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1. New Beginnings

Harry and I have been best friends for as long as I can remember. We did everything together from when we were small children all the up to year 10. We were inseparable, no matter where we would go and no matter what we were doing, we were always together. That is up until the summer before year 10, Harry started becoming more and more distant until he completely stopped talking to me all together. I soon found out that he moved from Cheshire to London and was going through some boot camp thing. It killed me that he wouldn't tell what he was doing or talk to me at all for that matter. I tried calling his home phone, his cell phone even his sisters phone. Nothing was working, apparently he just did not want to talk to me his best friend of 16 years. That was when I finally decided to forget him and move on with my life. I told my mum and dad about this school I had been researching about online called Hollywood Arts High School. I printed out the application and sent it in. Within the next couple of days I get a phone call that goes a little like this,

"HAHS- Hello is this Catrina Trayler?

CT- Yes, May I ask who is calling?

HAHS- This is the dean of Hollywood Arts, I was calling in regards to your application you sent in

CT-Really, Oh my gosh! Is there something wrong with it?

HAHS- No, there is nothing wrong with it. It is one of the most outstanding applications I have seen in a very long time. I was just calling to ask you when was the best time for you to fly out for your audition.

CT- Um, I will have to speak with my parents about that. Can I give you a call back after I talk to them?

HAHS- Yes, that would be perfectly fine.

CT- Thank you so much, buh-bye."

I got off the phone with them and I scream at the top of my lungs, and can I say I have the extremely scary horror film girl scream. I talk to my parents about the audition and they called the airport and made arrangements for me to fly out tomorrow. After talking to them I call back the dean,

"CT- Hello, this is Catrina Trayler calling back about my audition.

HAHS- Ahh Yes, Catrina, Did you talk to your parents about it?

CT- Yes I did and they made the arrangements for me to fly out tomorrow

HAHS- That is great! How about we schedule your audition for two days from now that way you can get your sleep and rest up from the long flight.

CT- That would be perfect. Thank you so much again for this opportunity."

I run to my room and start packing my bags. My first bag is just the basics, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste the list goes on. My second bag consists of my favorite clothes, 3 blazers, 16 pairs of shorts, 4 pairs of braces, 4 pairs of heels, 9 different phone cases, 11 different pairs of sunglasses/hipster glasses, 49 different pieces of jewelry, 14 different pairs of high/low tops, 24 different shirts, 17 different pieces of make-up, 2 pairs of boots, 1 skirt, 1 pair of shorts overalls, 5 different fingernail polishes, 16 pairs of socks, 3 bags, 8 hats and 1 camera with strap. Let's just say I have lots of favorite clothes and shoes and such. After packing my bags I put my iPod on the dock and 'All Day' by Cody Simpson starts to play and I put on my jack wills sweatpants and a tank top and I start dancing, I haven't practiced in so long so I know I'm going to be sore in the morning. After a couple of hours of good practice I fall into my bed and fall right to sleep. I'm laying in bed and I hear a scream from down stairs,


I roll over and check the time and it says 3:45 a.m. I sigh and realize that my flight is in just a short 2 hours and after another 8 and a half hours I will be in sunny California. I get up and dance down the stairs and into the kitchen where I find my parents staring at me like I'm on crack. I look at them and flash them my famous wire filled smile and say,

"What is that look for haven't you ever seen a girl so excited at 3 in the morning?"

They look at me and smile and shake their heads and laugh. I dance around the kitchen when I hear my phone blare 'Even If It Breaks Your Heart' by The Eli Young Band and I look to see that it's a number I don't know I answer it and say,

"CT-Hello, who is this?

Anon- Hey dude I'm sorry I missed your call

CT- Who is this?

Anon- Oh I'm sorry I thought this was one of my friends I missed his call and I guess yalls numbers

are close.

CT- Oh well I'm sorry that you got the wrong person

Anon- No it's all good. You seem like a very lovely person to talk to. Can I get a name for the voice?

CT- Well first of all I don't even know your name so why would I tell you mine if I don't know yours?

Anon-Well you got a point right there. My name is Avan.

CT- Well hello Avan my name is Catrina or Cat for short.

