1. Chapter One-Goodbyes
Beep beep beep Sighing I roll over in the bed and turn off the alarm. Today's the day. My last day of life in Australia. I force myself up from the bed and walk into the bathroom. Turning the heat up I shimmy out of my clothes and get in. As the warm water covers me the tears start to flow down my cheeks. It's my last day here. The place I call home. When I'm done crying I wash my face and wrap myself in a towel before returning to my room. Well, what's left of it. Most of my clothes have been flown over to Bristol already and what's left is packed into one suitcase. My photos are safely wrapped in newspaper and cradled in my case. I pull my outfit from the now empty drawer and start to pull them on. New jeans, a jumper and my white converse. Stuffing my camera and phone into my backpack I stand in the hallway. Staring into my old room, that used to hold so many memories, now empty. Grabbing my suitcase I walk down the stairs and write a quick note for Dad. 'Gone to say bye to everyone, be back soon-O x' I traipse down the drive and make my way towards Starbucks. As I reach the road towards Starbucks my stomach churns and tears threaten to overflow. Clenching my fist I take a deep breath before mounting the steps. As soon as I walk in I'm enveloped in a tight squeeze. The tears disobey me and slide silently down my cheeks. I feel Spencer's back shudder and realise he's crying too. "Hey, I'll come back to visit" I say in a light voice. "I know" he says before stepping back. Luci is next, her strawberry shampoo filling my nose. She embraces me for a few seconds before lightly kissing my cheek and saying "You better come back you bum-fluff" then stepping back avoiding my eyes. I sniff as Becky throws her arms around my neck. Her tall frame leans towards me as she whispers "find a cute boy" teasingly. I giggle and kiss her cheeks. She squeezes tightly before letting Jack through. The tears on his cheeks are like a punch to my stomach. He never cries! I throw my arms around his broad shoulders and inhale his scent. Like pine trees in spring. When we pull apart all of us are in tears. We all put our hands together and shout 'WIGGLE' before wiggling while spinning in a circle. Giggling I give then all another hug and kiss and leave. Walking back to the house I wonder what my new school will be like. Will I make friends?