"Popcorn's ready!" I yelled from the kitchen, dumping the bag into a large bowl. It's not the healthiest lunch, but it will do. I grabbed the two cups of tea off of the counter in one hand, while off of the counter in one hand, while holding the bowl in another, and walked back out to the living room. This room is definitely my favorite in the house, Niall's painting giving it a romantic and beautiful touch that it didn't have before.
"Ooh finally!" Edin said as she reached over and grabbed a handful. She arrived in Dublin yesterday and she was quickly adjusting to the Irish life. She was still hungover from last nights "arrival celebrations" as she called it. We did some serious pub crawling, and even met up with a bunch of my friends from school. They welcomed Edin with open arms, showing her a great time. I never knew that Edin had such a liking for Jameson whisky until last night. In fact, I don't think she even knew how much she liked it.
The best part of the night was not seeing Jake once. Normally when I go out with friends, he's always lingering around the corner, but last night, he gave it a rest for some reason. Part of me worried that it was the "quiet before the storm" as they say. In fact, he's been rather quiet lately, hardly texting me or leaving creepy notes everywhere, which only made me feel less at ease, as if he was planning something bigger to torture me.
Now the two of us were curled up on the couch having a lounge day, our heads throbbing and our stomachs feeling a little weak. After talking with him on this very couch last time he was here, I recorded the interview Niall had the morning after and couldn't wait to watch it with Edin. She gets super excited when I talk to her about Niall, so I could only imagine how she would be while watching it with me. I already told her about the tickets Niall sent me and we decided to sell the old ones and donate the money to charity. We've been working on getting them sold all morning through twitter and ebay, and finally someone bought them. Next we would donate the money to an animal shelter just outside of the city. Now that the tickets were sold and taken care of, it was time to just try to relax and de-stress. I was hoping that this interview would more cute and happy rather than nerve wracking and cringy.
Ever since the interview, things have been a bit crazy, but not too bad. I'm not sure how much Niall talked about, or what he said exactly, but I did get a few more followers on twitter, but not too many....yet. One of my neighbors has a little niece who apparently loves One Direction, so she asked in the lift if I was the same Raegan that Niall talked about in the interview that her niece made her watch. I was honest with her, and her jaw practically dropped to the floor. I figure once a picture of us is taken someone will spill the beans on all the little details about me. I know none of my close friends or family would go to the magazines, but I wouldn't be surprised if someone from school or a regular customer at the cafe talked. The press will pay money for that kind of info, so it won't be long now before people are following me around with cameras.
"You ready to see what Prince Charming has to say about you?" Edin asked me in a posh voice. I rolled my eyes at her.
"I think so...." I told her, taking a sip of my tea. She reached for the remote and pressed play.
"Don't be nervous babycakes." She reassured me patting my knee.
"Hello everyone, its Marie Michaels here with One Direction, backstage as preparations for their final show in Dublin are being set up. The boys were kind enough to let us interrupt them for a while and have a chat!" The camera panned over to the five of them, sitting in directors chairs waving at the camera and yelling hello.
"How are you all today?" Marie asked them.
"Fantastic, right guys?" Liam responded. The rest of them nodded in agreement mumbling along. Niall gave a goofy thumbs up. His hair falling into his face rather then sticking up in a quiff like usual.
"Are you all liking Dublin so far?"
"Absolutely." Zayn started. "Everyone here is really nice."
"Yeah, its been a good time so far." Harry chimed in.
"We've been here before, but it was for hardly anytime at all. It's nice to be able to hang around for a bit this time. It's a great city." Lou told her.
"You've all tried some Guinness I assume?" Marie asked them smirking. These are five, goofy, of-age lads. Of course they've had some pints already. They had plenty the night at Hard Rock. I smiled at the screen, chuckling a bit to myself.
"Oh yes, we've definitely had some. I bet Niall had some in his cereal this morning." Lou said laughing. The rest of them started cracking up and looked over at Niall who was laughing right along with them. His laugh is the best laugh there is. The way he crinkles his nose, or throws his head back is absolutely adorable. He has the best laugh I've ever heard, that's for sure.
