have a name now...It is called The Sacred
"And don't forget about your book
report that's due tomorrow!" Mrs.Mcmolley yelled as the students
that were switching classes everyone filed out of the class room.
In the hall Lilly and Ray exchanged glances, little did anyone
else realize. It was a normal day in the life of a student who
went to Collin H. Hammond high school. No one absent that day no
one missing from classes as it sometimes accured, (Kayla.....)
even though some of them were bored out of their minds and just
holding on to consciousness through the tap-tap-tapping of a pen
on the desks. As the last block of the day came to an end the
hallway suddenly flooded with people, teachers and students
alike. "So call me tonight?" Ray asked Lilly as she slammed her
locker door shut. "Sure but I have to go out tonight to drop
something off at Kayla's house. So I will call you after that."
"Fine but make sure you call...." Those would be the last words
anyone ever spoke to Lilly before the whole schools life would
"I am going to Kayla's now to drop
something off. I will call you after." Lilly texted to Ray. "K"
was all she got in a response.
Knock-Knock Lilly tapped on Kayla's
door waiting for her to answer it like a lion in the hot savannas
watching it's prey, watching, waiting for the right time to
pounce. "Hey, thanks for bringing this." Kayla opened the door
happy to see her. "Anytime, see you in school tomorrow." Lilly
left the house with the green siding.
As Lilly got in the car she sat for
a minute deep in thought. "Something doesn't feel right." She
shook off the thought as a fait click came from the seat belt as
it was fastened. Lilly was just enjoying the ride, her and her
mother were just talking about random things when both of them
saw a bright set of lights coming towards them, Like unforgiving
eyes. Just as they started to suspect that something was wrong
CRASH!!!!! A noise that echoed through valleys, caves and
Lilly awoke with blurred vision as
she gazed around at the frightening scene around her. She saw the
roof of a car, a car she knew all too well. Another car that
seemed to be almost inside of Lilly's car. She heard sirens as
she started crying. Not knowing what was going on, Was this some
kind of messed up dream? "Pinch me" she whispered as she passed
out again out of weakness from loss of blood.
Ray started to worry. Where was the
call that he was expecting from Lilly. Did she forget? He texted
her "where r u?" No response. Texted again "Hello?" No answer.
The he just figured that her phone died and went to sleep for the
Lilly awoke again vision more clear
but she could still only make out the vague outline of things.
"Ray" she muttered weakly as she glanced up at the bright lights
of the emergency room. The beeping monitors that sat next to her.
Then she heard a doctor come in "Hey, you awake?" he whispered
trying to be quiet as possible but loud enough to be heard.
"Where am I?" she muttered back. Then the doctor started to
explain that she had been in a really bad car accident and was
lucky to be alive. The driver of the other car was drunk and
swerved into the other lane of oncoming traffic and hit her car.
Her car had gone flying into the car and landed hard on the
ground and skid for about 10 feet. She saw or heard nothing more
as the world went black.
The next day at school Lilly was
absent and Ray started to worry. During 3rd Block a tall skinny
women that looked to be in about her 50's peeked into the room
and said "Mrs. McMolley, may I see you for a moment?" the door
slid shut and everyone in the room looked around thinking the
same thing; what's going on, who is that lady, then they all
realized that Lilly was out. Lilly was never out. This HAD to be
about her. The teacher went to the other teacher on the team, and
then walked back into the room. "Kids, There is going to be a
team meeting during x-block today."
"Some of you might know why we are
having a team meeting, some of you may not." Mr. Montana started
as he gazed over at Ray. "There is someone on this team that has
been in a car accident and won't be back for a while and is in a
coma. They don't know if she is going to make it through the
night." Mrs. McMolley added. The team meeting went on for a
little while longer and after when the students were working on
homework, Mrs. McMolley and Mr. Montana asked a group of kids to
come up to their desks. They asked them if they have figured out
who they were talking about and they all said nodded their heads
silently. The room was so quiet you could hear the clock ticking
in the back and the kids at the desk wished that the bell would
ring already. After a while it rang and the hall flooded with
kids once again, this time without her. As kids started to file
out of the room as their buses were called, Mr.Montana said "Ray
could I see you for a moment?"
"Ray, when was the last time that
you talked to Lilly?" Mr.Montana questioned. "Last night before
she went to drop something off at Kayla's house......" Ray
mumbled. "And when did you hear that she was in a car accident?"
