"Promise me you'll send an owl every day?" Jess asked, looking at her hands entwined with James'. They stood outside her family home, saying their goodbyes.
"Of course I will, Jess. I'll never forget you." He smiled, letting go of her hands to raise her head and kiss her. When they parted, James noticed tears in her eyes.
"Jess Wilson crying?" He laughed, wiping a tear from her cheek. "Don't worry; I'll be back before you know it. Six months isn't that long, really."
"Stupid band. Why go on tour anyway?" she muttered.
He put his arms around her, comforting her. "I have to go; I'm sorry. I'll be back before you know it," he repeated, as much to convince himself as Jess.
"You better," she warned into his chest.
"Err, sorry to interrupt, but can I speak to you for a minute James?" Neither of them had noticed Jess' brother Luke approaching.
"Sure," said James, letting go of Jess and following Luke to the other end of the rather large front garden.
Luke shuffled his feet nervously. "James, it's not that I don't trust you… It's just long distance relationships don't always work out, and, well… If you hurt my sister in any way, you're dead. Worse than dead."
"Luke, I love Jess. I would never hurt her," he said earnestly.
"Good," Luke smiled. "Well, now that's sorted, have an awesome time, mate."
"I will. Listen; keep her safe while I'm gone."
James continued saying his goodbyes to the rest of the family, and, since he'd already bid farewell to his parents, apparated to Los Angeles, where he would meet the rest of the band and begin the tour. As she watched him disappear before her eyes, Jess couldn't help the tears returning.
Don't worry, she told herself, he'll be back soon. This won't change him.
Shortest chapter ever, I know, but this is just the prologue. It will get better ;) Review and I will continue, but if no one reviews, I won't bother. So, if you like the idea so far, click that button!