-one week later-
I wake up with a sudden bolt of excitement as I realise what day it is. Monday. Dooms day. The decided. The reaping.
I laugh at my own joke
Sophie and even tom spent the weekend at my house talking about 1D. I know tom has a crush on zayn, he just isn't game enough to admit it. Sophie and I filled tom in on everything we know about 1D. He agreed that if he won, he would give the passes to us. We thanked him a lot, since theoretically he could just get the voucher. IF he even wins, that is...
I so need to win this...
Don't get your hopes up, Katie.
I quickly (sorry about the font I dunno what I did) take a shower and slip my black leggings on, along with a dark pink woollen jumper and skin coloured flats. I put my hair in a braid and apply some blush. I laugh as I check my phone for the time.
from: SOPHIEEEE: IM SO EXCITED HALP IM HYPERVENTILATING HALP ME KATIE IM DYING
To:SOPHIEE: OH MY GAWD hey Sophie I'm excited too do you want a coffee?
From: SOPHIEEEE: yeah but I'll get them. Meet @ ur locker
I sprint down the stairs and grab a piece of toast before running to the door, my side bag swinging against me as always.
"Bye dad! Love you!"
"Good luck sweetie!"
I walk along the concrete path, strangely thinking about mum. How is she? Why do I care? Mum got sentenced to lifetime in jail after the police found a shit load of drugs in her room. She also got very drunk all the time and ended up killing 3 people. Dad and I are pretty much poor because mum went ahead and bought a $700,000 house, which means we are in huge debt. That's why I want the passes so badly. Not because they are rare, because all my wages go to fixing mums mistake meaning I can't afford one direction tickets.
I plug my earphones in and smile as on of my favorites play;
Do you remember summer 09
Wanna go back there every night
Just can't lie was the best time of my life.
Lying on the beach as the sun blew out
Playing this guitar by the fire too loud
Oh my my they could never
Shut us down
I grin as I hum along to the melody. I turn up the volume as it reaches the chorus. I stop humming as I reach my locker.
The words you whispered I will always believe
I want you to
I want you to
I grin even more as I shut my locker and grab my coffee from Sophie, my music still playing. Tom waves and runs over to us.
I want you to
Hit the pedal
Show me you care
"I was wondering.." I hear tom say over the music
I want you to
Yeah we were together summer 09
Wanna roll back like pressing rewind
You were mine and we never said goodbye
I burst out laughing as I realise what it made it sound like.
I laugh even more at their expressions. I take my earbuds out, shove them in my bag and link arms with both of them.
"Let's do this"
"Ok ladies and gentlemen, the moment you've been waiting for"
I close my eyes and cross my fingers. This is indeed the moment I've been waiting for. Memories of the past week go through my head. Visiting mum in jail- as usual she talked scum about me and my father- not being able to sleep, finishing study early and only thinking about the prize afterwards, many attempts to style my hair differently to pass time, constantly staring at my watch...
"The winner is..."
I hold my breath. This is the moment. I glance at Sophie but close my eyes again. I really want this. I want this so so badly.My breath quickens as my heart beats faster. A zoo erupts in my stomach as tom grips my hand to wish me good luck. A picture of my one direction wall pops up in my head. Posters, magazines, pictures, tour dates (in hope one day I'd be able to afford a ticket to one), and all the one direction related stuff i could/can find. It takes up a full wall in my massive room. Pictures of all my musical things for no reason pop up in my head too; my piano books, my violin dusting cloth, my guitar, my earbuds, my iTunes vouchers that are plastered in my scrap book. I laugh to myself remember the famous quote "They say your life flashes before your eyes just before you die". Maybe it's time for the death of my hopefulness....
I smile to myself as my 2 favourite quotes appear in my head for no reason.
"If music is the food of love, simply play on"
"When I first met you, I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew"
The first quote means a lot to me because I'm a very emotional person, meaning that love and much are the two most important things in my life. I put a lot, and I mean a lot, of emotion and meaning into every note I play.
I don't believe in love at first sight, I believe that you need to get to know somebody before you can actually realise that your in love. Sure, you can realise that after you spend one day with that somebody, but not at first sight. I just like the second quote because it brings hope and dreams to people who DO believe in that love at first sight crap...
I open my eyes and sigh in dissappointment. Those tickets meant so much to me. Maybe I was right; maybe all of my hope is dead. I blink away the tears. I'll never be able to go to a concert. This was my only chance. I glance at Kate. She grabs the microphone to tell him her choice, but they get interrupted by a man running and whispering something in mr.lamb's ear. He nods, whispers something to Kate, causing her to burst out crying. He pats he back and directs her to backstage. I frown.
"Sorry ladies and gentlemen, Kate has apparently entered her name more than once. Therefore, she is disqualified"
I cross my fingers again and ignore the whispers around me.
"Ok, so we will re draw"
I curl my fingers around Sophie's hand. Maybe hope is giving me a second chance. Maybe it likes me, maybe it likes how I attach myself to things too much. Maybe it knows how in my previous relationships I've been so hurt because I've attached myself to them. Maybe it knows I'm talking absolute gibberish in my mind right now, a sign of my desperation. Maybe it knows how badly I will break down tonight when I finally come to the terms of losing..
Or maybe I have cheated my way out of death...
"The winner is.."
My ears ring as I look at Sophie to see her saying something that I can't make out. I blink away the fuzzy vision. My ears buzz as more voices scream at me.
"Katie! Get on stage! Katie? Katie!"
I shake my head, trying to get rid of the daydream...
"Katie you won! Go!"
My legs take over and eventually I stand on stage and speak into the microphone.
"I choose the backstage passes" I think I hear myself say. I blink a few times as we head out of the theatre. Somebody shoves some cards in my hand. I stumble to my locker and shake my head.
"Katie, are yoy ok?"
I finally manage to find words.
"What just happened?"
They glare at me.
"Katie, look in your hands"
I stand up and glance at the lanyards blankly.
"Katie, you won"
My eyes widen.
"You mean, I'm not daydreaming? Pinch me"
They look at me confused.
I feel a stinging from my arm. I smile idiotically.
"I'm not dreaming.." I say in a whisper.
I gather tom and Sophie into a hug, then look into Sophie's eyes.
"I'm finally gunna see them"
We share a girly scream.
"I'm finally gunna see one direction"
Thank you hope, for giving me my second chance.
A/n sorry guys my font is stuffing up lol I dunno what's happening, anyway it would be much appreciated if you could follow my twitter @rubymcnj I would love that since I just joined! Much thanks! If u don't have twitter, my Instagram is @ruby_tuesday_123 thanks guys. I have a interesting plot thingy coming up so don't stop reading!!! Thanks again. Again this isn't gunna be a cliché trust me! Something totally unexpected is gunna HAppen at the concert :) something that nobody else has written about so I hope you guys like it. There will be a character contest coming up, so keep to eyes peeled :D