All of the characters, plots and storylines have come from the strange and weirdly wonderful place that I like to call my imagination. (no copywrite intended)
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Hi, my name’s Holly, I’m 18 years old and have just moved to London from Africa. I’m originally from Dorset on the south coast of England but I’ve lived in Africa for 5 years.
You are probably wondering why I’ve lived in Africa and why I have moved back to the UK. Well, when I was 10 my parents got divorced and I had to live with my mum (she’s a vet). It was fine at first but then when I was 13 my mum got a promotion to be the vet at a safari park out there.
At first I didn’t like living in Africa, the sun was too hot for my pale skin so I burnt easily and I had to leave my friends behind, including one of my best friends, Nathan Sykes (we met when we were 5 years young at a holiday park in Devon and had kept in touch ever since).
After we had lived in Africa for a while I had soon made friends and I found a really good sun cream that stopped me from burning, my mum even found a boyfriend! The only bad thing was that me and Nathan had stopped keeping in touch and calling each other.
Anyway, me and my mum seemed to have the perfect life until a couple of months ago, first the safari park lost all its money and had to be closed so my mum lost her job, then hunters came and killed at least half of the animals that had lived in the park, then the hunters killed my mums boyfriend who had been trying to protect the animals. By then my mum had had enough of Africa as there were to many bad memories there and she decided to move to London and take me with her…
(My point of view)
“Mum… Mum!” I shouted. “What?” “Where’s the box with all my clothes in?”“Here” she yelled chucking a box through my door. “Thanks”I said.
We’ve just moved into a new flat right in the centre of London. During my experience of London from the last 12 hours of being here I had gone from being open-minded to absolutely hating it! It was so busy compared to Africa; everywhere you looked there were people, cars and animals (well, pigeons). Even when I was younger and we lived in Dorset it was never this busy! The busiest place I had ever been to before coming to London was Southampton, yet the London traffic made Southampton seem like a small town!
I grabbed the box and started putting my clothes away into my wardrobe, I decided to put some of my outfits together as in the mornings all I seem to want to do is go back to bed and I always seem to run out of time to put on a proper coordinated outfit. Putting all my clothes away took me a good 45 minutes. Once I had finished I found that I only had two more boxes of things to put away, I decided to put my Demi Lovato album on while I packed it all away. Just as the opening to ‘here we go again’ came on I heard my mum shout “not again, Holly! How many times do you want to listen to that CD?”
“Sorry mum, but you know I love Demi Lovato, she’s my idol, my inspiration, my role model, my fashion icon, my…” Before I could finish my sentence, my mum interrupted me. “ Yes, yes. I get the point, you love Demi Lovato.” I’ve always loved Demi Lovato, right from the very first time I saw her on ‘as the bell rings’ and camp rock. I follow her on twitter, I make sure I watch every interview/performance she does, everything, my mother says I’m obsessed but I just think I’m a dedicated fan, besides, I don’t really listen to that much music. When I was in Africa I was to busy helping my mum out to keep up with the latest singers/artists/songs but I do have a couple of favourite artists even though they are quite different genres. I like All Time Low, Demi Lovato (obviously), McFly, Jonas Brothers, Avril Lavigne, Taylor Swift and Busted. They’re kind of the only singers that I really listen too.
“Holly, can you please turn that CD off and listen to the radio? I know all of the words to Demi’s songs and as I’m your mother I really don’t think I should. Why don’t you listen to the radio and see if there are any new singers that you like?”
“Fine!” I said reluctantly as I switched the button from CD to the Radio.
* Half an hour later*
I had been listening to the radio for half an hour but so far there hadn’t been any songs that I loved, don’t get me wrong, I mean there was a couple of songs that I liked but not any that I was going to start obsessing over. I was beginning to think there was no point in listening to the radio when suddenly the DJ put a new song on which seemed to have captivated me. As soon as I heard the opening riff and lyrics I knew I was going to love this song and the beautiful voices that sung it made me love it even more.
Blasting out of the radio came “Praying won’t do it, Hating won’t do it, Drinking won’t do it, Fighting won’t knock you out of my head…”
Just as the song was finishing and the radio DJ was about to say the name of the band that sung the song I had just listened to we had a power cut. “NO!” I cried. “No! Now I’ll never know who sung that amazing song!” “Calm down Holly, its only song” mum said. “But you don’t understand, that was one of the best songs I have ever heard in my entire life! I answered.
“Relax, I’m sure that when the power comes back on you’ll be able to listen to the radio again and find out the name of the song. Now, why don’t you go next door and ask if they have any spare batteries for the torches, hmm?” mum asked. “Fine” I said moodily. “But why can’t you do it and why can’t I just find a shop and buy some new batteries?”
“ I can’t do it because I’m going to ring the power company on my mobile and ask them how long the power will be out for. Also, it’ll be getting dark soon and I don’t like the thought of you wondering round London on your own, especially since you don’t know the area and London can get quite busy at night time and besides, I talked to the lady who lives next door earlier and she said that if we ever needed any thing then we shouldn’t be afraid to ask her, And besides I want you to see if her power isn’t working either or if its just us who have had a power cut. She also said she has a daughter the same age as you, maybe you two could be friends?”
“I suppose so, at least that way I’ll know one person the same age as me” I replied.
**Outside the flat next door**
I knocked on the door and heard someone shout, “I’m just coming!” A few seconds later the door opened to reveal a woman with long, curly ginger hair. She had natural make-up on and there was something about her that made her seem elegant and like a natural beauty, even though she did look like she was in her mid forties.
“Hello sweetie, my name is Miranda, what can I do for you?” she asked in a bubbly tone.
“Um, hi… I’m Holly, your new neighbour…I live next door…and um, my mum told me to ask you if you have any spare batteries that we could possibly use? Oh, and she also told me to ask if you’ve had a power cut as well.” I said.
“Oh yes, The whole building has had a power cut which is a surprise as these flats are very modern and are less than year old, throughout the 5 months we’ve lived here this is the first power cut we’ve ever had!” she replied. “Anyway, I’m afraid that we don’t have any spare batteries at the moment, I was just about to send my daughter Sophie out to get some. I’ll tell you what, why don’t you ask your mother if you can go with Soph, that way you two can get to know each other and you will be able to find out where the nearest shop is, hmm?” she asked me.
“Yeah, sure” I answered while getting my phone out and texting my mum. I got a reply from her almost instantly saying that it was fine as long as I stuck with Sophie, honestly you’d think I was a five year old from the way she treated me sometimes!
“Sophie hurry up! Miranda called.
“Wait a minute mum, I’ve got to find my shoes first” I heard a voice say.
“She’ll be down in couple seconds, she’s just got to find her shoes first, she’s always losing things. I swear that girl would lose her head if it wasn’t attached to her body” Miranda joked.
