The first part of the week went by fast. I spoke with Camille every single day. She was doing better but she still had a huge hole in her chest.
I woke up Thursday morning. It was my 17th birthday.
Allie: good morning babe.
No one answered. I turned around and found the bed empty. Wonder where Peyton was?
I got up and looked out of the window. It was a beautiful day. The weather had started to get a little colder but it was a hot day today. It was 70 degrees outside a lovely bright day. I smiled while I stood there with the duvet wrapped around me.
The door opened and Tammy walked in.
Tammy: good morning!
I smiled all over the face.
Tammy: happy birthday sweetie!
She walked up to me and hugged me. I realized that she held a letter in her hand.
Allie: thank you.
I looked at the letter and then she handed it to me.
Tammy: this was in the mail for you this morning.
I opened the letter. It was from my mom.
Happy birthday! I hope you enjoy your new life over there in Atlanta. Me and Allan miss you a lot. It’s strange that you’ve moved out but all of your things are still here.
I get plenty of calls every single day of girls asking if they can still book you. Everyone is getting so sad when I say no.
I can’t wait to see you next week. That’s where you’ll get your present. It was too expensive to send it all the way over there. I hope you’ll like it. It’s something you’ve wanted for a long time.
Also I’ve been speaking with Jake and Barry and we’ve found the perfect apartment for you. I hope you like it. It’s close to Peyton and the studio though it’s a bit expensive…
Have a great birthday. Hopefully with all of your friends!
I can’t wait to see you this Saturday.
I felt some tears in my eyes. I was glad that my mom missed me. I missed her too but it was definitely better for me to stay here in the states.
Peyton came shortly after. He was on the phone and barely saw me when he walked in.
He continued speaking on the phone and looked after something all over the room. I lay the duvet down in the bed and walked into the guest room. I was kinda annoyed that he hadn’t said happy birthday to me.
I went out to the bathroom to take a shower and finish up from a hopefully amazing day. Peyton randomly walked out into the bathroom while and drying my hair.
He hugged me and I lay down my hairdryer.
Peyton: Happy birthday beautiful.
Allie: thank you.
I smiled when he kissed me on the cheek.
Allie: so what are the plans for today?
Peyton: you’ll see that when you’ve finished up. We’re going somewhere. Just you and me.
I smiled and finished up pretty fast.
Peyton and I walked out to his car and drove to this small but very sweet place. It wasn’t what I had expected but it was nice. We went in and there was this lady who came up and showed us to a table.
Lady: Mr. Sanders this way please.
Allie: Mr. Sanders?
Peyton: shut up.
He smiled and took my hand. We followed to the lady to something that reminded me a bit of a conservatory. It was beautiful.
Peyton: I know right.
We sat there for brunch all by ourselves. It was actually really nice. A great start on my birthday. When we had finished we went back home. The house looked all different. It was like there was going to be a party.
Tammy: Peyton? I need the car keys. I’m going shopping.
Tammy: Allie I’ll need you too. We need to get your birthday present.
Tammy walked out to us and got the keys from Peyton. Peyton kissed me and then Tammy dragged me back into the car. We went to the mall. She wanted me to find a dress.
Tammy: there’s a party tonight. You know that… we need to find you the perfect dress.
Allie: Tammy I appreciate all of your hard work but I’m just not that good with dresses.
We walked into every store and I tried everything on. I found a dress that I really loved and when I tried it, it was like it was mean to be sitting on my body.
Tammy: that’s beautiful. That will go for the party. Now we need to find something for the nice dinner. Jake and Barry are taking all of us to some sort of gala dinner. You’ll have to look really nice.
I found a dress really fast. It was the first one I tried on. I loved it. When I walked out of the dressing room Tammy wasn’t there so I walked up and bought the dress. I met her outside the store.
Tammy: Sorry, I just had to buy you your birthday present from us. Happy birthday Allie.
She handed me a really beautiful box. I opened it and saw this very beautiful necklace.
Allie: wow. It’s beautiful. Thank you so much.