"hurry up!" emily called standing in the door way of our appartment. we were in college and we shared it with 3 other girls. they were off visting family. emily and i stayed because we still had classes.
emily wanted me to tag along to some party tonight....i told her i had to study but she wouldn't take no for an answer.
"i'm coming!" i yelled running out the door and locking it behind me.
i don't know why she was rushing it wasn't like we were late or anything.
i got in the passenger seat and turned the radio on as she pulled out of the driveway.
i heard the radio guy start talking about x-factor so of course i had to turn it up.
"and the we found out the winner of x-factor last week on the dramatic finale,matt cardell, won a record deal and a large amount of money if i may say so.." i never understood why the dj for this radio station had an english accent when we lived in ireland... "but we also found out recently that the boyband that won over all the girls' hearts are also getting signed with simon cowell... "
my jaw dropped..."oh.my.gosh. they got a record deal!" i half shouted.
"shh! i want to hear the rest!." she answered
"also we heard word that 4th place runner up might also get a record deal but we aren't positive yet.."
i turned the radio off.
"oh my gosh emily!!! they got a record deal!!!" i said shaking her arm.
"I'M TRYING TO DRIVE!" she yelled.
"sorry.....oh my gosh they got a record dealllllllll." i whispered obnoxiously.
"do you still like him?" she asked randomly..
"yeah." i blushed.
"really!? does he know?"
"no! and he won't! we have way too good of a friendship.... that would just be awkward..."
"what if he liked you back.."
"i don't know"
we arrived to the party as i finished my sentence. there was a huge banner on the garage saying "welcome back". i felt like i was intruding now. it was probabily a friends and family type of party and i was the random person that no one really knew but acted like they were family anyway.
emily knocked on the door and we waited for an answer. a young girl answered the door.
"come on in!" she said hugging emily. as we stepped in emily introduced me to the girl.
"this is maritza, maritza this is alex."
the girl had brown hair with caramel highlights, green eyes and freckles.
"hi" i smiled.
"hey! umm foods in the kitchen well obviously...and the pool is open to anyone with a bathing suit. and yea." she said with a big smile.
i followed emily to the backyard. there was a huge pool and basketball court. i turned my heard for a second and emily was already gone. i knew she would do this. i walked back inside into the kitchen. i grabbed a water bottle out of the cooler but when i turned back around i saw someone i knew munching on the chips and salsa.
"greg?" i asked.
"maritza!!" greg was nialls older brother.
"hey how are you?" i said giving him a hug.
"i'm pretty good! how about yo, what have you been up to lately?"
"college and thats pretty much it."
"what are you going to school for?"
"um actually fashion.."
"you were always a big fashionista" i laughed at his wording,'fashionista'
"is there anything in paticular you want to do like clothes for shops, red carpets, umm clothes for movies?"
"any of those would be great haha"
"maybe niall could wear your clothes on a redcarpet" he winked at me. he was the only person who knew i liked niall, besides emily...
"shutup" i said slapping his arm.
"hey greg come here!" someone behind me shouted
"well it was nice seeing you again" he grinned at me.
"you too." i smiled back and he left.
i stepped outside again. i stood near the pool taking an occasional sip from my water bottle. i watched everyone around me socializing,when i felt a tap on my shoulder.
i turned and saw niall! i dropped my water and jumped into his arms. "oh my gosh your back!" i mumbled into neck.
he was still holding me but i was looking at his face.
"i've missed you so much!"
"i have too" he answered. i wrapped my arms around him again. i felt him start moving,running, then a jump i screamed and held my breath as we both went under. as we were under the water the whole time he had his arms around me. as we surfaced we were already laughing.
everyone was standing around the pool a little concerned but once they saw we were okay they started taking pictures! niall grabbed me bridal style and i posed laughing and smiling like old times. other fully clothed people started jumping in. i ended up on nialls shoulders playing chicken with some random person.
it ended up being one of the most fun nights of my life. i ended the nights laying in the grass talking to niall watching the stars.
i felt his had caress mine and linked our fingers. i didn't mind though.
"maritza can i tell you something?" he asked rolling onto his side.
"yeah" i said continuing to stare at the stars.
"remember when we were like 12 and we got dared to kiss each other at school?" i giggled remembering the time.
"and then we ended up getting a PDA and we had to go to the dean and he called our parents."
"that was awkward." i laughed.
"haha yeah it was. well since then i've had a huge.....crush on you." my heart raced. he liked me. he liked me too!
i turned onto my side facing nialls deep blue eyes that seemed to know all my secrets, all my faults, quirks, and pet peeves. knowing my favorite foods and that i am utterly and completely obsessed with watching classic movies.
i leaned in out warm breathes showing up in the air. i smiled and kissed him. one hand of his held my neck the other held himself up.
i pulled my head back he had a smile like no other on his face. "i have too" i said talking about the crush.
he pulled me onto his chest and we layed there watching the stars and music coming from the party faintly playing in the background, and i fell asleep.
A/N thanks for reading! hope you liked it @directionerforever-1dlover im thinking about making more..let me know what you think ;)