"Ray looked down; He did not want to be in this conversation
right now.... "This morning as soon as I woke up. My mom was
there and she came into my room and told me. Do you think that
she will make it?" "Well.....I don't know, I am not sure how bad
the accident was. She might be fine if nothing injured her
organs." Suddenly the intercom went on and called walkers. Ray
always walked home. "Well Ray I think that she will make it if
she takes it one day at a time.....Have a good weekend!" Mr.
Montana tried to put him in a good mood but nothing could. He
wanted to see Lilly and just sit by her bedside while she
recovers. Lets hope she still remembers me.
"Where am I???" Lilly slowly
awakened to find someone sitting next to her....He looked
familiar..."Lilly it is me, Griffin, How do you feel?" Griffin???
"You remember right? I moved onto your street last year. We
became good friends. I am on team 8-6..." Did she remember?
"Griffin?" Lilly managed weakly. It all came back to her. She
started to cry. "Rayy" she weakly whispered. "He is coming over
soon. He should be on his way." Griffin said trying to calm her.
At that moment a tall figure with long, brown hair; Bright
blue-green eyes and a gental look to him strided into the room.
Then someone else walked in, she was Lilly's best friend since
kindergarten. "Ray, Bella." Lilly reached her hand out, She
started to cry. Ray wiped the tear from her eye. "It's going to
be okay. You are alive; that is all that matters." Lilly
remembered why she loved him. It wasn't the looks or the star
roll on the football and baseball team, it was how sensitive and
caring he was. Only someone who really cared would reassure her
that she would live, even though she was in critical condition.
The nurse came in and checked on Lilly. I NEVER want this
to happen to anyone I know. I feel like I am about to leave, die.
Ray knelt down to Lilly's side and pushed her hair behind her
ear, and leaned in to kiss her. Then he stood back up and softly
smiled at her. "How do you feel Champ?" Lilly's dad walked in
right after Ray stepped back. He sat by her feet. "How is mom?"
Lilly asked her dad. "Your mom didn't make it to the hospital.
She died in the ambulance." As if being in the accident her self
wasn't bad enough, now she was going to lose her mom too? Lilly
was in shock. She looked at Ray, then to Bella, finally Griffin.
A single tear ran down her face. Bella leaned down to hug her and
Lilly started to weep into her shoulder. Lilly couldn't imagine
going back to school....Ever. She had lost her mom, she broke one
arm, one leg and had been in a coma for a week. The next people
to come in were some uninvited guests but Lilly put up with it:
Reporters. Flashes everywhere. Questions flying through the air,
pencils scribbling notes. The media LOVED this kind of stuff. An
average girl, a car wreck, her mom dies in it. They feed off the
very idea of it.
Everyone left Lilly's room and
Lilly went to sleep. In her dream she saw...Her car....Her
mom...The lights. Then she saw the two cars collide, but this
time she was watching from above. Then she saw a body go flying
from the car...Was that her Mom? Then she got closer. It was her.
But wasn't she in the hospital room sleeping. How did she go back
to the exact moment where the two cars hit and watched...From a
different angle? Was it possible to have dreams about the past
where you are there but watching. As if to notice something, like
you had a reason for being there. Just pinch your self...You will
wake up. This time she didn't wake up. Was she.....Dead? As she
neared the accident she was back in the small boring room. Except
this time it wasn't so boring. Doctors circled around her. "What
just happened?" Lilly asked. The doctors just looked at her.
"That is exactly what we were going to ask you." exclaimed the
doctor that she had met the first night of being in the hospital.
It seemed like no one knew what had just happened. The doctors
said that her heart rate slowed and then stopped. They zapped her
several times but nothing happened. They brought her back in the
room and said that she was dead. Then she sat up in her bed.
Lilly's father soon walked into theroom. He thought that she was
dead...The doctor met him in the doorway and told him that she
had woken up. But it was a near death experience.... Oh my god,
what if Ray and Bella think that I am dead. "Dad, who did you
call before you came here?" Lilly pried the answer out of him.
"Uh, I think that I called Ray's house and got the answering
machine, I left a message..." "Is Ray the only person that you
called?" Lilly needed these answers. "No, I called Bella but it
went straight to voice mail and I called Griffin and I actually
got a hold of him." Griffin thinks that I am dead! Just then her
dad's phone rang. "Hello?" "Hi...is it true....is she....dead?"
