So this is my second Willow story and I want to start off by saying that this has no connection with my other Willow story "New Scars." I wanted to do a story where Willow and Guy go to college in two different states and see how that effects their relationship. Now I wanted this to be more about the relationship more so than Willow's cutting. In the story she has stopped, and probably won't start it up again. So don't expect her to cut again.
Now I also wanted to say that after this prologue, that the story will be told in two view points. Willow will have her view points and Guy will be able to tell his side of the story. However the prologue is all Willow's view point.
Now without having to give too much away, there are going to be some comedic moments in this story, mostly from Guy's experiences in college. Willow is going to have a straight forward serious story. With the exception of Guy, no other supporting cast members from Willow are going to make an appearance. I wanted characters of my own to play with in this story. Also each chapter is going to have sub chapters. It's something new that I have been doing with my writing and I seem to like it.
Now I am re-reading the book so I am apologizing ahead of time if any characters seem out of character. I will try my best to keep them in character without changing them too much.
Hope you enjoy my story!
I felt the wind rush through my hair as we fell from the sky. Screams of joy and terror surrounded me, but I remained silent. The roller coaster twisted and turned for what seemed like an eternity.
The roller coaster came to a stop. Guy and I got out of our seats and walked to the exit. My legs were weak and shaky.
"That was fun! We should do it again!" said Guy with excitement while breathing heavily. Guy's parents bought us a trip to Islands of adventure in Orlando, Florida as a graduation gift. He asked me to come with him and vacation. I said yes, because I wanted to spend time with him as I could before we had to go to college. We had been accepted into two different colleges and I was afraid that once the semester got going, we would drift apart. I loved the idea of going on vacation with Guy, but I wasn't much on roller coasters. Though I didn't tell Guy that because he was so excited to go on the rides.
"I don't know the line looks like it's getting long," I pointed out.
"Well…" Guy trailed off as he looked over at the long line that circled the ride, "Yeah you're right, let's find another one." We walked away from the ride as the shakiness in my legs left me.
We stopped to get two bottled waters in one of the gift shops. I thought about buying a gift for David and Cathy, maybe coffee mugs with their names on it. Or I could buy Isabelle a stuffed Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat toy. She would love that.
As I looked over at the Cat in the Hat toy I felt Guy come up to me from behind.
"Hey! Got our waters," he said.
"Thanks," I said as I took the bottle from his hand. I opened the bottle up and slowly drank the icy water. The coldness of the water almost hurt my throat but quickly became enjoyable after a few gulps.
"Willow I still can't believe you wore a long sleeve shirt to Islands of Adventure when you know it's got to be like over 100 degrees," said Guy.
"I don't want anyone to stare at me," I said in a whisper, "Besides we're going to get wet on the water rides, I'll cool down that way."
"You're not having fun, are you?"
"Sure I am why are you even asking that?"
"Well you were quiet the whole time we were standing in line to ride the Hulk roller coaster. And when we were actually riding it, you didn't even scream."
I stepped back for a second to think thoroughly of my words before I speak. I didn't want to ruin Guy's fun, he brought me here because he wanted me here, and he wants me to have fun.
"I don't like roller coasters that much. Sorry."
"But I don't want to ruin your fun."
"We don't have to stay, we can do something else."
"No, you wanted to have fun and ride roller coasters. And we'll ride roller coasters." I took a sip of my water and Guy shook his head.
"It won't be fun for me if you're not having fun," he said.
"I'm going to have fun or at least try to have fun," I said.
Guy took a sip of his water.
"Is there anything you would rather do?" he asked.
I thought about it for several moments.
"I want to see the city, you know explore it, maybe go to the Ripley's believe it or not museum,"
"Alright, well we can catch a cab back to the hotel room and-"
"We'll ride a few more rides, we'll save that for tonight. This vacation is for us, both of us. I can suck it up for a few more hours."
"Are you sure?" he asked.
