Flight To Paradise
Flight To Paradise
Sequel to Special Delivery
Brian woke up to a soft
knocking at the door. He looked down at Sarah and saw that there
was no way he could get up without waking her.
"Come in," he called quietly.
The door opened and Aaron
peeked in. "Brian?" He whispered.
Brian smiled. "Hey,
Airboy, what's up?"
Aaron walked in the room
quietly, closing the door behind him, and stood next to the bed, looking
down at Brian and Sarah. "Is she still asleep?" He whispered.
Brian nodded, looking
down at her, and resting his hand on Sarah's back, feeling her body move
with each breath. "Yeah, she was really tired last night."
He looked back up at Aaron and at the look on his face, a look that
could only be described as curious.
"What's on your mind, Airboy?"
"Do you love Sarah?"
Brian nodded without a
second's hesitation. "Yes, I do, I love her very much."
"Does she love you?"
"How did you know when
you loved her?"
"Well, it started when
I first started talking to her. I fell in love with a personality,
though I tried to convince myself otherwise. I figured that I'd never
see her, so I didn't have to be in love and that I wasn't, it was just
a longing for companionship that I didn't have with one of the people on
tour. I wanted something that Leighanne should've given me, but never
did. Then when I finally met Sarah in person, I saw that she was
a beautiful person outside as well as in, and the short week I was there,
I fell in love with her as a person. We like a lot of the same things,
have a similar sense of humor, and we're just so compatible that we never
fight. The way that I knew I was in love with her was when I couldn't
not be around her. If she and I weren't together in the same room,
I felt empty, alone,
and it hurt inside. But when she and
I were together, I felt whole, different, wanted and loved. All the
pain I'd ever felt inside was gone because she made me feel better, that's
when I knew I loved her."
"Because she made you
forget your pain?"
"She made me feel whole,
there was no pain to be forgotten when she was around."
Aaron wrinkled his nose
and looked down at the ground, playing with the edge of the sheet.
He looked back up at Brian. "Did you sleep with her?"
"You shouldn't be asking
"It's a simple question,
did you sleep with her?"
"That's none of your business,
you're starting to sound like AJ."
"Just answer a yes or
no, then I'll leave," Aaron said.
Brian sighed and looked
down at Sarah, pulling a piece of her hair through his fingers and looping
it around and around his index finger. "Yes, I did," he finally said,
looking up at Aaron.
"Ok, breakfast is downstairs
if you want it, pancakes and syrup," Aaron said, walking back to the door.
He walked out and closed the door behind him quietly, not saying anything.
"Ok, that was weird,"
Brian said to himself. He looked back down at Sarah and rubbed her
back gently, not really trying to wake her up, just to soothe her.
"I don't know what is
better, being with you when we're awake, or being with you when we're asleep,"
Sarah mumbled a few minutes later.
Brian smiled. "I
prefer when we're awake so we can have some fun and I can see your beautiful
eyes, but when we're asleep does have its advantages."
Sarah chuckled and looked
up at him. "Such as?" She asked.
Brian grinned and rolled
her over, crawling on top of her. "Such as that I can find every
beautiful curve on your body, admire your beauty without having to exclaim
about it, and then there's the best part of all."
"Which would be?"
Sarah asked from beneath him, giggling.
"That no one else is around
so I don't have to share you," he said, straddling her legs and bending
down, kissing her neck. He broke the serious mood by tickling her.
"Brian! Stop, I
can't move!" Sarah exclaimed, trying to grab his hands.
"Nope, nope, nope," Brian
said, tickling her sides and squeezing his legs together so she couldn't
move away from him.
Sarah shrieked and tried
to move beneath Brian, only succeeding to squirm around and make herself
more uncomfortable. Brian tickled her sides, her stomach, and held
her tight, not wanting to let her go.
"Stop, stop, I can't breath!"
