A new beginning
At one point, Lily thought she could have been a dreamer. She could shoot for the stars and dream big. Not anymore. Not since he left her.
She had met the one person who had ever understood her. She cursed herself everyday for not going with him. She told herself how stupid she was for having dreams of her own. She should have just gone with him and none of this would have happened.
Once the letters stopped coming, she knew he had forgotten about her. So she began to forget him. Andy who? She didn't need him anymore, she told herself. But really, she did. Her parents were never around anymore. It seemed the house was always empty. Her friends had abandoned her and now she had no one. She did the best she could to get by at school and then would come home to an empty house and cry out of loneliness.
She tried to do other things to get her mind off being lonely. She joined the school's drama club and learned to dance. Because of how much time rehearsals took up, she began to forget about being lonely--until she went home again.
Once she graduated high school, she decided this was it. She was putting her foot down. She was moving to L.A. to become someone. She was tired of being a nobody here in Ohio. She wanted to go where no one knew her name. She wanted to go to a place where she could start all over and actually become known as the person she wanted people to know her as.
L.A.--Hollywood--that was the perfect place for her to become someone.
Of course, thoughts of Andy never passed through her mind. She had forgotten all about him and where he went. Now she was moving to where he was and she didn't even realize it.
Andy and the guys have taken the band a long way since the start. They've come out with an EP and two very successful albums with a third on the way.
The life of a rock star was a little crazy at times. Andy felt like he was constantly recording and writing music if he wasn't on the road with the guys. Even when on the road, he was writing music or reading fan mail.
But the rock star lifestyle was what he had wanted since he was sixteen and first started the band. He always felt a little melancholy when he thought about the early days of the band. It made him think about Lily.
Not a day had gone by since he left Ohio that he didn't think of her. He missed her, but it was clear that she didn't miss him. She had never written back to him so he stopped writing to her. She had made it clear with her silence that she obviously didn't want to talk to him anymore. She had moved on and he decided that he should, too.
Six years had gone by and Andy still thought about Lily every day. But he had Juliet now and she made him happy.
He would never say this aloud, but Juliet didn't make him as happy as Lily had. He didn't think anyone could make him as happy as she had.
It didn't matter anymore, though. He was never going to see her again so he should just move on.
But he couldn't.