A/N: sorry for such a late update! I've been busy and lazy! I've actually finished writing the book (a long time ago). All I gotta do is copy and paste it here, but I'm just so damn lazy.
Anyways, the book is starting to come to an end. It's actually near the end. The book will have in total 19 (20) books. I haven't decided on whether I should add on the 20th chapter. The funny thing is the last chapter (20) was the first chapter I wrote to this book. I had already planned the ending pretty much, but I started heading in another direction so the actual last chapter might just be like an epilogue (which I'll have to edit) or "something else."
I think I should of put this authors note at the end, but you know that I'm lazy. Ahah.
Oh, and I'll most likely be putting author notes in the rest of the chapters just for a heads up.
"I'm sorry, but I can't do that Meghan." Simon shakes his head. I quietly gasp to myself.
"You mean, you can't get me out of Jesse's hands?"
"Why would you ever want that, Meghan?" He asks.
"If only you knew what kind of life I was living," I sigh, standing up on my feet, grabbing my bag on my way out.
"We are not finish talking Meghan." I turn back around walking back to my seat.
"I mean, you can't do anything. That's all I needed." I glance over at Niall as stared at the two of us.
"Meghan, if I were to get you out of Jesse's hands, you'd be able to sing and write music?"
"Yes! I mean, I still need to figure out on how to write my own lyrics."
"But you've written lyrics before. It's not like Jesse hired someone to write them for you." He starts to laugh, noticing I wasn't cracking a smile. "Wait, he did?" I nod in response.
"I wrote a song once, but he just burned the paper in front of my eyes. Ever since that day, I just started giving up on myself." Silence filled the room for quite a while. "You know what? I don't need your help anymore, but I appreciate you giving me your time to talk." I quickly grab my things walking out of his office.
I was doomed. I bet he was going to tell Jesse I came here so I could be out bought. I should of just not come. I didn't think this through at all.
"Been a lot of places.
I've been all around the world.
Seen a lot of faces.
Never knowing where I was..."
I turn my head back to see Liam singing, walking down the hall as he played on his phone. I groan starting to walk in the opposite direction.
"Hey Meghan." I bite my lip stopping on my tracks. Darn.
"Hey Liam!" I plaster on a smile. He walks towards me putting his phone away.
"Haven't seen you in a while. How've you been?"
"I've been great!" Lie. "How about you?"
"Good, good." He nods his head.
"So what have you been up to?" I ask.
"Nothing really. The boys and I are just getting ready for the our album release soon."
"So...what were you doing here if you don't mind me asking?"
"Oh, I just came to drop Niall off with Simon." I hope Niall doesn't say say a word as goes for Simon too.
"They're in a meeting?" He raises an eyebrow.
"Probably." I shrug. "Well, I gotta get going now. See you later!" I wave to him walking out.
I run over to my car hopping inside. That was awkward. I turn on my car looking out the window. Man, I shouldn't get my hopes up on things. Not everyone gets what they wish for. I slump down in my seat putting my head down. I hear the car door open and close shut. My gaze falls on Niall sitting beside me. He breaks eye contact looking ahead. I look down again fiddling with my thumbs.
"I just want to say-"
"Don't say anything, Niall," I say quietly. I look up at him again as he kept his gaze out the window.
"Simon wants to speak with you." He says quickly.
"Tell him I'm just embarrassed. I don't want to talk to him right now or maybe never."
"I think it's best if you go talk to him." He lays a hand on my shoulder.
"Why?" He gets out of the car going around to my door opening it. He sticks his hand out down to me. I let out a loud, but take his hand getting out.
We walk back inside the building walking down the hall reaching Simon's office. I stop a couple feet away from the door looking down at the ground.
"Meghan, we're almost here." He drags me inside the office where Simon sat still in his seat.
"Glad you decided to come back."
"She made the right descision." Niall cuts me off. I glare at him as he sends me a smile.
"So Meghan, after you walked out, Niall had me listened to your outro song from your YouTube videos."
"Yeah, go ahead and laugh. It's probably childish to you."
"No, it sounds interesting. I like the sound of it."
"Really?" I raise my eyebrows.
"Yeah, who's the one who sang it?"
"Lucas, an old friend of mine. We collaborated a couple times before, you know." I gesture my hands from one side to the other. "He's a singer and songwriter."
"A well known singer?"
"I don't know at the moment."
"Get in contact with him as soon as possible."
"If you can write a song with good sound to it, maybe we can talk about this 'contract with Jesse.' Maybe I could take a steal from him." He sneaks a smile glancing over at me.
"If you could keep Jesse busy for the next couple days, weeks... I could write a song with Lucas. There's no way I can write a song if Jesse runs out Lucas before we could even speak."
"Come on over with Lucas to write and record your song. I could simply say you're writing music with the boys."
"Is this really Simon?" I look over at Niall who was laughing along with Simon.
"Well you can't judge a book by its cover." Niall lets out a quick laughter.
"So do we have a deal, Burry?" Simon glances back over to me.
"You got yourself a deal Simon Cowell." I shake his hand as a smile formed on my lips.
Goodbye Jesse, and hello paradise.