Lilly heard Ray's voice on the other line and called his name.
"No, she isn't dead, but she came close to it. Why don't you come
visit her tomorrow....She will talk to you then." "Can I at least
talk to her now?" Ray desperately wanted to talk to her and only
her. Lilly's dad handed the phone over to his daughter. Ray and
Lilly talked for a little while then Lilly's cell phone rang. She
looked to see who it was. What is Bella doing calling me? Oh my
god, she NEVER calls unless there is something wrong. Lilly
answered the phone. "Lilly.... I need help....NOW!!!" "Okay, slow
down what happened?" "Well I was talking to Griffin online and my
parents went out for the night. I heard a sound from downstairs
and some voices. I am in my closet now...I NEED HELP!!!" Then the
phone line went dead as a single scream emerged from the phone.
Lilly franticly explained to her dad and the doctors that Bella
needed help. She heard that the cops were on their way, when the
world went black once again.
Bella was hiding in her closet
calling Lilly because of the men that had broken in her house
when..."Lilly I need help, they could come in here any
second...AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!" One of the men had found Bella.
He had a gun and a ski mask. "Please don't shoot," Bella begged
the man. Bella never closed her chat with Griffin when she went
to hide in her closet. She ALWAYS replied or if she had to go or
would be right back she would tell someone. But this time she had
just ran into the closet without telling him anything. Griffin
then wrote "Hey...Bella? Bella you there? Bella are you ok? Bella
if you don't answer I am going to text you." She never replied so
he texted her. "Hey Bella...are you okay?" The man still had the
gun aimed at her. She didn't respond so he texted her again
"Bella I don't know what is going on but I am coming over there."
There was a knock on the door. No answer. Griffin rang the
doorbell. No answer. "Listen girl, I don't know who you called or
what you said but if who ever is there rings the bell again I
will shoot you." Please don't ring it again jut leave she
prayed. Ding-dong. Silence. The man loaded his gun and aimed.
"Please, please don't shoot." Bella pleaded. Bam! The man shot
the gun. It hit Bella in the head. She fell to the ground.
Griffin heard the noise and found the key that she left under the
mat incase of emergencies. This was an emergency. He called her
name. Then he had dashed up the stairs into her bedroom only to
find the man in the ski mask and Bella lying on the floor. Not
moving. The man was facing the other way. Griffin creped up
behind him and kicked him hard as he could. The man ran down the
stairs and out the door fearing that the cops would soon
"Bella!" Griffin ran over to her.
Knelt down to her and tried to feel for a pulse. Nothing. The
cops then arrived. They walked in the door and said "Come out
with your hands up!" Griffin came out of the bedroom and told the
cops what he knew. Which was not much because he only walked in
as the man was leavening. He told them how he thought that there
was something wrong because they were always talking and never in
fights but this time she wasn't answering, then how when he
walked in he found Bella laying on the floor helpless. Bella was
being taken away in a stretcher. Just then Bella's parents came
back home. They had no clue what was going on. All they saw were
cops, Bella being taken away in a stretcher and Griffin. Bella's
parents heard what had happened and thanked Griffin. If it wasn't
for him Bella wouldn't be alive to be taken care of. Griffin went
back in the house and looked at the Crime scene. There was blood
everywhere. Griffin went out into the backyard and took out his
cell phone. He called Ray. "Hey man it's me. I am at Bella's
house. You guys will probably see her next before me." "Why is
that?" Ray didn't understand. "Because I came over to her house
because I knew that there was something wrong and sure enough, I
went up to her room because I thought that I heard some noises
coming from up there and there she was laying on the ground.
Bathed in blood. Next to her was a man in a ski mask holding a
gun. I kicked him pretty hard then he ran away. She was just
taken away in the ambulance." Ray was in disbelief. He didn't
know what to say. Lilly had just been in a car accident, her
mother died in the same car accident and her best friend was in
worse condition then she was. Lilly was not ready to hear this.
"Aw man, Should I tell Lilly?" Ray asked Griffin. "Up to you man.
I think that she should know but all that she has been through...
I don't know. She will have to find out some way or another. They
are best friends."
