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?


7. Date Night

My dress was red down to my knees with black straps laying on my shoulders. It was something I had dug out of my closet under piles of clothing. I never usually get asked on dates- that are fancy, so this was my first time wearing it. my curls fell off my shoulders as I looked down and laced my black heels into place. Louis and I had always sort of liked each other without telling the other person about it, so I guess i'm glad he came out before he became famous and all.

What really surprised me was that I did not know he sang, or that he was good for the matter. I wonder why he didn't do choir, but then again, I didn't want to do choir when I first got in the class.

I heard a knock at the door and carefully walked down the stairs without falling and breaking my neck. Grasping the doorknob I gently opened the door to see Louis look up from his shoes with a warm smile: he was definitely fancier than I was dressed.

"Where are we going?" I smiled as I shut the door and walked down the porch steps.

he opened his car door for me "Its a surprise."

as I got in I realized he was picking me up in a Camero: which was the fanciest car I've ever seen, next to a limo. It sorta looked like a silver bat-mobile from batman. we listened to music on the radio and joked about breaking mirrors until we pulled up in a restaurant parking lot called "The Grand Pierre." which was one of the nicest places in all of England.

"Seriously?" I laughed

"The X Factor people wanted me to be more high key to promote myself, and I thought who wouldn't be better to come with me than someone who actually liked me for who I am."

we got out of the car and someone parked it for us. When it started to rain we ran inside with our coats over our heads and hung them up as we got inside.

The inside was beautiful. There was a spectacular voicalist singing jazz music, glassy tile floors with tables draped in red tablecloth, and one giant chandelier dangling from the ceiling made of crystals and other gems I couldn't make out. I had seen this place when I drove by as a kid and always wished I could go- and now I can with my biggest crush. It feels like a dream coming true before my eyes.


"So they asked you to ask me on this date?" I spoke as I sat down at our table

"Kind of." he said looking down at his menu "I wouldn't have asked you if they didn't ask me first."

I took a glance at my menu before finding a plate of pasta I wanted and waited for the waitress to take our orders. before i could speak, louis spoke for me.

"We'll have two of your finest salads." he smiled taking my menu out of my hand and handing it to her. as she took the menu from him and walked away I whispered to him.

"What the heck was that?"

"I didn't want the paparazzi to see us eating like animals." he laughed at his own joke.

"What was so wrong with pasta?" I asked

He looked at me with disgust and I could see him physically being turned off. Whoever this guy is, is the biggest douche bag I've ever met. This is not the Louis I had a crush on, or at least I thought i had one on.

"Whatever." I mumbled

I pulled out my phone and relaxed before I felt a sharp pain in my elbow and quickly pulled away from the table. Louis had just stabbed my elbow with his fork.

"what was that for?" i snarled

"No elbows on the table!" he sang

I rolled my eyes and looked at my phone in my lap to text Ellie before I remembered that we were on bad terms. Usually we would have made up by now she really pissed me off. I thought she was cooler than that, but I guess I was wrong. You think you know people. 

My thoughts were interrupted by a group of little girls running by and stopping at our table.

"he's on that show mom watches!" one shrieked.

"Can we get a picture?" one asked while the other rushed her mom over to our table.

"You don't mind do you Jaci?" Louis actually asked my opinion for the first time.

"Go right ahead." I growled and crossed my arms.

as the camera flash snapped I snapped as well.

"I think I'm gonna go use the ladies room." i mumbled and stood up turning around and zipping right into the waitress with our food. Before I could react i could feel the dressing dripping down my collar bones. I looked over at Louis and he pulled a face of remorse before going back to talking to parents and fans.

This is just great. The first time I wear this stupid dress it gets ruined, My best friend hates me, my date is a douche and I have croutons in my bra. I picked one out as I pushed the bathroom door open . I stood in front of the mirror picking lettuce out of my hair before I paused and listened to the familiar sobs coming from one of the stalls.

"Ellie?" I called out.

I heard a door creek opened and I followed it to see a puddle full of tears and ellie crinkled up in a dress fancier than mine, soaked in cries.

"What happened.?" 

