Chapter 35: The Last Time

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"That's the last of it." I said, zipping up the last of the luggage in Amanda's room. Today, she was leaving for college. She's studying to become a teacher.

A tear slipped out of my eye as I looked around at the empty room that was once Amanda's. "Mom? You ready to go?" Amanda asked walking in. "Yeah. Let's go." We walked downstairs to see a sad an upset Emily and Sandy. They wouldn't be coming with Ed and I to drop Amanda off. "Bye Amanda." The girls said in unison, beginning to cry. Each of them were holding onto one of Amanda's legs, and it didn't seem like they were going to let go unless we made them. They began to cry. "Please, don't leave!" Sandy cried, as I wiped a tear off of my cheek. "Please. Just stay here!" Emily sobbed.

"Girls, look at me." Amanda said kneeling down to their level. "You'll be just fine. We'll FaceTime every night, and I'll see you guys for the holidays. I promise, I'll be back before you know it." She vowed. "Okay." They said, giving her one last hug.

Amanda kissed each of their foreheads and picked up her luggage, rolling it outside. "Bye girls." I said, "I'll see you in a few hours. Be good for Uncle Austin."
The girls nodded their heads, and I picked up my purse, heading outside.

Amanda was going to University of Southern California. It wasn't the biggest and greatest college, but it was a really good school.

The ride was completely silent.

Amanda had her earbuds in, and I was nearly fast asleep. Ed was driving with no emotion on his face. The only sound playing in the car was the faint sound of 'Hello'.

I took out the last of Amanda's 4 luggage, plus her backpack. She was currently getting her key and room number.

"Hey guys. I got my key. I'm in room 313." Amanda said, walking down the hill that lead to our car. "Alright, lets go, I guess." I said. I wasn't ready to go yet.

We walked through many twists and turns, and had to go on 3 elevators, but we finally made it to Amanda's dorm room. 

She put in her key, and as soon as we walked in, we saw her roommate sitting on one of the beds and typing something. She sat up as soon as she noticed us. "Hi, you must be Amanda. I'm Kaesey." She said, holding out her hand. "Yeah, that's me." Amanda said shaking it. "And I'm going to take an educated guess and say you're Amanda Sheeran?" She said. Amanda nodded her head as Kaesey shook hands with us. 

"Uh, here. Let me help with the luggage." Kaesey said, taking the one I was holding, and setting it on Amanda's bed. She had decorated it for her with a purple throw and a gold pillow. She opened it and begun to hang Amanda's clothes in her side of the closet. 

"Well, I guess this is it." Amanda said turning around. A tear slipped at of my eye. "I guess it is." I sighed. "Aright, remember, 3 seconds, then let go." She croaked. She hugged Ed, and savored it. "1, 2, 3."She said, then letting go. Ed walked outside, not wanting us to see him cry. I had already broke. 
Amanda wrapped her arms around me and held me tight. "1, 2, 3."

And just like that it was over.



I CRIED WRITING THAT OMG IT WAS SO SAD! I hope you guys enjoyed the last chapter of This Was Destiny! I can't believe it! *cries* I'm so sad, but so proud to finish this book! I feel like it was one of my biggest accomplishments, and it inspired me to write. I want to thank you all for the incredible experience that you gave me. It was one of the best. Thank you all so much for it! Yes, there will be an epilogue. It'll be short, because I have a surprise planned for the ending. Yes, there will be a sequel that I have awesome ideas for. Thank you all again!

Also, I would like to dedicate this chapter to kaeseystobaugh13 ! She's one of my best friends on Wattpad, and she is sadly leaving. If you didn't notice, that's where I got the name Kaesey from. Kaesey, you will truly be missed! I love you!



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