"So, what were you laughing at earlier?" Savannah asked him as they walked back down the stairs.
"Oh... Umm nothing." he said looking away.
"No tell me" Savannah said trying to pry the information out of him.
"Okay, it's just... I don't mean this to be mean but, when I saw you lifting that box in high heels and a designer dress... well I thought you were-
"Going to be some stuck up rich girl?" Savannah said finishing his sentence. "I get that a lot" she confessed.
"Yeah..." he said trailing off. “Sorry. I don't mean to judge. It's just every day you don't see a pretty girl lifting a huge box in a designer dress and heals." Hunter said realizing he slipped up and said pretty girl.
Savannah blushed. She didn't want to cause a scene so she just asked, "You know designer?"
"Of course, I maybe be a southern country boy at heart but I do live in the 21st century." he said.
"Well I guess there's a lot more to the both of us than we first thought. You can't judge a book by its cover." Savannah said as if she had something to prove. Savannah knew deep down that he was right: she was a stuck up rich girl. She loved her designer, wasn't always the nicest person and often just thought about herself. But, he didn't have to know that. A person can change, maybe not overnight but, she could work on being a better person. Savannah soon realized this trip wasn't just about finding her father. It was about finding herself. Discovering who she was and who she wants to be.
Hunter and Savannah finished moving all of her boxes up to her room. Amelia emerge from around the corner. "Why don't you two go grab a bite to eat? Normally I would make something but, Colton isn't back yet." Amelia said. Thank goodness because Savannah was beyond the point of hungry. She could even hear her stomach growling.
"Sounds good ma'am." Hunter said politely.
"Oh please Hunter, call me Amelia. And thank you for helping Sav with her boxes."
Savannah looked at Hunter to see what he wanted to do. "I know this great little coffee shop just down the road" he said.
"Just down the road?" She asked not amused at his choice of words. There was nothing in sight.
"Okay you caught me" he laughed. His laugh was the kind of adorable silly laugh that just made everyone want to join in with the laughter.
Normally Savannah would be up to taking the limo but, she still wanted to prove to Hunter she could be normal. She didn't really understand how he could be so normal even though he was famous.
"I can drive us" he offered.
They walked over to his house, which was actually farther than she imagined. She wasn't necessarily complaining but, from the looks of it, it didn't seem like their houses were that far apart. She still wasn't amused with the smell of the farm life. And her mom never mentioned that they were actually going to have to take care of animals. She purposely left that part out, Savannah assumed. When they arrived at his house, they walked straight to his garage. Hunter hopped in an old Chevy truck and Savannah climbed in the passenger side. Of course it was a Chevy truck. Just like all the movies.
"This old beauty is actually my dad's" he said as if reading her mind.
"I was just about to ask you if this was yours."
"Oh yeah? Well, that's my range rover over there" he said pointing to it. "I'm not really a fan of the car but it gets me around."
She laughed at that. We pulled out of the garage and headed down the long road. "So how far is humanity from our houses?" She joked.
"About 10 minutes driving. It's pretty secluded out here. I bought this place for that reason, all the paparazzi's have a hard time finding the place. It's weird to have a neighbor now, though. That house hasn't been rented out in years. I think the owner just didn't want to deal with it. Sorry, I'm talking a lot."
"No it's perfectly fine. Yeah, the papas were here earlier when my mom and I pulled up. It was really weird seeing them here in the middle of nowhere. I don't know how you can do it."
"Do what? The famous thing or the country?"
"To be honest, I'm not really used to this whole "famous" thing. Being famous, isn't the important part of my career. It's the music and fans. I know that's so cliché to say but, for me it’s really the truth. And as far as the whole living in the country side, I find it peaceful since I'm not here most of the time. I was born in Louisiana, so I was born into the country life. But, this last year has been so crazy, that I have barely been home, so I find it nice just being able to hear myself think." he paused letting her have a chance to let the information sink in. "Tell me why you moved out here, when you clearly miss the city life."
"It’s that obvious? It's sort of a long story" Savannah sighed for dramatic effect. She really didn't want to get into it.
"Well it's a long drive" he said laughing.
"You're funny. I like that" She said being honest. Before she knew it words just started flowing. "Well, I was born and raised in Manhattan, New York. My mom was 16 and pregnant. My dad wasn't ready to be a parent so he took off or something like that. My mom hadn't heard from him in years but, just recently she became really interest in finding him. I'm not exactly sure why. But, my mom found out he was living here in Nashville. So, she came up with this brilliant plan to come after him and get him back. And I was dragged into it. However, if you ask me this plan is flawed because we don't even know where he lives in Nashville. And from the looks of it it’s pretty big." Savannah paused to catch her breath. She didn't know she could pour her heart out to a complete stranger and suddenly feel better. She didn't even know she was feeling that way until now. This was the first time she was able to just talk about it with someone. All her friends back home could care less why she was coming out to the country. Once they heard she was moving, she was practically shunned. So this was definitely nice, even if Hunter was a stranger.
"Wow that's rough. I'm sorry. I could help you find your dad if you want. I know people."
Savannah laughed again. "It's my father. I'm not ready to use the term dad yet" she corrected him. Then continued, "I'll have my people call your people" that made him laugh too. Soon they were just laughing about nothing. "It's so easy to talk to you" Savannah decided to tell him.
"You too. I'm glad I gave you a chance. I wasn't exactly sure what my mom was getting me into. Sometimes she forgets that I'm...umm... famous. I'm just glad you’re not some crazy person. You're really cool"
"Thanks, I think." Savannah was glad she gave him a chance too. Now it wasn't like the part in the movie where she suddenly realizes she was falling for him. No it wasn't like that with him. It was just a connection on a personal level, a friendship that was starting. "I see lights!" Savannah said a little too excited.
"You really do love the city. Lucky for you, I think Nashville is a lot different than what you pictured. It's not all farms and Hill-Billy's. The city at night is actually pretty crazy. I think you're just way too caught up with the stereotype of Nashville being a country side because that's where everyone moves to pursue country music. Yes that is true, but because of that, the city has changed a lot."
"Making me realize that there is more to Nashville than what I thought. I guess it's just because I've been so adapted to the big city, I wasn't willing to admit that I was moving to a new place. I think I was scared more than anything. Not being able to fit in. I'm really glad I met you."