Flight To Paradise
Flight To Paradise
Sequel to Special Delivery
Sarah looked around the
streets of Melbourne, searching for her cousin's black car. 'Dammit,
Matt, where are you?' She asked herself as she paced along the sidewalk.
It was after eleven o'clock and she'd been waiting since five of for Matt
to pick her up. She was getting slightly scared, she knew if she
and Matt weren't home soon, Vicki and her mother would start to worry and
"Are you sure he said
eleven o'clock?" Brian asked her, sitting on the bumper of his car.
"Positive, we agreed on
eleven and now I'm starting to worry. I mean, I don't really know
how trustworthy Matt is, but if he's smart, he'll pick me up and take me
back so he doesn't get in trouble by both his mother and mine," Sarah said,
stopping next to him.
Brian took her hand and
Sarah couldn't help but smile. Over the last two hours, he'd made
her feel so much better than she had before, she'd missed him so much and
he had made it apparent that he'd missed her. They talked for a long
time and they'd decided on many things, including that their relationship
could survive. They'd talked about Nick, Aaron, and about what each
other's parents would say. Sarah knew her mother would not be
incredibly happy that she was seeing someone
so much older, and Brian had confessed that his mother wouldn't be too
happy either, but she would accept it, she'd once said that she would accept
anything as long as Brian was
happy. Sarah hoped that she would keep
"If he isn't here soon,
I'll take you myself," Brian promised.
"How if neither of us
know the way?" Sarah asked him, moving closer to him and letting
him wrap his arms around her.
"Well, then, we'll check
the phone book or we'll drive around until you recognize something.
Somehow, we'll get you back there and you won't get in any trouble because
your mother and cousin will absolutely adore me and you won't have any
trouble convincing them that I am the best man out there for you simply
because I cannot help but love this enchantingly beautiful, wonderfully
smart woman in front of me," he said, laughing at his own babbling.
Sarah laughed and wrapped
her arms around his neck. "And I will have to tell them about this
devastatingly handsome man who swept me off my feet and made me feel like
no other ever could or ever will. You make me feel whole, like I'm
someone who can conquer the world simply because you believe I can," she
said. She closed her eyes as Brian kissed her and let herself get lost
in him. They stopped kissing after a few moments and just stood there
together, him holding her in his arms, each randomly saying things to each
other every once in a while. Sarah started feeling tired, her eyes
wanted to close, but Brian kept talking to keep her awake.
"Come on, let's sit in
the car for a little while, my back hurts from leaning on this," Brian
said, patting Sarah's arm. Sarah opened her eyes and looked around,
remembering where she was, and stood up straight, yawning.
She let Brian lead her to the car door, sitting
in the front passenger seat. She leaned her head back as Brian got
in beside her in the driver's seat.
"Can you sing to me, please?"
Sarah asked, looking at Brian. She covered her mouth as she yawned
again and saw Brian shake with laughter.
"Sure, what do you want
me to sing?" He asked.
"Surprise me, but no *NSync
or Britney Spears," she warned, closing her eyes.
Brian laughed again.
"Ok, how aboutâ?¦" He trailed off and Sarah smiled as he started
singing 'No One Else Comes Close'.
"When we turn out the
lights, the two of us alone together, something's just not right, but girl
you know I'll never let another's touch come between the two of us.
Cause no one else could ever take your place. Cause no one
else comes close to you, no one makes me
feel the way you do, you're so special, girl, to me, and you'll always
be, eternally. Everytime I hold you near, you always say the words
I long to hear. Girl with just a touch, you
can do so much, no one else comes close."
Sarah relaxed at the sound
of the familiar lyrics and started letting it lull her to sleep.
She knew she should stay up and wait for Matt, but she was very tired and
that song always made her feel so much better.
"And when I wake up to
the touch of your head on my shoulder, you're my dream come true, and girl
you know I'll always treasure every kiss, and every day, I'll love you,
girl, in every way. And I always will cause in my eyes,
no one else comes close to you, no one makes
me feel the way you do, you're so special, girl, to me, and you'll always
be, eternally. Everytime I hold you near, you always say the words
I long to hear. Girl with just a touch,
you can do so much, no one else comes close."
Sarah was near asleep
when Brian finished the second verse, but heard the roar of a car engine
outside. She forced her eyes open and saw her cousin's car coming
up behind them in the side view mirror.
"I'll be the Queen of
England," Sarah said to herself, sitting up. She watched Matt's car
pull up in front of Brian's and she got out.
