I went out to see the boys a few times in the second half of the signing and I noticed that Harry seemed a lot happier than he was before lunch, probably because of the girl he met at McDonalds. Aww! The second half of the signing flew by and before I knew it, it was already time for Zayn and I to start heading home. I was sitting on a nearby couch with Danielle and Liam, listening to the two lovers sarcastically talk with one another.
“Do you want to head over to my place and order dinner?” Niall asked Zayn in the backroom after the signing
“I think I’m staying the night at Aprils tonight actually” Zayn told him
“Oh… are you planning on doing it tonight?” Niall whispered
Zayn nodded but looked a little uneasy.
I somehow managed to overhear that part of the conversation and I couldn’t help but freak out inside. What did he mean by it? I’m not ready for this, I’m only 16 and I just met Zayn like a week ago, but then again I really like him and he’s not like any other boyfriend I’ve ever had. We instantly clicked when we met and I just feel so comfortable around him now. Before I met him I always thought I would never turn down an opportunity like this. I guess now that I know him as a person it’s different, before I never thought I’d have the chance so I never thought twice about it.
Zayn approached me and asked if I was ready to go home. I anxiously said yes and we got security to lead us out to the car.
The drive home was really quiet, I was trying my best not to think about what was going to happen when we got to my house but the thought just kept haunting me. I looked down at my hand and started fiddling with my ring; I tend to do that a lot when I’m nervous.
When I was really young my mom gave me a promise ring and I’ve worn it every day ever since. Of course I didn’t know what it symbolized when I she had given it to me but a few months before she died she had told me that the purpose of it wasn’t to keep me from having sex until marriage, but it was to wait until I truly felt ready and knew it was with the right person. I’m not ready to break that promise I have with my mom even if it means saying no to Zayn.
“Why are you so quiet babe?” He asked me as we were nearing my house
“Um… no reason. I’m just tired that’s all.” I responded “I hope you don’t mind but I’ll probably be going to sleep early today.”
Zayn looked over to me and smiled. “Me too”
As soon as we got to my house, I ran up to my room to change into my pj’s. Zayn followed close behind and came in to drop off his bag then jumped onto my bed and watched me as I was jumping around the room struggling to get my pants on.
“I’m going to take a shower, I’ll be down in a sec” Zayn said as he walked over to the bathroom.
“Okay, I’ll order us a pizza” I told him as I made my way downstairs
I called the pizza company and ordered us a medium cheese pizza and 2 pops. I then sat down on the couch and turned the TV on to watch the Much Music countdown at 6. Minutes later, I heard Zayn’s footsteps as he came down the stairs. I turned around to look at him; he was wearing only a white towel around his waist and his toned upper body was still dripping wet, I couldn’t help but stare. He also brought his bag of clothes down and laid close to the front door. He quickly ran to the bathroom and changed into his clothes. Zayn then sat next to me on the couch, wrapped one of his arms around my waist and kissed my cheek.
“Hey April… I really have to tell you something” He looked straight into my eyes as he said this and his facial expression was totally serious.
“What’s wrong?” I concernedly asked him
“Over the past few weeks I’ve gotten really attached to you, emotionally and physically. April, whenever you’re not around the boys tell me I look sad or upset and you know what? The truth is that I’m literally always thinking or talking about you no matter where I am or what I’m doing.”
I tried my best to hold them back but the tears just came streaming down my face as Zayn admitted everything to me.
“I honestly love you like I’ve loved nobody else, it’s funny how I fell for you so quickly too.”
Zayn loudly sighed.
Anyway I wanted to tell you that I really don’t know if we’ll be able to continue our relationship anymore. It’s going to soon be announced to the fans that we’re going on a huge worldwide tour and we’ll be away from home for a few months.”
My heart dropped suddenly when I heard those words that I wished and hoped would never be said, come out of his mouth.
It took a moment for me to get it to set into my head.
“So is this the end of us then?” I managed to ask without bursting into tears
Zayn got up and reached for his bag and coat and opened the front door.
