This is a story that I'm trying out, so I'd really like it if you'd leave a comment :)
I got this idea by just, sitting around. It's not betaed, so excuse any and all grammatical errors :P
I was only 14, or 15 when it really happened. Anyways, this never would have happened if we didn't move.
"We're moving," my mother said suddenly as I was drinking my water. As a natural reaction with most people, I spat the water in her face, not meaning to, of course.
"What?" I asked, exasperated. My father came into the room, just getting off a call with his boss.
"You heard your mother, we're moving. By the end of the summer," my father explained. My brother finally looked up from the food that he was eating.
"Where to?" he asked. Being stupid, I drank more water, but only to try to calm myself down.
"China," my dad's only answer was. I spat in his face too.
"What?" I asked again. My mother handed my dad a napkin to wipe the water from his face.
"China, you know, as in Asia," my father explained.
"I know where China is!" I snapped. I couldn't believe this. We were going to move, to China. This isn't the first time we've moved, of course, but it's going to be the biggest move yet. We've moved from Michigan, where my older sister was born to Illinois, where my brother and I were born. After that, when I was about 2, we moved to New York and have been here ever since. Now we were going to move halfway around the world. Suddenly all those jokes about digging to China doesn't seem so funny.
"Cool!" was my brother's reaction. He looked super happy, his blue eye's shown with excitement. He was having a hard time keeping still while I was on the brink of hyperventilating. I looked to my sister who was contemplating this huge decision. I gripped the table because the room looked like it was spinning.
"This might be a nice experience. We'll be able to experience a new culture, meet some new friends, I'm for it," she said after a while. Nobody looked at me.
"Alright," my father clapped his hands together, "We need to get started right away."
"What do I need to do?" my brother asked excitedly.
"Alright, all of you are going to have decide what you're taking, and what you're leaving behind," my dad addressed to my mother, "Karen, you'll be in charge of passports and the housing situation here. I'll work with my boss to find a house in China and the kid's school. Go!" Everyone moved, except me. I still couldn't believe this was happening.
"I need some fresh air!" I called to anybody who was listening. I walked through our front door and up our long driveway; pretty soon I was running, sprinting even. My lungs screamed for air, but I wouldn't obey, I kept going. Tears streamed down my face, a million things were running through my head.
What was China going to be like? Will I have to learn the language? What will my friends think? What kind of friends will I meet? Will this work out? What about school? What about college? What about the food? How long will we be staying there? Where will be staying? Why are we even moving?
When I stopped crying and I arrived at my friend's house, I stopped. I wiped the rest of the tears from my face, blinked back the ones that were forming and walked to her door. Her house isn't as big as my house, but I never cared. It was cute for the size family she had. Plus, she has a pool like me and an old, broken down swingset that's still fun to play on. She also has a barn. Red, classic, right? There was an invisible fence for her adorable cockerspaniel crossbred dog. I never remembered what kind of a crossbreed, I always forget whenever she tells me. I knocked nicely on the door and when her mom answered, I politely asked for her daughter, pushing the thought of not seeing her after this summer away.
"Would you like to come inside?" she asked.
"That's okay. I was actually wondering if I could borrow Alexis for about an hour," I said.
"Yeah, that's fine, but she has to be home by dinner," she said.
"Of course," I waited patiently while Alexis got her shoes on. She opened the door and walked over to me. Alexis is my best friend, she has been, nearly ever since I moved to New York. I don't exactly know when we met, but I just say that it's been for a really long time.
She's got thick, long brown hair that goes past her shoulders. She has caring brown eyes that are just, filled with logic. She's great if you need to blabber about something for a while because she'll listen. She's always been taller than me, but sometimes I stand on my tiptoes and when she thinks I'm not looking, she'll bend her knees so I think I'm taller. It's nice whenever I'm feeling gloomy, plus it's fun to act like a kid ever once in a while, right?
"What's up, Katy?" she asks, skipping over to me. She's always been a jolly person.