“She’ll be down in couple seconds, she’s just got to find her shoes first, she’s always losing things. I swear that girl would lose her head if it wasn’t attached to her body” Miranda joked.
A few seconds later a girl with long, brown, curly hair was stood in front of me. She had sapphire blue eyes with freckles underneath, rosy cheeks and pale pink lips. She had natural make-up on and looked like the type of girl who would still seem beautiful even at 5am after she’d just been sick. Even in the clothes that she was wearing she still looked like a princess!http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/set?id=36684976
“Hi, I’m Sophie, you must be Holly.” She said cheerfully.
“Yep, hi Sophie” I replied.
**Walking to the shop**
“So you’ve just moved here then? Sorry but I’m going to have to be really nosey and ask why did you decide to move here and where did you move from, if you don’t mind me asking?” Sophie asked.
“It’s fine, we moved here from South Africa, my mum worked as a vet at a Safari park out there. We decided to move because of,well, because of personal reasons…”
“I’m really sorry, I didn’t mean to be nosey…” Sophie said
“Oh no it’s ok, really, I’d just prefer not to talk about it at the moment… So anyway, what do you like doing? Do you have a job or any interests or anything?” I asked her.
“Well me and my mum own a small bakery near St James’s Park so I help her out with running it, in fact one of our staff members has just quit so we’re actually looking for a replacement, maybe you or your mum could apply for it, it would be so cool if you worked there as well!” she said excitedly. “Of course I have another occupation that I work extremely hard at as well.”
“Oh really, what do you do?” I asked.
“I’m a full time fangirl for boybands!” she joked.” Although it may sound easy. It’s actually quite hard; I’ve been a fangirl for a couple of years though… So what about you, what type of music do like?”
After I had explained to her about the music I like we started talking about other things and we found out that we actually had a lot in common. We swapped phone numbers and tumblr URLs with each other. Then we went to the shop, bought some batteries and went back to the flat.
**In the hallway between the two flats**
“I’m really glad that you moved here, I’m sure we going to be really good friends.” Sophie said. “Hey! I’ve just had a brilliant idea… Seeing as you seen to know no boybands except for Jonas Brothers, McFly, Busted and All Time Low, which I don’t really think counts as a Boyband, why don’t I give you an education about all my fave boybands. Each week I can teach you about a different Boyband, what’d ya say?” she asked me excitedly.
“Yeah, that sounds like a really good idea, that way we can hang out and I’ll get to find out if there are any bands I like!”
“Cool, so are you doing anything tomorrow?”
“No, I don’t think so.”
“Well in that case you can come to the bakery and help me out for an hour then, we have the rest of the day to hang out and teach you about boybands.”
“Wicked, I can’t wait! Well, anyway, see you tomorrow”
“Yeah, see ya” Sophie finished. After we had said goodbye to each other I went into the flat and gave my mum the batteries.
**In the flat**
“Mum, I’m back!” I called out as I put the batteries down on the coffee table in the living room.
“Okay honey” she replied.
“Hey mum, I was thinking, would it be alright for me to go to Sophie and Miranda’s bakery tomorrow for like an hour? And then could I maybe hang out with Sophie for the rest of the day?” I asked.
“Yes, of course you can, I’m glad that you’ve made a new friend. Oh, and by the way, you won’t be the only one going to the bakery tomorrow. You see, when you and Sophie were out, Miranda and me had a chat with each other and she kindly decided to hire me to work at the bakery! Now I have a job, we live in a nice new flat, I’m friends with Miranda and you have a friend as well! It looks like things are finally looking up for us!” she said happily. It was the happiest I’d ever seen here since she lost her job at the safari park.
“Hey mum, do you know when the power will be back on? Cause I want to go on my laptop and see if there are any collage courses or jobs that are available.”
“Oh, yes I rang the power company when you were out and it should be back on in about half an hour.”
“Okay, thanks mum.” I said as I walked into my bedroom.
*45 minutes later*
“Finally” I said to myself as the lights came on. “The powers back!” I called out to my mum as I started to turn my laptop on.
“Ok” mum answered back. I logged on to my laptop and went on Google chrome. I’m usually really patient but with the Internet I have to have a quick connection otherwise I’ll start having a hissy fit, I never get why people over the age of 25 usually use internet explorer instead of Google chrome, it’s so much faster and easier to use! I typed in “jobs in London” and millions of pages came up. I guessed that that meant that I would find at least one interesting job.
*15 minutes later*
I had searched through the first few pages and started to get restless, it seemed like there wasn’t any interesting jobs at all! The most exciting job I had found so far was bug exterminator, “nice” I thought. I scrolled down again and found the website for Sophie and Miranda’s bakery, it’s called ‘Baked Delights’ and had a picture of them stood outside it. Baked Delights looked like a nice place to work from their website, not only was it a bakery but it also had a small tea room/café as well. It looked modern but with an old homely feel too. I’m glad my mum works there, it will give her a chance to make a fresh start and she’ll be making money doing something she loves. When I was little she used to do baking at least 3 times a week, she stopped when we went to Africa as our lives were to hectic and busy, although she did bake for special occasions like birthdays and Christmas.
I figured that if I wanted a nice job in London then I would have to be more specific about the type of job I wanted so I typed in ‘personal assistants in London’. I thought that would be my best shot for getting a job as I had experience as when we were in Africa I had to act like a personal assistant for my mum and some of the other people who worked at the safari park. I had also quite enjoyed it as it gave me a sense of pride knowing that with out me there to make sure things were running smoothly and making sure people knew where they had to be then the park would have been in a big mess, (well not that much of a mess but ya know).
I skimmed through all the pages until I saw one result that caught my eye, it said:
‘Wanted: a boybands personal assistant. Must be able to travel up and down the country and and to other countries at short notice. Must be quite young and have experience as a personal assistant/manager. they must also be able to live/near the band (5 young men) and be able to deal with screaming fangirls and organising the band. Must also be able to go on tour with the band and be ready to travel at short notice. The band’s name will be kept secret until they have picked the person that they would like to employ. If you would like to apply for an interview for the job then fill out the form below, if we think that you make our expectations for an interview then we will send you an email with all the details about the interview’.
“Mum! Mum, quickly come and have a look at this!” I shouted excitedly.
“Have a look at what?” mum asked as she walked into my room and sat next down next to me on my bed.
“This!” I said eagerly as I placed the laptop in front of her. I sat patiently for a few minutes while she read what was on the screen. When she had finished reading the article she put the laptop on top of my desk and sat back down again.
“Well?” I asked nervously as I waited to hear what she would say about it.
“Well…” She said with a small smile appearing on her face. “ Well, I think you should go for it!”
