**Super short i know**
8. How To Save A Life
Hope only had on sport shorts and a sweatshirt. She jumped in her car and drove to Josh's. On her way she was stopped at a stoplight in town.
She looked to the side of her and saw Jenna making out with another guy and rolled her eyes. She has no class.
She finally got to Josh's house. She knocked. Josh's mom answered. "Hope! Oh my, you just missed Josh. He went over to his friend's house."
"Where is his friend's house?"
"Actually it's your next door neighbor. They live in that big house near you."
She ran down the steps to her car and sped off. But stopped quickly and before Josh's mom closed the door she looked out of my window and yelled, "Thank you!" She saw her smile and she quickly made her way to his friend's house.
"Oh! Hey, your name is Hope right?" Josh's friend said when he opened the door.
"Yeah, is Josh here?"
"No, you just missed him."
"You have got to be kidding me!"
"I know he's running errands in town. You may be able to find him there."
"Thanks!" She ran down the steps back to her car.
She drove to town searching for him. She can't believe how difficult this is!
She searched and looked. Finally she got out of her car and started looking through shops. She just had to find him today. She can't wait until Monday. That's too long. She has to tell him while her dream is still fresh in her memory.
Someone noticed her frantic searching finally. It was an older woman sitting on a bench. "Hello, sweetheart. Can I help you? Are you looking for something?"
"Yeah, but it's proving to be more difficult than I thought."
"Oh, I'm so sorry." The older lady paused. "What's your name Honey?"
"It's nice to meet you Hope. My name is Faith. And I think what you're looking for is right over there."
Hope looked over and right where the lady pointed, Josh was walking out of the store. "Oh my gosh! Thank you!" She turned back to the lady, but she was gone. Hope then got a warm feeling. Faith was here to help.
She smiled widely and ran across the street. "Josh!"
He looked up, genuinely surprised. Seeing Hope run across the street in shorts with a big smile was not exactly what he was expecting.
She took a deep breath. "Josh, I have to tell you something."
"What I said to you yesterday. You were only trying to help. I don't want to push you away. I really do care about you." She said in one breath.
He was still astonished. "What happened to you?"
"It will seem silly."
"Of course not. Here let's go get some lunch."
He put his hand on the small of her back and they made their way to a little diner. They sat at the counter and he just stared at her. She was glowing. Just her demeanor was all different. She seemed so happy. She was practically illuminating. She looked stunning.
"So what happened? That made you so happy."
"I had a dream."
"A dream?" He said smiling.
"Faith talked to me."
"Yeah. And you were right. All she wants is my happiness. She wants me to do what I love and remember her happily, not mourn her loss all the time."
"She was really in your dream?"
"Yes, and I know this might sound crazy, but I think she was just outside too."
She explained to him about the old woman and he listened attentively.
"I just don't know what to say. I'm so happy you're happy."
"You know, I probably wouldn't ever be like this if it wasn't for you."
"That's not true."
"It is. You saved my life."
"I really care about you a lot Hope."
"I know. Faith also told me that things can't change unless I try to change them."
She then leaned over and kissed his cheek. "Thank you." She smiled a toothy grin and he couldn't believe how beautiful it was. Then though she frowned. "I have a question though."
"Well you care about me, but as my depressed self. If I'm what I used to be again, will you still care for me?"
"Of course I will."
"Promise." He smiled and then leaned down and pecked her quickly on the lips.
She blushed then smiled.
And that's How To Save A Life.
**I told you this story is short! There will be a short epilogue. =) I'm glad you liked it.**
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How To Save A LifeTeen Fiction
Hope Darris has been hurt. She's been hurt like no one ever should. Her nightmares are incessant and her mother doesn't know quite what to do. She loves her daughter and hates to see her this way, so she sends Hope to live with her grandparents...