Something to Believe In part 9: I saw a tall slender girl with
Something to Believe
I saw a tall slender girl with wild
curly hair and dark skin talking, with a smaller girl with
chestnut brown hair standing next to her. Next thing I know
Liam is embracing her, and Louis picked up the smaller girl and
spun her around in a circle. It sank my stomach when I
realized that Danielle Peazer, Liam’s girlfriend, and
Eleanor Calder, Louis’s girlfriend just walked into the
room. It didn’t sink my stomach that I didn’t want
them to come, I could have cared less, just the fact that they
were there. They made me feel much more ordinary, like this
extraordinary occurrence was just that. Nothing more.
I looked over at Jordan, and her jaw was two centimeters short of
dropping to the ground, as all the guys gave Danielle and Eleanor
“Long time no see!” Danielle said, as her red
leggings framed her perfectly long legs with a tanktop vest and a
flowing tanktop underneath was designed to her perfect
figure. Eleanor was wearing jeans with a striped baby pink
blouse that hung in all the right places. I’ve never
felt more inferior in my whole life, and Liam turned around at me
smiling, and said,
“Danielle, you have to meet our new American friends! This
is Lauren, she gave us the most delicious ice cream today.
Well, I had a milkshake,” he said, and I felt her and
Eleanor look me up and down, and then Liam gestured over to
Jordan and say, “This is her friend who works with her,
Jordan. They just took us out to get sushi, and it was
absolutely out of this world!” I saw their eyes look
her up and down, as well, and I felt her want to go hide in the
nearest corner, as I had. These girls were practically
perfect, how could I have thought that I was even half decent
enough to spend time with this band. They were larger than
life, and my life especially. I had to take deep breaths to
hold myself from crying. Jordan looked over at me, and then
back at everyone.
“We’re going to run to the bathroom really
fast.” She said, and we excused ourselves from the room,
and down one corridor, into the girls’ room.
“What. The. Hell.” I said, and leaned against the
wall, and sunk to the floor.
“I don’t know what just happened.” She said,
pacing back and forth. I let a few tears slide.
“I don’t know what I was thinking, thinking we could
hang out with people like them. I mean look at them.”
I said, and my voice cracked from the tears.
“We’re in so far over our heads.” She
“Look at us!” I said, “Two girls who’ve
never known anything other than school and sports, and
there’s a freaking world famous band, a girl who’s
danced with more famous bands than I’ll ever know, and a
freaking model.” I said.
“I’ve never felt smaller.” She said, and I
agreed. There was a knock on the door, and a small high
“Are you okay?” I jumped up, and quickly wiped the
makeup that ran from my eyes, and Eleanor peeked her head in.
“Hey, are you two okay?” she asked, and Danielle
peeked her head in behind her.
“Yea, just needed to use the bathroom.” I said, and
fixed my hair.
“Sorry if we scared you.” Danielle said, walking into
the bathroom, “I just always love making fun of them.
We haven’t properly met, I’m Danielle.” She
said, and shook my hand. I smiled, such a British thing to
“I’m Jordan.” She said, shaking her hand, and
“I’m Eleanor. I’m really sorry we
didn’t mean to scare you off like that.”
“Did it really look that bad?” I asked, and they both
“Yea, you looked like you just saw your dead
grandmother’s ghost.” Danielle said, and I laughed at
that. Jordan said,
“We’re sorry. It’s just been such an
“It’s a lot to take in.” I agreed, and they
both nodded their head.
“Don’t let us intimidate you, trust me.
We’re the two biggest goofballs you’ll ever
meet.” Eleanor said, and I smiled.
“I was shocked you came here.” I smiled, “I
didn’t know you were coming, they didn’t mention
“Yea, we were going to surprise them. They picked up
two more girls to our group El.” Danielle elbowed
“We’re just friends right now.” Jordan
“Yea, but don’t worry not for long.” Eleanor
said, “Niall wouldn’t spend his time with just
“And you,” Danielle said, pointing at me, “Liam
told me Zayn can’t even look straight when he’s with
“What? He’s fine when he’s with me..” I
“Don’t worry about it.” She laughed, and
“Bradford Bad Boy meets a good girl.”
“Why does everyone keep calling me a good girl?” I
asked, and Eleanor and Jordan laughed.
“Do you have a tattoo?” Danielle asked.
“No…” I said.
“You’re a good girl.” She smiled, and we all
walked out of the bathroom to rejoin the boys.