My 7 hours of sleep seemed like 7 minutes. I reluctantly climbed out of bed. My outfit was sprawled out over my suit cases. I stripped from my pajamas, folding them nicely and tucking them into my suitcase. I held up the plain black leggings and white thing baggy long sleeve shirt. The cute black infinity scarf and my black uggs went comfortably with my outfit.
I brushed out my wavy hair and let it fall over my shoulders and down my back. Cole was eating a bowl of cereal and my mom was in her room busy packing. I poured myself a bowl of rice crispies and plopped down beside Cole.
“You okay B?” He asked looking at me, concerned.
“I’m just going to miss her, that’s all.” I sighed and started to shovel down my cereal.
“I know. I don’t think you’ll ever lose contact with her.” He said, patting me on the back. I smiled and nodded. It won’t be so bad, of course I’ll see her again. It was almost 4:45 and my flight left at 5:30. I hauled my suit case to the front door. Katy met us in the hall.
“My driver is parked out front, he will get your bags.” She said. I walked side by side with her down the hall and into the elevator. There was an earie quietness over us. It was as if they were afraid to say something, they were afraid to upset me. It was starting to become an awkward quietness, the elevator music was the only noise to be heard.
“Someone say something.” I breathed out as we stepped out of the elevator onto the main level.
“I’m sure Abi misses you.” My mom tried.
“Yeah,” Cole piped in. “I’m sure she’ll have a lot to talk about when you get home.”
I laughed, Abi always had a lot to say. About everything. She never stopped talking. I missed her a lot, and I felt bad for not talking to her as much as I should have while I was out here. The driver took our bags from us and stuck them in the back. I climbed into the far back row of seats with Katy and buckled myself in. We started driving and the driver turned onto a playlist. The songs pulsed through the otherwise silent car as we drove to the airport. I sighed and leaned my head onto Katy’s shoulder. She rubbed my back soothingly for the rest of the drive.
Katy’s management carried all of our suitcases and stayed behind us as we walked single file through the metal detector. We all stood in a semicircle near the boarding area. Groups of fans stood a respectful distance away, watching the scene unfold.
“Well..” I started then stopped, not knowing what to say. Everyone else glanced at each other. No one talked for about 2 more minutes. The whole airport seemed silent as everyone had their eyes on us.
“For goodness sakes someone tell her.” Cole said after a couple more moments of silence.
“What?” I asked, confused. Everyone kind of started and me. I looked at Katy and she broke into a huge grin.
“I’m coming with you. I’m staying with you. And then we are doing this tour together.” She told me, smiling like crazy. I didn’t talk or move or breathe for a second.
“I LOVE ALL OF YOU SO MUCH!” I screamed and ran into Katy’s arms. She wouldn’t let me go for almost a minute. When I turned back around everyone was smiling, including all of the fans. I smiled at all of them and they beamed back at me. I walked away from my group and towards the fans. They started to scream.
“Hi..” I said nervously.
“Brooke I love you.”
“Please talk to me.”
I was overwhelmed by it all but it was a good thing. I signed peoples arms and took pictures and followed people on twitter. I hugged more people than I could count but it all felt amazing.
“I love you guys.” I told them. “You’ve changed my world.” They all awed. A guard came to tell them all the back off and suddenly they were being pushed away from me. A little girl about 4 or 5 was trying to get to me but the guard was holding her back. I walked up to her, ignoring the guard, and knelt down in front of her. She gave me a huge hug and I hugged her back. She had long blonde hair and blue eyes. She looked like a little me. She held out a small, but real, daisy in her tiny hand. I smiled and took it, holding it gently. She turned as her mom called her back and ran off. I stood up and waved goodbye to everyone before walking back to my family. I considered all of them my family now, because that is definitely what they were now. We walked down the long hall and boarded the plane. In two hours I would be back in Canada and driving home.
“I’m going to school tomorrow. I miss people.” I told Katy as we took our seats on the plane.
“You’re going to school tomorrow. And I’ll sleep. Dork.” She joked. I smiled and leant back in my seat. This is great. This is all I’ve ever wanted. I love life.