6. Chapter 6.
End of collage: GRAUDATION DAY.
Todays the day I graduate from college, I kept thinking. Niall has told me he asked his stylist Lou Teasdale to come and do my hair and makeup. He made me get my nails done yesterday so I got a French tip with flowers. There is a knock at the door. “I’ll get it” Niall called. “Well I can’t I’m in shower” I replied. Then I heard his cute laugh. I climbed out of the shower and covered myself with my dressing gown. I walked into the living room to find a tall woman with light blond hair holding a makeup bag in one and a little hand in the other. “Hello you must be Lou, I’m Haley” I greeted. “Nice to meet you” she replied. “And who’s this?” I asked. “Oh, this my daughter Lux” she said. “Hello” I said. “Hi” she whispered shyly. “Don’t be shy” said Niall. “Right let’s get you ready” smiled Lou. “Ok” I replied. I showed her into the kitchen and let her set her stuff up. Niall took Lux and played with her and her dolls that she brought. I sat at the table and let Lou do her magic. “So how long are you and Niall together?” she asked. “Since the start of August” I replied. “How’d you meet” she asked. “Well we met at my Welcome Home party my parents had for me. Their neighbours with his parents” I said. Lou fixed my hair by curling it more than what it is and brushed it to my right shoulder. Then it was makeup time. She put foundation, blusher and lipstick on. “What colours your clothes” she asked. “An ocean blue” I replied. She brushed a darkish blue eye shadow on my eyelids. When she was finished my makeup I stood up and walked to my room to get dressed. I put on an ocean coloured knee high dress with a white belt with sea shells decorated onto it and nude coloured wedges. I walked out of the room. “You look amazing” grinned Niall. “Niall’s right you look amazing” repeated Lou. “Pretty…… pretty” smiled Lux. I went back into my room and placed my graduation gown over my dress and placed my cap on my perfect hair. I picked up my blue clutch bag and placed my camera, phone, lip stick and my speech cards. I haven’t told Niall I was making a speech. I walked out to him, Lou and Lux. “I’m going to get changed now” smiled Niall and walked off. “You play?” asked Lux handing me a doll. “She lovely” I said to Lou. “She looks like you”. “Thanks, the boys love her to pieces” she replied. “Have you any siblings” she asked. “Yea I’ve a little brother who’s 10 nearly 11. I love him.” I replied. “I haven’t met the other boys other than Niall and Louis. How do they act?” I asked. “Well there a lot of fun. Harry is the curly haired on and he’s really a softy to girls. Liam is very nice but can be serious but the boys have corrupted him a bit so he’s not as serious and there’s Zayn. He loves his hair but is very nice. His very mysterious and a big softy too.” She said. Niall came out dressed in fancy jeans and a blue polo top to match my dress with his white high tops. “Ready?” he asked. “Yes” I replied kissing his cheek. “Nice to meet you” said Lou living. “Bye bye” smiled Lux, blowing kisses. We locked the door and went down the stairs to the car. We climbed in and I started the engine. We drove to my collage where the ceremony is to be held in the court yard of the collage. We walked around and found a seat for me to sit with my class mates and Niall sitting behind me. The ceremony started. Now I would like to call Haley White up to speak about her 4 years here in collage”, said our principal. Everyone clapped and I stood up and walked to the stage. “Hello and good morning one and all. I’m pleased to stand here in front of all my fellow class mates today. The last 4 years of collage have been a piece of cake. (People laugh at my joke!) When I first started here I was terrified if this was the right choice of joining the food businesses. I remember meeting so many new faces and thinking what people are thinking of me. In my 3rd year we went to a factory and learned how they make all sorts of baking equipment. The last year came up and learned that this was my last and hardest year. I got through the year not burning down the building. I now know standing here in front of all of you a said to myself I’m delighted I am now in the food business. Now all we have to do is make ourselves useful and make the world happy with our cooking. Thank you for letting me stand here and talk in front of you. Keep smiling!
People stood up and clapped me as I walked back down to my seat. I sat down and the cheering died down when our principal walked back to the stand. “I didn’t know you were going to speak” whispered Niall. “Surprise!” I whispered back. “Now ladies and gentleman I am now going to read the names of our graduating class of 2014 to receive there certificates. As my principal read out he names from A-Z. Niall and I whispered to each other. Then my name was called. “Haley White” called the principal. I stood and walked to the stage with people cheering and clapping. I received my certificate with a “Thank you” to my principal. I walked down to my place. Once everyone name had been called my principal said “Congratulations to the class of 2014!” The class stood and we all through our hats into the air. Just as I was about to catch the hat someone else did. It was Niall. My mam, dad and David came running up to me hugging and kissing me. “Well done love” my dad said. “Aww my oldest baby is finished collage and now of to find a job” cried my mam. David walked up to me and said “Congrats” while giving me a high-5. “Alright I want a pictures with Haley” said my mam. “First a family one”/ “I’ll take it” said Niall. “No you won’t, your part of the family now” said my mam. She asked one of my classmates to take it for us. “Now one with her dad”. “And one with me”. “One with David”. “One with Niall” “And one by herself”. After all the photos Niall said “Jenny and Christopher I would like to take you out to dinner to celebrate Haley’s graduation” said Niall. “Thank you son but we can’t let you pay for it” said Christopher. “No I want to bring you out, I don’t want to brag about being famous with money but I don’t want to spend the money on me, I want to spend it on my love and her family” spoke Niall. “Ok, where we going” smiled mam. “French Cuisine” said Niall. We got into our cars. My mam and dad in one and me, Niall and David in my car. I removed my gown and folded it and left it on the back seat. We arrived at the restaurant to a crowd of girls. I texted my mam and dad saying “stay in the car group of girls waiting to see Niall are blocking the door”. Niall grabbed his phone and rang the restaurant to tell them he was here and needed to go around the back. They said ok and unlocked the door. I texted my mam to follow my car. I drove around the back with my mam and dad behind me. We climbed out of the car and walked true the back door. We were shown to our table and sat down to order.
After dinner we went back to my place. I invited my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins up. My apartment is big enough to hold all of them. (I think!) As we entered my house I placed food on the dining table, dinks and plastic cups for the kids and wine and beer for the adults. It was 3pm and I told people to come after 3. Niall was nervous. “Why you nervous?” I asked. “I’m nervous because your family might not like me” he said. “Don’t worry my little cousin Chloe is a directioner and she loves Louis. My auntie Glenda loves you guys” I reassured him. There was a knock on the door. “I’ll get it” I called. “Niall they know I’m dating but they don’t know who” I said before opening the door. I was Chloe, her dad Ken and her mam Rebecca. “Hello!” I said. “Haley” screamed Chloe. She’s 8 years old and an only child. “I’ve missed you” I said hugging her. “Hello, Rebecca, hello Ken”. We walked into my living room. “Ken, Rebecca, Chloe I want you to meet my boyfriend. Chloe please don’t scream.” I said. “Niall!” I called. “Niall this is my aunt Rebecca, my uncle Ken and my cousin Chloe” I introduced. “Nice to meet you” said Ken and Rebecca. “OMG your Niall Horan from One Direction” she screamed. “Yes I am, nice to meet you” said Niall. After a while my whole family arrived and got to meet Niall. He was no longer nervous but now it’s like his part of my family.