“Hey Niall” You said answering your phone. “What’s up?”
“Well, the lads and I were going to all hang out tonight and I was wondering if you’d like to come?”
“Yeah, Ni I’d love too.”
“Great, then I’ll come pick you up at 5 okay?”
“Yep, sounds great.”
Once you hung up, you ran to your room to pick out a cute outfit to wear. Although you and Niall had known each other before he went on the X-Factor and were best friends, you couldn’t deny the feelings you were starting to have towards him.
Once you were changed you made sure you had everything you needed, touched up your make up and then headed downstairs to wait for him. When he finally came you opened the door and couldn’t help but notice how handsome he looked. Then, when he pulled you in for a hug, your feelings seemed overwhelming. There was a part of you that wanted to tell him, but you were afraid of his answer and you didn’t want your friendship to be ruined.
“Are you alright Noelle?” he asked you.
“Oh yeah. I’m fine.” You said as you tried to focus on what was happening and not getting drowned in your own thoughts.
“Well you ready to go? Harry is in car the waiting.”
So you guys headed out to the car and when you got in Harry said:
“Hey Noelle, you look nice tonight.”
You looked up and smiled at him, but out of the corner of your eye, you could have sworn you saw Niall frown for just a moment. When you all arrived at the club, the other boys and their girlfriends were there. You all hung out, danced to lots of music and sang karaoke. When you all were ordering drinks, Niall came up behind you and offered to buy yours for you. Then when you all sat down to talk, you felt his arm rested up behind you.
You woke up the next morning replaying everything that happened last night. You thought that you saw him frown when Harry said you looked nice, he was eyeing you on the dance floor, he bought you drinks, and you knew that his arm was casually rested behind you. You decided that you just wanted to get away for a few days to think, so you called your parents and asked if you could spend the weekend with them. When you got there, you walked through the front door and heard your mom on the phone with someone. When you called out to her saying that you were here, she hung up and ran to give you a hug. You hadn’t seen your parents in a really long time so you enjoyed the first couple of hours just talking.
During your conversation, you brought up the situation with Niall, and your mom just encouraged you to talk to him about it, even though it would be hard.
“Do you really think that’s a good idea though?” you asked her.
“Yeah, Noelle. And I have a pretty good feeling that he might like you too.” Then she smiled at you and gave you a reassuring nod.
“Is that who you were talking on the phone to when I walked in? Niall’s mom?”
“Yes, and I think that he is going through the same situation you are. That’s why I think it’s best if you talk to him.”
A smile spread across your face as you hugged your mom and thanked her for the advice. When the weekend was over you headed back to your flat and just about an hour after arriving, you got a text from Niall asking if he could come over. You answered yes and before you knew it he was standing before you.
“Hey Niall. How’s it going?”
“It’s going pretty well thanks” he said nervously.
“Well, come on in. I thought we could make some food and watch a movie? I really liked that one movie you showed me, the one called-“
“Noelle, I need to tell you something.” He took your hand and took a deep breath. “We’ve known each other for forever, and I know that we’re best friends, but over the past month, I’ve started thinking to myself, and I can’t deny that I- I like you. I really like you Noelle.”
You stared up at him, and at first didn’t know what to do. But then when you could find the words to speak you said: “Niall, that’s funny of you to say right now, because I went to my parents this weekend to get away and be able to talk to my mom and I confessed to her that I- I feel the same way towards you. And she encouraged me to tell you about it, and I was- I was going to do that today. So what I’m saying is, I really like you too Ni.”
“Really?” he said sighing in relief.
Then he put his hand under your chin and tilted your head up towards his face. You two held eye contact and then he smiled at you as you started to lean in for your first kiss.