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"Welcome to County Westmeath."Maura unlocked the front door to her and Chris’s home and helped me get all my luggage inside.The house was ordinary looking, not too big and not too small.Although it’s much bigger than my place back in America.My mom and I live in a two bedroom apartment in Portland, Oregon.Its cozy, but just looking at this place here in Ireland I would be staying at for the next year made me dizzy.Not even my friends Live places this nice, this normal.I could definitley get used to this.
"You must be exhausted after your flight, oh and jetlag, darling, How about you go get some rest and I will help you get adjusted tommorrow."Maura suggested calmly.I didn’t reply but still marveled at the interior of the house.How could I get this lucky?
So, its my junior year in High School and I have pretty good grades, I work hard in school because unlike a lot of people I love it.I’m good at it and all the teachers love me.But I was suprised when the principal of my school asked me if I was interested in being an exchange student.I mean, I was nervous at first and really hesitant to ask my mom.The idea scared me, leaving my mom? I’m all she has, but sure enough the school called her that day prior to discussing the offer to me.
She wanted me to accept this oppurtunity.It didn’t suprise me at all, My mom is the most selfless person on planet earth.Ofcourse she would be okay with it, and I wouldn’t lie to her, she saw through all my lies. I wanted to do it, I wanted to be an exchange student, it was an adventure, a change.So, I accepted and my mom did everything she could to get me to go and that is how I am here right now.
I’m staying with this couple, Maura and Chris Gallagher in West Meath, Mullingar, Ireland.The town is pretty small and the school is even smaller, much smaller than Portlands public High school.I’m going to be here for a year and from what Maura has told me is she has two sons but both have moved out.
I feel actually kind of bad, shes so nice and all, I can honestly see why she offered to be an exhange family.”Okay.”I replied simply.I hadn’t really said much to her the whole car ride here from the airport, where she picked me up.I let her do most the talking and I was listening to every word, happily.
She led me up the stairs past a couple of rooms, one that was a bathroom and another that was a bedroom with all kinds of posters hung up unevenly on the green walls.I didn’t look in there for very long but it was safe to assume that it was one of her sons rooms, probably the youngest considering the stuff he had a strew everywhere.
The room Maura led me to wasn’t empty either.It had white walls, a bed, a desk and a bay window.The walls clearly had had posters or picture frames hanging on them and it was very easy to tell that the work desk was practically falling apart but I didn’t dare say anything, it was amazing, much better than the futon I sleep on back in Portland.”Make yourself comfortable and when you wake up…..and I am asleep, feel free to go downstairs and watch TV or something.I’ll lock the door, I’m not expecting anyone.My husband won’t be back from his business trip for a week or so.”She smiled and I returned the gesture.
"Thank you."I told her and walked straight to the bed and once my head made contact with the pillow I fell asleep.
Sure enough when I woke up Maura was sound asleep in her bedroom, I sighed as I walked downstairs, still in my clothes from…well…yesterday.I walked barefoot down the stairs and into the living room where I took a seat on the couch and said.I couldn’t help but feel slightly awkward sitting in such an unfamiliar place alone at night.I neglected to turn any lights on so I am pretty much just sitting all alone in the dark.I reached infront of me for the TV remote on the coffee table I clicked the on button and flipped the channels.
I was taken back though when I heard a fumbling of keys and a grunting sound coming from behind the front door.I brought my knees to me stomache and sat there scared.Maura has told me that no one was expected to come tonight, that I was alone.Was she mistaken?
The front door opened wide and a figure stepped inside, who turned the lights on almost immediatly and then screamed at my sight, like a girl I might add.He dropped his keys on the hard wood and took a step back, obviously startled by my occupiance.”Who are you?”He tried not to shout or sound rude, but failed miserably.
"Who are you?"I retaliated.
"Niall."He replied."You?"He asked as calm as humanly possible, a slight edge to his voice though.
"Callie."I said."I live here now."
Niall blinked a couple of times before marching up the stairs, yelling “Mom.”I heard a door open and Mauras soft calm voice speak.I heard there muffled conversation all the way from down here.”Niall, Shes part of an exchange program.”
"Send her back."Niall replied instantly.
"No, I can’t send her back."
"Why not, I mean, Why can’t she stay at someone elses home? I got 2 weeks off and I wanted to spend them with you, just you"Niall whined ,stupidly, Stomping his feet on the ground like a baby.
"Niall James Horan, you are acting childish, I had no idea that you got 2 weeks off, you neglected to tell me this.How was I supposed to know?I am sorry I did not tell you about Callie she will be here for a year."That was the harshest I have heard Maura speak yet.
"A whole entire year?"Niall muttered, like it was unbelievable.
'Yes Niall, a year.”
"What if she has a drug problem or steals things from us."Niall asked.
Yeah Niall, I deal drugs and steal……valuables from random peoples homes for a living.I mean if I did, this house would probably be a very good— what am I thinking!?
"I am positive she isn’t a druggie or a thief."Maura assured him.How can she be so sure?She must trust me a lot.
"I still have a room,right?"He wanted to make sure.
"She isn’t staying in your room, I refurnished Greg’s."
