Chapter 4: Finally we meet.
As It was the day for me to catch the train I placed my bag by the front door of my household grabbing my tickets as my dad got ready to see me off at the station. When we were all ready we got into the van and we drove into Stockport. It was a gloomy day, the sky's were Gray with pollution and there was a creepy chill in the air just cold enough to make you shiver. Me and my dad arrived at the gloomy station where we found the platform then walked over to it. We sat in the warm cafe. My dad handed me a coffee,
"Be good darling and take care of Toby, as you know London is a big place," he took a sip from he tea then carried on "for someone who isn't from England, so take care of him"
"I will dad" I smiled,
"I'm so shocked on how you actually became friends with this Toby you have liked for many years" my dad said.
"Oh dad, shut up" I joked as we saw that my train would be arriving in 2 minuets. I got up carefully as I put my coffee cup in the bin. Me and my dad walked out onto the platform just in time as the train arrived, we walked to the first class coach door and it opened slowly.
"Well," I said to my dad "ill see you in a week" I smiled as I hugged him then I Walked on the train. My dad started to wave as it set off. I was on my way to London, on my way to meet my new best friend. As 5 minuets passed I had put in my headphones waiting, looking out the window, day dreaming. As I got closer to London the English countryside lit up with a lush green, I saw horses galloping wild and free, sheep, cows and other animals wondering around grazing on the favourite snack. It was beautiful, but I thought oh how I would miss it when I moved to LA, but this still did not make me want to change my mind. As we arrived in Milton Keynes the sky became a deep blue as night started to take over the sky as the sun went into slumber under the horizon and the moon woke up from its long sleep. I thought to my self 'mother of god... In a few hours I will be meeting Toby and he will be meeting me..' This got me wound up with excitement as the train set off again heading towards London, our equivalent of the big apple! As the gleaming train pulled up into the station called London Euston I grabbed my shoulder bag and my suitcase. I walked to the exit door of the train, I made sure I hadn't forgotten anything. As the train came to a stop, the people who stood by me and myself shook from one side to the other and then the door opened letting in a chill of London air. I walked onto the platform and up the ramp dragging my deep red case behind me. I saw my granddad and walked up to him.
"Hey there Cat, have a safe trip down?" He asked
"Yes it was nice" I smiled, he grabbed my suitcase off me as we ploughed our way through the herds of people. As we finally go out we walked to the car where Monica was waiting for us. I ran up the here with happiness,
"Monica!" I shouted "it's nice to see you and grumpy" I said as I gave her a hug.
"So lets get to the flat and let you settle in," Monica said "then we can go pick up your friend from the airport" she smiled. We made our way though the busy streets on London, we made it to the flat safely. It was late so we had our dinner and went to bed after having a beer. As I lay in that empty bed, alone, you could hear the sirens of the police cars in the dark night, Chasing after criminals. I was thinking of when I finally meet Toby and he stays with me. As I teared up a little from the excitement and I fell asleep and morning came around quicker than the speed of sound. "Morning there Catherine," Monica woke me from my dream of Toby, "you need to get ready! We need to pick up Toby soon" she said!
I jumped up out of the bed with a huge excited grin on my face.
"Right..ok then.. I better get ready" I smiled at Monica as she left the room. As soon as she left I grabbed my tobuscus t-shirt, My tobuscus hoodie and my skinny jeans putting them on in a hurry. I grabbed my make up making my self look pretty and I brushed my hair.
"Humm... Done" I smiled into the mirror then to rush out my bedroom to grab some breakfast.
"We will leave in 15" Monica said washing some pots,
"Sure!" I said grinning. After I had finished my heavenly morning meal I gave the pot to Monica and she cleaned it. I grabbed the car keys.
"Go get the car running Catherine I just need to make sure the flats locked"
"Sure thing monnie" I said as I waked out the flat. In compleat excitement I ran down the stairs like a little kid going to the candy shop. I unlocked the car then starting it and switching the heaters on full bast. The car started to warm up with a huge temperature change to outside. It was a cold day but still the sun shone down on great London city. As I watched Monica walk to the car I quickly turned round to pull the biggest smiles imaginable.
"Off we go" Monica said as she got In the car putting her seat belt on the looking at me, then smiled.
"Yes, yes we are!" We set off driving through the immense city landscape of London. It had change a bit since I was a young teen, a few new buildings up and the population on London was ever growing. We managed to escape the business of the London city centre and we were well ahead of time for Toby's plane landing. As we could see Heathrow airport in out line of sight. We pulled up into the busy car park off the huge airport. It was cold when we got out the car, but as promised by the weather man the sunlight still pelted down to the skyline of London. We went to the gate where Toby got off the plane from and we sat down.
"It will be here in a half hour" I said
"That's fine" Monica answered back.
An agonising 20 had passed.
"Won't a coffee cat?" Monica asked, I answered back,
"Sure thing" I gave her some of my change then I looked out the window as Monica walked round the corner. Toby's plane was pulling up to the gate. My eyes teared up as the steps were put up the plane. As the doored opened I took a deep breath. A lot of people walked out of that plane but no sign of Toby. I kept a lookout and I spotted a man in a black jacket and a bright green top, I whispered to my self,
"Toby" then I smiled walking over to the door waiting for it to open. After a minuet the gate doors opened and most of the passengers passed then revealing Toby. I ran down the little tunnel to then Toby.
"Toby we finally meet" my eyes teared up.
"Catherine" Toby smiled and hugged me back, then he put his arm round me as we walked through the tunnel to the gate entrance. Monica was stood there with three coffees as she saw the plane arrive just before.
"Welcome to England Toby" she said smiling handing a coffee.
"Monica" she said
"Ahh thank you Monica" Toby said then he looked at me.
"Hi there Cat it's really nice to meet you finally" he hugs me again and I teared up.
"It's.. It's really nice to meet you Toby " I was now the happiest girl alive, I had Toby turners arm round me and he will be living with me for the next week. Monica grabbed his suitcase and we started to walk to the car. The sun pelted down to the ground that day. It got warmer and as it did, life felt that little bit better. The cloud of pollution had disappeared and the white clouds hovered above looking like little clusters of candy floss.