Bella saw 3 angels, they were
waiting for her. Welcoming her with open arms. Then there was a
man. Sitting atop a great throne of gold. The man talked to her,
but without opening his mouth. "Bella, this is heaven. It can be
as peaceful or as painful as you want it to be. Memories are all
around you when you are here....you just have to look." Bella had
no clue what he meant...Well that helped a lot. Bella thought.
What could I do now!? Bella was puzzled. She couldn't go back, at
least not by herself, she had no clue how. I guess I am going to
be stuck her forever. Bella slowly walked over to a tree, for she
was getting tired. She sat down and almost on impact she started
crying. She started out by keeping the thoughts in her head but
little by little it started to leak out. Like a sink that has a
leak, once she started thinking aloud there was no turning back.
"Griffin and Lily. Everyone, my best friends, my crushes. I will
never get to say good bye." Just then fog suddenly engulfed the
air around her. "W-w-w--w-what's going on, W-w-w-who is there?"
She finally was able to spit the words out. Then a figure emerged
from the fog. A figure Bella knew all to well. "Grandfather?"
Bella couldn't take her eyes off of his figure. She couldn't
figure out if it was all real or if this was just a dream.
"Bella, What are you doing in heaven? You are young, your whole
life is still in front of you." "Well, I didn't want to come
actually." Bella told her grandfather the story, his head nodding
with interest the whole time. "And to think someone would do such
a sickening thing to you, even after your friend, Lily was it?
Was in all the headlines. As much fun that I have had getting to
catch up with you Bella I think that you should go back. You are
to young to go. Your parents must be devised." Oh man, Mom and
Dad, They must be worried sick. "Bella I am going to send you
back no matter how much you protest. I-" Bella interrupted him
mid sentence. "Oh I don't want to leave but I can't leave my
friends, more so with lily, she lost her mother, she can't lose
me too. I love you Grandfather." "Love you to Bella. Now sit
under the tree and take a rest you look tired." Bella knew what
he was doing, he was just distracting her to get her to go back.
Bella sat without hesitating.
Bella slowly awoke. She felt
something touching her, it was very uncomfortable. She went to
rip the annoying object off of her wrist when a voice chimed in
to stop her. "Oh no you don't" She looked up to see who it was.
She saw the sparkling Green-Brown eyes before the face. "Bella?
Are you okay?" She looked back at him and smiled. "Where is
Lily?" she managed after effort, to much Effort. Griffin leaned
over to pull the curtain open and on the other side lie her best
friend, her sister, Lily. Bella was about to cry out to her when
she realized that she was asleep. "What time is it?" She
whispered to Griffin. "10:30 I was about to leave when you were
trying to commit suicide by ripping out your IV." He smiled his
adoring smile. His face gave it away before his words did, there
was something on his mind. "What's the matter?" Bella asked
Griffin softly. "Nothing, it's just-" She stopped him before he
could finish. She kissed him, he kissed her back. It felt as if
it was meant to be. Lily started to awake from a deep sleep. She
gazed over to see that the curtain was pulled back and saw Bella
and Griffin kissing. She decided to pretend to sleep, to not
interrupt. They loved each other, it was clear. It was a couple
meant to be like Romeo and Juliet, Edward and Bella and (For you
Julie) Candy and Taylor.
It was quiet then there was a
noise, a sound like something tearing. Then a flood of light
filled the room. Lilly shot straight up. "I am sorry, did I wake
you?" Ray was standing by the end of her bed, the blinds open
just a crack. "No, I was waking up anyway." I lied. Ray sat on
the end of my bed, I could tell that something was bothering him.
"What is it Ray?" I asked. "It is just, I just, when are you
getting out of the hospital?" Lilly explained to him that she had
no power of choosing that and it would happen over time. "So, you
still haven't told me what is bothering you." Lilly pestered him.
She knew that it was going to involve ether her and him or just
her. "It is just that I love you, and you are in so much pain,
and it just is taking a toll on me." Lilly could see it in his
eyes. This was really bothering him. As soon as he said the words
she could see tears welling up in the corner of his eyes. She had
never seen him cry before. As if reading her mind he quickly
tried to recover "But, um, I am sure that I have nothing to worry
about. The doctors here are great and-" He lost it, right there
in front of her. "I'll be right back." He went out into the hall.