Sarah managed to squeeze out. Brian finally stopped and got off from
on top of her. He sat next to her and watched as she sat up and breathed
"Its too hot in here,"
she said finally, fanning herself with her hand.
Brian smiled and gestured
to her sweatshirt. "You could take your sweatshirt off, that might
be the problem."
Sarah looked at him and
shook her head. "No, I am not gonna let you con me into that again,
no way, I'll just have to survive," she said, shaking her finger at him.
She lay back on the bed and closed her eyes.
Brian leaned forward and
pulled the edge of the sweatshirt up slightly. He kissed her stomach
lightly, slowly inching the shirt up as he kissed up her body. He
finally got the shirt off of her and kissed her back down her
body, kissing softly.
"Brian, we can't do this,
not now," Sarah whispered.
"Just don't say anything,"
Brian said, kissing her navel. He started unbuttoning her jeans and
pulled them off of her, running his hands down her legs slowly, then coming
back up to her body. He kissed back up her body and
stopped at her neck, kissing more intensely
and pulling at her bra strap.
"Yo, you guys up?"
Nick called from the hallway, pounding on the door.
Brian practically jumped
off of Sarah and handed her the sweatshirt lying next to her on the bed.
"Uh, yeah, Nick, we're coming."
"Come on, then, my mom
cooked us all breakfast and everyone else is already up," Nick said, opening
Brian practically winced
as Nick came in the room, then looked back at Sarah, who was pulling a
brush through her hair carefully. "What? Why are you two looking
at me like that?" She asked calmly, tossing the brush on the
Brian nearly sighed with
relief and looked back at Nick.
"No reason," Nick said.
He shrugged and walked out of the room, leaving the door open. As
he left, Brian heard Sarah sigh and collapse on the bed behind him.
"I don't think I've ever
gotten dressed that fast," Sarah said.
Brian chuckled and walked
over to her, holding out his hands to her. "You're just so amazing,"
"I wouldn't be so amazing
if it weren't for you," she said.
sweet of you to say," Brian said, pulling her into a hug.
"No, I mean I wouldn't
be so amazing 'cause I wouldn't get dressed that fast if you'd listened
to me!" Sarah exclaimed, breaking out of his grasp and running for
"Hey!" Brian exclaimed,
chasing her. He chased her downstairs and caught her as she ran into
"Gotcha!" He exclaimed,
laughing, holding her around her waist.
"Lemme go, silly!"
Sarah said, laughing hard.
Jane looked up from where
she was sitting at the island counter. "You two, knock it off, don't
play in the kitchen, and no running in the house. You want to run,
there's a nice big backyard through that door," she said, pointing to the
"Sorry, Mom," Brian said,
letting go of Sarah's waist and looking down.
"Yeah, sorry, it won't
ever happen again, promise," Sarah promised quietly, acting like a child.
Brian heard Jane start
to chuckle, and then start to laugh and he smiled, looking up.
"You two are definitely
two of a kind," she said, shaking her head.
Brian grinned and leaned
forward, putting his arms on Sarah's shoulders. "Aren't we though?"
He asked goofily, making a face.
"Stop making faces at
my mother and come have breakfast," BJ called from the dining room.
Brian watched as Sarah
walked into the dining room and he walked over to Jane, giving her a hug.
"You're welcome, Brian,
but for what?" Jane asked, hugging him back, a little surprised.
"For being the best,"
Brian said simply. He walked into the dining room and sat on Sarah's
left side, grabbing her hand. He ate with his left hand with difficulty
until Sarah noticed.
"Do you want to let go
of my hand so you can eat?" She asked.
Brian shook his head.
"No, I'm doing ok."
Sarah shook her head.
"Switch seats with me and hold my other hand," she said, standing up.
Brian followed her directions
and watched as she moved her fork from the right side of the plate to the
"Hey, now you can't eat
that well," he said.
Sarah shook her head.
"No, I always eat with my left hand, I was just eating with my right because
you were holding my left hand."
"You're a lefty?"
Kevin asked from his place across the table from them.