"I didn't have it with my cereal, but I'm sure it'll make its way to supper tonight." He said smiling.
Edin looked over at me chuckling to herself. "You picked a good one honey." She said in a pretend southern accent, making me crack up.
"Niall, how does it feel to be in your home country?" Marie asked.
"It feels great. I love how many fans we have here. I've missed it a lot."
"Have you lads had any crazy fan moments since you've been here?"
"Actually we have."Harry started. All the guys kind of looked at each other and started laughing. Oh boy, I can only imagine ....
"Yeah, this one maid in the hotel we're staying at wouldn't leave our room once she realized who were." Said Lou. Edin and I started cracking up, and so did the guys on the TV.
"It was kind of scary really." Harry said trying not to laugh. "She just sat there on the couch with us when we were watching the TV." At this point Niall and the rest of them were seriously cracking up, and even the host was laughing. She was definitely not one of those stiff interviewers, which I liked. With the lads, you have to be laid back and relaxed because they can be a handful sometimes. They don't like it when the person asks them out of line questions, or is too serious.
"Honest though, she even started making food and took control of the remote. She was talking to us like we were all best mates." Lou said. "It was creepy!"
"How long did she stay?" Marie asked them while wiping tears of laughter from her eyes. I'm glad I'm not the only person who cries when they laugh.
"At least an hour just hanging around." Zayn said, looking at the guys who nodded in agreement. "We eventually had to call security." He said still laughing. We were still laughing as well, and Edin almost choked on her popcorn for a moment.
"Did she cry at all when you made her leave?"
"Yeah she did, so I signed her apron for her." Harry said, he still seemed surprised at the incident in general.
"Awww, poor thing. I would probably cry too." Edin said. "I hope they weren't mean about it."
"They wouldn't be mean, don't worry. It must suck though to get booted out by the members of One Direction though." I said, laughing still. I could picture the guys not knowing what to do when the lady wouldn't leave. They were probably making weirded out faces at one another while trying to figure out what was going on.
"How does it make you feel when you're fans cry over you?"
"Um, it's something I've never understood really." Started Lou. "I don't think I've ever cried like that over a famous person." The guys started laughing.
"Yeah, we don't really get it, but we appreciate it all the same you know? It shows that how much they love us, and we love them for that." Liam said. "We wouldn't be here without them."
"It's well known that you have some crazy fans out there." The woman said. "Is it true that fans often follow you guys to the hotels you stay at when traveling?"
"All the time." Lou started. "I don't know how they do it, but there's always fans standing outside each hotel we stay at, trying to get out pictures and such. It's nice to see how much they support us, but it's quite shocking how good they are at finding us."
"They can basically find us anywhere." Harry said, playing with his hair. Edin heaved a sigh. She had a slight crush on Harry...
"As you know, you'll be touring in America later this year. What's it like being so well received in the States?"
"It's something we never expected to happen really." Liam started. "I mean, after the X-Factor we only had the UK in mind, we figured, start small. We only had Britain in mind at the time. But when we made it to America, that was huge and unexpected. It never occurred to us that we might make it big over there."
"Yeah, we never really thought that people over there would like us as much as people over here do." Zayn commented.
"Your single Live While We're Young broke the record in America for most pre-orders of a song, then came onto the charts starting at number one, something that the Beatles never did. How did you guys feel when you got that news?"
"It was kind of crazy once we heard. We weren't together when it happened." Liam started. "We were off doing our own things, and I think one by one we each got the call from management, and it was a crazy moment. Right then we knew all out hard work paid off."
"Yeah, it was weird to think about how much of an accomplishment that is. I know for me, that was the moment that I realized how many people over there actually enjoy us." Lou explained.
"I think that goes for all of us really. It was unexpected, but we're so grateful for all the support we get from the States." Zayn said.
"It's weird to hear people compare us to the Beatles in America, because, the Beatles are icons, no one doesn't like them. They're huge, so when people say we're the next of them, its weird to hear." Lou said.
"Now Niall, you seem to be the favorite over there." Marie stated, to the amusement of the guys, they started smirking and all looked at Niall.