She suddenly didn't feel very good. She reached her and out to
press the call nurse button but then she started to convulse on
the bed. It sounded like someone was fighting her. Out in the
hall Ray must have heard it because he came rushing into the room
to find Lilly passed out on the bed in a very un-natural
position. He panicked. He pressed the call nurse button and
started to try to wake her up. "Lilly, Lilly wake up." He was
starting to lose it again. "LILLY!!" He broke into sobs as the
line on the heart beat reader suddenly picked up speed. More then
3 times the speed of a normal pulse. He some how couldn't help
but feeling that this was his fault. Then a Nurse came rushing
in. "You called." she looked at Ray and then down at Lilly and
she rushed out of the room and came back with more then 3
doctors. They moved her from her hospital room into the intensive
"Lilly, Can you hear me?" Lily
heard a faint voice but she couldn't answer. It was like she was
being drowned. She could hear but couldn't respond or move. Lilly
tried to open her eyes. After 6 useless tries she just tried
speaking instead. A faint whisper was all she was strong enough
for. "Ray," But there was no answer. Maybe he can't hear me. A
sound filled the air. Foot steps, who was coming in?Would they
know that I am alive? "Lilly, I don't know if you can hear me but
I love you." She could hear his voice trembling, tears soon to
follow. She wished that she could answer him. She could feel
tears forming in her eyes. She tried to ignore them but they
flowed anyway. Her eyes flew open. She took in the room around
her. Tubes, machines, Doctors and most importantly Ray. He
reached out to her and wiped the tear from her eye... "It's okay.
It's going to be okay. Don't cry. I love you. You are going to
live and will probably be out of here by next week." Ray tried to
reassure her. But it didn't work. "Bella," Lilly sobbed. "She is
fine. She is worried about you, we all were. Your dad was the
most worried...He left a little while ago because he thought that
he might lose you too." Too, she knew that he was talking about
her mom dieing in the crash. Her eye lids started to drop. "You
can sleep you know." Ray said softly to her. She saw a figure
leaning against the door frame and instantly recognized it. She
jolted up and screamed. "What is it? What happened?" His face
twisted in agony. She knew that she was killing him with her bad
luck, it looked like he hadn't slept in days. She turned to face
the figure again. Biting her tongue was all she could do to keep
from screaming. "I thought that you were dead," Lily whispered.
"Why would I be dead?" Ray's beautiful face was still wearing a
tortured expression. Lily looked back at the figure and mumbled
"Mom." This time Ray turned to look where she was facing and saw
nothing." He turned back toward her. "There is nothing there. It
is okay," He stroked her face wiping a tear from her eye. "Your
mother loved you, I love you and some day you are going to
believe me," His face softened. "Lily," Said the doctor. "I think
that you can go home early, probably around tomorrow. You will be
able to go back to school in 3 days." Lily turned towards Ray and
smiled. "I finally get to go home! I get to see everyone again!"
The doctor disconnected the IV and some of the other tubes. "Do
you still feel okay?" The doctor asked. "Fine" Lily responded and
clearly she was. "Why don't you try out the crutches?" Ray
suggested. "I think that she has had enough excitement for one
day. She should get some rest if she wants to go home tomorrow."
The doctor announced. Ray kissed lily's forehead and left for the
night. That was the first night that she didn't have a
"Okay are you ready? 1...2...3..."
Ray helped her up. "You okay?" He asked. You could hear the smile
in his voice. "You don't have to worry, I feel fine." Lily said
hugging him. "I am sorry, I can't help but worry after the
accident, then what happened with Bella and what happened with
the seizure." His smiling face suddenly grew tense. He handed her
the crutches that she would be using the next few weeks while her
leg healed. "Thanks." Lily gazed up at Him lovingly. They started
down the ER hallway. "You sure your good?" Ray asked clearly
concerned. "Yea, but there is just one more thing I wanted to
do." She hobbled over to Bella's room. "Bells?" she poked her
head in. Bella answered her almost immediately. "Lily! Oh my god
you had me so worried." Griffin walked over to Lily and hugged
her. " Don't ever scare us like that again." Griffin mumbled into
her. Ray walked into the room. "Okay Griff. Hands off." Griffin
stepped back and smiled. "You ready?" Ray inquired. "Yeah," She
turned towards Bella and Griffin now sitting, hand in hand, next
to each other. "I will ether see you or talk to you guys later."
She said and started towards the parking lot.
