More Than A Feeling
"I'm going to miss you so much," Leon's mother said, hugging him a little too tightly. He would've tried to pull out of her embrace but she was practically in tears and he didn't want to see her cry.
"You're going to kill the poor boy," his father mumbled, his arms folded over his chest and his eyes rather bitter. Leon looked between the two but remained silent. He wasn't about to get into another one of his parent's arguments.
"You know what Lee," she said, pulling away from Leon. The teen heaved out the large breath he'd been holding, looking to his right where Carlos was getting pretty much the same treatment. His family crowded around him and his mother was hugging him as tightly as Leon's mother had been hugging Leon.
His parents started to argue and Leon turned his attention to the airport. Where was she? Scanning the crowd with a steady eye, Leon wondered if she'd backed out. If she was refusing to go to Germany. But then two arms wrapped around his neck and a familiar voice purred next to his ear.
"Parents didn't want to drive me so I had to ask my grandma," she explained, releasing him so he could turn to face her. He wrapped his arms around her and crushed her to his chest, a grin forming on his lips.
"She's a crazy driver," he pointed out as she nuzzled his neck.
"Yeah… You didn't think I was backing out did you?" she asked, pulling away from him to look at his face. His grin turned into a warm smile.
"No," he promised. She rolled her eyes and punched him in the chest playfully. He backed off, raising his hands in defense when a female voice echoed through the terminal that all passengers boarding the plane to Germany needed to get on it. He looked at Ada and he felt his heart begin to pound. Ada looked back up at him, her pale eyes filling with tears.
Out of nowhere, Carlos hugged the young woman, mumbling, "We're going to miss you so much." She looked shocked for a second, her eyes finding Leon's. He grinned at her.
"Carlos, if you keep hugging me I'll punch you," Ada laughed, finally returning the hug. After a few seconds, they split apart and Carlos shrugged.
"You didn't punch me," he stated, smirking triumphantly.
"Don't try me," she warned. Carlos backed away, his smirk fading, and Ada turned back to Leon. He was shaking his head silently. She stepped into his arms and hugged him again. "Anyway… I'm going to miss you Blue," she mumbled. She buried her face into his shirt so nobody could see her cry but Leon could feel the slight tremors in her shoulders.
"Do I have to say anything?" Leon laughed, hugging her tightly. An unfamiliar stinging appeared in his eyes, threatening him with tears. But, like his father had told him through the years, he wouldn't cry. At least, not in front of the people in the airport.
"No, but I'd feel better if you did," she mumbled.
"I love you, Ada," he breathed. "So much. And I swear, any German guys hit on you I'll break their arms."
She laughed weakly against his chest and mumbled, "I love you too, Leon. And if any New York girls try to touch you I'll break them."
"Like…in half?" he asked. She nodded. "Awesome." The warning rang through the airport again and the two separated. Ada wiped her eyes with the sleeves of her sweater and looked up at him, her green eyes clear and steady. Their eyes met and Leon might've kissed her good-bye but the warning gave Ada about ten minutes to get to her plane.
"I'll see you around, handsome," she said softly. Leon nodded and gave her one last quick hug before she turned and walked to the area where the plane to Germany was boarding. The blond teen watched as she vanished into the crowd and his fists clenched at his sides. He would not cry. Suddenly, Leon felt a hand grab his shoulder and he had a feeling it was his father.
"You'll be seeing each other soon, son. Before you know it," Lee promised. Leon nodded sadly, the stinging feeling finally going away, and turned to his father.
"I hope so, Dad," he admitted before walking off to join Carlos, who was standing at the huge window that overlooked the airplanes.
Because it was hard enough loving her but not having her… Now I have her but I can't see her…
He and Carlos stood together and watched Ada's plane as it started away. Leon watched as the big blue and white vehicle took off, building speed until it lifted from the ground and into the blue skies. He knew Ada hated flying as much as he did and he wanted to be with her, to be there and comfort her. But he had to simply watch until Carlos grabbed his shoulder, reminding him that they too were leaving home.
"We have to go, amigo," he said softly. Leon nodded and they headed off for their airplane, waving good-bye to their family one last time and walking away to a new life.
A/N: I always hate my endings… Sorry if the ending sucked… And that it was so short… But the sequel will be started up soon. Anyway, I'd like to thank all of my lovely readers. I'd list you guys but there's so many of you this A/N would be longer than the chapter itself. All of you are awesome and I thank you all for the great reviews!