I waved one last time to my mom and sister as I turned around and headed down the tunnel to my plane. I don’t think it processed until I was in my seat that I was on my way around the world. I never in a million years thought I would have the chance to leave Michigan but here I was, on my way not only out of Michigan but across the world to the UK. I got this amazing opportunity to be an assistant director on Channing Tatum’s new movie. I about flipped when I found out and the best part was I didn’t have to pay for anything I was living the good life, for a change. I had had so many disappointments throughout my life that I thought this wasn’t even a possibility. I got comfortable and looked around I noticed there wasn’t that many people in first class yet, I also noticed I would have someone seating next to me. I hoped it wasn’t a guy who drools on you while sleeping or snores or hogs the arm rest but knowing my luck he would do all three. I put my headphones in and turned up my music drowning out the world. I closed my eyes hoping to fall asleep considering it was a long flight. My peaceful moment didn’t last long cause I felt someone sit down next me. They also kept on moving I assumed they were adjusting themselves and I kept praying they would hurry up. When they continued to move I looked up ready to ask them to sit still but the second I saw his face I forgot where I was and what I was doing.
I was staring at him and I knew I was and I knew I should looked away but my body wouldn’t let me. I was mesmerized he was so beautiful and I never thought I would even be this close to him. I could see him looking back probably wondering why the hell I was staring at him. Then I heard his voice it was a simple question, “Have I got something on my face?” meant to be funny cause he chuckled but I couldn’t speak. He laughed then sat down and held out his hand.
“I’m Zayn Malik but by the look on your face I’m guessing you know that.”
I took his hand in my own and nodded my head. I swallowed the lump in my throat and shook my head gently smiling.
“I’m Kayla.” I stated simply. I saw him nod and turn toward the front. Then I heard the pilot come on saying all electronics needed to be turned off cause we were about to take off. I took the headphones out of my ears and shut my iPod off putting it and my phone in my carry on bag. I adjusted in my seat and groaned a little. I had forgot to pack gum which meant my ears would pop the whole plane ride. Great I thought and shut my eyes. I felt him nudge me so I looked at him and he was holding out a pack of gum. I smiled to myself before speaking.
“What’s this for?”
“Well I just noticed you weren’t chewing any and I figured you needed a piece. I mean I know how my ears get.”
I smiled again and took a piece. “Thank you.”
I turned back toward the front thinking of something to say to him. I wanted to start the conversation but I had no clue how to so I was thankful when he started it.
“So where are you headed?”
“The UK. And you?”
“The UK huh? What are you doing out there?”
He ignored my question I thought and wondered why. He was alone the rest of the band wasn’t with him. I know their not touring right now but he’s leaving them in the US. I shook it off and decided I should answer.
“Um I got a job. I’m going to be the assistant director for Channing Tatum’s new movie.”
“Wow that’s exciting. I hear he’s a cool guy.”
“He is pretty cool. Not that I’ve met him but I did talk to him on the phone.”
“You’ll have to give me secret movie info then.” He chuckled making it a joke.
“Well you’ll have to give me your number that way I can send you all the secrets.” I replied with a wink. He laughed at my reply then the pilot came on saying we could move around the cabin and such.
“So..,” I started “You never told me why your heading back.”
“Oh I’m just going to visit family.”
“Oh why aren’t the others going as well.”
He stiffened up and I could tell he didn’t want to talk about it. I wonder if they got in a fight.
“You know what it’s not business I’m sorry for intruding.” I said before he answered.
“It’s fine your not intruding but let’s just say something happened between me and one of them and I don’t know if it can be fixed.”
I nodded in response not wanting to believe what I had just heard. They might not fix it which means One Direction might break up after only two years of being together. I can’t let that happen. I was about to say something when the flight attendant came around for food and drink orders. I ordered then sat back still processing what Zayn had told me. I decided to ask what happened.
“So if you don’t mind but what happened? You don’t have to answer I was just wondering.”
He looked at me and I could tell he was upset but I didn’t know if it was about the fight or if he was upset with himself.
“Well um.. I made a mistake. Well we both did. Let me start at the beginning.”
“OK” I stated simply.
“We were in LA for tour and Liam and Louis flew out their girlfriends while we had a few days off. Well Eleanor came to me one night asking what to get Louis cause it was their anniversary that weekend. I said I didn’t know and she begged me to help her. So I told her I would. The next day we went out shopping we were in some store looking around when she grabbed my arm and kissed me..,” He stopped and shook his head obviously upset. “Well anyway I didn’t stop her and kissed back and of course the paps caught us and everyone saw it. When I got back to the hotel Louis met at the door and punched me. I don’t blame him though I would have done the same thing. We had a show the next night so we decided to still perform like nothing happened. After that show we were off until Australia. So I decided to give them some time and here I am going back home.”
“If I may it’s not your fault that she kissed you first. Yes you should have not kissed back but she started it.”
“Tell that to Louis. He hates me now and I don’t think he will forgive me.”
I rubbed his arm gently. “He will just give him this time.”
He nodded but I could tell he didn’t seem to believe me.
“Well I’m going to take a nap.” He stated.
I nodded and decided to get my iPod out. I don’t know why but I wanted to fix this and I could tell he truly regretted it.