Author: XxShOrTiExX PM
The term has finished and Poppy has to say goodbye to Freddie, although she will be seeing him sooner than she thinks. So she heads back to LA with her girls in tow. The holidays are sure to be wild and the return to school even wilder!Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 7 - Words: 9,261 - Reviews: 153 - Favs: 103 - Follows: 179 - Updated: 09-04-12 - Published: 01-26-09 - id: 4819218
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Suddenly had the urge to write a Wild Child fanfic so here I am lols!
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Summary – The term has finished and Poppy has to say goodbye to Freddie, although she will be seeing him sooner than she thinks. So she heads back to LA with her girls in tow. The holidays are sure to be wild and the return to school even wilder!
Mmmm I want my own Freddie, sadly I have lived in England my whole life and still haven't found one =[ hehe lolls anyways enjoy!
I sat on my bed in the familiar dorm room. Okay sure it was cramped, badly decorated and sometimes had a funny smell for no reason, but it had become my home and even for the 6 weeks I would be away I would miss it.
The only good thing is that the girls are coming to stay over mine for 3 of those weeks, maybe a little longer with a bit of persuasion on the parent front. It was hard at first and their parents even rang up Mrs Kingsley but apparently she said I was a reliable polite young girl. Well there's a first for everything! Anyway they eventually agreed and dad and Kate's mum seemed to hit it off big time! How cool would it be if they got together? If only I could get rid of dad's hideous girlfriend Rosemary. But don't worry for once I'm going to let nature take its course and sit back to see what happens. How's that for growing up!
Anyway now I have to do the worst part…Saying goodbye. I never have been good with goodbyes whether it being for forever or just a month or two. Maybe its just change I don't like but hey, there's no way I'm losing contact with Freddie during the summer holidays. That's one thing losing mum taught me, you only live once so make sure you use every moment to show people you care about them because you never know when you might lose them. I know it's daft but its true and since being at Abbey Mount I feel closer to mum than I ever have since she died.
I stood up and looked at myself in the mirror. I was wearing a gorgeous baby pink Dior outfit with matching heels and of course accessories. I may have changed but that don't mean I have to wear frilly grandma jumpers!
I smiled at the memory of that dreadful jumper I had to wear when we went shopping although I think I pulled it off quite well considering.
I quickly grabbed my handbag from my bed and took one last look at the now empty dorm room.
I'm not going to be gone forever I remind myself.
And with that I left smiling at the memories. The funny thing is I don't regret anything; I came up with a list in bed last night whilst the girls were asleep.
Using Freddie to get out of Abbey Mount – If I hadn't I wouldn't have gotten to know him and I probably would have been kicked out before I could discover how much I actually love it here. Duh!
The fire – I would never have found out what a biatch Harriet was! At least she is gone now.
Jumping in the sea with dads girlfriend's clothes – I would never have met the best friends in the world…and Freddie! But maybe I shouldn't pull that stunt again!
Being the real me – None of this would have happened if I didn't let myself become…well me. Not the vain self obsessed me but the true me.
Random I know but I wanted to prove that every cloud has a silver lining, as my mum used to always say.
I headed outside to where everyone was meeting their parents and saying goodbye and instead of joining them I headed to one of the gardens (this place has tons!) and saw Freddie sitting on the bench I had planned to meet him at. His blonde hair lolled about almost messy but still tidy and his eyes shone at me as he saw me. He still looked as good as ever and I found myself wanting to drool until I forced myself to play it cool.
It was still early days with us but I do like him a lot, more than anyone I have before and I am going to miss him a hell of a lot.
He gave his signature half smile as he saw me approach and I couldn't help but smile back as I felt a quiver down my spine.
"Hey." He said as I sat beside him.
"Hey," I replied. It was awkward as we still hadn't gotten to know each other as much as we would have liked to and neither of us was ready to say goodbye. Both of us stayed silent and he moved his hand so it was on top of mine and I felt tears starting to prick at the back of my eyes. I did try my hardest to keep them in but it didn't work and a tear slowly slid down my cheek.