“Really?!” I asked ecstatically.
“Yes, really! It seems like the kind of job that would really suit you and that you would really enjoy, plus when the band goes abroad you would have to go abroad too, so you would be able to travel the world just like you’ve always wanted too. Plus, you would be able to meet all kinds of people, including celebs if they turn out to be a big up and coming band and even better, you’d get paid for doing it. Also, even if you don’t get the job then you will still be able to say that you’ve had an interview and tried to do something interesting and doing the interview would give you an experience of what to expect the next time you find something that you want to do.”
“Thank you SO much mum, you have no idea how much this would mean to me” I said as mum started to get up and walk out of my room.
“That’s okay darling, you know I’d let you do anything that you want, well, within reason anyway.” She said as she left the room.
As soon as she had shut my bedroom door I grabbed the laptop, filled in the form below and pressed the send button. Now all I have to do is wait and see if they want to interview me! I decided that I should call Sophie and tell her about the job.
After I had finished explaining it to her all I could hear coming from her end of the phone was a lot of screaming and what I guessed to be ‘fangirling’. “OMG, OMG, OMG! That would be totally brilliant! Just imagine it… you working for a boyband!” she shouted down the phone, then she started making weird noises that sounded as if she was having a fit or panic attack!
“Calm down, I mean I don’t even know if I’ve got the interview yet!” I giggled down the phone.
“Oh, right sorry” she laughed. “I forgot that you need to have the interview to get the job but I bet you will get it! And besides, tomorrow is the start of your boyband lessons with me so by the time of the interview, and you will get an interview you will know a lot more about boybands! Anyways, I’ve gotta go now, see you tomorrow, I’ll pick you up at, lets say, 10ish if that’s alright?”
“Yeah sure, I can’t wait” I said happily.
When we had finished talking on the phone I got into my cosy PJ’s, grabbed my Ipod and got into bed. After a couple of minutes my eyes began to feel tired and I drifted off to sleep with ‘when you look me in the eyes’ by Jonas Brothers still playing…
I woke up to the sound of birds singing, sunlight pouring through the gap in my curtains and the aroma of fresh pancakes and hot chocolate drifted into my room from the kitchen. My phone beeped. I picked my phone up from my bedside table and looked at phone, it said I had 1 new message:
Hi H, its Sophie, hope you had a good sleep anyway, I’ll be round to pick you up at 9:30am. You might want to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting flour on!
See ya 2moz, S xxx
I texted her back and looked at the time on my phone; it said 8:30 so I decided to get up. I got dressed
Then I straightened my long curly dark chocolate bed-hair and put on some natural make-up and went into the kitchen.
“Here you go” mum said as she passed me a mug of steaming hot chocolate as soon as I had sat down. Then she placed a plate in front of me of pancakes with melted chocolate oozing out of the sides, just how I liked them!
“Thanks mum” I said with a smile on my face as I took my first bite. Mum said that she would leave so could get to the bakery as soon as I had finished my breakfast
When I had finished my breakfast I put the dishes in the dishwasher, had a wash, cleaned my teeth and listened to my Dirty Work (All Time Low) album.
“Knock knock” I went to open the front door and saw Sophie standing in the hallway. “You ready?” she asked.
“Yep” I replied as I grabbed my bag off the sofa and got my key out to lock the door. I locked the door and we headed towards the lift.
“I have a question.” I said
“Shoot!” Sophie replied.
“How are we gonna actually get to the bakery?”
“Oh, you’ll see” Sophie answered in a mischievous voice.
**Outside a couple of minutes later**
“Come on, its this way!” Sophie grinned as she started pulling me away from the flats and towards a small car park with about 15 spaces, most of them had a car in and they each had a flats number on. Sophie took me to the 2 spaces that had the number 7 painted on. One space with No.7 was empty and the other space with number 7 on had a small red mini in.
“Is this okay?” Sophie asked as she got a key out and unlocked the car.
“Yeah, its fantastic” I said as earlier I had expected that we were going to have to walk instead. We got in and drove off.
**Somewhere in the middle of London**
Great! Sophie and I had gotten stuck in traffic; we had been stuck in the same place for at least 20 minuets and still hadn’t moved. “Oh how I just love the London traffic!” Soph said sarcastically. “It’s going to take us ages to get out of here now! At least I’ve got you to keep me company though”.
As soon as finished speaking a song came on the radio, Grease Lightning, to be exact. Grease Lightning is one the songs that I just hate for no reason so when ever it’s on the radio I usually just switched stations but I could tell that I wasn’t going to be able to do that today as Sophie had turned the radio up and started to sing along to it, really badly and out of tune. Well this was going to be a long journey! I thought.
**10:30am outside the bakery**
We had finally got to the bakery after sitting in traffic for what seemed like hours. From the outside the bakery looked just like one of those old-fashioned, thatched roofed cottages that you see on English postcards. It had blue window shutters next to all the windows and above the door there was a small sign that said “Baked Delights! The local family run bakery and coffee shop.”
You may think that such an old-fashioned shop would look out of place in London but it actually suited the area it was in. It was on a little road, that didn’t look very busy and along either side of the road there lay little old-fashioned shops and a few houses. I guessed that it was quite a posh part of town as all of the houses and shops looked like they were quite expensive.
“Oh there you two are!” my mum said with relief as she walked out of the bakery’s door. “What took you so long?”
“We got stuck in traffic on the way over here, London traffic is horrible!” I answered. Although, if I’m completely honest being stuck the traffic for ages was actually kind of fun. After the first 10 minutes of being stuck in traffic Sophie and me had decided to put on one of her CD’s, obviously Sophie had to pick a boyband. We listened to McFly as they are just about the only boyband that I know. We compared our favourite songs. My three favourite McFly songs are Party Girlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrn6BbM0TRQ , That’s the truth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA3tHGWbuF4 and Five colours in her hairhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h76uVRSJ5bc&feature=BFp&list=PL7C39546A820A95C0 .
Sophie’s three favourite McFly songs are Shine A Light http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6DIA0d7PoI , I Wanna Hold Youhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qT9XHzqvGIs&feature=BFp&list=PL7C39546A820A95C0 and I’ll Be Ok http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yle1YEjmGf0&feature=BFa&list=PL7C39546A820A95C0&lf=BFp .
Anyway, mum lead us through the door of the bakery which took us to a little shop with shelves on either side of the walls that had different types of cakes, pastry and breads on for sale. Then she took us through another door at the back of the shop, which lead into a little tea-room/coffee shop. The whole shop looked as if it had come straight out of an old-fashioned Victorian storybook. The whole shop looked incredibly pretty and antique. “It’s not exactly modern but its cosy and friendly, it’s one of my favourite places to come to if I ever feel sad or lonely” Sophie explained. “ The customers are always nice and sometimes, if we’re lucky, a nice old lady or gentlemen will leave me a tip or tell me to treat myself to something”.
