I opened the door and Layla was wearing a long sleeve shirt with blue jeans and boots. "Hello, Layla." I said and she smiled. "Hi Niall." She said and I opened the door for her to walk in. We walked to the living room, where most of my family was relaxing. "This is my friend, Layla. Uh, this is my family and I guess you already know them. "You can just call us all by our first names." Mum said and Layla nodded. "Niall, can you come set the table please?" I nodded and looked over at Layla. "Come on, you can help me." I said and she followed.
Layla grabbed the dining mats and put them out on the table delicately. I grabbed the forks, knives, and napkins. "So, do you like my family?" I asked her and she looked up at me. "Well, I've always been a Directioner and wanted to meet One Direction. I've never thought I would be meeting my favorite band member's family." She said and I grinned. "Well here you are now!" Our eyes met and she smiled across from the table. "Dinner is ready! Everyone gather in the dinning room!" My step dad said loud enough for everyone to hear.
I sat down and Layla joined me. After eating for a little bit, everyone started talking to Layla. "So what is your family like, Layla?" Greg asked. She sat there quietly and it took her a minute to respond. "My mum works at a Cafe and my dad is in the business career and he travels a lot." Layla finally said. "Wow! Do you have any siblings?" Denise asked. "Older brother, Ryan, he lives in Doncaster." She said.
After dinner, me and Layla cleaned dishes together. Not the most romantic thing in the world, but oh well. "Sounds like you got a pretty good family." I said when handing her another plate to dry. "Yeah, I never see my dad much and my brother never comes home." She looked out the window and back at the dishes. "My family doesn't get to see me much because of tours, shows, etc. I wish I could see everyone more, especially Ireland." I said.
"I cant imagine what it would be like to go around world and be thousands of miles away from here. Ireland is home to me, always has been and always will." Layla smiled at the thought of her words. "It's weird being away from the lads though, I'm around them 24/7. They're like my brothers though, so that makes 5 other brothers including Greg." I said and she looked at me. "I don't know what I would do or where I would be without One Direction, Niall." Layla had tears in her eyes and I held onto her hand. "I'm here." I said to her softly.