"Come here," He said embracing me in a hug. "Don't cry trouble."
That was easy for him to say. I finally feel like my whole life is finally on track and now I have to let it all go.
"You haven't gotten rid of me that easy and we will be back in 6 weeks," He told me soothingly and gently rubbing my back.
I have to admit it did help a bit especially when he kissed the top of my head. I mean come on how sweet can a guy be! Especially one that isn't gay anyways.
"Just don't forget me," I said sitting up and drying my eyes with a tissue from my bag. Thank god for waterproof mascara!
"Now how could I forget you? Wild child," He said murmuring the last bit. He slowly tilted his head and I tilted mine the opposite way to meet him as he gently kissed my lips.
"I best go my dad and the others will be waiting," I told him sadly.
"Okay, see you soon," He said. I did notice he was not actually saying goodbye.
"See you soon too," I replied smiling and giving him one more kiss before getting up and heading to find the others.
When I got to the front of the school everyone seemed to mostly still be there saying goodbye to each other. I was practically pounced on by everyone giving me hugs and saying tearful goodbyes. Eventually it started to die down and I managed to get to the others.
"This is it girls, lets hope L.A. is prepared for us!" I said and all of us did our little dance. I couldn't help but laugh at how much of a bunch of dorks we must have looked but I didn't care.
Soon we headed to the car where my dad and the driver were waiting by a limousine. He pulled me straight into a big hug and I couldn't help but smile. We had never been very close before but now we definitely are.
There was a cough behind us and we turned to see the headmistress Mrs Kingsley.
"I would like to congratulate you Mr Moore. Your daughter is very bright and I know she has a bright future ahead of her," She told my dad smiling.
I smiled and hugged her. Even though I couldn't see her face I knew she was shocked and unsure of what to do, but she soon patted my back stiffly and I let go trying not to laugh.
"Thank you again Mrs Kingsley," Her dad said also smiling.
"Bye girls I hope you have a good break and don't cause too much trouble," she said smiling slightly.
"Bye Mrs Kingsley!" We chorused.
"Oh and thanks for everything Mrs Kingsley. I couldn't have done it without you," I told her and it was damn true.
She smiled at us before leaving and with that we all piled in the back of the limo, daddy included.
"This calls for a celebration!" Daddy said to us opening the built in cooler inside the limo.
He pulled out a bottle of champagne and then gave us all a glass before pouring us all some.
"To new beginnings," He said holding his glass in the air once it had all been poured.
"To new beginnings," We replied in unison. Well nearly in unison.
Whilst the girlies were chatting my dad pulled me to the side (yeh it's a big limo!) to talk to him.
"Poppy I just want to say how proud I am of you," He said looking her in the eyes. "And your mother would have been so proud of you, you seem more and more like her everyday now."
I smiled and felt the tears prick in the back of my eyes but this time I managed to keep them at bay.
"Thanks daddy. I love you."
"I love you to sweetheart. Now go have fun with your friends," He replied.
"Okay girls Malibu moment!" I said. "Who are we?!"
We all bundled together with champagne glasses held high as the camera flashed and then clicked to show it had taken the photo.
The rest of the journey to the airport was spent with laughter as we shared memories and just generally pissed about, I got some really good pictures of us too.
When we arrived at the airport the girls immediately headed for check in.
"Where do you think your going?" I asked them with a cheeky smile on my face.
"Duh, to check in!" Drippy said giving me a funny look.
"We don't have to do that!" I replied smiling and dragged dad and the guys through the airport.
After we got through security someone was waiting to take our bags as normal and then we headed towards one of the doors heading outside, on the door was V.I.P only.
The girls looked at each other and then followed me though the doors with big grins on their faces. Then standing in front of us was daddy's private plane.
"Wow!" They said in shock.
"Come on!" I said grabbing Kate's and Josie's hands who then grabbed both the others. We ran to the plane and up the stairs screaming in delight. I had never had friends like these before and I'm not planning on ever losing them.