Then we went into another room that was even further back in the shop. “This is the kitchen” Sophie said as she passed me an apron and hair net. “First we have make a couple of loaves of bread, then a few fairy cakes and cupcakes, then we will probably have to work in the tea-room at lunch time, that’s when its usually its busiest, but after we’ve done all that we will be free to continue with your lessons in decent music” Sophie smiled. Then we washed our hands and Sophie got the ingredients out for the bread and we started preparing the ingredients. My mum worked in the kitchen with us for a little while but as soon as she had gone to help Miranda in the tearoom Sophie and me started having a flour fight. “Working in the bakery today is going to be better than I thought it would” I thought to myself…
* A couple of hours later *
“Girls, you only need to stay for a couple of more minutes then you can go and do what ever you want” Miranda called to us. Sophie and me had been busy all day in the bakery, baking cakes and bread and helping out in the tearoom. We had more fun than I had expected. While we had been baking in the kitchen we had also been listening to music and Sophie had used it has an opportunity to teach me about boybands, this time she taught me about Twenty Twenty. My 3 favourite songs were The puppeteer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQprdJ5OUpI&feature=BFa&list=PLFEA13055AA1F82C4&lf=mh_lolz , Get down http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXuIciR6KA4&feature=BFa&list=PLFEA13055AA1F82C4&lf=mh_lolz and Worlds Apart http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhmZ1cXH2bM&feature=BFa&list=PLFEA13055AA1F82C4&lf=mh_lolz . Then when we were helping out in the tearoom a few old ladies came in for tea and cakes and tipped both of us.
“You girls can go now!” Miranda said as she came through the kitchen door to find me and Sophie starting to take off our aprons. “Did you have a good time Holly?” Miranda asked me.
“Yes thanks, I was wondering, if I don’t get the boyband assistant job, could I possibly apply for a job here?”
“Yes of course, you are more than welcome to work here, but I bet you will get the job, after how hard I’ve seen you work today there is no doubt that you will be perfect for it!”
“Thank you Miranda!” I said gratefully.
“So, anyway, do you want to go shopping now? Then we can go back to my flat later on and teach you all about music!” Sophie asked me.
“Sounds good!” I said as I grabbed my bag. Then Sophie started to pull me outside, she was obviously a shopoholic and was in desperate need to spend some money.
* 3 weeks later*
Today was the day of my interview, I’d had an email a couple of days ago telling me the details of where to go for my interview. As soon as I had told Sophie and my other friends the good news they all started screaming and jumping up down excitedly, you’d of thought they were the ones with the interview! Oh, that’s another thing, I’ve made more friends as well! I now have 3 main best friends (Sophie, Annie (short for Annalise) and Colette). I have other friends as well but they are my main 3 friends. Sophie has also been getting me more into boybands, and I’ve been teaching her about my music taste as well. Today, when I get back from the interview, she’s going to teach me about her favourite boyband as she thought that she would save the best till last. Anyway, I had a couple of hours until my interview so I decided to pick out an outfit to wear to it. This is the outfit I picked out: http://www.polyvore.com/hgfhj/set?id=37924172.
After I had gotten dressed I grabbed my Ipod and went into the lounge. Whenever I was nervous music always seemed to be able to calm me down, I put on Remember When by Avril Lavigne http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp7lPqspB78&feature=BFa&list=PL05BC4A1E83CD4D58&lf=mh_lolz , Everybody Hurts http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bjyji25Ow5M&feature=BFa&list=PL05BC4A1E83CD4D58&lf=mh_lolz and Darlin’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XExPIKJCQ3M&feature=BFa&list=PL05BC4A1E83CD4D58&lf=mh_lolz.
*3 hours later in the interview building/band managers waiting room*
Mum had driven me to the office of the band manger, it was quite a big building with pictures of various bands on the wall, I wondered if it would be one of those bands that I had to “assist”. I was sat on a black chair in some kind of waiting room, there were plants in each corner of the room with a receptionists desk at the front with 2 doors behind it. There were more chairs in the room as well, some with other girls on who I assumed were waiting for their interview too. They all looked so much more professional than me while I just looked like a child. They probably all had experience in these sorts of jobs and then there was me, I had absolutely no chance at all! Just as I was about to leave the receptionist called out to me “Holly! Please can holly go through this door *pointing at the door behind her* as Jayne and the band are ready to see you!” well this is it, I thought to myself as I walked through the door…
*in the office*
I walked through the door and into an office. It was quite modern with a small black coffee table in the middle of the room, a desk next to a wall made completely of glass at one side of the room and on the other walls there were pictures of famous singers and bands, some of which I recognised.
“Hello! I’m Jayne, the bands manager” A smartly dressed woman said as she walked through a door and into the office.
“Hi, I’m Holly” I said. we talked about the job and I told her about why I thought that I should be given the job. Jayne told me that she thought I would be good for the job but that there was one more interview to go. Jayne took my phone number and said that she would ring me in a couple of hours to tell me if I had gotten the job or not.
*1 hour later in a café *
Me, Sophie, Annie and Colette decided to all meet up for lunch in a café a couple of minutes away from the office where I had had my interview. I had told them all about the interview and as usual they all said that I was perfect for the job.
“You have to get the job, you’d be fantastic!” Annie said.
“Yeah, you’re the most organised one out of us lot, you know how to deal with problems and you would basically be brilliant at it!” Colette agreed.
“Plus I’ve been teaching loads about music and today I will teach you about me favourite ever band, but not until we know weather you have the job or not, which you will!” Sophie added. As soon as they had finished speaking my phone rang.
“Hello” I answered.
“Hi, it’s Jayne here, just to let you know we’ve narrowed the job down to you and another girl, so we will need you to come back in about an hour so that the band can meet you and see who they prefer, is that okay?”
“Um, yeah sure”
“Okay, bye then!”
“Bye” I said before I finished the call.
“Well?” the girls asked me.
“Well,” I replied, “Jayne said that it’s between me and someone else so I’ve got to go back soon and the band will pick the girl they like best!”
“OMG!” they squealed excitedly and we all had a group hug.
* An hour later back in the office’s waiting room *
I had been sat in the waiting room for a couple of minutes when a girl about the same age as me came and sat down.
“Hi, I’m Violet” she said, “ Are you here for the band organiser job as well?”
“Yeah, I’m Holly, nice to meet”. We got talking and I soon realised that I didn’t mind who got the job, Violet was a really nice girl so if she got it I would be happy, don’t get me wrong, I wanted the job and would be sad if I didn’t get it but violet was such a nice person that I would be happy for her.
