If You Let Me Inside Your World
I stood in the middle of the airport, Justin only inches away from my face. I wanted to reach out and place my lips onto his, leave them there, and never have them part. He placed his hand on the back of my head, letting his fingers tangle in my blonde waves. I leaned in closer as I felt his lips leave an impression on my forehead.
We were surrounded by hundreds of on-lookers. Some rushing by as they try to make to their flight in time, others moseying along as they try their best at wasting time.
But for some reason, it felt like just Justin and I, all alone in the terminal.
Very few words were spoken. Maybe it was an attempt to avoid unwanted tears. But it was already to late for that.
A single tear fell from my eye leaving a damp path as it trickled down my cheek.
“One month” he whispered.
“It’s going to feel like forever” I said back to him as I closed my eyes.
Justin kissed my closed eyelids
“I’m going to call you every chance I can, ok?”
I lightly shook my head up and down.
“I love you.”
“I love you too”
Justin started to slowly back away towards his gate, as did I. Our hands were finally forced to loosen its grip on the others until I had to let go completely.
Justin waved as I blew him one last kiss, then turned around and headed onward to my own gate. NYC HERE I COME!
I took a seat, making sure nobody was next me. I set my pillow on my lap and my carry-on bag into the seat next to me. I looked up at the flight board above the attendant’s who were swiftly typing away on their computers. My flight looked to be slightly delayed. I slouched back into my chair and let out a loud sigh. I pulled my phone out of my purse and texted Hailey.
- Hey Hails, flight got delayed. Won’t be their till tonight! –
After putting my phone back away, I lightly closed my eyes to rest. But I re-opened them; over an hour had already passed. I sat up, my back a little sore, and pulled out my phone to a new text message from Hailey.
- No worries girl! Just can’t wait till you get here! -
I smiled as I imagined her voice reading her words. When I looked back the smile continued to stay on my face. “Justin?” I questioned.
He smiled back at me and opened his arms as I ran in for a hug.
“What the heck?” I said laughing as I looked into his eyes.
“My flight got delayed and I saw yours on the list as well, thought you could use some company?”
“Always.” I grinned.
Justin did a great job wasting a whole other hour with me, all the up until I heard those dreadful 7 words.
Now boarding flight 639 to New York
“Don’t miss me too much!” Justin started to say. “I still want you to have fun”
“You’re the one I’m worried about!” I teased back.
He gave me a quick kiss, and another one on the cheek.
“Have fun, I love you.”
“I love you too” I said. “And don’t bring home any sizzling Brazilian girls!” I shouted as I walked through the door and onto the plane.
I made my way to the back of the plane until I found my seat. I threw my carry-on up above in the overhead compartment and slipped in by the window. I took out one of Justin’s sweatshirts I borrowed for the trip and slid it over my head. I left the hood up and over my head and pushed the sleeves up to my nose, smelling his sweet scent.
I suddenly felt my stomach knot up as a few more unexpected tear came rushing down my face.