22. Meeting The Boys
"Y/N! Come on we need to go!" Poppy called from the sitting room. Today we were going to meet Luke and Calum and Luke's girlfriend. Poppy had met Mikey when she went to the cafe and I think once when I was still at my parents. And i had obviously met Ash before when I interrupted their 'couple time' but since then Ash had been round here all the time. I think him and Poppy were very serious, they were completely in love. If i was honest I was quite nervous, I mean all the boys are very close and are like brothers to each other what if the others don't like me? Or what if Luke's girlfriend hates me? I was never great at meeting new people, I just pretended to be confident and I tried to always be friendly but I was so shy.
"I'm just coming, I'm just fixing my hair." I called from my room as I finished my half-up-half-down hairstyle. I walked out grabbing my bag and I heard Poppy say "Wow Y/N, you look really gorgeous with that hairstyle!" I smiled and blushed.
"Thanks, right lets go and meet the guys." I said walking out of the apartment. We decided to walk to the park where we were meeting them seeing as it was a nice day,along the way we talked about our boyfriends and how surreal it was that we're actually dating them. If someone had told me a year ago that I would have found HIM, the boy who had broken my heart 2 years before and we would end up together and that I would fall for him all over again, I would never have believed them. We reached the park and I instantly saw them. On a spread of blankets was piles of food surrounded by the 4 boys and to the side of Luke was a beautiful girl.
"Oh my god! I am so nervous." I heard Poppy mutter under her breath, making me feel better that it wasn't just me. Mikey turned around and saw me and instantly got up and walked quickly towards me. Poppy went to Ash when Mikey wrapped his arms around my waist and kissed me. The familiar feeling of warmth flooded through me and it made me smile. "Do you want to come and meet the guys and Yale? You'll love her, she's like you." He smiled, I nodded and he put his arm around my waist guiding me to the boys.
"You must be the famous Y/N!" Luke smiled, "Michael never stops talking about you." I giggled and looked at Mikey to see his cheeks flush pink. I stood on my tiptoes and kissed his cheek.
"Hi I'm Calum! That's Luke." Calum said pointing to Luke "And you already know Ash." I looked at Ash who was whispering something to Poppy when she giggled.
"We'll be right back guys!" Ash said and they got up and began walking away from the group. Luke then moved slightly to his left and the beautiful girl was more visible. "Hi I'm Yale!" she smiled. "She's my girlfriend." Luke said proudly. She's beautiful, She has long black hair and gorgeous brown eyes. I can see why Luke was with her. He watched her every movement and beamed. Anyone could see he loves her. It is the same with Ash and Poppy. Do me and Mikey do it?
Throughout the day we all talked and noticed we all had a lot in common. I knew then that in that moment I had definitely made the right choice moving to LA. I have made so many friends but the people right there were already so important to me and i think they always will be. "So how long have you guys been together?" Yale asked me and Mikey. "Well officially 'together' 2 months but i'd say 3 months." Michael answered. "But I knew of her 2 years ago! So we are the best couple!" He shouted quickly making everyone laugh.
"What about you and Luke?" I asked.
"We've been together 1 and a half months, we met at Universal Orlando when I ran into him and knocked him over." She laughed. "Best accident ever babe." He said looking at her as they kissed. The entire group 'awwed'. Mikey gently pulled me towards him and I sat on his lap and by now it was dark and you could see the stars. "Y/n?" He whispered into my ear. "Yeah." I whispered back.
"I have really enjoyed spending time with you these last few weeks and you're beautiful, kind and funny. You're everything I could ever dream of and I think I'm in love with you." He said cradling me in his arms. I felt all excited and mushy inside and I couldn't quite believe that Michael loved me. "I love you too." I whispered back smiling like the cheshire cat. I saw him grin and he kissed my forehead so I lent back and kissed his lips and it felt even more special and beautiful now I knew he that he felt the same way as me.
At the end of the night Michael and Ash walked me and Poppy home and we each said goodnight and shut the door.
"Well I had an amazing day! I love Yale and Calum and Luke! They're all so nice. And Ash.." Poppy trailed off.
"And Ash?" I asked. She looked like she was deep in thought.
"Its about something he asked me when we went off on our own." She paused before saying "He asked me to move in with him. And I know we share an apartment together and I don't want to risk our friendsh-"
"OMG POPPY THAT'S AMAZING! I AM SO HAPPY FOR YOU!" I screamed and ran to hug her. She looked relieved.
"Really? I was worried you'd be mad or upset. Like we'll still see each other all the time and at work i promise. I do really love him though Y/N."
"Not at all! I love you! I just want you to be happy! The fans love you guys already and you're perfect for each other!" I smiled. She gave me a big hug and we talked for a while about what Ash had said and where they'd live, before both of us going to bed.
I lay there staring at the ceiling when i just thought, sometimes I really love life.