before continuing.
"I really enjoyed having you here, and it would be nice to spend some time getting to know each other. I wanna be friends" he says with a fake pouting face.
And with that, the video ends. I sigh and add his number to my contacts. Why not, we could end up being really good mates. He's a lot like me, and would be great to talk to.
To: Niall: has anybody ever taught you not to trespass?
I giggle and change Into my pjs. As I go to turn the phone off completely, it lights up.
From: Niall: they have told me it's illegal, although I am a bit of a rebel.
To: Niall: you don't seem like the risk taking type
From; Niall: I feel like this risk is worth it
To: Niall: what if it isn't? What is the outcome isn't very good?
From Niall: I'm sure it will be
To: Niall: how are you so sure?
From: Niall: because it's already worth it.
PLEASE READ THIS PART IS IMPORTANT:
So as you know, katie is Irish (I know it's SOO not realistic, but, you know, my story my rules, anyway, I can't be bothered typing "Turdy instead of "thirty" or "tree" instead of "three" all the time, so please just imagine she's saying it like that. Thanks
A/n: thank you so much for all of your support guys! I appreciate it! Much sure to spread the word! Also, make sure you enter the contest! (See in a previous chapter names 'CONTEST') thank you once again for all of your support. If you would like me to check out any of your/your friends stories just let me know through the comments. It would also be nice to have some support on Instagram (ruby_tuesday_123) and twitter (rubymcnj..btw I'm new on there) since I will be announcing some things about this story on there. Thank you!! I've been getting a lot of beautiful comments!