Inside it has 8 seats with plenty of room. There is red velvet everywhere and people whose job it is to get you basically whatever you want. I have only been on the plane a few times but its still like the first time every time I go on it. I love it.
We all sat in our seats and settled down when eventually my dad got on the plane, he smiled at us and I knew he could tell how much happier I am now. Only having Freddie here could this get any better.
"I'm going to ride upfront so behave girls," He said smiling and he left us to it.
"Why is your dad going to the front?" Kiki asked.
"Oh he will probably fly it some of the way. He got his license last year," I told them.
They looked so happy, who knows what would have happened to me if they had still hated me. Well actually I would have been kicked out simple as. Thank god for friends!
As we took off Drippy grabbed the seat in fear, she obviously didn't like flying I thought but as soon as take off was complete she calmed down and actually seemed to be enjoying herself.
My phone bleeped in my handbag and I pulled it out. I smiled when I saw who it was.
Just want to say I miss you already and I can't wait to see you again. These last few days have been amazing! Ring me when you land.
My heart was pounding with excitement and happiness that everything seemed to fade out for a moment and I knew I was grinning like a Cheshire cat.
"Oooh it's lover boy!" Drippy shouted out to the others bringing me out of my day dream.
"Hey!" I said blushing. That's one problem with these guys now. They know me too well! One look and I swear they instantly know what I'm thinking.
"Freddie and poppy sitting in a tree…" Josie started and soon the others were belting it out.
I thought about sitting there ignoring them like an adult but hey I aint no adult!
Instead I grabbed one of the pillows supplied on the plane and started hitting them with it. Soon it was a full on all on all pillow fight to the death. I was soon laughing so hard my eyes were watering and I glanced at the mess we had made. There were feathers everywhere and they were still floating down from the sky. Then when I looked at the girls I laughed even harder to see feathers sticking out their hair and all over their cloths!
"Miss Moore?" A voice spoke. Shit I'm gunna be in trouble I thought.
"Yes," I said as silence filled the plane.
"I have eleven o'clock wagon wheels," The air hostess spoke setting down a tray before leaving us and well our mess behind.
"Omgawd I think I'm in love with you Poppy Moore," Drippy said to me with a look of astonishment on her face.
I had made sure that at 11 o'clock we were to be brought tons of wagon wheels and other sugary goodness. Yeh I have finished with the diet and picky eating. From now on I'm going to eat what I want when I want!
I decided to quickly text Freddie back whilst the others were preoccupied with the goodies that had been sent.
I miss you too, I am having a great time with the girls but I wish you were here too. I have to turn my phone of now cus I'm not even supposed to have it on but I will ring you the moment I can get alone. Yeh these last few days have been perfect!
I pressed send and then returned to the munchfest at hand. The rest of the journey was filled with us watching films, randomly belting out songs and just generally having a laugh. And even when dad stepped out of the front of the plane and saw the mess we had made he just chuckled and sat down to wait until the plane landed. I know weird aint it?
Soon I and the girls stepped onto the pavement and into the burning rays of the sun.
We looked up at the clear blue skies and knew that this was only the beginning of the adventures to come.
Next time – what mischief will the girls get into in Malibu? Will she see Freddie sooner than she thinks? How will meeting Rosemary again affect her? And what will happen with Ruby and Roddy? Tune in!
Well that's it for this chapter. I don't think it's too bad in length either =] 2414 words! Not including the author's notes.
So how do you think it did as a first chapter?
Also I know there are probably tons of mistakes but it's late and I haven't checked through it. I have millions of ideas for this and hopefully it will be like at least 30 chapters if I have time.
I'll warn you now I'm not the fastest at updating cus I have quite a few stories going but if you keep reviewing and nagging me they will be up sooner lolls!
Any of you fellow Brits out there? lols
Anyway I really hope you enjoyed it and I should have another chapter up next week.