It was about 5:30pm that I realized it was the day before Christmas. I had asked the girl of my dreams out on and date, the day before Christmas and I didn't have a gift. I'm such an idiot. I had no idea what I was going to get her. I needed help and fast. I called Louis and I asked him what I should do.
"Lou, mate, I need your help, and fast."
"Whoa whoa, calm down Niall what's wrong?"
"Well I kinda asked Maya out on a date-" Before I could finish I was cut off by Louis.
"Aww Niall that's so cute! You do realize Christmas is tomorrow and we will be in the studio all day, right?"
"Yeah that's why I called. I wanted to get her a gift but I had absolutely no idea what to get. I was thinking some type of jewelry but I don't have a lot of experience with girls, and since your going out with Eleanor, I thought you could give me an idea or something." I was crossing my finger hoping that he would have an idea.
"HAHAHA! You can be so dumb sometimes you know that right?!? Hahaha!"
"Louis this is serous!! Don't laugh at me!" I yelled. Louis couldn't tell but my face was bright red with embarrassment.
"You're no help Louis! I'm going to call Liam he might help me!" I yelled then hung up the phone. I grunted and dialed Liam's number. I hope he didn't laugh at me.
"Hey Niall mate what's up?" Liam asked cooly.
"I need to buy a gift for Maya but I have no idea what to get her, and I need to get something fast. Please don't laugh at me because if how dumb I am, Louis already made that very clear."
"Ok what does she like? Something simple yet meaningful."
"Well she likes books, but I don't know what kind, she likes music, and quirky pieces of jewelry. She told me she was looking for a new necklace, so I was thinking of something along those lines."
"Ok, then get her something like that, we already know her favorite colors."
"Green, white and orange....Basically the colors of the Irish flag."
"Haha I guess she is right for you, little leprechaun. Ok, I'm guessing she likes things related to Ireland, why not get her a clover necklace? I mean it would be sweet yet funny." Liam explained. I just stood their in amazement. I guess this is why he is the romantic out of the group.
"Thanks Liam! Your a life saver." I hung up the phone and started to get ready.
I wanted to get the gift on the way to pick up Maya, so I had to rush to get ready. I put on a black suit with a white button up shirt and a sapphire colored tie. I grabbed my phone and wallet and slipped my shoes on. I hopped in to my car and drove to the closet jewelry store. This store had a large selection of necklaces. Finding one for Maya should be that hard, right? Wrong, it took me at least a half hour to find the clovers. I found one that had a sliver chain and had gold clover on it but I kept looking. The next one was on a gold chain and the clover was covered in emeralds. It looked perfect. I just hoped she would like it. I payed for the gift and went to pick her up for dinner. By the time I got there it was 6:50. I had some time to kill so I decided to call my parents and wish them a Merry Christmas. It was 7:10 when I got off the phone. I was very nervous but I had to get up those stairs and go see Maya. I got out of my car and started to walk to her building.
I had an hour to get ready before Niall got here. I had already got him a Christmas gift. I got him a simple clover necklace with a leather chain. The clover was sliver and had a gold stem. I had to sell some of my ceramic work to pay for it but that didn't matter. I would never tell him. I smiled at it and I wrapped it in green wrapping paper with a red ribbon.
I walked to my bathroom and took a quick shower. I was at the clay studio before and I wanted to make sure I had cleaned off all of the stray clay. I was drying myself off with a towel when my alarm went off. I had twenty five minutes to get ready before Niall got here. I wrapped my hair in a towel and walked back to my room, naked.
Once there I put one my bra and panties and went to look for a dress. As usual I was rushing to get everything ready. I had found a fluffy power blue dress that was tight on the top and puffy on the bottom. It was knee high and had thin straps to hold it up. I quickly walked to the bathroom to blow dry my hair. That took about fifteen minutes to dry. Now I was rushing a lot more then before. I quickly threw on some makeup to hide the harsh purple bags under my eyes, a little bit of black eyeliner and silver eye shadow. I didn't get a lot of sleep the night before because I was so nervous. When I finished it was seven. I quickly grabbed my sliver clutch bag and gently shoved Niall's gift in there along with my cellphone, wallet and keys. It was seven ten when I heard the knock on my door. I walked over and slowly opened the door.
What I saw was a very handsome man with his blonde/brown hair spiked up, a vey nice black suit and a tie that went very well with my dress.
"Well hello handsome, are you lost?" I asked with a playful voice. Niall quickly picked up what I was trying to do and smiled.
"Yes, I am looking for a beautiful girl. She has long blonde hair, stunning emerald eyes and she is the love of my life. Can you help me find her?"
"Well I think you searching is over, because she is right here, darling." I couldn't keep my act up and I hugged him like there was no tomorrow. I could feel his his chest rumble with him laughing.
"Hey there Maya, you look stunning."
"As do you my little leprechaun. I love you."
"I love you too, ready to go?"
"Yeah let me get my shoes and coat first." With that I went to my room to get my shoes. I chose a simple pair of silver heels and strapped them on along with a gray scarf and my white coat.
