I jumped onto my bed kicking my shoes to the floor. I turned on the TV and started flipping through channels and I came across the celeb news program, they were talking about One Direction so I decided to watch.
Teenage heartthrob Zayn Malik was seen walking into Liberty tonight with a what appears to be ‘girlfriend’ by his side. Were they on a date? I think Zayn has got some explaining to do…
“Oh my God, how the fuck did they see us?” I angrily asked myself out loud.
We managed to snap a picture of the cute couple together.
“Oh great, this just keeps getting better doesn’t it…” I said rolling my eyes.
The picture was shown. It was sort of dark but you could still make out that it was Zayn and I. It was actually a fairly clear picture too, fabulous. I decided to just turn off the TV and hope no one saw the picture of us. My phone vibrated a few times on my nightstand, I got 2 text messages from close friends and one from Claire. My friends told me how there was a girl walking with Zayn that looked like me, I pretended to be devastated with the fact he was with another girl. I’m surprised they didn’t realize that it was me, it seemed pretty obvious to me. I read Claire’s text last. April WTF. If that was really you with Zayn I will ruin your ‘innocent girl’ reputation at school, because it really fucking looked like you. I swear to you I will hate you forever. I ignored her text like normally do; I’d deal with her tomorrow at work.
“Well that was an interesting day” I said to myself.
I covered myself with blankets and fell asleep.
Morning came quickly; I had to wake up extra early because the bakery opens up at 7 on Saturdays. My alarm clock went off at exactly 6am. I turned on my phone to find a text from Zayn.
Morning Babe, sorry for what happened last night: / I hope you didn’t get into any trouble because of me. Anyways, I was wondering if you’d be interested in coming with me and the boys to watch the premiere of the new Twilight movie. It starts at 830 tonight, text me before so we can plan things out. Later Love x -Zayn
I smiled uncontrollably as I read the text message.
Is he really asking me on a date? We did kiss last night so maybe he really is interested in me. Then again he could be just being nice…
I decided to stop overthinking things and text him back.
Hey Zayn, no worries everything’s fine now. I’d love to go with you guys :)I’m working a double shift today though, 7 until 745pm. There should be enough time to get to the theatre yeah?
I quickly brushed my straight hair through and applied a bit of makeup. I probably wouldn’t have time to change before going with Zayn, so I put more decent clothes on than usual and brought some more makeup with me in my backpack.
I walked down the stairs in my black Tna pants and my white Jack Wills hoodie. My dad was in the kitchen making himself breakfast.
“Morning April, want some eggs before work?” He asked
“Nah I’m fine thanks dad. Oh but I’m going out to watch a movie after work, I’ll probably be home around 11 is that alright?” I asked
“Sure with who and are you taking the car?” My dad asked me as he took out the orange juice from the fridge
I stuttered before answering his question.
“Uhm some friends from school and no my friend is driving” I lied
I couldn’t tell him that I was going out tonight with Zayn, he’d be upset with me for sure. It was best that I lied and kept it a secret, if something ends up happening and it gets serious between Zayn and I then I’ll tell my Dad, but for now he doesn’t need to know.
“Okay, have a good day April. There’s some money by the door you can take for lunch.” My dad told me as he took his plate to the kitchen table to eat.
“Thanks Dad, love you bye!” I yelled as I ran out the door.
I arrived at Robinsons 5 minutes early; it’s only a few blocks away from my house so I don’t bother taking the car to work. I placed my bag by the coatrack in the backroom, I noticed Claire glaring at me as I walked in the door. She was standing next to Danny probably flirting with him. Ever since she was hired, Claire would always flirt with him because she heard that I liked him and obviously wants to screw things up for me. What she doesn’t know is that me liking him was just a rumour from school; I’ve never actually liked him. She doesn’t need to know that.
I noticed Claire staring at me with an evil look on her face as I tied up my hair and put on my work apron. I overheard my boss Marc tell her to stock shelves for the first half of the day and to work register for the second half. After he was done speaking with her he walked over to me.
“Morning April, you’ll be doing the same as Claire today.” He told me and then walked off to speak with another employee. I rolled my eyes and sighed.
Oh great, all day with the bitch. I thought to myself.
Claire walked up to me and gave me some products to put away with her, there was total silence between us for the first little while, and then she started questioning me.
“You didn’t text me back last night. What it you with Zayn?” She asked me with a pissed off look on her face.
I waited a little before responding.
“Yeah I was.” I told her truthfully
“I KNEW IT! What did you do with him?” She asked clenching her fists.
“Why do you even care? Don’t bother questioning me Claire.” I yelled at her.
“He told me not to say anything and I won’t”
“Ugh well don’t get your hopes up April. He doesn’t like you and never will. Think about it why the hell would he even think about dating you when he could easily get with just about any gorgeous celebrity he chooses.” Claire said to me in her annoying bitchy voice.
I bit the inside of my cheek to hold myself back from telling her off even though on the inside I couldn’t help but think that what she was saying was true.
The day went by fairly quick, I guess it’s because I worked really hard. I didn’t feel like speaking to anyone after Claire and I’s conversation so the whole time I was fantasising about what Zayn and I were going to do in my head. Normally for the last 10 minutes of our shifts the employees slack off a lot and tend to just linger by the door. It was almost time to leave so I sat on the floor by my bag which was still in the backroom and pulled out my phone.
“Look at you teenagers always on your phones” Marc said out loud looking down at me as he walked by.
I just smiled and nodded then continued texting. There was a text from Zayn on my phone.
Hey babe where do you work? I’ll come and pick you up :) x –Zayn
I quickly texted him and a few other friends back.
I heard a familiar voice scream from inside the bakery. I ran to see what had happened. The first thing I saw was Claire jumping up and down as she held out her arms so he could hug Zayn. He was wearing his blue and red plaid shirt unbuttoned revealing a white t-shirt underneath. He also had on a pair of blue jeans and black sneakers.
He didn’t notice me peeking from behind the kitchen door so I observed Claire and Zayn’s behaviour before I went over to say hello. Claire of course was flirting a lot, she kept on touching his arms and going in for hugs. Zayn didn’t seem to mind the attention; I guess it wasn’t much of a big deal though he gets it all the time. I decided to ruin Claire’s little moment by running over.
“Hey Zayn” I said hugging him from the side resting my cheek on his.
I couldn’t help but notice Zayn’s face light up when he saw me.
“Hey babe” he said with a huge grin as he held me tight in his arms.
I glanced over at Claire who had backed away slightly when I came over. Her face was absolutely priceless; you could so tell that she was incredibly pissed off. I’d probably never hear the end of it but it truly was a great feeling to be on the opposite end of things for once.
“Ready to go April?” Zayn asked slowly releasing me from his tight grip. I looked up into his gorgeous brown eyes.
“Yeah, let me just go get my bag” I said in a soft voice.
I turned around to fetch my backpack but I felt a hand place itself into mine. I looked down at our fingers interlocked in one another’s. I looked up at Zayn in shock and smiled at him, he winked. Zayn’s touch gave me shivers.
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