About an hour later we were all getting out of the car and going into the storage area when Simon came up:
Simon: hello boys! And who are these lovely ladies?
Louis: This is Elly, Katie and Alex. We’re all friends!
Simon: Good. Well, boys. Lets do a sound check. Practice the song More than This first please.
Niall: Sure thing!
At that they all started to walk away except for Niall. Louis was telling Elly and Katie where we could sit and watch.
Niall: So, um. Are you feeling any better? Since last night, I mean.
Alex: Oh, yea. Thanks Nialler. Sorry about that!
Niall: Don’t be. Well, I hope you enjoy yourself tonight. If you get hungry, backstage is some food
Alex: Ok! Thanks Nialler! Wow…
Niall: What? You said ‘wow’.
Alex: Oh, just, you guys are the biggest boy0bad ever. If we hadn’t run into each other, I would have just been another girl waiting in line. I actually get o talk to you!
Niall: Well, I’m glad I got the honor to meet you too. More than you’ll ever know.
Harry: Niall! Come on!
Niall: Coming! Oh, and this is for you love!
What did he mean by that? ‘More than I’ll ever know’. Oh my gosh! He just said that he was singing ‘more than this’ for me! I’m so confused…Why would he like me? I’m not saying he does. I’m not very pretty, I’m quite ugly really. No one has ever loved me, only Jan. He was my first boyfriend, my first kiss. No one has ever sang me a song before, let alone someone famous! Niall is amazing but I think he wont ever see me as more than a fan… Besides, I’m with Jan.
Elly: I think I’m in love with Louis! Hey, what’s wrong Katie?
Alex: What about him?
Katie: Well, earlier he asked me if I had a boyfriend. I said no. Then, when I asked why he just said oh no reason. What am I supposed to do with that, huh?
Alex: Katie! He likes you! Come on, you’re a directioner! You know Zayn is shy. Just give him some time. You’ll see…
Liam: testing, testing, 1,2,3…
Louis: (sings) – We are the champions!!!! –
Liam: Yes Louis, Yours works too.
Niall started playing the guitar to ‘more than this’. I couldn’t keep my eyes off of him. He was truly a beautiful person, inside and out, then came Niall’s solo:
**If I’m louder, would you see me? Would you lay down, in my arms and rescue me? ‘Coz we are, the same? You saved me! But when you leave it’s gone again…**
When he sang he didn’t take his eyes off of mine, not once. I wanted to cry, but I didn’t. I couldn’t, not now anyway. He could never find out how much I loved him. When he finished practicing, they had us come back stage with them so that they could start letting people in. Niall and I started eating immediately of course. As we were there I asked him why he had given me his pancake. He told me it was because I asked for it. I dropped the subject.
I wanted to talk to Katie, I’m just so nervous around her! I hate it! I was about to go and sit by her on the couch back stage but Harry beat me to it. I didn’t care at first, but then he got closer to her and would put his hand on her knee occasionally. She was laughing with him. I loved her laugh. I decided to hear what they were talking about, so I stood near him.
Harry: Well, your hair is really pretty.
Katie: Oh, um, thank you Harry! Yours too, I love curly hair.
Harry: Oh, do you now…?
He did it again! He put his hand on her knee. I got so mad. I think my face must have gone red because Katie asked me if I was okay. I was close to punching Harry in the face but Katie grabbed my arm and pulled me into the hallway. We were alone so I started to relax.
Katie: What happened in there? You looked like you were about to explode! What happened? See, you’re getting red again. Don’t be nervous. I’m the one who should be nervous! I’m talking to the one and only Zayn Malik!
Zayn: I, I just. The way you and Harry were talking. I don’t know.
Katie:You mean, you were jealous?
Zayn: What! No, Okay, maybe a little. Are you mad?
Katie: Mad? I think its cute. You guys are on in 15 minutes. Come here…give me a hug.
I couldn’t move. I think she noticed though because she approached me and gave me the hug. She was about to leave when she took her necklace off that had an infinity symbol and a little heart on it and rapped it around my wrist like a bracelet. “Knock ‘em dead” was all she said before she gave me a kiss on the cheek before she left me and went back with the others.
Paul: Five minutes!
We went to wait by the stage entrance as our short film thingy finished playing. I peeked around to see Katie, Elly and Alex all in the front row. Katie gave me a smile, which I returned. We were going to be something special… <3
The night was coming to an end. The last songs were ‘I would’ and ‘what makes you beautiful’ of course. ‘I would’ came on and Niall looked at me the WHOLE time. He was making it really hard not to fall in love with him. I needed to visit Jan as soon as possible!