"Yeah I'm sure. Let's go ride some more rides."
We spent two more hours riding rides. We bought a few gifts at the shops, and I went ahead and bought that Cat in the hat gift for Isabelle. We waited for a cab for an endless ten minutes. We were getting tired and we needed rest before we went out to town.
"Let's grab a bus instead," said Guy.
We walked to a bus stop and we waited another two minutes, but this time we managed to get a ride. We walked on the bus and we took the seats closest to the front. I grabbed Guy's hand as we sat down and I turned my attention towards the window.
"Willow what's wrong?"
"It's nothing; I just need a little rest is all."
It took five minutes for the bus to get to our hotel. As the bus came to a stop, Guy and I grab our things and left.
I was looking at myself in the bathroom mirror. I had just gotten out of the shower and I was examining my scars. I sometimes think that I should get them covered up with tattoos so I won't have to be reminded that my parents are dead, that I'm a cutter. I thought about asking Guy his opinion on the tattoo idea, but I'm pretty sure that he would tell me it's a bad idea. That even though the scars are a reminder of darker days, that they could also be a reminder of good days to come. That the older I get the more they fade away (well some anyways) and the more I heal. I think that's what he would say.
I hear Guy knocking on the bathroom door.
"Willow, are you almost done in there?"
"Yeah just give me a second."
I got dressed in some jeans and a long sleeve shirt and I left the bathroom. As I opened the door I noticed Guy smiling.
"I have a surprise for you," he said.
Guy walks over to his suitcase and pulls out a brown paper wrapped package with my name written on it. Curiously, I grabbed the package and examined it without opening it. It was from David and Cathy. I couldn't help but wonder why they would wait for Guy to give the gift to me instead of giving it to me themselves back home.
"Are you going to open it?"
I tore open the package slowly. It was a beautiful red dress that had to have cost them a fortune. It was covered in a plastic sheet and didn't appear to be wrinkled.
"They gave us reservations to this five star restaurant downtown…"
"Can we afford it?"
"They talked to my parents and my folks gave me some money for the restaurant, the dress was on David and Cathy."
I looked at the dress and noticed that it was sleeveless.
"I got it covered," he said as he pulled out two long red gloves that would cover both of my arms entirely.
I ran up and hugged Guy so tightly that I thought I might have broke his ribs.
"I love you so much," I said as I kissed him.
"I love you too," he said back to me.
I sat down on the bed and I put my head down in sadness.
"Guy, there is something that I want to talk about."
"What is it?"
"Well, we're going to two different colleges, in two different states…"
"I think I know where this is going. Are you afraid that we're going to grow apart and not be a couple anymore?"
I adjusted my seating and said, "I'm afraid that eventually you won't be apart of my life anymore. You've been there in my darkest days, you've helped me through a lot, and I don't want to lose you."
"Willow, listen, not matter how far apart we are you'll never lose me. I'll always be there for you in way or another no matter what. I love you too much to let distance separate us to the point where we lose each other. It won't happen."
"But you're going to California, and I'm still in New York."
"My heart belongs to you Willow. It doesn't matter how far apart we are. You will never lose me."
I grew quiet for several moments; Guy sat down beside me and took me in his arms. We stayed silent for a long time as he held me. I grabbed his hand and kissed it softly.
We went to the restaurant and had the best steak that I've ever had in my life. We took pictures of us in our nice cloths. David and Cathy wanted a picture of me in the new dress, so Guy took a picture of me with my phone and I sent it to them.
We wandered around town and had a blast. We didn't make any more talk about Guy leaving for California and me staying in New York. We wanted to enjoy our night, a night that I didn't want to end.
We went back to the hotel room and got ready for bed. As Guy was taking a shower I was looking at the pictures we had taken. Even if our hearts still belonged to one another, I knew that we would still miss each other terribly. I hope that what ever is in store for us in this semester, that the two of us can make it, and that we will have each other after it's all over with.
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Ch 1 coming soon.