New Girl: by Veronica & Kait

Bella's world is turned upside down when she is asked to Take Zayn's place in One Direction.
Right away she starts to fall for one of the boys. But will he see her growing affections towards him?
Besides that she is not sure if the fans will accept her as a member of the band. Torn, she must choose between what is best and what her heart is telling her.


4. Fireproof


That night I couldn't sleep a wink. I was so nervous and excited at the same time. Would they like me? Why do they want to meet me? I kept asking  myself this over and over again. I was up super early, I spent half the morning picking out what I was going to wear. I wanted to impress, but not overdue it. Then I did my make up and hair, finally I was ready. I wore my favorite skinny black jeans with booties, a pink tee with a white lace jacket. My short hair was neatly done with my bangs of to the side.

Once my sister, Emma was there to pick me up, she looked at me funny. "Your all dressed up for going to work." She said with a laugh.

"I'm not going to the coffee shop today!" I informed her with sassy attitude.

"Where then?" She asked in her motherly tone.

"The Westbury." I said, showing my excitement.

"The Westbury? Your going to the most fancy hotel in the city?" She asked surprised. "Why?"

"Well, yesterday while I was at work Niall and Harry came in and they liked my singing so much they asked me to come over to their hotel so I cloud meet the others!"

"Niall and Harry? As in Niall and Harry of One Direction?"


"Ok then." Emma took me over to the hotel. Outside there must been what looked liked two hundred fangirls screaming and holding up signs. I looked at the crowd and wondered just how was I going to get inside. I got out and pushed my way through and made it to the door. Once inside the clerk at the counter tried to make me leave. It took me sometime to explain to him that I had an appointment. When I finally got it through his thick skull I was allowed to make my way up. By the time I reached the third floor Niall was waiting for me at the top of the stairs. He came over and gave me a hug.

"There you are!" He said.

"Sorry, it took forever to get here. There were a lot of road blocks!" I laughed.

"It's alright." He said with a smile. "Come on!" He grabbed my wrist and lead me down the hall. When he reached the room, I stopped. "It's going to be alright!" Niall told me taking my hand gently. "There is nothing to worry about." I nodded and he opened the door. Louis and Liam were sitting on the couch playing Xbox. Paul was busy talking to Simon. And Harry was in the kitchen making lunch.

"What the hell did you get yourself into this time, Bella!" I thought.

"Guys!" Niall announced clearing his throat. Everyone paused what they were doing and looked at me. "This is Bella O'Neal. She is the one I was talking about." Liam and Louis were quick to come over and give me a hug. Paul and Simon shock my hand, and Harry treated me like an old friend. I still had no idea what was going on, but for now I was just going to play along.

"Do you know the words to fireproof?" Simon asked me.

"Yes I do. It's one of my favorites!"

"Good! Can you do Zayn's part?"

"Yes I can."

"Ok! Well then I want you to sing it right now with the boys." He said.

"Me? Sing with the boys?" I asked shocked.

"Come on Bella!" Louis said "it will fun!"

"There's nothing to worry about love, we will help if you need it." Liam said gently.

"It's not the song. I'm just so honored to be asked to sing with you. That's all!" They took me over to where five microphones were set up, Niall handed me a guitar and we began to play. Harry started off and when it came to my part I did the very best I could. When we finished Simon and Paul clapped. I must have done well enough for them to clap. After all Simon was known for being a hard judge.

"Well done Bella! Very well done!" Simon said still clapping.

"Thank you"

"Now as to the reason why we wanted you to sing," Paul began, "how would you like to go on tour with the boys?"

"You mean like sing the opening act?" I asked

"No, we would like you to take Zayn's place."

"What??!! Me?? Replace Zayn??"

"We would love to have you in the band, Bella." Liam and Louis said together.

"Your voice is high enough to hit Zayn's pitch. Ours can't." Harry said.

"Come on Bella, how about it?" Niall asked me.

"I would love to. But what about your fans? How will they like me taking Zayn's place?"

"They'll love you. I know because we love you." Louis said giggling.

"Alright! I'll do it!" Simon handed me a contract, I didn't have second thoughts, I grabbed the pen and signed on the dotted line.

"We leave Thursday for London. Will you be ready by then, Bella?" Paul asked.

"I can be ready tonight!" I said even more excited.

"Well meet us here Wednesday night," Paul told me. because we will be leaving early Thursday morning. There will be rehearsals once we get to London. Here is a list of the songs that are being sung." Paul handed me the list. I knew every song One Direction had come out with, I knew every word! I didn't think it would be hard to get ready for the first concert.

"Well I better go home and pack."

"Pack a lot, we will be on the road for a long time!" Liam said.

When I got home I told dad what happened and he was all for it. He wanted me to have my chance. "Go, you deserve a shot at your music career." He said giving me an enormous bear hug.

"Thank dad! I love you!"

"I love you to!"

I ran upstairs and spent the next few days packing and saying goodbye to my friends. Meg, my best friend since I was little, couldn't believe my luck. 

"I am so happy for you Bella!" Meg told me. "You're going to be going on tour with the biggest boy band ever! Promise me that you'll stay in touch!" 

"Of course I will! Your my best friend Meg! Oh and by the way, I talked to the boys. And they said you could come over to the hotel Wednesday evening at eight o'clock to have dinner with us."

"Shut up!! No way!! Your the best friend ever!!"

"I know aren't I!!" I complemented myself.

"Hey don't let it go to your head!" Megs teased. 

My hugged one last time before I went home to get a good nights rest. Tomorrow was going to be a long day. 

Wednesday evening I went over to the hotel and met the boys in the lobby, there were a lot of news reporters there, taking photos of me.

"Who is she Louis?" One asked.

"Is she your girlfriend Harry?" Another inquired.

"No," Simon told the reporters, "this is Bella Gibson, she is going on tour with the boys."

The reporters began asking me all these questions. I got really nervous, Niall saw and he came over and wrapped his arm around my shoulder. "She won't answer any questions until she is settled in!" He told them off.

Security escorted us to our rooms and the boys did their best to make me feel welcome. That night we spent our time getting to each other and having a good laugh. I had never had so much fun in all my life. 

Later on Megs arrived for a nice dinner in the hotel restaurant. Even though she was head over heels for their music, she remained calm and cool. Harry and her got along from the moment I introduced them to one another. To be one hundred percent honest with the readers, they were inseparable the whole time. After a nice dinner and a long night of chatting and getting to know one another, we said our goodbyes. Harry and Meg exchanged numbers and we all went to bed.


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