Southern Constellations

Romany Fitzgerald wishes one day to lead a frivolous and harmonic life pursuing her dreams, but first, she must complete the exhausting challenge of being an actual teenager. Romany believes her vicinity is filled with people who just do not understand, in fact, nobody understands. Most of all, there's a person she would give her left arm to avoid.

Austin Orion.

Hell-bent on bringing beautiful chaos into Romany's life, can Austin and Romany build a steady friendship on the ruins of a lifetime of hatred? This seems far too surreal for Romany, but she is unknowing of the hell and torment waiting for her around the corner; she was yet to lose possibly the most important thing she had in the world; music.
But she still has the constellations for guidance; looking for answers in a world that doesn't know the question, can Romany delve deeper into what is meant to be and follow her heart?

Did fate fall short this time?

A/N: Rated red for bad language and trauma.


16. Fifteen

The funeral made me realize just how many people loved Lillian as much as I did, and I think she deserved every single bit of love and admiration she got and then some. It was getting late in the day, and many of the guests were tipsy if not rather a bit drunk from the free champagne and sparkling wine being passed around the bar we were residing in.

I wasn't in the mood to drink. I just wanted to sit around and soak up the atmosphere. After speaking with some of his unknown relatives, Austin came back to the table I was sat at. I gave him a fond smile. He had loosened his tie and undone his top, uppermost button, and in the absence of his suit jacket he looked rather attractive. He glanced at me momentarily, before looking out of the window. His eyes perked up like he had a bright idea. He turned to me and smiled widely.

"Come on, we're going somewhere." He grabbed my hand and didn't even give me time to object.

"But Austin!" I whined like a child, "there are guests, we can't just leave." Of course, he didn't answer. He got into the driver's side of his car and I rolled my eyes, reluctantly getting in. "Where are we going?"

He gave me a knowing smile, as if he'd had the best idea in the universe. "You'll see."

We drove in the darkness. No words, just silence, but not an uncomfortable silence. It was nice. There wasn't even any indecipherable melody playing on the stereo like there normally was, the only sounds were the sounds of our heavy breaths, making slight steam trails where Austin's car was so cold. It wasn't a very long drive, five minutes tops.

"We're here." Austin said, he turned to me and smiled. I'd never felt so happy in my life. We were at the hill. My favorite hill. Austin had gone out of his way to drive me here, simply because he knew how much I loved it, and that alone was the most wonderful thing anyone had ever done for me.

"I'll race you." I grinned, opening the door. He opened the door, nearly tripping over his own feet in the process, and frantically tried to catch up with me. His legs were significantly longer than mine, so catching up with me wasn't a huge task. My laughter echoed for miles as I continued sprinting up the hill. I glanced behind me for a fraction of a second and noticed the biggest smile etched onto Austin's face. It really threw me. I'd never seen him so happy.

No, it really threw me. My legs became a tangle of limbs and I ended up falling to the ground, my stomach still sore from laughter. Austin placed his hands on his thighs, doubling over in amusement, his laughter was the best sound in the universe at that very moment. After composing himself, he helped me up, grabbing my hand and bringing me back onto my feet. The occasional giggle left my lips, I'm not sure where this abundant happiness came from, but I certainly wasn't complaining.

He didn't detach his hand from mine and we walked the last few yards to the top of the hill as one. I stopped. There were no clouds, so the stars were as clear as crystals.

"Wow," we breathed in unison, completely enthralled by the twilight above us.


Eventually, we ended up laying down like snow angels, looking up at the universe. I sighed, content with everything. I pointed up in the sky. "Hey look, there's Orion."

Austin's eyes followed my finger and traced the outline with his eyes.

"Oh yeah! There's Orion's belt." We both smiled, and I leant up on my elbow, facing Austin. I scooted closer to him and he wrapped his arm around my shoulder. My head was resting on his chest, rising and falling with each breath he took.

"There's Betelgeuse," I said, pointing at the western-most star of Orion, "the brightest star of Orion." I stopped. The brightest star of Orion. "If you see an extra bright star, you'll know it's me smiling down on you." I smiled, suddenly realizing something I should have realized ten minutes ago. "It's Lillian." I said, smiling harder than I ever thought possible. "Lillian Orion."

Austin turned to me and kissed me on the nose. "From now on, we're calling it Lillian Orion." I nodded in agreement. The universe stared back at us, twinkling in that beautiful way it does. And for those few moments, I felt like Austin and I were the only people in the universe.

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