One More Day

Jaci Cook has been threatened to be kicked off the girls basketball team because of her lack of credits in the music category. The only way to stay on the team is to join choir for a semester. With Basketball and when a certain boyband comes to town, Will her burning Lungs be able to endure to the end?


3. Auditions

I sat in my chair anxiously waiting for my name to be called for the solo. This one audition determines whether I get to play this season in basketball or not. It could also possibly determine what college I get into depending on if I play basketball this year. This audition is my future.


"Jaci Cook, and Harry Styles." The teacher called.

We both stood and walked over to the front before hearing each other's heartbeats thumping out of our chests. I give him an awkward smile before turning towards the class and listen to the piano carefully. 


I started out soft and gradually got louder towards the chorus. My heart was pounding like a wall clock, but luckily it was pounding to the rhythm of the music. I think I cracked, but not bad enough that anyone would notice too bad. No regrets right?


When I finished people clapped and I stayed standing listening to Harry's audition. My jaw practically popped out of its socket at how wide it opened when he started singing. I was more than jealous, I was ready to kill him. I need this solo and if everyone is as good as him I won't stand a chance. 


When he finished, everyone clapped louder, including Brocklynn. Rolling my eyes, I went to sit down but was stopped by the teacher wanting us to sing together as the duet.

"Can I hear you each singing these parts?" He asked while pointing to the lines to sing.


we both started off slow but it sounded to boring. If I wanted this solo I needed to sound original. Maybe Harry noticed I was thinking the same thing, and threw in random notes that sounded good with what I was singing. I started to smile and we finished the rest of the song with all my lungs could hold.

"Those harmonies were fantastic!" The teacher screamed putting a hand on Harry's shoulder. "Will you two sing the duet at the-"

"Yes!" I practically screamed tugging on harry's sleeve. Satisfied, I walked back to my seat with pride and sat down with somewhat of an accomplishment. The clapping settled and we all listened as the teacher gave side notes.

"Brocklynn, try blending with the rest of the altos. Oh, and Harry, consider trying some sort of X-Factor, Hmm?" 

We all laughed to ourselves and I elbowed him in the arm. If it wasn't for his sick voice, I would have ruined my basketball career right in front of Brocklynn. I owe him. After class the bell rang and I slowly packed up until me and Harry were the last in the room. 

"Hey thanks for those crazy things you did there in the audition." I picked up my bag

"Don't thank me." He replied throwing his backpack over his shoulder "I was going to do those anyway."


I left the music hall and ran down the room in search of Ellie, who was probably halfway to her car by now. I sighed and threw myself against the wall sitting down beside it. After the jump start, I found out my truck was ruined and I would have to buy a new one. Ellie volunteered to take me to and from school, but forgot this morning, and now after school as well. Pulling out my phone I was about to call my dad before Harry walked up to me.

"What are you still doing here?"  he asked looking down on me.

"Oh nothing." I mumbled "My car is totaled, that's all."

"I can give you a ride if you want." He offered. 

I replied "It's fine I can just make Ellie come back for me."

"Are you sure?" he said halfway out the door.


I looked down at my phone and saw the 6 times I had tried to call Ellie, and assumed that Harry would be a better option than to risk staying at the school longer than I needed to.

"Well, since you are already here, I guess." I replied


We got in his car and I threw my bag in the back and put my seat belt on before we drove off and he started asking me questions.

"So, why did you need that solo so bad? did you want the extra credit or...?"

"Well I have basketball and if I don't-"

He interrupted "oh I get it."

I felt a vibration in my pocket and saw it was Ellie, and she had sent me a picture of her with a double chin and a sad face saying "I'm sorry I forgot."

"What is that?" Harry laughed

I laughed back "You weren't supposed to see that."

"Well I did, and I bet I can take an uglier picture." he said holding out his hand for the phone.

"Nope" I smiled and took a picture before he ripped it out of my hands at the red light and saw the picture I had taken moments before. 

"This is dreadful." He laughed comparing my face with the picture I had taken.

"STOP" I squealed trying to get it back as he took a ton of pictures. He threw the phone on my lap and drove when the light turned green.


I looked at the 30+ pictures he had taken of himself with a double chin and sent them all including mine.

"I sent them all." I laughed

he opened his eyes wide "You did not."

"Yup" I laughed showing him as he drove "Don't worry, I sent my ugly selfies too." 

"Good because those were hideous." He smiled before I punched him in the arm and he winced with a smirk "OKAY, I don't know where you live."

"Left" I said pointing

"That's right but whatever." he smiled while turning the corner

"No!" I snapped "Wait, maybe it is right."

"Yeah I was right" He said pulling up to my house 

"I don't even know Ellie and she has ugly pictures of me."

"thanks for the ride." I said before slamming the door and running inside.


I got inside and watched his car pull away before I realized my bag is still in the back of his car. Frantically I texted everyone i knew before I finally got his number and texted him saying to bring it tomorrow. Without a reply, I flopped down on the couch and fell right to sleep where I woke the next morning with a text from harry. that read "I'm at your house."

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