"Thank you Marissa." I smile at Tina's mom, grabbing my suitcase.
They wave and drive off. I take a deep breath. Is my dad home? I wheel my suitcase up the steps as I unlock the door. I open it slowly. Peeking in. It was silent.
No response. My heart beats faster as I take slow steps into the empty house. Just calm down, your dad must be far from you. I hope he is. I walk into the kitchen to find a pink sticky note stuck to the fridge. I take it off examining the scraggly writing.
I know you're probably upset about me not being home for you when you came home. Even more when you know you left without being in that convention. I have gone on a little 'vacation' with your father. I do not plan to be back anytime soon. The house is paid for and your grandma is paying for the utilities and I will send you a hundred dollars a week or every two weeks for food and entertainment. Do not worry about me. I am fine. I love you, and I will see you when I come back.
Hope to see you soon, Love,
I crumble up the note. Nice, I'm all alone. My iPhone buzzes in my back pocket. I pull it out, It's Shawn. My thumb hovers over the answer button. What do I say? Yeah, my mom abandoned me, so I live alone! Yay!
Yeah, how bout no.
I throw my phone down on the counter and walk upstairs with my suitcase. My room looks exactly how I left it. My sheets messed up from the way I barely slept that night. My floor still has show boxes and everything thrown around. I pull my MacBook out of my bag and pull up Twitter.
There all over my feed, and trending worldwide
I felt the tears as I scrolled through my mentions.
More great Youtubers are quitting!
WhYYYYYyyyy?! I LOVE YOU SOOOOooooo MucH!!!1!!
I go over onto our YouTube channel, So far only Becky has made a goodbye video. I click it and it starts up.
"Hey guys I'm so sorry that this has to end but you know good things always come to an end." She mumbles the last part. I close my MacBook, it's not fair. We should continue it, even though they might not get along we did so well! Last week we had reached 1Mil subscribers and we all wanted to do this big livestream when we got back home cause we were so busy but that's never gonna happen now.
I need to call them. I run downstairs to find 15 Missed Calls from all the boys majority from Shawn. I grab my phone and dial Tina's number.
"Jordan? What's up?" She answers.
"Look, I get it you and Becky don't get along but it's not fair that something as small as stealing a boyfriend should end something like this!"
"Do you hear yourself? Something as little as stealing a boyfriend? That's a big thing! Forget it Jordan, I'm not working with her." With that the line goes dead.
Wow, she hung up on me. I grab my MacBook, forget them then! I'll just make my own channel!
"Your channel Jordan Jones has been created." I read aloud.
I pull out my tripod and place my camera on top. I start the video and sit on my bed.
"Hey you, so by the title and the previous video that was uploaded if Becky didn't take it down was that this collab channel is unfortunately ending. It's pretty sad, but I mean...what do I mean?" I stop talking and realize I have nothing to say.
I drop my head in my hands. "I mean, it is sad, this channel will be deactivated and no more videos will be uploaded, and there's nothing else to really say. There is no other explanation, It's the end of the road, and there's no way to fix it. I mean if it was up to me, I'd still make YouTube videos, I even made my own channel but it just doesn't seem right. To make another video and maybe find success and be reminded everyday about that channel that never worked out." I explain.
"But I mean, that's life, and I'm just going to need to move on so, I do have a personal channel and I thought it was about time I got one because Tina and Becky both have one and I don't know if they still post but yeah, I have my own channel! So, you can subscribe to that if you wanna see more of me, even though everyone subscribed for the other girls. But that's it really." I nod.
"So this is goodbye from Jordan. Love you guys." I wave and turn off the camera. I don't bother editing and upload it in it's true, unedited, ugly form and left it there, signing out for the last time.
THIS IS NOT THE END!