The fans were screaming so loud i couldn’t hear myself think. This. is. insane. I took a deep breath and looked over my shoulder to see Harry full on grinning and i felt the corners of my mouth start to rise. I let my gaze shift across the room to see Liam and Louis bouncing with excitement and a chuckle escaped from my lips. There was small movement from the corner of my eye and my attention shifted to the one and only Niall Horan. I felt my heart pick up speed but brushed it off as excitement from the concert we had just performed. Niall was looking ecstatic and was hugging himself as he bounced lightly on his feet and i could just see the waves of excitement rolling off him. My smile widened as Niall looked at me and suddenly attacked me with a hug. I laughed lightly and wound my arms around his neck and breathed in the scent of Niall and felt myself relax instantly. Niall had his arms wrapped tightly around me and his face was buried in my chest. When he pulled back we just grinned widely at each other.
“Niall you were amazing! I don’t know how you do it! You hit every note perfectly mate” I said
Niall started blushing as the blood rushed to his cheeks and the tip of his ears turned pink.
“Shut up man” He said playfully trying to sound gruff. Notice i said trying.
Niall noticed my pathetic attempts at trying to hide my laughter and lightly bumped my should before a serious expression dawned on his face.
“Zayn seriously those high notes i swear you’re not fucking human” Niall said with a slight irish accent that became noticeable when Niall started swearing.
Hearing Niall swear sent a slight shiver through me which i held back. I didn’t quite know how to respond and before i could make a fool out of myself Liam came over and threw an arm around Niall and I and said “That was amazing! I can’t believe it’s our last concert for the tour!
“I can’t believe it either! It was incredible man i can’t wait till our next tour!” Niall said excitedly.
The thing about Niall is when he’s super excited his words tend to mush together making it nearly impossible to understand what he was trying to say in the first place but i was completely used to it by now. Liam on the other hand looked down at Niall with a confused expression and i bit my lip to hold back the laughter that was bubbling up at the back of my throat.
Niall of course was completely oblivious to Liam’s confused expression and keep on chattering at full speed at i took this time to really look at him. His blonde hair was sticking up in all directions and he was still in his concert clothes, he wore a tight red shirt that showed his biceps off really well and tight beige pants that left a little to the imagination. I was so focused on Niall that it took me awhile to register that Liam was waving his hand in front of my face.
“Hello? Earth to Zayn?! Where is your head at?” Liam asked
I chuckled nervously, thankful no one could read my thoughts. What was i thinking? Niall is my best friend seriously i need to sleep. Yeah thats it i’ll just sleep off whatever that was. This time i received a light slap on the cheek.
“Hey!” I said accusingly while narrowing my eyes at Liam.
Liam quickly raised his hands up and said “Wasn’t me! I’m innocent i swear!”
“Sorry Zayn you were totally in a zone just then but i’m hungry” Niall said pouting.
I wonder what it would feel like to bite his lower lip…
Suddenly Niall started snapping his fingers in front of my face and i jumped a little from the sound.
Niall looked at me worriedly “I think you’re sleep walking right now, let’s get you in bed.” He said as he linked his arm through mine and pulled me along to the car we were all gonna ride in on the way back to the hotel.
I let Niall drag me into the car and not a second later Liam, Harry and Louis joined us. Niall started laughing at something Harry said to him and i could’t help but stare at him when i noticed Liam and Louis looking me curiously i laughed nervously and started talking to them hoping to distract them from what they just saw.
“I will never get over that initial thrill of performing!” I said to Liam who quickly agreed with me. I was listening to Louis who was telling us about a fan he saw in the crowd when Niall grabbed my hand and interlocked our fingers. I glanced quickly at Niall who was looking at Louis and looking totally engrossed in to story. I noticed off late Niall was a little bit more touchy feely with me.. Could that mean something?
I shook my head. What the hell am i thinking. He’s my best friend. He could never like me that way, not in a million years. ‘We’re just friends.’ I repeated in my head over and over again.
