[Wanna start from the beginning?
We were let into the room no more than two minutes after I arrived back to the group. Those two minutes were just the start of what would feel like an eternity of torture. I had questions flying at me by my best friend and the other four girls.
"How did you run into Joe?"
"Did you talk to him?"
"Did anything happen?"
"Did you know him before?"
"Was there a connection?"
"Can you introduce us?"
"What did you two talk about?"
"Please tell me you two are just friends."
"I can’t believe you talked to Joe Jonas alone!"
I felt like hiding under a rock at the moment. It only got worse as we all took seats in the room.
Joe pulled me aside the moment I got into the room and gave me a bottle of water and something to help with my headache. Which was kind of sweet and yet creepy to me. He said something about how he keeps them around for him and is brothers because concerts could be a headache sometimes, or something like that.
Then during the interview he would not stop glancing my way. Even Tia noticed and elbowed me with one of her mischievous grins. At some point I even saw one of his brothers whisper in his ear and nod towards me.
Now don’t judge me, I was not staring at him the whole time. It is just really hard to avoid eye contact when you are being stared at. It’s crazy.
The worst of it started when the interview was over. Not only did his brothers say hi to me personally, but they stopped me, and of course Tia because she was with me, and asked if I was alright. Apparently he told them about our little run in and my fake yet not so fake headache. Kevin even joked about me being the first girl his brother talked about that wasn’t exactly famous. My stomach was in knots at this point. Then to top it all off, Joe handed me the special pack each girl got before leaving, but mine had a little slip of paper in it. What was on that paper? A cell phone number, an e-mail address, and a place and time to meet while he was still in town.
I didn’t tell Tia about this until we got back to her house. Actually, I didn’t tell her at all, she saw it when I accidently kicked over my bag. I just about died when she screamed.
"Do you know what this means?!" She shouted at she plopped down on the bed next to me. I could feel my head ache threatening to come back. "Joe Jonas is interested in you!" She said with a huge grin. I think I finally snapped at that point.
How could a celebrity be interested in a plane girl like me? I mean yeah Tia could probably get away with it, but me? I was a nobody. Like literately. Tia may have been popular in high school, but even when I was standing right next to her and trying to talk to her, people still didn’t talk to me. Not to mention I was not a fan of this guy. He made me sick. I mean I would so be all over this if it was Mason Musso or Joel Madden had done this to me, but Joe Jonas? Help me now.
“You have to call him.” Tia said as she grabbed my cell phone from the nightstand I had placed it on and tossed it my way. I caught the thing and set it on the bed next to me.
“Why not?” She looked so upset when I said it.
“Why yes?” I threw back, even though it was a very stupid comeback. “Besides, didn’t you just tell me that Joe was your new crush? Wouldn’t you get jealous of me?” I had to try anything to get her off my back about this.
“Like that will happen when he is too busy looking at you and not me. I mean did you see him staring at you? He couldn’t take his eyes off of you the entire time. It was kinda cute.”
“Yeah, in a stalkerish way.” I mumbled under my breath. Thankfully Tia didn’t hear me. She just grabbed my phone, dialed the number, and threw it at me again. “Wait, what are you-“ I couldn’t even finish my sentence before she jumped off the bed and ran out of the room, waving goodbye with one of her ‘I won’ smiles.
“Hello?” The other line had picked up before I could hang up. I was so embarrassed that I didn’t say anything, just stared at the door with the phone to my ear. “Hello?” The person on the other line said again, but in an annoyed tone.
“Uh, Hi.” I said quickly and then almost shot myself. I didn’t understand why I couldn’t just hang up; he wouldn’t have known who had called.
“Nora? Hey. I didn’t think you would call so quickly; considering its one in the morning.” I heard a slight chuckle after the last part. I had to look at the clock to see if he was kidding me, but sadly he wasn’t. It was ten minutes past one. I didn’t think it had gotten that late, but apparently it had.
“Oh, I just wanted to make sure you didn’t lie about your number.” I had lied, but I didn’t know how he would react to ‘my best friend handed me the phone and ran off and I forgot to hang up before you answered’. “Well since I know this is your number I’m just going to hang up now. Bye.”
“Wait.” He had to say something before I hung up. “Why don’t we hang out tomorrow? I’m still in town for the next few days because of some things my brothers and I need to get done. How about we meet up for lunch?”
I wanted to say no so badly, but Tia would kill be if I had said no. No, she wouldn’t just kill me, she would resurrect me, and kill me again. Hey, I could get some errands done before hand and then see if I can convince him to go out with Tia, or at least get him to go away. “Sure. How about Delia’s Italian at noon. I’ll see you there.” I hung up before he could agree or disagree. Now I had to tell Tia, but how without her freaking out on me was the question.