I was walking back to the hotel with the boys. We decided to split from the girls since we had to go to sound check really soon, plus the girls wanted to explore on their own. The boys got ready while Martin and I went to go find Paul. When we did, he was on the phone.
“… Great, so you’re arriving at what time?... 8 o’clock. Great, I’ll send for an escort to bring you two here… Great, we look forward to having you” he hung up.
“Who was that if I may ask?” I asked first.
“Those were the other bodyguards for the girls, and I was about to call the other guards for the boys.” He explained.
“How many are coming in total?” Martin asked.
“Five new guards. Two for the girls, and three for the boys.”
“Then what happens to Reyna?” I blurted. Paul hesitated to tell us.
“Considering the work that she has done over the previous 24 hours, she is no longer going to do watch duty. She will be a full time guard, but she will also do more work if she’s up for it.” He said.
“If she is up for the position to work for more hours, she is welcome to do so.”
“How come you never asked us?” Martin offended.
“Do you want to? You will be sleeping for four hours a day every few days. Not only will you keep an eye on the band, you will keep an eye on the entire area we are in. Based on what happened last night, she will be capable of doing so. Are you willing to do that?” Paul said looking us in the eye. I thought about it, I could spend more time with Rey and help her when she needs. Maybe even get to know her better.
“Let me think about it. I’ll let you know later.” I said. Paul nodded to Martin
“Same.” He responded. “But I want to know. What are the names of these bodyguards?”
“The two girls are Theresa Gatal and Paris Monroe. The boys are Roman Amalfi, Eric DelGon and Jackson Vaughn.” Paul said.
“Why do some of them sound familiar?” Martin said to himself.
“These people are guards. They have experience unlike you, Jeremy or Reyna.” Paul said. “But there are a few of them that don’t have experience as a guard, but have good background information.”
“When are we meeting them?”
“Today. They arrive at 8 pm.” Paul said. “Where’s Rey, we have some things to discuss.”
“Let’s go! We’re going to be late!” Liam ordered us. We were getting ready, and I was just getting my wallet and phone.
“Who died and made you in charge?” I joked.
“We’re just running a little late. Relax Liam.” Niall contorted.
“Sorry. I’m just worried about Danielle and I need things to take my mind off of it. She’s taking longer than expected.”
“Well they’ll meet us there.” Lou pointed out. “And who knows what they’re doing now?” Liam’s expression changed.
“Relax Li! They’re with Rey!” Zayn comforted him.
“Since when were you okay with her?” Liam countered.
“Since I found out that she saved three lives yesterday.” Now Louis’ expression changed.
“What?! Who told you?!” he exclaimed.
“Perrie. We were talking and then she came up. Then she told me what happened. Now I see that she is a pretty good bodyguard.” Zayn said.
“Harry… why is your mouth open like that?” Niall asked me.
“She did what?!” I exclaimed.
“She saved three lives in one day.” Lou said again. “I just hope that she can cope with everything okay.” We all agreed to that. We walked out of the room and to the lobby. We met a few fans before we actually got into the van to get to the arena. As I was signing autographs for various girls, I couldn’t help but compare them to Rey. Yes some were skinnier than her, and some of them were really beautiful, but none of them compared to her. I felt like I was the only one that could be hers.
Then I thought about Jeremy. I don’t hate him, but does he have a chance against me? Not to be rude, but seriously, I have more to offer her than he will ever have. Why can’t he see that?
“Harry? You okay lad?” Niall interrupted my thoughts, I didn’t realize we were at the arena already.
“Yeah I’m okay. Why?”
“You zoned out for a bit. What’s on your mind?” Niall asked.
“Maybe you’ll get it right if you guess.” I joked.
“Rey or Jeremy?” Niall guessed. I panicked.
“Don’t worry I know. It’s quite obvious mate. The way you two look at her and act around her.” Niall explained. “But she doesn’t fancy you mate.” My mood changed and I put my head down. I agreed with him. “But she doesn’t fancy Jeremy either.” My head snapped up.
“Do you think I have a chance?” I asked. He smiled.
“Yeah. You both do. Good luck and may the best man win.”