Chapter 43 (You've Reached Her Voicemail)
"I'm already, I'm already Torn." Zayn sang.
"Torn ohh Torn." we all sang into the microphone. I felt very proud of my self as I wiped my sweaty hands on my scarf. I was nervous a bit since we started but now I feel confident of what we just did right now. I smiled as we all patiently waited for Simon's response.
"See yah later." He said with a smile which I found that he is Happy. We all turned around and walked away. I watched Liam an Louis thank the pianoist who played some notes for us. As We were fully off the court yard, we did a group hug. I really think we did great but I wasn't sure if it was for Simon's taste. The look on his face just made it seem like he would pick us and let us continue through the contest but I just still feel like we still need to cross our fingers.
"I think we did pretty well if you ask me." Liam said. I grined as he placed a hand on my shoulder.
"You shouldn't have seen that smile on his face. I think he's giving us a sign or something." Zayn mentioned. I nodded at him.
"We shouldn't give our hopes up yet. He already heard Princes and Rogues so I think its time for him to decide. Hope its up that he would picked." I hoped. Niall sighed as Zayn went over to get a glass of water. This journey has been bumping but I still think its worth it. I really want to be with Selena, its been my dream of mine since I was a kid.
I remember the time when I first rode my bike without training wheels and Selena wouldn't always be there when I fall and scrape my knee. I pulled up my shorts and caress the scar on my knee. It's all just a memory, Selena doesn't want to be with me right now, she has a new best friend and a new life that I told her that would be perfect for her. I'm her past.
"Harry! Simon's calling us." Niall called me. I turned around and ran over to him. As we made our way to Simon who was sitting on his beach chair, I was already shaking to the knees. What if we dot get in? What would happen to my plans? I would be a failure for sure if that happens.
"Hi guys." Simon greeted us. I waved as I gave him a small nervous smile.
"Hello." I replied back.
"Hi Simon." Liam greeted while he waved his hand back at him. We all stood there nervous but patient. To be honest, this is the most nerve racking thing I have ever done. Just to hear two words leaving from his lips is what would turn my world upside right. If it came the opposite way then that's it, I'm going home and I don't want that happening. Its like I have thrown away my future, but not only me but to my best pals.
"I know this tough for you and this has been a tough decision for me but." He paused. My lips partly open.
"But I'm just not sure if your capable for this." He finished the sentence. I nodded as a gulped down my saliva down my throat.
"But with a little bit of vocal coaching and a bit of practice, I think you would make a great band." He compliment us. Niall chuckled along with Simon until it ended with a bag of silence surrounding us.
"I've made my decision." He started. I waited for him to say the words out loud. My palms getting sweaty along with my armpits.
"That's it. Your through." He smiled. What? I began to jump as Louis hugged me along with Zayn, Niall and Liam. Oh my god. Is this really happening. Oh my god.... um again! I ran over to Simon and gave him a great big hug followed by Niall and Louis. I can't believe this, is fate actually giving us a chance? me and chance?
"Glad your happy. Don't let me down." Simon laughed as we walked away back to his house. I skipped all the way inside and into the kitchen.
"I can't believe that we got through!" Zayn proclaimed. I laughed as I grabbed a glass of water and drank it until it was empty.
"Well believe it now brother!" Louis yelled. I smiled as I watched the two boys cheer about our victory. As I watched them, my eyes leaded over to a pay phone on the wall. I should call mom about us getting through. As I walked over to the pay phone, the idea of calling Selena popped into my head. I went into my pocket and took out a 25 cent, as I grabbed the phone from the hook. I inserted the 25 cent and started to dial Selena's number absentmindedly.
The ringing tone began to go through. As I waited for her to answer, I began to think why should I say to her. It's already been a long time since I've talked to her and For the first time, I'm nervous. Hey Selena it's Harry! Hi Selena, Harry here. Hey Selena, nice hearing you again. Selena! I miss you.
"No no no no No!" I repeated constantly. I finally regretted it once The lie went through.
"Hello?" The voice came through high and angelic. I wouldn't want to hear anything else but this, just hearing her voice again reminds me how she would always be here beside me. I took a couple of breathes as I began to speak.
"Hey Selena." I said nervous. Its been awhile and I'm feeling conscious about myself, especially my voice when it comes to talking to somebody on a pay phone.
