Gotta Be You – Zayn Malik and Oni one shot
The heat radiating from her laptop made it clear how many hours she’d been online. This wasn’t the first time she desperately tried to get a tweet from one of the boys. Her friends couldn’t understand her love for them and always rolled their eyes at her when she mentioned their names. But for Oni One Direction weren’t just a band. They were her life and the people on twitter were her family. But tonight wasn’t a night like others, it was the night before her birthday and she didn’t want anything else than a tweet from one of the five boys. She had copy-pasted her tweets so many times her fingers hurt and felt numb at the same time, but she didn’t stop. She couldn’t give up now. “Oni your friends are here” her mother yelled from downstairs, bringing her back to reality. She heard footsteps coming up the stairs and someone grabbing the handle to her room. “Oh my God babe, please don’t tell me you’re spending your Saturday night on twitter” her best friend said in a judgmental voice and sat on her bed. “So what if I am?” Oni replied in a harsh tone and closed her laptop. Hiding the best part of her life from her friends. “Well we’re not letting you. It’s your birthday at midnight and we’re going out to celebrate” her friends almost pushed her out of bed and she unwillingly got up. “But I’m not in the mood to go out, and Harry just tweeted he was doing an ask-Harry later which means I could get a birthday tweet from him”. She tried her best to explain it to her friends, but she saw by the looks on their faces that they didn’t understand. The only way she could make them happy and not judge her was to go with them. Looking around at her friends she realized they were already ready to go out and it all began to feel like an ambush. She appreciated that they wanted to hang out with her, she just wished they’d be more understanding. “Fine, I’ll go” she said and put on a fake smile. She applied her makeup while one of her friends curled her long dark hair. She put on a short silver dress and black heals and just like that she was ready to go.
Arriving at the club she started getting in a party mood. She knew the chance of her getting a tweet from any of the boys tonight was smaller than winning the lottery and decided she’d enjoy the night with her friends. Besides, she was turning 19 in 2 hours and it was definitely worth celebrating. The club wasn’t that crowded and after they’d done a few shots at the bar they hit the dance floor. Oni knew she had the power over boys once she started dancing and she was definitely not holding back tonight. She flipped her hair, rolled her hips, everything she knew got boys’ attention when suddenly she saw someone. “I think I might already be drunk” she yelled to her friend and hoped she could hear her despite of the loud music. “You can’t be drunk, you only had like two shots” her friend yelled back and continued dancing. “But I think I just saw Louis Tomlinson” Oni said confused and thought she was going mad. Those boys had finally made her loose her mind. Now she was hallucinating and seeing their faces everywhere. But the screams at the back of the club confirmed what she’d seen. They were here! Girls only screamed like that when the boys were around. Suddenly waves of panic rushed through her body and she forgot how to breathe. She looked around at her friends who saw the fear in her eyes. “Oni are you okay?” they asked alarmed and stopped dancing. “They’re here, One Direction are here” she yelled and pointed in the direction of the VIP area. The security guards were already kicking the most hysterical girls out and letting the more attractive girls dance on the dance floor in front of the VIP area. “Oh my God I think she’s right” her best friends said and started fangirling. Oh great, so now they suddenly like them, Oni thought to herself. She grabbed her two friends and pushed through the crowd. This was her chance. If she didn’t talk to the boys tonight it would never happen. She was a girl on a mission and there was no way she’d let anyone come between her and them. The security guard looked them up and down like they were pieces of meat. But she didn’t care, she just need him to let them through. She flipped her hair and smiled at the security guard with a fake innocence. He cave her a cheeky grin, removed the red chain and let them pass. There were already a few girls on the dance floor, all looking in the same direction. She followed their eyes and that was when she saw them. Her boys. Not all of them were there though, only Liam, Louis and Zayn. But she didn’t care, the one that really mattered was here. Zayn had always been her favorite and she couldn’t believe she was finally in the same room as him. The entire situation was making her sick and she didn’t know if she was gonna throw up or faint first. She looked around at her friends and saw that they were panicking more than she was. She found the last courage in her body, fixed her dress and hair and pushed through the girls on the floor. She made room closest to the VIP area where she saw the 3 boys. They were sitting on the big sofas chatting and drinking, not really paying attention to all the girls. Oni started dancing and tried pretending not to look at them. She was doing what she did best and tried only to concentrate on the music. Her friends joined her and they were having a great time, coming up with new dance moves and completely forgetting about the 3 special boys. Suddenly she felt a big hand on her shoulder and it sent a shiver through her entire body. She turned around to face a big security guard with tattoos on both his arms, she was sure he was going to kick them out and she quickly prepared a pleading speech in her head. “Miss, would you and your friends care to join the boys in the VIP area? They requested to get to meet you and….” But she didn’t let him finish. “Yes, we’d love to” she screamed the words in his face and dragged her friends along. She looked at the faces of the other girls on the dance floor. They all knew what was going on and therefore gave them dirty looks of envy. They made their way up the 4 stairs to where the boys were sitting and she felt her heart beating faster for each step she took. She was looking at her feet, focusing on not to fall when suddenly she heard their voices. “Hello ladies” she recognized Louis’ voice and looked up. “Hello” they all replied at the same time and tried to play it cool. They all introduced themselves and she felt an electric current run through her body when her hand met Zayn’s. This was it, her life couldn’t get any better than this. Every waken hour of every day she thought about these boys and now she was actually talking to them. It wasn’t at all like she imagined it to be. She always thought she’d scream like crazy and scare them away. “So who’s ready for a drinking game” Louis asked all excited and expected them all to join. “Why don’t you 4 drink and let Oni and me talk” Zayn replied and winked at Louis. Did he actually just say he wanted to spend time alone with her. Oni’s head was spinning and she didn’t know what to interpret from the situation. She knew Liam and Louis had girlfriends and therefore only wanted to have a fun night out with the boys, but Zayn was single and she didn’t have to worry about the mixed signals he was sending her. There wasn’t any girlfriend in the picture she should feel bad about. “Do you mind if I ask if you know who I am?” he said as they sat down. “Ehm yeah, you’re that guy from The Wanted, right?” she said and tried to keep a straight face. He looked at her with a confused look but once she started laughing he laughed as well. “Zayn I don’t wanna scare you or anything, but I’m actually a really big fan” she said and felt her cheeks burning. She could have pretended not to know him, but she wasn’t the kind of girl who played games.
