I walked out of the recording studio with my four best mates right behind me. We had just finished the first few tracks from our upcoming album “Four.” The guys and I had been working non-stop all day on the songs, and Hailey was listening in, making sure we sounded perfect.
“You guys sounded great!” She cries out, throwing her arms around me once we made our way over to her.
“You sure?” Harry jokes, and we all chuckle a little.
“My vocal cords are so sore from just today! I have no idea how I didn’t die on tour!” I exclaim while throwing myself down onto the couch lining the studios back wall. Hailey giggles, following me to the couch. I wrap my arms around her, and slowly kiss her forehead. She looks up at me and smiles her perfect sparkled smile.
“You guys are cute.” Harry says shifting his gaze to the ground, almost like he’s jealous. But that wouldn’t make sense, would it? Me and Hailey have been together since we were only sixteen! Harry couldn’t be jealous, no he wouldn’t be. I’m just imagining things, Harry would never even think about liking her, he’s not that kind of guy.
“Awh, you’re to sweet.” Hailey smiles in Harry’s direction, and he returns the grin gratefully.
“BOYS.” A loud voice suddenly booms from the studio.
“Wayne?” I reply as he makes his way towards us. Wayne Ables is one of the many men who help us record songs, as well as one of our managers. And honestly, he intimidates us quite a bit.
“You guys sounded good today, but we still need a song written by yourselfs for this album. I expect to see something wrote up next time?”
“Of course.” Louis answers with a smile, the rest of us nodding in agreement.
“And Hailey.” He turns his attention to her, “you and I should talk about your help with organizing the upcoming tour…” Wayne extends his hand to her, and she cautiously takes it getting up. The confusion painted across her face is obvious. The guys and I had been planning on telling Hailey that we were leaving again tonight over dinner, but I guess Wayne beat us to it.
“Niall…?” She drops Wayne’s hand and turns back to me. “What tour?”
“Um…” I trail off, awkwardly running my hand through my hair.
“Oh, I- I’m… I’ll leave you guys alone.” Wayne cuts in, quickly turning on his heel and walking towards door.
“Niall?” Hailey questions again. “Harry? Louis? Zayn? Liam?” She shifts her gaze to the guys, who don’t respond either.
“Someone please answer me!” She cries, practically throwing herself back down onto the couch.
“Hailey, I…” I can see the pain in her eyes that she’s trying hard to hide, and the tears that are threatening to spill over. "We were going to tell you tonight I swear.”
“When, when are you leaving?” She asks painfully.
“Um…” I trail off again, hoping one of the other guys will answer her question. Why had I waited so long to tell her?
“10 days.” Louis pitches in solemnly. And that’s when I see a silent tear fall from her eyes. I reach up my hand to wipe it away for her, but she pulls away from me.
“Hailes I’m so sorry, I really am.” I try, but she doesn’t look at me. “Hailes. Hailes please.”
“Niall, how...” she shakes her head. “Why didn’t you just tell me when you found out?”
“I wanted to, I swear, but I just couldn’t bare to hurt you when things were so perfect.” I close my eyes and take a deep breath. I know I should’ve told her, I just didn’t want to hurt her.
“No, no I’m not going to get upset about this okay?” She wipes away her tears quickly, and tries to compose herself. “We have ten more days to be together, we’ll make the most of them.” Even though she sounds confident in words, silent tears still slip from her eyes. This time she allows me to wipe them away before she lets herself collapse into my arms.
“I don’t want to live like this.” She murmurs into my shoulder between sobs that are coming much quicker now. Seeing her in pain like this makes me hurt. It isn’t fair that we’re leaving again, I was just gone from her for so long. I hate hurting her, I hate it and I just can’t do it anymore.
Thats when I got my brilliant idea.
“You don’t have to.” I lift her chin up off my shoulder, and watch her expression turn from upset to confused.
“What- What do you mean?” She sniffles, as I hand her a kleenex from the table next to me.
“You’re coming on tour with us this time.” I profoundly say, getting up off the couch.
“What?!” She asks a louder, jumping to her feet.
“I’m not staying away from you any longer Hailes.” I begin to excitedly move around the room, walking in pointless circles. "It’s not an option anymore. You’re coming with us.”
