“FUCK INSOMNIA TO HELL,” I screamed sitting up in bed. Patrick is on the longest road trip of the season leaving me bored and lonely. The only thing taking away the loneliness at night, Pat’s pillow that smells like him.
“What’s wrong,” James asked barging into the room, “Are you okay?”
“I’m fine,” I smiled, “Sorry for waking you up, I can’t sleep.”
“Neither can I,” he replied, “Are you hungry?”
“I kind of am actually, how about you,” I replied.
“Yeah, I’m starving actually. Leah’s up too and she was talking about going to get something to eat, do you want to go?”
“Yeah, let me get dressed.”
I threw on one of Pat’s hoodies and a pair of jeans. My recently dyed brown hair was up in a messy bun. Pat hadn’t saw my hair yet since he was on the road and I was looking forward to him seeing it. Erica and Leah had helped me dye it before Erica went back home to Buffalo.
Leah stayed behind with James. Leah, although she denied it wanted to get closer to Adam. Adam never left her side since the whole incident with Jason last month. Leah had enrolled at the University of Chicago and I started the cyber schooling that Pat had set up for me. I was loving being home schooled, I had straight A’s in all of my classes so far and my “workouts” with Pat in the mornings counted as my gym grade. It was more like an A for having sex.
“Where are we going to eat,” Leah asked when I got into the driver’s seat since neither she nor James knew how to get around Chicago.
“You guys sure as hell didn’t waste any time getting in the car,” I joked.
“We’re Kanes,” James joked, “What did you expect?”
I laughed and pulled into the only thing that I knew of that was open all night in Chicago, a Denny’s.
“Well, I already know what I want,” James said, “I hear a grand slam calling my name.”
“I want eggs and bacon,” I said.
“I’ll take a Moons over my Hammy,” Leah said when we sat in the booth. My phone rang and Pat’s number flashed across the screen.
“Go talk to lover boy, I’ll order for you,” James said.
“Thanks,” I smiled walking outside and answering the call.
“Hey baby,” Pat said greeting me.
“Hey what are you doing?”
“Just sitting in the hotel room with Jon bored out of our minds, how about you?”
“At Denny’s with James and Leah,” I replied.
“They need to go home already,” Pat joked, “I love my cousins to death but we need our space.”
“Leah’s been through a lot and even though James is younger than she is, he wants to protect his sister.”
“I miss you,” Pat said, “I don’t ever want to be away from you for this long ever again.”
“I miss you too,” I said sitting down on the bench out front, “When do you come home?”
“Next week sometime,” he replied, “Jon wants to know if Erica went home yet.”
“Yeah she left yesterday,” I replied, “She helped me dye my hair then I drove her to the airport.”
“You dyed your hair,” he questioned.
“Yeah, I’m not going to tell you what color either,” I teased.
“I’ll have Erica tell me,” Pat joked.
“She swore to secrecy so hahahaha,” I replied.
“You’re such a bitch but I love you,” he said.
“I love you too,” I replied, “I really wish you were here.”
“Me too,” he sighed, “This is what sucks about being on the road.”
“I’m learning to deal with it though,” I said, “I mean if I’m going to be with you, I’m with your job too.”
“I never thought of it like that,” he said, “Well, Jon and I think we are going to catch a movie. I’ll give you a call later.”
“Okay I love you.”
“I love you too,” he said and I heard the phone beep meaning he ended the call.
I walked back into the Denny’s and saw my food waiting for me, “Wow was I out there that long?”
“About fifteen minutes,” James said.
“Leah, are you up to going to Canada,” I asked sitting down in my chair.
“You two are not going anywhere,” James said, “Not while that asshole is lurking around.”
“Do you seriously think Adam and Pat would let anything happen to us,” Leah said, “James, I understand you’re scared, I am too but they will protect us.”
“I’ll fly out with you guys and then fly back,” James said, “It’ll make me feel better.”
“Fine but don’t say a word to Pat,” I cracked, “I want to surprise him.”
“Deal,” James said as we finished up eating.
Leah, James, and I got home and booked a redeye flight to Vancouver.
“Okay the flight is booked but how do we find out where they are staying,” Leah asked.
“I’ll text Pat,” James said.
“I swear to God if you tell him James, I will castrate you while you are sleeping,” I threatened.
“I won’t tell him, I’ll call him right in front of you guys,” James said dialing Pat’s number, “What is the name of the hotel you guys are at in Vancouver?”
“Fairmont…Waterfront,” James mouthed and I wrote it down getting on the computer to get the address.
“900 Canada Place Way Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,” I said, “One room is open for Leah and I.”
I booked the room and thanked James who nodded and ended the call with Pat.
“Thank you,” I said.
“No problem,” he said as I grabbed my bags and headed to the car with James and Leah
We boarded the plane and after the long five hour plane ride, we arrived in Vancouver at around nine in the morning Chicago time which meant it was around seven in Vancouver.
“I’m going to go check us in,” I said as Leah and James sat down and waited in the lobby.
“Did you find out what room Pat was in,” Leah asked her brother.
“722,” James said.
“Thank you,” I said kissing his cheek, “I owe you one.”
“Yeah you do,” he joked giving me a hug, “I came all the way to Canada so you could see my cousin, you better owe me one.”
“I’ll talk Pat into buying you a car,” I lied.
“You better,” he said smiling and Leah rolled her eyes, “So, Leah there’s Adam going down the hall towards the gift shop, are you going to say hi to your lover boy?”
“Bite me James,” she said flipping off her brother.
