Just like Taylor had said, there was tickets and backstage passes in Simone's mailbox two days after he said that he would send them. She called Ashna and told her the good news. Ashna was freaking out. She couldn't believe that she was going to meet Hanson.
" Whoa, calm down! " Simone said, laughing at her friends enthusiasm. The concert was only 3 weeks away, and she could hardly wait. She already had butterflies in her stomach just thinking about seeing Taylor again.
" I still can't believe it!! " Ashna excalimed, hugging her friend one last time. " You know that I love you for this!! "
" Oh, so you didn't love me before? Just beciase I got you tickets to a concert, you love me? "
" You know what I mean! " Ashna said, pushing Simone playfully into her bed.
" I can't believe that YOU sent her tickets! " Isaac said to Taylor.
" Why? Don't you want to see her again? " Taylor asked.
" That's not the case...." Isaac said, because he wanted to see her again as much as Tay did. Probably more. He just didn't know what to say to her whenever he would see her. Would he be open about his feelings and come right out and say that he liked her? Or would Simone only be interested in Taylor?? The questions filled his head and he didn't know the answeres to them. But, as far as he knew, her and Tay were only friends. Taylor is too shy to tell girls how he really feels about them, so, he probably didn't tell Simone how he really felt. Then Isaac made up his mind. As soon as he saw Simone backstage, he was going to ask her out.
" Then what is the case? " Taylor asked.
" Can't we just drop it?"
" Well, no. And besides, her friend is going to be with her, so maybe you might fall desperately in love with her friend. " Taylor joked. That made Isaac smile, somewhat.
Zac walked into the room, dramatically sighed and plopped down on the bed. Then he sighed again.
" Hey, what's up with you? " Tay asked.
" Aww, nothing. It's just that, I met Her. " Zac said, again sighing.
" Yeah, you go Zac, what's she like? " Tay asked.
" I don't know, it's hard to explain, but she kissed me. " Zac said, causing Taylor to blush. " Tay, why are you blushing? "
" Nothin'. " Taylor said, his face turning even a darker shade of red. Isaac laughed, and ecided to tease Taylor. Taylor sat on the bed, pulled his knees to his chest, and buried his face.
" I know what's wrong. Tay's jealous becuase you had your first kiss already, and he's never been kissed by a girl yet! " Isaac said, nudging Taylor with his elbow. Taylor shoved him away.
" Are you serious? Wow, Tay, I thought that you would've had your first kiss already, considering that your everyone's favorite! Haha! I'm more 'advanced' than Taylor is! " Zac sang, dancing around the room.
" So what! Who cares that I never kissed a girl before! Does that make me some kind of freak? " Tay asked, upset at his brothers.
" Nope, you're already a freak!! " Isaac joked.
Slowly but surely, the next 3 weeks past, and to Simone, they couldn't have taken any longer. It was really weird, because she had never had those kind of feelings in her stomach whenever she thought about Taylor, or any Hanson. She was going to try to get the perfect outfit, but of course, with her luck, she didn't find it.
"Great!" she thought. "I don't want to look like a bum in front of Hanson!" The phone ringing startled her, and as she was about to pick up the phone, it stopped ringing.
"SIMONE! Phone for you!" her brother Randy yelled from the bottom of the steps, leading up to her room. Simone's room was the entire attic, so it was really spacious. She picked up the extention in her room.
"HI!" it was Taylor. Simone smiled.
"Hi, I was just thinking about the concert, and what it was going to be like." She said.
"Well, that's what I have to talk to you about. See, there's been a slight change in plans. We were schedules to arrive in Pittsburgh on Friday, but our flight got re-arranged and we're going to be coming in on Thursday afternoon. Do you think that you could meet us there, and then maybe we could do something?" Taylor said in a rush.
"Well, what did you have in mind?"
"Huh? Oh, I don't know, you probably know the area a little better than we do, so do you know of any good places we could go?" Taylor said.
"Well, see, I'm not 'from' Pittsburgh, I'm about 50 minutes south, and the town that I live in has absolutely nothing to do! And when I say nothing, I mean nothing!" Simone said.
"Oh, okay. Could you still meet us at the airport? Maybe we could even come back to your house, if it wouldn't be too much of a problem, and if your house is big enough, because the whole family is in with us on this tour."
"Room definitely won't be a problem! But, I'd have to see with my parents, but I'm sure that it will be okay. What time does the flight come in on Thursday?"
Simone heard Taylor suck in his breath. "There's a little bit of a problem there, too. It comes in at 3:00 am on Thursday morning."
"Oooh, that's really early, but I'll have to see what I can do, okay?" Simone said, hoping that her parents would try to be reasonable about this.
