*20th of March, 2013*
It's been exactly 2 weeks since we brought the O2L house and everything has just been crazy. Connor and Ricky moved in almost straight away, Kian is planning on coming this week and me, I just arrived in L.A. I was so ready for this move and so conflicted with my emotions when I bid farewell to my family back in New York, I obviously cried, I'm not even sure when I'll see them again.
Ricky had already brought a car and he and Connor were picking me up from the airport. I had with me 3 large suitcases full of clothes, make up, accessories, electronics, my camera set up and my beloved penny board crow. Crow is a midnight blue (basically black) penny with clear wheels, he is my baby. I also have a small carry on and my laptop case. My dad is going to send me my other needs within the next 3 months if I haven't visited home by then.
Whilst at the airport, a had a few fans meet me there, which was crazy because I didn't even tweet anything about my flight, apart from the fact that I was flying to L.A sometime during the week. That's what I call dedication and I admire that about all fans, so I didn't see why I couldn't take a quick photo with all of them. There were around 100 or less people, so it didn't take too long.
I had told Connor and Ricky that there were fans in the airport asking for them and they were so sleep deprived they just wanted me to meet them in the parking lot instead of them coming inside. It was the usual "Hey, how have you been?" Conversation on the way to the house. There wasn't much catching up to do because we've been speaking almost everyday.
When we got to the house, Ricky and Connor had picked two rooms on the second floor and told me I could take whatever. I took the only room on the third floor because it was more private, secluded and it felt like a bigger space in there.
To my amazement, Connor and Ricky had got a lot done. They had lounges on the third floor in the lounging area, had ordered more furniture and had already set up their rooms. I know for a fact that it's going to take me a while to settle in.
I spent the day unpacking my clothes into my wardrobe and had gone down to the local library to order furniture for my room. I actually had to socialize with the world because we don't have wifi at home yet. I also made a quick stop at wall mart to buy food. In the kitchen, everyone who lives in the house has there own shelf and can not touch anybody else's food. That was Connors rule and I think it's pretty fair. I felt bad because Connor and Ricky insisted they'd come along with me because I was new to L.A and they didn't want me to be alone. I could tell they were tired as hell though. Whilst at wall mart, Connor had stumbled off into his own little dream land and had slowly lagged behind me and Ricky.
"Ouch!" We heard something fall and Connor yell, "Oh my gosh, are you okay? I'm so sorry!"
RIcky and I went to help Connor and a girl off of the ground, "What happened?"
"I must've dozed off and I accidentally knocked her down." Connor said with embarrassment, scratching the back of his neck. "I am so so sorry.." Connor read the young girls name tag, "Natalie." and he smiled.
Natalie smiled back shyly and didn't say anything.
"You know, I don't usually fall that easy for girls.." Connor tried to make a joke out of the situation, to try to make Natalie laugh.
It worked as we heard a faint giggle come from her mouth, "It's fine.."
"You have a lovely accent." Connor commented, and Natalie looked up at him, blushing. "And you have really nice eyes." Connor smiled.
"Thank you.. you have nice eyes as well." Natalie walked off awkwardly, returning to her job. Connor had watched her turn around the corner, her ombre hair softly swaying with her every movement.
"Well wasn't she nice?" Connor smiled yet again and walked ahead of me and Ricky. Ricky shoulder nudged me and I got the message straight away, Connor has a crush on Na-ta-liee!
When we got back home I had noticed Connor hadn't said much since his embarrassing encounter at wall mart.
"Everything alright Connor?" Ricky asked.
"Yeah, just tired."
"Me too." Ricky and Connor had both said goodnight and went to sleep without dinner.
I put all my things away and thought about eating, but when I looked down at myself, I knew I didn't need it. I walked up to my room and set up some blankets and pillows on the floor, I can't wait to get my bed. I laid on the floor starring at my phone and the ceiling until I finally fell asleep at 3am.
*bzz bzz bzz*
My phone had went off yet again, another damn twitter notification. I checked the time and it was only 7 in the morning on Thursday. Shit, it's Thursday. I haven't even recorded or edited my video for O2L. It was style week on O2L and we pretty much just had to show off our own style. Luckily for me my clothes were everywhere and needed to be unpacked. I set up my camera facing a plain wall and started shooting. I didn't make an introduction, I sort of just went for it. I had gotten dressed into 20 or so outfits before I decided it was enough. It was so tiring and by the time I edited it, it was officially my first late upload. The video was had uploaded finally at 12 in the afternoon and not long after that, I heard car doors outside my window. I also heard the voices of Connor and Ricky.
I had gone down stairs to see what all this unnecessary noise was about, it turned out to be not so unnecessary. Kian was here with Andrea! Kian's eyes were bloodshot and he had bag under bag under dark bags below his eyes. We all helped him take his stuff to his room and he ended up falling asleep on the lounge on the third floor. Kian had taken the third bedroom on the second floor, leaving whoever with the first floor bedroom.
Andrea left not long after Kian had fallen asleep and whilst he was asleep, me, Ricky and Connor had decided to take a walk and explore. Me and Ricky had taken penny boards but Connor hasn't learnt to properly ride and was very content with walking. We had passed beautiful scenery and very nice people who lead us to a massive skate park. Me and Ricky decided to teach ourselves to do tricks while Connor sat at the top of the half pipe. There, he had met a friend so Ricky and I decided to leave them be.
"Hey Natalie.." I am the most awkward human being on this earth, I couldn't even keep a decent amount of eye contact with this poor girl.
"Hey.. sorry but I didn't catch your name.."
"Connor, Connor Franta." I smiled and put my hand out, offering her a handshake. I'm such a loser. But she still kindly accepted my hand shake. "I didn't know you could skate." I tried to break to silence.
"I'm pretty sure there's a lot you don't know about me, Connor." She laughed, her laugh was so soft and adorable.
"True, we did only meet yesterday." I'm such an idiot, "So.. why don't we get to know each other.. maybe? Sometime?"
Natalie could sense the awkward all over me and laughed, she smiled and asked me for my phone. "How about you text me if you want to hang out? Here's my number." She saved her number into my phone and sent herself a text so she had mine.