“You two can go in now” the receptionist said.
*In the office*
“Hello girls” Jayne said cheerfully as she saw us come in.
“Hi” we replied.
“Now as you girls know the band are going to pick which one of you gets the job so they are just going to ask you a couple of questions each. They will be here in a minute; they’re just sorting the questions out. By the way, they like to pull jokes on people so be warned”.
When Jayne had finished speaking the door opened to reveal the band that I would hopefully be working with. Suddenly my jaw dropped as I recognised the last boy to come in. we both looked at each other in shock and happiness. “What are you doing here?”…
“What are you doing here? How are you? It is you isn’t it?” Nathan asked me.
“Yes, its me, I can’t believe its you! I’m here about the band assistant job. Why are you here?”
Nathan smiled at me. “Have you ever heard of a band called The Wanted?”
I shook my head and he continued. “ It doesn’t matter but I’m in The Wanted, all the newspapers say that we have taken over the UK by storm, apparently we are one of the biggest boybands around at the moment but it doesn’t feel like that!”
Once he had finished speaking Jayne came over to us. “Do you two know each other?” she said and the rest of the band looked at us.
“Yeah, we used to be friends when we were kids.” I said.
“Well seeing as you already know Nathan maybe he can introduce you to the rest of the band?”
* An hour later *
I had only known the band for an hour (excluding Nathan), and I could already tell that they were some of the most funniest and nicest boys I had ever met. I really hoped I would get the job but knowing my luck I wouldn’t They played me some of their songs and it turned out that the song I had first listened to on the radio was their debut single. All of their songs are amazing. Although I had only talked to them for less than an hour it felt as if I was already friends with them, they’d shown me some of their flips and fan-mail, I loved the fact that they valued and cherished their fans and actually took the time to interact and meet them as much as they could. It’s no wonder that they have thousands of fans!
Jayne and the boys had gone out of the room for a couple of minutes to decide who should get the job, leaving Violet and me in the office. We got on and had become friends so we shared our numbers with each other. Jayne and the boys came back in, Nathan looked nervously around the room. “Well, we all think that you both did very well but we think that Holly got on better with the boys so we have chosen her!”
“We are really sorry Violet, but congratulations Holly!” Tom said.
* 2 hours later at my flat *
The girls were just about to arrive to hear my big news. I had already told my mum earlier on; she danced around the kitchen in happiness. Colette, Annie and Sophie had absolutely no idea about whether I had gotten the job or not and I planned for it to stay that way until they were safely in my room away from the pubic as I knew that they would go mental and get all excited like a little child. Of course I was excited too but unlike them I didn’t start yelling or dancing about something.
“Holly, The girls are here.” Mum said as they walked into my room.
“So… did you get the job?” Sophie asked with a smile on her face.
“Although it doesn’t matter if you didn’t then it doesn’t matter. I mean there are always other jobs…”
The girls’ smiles started to fade when suddenly I blurted out “I’ve got it! I’ve got the job!” we all had a group hug and they started dancing in my room.
“OMG!” They all said together.
“I’m so happy for you!” Colette said.
“Hang on, you haven’t told us the name of the band yet…” remembered Annie.
“The initials of the band are TW” I teased.
“The Wanted!” they screamed
“Yes” I laughed “you’ve heard of them then?”
“The Wanted are my all time favourite band!” Sophie cried. “I was going to teach you about them later!”
“Oh, by the way, are you guys doing anything tonight?” I asked.
“No, why?” they replied.
“How would you three feel about hitting the clubs with The Wanted tonight to celebrate me getting the job?”
The girls squealed in excitement.
“I’ll take that as a yes then!”
* 8pm *
“Hurry up girls!” My mum shouted, “The taxi will be here soon!”
Sophie, Colette, Annie and I were in my room getting ready for our night out with The Wanted.
“I can’t believe we are actually going to meet The Wanted and go clubbing with them!” Colette said for the fifth time this evening.
“Does my outfit look alright?” Sophie said as she finished putting mascara on.
“Yes, you all look gorgeous!” I said just as my phone beeped. I looked at the screen and read the text. “Oh by the way, Nathan has just texted me, all the girlfriends and best friends are going to be there as well.”
“The taxi’s here!” mum shouted to us.
*5 minutes later at Tom’s flat*
“Hiya!” Tom said as he opened his front door to let us in.
“HI” Annie, Colette and I replied.
“You’re, You’re Tom Parker!” Sophie said shakily.
“Yes I am and you must be Sophie, Annie and Colette, Holly told me and the boys about you earlier. Come in!” he laughed as he opened the door even more. We walked through his hallway and into the kitchen where we saw the rest of the boys and a couple of girls, some that I recognised from pictures that I had been shown earlier.
“Holly! Over here!” Nathan called to me. I walked over to him.
“Hi, did you manage to get here alright?”
“Hiya, yes thank you.”
“I should probably introduce you to the girls, shouldn’t I?” Nathan said as he led me over to a couple of girls stood in the corner of the room. “This is Emily, she’s Jay’s Girlfriend.” He said talking about a girl with long reddish-brown.
“Hi” she smiled.
“Hi, I’m Beth, Max’s girlfriend” a girl with brown hair and blue eyes said.
“Hey, I’m Siva’s girlfriend, I’m called Emma and this is Tom’s girlfriend, Danielle.” A girl with long straight brown hair said pointing to a girl with dark curly hair.
“Hiya, I’m Laura, Nathan’s Bestfriend, he’s told me all about, I think we’ll be good friends!” a pretty girl with long dark hair said.
“Hi, Nathan told me a bit about you earlier as well.”
“By the way, the others will be at the at the night club later as well!” Nathan shouted to everyone in the room.
“Others?” I asked Laura.
“Oh yes, the others are the other bestfriends and Jay and Tom’s cousins. It’s nice having everyone around us, of course it can be annoying as it means that you usually can’t get any time for yourself but it can also be great as it means that you always have some one to talk to and let your feelings out to.” She answered.
“The taxi’s are here!” Tom said. “Right, how are we going to organise this then? How about Nathan, Holly, Sophie, Colette, Laura and Annie in one taxi. Beth, Max, Siva and Emma in another. Emily, Jay, Danielle and me in the last one.”
We all got into the taxi’s and made our way to the nightclub. During the taxi ride I got to know Laura and Nathan better, they were both amazing people who had something about them that just made you like them without even having to know them very well.
“I should probably tweet about you getting the job Holly, so our fans and fanmily know the good news, do you have twitter cause I should probably follow you?” Nathan said halfway through the car journey. A couple of minutes later he spoke again. “ I’ve followed you on twitter but I don’t know if my tweet sent as I think my Internet went just before I sent it, ah well if it didn’t!”