"Cool! I hope that this can all work out, because I don't want to be all cooped up in the hotel all day. That's boring!" Taylor said.
"Well, what makes you think that you're going to have fun with me?"
"Why wouldn't I have fun with you?" Taylor asked instead of answering the question.
"Hmm, good point!" Simone laughed. "Well, I have to go, but I'll see you on Thursday morning! Bye!"
"Later." Tay said and hung up. Wow! Simone thought, NOW what am I going to wear??
As surprising as it is, Simone's parents allowed her to go to the airport that early in the morning. Considering that she knew how to get there, and that she had her drivers permit, and that it was going to be 3:00 in the morning, they decided to trust her, and let her go by herself, in the VolksWagon Bus. She was blown away by their aggressivness, but she wasn't going to complain. She was going to the airport to pick up Hanson, and their family. It was about an hour drive from Simone's house to the airport, so, to be prepared for the flight coming in early, she left at 1:30.
When she got into the Bus, as her family calls it, because it's their biggest vehickle, she was hoping that there was going to be enough room for the entire family. She was probably going to drive home, and two other people could fit in the front bench seat with her. Then there was 3 more bench seats in the back of the van, which the maximum capacity was 4 people per seat, so yeah, there would be enough room.
She confedently started the Bus, and slowly made it down her driveway. It was the very first time that her parents had let her take the car out without any supervision, and she was somewhat scared. Or maybe the feeling was excitement. Or maybe it was just the anticipation feeling of seeing Taylor. She didn't know which it was, but, it wasn't really bothering her.
She finally reached the airport after the long hours drive, especially when you drive alone. But she was listening to the radio, and belting out the songs lyrics as she drove, to help pass the time quickly. It was 2:45, and she hurried to the terminal in which they would be arriving. She smiled as she saw the plane pull up to the boarding tunnel. She quickly took a look at her reflection in the big glass windows and smiled. For it being 3:00 in the morning, she had to admit, she looked pretty good.
As people poured out of the terminal, her heart beat quickened. She didn't see them. Where were they?? She began to panick. She looked at the people, who were slowly stumbling out of the tunnel.
"Omigosh!" Simone thought. "Maybe I'm at the wrong terminal!" But then she looked at the paper that was in her pocket. Nope, it was all right. It was the same as what Taylot had told her. She looked around one last time. She didn't see anyone that resembled Hanson, or their family. She looked at the tunnel. No one was coming out. There was about a minute pause before another person came out of the tunnel. Simone then breathed a big sigh of relief, it was Mr. Hanson. She smiled. Then, Taylor came out, carrying a sleeping MacKenzie, Isaac with Avery in his arms, and Avery, who was stummbling with sleepiness, was holding onto Zac's hand. And Mrs. Hanson was carrying the baby. Simone waved to get their attention.
Isaac saw her first, smiled, and then walked over. "Hey Simone. Thanks for meeting us here." He said.
"Sure, no problem. Do you have to stop to pick up any luggage or anything?" she asked. Mr. Hanson shook his head.
"No, the airport is going to send it all to the hotel. Thanks so much for coming to pick us up, you have no idea how grateful we are. So, you must be this 'Simone' that lives in Amity, that all the calls are to on our phone bills." Mr. Hanson said, laughing, looking over at Taylor breifly, then back to Simone.
"Yeah, I guess that would be me, sorry if the bill is too high, Mr. Hanson." Simone apologized.
"Please, call me Walker. 'Mr. Hanson' seems to formal." Walker said, smiling. Already, Simone liked him. She returned his smile, and glanced over at Tay, who was already looking at her. He smiled too. "Where are your parents?"
"Uh, they didn't come." Simone said, looking down at the ground.
"Then how did you get here? According to my son, you live pretty far away."
"I drove here." All of the Hanson's eyes grew wide. Well, all the Hanson's that were awake.
"I was under the impression that you were only 15." Walked said, looking at Taylor, who shrugged.
"Well, I can drive!" Simone said, not wanting to tell them that she was only 15, and then think that Walker wouldn't trust her. She was a very responcible person. "Well, if you don't need to get any luggage, then I guess we can go, okay?"
"Yeah, right. I guess we better go and rent a car."
"No, don't do that! I have the Bus with me." Again, they all got wide eyes, so Simone went onto explain about the Bus, and how it got it's nickname. As they were walking, Taylor strode up beside Simone, and whispered Hi.
"Hi." She whispered back.
"I thought that you were only 15." Tay whispered.
"I am. Can you keep a secret?" Taylor nodded. Simone smiled, and they all piled into the Bus, and Simone confidently got into the drivers seat, and took off for her house.