......................... Jenna took my back pack from me and slung it over her shoulder.
“So we have a bit of a drive ahead of us” Michelle said as we walked into the parking lot “I’m sorry they didn’t get you a flight up north from Chicago”
“I know but they were all full till the weekend” I sighed “I sorry if it’s put you guys out”
“Nonsense” Travis called back as he and the two guys with my cases “It was a good excuse to get out of home for a while” He unlocked the door to a huge truck the guys walked round to the back and put in the cases.
“You need anything from in here?” Jenna asked patting my Rucksack.
“No I think I’m good…” I smiled “but then my head is pickled because where my body clock is set to it’s already 2am”
“I could listen to you all day” one of the guys Laughed as he closed the door.
“Me… Why?’ I shrugged.
“Jeez you’re lame” Jenna groaned. “Oh and we never introduced you did we?” I shook my head smiling as she tossed her brown hair dramatically over her shoulder laughing as she did it. “This is my brother Ryan” the other guy came over and put his arm round Jenna’s shoulder “And this is Carter…” Ryan cut her off
“The guy that for some reason wanted to date my sister”
“You’re a pig” Jenna Gibbs slapped Ryan round the head
“Excuse these two they’re always fighting” Carter laughed.
“Hey we have a 3 hour ride guys get in so we can get going” Travis called over the top of the car “And I think Izzy would like to get to bed”
‘She can use me for a pillow” Ryan chuckled as Jenna and Carter got in to the third row of seats and immediately snuggled together under a blanket. Ryan turned and looked at them. “Don’t you dare” he hissed quietly.
“Would we” Carter smirked
“Oh yeah you would” Ryan groaned.
“So Izzy how were your parents about you leaving?” Michelle turned round in the seat as we left the airport.
“My Dad’s away right now but I got to talk to him last weekend” I nodded “and Mom’s leaving next week so I guess we’re scattered for a while, because my Brother’s just left as well”
“Okay so what’s happening to your family?” Jenna leant forward.
“Well my Dad is a diplomat out in Serbia” I sighed “we used to be out there but Mom wanted us in somewhat good schools, and my Mom is a translator for a Brazilian UN advisor and well Jamie is in the RAF”
“The what?” Carter screwed up his face
“The Royal Air Force. My brother’s a pilot he’s got his Baby and he’s happy” I smiled
“You’re and Aunt?”: Ryan asked
“No his baby is the Typhoon fighter he flies” I groaned.
“Oh that’s so cool” Travis looked back in his mirror at me ‘I served in the Army for 12 years”
“Got to love a military man” Michelle put her hand on her husbands arm and smiled at him.
“You can have my brother if you want” I added.
“So where is he?” Jenna questioned.
“Germany right now en route to Afghanistan” I yawned “I’m sorry”
“No we’re talking when we can wait to ask you 101 questions tomorrow” Michelle reached round and patted my leg “Like I said we have a three hour drive to get back home try to get some sleep”
‘I feel rude doing that”
“Hey don’t stand on that British formality thing with us” Travis chastised a little “You’re family right now Isabel”
“Okay then” I giggled a little nervously
“Here” Carter passed a blanket over the seat to me.
“Sure” he nodded He sat back and pulled Jenna into his arms she whispered something to him as Michelle turned on the radio I wanted to groan as the sound of country music flowed from the speakers but I knew that would be way to rude. I put my head back and looked out into the inky darkness as we drove away from the city lights of Chicago my eyes getting heavier with each passing mile the hum of the tires on the roads like a lullaby. I felt a hand on my shoulder I looked round at Ryan.
“I meant what I said you can use me for a pillow if you need to” I felt my cheeks turn red he moved so he was sat square and patted his lap “Years of football means I have good legs” he chuckled.
“Hmmm footballers legs” I smiled as images of the entire Manchester United Squad flashed into my head. Ryan pulled me down so my head was resting in his lap my eyes lost the battle with my mind as sleep took over a smile on my face as Nemanja Vidic’s legs and ass in shorts ran through my mind. Ryan pulled the blanket over me and rested his head against the back of the seat after putting in the earphones from his I-pod…………….