"Don't talk to me." She sobbed

I responded "Why?" 

"Because you would tell me I told you so if you stayed."

"I bet I wouldn't" I responded taking some toilet paper from the roll and wiping dressing off my chest.

"What happened to you?"


"Jake." she responded

"boys." we both scoffed.

"What exactly did he do to you?" I asked 

"He... He left me with the bill." She fell into her hands.

"come with me." I said standing her to her feet and giving her a hug.

"I'm sorry." She whispered under her breath.

"I'm sorry too." I tried to smile crying a bit as well

"I'll help you." I said taking her hand and marching towards are table.

"Yikes." Louis said "Someone got hungry?"

"Save it Louis." I scoffed "I am not gonna be told what to do by low life people like you. I'm done being your beard for tonight, faggot." I threw my napkin and walked off with Ellie with our heels clicking on the tile floor behind us. 

"Bill this total to my table." I smiled at the front desk handing him Ellie's receipt and pointing over to Louis and his table by himself.

"Already done." The employee smiled 

"Thank you." I said handing him a tip and walked out the door with Ellie by my side. 

"We could take the train." I said pointing over to a nearby station.

"I have a better idea." Ellie smiled.

she walked up to an employee taking cars and pointed to me. Suddenly he recognized me and brought me what he thought was my car, but really was Louis' Camero.

"Thank you." she smiled getting in the drivers seat and driving away with me in the passengers.

"Ellie, that was smart but we cant just steal his car." I said

she smiled "We're not."

Soon enough we pulled into Louis driveway and parked his car. Getting out of it we walked out of it to be stopped. Gingerly I turned around relieved to find it was Harry yelling at us

"What are you guys doing here?" he asked

"This is Louis' house..." I stated walking closer to him.

"and mine..." he responded walking closer as well until we met in the middle of the driveway.

"since we're both in it together we decided to share a flat." he stated

"Oh..." I trailed off 

"Yeah..."  he trailed off as well. 

Looking at him I realized he was in a swimsuit and I was in a dress covered in salad.

"What salad are you wearing?" He laughed 

"I could ask you the same thing" I stopped myself "You know I mean about the swimsuit and not the salad part." 

gosh i'm stupid

"I was just having a party, you guys can come if you want but i don't think you're dressed for the occasion.." he said looking over at Ellie also in a wrinkled dress.

"Yeah.." I smiled 

"THEY CAN WEAR ONE OF MINE!" someone said running down the steps towards us.

"This is my younger sister... Gemma...." He blushed

"Nice to meet you guys. come in!" Gemma smiled

she picked us swimsuits out and I felt a bit awkward in them. They were a bit too small because she was 14 and I was 18 but they were still good I guess. 

I walked out of the bathroom in the zebra bikini she let me borrow and put my dress on the counter.

"Turn around." she smiled 

I turned around and she came over and adjusted the straps of my top.

"Thanks." I smiled 

"So I never got your name." She asked 


"Jaci? Are you the one that's singing with harry for the choir solo?"

"That's me" I laughed

"Whenever we bring that up he always talks about how you should have been the one to audition for X Factor"

"really.." i smiled

"lets go," Ellie said coming out of their other bathroom.

We walked outside and met Harry who looked a bit surprised which made me feel awkward.

"glad your swimsuit fits, Jaci." he smiled walking away

"that wasn't sarcasm right?" i whispered to Ellie

we walked over to the pool and i felt a gust of wind before feeling 

water surround me and my lungs burn for air. quickly I swam to the surface for air and looked back to who I thought was Ellie.

"Why are you wearing the same swimsuit as me ??" Brocklynn shrieked down to me. 

"Gemma let me borrow it." I yell back 

"No wonder it doesn't fit youuu!-" she screamed and fell into the pool with harry standing where she had once been snickering immensely.

In no time people were pushing each other into the pool until all of us were splashing around. I looked for Ellie, but found Harry and Brocklynn kissing instead, awkwardly I swam away then heard someone hissing for me. I looked at the bush to see Ellie hiding behind it.

"whats wrong?" I asked as i approached

"Jake's here."

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