I woke up to Calum's arms around me. It's been two days since our fight and things are good. Better
The light poured through the curtains.
It was our last day in California after spending an epic week in the Golden State.
It was good to see Adin again and know he's better and healthier. He's finally out of the hospital.
I sat up and stretched.
I felt Calum move in the spot next to me.
"Morning Beautiful," Calum said and wrapped his arms around my waist before pulling me into his lap.
He had his back against the headboard. I leaned against his chest.
"Morning Calum. Excited to go back to Australia?"
"Yea. I'm excited to see my Mum and Dad again."
"Did you miss them?"
"Yea. I miss my Mum's spaghetti. She makes the best spaghetti I have ever tried."
I laughed a little.
"Okay, I have to get changed," I said and started crawling out of his lap but he pulled me back.
"Stay," He whispered and kissed my neck.
"Calum, I have to go get ready. And you should too," I said and squirmed under his arms.
"No," He said and tightened his grip.
"Fine, enjoy sitting next to Luke the whole plane ride. I heard Mikey is a better plane buddy anyway."
He sighed and finally let go of my waist. I got off the bed.
I snorted and walked into my bathroom. I washed my face with cold water, then brushed my teeth.
I went back into my room and Calum was still laying in bed.
"Aren't you going to pack?" I asked.
"Yes," He replied and rolled off the bed.
He walked towards me and kissed me before leaving my room.
I grabbed my last clean pair of black tight jeans. I pulled my shorts off and slipped my jeans on.
I decided on a white top and my red flannel tied around my waist.
After tying my black Converse, I made my bed and opened the curtains.
I looked at the view outside my window. I'm leaving once again. I love California, but Australia will always be my home.
I stuffed my remaining clothes into my bag and zipped it up.
I unplugged my phone from the charger and put the cable in the pocket outside my bag.
After grabbing my phone, I went downstairs.
Billie ran up to me and began to wag his tail.
"Hey boy," I said and scratched his head before leading him to the backyard. I opened it and he bolted outside and began running around.
I laughed at him.
I heard music playing from the gym. I opened the door and Dad was running on the treadmill.
Highway To Hell by AC/DC was blaring through the speakers.
"Run Dad, run!" I said.
"Stop distracting me."
"I'm hungry!" I called over the music.
"I bought some cinnamon rolls."
"Are they still warm?"
"They should be."
My eyes widened and I ran to the kitchen. I skidded a corner and spotted a pink box sitting on the granite counter.
I opened it and the smell of cinnamon filled my nose.
My mouth watered.
I grabbed a roll and sank my teeth into it.
It was warm and I practically moaned at how delicious it tasted.
"You don't share?"
I turned around and Michael was glaring at me.
"Grab some before the others come," I said.
Mike came up beside me and picked his cinnamon roll out before taking a bite from it.
"These are amazing."
I nodded and continued eating.
"Oh cinnamon roll," Calum said and reached over to get one.
"Where's Luke?" I asked.
"I dunno," Calum replied.
"He's coming down in a bit," Ashton called.
We all groaned. Luke has the biggest appetite.
Ashton came into the kitchen.
"Alright everyone, get a plate and get another cinnamon roll," I said and brought down five plates from the cabinet.
I put the one I was currently eating and another roll on the plate before sitting on a chair in front of the counter.
The guys each put two on their plates.
"How many are left?" I asked.
"Four," Ashton replied.
"That's enough for Luke," Calum said.
We all sat on the chairs and ate our food.
Luke came into the kitchen shortly after. He had a beanie over his head.
"Good morning Luke," I said.
"Morning," He rubbed his eyes and noticed we were eating. "Is there still some left?"
"Yea," Michael pointed to the box.
Luke walked over to it and opened it. He grabbed a plate and put two cinnamon rolls on the plate.
He joined us at the counter and began to eat.
We ate in silence as Dad's music played from the gym.
The music stopped and a couple minutes later Dad appeared in the kitchen. He was breathing heavily.
"Do you want the cinnamon roll that's left, Dad?" I asked.
"I just ran four miles, no I don't want a cinnamon roll. I'm so tired," He exhaled.
"How can you run four miles? I can barely run one!" Michael said.
"It's tiring," Dad said and left the kitchen.
I finished eating and slid off the stool I was sitting on.
"Well, if you don't mind. I'm going to say good bye to Adin," I said.
"Want me to go with you?" Calum asked.
"No, it's fine, Just finish eating, pack and do whatever else you need to do," I replied. "He only lived four houses away anyway."
I pecked Calum's cheek.
"See you in a bit," I called over my shoulder and walked out the front door.
I pulled my headphone form my pocket and put them in my ears.
I plugged them into my phone and put my music on shuffle.
The first song to play is The Pretender by Foo Fighters.
I moved my head to the guitar riff and walked out of the driveway.
After a couple of minutes of walking I reached Adin's house. I made my way towards the front door.
I knocked on the mahogany door.
I heard the sound of locks unhinging and the door opened.
"Hi Helen," Mark greeted me.
"Hello Mark," I said with a smile.
"Come in, Adin is either in the living room or in his room. Now if you don't mind, I'm a little busy with work," He said and disappeared around a corners.
