Flight To Paradise

Flight To Paradise
Sequel to Special Delivery
©1999-2000
By Sarah
Chapter 3


    Sarah hung up the phone, satisfied.  Her cousin Vicki was the best, she loved the idea of having both Sarah and her mother come down for the New Year.  Sarah was especially excited that if the plan worked, she would finally see Brian again.
    After so long, finally they would be together.
    Just in time for the new millennium.
    Sarah smiled as the phone rang again and picked it up.  "Hello?"
    "Sarah, its Vicki, I've worked it all out, get your mom."
    Sarah nodded and her smile grew wider.  "Sure, hold on," she said.  She pressed the hold button and put the receiver back on the cradle.  She walked calmly to her mother's room and knocked on the door.
    "Ma, phone, its Vicki," she called.  She hurried back to her room and listened while her mother was on the phone for a good hour.  When she finally hung up and opened her bedroom door, Sarah picked up her book and pretended to be reading it.
    "Sarah?"  Her mother asked, pushing the door open the rest of the way. Sarah looked up from her book, keeping a straight face.  She watched as her mother walked in the room and sat next to her on her bed.
    "Well, as you know, that was Vicki down in Florida, and she proposed something to me, something quite ironic," her mother started.
    "What?"  Sarah asked, feigning disinterest and looking back at her book.
    "She asked me to come and visit her in Florida for the New Year, that I could stay with her and we'd celebrate together.  To tell you the truth, I almost had the feeling that someone planned this," her mother said, looking pointedly at Sarah.
    "Really?  Well, what did you say?"
    "I said yes."
    It was all Sarah took to keep from grinning.  "Cool, so it's just going to be you going to see Vicki?"
    "No, you're coming with me, with those tickets you got us.   But, first, I want you to be truthful with me, did you call Vicki for her help in trying to convince me?"
    Sarah nodded.  "You need to get away Mom, and this trip will be perfect.  You won't have to pay nearly as much as you say, we'll be staying at Vicki's and having a fine dandy time in the sun while everyone else is here, freezing because of that snow storm," she said, a smile finally appearing on her face.
    Sarah's mother shook her head and started shaking her finger at Sarah.  "You know, if this wasn't planned out so perfectly, I'd swear that I was being set up for your benefit."
    Sarah kept the smile on her face and shook her head.  "Nope, all for you, Ma."
    Sarah's mother smiled and looked at the plane tickets on the floor.  "So when are we leaving?"  She asked.
    Sarah stood up and pulled her backpack and overnight bag out of her closet.  "Tomorrow afternoon, just you and me and the beautiful Florida sunshine.  Its perfect, Mom, and it'll be just the thing we both need to unwind and relax for the New Year.  This is going to be the best New Years, I promise."  She started throwing things into her bags as her mother left the room to pack her own stuff.  Sarah finished packing as the phone rang.
    "Hello," Sarah said cheerfully.
    "Well, well, someone's incredibly happy, could that be because a plan worked?"
    "Yup, Brian, it was perfect, Vicki loves it and she can't wait to see my mom again.  And the best part about it is that I get to see you again.  Oh, it's been so long since I've seen you, I can't wait."
    "Neither can I.  Will I be picking you up tomorrow or is your cousin?"
    "Vicki is, if you showed up right away, my mom would have a fit and force me back on the next plane.  But I will call you as soon as we get to Melbourne, I got more phone cards so I won't rack up her bill.  I can't wait to see you, Brian, I've missed you so much."
    "And I you.  I hate to do this, but I have to go, the other guys are here and they're all looking at me like I'm crazy."
    Sarah laughed.  "But you are crazy."
    "Only about you.  I'll talk to you tomorrow, baby, and I'm looking forward to seeing that beautiful face that I caught on film."
    "You still have that picture?"
    "Definitely, and everytime that I look at it, I can't help but think about our last few days together and what we did."
    "We shared something that I have treasured in my memory for so long.  See you tomorrow, sexy," Sarah said, smiling.
    "Bye."
    She hung up the phone and glanced at her bags on the floor.  They were filled to the brim with stuff she'd need.  She glanced at the clock, ten o'clock.  She climbed into bed and under the covers, turning off her light, and closing her eyes.  She dreamed about tomorrow and seeing Brian again.

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