Never Leave You Chapter 15
"This place is amazing," Harry said with a mouth full of food. He took another bite of his peanut butter French toast and stuff it in his already full mouth. "This is bloody insane! How come we never ate here before?" He licked his lips. I chuckled and took a bite of my red velvet pancakes topped with drizzled cream cheese frosting.
"This Griddle Cafe is amazing. Now, we know where we are coming to next time or of there is a next time," I said. "Their strawberry and Creme waffles are outstanding!" Liam exclaimed, stuffing food in his mouth. "Their chocolate chip crushed French toast is pure deliciousness. Who knew they would come up with these things?" Zayn said before he took a small bite of his food. "How's your Creme De La Creme French Toast, Niall?" Harry asked. We looked over at Niall to see he hasn't touched his food. He sat there staring at it with an empty fork in his left hand. "Niall?" He looked up from his food and stared back at me. "Yeah? Did you say something?" he asked. Harry nodded. "How's your food?" "From the looks of it. It's not good," Zayn joked. "No, it's good. See?" he said as he began eating. We looked at him with a strange look. "Okay. . . Niall, what is up? You've been acting weird since last night at the airport," I said. "It's nothing," he murmured.
"It has something to do with that girl that ran into you," Liam said. None of us had to guess to know it was true. "What happened?" Harry asked. "Nothing happened. She just looked a lot like Brooke. I guess it took me by surprise I guess." He shrugged it off.
"Why would it bother you so much?" Liam asked. "I don't know. I guess we miss her a lot and it took me by surprise to see someone who looked a lot like her." He continued to shrug it off like it was no big deal. "There's something you aren't telling us," Zayn said. "Come on now. We are best mates. What is it?" I asked. "Nothing else happened. That's all," Niall said before looking at his food and began eating in silence. He ignored all of us, once again. I looked at the three concerned lads. "I'll talk to him later," Zayn mouthed. I gave him a small nod before eating again.
"Okay, where to first?" Liam asked. "Zayn and Niall will go to the city where Staples Center is at and the studios and stores. Liam, you, will go to the beaches and attractions. Harry and I will go to hollywood," I said, "we will meet back at the hotel at eight then we leave to our next destination. We can do this." They nodded and walked to a separate cab. "Are you ready to go to Hollywood?" I asked Harry. "Ready as always." He grinned. "Let's go," I said.
We ran to the nearest parked taxi. Instead of it being yellow and small like the ones in New York, it was green and a van. Harry opened the door and sat in first, then me. "Down to Universal Studios," I said once I closed the door behind me. Harry looked at me. "She always told me she wanted to come here," I explained. "Note the lie. . ." "Plus we can enjoy ourselves to the movie making theme park." I sent him a smile. He let out a loud laugh and said, "You're so mischievous." I threw my head back in laughter and said, "That's what I'm known for."
He gave me a pat on the back before relaxing in his seat. The cab drove off and we were driving on the road. I sat back in my seat; letting a smile fall on my face. I've taken notice that spending time with the lads and getting out in the city had helped a lot. It takes my mind off of Brooke for the most part. I couldn't be happier to spend time with these four goods. It was like old times before Brooke came. I really missed this. . . sometimes.
The drive down there didn't take long and soon Harry and I arrived out front of the amusement park. The cab was parked in front of the Universal Studios globe where tourist took pictures of them in front of it. I paid the driver and slid out of the taxi along with Harry. People were taking pictures, tourist were walking around with V.I.P passes, a man spoke over the intercom and talked about the theme park, and people were walking through city walk.
Harry and I made our way to the ticket booth to buy our tickets. We walked right up; due to the fact there was no lines. "Two day tickets please," I said as I handed the lady the money. She took it and handed us our tickets. "Thank you," Harry and I said. We walked out of line and to the gate where there was a line. We stood in line for a few minutes until it was our turn. We handed the worker our tickets and she scanned them then handed it back. "Enjoy your time here," she said as she handed us each a map.
We walked in to see a water fountain with movie crews on it. Behind it had a line of stores and a horror maze. Then, it split off into two sections. One way led to Shrek 4D and the other led to a street that was almost a replica of London. We began walking down the center until we stopped where the two streets divided. Harry and I pulled out our maps to look to see where the attractions were located at. "We have the Tram Tour, The Simpsons, Jurassic Park, The Mummy, and Transformers for rides," Harry said. "For the shows we have Shrek 4d, Animal Actors, Behind the scenes, and Water World," I said.
"Then, we have the food places," he said but then added, "oh and this horror maze for entertainment." We diverted our eyes to the maze which had fog surrounding it and a long line wrapping around the doors. There was a loud pitch scream coming from inside of it from a young women. "Yeah. . . I'll pass," I said. "I couldn't agree more," Harry said, letting out a low chuckle and a shudder.
"I think we should head to the lower lot or even the Tram Tour," I suggested. "I think the Tram Tour would be best. Plus it's a long ride," he said. "It will be fine for now," I said. "I think we go this way," I said as we began walking. We didn't glance up from the map as we read the description of the tour. "It seems interesting. It gives you a view of the making of the movies," he said.
"And if you do the V.I.P tour for extra money you can walk the back lot. Maybe we should pay a little more for that," I said. "That would be fun," he said. "And you can-" I stopped as we bumped into someone. I tripped over my feet almost falling to the ground, but I caught myself from falling down. "We are so sorry," Harry said. I dusted myself off and picked up the map that had fallen on the concrete ground. "We weren't looking where we were going-" I stopped once I looked up to see who it was.
Julie and David.