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“Oh it’s almost 1 o’clock!” I excitedly stated
“You are too cute April, you must really like Zayn huh?” Eleanor asked me
“Yeah, I really do.” I said. I could feel myself starting to blush
I think in the short few hours that Eleanor, Danielle, Dana and I were together, we really bonded well and I genuinely believe we will all become great friends in the near future. We all stepped out of the lunchroom to go see how boys were doing at the signing and we decided it would be cute to surprise them by waiting in line just like all the rest of the fans do. I had packed my One Direction t-shirt in my bag so I quickly slipped that on. A couple dedicated fans recognized Danielle and Eleanor and a few of them asked for pictures as well. Dana and I aren’t known by the fandom yet so we disguised ourselves well in the crowd of screaming fans around us. As we were nearing the front of the line I noticed that all of the boys seemed unusually tired, but they really were trying their best to please all the awaiting fans.
“Did you really wait in line to see your boyfriends, girls? You could’ve just told me you wanted to see them and I would have brought you right to the front” The nice looking security man said
“Oh no don’t worry! We want to surprise them anyways” Danielle said to him
The middle aged security guard smiled and nodded his head.
“We’ll you’re up next girls, go ahead!”
Each of us ran over to our boyfriend (Well not boyfriend yet but you know) and I couldn’t help but notice each of the boys’ faces instantly light up as we excitedly made our way over to them. Dana and I both pulled out a pen and paper and asked for autographs so no one would suspect anything. I reached over the table to give Zayn a hug.
“I love you” He whispered in my ear.
I pulled away slightly and looked into his eyes.
“I love you too Zayn” I said with a gigantic smile on my face.
I looked over to my left and saw Harry looking a bit sad; he’s the only one without a girlfriend here.
“Hey Haz! How’s Caroline doing?” I asked trying to make him feel included
Harry looked away; rubbing his forehead with one hand then looked over to me. “Were not together anymore, it’s been a couple weeks now actually. I should’ve known it wasn’t going to work out” He said looking sad and slightly frustrated. I glanced over at Zayn with a guilty look on my face. I think the boys were trying their best to avoid the subject with Harry… Crap.
“Oh… I’m so sorry. We should all go out together for lunch and maybe that will make you feel better”
Harry looked up and smiled at me. “Sure” He said, still sounding a little distraught
Finally the boys were able to leave the signing and come with us to lunch; we all agreed to eat at the McDonalds that is just a couple miles away. Louis drove Eleanor, Harry, Niall and Dana while Danielle offered to take Liam, Zayn and I. We had to sneak out of the area quickly so we wouldn’t be found and followed by any fans; of course we had a few security cars behind us though. Zayn gave me a quick kiss on the cheek when we settled into the backseat of Danielle’s car.
“What was that for?” I asked him
“I missed you” He responded as he yanked me towards him to suffocate me with one of his hugs
“AWW!” Liam and Danielle said out loud in unison
I smiled and gave Zayn a proper kiss on the lips.
We arrived at McDonalds in a few short minutes and the 9 of us made our way inside. Niall seemed really excited to be here, as soon as Louis parked the car Niall jumped out and grabbed Dana’s hand and they both ran inside together. When we got inside we all walked over to stand in line. A few people recognized the boys and some asked for autographs and pictures. They’re really nice about it, the boys will never turn down a picture if someone asks for one. A little girl who looked to be about 10 years old asked for a group photo so all the boys happily stood beside her for the picture… except Harry, he was flirting with the cashier, typical Haz.
“Harry, get your bum over here” Louis called out.
“Okay I’m coming! Gimme a sec” He responded.
I watched Harry hand over his phone to the young brunette cashier. I could tell just by looking at her that she is a huge One Direction fan. The way she looked at Harry was adorable and I could tell that she was trying not to freak out in front of him. After Harry was handed back his phone, he happily walked over to the rest of the boys to take the group picture. Lou gave him a little nudge and Harry showed his gorgeous white smile.
After the photo, all of us sat down together to eat. Where Harry was sitting, he could still manage to see the cashier and I noticed him glancing over quite often. Zayn sat beside me and he kept on hand feeding me his fries, he did the ‘Here comes the train, open up’ thing to me, he found it funny… he really is a child inside.
After lunch Zayn pulled me aside from the rest of the group.