"I have some huge news, but I don't want to say anything without Sam," I turned my back and start walking in the direction of her house. Alexis followed behind me, admiring the trees. I walk past the house of the guy I like, Danny. Of course his real name is Daniel, but who doesn't like a nickname? His house looks like there's no one living there. The half-dead grass and torn up driveway. The house looks like there's even bars on the window, but he's assured me that they're just decoration. I still don't believe.
I slowed down as I past his house.
"You okay?" Alexis asked me, stopping next to me.
"Yeah, but do you think I can invite Danny as well?" I asked Alexis. Alexis knows that I like Danny, but I don't know if she approves of my liking, probably because she's known him her entire life and that he doesn't really like me.
"Do you like you could go to Sam's house and meet me at the field. I'll get Danny," I asked. I think she could tell I wanted to be alone with Danny and that it was pretty big news.
"Yeah, sure," she walked off in the direction of Sam's house. I watched her go and took in a deep breath. I walked up to Danny's house; I looked at the driveway and was relieved to find a car. I got some courage and knocked on the door.
His mother answered the door. I've always been afraid of his parents, or maybe just all guys' parents.
"Uh, hi. Is Daniel home?" I asked politely. I learned the hard way that his mother only calls him by his full name.
"Yeah, I'll get him for you," she started walking off.
"Uh, Alexis, Sam and I are heading to the field and we wanted him to come as well," I called to her.
"Alright," she said and walked off. A couple minutes later, Danny was standing at the front door. He was also taller than me, pretty much everyone was, but I'm not super short, I just haven't had a growth spurt yet. He's got short hair, but he can still toss it, skater-style. His eyes were just filled with joy. He's that type of guy who always acts cooler than he really was, but really? What guy isn't?
"What's up?" he asked awkwardly.
"Everyone's heading up to the field, I've got some huge news," I looked at him. His jaw dropped and he looked at my stomach.
"Are you, pregnant?" he whispered. I slapped his arm
"Hell no! I'm still a virgin you dick biscuit! Why?" I looked at my stomach, "Do I look fat?" He chuckled.
"No, I was just wondering. People normally have that kind of face when they deliver that kind of news."
I shook my head and started walking towards the road. We live in a small, quiet neighborhood, so we don't have to worry too much about cars. I walked over to the road and turned back to Danny, who was still standing by the door.
"Are you coming, or what?" I called to him. He ran over to me and we started walking.
"So," he said, trying to come up with something to say, "Can I guess what you're going to tell us?"
"You can, but no guarantee I'll tell you what it is," I answered.
"Good enough for me," he said, "Are you going to die in a certain amount of time?"
"Is your sister pregnant?"
"She's not stupid."
"Okay. Did your brother get a girl pregnant?"
"He's only 8, I don't think that's possible."
"Yeah, is your mom pregnant?"
"She was done having kids when she had my brother."
"You can never be too sure. Did a family member die?"
"I'd be in tears if someone was."
"True, is it good news?" I stopped and thought about it.
"I don't think it's good news, but everyone else in my family thinks so."
"Oh, sorry then?"
"You'll be sorry when I tell you what it is."
"Okay, but I'm gonna keep guessing though."
"That's fine." We reached the path that lead through the woods to the open area with trees surrounding the lush grass place we love to hang out. We started to hike up the steep path.
"I'm stuck. I have no idea," He said after a while.
"Well, you're still going to have to wait," I wiped off some sweat that was forming and continued walking to the field. I hoped that Sam and Alexis were already there because I didn't want Danny to start whining about not knowing what was going to happen to me and if he asked me one more time if someone was pregnant, I was going to slap him; whether I like him or not.
We got to the field and I was relieved to find Sam and Alexis waiting there. Danny and I walked over to them and we all said our "Hi"s. My friend Sam was a blond, but she was smart. She did have some blond moments, but not too frequently. She had happy and cheerful blue eyes that never seemed to lie. She was just a bit taller than me, but it didn't matter. She and I were friends for about as long as Alexis and I were, maybe a bit longer.
