This week has been the best time I've had in a while. Louis has become more than my cousin he's become my best friend. Same with Niall, I've only talked to him a few times since our grilled cheese lunch, but I feel like I've known him my whole life.
Tonight, Louis is taking me to a restaurant to meet the rest of the boys. I've been at the house for only a week and a half and I haven't seen the boys at all. I get a glimpse of them every once in a while, but never got a good look at them, even though they all sleep right down the hall from me.
I got up this morning and took a long, hot, shower. I can't say I wasn't nervous for tonight, what if they didn't like me. No, I'm just getting too worked up. Louis has reassured me plenty of times that "they'll love me" but I'm still not sure. I was standing under the warm water when I heard a pounding from outside my room. I thought someone was pounding on my door, but it must've been someone knocking on Louis' because I heard someone yell,
"Louis Tomlinson! Get out of that shower, you're using all the hot water!"
"It's not me! I promise! It must be Amber." Louis replied.
At the sound of my name I jumped. I finished washing up and shut off the water. I got my towel and wrapped it around myself and I quickly got dressed. As soon as I had sat down on my bed Louis came into my room.
"Hey missy, are you using up all the hot water?" he asked.
"No, I don't know what your talking about?" I said innocently. My hair dripping wet since I had forgotten to dry it whatsoever.
"Oh you knucklehead!" he said as he chucked a pillow he had gotten of the couch at me.
"Hey!" I gasped. "What was that for? I didn't think you even liked hot showers." I said.
"First of all who doesn't? Second of all it's not me complaining."
'Oh..." I said. Not really knowing what else to say.
"Ok well I'm off to get dressed, you can hang out around here or go somewhere just make sure to be back here by 5:00 for me to take you to dinner."
"Alright, sounds good, see ya Lou."
"See you Am."
After he left I decided to go out for breakfast, I knew there was a restaurant that wasn't too far that I could walk to. I grabbed my phone and some shoes and headed out.
It was about a ten minute walk but I finally reached the restaurant and I found an empty booth in the corner. I ordered my breakfast and began to eat. It was absolutely delicious. When I was almost finished a boy my age walked in and went up to the counter and ordered a coffee his curly hair seemed familiar but I couldn't place him. He picked up his drink and headed for the door, as he was walking out a group of girls started screaming and ran up to him, he walked out the door with them, talked to them for a minute and then disappeared around the corner. I returned to my scrambled eggs.
When I had finished I paid for my food and headed out as I was walking back I passed a store that had some really cute clothes inside, so I gave into temptation and went in. I tried on a few things and finally I found a floral pencil skirt and a black silky blouse and I knew I had some black pumps to match. I purchased them and headed home.
I opened the door to find Niall sitting on the couch.
"Hey Nialler." I said getting his attention.
"Hey Am" Looking at the bags in my hands he asked "Indulging in yourself?"
"I guess you could say that. I got an outfit for tonight."
"I expect its something hot." he said wiggling his eyebrows.
"Niall!" I gasped as I plopped down on the couch next to him.
"Just kidding! But are you nervous for tonight?" he asked hesitantly.
"I'm not sure, should I be?" I asked seriously.
"No, they'll love you don't worry." he replied.
"Funny, how that's exactly what Louis said. It's like you two are on mind in two bodies."
"Eh... what can I say great minds think alike."
"Ok whatever you say."
I laughed quietly to myself as I made my way upstairs to my room. I was warming up to Niall quicker than I do most people and it surprises me, but again he's like my other brother besides Louis. After unpacking my bags and settling down I looked at the clock and it was only 2 in the afternoon so I decided to watch a movie. I looked through all the ones that were next to the TV and eventually I found the Notebook, one that I hadn't seen in ages. I'm not a big crier when it comes to movies, except for this one, I will bawl my eyes out. So honestly, I don't know why I'm watching it. I popped it in and plopped down on the couch.
The movie had come to an end and like predicted I was sobbing. And just my luck Niall came in at that exact movie. A worried look came over his face. And I was slightly embarrassed to be seen crying... again in front of a guy I just met. I slowly held up the DVD case and a look of realization washed over his face.
"Ah... that explains it, I always cry during that one too."
I looked at him annoyingly thinking he was just mocking me.
"No, I'm quite serious, I'm a very sensitive guy down deep." he said with much exaggeration. "I was just coming up to tell you that Louis says to start getting ready. I gotta head out to pick up the others, but I'll see you there."