“So do you want to stay at my place tonight?” I asked him
Zayn smiled down at me and nodded his head. He then grabbed my hand and led me back over to the car where everyone else was already waiting, to make our way back to the signing
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I woke up early to the sound of What Makes You Beautiful at 845am (It’s my phone ringtone) The caller ID said Zayn Malik.
“Hey Zayn” I happily said
“Morning babe, sorry for calling so early but I just want to let you know that I’m going to need to pick you up in about an hour so there isn’t that many fans outside the building. Oh and for most of the time you and the other ladies will be in the backroom where there’s a kitchen and TV, but I don’t care what security says, I’m going to make sure that at one point or another, you’re sitting with me at the signing table.”
“Sound’s good Zayn, I can’t wait!”
I heard Zayn laugh quietly.
“Is there someone with you now?” I asked, hoping that the answer was no
“Yeah, just Niall. He came over at 6 o’clock this morning because he knew I had pistachios in the cupboard.” Zayn said laughing
“Aw he’s adorable! Anyways I better get ready, I’m still in bed” I told him
“Alright babe, love you” Zayn said, hanging up the phone
My heart started racing when I realized Zayn said he loves me. I looked over to the thousands of posters I have on my ‘wall of One Direction’ and couldn’t help but smile. I hurried into my closet to pick out something cute to wear, I decided on my favourite grey top, a pair of short shorts and my bright pink Nike’s. After I came out of the shower, I quickly straightened my hair and applied some makeup. I looked down at my pink watch; it read 9:57am. The doorbell rang, from upstairs I heard my dad go to answer it.
“Oh hello, nice to see you again” I heard my dad say “APRIL! Get down here!” He yelled
I ran down the stairs to see Zayn standing at the door. He and I both smiled when we saw each other. He was wearing a plain white t-shirt and a pair of ripped blue jeans with a pair of grey Nike’s.
“I texted you a few times and you didn’t answer so I thought I’d just come and get you” Zayn said to me “Were supposed to be there in 10 minutes” He said looking at the time on his phone
“I know I just saw the texts now, I’m so sorry. Let’s go” I said feeling guilty
“April, I will probably not be coming home tonight. I’ll be staying at a co-workers house because we have to go into work early tomorrow. Zayn you’re welcome to stay the night if you’d like.” My dad said smiling at the two of us.
I nodded “Alright, thanks Dad.” I said as Zayn and I ran out the door to his car.
I decided to do what my dad said and show Zayn the text message Laura had sent me the night before; I read it out to him as we were driving to the Cd signing. Zayn had a horrified look on his face when I had finished reading the text to him.
“That bitch better not treat you like that ever again or I will fire her. But April please don’t let her get to you, you’re going to get a lot of hate from a lot of people even from just being seen with me. If anyone ever says anything like that to you ever again I will personally speak with them. I never want to have to see you upset over any of this or over anything and that message just disgusts me.” Zayn said
I looked over to him and smiled “Thanks Zayn, I love you”
A small smile formed on his face when I said I loved him. I guess he was waiting to hear those words come out of my mouth like I was with him.
As we neared the building, Zayn handed me a pair of sunglasses and told me to put them on. I did as I was told, I then started hearing loud shrieks and screams and I figured we were there. He parked the car close to the door of the building then he pulled out his blackberry and texted Liam, letting him know to tell security that we were outside.
“Wow, I don’t know how you deal with all these screaming girls every single day.” I said
Zayn laughed “At first I was a little frightened of it all to be honest; it can get pretty intimidating knowing that so many people know your name and are screaming it at the top of their lungs. Now I kind of enjoy it, I really like it now actually.” He admitted
Before I could respond, 4 tough looking security guards opened the car doors. I stayed as close as I could to Zayn as we walked inside. There were girls all around us; two security guards had to walk behind us while the other two walked on either side of us. When we got inside I saw Louis sitting crossed legged on the floor and Eleanor sitting in front on a chair; it was the only chair left so he must’ve given it to her. How sweet! Liam was sitting on the couch with Danielle on his lap and Harry was on the phone. (Probably with Caroline)
“Hi guys” I said smiling to everyone
Everyone said ‘hey’ back to me almost in unison
Zayn grabbed my hand and led me over to the couch to sit beside Liam and Danielle.
I looked over behind the couch to see Niall and Dana play wrestling. Knowing Niall, it was probably because he stole her food or something.
