Caylee pulled up around 10:30, she was half an hour early, but
I told her that she could come early. Caylee walked up and I
smiled "I got it!" I yelled and I got the door and I hugged
Caylee "Come on in." I said and my dad smiled at Caylee "Welcome
Caylee." My dad said "I'm glad to be here." Caylee said and I
smiled at her. Chyenne, Lizzie, Hope, and Bella came down.
"Caylee meet Chyenne, Lizzie, Hope, and Bella." I said and Caylee
smiled at them. "Anthony get down there now." Sarah said and I
held my breath. Tony walked down "And this is Tony." I said and
Caylee smiled "Oh hi!" Sarah said coming down the steps "Sarah
this is Caylee." I said and Caylee smiled at all of them.
After the introduction Caylee followed me to the couch and when I
sat down Bella sat on my lap. "My Ash." Bella said and Caylee
smiled "He's my Ash." Caylee said "No." Bella said "Can we
share?" Caylee asked "Yes." Bella said and I smiled at them, Hope
came in "You're pretty." Hope said "Thank you." Caylee said "Hi."
Lizzie said "hi." Caylee said and I smiled at her. "Hello."
Chyenne said and I smiled at them. They all wanted to know more
My Grandma arrived and I smiled at her "Grandma this is
Caylee." I said "It's nice to meet you dear. Please stand up?"
She asked and I looked at Caylee who smiled and did so "Spin
around dear?" She asked Caylee and Caylee spun around once "Yup,
you're a dancer." My Grandma said and I smiled "Yes ma'am."
Caylee said "Good. Never give up on your dreams." Grandma said
and Caylee smiled at her "Yes ma'am." Caylee said and Grandma
smiled "I had a great time talking to you dear." She said and she
went into the kitchen. "I'm so sorry about everything." I told
Caylee "Baby don't worry. I have a big family." Caylee said and I
smiled at her "Thank you." I said and I looked at the girls
"Don't you want to go somewhere?" I asked "Nope." They said and I
smiled "They are fine." Caylee said and I smiled at her.
During dinner Caylee sat next to me and they all asked
Caylee questions during dinner and I just knew Caylee was going
to run off. These questions were nothing like what Caylee's
family did. I looked at her and gave her an I'm sorry look. "I
don't mind answering questions." Caylee whispered and I smiled at
her. Caylee is perfect. "So when do you want to marry Ashton?" My
Grandma asked "After high school, after college maybe." Caylee
said "That's a long time away from now." My Grandma said "I know,
but we will be more prepared and ready." Caylee said and my dad
smiled at her. "You're a smart girl Caylee." My dad said "Thank
you." Caylee said and I smiled at them. Cayleeheld my hand under
the table and I smiled at her. "Tony you need to help clear the
table." Sarah said "I don't need to." Tony said and he stormed
off and I looked at Caylee trying to make her feel better but she
didn't let it get to you.
After dinner I helped Sarah clear off the table and I felt my
phone vibrating "Excuse me." I said "Yes." Sarah said and I
stepped outside on the back porch and I answered it I didn't look
at the ID. "Hello?" I asked "Caylee?" Lauren asked I could tell
by her tone something was wrong. "Yes? What's wrong?" I asked
"It's about Kelsey." Lauren said "What about Kels?" I asked "She
was in a car accident last night." Lauren said "is she okay?" I
asked "She didn't make it through the night." Lauren said "What?"
I asked not sure if I was hearing her right "Caylee, Kelsey
passed away." Lauren said "This can't be." I said "Yes Cay."
Lauren said "Are you home?" I asked "I'm on my way." Lauren said
"I will leave soon." I said "Okay." Lauren said and we hung up on
I went back inside "I hate to do this but I have to go home.
Something came up." I said when I walked in "What happened?"
Ashton asked me "Kelsey was in an accident. She didn't make it."
I said "Go. By all means go." Sarah said and I smiled at her.
"Bye everyone. It was nice to meet you." I said and I went into
the living room towards the door and Ashton followed me out. I
wrapped my arms around his neck "I will be there tonight." Ashton
said and I just wrapped my arms him and kissed his lips "I love
you." I said "I love you too." Ashton said and I went to my car,
the whole time I had that on my mind. I just couldn't believe she
was gone. We were hanging out yesterday. I pulled up and I sat on
the porch and I waited for Lauren. Lauren came home and I hugged
her. We both started to cry and we didn't stop until my mom came
out to tell us the news but then she found out we already knew.
That night Lauren and I couldn't sleep so we snuck out to the
dance studio where we all met the first time. I had my dance
clothes on and Lauren sat on the floor "Kelsey was so excited for
the baby." Lauren said "Kelsey was. We were all going to go to
Juillard together." I said and Lauren nodded "I'm putting her
favorite song on." Lauren said "Okay." I said and I did Kelsey's
favorite dance to this song and then I sat on the dance floor
with Lauren. "it shows that life is very short." Lauren said "I
know." I said "I already know what I'm going to name my baby."
Lauren said "What after Kelsey?" I asked "I'm saving Kelsey for
you. But Hope Lynn. Because Kelsey always had a ton of Hope."
Lauren said and I smiled at her. "Ready to go home?" I asked and
At Kelsey's funeral a lot of people from the Dance Camp,
from school, and Kelsey's family of course. I sat down next to
Lauren and I had my hair curled like Kelsey loved it. Lauren was
done crying because she knew it wasn't good for little Hope or
little noname.With Ashton by my side and Lauren I know I'm going
to be okay. After the funeral, we met Ashton at the beach. I had
my dress shoes off and I had my feet in the water and Ashton had
his arms around my waist. "Are you okay?" Ashton asked me "Yeah
baby." I said and he kissed my cheek. It was the 20th so we had a
week left together. Then we wouldn't see each other until
Christmas or Spring break. That was too long away. "Le'ts do
something." I said as he held my waist when the wave came up
"What's that?" He asked me "Let's go to Disney Land tomorrow."I
said "Okay." Ashton said and Lauren smiled "You can still go. You
can't do rides but you can come.'" I said "Nah, I have to work."
Lauren said and I smiled at her. Lauren will be ten weeks
tomorrow, I'm going to her 3rd month appointment in September.
I went home that night and I sat down next to my dad and Sarah
"Are you okay?" My dad asked "Can I go to Disney Land with Caylee
tomorrow?" I asked "Sure that sounds like a great day." My dad
said "Tony seems to be in a better mood." Sarah said "I should go
see him." I said and my dad smiled. I went upstairs "Hey Tony." I
said "Hey." Tony said "What are you doing Thursday?" I asked
"nothing." He said "How about we go shoot some basketball or
something?" I asked "Sure." Tony said "Alright, I'm going to go
to my room." I said "Ash?" Tony asked "Yeah?" I asked "I'm
sorry." He said "It's okay. Caylee likes you." I said and Tony
smiled at me. Caylee texted me Caylee: What did you family say?
Me: We can do it. What time are you coming? Caylee: How does 4:00
work? Me: That's early but okay baby. I will be up. Caylee: Poor
baby. See you then! I smiled at the text, 4:00 is early but I
know it takes five and a half hours to get there.