Oh my god…where do I even begin to tell you how incredibly sorry I am? If anybody is still out there following and reading my stories, I just want to say thank you all for sticking by me and waiting for me to kick my lazy ass into gear and write! I am not very happy with this chapter at all, but I felt that I just had to update something! How long has it even been since my last update? 5 months, or there abouts? Jeez…I am so so so so so so so so so so sorry! :/ I wouldn't even call this a proper chapter, but just know that no matter how long it takes me, I will NEVER just abandon any of my stories even if it takes me years to update (but I really hope that that never happens!). So this is chapter 7, I guess… I hope you like it, even though it's super short by my standards :)
Things were not going well.
"Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my Go—" James chanted over and over again, looking slightly deranged.
"Prongs! Calm down! Take deep breaths!" Remus desperately tried to reassure his hysterical friend, unsure of what else he could do to help.
"No, no, no, no, no, I can't! I can't do this! I can't! We're going to crash! We're going to die! We're goin—"
Sirius leaned over in his seat and slammed his hand over James's mouth in attempt to try and stifle the word flow.
"What are we going to do? He's not reacting very well," Remus asked, looking apprehensively at the usually calm boy who was clinging desperately to the chair arm, his knuckles white in terror.
"I don't like this! I don't like it! I don't like it at all!" Carla cried, rocking forwards and backwards in her seat, eyes clamped shut tightly.
"Carly, it's fine. There's nothing to be scared of," Lily tried to soothe.
When there was no reaction or reply from her friend, Lily then turned to Mel in desperation, hoping for some kind of backup.
But Mel was no help at all. She seemed to be in some form of shock. Her usually tanned face was emptied of all colour and her blue eyes were wide open in – what seemed to be – surprise.
Sensing defeat, Lily began to rack her brains for another solution.
Yes, they were two wizard kids who'd never been on a plane before, but then again, Lily had never been on a plane either. Whenever her parents had taken her and her sister on holiday, they had always taken the ferry to France.
Lily hated traveling by boat, mainly because of the surge of sea-sickness that always hit her just minutes of being on the ferry. Going on holiday was no fun if you had the journey to dread each and every time! Just the year before she had been sat in a corner trying to ignore the inevitable nausea that was fighting to hit and a small child ran past her, threw up and then scampered off. Needless to say that that wasn't Lily's most favourite memory of her trip that year.
"Look Carla, nothing bad is going to haPPEN!" Lily was forced to finish the rest of her sentence in a raised voice that was close to a scream as a baby in the seats in front of them began to wail loudly.
"!" it screeched in a way that would rival a Mandrake.
"Lily, I can't do heights," Mel whispered, terrified, trying not to look out of the window, which – conveniently enough – was right next to her.
"What was that, Mel?" Lily asked, Mel's mouth moving being the only indication that she had been talking as she was completely drowned out by the screaming.
"I can't do heights." Mel said back, her voice a little louder than before.
"What?" Lily repeated.
"I CAN'T BLOODY DO FUCKING HEIGHTS!" Mel yelled just as the baby went silent as it's mother gave it a bottle of milk to drink from.
People from all of the surrounding chairs turned to stare at her. Parents with small children glared daggers at the trio before turning to their children who were looking up at them with wide eyes.
"Mummy, what's fucking?" asked a little girl with her brunette hair tied back in bunches, her thumb momentarily removed from her mouth.
"Nothing sweetie, just a very bad word," her mother tried to explain.
A little boy with the same colour hair as his sister gasped and gawped at Mel with wide eyes. "She said a bad word!" he exclaimed tugging at his poor mothers' sleeve.
"But what does it mean?" the girl insisted adamantly.
"It's nothing you need to worry about, sweetheart," the woman smiled forcefully before trying to recapture her kids' attention again away from the vulgar language of today's younger generation.
Lily just sat there, buried her head in her hands, and took a deep, settling breath.
This was going to be a very long journey.
Right, so…thoughts? Would it honestly be absolutely awful of me to still ask for reviews after all of this time? I am incredibly grateful with the amount I already have from all of you lovely people, but would it be possible for you to be able to reach 65 reviews? Please? Even though I know that I don't deserve it… :(
Now it is my turn to grovel. If you have any suggestions or ideas about what you think I should have happen in the next chapter or further on in the story, please PM them to me! Please, I am struggling to write and I could really do with some inspiration from you guys!
I am not sure when I'll next update this story, or my others, as I am going through a difficult time at school where I am having to spend every spare second I have on revision for my exams. Which one of my stories do you think I should focus on? Hopefully this way you will get more frequent updates…fingers crossed!
Could you maybe check out my newest story 'Best Friends'? I am quite excited about it, even though there is only one chapter up so far. I have sworn that I will not update that one again until I have sorted out this story and my other one 'A LoveHate Relationship' though, and I don't know how long that will take…but it wouldn't hurt to give me feedback :)
I hope to speak to some of you soon! PM if you want a chat! I love you guys! Tootles! :)