6. It'll Get Better
I sat there. It's been a month since...what happened. I didn't do anything. I didn't go back to college after my break. I called in sick the whole time. I didn't talk to anybody but Alli. I mostly cried. Alli let me stay at her place. Every night, I cried myself to sleep. I would have nightmares about my dad coming back from the dead and killing me. The house my parents had was sold to the government. I quit my job. My future is ruined. Liam would occasionally call or text me. I would never answer. Honestly, I feel really bad about not talking to him. During the month, I went to my parent's funeral. When Alli tries to get me to do something, I always say no. I barely eat. I lay in bed half the day. Alli finally got tired of trying to cheer me up so she doesn't even talk to me anymore. She's nice enough to even let me stay at her place. One day, Liam texted me. I wasn't planning on answering but, I guess I did it without thinking.
Liam: Hey, I haven't heard from you in a while.
Me: Hi, I'm sorry I never texted you back or returned your calls.
Liam: You answered! It's okay. Are you okay?
Me: I don't really want to talk about it over text.
Liam: I'm currently back home in London. If you want, I can get you a ticket and you can come to my flat.
Me: You would do that? You honestly don't need to.
Liam: For you? Anything. I miss you anyways. I mean the band misses you.
Me: *blush face* I honestly miss you too. I'm really sorry for ignoring you.
Liam: It's fine Jamie. You should come here to London.
Me: Are you sure?
Liam: Yeah, I'm buying your ticket right now.
Me: Thank you so much. I'll repay you someday.
Liam: No need, me seeing you again will be enough. Is it okay if you leave tonight and 9?
Me: Yeah, I can.
Liam: Okay, I'll leave you to pack. I'll see you in a few hours :)
Me: See you in a few hours.
By now, Alli came back home from work. "Alli?"
"What?" Alli said in an annoyed voice.
"Look, I'm sorry. I didn't mean to push you out of my life."
"It's okay. I understand how you feel." Alli's mom was killed in a car crash when she was little. Her dad is never home.
"I'm so happy you forgive me." I pulled Alli in for a hug. I was relieved that she hugged back. "Okay, don't freak out but, I'm going to London tonight."
"You're going where tonight?!" shrieked Alli.
"London. Liam texted me and invited me to his place there."
"Are you serious?!" I couldn't tell if she was angry or happy. "That's awesome!"
"Yeah! You guys are so adorable together."
"I kinda need to be on my plane by 9 so..."
"That's 2 hours from now! You need to get going and pack! I'll drive you!"
"Okay." I smiled. I quickly went into the shower after slipping my pajamas off. I did the usual and shaved. I got out and dried my body. I left my hair to air dry. I took out a small suitcase and started packing. I didn't know how long I was going to stay in London so I packed what I had for break and decided to stop at my apartment in Chicago before Alli dropped me off at the airport. I put on some comfy sweatpants and a t-shirt. On top of that, I added a hoodie. I hate airplanes. They're always so cold. I brushed out my now half dried hair, slipped on my glasses instead of putting in my contacts, and pulled on a pair of sneakers. I packed the rest of my stuff. Alli and I left the house at about 8. "Can you stop at my apartment on the way? I need to get some more stuff."
"No problamo." answered Alli. We got to my apartment in no time and I packed some more clothes along with a pair of shoes. I went through my mental list. Clothes-check, Shoes-check, Makeup-check, Contacts-check, Shower stuff-check, Accessories-check. I headed back to Alli's car. "Ready to go?"
"Yup." I replied. I've never been out of America before. I was terrified. I got to the airport and checked my phone. 8:45. I need to get to the plane! "Bye Alli! I'll call you when I land!" We waved goodbye and I saw that Liam sent the ticket to my phone. Woah, first class. I've never been in first class before. I quickly texted him that I was at the airport, going to the terminal. He instantly texted me back with, I'll see you in a few hours Jamie :).
"At this time, passengers for flight 12A must be at the terminal. I repeat, at this time, passengers for flight 12A must be at the terminal." I heard a man say over the intercom. I quickly ran to the terminal just in time. I boarded the plane. Woah, these are way more spaced out than class 3 seats. I put my suit case above me and sat down. They're way more comfortable too!
"Please take your seats. The plane will be taking off in 5 minutes." I heard the pilot say. I decided I would quickly text Liam.
Me: I'm on the plane. It's gonna take off in a couple minutes. I'll text you when I get off.
Liam: Okay. I'll have a driver wait for you at the airport.
Me: It's okay, I'll just take a taxi. Just tell me your address when I land.
Liam: Okay. Have a safe flight.
Me: I'll try :) Bye
Liam: Bye love.
"We are preparing for lift off. Please shut off all electronics at this time." I heard the pilot say over the intercom. I quickly shut my phone off. Soon, I fell asleep.