I shot up straight out of my bed as soon as the sunlight hit me and ran straight to the toilet as my stomach emptied its contents. Gross I thought. Well, seeing as I was already up, I might as well get ready. I hopped in the shower armed with a toothbrush and toothpaste. Hey, it’s saving water! Once I had washed and brushed my teeth, I got out and wrapped myself in a towel and walked to my walk-in wardrobe.
What to wear, what to wear? Decisions, decisions. Gosh, it was hard being a girl! Boys can just put on anything and still manage to look hot! Heck, they don’t even have to wear anything and they’d still look hot.
I decided on a simple blue tee and denim shorts. I walked down to the kitchen to find Eleanor and Sophia cooking pancakes.
“Morning!” Eleanor said, cheerfully. I put my head in my hands and groaned. “Someone has discovered the negatives of alcohol”
“Alcohol is the devils spit!” I stated.
“Here. Drink this” Sophia said. I looked up to see her pushing a glass of water and an aspirin across the bench top towards me. I took it and drunk the water in satisfying gulps.
“Better?” Eleanor asked, scooping the pancakes onto a plate.
“Not yet but I will later when the aspirin starts to take effect” I said, taking a pancake. The next minute, I heard footsteps running down the steps and a blonde head appeared from the staircase.
“I smell pancakes!” Niall said, sitting down next to me and taking half of the stack. He was shirtless and you could see his perfectly sculpted abs. What’d I say? Boys don’t have to wear anything to look hot. Unfortunately, I wasn’t into Niall. Sure, I found him hot and all that but he’s a friend and besides, he just wasn’t the one. I wouldn’t be able to afford the cost to feed him. Shame…
“Niall!!” Eleanor exclaimed.
“What?!?!” He said, around a mouthful of about 5 pancakes. Oh god, that innocent look on his was adorable. Poor Niall; he doesn’t even know the amount he eats.
“Ugh, too late now” She said, shaking her head in disgust and disbelief. The next boys to walk down were Liam and Louis.
“Morning!” They chorused and went to give their girlfriends a hug from behind and a kiss. I wish I had a relationship like that I thought sadly. But it was hard when you rarely got out and lived in a small town like Mollymook. They sat down next to us and starting piling pancakes onto their plates.
“Seriously guys, how does alcohol not affect you?” I said. Louis chuckled and Liam smiled.
“Well, Liam doesn’t drink because he doesn’t want to damage his kidneys seeing as he only just got his second one working. And my body has gotten used to it and can tolerate it now. The worst thing that happens is a slight headache – nothing that an aspirin can’t solve”
“Where’s Harry?” Sophia asked. Where is Harry? I thought, suddenly aware of his absence.
“Still sleeping. You know how he is, you wake him and it’s your funeral” Of course he’s sleeping. Harry loves to sleep in.
But the pancakes were getting cold, and I didn’t want Haz to miss out on breakfast. So I sighed and got up.
“I’m waking him up” I said, putting my plate and cutlery in the sink. Liam opened his mouth but I interrupted him. “I know, I know, my funeral. Looks like I have to take the full wrath of Harry” Liam closed his mouth and shrugged. He probably thought that there was nothing he could do to stop me. And there wasn’t. I walked up the stairs and into Haz’s room to find him curled up in the sheets with a slight frown on his face. Naw!! I sat down on the edge of his bed and tapped him on the shoulder.
“Harry, hun, it’s time to get up”
He muttered something incoherently and I smiled.
“Harry, there’s pancakes waiting for you but they’re getting cold. I don’t want you to starve”
“Why do I have to get up?” Harry moaned, sitting up. I smiled.
“Because it’s morning, the sun is shining… and it’s like 10 am. Pwease get up, Harry? For me?” I said, batting my eyelashes and putting on a puppy dog face. Harry looked at me wearily before sighing and getting out.
“Ugh, fine! But you promised pancakes” he warned, walking into the bathroom and splashing his face. He wiped it with a towel and tousled his hair slightly. He walked out and I smiled.
“Shank you Harry! I wuv you” I sung, giving him a hug. He squeezed me tight before letting me go.
“Yeah, yeah, whatever” He said, putting his arm around my shoulder. “C’mon let’s go downstairs before Niall eats all the pancakes”
“I wouldn’t hold your breath” I muttered. Harry heard me and chuckled lightly.
“You have a point” We walked down the stairs, laughing. Liam smiled at the sight of us.
“Ah, so you’re alive”
“I know right! Shock horror. Not many people have lived to tell the tale of waking up Harry Styles”
“You can tell your kids!” Liam said, laughing.
“And they can tell it for future generations and you will become ‘The Girl Who Woke Up Harry Styles…And Lived!’” Louis said, smiling.
“It could be a bestseller!” I said, with enthusiasm. I liked the idea of becoming a legend.
“Okay, guys. I think things are getting out of hand here. It’s not that a big of a deal” Harry said, rolling his eyes.
