Such a Rush (Jelena story)
"When I was fourteen, I made a decision. If I was doomed to live in a trailer park next to an airport, I could complain about the smell of the jet fuel like my mom, I could drink myself to death over the noise like everybody else, or I could learn to fly."
Heaven Beach, South Carolina, is anything but, if you live at the low-rent end of town. All her life, Selena Gomez has been the grown-up in her family, while her mother moves from boyfriend to boyfriend, letting any available money slip out of her hands. At school, they may diss Selena as trash, but she’s the one who negotiates with the landlord when the rent’s not paid. At fourteen, she’s the one who gets a job at the nearby airstrip.
But there’s one way Leah can escape reality. Saving every penny she can, she begs quiet Mr. Bieber, who runs an aerial banner-advertising business at the airstrip and also offers flight lessons, to take her up just once. Leaving the trailer park far beneath her and swooping out over the sea is a rush greater than anything she’s ever experienced, and when Mr. Bieber offers to give her cut-rate flight lessons, she feels ready to touch the sky.
By the time she’s a high school senior, Selena has become a good enough pilot that Mr. Bieber offers her a job flying a banner plane. It seems like a dream come true..... but turns out to be just as fleeting as any dream. Mr. Bieber dies suddenly, leaving everything he owned in the hands of his teenage sons: golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Justin. And they’re determined to keep the banner planes flying.
Though Selena has crushed on Justin for years, she’s leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business—until Justin betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Selena finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers—and the consequences could be deadly.