alright, so my computer is an idiot & my old account got messed up, so i reposted the first and second chapter on my new account, & i had to slightly change the title (: anyway, much love fellow booksiers!
a/n- Hi (: uhm so this is kind of the first thing i've written, so it probably sucks. I read quite a few books on here, and i guess i was motivated to do my own! So if it sucks, im sorry, but i hope you like it. It's a bit short, but it's hard to start it out. I've got an idea about what direction to take it in though. If you have any tips or comments, i'd love to hear them :)
“AMY! GET UP! It’s noon! You’ll be late! Get a move on!” my mom screams to be from the bottom of the stairs. This is one of the many things I love about summer. Sleeping in, and knowing I won’t have to wake up at 6 am for 3 more months.
I roll out of bed and open the door and groggily tell my mom I’m up, and to stop freaking out. She’s so dramatic. I’ve got three hours to be at the airport. What’s she so worried about?
I start my morning, or afternoon rather, routine. After a quick shower and getting dressed, I put my last things in my bags, and zip up all three, which is quite a struggle, seeing as their all filled to the top. God, how am I going to manage all three of these?
After a bit of hard work, I call my dad up to help me bring them down. I follow him to the car, securing that I’ve got everything. I do one last go around of the house, checking things off my mental packing list.
“You ready sweetie? Got everything?” My mom says. She’s been telling me how much she’ll miss me, and asking how she’ll survive all alone, but I don’t buy it. She loves me, but I know she’s looking forward to focusing on herself for three months.
“Yeah. Dad’s got my bags, and he’s waiting in the car.”
"Ok. I guess we should go," she said with a sigh.
"What's with the dramatic sigh mom?" I ask, raising my eyebrows.
"I can't believe your leaving me here by myself! And you! My baby! All alone up in North Carolina!"
"Mom! I told you," I say, laughing at her craziness, "First of all, you're not going to be by yourself. You have dad. And second, i'm not going to be alone either. I'll be with Amy," I try to reassure her, but by mom isn't easily persuaded.
"I know, I know. I just worry about you Amy. You've never been gone from home that long."
"Mom i'll be fine. Do you really think Jennie would let anything happen to me?" I ask her, reminding her of her old friend. "She's just as crazy as you," I mutter under my breath.
"Okay, sweetie. Just keep in contact with us ok? Call everyday."
"I promise", I say, making her feel somewhat better about the situation.
“Thanks honey. Now lets get going before you miss your flight!” She says, trying to sound a bit more enthusiastic.
We pile into the car, and make the short drive to the airport. I spend the entire ride thinking about the amazing summer that’s about to take place. There’s nothing more exciting than getting out of this city for three months, and heading back to our old town in North Carolina. God I cant wait.
We pull up to the airport, and dad puts all my bags on a trolley, with the help of an airport check in staff, while my mom gets out the car and takes me in her arms, dramatically and emotionally, squeezing me tight as her body will allow her. Thankfully, my dad notices, and attempts to free me.
“Allison, let go of the poor girl. She’ll be back before you know it, huh kiddo?”
It works thankfully, and my mom trys to get hold of herself, for the second time in less than an hour. My parents are such dorks.
“Yep! Back before you know it. Mom, please stop freaking out. I’ll be fine, I promise. I’ll call you once I get there, k?”
“Alright honey,” she manages to say, wiping a small tear. “I love you, be careful, have a safe flight, don’t forget to call me, keep your phone on you, don’t talk to anyone you—“
“Allison! Calm down! She’ll be ok. She’s old enough to handle herself!” My dad defends me before softening up to me. “See you in a few months Ames!” he says, calling me by my nickname.
“Love you guys!” I say right before picking up my carry on. I follow the check in staff through the doors, waving back to my parents.
I check in at the desk and make my way through security, as my flight is in about an hour. I’ll land in Raleigh, North Carolina at 9 pm, their time. I quick grab a smoothie, and pass the time at the terminal flipping through my magazine and listening to my IPOD.
I don’t even notice the time go by until I hear the announcement to start boarding. I grab my things and load onto the plane. Luckily I find that I’ve got a window seat towards the front, with few people sitting near me. I don’t mind flying. The thought of it kind of excites me, knowing that you get on in one place, and get off in a whole new town. The next time I feel the land under my feet, I’ll be back in North Carolina.
I sit back and relax as the plane takes off, and leave my home behind me. I’m so ready! I can’t wait to see everyone, and have some fun. I need it, it’s been a while.