"Twenty minutes to show time!" I heard Paul call out! "Louis, Harry stop fooling around!" He ordered to the boys. I was pacing in my dressing room holding my microphone. I knew the songs, I knew my lines, but that didn't help much when your nerves are in the way. Throwing my hands up in the air I sat down at the makeup table and placed my head in my hands. I heard a knock at the door and looked up.
"Come in," I said a little shaky. The door opened and Niall walked in.
"Wow! You look amazing!" He complimented me is his sweetest tone.
"Thanks Niall. Your sweet." I looked down at the ground again and let out a long breath.
"Hey! You okay?" He asked a bit concerned.
"Umm, yeah. Why?"
"Well you look like your uptight. That's all."
That's just what I needed to hear right now.
"Anyway I came, one, you wish you luck, your going to be great though. And two, to give you this," he pulled out a small Irish flag from this pocket. He must have had it for a long time because it was all faded. "I had this with me the very first time I went on stage." He told me with a smile. "I want you to use tonight, Bella." He handed me the piece of cloth.
"Thanks Niall!" I said as I hugged him tightly.
Although I wasn't from Ireland, I had spent most of my life there. I was really from a small town in Nevada, but my dad was from Ireland so we spent all our holidays there. And thirteen years ago we moved to Dublin because my dad had a job offer.
"Five minutes!" Paul announced from the office window. "Take your places guys."
"Well, that's my cue." I walked out and was lead under the stage by security. They seemed to be everywhere. I stood on the platform and waited. Above I cloud hear the fans shouting and cheering. Any minute now, I thought. The theme music was playing and was almost to the end. A second later I was on the stage. We opened with "No Control" it definitely was the song to get things started. At Zayn's part... I mean my part I sang at the top of my lungs, I gave it my whole heart. The boys looked at me surprised. Did I do something wrong? I did I mix the words up? I must not have, cause Liam started clapping and cheering followed by the rest of the lads.
"Hey London how are we doing tonight?" Liam asked. The fans responded by screaming. "I am happy to introduce to you Bella. The new member of 1D!" I waved to the crowd.
"And now who wants to hear midnight memories?" Harry said walking across the stage to the far end.
Chris, one of the musicians handed me my guitar and Niall was handed his as well. By half way though way I was really getting into this, was really having fun. I wished it didn't have to end.
On the bus Liam and Louis wouldn't shut up about how it went tonight. "That was awesome I've never seen the fans act that way!" Louis said.
"I just couldn't believe it either Lou!"
I tried not to pay attention and instead checked my Twitter. I had over eight thousand followers. "Wow!" I said to myself. I was also trending #newgirl. What? Most of the tweets form the fans were sweet.
@Bellofficial @onedirection so nice hearing you sing tonight. Love your voice. #newgirl.
Others weren't so nice.
@Bellaofficial WTF?!?! 1D is a boy band!! You don't belong in 1D. Leave!! Their better off without you!!
Niall was reading over my shoulder and grabbed my phone. "Don't read those. Their just jealous, that's all."
"Niall give me back my phone!" I demanded. He frowned but gave in and handed me back my phone.
"I'm heading to bed guys. Good night!"
"Night!" They all said at once.
I changed into my fluffy monkey pajamas and climbed into my buck. I check my phone to see if anyone had texted me. At least ten from my dad, five from my sister, and two or three from Meg.
(Meg) Hey girlfriennnnddddddd!! How was your day in London?🙃
(Meg) Hey text me after the concert. 🙂
I was quick to respond to Meg. Boy I missed her.
(Me) Hey Megs! I concert was fantastic!! I had so much fun!! I'm in with London!! 😍 the sights, the shopping!! Omg.
(Meg) Hey! I miss you. I'm so happy about your first concert being such a success. How are the boys treating you?
(Me) Their wonderful, Megs! Niall and Harry are really protective of me.
(Meg) Hmmmm sounds like our Bella already has two of them smitten with her! 😊
Megs teased me.
(Me) Your just jealous that I have two members of one direction smitten with me.😛 I bet you wish that you were in my place. 😃
(Meg) Come on Girrrrlllll!!!! I'm not jealous!! Just save one of them for me! Okay!! 😝
(Me)Okay!! Which one do you want?
(Meg)I want.... Harry Lol
(Me) Well from the way he was looking at you at dinner a few nights ago, I'd say there will be no problem getting him.
(Meg) Yeah I know. Remember we exchanged numbers. He just hasn't texted me.
(Me) Maybe that's because we just got to London and we've been busy. Look I gotta get some sleep. Good now angel😘
(Meg) okay 😞 good night
Super star💤 And yay!! Harry just texted me!!!
(Me) See I told you he would text you! Good night.
I turned off my phone and soon fell into a sound slumber. Sadly it didn't last for long. My bunk was just across from Niall's, so I heard everything. I rolled over and opened the curtain to see Niall eating a bag of chips and watching a movie.
"Hey!" I said, "what the hell are you doing up." I glanced at my phone. "It's three in the morning!"
He looked up. "oh hey did I wake you?"
"No." He really was sweet and cute. I liked him from the instant I met him. But I never thought I had a chance with him in a million.
"Well, I better get some sleep, you should to. We have a long day tomorrow." Niall said closing his laptop. Rolling over I closed my eyes and went to sleep.
* * * * * *
I really liked Bella, but I wasn't to sure if she liked me. At the coffee shop it took me everything I had to go over and say Hello. I was used to fangirls, but she didn't act like a fangirl, she was down to earth. She didn't look up to us as these big-shots. I hate it when the fans do that. I just like being treated like a normal guy, not some popatar.