The school year had finally come to a close. One by one, the students were trickling out, eager to breathe life outside of the campus again.
Anders: I hear your mom is having another baby. You know what that means, don't you?
Atlas: That we'll never really know our youngest sibling?
Anders: It means your parents still have sex!
Seamus: Uhhh, yeah, I guess.
Atlas: And, how old are we here?
Anders: I'm just teasin', congratulations to the big bro.
Seamus: Heh, thanks. I'm having some mixed feelings about it.
Anders: If I don't see you before tomorrow, have fun on your trip.
No matter how much time you have before a trip, there's always some last minute shopping to do. In this case, everyone decided to splurge on some new outfits.
Atlas: I was thinking about wearing a sweater on the plane instead of a jacket.
Lainey: I'd go with something a little more lightweight, it's going to be hot once we land.
Seamus: Check it out, it's just like that outfit I had in high school.
Justin: Hmm... lose the shorts.
Seamus: I like the shorts.
Justin: They're geeky. Go change, and I'll find you some better ones.
Seamus: Ok guys, how's this for an improvement? Yes, no, too much?
Lainey: Looking good. I'm going to head back to the dorm now. Tomorrow's going to come soon enough, and I really don't want to be up all night packing.
Atlas: Don't you already have that shirt?
Justin: I like it. It says - I'm on vacation, but I still want to look nice.
Atlas: I was thinking of layering it with a T-shirt, so I can take it off if it gets too hot.
Justin: Smart thinking.
Lance: Shit! He's already checking out. I was hoping I could talk to him.
Atlas: I'll take this, and whatever the guy with the black hair is getting too.
Clerk: The guy in the yellow shirt?
Lance: That's it, I give up. He's probably better bot knowing anyhow.
Lance: You'll never guess who I ran into at the store, Justin and Atlas.
Candice: Did you talk to Atlas?
Lance: No, there's never a good time to tell someone that their spouse is cheating on them.
He then tickled his sister to help lighten the mood a little, and get her off his back.
Candice: I'm serious, you've got to tell him! Atlas doesn't deserve to bbe treated like this.
Lance: Alright, I'll head over to their dorm.
Atlas: I'm surprised to see you here.
Lance: I saw you guys leaving H&M, so I thought I'd swing by for an SSX whoop-down.
Atlas: Whoohoo... whoa...
Veda: Game's over. I saw you looking at my ass, you jerk.
Atlas: [to himself] You wish.
Lance: Want to start up a new game?
Atlas: Nah, maybe Justin will though.
Atlas went up to the dorm, just as Justin was logging off the internet.
Justin: I can't seem to find anything about this island we're going to. No reviews, no hotels, no restaurants, nothing. It's weird.
Atlas: Don't worry, we'll be staying at the research center. My dad used to go there a lot while he was an intern at the lab.
Atlas: He even gave me this old postcard. It's probably all hush-hush because of the research facility.
Lance: Ooh, chips. Mind if I join you?
Justin: Go right ahead.
Lance: I hardly ever see you guys anymore. Anything new happening around here?
Justin: Well, we're leaving on vacation tomorrow to Wanmami Island, for our anniversary. We're all going actually, Seamus is bringing Lainey.
Lance: So, how are you and Atlas holding up through Uni?
Justin: [nodding] We're good.
Lance: Because, I saw you and Simon at Merlotte's awhile back, and I could have sworn you were together.
Justin clenched his jaw and stared at Lance in disbelief.
Lance: You probably didn't notice, but I walked right by you. Twice, in fact.
Anders: I see you, checking out the scenery, and I ain't talking about the painting. Har har!
Atlas: She's in my art class. Besides, I'm married, you know that.
Anders: Come on, you still look though, right?
Atlas: Hey, it's getting late, I think I'm going to head on up to bed.
Lance: If you ever need anything, or just someone to talk to at 4AM, don't hesitate to call.
Atlas: Uh, sure. Thanks.
Lance: [lowering his voice] I mean it.
Elaine: You're not still on probation, are you? I really hope to see you again in the fall.
Seamus: Yeah, I'm done with that now. I'll be back.
Lainey: [to herself] Hmm, I wonder what she's getting at?
Just as the last of the luggage went out, it started to rain.
Atlas: That looks like the last of it.
Lainey: The shuttle will be here any minute. I suggest using the bathroom, while you still can.
Justin: Fuck that, I'm having a cigarette while I still can. You can take a piss on the plane, can't exactly smoke though.
Seamus: So, I get to see them carry on like this for the next two weeks straight? Lucky me.
Nearing the end of her pregnancy, Alice felt compelled to redo the dining area before the baby arrived. For as tired and worn out as she was at the beginning, her body now seemed to be making up for it tenfold.
Alice: Hadron, why don't you call the boys before they leave for vacation?
Hadron: Atlas, I just wanted to wish you a safe trip. We... We love you, boys.
