[Google-Font <link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=KoHo" rel="stylesheet">][Google-Font <link href="https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Exo+2" rel="stylesheet">][size14 [KoHo Lucinda and Noble had been roommates for the past year, and friends for a while before that. When Noble and her long-term boyfriend that Noble managed to [i pull out of a fairy tale] had decided that they were going to travel out of the country, poor Lucinda was ready to jump out of her skin for a chance to go, and to see the world. She did try her best to avoid her wish to go with them being obvious. While [i yes] Lucinda did want to go, she didn't want to intrude if this was some [i romantic] couple-y getaway.
Luckily, the two intended on trying to see if she [i and their friend "Mayhem"] wanted to go. While the always inquisitive Lucinda would normally guess that there were some [i additional] thoughts there, she didn't really see Noble or Wes to be the type of people to try and set up their friends. But maybe she didn't know Wes as much as she thought she might have? Lucinda also didn't really know Mayhem, aside from a few brief encounters if he was coming to her and Noble's home to spend time with Noble and Wes.
Maybe she was just looking into it too much on the account of her lack of any sort of romantic fling since she found her "high school sweetheart" with his tongue down Melissa's throat. Melissa was a girl that used to be the third to Lucinda and Noble's very close-knit friendship. Unfortunately, when you're caught with your best friend's boyfriend of 5 years. there's not much of a chance to raving that friendship.
[i [#8A2BE2 Am I really becoming one of those people? That just seeks out any possible chance of having someone?]] Lucinda shuddered, before shaking her head as she made her way to her bathroom to brush her teeth and get herself ready. Today was the big day, the four of them would be leaving to fly out to Germany, the first stop on their trip around the world.
While she was brushing her teeth, she heard a knock at the door, followed by Noble asking [#DCACAC "Are you ready yet? We gotta get going."] Lucinda tried to mumble out some sort of response, which wasn't clearly audible due to having toothpaste in her mouth and being [i too preoccupied with answering] to have actually considered spitting the toothpaste out first and then responding so that her words actually made sense. It was only a few moments before she had heard a [#DCACAC "Hurry your ass up! Wesley and Mayhem are going to be here soon"] followed by footsteps which got quieter until Lucinda didn't hear them anymore.
The woman let out a sigh, before finishing getting herself together, and packing her toiletries away. Just as Lucinda was packing her toiletries in her luggage, she could hear Noble shouting from downstairs.
[#DCACAC "LUCY! HURRY THEY ARE HERE. I'M HEADING OUT!"] Lucinda grabbed her things, and opened her door to shout a response [b [#8A2BE2 "I'm comi -- "]] but before she could even finish her sentence, she heard the front door close, the sound echoing up the stairs. She let out a sigh, before closing and locking her bedroom door, and heading downstairs. Lucinda looked around, just checking to make sure neither of them were forgetting anything before making her way out the door, making sure to lock the house up before heading out to the van. [b [#8A2BE2 "Sorry, guys. I just was trying to brush my teeth."]] She said, as she put her bags in the back of the van, before closing the door and climbing in the front passenger seat. Once the door was shut, the four were headed to the airport.]]
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[right [pic https://i.imgur.com/u0d7PYJ.gif]][Exo+2 [size14 Wesley had been so ready to take this vacation to explore the world. When he had suggested it a few months ago to his long term girlfriend, Noble, she seemed hesitant. But she did warm up to it eventually. Visiting the different places throughout the world, could be a really humbling experience. Not to mention the cultural values that they could see. Wesley had planned a few romantic stops, in some of the different areas just as surprises for his favorite lady, but aside from that he just really thought taking a trip like this would be a great experience for everyone involved.
He had finished packing his bags the night before, and as soon as his alarm went off in the morning, quickly gotten himself ready, and packed away last minute necessities, like his tooth brush, etc. Their friend Mayhem was supposed to be picking everyone up in his van, and Wesley wasn't sure if he was first on the list, or when he was going to have to leave. So Wesley had just spent some time reflecting on the adventures ahead. He'd already paid his rent ahead by a month, just to be sure that if anything happened and they got delayed, that he wouldn't have to pay any late fees.
[i [+SeaGreen Hey Vince,
Thanks for agreeing to watch over the house for me while I'm gone. I've left some money for you to cover some food, and just to kind-of say thank you for doing this for me. I'll make sure to message you, and Allie when we get to the airport and whenever we land. Just to give you some updates. Don't forget what I look like while I'm gone.
