Marissa took yet another bite of ice cream, slower this time as she heard Jaymee mention this mysterious friend figure. “Sounds to me like there’s a little more there than just moving..” She said, raising an eyebrow and taking another scoop of ice cream. There was no doubt that everyone had a back story and there were people involved the tugged at their heart strings. It was just the way the life worked.
Then, she pumped her fist a few times in the air, making a small ‘woot woot’ noise. But she still coughed a few times from the cold that had hit her mouth and throat from the ice cream. Marissa nodded diligently. “Perfectly fine!” She said, laughing now as she threw a thumbs up to Jaymee. “Just remind me to eat smaller bites.” She told her friend with a smile.
“Oh my gosh, I know right? I feel like you could bring the worst of enemies here and they’d become best friends.” She looked around, seeing families and school groups and all sorts of other people just walking around. Everyone here was looking for fun, for an adventure. Marissa found that most teen groups were running away from something, while the older generation was searching for something they’d lost. In a way, it was a bit sad. But it was Disney world. Disney world opened the mind up to a whole new range of possibilities. And after just a few hours on site, there was no way anyone could wear a frown.
“Welllll…” Jaymee drew the word out again as she ate another bite of whip cream. “We met my first day of kindergarten. Some boy pushed me at recces and big bad first grader Blake came to my little damsel in distress rescue. We were best friends ever since. We even found out later that we shared a birthday, a year apart but the same day. It ended up being the total “girl falls in love with boy best friend” cliche of course but, I never told him. We had all these plans to leave our little town once I turned 18 and try and make it on our own, make names for ourselves but, I woke up the morning of his 18th birthday, my 17th, and he was gone. No goodbye, no letters, no calls, no texts. Nothing. He left a letter for his mom but she never let me read it or know where he was. She hated me because apparently I dragged him into singing, which caused her baby boy to leave.” Rolling her eyes, Jaymee shook her head sadly. “It’ll be a year on this upcoming 1st. Yes, our birthday’s are April Fool’s Day. Took me until the 2nd to believe he was really gone. I thought it was a prank. But, you don’t care about all that.” Jaymee dismissed it all with a wave of her hand as she took a bite of ice cream. Stupid Blake.
“It’s like when you get something cold to drink and chug it and almost fall to the ground sure you are having a heart attack from the pain in your chest.” She laughed.
“Disney makes everything better. No matter what you are going through in your life, if you go to Disney, all your troubles are left at the gates.” She said softly, looking around again.