*Still Niall’s POV*
Lauren has been all I’ve thinking about. We’re now in Miami and Lauren was on her own tour bus with Megan and her friend, Amber. I think Megan said something about them writing another song for Lauren to sing tonight. I’ve been trying to pry the song out of Megan, but she wouldn’t tell me. I have been in and out of the arena all day and I can’t wait to hear Lauren performs on stage, in front of all of our fans.
I started singing Since You’ve Been Gone. Megan and Amber were scrabbling around the tour bus, getting me ready. They wanted me to look stage ready before wardrobe came so then I could pick out my outfit. I already knew and Megan wanted me to wear a black dress with heels. I’m a nineteen year old, who has never heels in her life!
“Knock! Knock!” I heard a voice through the tour bus door.
I closed my songbook and locked it. I don’t like it when people snoop through my stuff, unless I give them permission or they know the password like Megan and Amber.
“Is Lauren here?” A familiar man’s voice said.
I saw a glimpse of the guy’s jacket and it was a biker one.
“My dad…” I thought.
Amber saw me and told him that I wasn’t here and why would I be on tour with a very famous boy band. Thankfully my dad bought it and left. I’m so glad that he doesn’t know Amber, so I was in the clear. Once he disappeared they closed the door and locked it. I went back to finishing my newest song that I am going to perform and it’s called Say Something. It’s about my mother not caring for me and Niall not asking me out yet.
Say something, I'm giving up on you. I'll be the one, if you want me to, anywhere I would've followed you. Say something, I'm giving up on you. And I am feeling so small, it was over my head. I know nothing at all, and I will stumble and fall. I'm still learning to love. Just starting to crawl,” I sang as Amber curled my hair.
“Lovely voice dear,” AMber and Megan said in unison.
We all started laughing and wardrobe knocked. Megan ran to the door and wardrobe wheeled in there clothes rack full of shirts, pants, skirts and dresses. Megan and Amber attacked the clothes rack and found me a tight black dress and black boots. They handed me diamond earrings and I slipped on my locket that my godmother gave me. I put everything on and then Megan started on my makeup.
“Lauren...we’re ready on stage,” the head of the stage crew said, as he entered my tour bus.
“Okay!” I responded.
I gave Amber and Megan a hug before I was taken to the private part of the stadium. Niall was walking down the hallway eating an apple and looking at something on his phone. I saw him look up and smile. I knew that the girls were planning on making me pretty for Niall, but I didn’t care. I could hear the fans outside and someone handed me my mic. I had taped a half the American’s flag and the UK’s flag. I took a deep breath and walked out onto the stage. The band started playing and immediately started singing Since You’ve Been Gone.
“Here's the thing we started out friends. It was cool but it was all pretend. Yeah yeah. Since U Been Gone. You dedicated you took the time. Wasn't long till I called you mine. Yeah Yeah. Since U Been Gone. And all you'd ever hear me say. Is how I pictured me with you. That's all you'd ever hear me say. But Since U Been Gone. I can breathe for the first time. I'm so moving on. Yeah, yeah. Thanks to you. Now I get. What I want. Since U Been Gone. How can I put it? You put me on. I even fell for that stupid love song. Yeah, yeah. Since U Been Gone. How come I'd never hear you say. I just wanna be with you. I guess you never felt that way. But Since U Been Gone. I can breathe for the first time. I'm so moving on. Yeah, yeah. Thanks to you. Now I get (I get) what I want. Since U Been Gone. You had your chance you blew it. Out of sight, out of mind. Shut your mouth I just can't take it. Again and again and again and again. Since U Been Gone. I can breathe for the first time. I'm so moving on. Yeah, yeah. Thanks to you (thanks to you). Now I get, I get what I want. I can breathe for the first time. I'm so moving on. Yeah, yeah. Thanks to you (thanks to you). Now I get (I get). You should know (you should know). That I get, I get what I want. Since U Been Gone...Since U Been Gone...Since U Been Gone,” I sang.
The crowd started cheering and wouldn’t stop. I knew that starting my singing career was a smart move. I sang some more songs, and then I wanted to sing my newest song.
“This is a new song that I just finished writing this past afternoon. And I hope you guys like it.”
The pianist started playing the notes to Say Something. I closed my eyes and reopened them and started singing.
"Say something, I'm giving up on you. I'll be the one, if you want me to. Anywhere I would've followed you. Say something, I'm giving up on you. And I am feeling so small. It was over my head. I know nothing at all...And I will stumble and fall, I'm still learning to love. Just starting to crawl. Say something, I'm giving up on you. I'm sorry that I couldn't get to you. Anywhere I would've followed you. Say something, I'm giving up on you. And I will swallow my pride. You're the one that I love. And I'm saying goodbye. Say something, I'm giving up on you. And I'm sorry that I couldn't get to you. And anywhere I would've followed you (Oh-oh-oh-oh). Say something, I'm giving up on you. Say something, I'm giving up on you. Say something..."
I walked off stage and grabbed a water bottle. I chugged it down and I was attacked by two people. Megan and Amber. They led me to a lounge area and we watched the stage get transformed for One Directions portion of the show. Megan was telling me how after Niall saw me, he went and watched my show.
“He literally wouldn’t go get his outfit on because he didn’t want to miss any of your show,” Megan rambled on.
"Can we please stop talking about your brother Megan!?" Amber exclaimed.
I brushed out my curls and chafed into something comfy. I threw my hair into a ponytail. I sat down on the couch and started going through my twitter feed. I use to have about 20 twitter followers and now I have almost a thousand twitter followers. I tweeted out that I had a amazing concert and that I had a great time performing up there!
“LAUREN!!!” Megan screamed because I wasn’t paying attention.
“What!?!” I responded.
Megan pointed to the telly and I noticed that Niall was handed a sign that says: Nauren!!! I SHIP IT!!! My jaw dropped and my phone dropped out of my hands.
“There is no way in h*** that a fan wrote that!” Amber said.
“I think a fan did!!” Megan responded.
Megan handed me her phone and I saw a tweet from a girl. Her username is depressedMia. I read her tweet and it was a picture of Niall and me walking through Miami together. Her tweet said: Nauren! I don’t think they’re dating but I ship it either way! No hate please! I get enough hate at school!
I followed her and favorite and retweeted her tweet. I left a comment and said, "hey Mia, I can talk to Niall and see if you can come back stage because I know what you're going through with all of those cruel people making you feel worthless. You aren't worthless, you mean something to the world and don't let anyone take that away from you. I tweeted it out and I could tell that we would become friends very quickly.
"LAUREN!!!!" Megan kept screaming.
"WHAT!?!" I responded.
"HURRY YOUR A** UP!!!"
I ran into the lounge because I wanted to go into the hall so then I could be alone and respond to Mia. I wanted Mia to know how I feel when people treat other people like s*** and they just want the people that they are bullying to feel bad about themselves that way, the bullies can feel on top and not the bottom.
I noticed that the guys were changing. I quickly grabbed Niall and shows him the tweet. He nodded and ran back onto stage. Megan kept taking away my phone because she wanted me to watch the concert, when frankly I was falling asleep.