"Ok thanks see you soon."
I got off the couch and walked into the bathroom, after washing up I put on the outfit I had just bought today, curled my hair a little more than it was naturally and applied light foundation and mascara. I felt pretty confident about how I looked, but still nervous.
I spent the rest of the hour on some addicting game Louis downloaded to my phone called "Angry Birds." I cant believe I've never played this before. But it's amazing. Louis mocked me and said it was an old game and no one liked it anymore.... except for me.
At 4:30 Louis came in wearing denim jeans, his signature Toms, and a nicer long sleeve shirt.
"Ready-- wow, you look great." he said.
"Thanks." I whispered quietly.
"So, we have to stop by the bank really quick to pick up some money then we can head to the restaurant."
I nodded. "Hey you have nothing to be nervous about." he said reassuringly, again I just nodded.
The stop at the bank didn't take long, but while I was waiting in the car, some girls came up to Louis and started talking to him. When he got back in the car I asked him about it.
"Who were those girls you were talking to?" I asked.
"Oh they were just some fa-- girls I knew from... highschool...." he said unsure of himself.
"Oh okay just wondering." I said quietly not sure if I had been too nosey.
We arrived at the restaurant and I saw Niall standing outside with two other boys by his side, who I knew to be Zayn and Liam, even though I've never actually talked to them. As we were walking up to them Simon pulled up in his car. I smiled at Niall and he smiled back reassuringly.
"So Amber, this is Zayn and Liam, and of course you know Niall and Simon."
I smiled at them but instead Zayn exclaimed, "What do you mean of course she knows Niall why did he get to meet her first?" I was taken aback for a second but then he said "I'm just kidding, it's really nice to finally meet you." he said smiling.
"I still think it's unfair that Niall got to spend time with her, and we didn't." said Liam. I blushed a little surprised that they would want to hang out with me, but he just smiled and unexpectedly pulled me into a hug and said "Great to meet you."
Louis looked at me questionly but I just smiled and said "Nice to meet you too."
Niall guided me into the restaurant but I could hear from behind me Louis whisper to Zayn harshly "Where is Harry?"
"He said he had some other commitment." Zayn replied.
Louis scoffed "He knew how important this was, what was so much more important?"
"It's Harry, one may never know."
I almost had forgot there was one more of them, I hadn't met Harry yet, heck I don't think I've even seen him before, but I just shrugged it off, one less person to try and impress tonight.
The waiter led us back to a table that said Tomlinson on a card on the table. We sat down, me between Niall and Louis and across from Zayn with Liam to his left, an empty seat to his right, for Harry, and Simon at the head of the table.
After we ordered our drinks, the conversations started.
"So, are you enjoying London, is Louis treating you well?" asked Simon.
I smiled lightly at the second question. "Yes, I'm really enjoying it, and Louis is great."
"Of course I am." Louis said with a smirk. "Sorry it took so long to introduce you to everybody, we just wanted to take it slow, and I also apologize for the absence of Harry, he was... busy." Louis said while rolling his eyes.
"Oh its fine, I'm just glad I finally got to meet you." indicating Zayn and Liam.
"Wow, a polite one we got here, thankfully Louis and Niall haven't been rubbing off on you too much." Zayn said laughing.
"Hey!" Louis and Niall said in unison
"Look who's talking Mr. Zayn the Vain." scoffed Liam while taking a sip of his drink.
At this Louis cracked up.
"I don't know what you are talking about." Zayn said as he 'checked himself out' in his spoon.
I giggled a little and Simon just sighed. "You know I thought you would act at least a little mature tonight." he said.
"Well obviously your expectations were too high." said Louis.
All the boys laughed. And it was at that moment I was able to relax, I felt comfortable around these guys even though I hadn't known any of them for more than two weeks.
This was my new family that cared for me and I cared about as well.
That night when we got home Simon said goodbye because apparently he was going on a trip back to the US for 2 or 3 weeks. He told us to be safe and told Louis to call often to keep him posted on what was going on. I still hadn't figured out how Simon was related to the boys or even how the boys were related to each other, I figured they were just good friends, but Simon was very protective of them it seemed.
We went inside and Louis said good night, he looked really tired and told me, now that I knew the rest of the boys, I didn't have to spend all my time with him, so I should cut him some slack. "I'm just kidding," he said "you know if you ever need anything you can come to me."
"Yeah I know Lou, thanks."
"Good night Am."