*At the club*
We all climbed out of our taxi’s and onto the pavement beside the club. The club looked very big and by the looks of the queue outside it, it looked very popular. “It’s going to take us ages to get inside!” I said.
“Not if you are a member of one of Britain’s top boybands, or a friend of the band!” Nathan said in a cheeky voice. Nathan and the rest of the boys went over to one of the bouncers and the girls and I followed them. As soon as people in the crowd realised that The Wanted were outside the nightclub people in the queue started shouting at them; “Nathan!” “ Siva!” “Max!” “Tom!” “Jay!” “It’s The Wanted!” “Over here boys!” etc… As soon as the bouncers saw us they opened another door for us and let us in without having to wait outside in the massive queue. As soon as we had entered the door another bouncer came up to us and told us to follow him and he took us to the VIP section of the club. When he was gone I said to Nathan “well, that was weird!”
“Yeah, but you get used to it after a while!” he said happily. “Now, can I buy you a drink?”
While Nathan went to the bar to get everyone some drinks me, Laura, Jay and Emily found a booth to sit in. Tom, Danielle, Max and Beth all went to find seats near the bar and the others had all wondered off somewhere out of sight. “Here you go” Nathan said brining the drinks to the table and started handing them out.
“Thanks” we all said once everyone had their drink.
Once Jay and Emily had finished their drinks they went off on their own to another corner in the club and Laura went off with Emma and Beth as Siva and Max had started dancing together, (if you could call it dancing).
“Seeing as everyone else is dancing do you want to have a dance?” Nathan asked me.
“I would,” I said ”but I’m a terrible dancer, I’ve got two left feet!”
“You can’t be as bad as me! Please… this is one of my favourite songs!” he said with puppy dog eyes.
“Okay!” I said half reluctantly, half laughing “but only because I will feel bad if I don’t”. Nathan pulled me up out of my seat and practically dragged me onto the dance floor.
“Before we start dancing I would like to say that I will not be hold responsible for any injuries you might get if you dance with me and it isn’t my fault if my dancing puts you off dancing with me for life” I joked.
“Haha, don’t worry about the dancing, you’ll be fine, I bet you will be better than me” he said.
“I doubt it!” I said.
“Anyway, lets dance!” he said just as a new song came on.
“I love this song!” I said as the opening to change the way you kiss me by example came on.
“Me too” he said as we started dancing.
We danced for the rest of the song and long into the night, if you could call it dancing, all we did was jump up and down in time to the music and move our arms around a bit. Surprisingly I had more fun than I thought I would. We danced until Sophie and Annie came and joined us. When they started joining in Nathan left to go and find the toilet.
“I’m just going to the toilet!” Nathan shouted above the noise.
“Okay!” I shouted back. “ Are you two having fun?”
“Yeah! Tonight has been brilliant so far!” Sophie answered.
“Yeah, thanks for asking us to come” Annie said.
“That’s okay, I’m glad you two are enjoying yourselves” I replied.
“ I danced with Tom and Danielle earlier, I’ve talked to all of the boys girlfriends as well, they are all really nice and seeing as I can’t go out with any of the boys I’m glad that they are” Sophie said.
“yeah and hey, do you want to dance?” Annie asked as a new song started playing.
“I’d love to” I said. I didn’t care who saw me dancing anymore as everyone around me seemed to be either dancing themselves or to drunk to notice me dancing. Nathan came back and started dancing with us and soon all the other boys and their girlfriends were dancing with us as well. We all ended up dancing in a massive circle. We all danced like that for awhile, until some of the boys broke off from the circle and went to get drinks or wandered off with their girlfriends.
“We’re gonna go, Holly” Sophie and Annie said to me at about 1:30ish.
“Okay, I might go soon too” I replied. Annie and Sophie went to tell the others they were going.
“I’m just going to go to the toilet” I told Nathan, we had been dancing together all night.
“Okay” he said as I started to walk towards the toilets. I went to the toilets and saw Emily in there.
“I’m going to take Jay home in a minute, he’s a bit wasted, well, more than a bit!” she said.
When I came out of the toilets I looked around the club but couldn’t see Nathan. I went over to the bar because I thought that I would have a better view of the club from there so I would be able to find Nathan. I sat down on a stool and looked around until I heard a cough come from behind me, thinking it would be Nathan I turned around to find a man sitting next to me that I had never seen before.
“You aright, babe?” he said. I had no idea whether he was talking to me or not but seeing as he was facing me I guessed that he was.
“Um, are you talking to me?” I asked.
“Well I can’t see any other gorgeous girls in this club, can you?” he said.
“Relax! I’m just trying to be friendly, are you alright, you look a bit nervous”
“Sorry” I said, “I’m just looking for my friend, I can’t see him”
“Oh, so are you with anyone else, any other friends?”
“I was but I think they have all gone home now”
“Well why you wait for your friend why don’t I buy you a drink?”
“No thank you, I’m alright”
“Look why don’t you just let me but you a drink” the man said, this time more threateningly.
“No thank you” I repeated.
“Look just let me buy you a drink”
“She said no!” a male voice said from behind me. I turned around to see Nathan and as I turned around he put his arm around me. “Why don’t you leave the girl alone!?” Nathan said more angrily.
“I’m not doing her no harm, I just want to but her a drink, and take her back to mine” the man said the last bit in more of a whisper.
“What did you say!” Nathan said, I could hear the anger in his voice growing.
“What’s it got to do with you anyway? It’s not like you’re her boyfriend or anything” the man said.
“Well actually I am, so you can just back off, alright!” Nathan said, I could practically feel his annoyance at this man pouring out of him.
“Alright, I’m going!” the man said, finally realising that he wouldn’t win the fight.
“You alright?” Nathan asked me.
“Yeah, I am now that you’re here” I said. “ You didn’t have to do that”
“No, but it was the right thing to do. Do you wanna go home?”
“I’ll get our coats then I’ll take you home, we don’t want anything else to happen to you, do we? Your mum would never forgive me if anything happened to you” he got our coats and we walked to the club exit before Nathan stopped me.
“You might want to duck down a bit when we go outside cause there is paparazzi outside and if they take a picture of us together they will probably make up a story about us” he explained.
“Okay” I said before pulling my coat tight around me, I tried to hide as much as I could from the cameras but it was really hard to hide from all of them. We walked down the road outside the nightclub for a couple of seconds until Nathan flagged down a taxi and we got in.
Nathan took me home in the taxi and even waited until he saw me go into my flat until he left, he was determined that I got home safely.
When I got in I went to my room and saw a note that my mum had left for me, it said:
“Don’t worry about me staying up to wait for you, I went to bed at 11pm, I know that I can trust you to not come home at 7 in the morning. Night or morning, whatever time you get home, love mum xxx”
After I read the note I got my phone out and called Nathan, Laura, Annie and Sophie to make sure that they had all made it home safely too. Then I got in my pyjamas and got into bed, as soon as my head hit the pillow I was asleep.