Anon/Avan- I have another friend named Catrina but she doesn't like when we call her Cat.

CT- Well it's her lose because I find it entertaining to see peoples reaction when I tell them my name and what they can call me for short.

Anon/Avan-I bet it's pretty funny! We've been talking for like and hour and I'm now just realizing that you have an English accent.

CT-Wait! WHAT! We've been on the phone for and hour. I'm really sorry Avan but I have to go get a shower because I have a flight to catch very soon.

Anon/Avan- It's okay, I'll guess I'll talk to you later then.

CT-Yeah I'll call you on my way to the airport and when I land.

Anon/Avan- Okay I'll talk to you soon Cat"

I get off the phone with Avan and I grab my, well Harrys Ramones t-shirt, my light wash shorts, my black supras, blue braces, black hipster glasses and my blue beanie and I hop in the shower. I get out of the shower and put on my underwear and bra, then my shorts as I'm about to put on Harry's shirt the memory of the day when I took it hits me like a ton of bricks and I break down crying I eventually calm myself down enough to finish getting dressed. I head down stairs to find my luggage and my parents, who when they see the shirt smile because of the shirt. I walk up to them and my mom asks,

"Still no call?"

I look at her with a frown and say,

"No, I'm starting to think Hazz doesn't even want to talk to me."

She looks at me and puts an arm around my shoulder as my dad grabs my bags and says,

"Well maybe this new school is going to be good for you then. A new start in a new place. A chance for you to forget him. Hey what about that Anon guy you were talking to for an hour."

I look at her in disbelief and just turn around and walk out to the car that is waiting to take us to the airport. I'm sitting in the car and I pull out my phone and plug my orange beats in and press play and 'When I Get You Alone' by the Glee Cast starts playing and I start dancing to it in my seat as I text Avan,

"CT- Hey Avan!

A/A- Hey Cat! I thought you were gonna call on your way to the airport?

CT- I was going to but my parents are in the car and my mom is being nosy

A/A- LOL well moms are like that though, what is your mom being nosy about?

CT- Well.... It's a long story :/

A/A- It's okay. I never found out where you were flying to

CT- Um yeah... I'm flying to LA

A/A- That's really cool I actually live in LA and go to school there

CT- Oh really! What do you go to school

A/A- Hollywood Arts High School

CT- WHAT! I have an audition for there in two days

A/A- REALLY! We should get together before hand and talk about your audition

CT- Yeah that would be lovely, well were at the airport now

A/A- Okay, ill talk to you later and I'll see you tomorrow

CT- Okay ttyl"

We get to the airport and I put my beats back on, because my mom ripped them off to tell me we were at the airport, and I press play and 'Remembering Sunday' by All Time Low comes on. I start making my way through the airport when I run straight into a group of guys. I look up to see a pair of piercing green/blue eyes that I know all too well. The guys all turn to see who ran into them when the one with the stripes on says,

"Hay Hazz! Having girls fall over you already?!"

I look at him with sad eyes and apologize and go to find my parents. I find them standing by the entrance and when I walk up to them my mom asks,

"He didn't even know it was you, did he?"

I turn around and see the five boys walking up behind us as my eyes start to fill with tears I lock eyes with him and say to my mom,

"He may have not know it was me but I would know those eyes anywhere!"

I turn around and look at my mom as she wipes the tears from my eyes and says,

"Well he won't realize what he has till it's gone."

She puts her arm around my shoulder as we give the lady our tickets and we start to make our way down the hallway with the five guys chanting "USA! USA! USA!" behind us the entire way down the hallway. We walk onto the plane and head to first class as I find my seat I see two of the boys from the group sitting on both sides of my seat. I put my carry on in the overhead compartment and sit down as 'Fix A Heart' by Demi Lovato starts laying through my headphones when I feel a tap on my shoulder. I look to my right and see the boy with the stripes and he has a huge smile on his face and says,

"OMG! You're the girl that ran into us earlier. My name is Louis Tomlinson, my friend next to you is Niall Horan, my two friends in front of us are Zayn Malik and Liam Payne and the one behind us is the ever so curly Harry Styles."