“Wow, we have some really beautiful fans” he said and took a sip from his drink. They sat talking for a while, he never removed his eyes from her. His beautiful brown eyes that made her feel like a princess. Like she was the only girl in the room. She felt the butterflies in her stomach when he smiled at her. They were trying to escape but she wasn’t letting them. She wanted to feel like this for the rest of her life, to stay in that moment forever. “I’m sorry gorgeous, but I really need a cigarette”, and just like that he ruined the beautiful elusion. He was just a normal boy with his negative and positive sides. But she didn’t care if he smoked from today till forever. She needed him in her life more than she needed oxygen. “I need one too” she got up and fixed her dress. Hoping he’d believe her. “Oh cool, I didn’t think you smoked” he said and took her by the hand, leading the way to the back exit of the club. The cool summer breeze hit her face as she stepped out and made her shiver. Zayn noticed her freezing and pulled his jacket over her. It was already warm from his body heat and smelled of his perfume. It felt like a safety blanket around her shoulder that would protect her from everything. “Here you go” he said and handed her the box of cigarettes. She nervously pulled on out and put it in her mouth. She had no idea what she was doing but played it cool and let him light the cigarette for her. She watched what he was doing and tried copying him, but it backfired. She inhaled and felt her lungs fill up with smoke, it felt like they were on fire and she couldn’t breathe. She started coughing like she was fighting to get oxygen into he body. The smoke left a burned taste in her mouth and she desperately craved water. Suddenly she became aware of Zayn’s presence and felt her cheeks burning from embarrassment. “I knew a nice girl like you didn’t smoke” he said and smiled. She was expecting him to laugh at her but he didn’t. He looked like he couldn’t understand why she’d lied to him. “Oni you had me at ‘hello’, there wasn’t any need to pretend” he threw what was left of his cigarette on the ground and stepped on it. “But you’re Zayn Malik and I’m just me” she said and looked at her feet. She’d embarrassed herself enough as it was and just wanted more than anything to go home and forget about tonight. All of a sudden she felt his arms around her waist, pulling her closer. “Oni there was a hundred girls in that club tonight but you were the only one that cought my eye. You’re beautiful, smart and funny. Girls like that don’t come around that often”. She didn’t know what to say and just kept looking into his eyes. She felt him move closer, his lips only inches away from hers. She got on her toes and closed the last space between them. Their lips collided with such force it almost scared her. The butterflies in her stomach were going crazy, making her entire body shake. His tounge begged for entrance and she let it in. It battled for dominance with her own and in that game there were two winners. Her hands were around his neck, playing with his hair, pulling him closer. She couldn’t get enough of him. His touch, his smell, everything about him. She was greedy and wanted more. “It looks like you’re eating eachother” Liam laughed in the background and made them breake the kiss. “Lou is wasted and we better get him home before he does anything stupid” he said and walked back in, leaving Oni and Zayn alone again. “Will I ever see you again?” she whispered and was scared she’d wake up any minute and it would all be a dream. “There’s no way this is the last time I’m gonna see you” he replied and kissed her gently. They all said goodbye to eachother and the girls took a cab home. “Oh my God I didn’t give him my number” Oni cried and wanted to jump out of the cab and run after him. “Relax babe, I gave him your twitter name” her best friend said and felt proud of her achievement. Oni pulled out her iPhone and hurried on twitter. And there it was, the tweet she’d waited for all day. “happy bday 2 a very special girl @oni_sfm x”. He had followed her and she saw there was a message in her DM’s. “Thanks for making my night amazing, I can’t wait to see you again ;) xx <3”.