"Hi um who is this?" She asked. Selena doesn't recognize me? Has my voice really gotten low?
"It's me. You don't remember?" I respond. I could hear shuffling from the other line, it sounds as if she was getting something from a high shelf.
"Um sorry. Should I?" She questioned. Before I could respond back, I heard a beep from the pay phone.
"Please insert other 25 cent to continue." I heard the operator say. I place the phone on my shoulder and began to dig in my pocket. As I began to search, I pulled out all the coins O have. 5 cents, 10 cents, loonies, toonies, and no 25 cents. Great.
"Hey Louis. Do you have a 25 cents with you?" I called out. Louis began to walk over to me as he search for a 25 cents in his pocket.
"Here. Is this about your best friend here?" He asked. I nodded. He chuckled as he walked away. I inserted the 25 cents into the phone as the pay phone beeped.
"Hey Selena. It's me, Harry." I said trying to refine her memory. As I waited for a answer, nothing came.
"Hello?" I said into the phone as the pay phone started to beep. She hung up. I slowly removed to phone of my ear an place it back on the hook. Has she forgotten about me. I hope she didn't. I pulled out my phone and began to search Selena's number in my contacts. As I found Selena's number, I tapped on it making the ringer beep. I waited and waited for Selena to pick until she did.
"Hi!" I heard Selena voice ring. She sounded so excited. I smiled.
"Hey Selena. It's me Harry." I said happily until I began to hear Selena talk constantly, making me frown.
"You've reached Selena's voicemail. Please leave a message if you can. Sorry I couldn't pic up the phone right now, having too much fun with my Bff Demi! Leave a message after the beep, thank you" Selena announced as the line beeped. I slowly removed the phone off my ear and ended the call right away.
Is Selena ignoring? I began to sniffle as I removed Selena off my favorites, for now........
As I walked into the big hotel room that we are going to be having our interview in, A wow slipped out of my mouth.
"It's so big." Demi gasped out. There was a giant chandelier on the ceiling, fancy big tables and a DJ set which made me feel a bit confused. I thought this place was suppose to be fancy, why do they have a DJ set.
"Ok girls right this way please." The lady said as she opened a door for Demi and I. We were leaded into a big lounge room that had a giant T.V set and a computer with free wifi built in it.
"Oh my gosh!" Demi squealed. I chuckled as Demi began to go wild on the computer.
"This is we're you will relax and get ready on Sunday." The lady explained. I nodded and smiled at her as she kept her face stern. Tough crowd eh. I walked over to the T.V and caress the sides of it, until my phone rang. I grabbed it out of my pocket and glanced at the unfamiliar number. Although I didn't know who it was, I answered.
"Hello? I said into the line.
"Hey Selena." I heard a low pitch voice come through the line.
"Hi um who is this?" I asked. I actually do not know who is this, the line is sending out a freaking weird signal making the person in the other line raspy like static.
"It's me. You don't remember?" The person exclaimed. I frowned at the disappointment tone in his voice. It sounded oddly familiar to my ears but I couldn't make it out who it is. As I was about to respond, I accidentally bumped into a lamp shade making it fall. I gasped quietly as I picked it up and place it back to we're it was before.
"I'm sorry. Should I?" I said cleaning my hands from the dust the lamp had on the rear. As I waited for a response, silence was all that came.
"Hello?" I said as I waited for the person the call out or respond to me. I removed my phone off my ear and stared at the screen. Call has been disconnected. Weird. I wonder who I was talking to, he sounded so familiar although I still think its a boy not a woman. Right? I sighed as tried to put my phone back into my pocket.
"Ok girls. We will be now exiting through the dining room. There is a wedding being held right now and apparently, they are doing one of their speeches right now so as we walk through. Try to be quiet as much as possible." She said as she placed her hand on the door handle. I nodded as Demi did the same. As the lady opened the door to the dining room, I heard a bell from my pocket. The lady gave me a warning look which makes me think that she is mad. I was embarrassed right now I think the lady and Demi can tell by the look of my face.
"Miss Gomez. I think it's best for you to put your phone on silent please." The lady said. I nodded as I grabbed my phone and turned it on. I got a text message from Justin, he texted me about if he wants to pick us up or we will meet him thee at the party tomorrow. I didn't reply, I just read the text. Like as the lady ordered, I put my phone on silent. I putted my phone back as we entered the room.