“That my dear sister is called incest and is frowned up in our society but I’m pretty sure Adam wouldn’t mind,” James teased his sister.
“Shut up,” Leah growled, “I hate you.”
“Are you just going to stand here or are you going to see Adam,” James asked.
“So long sucker,” Leah smirked and took off down the hall.
“We’re all checked in,” I said walking up to James who was standing at the end of the hall watching his sister chase Adam.
“Pshhh Adam Burish,” Leah whispered ducking behind a statue. Adam turned around and stopped like he was hearing things when he saw no one there.
“I’m losing it,” he said to himself.
“I know you hear me talking to you Burish,” Leah said and I pulled James to the side and we peeked around the corner so Adam wouldn’t see us.
“What the hell,” he said stopping again, “I know I heard that.”
James looked at me and we both laughed, “Burdaddy,” Leah whispered.
He just kept walking down the hall shaking his head when she ran after him and jumped on him causing him to fall to the ground.
“What the fuck,” he said and Leah giggled, “Leah, what the hell are you doing here?”
“Surprise,” she giggled and he pulled her to him giving her a hug, “Ally missed Pat and came here to surprise him.”
“So you decided to come with her,” Adam said helping Leah up off of the floor.
“Erica went back to Buffalo and James wouldn’t let us come by ourselves, so the three of us are here.”
“I’m so glad you’re here,” Adam said smiling, “I was going to give you a call today to see how you were.”
“Aw, that’s so sweet,” Leah smiled.
“Hey, I was just heading to get something to eat, are you hungry,” he asked.
“James, Ally, and I had a late breakfast last night so no but I’ll come with you to get something,” Leah replied.
“You will,” Adam asked surprised.
“Yes,” Leah smiled.
“Well it looks like your sister has her mind off of things for a while,” I said to James who nodded his head in agreement.
“I just don’t want her to get hurt again,” he admitted.
“I love that you’re only trying to protect her but you have to realize that she is an adult and can make her own decisions,” Leah said, “Trust me on this one, Adam won’t hurt her. You saw how protective of her after the whole Jason ordeal.”
“I know,” James sighed, “Give me the room key, I’m tired.”
I handed him the spare room key and he thanked me, “Are you going to see Pat,” he asked.
“Yep,” I said, “Can you take my bags up to the room?”
“No problem,” he said and we both headed off towards the elevator. He pressed floor three and I pressed seven. James got off first and I got off last.
I scanned the halls for the room number and when I got there, I knocked on the door.
“Who is it,” Jon asked.
“Room service,” I said disguising my voice.
“We didn’t order room service,” I heard Pat say.
“I swear to God if Sharpie and Bur ordered room service in our name again I will kick their asses,” Jon said and I couldn’t help but laugh.
“Loosen up man,” Pat said, “If they did, we say it’s the wrong room and sent it to them.”
“Good idea,” Jon laughed.
Had I have been the fire department and there was a fire in the hotel, these two jackasses would be dead. I knocked again and I heard them walking towards the door, “Just a minute,” Pat said, “We’re sorry but we didn’t order room service.”
He didn’t notice it was me at first since my hair was brown, “It’s me you dumbass,” I said jumping into his arms.
“Ally,” he whispered as I wrapped my legs around his waist, “Baby, I’m so glad you’re here.”
“I missed you too much so I took the credit card you gave me and booked the first flight out to Vancouver,” I said as he gave me a kiss.
“I’ll let you two talk while I go see Erica, she is here, isn’t she,” John asked.
“No, she went back home to Buffalo, she had to go back to school,” I said.
“Oh,” Jon said clearly upset.
“Sorry Jon,” I said giving him a hug.
“No problem,” he said hugging me back, “I’ll just give her a call.”
Jon walked out of the room and Pat pushed me against the wall claiming my lips with his own, “Oh God I missed you,” he said kissing my neck.
“I missed you too,” I said gasping as he lifted my shirt over my head.
Two hours later Pat and I lay in his bed tangled up in each other, “Are you tired of me yet,” he asked.
“Not a chance,” I smiled and he kissed my forehead.
“Ally, can we talk there is something that I need to tell you,” he said.
“Why do I have a bad feeling about this,” I said.
“Do you know how you thought we were pregnant,” Pat said.
“Can we not talk about this,” I said turning on my side facing away from him.
“We knew we’d have to talk about it sometime,” Pat said, “I know we talked about it but I have done some thinking lately and I kind of wish you were.”
I turned around and looked at his face to see if he was joking but the look in his eyes showed that he was serious.
“Pat, you already said we were too young,” I said.
“Well, I’ve done some thinking and we can make it work,” he said, “We’re financially stable and we’d be able to afford the expenses needed.”
“Have you lost your mind,” I asked smiling.
“No but I almost lost you,” he said, “I’d rather lose my mind than lose you.”
“Are you saying you want a baby,” I asked.
“Yeah when we are married,” he said, “I plan on marrying you Ally, I just won’t propose to you now because we are too young but when the time is right I will.”
I smiled and kissed his lips, “I’m tired,” I said yawning.
“Me too,” he smiled, “We’ll take a nap then we’ll go sightseeing or something before the game.”
“Okay,” I replied, “I love you.”
“I love you too,” he said smiling giving me a kiss, “Sweet dreams baby.”
“You too,” I smiled nuzzling my head into his chest.
“I already got my dream,” he said not knowing I heard him as I drifted off to sleep. One thing I was certain of, Pat and I were finally going to be okay and both Adam and LC were more than just friends, I was almost sure of it.