The entire arena went wild as Ashton finished the song with a slammin' drum solo. The crowd was going wild and it felt like my eardrums could burst, but I didn't care. I was screaming right along with the rest of 'em. I looked over at Edin and we just grinned at each other, embracing the moment. This night was turning into one of the best nights of my life, and I knew I wouldn't forget it.
"Thank you all so much!" Calum said into his microphone. The crowd just kept screaming and clapping. "You guys have been great tonight. Now, we're pleased to introduce One Direction!" He said as him and his mates his cleared the stage. Some stage crew ran out and cleared anything from the stage that wouldn't be needed. The crowd went even wilder than before and I screamed and hollered as loud as I could. Dramatic music started playing and the crowd was going crazy, awaiting the arrival the Harry, Louis, Zayn, Liam and Niall. Lights flashed and the music got even louder. Suddenly beams started lowering on stage and Harry was revealed behind the postered background as Liam walked straight down an aisle and onto the stage. Lou appeared by the steps while Niall walked out from behind more of the set and Zayn following out through another passage. It was like five little mice peeking out of their holes to see what all the noise was about. The tune to Up All Night started playing and the guys jumped right into it.
Watching Niall on stage was an incredible feeling. He looked so invigorated, passion flowing through his veins. It was incredible to see him doing what he loved. You could just tell how happy it makes him. The boys were running around the stage and having a great time as well. They all looked so adorable climbing on different platforms and interacting with the crowd. I couldn't stop smiling as they performed. I couldn't be more proud of Niall than in this moment. The talent was oozing out of him, making me love him even more, which I didn't think was possible.
"He's singing for you babycakes. All for you." She yelled into my ear over the sound of the crowd going wild. I just smiled at her and wiped my eyes, singing along to the words.
"Alright alright!" Lou yelled once the song was over, putting his hand up to the crowd, trying to quiet them. They'd already sang eight songs, and time was flying by. Every single song they performed so far was amazing and perfect. The guys were successfully turning this night into one of the best nights of my life. Just watching them was so invigorating. The way that every single fan knew all the words was crazy. The way the crowd went wild for each of them. I wasn't sure if my ears would make it to the morning, but I didn't care at all.
"Tonight we're going to be doing something a little.......different." Lou started to explain. Edin and I looked at each other, she shrugged her shoulders then turned back her attention to the stage.
"Tonight we'd like to serenade five of you during this next song. Who's ready?" Harry asked the crowd, and everyone went wild. "Can we get some chairs please?" All of a sudden, five people from the stage crew ran out onto the stage and put down five chairs in the center. The crowd was still screaming madly. I would bet my life that every person in the crowd was begging the Gods to be picked.
"Time to pick lads." Zayn said looking around at his bandmates. The guys started climbing down from the stage and the crowd got even louder. They split up and started walking up the aisles while everyone started to turn one way or the other to see who they would pick. Occasionally handing out high fives and winks, the guys made their way through the arena. My neck was crooked the other way looking out into the mass of people behind me, when I felt someone tap my shoulder. Out of the corner of my eye, I could see Edin throw her head back laughing. I turned back around to find the most beautiful blue eyes staring into mine.
"I pick you." Niall said smiling wider than ever. I just nodded, the butterflies in my stomach going wild, dazed by his presence. This was it. This would be the moment that all our secrecy goes down the drain, and I was going to embrace it.
Slow to stand up, out of nerves I think, I felt Edin's small hand push my back, urging me to get moving. Niall grabbed my hand and climbed over the speakers and lights lining the front of the stage. His hands were clammy and I could feel the blood pulsing through his veins at a quick and steady rhythm. After jumping up, he picked me up and swung me right onto the wooden floor. Good thing I'm so tiny, he makes it seem like a breeze to pick me up. Being only a little over five feet, there isn't much of me to lift. Still hand in hand, Niall led me towards the chair in the middle. Each chair was facing the side of the arena so the boys backs wouldn't be facing the audience. I could feel my cheeks heating up, like a fire slowly embracing the log of wood its going to burn.
"Did I tell you how beautiful you look tonight?" He said into my ear as we waited for the rest of the guys and their choices to make it back to the stage. My cheeks flushing red still, my hands getting clammy just like his. I don't usually like having all the attention on me, but it looked like I didn't have a choice, and Niall being up there with me would make it all okay. Nothing can go wrong as long as he's with me.
"No, did I tell you how handsome you look tonight?" I asked him in the same sly voice. For some reason, Niall was getting me extra wound up tonight. To be honest, I just wanted to rip his shirt off right then and there, but it was obviously not the right time. This time it was him who started blushing, and it was adorable. I couldn't help but smile as he looked down at me, a subtle little half smile on his face. "Is this why Harry told me he was extra excited for tonight's show?" I asked.