“I used to be love drunk, but now I’m hungover, I love you forever, forever is over. We used to kiss all night, now it’s just a bar fight, so don’t call me crying, say hello then good bye. There’s just one thing that would make me say, I used to be love drunk but now I’m hungover”
I woke up to the sound of Love Drunk by Boys Like Girls going off.
“Ugh” I moaned as I opened my eyes. Sunlight came pouring through the crack in my curtains. I picked up my phone and answered it.
“Hello?” I asked without bothering to look at the caller ID.
“Holly! It’s me, Colette, have you only just woken up?
“Yeah, what’s up?”
“You haven’t been on twitter or seen the daily star have you?” Colette said.
“Log into twitter or go onto the daily star website and type in “Nathan Sykes” and you’ll see why”
“Okay, hang on” I said pulling my laptop out from under my bed. I logged into twitter and searched mine and Nathan’s mentions, while I waited for it to load I opened up another tab and searched the daily star website for articles about Nathan. I quickly scanned through the articles until I found one with today’s date. I could tell from the headline, “ Does sexy Sykes finally have a girlfriend?”, that the article wouldn’t be good. I read the rest of the article.
“Nathan Sykes of The Wanted was seen out last night with a mysterious girl, could she be his girlfriend or are they just friends? Whoever she is Nathan seemed very found of her as he hardly left her side when they were in the nightclub. Nathan also seems very protective of this girl as one of our reporters saw Nathan get in a fight with someone over the girl. Our conclusion: Nathan Sykes has a girlfriend!”
There was even pictures of us underneath the article, one was of us all arriving at the club, one was of me and Nathan dancing, another was of Nathan with his arm around me at the club and the last one was of both of us sat in the back of the taxi.
“has Nathan seen this?” I asked her picking up my phone again.
“I don’t know… You should ring him and the boys”
“My first day on the job and this happens! I guess that all Nathan’s fans are going to hate me; Jayne probably hates me as well now!”
“Relax, I’m sure that if you tell Nathan about it the article then both of you can explain to Jayne what happened”
“Yeah, I guess your right. I better go and call Nathan then”
“you might wanna wait half an hour before you ring him, he’s not a morning person apparently”
“haha, a bit like me then” I laughed.
“good luck with it” Colette said.
“bye” I said before hanging up.
I got dressed, had breakfast and watched TV for a bit. Once my program had finished I decided to call Nathan.
I woke up to the sound of my radio going off, I must have set my alarm. 10:30am, I had a banging headache from last night even though I could have sworn I hadn’t drunk very much and I could remember most of what had happened. Oh God! I remember seeing journalists and paparazzi in and near the club, hopefully they hadn’t seen Holly and me together, I could do without them causing trouble. Newspapers and magazines are also saying that I’m dating someone or have a girlfriend when I don’t. If I ever got a girlfriend then me and the guys would probably lose a couple of thousand fans, although I know that the loyal members of the TWFanmily will stick by me even with a girlfriend.
A couple of seconds later me phone rang.
“Hello?” I said answering it.
“Um, hey Nathan, its me Holly”
“Hiya, did you have a good time last night? I did, although I’ve got a bit of a headache”
“Yeah, last night was great! And aww poor you, I hope it gets better soon. Anyway, have you been on twitter yet?”
“No… why?” I asked. “Let me guess, another rumour is going around about me and the boys…”
“You’re right about the rumour, but it isn’t about the boys… you see, there was photographers by the club last night and there a are a few pictures of us together and now the daily star has written an article about the photos and are saying that I’m your girlfriend, now all your fans hate us and I’ve messed everything up and I’m so sorry!” She said in a rush to get it all out. I could hear in her voice that she was sorry and it wasn’t really her fault. I should have warned her about the press and stayed away from her for as long as possible but no, I had to spend most her last night with her didn’t I!
“It’s alright, I will try and sort everything out, I’ll have a word with Jayne later”
“Do you hate me, Nathan?”
“What!? No course I don’t, it isn’t your fault that this has happened and even if it was your fault, I still wouldn’t hate you” I laughed.
“Sorry, I just got really nervous and thought you would hate me”
“Do you want to meet me at Jayne’s office later and help me explain the situation?”
“Yeah, it would help me stop feeling so guilty about the whole thing”
“Don’t worry about it, its your first day on the job and I’m sure that as soon as I have explained to the fans that there is nothing going on that they will love you. Meet me at the office in an hour, yeah?”
“Okay, see ya then”
“Bye” I said hanging up. Now I just have to explain all this to Jayne.
* * *
My and the rest of the boys were all sat in Jayne’s office waiting for her to arrive. I was just about to say sorry to the boys again (for about the millionth time that day), when Jayne arrived.
“How are you guys? I’ve seen the newspaper and I have to admit, it doesn’t look good.” Jayne said as she walked into the office and put her starbucks latte on her desk.
“I am so sorry, Jayne. It’s all my fault, I don’t blame you if you want to fire me and hire someone else.” I said.
“Holly, it isn’t your fault, what you, Nathan and the boys were doing last night was completely innocent, its just that the paper and everyone else seems to have taken the whole situation the wrong way and have taken it completely out of context, of course I don’t want to fire you! We just need to find a way to sort this out. Nathan, you and the boys need to tweet about Holly just being a friend and that she is our new assistant, and Holly” Jayne said looking at me. “You need to tweet about getting the job and just being friends with the boys. Oh and Jay, when we film parts of the flip later ask Holly a few questions about working with you and the boys.”
“Okay” We all agreed and did as Jayne had told us.
A few minutes later and my mentions were going crazy. I read a few of them:
@mia_TW_1D: OMG! You are so lucky to be working with the boys, congrats on the job!
@rhianTW: I hate when newspapers make stuff up, what’s it like working with the boys?
@Yazzie_TW: seeing as you’re going to be working with the boys why don’t you tell us about yourself? What is your favourite colour?
I replied to a few tweets, I was glad that the fans all knew who I was now, hopefully they would like me.
“Do you guys want to do something tonight?” Jay asked. “How about a movie night and a pizza?”
“Sure, that sounds fun!” I replied.
“You obviously have no idea what a movie night means to Jay. Jay’s idea of a perfect movie night involves eating vegetable pizza while watching Avatar on repeat. He actually quotes bits of the movie while he is watching it, its scary!” Nathan laughed.
“Hey, I’m not that bad!” Jay said defensively but he couldn’t help giggling as he spoke.
“Mate, I think you’ll find you are” Tom joined.