"You excited to go back to school
tomorrow?" Lily's dad asked. This was one of the first times
since the accident that her and Ray haven't been together. "Yea,
I am. It's just; I don't know how everyone is going to react. I
mean a broken arm, a broken leg and a lost mother." His face
dropped when she mentioned her mother. "I know it is going to be
hard at first but you can make it through it. You and Ray have
almost every class together right? He can help you out." Lately
her father had grown to like Ray more than before. "Yeah, every
class but the one I can't do anything in...Gym." "You'll be fine.
I bet you are going to have fun tomorrow seeing everyone again.
Oh boy, look at the time, you best be getting to bed." She
started to head upstairs. She paused half way up the stairs and
turned to face her dad. "I love you dad." She told him then
continued up the stairs.
Beep-Beep "Bye dad, see you after
school." Lily was ready as if it were any normal day. The only
difference was an arm cast, a leg cast and crutches. She walked
out the front door to see Ray's car waiting out front for her.
She put her bag down in the back and got in. "Ready?" Ray was
smirking at her. She knew he was talking about going to school
and she was NOT ready. "Kind of, you will stay with me as much as
possible right?" She was starting to get worried about going back
now. "Of course I will," They came to a red light and he turned
towards her. "What else would I do? Avoid the girl I love, the
girl that I have been worried about for the last few weeks?" He
kissed her lightly just brushing the surface.
They pulled into the parking lot.
Ray went over to Lily's door to help her out. "Get ready." Lily
warned Ray. "For what?" He asked pulling her a little closer.
"After this month, for anything." She murmured. Ray started to
laugh, her favorite sound in the world. They walked into the
doors of the school, hidden by the sea of people flooding into
the halls. "Who did you tell that I was coming back today?" Lily
asked trying to brace her self. "Just the teachers and of course
Bella and Griffin know." He smiled. How could she ruin him so
much then he could repair so fast, becoming the old him, like
nothing ever happened? "How did I get so lucky?" She asked
leaning on him for support while she opened her locker. "I should
be asking the same." He gazed the other way. "Hey um, I think
that someone has spotted you. He smiled at her. "You do remember
how to talk to normal people right?" He joked. She rolled her
eyes at him. "Lily?" Someone called from down the hall. She
looked in the direction that the sound was coming from. She saw
Hailey striding towards her. Well that turned a few heads. Hailey
tried to slow down trying to contain surprise. "I thought that
you were in the hospital. Not that I wish you were its just....I
am glad to have you back." Hailey finally chose. "Okay, I have to
get to class; I will talk to you later." Lilly tried to escape.
She knew that more was soon to come.
That day was the same over and
over. Switch classes; get crowded by everyone she knew...and some
she didn't. Then finally the final bell rang. "So, what are we
doing tonight?" Ray asked Lilly as they walked down the hall
towards the exit. "Well I was thinking just hang out at my place
or your place and watch a movie or something. You know something
easy." Lilly answered. "Well probably your place cause my parents
are like still really worried. They like you, you know." Ray said
smiling slightly. "They do? Have they even met me yet?" Lilly
asked confused. "No, but they see how much I care about you and
they like to see me happy. Maybe when you are feeling up to it we
could go hang out at my place and you could meet them." Lilly
made a face. "What if they don't like me?" "Why wouldn't they
like you, what's not to like?" Ray said hugging her tight.
"So what's it gonna be today?" Ray
asked Lilly. "Well, I think that I am feeling up to going to hang
out at your place and meet your parents. How should I act around
them, what do they think I am like?" Lily was more nervous then
she was when she woke up in the ER. "Just be your self, they
expect you to be whatever you are and they don't care. As long as
we are happy." Ray told her, holding the door while she hobbled
out on her crutches. "To bad I'm not anything interesting." Lily
said looking down at the pavement. "You are more interesting then
anything else. Now come on lets go over to my place." Ray said
now walking next to her, opening the car door for her. "Thanks.
God if they taught you to be this polite then I am going to be a
goner." She looked into his beautiful blue-green eyes. "Please,
don't doubt yourself. You are one of the best people I have ever
met. Now let's get going." Ray seemed different now.
"Ma? I'm home." Ray called into the
house; it was hard to believe sometimes that he was the same age
as her. "I'm in the kitchen!" A high voice came from the other
room. "I thought that you and Lilly were hanging out tonight."
The voice turned into a body as someone rounded the corner. "I
am, Mom this is Lilly. Lilly this I my mom." He introduced them.