"You got it love." He told me as Lou walked up onto the stage with the girl he picked. She was decked out 1D apparel and had on shorts with bright red keds. She was also crying out of excitement. Lou waved to me then had the girl sit in the chair behind mine. Quick enough, Liam came up next and had his girl of choice sit in the chair in front of me. His choice had long brown hair and looked about no older than twenty.. Shortly after him, Zayn arrived with a girl who looked about fourteen. She had black hair in braids and was wearing the cutest leather jacket. After a few more minutes of waiting Harry finally arrived with his girl of choice. I threw my head back laughing, and so did Niall, as he helped Edin onto the stage and sat her down in the chair all the way at the end. He whispered something in her ear, making her blush, and it occurred to me that Harry might be hitting on her because he had a very cheeky smile on his face.
"Alright alright!" Lou said into his microphone while the crowd was going crazy still. He walked over to Edin first. "What's your name?" He asked her, smirking because he already knows her name.
"Edin." She answered, a confident expression taking over face. She looked absolutely beautiful on stage. I wondered if she had a grasp on the fact that all the Harry fans were eating their hearts out right now.
"And where are you from?"
"New Hampshire in the States."
"Lovely lovely." Lou responded, walking over to the next girl, his choice, asking her name and where's she was from. After her, he walked over the his choice, then he walked over to me and asked the same.
"And what's your name?" He asked, winking at me.
"Lou, you know her name." Niall said into his mic, laughing.
"Answer the question please my dear." Lou said to me for the whole arena to hear.
"It's Raegan." I told the crowd. People started hollering even louder and the fans were clapping like mad. I even heard a bunch of people aw. Niall just grinned at me. This was his way of telling the world about me I guess. Practically giving the paps the middle finger while screaming to the world who I am.
"Interesting......" Lou said smiling. "I've heard that name somewhere before....." The crowd started laughing at his silly joke. I was pretty sure every single person in the audience had connected the dots by now. Lou moved on to Liam's girl of choice and asked her the same things. Then he went over to Zayn's choice and asked her as well. Once she finished answering the question the music started to play, and the crowd starting screaming as loud as they could possibly scream.
"Baby I, I wanna know. Whatcha think when we're alone...." Liam started, singing to the girl in the chair in front of him. From what I could see she had her hand over her mouth out of nerves and excitement. From there it went on to Harry's part. I turned to look behind me, knowing that Edin's reaction would be priceless.
"Girl what would you do, would you wanna stay? If I were to say......." Harry sang to her. Edin started happily laughing at him while her cheeks flushed the color pink. She was nervous, but would never let it on while on stage with her biggest crush. I only knew because I've known her my whole life. Inside, she secretly was praying that she wouldn't faint.
I turned back around as the chorus started, looking right at Niall. He was smiling so big I thought his face might break or something. "I wanna be last yeah, baby let me your, let me be your last first kiss...." He sang to me along with the chorus. I was smiling just as much as him, occasionally biting my lip out of nervousness. It's one thing to have Niall sing me to sleep under the covers of my bed, but to have him serenade me on stage during a concert is a whole other story. I could tell he was enjoying himself, especially when making silly faces at me when he sang, getting me to laugh. After the chorus came his solo. His playful self rings true even on stage.
"Baby tell me, would it change, I'm afraid, you'll run away, if I tell you, what I wanted to tell you...." He sang, getting down on one knee and grabbing my hand as he did so.
"Never." I mouthed to him, making him blush. The crowd went wild, making him smile even more. After Niall, it was Lou's turn to sing, then Zayn. Each of them serenading their choices right along with the song. After the second chorus, the crowd went crazy when Liam hit that little high note, and everyone started singing along with the chorus when it came around again.
"I wanna be last yeah, baby let be your last, your last first kiss...." Zayn sang, finishing the song. Right as the music cut Niall dropped his microphone, leaned in, and pressed his lips to mine with such a passionate force. His hands caressed my cheeks as our lips met one another. It was unexpected and spontaneous, and of course I went right along with it, enjoying it just as much as every other kiss we've shared. The energy and passion flowing between us made my entire body tingle. Right at that moment, I knew what we have is real. I've loved him from day one, and as we kissed on that stage, I knew I would love him forever. I could do this for the rest of my life, and he was worth any obstacle that would try to stop us.
I could hear the crowd going insane, but only focused on the kissing, not wanting it to stop. After a few seconds Niall pulled away looking right into my eyes, his smile reflecting mine.
"I love you." He mouthed to me, making me blush even more, then he leaned in and kissed me again, keeping this one short and sweet.