”..and then i swear she elbowed the other fan in the face!” Louis exclaimed, everyone started laughing so i joined in even though i only ended up hearing the end of the story.
When the car finally pulled up outside the hotel i was exhausted to say the least. We all got of the car one by one as Paul and our other body guards quickly surrounded us trying to protect us from the bright flashes of the cameras. I winced as a camera got shoved in my face and the flash went off. Niall grabbed my arm as if he was scared to lose me and i realised the crowd must be getting to him so i wrapped my arm around his shoulder comfortingly and quickly guided him into the hotel.
Niall let out a deep breath that he had been holding. “Thanks mate” he said gratefully
I smiled at him and ruffled his soft blonde hair. “Anytime Nialler” I said cheekily.
“Zayn!” Niall complained as he ran his hand through his hair.
I opened my mouth to make a quick comeback but instead i let out a loud yawn.
By now we were all in the elevator on our way up to our floor. Liam, Harry and Louis were all sharing one room and Niall and I were sharing another room.
We got off the elevator and i gave Louis, Harry and Liam a hug and said goodnight and Niall followed my actions and we all retreated into our rooms.
Niall was pretty quiet and looked deep in thought as i flicked on the lights in our room and made my way towards the closest to grab my boxers.
“Zayn, I’m gonna use the bathroom first okay?” Niall asked
“Sure sure” i said as i grabbed my boxers. I turned around to see if Niall was still there but he had already gone into the bathroom so i quickly stripped and put my boxers on and sat on the edge of the bed waiting for Niall to be done.
I started humming quietly to myself and glanced at the clock to see 5 minutes have gone by. I frowned and decided to check on Niall, as i made my way to the bathroom i noticed the door was slightly cracked open and i paused when i heard Niall mumbling. I turned my head and outstretched my ear closed to the door hoping to hear better but i still couldn’t make out any words so i just gave up and called out “Niall?”
I heard something crash to the floor and i walked quickly to the bathroom and pushed the door open slightly to see Niall picking up a deodorant of the floor.
“uh sorry you have me a start and i ended up knocking this over” He said sheepishly
“Oh sorry i was just wondering if you were done yet?” I asked
Niall seemed to turn a bit red and mumbled that he was done and quickly rushed out of the bathroom. I let out a sigh as i watched him leave. Could things get anymore confusing?
I quickly brushed my teeth and washed my face and made my way back into the bedroom. Niall was lying down in his bed on his phone and his eyes flickered up to meet mine before going back to his phone.
I let out a quiet chuckle as i took in the sight infront of me. I was barely gone for 5 minutes and in the time Niall had managed to get a load of food on his bed.
“Help yourself” Niall said gesturing towards heap of food on his bed, so i grabbed some chips and a couple of oreos and got into my own bed.
“Hey Zayn?” Niall asked somewhat nervously
“Yeah?” I said looking at Nialler
“Thanks for helping me get through the crowd before, i thought i was gonna have a panic attack…” He said
“Niall you don’t have to thank me! Seriously i’ll always have your back no matter what. I’ll protect you always, i can’t stand to see you hurt it kills me.” i blurted out.
Niall looked at me surprised and i bit my lip wondering if i had said too much.
“You know you’re the best?” Niall stated casually
“I am.” I said smirking at him
A pillow came flying at my face which i caught easily with one hand.
“Don’t be cocky” Niall grumbled
I laughed at how adorable he looked. A friend could think another friend looked adorable right?
I lay down and closed my eyes as Niall turned off the lights and also laid down.
It was quiet for a few moments before I heard a slight rustling of Niall’s sheets. “Night Zayn.” He said
I smiled to myself, glad that the lights were off so Niall wouldn’t see the silly smile on my face. “Goodnight Niall”
A few minutes of silence went by and i could feel myself drifting off the sleep. “Love you Ni” I said my voice laced with sleep.
“Love you too Z” Niall said sleepily and i fell asleep, two metres away from the blue eyed beauty that i couldn’t go a day without talking too.