"Wait, you don't remember Brittany? What happened to you guys? It hasn't been that long..." Chance said. They looked confused. Chance looked hurt. If they couldn't remember Brittany, what else did they forget about him or his past? They looked confused yet again, after he gave them with a pained look.
"Who's Brittany, Chance. I know it's been a long time, and I just don't know your new friends yet." his dad said. Chance wanted to punch someone. Brittany had been a major part of everything, and they forgot her. This was just stupid. Brittany was hurt too. She had loved them like the real family she never got, and after three years, they forget her... That hurt...
They saw Gabe in his parents arms, and they embraced Madison too. That made them feel that pain like a piece of you that you had loved to death, had just been stabbed and killed. It hurt too bad to look at anymore, but they were happy for them.
Michelle walked up to Brittany, but she said nothing. Brittany was scared, but she didn't know what else to think. Michelle had caused her the scars, and the re-occurring nightmares. Why shouldn't she be scared?
Chance and Brittany were the ones out of the whole school in that gym, that were kind of scared. Everyone else was happy, and care-free at the moment. It was nothing like Brittany, and Chance felt. Michelle was standing there, just watching them.
"Brittany, I know I ruined everything, but living in prison, and knowing that you were gone, it killed me. I beat you in the halls, and I made you bleed, in front of everyone. That's the worst thing that I could have done to you. I got bailed out, and you had never come home, and you didn't go to Chance's house. I know you love him, and I won't tear you away from him. He makes you happy, and that's all that I really wanted for you. I don't know what happened to me, I hurt you, and many other people." she said. She brushed her hand over Brittany's scarred cheek. She opened her arms to Brittany and knew that she might not enter the embrace.
Brittany did enter the embrace, and Michelle asked Chance if he'd join in too.
"Chance, I'm so sorry. I hurt her, and in that, I hurt you. You make her happy, and what I did ruined her life. I got help, and now I see that. I'm not going to ask you for forgiveness, I don't deserve it. But, please, after I leave, you have to take care of her. I can't ask her to come back, her life is here now. Take care of her, please. After what I've done, she needs you to help her through it. Please." Michelle said to Chance. Chance nodded.
"I'll always take care of her. I won't ever leave her. She may forgive you, she has a big heart. I will consider, I just don't know if I'm ready to forgive anyone yet." Chance said. Michelle nodded and stroked Brittany's hair. She kept whispering 'I'm sorry', but she should know that it didn't make things much better.
Gabe and Madison came up and saw Michelle. They got a look in their eyes that said, 'Oh, god, stay away from her.' It was true that Michelle had ruined a lot, but it was also true that she was sincerely sorry for it. Gabe came to Brittany and hugged her.
"I know she's here, but she'd not gonna take you. Nobody is taking anyone, they just wanted to see us." Gabe said. He let go, and winked at Chance. Chance rolled his eyes, and punched Gabe in the shoulder. Gabe just grinned.
Madison came running up, and she smiled.
"At least we got to see them, but I'm not going to go back to them. I love them, but I don't know them anymore. They've changed..." Madison said, sounding almost confused. They all nodded. The bell rang, and the group walked out, and everyone else did too. They didn't know what would happen to their parents, but they had to go on with their regular lives here. It hurt a little, but it's what they had to do. This was their life now, and they all had to accept it.