In his voice you could tell that he was nervous. "Nice to meet
you finally. Now I know why my son is so happy all the time, you
are beautiful!" His mom beamed. "Thanks Mrs. Tayner." Lilly was
even more nervous now. "Oh Lilly, please, call me Rosellen." A
tall man that Ray kind of resembled walked into the room next.
"And this is my husband Randy." Rosellen gestured up to the man.
"So this is the girl that you are so interested in." He turned to
Lilly "I am sorry for your loss. Ray has been updating us on your
condition." She snuck a look at Ray, he was blushing. "So what do
you want to do tonight?" Ray asked her, obviously trying to
change the subject. "Whatever, you know what I can and can't do
with the casts on." Lilly glanced over at Ray's parents who were
going back into the kitchen realizing that they were embarrassing
him. "I should know, I have only spent almost everyday of the
last few months with you. Even if you weren't aware of it I was."
He said smiling and holding her close to him. "I love you." She
whispered into his tight hold. "I love you more than my own life." He answered
They started up the stairs into Ray's room. "So
this is where u sleep at night, huh?" Lilly gazed around the
room. "Ray?" Rosellen called from down stairs. "Yeah mom?" Ray
answered glancing at Lilly smiling. "Your dad and I are going
to run to the store quickly, You two will be okay here?" In
Rosellen's voice your could hear pure concern. "Yeah we will be
fine." The door slid shut, then all you could hear was the
clock ticking and the steady breathing of Ray and Lilly.
"So what do you want to do? Watch a movie, go
for a walk?" Ray questioned lilly. "We can watch a movie."
Lilly answered. They went back downstairs and sat on the couch,
turned the TV on and picked out a movie. Ray had his arm around
Lilly and she was cuddled into his grip. "I will be right
back." Ray said getting up and striding out of the room. She
heard Ray's footsteps going up the stairs. Then, another set of
footsteps. "Hello?" Lilly said turning around. "Rosellen?
Randy?" She got up to look. She turned a corner and there stood
a man with a gun and a ski mask. Lilly's heart skipped a beat.
"Lilly?" Ray asked when he got back in the other room. The man
stepped towards her and grabed her, putting his hand over her
mouth. Ray heard her crutch fall to the ground. He came around
the corner and saw her. "Take your hands off of her." Ray said
infuryated. Rosellen's car pulled up to the driveway. She saw
what was going on in the window of the house before anything
else. "Randy, call the cops." She wispered to her husband. The
man in the ski mask pointed the gun at Lilly. She wispered to
her husband. The man in the ski mask pointed the gun at Lilly.
"DO NOT HURT HER!" Ray screamed. Lilly started to sweat.
Am I going to make it out of this? She started to wonder. She
started to look around the room, get her mind off of the idea
of death. She glanced out the window and saw Randy on the phone
and Rosellen with a look of terror on her face. "If I hear
sierns coming towards this house, the girl is going to get it.
I saw the couple outside. If he is on the phone with the cops
then blondy here gets a bullet." The man in the ski mask said,
there was somthing in his voice that made you know that he
"911, what is your emergency?" a calm voice came
from Randy's phone. Rosellen took the phone from him and
answered. "My son and his girlfriend are being held at gun
point in my living room!" Rosellen burst into tears realizing
the seirousness behind this problem. "Should I send an
amublance too or just the police?" The woman on the other end
said trying to calm her down. "No one is hurt yet, I think."
Rosellen answered, voice shakey. "Should I call Lilly's dad?"
Randy wispered to her. She nodded her head yes while a tear
fell from her eye. "Okay, I just sent the police, they should
be on their way."
"What's that I hear?" The man asked, a hint of
pleasure in his voice. "I think those are sirens." He said
answering his own question. He pushed Lilly out in front of
him. "Say one word and it gets more painful for you and him."
He said pointing to Ray in back of him. "Help me." She wispered
so low she thought no one could hear, she thought wrong. "What
was that?" He asked spining around fast and punching her in the
face. She fell to the ground, blood dripping out of her mouth
and nose. She saw flashing lights out the window. She started
to get up when he kicked her in the face then the stomach.
"LILLY!!!!!!!!" Ray exclaimed as he jumped towards him and
tried to defend her. "Every time someone talks it is going to
get worse for her." He pushed him away and he fell into a wall.