“Okay, so maybe I am, why don’t we watch Avatar and a movie of Holly’s choice? And you guys don’t even have to watch Avatar while its on, you could do a twitcam instead.
“I’m up for that” Siva said.
“Yeah as long as you don’t choose a chick flick, Holly” Max grinned.
“Okay, but it depends on what you mean by chick flick” I smiled.
* * *
2 hours later and we were sat in Jay’s flat stuffing our faces with pizza. Jay was eating a vegetable pizza while me and the other boys were sharing a pepperoni pizza.
“ I wouldn’t last 2 days as a vegetarian” Tom said eating his 5th slice of pizza.
“I doubt you would last 2 minutes” Max said getting his phone out of his pocket. “Smile!” he said to Tom as he took a picture. “That’s going straight on to twitter now.”
“I think now would be a good time to start watching Avatar” Jay smiled.
“If we really must” the boys moaned.
“It isn’t my fault if you guys don’t appreciate the beauty of one the best films in the world” Jay said.
“I’m going to get a drink” Nathan said getting up and walking to the kitchen.
“Can you get me one?” I asked as he walked past me.
“Hmm, I can… but I won’t” He smiled. “Get it yourself, you lazy arse.”
“Please” I said, pulling a puppy dogface.
“Fine” he gave in.
A few minutes later he came back and handed me my drink.
“Here you go” he said passing it to me.
“Shh! The film started when you were in the kitchen” Jay whined. Nathan rolled his eyes before smiling and sitting down next to me.
“Have you seen Avatar before?” he asked me.
“Yep, I’ve seen it a couple of times but I’m not really into, it’s a good movie and everything but it is a bit too long for me.”
“Same, I don’t get why Jay loves it so much” he agreed.
“Do you guys want to do a twitcam?” Max asked getting out of his seat and getting his laptop out of his bag.
“Alright” Nathan and I said in unison.
While Max was busy setting up his laptop the others and me started getting rid of the remains of the pizza. All the while we were doing this, jay’s eyes hadn’t left the TV screen, he was seriously engrossed in Avatar.
When Max had started the twitcam he called us all over. “Over here guys, come and say hello.” The boys all went over but I stayed where I was.
“You need to come and say hello too” Max said to me.
“They’re your fans, they don’t want to see me” I protested.
“Exactly, they’re our fans and you work with us so they are gonna want to know about you too. Just say hello and then talk about yourself. Please” Max said, fluttering his eyelashes at me.
“Fine” I said walking over to the laptop. “Um, hi, I’m Holly and I’m going to be working with your favourite band, The Wanted, um and I have twitter which most of you already know. Um, I don’t know what to say, I’m really not that interesting.” I said, turning to face the boys when I had finished speaking.
“Tell them more, tell them about how you and Nath used to be friends.” Max urged.
“Okay, well when me and Nath were younger we were friends but then we lost contact when I moved to Africa with my mum and when we came back to England I did an interview for the job that I currently have and well, I saw Nath again and now we’re friends again and I’m friends with the other boys too. The only downside is that I’ve been told that whenever we have a movie night the only film Jay wants to watch is Avatar.” I smiled as I became more comfortable with the camera being on.
I woke up to find myself lying down on a strange leather sofa; I had no idea how I had gotten on it or even where I was. I scanned my brain for ideas when I suddenly remembered last night. The boys and me had been doing a twitcam, we had been telling jokes and laughing with each other and I guessed that I must have fallen asleep.
“Shh, she might still be asleep” I heard Max’s voice whisper from the other side of the door.
“I want to watch Jeremy Kyle!” Tom moaned.
“Shh! Go in the lounge them but if she is still asleep then you can’t watch it” Jay replied. I heard their footsteps get louder as they approached the door. I closed my eyes and pretended to be asleep. I heard the door open and a couple of pairs of feet shuffled along the floor to where I was ‘sleeping’. I could tell that the boys were all gathered around me and just as they were about to turn round and leave the room I shouted “Morning boys!”
“Oh my Christ on a bike! Don’t do that! You almost gave me a heart attack!” Jay smiled; pretending to hold put his hand over his heart in shock.
“Does this mean that I can watch Jeremy Kyle then?” Tom asked.
“Yep” We all answered as Tom switched the TV on.
“Jeremy Kyle will be the death of that boy!” Max laughed.
“Anyone want a cuppa?” Nath asked.
“Yeah” we all replied. A few minutes later Nathan came back in with cups of tea and handed us all one each..
“Thanks” I said as I moved over so he could sit next to me.
“No problem. So did you sleep alright?”
“Yes thanks, although you could have woken me up, I wouldn’t have minded getting a Taxi home.”
“But you looked so cute, you were fast asleep and snoring your head off” Nathan mocked, pinching my cheek.
“Oww” I said. “You have sharp nails, did you know that?”
“I didn’t but now I do” he laughed. Suddenly his phone vibrated and he looked at the text he had been sent. “It’s Laura, she wants to know if you want to go shopping with us, do you want to?”
“Great, I’ll just text her back.”
* A few hours later *
A few hours later and me Nathan and Laura where busy shopping.
“Hurry up Nathan!” Laura and I moaned.
“No, I want to buy a new hat but its got to be the right one.”
“You’ve been looking at the same couple of hats for ages now, can’t you just pick one” Laura said.
“How long can one person spend deciding on what hat to get?” I asked.
“Fine” Nathan said as he eventually chose a black baseball cap with the letter N on.
“Finally” Laura said relieved.
“Hey, at least I don’t spend the same amount of time you two did when you when you were deciding which T-shirts to get” Nathan joked.
“We’re girls, we are aloud to take ages choosing which clothes to buy.” Laura and me laughed.
*A few weeks later *
We all spent the next couple of weeks trying to sort out stuff in the band like what the next single was going to be, where they would film the video for it, choose which songs were going to be on the album etc. I also moved into the boys’ house, of course there were a few bad things about moving in with them, like the fact that there was only 2 bathrooms, which had to be shared between 6 people, but the good points outweighed the bad. The boys had chosen to make Glad You Came their next single and today was the day that I had to tell them where they were going to film the video for it.
“Well boys” I said as they all sat on the sofa’s giving me their full attention. “ Today is the day where you will find out where the video is going to be filmed.”
“Yay!” they all cheered.
“Now I know you guys all had your hearts set on the video being filmed in Ibiza… and unfortunately…” I said as a look of worry flashed across the boys faces. “The management think it is a good idea so you’re going to Ibiza!” I finished as they all jumped up in excitement.
“We’re going to Ibiza!” Jay repeated while Siva started to do his famous happy dance.
“You guys might want to get packing though, your flight is in 2 days”
“Who cares, we are going to Ibiza, why do we need to pack anything!” Tom said ecstatically.