Atlas: You know what, the shuttle just pulled up. I gotta go. Love you too, dad.
Alice: That was quick.
Hadron: He couldn't talk, the shuttle was there.
Hadron: You need to take it easy it here. I don't want you to overdo it.
Alice: I'm fine. It's just that whole "nesting" thing. It's perfectly normal.
Hadron: It's not just you I'm worried about here though.
Seamus: Got the plane tickets? Driver's license?
Atlas: Yes, yes. You've already asked.
Airports always feel cold and uninviting, and the barricades don't really help the ambiance.
Clerk: Sir, you have to go around the ropes.
Atlas: You're kidding me. There's hardly anyone else here.
Clerk: I'm sorry, but we now require a $25 service fee for your first checked bag, and $35 for each additional bag thereafter.
Seamus: This is ridiculous! You're going to charge me for my bag, then load the cargo full of sandbags because no one wants to check their bags in anymore. Seriously, you should be paying us for using our luggage as ballast.
Clerk: Will you be checking both bags? Just so you know, all liquids must be under 3 oz., and be contained within a quart-sized, clear, plastic, zip-top bag.
Justin: Oh, you're such a bad boy, trying to sneak on toiletries without a protective bag.
Seamus and Lainey decided to sit down and take a breather before trudging through the security checkpoints.
Seamus: I think our plane just pulled in. We should probably head over to our gate now.
There was still a considerable length of time to kill before boarding the plane.
Seamus: Maybe I should get some money out for drinks and stuff on the plane. I could probably use a good stiff drink right about now, to help relax a little.
Lainey: I don't think they accept cash, Seamus.
Lainey: First class is boarding, it won't be long now.
"Zone 4 is now boarding for flight 815 from Sim City to the Simoleon Islands. There's some menacing clouds overhead, umbrellas will be available at the stairwell for your convenience."
Atlas: What the hell do we need umbrellas for?
Justin: It's an economy flight. We're boarding on the tarmac.
Justin was right, but the rain clouds cleared, so the umbrellas were no longer necessary.
Lainey: We're supposed to stay on this side of the cones, guys.
Atlas: I see my luggage. I wonder if they'd notice if I grabbed my bag?
Once you hit the boarding area, you suddenly realize... you are officially on vacation.
Lainey: So long Crystal Springs... hello Simoleon Islands!
Justin: Are you asleep?
Atlas: Just trying to relax.
Justin: Want to become a member of the mile high club?
Quietly, they crept out of their seats.
Atlas: [whispering] Oh, yeah, and we're not being obvious or anything.
Justin: They say that the bathrooms are the dirtiest areas on a plane.
Atlas: Sounds perfect for what we're about to do then.
Justin and Atlas bring a whole new meaning to earning your wings.
Morning came, and no one felt like they had slept at all.
Seamus: This show sucks. It's probably too late to pay for a movie now though.
Lainey: I have a better idea. Meet me in the bathroom in a few minutes.
Seamus wasn't sure what Lainey had up her sleeve, but from the looks of it, she didn't have any sleeves on whatsoever.
Seamus: [nervous] Oh my God, what's happening?
Lainey: Relax, it's just a little turbulence. It'll be fun.
“The captain has turned on the fasten seat belt sign, please return to your seats, fasten your seat belts, and remain seated until it has been turned off.”
Justin: Oh my God, we're going down!
Seamus: What are you doing? You're supposed to be in your seat!
Atlas: We were wondering where the hell you went off to!
"Attention, all passengers. Please remain in your seat, with your seatbelts on,
as we prepare for an emergency landing."
Solveig: Ow, this thing just hit me in the head.
Allyn: Why God, why?
Dave: Woohoo, this is better than a ride at Disneyland!
Drew: We stopped. Dude, did we just land?
Seamus: It appears so.
After gathering her clothing, a frazzled and sore Lainey made her way back to her seat.
Lainey: I really got thrown around in there. I think I threw my back out when I hit the toilet.
"The plane has successfully landed. You may remove your seat belts at this time, but please remain seated while we prepare to evacuate."
LiAnn: Can I a get a refund?
Seamus: Were you in the bathroom that whole time?
"To ensure a safe landing, all luggage contained in the cargo hold has been ejected. Forms will be passed out for those who wish to file a claim. We will begin evacuation shortly."
Atlas: No, this isn't happening.
Justin: Man, you should have just ditched your toiletries and brought your carry-on bag.
Seamus: They lost our luggage? What the hell am I supposed to wear?
Lainey: Don't worry, we'll find a store or something.
Solveig: Who cares, at least we're alive.
Between the crash and the lack of any real sleep, Seamus was on edge, and finally broke down inside the cabin.
Seamus: I shouldn't have agreed to come on this stupid trip.
Lainey: Settle down, it's not the end of the world.
Seamus: I wanna go home!
Justin: Now what do we do? Wait for Seamus to finish with his freak out?
Atlas: That would take a lifetime.