Flight To Paradise
Flight To Paradise
Sequel to Special Delivery
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
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
"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
"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
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
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?"
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.
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.