"And the flat is fully furnished and appliances are included?" I asked the realtor as I reviewed the paper work.
"Yes. Rent is due at the end of the month and there are only two other tenants. The original owners of the lot agreed to rent out a few, limited flats." The tall, bird-like woman said as she looked down at me coldly.
"Alright, then. Thank you so much. So let's get this finalised." I filled out the last few lines on the paper work and then gave them to the realtor and she handed me the key to my flat.
After she had gone, I unlocked the door and inhaled deeply as I stepped through the threshold of my new flat. I showered quickly and slipped on a pair of short black jean shorts and a purple v-neck paired with my black high top converse. I curled my hair and dos my makeup like I did everyday. I brushed my hair once more so the brown waved tumbled down my back.
My phone beeped.
From: Ally ;P
Hey Blake! What're u doing today? I'm bored out of my mind and fiancé won't come to lunch with me... :(
To: Ally ;P
Just moved into my new flat. Still getting settled. How about later? And I still have yet to meet this fiancé of yours... :)
I had met Ally at a club when I came to London a few years back. We stayed in touch over the years and she was my closet friend I had, considering I just moved here.
As I moved to the lift, my phone beeped again.
From: Ally ;P
Oh!! Cool!!! I'll pick you up in a couple hours, txt me the address.
And you'll meet him someday... ;)
The lift took me to the first floor. It was about noon and Allyson was picking me up for coffee around five. I headed out to check my mailbox and see if my mum had sent anything yet. And that's when I saw him, saw him lay me out onto the tile floor.
"Ow!" I groaned as I rolled onto my back. I looked up and saw a guy, couldn't be much older than 21 with shocking blue eyes and messy light brown hair. He was wearing a black hoodie and appeared to be breathing heavy. He took my hand and pulled me to my feet.
"Thanks." I mumbled, but before I could get another word in when another guy came screeching around the corner.
"Damn. Those girls are crazy!" The other boy cursed in a thick Irish accent. It was then that I recognised them. It was Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson from One Direction.
"Hey! Level four right?" The one I perceived as Louis called out. I spun around and realised he was talking to me.
"Yeah. Thanks." I breathed stepping on to the lift.
"Woah!" He stared.
"Louis? Louis!" The Irish waved a hand in front of his face, but it didn't appear to phase him.
"Anyway.." He frowned "I'm Niall and this dumbfounded idiot next to me is Louis."
"Blake." I laughed at Niall's remark "If you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go now."
Louis smiled even bigger and goofier than he already was.
"You're American too???" Niall just shook his head as they headed back to the lift. Niall hit Louis in the arm and I laughed.
"If you need anything, I'm on the top floor!" Louis called out as the doors closed. I laughed.
It was about midday day when I realised I did need something. Food and the directions to the nearest store. I hopped onto the lift and headed to the top floor hoping he was still there. The pounding music coming from the hallway answered that question. I knocked a few times before I heard the music soften and footsteps began approaching. "What now Niall?" Louis called as he swung open the door, he obviously wasn't looking up and I laughed because, there he stood, Louis Tomlinson completely naked in front of me. He quickly placed a hand over his dick and shut the door rather forecfully.
"Shit! Sorry!" He yelled
I could hear him frantically running around his flat. He opened the door again suddenly and he was wearing a pair of low rise blue jeans and had failed to get a shirt. He's v-lines were pronoun, which was kind of a major turn on. Even the small trail that led down the the waist of his jeans was making me feel all funny inside.
"My face is up here, love." He laughed as he used a finger to lift my gaze up to his eyes.
"Hi." I smiled
"Hi. What can I do for you?"
"Ummm.... Ummm.... Ummm... Oh yeah, I needed your help."
"With what?" He seemed a bit too please by this idea.
"Well I have no food in my fridge and I don't really know the area. And I also don't know how to get somewhere when I do know where it is." I bit my lip.
That was a close second to the most embarrassing moment of my life, I played it off cooly and I could tell she was checking me out. I was kind of undressing her with my eyes at the same time. But I couldn't help myself, she was fucking gorgeous, especially in that outfit emphasising all her curves and assets.
"I can give you a ride if you want..." I said pouncing on the opportunity, I tried to hide my eagerness.
"Please." She sighed in relief as she batted her lashes.