As he say the last name I turn around and see him. He looks up at me and gives me that same old cheeky grin, dimples glowing. I turn around before he could say something I break down crying again. The guy to my left, Niall I think his name is, looks at me and all he does is pull me into a hug and just holds me. My mom walks back towards us and she sees this guy holding me and she asks,

"What upset her this time?"

Louis looks up at her and says,

"Well she ran into us earlier and when I saw that she was sitting in between me and Niall here I got excited and as I introduced myself and everyone else she turned around and looked at Hazza and turned back around and started crying."

She looks back at Harry and back at me and turns and walks back to her seat by my dad. I look up to see Niall, Louis, Liam and Zayn staring at me. I release my hold on Nails' shirt, which smells like Armani Mania, and press the little button for the flight attendent. She walks back by our row and asks me what I want and I say,

"Can I get a pillow, blanket and a bottle of water."

She looks at me and nods her head yes and walks away. A few minutes later she walks back to me with my stuff but before she leaves she tells the boys around me that she loved their X-Factor auditions. They thank her and she gives me a dirty look before turning and walking away and as she does I flip her off. I hear a chuckle from behind me but I ignore it. I hear a voice pull from my thoughts, I look up to see Liam and Zayn looking at me and Liam asks,

"Do you want to do a twit cam with us?"

I look at them and smile and shake my head yes. I stand up an stretch and I walk around and sit in between Liam and Zayn and let me tell you it was a tight squeeze so I was pretty much in Zany's lap. Liam pulls up the twit cam and starts by saying thank you for all the support him and the boys are getting then he looks at me and says,

"LP- Hey everybody this is our new friend! Would you care to tell everyone your name and reason for being on this lovely flight today.

CT- Well first of all my name is Catrina or Cat for short and I have an audition for a performing arts school in Hollywood in two days so were headed to LA

ZM-That's cool but I feel like everybody calls you Cat so I'm going to call you Kitten :D

LP- I'm going to stick with calling you Cat, Its simple :D

LW- I'm going to call you Kit-Cat

NH- I'm going to you Kitty

CT- Those are lovely guys, I'm going to call you LiLi, Zaynie, My Irish Bear and Lou Bear.

ZM- Why don't you just call him BooBear that's why his mom call him

CT- OMG! Louis that is freaking adorable I'm so calling you that from now on!!!

LW- I would try and argue and say you can't but you seem like the kind of person who can't loose and argument

CT- Well BooBear you are right my fine fellow friend

*insert a bunch of random nonsense that lasts the entire flight*

LP- Well everybody were about to land in LA so we have to go say bye everyone

L,Z,N,C & L- Bye Twitterverse!!!"

As I detangle myself from Zayn's arms I move back to my seat just in time to see the LA skyline come into view. I grab Nails' hand because I hate landing in planes, I always have. We land safely and I grab my bag from overhead and I start to walk ahead to my parents when Louis pulls me into a hug and takes my phone out of my back pocket and puts his number (BooBearIsFabuLouis), Liam's (DaddyDLiLiLiam), Nails' (MyIrishBearNiall), and Zayn's (HesTheMostAmaZayn) then texts their phones from mine so they could have my number also. He sticks it back in my pocket and they all give me hugs before we part ways to get our bags. I get to the bag area and see my parents standing there with our bags in town on one of the bag carriers. I see it and I hop on top of our bags light enough not to break anything. My dad looks down at me and laughs. We start to walk out of the airport when I see the boys pulls up next to me. Liam looks at me and says,

"Great minds think alike!"

I look at the way he's sitting and look to my right to see Louis sitting the same way. I laugh at how immature they both are acting. That's when I hear a voice say,

"Boys! Do you always have to act this immature in public?"

I look up to see where the voice came from and I see none other then The Simon Cowell standing in front of me. I jump up off the bag carrier and walk up to him and say,

"Wow! I have only dreamt of the day I would get to meet you."

He looks at me and flashes that famous Simon smile and says,

"It's very nice to meet you. What are you doing with the hooligans?"

I look at him an say,

"It's very nice to meet you also and well the reason why I'm with the hooligans is because I ran into them literally and we ended up sitting next to each other."