He kicked her harder this time and she fell to the ground. She
heard a sickening snap. Then a scream. It took her a moment to
relise that it was Ray's. She passed out as the door burst open
and people flooded in.
She saw a light, then people and machines.
"Where am I?" She said. Someone brushed the hair out of her
face with their hand. "Ray?" She asked. "No, it's me. Remember?
Dad?" There was pain in his voice. "Dad. Where is Ray? What
happened?" Her eyes started to ajust to the lights. "He is in
the other room. He had a pretty bad fracture in his hand. He
was mostly worried about you." She could see his face now.
There was nether tears, nor a smile. "What happened to me?" She
asked. She couldn't remember. "I don't know the details but
from what Ray told us you guys were watching a movie and he
went to get his phone upstairs. He came back down and you
weren't there. He called you but no answer. Then something made
him turn the corner and he saw you." Her dad paused. "But why
am I in a hospital if I was just being held hostage by a man
for a little while?" It wasn't coming back to her. "You didn't
let me finish," He smiled. "The guy that had you grabbed Ray
too. Then the man heard a noise or something and threatened you
guys. Is it coming back yet?" Acculy it was. She remembered the
pain and the the crash as the door opened. "Yeah, I remember
now." She said. All she could remember was blood, blood every
where, pain and Ray's face when she was getting attacked. "Ah,
and so Sleeping Beauty awakes at last." Griffin walked in the
door of the room and with him was Bella and two of Lilly's
older friends. "Bella, Griffin, Kelly, Gabby!" She said
bubbling with excitment. "The only person that would make this
party complete is Ray." Gabby said but knew that it was wrong
as soon as she said it. Another person walked in."Who is that?"
Lilly asked confused "Oh, this is my boyfriend Tony." Gabby
said guesturing to the person standing next to her. "Hey, I am
Anthony, but you can call me Tony." The guy said smiling. Lilly
started to tear. "What's the matter??" Lilly's dad asked. "I'm
not good enough for him." She cried. "What do you mean?" Bella
asked. "Ray. I am hurting him. I mean I love him but...I have
to break up with him before I hurt him for good." The only
sound were 6 people trying to catch their breath. "I need to go
talk to him." Lilly exclaimed starting to get up. "I wouldn't
get up if I were you." a voice came from the door way. She
looked over and saw him. The most popular boy in school, the
star of the football and baseball teams and most
importantly her greatest love. She started to cry. "Did I say
somthing wrong?" Ray asked confused. "No, I just...I...I love
you." She started to cry harder. Ray took her face in his
hands. "I love you too." He kissed her then got up and looked
at the other faces in the room. "Should I drive you home so we
can talk about this in the car?" Ray asked Lilly. She nodded
her head yes then tried to get up again. Ray put his arm around
her as if to act as a crutch. "Ow" She yelped in pain. Ray's
face knotted as if he was the one with the brusies and cuts.
They walked out to the car together; her on crutches, him
wearing a cast on his wrist.
Ray started to walk up the sidewalk to her
porch. Holding Lilly's hand he turned to kiss her good night,
but she leaned away. "Okay what is going on?" Ray asked
completely confused. "I...I can't..." Lilly tried to say the
words but they just wouldn't come out. "You can't what?" Ray
asked her trying as hard as he could to understand. She started
to tear. Don't cry, It is for his own good. she tryed to remind
herself. "I can't...Be with...Be with you anymore." She said
tears starting to run down her face. "What?" Ray asked his eyes
gave off a glazed look of pain. "I am not good enough, my bad
luck is affecting you. I don't want to hurt you anymore. I love
you, with all my heart and I want to be with you forever
but...I can't stand to hurt you any longer." She said look at
the ground now unable to look at his face. "You can never cause
me any more pain than I am in now, you can't leave.If you don't
want to leave then please, don't" He said his voice confident.
They were still as he stared into her Blue-green-gray eyes. "I
have to...Good bye Raymond." Lilly choaked out turning the door
knob. "Good bye Lilly," He wispered. Ray turned to face his car
as the door slamed shut. Lilly ran up to her room, fell on the
bed and started to cry. Ray walked to his car, held a picture
of her and started to tear. "I love you" He said as he stroked
the picture. He let the picture fall out of his hand and
started on his way home.
Thanks for reading!!! I have a name for it now
too!!! It's called The Sacred Lilly