The alcohol had already entered me bloodstream as I entered the club and jumped the line because I was in the VIP. Liam was standing inside with some of his friends. I had met them all plenty of times and they were all really cool people. I enjoyed being around them and they enjoyed having me around even though I was just another fan.
I was dressed in a black skinny and short Miss Sixty asymmetric body-conscious dress. It was barely covering my bum but it looked amazing on me, and just because I could I was wearing a pair of Nelly sandals with a high heel. They were barely there but they looked amazing on my feet.
I approached him and brought him to a hug as I entered after getting my bag checked by the bouncers. They were so friendly here and I saw everyone treating us like all of their other guests. It must have been nice being treated like an actual human for Liam, but he didn’t seem like he wasn’t most of the time.
“Good to see you. Got a surprise for you downstairs.”
“You’ve been here for a while already?”
“Yeah just got up to use the toilet, but we saw you so we decided to wait.”
I smiled at him and got my stamp before walking down to the wardrobe and then downstairs with him and the others I hadn’t greeted yet. The owner stood ready with my VIP wristband as I came downstairs because they had forgotten to give it to me upstairs, and Liam then showed me to the table.
“So what’s the surprise?”
We had just sat down by the table as the bartender started giving us champagne.
I heard the Irish accent and turned around to face Niall who was walking around and came from another VIP room longer down the hall.
“You, but why?”
“You asked for him earlier so I convinced him to come.”
“I don’t understand.”
I looked at the Irish guy sitting beside me with a huge smile placed on his face. I didn’t understand this why would he be here just to see me?
“I’m gonna go get a drink.”
“Don’t worry they’re coming with it any minute.”
I rolled my eyes and swallowed all of the champagne and then ran out into the toilet only to be greeted by the woman in there. I finished as fast as I could and then stood there checking myself out in the mirror for I don’t know how long.
“Something special happening tonight darling?”
“I was invited by my friend and he invited a guy who seems to be having a crush on me and I’m scared it’s gonna end in something I’m not ready for.”
“Who is this guy sweetheart?”
“Liam Payne invited me and his friend Niall Horan has a crush on me.”
I didn’t speak that loud knowing that everyone would be at our table as soon as the real party started. I had tried that with Liam’s friend Andy once. Everyone always ended up around them because of their fame and their money. It was sickening me.
I went back out into the party and saw Niall sitting with a champagne glass in his hand and staring out on the dance floor. Not many people were dancing yet which made the room rather cold, but I didn’t mention it as I walked up and sat down next to Niall.
He turned to me and waited for an answer.
“Yeah, I don’t know.”
“Wanna go somewhere and talk about it? I can get them to open up in the back for us.”
“No it’s alright I’ll figure it out.”
“You know you can speak with me about it right?”
“Okay what is it you found in my phone that made you so eager to keep contact with me? I usually have to kiss someone’s ass for weeks just to get attention from people like you.”
“I saw your pictures and some of your texts.”
“You read my texts?!”
“I was trying to figure out whose phone it was but when I saw your pictures I didn’t just see that celebrity hunter a lot of other people seems to see in you, I saw a girl trying to hunt her dream and I guess you just know more than I had expected and you’re human that’s what I found out in your texts. I wanna know what it’s like to be you to be known the way you are and why you started it, it seems like everyone’s dream yet you’re doing it like it’s just a little game that’s easier than anything you’ve ever done.”
“You think flying between countries is easy? You think having parents in Sweden worried for you is easy?”
“I know what it’s like, that’s why I wanna know more about you. I understand what it’s like to travel, to be a known face and to be the one with parents furthest away who misses you and wants you to come home all the time. I know what it’s like to have friends in different countries.”
“You don’t know me Niall. You don’t know what I’ve done to come to the place I am today.”
“Then share it with me. I wanna get to know you Diana.”
“But why? I don’t get it? I’m just another Swedish girl, and as soon as you know me just a little you’ll never speak with me again, is that how this game is?”
“It’s nothing like that.”
“Then explain it to me. Why me?!”
“Because you’re beautiful.”
He made me mute by saying that. I knew people thought I was beautiful but hearing it from one of my favourite people in the world was something completely different. I loved hearing it.
“You think I’m beautiful?”
“You’re all dressed up, but you don’t need all of that make-up, the alcohol or the expensive clothing to make you a beautiful girl. You have a passion for what you do and you love the things you do, not to mention you seem like such a smart person. You must be really smart as well to be able to do all of this. I wanna know how you do it, how you can manage it all and still keep yourself sane, because to be honest I’m having quite some trouble with it sometimes.”
“It’s all just another game, just like life itself.”