My schedule couldn't get any better. My first class was music theory, then I had free period, corrale, lunch, science, math, and history. My homeroom teacher was Mr. Midgely, and he was known around school as one of the meanest teachers. "Good morning, everyone." Mr. Midgely greeted. I slipped into my seat. "I'm very proud to introduce to you all Mr. Harry Styles." I looked up in shock. I didn't know that the guys were getting divided into homerooms. All the girls started whispering and playing with their hair. Harry offered his cheeky smile to everyone and found his seat next to Charolette. Grace tapped my arm and whispered, "Liam told me that Niall is waiting outside our room." I look hesitantly towards the door, but I can't see from where I'm sitting. "Do I look okay?" I ask her quietly. "Go to the bathroom and check!" she whispers. "But if he's already out there..." I start. "Excuse me, Miss Summers. If you have something to share with the class, then I suggest you share it instead of whispering and disrupting everyone." Mr. Midgely snapped. I stared at him in shock. "Go out in the hallway. Take your things. When the bell rings, head to your first class." I glanced at Grace and she mouthed, "You look great." I grabbed my books, took a deep breath, and went into the hallway. "Kate Summers." says a familiar voice, heavy with an Irish accent. "Niall." I breathe, staring at him. He's gotten taller, his teeth are straight, and he looks stronger. "It's been a very long time." Niall smiled. I smile back at him shyly. Stop acting like an idiot,
I yell in my mind. He left you! You're supposed to be mad at him!
"I'm glad I get to talk to you again." Niall says happily. "You could have talked to me much sooner." I say lightly. "Kate, I know you must be angry with me for not staying in contact, but things have just been crazy since the X-Factor." he explains. I shake my head. "Liam stayed in touch with my sister. He'd occasionally text me too." I argue. "That's because Liam and Grace have been dating for the past two months." Niall tells me. I pause. "That explains a lot." I tell him. Niall laughed, gosh his laugh. I'd missed hearing that. "How long will you be mad at me?" he pouted mockingly. "Until you find a way to make up for it." I tell him sternly. He laughs again, and I feel myself blushing. "Where's your first class?" he asks. "Down the hall with Ms. Bergese." I answered. "Music theory?" he questions. I nod. "Me too!" Niall says. "Let me walk you to class." I stare at him and smiled lightly. "Okay." I say. "After school, the lads and I are having a recording session if you and your sister and some of your friends want to come." Niall tells me. I look at him. "I'll have to check my schedule." I laugh. "Oh, your schedule?" he smirks. "Of course! I don't know when the X-Factor is going to contact me!" I laugh, walking into Ms. Bergese's classroom.