4. Chapter 3
When I arrived home, Taylor was getting ready to go to this new fancy restaurant with her boyfriend, James, and she invited me.
I originally denied. But she persisted by saying that she and James would really want to hang out with me and since I have been stressed at work, going might help.
I reluctantly agreed since I knew that if I denied that she would make me feel guilty over the next few weeks. I know my best friend.
I initially put on a nice sweater and jeans pants, but Taylor objected reminding me that it is a 'fancy, five-star' restaurant, and that I would have to dress more formally. In the end, I wore a simple black dress, the only dress I had.
We arrived at the restaurant at about 6. As we settled in and got ready to order our food, I glanced around the restaurant. Everyone seems rich and famous here. I places like these. I never fit in and it always makes me feel unconscious. As I looked around, I recognized someone. Liam Payne. I tried to look away quickly but not fast enough to not make eye contact with him.
He saw me, but I don't think he remembers me.
"Lily? Right?" I heard a voice a minute later.
I guess he does remember.
Maybe I should pretend that I don't recognize him. No, I'll look like an imbecile. I should just mix up their names a bit. Good idea, I don't want to seem inviting. Imagine the torture, if he request to sit with me or if he invite us over to sit. Not like that would happen. But still!
He smiled slightly and replied "Liam."
"Ohh" Jeez, this was a bad idea. Coming to this stupid restaurant was a bad idea.
Taylor raised her eyebrows at me and looked at me expectantly.
There was an awkward silence for about 10 seconds. Jesus, kill me now.
"Hi, I'm Liam Payne." Like he needed to introduce himself.
"I'm Taylor and this is my boyfriend, James." Taylor announced while shaking Liam's hand.
"Nice to meet you. May I join you? I'm kinda by myself here." He asked.
"Sur-" Taylor started to replied happily.
"No!" I shouted. They all turned to look at me.
"What I meant was…We were just getting ready to leave." I tried to clarify.
"We were?" Taylor asked.
"Yes…We were getting ready to leave, remember?" I said through clinched teeth.
"Right." Taylor drawled slowing.
"I'm sorry, Louis." I stated on purpose.
"It's ok." He said to me. I gave him a fake apologetic smile.
"Nice to meet you, Taylor and James. Good job today, Lilly" He said finally as he turned and walked away.
I gave out a sigh of relief.
"Well, at least someone remembers others name." James commented as he looked at me.
Taylor just shook her head at me. She looked pissed.
We had to go to McDonald's to eat instead.