We pulled into the parking lot and before Harry even stopped the car I opened the door and got out. I opened Nialls door and dragged him out of the car.
"Well someone is excited." he chuckled.
Liam came over to me with something light and long in his hand.
"Turn around Cass." he told me. I raised and eyebrow but did as I was told. He tied a blindfold around my eyes.
"Aww come on guys!!" They just laughed at me and guided me. Liam carried me up the steps but other than that they made me walk on my own.
"I see you've already put that on her." Lou and Zayn said somewhere behind me.
"If I'm gonna walk into something you guys better tell me or when this thing comes off I'm gonna-" I was cut off by a rough yet gentle hand being placed over my mouth. It didn't feel like any of the boys hands though.
"Does she know yet?" Asked a very familiar angelic voice. It sounded like it was coming from whoever placed their hand over my mouth.
"Nope" responded Niall. I tried to rack my brain from where I'd heard that voice before. Then it hit me. No. It couldn't be......... The blindfold was taken off and I came face to face with the chocolate brown eyes that I had fallen for. My eyes widened.
"Calum?" I whispered as tears came to my eyes.
"Hey Cassidy. Happy birthday." He pulled me into a hug. He was so much taller than me so my head rested on his chest and I could hear his heart beat. It was beating fast like he was nervous. There is no way in hell he is nervous to meet me I thought. Tears streamed down my face as I clung to him. I didn't react how I thought I would. I thought I would be screaming and maybe faint, but instead I hugged him and cried on him like we had known eachother for years. When he realized I was crying he hugged tighter. He stroked my hair like I'd seen him do so with his many fans that he met before.
"Happy Birthday, love." He just called me love. Then behind him I saw Ashton, Luke, and Michael smiling at me each holding wrapped presents. Cal and I finally pulled away.
"I must be dreaming." I whispered to myself and shook my head. Ashton giggled.
"No your not sweetheart. Come give me a hug. I need a hug from a beautiful girl." he said making me blush. I ran over to him and buried my face and his chest. I hugged him tight, but not as long as Calum. Then I hugged Michael, then I hugged my favorite penguin lover, Luke. I hugged Luke for a while. While I was hugging him, I happened to look up at Calum and he had his jaw clenched and was staring at Luke like he was jealous of something. He looked at me and immediately his eyes softened and his amazing smile came back. I let go of Luke and rushed over to him.
"Cal, you've always been her favorite." Harry said from behind me. He looked at me and I quickly nodded.
"Good. I always love to be beautiful girls favorites." Damn he can make me blush. He opened his arms again but instead of hugging him I jumped up so he was holding my thighs. He kissed my cheek which made me hide my face in his neck. I felt him tense when I breathed out onto him. Weird.
"Come here Cass. We got some stuff for you." Luke said. I just nodded eagerly.
"Does she talk?" Michael asked. I rolled my eyes.
"Yes you idiot." I giggled
"Hey!! You can only call me that when I'm wearing the shirt." he fake pouted. Everyone laughed. Zayn, Liam, Niall, and Louis had left to go meet some fans that were waiting outside the building, but Harry and the other boys stayed with me.
"Wow." Cal said and looked at me.
"What?" but instead of telling me he just shook his head.
"Nevermind." I opened all the three gifts. Ashton got me two necklaces and a pair of his drum sticks. On one necklace it said Cassidy and on the other it said Ash Is Awesome. I looked at him weird but he just giggled. Michael gave me his flannel that said IDIOT on the back. And of course, Luke gave me a giant stuffed penguin.
"Thank you guys so much. I mean you guys are awesome and so nice but I never thought you'd give a fan presents."
"Your much more than a fan." Calum murmured loud enough for me to hear. I blushed again.
"Hey Cass can I talk to you for a second? Alone?" Calum asked me.
"Sure I said as he held out his hand and helped me up. He lead me to a door that said '5SOS Dressing Room'. He opened the door for me then sat on the couch. He patted next to him for me to sit down.
"Ok so ya know how I didn't get you a present? Well my present is me asking you something." He said turning so he was facing me now.
"Ookk." I said slowly.
"I was wondering if you wanted to go out with me. For dinner. Tonight." He looked at me with puppy dog eyes and I couldn't help myself. I wanted to say yes but then I thought about Brad. But this would only be a friendly date, right? I was going to say yes but instead I said,
"Why would someone as amazing, wonderful, and talented and cloud have any girl you wanted want to go out with and ugly girl like me?" He looked at me in disbelief.
"Have you see yourself lately? You are the most beautiful girl I've ever seen in my entire life. And I'm not trying to be cheesy, I'm serious. Cassidy Anne Styles, would you go out with me?" I took a deep breath. The I replied mocking his tone.
"Yes Calum Thomas Hood, I would love to go out with you." He smiled and placed a long kiss on my cheek. Apparently I blushed because when he pulled away he said,
"I love when I make you blush." I smiled at him. I had just met him but I had felt that connection growing stronger already. Then a knock came on the door. Michael poked his head in covering his eyes but peeking through his fingers.
"Are you guys doing something or can I look?"
"You are already looking Mikey but yes you can. We weren't doing anything."
"Good because I thought Cal was gonna get beat up by Harry and Liam if he did do anything. Anyways, the boys want you to come back out. They said you have to leave for a little bit to go find out your next birthday present."
"Another one??" I asked surprised.
"That's just what they said." he said holding his hands up in defense.
"Ok" I laughed.
"Hop on" Michael said as he pointed to his back. I jumped on him and he took off running and screaming for the others as Cal followed us. He put me down when we got to the break room where everyone else was.
"Ok Cass, lets go find out what your next present is!!" Louis yelled. The boys rushed to the car clearly excited for whatever was coming next. Before I left Cal came up to me.
"I'll pick you up at 9?"
"Sounds good. Bye Cal." He kissed my cheek gently. "Bye Cass." and with that I turned and walked to the car and I couldn't stop smiling. I got in the front seat and stared infront of me at nothing.
"Well someone looks happy." Harry said. Then reality set in and I screamed. There. I knew it would come at some time.
"OH MY FUCKING GOD I HAVE A DATE WITH THE CALUM HOOD!!!!!!!!" Niall dropped the sandwich he was eating and they all stared at me.
"What?" said Harry.
"What part of that did you not understand?" I asked.
"Even though he's my friends I swear if he touches you in any way you don't like I'll-"
"I know, I know, you'll punch him until he's dead."
"I was gonna say rip his head off his neck, but sure." he told me. I rolled my eyes and laughed as he started the car. Niall and Liam were looking at Harry uneasily after he said that. I swear I heard him whisper to himself,
"I was serious."