He looks at me and laughs and says,

"Yeah, I saw part of the twitcam Liam, Zayn and yourself did. So your name is Catrina but people call you Cat."

I look at him and smile and say,

"Yeah, I really do hate to cut this short but my parents are waiting for me and Boys text me later."

He looks at me and shakes his head and the boys run up and hug me again. I walk away from them with a sad look on my face and head towards my parents. I reach them and hop back on the carrier when my mom says,

"Don't forget to call Avan!"

I instantly perk up and pull my phone out and before I can get to my contacts it starts to ring and the picture that pops up is the one of Harry and I after a big paint fight we had in my studio. I look at the picture for a minute and press the ignore button and go to my contacts and press the call button on 'Anon/Avan.' I hear a voice come on the line and say,

"A/A- Hello

CT- Hey Avan! It's Cat

A/A- Cat! Does this mean your in LA now.

CT- Yeah, were headed to our hotel now.

A/A- Awesome! Do you want to meet up or do you want me to come meet you there?

CT- It would be best if you came and met me because I don't know where anything if here.

A/A- Okay what's the place

CT- It's Hollywood Hills Hotel

A/A- Okay, see you soon

CT- Alrighty love see you"

I get off the phone with Avan and a smile is plastered to my face. My parents look at me and smile as we walk into the hotel. We head to the room and I plop down on the bed and put my beats on and 'Need You Now' by Lady Antebellum comes on and I just lay there and sing along to it when the room phone starts ringing. I get up and answer it and say,

"Vas Happenin Room 1210?"

The voice on the other end says,

"Yes, Miss Catrina there is someone by the name of Avan here to see you."

I answer back,

"Okay, I'm on my way down!"

I run to my bags and grab my superman tank top, superman belt, superman shoes, superman hat, black and blue shorts, blinged panda necklace, red hipster glasses, swagger bracelet, fake gauges, red lip balm, black winged eyeliner, black mascara and blue eye shadow and I change into this then I head downstairs. I walk down the hallway towards the lift as I enter it I see my irish bear standing there. I let a small scream of excitement and he looks and realizes its me and pulls me into a hug and says,

"What are you doing here kitty?"

I look at him and say,

"Well this is where I'm staying until my audition and if I make it in we'll be finding a place out here. We'll still have the place in Cheshire for when we go on holidays and all that fun stuff."

He looks at me with a big smile, that I now just realized was filled with wires just like mine, and says,

"The boys are going to be excited about this news!"

I look at him and say,

"You can't tell them I'm staying here just yet. I want to surprise them when they are least expecting it."

He looks at me and smiles a very mischievous smile and says,

"Tomorrow about noon I'll get the boys all to go down to the pool and I'll text you and have you come down and I'll act all sad about not getting to see you again and that's when you'll walk up behind us and say 'Missing me already my irish bear?' and all the guys will jump up and scream in excitement and attack you in hugs."

I look at him and smile because that is a fabulous plan. As it hit's the lobby I step out and see a tan guy about 5'10", sort of long brown/black hair, biker boots, torn jeans, plaid shirt, black tank top and black hipster glasses. I walk up to the front desk and the guy says,

"Miss Catrina this is Mr. Avan."

I turn to him and he smiles real big causing me to smile also and he pulls me into a hug and I hug him back and when we pull away I look up into his brown eyes and say,

"It is so great to finally meet you and see the face behind the voice!"

He looks at me and says,

"If I had known the face behind the voice was this beautiful I would have come to the airport to meet you."

I look down to the floor as I feel my checks heat up. I look back up at him and say.

"Well do you want to stay here or go find somewhere else to talk?"

He looks at me and says,

"We can stay here if you want."

I look at him and say,

"How about we go find some ice cream. As soon as I got into the hotel room I have been craving ice cream."

As we start to walk out of the hotel I turn and yell to the guy at the desk,

"Tell my mom I'm out with Anon."

He looks at me with a confused look on his face but before he could answer we were already out of the door and walking down the street to find a cab. We find a cab and Avan tells the guy to go to Treasure Chest Ice Cream Shop. I look over at him with a confused look and he says,

"Don't worry it doesn't have a pirate theme it's just the name and it actually has the theme of a 1950s diner."

