Don't Let Me Go

It was a typical sunny day in the Valley, people were out walking around playing with their kids and even mowing their lawns, but it was a sad day for me. Austin was going away to New York on a business trip for his first novel, it was a great honor for him. I mean it was his dream to be a writer and now he was living it. I couldn't be more proud of him. It will just be the first time we'll be away from each other in our relationship. We are living together in my father's house but not married yet. The four years at Princeton were so amazing, we couldn't have planned it any better. School got in the way sometimes but we always found free time between classes and school activities to see each other. We did ALL our studying together of course, so I guess our time was perfect not to much but not too little.

"Sam, have you seen my blue dress shirt?" Austin asked from upstairs.

"Yes, it's in the dryer. I'll grab it for you." Heading to the dryer and grabbing his shirt running it upstairs to him.

"Okay, that's the last of it," zipping up his suite case and rolling it down the hallway. "Come on, Sam, my dad should be here any minute to take me to the airport." Smiling at her. I couldn't get tired of him smiling at me, it reminds me of when my dad used to smile at me. Things were so great having Austin around was like old times when my dad was alive, he was my best friend. I guess that's why I'm so sad to see him go, because the last time my dad left me he never came back. It was a scary feeling that it might happen with, Austin.

They walked out front to wait for his dad to show up. Letting go of his suite case he put his arms around Sam and gave her a big hug and then a kiss. "I'm going to miss you, Sam."

Looking back at him. "Me too." Her smile disappeared immediately after that. She was worried about what she was going to do without him for the next three weeks. Austin had a couple of TV interviews and a book signings to do before his book hit the open market.

"Sam?" Placing his hand on her cheek. "What's wrong? Are you okay?"

"I guess...I'm so happy for you, Austin, but I just hate that I won't see you for almost a month." Looking down as he held her closer. "It's just that when my dad said he would be right back he never came back." Looking back up at him he began to look extremely concerned. "I just don't want anything to happen to you that's all." She began tearing up, Austin wiped the tears away as she continued on. "Not sure what I'd do if I lost my best friend again."

"Sam, I know you're worried about me and it's understandable that you're afraid of me not coming back, but don't worry, NOTHING in this world could keep me from you." He felt so bad about leaving her cause he knew she had been through a lot in her life. She meant the world to him and he meant the world to her. "You know that were going to talk on the phone every night before we go to bed, so you won't be away from me completely." Sam leaned in and gave him a big bear hug she was squeezing Austin so tight he could barely breath.

"I just don't want to let you go, Austin Ames." She said to him with head buried in my chest. Looking back up at him, smiling but still a little teary eyed.

"Well, just so you know I never let you go. Tapping on his chest. "You're always in my heart." Sam smiled. Then put her hands around the back of his head and they began kissing. It's kinda of ironic though, because as they were kissing the neighbors from across the street had the radio going and this song started playing. They weren't sure who they were, but this one part in the song just fit perfectly.

Never say never (The Fray)

Younger now then we were before

Don't let me go

Don't let me go

Don't let me go

Don't let me go

Don't let me go

Don't let me go

The song continued on as they broke away from each other. "Sam, you don't have to worry about losing me, I'm here for the long haul for the good and the bad. Austin's dad pulled up right after that. What bad timing he had. " This three weeks will fly by Sam, I promise." Giving her one last kiss he got into the car to head to the airport. Then, he rolled down the window with a big smile and said, "By the way, Sam I got a BIG surprise for you when I get home. I can't wait to give it to you."

"I just can't wait until get home, you better come back to me, mister." Sam said with a small giggle. "And I can't wait to see what you got me as well."

"Hey, Sam, once I drop him off at the airport I'll be back over to look at your sink, alright?" Austin's dad was going to help around the house until he returned.

"Okay, I gotta run to the diner real fast and I'll be back." She gave Austin a finally farewell blowing him a kiss as they drive away. I really hope his TV interviews go well. I just wish I didn't have to cover Rhonda at the diner for two weeks, she is taking her first vacation in a long time. She deserves it though. Finally, when Mr. Ames car disappeared down the road she jumped in her car and made her way for the diner to check on how things were going. I miss him already.

Okay, I thought it would be good to add a little music to one of these to change things up. The Fray actually grew up in my hometown so their pretty big here. Also a big fan of the music of course it's a song my girl friend and I danced to before. She lives about 70 miles from me, but we make it work, so anyone reading this Never say never when it comes to love.