I pulled into the Starbucks parking lot, finding a spot between a green jeep and red truck. I checked the time on my phone. "2:56, great, I'm early," I couldn't help muttering to myself. I grabbed my keys, phone and wallet, got out of Annie's car and headed inside. It was not busy, but Niall wasn't there. I couldn't help thinking, what if he ditched me? I was suddenly disappointed, sad, angry, all at the same time. I decided to order a drink and wait ten more minutes before I left.
I walked up to the counter, "Welcome to Starbucks! May I take your order?" the lady at the counter asked me.
" I'd like a large french vanilla cappuccino and a chocolate chip cookie, please," I replied smiling.
" OK, that will be $6.50."
"Thanks," I said I took a ten dollar bill out of my wallet and handed it to the lady.
she opened the drawer on the cash register and counted out my change." $3.35 is your change, here you are,"she handed me my change.
"Thanks, can you call out my name when my drink is ready please?" I asked her, shoving the money into my wallet then put that in my pocket.
"Sure, what's your name, sweetie?" She asked, cup and pen ready to write my name down.
" Emily, E-m-i-l-y," I spelled it out for her as she wrote it on the cup.
"Here's your chocolate chip cookie," she said handing me my cookie.
"Thanks," I took my cookie and found a seat next to the window. I waited for Niall as I played on my phone, ate my cookie and waited for my coffee.
* 3:05 pm *
"A large french vanilla cappuccino for Emily!" the barista behind the counter called out.
"That's mine," I muttered to myself, I got up and and walked over to the counter and grabbed my coffee. "Thanks," I said to the barista with a smile.
"You're welcome," she replied, smiling too. I walked back to the sitting area and sat back down, I looked out the window just as Niall Horan walked up to the building. I mentally screamed, but on the outside I pretended to be completely calm. I looked at Facebook on my phone pretending I was not gawking at him.
He walked in, ordered his drink and walked over to me. "Hi Emily, how are you?"
"I-I'm fine," I stuttered, I was having a really hard time trying not to faint.
"That's always good to hear," he said with a laugh and sat in the chair across from me.