“Guy’s this is one of my best friends, Bricia. Bricia, these are, well you know who they are” I introduced them.
“It’s really nice to meet you” she said smiling.
“And you” said Liam.
“Hello!” cheered Harry.
“It’s a pleasure” Zayn said.
“Hello Love” Louis kissed her cheek.
“Hey” she said blushing.
“Where is Niall?” I asked the group.
“I’m here! I was taking a shit sorry” he said jogging into the room.
“Ew, that’s gross” I crinkled my nose.
“Niall this is Bricia, Melissa’s friend” interjected Liam.
Niall had just then noticed Bricia “Hello” he said smiling.
Bricia giggled and stuck her hand out to shake, which Niall shook.
“So the concert starts at 8:30 which means were going to want to be there around 6:30 so we get time to spend with Eddy before the show.
“We still need to find a hotel for tonight, so I can go find one and get us checked in.” Liam said staking out his phone and scrolling through it.
“Don’t be stupid Liam, there is plenty of room here, I told you, and you’re more than welcome to stay as long as you need.” I said.
“Yeah man, I say we stay” harry said coming up beside me and wrapping his arm around my shoulders.
I couldn’t help the heat that rose up my neck into my cheeks. i took a glance over at Bricia who was trying to stifle a grin. Niall spoke up next.
“Yeah I wouldn’t mind getting to know everyone here, not to mention I have to reclaim my pride after her sister just annihilated me at pool” Louis laughed.
“How a little girl can beat you at pool is beyond me” he said.
“She’s not a little girl, she’s a demon” Zayn said, his eyes wide.
“No, you’re just really bad at pool. Believe me, I’ve played against you” Louis patted them on the shoulder and the rest of us laughed.
“Please, Liam. Just stay. It’s a private gated community. No one will know you’re here. We have three guest bedrooms in the main house, and one in the pool house. Plenty of room. Please.” I said.
Liam stood and looked at the others thinking things over then finally said “Alright, we can stay” and the other cheered loudly.
“Atta boy Lili!” shouted Louis whilst pulling Liam into a head lock and rubbing Li m am hard on the head with his knuckles.
“Shawty the pool house!” Niall yelled bolting for the back door. Liam and Zayn bolted for the door too laughing and pushing each other.
I looked at harry and Louis, “aren’t’ you going to go and fight for it?” I asked.
“Naw, I prefer the indoors. Actually I’m surprised pretty boy Zayn is fighting for it. You know, bugs and animals and all.” Louis laughed. “Besides, I’d prefer to bunk with my boo-bear” he said winking at harry.
“As much as I would love that Lou, I really would, but I kind of wanted to do my own thing this time…if you know what I mean.” Harry said avoiding my eyes and giving Louis a furtive look.
“I see you, I see you” Louis said shaking his head. “Well if you don’t mind I’m going to go unpack. If you need me you know where to look.” With that, Louis grabbed his bags and went up the stairs to one of the guest bedrooms.
“I’m going to go make sure the boys don’t kill each other” Bricia said with a laugh, and left.
“So, where did you have in mind?”
“Well, I figured that since last night went pretty well, we could just keep these sleeping arrangements, you know, if that’s okay with you and all…” he trailed off.
“Uh yeah. Yeah that’s fine. I’d like that” I smiled up at him. I hadn’t noticed but his arm had slid down to rest on my waist. I really liked this feeling too.
‘Stop Melissa, last night was not supposed to happen. In fact, nothing happened. It was just a friendly kiss. Hell it wasn’t really even friendly since we just met. You don’t know him. Leave it at that.’
“Earth to Melissa” Harry said waving his hand in front of my face.
“What? Sorry” I blushed.
“I’m going to go unpack, Will you help me?” he smile that crooked smile that I loved so much.
Wait, not love. It was cute I’ll admit but nothing more than that.
“Yeah of course” I said going to grab one of his bags.
“No, I got it” he smacked my hand away. I rolled my eyes and made my way up to the loft, Harry close behind me.
On the way up we passed by Louis in his room talking on the phone. I tried not to listen in but he was talking pretty loud.
“No babe, I’ll see you soon I promise. I just need you to stay strong for a bit longer” he pleaded.
I looked at Harry with a quizzical look, and he mouthed the word ‘girlfriend’.
I understood. It must be super difficult to keep up a long term relationship if your boyfriend was always gone and surrounded by hundreds of girls.
I trudged up the second marble staircase to the third landing. I stopped to look over the railing down to the foyer below. Harry went on and set his bags down before coming to stand, leaning his backside against the railing next to me.
I turned my body to slightly face him, still looking down below. I could feel his eyes on me, burning into my skin. When I could no longer ignore his presence I looked up into his emerald eyes. He smiled down at me and I smiled back. I noticed how close he was, almost touching. I backed up and went inside the loft. My mind was racing with nerves. I went over to the living area and sat down turning the TV on. Harry followed me and sat down on the other side of the purple L shaped couch, far away from me. E! News was on and they were doing a special on Justin Bieber.
“Never really liked that guy” harry said darkly.
“Really? How come?” this was shocking. I thought I had read something about them being friends.
“I don’t know. Didn’t ever get a good vibe from him you know? Just not my cup of tea. Not a good genuine guy.” He said recalling some memory. “Do you like him?”
“Me? Well I mean I don’t know him. I don’t have any room to judge someone I don’t know. I’m not necessarily a fan, but I don’t dislike him.” I explained.
“That’s good of you. Very sweet, not judging when you’ve never met the person. I wish there were more people like you.” He said finally looking up at me.
“Thanks” I smiled “You’re pretty cool too.”
“In other news One Direction singer Harry Styles engaged? Find out right after this break, here on E! News.”
Harry scoffed “they are absolutely ridiculous. When I’m engaged, they will know. It’s stupid, I don’t even have a girlfriend” at that he looked at me.
I managed a smile. My heart had faltered at the image of Harry engaged to be married to some beautiful model. Of course it was bound to happen, but it still hurt for whatever reason. The truth was that even though I didn’t know it at the time, I was in love with Harry Styles. This would end badly too, because every time I loved someone, something bad happened. Falling in love with a world famous pop star was the biggest mistake of my life.