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"Are you sure you don't wanna go right home? We're so close an all." Mya said to Amy as she helped Amy pack up her things the next morning.

"Nah, you guys aren't relocating for another week so we will hang out in L.A. until then. I mean, who knows when we will see each other again." Amy replied as she folded a shirt nicely into the suitcase.

"That's true." she paused and looked at her. "What am I gonna do without you?"

"Whadya mean?" Amy smiled. "You have Justin. What more could you ask for?"

Mya sighed. "Seriously though, you and Drew have been with me for what seems like a couple months now." she exaggerated and continued. "I don't know how to function without you guys around."

"Don't worry, you'll be fine." Amy said as she put her hand on her arm. "Trust me, as soon as you are finally alone with Justin without us around, you won't even think about us."

"Shut up!" Mya joked as she pushed Amy away. "What a turd!"

"What?" Amy laughed. "You'll see."

"So, what did we miss?" Justin asked as he and Drew walked through the door.

"Nothing really." Mya laughed.

"Uh huh."

"So, are you guys about ready?" Drew asked as he stood by Amy.

"Yep, just about." Amy replied.

"Well, we need to go in about 20 minutes." Justin jumped in. "Storms are moving in the direction we are going so we need to go soon."

"Ok. We'll be done in about five." Mya said as she stuffed Amy's suitcase with another pair of jeans.

"Aren't you glad we have people that pack and carry our clothes around?" Justin whispered in Mya's ear.

"Hey, I heard that ya brat!" Amy laughed.

Justin smirked. "We'll grab all the luggage. Just pick up any odds and ends and meet us at the back door of the hotel. Our ride is waiting out there."

"Ok." Amy and Mya said in unison.

They gathered a few small things that they needed and left to go back to L.A.

"So, what are we gonna do when we get back?" Mya asked Justin as they sat on the one end of the leather couch in the private jet.

"Lay in bed and do nothing." Justin smirked as he took a sip of his water.

"That sounds good." Mya smiled as she leaned over beside him to look out the window. "It's pretty dark out there."

"Don't worry about it. I'm sure we're ahead of it by now."

"Are you sure?" she asked as she looked back at him. "There are rain drops hitting the window."

Justin looked behind him and back at her. "I'm sure if there were any problems Jack would let us know."

"Yeah, he probably would." she sighed as she turned around.

"Why are you so nervous?"

She looked at the ten other people that joined them in the small plane and then back to Justin. "I dunno. Just a bad feeling I guess."

"We'll be fine." Justin reassured her just as the plane shook, almost knocking Mya off the couch.

"What the hell was that?" she yelled as the plane shook again.

Justin grabbed a hold of her and held her close as he looked across from them to Amy and Drew who were doing the same. "Hold on to me." he said to her as she snuggled up close to him.

The plane suddenly dropped downward as they entered into a freefall. Lightning streaked the sky as the rain smacked against the windows. They were heading straight towards the storm that they thought was behind them.

"Jack wants everyone to put on their lapbelts and to stay calm!" Rex, the assistant pilot exclaimed as he entered the small room.

"What's goin on?" Tyrone, their one bodyguard, asked as everyone scrambled for the nearest belts.

"We've headed straight towards the storm. The wind is fierce up here." he explained as the plane finally straightened out a couple hundred feet later. "We are in contact with the nearest airport for an emergency landing due to engine problems."

"What?!" Amy screamed as she started to panic.

"Calm down." Rex continued. "We are gonna try to land at LAS/McCarran in ten minutes."

"Las Vegas?" Justin questioned.

"That's what were hoping." Rex finished as the plane continued to shake and dip from side to side.

"What if we don't have ten minutes?" Amy cried.

"Then pray."

Twenty minutes later, everyone stood safely in the airport lobby, shaken up and rattled from the plane ride. Mya gripped Justin tightly as if she was never going to see him again. Able to have more freedom to be alone without needing bodyguards everywhere they go, Amy and Drew walked to the other end of the airport for something to drink and some fresh air.

"I am dreading the plane ride back to L.A." Mya said softly as they waited to hear if the plane needed repairs and for how long the storm was going to last.

"We don't need to go back on a plane if you don't feel comfortable." Justin said to her as they sat comfortably on the cushioned chairs.

"No, we need to. It would waste too much time if we drove back. We should be fine once the storm passes over."

They sat around for another five minutes until Jack met up with them as he came back from the front desk. "Well, the good news is that Robert Ashton and the rest of the crew got back to L.A. safely."

"And the bad news?" Justin asked as everyone eagerly crowded around.

"It looks as if the storm is going to stick around for awhile and is headed for California. We probably won't be able to leave until late tonight or tomorrow morning."

Justin looked at his watch which read 11 a.m. "Well, we might as well make a day out of it then."

"Just stick with these guys and I'll get ahold of everyone later. If we have to stay then I'll get everything situated at the hotel." Jack informed them.

"Which hotel?" Mya asked quickly as Amy and Drew met up with them.

"I'll make it easy for everyone in case you all forget, the Stardust." he smirked.

"That's a good one, Jack." Justin pointed at him.

"Yes I know. I take all the credit." he said as he turned around and met up with other personnel of the airport.

"How 'bout we go to the Palms casino?" Amy asked eagerly.

"Wherever ya'll wanna go." Justin agreed as they walked towards a rented SUV.

"And how bout Rain tonight?" Mya added.

"And the Ghost Bar." Drew interrupted as they all loaded into the car.

Justin rolled his eyes as they pulled away from the airport. "You guys watch way too much Real World."

They stayed around the area for most of the day while Justin let Amy and Drew gamble with a couple hundred dollars of his money. They refused the money at first but as soon as Justin pursuaded them that it was okay, they were pretty much invisible most of the day.

"That was Jack." Justin said to Mya as he returned from his phone call. "He says we can leave tonight so we need to round up Amy and Drew."

"Well, how bout we go try over where there is a big crowd of people and alot of screaming." Mya smirked.

"If they win something I hope they don't forget about me." Justin joked as they headed towards the crowd.
"Yeah, like you need it."

As they got closer, they saw security running around and pushing people back. With a clearer view they could see the jackpot light lit up on the slot machine as the coins overflowed in the tray and all over the floor.

"What's going on?" Justin asked as he tried to disguise himself

"Oh my God! It's Amy and Drew!" Mya exclaimed.

"Mya!" Amy yelled as soon as she noticed her. She safely decided on not yelling Justin's name outloud in front of the crowd that surrounded her as she motioned for them to come over. "I won!"

"Thats great! How much is all this?" Mya asked as she eyed up the shiney coins.

Amy looked up at her with a big smile as workers from the casino started gathering up the coins. "Thirty thousand dollars!"

Mya's mouth dropped. She was happy that she wouldn't have to worry so much when Amy and Drew went back home. They would be able to visit them whenever they wanted. What Mya hadn't told them was that she planned on living with Justin permanantly in L.A. in his house. Maybe now it wouldnt be that big of a problem and saying goodbye wouldnt seem like forever.

~ Chapter 19 ~