"That's what I've been told. I think the whole Irish thing goes down well over there." He said with that perfect smile.
"Now how's the tour life been going for you guys?"
"It's been a good time so far. It's incredible to go to so many different places and meet so many different people at each place."Liam said first.
"It definitely takes some getting used to with all the traveling and all, but we have a good time with it." Lou added on.
"What do you guys usually do in your spare time when you travel?"
"Fifa on the Xbox, and work out mostly. And eat. We eat a lot of food too." Niall said. He wasn't joking either. He was definitely looking more muscular now than when we first met, despite the amount of food he consumes per day. I mean, he was slim back in October, but lately it's become obvious to me that he's been working out more, and I certainly am not complaining.
"He's not joking. Have you seen all the tumblr gifs of his muscles?" Edin asked me before taking a sip of her tea. "There are pictures dedicated to every single part of his body. It's hilariously creepy."
"E, you know I don't have a tumblr." I told her, as the guys talked about tourlife some more. "I have no interest in scrolling through blogs with all that smut on it." I said laughing to myself. "Now that I'm with Niall, it kind of weirds me out."
"Right, I don't blame you. It probably wouldn't be a good time going on and reading all the comments the on those gifs. Some of them are downright creepy."
"And who gets top bunk on the tour bus? Marie asked as we turned our attention back to the interview. It was going well so far.
"That would be me. I always call it." Niall told her smiling. He still had his braces, but told me in sworn secrecy that he would be getting them off in April. I don't mind his smile either way. Braces or no braces, his smile is still a great one.
"Yeah that's basically the only thing Niall ever asks for. That and Nando's." Lou said chuckling.
"How has going on tour changed your lives so far?" Asked Marie.
"Well, it's definitely brought us even closer, these lads are like my brothers." Lou said looking at the guys. "It also gives us perspective on how lucky we are. Every place we go, its crazy how many people come to the shows."
"How often do you get to see your families on tour?"
"Not as much as we'd like to." Zayn said.
"Yeah it's a bit easier for us when we're in London to see them, but when we're traveling it can be quite hard." Liam chimed in.
"When we go home on our time off, even for a day, we often come back more tired than when we left, because we try to cram in seeing as many people as possible. You don't want to leave a single person out because you never know when the you'll see them next."
"It's the only drawback of the job that I can think of, not spending as much time with the family." Niall.
"Going on tour also affects your relationships with your girlfriends as well." The guys all nodded in agreement. "And as far as I'm aware, Harry, you're the only single member of the band?"
"Just me" Harry said raising his hand with a cheeky grin.
"Just you eh?" Harry nodded again, still giving that cheeky smile. Edin and I were chuckling at him while we watched. Harry has a way of making girls go insane for him, including Edin. She was never a big One Direction fan, but since Niall and I got together, she's been way more into them, especially Harry.
"Zayn, how has this publicity about the alleged cheating scandal affect you and Perrie's relationship?" I knew the lady was going to ask that question, but I didn't want her to. Anyone close to Zayn knows that he didn't cheat on Perrie. He absolutely loves her. They work very well together and are completely accepting of one another. His face seemed sad for a moment, but he was going to answer the question anyways, and pulled it together.
"It's been hard for us, but we continue to trust one another while we're away. As long her and I know the truth, that's all that matters. We're doing just fine at the moment, but I do miss her." He said half smiling.
"And how are you and your girlfriend Lou? Eleanor correct?"
"Her and I are great. She's incredible. You know, its hard being away from her while we're on tour and promoting, but she's understanding. Like Zayn said, you have to trust one another, and her and I trust each other very much." Lou explained.
"How does Eleanor feel about Larry Stylinson?" Marie asked jokingly. The guys all started laughing.
"It gives her a good laugh that's for sure. She still gets tweets sometimes from fans on twitter asking her to back off so Harry can have me." Lou explained chuckling a bit.
"What about you Liam? You and Danielle met on the X-Factor way back when and you're still together correct?"
"We're doing fine. It's difficult because she's away as well at the moment, but we're working through it. She's an incredible girl, that's for sure."
"Is it true you took a break back in October?"
