Chapter 5 : Iris
As it came to departure time, I was getting more and more nervous. I hadn’t been a massive event like a plane crash or a fear of heights that brought on my fear of flying. I always felt that it was irrational and there were scarier things in the world. However the swoop in my stomach and the jolt I felt in my heart when it happened was enough to make me have a panic attack. There were only certain things that calm me down, and being trapped 35,000 feet in the air in a pressured tin can doesn’t give you many options.
“Are you okay?” I heard Dylan’s voice next to me and glanced up to meet his face which wore a look of genuine concern.
“I’m a little scared of flying.” I admitted to him nervously trying to get the words out through chattering teeth.
“There are worse fears,” he rested a hand on my shoulder, only taking the edge off my fears. The transit grinded to a hold and we walked in silence to the gate. The constant whispering surrounding Dylan as more people started to recognise him was like walking down the school corridor the time I fell off my bike and had a massive bruise on my face.
“Flight BA023 to Sydney is boarding. All passengers please proceed to the Boarding Gate and ready their boarding passes.”
I could help shivering with excitement despite my nerves. I had been waiting my entire life for my Gap Year. It took me about 18 months at my crappy job with the creepy boss to save up enough money for a flight to Australia. I just prayed I could hold it all together for the 24 hours in a plane.
Was it just me or was the plane getting hotter and smaller? My head was exploding I couldn’t stand up because the seatbelt signs weren’t off. I glanced to Dylan who was sitting next to me, headphones on with his eyes closed and head tilted back towards the ceiling. I bundled myself up into a ball, quivering. The roaring of the engine filled my head and bounced around my ear as we hit the air thermals aka turbulence (That’s right, I did my research). The plane was suddenly jolted to the right which made me breathe very fast and tears rolled silently down my cheeks. I sat up right as the vision started to blacken at the edge and chills racked my body. I leaned forward and put my head in my hands shaking with silent sobs.
“Miss are you okay?” I glanced up at the air hostess who had sensed something was up and made her way to check if everything was okay. I only managed to shake my head before returning to deep breathing.
“Do you want me to get you something, are you travelling alone?” I was about to try and feebly explain that my best friend was sitting with the bassist from 5 Seconds of Summer, but Dylan, who had sensed something was up, said kindly
“She’s with me.” I glanced at him with a grateful if not slightly tearful smile.
“Come here,” he lifted the arm rest dividing us and I gladly found myself under his arm, his thumb tracing back and forth on my neck. I felt my body start to unclench and slowly wind down. The black crept to the edge of my vision but I allowed it to pull me away to sleep, hopefully through the worst of the flight.
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Unexpected (A Calum Hood and Dylan O'Brien Fanfiction)Fanfiction
THIS IS A NON GAY FANFIC. IT IS ABOUT TWO SEPARATE PEOPLE DATING CALUM HOOD AND DYLAN O'BRIEN SEPARATELY. If you only like Dylan O'Brien read Iris. If you only like Calum Hood read Brooke. Or you can just read both any way will make sense! Iris was...