“Are you nervous?”, Silke asked Harry with a little chuckle in the end, noticing Harry being a bit nervous. Today was the day where Harry would finally met Silke’s parents, and he was very excited. He hoped that they would accept him and let him be together with their daughter, because Harry truly loved Silke.
“No, I’m good.”, he replied fast and made up a smile on his face, assuring her that everything was just fine.
“Don’t worry, they won’t eat you. We’re just having a family dinner and they want to get to know you better.”, she said while they were on their way to her house. He looked down to her and smiled, taking her hand in his and kissed her forehead softly.
She smiled back and pointed at the second house, saying that that’s her parent’s house. Harry tried to hide his nervousness away, because it was really his first time meeting Silke’s parents.
She rang the doorbell and Harry was still holding Silke’s hand, this time a bit tighter, but she didn’t seem to mind.
Silke’s mother opened the door and smiled widely.
“Hello sweetheart! It’s good to see you again.”, she said and gave her a big hug, while Harry was standing next to them awkwardly. He didn’t know what to say nor what to do. He couldn’t even speak, it was like someone took every word he knew away from his brain.
Silke’s mother let go of her daughter as she looked over to Harry with a warm smile.
“Eh.. uhm. Hello, m-my name is H-Harry. Harry Styles.”, he stuttered and handed out his hand for a shake.
She took it welcomely and smiled at him. Her smile took his nervousness away just in a second. He smiled back.
“Nice to meet you Harry. Come on, lets get inside, shall we?”, she said in a nice tune and got inside, followed by Silke and Harry.
“Who’s on the door?”, a male voice shouted out and Harry got again nervous.
Silke’s father. How should he behave in front of him?
“Silke and Harry.”, Silke’s mother said as she went to a room that seemed to be the living room. Silke took Harry’s hand and looked at him with her beautiful eyes that Harry fell in love with.
“Harry? Who is Harry?”, her dad said in a kind of angry but confused voice. Silke took Harry to the living room where her parents were waiting for them to step in.
“Harry is my boyfriend.”, Silke said as she smiled at her father and looked up to Harry again.
“Why haven’t you told us that you have a boyfriend?”, her dad said. He sounded mad, and that was making Harry feel insecure.
What if he wasn’t good enough for them? For Silke?
“But that’s what we’re here for now, daddy. I thought I could introduce him to you while we’re having our family dinner.”, she smiled, not caring at all if her dad was pissed off or not.
Silke’s father looked at Harry from up to down, lifting an eyebrow.
“You look familiar.”, her father said in a surprised but confused tune.
“My name is Harry Styles. You might know me from X-Factor. I’m in a band called One Direction.”, Harry tried to smile but it faided away as soon as Silke’s father spoke up again.
“Boyband huh? What a ridiculous job.”
“Dad!”, Silke shouted as she looked madly at her father.
“It’s okay honey, that’s his opinion.”, Harry said and forced a smile, letting no one notice that these words were kind of hurting him.
“Dinner is almost ready. Let’s go to the dining room, I will bring the food in a few minutes.”, Silke’s mother said as she led them to the dining room. Harry took a seat next to Silke, opposide of him was Silke’s father and next to him was his wife, who was currently busy with the food.
“I’ll go see if mother needs some help.”, Silke said as she got up and smiled at Harry before she dissappeares in the kitchen.
“So”, Silke’s father said as he cleaned his throat.
“How long have Silke and you been together?”, he asked interested and looked at Harry. His look made Harry even more nervous as he already was, if that was even possible.
“Uhm, for about two weeks.”, Harry said and remembered the amazing time he spent with his girlfriend, not regreting anything.
“And how do you think will your relationship with my daughter work while you’re busy with the boyband thing?”, Silke’s father asked. Harry knew that this question would come up soon. And he knew the perfect answer.
“Nothing will change. We will still be together. Our tour starts next week and I’ll be away for two months or so, so we will see how it will work. If it’s too hard, I will ask Silke to join us on tour then.”, Harry said proudly and looked at Silke’s father. He didn’t look happy at all. He looked mad.
“What if you cheat on her?”
“I would never do that. I truly love your daughter. I’m not a player.”
“Good to know that you’re so sure about that.”, Silke’s father said and just in that time, Silke and her mother came with the food.
The family and Harry started to eat, but in silence.
Silke’s mother tried to break the awkward silence that came among all of them.
“So Harry, you’re in the band One Direction?”
“Yes, it’s amazing.”, Harry answered with a smile.
“Because otherwise I wouldn’t have met Silke.”, he smiled at her and held her hand under the table, rememering the first time when they met.
“Oh really? Tell us how you two met.”, Silke’s mother asked curious.
“Well. Silke was at the meet and greet with a friend of hers. And as she stood in front of me, I knew she was the right one. Her smile, her eyes.. it was just like magic. And I wanted to get to know Silke better. So we exchanged numbers and met the day after in a park. It didn’t took us long to notice that we both fell in love with each other.”, Harry said and grinned at Silke who was blushing before Harry gave her a small peek on her lips.
“How romantic!”, Silke’s mother said as she smiled at both of them. And this time even Silke’s father smiled.
“I really hope you’ll stay true to your words.”, Silke’s father said still smiling.
“I will never let her go.”, Harry said proudly as he held Silke’s hand tight, this time on the table as all four of them continued eating.