He scribbled down a little thank you to his younger brother who agreed to stay at his house while Wesley was gone, just something that gave his sibling some space from his parents, while also giving Wesley peace of mind that his house wasn't going to be ignored. Shortly after sitting the paper down, and using a paper clip to clip $100 to the note, he heard Mayhem's van outside. It was very distinct, and easy for Wes to tell when the vehicle outside belonged to one of his closest friends. As he made his way to the door, he heard the horn blow, and he just sort of chuckled to himself.
And with that, he made his way to the van, with his belongings. [b [+SeaGreen "Hey, Mayhem. Ready?"]] He said as he heaved his stuff into the van and climbed into the back. He wasn't sure if one of the ladies would want the front seat, but if one did it probably would've been Luce, Noble's friend Lucinda who she affectionately called Lucy on most occasions.
[i [#01A9DA "You aren't trying to set me up are you? You know I hate it when you and Noble mess around in my love life."]]
Well, while it was true that Noble and Wesley both felt that Lucinda and Mayhem would make a good pair together, their thoughts weren't to show them together and try to force anything. [b [+SeaGreen "Hey, hey now. That is a [i heavy] accusation. Luce is Noble's friend. Can't she come on a vacation that Noble and I are taking with our best friends? Without it meaning that there's hidden motives? Now, if you happen to catch a liking to her, we can't control that. But you're both our friends. That's the point here."]] Noble had seemed really excited about the idea of the two of them hitting it off, but maybe Noble just didn't like seeing the two of them without someone, when they meant a lot to her and she just wanted them to be happy?
Wesley wasn't sure, because he tended to avoid the relationship whining. It wasn't really something that he would've been helpful with in a conversation unless you were looking for him to talk to you about the different ways that being infatuated with someone can affect you as a whole, and why some people seem more driven to pursue a relationship while others prefer to avoid it.
Wesley wasn't exactly a morning person, and he knew that it had to be hard for Mayhem to leave his mom, the man seemed very harsh, and cold. But he was very caring towards his mother. And with how attached his mother was at times, even if Mayhem was fine with the trip, going to leave probably made him feel bad because Wesley could imagine that would be upsetting for her.
Wesley never had that close of a relationship to his parents. He was the eldest of 3, two boys, and the youngest a girl. And with all of that ruckus for two young adults who managed to stay together when the high-school pregnancy of their first son swung them for a huge surprise, Wesley never blamed them for not always having the time to build those close, overly meaningful relationships with him. But his relationships with his siblings were very close-knitted, despite not always having the time now, in adulthood to see each other very frequently.
Wesley had pulled out his phone to message Noble when Mayhem was pulling up to her house, but it seemed like she was waiting for them because he saw her head out the door so quickly, that he just erased the beginnings of his "We're here" message, and waited for her to get in. He'd gone to open the door, but she was always a little quicker with her hand-eye than he was in the mornings. Wesley wasn't [i slow] but his mind was still a bit groggy.
[b [+SeaGreen "Hey, dear. You excited?"]] Wesley asked, as Noble nestled herself into him once her things were in the van.
A few moments later, Luce came out the door, and had gotten her things in the van, and seeing that the front seat was open and would probably be more roomy than cramming in the back with Noble and Wes, made her way up there.
The ride to the airport wasn't too long, but they'd have to go through all the different check points and make sure they found where the loading area was for their plane.]]
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[center [font "Georgia" Packing was a lot harder than she thought it would be. It's been awhile since she'd had to pack this much stuff. Her boyfriend Wesley had suggested they take a trip around the world, go and see what the world had to offer. At first she thought it was a bad idea, but the more he talked about it, the more she got excited. She wasn't looking forward to seeing the camps that people were held in, but the getaway was what she was looking forward too. They had managed to talk their friends into going as well.]]
[center [font "Georgia" Mayhem had been all for it. He loved this type of thing, but her roommate and best friend Lucy was harder to talk into going. She sighed lightly as she looked at the clock on the nightstand. They were heading to Germany first, one of the many places on their list. She zipped up her bag, and picked it up off the bed. She then walked out of the room and went to Lucy's room, and knocked on the door. [#D7ACAC "Are you ready yet? We gotta get going"] she called though the door.]]
[center [font "Georgia" They had an hour to get there, and she knew that the men would be there soon. When she got a muffled call though the door, she rolled her eyes. [#D7ACAC "Hurry your ass up! Wesley and Mayhem are going to be here soon"] she said and walked down the hall. She walked down the stairs of the small home, and she double checked that the windows were locked in the kitchen. She then found the little notepad, and pulled it towards her. She then wrote a note for their friend who was watching the house while they were gone.]]
