This will be the last Chapter for this story! And before you go complaining on how it ended, ITS NOT OVER YET! As soon as this is posted to FanFiction I'm going to start working on the sequel! Thanks for all the lovely reviews!
Chibs rolled over in bed expecting to find Kayleigh's hair in his face. Instead he was met with a cold pillow and a piece of paper. He sat up and looked around the room. It looked the same. But upon further inspection he noticed that her two bags were missing from the corner. He leaned over and looked under the bed. Even the clothes Gemma had bought her were gone. He stood up and pulled on a pair of pants. He walked into the bathroom real quick to relieve himself. As he made his way out of the room he grabbed the paper. He didn't open it, at least not yet. He wanted a cup of coffee first. As he rounded the corner into the main part of the clubhouse he saw that a few people had pieces of paper.
"What's going on?" asked Gemma when she saw Chibs.
"Yer guess is as good as mine," he said walking into the kitchen.
"What's your letter say?" she asked pointing to the paper.
"Don't know. Haven' read it yet," he said drinking the coffee.
"Well read the damn thing! She probably told you where she went," said Gemma.
"Doubt it. She knows someone would follow her," said Chibs.
Gemma let out and exasperated sigh and took the letter and opened it. She grabbed her glasses and scanned through the letter quickly. She laid it down on the bar next to Chibs and walked off, more like stormed out of the clubhouse.
"Must be bad," said Jax.
"What do yer letters say?" asked Chibs.
"That in the end she was happy she was hit and got meet us. That she will miss everybody and try to keep in touch as much as possible," said Jax. "Basically a generic, mass produced goodbye with maybe a personal touch or too."
Chibs nodded his head and stood up. He grabbed his coffee cup and the letter and walked back to the room. He sat down on the chair next to the desk and opened the letter. He took another drink from the mug and sat it down.
This is probably not the best way to say goodbye to you. I should've woken you up or waited until later to leave. If you talk to Jax let him know that I didn't mean for other letters to sound the same. Each person I met there is very special to me in a different way. Especially you, Filip. And if you're wondering how I figured it out, you shouldn't leave your wallet lying about.
I'm not going straight home. I've got at most three months to travel the world. I hadn't planned on meeting anyone. That was a shock to me, but I'm glad I met you. You're kind and understanding even though you think you can't be. I've heard stories of other biker groups who are mean and ruthless, but the Sons know what family is and will do anything to protect them. I'm proud to call you all family. I will keep in touch as much as possible, though it will probably only be post cards from different places. I promise that I will be back in Charming soon, I just cant tell you when. Just know one thing, Filip. And that is I Love You.
~Kayleigh Ann O'Leary.
P.S. Tell Gemma that I actually like the clothes and might wear them more often.
Chibs folded the letter up and walked back to his room. He opened a box under his bed and put the letter in. Granted the box held letters from Fi and KerriAnn, but he cherished them all. He would start a box for Kayleigh when he got more letters. He went back to her room and grabbed his mug and walked back to the kitchen. He set the mug in the sink and walked out to the shop.
"What'd she say?" asked Jax looking up.
"That she's gonna finish her vacation and head home," said Chibs. "And that she wasn't going for a generic goodbye with everyone."
"Seriously?" he asked standing up.
"Yes," said Gemma walking into the garage. "She also liked the clothes I bought her."
Jax shook his head and went back to work on the car. Gemma tapped Chibs on the shoulder and walked back to the office. Chibs followed her. When he walled in she was closing the front door and blinds. Chibs closed the door behind him.
"You gonna be okay?" she asked turning to face him.
"I'll be fine," he said.
"This isn't like Fiona or KerriAnn. Kayleigh can come back at anytime," said Gemma. "Or she may not come back at all."
"I know that," said Chibs. "I thought you liked the girl."
"I do, but I'm just trying to be realistic about it all," said Gemma.
"I'll be fine. The day she stops sending letters and post cards is the day I'll start to move on," said Chibs.
Gemma nodded her head as he walked out of the office. She couldn't wait for the first post card from Kayleigh or the first letter when she gets back home. As soon as she found out the girls address she was gonna chew her out for leaving, even if it was only through a letter.
Kayleigh sighed as she crossed the state line in to Nevada. She didn't want to leave like that but she had to escape Kyle. He was probably still passed out in bed. She smiled when she though of that. She had three months to decide if she was actually going to make it home or turn around and go back to Charming. This was going to be a big decision.
It had been three days since Kayleigh had left. Kyle and the rest of the SAMBEL boys were put on a plane the day after she left back to Belfast. Gemma was sitting in the office when the mail lady walked in.
"You've got a few thing today, Mrs. Morrow," she said.
"Thank you," said Gemma taking the mail.
She fished out the bills that needed to be paid soon and put the others at the bottom of the stack. The next thing she got to were a bunch of post cards. She turned them over to see whom they were addressed to. There was a card for Opie, Juice, Happy, Bobby, Tig, Gemma & Clay, Jax & Tara, and Chibs. She stood up from the desk and practically ran into the clubhouse. Miles was behind the bar.
"What's wrong Ms. Gemma?" he asked.
"They still in church?" asked Gemma.
"Yes, ma'am," said Phil walking around the corner.
Gemma grabbed a piece of paper and a pen and wrote something on it before she slid it under the door.
Clay was in the middle of saying something when he saw something slide under the door. Happy turned around and grabbed what ever it was and passed it down the table. Clay grabbed it and recognized Gemma's handwriting. He opened the folded paper and smiled.
"What is it Clay?" asked Jax.
"Meeting adjourned," said Clay. "On account that we have post cards from Kayleigh."
The whole table stood up and walked out of the room. Gemma was sitting at the bar with them in her lap. She handed them out to everyone except Chibs. He was still sitting in the church. Gemma stood up and walked over to him and laid it down in front of him. He nodded to her as she walked off. He looked down at the post card, Welcome to Phoenix, Arizona! Chibs smiled and turned it over to read it.
This one is going to be quick. I miss you! I spent so much time with you while I was in Charming it feels odd not having you around. I promise another post card no longer than three days from this one! Keep looking for them. ~Kayleigh
Chibs smiled as he stood up. She was feeling the same way he was. It didn't feel right not to have her close. He placed the card in the box and went back to work. He had three days before he would hear from her again.
Hope you liked this story. The sequel is in progress as we speak, so be ready for it in a few days. Love to everyone who reviewed!