I woke up to the sound of my phone vibrating on my mattress. Glancing at my phone, I noticed the caller ID on my Blackberry screen was flashing ‘Niall’. I pushed the green key and pressed the phone against my ear. “hello?” I answered, still sounding groggy from the fact that I had just woken up. “hello gorgeous! You ready for the beach today?” I smiled and replied “Of course! although I have to be back by 4, I’ve got a ton of work I need to do for 6th form that I haven’t done yet.”
“Aw okay, did you want any help with it? I’d be happy to come over and help you if you’d like?”
“Actually, I have a spanish oral coming up soon, and i’d really appreciate having someone to practice with, if that’s okay?”
“Of course! I’ll come home with you from the beach with you?”
“Sure, you can stay over if you want, we’ve got plenty of room in our house.”
“I’ll see how late it gets. Anyway, what time are we meeting you today?”
“11:30 at the train station?”
“Okay then babe! See you in a bit!”
“bye Nialler!” I hung up and made my way into the bathroom to get ready.
As I sat on the bus withM my headphones in, I felt my phone vibrate in my bag which was placed on my lap. I pulled it from my bag to see I had recieved a message and three BBMs. I opened the message, seeing a text from my best friend Hayley.
Good morning beautiful! hope you have a brilliant day today, remember to get me Liam’s number okay?
I smiled and quickly replied
thank you babe! i’ll try my best! ooh Hayles! come down to Norwich on Thursday? we’re going out bowling and for pizza on thursday night and the boys said to invite a few friends, please come?”
My phone vibrated again within seconds with her reply.
Girl you don’t need to ask me twice! I’ll book my train tickets right now!
I smiled while i checked my BBMs, both telling me to have a great time today, one from Heather, one from Sonia and one from Sophie. I slipped my phone back into my back and got up from my seat, realising that I had reached the train station.
I got off the bus, feeling very summery in a cute flowery playsuit, purple TOMs and some purple Ray Bans. I walked over to the station entrance, noticing that the boys were already there, posing for pictures with fans. As I walked over to the boys, Zayn and Harry noticed me and said hello, big grins plastered accross their faces. “Hiya love!” said Louis cheerfully just after posing for a photo. The fans around me were giving me death glares as if to say “who the hell is this girl and what is she doing with our boys?” the boys all came over to see me, and I was greeted by a hug from each of them. As I hugged Harry, I overheard a couple of girls talking about me. “Who the hell does she think she is? Waltzing over here like she’s the queen, and all the boys treating her like one.” one of the girls said bitterly, throwing me a deathly glare. Harry whispered in my ear “just ignore them love, they’re just jealous.” I smiled as I pulled away from Harry and said “c’mon we need to go! the train leaves at 11:45!” The boys all quickly said goodbye to the fans stood outside the station before we made our way inside and on to the train.
We got onto the train and sat at two tables either side of the isle. Me, Liam and Niall sat at one table with Zayn, Harry and Louis sat at the other. As the train pulled out of the station, the six of us sat talking about all kinds of things, the conversation flowing freely. After about ten minutes, i turned to the boys and said “hey I have a few friends who love you more than life itself, could you possibly do me a huge favour and speak to a few of them on the phone quickly?”
“of course!” all the boys replied in unison. I pulled my Blackberry out of my bag and selected Heather’s number. I passed Harry the phone and said “Her name’s Heather. Just a pre warning, she is very likely to scream down the phone at you.” He laughed and put the phone to his ear. “Hello Heather? It’s Harry Styles.” Sure enough, she screamed down the phone so loud that we could all hear her. Harry spoke to her for about five minutes before hanging up and passing my phone back to me. Louis then spoke to Sophie, Liam spoke to Hayley, Niall spoke to Sonia and Zayn spoke to my sister, Antonia.
By the time all of the conversations were over, the train was just pulling into Lowestoft train station. The train came to a standstill and we all piled out of the carriage, making our way out of the station and down to the beach.
