Chapter One

Just a Normal Trip

Have you ever met a person at a random location, got to know them, and then have to see them go without saying goodbye? I have, and I feel that this person was maybe someone that I could've gotten to know and build a relationship with. I was torn at night thinking of this person and felt that I should kick myself in the ass for not trying to at least give this person my phone number or something. But, maybe I wasn't supposed to get to know this person. You be the judge, I couldn't tell but I think that maybe I really was.

It started off like a normal trip to Disneyland. We have annual passes so we like to go there a lot. Well we didn't leave right away like we had wanted to because my aunt was running late. When she got to my house at around eleven o'clock in the morning, we left to go to Disneyland. On the way we stopped at the bank in Riverside and went to pick up my cousin in Santa Ana. Disneyland is like forty-five minutes from where I live but when we got there, it was twelve thirty.

We got to California Adventure a good ten minutes after we found a parking space. We got in and headed to get a Fast Pass for the Hollywood Tower of Terror. We got it and headed over for California Screamin. It was closed so we headed to the MaliBoomer, which is a sort of free fall ride. I went on with my cousin. We went in line and were gonna sit there for twenty minutes.

While in line, I saw this guy, he was kind of cute: short black hair, about 5'7 in height, at least 130 lbs., and green eyes. He was so beautiful. While in line I was taking sneak peeks at him while he adjusted his sock in his shoe. A little further into the line he looked at me and read my shirt, (it said "Do You Mind? I'm trying to ignore you!") which I thought was very funny.

"Nice shirt!" he said.

"Thanks, I like it too." I replied.

I stood there not knowing what to say and before I could get myself thinking, he came up to me and asked me for my name.

"My name is Robert." I replied.

"Nice to meet you Robert, I'm Josh," he said.

I stood there thinking of something to say without making me look like a complete ass out of myself or accidentally asking him whether or not he was gay.

"So, where are you from?" he asked.

"I'm from Redlands. Its down by Los Angeles."

"Cool," he said " I'm from Lake Tahoe. Have you ever been there?"

I told him that I have never even come close to that region but would like to. We sat there talking about anything we could talk about until we got to the ride. We were talking about what we like to do and keep interest in. He and I had a lot in common with each other. We both like baseball (only during the World Series) and both of our favorite sports is football. We even had the same preferences of teams.

I started to like this guy and it seemed like he was alone for the day. I didn't get up the nerve to see if he wanted to spend the rest of the day together getting on the rides and talking. When we got to the front of the line, he went ahead because they needed a single rider. My cousin and I went on the one after him. I saw him leave and didn't want to yell across to ask him to stay.

Disappointed with myself, we went to the roller coaster and there he was. It was his first time at Disneyland and he went to the roller coaster because he had never been on it. I saw him in line and there was too many people to call him out. So I waited until there seemed like there would be a perfect chance to ask him to wait again but it never came. He got on the ride and off before we got on.

When we got off, I saw my mom and my aunt ready to go back to the Tower of Terror to use our fast passes. I looked back in the line and saw Josh waiting to get on again. Man, I think that I should have just left my family, since I had my cell phone so they could call me at any time, but I didn't, which I would regret later. So that was the last I saw of him and probably the last I would ever see of Josh.