“Are you sure?” I asked.
“The girl matches her description. She had a gunshot wound to the shoulder.” he said.
“Where is she?” I asked.
“She's living with foster parents with four other kids.” he said.
“Why didn't she ever come back?” I wondered.
“She said she couldn't remember anything.” he said.
“She's lying.” I said.
“What? Why would she do that?” he asked.
“She probably blames herself for what happened to Hailey and couldn't face coming back.” I said.
“Yeah, I guess, but she goes by Lindsay now and she's a junior in high school. She's a straight A student too.” he said.
“I want you guys to head down there and talk to her.” said Thomas.
We went up and knocked on the door of the big white house. A middle aged woman answered she was holding a toddler.
“Mrs. Bailey?” I asked.
“Yes.” she said.
“Is Lindsay here?” asked Henry.
“She's at school. What is this about?” she asked.
“We're Detectives Johnson and James. We need to see Lindsay.” I said.
“Is this about what happened two years ago?” she asked.
“Yes.” I said.
“Come in.” she said.
We went in and gave her the whole story.
There she was sitting on the bleachers listening to her ipod. Her long blonde hair was up in a ponytail, she was wearing a gray sweatshirt and faded jeans with white sneakers. She hadn't just changed her name, she changed everything about herself.
I walked up and tapped on her shoulder. She took off her headphones and looked at me.
“May I sit here? I'm supposed to pick up my niece from cheerleading practice.” I said pointing at the cheerleaders who were practicing by the football field.
“Sure.” she said.
“Were you a cheerleader?” I asked her.
“I was a long time ago.” she said.
“My name is Liv, by the way.” I said.
“I'm Lindsay. You have a pretty name.” she said.
“Thank you. You know what I think is a pretty name?”
“What?” she asked.
“Abby.” I said.
She looked down and said, “I never liked that name.”
“Abby, I know what happened to you and he can't hurt you again.” I said.
“I can't go back.” she said tears falling down her face.
“I know what Hailey did to protect you. What happened wasn't your fault.” I said.
“Yes it was. I should have never told her.” she said.
“You couldn't have known.” I said.
“I still have nightmares.” she said.
I just wanted to die at that point, but somehting was pulling me back, telling me that it wasn't my time. I opened my eyes and saw I was surrounded by darkness. I started clawing my way through the dirt. I kept clawing until I managed to break through. Once I was out I started running to a road. I saw a car coming and ran in front of it.
“Stop! Please!” I screamed.
They took me to a hospital where I fell asleep. When I woke up I saw a police officer standing over me.
“Can you tell your name?” he asked.
“I don't remember.” I said.
“After that they took me to my foster parents and I became somebody else. Someone Hailey could be proud of.” she said.
“Hailey would be very proud of you, and I think she would want you to forgive yourself.” I said.
“I don't know if I can.” she said.
“You won't have to do it alone. Your mom and sister, and Hailey's parents and brother. They will help you through it.” I said.
“They're going to hate me.” she said.
“No, they just want you back home.” I said.
“Are you going to force me to go back?” she asked.
“I won't make you do anything you don't want to do.” I said.
“I guess going back does feel like the right thing to do.” she said.
“If you're sure, then I will take you back.” I said.
“I want to go.” she said.
“We did good.” said Henry as we watched the reunion.
“Yeah.” I said.
When we brought Abby back her mother and sister came running out. They had hugged and cried. Mr. and Mrs. Daniels came over along with Tony to see her too.
“I wish it could be like this all the time.” I said.
“I know, but it's like this now.” said Henry.
“Yeah, I guess.” I said pulling out.
I didn't think Abby would be the same, but change is a good thing.
So sadly this is the end of Missing we have had so much fun writing it and thank you guys for reading it!