The LA shows were incredible. Liam wore a Lakers jersey on the first night and I know my mom was looking down from heaven with a smile of approval. My mom was a die hard Lakers fan. Both shows I watched from the sidelines with Perrie Edwards, she was so sweet and I can't believe I was able to meet her. I told Liam about my old favorite fast-food place to eat in California, In-n-Out. Let's just say I not only got Liam, but Niall, Zayn, and Louis to fall in love with it. Nothing will ever beat In-n-Out with the boys, but it was time for them to head back to England and well for Liam to take me with him.
Liam and I spent a lot of time in the hotel room getting to know each other a lot better. Each night we would share a new story with one another. Liam shared stories about his days running cross country, which sounded like complete hell. I shared my stories of get the roll of Jasmine in Aladdin, back when I was in High School.
It was insane, just last month I was a normal college student. An English Literature major. An orphan. Never in a million years did I ever believe I would be my ultimate celebrity crushes new girlfriend. Or even be friends with the boys of One Direction. I was floating one cloud nine, there was absolutely no doubt about that. Although all this came at a cost; I lost one of my closest friends, but then again I saw her true colors. It was easy to love the boys, whenever they saw all the stuff Jordyn was sending me on twitter they would cheer me up. I told Ashley and Melissa about Liam asking me out. For Ashley this was a test. I wanted to see if she will tell Jordyn; so far she hasn't or Jordyn hasn't reacted.
I decided to browse around on Twitter before we left for England. That when I came across yet another indirect tweet about me from Jordyn.
@Jordynnn94: I can't believe that @Real_Liam_Payne is dating such trash. He can do so much better than her. When will he see that?
I rolled my eyes and tried to brush it off, but it hurt. Jordyn was my best friend since I moved to North Carolina. I never wanted to see our friendship end over some guy, but she let that happen. I turned my phone onto airplane mode and took the seat next to Liam. “Hello there love” Liam whispered in my ears. Suddenly all the hurt from Jordyn was gone. “Hi there handsome” I said smiling at him.
“Are you nervous” Liam asked as he put a blanket on top of us.
Actually I was nervous, but not for the flight. I was nervous to meet Liam's parents. “Slightly” I admitted.
“Don't worry Love. Come, lay your head on my shoulder and I will sing to you” Liam offered.
I laid my head on his broad shoulder and blushed, “Thank you Liam”.
“How about we all sing for you Rian” Zayn offered.
I looked at Zayn and grinned, “Yes please”.
“What's your favorite One Direction song” Harry asked as Niall pulled out his acoustic guitar.
“Actually it's a song from the Target Edition of Take Me Home” I admitted, smiling at Liam.
“Nice what song is it” Harry asked smiling at me.
I looked into his green eyes and said, “Truly, Madly, Deeply is my favorite is song by you guys”
“Alright Ri we will play that song for you” Louis offered.
Liam gently cupped my face in his hands as Niall began to strum his guitar. Liam's brown eyes were burning into my eyes. My favorite thing about Liam is his eyes. Those deep and joyful brown eyes that are constantly filled with so much love. They are utterly mesmerizing and hypnotic.
Am I asleep, am I awake, or somewhere in between?
I can't believe that you are here and lying next to me
Or did I dream that we were perfectly entwined?
Like branches on a tree, or twigs caught on a vine?
Next Niall began to sing.
Like all those days and weeks and months I tried to steal a kiss
And all those sleepless nights and daydreams where I pictured this,
I'm just the underdog who finally got the girl
And I am not ashamed to tell it to the world
Next Harry began to sing.
Truly, madly, deeply, I am
Foolishly, completely falling
And somehow you kicked all my walls in
So baby, say you'll always keep me
Truly, madly, crazy, deeply in love with you
In love with you
I knew I was smiling like a complete idiot, but this is the song I've always wanted to hear my boys sing live. Those 3 extra songs on the Target edition of Take Me Home were some of the best One Direction songs I've heard. Ashley bought that version of the CD for my birthday. Speaking of her she did blab everything to Jordyn. I can't believe I lost both my best friends.
The boys where so consumed in singing that they didn't noticed me zoning them out. Don't get me wrong they're great singers, but have you ever been so upset by something that it's the only thing on your mind? Currently, that was me. I've accepted the fact that I lost Jordyn as a friend, but to hear that Ash is telling Jordyn everything about Liam and it was tearing me up. I looked at Liam who was just finishing the song. “Thanks you guys” I smiled. That was when the pilot said that we are allowed to room around the cabin.
“I'll be right back” I whispered to Liam
“Okay love” Liam said before gently kissing my forehead.