The boys’ manager walked over to the group of us.
“The doors are opening in 5 minutes guys, you should go sit at the signing table” He advised them “Oh and it’s nice to meet you April, Zayn has told me quite a bit about you.” He said smirking. I blushed and looked away. Zayn gave me a quick kiss on the cheek before getting up to head over to the signing table.
“I’ll come see you at 1 for lunch, alright?” He said giving me a wink before disappearing behind the big curtains that separated the back room from the front where the signing table was.
Danielle and Eleanor walked over to Dana and I and introduced themselves. “It’s nice to finally meet you girls!” Eleanor said to us. Danielle greeted us as well and began to speak “Let’s go to the kitchen together and make some coffee so we can all get to know each other personally, we’ll probably be spending a lot of time together now!”
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“Hey Dad!” I shouted happily, trying to get my mind off of Laura’s text message.
He was sitting on the couch reading the newspaper just like he does every late Saturday afternoon.
“Hello nice to see you again, I almost forgot you lived here” He joked.
“Oh shut up dad” I said as I went to the fridge to grab a cookie and a glass of milk.
“What are reading?” I asked curiously, plunging next to him on the couch.
“The celebrity news for once actually, there’s two headlines that caught my attention” He told me. “I think you should read this yourself April. I’m going to take a shower” He said getting up and walking towards the washroom.
I shrugged my shoulders and took the newspaper to my room and sat down on my bed to read it.
‘ZAYN MALIK CAUGHT WITH GIRL!’ I read the first paragraph of the article even though I could already tell it was about Zayn and I walking into Liberty together. I noticed the same little picture of us in the bottom right corner that showed on the news the day of. Thankfully it was a small picture so no way my dad could’ve recognized me. I continued reading on.
‘ZAYN MALIK CAUGHT DANCING NAKED BY CLEANER’
“What the fuck.” I shouted. “Why didn’t he say anything? If it did happen by accident he’s stupid for trying to hide this.” I said angry to myself. I read the whole article with a fuming look on my face. After reading the last line ‘Maybe Zayn’s maid will become more than just a maid after this incident.’ I threw my phone at the wall and screamed.
I walked back into the kitchen and forcefully shoved the newspaper inside.
“It’s not the newspapers fault.” My dad said
I walked over to the couch and shoved my face into a pillow, ignoring my dad.
“April are you okay? He took you out once, that doesn’t mean you’re in a relationship or anything, Love” He said trying to comfort me.
I looked up at my dad, my face dripping with tears.
“No, you don’t understand. I didn’t tell you because I knew you’d be mad but we went out after that too… and last night I stayed at his house. I feel like you don’t trust me enough, I mean ever since mom died you’ve treated me like a baby.” I told him almost bursting into tears again.
My dad sighed loudly and looked away.
“It’s tough being a single dad you know; I’m a guy so I know how young teen boys act. I don’t have a partner anymore to tell me that you need your space; I try my best though I really do April.” My dad said to me.
“I know you do Dad, and I love you. It’s just I’m 16 and I feel I should be trusted being with guys now”
He passed me a box of tissues and hugged me.
“Alright enough with this sad stuff, what’s going on between you and Zayn?” He said grinning
I went on for about an hour and surprisingly told him everything, all about Claire and Laura and how I feel that they’re both trying to take Zayn away from me. I told him that he’s taking me to a signing tomorrow and how I really like Zayn and I truly do think he cares a lot about me.
“From what you’re saying, Zayn seems like a pretty nice guy. As for Claire and Laura though, just be nice to them okay? Tomorrow show Zayn the text message she sent you, everything will turn out alright don’t worry. Oh and like I said before, Zayn’s a celebrity and tons of rumours will start and spread about him. He may just be another one of those people who got too famous too quickly and now he’s acting like an ass not telling you everything ormaybe you’re just overthinking things here. Go hang out with him tomorrow like you’re supposed to and invite him over Friday, I’d like to get to know him more”
Hearing my Dad say such nice thing and really trying to help me out made me feel better about everything. I think maybe I am overthinking things, but what can you expect, I’m a teenage girl.