"Alright, you've got us all here, now, what is it that you wanted to tell us?" Danny asked. I elbowed him in the ribs.
"Ow," he said and gripped his rib. Now that everyone was here, I didn't know how to start this.
"Uh," I started, stupidly. Everyone was staring at me. I turned towards the mountains, watching the sun set in the middle of them. The view took my breath away and gave me some confidence.
"I'm moving to China," I said without looking at them. I think I heard one of them gasp, or maybe it was the wind, as if nature didn't want me to leave. A small tear trickled down my face, but I wiped it away without anyone noticing. I turned to face them.
Danny looked like he was going to laugh, Alexis's face looked caring and Sam looked like she was going to cry. I smacked Danny on the head.
"What was that for?" he asked.
"You shit head! This is no laughing matter! This is serious!" I answered angrily.
"Oh, is this the time I'm supposed to be sorry?"
"Dumb shit," I muttered under my breath.
"You're really moving?" Sam asked quietly. I turned and faced her.
"Yeah," I said and seeing her tear up, brought me some tears as well. I watched as Alexis ran off.
"Alexis!" Sam shouted to her, "Wait!"
"You can't run off now! I need someone to be strong through this mess!" I shouted to her. I saw her stop, bring her hands to her face and start to walk back.
"I'm sorry," she apologized
"Don't be," I said, throwing an arm over her shoulder, "We all need to be strong through this and get through this together." I threw my other arm around Sam.
"Yeah, we're going to have more fun this summer than we've had in all our years of living," Danny said. I nodded and he walked towards our little group huddle.
"We can start tomorrow," I said.
"Don't you have to pack?" Alexis asked, sniffing a bit.
"I've got all summer to pack," I giggled, "Don't worry about it, I'll get it done. We'll met here at what time, tomorrow?"
"Twelve sounds like a good time," Sam suggested.
"Alright, eat lunch before, okay?" I asked everyone. They all agreed and we started heading home. Alexis said she wanted to discuss something with Sam, so they walked to Sam's house, leaving me with Danny. I don't know if she did it purposely or not, but I was glad she did it anyways.
Daren and I were walking to his house when all of a sudden he grabbed my hand. It wasn't dark outside, but then again Danny isn't scared of the dark.
"Uh, Danny?" I questioned him.
"Do you know that I like you?" he blurted out. I blushed slightly.
"Really?" I asked. He let go of my hand.
"Oh, I'm so sorry. I wouldn't think you'd like me either," he said and started walking ahead of me. I caught up to him.
"You never asked me," I grabbed his hand, "And I do." I think I could see him blushing him too.
"I'm sorry I wasn't as, caring or afraid when you said you were moving. I just couldn't comprehend what the hell was happening," he paused, "I hate how we can start a relationship, because we know that we like each other and everything, but we don't have the time for it." I sighed.
"I know, but we can make the best out of it," I said.
"Then do you mind?" he asked, leaning in. I stood on my tiptoes to close the distance. Our lips met and at that moment, I didn't want to leave. I could feel what I've wanted to felt for the past couple of months, or maybe my entire life; that explosion of feels that radiated from our kiss. I wrapped arms around his neck and he wrapped his around my waist. We kissed and kissed, wanting more, but couldn't. Our kissed deepened and I think I recall hearing giggling in the background. Of course I ignored it and kept the distance between Danny and I a minimum. I think we were twisting and turning at some point, but it didn't matter. All that mattered was that nothing, not even 11,000 miles can keep us apart. After what felt like forever, we broke apart.
We still held each other and just stared into each other's eyes and smiled. I rested my head against his chest and let the silent tears fell down my face. I looked up at him after a while
"I don't want to leave," I whispered silently.
"Neither do I, but you have to be strong, right?"
"Yeah," I said and gave him a quick kiss before walking home. When we couldn't see each other anymore, I started to run home, leaving small teardrops behind me.
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