I got up and headed towards the bathroom. The awkward part was that I had five sets of eyes following me. Once I was in the restroom the tears began to surface. Both Ashley and Jordyn were my best friends; I never thought that we would lose or friendship over the one thing that brought us closer. Our love for One Direction brought us closer and would be what all three of us would talk about it. I ran my hands through my hair as I tried to contain myself from crying harder. Jordyn and I had gone through everything together. I have been there for her through everything and until now she had been through everything with me. I guess what's bugging me most is that I have no idea why she decided to begin hating me. I wiped the tears from my face.
Then my thoughts changed to Ashley. How dare she tell Jordyn about Liam and me. I only told Ash those things because I was under the impression that she was my friend. I felt anger radiating throughout my entire body. I trusted her and she fucked me over. “That fucking bitch” I hissed under my breath. That's when I heard a knock on the door. “Rian it's me, Niall. Are you okay” Niall whispered.
I opened the door and began to say, “yeah it's just...”
“Jordyn” Niall finished.
“No, actually it's not Jordyn this time. It's Ash” I sighed.
“You know you can tell me about it right” Niall offered.
I looked at him. I could see exactly why Ash was in love with him. Niall was sweet, constantly. His unwavering kindness and the radiance his presence brings would be enough to win over any girl. Not to mention Niall was adorable. His big blue eyes and I personally think Niall has the best hair out of all the boys. His infectious smile and laugh.
“I know I can Niall” I smiled.
“Okay.. so tell me” Niall asked.
I looked at him and shook my head, “You're going to think I am just overreacting”.
I sighed, “Okay well before I left North Carolina one of my coworkers, Melissa, warned me that she got the suspicion that Ash has been telling Jordyn everything about Liam and I”
“You really think she is” Niall asked.
“Well I know for sure Ashley is”
“Well I told Ashley about Liam asking me to be his girlfriend and before we took off Jordyn sent out another indirect tweet about Liam dating trash”
“Wait Liam asked you to be his girlfriend... that great. Anyways you don't know Jordyn could be talking about Dani”
“Come on Niall we both know that's not who she's talking about about”
“I just don't understand why Ashley would do that”
“Maybe because Ashley is a bitch”
“That they are. You know what Ri you can't let them bring you down. Honestly they're just jealous of you or the situation. It's fucking pathetic”
“Niall James Horan” I laughed
“Okay so I am not allowed to say fucking, but you can say bitch. That's not fair Rian whatever the hell your middle name is Rodriguez”
“Michelle.. my middle name is Michelle” I smirked.
“Okay Rian Michelle Rodriguez”
I laughed and rolled my eyes. Who would have guess that I would have lost my two best friends but gain five in the boys of One Direction? “Thanks Nialler” I said hugging him. “Anytime Ri we are all here for you” Niall laughed. I let go of the hug and headed back towards my boyfriend. I love the sound of that, my boyfriend. I shouldn't have to worry about Jordyn, Ash, or any body affecting my relationship with Liam because it's between Liam and I. Not anyone else. I stood behind Liam's chair and tapped on the top of his head and the ducked. The only one's who saw me where Niall and Harry. “Okay I swear I just felt someone touch the top of my head” Liam swore. “I don't know what you're talking about mate” Harry said. That's when I hit the back of his chair.
Liam got up from his seat and saw me. “Surprise” I giggled. He smiled at me as I sat back down in my seat next to him. “You're lucky you weren't Niall” Liam laughed. “Aren't you a bully” I teased. Liam shook his head, “Never. I am sweet and innocent Liam James Payne”. I laughed as I looked into those brown eyes. “Yeah sweet and innocent my butt” I grinned.
After that long ten hour flight we finally landed at Heathrow Airport in England. I looked out the weather and saw that it was nighttime in England, but I was far from being tired. This time change is going to really mess with me.
“Wow I can't believe I am in England” I told Liam as we excited the plane together.
Then I heard Niall snort, “If think this incredible you should see Ireland. That's a country worth getting excited for”. I looked at Niall and stuck my tongue out at him.
“Mature Rian” Louis laughed.
“That's funny that you're talking about maturity Lou” I teased.
“Well I never once said I was mature” Louis countered.
“Isn't that the bloody truth” Liam snickered.
“You know what Payne” Louis began to say.
“What Tomlinson” Liam asked his voice full with power.
“Never mind, carry on” Louis squeaked.
I laughed as I squeezed Liam's hand, which he returned. I peeked up at him through my eyelashes. God he is so handsome.. How did I get so lucky to be able to call Liam Payne my boyfriend.? His hair quiffed up with a snapback on. Liam looked good in practically everything he could ever wear, but boy did I fall more for him while he was wearing his Adidas sweatshirt and jeans. He looked like a younger version of David Beckham. His facial hair was making him look so much older. It was hard to remember that this was the curly-haired boy in What Makes You Beautiful music video. This boy... wait actually, man was mine. There is nothing both Ash and Jordyn can do about that. He's mine and I am his.