Aided by an Angel
"Miracle Ryan Payne." I tried to
hide the proud smirk that was erupting upon my lips as I climbed
the short staircase that lead to the stage. My school's
superintendent, Dr. Jacobs, held my high school dipolma on his
left hand while his right was extended towards me. I stretched
all ten of my fingers out to him, eager to hold my very own
diploma in my hands. "Good job, my dear. Well done."
Dr. Jacobs muttered to me as he firmly shook my hand and
sent me on my way.
I stared at my feet, admiring the
white thongs that sheltered them, as I tip toed down the stairs
that were on the opposite side of the stage. Once my feet had
touched the soft grass of my high school football field, my head
darted up and my eyes impatiently searching for a familiar face.
I already ruled out looking for my family; they were all seated
in the set of bleachers behind the stage and were engulfed by
hundreds of people. Although scanning the faces of my senior
class that sat before me in fold-up party chairs was a pretty
hard task too, I just need a smile from a friend, giving this
feeling some reassurance; did I really just graduate high
I made my way back to my chair, unsuccessful in
finding somebody in the crowd. If I gave it a few minutes,
I'd see them up on stage; Styles, Tomlinson, and Williams
were all names that followed mine. My mind began to wander now
that I was sitting alone, my thoughts relaxing a little bit. What
was this future going to hold for me? I had applied to a handful
of colleges to please my parents, but even when, and if, I hear
back from them, I have no idea what I would major in. Music? Not
good enough. Teaching? Not my thing. Medicine? Please.
"Parker Evan Styles." My blue eyes caught
the young man in blue walking up to recieve his diploma
with his sister in white following close behind. "Darcy
Anee Styles." Darcy trotted Dr. Jacobs, letting her tall,
black heels scuff the stage. She was so giddy and excited, she
could hardly contain it.
I sat up a little straighter, in high hopes that
Parker or Darcy would notice me on the stride back to their
chairs. Parker's eyes looked about the senior body and
suddenly found my eyes. His smiled glistened in my direction as
he tossed his fist to the air, gripping the diploma tightly. I
knew exactly what he was trying to communicate to me: We were
"Zachary Austin Tomlinson." My ears grew
attentive as my boyfriend's name rung through them; he
must've slipped my mind. Oops. Quickly putting the thought of
Parker aside, I forced my hands together and let a little scream
pass my lips, letting everyone know how proud I was of Zac. He
immediately caught my eye and shouted at the top of his lungs how
much he loved me. Everyone 'ooh'-ed and 'ahh'-ed
at us as my cheeks flushed pink.
I was so wrapped up in my constant thoughts, I
must've missed Autumn's name being called and I felt a
little bad. I'd feel real bad about missing it when we were
all talking about it at the party later. Dr. Jacobs instructed us
to stand in unison just before releasing us from our high school
bonds. "May I present to you, this year's graduating
class. Congratulations, Seniors!" And with that, all of our
caps came off and took flight into the infant, summer sky.
Just like Parker said earlier, we were now free. I
was now free from these halls and classrooms and peers. I was
completely free now. It's not that I minded being here, I
know I'd miss it once I turned the page and started my new
life; it's just I felt trapped and stuck here. I needed to
start the next chapter, but what is that?
"Mir!" A cool breeze caught inside my now
unzipped graduation gown, revieling my purple Jack Wills dress.
Parker came running at me, arms wide open welcoming me into a
hug. Just like the breeze, Parker's large hands found their
way inside my graduation gown so he could easliy wrap his arms
around my thin waist. He picked me up and spun me around, leaving
me screaming for him to let me down. He submitted to my request
and set me on my feet, but not letting up on his grip. My nose
nuzzled itself into the crook of his neck, taking in his scent
that I knew so well. "Free." His lips tickled my ear as
he repeated to the word to me.
With a deep sigh, I gave into him and chanted softly
into his skin, "Free."
Thanks for reading, Loves! I am so sorry I haven't updated in
forever! I was caught up in reading that fanfic, Dark. Seriously
go read it. I'll send you a link if you want, but just
promise me you'll read it cause I'm obsessed. Omg how
many of yous watch American Idol?! Well keep an eye out for my
friend Sarah( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTGgfJ3b4_8 )
!! I used to dance with her XD How have you guys been? :)xx