Red Rover Red Rover
A girl named Lucy is an average girl, average grades, average
looks. Her father at home is more focus on TV then the family.
He's been that way ever sense her little brother died, Colt. They
were on they're way from his little league game, they won with
Colt being the winning run with a pass pitch and a stomach slide.
The whole family was in the car and being the nice big sister she
was Lucy convince her mother to let him sit in the front with
dad. It was pretty late, there was a drunk driver on the road and
run head on into them, they rolled down the hill and smashed into
a tree on the passenger side, Colt died on impacted. Their mother
was hospitalized and put into coma while Lucy and her father
escaped with bumps and bruises. It's been 2 years sense that day.
Lucy was walking home after school one day with her boyfriend
normalcy was starting to come back to her. While walking home
there was a gang across the street see the two love birds and saw
them as easy targets. "Hey, love boy!" The couple try to run away
but the gang caught them in a dark ally. "Look, we'er not part of
any gang alright, just let us go." "Ha, you think that, man if
you part of that we would've just killed you but, *looks up and
down Lucy* I think we can work something out. Hahaha." Lucy is
terrified. The boyfriend steps in front of her "you take all my
money and belongings just let her go." "Na, see this what's gonna
happen you gonna *black SUV gun fire* POP POP POP! All the thugs
run off Lucy just sees her boyfriend body drop in front of her,
she's to is to shocked to move. Lucy then finds her self alone in
the dark ally, it then comes to her mind to run. She cuts throw a
cemetery. She starts to slow down when she hears children
singing. "Red Rover Red Rover." "Hello" she cried out a little
girl with long blonde hair and a sun dress appears behind her.
"Will you play with me?" Lucy looks at her with surprise. The
little opens her hand and Lucy takes it and she walks towards the
music. Lucy's sees a line of children dressed in odd and old
clothes on the other side she sees her brother letting go of the
girls hand runs over to hug him with tears in eyes. " Lucy. You
can see me?" "What's going on, I thought, I thought you dyed." "I
did." He said. "Red Rover Red Rover, have Nathan come over." The
line of children sing. A tall timid boy walks up and runs across
into the line of children. He bounces off the children a round
fired hole appears where he lands and disappears. "What the
hell!" Lucy screams. "That's what happens when you can't break
their arms." Lucy looks for the voice "Trevor!" "Hey love." He
exclaims. Red Rover Red Rover. Colt come over." The little girl
with blonde hair says "if you don't go over, you lose." Lucy
grabs Colts hand, and Trevor grabs Lucy's hand and they begin to
run across. Only one person can go!" Screamed the little girl.
The fired hole starts open Lucy, Colt, and Trevor jump over the
hole and break though the children. Lucy open hers and sees
she's in the cemetery to see Trevor and Colt standing with her
hand and glowing. "What happen?" "You won Lucy. You won the game,
now we can go to heaven." Colt said. Lucy screamed "What we!"
"Ya. * Trevor explains* didn't you know. You died in the ally
too." "But how come I couldn't see you then?" Lucy said. Trevor "
I wasn't died yet then you were shot in the head. When I finally
died I follow you to the cemetery." *glowing doorway appears*
Colt pulls on Lucy's hand, Lucy looks over. " do you think
there's baseball in heaven? Lucy." She smiles at him and gripped
his hand and they all walk into the light together.
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