"Well done Nialler, well done." Lou said into his microphone, smirking as Harry wolf whistled. "Come on boys, lets get these ladies back to their seats." Niall grabbed my hand and led me back to my seat, this time using the designated stairs rather than jumping off the stage. The crowd was going insane still and as Niall led me back, I thought the girls surrounding my seat were going to faint, especially when Harry brought Edin back too. Her and I sat back down in the seats while Harry gave Niall a brotherly slap on the back before they jumped up onto the stage. My heart was still racing and it dawned on me that I was breathing a little heavy.
"I can't believe he did that!" Edin yelled over the crowd of screaming girls, a grin spread across her face. I couldn't help but match her expression, I was just so.....happy.
"What was Harry saying to you up there?"
"I'll tell you after the show!"
Soon enough the rest of the guys made their way back on the stage. "You guys ready for some twitter questions?" Liam said, and everyone started clapping and hollering. I completely forgot about this part of the show, and was excited to see what kind of questions the fans would come up with this time. Before they started, all the guys took some time admiring the different signs that fans had brought with them. Some of the signs were hilarious, especially when the guys read them out loud.
"First question!" Lou started to say. "It says 'Just to confirm, that redhead Niall kissed is his girlfriend correct?" Niall smiled as Lou read the question aloud. "Niall can answer that for us can't he?" Lou said chuckling to himself.
"Yes, she is." Niall answered, his smile reaching his eyes as he spoke.
The twitter questions continued on for a while, and eventually the guys read out the last few. Many asked about Niall and I, and many asked the guys to do little dances or try to do different and somewhat acrobatic things.
"'Other than Niall, who can do the best Irish accent?'" Liam read aloud. The guys all started practicing their Irish accents to Niall's amusement. Eventually they came to the conclusion that Harry's was pretty good, and they moved on to the next question.
"Final tweet. 'What is the number one played song on your iPod, Zayn?'" Lou read aloud.
"Eh, come back to me. I'm not sure." Zayn answered. Lou walked over to Niall next.
"Niall." Lou said into his mic.
"A song called 'Glowing' by The Script." Niall answered him, fiddling with the Irish flag in his hands. I hadn't even noticed where he'd gotten it from. Louis went on to ask the rest of the lads as well. Liam said a John Mayer song and Harry answered saying the new charity single.
After the twitter questions the guys jumped right into singing Moments. The crowd became more quiet than it had all night. You could feel the admiration for the band coming from each and every person in the audience. Edin put her arm around my shoulder and the two of us rocked side to side along with the song, smiles on our faces. As Niall sang his part, he came right to the edge of the stage and sang the words looking right at me. I blew him a kiss making him smile as he sang the words. It was a truly beautiful moment, and I hope that someone would get a good picture of it so I could treasure it for a lifetime.
The crowd started piling out now that the show was over. Edin and I just hung around in our seats, waiting for the rows around us to empty so we could make out way backstage. After about fifteen minutes, we gave up on waiting and just jumped onto the stage. It didn't take us long to make it down to the main dressing room, despite being greeted by all the workers on our way down. Everyone was so friendly, which I really liked.
We finally made it down and I knocked on the door to the room. Zayn opened it up, sweat dripping off of him. "Come in!" He said smiling as he held the door open for us.
"Rae baby!" Niall yelled, running towards me, kissing me on the mouth, his arms wrapping around my neck. It was a hard and passionate kiss. He kept his lips to mine as the two of us back tracked out of the room, still kissing as we did so.
"See you in fifteen!" Harry yelled cheekily before slamming the door behind us to the sound of laughter coming from the room. Still entangled in one another I felt my back touch the cold concrete wall as Niall pressed his body against mine. After a minute or two he pulled away, and just stared into eyes. Both of us were out of breath, and very in the mood.
"You are so beautiful, you know that?" Niall asked me, running his hands through my hair.
"Thank you." I said shyly. "You're pretty good looking yourself you know." His eyes darted back to my lips and we started kissing again. I guess I shouldn't call it kissing, it was more like making out at this point, and we had no shame. No one else was around in the dungeon-like hallways under the arena. It went on for a while, only slowing down when he would kiss my neck, something that always got me going.
Eventually the door to the dressing room opened again, and Edin's head popped out, her hand over her eyes. "Uh guys, everyone else is ready to go out so...."
Niall pulled away from the kiss and turned his head to answer her. "Just a second." He told her. She giggled and closed the door again.
"We'll continue this again soon yeah?" He asked me, chest still heaving, a cheeky smile spread across his cheeks.
"Absolutely." I told him, emphasizing each syllable as my eyes flickered to his lips, only wanting more. He kissed my lips again, keeping it short and sweet, then grabbed my hand leading us back to the dressing room.
What a night.
Hello all, how are you? I would just like to say thank you once again for sticking by me and reading my story as it comes along. Feel free to comment and vote, I love to hear what you guys think! :) I would like to dedicate this chapter to cookiemonster14 for being amazing and danish like me (danskere styrer!!)