I stood next to the stairs waiting for the boys to come down. I had been ready for fifteen minutes now, and was wondering what was keeping them. I had imagined Zayn stressing about his hair, but that was about it. We needed to be at Jack Wills in ten minutes, and they were cutting it close.
"You guys almost ready?" I screamed up the stairs.
I heard a pair of feet gradually getting louder as Liam climbed down the stairs. "I am, but I’m not sure what the guys are doing..." He said, giving me a nervous look.
I quickly followed Liam upstairs to the second level and found Zayn fixing his hair, Louis eating carrots, and Niall eating Nandos. What Makes You Beautiful was playing in the background and it seemed that they had no clue what a rush we were in.
"Guys! What do you think you’re doing?! We need to go! Now!" I exclaimed, my arms raising into the air.
"Alright, we’re coming. Liam, do you have your Batman underwear on?" Louis asked.
"Lou! I told you not to tell anyone about that!" He said through his teeth, smiling at me.
Louis chuckled. "Everyone knows."
Liam stared at him in horror. "What..."
"It's all over the internet," Louis told him.
Liam began flipping out. "What?! Who?! How?! When?!"
"Long time mate," he smiled.
We heard a loud thump as Liam fainted. I stared at him, not knowing what to do. Much to my surprise, Niall took out a spoon and held it up to Liam, who jumped up abruptly.
"GET THAT THING AWAY FROM ME!" He screamed, running out of the room.
I facepalmed myself. "Oh my God.. Niall, put it away! Zayn, your hair looks fine. Louis, do you really want to turn orange?!"
Louis was definitely confused by my question. "Um... No?"
I motioned for them to get out of the room and followed the three of them downstairs to find Liam hiding behind the couch.
"Liam, it’s gone. You can come out now," I told him.
"Promise?" He asked.
Niall grinned. "Nope," he said, pulling out the spoon from his pocket.
"Niall! Go put that in the sink! Now!" I scolded him. In response, he threw it across the room. "Or throw it, that’s cool too. Now I can promise. Let’s go, guys," I said, following the four of them out the door.
We were about thirty seconds into the walk until Louis began jumping up and down like a frog.
"THIS IS SO EXCITING!!" He screamed.
"Lou! We’re on a mission as spies! You think professionals act that way?" I asked him.
"Well when you’re Louis William Tomlinson of One Direction, then yes," Liam answered.
We walked for about another ten minutes and then reached the store. I got out my cell phone and called Lily up.
"Hey, you here yet?" She asked after two rings.
"Yup," I said, waiting for instructions.
"Good. Bring the guys to their spots and then go to yours. Alex and Tommy already began setting up and Harry and I are waiting inside the car," she said.
"Alright, good luck."
"You too," she said, hanging up.
"Ok, Lily wants me to bring you guys to your spots. Niall, you first," I said, guiding him to a nearby bush. I handed him a walkie-talkie. "Now remember, if you see the thief make sure to contact either Harry or Lily."
"Got it," he said, giving me a thumbs up.
I went back to where Zayn, Louis, and Liam were. "Zayn, you and Louis have spots by each other. Come on. Liam, I’ll be right back," I said, smiling. I showed them where they would be hiding and handed Zayn a walkie-talkie. "Pay attention to the mission, not your hair, got it?" I told him.
Zayn sighed, "Fine."
I turned to Louis. "-and you! Please don’t eat anymore carrots. I don’t think anyone wants to see you turn orange," I said, handing him a walkie talkie. "Good luck to you both."
I went back over to where Liam was standing. He looked so sexy in the moonlight. I smiled at him. "Come on," I said, grabbing his hand and intertwining my fingers with his. I lead him over to his spot and he leaned me up against a wall. I could feel myself blushing; I really liked Liam. "Just be careful, ok?" I said, clipping the walkie talkie onto his black jeans.
He put his hands around my waist. "I promise I’ll be fine. It’s you I’m worried about."
I looked into his beautiful eyes as he looked into mine. He leaned in and kissed me, and I kissed back. The kiss was short, but perfect. He pulled away and looked me in the eyes.
"Good luck, Megan," he smiled.
I smiled and walked away to my hiding spot. Less than a minute later, I heard voices on my walkie-talkie.
"Ready?" Louis asked.
"Ready!" Niall responded.
"Let's do this!" Zayn said excitedly.
"Guys, seriously?!" I asked.
"Megan, you ruined the moment!" Louis whined.
"No she didn't," Liam said, cutting into our conversation.
"These are supposed to be used for when we actually see the thief! This is serious!" I scolded.
"We are being serious! Just in a stylish way!" Louis answered.
I heard a crunching noise coming from my walkie-talkie, and instantly knew someone was eating something.
"Niall.. what are you eating?!"
"Um... I can't answer that..."
"Lou, put the carrots away!" I said.
In response, he laughed. "What carrots?" He asked sarcastically.
"Obviously the ones in your hand," Liam answered.
"I’m gonna call Lily. Wait! Here comes Alex. Everyone shut up! OVER!" I said, prying they'd keep quiet.
I watched as Alex came out of the store holding Jack Wills merchandise. "OH LOOK! JACK WILLS JUST REOPENED AND I JUST BOUGHT A TON OF STUFF! SO NOW THERE’S LIKE TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS IN THE REGISTER! SO IF ANYONE WANTS ANYTHING IT’S OPEN! I’LL BE INSIDE LOOKING FOR MORE THINGS!" She yelled, going back inside.
"And now.. We wait," I said quietly to myself.
We had been sitting in the car for about a half hour now, but still no sign of the thief. Lily was sound asleep on my shoulder. She looked flawless, her hair that she had pulled back into a ponytail was rested on her shoulder. Her walkie-talkie was gripped in her hand, her fingernails painted a dark blue. Out of the corner of my eye, I spotted movement. I looked to my left as I saw a dark figure going towards the entrance the store. I knew it was the thief, and I had to wake Lily.
"Lily.. Lily! Wake up!" I said, shaking her shoulder.
Lily jumped up. "HARRY! OH MY GOD! YOU SCARED ME!" She screamed.
"Sorry babe but that’s not our biggest problem right now. Look!" I exclaimed, pointing to the figure.
"Oh my God! This is it!" Lily gasped.
"Come on! Let's see where he's going," I said, grabbing Lily's arm.
"He’s obviously going into Jack Wills!" She said.
"We need to set the trap anyway," I told her.
"Let me do it."
I looked at her for a moment. "What? Hell no!"
"Just trust me, Harry!" She said, kissing my cheek and leaving the car.
I quickly got out my phone and dialed Megan.
She picked up after three rings. "Harry?! What are you doing?! I’m supposed to call you!"
"She went after him," I said.
"Lily went after the thief," I said.
"WHAT?!" Megan yelled.
"Just to set the trap!"
"That's your job, dumbass!" She exclaimed.
"I’m sorry! She’s persuasive!"
Megan instantly began panicking. "This is bad.. this is REALLY bad..."
She cut me off. "Calm down?! CALM DOWN?!" Her voice went down to a whisper, "Harry, my best friend might get captured and taken away by a thief!"
"Harry Edward Styles you better be out looking for her before I say One Direction or else you’ll be in big trouble, mister," she said, hanging up the phone.
Boy was I in trouble.