Sarah shook her head.
"No, I'm ambidextrous, I naturally eat like a lefty, sweep like a lefty,
and I can do anything with my left hand except for stirring and writing."
Kevin looked at her as
he chewed, and Brian burst out laughing at his cousin's expression.
"What's so funny?"
Brian pointed to Kevin
and Sarah looked at him, then back at Brian, and again at Kevin.
"Is it just me or did
that make no sense?" She asked him.
"Its not you, its Brian,
he doesn't make sense, period," Kevin said.
"Hey!" Brian exclaimed,
kicking his cousin under the table.
"Hay is for horses," Nick
and Sarah said at the same time.
"That's my saying!"
"No its not, I've always
said that," Sarah protested, dropping her fork.
"It's neither of your
sayings!" Aaron yelled.
Everyone looked at the
little blonde boy as he walked in the dining room.
"Its mine!" He exclaimed,
laughing and running out of the room.
"Mine!" Nick and
Sarah yelled after him.
yelled from the kitchen.
"Sorry, Mom!" Nick
and Sarah said at the same time.
"You two have to stop
talking at the same time, its freaking me out," Brian said, shaking his
head at the whole exchange.
"But it's fun!"
"Yeah, no one can do that
except for BJ and she's too busy flirting with Matt to pay any attention,"
Nick said, gesturing to his sister and Sarah's cousin. They were
sitting next to each other on Brian's other side, talking
"Hey, stop that," BJ said,
suddenly realizing that he was talking about her.
"Hay is for horses," Brian,
Nick, Sarah, and AJ said.
"I didn't say hay, I said
hey, there's a difference," BJ said, gesturing with her fork.
Everyone laughed and Brian
pushed his empty plate away from in front of him, he was full.
"Sarah, we have to go,"
Brian looked next to him
and at the pained look on Sarah's face. "Do we have to?" She
Matt nodded as he stood
up. "Yup, come on, let's go," he said.
Sarah sighed and Brian
stood up, holding her hand and pulling her to her feet. He led her
to the front door, walking slowly as she called her good byes to everyone.
"Call me when you get
home tonight?" Sarah asked him.
Brian nodded and pulled
her closer to him. "You bet, around seven, ok?"
Sarah nodded and wrapped
her arms around his neck. "Thank you."
"You're welcome," Brian
replied, smiling as he wrapped his arms around her waist. He leaned
down and kissed her gently, savoring the moment.
"I love you," Sarah whispered
as they broke apart.
"And I you," Brian whispered
back, leaning his forehead on hers. He let her go as Matt came in
the room and looked at them. He watched as the two walked out of
the house, going to Matt's Camero sitting across the street.
Brian waited until they drove away and then
turned around, coming face to face with BJ.
"I know that Matt and
I will be separated by a lot of distance when I leave, and we promised
to keep in touch, but what about you and Sarah? What will happen
when she has to leave?" BJ asked quietly.
Brian sighed. "I
don't know, hopefully we'll keep the relationship going like we did for
the last six months, I just don't know when I'll be able to see her.
I wish I could just hop a plane and go see her during the next few weeks
we have off, but I can't, I'm still on probation from when I did that in
BJ walked over to him
and gave him a hug. "The only thing I can say is something Sarah
said to me the day I met her. I at first thought it was rather out
of place, but then I figured out that she was telling me something
that I will remember for a long time, something
that will help me in a lot of things."
"What's that?" Brian
"Believe in something
that can't happen and it's a fantasy, believe in something that can happen
and it's a dream," BJ recited. "Your fantasy to become someone became
a dream, and then reality, Aaron and Nick's fantasies of becoming performers
became dreams, and then reality, my fantasies are slowly becoming dreams,
which will soon turn to realities. If you believe in your relationship,
it won't be a fantasy when you two are apart, rather a dream. Dreams
come true, as long as you believe they will," she said. She walked
out of the room and Brian stood alone, thinking about what she said.