I smile and sit back and look at Avan as he's staring out the window. I'm taking in all his features and he is actually really attractive. I'm sitting there starring at him and he turns and looks at me and smiles snapping me from my gaze. I turn and look out the window blushing. The cab stops and I look out and see a little shop that looks like a 1950s diner and I start to get excited and Avan sees that. He gets out of his side of the cab and walks around and opens my door for me and he grabs my hand as we walk inside. He looks at me and says,

"They have the best java chunk ice cream in town."

I look at him with wide eyes full of excitement and say,

"I'm going to be honest with you. If you do not want to end up doing something completely stupid and reckless by the end of the night you would not have told me that because me on anything that has to do with coffee is like giving a two year old sugar for the very first time not a good thing. Even though I go completely nuts on coffee I still drink it."

He looks at me and smiles and says,

"Well we'll start out with something not as lethal"

We walk up to the counter and I start looking at the different types and I finally saw it Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and M&Ms. I look at Avan and he says,

"That is the best kind to have turned into a milkshake."

I look at him with wide eyes full of wonder and he tells the guy behind the counter,

"Can I get 1 large Cookie Dough and M&Ms milkshake and 1 medium...."

I stop him right there and say,

"Oh so you think I can't hang with the big dogs?"

He looks at me and smiles and re starts,

"Can I get 2 large Cookie Dough and M&Ms milkshakes."

I look at the guy behind the counter and smile because I won. He starts to make our milkshakes and we go find a booth to sit in. We sit down and Avan asks,

"So what are your talents?"

"Where do I start? I dance, sing, paint, act, special effects makeup, produce, and I dabble in a bit of the technology side of productions." I answer

He looks at me wide eyed and states,

"Is there anything you can't do?"

I look at him and shake my head and say,

"I can't rap!"

He lets out a laugh as the guy brings us our milkshakes in to go containers. I shake my head and laugh along with him as I start in on my milkshake. I hear the door bell ding as a sign of someone entering the shop I look up to see Harry standing there. I see him look my way and I grab my milkshake in one hand and Avan's hand in the other and say to the guy at the counter in my best American accent,

"Thanks for the milkshake!"

Avan looks at me like I'm a crazy person as we run down the street towards the park I saw on the way here. We enter the park and I fall on the grass because I haven't ran in a while. Avan falls next to me and asks,

"What was that about? You looked like you saw a ghost!"

"Well you know how I said it was a long story?" I ask, He looks at me and shakes his head and I continue, "Well, Harry and I have been best friends for as long as I can remember. We did everything together from when we were small children all the up to year 10. We were inseparable, no matter where we would go and no matter what we were doing, we were always together. That is up until the summer before year 10, Harry started becoming more and more distant until he completely stopped talking to me all together. I soon found out that he moved from Cheshire to London and was going through some boot camp thing. It killed me that he wouldn't tell me what he was doing or talk to me at all for that matter. I tried calling his home phone, his cell phone even his sisters phone. Nothing was working, apparently he just did not want to talk to me his best friend of 16 years. That was when I finally decided to forget him and move on with my life. And here I am laying in a park with a guy who accidentally called my phone and who just so happens to be going to the school that I'm auditioning for in just a day."

By the end of saying all this I'm in tears. Avan looks at me and just pulls me over onto his chest and just hugs me. I eventually start to cry less and less till I'm just sniffling and red eyed. I look at him and say,

"I think I have to be getting back now."

He looks at me with sad eyes and stands up and offers me his hand and I gladly take it. He puts his arm around my waist as I walk beside him to find a cab. We find one and we get back to my hotel and he walks with me into the lobby and the guy as soon as we walk in says,

"Miss Catrina your parents have gone out to dinner and told me to tell you that you could order some food they have left money in the room for you."

"First of all quit calling me Miss Catrina you can call me Cat and second of all did they not think that I would want to go with them." I state

He looks at me and just shrugs. I look at Avan and say,

"Well would you like to come up and stay for dinner?"