Instead of trying to answer again, Hailey runs up to me and throws her arms around my neck, embracing me into the tightest hug ever. Her warm vanilla scent fills my lungs and I let out a quiet sigh. Having her come on tour with us is the best idea I’ve ever had. She’s already been helping us so much with our new album, it only makes sense for her to tag along.
Hailey pulls away from our hug, and gives me a long, soft kiss. The moment is so perfect, I wish I could stay in it forever.
“I hate to burst you’re guys’ bubble,” Liam buds in, breaking that perfect moment, “but I’m not so sure how our managers are going to like this idea Niall…”
I let go of Hailey and turn to look at Liam, letting myself get serious.
“Liam, she has too come. Look, I don’t care what Wayne and the managers think, she’s a big part of who we are, at least she is to me. She helps us all out so much, and she deserves to come with.”
“But what if they say she can’t?” Louis questions.
“Arguing with the managers never ends well.” Harry adds and Zayn nods in agreement.
“If they don’t let her come, then I’m not going either.” I put my arm around Hailey’s waist, and look at the guys for some support, but no one says anything.
“Niall don’t say that, you can’t-“ Hailey tries to change my mind, but Wayne interrupts her from the back of the room, making us all jump in fear. I looked at the guys, all of which seem just as surprised as me.
“I, I thought you left a while ago?” Zayn is the first one to say anything about Wayne’s sudden appearance.
“I’ve been standing here the whole time.” He walks over to us, and stares hard into my eyes. “Niall, things have already been arranged, there isn’t room for her to come.”
“Wayne-" I try.
“Niall listen to me.” He interrupts again. “Bringing her along would cause many extra expenses! Another plane ticket every time we fly, along with having to pay to check her luggage every flight!? And what about having to pay for yet another room at every hotel we check into!?”
“Who says she needs her own hotel room!?” I ask rather snippily. Louis throws his hand into the air almost immediately.
“I will not share a room with you Niall if she is with us!” He makes a disturbed face while shaking his head. “I don’t need to experience that."
“Oh my God Louis, you need to get your head out of the gutter.” I reply.
“So even if she didn’t need her own room, then Louis would.” Wayne cuts back in. “Look Niall, it’s just not in the budget.”
“We’re One freaking Direction! How don’t we have enough money for one extra person!?” I begin to lose it at Wayne. I’ve never been this upset at one of our managers before. Usually I know enough to keep my cool around them, but I can’t contain this. I begin to lift my arm, ready to throw a punch at Wayne, but I feel one of the guys grab me almost instantly.
“Niall,” Harry, the one who stopped me from punching Wayne begins. “Niall stop. You’re loosing control, this isn’t who you are.”
“Niall please stop.” Liam adds in.
I let out a long sigh, and decide to let myself calm down. Feeling some tension release from inside, I try to speak again.
“Wayne I’m sorry, but if Hailey can’t come then, you heard me, I’m not going either.”
“And if Niall isn’t going,” Harry speaks up, “then neither am I.” He takes a few steps so that he’s standing next to me as a wide grin spreads across my face.
“Neither will I.” Louis says simultaneously with Liam, both coming over by us. Wayne lets out a long sigh before turning to Zayn.
“Well I can’t be One Direction by myself so…” Zayn smiles, moving so that all five of us and Hailey are standing in a line, grinning like idiots at each other. Hailey is looking down the line at us with the most loving and appreciative expression ever.
“Boys…” Wayne puts his head in his hands and lets out a deep sigh. “You know what, okay. Okay she can come.” With that, he shakes his head and walks out the door, for real this time.
“Thank you so much guys!” Hailey exclaims, pulling us all into a large group hug. I send Liam a slight glare, seeing that his hands are a little too low on Hailey for my liking. But other than that, everything is perfect. Hailey’s coming with us on tour. I’m going to spend almost another whole year on the road with my four best mates, and the best girlfriend I could ever ask for.
There was only one thing I didn’t think through. Spending a lot of time with someone makes you start to like them, as more than just a friend. My four bandmates spending all this time with my girlfriend…
It was practically a recipe for disaster.
To bad I didn’t see it from the start.
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