36. Chapter 35
"Ash," I whisper into my dark bedroom. He turns to me. "Thank you. For,you know,protecting me from Xavier." "I'd do anything to protect you,drunk or not." He hugs me. "I love you." "I love you,too" "So,why were you drinking anyway? We're not old enough." "I don't know,Emily. I'm just stupid sometimes." I snuggle up to him and we talk and talk for hours,until eventually,we both fall asleep.
**one week later**
I smile as I see Mom and Dad pull into the driveway. I race Michael down the stairs and I win. They open the door and we hug them. "Well,you two missed us." Dad says. "We did." Michael says. I nod. We talk for awhile and they unpack. "Hey,you know how you said you wanted to do photography a while ago?" Mom asks. I nod. "Yeah." "Well,I got a new camera,so,you can keep my old one." "Really? Thanks!" I say as she hands me it. "No problem." I put it in my room.
We eat dinner and hang out. "Paris was beautiful." Mom says. "I bet it was." I reply. "We loved it." Dad smiles. We talk some more and then Michael come up to me. "Hey,the others want to hang out,you coming?" He asks. "Sure." I say,pulling my phone out my pocket. "We'll be back!" Michael yells. We head to Michael's car and everyone else climbs in. After everyone is with us,we drive to a cliff above the city. We all get out and talk. Allison walks to the edge. "Be careful,Babe!" Michael yells. "I'll be alright." She waves her hand and slips. "Allison!" I yell. We run to try and grab her hand but she falls. It's not that high from am the ground,maybe 6 feet,but she could still be hurt. The guys climb down as I call the ambulance. "Hello,what's your emergency?" "Hi,my name is Emily Woods. My friend,Allison Grason,fell about 6 feet." "Where are you?" The lady asks. "I'm not sure,my brother knows though." "Okay,let me talk to him." "Okay." I yell for Michael and he takes the phone and talks. Ashton helps me climb down and I get to Allison. I call her name but no answer. "She's breathing." Luke assures me and I nod. The thought of her not breathing is terrifying. Tears roll down my face and Ashton hugs me. We don't let go and we just rock back and forth. Back and forth. Back and forth. Soon the ambulance arrives and Michael hands me my phone. They carry Allison into the van and the guys and I climb into the car. Michael follows the ambulance to the hospital.
Ashton puts his arm around me and I hide my face in his chest. "I hope she's gonna be alright." Michael says. I nod. We wait for awhile. I fall asleep to the voices of Luke,Cal,Ash,Michael and other random people.