[center [font "Georgia" [#D7ACAC [i You are more than welcome to crash in the spare bedroom if you need too. Just make sure the plants are watered, and the lawn is mowed. If you need anything then get a hold of my mother, or Lucy's mother. They have spare keys, and if you can't come a couple of times, they are more than willing to come. We left you a hundred bucks, that should cover it. Thanks for watching the house while we're gone. It's putting me more at easy. See you in about a month. -Noble]]]
[center [font "Georgia" It had been her idea to pay their friend that much for a month. They could have done more, but she didn't really think about it. She sighed lightly as she heard the car horn outside. The guys were here. She walked out of the kitchen, and grabbed her bags. [#D7ACAC "LUCY! HURRY THEY ARE HERE. I'M HEADING OUT!"] she yelled up the stairs. She made sure she had her set of keys, before bounding out of the house and down the stairs. She spotted the van and rolled her eyes. Of course Mayhem would have his van.]]
[center [font "Georgia" She pulled the door open, and she climbed inside. [#D7ACAC "Lucy should be coming in a minute"] she said as she tossed her bags into the back. Mayhem nodded his head, and drummed his fingers against the wheel and waited. Noble on the other hand, curled up against Wesley's side, and leaned her head against his shoulder. She settled down against him, her heart racing in her chest. She was nervous, but at the same time she was really excited. This was their getaway, and she was going to take it all in stride. She just wanted to get going.]]
[center [font "Georgia" As soon as she saw her friend coming, she pulled her legs under her and kept as close to Wesley as possible. [#D7ACAC "I can't wait to get there"] she said lightly. They had a small plan to set Mayhem and Lucy up. The two had been complaining about not being in a relationship so maybe this was going to help them. Maybe the small secret was eating her up inside, but she kept her mouth shut about it. As soon as the other was in the van, Mayhem headed to the airport.]]
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[center [font "Georgia" The day their plane was supposed to be leaving arrived, and the male still wasn't ready. Was this really happening? He had let Wesley talk him into going, but he didn't want to leave work for a month. He sighed lightly as he packed up the rest of his bags. He told the other's he'd pick them up, and Wesley was the first one on his list. He picked up his bags, and he walked out of his room and into the hall. He could hear his mother talking on the phone, and he tapped on her door.]]
[center [font "Georgia" [b "Come in on Mayhem"] she called out. the male opened the door and stood in the doorway. She covered the phone and looked at him with a raised 'brow [b "What is it honey?"] she asked. [#01A9DB "I just wanted to let you know I was heading it. Today's the day I leave for Germany"] he said back. [b "Joan, I'll call you right back"] she said into the phone and hung up. She had been talking to his aunt, and he made her hang up. That's not what he meant to do. She walked over and hugged him.]]
[center [font "Georgia" [b "Are you sure you have to go? You don't have too. You can back out"] she asked looking slightly worried. [#01A9DB "No I can't back out now. I really do have to go. The other's are counting on me being there"] he said lightly. He pulled her against his chest and hugged her tightly. He knew the thoughts running though her head weren't the best. [b "Alright.. I guess I'll see you in a month.. Stay safe baby, I love you"] she said and kissed his cheek before pulling back, and looking at him.]]
[center [font "Georgia" [#01A9DB "I love you too, I'll make sure to e-mail you every day"] he said. The woman nodded and then he turned and closed her door. He then heard her voice, and knew she was on the phone again. It was hard leaving her, but he needed this trip more than anything. He felt like he was drowning, and he didn't like the feeling at all. He walked out of the house and to his trusty, beat up van. He threw his things into the back, pulled himself into the drivers seat, and started the van.]]
[center [font "Georgia" He pulled out of the driveway, and headed to Wesley's first. He honked the horn, and then the male was tucked into the back. [#01A9DB "You aren't trying to set me up are you? You know I hate it when you and Noble mess around in my love life"] he said lightly. He meant it too. Yeah, he wanted a relationship, but not where his friends had to set him up. He listed to the other talking, and rolled his eyes lightly. A little bit later he pulled into the front of Noble's house.]]
[center [font "Georgia" He honked the horn and shut the engine off. He put his head into his hand, and looked out the window. He heard the door open and he looked over his shoulder and nodded at her. [#01A9DB "Morning"] he said, he didn't know if she heard him, but he didn't care. Lucy was the last one to get in. As soon as everyone was inside, he pulled away from the curb and headed to the airport. His head spinning, and a voice in his head telling him to turn around and forget about the whole thing.]]