We sat on the sand, our towels arranged in a circle so that we could all see each other. We had all just been to get fish and chips, so we were all sat on our towels eating our fish and chips, each with a bottle of drink. The sun was baking hot, and we were all taking the oppourtunity to sunbathe as much as possible. I was now wearing a flowery strapless bikini, and the boys were all sat in shorts, having removed their t-shirts. They all looked amazing. When we had finished our food, Zayn placed a bottle in the middle of the circle and said “right we’re playing truth or dare. we’ll spin the bottle and whoever it lands on has to choose truth or dare, and well you know the rest.” he spun the bottle and we all watched in anticipation, waiting to see where it would stop. We saw the bottle slowing down, eventually stopping directly in front of Harry. “Well Harry, truth or dare?” asked Zayn. “Dare! I love Dares!” said Harry excitedly. ”Ooh i have one! You have to kiss Louis, right here right now. I want proof that Larry Stylinson is real!” I grinned. Sure enough, befiore anyone could say anything, I was was witnessing my first ever Larry Stylinson moment. “Right, my go to spin!” said Harry. He spun the bottle, watching it spin, the bottle finally ending up pointing towards me. “Amaia, truth or dare?” asked Harry. “Um.. Truth!” I grinned. “Ooh I’ve got one. What was your opinion of One Direction before you met us all yesterday?” asked Liam. I grinned, but at the same time I almost couldn’t believe that they were completely oblivious to how big a directioner I was. “Oh my gosh! You lot are my favourite band ever! I’m such a huge fan of yours! When you walked into work yesterday, it was taking all my energy not to scream. And when you asked me to dinner and asked me to look after you, oh my god I could have easily just passed out there on the spot. I’m such a huge fangirl its actually ridiculous. You’re my idols! I’m the type of fan that tweets you all the time and never gets a response, listenens to every song, watches every interview. The day your tour tickets went on sale, I got up at 7:30AM just to make sure that I was awake on time. I got really bad seats, but I didn’t care because I was going to see you, and when I went, it was the best day of my life. I honestly cannot put into words how much I love you all. Please don’t get creeped out by me now I’ve told you all of this?” I laughed nervously. I looked round at the boys, to see their faces filled with admiration. “wow, you’re so dedicated! Don’t worry love, we know you now. We won’t treat you any different I promise!” smiled Louis. All of a sudden, my phone vibrated on my towel. I opened up twitter to see I had five new mentions. I opened them up to see a tweet from each of them, all saying exactly the same thing. ‘You’re amazing’. I grinned at my screen, before looking up at them all. “Oh my gosh, Thank you! You don’t know how long I’ve been waiting for that!” I grinned. At that moment, my mentions started going mental. So many people I knew telling me congratulations on getting a tweet, lots of people asking me how I managed to get a Tweet without tweeting them, and lots of people wanting to know who the hell I was, and what made me so special. I looked up at the boys. “You have no idea what you just started.” I smirked. they all laughed and Harry said “Well we can’t go without a bit of Directioner drama now could we?” I laughed and said “Oh don’t you start, that’s all I ever get on my Tumblr!”
“what, drama about us?”
“Oh my gosh, yes all the time! You have no idea how many fights there are between fans over you lot.”
“Wow, I had no idea!” sighed Harry. Just at that moment, My phone began to ring. I noticed that it was Hayley calling me, so I thought I should answer it. “If you’ll excuse me for a second, I better answer this!” I got up and walked a little further down the beach as I asnwered Hayley’s call. “Hey girl!”
“Amaia do you fancy telling me what the hell has just happened on Twitter? Everyone is going mental! All I’m seeing is tweets about you!”
I sighed and sat down on a nearby wall. “We were playing truth or dare. Liam asked me what my opinion of them was before I met them yesterday, and of course I launched into my full fangirl story. I mentioned the fact that I always tweeted them and never got a reply, and next thing you know I had five tweets. And now everyone is going mental.”
“Ahh I see. Did you want me to say anything on your behalf?”
“no you’re okay, i’ll explain myself. Oh and did I tell you that Niall’s coming to my house tonight to help me with my spanish homework?”
“WHAT?! Why did you not tell me this?! I’m jealous!”
“girl I tell you what, if we get time we’ll skype you.”
“See Ya later Hun!” I hung up and walked back to join the boys. I sat back down and threw my phone into my bag. “Everything okay?” asked Niall. “Yep, just my best friend Hayley wondering what the hell was happening on Twitter. Nothing to worry about!” I smiled back.
After a while of playing Truth or Dare, we decided to walk back towards the train station to make our way home, stopping to get an Ice Cream on the way. We made our way back up the promenade, walking past the brightly coloured beach huts, stopping at a small beach shop opposite the pier to buy our ice creams. We walked back to the station whilst eating them and stopped by the fountains to take a picture. “C’mon, everyone needs to get together, I want to get a photo to remind me of today!” I smiled. We stopped a passing stranger and asked him to take the picture for us, who kindly obliged. As the flash went off on my electric blue camera, I couldn’t help but think that this was the happiest I had been in a long time, and for once it felt like I belonged. And most importantly, I felt like I’d got my self confidence back.