Niall was in my living room looking at the vase I had brought home only hours earlier. It was about a foot tall, and was white with a bunch of evergreen trees and presents painted on it. I was planning on putting a small tree in it and having that at my Christmas tree this year.
"This is really pretty. When did you bring it home?" Niall asked while picked it up.
"Today actually, I was planning on putting my Christmas tree there this year. I don't really feel like carrying a huge tree up here so this will have to do." I sighed but then laughed. Niall looked at me with a sad face.
"Hey don't look sad I've had Christmas like this before, so you don't need to worry. We better get going or we will miss our reservation." I knew this wouldn't cheer him up but I need at stop taking about this or I was going to start crying and make him worry even more.
"Yeah let's going." He grabbed my hand and we left my apartment.
The restaurant Niall took me to was very fancy and I felt out of place. He squeezed my hand in reassurance and smiled at me. I squeezed back and smile. The waiter took us to our table and Niall pulled my chair out for me and we ordered our food. I got angel hair pasta with alferdo sauce and shrimp, with a glass of red wine. Niall got a steak made medium rare, potatoes, and carrots. He got a soda because he was driving and he didn't want to be under the influence. While we were eating I kept seeing a flash of a camera from the corner of my eye.
"Hey Niall, do you see the flashes over their or is it just me?"
"Yeah I see it, I had a feeling the paparazzi would find us but not this quickly. I'm sorry if you feel uncomfortable."
"No it's ok, it just takes a little getting used to that's all."
"I'm going to get a check so we can leave, we're almost done with our food anyway." Niall said. I didn't like to have my picture taken so I'm glad we were leaving. Once we got the check I took my phone out of my bag to see the time, then remembered that I had the gift for Niall.
"Hey Niall, before we go I need to give you something." I reached in my bag and pulled out the box. I handed I to him and he looked at me with surprise and the he gasped.
"I also got something for you. Sorry it's not wrapped, I forgot it was Christmas and I had to rush." He pulled out a long rectangular box and passed it to me.
"I got an idea, why don't we open it at the same time? It's dumb but kinda cute." I asked. I hoped he like it, he told me over the phone yesterday that he was going to be at the recording studio all day tomorrow and I wouldn't have time to see him. I told him that he could stay the night tomorrow because my place is closer to the studio then his flat. I gave he the spare key when he took me home yesterday. He was going to come in late so if I feel asleep I shouldn't feel bad. He gave the waiter his credit card and the waiter left to make the transaction.
"Ok let's do it in three. One...Two...Three!" Niall said excitedly. I opened the box and saw a beautiful silver clover covered in emeralds. I laughed because both of us got each other clover necklaces. I guess we were meant for each other.
"This is beautiful Niall, I love it." I really did love it, I wanted to put it one right away.
"I'm glad you like it. I like the one you got me too. It reminds me of home." I could tell he wasn't lying to me.
"Can you help me put it on? I don't want to lose it." I asked. He nodded and took the necklace from my hand. I lifted my hair that way flowing down my back so he could put the necklace on. He clasped it together and I turned around so he could see it. He was about to say something when the waiter came back with his card. Niall took the card and slid it back into his wallet. He grabbed my hand and we left the restaurant. The weight of the necklace felt good on my chest, it felt like someone outside of my circle of trust loved me, and that make me very happy.
As soon as we left the restaurant we were bombarded with paparazzi. It was scary so I grabbed Niall's arm so I wouldn't faint. He slid his arm from my grasp only to quickly put it around my waist and pull me closer to him. He leaned close to me and whispered to me-
"Hang on, I've got you. When we get to the car we will have to drive around for a while to lose them, ok?" He sounded upset. He tightened him grip on my waist and it started to hurt, but I didn't say anything. While the paparazzi were taking pictures they were asking all types of questions, like who I was, how we meet, how old I was and what I did. Some of the questions were harmless others were very disturbing. How I got Niall wrapped around my finger, if I was using him to get famous, what color my underwear was, where I lived, and if we had slept together. These questions were getting to me and I felt even worse then before. I stopped waking and stood in front if Niall, I wrapped my arms around his neck and put my head on his shoulder so I could whisper him something. My vision was becoming darker and darker with every passing second.
"I'm sorry Niall, I don't think I can -" I couldn't finish because Niall had literally swept me off of my feet and started to push through the crowd even faster. He had picked me up a certain way so my dress was covering my butt and I was thankful for that. He had finally got to the car when he put me back on my feet. He opened the door and I got in. As soon as the door closed I took of my shoes and put my feet on the chair so I was hugging my feet. I was breathing hard so I could stay conscious. Niall got in to the divers seat swearing a million miles a minute. I could tell he was pissed but then his angry scowl turned into a frown.
"Maya, I'm sorry. Our first date was a disaster, I'm sorry." Niall looked at me with a defeated face. It made my heart hurt, it was so close to breaking. Seeing him like this, it's so close to being to much for me to handle. I wanted to die right there. I pulled my knees closer to my chest and I started to cry silently while Niall drove us back to his house. He knew I was crying but he didn't know what to say.