“Thanks dad, I feel a lot better now. Anyways I’m going to sleep I stayed up so late last night and I’m exhausted”
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After about 20 minutes of trying to stay focused on the movie we finally gave up and ended up making out on the couch instead. I heard a light knock on the door.
“Oh that’s probably the maid” Zayn said lifting me up off of him so he could go answer the door.
“Hi Zayn! How are you?” I heard a familiar voice say from afar.
I looked up over the couch. Zayn and Laura (a girl from my grade at school) walked into the living room where I was sitting in a slutty little maid outfit, like the ones that people wear for Halloween. She looked at me and gave me a dirty look, I just smiled and greeted her.
“Hi Laura, so you’re Zayn’s maid huh?” I asked
“Yeah.” She responded in a bitchy voice as she turned around and walked into the bedroom, probably to make the bed.
Zayn grabbed a bowl from the kitchen and filled it with chips.
“You know her love?” Zayn asked me as he sat back down on the couch beside me
“Yeah… she’s a friend of Claire.” I told him looking down at my cell phone.
I had a message on my phone from my dad and one from my boss, Marc.
“Oh I see, well at least I know for sure that Laura has stuck to her contract and not told anyone that she works for me. I mean judging by the way Claire was when she saw me, she obviously doesn’t know.” He said giggling
“She’s not my friend.” I quickly responded in a serious tone.
Zayn shrugged his shoulders and stuffed a few chips into his mouth. Laura came over and threw my clothes I had left on Zayn’s dresser at me.
“These must be yours” She said glaring at me then walked over to wash the dishes.
“You busy tomorrow babe?” Zayn asked me, totally oblivious to the tension Laura and I had.
I looked down at my phone again and read my bosses text message before answering.
No need to come into work tonight or tomorrow, we’ve got plenty of staff in. Enjoy your days off April – Marc
“As of now I’m completely free, why what did you have in mind?” I asked.
“Oh good, the boys and I are doing a cd signing for Up All Night and It’d be cool if you came along and got to know the other boys better. Niall’s ‘friend’ Dana is going to be there along with Danielle and Eleanor.” Zayn happily told me.
“That sounds like fun, but won’t fans suspect something if I’m just sitting with you?” I asked
“Yeah but it’s better for them to get to personally know you now rather than keeping everything a secret. You’ll get way less hate this was trust me, just be yourself.” He said with a big grin
“Keep what a secret” I asked abruptly after he finished speaking. (I really just wanted him to say something about a relationship between us)
Zayn’s grin quickly disappeared and he began to look a bit tense.
“Uhm, you know…”
The room went silent. I could tell Laura was listening in now too.
“That our relationship may soon be more than way it is now.” He said blushing
I bit my lip to hold back the temptation I had to scream and fangirl, then gave him a kiss on the cheek. I find it really cute that Zayn is so shy about admitting that he likes me.
“I should be getting home now, thanks for letting me stay over”
“Oh I’ll drive you!” he said getting up from the couch to grab his car keys.
“NO. my dad can’t see you.” I shouted.
Laura turned around and gave me an evil smirk.
“Oh…” Zayn’s face dropped, he looked really disappointed.
“Does that mean he doesn’t like me or something?” He asked looking hurt
“No no, that’s not it. He’s just babying me, you know like he’s really protective over me” I said trying to make him feel better
“Oh I see, well alright then. Promise me you’ll call me when you get home so I know that you’re alright?” He asked
“Promise. Oh and tomorrow pick me up down the road from my house okay?” I said as I bent down to put on my shoes. He nodded and gave a cute smile. Zayn then gave me a gentle kiss on the cheek and waved to me as I left the house.
I was almost home when I felt a vibration in my pocket. I happily looked down to my phone suspecting that it was Zayn. It wasn’t.
End it with Zayn now April. Stop talking to him, do whatever the fuck it takes to get him completely out of your life or I will. I swear on your mother’s grave I will tell Zayn every lie I can think of to make him hate you, quit seeing him now and I’ll keep quiet. If not, the whole school will be told a shitload of dirty secrets. That’s not what you want is it April? -Laura
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Zayn opened the passenger door to his black sports car for me. He is such a nice guy and he really knows how to treat a girl. I thought to myself as I got into the car. Zayn and I spoke most of the way to the theatre but occasionally it would get quiet, surprisingly it didn’t feel awkward at all.