"Alright. Come in for a second." I said as I grabbed her wrist and pulled her in. The flat was as neat as I could be. How I Met Your Mother was still playing on the tv, just softer now. She turned to me.
"What exactly is it that you were doing before I showed up?" She asked trying not to laugh.
He chose that particular moment to become shy.
"Just, um watching tv." He lied
"Naked?" I laughed
"Don't mock me." He frowned. He grabbed a t-shirt off of the back of a chair and slipped it on. I sighed, not to meaning to.
"A bit disappointed I'm now wearing a shirt, are we?" He laughed.
"What??? No!!!" I exclaimed shaking my head. Okay so maybe I was, it's not like he needed to know that. He switched off the tele and grabbed my wrist and pulled me out. We stopped by my flat so I could grab my bag before heading to the store and Louis wanted to tell Niall where he was going.
"Whatever! Olly's coming over regardless!" Niall shouted without even opening the door. As we walked outside there was a loud clap of thunder and it began pouring rain.
"Welcome to England!" Louis proclaimed as a large bolt of lighting lit up the dark gray sky.
He unlocked his slate colored, sleek, Nissan Altima.
"Nice." I smile jumping in.
"It's just a car." He laughed "Can you even legally drive?"
"Not in England." I sighed.
"Well when you do finally get your license, you are more than welcome to borrow a car. I have two more." He looked at me and grinned.
"Now you're just showing off." I laughed punching his arm.
After a while we were taking like we had known each other are entire lives. There was obviously more to it, since he kept reaching over like he wanted to touch me, but he kept pulling away.
We pulled into a Tesco parking lot, it was smaller than the Kroger's and Publixes in America, but it would do. Harry came in with me.
"Grab a basket." I smiled "I've got a fridge to fill."
We wandered around the store together for roughly an hour, laughing at all the stuff I didn't know. All the products were different than in America. He had to help me when I was paying because I didn't know the currency too well.
"Shut up Louis! This is not my fault!" I half snapped, half laughing.
He smiled pulling up the boot and we began putting the bags in and that was when then heard of screaming teenage girls and paparazzi emerged.
"Oh my god!" I gasped. They looked terrifying in the rain, as the lightning above us illuminated them. Louis finished tossing in the bags and had to practically rip me from my spot on the ground and throw me in the car.
I was soaked and breathing heavily.
"How do you get used to that?" I breathed.
"You don't. You just learn to put up with it."
"That's crazy. I don't think I could deal with that."
He finally reached out his spare hand and began rubbing my leg. I gasped and pulled back.
"Uh-uh we are not going in that direction tonight." I wagged a finger at him and moved his hand back to the wheel and I have to say, he looked a little hurt.
"Only...." I continued "because I don't know you that well, maybe when we know each other better..." I stopped letting my words linger in the air. He smirked a little at that.
"What are you doing tomorrow night?" He asked me.
"Nothing. Why?" I said with curiosity in my voice.
"A few people, myself included, are going to my friend Harry's house. I was wondering, hoping actually, that you'd like to come." He flashed a smile at me.
"Sure!" I grinned, it would be nice to meet some new people.
Louis headed back to his own place when we got back. I put away all the groceries and then settled on the couch and spent the evening in front of my tele.
I jumped when my phone rang. I answered.
"Hey. What're you doing?"
"Oh hi Ally." I glanced at the clock, it was 4:30. "shit. I'm so sorry Ally, I totally spaced, but I'm not doing anything right now. You wanna go grab coffee?"
"Okay I'll meet you in 15 minutes. I think I can walk to the nearest coffee place."
"Okay. See you soon."
I hung up the phone. My phone beeped with a text message. I smiled. It was Harry. We had exchanged numbers in the car.
From: Sexy L ;) Xx
It's taking a lot of effort for me to stay up here...:( Come see me :)
To: Sexy L ;) Xx
No! And nice name btw. Hey how long doe it take to the nearest coffee shop from here.
From: Sexy L ;) Xx
You wanna ride? It's like a 10 minute walk, but it's raining.
To: Sexy L ;) Xx
Nah, thanks for the offer. You keep your ass up there, I'll be back in an hour or so. ;) xx
I put my phone back into my pocket and slipped on a black rain jacket to keep me dry.