I read the name that's written in the paper in shock. How is this even possible? The odds are slim to none and yet, it happened. I am so happy but I can't show it, can I?
"Who's the lucky girl, Luke?" Asks Luce, impatient.
I finally calm myself down and look up. I turn the paper so everyone can see the name written on it. I smile and say the name, "Skyler." I try to be as cool as I can about this and pretend to search for her when really, I'm seeing her from the corner of my eyes.
"Wait, what?" Says Skyler in disbelieve.
"So which one is Skyler?" Luce asks to the fans.
"Sky! Come up!" Says Mike's girl, Chloe. I'm pretty sure she's the girl Sky told me about earlier.
Sky finally stands up and walks to the stage, then sit between Mike and I. I smile at her like she's just only one of my fans and nothing more. Damn, this is hard.
"Okay so yay congratulations to you girls! We need lots of pictures from the dinner so don't forget to snap and share!" Laughs Luce. "So now I assume you have some plan for the chosen ones, yes?" Asks Luce.
"Of course!" Says Michael.
"So I'm gonna just go ahead and leave the rest to you guys. Before I went off stage for good, I'm just gonna remind you that after this, there will be a signing and photo with the boys. So yeah, byee" says Luce as she get off the stage.
"Here we go!" Says Michael, again, excited.
"So since we already have all nice girls here, we want to sing them a song that's so near to our hearts." Says Calum.
"Yeah. Special song that they will remember for the rest of their lives." I say as I look at Sky.
"OMG are you going to serenade us or something?" Asks Belle.
"Yes, we are." Said Ashton to Belle.
The fans starts cheering.
"But here's the thing. We really want each and every one of you feel what we feel when we sing it. Just enjoy the song and the moment, let it sink in. You may or may not sing, it's up to you. Cool?" What the hell am I doing? That's not the plan. But then, I really want to sing to Sky. I look at Mike, Cal, and Ash. They nodded supportively, agreed to what I just did.
The fans understands and stares at us silently. Holy shit, this is actually happening.
I decide to sing Long Way Home, Sky's favorite song.
"So we’re taking the long way home
'Cause I don’t wanna be wasting my time alone
I wanna get lost and drive forever with you,
Talkin' bout nothing, yeah, whatever, baby
So we’re taking the long way home tonight"
I can easily tell that she's nervous for our sakes. She looks at me, panic. Honestly, I don't really care. All I want is to sing to my girlfriend in front of my second family which is my fans. Sky's the one for me. She's the only girl that stay no matter what. She's the most patient girl I know, my whole life. I'd do anything for her. Skyler, the only girl I've ever wanted, the only girl I've ever loved.
"Take me back to the middle of nowhere
Back to the place only you and I share
Remember all the memories?
The fireflies and make-believe
Kicking back in the old school yard
Singing songs on our guitars
This is our reality
Crazy stupid, you and me
We know this is the way it’s supposed to be"
This song always reminds me of her. How crazy, young, and stupid we were. How we used to enjoy our high school together. Even back then, I was already madly in love with her, knew she's the one for me.
When I almost reach the chorus, I see Matt looking at me. His stare was burning me, it's that intense. I suddenly realize why; I've stared at Sky for far too long and too deep. As much as I hate to, I finally give up the stare and finally sing for the crowd.
The performance ended and fans started cheering for the last time.
"Thanks guys! We'll see you again in a bit." I say.
The boys and I hug Alexis, Belle, Chloe, and Sky one by one before we get off stage. "Our manager will find you and told you details for the dinner. Oh, and don't bother queueing for the signing, you'll get one at the dinner" says Calum. They thank us before we go to the dressing room.
"Thanks for the heads up man." Says Mike with sarcasm when we're finally in the dressing room.
"Dude, that sarcasm is filling this room right now." Says Cal.
"No he's right. Thanks for backing me up without even knowing my play." I says.
"Anytime, man." Says Cal.
"Man I just cannot believe that Sky got picked. The chance of that is so slim." I say. They all looked nervous all the sudden.
"Yeah, slim to none." Says Ash awkwardly.
"Hold on. Why suddenly so nervous?" I ask.
"We're not nervous." Says Cal.
"No shit. Seriously though, what did you do?" I ask.
They look at each other without saying anything.
"Holy shit, did you guys fixed it?" I ask. They don't say anything.
"You guys really fixed the doorprize??" I ask.
"Just yours, okay." Mike finally break their silence.
"Holy shit! Why, when and how the hell did you do that??" I ask.
"Well you always tell us that you wanted to sing for her in public. We're just trying to help?" Says Cal.
"I found a way to fixed it. It's not such a big deal, really." Says Mike.
"Thanks guys. It really meant a lot for Sky and I." I say.
"Now stop being dramatic, alright? We need to get our act together because I saw Matt just then and he looked pissed." Say Ash.
"Yeah, I saw him too. He stared at me." I say.
Then we hear footsteps coming near us. I can tell from the way it sounded that it's Matt. He comes in and closes the door as quick as he opens it.
"What the hell, Luke?" He says.
"What?" I act innocent.
"Don't 'what' me!" He yells.
"Well I don't even know how Sky got picked. I was as shock as you were." I half lie.
"And the meaningful stares?" He asks.
"Well, we planned that earlier. You know, so fans will feel special. Meaningful stares do that to people." Says Cal, backing me up.
"Okay, whatever you say. I don't want that to happen again ever, okay? We'll talk about this more at the hotel. I have to do some damage control here." Says Matt.
"What do you mean by that?" Asks Mike.
"I have to send you to the hotel early before the damage spread. I'm gonna speed up the rest of the event and cancel the rest of today's appointment." Says Matt before he get out of the dressing room.
Matt left and we were relieved.
I text Sky about Matt before he go back and tell us to get ready for the signing.
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I've been trying to update as fast as I could but my schedule is choking me:(
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