April 1st, 1990
Night flight from JFK – LHR
Floating through the clouds tonight on crew rest.
What an incredible twenty-two hours with David, who is now winging his way to Delhi. He tried to get a seat on this flight but with such short notice, we were already full. Such a shame as it would’ve been great to have him onboard (serious understatement there!)
Last night in New York was magical, truly.
“Where would you like to go?”
“It’s my first time here, show me around your favourite places.”
I laughed. “I can’t believe you’ve never been here! We should start by walking, it’s the best way to get around, plus I know a few good bars we can pop into on our way downtown.”
It was after three when we got back to the hotel.
“I was so worried none of this would work out,” he said, as we stepped, hand in hand into the elevator. “So much could’ve gone wrong with the timing, you know?”
“But it didn’t,” I said, squeezing his hand.
We spent this morning in my room, lounging with breakfast from room service.
“This isn’t too shabby,” he smiled. “And thanks for the expression, I have everyone at work saying it.”
“When you come to LA I’ll take you to my office so you can take full credit for it.”
“Is there anything special you’d like to do today?”
“I can think of a few things,” he grinned. “Sorry, that was crude, I guess you mean outside of the hotel?”
I leaned over and kissed him. “Empire State?”
“Maybe,” he said, gently nuzzling my neck.
Had the nuzzling stopped there. the queue to get into the Empire State building might not have been so long but I have no regrets!
“You know what? Let’s just take a walk, this place is awesome, I wanna take it all in before we have to leave.”
“Now you can see why it’s my favourite city.”
He gave me a questioning look.
“So far,” I smiled.
On the crew bus on our way to JFK, I found his note in the pocket of my uniform jacket.
“Gorgeous girl, amazing city, new memories…I already miss you xxx”