"So I can stay here?"He asked ; please say no Maura, he obviously doesn’t like me.
"Ofcourse you can stay here, as long as you promise to make Calista feel at home."
"Niall, I’m serious."
I didn’t want to hear anymore, so I decided to tune it out and watch whatever the hell was on the TV.Niall didn’t come back downstairs much to my luck but instead slammed what i assume was his bedroom door.I sat there curled in a ball watching television at what I assume is like 3 am, it feels like afternoon to me.
Some sappy romance film was on the television I refused to pay actual attention to it. Love isn’t that perfect, sometimes when you fight you don’t make up but in every single movie there is a resolution. A resolution that involves the two lovers reuniting and living happily ever after.
If happily ever afters actually exist how come my mom never got hers?Her and my dad couldn’t work out there differences and split up when I wasn’t even 5 years old.They were never married, just boyfriend and girlfriend.My mom never talks about him, I think he was a drunk, I just really know his name, I don’t want to spend time with him, because I’d rather like to think I don’t have a dad.I just know him as the man who broke my moms heart, and thats all I’ll ever know him as.I haven’t really spoken to him in 5 years, he’s just hopeless and I have tried to forget every memory of him I have.
but its so hard to forget and sometimes I want to remember, the good days, the days where we were all happy.
I push all these thoughts away, they’re unhealthy.I’ve told myself this millions of times before.
"Wow, You don’t have much clothes, I’ll have to take you shopping sometime."Maura commented, as she helped me unpack my suitcases into the empty dresser and closet.I tried not to notice her disgust with my wordrobe.It was all second hand,it’s all my mom can afford these days.
"Okay."I said, not bothered.I came across my journal in the bottom of one of the luggage bags and slipped it when Maura wasn’t looking, under my pillow.If anyone read anything I wrote in that they would certainly suggest I see a some kind of shrink.
If she wanted to take me shopping, I’ll let her.She suggested it so happily too.She treats me so well and so far I haven’t really said full sentences to her.I’m just such an awkward person, I don’t not like her.
Out of nowhere I heard a radio start to blare with music from the other room, it took me by such a suprise that I dropped the pile of clothes I was currently walking over to the dresser on the ground.Maura just sighed, walking over to the door and shutting it.”I’m sorry,Niall must be up now.He’s not used to any one occupying the house besides me.”She explained, going back to refolding clothing and placing it in the dresser as well.
"Doesn’t he have a brother though?"I asked her, a little nosily.
"Greg and Niall are almost 6 years apart in age.Niall was 12 when Greg moved out and although he remembers the days Greg lived here,in this room actually, he has gotten used to living with just me and Chris."She told me, her eyes getting caught on a picture frame of my mother and me buried in the bottom of one of my suitcases.She smiles and sets it to the side.I suddently feel just a little bit homesick.
About 30 minutes later Maura and I finally finishes unpacking my stuff and my room looked a little bit more like me.”I better go see what Niall is up to.”Maura said suspicously walking down the stairs.I trailed behind her shyly.
"Oh hey mom."Niall greeted his mother when he saw her coming down the stairs from the couch where he was watching Soccer.
"Hey Nialler."Maura chuckled under her breath, walking to the kitchen. This left me in a kind of awkward posistion, do I go to the kitchen where Maura is or stay out her and try to start a conversation with Niall.Before I could decide I heard his voice from behind me, I was facing the kitchen door, just about to walk through it, my hands tracing the medal of the door knob, beginning to twist it.
"Callie, right?"He spoke up.I turned around slowly and nodded.
"Your Niall."I say.It sounded so awkward.Ofcourse he’s Niall and ofcourse he knows his own name.How stupid could I be?god damn.
He just chuckled, more in a mocking kind of way.”Yep.”He patted the seat next to him and I guess I had no other choice but to take it.I didn’t want to, he was way too cocky, he didn’t even have to open his mouth to send off that vibe.
"So, your from America?"He asked me in a monotone voice once I had sat beside him.
"Yeah, Oregon."I told him specifiaclly. I live in Portland.
"Oregon?"He crinkled up his eyebrows
I rolled my eyes.Oregon is one of the lesser known states.”It’s one of the states that borders California.”I added, treating him like he was stupid which if he doesn’t know what Oregon is, he is.
Oh.”He muttered, giving his attention to the TV instead of me.
I don’t understand him, he’ll go tell his mom to get rid of me, try to have a discussion with me the next day, and then just ends it so abruptly.He acts like someone who gets everything he wants and when he doesn’t, throws a tantrum.Wouldn’t suprise me either, if he grew up here he had to of been spoiled.I can’t wait when he leaves in 2 weeks.Then I will have this place to myself and Maura to myself and his dad to myself.I don’t like sharing. I don’t like it and neither does he.We have that much in common atleast.
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I took a tour of Hollywood for a day when I was in California last summer and a group of girls was blocking my tour guides SUV so they made me get out and I almost got ran over my Luke, from 5SOS. I had no idea at the time, until I saw this picture and zoomed in.
It was freaky.
All those girls were like jealous
and Luke thought I was going to jump into his car.
It was too much