School had begun, but still no sign of Jeremy. Lizzy had an awful feeling in the pit of her stomach. Right before lunch, Lizzy could've sworn she saw Mr. Cartwright in the principal's office. Lizzy decided to visit the Cartwright's home after school. She had to know for herself what exactly was going on. Mr. Cartwright looked around the house. He and his late wife Katherine designed the home and hoped to live a long and happy life. But fate wasn't so kind. Katherine died during child birth. Doctors told him that Katherine used her last breath to deliver Jeremy. Now he will be joining his wife where together they can watch over their son. A knock at the door brought Mr. Cartwright back to reality.
"Hello Mr. Cartwright is Jeremy home?" asked Lizzy. Shaking his head and stepping aside, he led Lizzy to the livingroom. "Sweetie, Jeremy isn't coming back to Colorado." Lizzy gasped, clutching the star pendant. "No it can't be true," she wishpered. Mr. Cartwright went to the bookshelf. He returned with a letter. "Jeremy wanted you to read this. Please don't be angry Lizzy. None of this was his fault." With shaky hands, Lizzy opened the envelope:
As you know by now i won't be coming back the way I planned.
I still plan on keeping the promise though. I will keep looking at the stars.
Don't worry Lizzy, I know deep in my heart I'll see you again. Do me a favor,
Please take care of dad. Even though he's trying to be strong I know he's
scared. Don't forget me Lizzy, because I won't forget you.
Lizzy's tears fell upon the hand written letter. Then looking at Mr. Cartwright she asked him why Jeremy didn't return. Mr. Cartwright's voice faltered, but he explained about the cancer and how short his time was. With a heavy heart, Lizzy listened to Mr. Cartwright and after he was done more tears cascaded down his cheeks. "You are a sweet young girl Lizzy. My son is a blessed young man to have someone special in his life.You are the world to him." Lizzy silenty promised to Jeremy after leaving his father's home that she would watch over Mr. Cartwright.