"Yes it is. But we're together now and that's what counts. I think we needed to be alone for a little bit and evaluate what we have, and obviously we value each other very much." Liam explained smiling.
"So I've got to ask, Niall. We know that you're not single, but the big question is, who are you with? You, as well as your band mates, have kept your relationship well hidden from the public. There have been some close calls with pictures and such, but you've done well to keep things hidden. Why have you kept this such a secret?" My heart started racing, this is the question the worlds been asking the boys for a while now. They were all looking at Niall now, probably wondering what he was going to say. Edin looked over at me and raised her eyebrows, giving me a look, then turned back to the TV.
"Well, me and her wanted things to start things off kind of normal you know? I didn't want paparazzi following us around on our first dates when we don't have much time to begin with. To be honest, I'm a bit protective of her and I didn't want to see all her get teased and trolled on twitter. I wasn't ready to see that happen yet, and I don't think she was either." It's a weird sensation to hear someone talk about you on TV, that's for sure.
"Awwwwwww." The rest of the guys said, laughing a bit.
"Especially since he almost ruined everything that night in the club." Harry said, chuckling to himself. I rolled my eyes, leave it to Harry to bring that up again. It didn't seem to phase Niall though, he was laughing right along with the rest of them.
"What exactly happened that night you were caught assaulting someone in a bar here in Dublin?"
Niall's cheeks flushed red. He was probably a little embarrassed still. "Someone was harassing her, I had a few too many pints, and things just got out of hand."
"The pictures make it seem worse than what really happened." Zayn chimed in, putting his hand on Niall's shoulder as Niall looked down at his shoes.
"At this point in time, how many people actually know who your lovely girlfriend is?"
"Me mum and dad know I'm with someone, but they haven't met her yet. But they know all about her and can't wait to meet her. Um, the lads have met her plenty of times, and her family and a few close friends know, but that's it." Niall explained to her.
"Yeah we all went out for dinner last night actually." Lou chimed in.
"How much longer are you planning to keep things hidden away?"
"We just talked about it last night actually, and we've decided it doesn't need to be a secret anymore. We're now we're serious about each other so lettin' the cat outta the bag won't change the way we feel about each other."
"Awwwwwww." The guys cooed again to the amusement of Marie who just smirked.
"So does that mean you're going to tell us all about her?" Marie asked him. She was probably ecstatic that she would be the first person to get the scoop on me. It was weird to think that people have been dying to know more about me. I'm not famous or anything, I've never wanted to be, but now, Directioner's all over the place were freaking out over me and Niall's relationship. I don't think it's something I'll ever get used to.
"If you'd like." Niall said chuckling. All the guys started leaning over to slap Niall on the back while giving each other high fives.
"That's right world! Listen up! The big reveal coming up!" Lou started yelling, to the amusement of the rest of the guys who started laughing and hollering different cheers.
"Let's start with her name then."
"Uh, her name is Raegan." Niall said, suddenly blushing like crazy while twiddling his thumbs. He wasn't nervous before, but I could tell that he was now.
"What a lovely name. How did the two of you meet?"
"We met at a signing actually." He told her, still blushing, but smiling all the same. His eyes were shining bright and he looked genuinely happy when he talked about me, which was comforting. I know it's silly, but sometimes I still worry that this is all some long and overdone prank, or that Niall will find someone else while he's away. It blows my mind that I'm even with him, because he's such an incredible human being.
"Awwwww look how in love he is!" Edin said, her eyes glued to the screen just like mine. I didn't answer her, but gave her a little smack on the shoulder, which she ignored of course.
"It was actually kind of crazy when they met." Zayn said.
"Yeah, we had never seen Niall so taken before." Harry said, all of them chuckling.
"What do you mean Zayn when you say it was crazy?"
"It was just like, we'd never seen Niall so speechless over a girl before. It was rather humorous. His mouth was hanging open and Paul had to shake him out it." They all started laughing like a pack of little girls.
"Really though, I actually forgot my name." Niall said laughing to himself. "That's how taken back I was."
"So, you met at a signing, where did it go from there?" Marie asked.
"Well, I was an idiot and just let her walk away from me."
