Ok, next chapter.
"Zack, stop fidgeting. Your acting like a child." Zack looked at his
father, who had a big smile plastered to his face. He looked over at Cam
and Spence, who also wore smiles. He turned back and sighed as he waited.
"Flight 22-3, non stop from London, England has landed. Passengers at gate
12," the woman over the loud speaker said with a peppy tone.
"That's her flight," Dan said, getting excited. After a mere two minutes,
which seemed more like two hours to Zack, a girl with long, dark brown hair
in ringlets stepped out of the terminal, her dark eyes alive with
excitement. She scanned the crowd, waiting. "There she is," Dan said,
walking over to her. Cam looked at Zack.
"THAT'S your cousin?" he asked, grinning. Zack shrugged.
"Yeah," he said, as dramatically as ever. Cam and Spence walked over to
her, and Zack just sort of slowly slid his way over. Bennen smiled at the
four of them all.
"Its so great to see you Benn. You've grown up so much," Dan said kindly.
She smiled at him and gave him a hug.
"Thanks Uncle Dan," she said, through a thick British accent. "Zack!" she
said, hugging Zack tightly. Zack was shocked, but hugged back anyway.
"Nice seeing you too Benn," he said slowly. "Um, this is Spence and Cam,"
he said, introducing the two of them.
"Hi," she said with a smile. They both smiled at her back.
"Well, come on, lets go get your things," Dan said, grabbing Bennen's carry-
on that she set on the floor. They all walked over to the baggage claim
area, Spence and Cam full of questions for Bennen, and Zack bringing up the
They reached the luggage claim in no time. Zack waited by the gates, while
the other three went over to help Bennen with her things. 'She's already
started to take over my life,' Zack thought, as he watched both Cam and
Spence fight over who got to carry the bigger bag. Benn was paying no
attention to them though; her eyes were wandering around the airport. She
had a look on her face as if she had never been to one in her life. Zack
rolled his eyes and figured she was just trying to look cute. Her eyes
landed upon him and she smiled, but Zack merely nodded.
After all of her bags were in the hand of someone, (the biggest one in
Dan's, who broke the other two up,) the five of them walked to the Pet
Center, to pick up Bennens dog. Bennen ran ahead, anxious to see him again.
"Awe, there you are Pulitzer," she said, looking over a counter to a black
lab in a kennel. She reached into the pocket of her striped corduroy flares
and pulled out a slip of paper, and handed it to the woman behind the
counter. The woman smiled and brought the medium sized kennel out, setting
it down beside Bennen. Bennen kneeled down and opened the latch, so that
she could pet the dog.
"Pulitzer?" Zack said, grinning a bit. Bennen smiled at him and nodded.
"Yes, Pulitzer. It's short for William Randolph Pulitzer the 3rd. You know,
the old New York newspaper owner? Created 'The World'? Was beaten by the
Newsboys of New York in 1899?" she said, still smiling. Zack raised his
eyebrows and nodded bluntly. Spence however, smiled brightly.
"You've seen Newsie?" Benned laughed and nodded.
"It's my favorite movie!" she said, and Spence, happy he had an edge on
Cam, grinned wickedly at him. Cam rolled his eyes with a sigh. Dan walked
over and picked up Pulitzers kennel with much effort and headed for the
"We better get goin' then, I'm sure Benn want's a little rest from her
"Acctually, I'm fine Uncle Dan. I was hoping Zack might show me around a
bit," Bennen said, looking pleadingly at Zack. Zack opened his mouth to
protest, but Dan cut him off.
"That is a great idea, isn't it boys? You can show Benn the school, the
park, and, uh, all the other exciting things around here," he said, smiling
broadly. Cam and Spence nodded, and Zack, looking sultry, shrugged.
They all piled into the mini van outside the airport, Bennen in the middle
of Cam and Spence, bombarded by questions, and Zack in the front with his
dad. Dan looked at Zack when he was sure the otehrs weren't listening.
"Zack, make and effort. Your cousin is in a very hard time in her life, she
needs all the support she can get." Zack looked out the window.
"She doesn't want my support, she wants my life," he muttered under his
breath. Dan sighed.
"The least you can do is try."
Sorry it took so long, I'm trying.