Ally woke me up the next morning, “you were smiling in your sleep M- um… what was your dream about?”
I looked at her and shook my head, “it was nothing Ally don’t worry about it. Anyway what are we doing today?” Walking over to my closet, I grabbed a brown sweater with gold feathers, along with a white skirt that has lace detailing at the bottom, “What do you think?” I spun for Ally.
“It’s very Missy of you,” she laughed, “Today they’re having a meeting with you guys… everyone. I know what you’re thinking; yes even Taylor will be there. I think that they’re going to talk about the Grammy’s or something big like that. They’re telling the girls now, so hurry up and meet them in the hallway.”
We were lead down the hall to an elevator where we all stepped inside and our “guide” pressed the number two and scanned a key card, seconds later the elevator opened onto the second floor where we were greeted by the other girls and the boys. The boys walked in front of us followed by the others and last was Kate, Beth and I. Entering a room with one extra-large sofa, with three large chairs across from it, with a large coffee table and paintings hung up against the wall. On the coffee table there was a buffet of breakfast food. On the table there were waffles, pancakes, eggs made in three ways, three different kinds of syrup, hash browns, fruit salad, “build-your-own” coffee, teas of all different flavors, juices, milk, and four kinds of smoothies (strawberry and mango, strawberry and banana, strawberry, and mixed berry.)
After plates had been filled and everyone had settled in the girls sat on the couch, while the boys were in the large chairs, but I had decided to sit on the floor because it was too crowded and I have never done well with tight spaces. Liam spoke up, “We all know you’ve seen the interview, and the surprise is that we are bringing one of you, for each of us, to the Grammy’s this year. Taylor, you’re going anyway because of the publicity but I’m going to take Kate. Niall is taking Barb, and Harry…?” Liam looked to Harry who straightens up in his chair. “I’m going to take Amara” sitting back in his seat he had a very smug look on his face, and not like his normal one, this one was a ‘stick it to the man’ kind of look. Taylor dropped her glass onto the floor, while Cece and Barb squealed due to the loud noise.
My mouth dropped. Harry caught my eye; he connected our eye contact and then winked at me quickly before going back to talking with Liam and Niall. Kate and Beth rushed over to me, “Lucky girls you two are…” Beth said looking down at the ground, I knew that she was upset with Niall’s choice but she was also hiding something from us, I could tell by the way that she was standing, so I asked, “Beth what aren’t you telling us?” she looked at me quickly before looking down again. Grabbing Kate and me by the arm she pulled us aside, “I got a job, on a television show! It’s called Pretty Little Liars, so I’m going to the Grammy’s anyway because the rest of my cast will be there with me!” I looked at Kate, she nodded, and we engulfed Beth in a hug.
Harry kept sneaking looks at me and about a third of the time, I would return them, but soon enough Taylor had noticed and quickly went over sitting next to Harry with her legs over his lap. His face changed instantly and the boys began snickering, but they got up a few seconds after she sat down. Taylor was pulling out all of the stops, twirling her hair on her finger, overly laughing and trying her best to stop Harry from looking in my direction. I couldn’t help but laugh at her trying so hard.
Taylor noticing my reaction to her actions slowly got up off of Harry’s lap, “Is there something funny going on Amara?” she asked staring at me, almost targeting me waiting for me to snap. I took a deep breath and looked Taylor twice over. “Well if I were you I’d just take a little better care of myself that’s all, but I’m not you so…” if she was going to play this game with me I wasn’t about ready to let her win. Harry was snickering into his hand, Liam and Niall stood mouths gaping and Taylors minions stood up quickly. Her hand shot out sending them back into their previous sitting positions, trying to pull their eyes away from her disruption. Taylor tapped her foot quickly before speaking again, “Well if I were you I’d keep myself out of things that do not concern me, that’s all, but I’m not you so…” she looked back towards Harry and at this point she was just asking for it. Her lips were pursed, with one eyebrow up and a hand on her hip, Taylor wasn’t much bigger than I was and I honestly thought about teaching her a lesson right then and there. I scanned the room again with all eyes on us I thought it better to wait, soon I was at Taylor’s side so our shoulders were touching, “Watch what you assume about people, more so me or the next thing coming out of your mouth won’t be words, it will be your teeth” with that I shoved her shoulder causing her to stumble back a few steps, but I continued my way to Beth and Kate.
As I walked closer Beth rolled her eyes while Kate stood there wide eyed, “What?” I asked. Beth just huffed and Kate stood there as still as a statue. Beth spoke up, “Why did you have to do that? You know we are supposed to be living with them for as long as we are here, I don’t understand why you have to make people hate us” she was scowling at me. “Beth don’t worry I know you only care about if they like you, and I was just standing up for myself I’m not going to back down from a fight, I wasn’t raised that way.”
“Whatever” Beth shook her head, “It’s just barbaric.” Kate walked over to me next, “I think she has been sending too much time in books lately” she nudged me, but it was true, Beth had been reading all kinds of books lately, from recipe books, to her favorite; Romance Novels. Personally they made me cringe a little but she can like whatever she likes.
Taylor and her minions have re grouped together and were ‘whispering’ about me, how did I know? Well one of her genius minions never stopped looking at me as they talked and squinted whenever they’d mention something specific about me because maybe if she did she could get a closer look.
Liam and Niall stood up and walked towards the door, “Time to go girls” Niall said flicking his hand out and trying his best to imitate a girl’s voice.