The plane slowly started moving, signalling the fact that we were going to be airborne in a few moments. When the speed increased and the pressure of the wheels against the hard ground went up, I felt Alex's hand snake into mine. I turned to look at her and grinned. Her eyes were squeezed shut and she looked like she was going to faint any second.
"Don't like takeoffs?"
"Never like the takeoffs."
I smiled to myself and gave her hand a soft squeeze. She opened one eye and smiled a little at me and at that moment, we were in the air. She sighed in relief and looked out the window.
"Takeoffs are scary yes, but it's totally worth the view."
While she looked out the window at the city lights, I stroked the back of her hand with my thumb, drawing circles. This moment was somewhat special to me, and I treasured it. She turned back to me, the smile still on her face. A few strands of her hair came in front of her face and I slowly lifted my hand, to tuck it behind her ear. Slowly I leaned forward, my heart thudding against my chest. Just when I slightly brushed my lips against hers, I heard the dumbest voice in the world.
I jumped up in surprise, my lips leaving her and turned out furiously to stare at my brother who smiled at me like a dope.
"What do you want Noah?" I hissed.
"I want to talk to you for a while. Let's head to the lounge."
And before I could argue back, he took hold of my arm and dragged me out of my seat, leading me through and opening the door to a room. Whoa...there was an actual first class lounge in the flight? Maybe I should bring Alex here. I looked around at the comfortable looking sofas and cushions. I'm sure she'd have a fun time with me here, in more ways then one of course. But first...I had to deal with this dimwit.
"Noah! Why'd you bring me here?"
"I just wanted to tell you that I'm not going to sit next to you."
I almost smacked myself. Noah and stupidity add up together so well..