Blakely lives in Chicago, Illinois with her two sisters, Abigail and Justice. She is struggling to keep her sisters in school after their mother dies and they have no idea who there father is. She finds out that she has a gift, singing. She pulls out her guitar and a hat and takes to the streets, when she meets a stranger who is not so strange to her sisters.


2. Taking to The Streets

When we got home I had found out a way to earn some extra money. "I'm leaving, I'll be back in a little while." I called grabbing my fidora and guitar heading out the door. I closed it behind me, "There's no turning back now." I whispered walking to my Toyota.

Putting my guitar in the back seat I drove down town to find the old, abandoned, broken down movie theater. I parked in the lot and went to the front that was facing the sidewalk. I laid my guitar down on the steps and flipped my hat over, so it was opened to the crowd, if there was going to be one.

Sitting on the second step from the bottom I strummed my guitar until a familiar tune came out of it. I knew the song by heart, but I felt like staring with the chorus.

"Why do I keep running from the truth? All I ever think about is you! I'm so hypnotized, so mesmerized. I've just got to know!" I sang my heart out. I hadn't sang in awhile, but it felt good to. "Do you think of me when your all alone? All that we could be, where this thing could go! Am I crazy or am I in love? Or is this just another crush?" People were placing dollars and coins in my hat and I would smile at them when they did. "Do you catch you breath when I look at you? Are you holding back like the way I do? 'Cause I'm trying, trying to walk away, but this crush just ain't going away!" Kept singing until something out of the corner of my eye slipped into my hat. I looked at the person who had put it there, insted of smiling my jaw dropped. 

"That was really good." A blond boy with green blue eyes smiled. I opened my mouth and the only thing that came out was a gaspy, "Thanks." 

"Do you mind?" He smiled, pointing to my guitar. 

 I shook my head, "Er, no, here." I handed it to Niall. Really two times in one day? How can this happen!?

 Niall took it slipping the strap over his shoulder. "Here, sing with me." He smiled at me.

 I was going to say no when some one pushed me from behind closer to him. I turned to see KamberLynn smiling at me. "How, the hell?" I asked looking at her. 

"The girls told me you left with your guitar, so this is where I found you!" She smiled her green eyes sparkling. 

I looked back at Niall, "What do you want to sing?" I asked. 

He looked at me thoughtful, "How about Lucky by Jason Mraz?"

I nodded moving closer towards him and sitting on the step next to him.

"Do you hear me? I'm talking to you. Across the water across the blue ocean under the open sky, Oh baby I'm trying." He sang, his voice is amazing. 

I gulped down the knot in my throat, "Boy I hear you in my dreams. Hear you whisper across the sea. I keep you with me in my heart, you make it easier when life gets hard." He scooted closer to me so our shoulders touched while he strum the guitar for the chorus. 

"Lucky to be in love with my best friend," Our voices joined for the chorus. "Lucky to have been where I have been. Lucky to be coming home again." We sang until the song was over and a lot of people where gathered around us. I looked up as a few girls where on their phones most likely blogging. 'Lovely.' I thought. 

A gasp escaped my lips as  I looked at my hat, it was over flowing with dollar bills. 

"Well, the boy's will be wondering where I've been. Bye love, " He kissed me on the cheek, got up and walked down the sidewalk with a flock of girls following him. 

I blinked as if I had just woken up from a good dream. People started leaving as I gathered up the money that was falling out of my hat. I stood up and ran into a large man in a suit. "Oh, I'm sorry." I gasped backing away from him. 

"Are you Blakely Calent?" he asked. 

'How does he know my name?' I thought. "Yes," I stepped back more.

"My name is Dixon Hawkins. We need to talk when you get the chance." He handed me a  card with his name on it and walked off. I looked down at it and read, "Dixon Hawkins, Soical Worker. Specializes in child care and guardianship." I swallowed the lump forming in my throat. 

He's going to take the girls from me. He's probably been watching us. Making sure I'm doing all I can to provide for them. I am doing all I can, but it doesn't feel like enough.

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