"So, what shall we do on this fine Saturday night, Miss. Carlson?" Joey asked, fiddling with my fingers as we sat on my bed. I was leaning back into his chest, feeling safe and comfortable. I shrugged my shoulders. "It doesn't matter, as long as I'm with you." I said, looking up into his eyes and smiling. He smiled back and I saw the slip of love gleaming out of his eyes and into mine.
"Actually... I need to talk to you about something." Joey said, while I could feel his body stiffen. I didn't reply for a moment until I cautiously nodded my head, signaling for him to continue. "My parents and I are going away for a couple weeks to Florida, to visit my dad's relatives and I won't be back until the end of Christmas break." I thought to myself, the end of Christmas break was nearly three weeks from now. "When are you leaving?" I asked, quietly.
"Next week..." He replied.
I clenched my jaw tightly as I squeezed my eyes shut. I couldn't stand the distance of not being able to be with him. This was a new love and with new love, it's hard being away from him. I felt anger bubble up inside me at the same time. Why didn't he tell me this before? I would have planned something for us before he left. "Why didn't you tell me about this sooner, Joey?" I said, while I sat up and turned to look at him.
"You seemed so happy these past few months and I didn't want to ruin it by telling you I will be gone for most of December...And... I don't want to leave you here just as much as you don't want me to. But, I have to go, Chloe and I promise I will try to talk to you with every chance I get." At that moment, I heard his phone go off and I saw him reach into his pocket and look to see who it was. He suddenly let out a long groan. "My mom wants me home."
I sighed and plopped myself down on the bed in front of him. I felt his body creep on top of mine and his lips brush along my neck. I smiled slightly and I closed my eyes. He always knows how to soothe my mood, I swear. "Alright. I gotta go, buttercup. I promise I will be back here, tomorrow, to spend some time with this fine looking young lady, named Chloe." He whispered playfully, before kissing my forehead. With my eyes closed, I felt him get off of me and I heard my bedroom door close as he left.
I fell asleep right there, in that position, dreaming of our fairytale future.