Adin's pit bull, Sam bounded up to me.
"Hey Sammy," I said and scratched his ear.
He sniffed my flannel and looked up at me.
"Adin?" I called.
"In here," I heard him say.
I went into the living room and Adin was sitting on the gray couch. The Walking Dead was playing on the TV.
I sat next to him and Sam rested his head on Adin's lap.
"What's up?" He asked and pressed pause on the episode.
"Nothing, just came by to see what you're doing. I leave California today, you know?"
"Yea, I do. I'm going to miss you."
"I'll miss you too Adin. At least this time I am not leaving to run away from someone. Happy to be back home?"
"Yes! That hospital was starting to annoy the hell out of me. They wouldn't let me eat ice cream! Who does that?"
"I'm going to file a complaint," He said.
"You're going to file a complaint to the people who saved your sorry ass?" I asked.
"Luke told me you have some high school drama with some girl."
I told him the story of Rebecca. "Then she slapped me, slapped Luke, punched me. I tackled her and punched the shit out of her."
"What getting slapped by a girl with press-on nails? It isn't awesome."
"Yea but this time you have nothing to be afraid of. You are trained in boxing and self-defense. You can kick ass!"
"How was the New Year's party?" I asked.
"It was INSANE! It didn't end until 5 in the morning. Brooke and her boyfriend Josh got so wasted. They were singing Fancy by Iggy loudly. It was really funny."
I laughed. "I had a great time at the party I went to, too. Me and the guys got so drunk. And we also got high, don't ask. I woke up, half-naked in my bed with Calum next to me and a huge hangover."
"Yea," I said and we both burst out laughing.
I heard the door open and the sound of paper rustling followed.
It was Athena.
"Here," Adin handed me a sharpie.
"What?" I asked.
"Sign my cast, dammit."
I snorted and put a small message on the cast.
It read, 'Don't forget about me and I won't forget you. Also don't break any more bones. See you next time, Adin. xx -Helen'
"I feel so honored to be the first one to sign your cast," I said.
"You should be."
I stood up and helped Adin off the couch.
We went to the door and Athena appeared from the kitchen.
"Hello Helen," she said.
"Yea, I have to go and get my bag, then I'm off to the airport."
"Oh, you leave California today?"
"Yea, sadly. I'll miss this place."
She pulled me in a hug, "Thank you for stopping by, come back soon. We miss having you face around here."
"I will," I said.
She pulled away and walked back to the kitchen.
I hugged Adin and he hugged me with his good arm.
"Take care, don't do stupid shit and when you get in a fight with Calum, don't say stuff you don't mean."
"I know. Take care of yourself Adin and be careful. I don't want you to end up in the hospital again."
"Don't worry, I won't. Are you going to come back soon?"
"Yea. Or maybe you could go visit me! But I'll probably come back in April. Don't miss me too much."
"Love you, Helen."
"Love you too Adin."
I pulled away, "I'll text you when I land in Australia."
I smiled and blinked back tears, "Bye Adin."
I started walking down the pathway.
"I missed you bitch," He said.
"I missed you too fuck face." I giggled.
He smiled and closed the door.
I checked the time.
I jogged all the way back home.
Once I reached the gated home, I tried to open the door but it was locked.
I put a code in to see if it would open but it wasn't the right one.
I managed to squeeze through the slits in the black gate.
I walked up to the front door and opened it.
"Where were you?" Dad asked.
"Went to say bye to Adin," I replied.
"Well go get your stuff we're leaving in a bit," He said.
I nodded and ran up the stairs.
I grabbed my toothbrush and hair brush before tossing it in my bag.
My eyes drifted to my bed. I smiled to myself as I remembered what happened on this bed between Calum and I.
After grabbing five condoms from my nightstand drawer, I stuffed them in my pack and swung it over my shoulder.
I bounded down the stairs.
The guys were already there, with their bags by their feet.
"Ready?" I asked.
"Yea," Luke replied.
"Let's go then," Dad said and led us to his truck.
We tossed our bags in the trunk and piled in.
I decided to leave Billie Joe here. I'll probably come back to get him, or he'd get shipped to me.
"Take care, Helen. Come back soon," Dad said with his arms around me.
"I will Dad. Be careful and don't let anything happen to Billie."
He pulled away.
"It was good to see you, Luke," Dad told him.
"Good to see you too Dad," They hugged.
"You two are the best thing that ever happened in my life," Dad said.
After the guys said their good byes to my Dad, we grabbed our bags and went to the plane.
"Love you dad," I said,
"Love you too, Helen," He replied.
I caught up to the guys and Calum intertwined his fingers with mine.
After putting our bags away we sat on our plane seats. Calum was next to me and the other three were behind us.
I got the window seat again.
This is going to be a long flight.
"Are you going to miss California?" Calum asked me.
"Yes. I did grow up here, it's my first home, but now, Australia is my home."
We came to California with a steady relationship, and we are leaving with our relationship stronger than ever before.
"You know what they say about California girls," Calum said.
"What?" I asked.
"They're unforgettable," He whispered in my ear and smirked at me.
I go back to school tomorrow. UGH! I'll probably update tomorrow though. Love ya'll :-) xx -HelenHood