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By the time I had reached Ella, she had already met Toby Turner and was walking with the two girls, giggling to one other.
“Hey Ella, you meet him?” I said as casually as I could.
“Yeah!” She squealed “he was super nice and look” she said pointing to her t-shirt, it had a black sharpie squiggle on it which contrasted against the red.
“Oh wow, he signed it!” I exclaimed with a smile.
“Definitely” I agreed.
“Oh, Sofia this is Kelsey” she gestured to the girl in blue “and this is Jessie” she pointed to the other girl in purple.
“Nice to meet you, I’m Ella’s sister” I said, smiling politely. They both greeted me back and they seemed pleasant enough.
“So, uh Sofia” Ella said, rubbing the back of her neck “I was uh, wondering if it would be okay if I um, hung out with Kelsey and Jessie today.”
“Yeah that’s fine” I said.
“Yeah, yeah sure. Have fun and keep your phone on!” I called as she skipped away with her new friends.
Oh no. Now I was alone. In a huge convention centre. About to get trampled on. FML. I looked around me, realising I hadn’t gotten the opportunity to actually look at what was going on. I wandered around the huge area peering at the different booths with various YouTuber’s merchandise on sale. Seas of people flowed everywhere and there was a steady rumble of chatter which filled the air and kept me from feeling too lonely.
“Sofia!” A familiar voice called from behind me. I turned around and immediately grinned.
“Charlie!” I pulled him in for a hug “how’s the signing going?” I asked, aware of the fact that Charlie was trying to be more in touch with his fans and was therefore setting up a booth where he was going to be signing for 16 hours.
“It’s so hard” he rubbed his forehead in exhaustion “there are so many people and my hand is killing me” he muttered.
“What are you doing away from your ‘Real Life Charlie’ booth?”
“I needed a tea break to be honest” he smiled tiredly at me. He really did need a tea break.
“I’ll join you” I volunteered. It wasn’t that I needed tea; it was just that I needed something to do and I was happy to spend 10 minutes with Charlie and a cuppa.
“Thanks” he said, leading the way to the tea. By the time we had gotten a cup of tea, I was glad I had bought one. Charlie was right, there were a lot of people here.
“There’s something about tea that’s just so remarkably wonderful and fulfilling” Charlie mused as he drank his, I laughed in return.
“It’s re-energising” I offered, taking a sip.
“Ah” Charlie said, lifting his cup to me “that is very true.” He gulped down another mouthful. “I really needed that” he said.
“I could tell”
“I should be getting back now” he said uncomfortably.
“Oh, of course” I answered. “Go on Charlie, you can do it!” I cheered and he grinned at me, raising a fist for motivation before walking away and leaving me again. I didn’t mind too much as I had tea with me. I pulled out my guide wondering if there was any talks/panels I wanted to see.
Nothing held my interest as I didn’t have a YouTube account, well I did but I strictly used it for commenting and subscribing. Unsure of where to go, I decided to just walk. I kept walking past floods of people, along booths... All of a sudden someone tapped me on my back, what’s with all this back tapping? I thought bitterly to myself.
“Fancy seeing you here” a startlingly cold voice said. I knew that voice, I turned slowly.
“Wha-What are you doing here?” I asked, trying to keep my voice strong and assertive.