I turn over to see a peaceful Sophie sleeping, her mouth slightly open. My dream was blank. It was that sort of sleep where it doesn't refresh you- I'm still feeling the same as I was feeling before I went to sleep. I groan at the time. 11:30. I've had 9 hours. 9 hours of wasted sleep. My phone vibrates, signalling a call. I yawn, sit up, grab the phone and walk onto my balcony, shutting the doors behind me.
"Hello?" I say tiredly. It feels like I've got a hangover- same tiredness, laziness, slight headache.
I curse under my breath.
"Hi Niall, what's up" I try to say as casually as possible.
"I was just wondering how you are doing. Did you just get up?"
I yawn again
"Yeah, we went to bed at like 2"
"Sorry if I woke you up-"
"No it's fine, you didn't wake me. What are you guys doing?"
"Well...for specific answers...Louis is tackling zayn, Liam is..wait what are you doing Liam?"
I giggle as I faintly hear Liam's voice in the background.
"I think he's texting Danielle. Harry is..I think he's hiding..and I'm talking to you"
I start to jog downstairs. I groan an stop in my tracks.
"Sophie is gunna be so mad- we didn't get to ask for signatures"
I hear him laugh.
"Is she one of those obsessive fans?"
I nod, but then remember I'm on the phone.
"Yep. You don't wanna know what she's done"
"What about you?"
"You could say I'm a fan. I'm not obsessive and I wouldn't cry over you guys, but Yeah"
"Normally if I Called up a fan they would damage my hearing"
"Well, Sophie definitely would, but I can control myself. Besides, one direction is made up of normal everyday people with lots of talent. You guys were just the same as everybody else before you auditioned, and please don't take that the wrong way"
He laughs again.
"I understand. And katie...I hope you don't this wrong, but I don't remember you having an accent?"
I laugh this time and tell him what I told Sophie.
"She insisted I start speaking with my accent from now on"
"Keep it, although it's not as sexy as mine"
"No, mine is obviously better"
"Oh and Niall, could I ask you something?"
"Is it just me or do you get laughed at when you say thirty? It's one of the main reasons I tried so hard to get rid of it"
"Yeah, even the fans laugh at me. I know it's just how it's always gunna be, but it's annoying"
I start jogging down the stairs again.
"Nice video by the wa-oh shit-"
I stumble on the carpet going down the stairs and land with a thump at the bottom, dropping the phone as I do so. I hear niall's voice on the other line. I stay silent for a moment, then burst out laughing. Good one, katie. I sit up, leaning my back on the bottom stair and grab the phone. I continue laughing.
"Katie? What happened"
"I...oh my god...stairs...ah that hurt"
I glance down at my knee to see it grazed.
"What? Are you ok?"
"Yeah, I sorta face planted down the stairs"
I hear Sophie's footsteps heading down towards me.
"Hang on a minute"
"Who are you talking to?"
I hear Niall laugh and cover the microphone on it.
"That doesn't sound like your dad"
I put the phone up to my ear.
"Ok, love you too dad"
Niall laughs again.
"So I'm your dad now?"
"Yes I promise to call you later today. Sophie is bugging me for breakfast"
He sniffs faintly.
"Are you giving me clues or.."
"Ok ok I definitely promise to call often. Yes, I will talk to you later, don't worry. You want a specific time? Ugh fine, expect me around 3"
Sophie heads into the kitchen. I stand up and sit on one of the stools and watch as she opens the fridge.
"I gather that your calling later. Cough if yes, fake sneeze if no" he says
I cough as loudly as I can. Sophie raises an eyebrow and pours herself a glass Of milk.
"Have you told Sophie about us texting?"
"No, not yet dad"
"Is it because she will freak out?"
"Obviously, god dad, your slow sometimes"
He scoffs again.
"Oh really sweetie? Your meant to be nice to your old grumpy father"
"I can't be nice to a grumpy old man, daddy"
"How could you call me such a thing!?!"
"You said it, not me. Anyway, I'll call at 3. I'm bussssyyy"
"Love you too."
I roll my eyes.
"Have fun dad"
I hang up and grab Sophie's glass of milk while she looks through the cupboards. I quickly gulp it down, then place it back.
"I heard you talking about Niall"
"I was telling dad about the concert and how fun it was"
"And how I'm such a fangirl?" She grins
"You are though"
She rolls her eyes, frowns at her empty glass and pours herself another.
"I so wanna see them again. It all went so quickly"
I sigh and glance at my bag from last night.
"They didn't sign our albums"
She simply sighs.
"Us hanging out with them was enough"
I pull my album out and twirl it around in my fingers.
"Katie, what's that?"
She snatches it off me and gasps.
"Niall fucking signed it for you!"
I grab it and stare at the signature.
"That sneaky bastard"
"Lucky. Look, it even says he liked you. Did he slip a number inside or something?"
I open the cover only to see the normal contents.
I glance up at Sophie as she whisks the scramble egg mixture.
"He can't just lead a girl on like that-"
"Sophie remember, no boyfriends"
She sighs again
"Meh. He didn't give his number out to fans, which is understandable"
I ignore the pit in my stomach, but the guilt builds up in me even so. I must tell her otherwise when she finds out our friendship will be ruined. But...what f she freaks...I dunno...
