Years later (Keaton is now 19)
"Yes mom I'm going to be fine!" My mom had been stressing about sending me off to London for college but I was old enough. "I know honey I just don't want you to do something silly," she started biting her top lip. "Well you remember back when you were 13-" the look on my face must have made her stop. She knew how much I hated to talk about that. "You'll be fine!" Ryan said. It seemed like he was trying to reassure my mother more than me. "Mom I really should be getting to the airport. My plane leaves in 2 hours!" I had all my bags packed. I'll admit I was a teensy but nervous. That's probably why my lip was raw, I tend to bite it when I'm feeling unsettled. "Okay if you say so honey..."
I was waiting for my flight to be called in the boring terminal waiting area chairs. I played with a loose string on my PINK sweatpants. I was dressed comfortably because of traveling today. My favorite sweats to be exact. They were burgundy and had a stretchy thing around the ankle. I had on a grey tee shirt from an even that I don't remember. Some walk-a-thon I think. And my black loose fitting jacket. I had to admit though I was happy about living in a dorm. I didn't really care who my roommate was. After being disliked by everyone -my own fault I know- I tended to not judge people. I didn't care who she was.
"Flight 307 to London. Now boarding. All passengers report to plane." Said a friendly female through the intercom. "Well this is it." My mom got ready eyed an Ryan laughed. "Mom it's okay I'll be back for thanksgiving! Yeah!" I hugged them both and said a quick goodbye and went to get on my plane.
The ride to London wasn't as bad as I expected. I sat next to a nice old man about 80 who was going to visit his grandson Niall. I could tell he was Irish by his accent. He and I laughed quite a lot and were hushed several times. Yes it can bond with an 80 year old man who I don't know and not a teenage girl get over it. That just shows how strange I am now. When I got off the plane I texted my mom and Ryan. 'Im here! Text you when I'm settled in my dorm later!!(:' and went to baggage claim to collect my luggage. After the 'longer than it needed to be' process I continued to go outside and fetch a cab. Quite quickly I might add.
The campus was huge! And I mean giant. While I was admiring it is suddenly had the wind knocked out of me. I fell the the ground making a loud sound. "OOHF." Some people gave me looks but just proceeded. I looked up to see who had landed on me. A very handsome familiar looking boy about my age. Maybe a year or two older smiled apologetically down at me. "Sorry! I should have been watching where I was going! The names Louis." He helped me up and stuck out his hand to me. "No your fine. I shouldn't have been just standing here like a loon. I'm Keaton." I smiled and shook his hand. "Well Keaton. Welcome to campus!" He smiled again referring to basically everywhere. "Do you go here?" I asked. Well duh Keaton. He's here and he's the age of a collage student. Sometimes I can be so stupid. 'Shut up' I told myself inside my head. "No actually, just visiting my girlfriend!" He said said kindly. "Oh darn. I was hoping to see a friendly face around, oh well. See you -maybe- later Louis!" He waved and walked away. Ugh. What is getting into me! I'm never this...talkative. Maybe I should keep it like this. Yeah. New place. New Keaton. Maybe this will work. I smiled at the thought.