"Stay here," she said
to Brian before closing her door. She walked up to the driver's side
of Matt's car as he got out.
"Who's that?" Matt
asked, gesturing to Brian.
"Nevermind that, where
the hell have you been? Dammit, Matt, its nearly midnight and you
promised to be here at eleven. I've been here for an hour waiting
for your sorry ass and all you can say is who is that? What the hell
is your problem?!" Sarah exclaimed,
upset. She was furious that Matt was so late, and she was probably
going to get in trouble for it.
"I'm sorry, look, Danny
and Alex went a little over board on the drinking and I had to take them
home. I couldn't do anything about it, and I already got ratted out
by Alex's girlfriend for letting him drink, so don't you start too," Matt
said, raking his hands through his hair.
"I am going to start,
goddammit, it's nearly twelve! I don't know when you told Vicki and
my mom we were going to be back at, but either way they're going to be
pissed as hell and I'll get blamed for it! I was going to have Brian
drive me back, but there are two problems with that, being that I'd be
arriving without you and that I don't know how to get there. So what
we have to do is either work on our communication skills or get a cell
phone or beeper so I know what the hell you and your assholes for friends
are doing and when you're going to be where you say you're going to be
in the first place," she said, angry.
"Whoa, calm down, Sarah,"
Matt said, backing away from her.
"Sarah, baby, take a deep
breath," Brian said from behind her. Sarah followed his instructions
and felt him wrap his arms around her. "Its ok, he's here and he's
going to explain exactly what happened to your mother and Vicki so you
won't get in any trouble and it'll all be fine and dandy, ok?" He
said soothingly, rocking her back and forth.
"Who the hell are you?"
"Matt, that is no concern
of yours, but I'm going to tell you anyway simply because I don't feel
like fighting with you anymore. This is Brian, my boyfriend, and
if you tell my mom or Vicki that he was here, I will make your life a living
hell for as long as possible," Sarah said, closing her eyes and leaning
back against Brian's chest. She felt tired, so tired.
Brian knew. "Come
on, baby, let's get you into Matt's car and then you can go home and get
to sleep, I know how plane rides are, they take all the energy out of you,"
he said, shaking her slightly to wake her up. He led her
to the passenger side of the black Camero
and helped her in, kneeling at the door before closing it.
"Thank you, sweetie,"
Sarah said, raising her hand to his face and running her thumb over his
"No problem, honey, you
go home and get some sleep, call me tomorrow on my cell when you wake up,
ok?" Brian kissed her forehead and closed the passenger side door.
Sarah leaned her head back against the seat and could hear Brian's and
Matt's muffled voices outside the car, but she couldn't make out what they
were saying. She dismissed it all as Matt got in the car and started
to drive away. They were both quiet until Matt stopped at a light
at an empty intersection.
"What is with Brian, why
is he so protective of you, and why did you say I can't say anything to
your mother or my mom?" Matt asked.
"I said you can't say
anything because neither know about him. He's protective because
he's just like that, he's been that way for the last six months, ever since
we first started going out," Sarah said, her eyes still closed. She
felt the car start moving again and made no move to open her eyes.
"When did you meet him?"
"About a year and a half
"What does he do that
he has such a nice car and a cell phone?"
"He's in the entertainment
business, he makes a lot of money."
"What exactly does he
"He writes songs and sings."
"How old is he?"
"What is this, twenty
questions?!" Sarah exclaimed as they pulled into the driveway.
"Just answer me, how old
is he?" Matt said, looking at her.
Sarah sighed and reached
for the door handle. "Twenty-four," she answered as she opened the
door. She walked to the door and used the key she was given to open
it. She was met by Vicki, but not her mother.
"Where have you been?"
Vicki asked quietly. "I convinced your mother to go to sleep, but
I'm quite a different story."
Sarah gestured back to
Matt, who was just coming in the door. "Ask him, I'm going to bed,
I'm exhausted. Good night, Vicki," she said, kissing her cousin on
the cheek. She walked upstairs and into her room after peeking in
her mom's room. Her mom was fast asleep, thank God. Sarah walked
into her room and over to the bay windows, looking outside at the dark
backyard. She opened the balcony door and walked outside, hugging
herself as the cold air hit her. The breeze from the ocean not far
from her blew in and made everything feel even cooler at night. Sarah
stood out there, looking up at the bright stars before going to bed.
She wished on the brightest star she could find and thanked it also.
She thanked it for letting
her see Brian.