Dedicated to my best friend for life!! Because of her text this book was born :)
You Can't Cuddle With A Zombie
"'Morning!" seventeen-year-old Ella Masson sang as she skipped down the stairs. Her mother smiled at her.
"Someone's in a good mood," she noticed as Ella came in and kissed her on the cheek.
"Of course I am! Eric is coming back today!" she squealed, jumping up and down.
Eric Martin was Ella's boyfriend. They'd been dating since middle school. He had gone on a family vacation for the whole Summer in Florida. Ella jumped onto the couch and grabbed her laptop, turning it on. She frowned at the screen.
"What’s wrong, Hun?" Diana asked, noticing the worried and disappointed look on her daughter's face.
"It says there's a hurricane coming down in Florida. What if they cancel Eric's flight and he can't come back?" Ella freaked, slamming the laptop shut.
"You worry too much," she said before adding, "if you waited all Summer, what's a couple more days?"
Ella rolled her eyes. She hated when her mom was right. Diana poured coffee into her little pink mug and grabbed her keys.
"I'm going to work. You got everything for school ready?" she asked, hurrying to the coat rack and grabbing her purse.
"Yes, mom. Now go, or you'll be late," Ella said, getting up and hugging her.
"Ok, ok. I'll see you later."
Ella tapped on her desk impatiently. She tried not to look at her phone, but every second or so she would quickly glace at it. Why hadn't he called? She had called him about an hour ago, but he'd had to go through a security check. But that was an hour ago!
Ella tapped on the desk again. Urgh! She was about to go downstairs when her phone rang. Eric! She jumped up and sped to the phone.
"Hello?" Ella said, trying to sound calm.
"You picked up in a half a ring? Were you waiting by the phone?" Eric asked, chuckling.
"No! I just happened to pass by when it rang," Ella lied, smiling.
"Yeah, right," he said, sounding totally unconvinced.
"I missed you, is that a crime?" Ella demanded, rolling her eyes.
"I missed you too." His voice full of sincerity. She smiled.
“I missed you more,” Ella teased, laying down on her bed.
"No! I missed you more!" Eric argued back.
"No, I did."
"No, I did."
"No, I did!"
"We get it. You both missed each other. Now move on before I puke!" said a voice in the background, annoyed.
"You're just jealous, Pete," Eric called out to him.
Ella rolled her eyes. "Are you getting on the plane yet?" she asked. Half of her wanted him to say he was. She really did miss him. Everything was better when he was around. However, the other half knew it could be risky.
“Yeah, babe, I'm getting on the airplane right now. I'll be there in, like, three hours- Pete, go away!” Eric yelled down the line as Ella laughed.
“But Eric, there's, like, a huge storm over there!” Ella suddenly panicked. She guessed the worried half was stronger.
“If it was a big deal they would have cancelled my flight, right?” he reasoned in a matter-of-fact voice.
Ella shook her head, despite that fact that he couldn't see her.
"Not unless you're pilot is suicidal!" Ella pointed out.
|Joanna Levesque (Jojo)||as Ella Masson|
|Landon Liboiron||as Jeremy Olsen|
|Lily Collins||as Alyssa Olsen|
|Munro Chambers||as Dominic Sergeant|