Lily looked from her friend sitting in front of her to the dialed number on her phone's screen, waiting to be sent and connect her with the one person she loved most: Andy.
"I can't." Lily put her phone down on the carpeted floor in front of her.
"Sure you can." Carolina sat down on the floor next to Lily, giving her a reassuring side hug. "We're both here for you no matter what happens."
Lily looked from McKenna to Carolina to the phone sitting in front of her. Its vibrant screen beckoned to her. It urged her to pick it up and press the small green button.
She gave in. She extended a slightly shaky hand and picked up the phone, cradling it in both hands. She pressed send and waited for the ringing to end. She prayed it would just go to voice mail and he could just call her back later.
"Let it go to voice mail." Juliet grumbled into her pillow.
Andy propped himself up on one elbow, leaning over to take a look at the screen. It seemed Lily had kept her same number since she was sixteen because her name was the one lighting up his cellphone screen just like her presence lit up his life.
Point me to the sky above. I can't get there on my own. Point me to the graveyard. Dig up her bo-
"Hello?" His groggy, tired voice sounded so seductive over the phone.
"H-Hi, Andy. It's Lily."
He could hear the nervousness in her voice. He never remembered Lily to be the type to get nervous around guys; especially not him.
"I know." Andy chuckled. "Your phone number is still the same."
"You kept my number?" There was a hint of surprise in her voice.
"Of course I did..." Andy trailed off.
There was a moment of silence that passed between them as they both searched for something else to say.
Lily was the one who broke the never ending silence. "Andy? I called to say..." She trailed off.
"What? Say what?" Andy persisted.
"I'd love to go on tour with you." She blurted out.
"Really?" Andy smiled through his words.
"Yeah, of course. I thought about what you said and you're right, We've spent too much time away from each other. And I've learned to just go with where life takes you. Right now, the world is trying to tell me something and I think it wants me to go with you."
Andy was smiling so hard he thought his cheeks were going to burst open from all the pressure. "That's... That's..." Andy couldn't find the words to express his utter joy and excitement. "Amazing." He finally said. "Could you meet me at my house tomorrow? All the guys and our manager, Jon, are going to come here so we can leave to go to our first venue and then the bus will meet us there."
Lily exhaled loudly. "Will it be there?"
Andy looked over at his slumbering girlfriend. "No." He replied, his eyes locked on her. "I'll make sure of it."
Andy proceeded to give Lily his address and the time she should be there. After hanging up the phone, Andy set it down on the bedside table. He just sat there, soaking in the fact that she really had said yes. They were about to spend the next three months together trapped on a tour bus.
Anything could happen on this tour.