"If Harry gave you his number would you tell me?"
"Would you be worried that I would spill it all over the internet? Would you spread it?"
She stops mixing.
"What are you trying to say katie?"
"Answer my questions"
"Well...I don't think I would spill any of their numbers. They would hate me for it, and I would definitely tell you. Your my best friend, plus you wouldn't freak"
She pours the eggs into a pan.
"What if...and I mean IF...somebody from 1D gave me their number? Would you freak?"
"For a bit yes, but katie why are you asking this?"
She turns around, leaning on the bench.
I go into notes and hand her the phone, chewing my lip.
"My god katie! Why didn't you- wait never mind. That's so cute!"
"We aren't hooking up. I'm not interested."
"Why not? He obviously likes you!"
"I made our rule for a reason Soph. Plus, i don't think it would be a good idea. I wouldn't care about any hate, but I would get annoyed with all the mobbing"
"Can you hook me up with him then?"
"If you really want me to, I'll try"
She shoves the phone into my hand.
I narrow my eyes and dial his number.
"Niall, it's katie"
"What's up? Did something happen? Are you ok?"
"It's fine, I'm just calling cause I have an idea"
"Be careful, those things are dangerous"
I roll my eyes and laugh.
"Anyway, Sophie really likes you and she wants me to ask you out for her"
"So you told her then?"
"Please? One date? For me?"
"Well Harry seemed interested in her..."
"Well Harry should have done something about it"
"He said he have her his number-"
I glare at Sophie.
"You have Harry's number!?"
"Um...Im interested in niall..."
I roll my eyes and put the phone up to my ear, walking to the lounge out of Sophie's hearing range.
"Just please go on a date with her to make her shut up. Even if you don't like her"
"Fine. I'll pick her up at 7"
I hang up and tell Sophie the news.
"Thanks katie! I'll never forget this!"
She hugs me tightly and squeals. I groan mentally in my head. Looks like she's gunna have a boyfriend, who's also becoming one of my best friends too. Yay, this is gunna work out great.
I place my phone into the docking station and play some one direction to cheer me up. Summer love starts playing. Sophie starts humming along.
"Can you help me choose what to wear?"
I glance at my watch. 12:30.
"I'm gunna go grocery shopping. I'll help after. Could you make sure everything is ok while I'm gone?"
"But you haven't eaten-"
I grab a piece of toast and run up to my room. I wanted this holiday just to be us. No boys, no heartbreaks, no promises. I just wanted things to be ok again.
I take a quick shower and slip a short blue dress on.
I grab the keys and pause as Sophie puts her hand on my shoulder.
"Are you ok kat? Is this about Niall?"
"I'm fine, I just really wanted a girls holiday, that's all"
"This is Niall Fucking Horan we are talking about"
"Why couldn't it have been Harry freakin styles instead of my good friend?"
"I'm sorry, I just think it would be weird if Niall and you dated while Niall was my good friend"
She sighs and hugs me.
"I'm sorry, maybe we could call off the date?"
I shake my head.
"He's all yours, just please don't make it awkward"
I shrug her hand off, walk outside, shut the door and get into the car. I don't have feelings for him, I just thought he would be the one friends Sophie wouldn't date. I always end up losing guy friends to her. I don't blame her, but I just want some guy advice without Sophie making out with the speaker.
I park the car and walk towards the sliding doors, a trolley in my hands. I shiver as I enter the automatic gate as my body accepts the cold air.
I stare at the 2 boys with hoodies and shades. I look away quickly as the blonde one glances at me. I check my list on my phone as I walk through the first isle. A text comes through.
From: Niall: I saw a girl in shorts at the supermarket just now. She looked quite pretty with her hair in a bun
To:niall: your telling me this because?
From:niall: well I'm behind her and she seems to be busy with her phone, I don't know how to get her attention
To: niall: I don't know, maybe call out to her?
From:Niall: what if I don't know her name
To:niall: um...tap her shoulder?
I put my phone away as I feel him tap my shoulder, just as I instructed him to.
I smile at Louis behind him.
"Hey Lou- I mean..bob..."
"Watcha doin kat?"
"Right...need any help?"
I shrug. Niall tells Louis to go home. We spend the next hour chattig away as we collect the items. I was right, he is a good friend to have around. I examine him as he helps me carry the bags to the car.
"Are you looking forward to your date?"
"She really seems to like you"
"Harry seems to like her"
I close the boot and lean against It.
"One date, that's all you gotta do"
"She will want more"
"Well, you might really like her"
"Do you need a lift?"
"Nah ilk catch a cab. Ill call you soon, ok?"
I smile and give him a long hug.
"It will be fine, she's not that bad" I whisper in his ear. He smiles weakly at me and squeezes tightly for a second before letting me go.
"I better get goin before the fans recognise me"
I wave at him through my widows as the cab drives him away. I stare sadly at the windshield as I start to drive home.
I was really looking forward to being friends with him.
Now Sophie is gunna take that away from me.