They Said it'd be Fun

16 year old Paige Harpman has always loved where she lives. Her small town life has been enough for her and she doesn't need anything else. When she finds out her family is moving to one of the largest cities in the world, Los Angeles, she's more than a little upset. Having to leave her friends behind is the hardest thing she has to do and who knows if she's going to make friends at her new school.

P.S. For the sake of this story David Beckham is still playing soccer for the L.A. Galaxy


2. I guess this is goodbye

As I pack the last of my bedroom I look around my nearly empty bedroom and try to take in every little thing. The dent in the wall from when Owen tripped and fell. He felt so guilty after that, I can't believe he actually offered to pay to fix it. I turn around and look at the wall by where my bed used to be and sure enough there's tiny black writing at the bottom. I get closer and run my finger over the words, "I love you girl and there's nothing you can do to change that." Kelly wrote that when we were in sixth grade after we got in this huge fight. I come home and get a text telling me to look by my bed and that's when I saw it.

My phone buzzing brings me out of my reminiscing of the old times. I look and see that I have a text from Owen telling me he's outside. I grab my money and slide my phone in my pocket before running down the stairs and out the door. Owen is standing by my driveway in blue jeans and a plain black t-shirt. The fact that he can look good in anything is beside me and really bugs me. But hey who am I to complain, I mean I'm the one who gets to look at him all day.

"Hey." Owen greets me as we start walking down the street to the laser tag place. It's only about a block away from us and Kelly's just meeting us there. "Hey." I smile up at him and he wraps his arm around my shoulder. He's been a lot more touchy feely lately which is a little strange for him, but what ever as long as he's touching me.

We get to the laser tag place five minutes later and Kelly is waiting right inside with our tickets in hand. She greets me with a hug and we walk inside the arena to get out gear. Kelly and I are on the blue team with 8 other people while Owen's on the red team with 9 other strangers. We go into our separate areas and the clock counts down from 10.

When it reaches zero a buzzer goes off and we run to try and tag someone. I find a girl on the red team hiding behind a pillar and I sneak up and tag her on the shoulder pad. She turns around but I quickly duck behind a box to stay out of sight. She runs away and I stay hidden getting a few other people who pass by. I smile to myself for my great hiding place because no ones found me yet.

I feel something against my back and a husky voice whisper "I've got you." I don't have to turn around to know who it is and I smile to myself before turning around to see Owen's smiling face. "Congrats on finally finding me." I laugh and he joins in but still hasn't tagged me yet. I look down and realize just how close we are and I look up once to his lips and then back to his eyes. He starts to lean down and just before our lips connect... "Buzzzz!" The buzzer goes off pulling ourselves from the trance. Owen stands up and he gives me a hand pulling me up. We stand there awkwardly not really sure what to do, that is until Kelly comes over shooing us out the door.


We make it back to Owen's at 9:30 and his parents are already in bed. "Come on this way." Owen leads us to his basement and walks over to his movie collection pulling out A league of their own. This was always the movie we watched together. Kelly flops herself on the couch taking up the whole thing as Owen puts in the movie. I look around and all their is left is a chair that Owen's sitting in. Well I guess it's the floor for me.

"Come here." Before I have time to sit down Owen grabs my arm and pulls me onto his lap. I'm caught off guard at first but soon snuggle into his chest making myself comfortable. The movie starts playing and Kelly switches off the lights.

The movie ends and Kelly is passed out on the couch and Owen and I just laugh at how ridiculous she looks. She's got one leg hanging over the edge and the other draped over the top of the couch. Owen turns off the TV and it is pitch black. It remains silent for a few minutes. That is until I open my big mouth. "I wish I didn't have to leave tomorrow." I whisper while playing with the strings hanging from the chair.

"Hey, look at me." Owen lifts my chin with his index finger forcing me to look him in the eyes. "We will always be best friends and we can Skype and call each other all the time." I nod my head as a couple tears reluctantly fall.

"I'm going to miss you." I whisper looking him in the eyes.

"I'm going to miss you too." Owen whispers and we're so close our noses are touching. He starts to lean in and this time nothing stops us from his lips connecting with mine. They move in sync with one another and it's everything I hoped our first kiss would be.

He pulls away but keeps his forehead touching mine. "I've wanted to do that for a long time." He whispers and I nod my head. "Me too." He pecks my lips one more time before pulling me into his chest and we drift off to sleep.



I hear someone yell in my ear and I groan pushing my head deeper in to my pillow. I open my eyes and realize I'm still on Owen's lap. Hmm that was surprisingly comfortable. I look up and see Kelly standing their with a huge smile on her face. "What?" I sit up trying my best not to wake up Owen only to have him pull his arm around me tighter showing me he's already awake. "You guys are so cute." Kelly beams giving me a hand up. I roll my eyes and walk over to the bathroom to put my contacts in.

When I come back Owen is standing up pulling a different t-shirt over his head exposing his bare chest. I stare for a second to long and he catches me smirking lightly. "Like what you see?" He walks over to me and puts his arms around my waist. "Nah." I quickly escape his embrace and run upstairs before he can catch me.

After we eat and get changed it's time for me to leave and my parents are parked out front of Owen's house. Kelly gives me a tight hug and cries into my shoulder. "You better not forget me when you meet all those Hollywood kids." I laugh lightly at her words and squeeze tighter. "I could never forget you." I whisper into her hair.

We pull away after a few minutes and I look over at Owen who's standing their patiently waiting. I don't even make it into his awaiting arms before the tears start falling again. He wraps his arms around my waist and places his chin on the top of my head. "Everything is going to be ok." He says rubbing his hand up and down my back.

"You promise?" I look up at him with tears still coming down my cheeks. He brushes a few tears away, "I promise." And with that he kisses me with as much passion as he did last night. Everything seems to disappear as his lips move with mine. When we pull away I don't even care that my parents and Kelly just witnessed that happening. Owen takes my hand and leads me to the car opening the door for me. "Call me when you land." He whispers as he closes my door and leans on the window giving me one last kiss.

I wave goodbye as we drift farther and farther away from my two best friends in the whole world. Everything's going to change from here I think as I lean my head against the back of the seat. "Hey it's going to be fun. I promise you will love L.A." My dad says looking at me through the rear view window. I don't answer however and just close my eyes hoping sleep will consume me until we reach the airport.


Hey!!!! Wow that's a lot of exclamation points. Well anyhoo I hope you guys liked this chapter and I'm so excited to write the next I think I'm going to start right after I post this one. So keep an eye out would you? Now who here wishes they had a best friend like Owen? I know I do! Please let me know who you guys picture as the characters it might give me an idea as well. Well I hope everyone has a lovely week!

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