A/N Noah and Chris are just too funny for words. Just saying… You gotta see this!. ;)
Stevie sighed as she clutched her airplane ticket in her hand. The plane was delayed and she was now just sitting there thinking about what she should do. Was it really wise to get on that plane and leave without really giving anyone warning? Could she really just disappear for a few weeks? It wasn't like her and she felt like she was turning into Zander, but she had to get away. Just the sight of her friends made her think of him and how he was out of her life again.
She knew it was better this way. Zander was bad news and a widely known player. She shouldn't be wanting him or loving him, but that never stopped her before.
"I told you guys I had to do this. You can't stop me." Stevie huffed, crossing her arms and folding her arms.
The voice repeated and this time she turned around in her seat. After realizing who it was, she quickly got up and started walking towards the ladies room, but unfortunately, the person caught up and grabbed her arm. "Where do you think you're going?"
"Look, don't you have a plane to catch?" Stevie asked, keeping her eyes away from his face because one look in his eyes, she would melt.
"I do, but it was delayed and then I saw you sitting there. I thought maybe you were going to tell me goodbye."
Stevie shrugged and held up her plane ticket. "I'm going on vacation."
"Alone?" He asked worriedly, grabbing the ticket from her hand. "And to Korea! Are you crazy? Did you even tell anyone?"
"Yes, unlike you, Zander, I told everyone… in a note." She mumbled the last part.
Zander shook his head before pulling her arm in the direction of the exit.
"Wait!" She yelled. "You can't control me."
"They are probably worried to death, Stevie. Did you ever think of that?" He said, only pausing for a moment to look her sternly in the eye.
"Whoa whoa whoa…" Stevie planted her feet on the ground and pulled her arm away from him. "Wait. Let me get this straight. You are telling me what I did was wrong. You? The guy who packed up and left and didn't contact anyone for years. You? The guy who decided to suddenly come home and expect it all to be just like it was in high school. No offense, Zander, but you are the last guy that should ever tell me what to do with my life."
His eyes widened in shock as her words sunk in. It was all true, of course, but Zander didn't want to hear it. They stayed in silence until the filled with the voice of the lady telling them that the flight to New York was now boarding. "You should go." Stevie said.
"Come with me." Zander suddenly suggested. "Then we'll know for sure that you're fine."
Stevie laughed and shook her head. "Zander, I can't do that."
"Why not? It's still a vacation. Plus, I would love having you there." He said. "And Korea isn't all that safe for you to be going alone."
"You don't get it." She said, chuckling to herself.
"What's not to get?"
Stevie took Zander's hand in hers and stroked it softly. "The reason I'm leaving is because I need a break… from you." She explained. "I need to change. I need to stop myself from loving you."
Again Zander was shocked, but he hid it with a playful smile. "And what if you can't?"
"Then I'll come looking for you." Stevie frowned, "but I don't want that to happen. We've been through so much and it's hard for me to say this, but I need to forget these feelings. We aren't good for each other."
"How long will you be gone?" He asked, ignoring everything she just said because he was still stuck on her saying she loved him.
"Two weeks at the most." She told him.
"Last call for flight 26 to New York." The lady repeated.
Stevie put on a fake smiled and let go of his hand. "You should get going. I'll be fine, honestly."
Zander sighed and gathered Stevie into a hug before whispering something in her ear and giving her a soft kiss on the cheek. "I'll see you." He said.
Stevie watched as he walked away. Was she really going to let him go? The guy she couldn't help but love was walking away from her. Was going to Korea really the best choice? Looking down at her wrinkly plan ticket and remembering what Zander had said in her ear, she knew exactly what she needed to do.
She had decided that she didn't want to change over time. She wanted to love her best friend. She wanted to be able to see him every day and be able to kiss him for fun. She wanted to wake up next to him. She wanted to make him get up in the middle of the night to check on their baby. She wanted to bring him lemonade while he worked on yard work. All this went through her mind while Zander walked away.
Was it really that bad for them to be together? For them to be in love? Was he really not good for her? Stevie knew there was only one way to find out. "Zander! Wait!" She called as she dropped her plan ticket and bag. She bolted across the room, pushing people as she chased after him.
Zander's head popped up when he heard his name being called by a familiar and loved voice. "Stevie?" He asked, turning around to see her bright smile and eyes looking deep into his.
"Do you think that record producer could fit me in his busy schedule?" Stevie smiled as she jumped into Zander's arms.
People normally think it's good to change, to grow up and learn from past mistakes, but sometimes you don't need to change. The deepest of love cannot be changed over time and Stevie Baskara finally understood that.
A/N Very weak ending. I know, but with the How to Rock news. I just can't think straight, but I'm very happy with the outcome and I'm thankful for all the reviews and follows and favorites for this story. I'm glad you enjoyed It and hopefully, I'll have a new story out soon. I've been working on so many, but never got to actually writing them. Hopefully, I can get those out soon. Thanks again, Darlings!