You're The Closest To Heaven That I'll Ever Be
This is it
"Come on, Lily. You have to come. You're our manager." Andy said, holding onto both her hands.
She dropped her hands from his and sighed. "I just can't leave Ohio, Andy. I have to stay here. Plus, Jon will be your manager now. You don't need me anymore."
"But I do need you! You're my anchor. You keep me grounded. Why can't you just come with us?" Andy begged.
Lily was beginning to get frustrated. She just wished he would accept the fact that she wanted to stay at home and not leave.
"Because I have dreams too, Andy." She shouted at him.
He shrunk away at her tone of voice.
She sighed, placing a hand to her forehead. "I'm sorry." She said. "I didn't mean to yell." She sat down on the ground and Andy followed. "It's just that... I've done nothing but help you with your dream. But what about me? I have dreams too and I think it's time for me to do something for myself. You can go ahead and think it's selfish but I have dreams, too. I want to graduate high school, go to college, become a psychologist. Of course I want to be with you, but touring around, playing shows, not even getting to graduate high school--just getting the fuck out of there--is your dream. Not mine."
Andy nodded, taking in everything she had said.
"I'll be there to see you off at the airport." She continued. "You should go pack. It's getting late and your flight leaves soon."
Andy agreed. "I'll see you at the airport..." He said before leaving.
"What did your parents say when you told them?" Jake asked Ashley.
"Well... My mom started crying and my dad gave me the wisest advice a man can give another man: always use condoms."
Everyone burst out into fits of laughter except Andy.
"Has anyone seen Lily?" He asked, looking around and trying to see above the crowd to try and find her.
"She'll be here, dude, don't worry." Jinxx gave him a pat on the back. "Let's sit and wait for her." He suggested. "Okay?"
Andy nodded and followed Jinxx over to a row of black airport chairs. After about ten minutes, Lily emerged from the crowd.
Andy ran over to her. "You made it!" He smiled.
She half smiled back. "Yeah, I told you I would be here."
Flight 253 to Los Angeles is now boarding. A voice announced over the intercom.
This was it. Andy and the guys were officially leaving.
"I'll write to you. Everyday. I promise." Andy said.
"And I'll write back." Lily said.
She kissed him once before letting him board the plane. She watched him walk away, knowing in her heart that this would be the last time she ever saw him.
Once he had disappeared into the tunnel leading to the plane, she walked over to the long wall of glass and looked out at the plane they were on right now.
The doors were closed and the plane began to pull away, accelerating down the runway. As the plane lifted off the ground, tears sprung to her eyes. She watched the plane go higher and higher through blurry eye. Eventually, the plane had disappeared and Andy was gone.
Lily turned to go home and continue on with her life; without Andy.