Love is a Strange Thing

Kara is shy 16 year old girl. She is not the 'bad girl' type, let alone the 'partying' type. She has known Josh Campbree for as long as she can remember, but she has never fully aknowledges him until a party. They start to fall in love, and life is going good. Until Kara finds out that she is going to be sent away to a boarding school where she will not be allowed out until she graduates, except for very special occasions. Kara realizes love is a strange thing, so strange it can make you do things you wouldn't ordinarily do. Then... Kara and Josh soon find out a secret that could change everything.

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20. The Letter

               Sometime later a doctor comes in and stands beside me. I am curled up in a tight ball on my side. "Miss. He wrote this note before he went in a coma. He said to give it to you," I set up fast and grab the note. The hand writing is sloppy, but readable.

               Hey Kara. I know I'm dying, but I cant leave without saying goodbye. Even if its not in person. I will always remember you. I will always remember what you look like even if I don't get the chance to see your beautiful face before I die. I just found out we are related. Even if I could go back and change anything I wouldn't want to. That stupid man had to hit me. I think he was drunk. He couldn't see me when he pulled out. I couldn't stop. He hit my front end. That's just my luck. I think I broke a lot of things. The paramedics were surprised that I survived the crash. I couldn't talk, but if I could I know what I would say. "I cant leave yet. I haven't said goodbye." I don't want you to cry over me. Enjoy your life. I want you to. You deserve to be happy. Tell my parents to keep my walls splattered and to let you have some of my stuff. That way you will always have a part of me when I'm gone.

              It hurts a lot, but that's okay. I have to write this. I cant go yet. I know its close. I'm hardly breathing, but I'm still hanging on for you. I love you Kara. I love you with all my heart. Forever. Even in heaven. I have to say goodbye now. The doctors have just called your dad. They say I'm about to go into a coma and that I wont wake up. I wish I didn't have to go. I will miss you. But I guess its my time. I'll see you again someday. You may have already moved on, but that's okay too. You will always be in my heart and that's all that matters. I will be able to see my friend again. He died when I was 7. His name was Tommy. He died in a car crash. I love you Kara. I know you cant say it back right now, but I love you. I have to go now. I can see a light. Its pretty. I'm not afraid ago to go. Just listen to that Eminem song. When I'm gone. I don't have anymore time to say what I want. Goodbye Kara.

 

                                                          Forever and Always,

                                                           Josh

 

               I shut my eyes and let fresh tears roll down my cheeks. He wrote me that. While I was on my way here he was writing me a goodbye letter. I fold it in half and hold it to my chest, grasping it tightly. He said he wasn't afraid to go. I will never forget him. I will always love him. Brother or not. He told me to live my life. To be happy. But how? How can he expect me to move on and be happy? I wipe away the tears and stand up. I will try. He told me to and I will not ignore his last request. I would want him to do the same for me. I stand up and look at my dad. "Lets go." I take one last look at Josh. At his still beautiful face even with his gashes and scratches. My dad stands up and we walk back to his car in complete silence.

             "Do you want to go back?" he asks quietly

             "Yes."

              He drives slowly back to my school. When we get there I jump out, still holding the letter. I don't look back. I walk straight for my building. I go to the third floor and walk down the hall, quickly. I stop in front of Mathew's room. I knock on the door and wait. A moment later he opens the door. He narrows his eyes at the tears rolling down my cheeks. I cant stop them. I run forward and wrap my arms around his neck. I lay my head on his chest as he strokes me hair. He wraps his arms around my waist and holds me close to him. "He's gone. He died," I sob.

               "I'm...I'm so sorry," he says quietly. He didn't even ask who. To my surprise he leans his head down and presses his lips to mine. Its not like the kiss in that janitors closet. This is slow and reassuring. To my surprise I kiss him back. All along I have loved them both. I just hadn't realized it until now. His lips are slow and gentle against mine. I taste the salt from my tears as they roll down my face. When he pulls away he smiles gently. "I love you Kara," he whispers.

               "Mathew... I don't know yet," I sigh.

               "That's okay. You have time." I nod.

               "He gave me this," I hand over the note and he reads it. He smiles slightly about halfway through. Probably at the part about giving me some of his stuff. His smile fades away as he reads on and turns into a frown. He sets it down on his dresser and pulls me to his bed.

                "You should sleep. You've had a bad day," yes I have had a bad day.

                I lay down and he lays down beside me. He turns on his t.v as I rest my head on his chest. He gently strokes my hair again. I shut my eyes, shoving the last tear from my eye down my face. Yes I love them both. They both love me. So strange. Love is a strange thing. It makes you do things you wouldn't ordinarily do. So strange that it can make you love two people at once. If there is one thing I have learned it is...

 

                                                        Love is a Strange Thing.

 

 

                     EEEEEPPPPP! THE STORY IS FINISHED! WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK? SEQUEL OR NO? YOU GUYS CHOOSE. PLEASE COMMENT WHAT YOU THINK! I NEED TO KNOW! THIS IS MY MOST FAVORITE STORY I HAVE EVER WROTE! I WANT TO THINK EVERYONE WHO HAS READ THIS. THANK YOU ALL! AHHHH! I AM GOING CRAZY! OKAY WELL THIS IS THE END OF THE BOOK SO COMMENT IF YOU WANT A SEQUEL. THE FATE LIES IN YOUR HANDS. I AM GOING TO CREATE A EPOULOGE FOR THIS THOUGH SO THIS IS NOT THE LAST ACTUAL "CHAPTER" OKAY B-BYE!

 

                                                Forever and Always,

                                                dauntless123 (Samantha)

              

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