Flight To Paradise
Flight To Paradise
Sequel to Special Delivery
Six months have passed
since the week that Brian went to visit Sarah in her state of New Jersey.
Each and every day, the two spoke via phone, e-mail, or instant message.
He wrote her songs and letters and she wrote him countless stories that
he saved, each and every one, reading them on days that he couldn't talk
to her. No one but Nick knew that the two were still
talking and had a serious relationship.
Brian once tried to tell the other guys, especially Kevin, but he couldn't
figure out how to say that he fell in love with a sixteen-year-old girl
that lived a few thousand miles away from him. Brian knew no one
would understand unless they met Sarah, and that's what he wanted to plan,
Sarah had been very busy
over the last six months, working everyday at two jobs, the ice cream store
that closed in early November and at the local bowling alley, going to
school when it started in September, and talking to Brian in her spare
time. She was very involved in things in school and often came home
exhausted at night, but she always made time to talk to Brian. She
still loved him with all her heart, as he did her, and she only wished
she could see him again, though she knew his career prevented him from
Brian came home to the
United States for Christmas and spent time in Kentucky. He talked
to Sarah as much as possible, waiting until the exact minute she got home
from school each day and talking to her until she had to go to work, then
calling when she got home from work and talking until she was too tired
to stay awake. He wanted to go see her in New Jersey, but knew that
he couldn't, he was told that he couldn't disappear again from anywhere
that he went. Whether he was off in Kentucky or Florida, he could
only leave to go to one or the other, but no other place without telling
someone specifics. As a result, he was planning to send Sarah a ticket
to Kentucky to spend some time with him, or to Florida, depending on where
he was. Christmas time in Kentucky was bright for him, spending it
with his family and calling all his friends. He called Sarah, which
was a surprise for her because he didn't tell her he was going to.
They talked for a long time and then finally had to say goodbye.
After Brian had hung up
the phone with Sarah, his mind was set. He planned it all perfectly,
he was going back to Florida for the New Year and he decided that then
would be the time that he'd have Sarah come to visit him. His house
was in a gated community in Orlando, which meant that the security problem
would be to a minimum, and he wouldn't have to worry about
too many people knowing she was there.
All his neighbors knew who he was and they were respectful enough to keep
his privacy and not say who was at his house when. They all liked
Brian and didn't tell any prying people details about how he lived.
He knew he could trust them.
Brian arrived in Florida
the Monday after Christmas and was met at the airport by Nick, who was
running from one place to another to avoid being recognized, though that
didn't really help. They both ended up having to run out of the airport
and hopping in Nick's car to get away. Nick and Brian hung out at
Brian's house for a while and Brian told him what he had planned. He'd
already sent the tickets to Sarah and they were going to be there the next
day. He just hoped nothing would get in the way of her coming, nothing
that could ruin it.
His hopes went crashing
to the floor.