"Who's the lucky girl, Luke?" Asks Luce, impatient.
He finally looks up and turns the paper so everyone can see the name written on it. Then he smiles and says the name, "Skyler."
"Wait, what?" I say.
The boys are shocked. Man, I am shocked. Is there any other Skyler in the room? This is bad.
"So which one is Skyler?" Luce asks to the fans.
"Sky! Come up!" Says Chloe.
I stand up and walk to the stage, then sit between Luke and Michael. I smile as if I'm one of his fans. Luke smiles, tries so hard to act like he doesn't know me.
"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 session with the boys. So yeah, byee" says Luce as she go 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." Says Luke as he looks at me.
"OMG are you going to serenade us or something?" Asks Belle.
"Yes, we are." Says 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?" Explains Luke
The fans understands and stares at the boys silently. Wow, I thought those girls can never shut up. That's kind of amazing how they just shut their mouths just because Luke told them to. That's cool.
They starts to sing Long Way Home.
Luke stares at me as he sings.
"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 look at the other boys and they are doing the same thing as Luke, but to their own girls. I look back at Luke and he smiles as he sing. That charming, mesmerizing smile of his that had melted thousands of girls including myself. Other than he's super talented and good looking (good looking is an understatement, I know. But you get the point), no wonder this guy has a lot of fans.
"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"
"Good God, Luke. We're in public. Stop staring at me like no one in this room matters. Start acting or you'll blew our cover!" I scream inside my head, panicking. Well, the panic makes me smile awkwardly so I guess it kinda helps me to put together my act as a fan of his? I don't even know.
As they hit the chorus, Luke finally takes his eyes off of me. He sings to the fans. I look at the other girls. They are starting to cry because of the moment. Luce, on the other hand, looks at me like I just messed up her night. Well, maybe I kinda did because I won the door-prize but hey that's luck, not me.
The performance ended and fans cheers for the last time.
"Thanks guys! We'll see you again in a bit." Says Luke.
They hug Alexis, Belle, Chloe, and I one by one before they 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 Callum. Alexis, Belle, Chloe, and I smile and said thank you to them before they go to their dressing room.
"OMG, like, can you believe this? We're actually about to have dinner with 5 Seconds of Summer! Like, this is happening, you guys!" Says Chloe.
"Yes! This is so surreal. I mean, I've never actually won this kind of door-prizes even back in Australia and now... This is like a dream come true." I say.
"OMG you're from Australia? I knew you have the accent! So cool!" Says Alexis.
"So have you seen 5SOS before the 1D tour?" AsksBelle.
"Yeah I did like a couple times. My friends told me about them so I went to one of their performances. It turned out, they're pretty awesome." I says. This one is true, though. Only that the friends that asked me to come to the show was Ash, Luke, Mike, and Cal. They literally forced me to sneak out on school night to watch their performance. They got me grounded but it's worth it, they were pretty darn cool.
"Well did he notice you? Because the way he looked at you just then, that's super intense." Says Belle.
"What? No. Well, he did smiled at me when I first saw him live but that's like years ago... He won't remember... Will he?" I lie. I try to sound as nervous but at the same time happy as I can.
"I think he does. I mean the way he looked at you during Long Way Home, man I wish Callum looked at me the way Luke looked at you." Says Alexis.
"Nah, I don't wanna get my hopes up. But I do wanna get close to him at dinner! That's like a once in a lifetime opportunity, right?" I say.
"Yeah, I'll make Ashton fell in love with me!" Belle laughs.
"Anyway, where's this manager they told us about?" I asks.
"Yeah, he should be here by now." Says Chloe.
Just a second later, this guy approaches us.
"Hey ladies. I'm Matt." He says.
"Hey Matt. You're the manager, yes?" Asks Alexis.
"Yeah. So, can you guys come with me for a sec?" He asks. We nod and follow him to the back hall. We stop before we reach the end. I can tell that there's a door in there that's supposed to be the boys' dresser.
"So here's the thing. We promised you that the dinner would happen tonight but something came up. Because of that, I'm gonna have to move the dinner to tomorrow. Is that cool?" He asks.
"Well, I'm fine with it. I'm sure we all do." Says Chloe. The other 2 girls and I nod.
"What happened? Are the boys okay?" Asks Alexis.
"They're awesome as ever. It's just, you know, something unexpected happened so I need to handle the situation as quick as possible." Explains Matt. "But don't worry, the dinner will be as awesome as you girls expected. I can guarantee you that." He continues as he looks at me. I smile awkwardly. Man, he is beyond pissed right now.
"So thanks again for your understanding. I'll see you tomorrow." He says as he smiles. We smile back and go to the crowded room.
Belle forced Alexis to queue with her for the signing so they left me and Chloe.
"You won't wanna queue?" She asks.
"They told us that we didn't have to, right?" I say.
"Well, yeah. But if we queue we can end up get 2 signed items" she says.
"I don't know. I don't wanna look greedy or anything in front of them. It'll be a bad first impression, don't you think?" I say.
"You got a point there..." She says.
"Of course. I... Wait." I stop talking as my phone vibrates in my hand.
It's a text from Luke.
Are you still here? Matt is so pissed right now. He suddenly tighten signing duration and canceled the dinner (which I assume you knew already). I'll be back at 5 at best. I love you.
Well, that's really new. Luke never told me by text about Matt before. Matt must have looked the way Luke looked at me during this event, so now he must be doing some damage control. Ah, it's gonna be one hell of a night at the hotel...
"You okay, Sky?" Asks Chloe.
"Yeah, I'm good. Something just came up. I have to go back to the hotel. Is that okay?" I ask.
"Yeah, sure. You want me to tag along?" She asks.
"You don't have to, really. I can take a cab. You stay here and enjoy the rest of the event!" I say.
"Okay then. See ya!" She says. I wave and leave.