Everything Has a Happy Ending

Savannah was just a normal 14 year old girl living in Houston, Texas. But a shooting in her neighborhood one night can change everything. Her parents and older siblings died in the shooting. Her younger 4 year old sister, DJ, was seen taken away that night. Savannah wanted to do anything she could to get her back. She woke up the next morning with and soon becomes a part of a new family, who helps her find DJ. But Savannah thinks that her life has no meaning anymore.


2. Trouble

Savannah's POV

"One more movie!" I whispered, so that D.J. doesn't wake up. For the past few hours, we've been watching old Disney movies. It's almost 10:45 now.

"Which one?" Alyssa went to go choose a movie.

"Eh, put a PG-13 movie. D.J.'s asleep."

"Put a good one in. Like Meet the Parents." Josh said without looking up from his phone.

My mom walked in and picked up D.J. and carried her to her room.

"Guys, last movie okay? Then go to bed. Your dad and I are going to bed." Dad said as he went upstairs.

"Okay goodnight!" my parents went upstairs.

Alyssa put in Meet the Parents and plopped down on the couch next to me.

"Hey you. Let's take a selfie."

I gave a little pouty face for the picture.

"Take a nice one. Come on Savannah."


"Your adorable." Alyssa said sarcastically as she instagramed the two picture.

"Why thank you for reminding me." I smiled.

"Guys shut up, the movie's starting!" Josh shushed us up. I you talk during this movie while watching with Josh, you wouldn't be alive by the end of the movie. He's just crazy.

When the movie finished, we all went upstairs to our own rooms. I got under my bed sheets and fell asleep.


"MOMMY!" I woke up to D.J. screaming and running to my parents room.

There were so many bombing noises happening outside I didn't know what was happening. I looked out the window and saw many houses on fire. It looked like war. I ran quickly in the hallway and bumped in Josh.

"What's happening?" I panicked.

"I don't know. Come on, let's go to Mom and Dad."

We ran downstairs to where our parents were with D.J.

"What's happening?" Josh asked my Dad.

Before he could answer, a bomb dropped on one side of the house and it started burning.

"I don't know. Come on, let's go outside." we started walking towards the door.

"WAIT! Where's Alyssa!" I panicked even more. Where is she?

"ALYSSA!" we all yelled and we heard a scream.

"Go outside, all of you. I'll get her."

"No, Ben, you'll need help." my mom assures him and Josh nods that he's helping too.

My dad pointed at me. "Take D.J. and go outside. Make sure she stays with you."
"What about y'all?"
"We'll be outside. Wait for us Savannah and make sure D.J. doesn't leave you're sight. Okay?"

I nodded and tears fell off my face. I took D.J.'s hand and ran out of the house.

"Where's Mommy?" she cried and hugged me tight.

I took her in my arms. "Everything's going to be okay D.J. Everything is going to be okay?" I walked up to my neighbor, Mrs. Smith.
"What's happening?" I asked her.

"I wish I could tell you honey. Where's you're family?"

I pointed to my house. "In there. They should be out soon."

She nodded. "I'll be right back. Stay here, okay?"

I nodded.

A firefighter came up to me.

"Where is your family? Is everything okay?"

I nodded and pointed to my house, but as soon as he said it, we heard another bomb. I turned around and screamed. "NOOO!" I put D.J. down and ran towards to my house but the firefighter held me firmly.

"Stay here with your sister. I'll get them." I fell to the floor and cried. D.J. hugged me tight.

"Where's Josh and Alyssa? Are they okay?"

I couldn't answer her. Truth is, I didn't even know. I hugged her tighter and cried.


D.J. and I stayed sitting on the floor for about ten minutes. I heard commotion going on toward the direction of my house. I turned to see two firefighters coming out of the house carrying a body. From 100 feet away, I could still see who it was.

My dad.


Then two female firefighters brought out another dead body.

My mom.


Then Alyssa.

I held on to D.J. tight. Both of us we're crying. I didn't go near the ambulances. I couldn’t. I couldn’t see my family dead. My whole family was dead. It was just me and D.J.

Then I heard voices.

"Take him to the hospital! Quickly! He's still alive!"

I looked up to see them taking Josh to the hospital. Josh. He's still alive. I ran to him and the firefighters. I froze when I saw him. He was burnt all over. His face was red and black. Ashes were covering his face. It was too much for me to handle. I wanted to ask the firefighters if he was okay. If he was going to make it.But all that came out was crying. I held on to his hand.

"Please Josh please." I cried. He had to make it. How was I going to take care of me and D.J.?


"Excuse me." A young female officer tapped me on the shoulder. I let go of Josh's hand and turned around to face her.

"Was that your house?" Was. Everything was gone. I looked at my house. Was. The fire was almost out, but I knew that everything was ruined. Nothing could've survived the fire. My whole family was gone. Well, most of it. I nodded.

"Did we get everybody out?"

Then it hit me. I looked around.


"Excuse me? There's someone still in there?"

"D.J. she was with me. She was with me right here!" I started to shout.

"Are you sure?"
"Yes! She stayed with me! Where is she? D.J.!" I started to yell and look around.

"Can you explain to us how she looks? We'll help you find her."

I ignored the officer. In the corner of my eye, I saw a guy put a little body in the truck. He got in, and sped of.

"D.J.!" I ran after the truck. I guess track really does help. I ran and ran blocks, the truck still in sight. Out of no where, I tripped and fell on a curb. I tried getting up but I couldn't. Soon the truck disappeared from my sight. I cried myself to sleep. 

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