The Outsiders Meet Katrina

Part 1


Disclaimer: I don't own any characters except for Alyssa. All the rest are property of S.E Hinton.


I couldn't believe that I, Alyssa Lowe was going to New Orleans. I had never imagined that I'd ever get a chance to go much of anywhere outside of Tulsa. I was glad, however, that I was going with all of my good friends. I was with my boyfriend, Sodapop, his two brothers, Darry and Ponyboy. Also with us were our two friends, Steve and Two Bit.

Currently, we were at the Tulsa airport waiting for our plane to New Orleans.

I was sitting on a bench with Soda beside me. I was leaning my head up against his shoulder, because I was still half asleep. We had all left the house at 5:30, which means that I was up just after 5.

"Soda, wake me up when the plane comes." I said, closing my eyes.

Soda smiled, kissed my forehead, and put his arm around my shoulder.

I buried my face in the sleeve of his shirt. I loved the way he smelled. Clean, and handsome, but modest. Basically, he smelt like Sodapop. My Sodapop.

I don't know if I had fallen asleep or not, but soon Soda was shaking me awake.

"Lets go babe, the plane's loading." He said.

I grabbed my bag, and followed Soda and everyone else into the terminal entrance.

The plane was big, and we had a hard time finding six seats that were near each other, but finally we did. I sat with Soda, Steve with Two Bit, and Darry with Pony.

"Man, check out these chairs." I heard Two Bit say.

Steve laughed. "Yeah, I could fall asleep for hours in this thing. Maybe we should invest in some of these for the DX, eh Soda?"

"I don't think it works that way, buddy. Unless we're turning the DX into an airplane." Soda replied.

I yawned. Speaking of sleeping, I think I'll do just that. I'm exhausted."

I really did want to sleep, but I wanted to wait until the plane took off. It's not that I'm scared of planes, I'm just not too fond of the taking off and landing part.

I took a deep breath, and Soda sensed my nervousness, and took my hand. Soda's good like that. He knows when I'm scared, or upset, or happy. I heard the engines start up, and my heart started pounding. I gripped Soda's hand tighter, and he turned to me.

"You going to be all right?" He asked.

I smiled. "Yeah, yeah, I'll be fine." I said. "Just a little nervous."

Soon, we were off the ground, and I relaxed a bit. I decided I would try to get that sleep I was in such desperate need of. I tried to use Soda's arm again as a pillow, but I found it kind of awkward because there was an arm rest in between us. But, after I adjusted myself, I managed to get comfortable.

I had just closed my eyes when I felt myself getting shaken. Steve was standing over me.

"Are you supposed to be out of your seat?" I asked, annoyed.

Steve shrugged. "Even if I ain't nobody has to know."

I sighed. "What do you want?" I asked.

"Look out the window. It's a great view." Steve said, motioning to the window beside me.

"You know that I don't like flying or heights. Now, tell me, why in the world would I want to look out the window?" I asked.

"Cause you're never going to see this again." Steve said.

"Of course I will. I'll see it on the way back. Now, go away and leave me alone." I said.

"But…" Steve protested.

"Steve, go sit down." Darry said from behind us.

Steve sighed, and took his seat next to Two Bit.

I leaned back down on Soda's shoulder and tried to sleep but I couldn't. Finally, I sat up.

"Oh screw it." I said.

Soda smiled over at me.

"Can't sleep?" He asked.

"No." I said. "Steve disrupted me. Remind me to sever his limbs, and maybe his vocal chords if I get the chance. Besides, it's too bumpy."

"Well, don't worry." Soda said, putting his arm once again around me. "It's not that long of a flight. You'll be able to sleep once we get to the hotel."

"But that's so far away." I complained.

"But just think, a hotel room, all to ourselves, just me and you, for a week." Soda said, grinning.

"Be good." I said, smiling at him, and playfully punching him in the stomach.

"But we never have time to ourselves. We always have to put up with Darry and Pony. My bedroom door doesn't even lock." Soda said.

"Soda, you're so romantic." I said, sarcastically.

"I try." He replied.

We still had a long plane ride ahead, no matter how short Soda said it was, so I tried to find something to keep myself occupied. I found it really amusing to bug Soda. I was attempting to poke him, but I ended tickling him instead. So, he started doing it back. I tried not to make that much noise, but I couldn't help it. So, I solved the problem by pulling Soda close to me and kissing him. So, we made out for the rest of the flight. Well, almost the rest of the flight. Two Bit made sure that we paid attention to him after a bit.

I'll update soon. The chapters aren't that long, because they aren't really chapters. You'll understand when I start posting more.

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