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Chapter 3 of "Some Changes Are Good"

Donna awoke to her alarm clock buzzing. She reached over and turned it off. She rolled over and looked out the window. The sun was just rising over the trees.

"Well," she thought, "I better get up."

Donna got up from her bed and changed into cutoff shorts and a red t-shirt. She grabbed her suitcase and mini-backpack and headed towards the bathroom. After brushing her teeth, she put her makeup, toothbrush, and toothpaste in a small makeup bag. She brought her stuff downstairs and put everything by the front door. Donna could hear the shower running and the coffee pot perking. She walked into the kitchen and saw her father drinking coffee at the table. Donna sat down across from him.

"When are we leaving?" she asked.

"In about10 minutes," her father answered. "Are you ready to go?"

"Yep, I'm all set. I just hope Oklahoma isn't TOO boring, she said.

"Don't worry," her father said. "You'll love it!"

"Whatever," Donna said. "I guess I'll wait outside."

Donna grabbed her stuff on the way out and put it all in the car. She took her sunglasses out of the mini-backpack and put them on. She walked over to the front stoop and sat down. She leaned back and closed her eyes. She thought about Oklahoma and how boring it would be. Then she heard something. So she looked up. She spotted Chris riding his bike up her street. He waved to her. Donna gasped and hurried inside her house.

"WHY DID I DO THAT???" she yelled to herself. She turned around and looked through the door's peephole. Chris was standing by his bike with a confused look on his face. He then got back on his bike and rode away, shaking his head. "Oh my god!" Donna thought as she sat on the floor. "I am so stupid! He probably hates me now!"

"Donna!! Where are you?" Donna heard her mother yell.

"I'm downstairs mom!" Her mother came downstairs, holding two suitcases.

"Get the door for me, would you please?" Donna opened the door for her mother. "Tell your father we are leaving right now. I'll be in the car."

Donna stepped back inside the house. "DAD!!!!" she yelled.

"What?" her father yelled back.

"We're leaving!! Come on!!"

Donna walked back outside and got into the car. Her mother was already in the passenger seat, waiting for her husband. Donna saw her father struggling with three suitcases as he walked out the front door. Donna jumped out of the car and helped her father lock up the house and carry the suitcases to the car. Finally, they pulled out of the driveway, and headed towards the airport.

Donna and her family arrived at the airport about a half hour later. Donna stepped out of the car and grabbed two suitcases. She and her family made their way towards the huge building. They went inside and dropped off their baggage. Donna held onto the mini-backpack though. She was planning on writing to Lindsay on the plane.

When they got on the airplane, Donna quickly grabbed a window seat. Her mother sat beside her, and her father sat across the aisle. Her mother pulled out her laptop and immediately started emailing her clients. Donna sighed and took out her Discman. She peered out the window and was soon completely absorbed in the music of No Doubt.


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