"Total idiot." Lou agreed, rolling his eyes dramatically.
"Then how did you end up seeing each other?" Marie asked him.
"Later that night," Niall started, "the lads and I went out to the brewery and there she was. It was really lucky. I thought I missed my chance, but there she was."
"The luck of the Irish I suppose." Marie said smiling. "So what happened then?"
"This time I walked right up to her, and we all hung out for the rest of the night. I got her number before she went back to her flat."
"More like she gave it to you." Harry murmured. The guys started laughing loudly again, and so did I. Memories of that night flooded back to me, and I started laughing too. Marie probably had no clue what Harry's snide remark meant, but the rest of them knew what he was going on about, and Niall's cheeks continued to glow bright red.
"So I take it she lives in Dublin?" Marie asked raising her eyebrows.
"Yeah she does, she's a student. But she's actually from America."
"Did you take her out on a date after you got her number?"
"Yeah, the night I took her out. Best date of my life." Niall told her. I could feel my cheeks glowing red, and Edin was giggling.
"Have you found it hard starting a relationship during tour?"
"It's been....... difficult. I didn't get to see her for a month or so after our first date. It's definitely hard because we don't get to see each other a lot, but we skype and talk on the phone all the time. It's been difficult for me to keep us under wraps and all, but I do it for her. It's all for her really." The butterflies in my stomach were fluttering and I couldn't stop smiling at the TV screen. Edin made a hilarious face at the screen, the same face she makes when watching romantic movies. Niall was saying all the right things.
"It sounds like you really like this girl. How serious would you say you are about Raegan? Is this something that 'Directioner's should be concerned about?"
"I hope it's not something that worries them. You know? Like, I hope it doesn't upset anyone. All we can ask for is support from the fans because I'm very serious about her, and I hope the fans can respect that."
"That's a very mature of you to say it like that. Would you say you love Raegan?"
"People are going to criticize me for saying this, but yeah, I love her. I'm crazy for her, absolutely nuts. Its crazy because we've only been together since December, but I love her, and we don't really care what other people think to be honest."
"And what do you lads think of Raegan?" Marie asked, gesturing towards Liam, Zayn, Harry and Lou.
"We think she's great." Liam started looking at the other lads.. "She makes Niall happy, she's kind, she's sweet, she's fit. She's great for him."
"I agree with that. Niall's always had the best attitude out of all of us I think, and Rae makes him even happier, which I used to think was impossible." Harry chimed, leaning over messing up Niall's hair to annoy him.
"She makes him happy which makes us happy." Zayn said, chuckling as he went to mess up Niall's hair just like Harry.
"I agree with that." Lou said, smiling.
"Well I think most of your fans will agree with me when I say that we look forward to getting know Raegan. Do you worry about how she'll be treated differently now? The other girlfriends often experience relentless photo frenzy's from paparazzi as well as twitter trolling"
"I do worry about it, just as much as they do." Niall started, looking over at the rest of the lads. "But we refuse to let that stop us. She's stuck with me." The guys all started laughing again, slapping Niall on the back. Everything is ten times funnier to them when they're together. They truly act like brothers.
"I can't believe he just told the whole world that he's crazy about you." Edin said looking over at me. She had this big grin on her face, mingled with a surprised expression.
"I sure can. He wears his heart on his sleeve." I told her. My cheeks starting getting red.
"It's insane how in love you are." She said, smirking at me.
"Oh stop it." I told her rolling my eyes at her.
"Well you guys, its been a grand time talking with you." Marie stated, getting ready to sign off. "Thank you for letting me hang with you, and hopefully we will be seeing each other soon."
"Thank you as well." Lou said. The rest of the guys said their thank you's as well, all of them getting up to give her a huge group hug, which Marie found amusing, laughing as she hugged them back.
Well, this has been Marie Michaels with One Direction. Goodbye everyone!" Marie and all the lads waved at the camera and the interview ended.
"Well, that was interesting." Edin said, still smirking.
"I would say so." I agreed with her. I couldn't have been happier about the way Niall explained things with us. He didn't say too much, but said enough of how he felt. It was perfect. He's perfect.
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