1. The Big Night Out
Chapter 1: The Big Night Out
Looking in the mirror I stare at every inch of my new black skin tight short dress. It looked so much better in the shops. Why is it everything looks better in the shops? I try not to let it bother me as I don't want anything to spoil today. I've waited for this very day for 18 years. Finally I can put playground gossip, spotty skin and being judged about every inch of my life behind me. I'm ACTUALLY an adult, like who would have thought? Me, Ellie Knight 18! I can drink (legally) and vote- like wtf?
My phone buzzes on the side of my dressing table. It's Lexi, she's like my sister- more then my sister we've known each other since we were 2. I could trust her with my life. 'Be over in a min pre drinks better be ready bitch!' She's crazy, honestly I bet she's had pre pre drinks. She has long brown, straight, thick hair that sits perfectly on her small shoulders. She's so pretty. I take another look at my lumps and bumps on the mirror. A lump sticks in my throat. I don't know if I can go out now. This dress just isn't right. I have no time to change as Lexis already here. I can here her loud mad voice and the clanking of bottles- it's defiantly her. I strap on my ankle high stilettos and grap my brand new ted baker black clutch before heading downstairs. 'Ahhh bebs you look gorgeous' Lexi shouts poring half a bottle of WKD down her throat. 'Are you sure,' I question, I can never tell if friends just lie to be kind, or if they mean it- even Lexi. 'Yeah. Right now down this we need t get you pissed ASAP' she practically throws a bottle of blue WKD and pushes me out of the door. When we get into the club, it's different to how I pictured it, I thought it would be more like Geordie shore but it's so dark, I can barley see anything only shapes. I feel overwhelmed by the whole place. Its full of people. I can't stand it. I managed about an hour before sneaking out, luckily Lexi had already copped off with some bloke and was already all over him, there was no way she was going to notice me leaving. I head out the back as I can't be bothered to see anymore people. My palms are all sweaty and I can barley breath. My heart feels like its been lodged half way up my throat. I can't believe its happening again. I begin to cry. This wasn't how I planned my eighteenth. I thought by now I'd at least be so pissed I wouldn't be able to remember my name. All of the lights seem brighter and like there closing in on me. The door couldn't be any closer if it tried. I open the door and a breeze of December wind hits my face and I begin to feel at ease until some idiot- who wasn't looking where he was going, crashes into me and I begin to feel panicky- AGAIN. I loose my footing on the icy ground and fall. 'Shit I'm so sorry I was just... in the middle of erm' he looks at his phone and puts it in his pocket 'never mind' he puts out his hand and helps me up. He has a familiar face. I feel like I know him yet, I can't put my finger on it. Maybe I'd seen him in the club? Either way his face calms me. He has perfect cheek bones and lovely dark brown hair.
'Don't worry' I whisper under my breath still trying fight back the tears. I keep my head down trying to look at my shoes as I've become really nervous. He bends his knees and ducks his head under mine.
'Hey, I... I didn't mean to hit you' he sounds really worried.
'No, no its... its not you its never mind are you okay though? Is your phone okay? It isn't cracked is it? I phones seem to crack before they even hit the floor' this makes him laugh. 'Oh no its fine. I'm fine...' He looks at me as if asking for my name 'Ellie' I reply, 'Ellie' He smiles (I LOVE HIS SMILE) 'I like that' 'Thanks..." I gesture for his name. 'You mean you don't know who I am' He asks stunned. 'Should I' SHIT. Have I met him before? I mean I recognise him but... I can't be sure its too dark and my eyes have only just recovered from the harsh lighting. 'No I didn't mean to sound arrogant, it's just usually girls' I look at him as if to say you arrogant pig! He laughs and begins to go tomato red. 'Its just I'm Harry Styles'