I had watched JC's 'style video' yesterday which had a link to his lasted vlog. In his vlog he mentioned he was moving to L.A with his fellow O2L'ers on Sunday. That's only tomorrow. I'm really excited to be meeting JC for the first time. I had met Kian for the first time yesterday and he is one of the funniest, most random and most friendly person I had ever met. I've met Andrea on many occasions and she would always describe Kian as the "sweetest monkey child ever". She was right.
Kian was jet lagged most of the day yesterday, but we all managed to go out for dinner last night at a 24/7 taco bell.
I've been lying in bed all day doing nothing, I just felt so unmotivated and lazy today, this happens a lot to me actually. Most days I just wake up and I feel nothing, I want to be and do nothing. But today was not the day I could laze around because as I was laying here, minding my own business, drowning in my own thoughts, Connor burst into my room.
"I HOPE YOU'RE DECENT BECAUSE I'M OPENING YOUR DOOR!" He shouts whilst opening the door, "Rise and shine!" He walked in and opened my window. "Ricky's gone and Kian went to film at Awesomeness TV with Andrea so you're stuck with me."
"What if I had plans?"
"Oh sorry, did you have any plans?" Connor smiled and I couldn't lie to him.
"No." I grunted.
"Well then you can come pick JC up from the airport with me!"
"Wait what? What exactly is the time?"
"6 a.m. We sort of need to leave in 15 minutes, JC lands at 7 or something." Connor said, his words trailing his footsteps as he walked out of my room.
15 minutes is never enough time for me to get ready. I quickly jumped into a steamy shower and being the genius that I am, I multi-tasked. Whilst in the shower I brushed my teeth and hair, then got out after 5 minutes to stare at my wardrobe. This is what takes me the longest. I get so annoyed, do you ever feel so wrong in your own skin and body, and the thought of going out makes you cringe? The thought of being social and possibly judged? I envy those who have crazy, outrageous personalities. I face a cruel world in my head, the world is wrong and so are the people. But my opinion on the world won't make a difference. I mean, there are millions of people on this planet and I have to audacity to think I matter to anyone, that my opinions count for anything? I make myself laugh.
I heard Connor at my door, trying to hurry me up. I just grabbed whatever was closest to me and wore whatever, which happened to be a decent outfit of a plain white shirt with a metallic skater skirt and a pierce the veil denim vest. I ran down stairs with my hair out and a pair of lo-cut black platform converses.
"We're taking your car!" Connor yelled from outside. Yes, lets take the car that looks nice on the outside but on the inside is a complete train wreck. I opened the drivers seat and threw out any visible rubbish onto the driveway. "Umm, ew." Connor commented.
"I'll clean it when we get back, don't worry." I laughed, his face was priceless. It was a mixture between the sassy emoji and the monkey covering his face, he was just judging my half fast cleaning.
I sped most of the way to the airport because Connor was complaining that we were going to be late, I would argue back that it's his fault he didn't get me earlier. But he was too stubborn to accept the truth. It was cute though, he knew he was wrong and he wasn't being stubborn in an asshole-ish way, it was just the sudden realization that he was actually wrong. To make it even better was that we were early to the airport because yet again, Connor was wrong. JC landed at 7:30, giving us 35 minutes to spare once we arrived at the airport. I guess he's paying for parking.
This plane ride was so long and painful. I can't sleep on planes, it's just too uncomfortable. My laptop was dead and I had no wifi on my phone, so I was forced into eating plane food (which wasn't too bad) and watching old movies.
Despite that, maaaan was it good to land in L.A! I pushed through the crowd to get to my luggage. 2 suitcases, plus my carry on and my babies rasta (my penny board) and Wishbone (my dog). I was one of the first to get through security and to get out on the other side of the airport. I could feel the change in the air, it felt good being somewhere new in the world, especially here. My new home is awaiting me, I'm moving away from my hometown to start pursuing some of my craziest dreams. This is all so perfect.
I was looking out for Connor and whoever he decided to come with. He wasn't too specific on the details. I'm not the tallest person in the world, so I was almost jumping trying to find any familiar faces. Once reuniting couples and families slowly started to leave the airport, I finally had a clear view and found Connor straight away, he was alone which was weird.
"Connor!" I yelled and smiled, man was it good to see him.
"JC, there you are." He laughed and embraced me in a quick hug, didn't want to look too weird, but Connors hugs were always great.
"So.. did you end up coming alone?"
"No.. I came with someone.." He started looking around.
"Uhh, oh, there she is." He pointed across to a crowd in front on starbucks.
I couldn't see who he was pointing to at first, but then she emerged from the crowd and there she was. Hazel Taylor. She's been my celebrity/youtuber crush, woman crush Wednesday and 11:11 wish for the past year or so. I've never seen her in person but now that I have.. I think I fell for her again. She's so beautiful, inside and out. She's so shy yet bubbly at the same time, she's so unsure of herself but I know that she's perfect. From her brunette hair to her sun kissed skin, perfect curves all in the right places and her bright smile, I couldn't take my eyes off of her. I don't know how her, or any other girl could hate themselves so much when everyone is beautiful. The closer she got, holding her tray of 3 coffees from starbucks, the more anxious I got. I've been waiting for this day for too long now and I don't know what to say. I don't want to look like an idiot.
"Hazel, this is JC." Connor introduced, he was the only one I told about my crush on her.
"Hey JC." I looked up at her, my eyes trailing her legs, up her figure to her smile then her eyes. Those eyes, those nice hazel-green eyes. I had heard she was named after her eye color, but I'm not too sure on the details.
"Uhh.." I was literally speechless.
"Uhh.. yeah." She laughed, I could feel my face getting hot.
"Well, we should get going." Connor broke the awkwardness and we went to the car. I was following behind them, holding my face, I could just feel the red in my cheeks.
When we got to the car, Hazel was driving, I thought this was a perfect opportunity to vlog. I took out my camera and finally my words came out.
"Hey guys, JC here and I am finally in L.A. I'm here with Connor and Hazel." Connor turned around and waved to the camera, and I caught a glimpse of Hazels smile. She was driving so she couldn't exactly look back.
We took the scenic route back to the house and it was stunning. L.A felt like a whole new world. There was beach upon beach, so many girls, beautiful girls and the nature was phenomenal. I couldn't wait to explore the area.
When we got home after an hour later, Connor went straight up to his room while Hazel offered to help take my bags. I was so awkward and silent around her, which had to stop. We're going to be living together and I don't want her to think I'm even weirder than I already am. I need to be able to be myself around her. When she showed me to my room, she kept taking quick looks at me. It made me feel weird, I wanted to know what she was thinking.
"So.. umm.. is everything like okay?" She asked, her face was expressionless. Was she bored of me already?
"Hmm.. yeah." I nodded and looked down at the ground.
"Okay, well.. if you needed anything I guess you can ask Connor." She went to walk out of my room. JC, you only get one first impression, make this a good one, don't let her walk out! I had to motivate myself some how.
She stopped, "Yes?" She turned to look at me, I couldn't take my eyes off of hers.
"Uhh.. if I needed anything, am I allowed to come to you as well?"
"Of course." She smiled, I finally managed to make her smile, "I just thought you would be more comfortable talking to Connor."
"Well.. I don't know. I guess we just didn't hit it off at first. You could almost feel the awkward, you know?" She laughed at herself, like as if she was the idiot. She wasn't. That was all me.
"Can we make this not so awkward then?" I'm not so smooth with words.
"Sure. How do you want to do that?"
I walked over to her and held my arms out for a hug, this had to be the smoothest point in my life, "Hi, I'm JC."
She smiled brightly at my gesture and accepted my hug.