Mkay, I have had this idea for a while now. I was watching Wife Swap maybe a year or so ago, and there was a family who traveled and performed like some little circus thing. So I wanted to try that with Eli and Clare. Haha. I never actually started writing it until maybe this week. I decided to change it to Eli's parents being in a band that travels around the country sometimes. I think because now we know who his parents are and I think I had the original idea before we actually saw them for the first time.

By luck, I have recently been looking up more 'Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin' songs, and one happens to coincide with what I just wrote below. It's going to be the overall/general song for the story. The song title I borrowed (from the same band) for this chapter is Back In The Saddle. I'm not going to include the song, however, mainly because I'm not sure if I have heard it (or at least enough, lol.) So I can't fully tell if it deals, in some way, with this story.

Enjoy, please review, and any questions, just ask!Song: Some Constellation by Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. (please look it up+listen!)

Birds on a pillow
And paper lanterns hanging
from the ceiling
Sticky stars aglow
Mapping out some constellation
And I'm tired of standing in the light
outside her window
For her I would row, mhm, to the ends
of my imagination

Pleasure to behold
A silhouette so real yet
oh so static
Measured and controlled
Lets down her hair, takes off
her army jacket
And I'm trying to figure out what's
right - do I stay or go?
For all she doesn't know
Mhm
'Cuz she wishes that she still had

Birds on a pillow
And paper lanterns hanging
from the ceiling
Sticky stars aglow
Mapping out some constellation
And I'm tired of standing in the light
outside her window
For her I would row, mhm, to the ends
of my imagination


Clare didn't expect anything memorable to happen while she was walking home from her friend's house. She especially didn't imagine that something life-changing would occur either.

But I guess that's why location is key, and it truly does go to show that one moment can change everything. But if she thought about it, what were the odds of something like that happening to a girl from Grinnell, Iowa? Then what would the proper name for that be? Fate? Destiny? Luck?

She wasn't sure what to call it, but she just appreciated what it had done for her. The only thing that could have made it better was if it happened earlier. But nonetheless, she was happy to see her old..."friend" and sort of boyfriend.

She'd met Eli when his family was touring; his parents, his uncle, and two of their friends were in a band. She was just about to leave the park when Eli came over to the swings. It didn't take too long for them to get to know each other, and even start to develop an attraction. Their relationship, however, lasted no more than a few days, seeing as Eli had to leave town. He'd promised her that they'd see each other one day, but neither of them thought this promise would be kept…

When she spotted him, she was speechless, so he spoke up first. "Clare, hey!"

"Oh my goodness, Eli!" She threw her arms around his neck, although it was a little difficult, because he was much taller than when she'd met him. "W-what are you doing here? Are your parents on tour again?"

He shook his head. "Actually, no. I'm here for college."

"Really?" She asked. "Wow. That must be different after having been home-schooled for your entire life."

"Yeah, definitely. Trust me, if I didn't leave now, I'd never get out of that RV." He chuckled. "I start at Grinnell in just a few weeks."

"Are you staying on campus?"

"Nah, I found this little apartment nearby, though...It's actually pretty lonely. Haha."

"Aww, I think it's adorable that you're afraid to live alone."

He rolled his eyes. "I'm not afraid. It's just too…quiet.I need to get a cat or something."

"Definitely." She smiled. "Now I want to see your apartment! Can you show it to me?"

He looked surprised. "Uh, sure."

"Great!" She took his hand. "Lead the way!"


Kay, that's it for now. I wrote some more, but it needs some more editing! And just as a heads-up, Clare is 14 and Eli is 17, so the age difference will play a role in this story/cause some drama!

Please review=)

-Codie/Cky297.