“Alright but no, seriously, what’s your secret? How come you’re alive?” Louis asked.
“I pulled this face” I said, pulling the same face I did to Harry. The girls laughed and the boys looked at me in speculation before beaming.
“And he fell for it?”
“That’s so awesome! From now on, you can wake Haz up”
“Yeah, we now appoint you to wake up Haz up every morning!”
We all laughed and then was interrupted shortly afterward by Niall.
“I’m hungry!” He whined. I rolled my eyes.
“Niall, you just ate! I’m pretty sure if Harry was still sleeping, you’d eat his pancakes” Eleanor said.
“Yeah but I’m still hungry. And talking about food is making me hungrier! Make me more pancakes” He demanded. I sighed and walked into the cupboard.
“Sorry love, we are all outta pancake mix. We can do vegemite and toast or cereal?” I suggested, raising an eyebrow.
Niall scrunched his nose up in disgust. “Eugh” He said, shuddering. “Anything else?” He asked.
“Sorry buddy, that’s seriously all we have. I’ll make a note to stock up on gourmet breakfasts next time I go shopping. Okay? I won’t let you starve Niall” I said, smiling. I would never let Niall starve – ever. Niall nodded. “Hun, I’ll order some Nandos okay? Will that make you happy?” I said, feeling sorry for him. He usually ate more than 10 pancakes for breakfast.
“Ashley, don’t take pity on him. The amount he eats is disgusting!” Liam said, sternly. I turned to face him and glared at him.
“Liam, in my world, it’s a crime to let Niall go hungry! It’s illegal! Therefore, in about an hour, I will call Nando’s, order Niall some food and feed him. Besides, I empathise him! You both know we have the same appetite”
“Liam, hun, just drop it okay? Let Ashley order Niall food. If that’s what she wants to do then so be it. Besides, you know that he never puts on any weight, so it really doesn’t matter how much food he eats, he will never get fat” Sophia says, rubbing Liam’s shoulders. Liam is the most responsible and sensible one in this group so he feels responsible for everyone and everything. And when I say everything, I mean everything! He’s like the dad of our group. It gets annoying sometimes. You know, if I wanted a Dad, I’d move back home to where my actual dad was. Sophia is the only one who can control Liam, thank god. So Liam sighed and put his hands on one of Sophia’s.
“What would I do without you, Sophia?”
“Uh, I don’t know. If I wasn’t here, you’d become bossy and everyone here would be miserable. Your welcome guys, by the way” She added, looking at us with a smile. We all shrugged our thanks and put the dirty plates in the sink.
Liam’s phone rung suddenly and he checked the caller I.D. He frowned and answered. “Hello, this is Liam” He answered. There’s silence as the person on the other end responded. He beamed. “Oh hey, haven’t seen or spoken to you in ages! How have you been? Uh-huh, oh really?” He said, getting up and walked in to the lounge room. We all looked at each other.
“What was that about?” I asked curiously.
“I don’t know but who cares? Who wants to go shopping?” Harry asked. We all nodded our heads in agreement and head out. I mouthed to Liam that we were heading out and he nodded in understanding.
While shopping, I stayed true to my word and bought the groceries for Niall; 10 cartons of eggs, 10 kilograms of bacon, 15 pancake mixes and other gourmet stuff. I loaded the bags into the car and went to catch up to the others.
Liam was sitting down at the bench top when we got back flipping through a magazine. He looked up when we walked inside and smiled. He was in a really good mood. I narrowed my eyes in speculation.
“Something’s got you in a good mood” I said, loading the food into the fridge. Liam laughed.
“You would never believe who was on the phone?” He said to the others. I sat down opposite of Liam.
“Oh, I love this game. Oooh, uhm, Barack Obama? No, the Queen? Wait, the Duchess of Canebridge?”
Liam laughed. “No, none of those”
“Well, I give up then. They aren’t very cool then if it isn’t any of them” I said, scrolling through my twitter, losing interest.
“Who was it?” said Eleanor. Everyone was gathered around Liam now, interested in who was on the phone. Not me!
“Zayn” He said.
“Oh my god, no way!”
“How is he?”
“Is he still obsessed with his hair?”
They all asked. I, however, was not listening. My head jerked up from my phone.
“Who’s Zayn?” I asked.
“Zayn Malik. He’s an old friend from school when we were in London. He wants a change of scenery so he heard of us being in Mollymook and he wants to come down and check this place out!” He said, excitedly.
“Omg, we have to show him the beach”
“More like the beach girls!”
“Yeah, seeing as he can’t swim. So he’d be more interested in the beach babes then the actual beach”
They all talked excitedly about this Zayn. But, once again, I wasn’t listening. My mind was preoccupied. There was something about this boy, I wanted to find out and see who he was. All I know is that he is obsessed with his hair, is interested in girls and can’t swim. So far, he seemed nice. Looks like I’ll have to wait to he comes down here for me to see and find out more about him.