And so begins the end of Amy Goes to England. I'll miss this story, from its achingly cliche title to its wonderful readers, to Genni and Dan's wise-acre humor. But most of all, I'll miss the feeling I get when I see all of the positive reviews from you wonderful people, who actually like my work and care to tell me about it! You guys are the best!
Be sure to look for the sequel, which I will be posting soon.
No, he didn't kiss me. Something much less cliché happened than that, in actuality.
"FOOD FIGHT!" Dan yelled.
My delusional ninja brother jumped up on one of the tables and launched a plate of chips and dip at someone's face. It only took a second for the entire room to descend into complete chaos. Ian grabbed Genni and my hands and then towed us out of there, all of us laughing hysterically at the scene before us.
We stopped outside of the building, still giggling, and Genni looked at me with her hands on her hips.
She gave Ian a pointed glare and said, "Guys, if you don't kiss now, you never will."
"GENNI!" I yelled at her, whacking her on the arm while I blushed.
"Amy, can you look at me?" Ian asked, sounding uncharacteristically timid.
I turned to look at him and saw that he was avoiding my eyes. "Can I tell you what I wanted to tell you earlier?" he asked.
I nodded, having a feeling that I knew what was about to happen.
He opened his mouth and said, "Amy Cahill, I think you're the most amazing girl I know! And I wanted to tell you that I'm sorrier than you'll ever know, no matter what happens! And I wish more than anything that you would give me a second chance, because I know that I can prove that I changed to you."
I felt Genni grin at me, and I grinned back. Then, I grabbed Ian's shirt and kissed him right on the lips.
I could sense his shock, but he didn't pull away until I did.
At his shocked expression, I just laughed and said, "Ian, I totally and completely forgive you! And I really have been wanting to do that for awhile, off-stage."
Genni laughed with me when Ian blushed-something I had never really seen him do before.
"You-you did?" he asked.
I nodded, still grinning.
"Yes! Next time, talk to your friends in private, Kabra!" I said with a light punch to his arm.
Ian smiled slowly and said, "You heard that?"
I nodded again.
"I'm such an idiot," he mumbled.
Genni laughed again and said, "Don't say that, Ian! You got the girl!"
Ian nodded, seemingly dazed and said, "I have to go thank Dan."
"For what?" I asked, confused.
"If he hadn't started to food fight, I wouldn't be here right now!" Ian explained.
I shared a look at Genni, and we both burst out laughing.
The next two nights passed in a blur, filled with the play, Dan taunting me, Nellie threatening Ian, and Genni and me obsessing over the fact that I was leaving today. And of course, Ian.
"Genni, I can't believe I have to leave," I said, my eyes blurred by my tears.
My roommate, who I had come to love like family, was crying harder than I was.
"Amy, I'm going to miss you so much! Promise me we'll come up with some scheme to hang out again sometime!" Genni exclaimed, giving me a hug.
I nodded like crazy. "Yes! You know I will!"
We both shared a laugh at the thought of us trying to come up with some grand scheme, and then I turned around to say goodbye to Ian.
He embraced me in a hug and said, "This was the best month of my life, love. Make sure that you call me, and if you need, I'll pay the long-distance expenses."
I laughed sadly and kissed him. "Oh, Ian. Ever the Prince Charming."
"Oh, and Amy? The first date I'm taking you on is to the ice rink. This ice rink. Even if I have to fly you here on a plane myself," Ian told me, referring the time that I had watched the couples on the ice.
I smiled sadly at him and said, "The Clue Hunt couldn't keep me away."
With a sigh, I grabbed my suitcase from the ground and looked around for Dan, who was giving an awkward goodbye to Genni.
"Um, I'll see you next time Amy does. Er, at least, um, no that's not what I meant to say. I meant to say bye. I mean, I'll see you later. No!" Dan was cut off by Genni's laughter.
"Oh, Dan! I'll see you in a few weeks, at most." Then, she leaned down and planted a kiss on his cheek.
My brother blushed a brilliant red, but smiled bashfully.
Looking like he was about to pass out, Dan waved goodbye and hopped in the cab with Nellie.
I gave both of my amazing friends one last hug, and then yelled, "Goodbye! I'll miss you both!"
Then, I got in the cab.
"Airport, please," Nellie said, as she plugged in her head phones, and cranked up the volume to brain-damage level. The heavy metal, which had been her usual, now seemed foreign and loud compared to the softer pop music Genni and I had listened to for the past month.
I looked out of the back window as we drove away, Genni and Ian's faces growing smaller as we went.
When at last I couldn't see their waving figures anymore, I turned around with a sigh.
"Miss them already?" Dan asked, giving me a glance.
"Yeah." I nodded. "But, it will be great to be home." I thought of the mansion, with its acres of grass and trees, and Saladin, and Uncle Fiske. I thought of all my memories that were there, and all that I was leaving behind now. No, not leaving. Bringing and cherishing fondly.
I gave one last glance out of the window, even though they were long gone, as was the school.
England changed my life forever. No, scratch that. This school had changed my life forever.
And I wouldn't have had it any other way.
It's officially over! I want to thank everyone who reviewed, ever, and even those who didn't. Just reading this story and giving it a chance makes me so happy!
But don't worry, it's not really over. The sequel will be called, "My Chauffeur". It's in third person POV, by the way, so it will be a bit different.
Okay, NOW it's officially over. ;D