He looks at me and says,

"Well we did have desert first so yeah I think I'm due for some dinner."

We walk towards the lift and when the doors open I see Niall standing there and he just smiles as he walks past and as soon as were on the lift I get a text,

MyIrishBearNiall- You still on for the plan tomorrow

CT- Yeah I'm still on for the plan

MyIrishBearNiall- Who was that guy you were with?

CT- That's Beck, he's my first friend in LA

MyIrishBearNiall- What about me and the guys?

CT- Technically I met you boys back in England so he is my first friend here in LA!

MyIrishBearNiall- Okay well I'm off to find the guys and to find food

CT- Well I saw Harry at the Treasure Chest Ice Cream Shop about 30 minutes ago

MyIrishBearNiall- Okay I'll check there because he has been down in the dumps about something lately and he won't talk to any of us about it well until tomorrow my lovely little Kitty ;)

CT- Until tomorrow My Irish Bear ;)

The lift gets to my floor and Avan puts his arm out for me to go first and I think to myself could this guy get any more sweeter! I walk out of the lift and we head into my room as we walk in my phone starts to ring playing 'Swag So Mean' by Varsity Fanclub and I realize it's my best friend Valerie Carter. I pick up my phone and say,

CT- Vas Happenin up in Cheshire town??

VC- Vas Happenin? What the heck are you saying and when were you going to tell me you went to LA to audition for a performing arts high school?

CT- My question is how the heck did you find out and plus I haven't even auditioned yet

VC- Well...um... Harry called me actually

CT- What!! When?!?!?


I look up at Avan as tears fill my eyes and he just hugs me for 2 or 3 hours until I fell asleep. A few hours later I hear three different voices talking at hushed tones. I start to stir around and I feel a grip tighten around me I look up to see beck looking down at me and my parents sitting across from us. I start to get up when I hear a knock on the door. I walk up to the door and open it to find Niall, Liam, Louis and Zayn standing there with terrified looks on their faces. I look at them and ask,

"What's wrong guys? Where's Harry?!"

They look at me with an even more terrified look and Liam says,

"That's the thing we don't know we thought you would know!"

I look at them and ask,

"When was the last time you saw him?"

Niall says,

"It was when we got back from dinner, he said he was going to go swimming."

I look at him and throw on Hazzas Ramones shirt and some toms and I run out of the room towards the roof with everybody following behind me. I get to the door and see it propped open I walk through the door slowly and see Harry standing at the edge I turn around to everybody and shush them and I say,


He turns to look at me I see that there are tear stains on his cheeks. I start to walk towards him as I see more tears start to fall down his face. I get to him and wipe the tears away and he says,

"Kitty Cat! You don't even know how sorry I am that I haven't called or text or even talked to you. I have wanted to but the people who run the XFactor wouldn't let me and that killed me! I started talking to you less and less because I thought it would be the easiest way but it wasn't. I am so so so very sorry about everything!"

I look at him as tears fall and say,

"Hazza you don't even now how long I have waited to talk to you or even hear your voice! I missed having my best friend around and not having you around these past couple of months made me realize something."

He looks down at me and asks,


I look at him as it starts to rain and say,

"Harry Edward Styles I have fallen in love with you."

As it starts to pour down he looks at me with that big cheeky grin with his dimples full blown and says,

"You don't know how long I have waited to hear you say that because I fell in love with you the day we started year 5."

Everybody already ran back inside to give us some privacy and because of the rain. As were standing here in the rain Harry looks down at me and pushes the wet hair out of my face and caresses the side of my face and gets to my chin and lifts my face up towards his and he lightly presses his lips to mine. They mold together with mine like they were created to kiss mine. As things start to get more heated I feel Harry slide his hands up under my shirt and rest on my hips. We pull away and rest our foreheads on each others and stand there, his hands on my hips and mine playing with the bottom of his curls. As were standing there he kisses me one more time and lets his lips linger. In the middle of the moment my dad opens the door and says,

"Come on you love birds you'll catch your death if you stay out here any longer and Cat remember you have an audition two days time."

I look up at Harry and smile and say,

"Come on love! We have a lot of catching up to do!"

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