“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day it’s a new life! For me! And I’m feeling good!” My voice rang down the corridor as I dragged the last box from my room, and into the car.
“My dear you really are excited about leaving home aren’t you?” My mother asked me, putting my case into the back of my beaten up blue pickup truck. I jumped onto the back and pulled all the boxes already on the truck further up the back.
“I am! I get to start my own life, to have fun and stay up until three watching movies with friends! You don’t understand how excited I am.” I exclaimed dramatically, using my hands to explain everything even more.
Moving to London was the biggest decision I could make, yet I knew that making the move south was the best thing for me.
“I’m glad you’re happy, is that everything? Are you off to get Ethan now?” my mother had a look of sadness plastered on her face. Before I could reply, tears were rolling down her soft cheeks.
“Don’t cry mum! I’m not going to stay away forever, I’ll come home! I promise!” I wrapped my strong arms around her fragile frame and took in her scent for the last time in a while. Soft washed linen and lavender. “I love you loads.”
“I love you more.” She replied softly, “Call when you get there.” I jumped into the pickup truck and waved goodbye. I felt tears welling up in my eyes as I drove down the road to Ethan's house.
I pulled up at the driveway and there were more boxes on the driveway. I groaned, jumped out and helped him pull his stuff to the truck.
“Almost there Al.” He said softly, his blonde curls were matted to his forehead with sweat and even though he was bigger than me, he struggled to move the boxes, showing just how young he actually was.
“Good, hurry up Eth, we need to meet up with the others in an hour, and you still need to say goodbye to your mum.” I closed the back of the van once he was done and climbed back into the truck. I watched them through the window of the passenger door, waiting for Ethan’s mum to let him go.
“Call me when you arrive, so I know you’re safe.” I heard her say. Ethan came walking over, waving goodbye just as I did.
“As I’ll ever be.”
Long live the reckless and the brave
I, dont think I wanna be saved
My, song has not been sung,
So long live us.