We arrived at the theatre and parked the car in the first row of parking spaces; the theatre looked fairly empty there were barely any cars.
“One sec” I told Zayn as I took out my mascara from my bag.
“Can I do it?” Zayn asked me with a cheeky little smile on his face.
I looked at him oddly as I handed him the mascara.
“Ok don’t move.” He advised me.
Zayn rested his right hand on my cheek and wrapped his left arm around my neck, pulling me closer to him as he attempted to apply the mascara.
“There done” He said proudly
Zayn looked straight into my eyes, his face still inches apart from mine. Slowly we both went in for kiss. His lips on mine. A few days ago I would never have dreamed this day would actually come. My mind was all over the place when we kissed each other. As our lips finally released from each other’s I noticed Zayn’s gorgeous smile grow upon his face.
I don’t want to admit it but I really am starting to fall hard for him.
Zayn and I walked into the large theatre happily holding hands. He bought us a medium bag of popcorn and a large pop to share between us. We quietly walked into the theatre and immediately spotted the rest of the boys sitting at the very back row. They were really loud like usual so they weren’t hard to find at all. I said hi to the guys and then Zayn and I sat in the seats in front of them. I looked around the almost empty theatre. Sitting at the very front was Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, a few other actors were sitting with them as well but I never was a big fan so I didn’t care too much.
I looked down into the bag of popcorn on my lap and found a hand sneakily trying to grab some. I looked up behind me to see Niall with a handful of popcorn smiling down at me. I rolled my eyes and we both laughed.
It was more than half way through the movie already and I was surprisingly getting really into it until I felt someone’s eyes on me. I turned to my right and sure enough Zayn was gazing at me with his stunning brown eyes.
“What?” I asked with a slight smirk on my face
“Just admiring your beauty” He responded
“Oh shut up you’re so cheesy” I said as I pushed his shoulder away
“You don’t know you’re beautiful do you?” He asked with a wink
I couldn’t find any words to respond with. He’s just so perfect, it may be cheesy but it honestly felt so good to hear.
When Zayn realized I wasn’t going to say anything he spoke.
“You really are April. No matter what anyone else has ever told you in the past, everything about you is beautiful.” He said.
My heart melted. He grabbed my hand and squeezed it while kissing me on the cheek. I could hear the rest of the boys whispering about us behind me but it didn’t bother me. I smiled to myself as I leaned on Zayn’s shoulder and continued to watch the movie.
“April, babe wake up.” I heard Zayn say in a soft voice.
My eyes opened slightly. I was still in the theatre except the credits of the movie were rolling.
“Have a nice nap?” Zayn asked me, giggling
“Yeah actually I did”
Kristen and Robert walked over to Zayn and I once the credits were over. We both got up out of our seats to greet and congratulate the two on their movie. Zayn and Robert gave each other a cute bear hug while Kristen and I shook hands.
“You must be Zayn’s girlfriend” She said raising her right eyebrow and smiling at me
“Oh no –“
“Not girlfriend just yet but this is our first date.” Zayn interrupted
I looked up and smiled at him when he told her that we were on a date. Now at least I know to call it a date and not just a friendly gathering.
“Aww well good luck to you both. You two sound come to our place now, we planned a little party for after the movie. Be sure to invite the other boys Zayn” Kristen said to us.
Zayn looked over at me with his huge puppy dog eyes as if he was asking for permission to go.
“You can go Zayn, I have to be getting home or my Dad will worry. Thanks for the invite though Kristen” I said
“Alright well if you change your mind the door will be open” Robert said as he started walking off with Kristen.
Zayn turned to me once again.
“Babe you HAVE to come, it won’t be fun without you” he begged again with his pouty face
“Oh don’t use that face on me, you know I can’t say no to it. I’ll have to make sure it’s alright with my dad first.” I told him
“Just tell him you’re sleeping over at a friend’s house tonight, after the party you can come crash at my place.” He happily said to me
I nodded in agreement. I called up my dad at and after only about a minute of begging and pleading he surprisingly allowed me. Of course I didn’t tell him I’d be staying at Zayn’s place, he still doesn’t know I’m even with him and I plan on keeping it that way.